A Second Chance – Classicpluz
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‘Her phone is switched off’ Amy said obviously
Gilbert shrugged his shoulders still staring at Amy.
He didnt know what to say or do.
Amy dropped her phone and raised her two hands
‘Gilbert, i promise you, i will convince Alice to love
and marry you but please spare my life’ Amy
‘i have no intentions of killing you my dear. I just
realised that you might be of more help to me and
killing you. Infact killing you wont be of any benefit
to me’ Gilbert said and Amy shrugged in relief.
‘thank you, thank you so much for sparing my life’
Amy said, consistently sighing in relief.
Amy looked up at Gilbert with her heart pounding
very fast like what is he gonna say again? Hope
To her surprise, Gilbert just stood up.
‘but…..you will work for me and….you wont betray
me, else, i will kill you and that stupid fiance of
yours. You will give me every information that you
gather about Tony and you will have to do
anything and i mean everything. And you must not
betray me, i repeat’ Gilbert said.
‘what? You dont want to do it? No problem, you
can die if you dont want to’ Gilbert said pointing
the gun towards Amy.
‘its….its alright. I will work for you’ Amy
‘good’ Gilbert said lowering the gun.
‘but…..but what will you do to Tony…..and Alice?’
‘hahahahaha, why do you want to know?’ Gilbert
‘ju…just wanted to know’ Amy said.
‘why? So you can betray me? Look my dear, dont
try to do anything stupid because if you do, your
life is at stake and so…..’
‘dont be silly Gilbert, i wont try anything stupid. Do
you think i’m insane? Will i try to betray you if i
know that i would die?’ Amy asked.
‘i dont trust you’
‘then why try to……’
‘i do not trust you enough to tell you all of my
plans but you will eventually get to know all of my
plans if you play your part well (he checked his
wristwatch). I need to go. Its past 3am. Gosh! I
spent alot of time here!!’ Gilbert said.
‘alright. I will see you off to the gate’ Amy said.
‘that wont be necessary’ Gilbert said as he
reached for the door knob and he turned ‘good
night’ and he left.
‘what is it mum?’ Alice asked ‘what is the secret
that you’ve always wanted to tell me?’ she asked.
‘you really want to know?’
‘yes mum, tell me. Tell me one of those your lies’
Alice said and eyed Kofo contemptously.
‘its not a lie my dear, its the truth’ Kofo said and
‘let me hear it’
‘i loved my husband more than i loved you even
you are my only child!! Thats the secret i’ve never
told anyone!!’ Kofo said and left.
None of that made sense to Alice but she couldnt
stop her tears from flowing. Was her lovely dad
really responsible for all the deaths in their family?
Was her mother right? Every night, she kept having
dreams about her father crying and asking for
forgiveness for all the pains he had caused the
Mr and mrs Chike had come two days after the
funeral to pay their condolence visit. They
apologised for not showing up at the funeral
because they were both out of the country and they
got the news late.
They also requested to see their grandson but Alice
told them that he was with a relative.
‘if its possible, can we see him before we leave?’
mrs. Chike asked.
Alice relunctantly shrugged and called the relative
who was in custody of Felix.
‘your grandson will be here anytime from now’
Alice said and sobbed.
‘okay. My dear, look you have to take heart. I was
so surprised to see you this pale when we came to
visit you. Its hard, i know, but you cant kill
yourself, everyone has his own life to live. The
dead has been buried and its time for the living to
move on’ mrs. Chike said.
Alice only sobbed but said nothing. She kept
thinking about how her dad was somehow related
to Benjamin’s death. How will this nice woman feel
if her father was responsible for the death of her
‘my dear, where is your mother?’ Mrs. Chike
‘she is inside her room’ Alice sobbed.
Mrs Chike smiled and went to Kofo’s room.
In less than an hour, Felix was brought home by
Alice’s maternal cousin.
‘thanks alot for taking care of my son’ Alice
thanked the lady.
‘you are welcome. At least, i’m glad that i was
able to be of help to you guys’ the lady said.
‘you were of great help my dear, may God bless
you’ mrs Chike thanked.
Alice’s cousin left after spending sometime with
them. Mrs Chike and her husband also stood up to
go. They had spent hours with the bereaved.
‘my dear, i would like Felix to come with us. At
least spend sometime with us, till the holidays are
over. I will be going to Dubai bext week and i want
my grandson to come with me, if thats fine by you’
mrs Chike said.
‘oh, thats fine by me. Who am i to say no, when
you are his grandmother’ Alice said.
‘who are you to say no? You are his mother of
course. Dont you know mothers comes before
grandmothers?’ Mrs Chike joked and they laughed.
‘okay, let me go inside and bring his things’ Alce
said about to go in when Mrs Chike reached for her
‘no need my dear, we would get as much clothes
as we can for him, so dont worry yourself, you
need to rest and you and Kofo must promise me
that no one would shed tears again. You will go
about your normal duties as if nothing happened’
Mrs Chike said while Kofo laughed.
‘dont worry my dear, i promise i wont shed a tear’
‘i promise too’ Alice said and they laughed.
‘i’m so glad that we were still able to meet you
guys in sound health. You guys need to be strong
and Alice, i do not want what happened after
Benjamin’s death to repeat itself, i wont take that
this time around’ Mr Chike said.
‘i wont sir, i will be st….rong’ Alice said trying to
hide her tears.
‘there you go again Alice, you promised that you
wont cry but you are about to’ Mr Chike said.
Just then, they heard a loud knock on the door and
Kofo went to open it. Then masked man rushed in,
ordered everyone to lie down and they took Alice away with them.
‘Should i tie her?’
No, dont, this isnt kidnapping is it?’ Stella replied
and the masked dude moved back.
Stella looked at Alice and smiled, then with a
twinkle of an eye, landed a very hot slap on her
‘geez! What was that for, you b—h!!’ Alice
‘wow, wow, woow! You still have mouth to talk,
even when you are here and in my custody, you are
so dead today!!’ Stella said.
‘na the bae be this?’ Jessice asked.
‘yep! Na she be this. The girl wey get mouth well
well, we go treat her fuckup today’ Stella said with
a mischievous grin.
Jessice moved towards Alice, looked at her for a
while then smiled.
‘bae, do you know why you are here?’ Jessica
‘no i dont, you know why, because you brought me
here forcefully without my consent, and guess
what, once i get out of here, i will see to it that
you rot in jail!!’ Alice said and Jessica and co
laughed. Even the men who abducted her laughed
‘see this one oo. How are you even sure if you are
stepping your foot out of here alice?’ Stella asked
‘i will, you b—h!! S–t!! I hate you’ Alice said.
‘well, i kindha hate you too’ Stella said and
‘Stelly, dont say anything unreasonable to her, will
you?’ Jessica said and face Alice ‘now girl as we
were saying, do you know why you were brought
‘just look at you asking me a stipid question, how
am i supposed to know that?’ Alice asked and
Jessica slapped her angrily.
‘i wanted to be nice, just speak to you and let you
go, but you just showed me the level of your
immaturity’ Jessica said angrily and Stella
‘when i was telling you that this harlot here is
proving a hard nut to crack, you probably thought
it was c–k and bulls’ Stella said.
Alice fumed, she wanted to slap Jessice back
because her hands were not tied but decided
‘dont slap me again’ she said gently.
‘i wont, if you behave mature’ Jessica said.
‘why did you kidnap me?’ Alice asked.
‘now are you ready to listen to me?’ Jessica asked
and Alice nodded.
Amy pulled up in front of Alice’s family house,
picked her handbag and brought out her phone and
sent a message to Gilbert.
‘i’m right in front of Alice’s house. I’m about to go
She came down from the car and walked towards
the gate. She heard wails and cries from inside.
‘hia! Are they still crying?’ she said to herself.
She knocked on the gate twice, then she heard.
‘open the gate quickly, it must be the police’
she recognised the voice as Kofo’s voice
‘police ke? What for?’
The gateman opened the gate almost immediately
and she could read the disappointment on the face
of the gateman.
‘good evening madam’ he greeted.
‘who is that? Is it the police?’ Kofo screamed from
inside. The gateman opened the gate wide for Amy
She saw mr and mrs Chike and Angela, both
‘good evening everyone’
‘what happened? Why is everyone looking moody’
‘your friend was kidnapped an hour ago. We’ve
called the police and they are yet to arrive’ mrs
‘what? Kidnapped? How? When? Why?’ Amy
‘we were about taking our leave when suddenly, we
heard a loud knock and when it was opened, three
masked men rushed in and abducted her’ Mrs
‘OMG!!! I cant believe this at all. How can Alice be
kidnapped just after her father’s funeral?’ Amy
‘i dont know oo. God please save my daughter for
me oo’ Kofo said amidst tears.
‘jeez! How can Alice be kidnapped?’ Amy said and
within a twinkle of an eye, dashed out of the
compound and entered the car, picked up her
phone and dialled Gilbert’s number.
‘Gilbert, there is trouble’
‘Alice was kidnapped this afternoon’
To Be Continued