Saturday afternoon came by slowly but surely. I boarded a
cab to the airport to pick Boss. Before taking off, he
instructed me to send a description of the cab and where it
was packed and he would locate me on his own. I did as
instructed. He wasted no time in coming out of the airport.
“Alright,back to the hotel man.” I instructed the cab driver.
The ride was a silent one. Boss never discussed plans in a
vehicle. I waited patiently till we arrived the hotel. He paid
for a room but didn’t go there immediately. Instead, he
followed me to my room.
“I know you have a lot of questions running in your mind. I
normally just give orders but I feel a strange need to tell you
what’s going on and why you were chosen.” He said just as
he made himself comfortable on the small couch while he
scanned the whole room. I chose to remain standing by the
“First of all, I chose you because of two things. The first
reason was to test you and the second is because whatever
you do won’t be easily traced to you or me because you’re a
woman. The power of a woman in crime is still
underestimated around here so it would be very easy. I’ve
been training you for months to never let your emotions
show on your face but I can still see a question lurking
around your eyes. Go ahead and ask.”
“Stop stuttering Pixie.”
I hated the name Pixie but I couldn’t protest. He was the
only one who called me by that name. I wasn’t sure whether
it was because of my petite nature or not but the name
made me feel like some character in a fairytale.. Some
members of the gang wanted to adopt it too but he barred
them from doing so.
“I just want to know why you want him out of the picture. He
isn’t a business rival.”
“Truly, he isn’t. I am only fulfilling a promise I made to
Luscious on his death bed. He handed over his business to
me, a complete stranger who he took under his wings some
years back and the only thing he asked for in return was for
me to teach Elliot a lesson. I have no choice but to honour
“Good. So I’m in a dilemma Pixie.” He walked back to the
couch before continuing “Luscious’ ordered me to teach
Elliot a lesson, so, it’s either I send him to his grave or I take
out someone dear to him and letting him suffer the pain as
long as he lives.
“Both options sound really sweet to my ears, Dragon.”
He smiled. “Me too. I have plans for both options. I think I’ll
just wait a little more. I’m sure I’ll know what to do before
the D-day. I’ll come here if we have anything to talk about.
For now,keep following Elliot. I’ll follow his twin.”
“What about the twin’s wife to be?”
“She’s unimportant for now. I need a full report as usual for
the next five days. If anybody finds out you’re following him,
you know what will happen.”
“Baby, let me call you in five minutes. I’m sorting out my
“Okay.” He replied.
“This is lovely.” I turned back to the seamstress. “I never
thought you could sew this wonderfully.”
“Thank you ma. Should I add more crystals to the front?”
“What do you think?”
“Ma, I think it would look nicer. I feel it’s scanty now.”
“Then go ahead. I want my husband to forget to close his
mouth when he sees me walking down the aisle to meet
She laughed for a while.
“I’ll get to work right away ma.”
“Sweetheart, my name is Jamille. I prefer Mille though.” I
told her as I eased myself out of my gown.
I called Niel back. “I’m done dear.”
“So how’s your gown coming out?”
“Splendid. I absolutely love it and I’m sure you’ll love it too.”
“Why don’t you just let me see the gown already?”
“No na, it will spoil the fun. It’s a surprise. God bless the day
I discovered this young seamstress. It looks as if I ordered it
online from one of these popular designers.”
“Okay oh. Do you have plans for this evening?”
“Nope. I’m going home to relax.”
“Let’s go out then to enjoy our last Saturday as single
“Niel, you never cease to amaze me. What is there to
celebrate again? Our wedding is next weekend. You should
rest your bones for that celebration.”
“I just want to see you. I haven’t seen you since Wednesday
when we met in church.”
“Niel, I’m seriously tired. I’ve been busy since morning.”
“Eyah, sorry about that.”
“Thanks. So why don’t we make it dinner with both families
tomorrow night?” I suggested.
“Mmm, sounds good to me. Let’s make it my place this time
“Alright baby. I’ll just tell everyone when I get home.”
“How are you going home?”
“I’m with Jason. We came with mum’s car.”
“Did you drive?” He asked and I could feel the mockery in
“Leave me jare.” I ended the call.
“So Vicky, when should I come and pick it up?” I asked the
“I still have some finishings to do here and there so you can
come on Thursday.”
“Thursday is my traditional marriage. I won’t have the time.”
“We do deliveries here so you can drop your address.”
“Okay, that would be better.” I finished with her and went out
to meet Jason in the car.
“So you stayed in here ever since then.”
“I was enjoying my time alone.”
“Okay o. Abeg let’s go home, I’m tired.”
Dinner with our families the next day went well and so did
my in-house traditional marriage on Thursday. After the
traditional marriage, a strange fear of something going
wrong came over me. I knew that feeling too well and I was
worried. Mum came to meet me in my room on Thursday
evening after the event.
“Sweetie why the face?”
“Mum, I’m scared something might go wrong.” I answered
She smiled at me. “You’re just being nervous because your
big day is coming up next tomorrow dear. Everything is
gonna be fine.”
“I hope so mum.”
“I know so darling. I’m so happy my baby is getting married.
The fragile Mille is all grown up now, so beautiful and
“I’ll miss you mum.”
“Me too sugar. I’ll be visiting you just like you’ll be visiting
“Now, the real reason I came here was to invite you
downstairs. Rachel, Kara and Jason planned out something
“Really?” I raced downstairs immediately. The living room
was all set for a small party.
“Mille, we should have waited to this tomorrow but we just
thought it would be fun starting your party today and then
capping it off tomorrow night. Congratulations sis.” Jason
hugged me after his mini speech.
There were lots of hugging, pecking, eating and enjoyment in
our small party that evening. It was really fun. I got a text
from Niel around 7pm. The text read, “Elliot will be coming
to pick you soon. Got something to show you both at our
“That’s odd.” I thought. Niel had never sent Elliot to pick me
but I shrugged the thought away. I had to excuse myself
from the party, promising I wouldn’t take long.
Elliot did come to pick me some minutes later.
“I wonder why Niel would want us to come by this time. That
area scares me at night, you know it’s a new residential area
and people aren’t much around there. I don’t know how I’ll
“Oh you’ll survive. The security is super. I told Niel to do
something romantic for you before the wedding, maybe this
is it. He didn’t come home after your trado.”
I smiled. “Hmm, you’re right. I can’t wait to see what it is.”
When we got there, the security opened up for us. I admired
the compound once again. It was really spacious and well
lit. The door to the main house wasn’t locked so we let
ourselves in. Immediately we stepped in, the lights went off
and my spirit nearly left my body.