Episode 25 & 26
(CONTINUED FROM THE LAST EPISODE)
“What? You mean Mr. Anume doesn’t come to
school today?” I asked confusingly.
“You’d better pull out the wools inside your ears,
so that you can hear me very well. Idiot!” The
female senior rebutted and she left hissing.
“Ola, I think it is high time we started going
home, maybe she has went home, maybe
something urgent happened and she has to
leave… let just go home, I am really tired of
waiting fruitlessly.” Daniel made a fuss and I
“I know Princess very well, she will never leave
the school without saying goodbye, I sense
something suspicious is happening.” I riposted
“Okay, stay there, have you forgotten you had a
fight with her earlier today? Maybe… Ola, please
let go home, the worms in my stomach are
wrestling one another.”Daniel concluded and he
picked up his bag.
“Okay, let go since you insisted you can’t wait for
a darling friend of yours.” I concluded and I
wrapped my polythene bag under my arm.
“Ola, what about the principal’s phone, when are
we giving him?” Daniel began as we shambled to
“That phone? Don’t worry, I know what to do.” I
We got to the bus-stop around ten minutes to
three and the bus there were very scanty since
many students has gone home.
“Ola! Ola!!” An earsplitting voice called from
behind and I turned back to look at the caller
behold it was Princess’ sister.
“Ola, I have been calling you since why don’t you
respond?” Princess’ sister questioned and she
heaved a heavy sigh of relief.
“Good afternoon sister.” Daniel and I greeted in
“Good afternoon, where is Princess?” Princess’
sister asked suspiciously.
“Princess?” Daniel and I sighed astonished.
“Or she doesn’t come to school today?” Princess’
sister asked doubtfully.
“She came to school but she was summoned by
a teacher few minutes after break time and since
then I haven’t set my eyes on her.” I replied and
Princess’ sister raised her hands up and she
landed it on her head.
“Princess has not been in school since morning?”
She asked distrustfully.
“Yes.” Daniel replied confusingly.
“The teacher that summoned her, is the teacher
a male or a female?” Princess’ sister asked with
“The teacher is a male and he is the school
disciplinarian.” Daniel replied restraining me from
answering the question that was directed to me.
“Please, let go to the school, I have to see the
principal.” Princess’ sister concluded and she ran
to the white Venza.
“Please walk fast.” Princess’ sister screamed
and we increased our pace.
LOCATION: C.H.S (THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE)
“Thank you, you can wait for her outside.” Mr.
Chorus appreciated and waved us off and Daniel
and I walked out of his office.
“Ola, please hold this bag for me, I want to ease
myself in the toilet and I will branch to pluck
some mangos in the shallow bush…” Daniel
elucidated but I barged into his words.
“Bush? Daniel, don’t do anything silly this
afternoon o…” I riposted but unfinished.
“Do you want those angry worms in my stomach
to turn their protest to riot and violent? Do you
want them to mistakenly or deliberately hurt
some vital organs in my body? I have to pluck
some mangoes to quench my hunger and to
please the mad and outraged worms in my
stomach.” Daniel clarified and he handed his bag
“Daniel… hmmm…” I sighed and I got myself a
bench to sit.
“Body no be firewood jare, I no be tree.” I spook
serenely as I held the wrought chair with a flat
Daniel was singing melodiously as he was trying
to make his way to the fruitful mango tree
located very close to the school poultry.
“Yeee.” Daniel groaned in pain and he held his
“These worms are really mad o, they don’t even
consider me.” He voiced out serenely and the
rumbling of his stomach could be heard loudly.
“Hummm.” Daniel sighed.
“My mess can kill a lion.” He commented and he
covered his nose with his handkerchief.
“Ah! Ah!!” A faint and pale whispering could be
heard from a distance groaning in pain. Daniel
listened carefully and the faint whispering could
be heard clearly.
“What could that sound be? Is it from spirit?”
Daniel asked rhetorically.
“Let me run for my dear life o, else those wicked
spirit will penetrate into one body and they will
be controlling one ungodly.” Daniel concluded
and he picked up a stick and he was about
turning back when the whispering could be heard
even more loudly.
“This is not a voice from a spirit o, let me trace
the voice, I know I can’t die and even if I die, na
one dey man go die na.” Daniel concluded and he
gave out a smile.
Daniel plucked a mango and he was eating it as
he was tracing the faint whispering. A female
student in the school uniform could be seen from
a distance; Daniel moved back a bit because he
had heard stories of spirit altering into human.
“Who are you?” Daniel asked confusingly. He was
now courage-less and confused. He was equally
powerless and suspicious; he felt a chronic
“Ah!” The female student groaned in pain more
and Daniel moved closer to her. Guess what.
“What!” Daniel screamed surprisingly at what he
“Princess, what’s wrong with you? Why are you
here?” Daniel questioned confusingly and
surprisingly but Princess was unable to utter just
a single word, rather she groaned in more pain.
“What should I do?” Daniel murmured confusingly.
Daniel backed Princess and he brought her out
of the bush.
“Princess, please wake up.” Daniel hit her gently
but she doesn’t respond.
“Aunty!” Daniel screamed loudly and Princess’
sister ran out of the Principal’s office
“What am I seeing?” Princess’ sister asked as
she ran to the scene.
“Aunty, I saw…” Daniel tried to explain but
Princess’ sister rebutted.
“Call the driver for me.” Princess’ sister
commanded and Daniel flew like flash to the
driver and in a jiffy Daniel was back with the
“Where is Ola?” Daniel barked loudly directing his
question to puzzled Mr. Chorus.
“He is outside the school gate, I sent him on an
errand.” Mr. Chorus responded instantaneously
and the car speed off.
“Ola let go.” Daniel yelled loudly and I ran to the
“What’s wrong?” I asked confusingly.
“Come into the car and stop asking jamb
question.” Daniel blasted and I was allowed into
The driver drove skillfully and professionally,
despite the mad and tormenting hold-up we are
able to make it to the hospital in less than 20
LOCATION: GENERAL HOSPITAL
“Madam, calm down everything will be alright.” A
nurse tried to calm Princess’ sister but she never
tends to hear that.
Shortly, the Doctor came out of the ward with
his stethoscope across his neck.
“Please, let me see you in my office.” The Doctor
summoned Princess’ sister and he led the way to
“Doctor, how is my sister?” Princess’ sister asked
“She is fine and okay now but she is fast
asleep.” The Doctor replied with frown face.
“Doctor, was she raped?” Princess’ sister asked
“Absolutely yes, she was brutally raped and she
had a lot of tears in her private part because she
was a virgin, but thank God she survived it
because many of her kind that experience similar
situation claimed their lives.” The Doctor
elucidated and Princess’ sister bowed her head
“Where is the Doctor?” Behold it was Princess’
father, he barked at the sluggish receptionist.
“He is in his office sir.” The receptionist replied
“Thank you Doctor.” Princess’ sister concluded
and she came out of the Doctor’s office.
“Angel, what happened to my daughter?”
Princess’ father barked loudly at Angel (Princess’
“She was brutally raped in school, but she is now
fine and okay.” Angel replied mewling.
“Raped?” Princess’ father sighed in disbelief.
“She was raped by these boys, right (pointing to
Daniel and me)?” Princess’ father assumed with
some kind of husky voice.
“Dad, calm down, this has nothing to do with
them, they rescued her.” Angel cautioned.
“Okay, where is the doctor?” Princess’ father
asked and Angel directed him to his office.
“Thank you Ola and Daniel, you can be going
now.” Angel commented with tears in her eyes.
“She was raped, right?” Daniel asked sorrowfully.
“Yes, she was cruelly raped.” Angel replied and
she burst into tears.
“Leo…hmmn…” Daniel sighed and he backed his
“Please, take care of her and if you won’t mind
you, can I have your card so that we can come
over to check on her.” I requested and Angel
handed over her personal card and her
residential card to me.
“I know we are not excluded and we are equally
suspicious, but I want to clear your doubt that
we are innocent.” Daniel concluded and he led
the way out of the hospital.
“Where are those boys?” Princess’ father barked
loudly at Angel.
TO BE CONTINUED