A story by Ike®barrister
*I HAVE BEEN A VICTIM*
The grand finale
(Readers discretion is advised in this last part)
Then the machete- which sharpness could be felt in the light if reflected even in the dark was raised high and fast as lightning it swinged down and intercepted the head and the body.
Blood rushed out like a spring of water and the body struggled, vibrated and then slowly it ceased motion. The blood continued shooting out and through a small trench at the perimetres it flowed like water into the hole.
The body was tossed into the pit as well.
And then they placed the head in a large sack and the blood soaked the sack immediately and squeezed out into the weeds.
He shouted next and the guard again came for the next person and in a second his was body was thrown into the pit and the head in the sack.
They followed this process until i became the ninth person in line. Among our group i was the first person and then Bella and the rest.
As it was nearly getting to my turn i felt tears wet my face, blood wet my shirt and in my pants, both solid and liquid defiled my humanity.
It was but a moment when i felt the hand of the guard grap my shoulders and drag me forth. At that instance i could not decipher as to what feeling filled my body, it weighed very lightly to the extent that i felt my body suspending in the air: i could not feel my legs touch the ground.
With the help of another guard they tied my hands behind me and i couldn’t even struggle with them: no strength was left in me and all i could do was to shake and groan like a baby.
They dragged me to the log and the smell of blood rendered me semi-unconscious.
My head Laid steadily on the log, I closed my eyes and my ears singled out the voice of Bella screaming and wailing my name in pain.
He raised the machette up over my head and my soul vapourized from my body but before he could swing it down, a strong and painful sound filled the entire forest which i deemed the sound of guns and bullets.
The machete tarried in the air, and so did his movement then it slipped from his hands and as it hit the ground so did his body.
I protected my two ears with both palms from the gnashing noise of guns and grinding sound of steel and buried my face in the blood.
After the noise died down, i heard different voices asking people if they were ok.
A hand grabbed me and pulled me on me feet and untied me.
He was a man in military uniform and well armed from head to toe. He initiated a conversation with me.
Soldier 1: are you ok young man.
Me: yes Sir …am ok.
Soldier 1: are u hurt?
Me: i can’t really tell, i just feel pains in some parts but i will live.
Soldier 1: good. Compose yourself, we are taking you guys to our camp. Some the guards escaped into the bushes and we don’t know what they might do. So we better move fast
Me: Ok Sir..thank you Sir.
He left me there and walked to other guys but ordered some of his soldiers to help me out.
Soldier 2: you guys are really lucky we were alerted in time but may the souls of those who couldn’t make it rest in peace.
Soldier 1: Listen up..rap up and let’s take them out of this place. This place smells death.
The medics helped those who had bruises and injured severely. After we were good enough to move they led us through a pathway and within half an hour we approached a military vehicle and they took us away.
We all passed out in the vehicle until we woke up the next day in the camp.
The leader of the army gathered us and questioned us on what really happened and how we found ourselves in such a situation.
Some of us whose stories were brief told them. But the others they just couldn’t talk about it.
He also told us about how they received the tip off.
He said a guy purported to have escaped from our group run to their camp and reported the incident to them.
He commanded one of his soldiers to bring the guy to his presence but they searched the entire camp but could find him.
He described him and a guy from the group burst into tears.
Commander: What’s your name young man.
Guy: Rufus Sir…
Commander: do you happen to know anyone by that description?
Rufus: yes sir, the description fits that of my friend. He was in red shirt and a khaki pants.
Commander: Do you remember his dress officer
Soldier 3: i think it exactly him
The guy broke into an uncontrollable tears again.
Commander: Do you know where he went or what happened to him?
Rufus: Officer, his head was the first to be chopped off.
He looked at us and said-
Rufus: he was the guy who escaped and whose head was later brought by the two executioners.
All our faces turned red with tears and consternation.
After the meeting they dispersed us to walk around and release some pressure off our shoulders.
I saw Bella from a distance, i perused her figure; she was a lady of robust frame, round- shoulder and soft limbed, not tall and though, not short but elegant; her brows was low and chin small and long; mouth, regular and pointed nose; she possessed a splendid expression.
Her breast were medium, broad on her chest and pointy; nipples penetrating her brouse. Her hips were round and curvy and buts protruding.
She was a beautiful lady.
She caught me staring at her and she run to me, hugged me tightly.
She looked into my eyes and whispered to me.
Bella: am happy you are ok.
Her eyes were bright and shining like the sun. It prigged my soul and i lost my mind. I caressed her hair and kissed her lips. She was calm but did not retaliate.
Bella: why did you kiss me.
She smiled but later squeezed a serious face
Me: i don’t know… am sorry…am just not myself…really sorry it won’t happen again.
I took a step behind and was about to walk away in shame but she grabbed my hands and pulled me back, arrested me by the shirt, closed the gap between us and kiss me back.
She then smiled and said
We laughed and walked around the camp.
We were later taken to the hospital for check up before going back to our peaceful abodes.
The incidence never hit the air of kitale because a powerful King was involved. We were not supposed to be saved in the first place.
Later Bella and I met and became very close.
Joe spent some months in the hospital , he suffered a broken spine and other serious internal injuries.
Some of the guys, especially the girls i heard had to seek for therapy to regain their normal selves.
*After this incident, i now believed in the existence of certain entities beyond every sense of reasoning.* If you still don’t. Your own problem.