Story by IKE®de barrister
I HAVE BEEN A VICTIM
The plan went on as we anticipated it, they surely had a place they gathered them.
When we found them they were not themselves, they were probably under some spell or have been given something, maybe a drug.
Our problem was how to reach out to them or to even get closer. They were just gathered at a corner, not tied or bound to anything but they just sat there frozen on the ground and their disposition appeared like that of a person under hypnosis.
Four giant men in scary customs, dark painted body and faces, big earrings in their ears and nose; teeth penetrating their lipless mouth with a wieldy trimmed hairs, carrying guns, machetes, human skulls and tibia, fibula and chest bones around their necks, waist and shoulders were wildly guarding them, they walked hither and thither around them like prison guards.
Their environment was quiet legible, a lamp was mounted above them and it gave a clear view of everything that was going on. We on the other hand were concealed from their vision in the dark.
My eyes,when scanning the group for Bella’s brother caught got the attention of one the guys abducted, his disposition was quiet different from the others, he seemed sober to me. He was in a dark green attire and a khaki trouser, he appeared clean and gentle. Almost all the guys appeared clean and unharmed physically but psychologically, they were antagonising throded on.
Bella squeezed my hands and muttered to my ears
Bella: Huko(there) thats him, thats my brother…and wait…thats… the other guy too. They got them both.
Me: shhhh! They cant hear us..otherwise we are doomed.
Joe suggested with a gesture that we get back and run away from that place but i objected.
Me: we cant come this close only to run back. We have to do something.
Joe whispered in a shivering tone
Joe: what something are u talking about. We are all gonna die if we stick around for a second.
Me: come on. You have to be a man. Aren’t you even ashamed to behave this way in front of the girl..she is even not shaking.
Joe: who knows? Maybe she descends from Yaa Asantewaa. I dont have have that kind of stupid courage.. am off from this place. This place smells death.
He tiptoed and hopped like a grasshopper and disappeared in dark.
Bella: where is Joe going.
Me: forget about him..i don’t think we need a coward like him.
Bella: Do you think we can really save him.
Me: are you like seriously asking me, hmm! We can try or get killed too.
As we were making a plan Be, providence came to our aid. One of the guys without the notice of the guards break loose from the group and escaped into the dark and two of the guards followed him leaving only two behind.
At that point we nearly gave out our presence, the hasty reaction of the guards scared the hell out of us and Bella nearly screamed but i grabbed her and squeezed the sound out of her scary mouth. She muttered and moaned to silence.
Me: we need to cease this great opportunity for our benefit.
First we planned on getting close enough, when the guards were not looking and grab Bella’s brother and pull him into the dark and escape with him. It was a possible plan because remaining two guards broke their formal style and stood at a distance, occasionally looking into the direction the guy and two guards went.
Bella and I were just about to execute our plan when footsteps approached, the two guards appeared with the head of the runaway guy in one of their transparent weaved bags.
They met with the other two and muttered things to themselves. They argued for a while and attended to their business.
Back to normal, they took their formal positions and style, walking hither and thither but this time with their full attention on the guys.
At this point, with all our plans thwarted we were left to nothing, except to recline and leave them to their fate and their God. Even Bella agreed to this, we were have tried at least.
As we were thinking about terminating the mission and running back to our safety, two of the guys got close, whispered among themselves, signalled to the others and matched their way into the darkness.
Another opportunity presented itself, we tried to make a quick plan and execute it fast before they come back and render our plan useless.
In a moments rambling among Bella and I, short but effective plan was constituted.
I took the lead and Bella followed but before i could take a second step bella screamed..
Bella: Jerry!!!!%$# walinipata (they got me.)
I turned and before i could say what! I felt a hard hand grab my neck and the other intersected my two legs and ceased my loins, he squeezed my neck. i struggled with him but his fist were strong, it squeezed harder and harder until i gave up, he never let go. I suffocated, messed up myself both in liquid and solid. His grab tarried for almost five minutes, i lost myself and in a flash unconsciousness closed the scene.
What will be our next plan of action, and do we still have the strength to try any?
Watch out for the next episode
To be continued Tomorrow……