Dark Mysteries – Classicpluz
If You Missed Episode 1 (Click Here)
“Wake up, wake up, wake up!! It’s time for morning
devotion!!” came the voice of a random student as he
went from door to door in the hostel banging rather
loudly on each door. He was met with curses from some
rooms as the boys voiced their displeasure at being
disturbed at a rather early morning.
Daniel rose from his bed and glanced at his phone
screen: 4:30 AM.
“Seriously?” He grunted in annoyance. On the bed below
him however, Jake slept surprisingly soundly over the
noise of the “town crier”. Unable to go back to sleep,
Daniel hopped down from the bed and went outside to
relieve himself. Knowing the states of the hostel toilets,
he opted to use the gutter near the hostel borehole.
How grown up boys managed to make use of the toilet
without flushing was still a thing of mystery to him. Yet
this same boys outside will be forming swag in order to
get the eyes of their feminine counterpart.
He had just finished and was about to leave the area
when he heard the snapping of a twig. Glancing around,
he saw nothing. He shrugged and was about to move
on when he heard it again. With cold sweat breaking on
his face, he looked around again and still saw nothing.
His hostel was surrounded by strong fences which
meant it should be well fortified. And so far, he was the
only one there.
“ Hello?” he called out in the darkness. “ Who’s there?”
No response. He called out again and again, he got no
response. “probably a rat” he concluded humorously.
He was about to leave when a screeching sound came
from above him. He glanced up and his heart missed a
beat. Staring back at him from a nearby tree a few
metres from the hostel was a bat. It’s red eyes glowed
menacingly . He stood rooted to the spot and kept on
staring at it. There was something odd about it and he
suddenly felt his legs making movements of their own.
Overwhelmed by some force he couldn’t explain, he
began to walk towards the direction of the direction of
the tree. The bat bared it’s teeth and spread it’s wings
as Daniel edged closer. The only thing separating them
was the fence but that wouldn’t be any problem for a
creature with wings. The bat was just about to lung
from the tree at his victim when a nearby stone hit the
branch it was standing on, startling it and scaring it
away. Daniel blinked and shook his head as he came
back to reality.
“Okay” he said, surprised at his sudden change in
location. “ What the hell just happened?”
A few feet away from the tree previously occupied by
the bat stood an unknown figure. The figure wore a dark
hood and dark jeans and watched as the bat flew away.
“ No one gets the boy. Not while I am alive” the figure
muttered darkly before leaving the area.
“And that is all on supernatural mythologies” The voice
of the history lecturer, Mr akingbade concluded. “If there
are no further questions, I’ll take my leave”
Daniel had been absent minded throughout the lecture
still shaken up by his ordeal that early morning. Truth
be told, he had been absent minded throughout the
previous lectures and was lucky not to get caught by
any of the lecturers. He received a nudge to his side and
blinked rapidly before staring sideways into the eyes of
his hyperactive course mate, Sharon. She was a few
inches shorter than him with fair complexion and a lean
build and mostly had her hair in braids. Her bubbly
personality endeared many to her and she was a joy to
be with. Unfortunately, she could be quite naïve and
some took advantage of it.
“ Hello?” she said, pouting at him“ Didn’t you hear me?”
“Er.. No. Sorry, what did you say?” he replied.
“ I said I need your help with a that psychology course
thingy. It’s more complicated than I thought. Can we
meet at the faculty library later this night? I will be busy
throughout today” she replied hopefully.
“Well. I am not really…” he hesitated
“ Pleaaasse?” she pouted, showing him her puppy dog
“ Sharon” he warned “ You know that doesn’t work on
“ I can hope” she pressed on .
“Alright” he sighed. “I’ll try”
“Yay!!” she squealed pumping her left arm up in a
victory pose. Daniel couldn’t help but chuckle at her
immaturity. It was kind of cute.
“Urrgh” a voice snorted in disgust behind them. “ Keep
up that lovey dovey stuff and I am going to be sick”
They turned around and saw a dark skinned girl with a
mischievious look in her eyes grinning at them.
“It will be a relief for the whole world” Sharon stuck out
her tongue at her and was rewarded by a sharp tug at
her braids. “OW!! Tomiwa, why did you do that?!!”
Tomiwa grinned and stuck out her tongue at Sharon in
reply. Daniel shook his head with a smile and relaxed a
bit. The class was noisy as Mr akingbade had departed.
Jake and some other boys were arguing on football.
Sharon and Tomiwa had jumped into a big activity of
gossips and they giggled incessantly.
He glanced to his left and saw her again. The same girl
who had been staring at him at the previous meeting.
And there she was… staring at him again!!!
“What is wrong with this girl?” he thought. “doesn’t she
know it’s rude to stare for crying out loud?”.
An hour had gone by and it was evident that the final
lecture was not going to hold again.
“You guys still waiting?” he stood up, glancing at the
two girls who were still conversing.
“ No” Tomiwa replied standing up along with Sharon. “
They moved over to Jake who had given up in his own
argument with the boys and was currently snoozing
with his head on the desk.
“ Jake” Daniel tapped him lightly and he awoke “ We are
“ Yeah, alright” Jake replied, stretching before standing
up and soon, the quartet left the class.
“ Anyone ready for the test coming up tomorrow?” Jake
said as they walked along the pedestrian lane towards
their respective hostels.
“ Kinda” Daniel replied absentmindedly.
“ Same here” Tomiwa replied.
“Not really” Sharon squeaked bashfully. “ which means
you are going to tutor me longer, Dan”
Daniel groaned in response.
“Hey, don’t complain” she replied. “ I am a fast learner”
she added proudly.
The other three coughed awkwardly at that
proclamation and she scowled at them. “ Whatever” she
They soon slowed down as a crowd caught their
attention. The crowd seemed to be gathering over
something….or rather someone. Angling to satisfy their
curiosity, the four ran towards the crowd .
“What happened?” Daniel asked a guy who had just
come in from the crowd.
“ Someone was attacked” The guy replied with a
panicked look on his face. “ It doesn’t look like he was
attacked with weapons though. That is the baffling
part.” .With that, the guy continued on his way
Daniel combed through the crowd, apologizing at the
complains coming his way. When he reached the front
and saw the what was causing the commotion, His
heart skipped for the second time that day.
Lying on the floor was a young man, not older than him.
He was still alive evidenced by his labored breathing
and there was a lot of blood pooling around him. What
shocked Daniel was the cause of the injury. Peering
closer at the injured fellow, his eyes opened wide as he
saw a wound inflicted on the boy’s neck.
It was a bite wound.
To Be Continued