Episode 5 of the:
Night Among The Dead.
A story written by Kingsley Afonughe
Sneezing into air, and Repeatedly like twice “you are blessed” Kate said. “thank you my daughter.” Melissa replied sitting beside her.
The furnace burning in front of them scare the cold away.
“in the pool of tears,
We sing to the leaders.
People of my nation arise.
No more statesmen but worms
They suck all things dry.
Political terrain in disarray;
Our passionate cave shut ,
No noise must come out,
Except if it’s a lamb,
Ready to be sacrificed.
Our deadly loving uncle;
leader of all evil deeds,
Shall judge the saboteurs.” Kate recited.
“Rick teach you that poem.” Melissa comment on the poem Kate just recited as she nod “yes” Kate replied. “it was his favorite” Kate added. “miss him?” Melissa asked. “a lot? Mama.” said kate. “I know I have not be a good mother. I have always reject you. I was blind to those love you have for my son. I……” Melissa began as Kate cut in. “mama, ah! I said I have forgiving you why are saying this again.” Kate said
“Kate you are not getting younger but old, Kate how long will you wait for Rick. You can’t marry the dead.”said Melissa “mama, see….. Rick Is the only man I ever loved and want to give my life to..mama I made an oath that will never leave each other no matter what Happens” Kate said. “I love Rick.”
“Kate, Rick is dead, but Victor is still alive and he will be there for you.” said Melissa.
“I should love victor, your son’s best friend. Or rather my husband’s best friend. No mama, I can’t do that. I will wait for Rick.”replied Kate
“what if you died and rick did not come.” said Melissa “then so be it, I prefer to die than braking my promise to Rick.” replied Kate as she stand her feet and tried to walk away almost colliding with Victor who just arrived at the scene. Kate walk in side the inn built on the sand with tick carpet. Victor sit down with Melissa. “don’t tell me you heard” said melissa.
“every thing, ah ah, mama, what you are asking from Kate is too big. Please mama, don’t ever say that to her again.” warned victor. “victor, here you are like a son to me. And I want the best you as one of my children.” replied Melissa.
“mama, Kate belong to Rick. I will betray my friend. By taking his future wife and the end of the day become enemy like James end up his life. I am not interested please.” victor said.
“rick is dead, he was in a clash.” said Melissa .
“You only say so, but what if Rick is out there looking for you, I feel it and he will find us mama, hope and have faith.” said victor.
When Rick first arrived to delta state, he met a man, who they dined together in borno state, he is called To,bias.
To,bias helped Rick to survive all his life, To,bias has a daughter called Rita, who manage in surviving the hordes of zombie in borno.
“Rick, I want you to know that the way to live in the world, is killing. And if you fear you will die, unfortunately, I will going from here with my daughter, take care and survived.” said To,bias.
“To,bias, I wish I can live. But I will try, I hope we shall see again. Thank you for saving me.”
Rick appreciate and hug To,bias.
“take this radio chatter, connect me, in case you want to find me!” said To,bias.
“I will connect you every 24hrs.” said Rick.
“and Rita take care of your old man. And To,bias take care of Rita. See you again.”
“Alright, I will expect it, bye my friend” said To,bias as he watch Rick accelerating with is car until he is out of sight.
Continuation from the last episode
Gun shot continues.
Dripping his hand into the belly of the dead zombie and bring in out an intestine and blood to his body, he paste the smelling part of the dirt inside the belly on his chest and hold his sword. “do you think this is a nice idea?”asked Sam.
“stay put in the truck, luck the door, don’t make a sound, I will be back” said Rick.
“how will connect you?” Sam asked almost crying.
“don’t worry, I get there I will use James radio chatter to connect you take mine.”. He said giving him the radio chatter.
“Brother, please be careful.” Samuel said.
“I will be okay! Stay in tact until I come back.” Said Rick. He run into the dark as Samuel watch him existing into the dark. Samuel enter the truck and close the door on himself…..
Every thing Resumed with the snarling hordes of Zombies walking after the group.
“This way!!” Said james, who led the group into a corner, they couldn’t catch up with their vans and cars, so the run with foot.
While every one was panting Kira is becoming slow, she is tired of running, she fell on the ground as one zombie fell on her.
“Kira!! NO!!!” Mr. George screamed.
“Let us go! Sir, let us go!!” James yelled. As
“O my only daughter.” He cried. “What is left for me, this world as taking my daughter. Let me die with her!” Mr george yelled. “No I will not allow that to happen let us go!” James yelled holding Mr. George .They are still far from the horde but the horde is coming their way.
The group stop under a tree that night they wanted to rest from the chase, they all sit taking their breath. Mr. George eye were filled with tears.
“We can’t stay here, we need to leave as soon as possible.” James said to the group as they stand on their feet. They heard a scream from the back. “Wait for us!” A resorted female Voice yelled.
“Wait is that not kira?” Mr. George asked. “And who are the us she is talking about.?”
“Wait for us!” The voice come more nearer
“Kira is that you?” Yelled james.
“Yea, me” said kira as move closer with a figure beside her. The figure stop walking as kira alone meet her father with a nice hug.
“Kira, I am happy to see you.”Said George
“Thank God you made it.” Said Hunter.
“Who is that Kira?” James said pointing to the figure.
“Um yea, it is Rick.” Said Kira.
“Rick” Tayo exclaimed.
“What is he doing here?” Mr. George asked in anger. “Dad, he saved my life.” Kira said
The figure turn around try walking away.
“I am going with him.” Hunter said. “Hey, helicopter boy. Wait for me.” Hunter Run after Rick who waited. “Me too.” Carol said walk away. “Sorry, I am going with them.” Said Tayo. “I am sorry guys I am going with them too.” Said a meet seller popularly called Mr. Big daddy. His is called Nicholas. He is aged and gray in his hair he and George are same in age.
Kira and her father standing alongside with james watching everyone walking towards Rick.
“There is no where now, everyone has left therefore let us go with them.” Said Kira.
“Yea, this is what you planned with him right?” “You want him to take my group and which you have finally succeeded in doing.”
“Bravo!” Said Mr. George clapping his hand and he walk away heading towards Rick.
“I wish you know what you are doing.” James said walking away too while kira stood there seconds before walking towards others.
“James mind if I use your radio chatter.” Asked Rick as james sarcastically and reluctantly give him the radio. He on it and speak.”
“Samuel do you copy?” Said Rick
“Brother…..” Samuel said in fear. Rick could notice the voice of samuel is low and sensed the aroma of fear from it.
“Sam, what is it?” He asked.
“Brother I am surrounded by zombies. To many of them” said samuel.
“What, okay sam, stay there, sit tight drive not their attention. I will be there.” “I repeat, stay there, sit tight drive not their attention. I will be there!”
Suspenseful music grow from background
“Rick” said carol “the zombie are coming” she added.
Rick could not clear see them but the scene he is seen shows that multitude of the zombie horde coming towards them shows they are in big trouble.
#To Be Continued
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Night among the Dead!!!