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“Doctor, how is his condition?” Daniel asked a woman
who had just come out from the ward. She was wearing
light spectacles and a lab coat. And she looked like she
was in her mid 40s. The crew had arrived at the
hospital just in time and Jake was rushed in for
treatment. His parents were notified by Esther and they
quickly arrived like the speed of lightening. So far, there
was no ounce of happiness or excitement in the room.
Mrs Adewale was seated on a chair, sobbing gently.
Esther sat beside her and put an arm around her in a
comforting fashion. Mr Adewale sat at the other end of
the chair and supported his chin with his clasped hands,
a thoughtful look on his face. Tomiwa stood beside
them with a solemn look on her face fighting to hold the
tears from flowing freely. The memories of his
unconscious face were still fresh in her mind.
“Please, Jake” she whispered to herself. “Hang
Daniel however had followed the doctor into her office
to get more details.
“His condition is moderate” she sighed as she stared at
him through her spectacles. “ It was quite fortunate you
brought him here on time. If you had tarried any longer,
he would have died of blood loss. He has been given
drip so he should be steady now. Another good thing is
that his parents are here and I can arrange for a blood
transfusion.” She reached for some files and tucked
them neatly into a drawer.
Daniel sighed gratefully. “ Thank you very much
“ Adekoya” She completed, a gentle smile appearing on
her face. “ Doctor Sola Adekoya at your service” she
joked to lightened the atmosphere. He chuckled and
stretched out his hand, which she accepted.
“Daniel Johnson” he smiled. “ Your service is much
She paused at the mention of his name. “Daniel
He nodded. Her eyes went wide for a bit and she pulled
down her spectacles to observe him clearly. Surprise
momentarily appeared on her face.
‘ Now that I think of it’ she thought. ‘ The resemblance!!
Could he be.. Oh my goodness!!’
“Doctor?” Daniel glanced worriedly at her.
She shook her head to return to reality and quickly
smiled at him.
“Is anything the matter?” he queried further with an
“No. It’s just… you look a bit familiar” she replied. “
Pardon me if I ask this. Please, what is your mother’s
“Doctor.” Daniel raised an eyebrow. “ Am I safe?”
“Yes you are” she quickly replied with a nervous laugh. “
Just curious, that’s all”
Daniel stared at her for a moment to see if there was
any suspicious air around her. He couldn’t find any.
Either she didn’t have or she was good at hiding it. He
“Esther Johnson” he finally said.
Sola’s heart leaped for a moment. It was unbelievable!!
After all these years!! It was him!!
“Oh okay” she dismissed as she put a smile on her face
once again. “ Just wanted to know. Anyway, Your friend
will be fine. I can guarantee you that. Before the end of
this week, he will be discharged”
Daniel heaved a sigh of relief and stood up, before
shaking hands with the doctor.
“Thank you once again” He said.
“Please, Master Johnson” she smiled at him. “I’m just
doing my job.”
He turned and left the office , oblivious to the studious
look she threw his way. He opened the door , stepped
out and bumped into a man who was about entering the
“Oh, I am so sorry sir” Daniel quickly apologized.
“No problem” The man dismissed. “It’s ….”
The man paused and so did Daniel as the atmosphere
suddenly changed. There stared at each other for a bit
as if trying to decipher something. Daniel took the time
to look at the man in front of him. He wore a green long
sleeve shirt which was tucked in black trousers. His
shirt did nothing to cover up his muscular frame. Daniel
guessed he worked out a lot. There was a tiny scar on
his light complexioned face just above his left eyebrow
and he had a few stubble around his chin.
“Sorry” The man finally said. “Have we met somewhere
“I was wondering the same thing” Daniel laughed a bit.
“Maybe we have” the man shrugged and smiled. “Who
knows? It’s a small world anyway”
“Quite right” Daniel nodded and shifted away from the
door. “ Sorry, you can go in.”
The man muttered a thanks and stepped into the office.
“That was weird” Daniel whispered. A hand was placed
on his shoulder and he turned around to see the face of
the leader of the trio who rescued them from the
“ We need to talk” He said.
Sola was busy typing on her system, when the door
opened and someone stepped in. She glanced up and
saw the man who had bumped into Daniel moments
ago outside the office. She sighed and pinched the
bridge of her nose. The man dismissed it with a smile
and took a seat in front of her.
“Good evening, Mother” he said staring at her, the smile
not leaving his face.
“Eric” she muttered, resting her hands on the desk and
looking at him, disapprovingly.“ What are you up to this
“What?!” he cried out in mock surprise. “I can’t pay my
dear mother a visit again?”
The disbelieving look remained plastered on her face.
“ Come on, Mother” he sighed. “ At least I am seated
before you, alive and well. Shouldn’t you at least put a
smile your face.”
“For how long, Eric” she replied. “ How long do you
intend to keep risking your life all in the name of
“UNTIL EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS DEAD!!” He
snarled suddenly and slammed his palm on the table.
The previous calmness in his face replaced by rage.
Sola was startled by the sudden outburst from her son.
She looked around and prayed no one heard them. Eric
saw the look on her face and he suddenly felt guilty.
“I’m sorry” he muttered softly. “ I know you are right,
but it hurts. They killed her, mother. I had to watch it
happen with my very eyes. It’s one thing to lose
someone you love, but it is another thing to watch that
special person taken away from you and you couldn’t do
anything about it”
Sola smiled sadly. She reached forward and placed her
hand over her Son’s and squeezed it gently.
“ I know how you feel, dear” she said softly. “I’ve felt it
before. And I don’t want to feel it again. Please, you are
all I have left and every single time you take these risks.
I grow more worried.”
Eric was silent and placed his second hand over his
“Please” She continued. “ I know you are a grown man
now and old enough to make your decisions, but I want
you to promise me one thing.”
“What’s that?” he looked at her expectanctly.
“Don’t die” she whispered as tears started to well
around her eyes.
Eric sighed and reached out to take off his mother’s
spectacles. He used a finger to wipe her tears and
caressed her face gently.
“I won’t” he smiled.
It was already getting to 5 in the morning when Eric
arrived home and parked his car in front of his gate. He
switched off the engine and leaned his head on the
steering wheel, closing his eyes as he was deep in
He had the perfect life. Wonderful mother, a good house
and of course, the best fiancée anyone could imagine.
Until it happened… they happened. Vampires!! That
fateful night, he and his fiancée had gone on an outing.
And they enjoyed every bit of it. On the way back, he
was pressed and parked the car by the roadside to ease
himself. He was deep in the bush when he heard a loud
scream. Abandoning his needs, he rushed to the
roadside just in time to see two vampires feasting on
his fiancée. They had removed the door by the
passenger seat and dragged her out. He stood there in
horror as they tore into her neck. They soon finished
and snarled at him before taking their exit…..
He snapped awake and shook his head several times
before sighing and exiting the car. He closed the door
and was about locking it when he heard a sound. His
ears perked and a suspicious look appeared on his face.
“ If you love yourself” he growled and still didn’t turn
around. “ You would turn around and wisely return to
where you are coming from”
A dark chuckle came from behind him and a man
stepped into the light. A sinister grin on his face.
“I see we have a tough guy here” he laughed. “ It would
be wise to drop the act of bravery”
“It would be wise to leave this place” Eric retorted, still
backing the man.
“I don’t think you know who you are messing with” the
man said as a nasty frown marred his features.
“Funny.” Eric smirked as he stared at the door of the
car. “ I was just about to say the same thing.”
All was silent as a chilly wind blew around the two men.
Eric clenched his fists and a serious look appeared on
his face. The look of someone prepared for war. The
man on the other hand crouched a bit and his face
became pale, his eyes turned red and veins appeared
around them. Baring his fangs, he suddenly charged
forward with intense speed, but a surprising thing
Before he could reach Eric, Eric swiftly reached into his
pocket , pulled out a shot gun and swiftly turned
around. The man realized too late as Eric pulled the
trigger and put a bullet through his head. The man
stood still for a moment and then fell on the floor and
started trashing and groaning wildly. Eric smiled
wickedly and crouched near the man.
“ Wooden bullets” He chuckled as he waved his gun in
front of the man’s face. “ Best suitable for demons like
you.” The man began to struggle and groan in pain as
blood flowed from his mouth. Eric decided to pity him
and reached into his tucked in trousers and pulled out a
10 in wooden stake.
He held the man in place and aimed the stake at his
“ Now hold still” Eric grinned as the raised the stake
high in the air. “ This won’t hurt a bit…”
The man’s eyes went wide at the sight of the stake.
“It will hurt a lot!!” Eric snarled.
With that, he drove the stake into his heart.
To Be Continued