A short story by Ike®de barrister
I HAVE BEEN A VICTIM
We were indeed lucky, they never saw us but because they were coming from where we were headed to, we had to take a different root, so we went back to where they first ambushed us and took to the path that led to the Kitale Children’s park.
We walked with our hands clinged together. She wouldnt let go of me, i sensed intense fear in her disposition.
Her palms were very soft and i began to fold it very tight. We walked for a while and were almost through to the park. When we walked quietly we heard footsteps from an unknown direction but i took no chances , i pulled her and we swerved under a staircase of a storey building just beside us.
Even though it was dead silence under the staircase but i felt the presence of a person. I gestured to Bella if she hears anyone buh she said nope..
I excused her hands and tried to grope for vision under the stairs to examine the space if we were really alone there. But as i touched the walls and the grounds my hands touched a body. I grabbed Bella and pulled her out of the dark and was just about to shout or run when someone squeezed out of the whole shivering like featherless fowl.
Guy2: Ni rafiki yangu(its me friends)Bella! Don’t get scared its me. Joe.
Bella: eh Mungu wangu (oh my God) Jerry stop i know him. Its Joe, he was one of the guys .
Me: yh..i think i remember him now
Joe: They took him..oh Mungu wangu….oh my God…..they got him.
Bella and Me: They took who, they got who?
Joe: they …..they grabbed him in front of me…
He covered his mouth with his hands and he sounded like someone who has been crying for a while
Me: calm down man
Bella: please tell us, they took who??
Joe: they took the guy, the one you came with…
Bella: Nini!!?%k$? (What!) You mean my brother. OMG….OMG…no no no no….Jesus no
She broke down and into tears.
I tried to hold her and to calm her down but she shook me away and cried very antagonisingly.
Me: Bella calm down, you have to control yourself because we are not even save here. Hey man, are u sure of what you saw?
Joe: am positive nigga.
Me: how did it happen.
Joe: When they ambushed us, we run in separate ways in order to confuse them. We lost connection until later i run into three of them struggling with that guy, your brother. But when i run off he was still alive.
He blew his nose and went back under the stairs. He called us to join him for a while because he was having a bad feeling.
I held Bella’s hand by force and pulled her under the hideout.
Me: Bella get heart..he said he was still alive so lets be positive…and have faith…in the hand of God everything is possible.
She blew her nose and ignored me completely.
Bella: we have to go and search for my brother… OMG..what do i do…this is ally fault..i should have run with him.
She kept on crying as she talked.
Me: What! You don’t seriously mean what you just said are.
It’s like we just carry our sorry asses, go there and present our sorry heads to them.
Joe: seriously he is your brother but i don’t think that is the best idea.
Bella: ok fine….you guys can just keep running like cowards but am not leaving here without my brother.
Her words were harsh and aggressive, but at that point she never sounded like a scared shaking girl.
Me: alright so what’s your plan, you will just walk to them and demand they release your brother for you immediately right…and they will just obey because you Princess Thyra. Or unless you have a plan….so tell us you plan.
Bella: Guys am sorry…for yelling at you but…
Her countenance fell and she appeared very inocent and childish.
Bella: See guys we are all scared but i cant just leave my brother to his fate. Please help me out, do something, just anything.
She held my hands and begged and instantly my Ego disappeared.
Me: hmm ellm
Joe: come on…what’s that face for, you are not considering her request. Are you?
Me: but Bella is right , i can’t live with my conscience too if i just walk away knowing i could have at least tried. we need to go for her brother but we need a plan. Man how many did you say they were.
Joe: Don’t ask me, in fact i didn’t see anything. You come can count me out.. i will just fold myself under this stair and wait for you guys.
He sounded serious and scared.
I grabbed his shoulders and pulled him a little farther from Bella and spoko se sense into him.. i didn’t know what i was saying though but i was glad he succumbed to it and agreed to join the guest.
We mechanized a plan in some few minutes..Joe knew where they took him so he was going to lead us there.. and from there we will trace them. Though we had no lights or weapons but we were going to use our wits. They probably had a place they gathered them until they reach the number they wanted before taking them to the slaughter.
Rescue mission activated
Watch out for our rescue tactics in our next episode
To Be Continued Tomorrow Morning …..