Dark Mysteries – Classicpluz
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A hooded figure walked along the bushy pathway in the
dark hours of the morning. His aim only known to him
alone. Stopping by a large rock underneath a cashew
tree, the figure sat down and leant his head against the
tree and relaxed. Pulling out a cigarette from his pocket,
he lit it and sighed in pleasure as he inhaled the smoke,
a smile of relief plastering on his face. Drumming his
fingers on his thigh, he began to ruminate on the latest
events that had transpired so far:
The boy was finally here and moments away from being
in his grasp. The one he had tracked for years was
finally within reach and all he had to do was get him to
be alone and that’s all.
The problem? An irritating obstacle in form of a certain
person kept on getting in the way and it was beginning
to piss him off.
Speaking of obstacles….
“I know you are here” he growled as he sensed the
presence of another being nearby. “You can come out
now. It’s pathetic”
A few feet from his left, another hooded figure stepped
out of the darkness into the light illuminated by the
“You know you had some real guts,. Pulling that stunt
yesterday” The first man said, standing up and putting
out his cigarette.
“What else were you expecting” the stranger replied, the
voice sounding a lot feminine. “ I was only protecting
“You know you can’t protect him forever” the man said,
a sinister grin etching into his face. “If it is not me, it’s
going to be the others. They know where he is and they
are coming for him. You think you can stand a chance?”
“ I can try”
“You can die trying” he smiled momentarily and then his
face became serious. “What is wrong with you? why do
you keep hiding from yourself and denying reality? This
boy can be the answer to what we seek. No more
hiding. No more weakness. What do you stand to gain
from protecting him?”
“None of your business”
“Oh, it’s my business alright and if you know what is
good for you, you help us or stay out of our way. There
is an impending war coming. A war we intend to win.
So…” the man stood and walked towards the other
figure. He reached leaned closer until their faces were a
few inches apart. “ Who’s side are you on?”
“ Dan, I can’t make it to lectures today” came the weak
voice of Jake as he squeezed himself under the covers
of his blanket. His eyes squeezed shut, pain obvious on
“Why? What’s wrong?” Daniel said. He had already
taken his shower , dressed up and was combing his
“ I’m having serious headache and everything feels hot.
I also feel like throwing up” Jake groaned.
Daniel sighed and placed his forearm on his friend’s
forehead. His temperature was very high.
“Malaria” he muttered. “ Dude, you need to eat
something right now. Then take some drugs”
“You didn’t get the part where I said I feel like throwing
up?” Jake said sarcastically. “ I don’t think I can eat
“ Just try, please” Daniel pleaded. “I’ll make cornflakes
for you. even if you eat five spoonfuls. It’s alright”
“He’s right o” one of their roommates added. “ Malaria
is not something to play with. Just try and manage
Jake turned to his friend. “ Alright”
Daniel made the cereal and gave it to his friend who
had difficulty swallowing a spoonful much to his
“ You know?” Jake said weakly as he swallowed
another. “ Ever since we’ve known each other, you’ve
never complained of any illness before or rather put,
you’ve never fallen ill before. I envy you o”
Daniel paused and a serious look appeared on his face.
This was something he thought about since he was a
little. He had never had any health problem before. Even
as minor as headache. Nothing. Not that he
complained, but he kind of found it strange. He kept it
to himself though as he knew people would question his
sanity if he mentioned something like “ Why can’t I fall
ill? Other people fall ill. Why not me?”
Turning to his friend, he shrugged. “I don’t really know
Soon Jake took the drugs and dozed off. Daniel left him
and set off to lectures.
“ Hey, Dan. What’s up?” was the first greeting he
received at the class, courtesy of Sharon.
“Hey, where is Jake?” Tomiwa enquired, chewing noisily
at her gum.
“won’t make it. Malaria”
“Oh, ehya. I wish him a swift recovery” Tomiwa said
“ He’ll be fine. He is too stubborn to stay down so I
doubt malaria will hold him down” Daniel grinned and
“ Which reminds me” Sharon said, her face becoming
serious. Reaching into her satchel, she pulled out a mini
pamphlet and handed it to him. “ you need to check this
out, bought it on my way here”
Opening the front page, his eyes widened as he saw the
MAN KILLED BY WILD ANIMAL OUTSIDE UNIVERSITY
Beneath the headline was a picture of a bloodied corpse.
The man lay outstretched with his head twisted
grotesquely . his shirt was torn and there was a bite
mark on his neck. Similar to the one he saw on the
“Another one again?” Daniel cried out
“Yeah” Sharon replied. “ In the space of one month. This
is getting out of hand and seriously scary”
“tell me about it” Tomiwa muttered, blowing a bubble.
“ You don’t really seem bothered” Sharon turned to her.
“I am” Tomiwa replied. “I just don’t want to show it.
It’s kind of funny how this school hasn’t addressed the
issue yet. Hopefully , they can declare a strike due to
wild animal infestation” she giggled.
Sharon rolled her eyes and turned to Daniel. She was
about to say something when she saw him spacing out
again. It was becoming a habit of him recently. Zoning
out during conversations and replying monotonously.
Though, she didn’t want to voice it out, she was
actually worried for him.
Daniel however, was in his own world. The recent
events was worth pondering about. Sudden rainfalls on
a dry season, school transformer set on fire, now two
men killed like wild stock in the space of one month. He
glanced around and noticed his mystery girl was
absent. Eh..good for her.
“Dan?” he snapped back to reality as Sharon waved her
hand in front of his face. “ You alright?”
“Yeah” he forced a smile on his face. “ Just thinking of
“You sure?” she pressed.
“Na wa o” Tomiwa grinned slyly. “ Give your boyfriend
some breathing space na” She dodged a grip from a
flustered Sharon and took off, with Sharon hot on her
“Come back here!” Sharon cried out as she chased her.
Lectures once again was uneventful and Daniel
managed to stay focused. Though he couldn’t get the
feeling out of his mind that something terrible was
about to happen. He couldn’t place his finger on it but
the danger alert button on his brain kept blinking red. If
there was one special gift he had, it was the ability to
anticipate bad omen. As much as he tried to shake it
off, it always came back to stick to his mind like glue.
By six pm, lectures were over. He stood up and was
about to leave the class when his phone buzzed. It was
an inbox from an unknown number. Opening it, he saw a
HEY, DAN. IT’S JAKE.I AM AT THE LAGOON FRONT
WITH SEGUN NEAR THE FACULTY LIBRARY. PLEASE
HURRY, IT IS AN EMERGENCY. I COULDN’T USE MY
PHONE CAUSE IT’S DEAD. THIS ONE IS ABOUT TO DIE
TOO. PLEASE HURRY.
“Jake?” Daniel pondered as he shoved the phone in his
pocket. “ I thought he was sick. What is he doing with
Segun at the lagoon front?” Segun was their roommate.
a student studying medicine.
Pushing the thoughts to the back of his mind, he bid his
friends goodbye and ran off towards the appointed
On his way, the bad feeling began to intensify and he
glanced up. The sky began to darken. He glanced at his
watch : 6:25pm. Why then was it getting dark?
Getting to the lagoon front, he was stunned. The place
was devoid of any human activity and was quiet, save
for the chirping of the crickets and noises of other
“Jake?” Daniel called out and he looked around. No
“Jake?” he repeated. Still no response.
He heard a twig snap behind him and he turned around.
Standing in front of him was a figure dressed in a black
hoodie and dark jeans. One glance at the figure’s
stature was enough to alert Daniel that he was a man.
He was quite muscular and his face was partly covered
by the hood, save for the lower half of his face which
revealed bright red lips.
“Hello Daniel” The man growled as his lips contorted
into a twisted grin.
Daniel’s eyes widened as he backed up a bit. There was
something eerie about this man which gave him the
“ Who are you and how do you know me?” he said
The man chuckled darkly and Daniel noticed a sudden
change in the atmosphere. For some reason the air
around him began to feel chilly.
“How do I know you?” the man smiled. “ Lets just say
I’ve known you since you were born. And as for who I
am?….” the man walked slowly and stealthily towards
Daniel. He removed his hood to reveal an angular face
with a permed hairstyle. His nose was pointed and his
eyes were sharp with red glowing irises.
“Let’s just say I’m your debt collector. You have
something I want, Boy. AND I HAVE COME TO TAKE IT
To Be Continued