DANCE WITH FIRE Episode 4:The call unleashed the beast in me. I became a courageous lion. She loved me, even though I couldn't provide. It made me mad. I had to suprise her and Dafe tomorrow. What gave him the right to tell her about our business? He just wanted to mock me, to show her the desperation in me. Maybe he wanted to snatch ifeoma from me. I had caught him numerous times staring at my baby. That was the thing about rich dudes, they were never satisfied, always wanting more. The only thing I wanted more than the money now, was to punch Dafe. He would probably beat me up, but then, I would have fufilled my heart's desire. Read on...



As I read the text, the tension in me heightened. There was a sense of foreboding that something big and brutal was about to happen to me. It was obvious that the text was not for me. I had no business being with the phone. But I couldn't ignore the fact that the universe wanted me to have it. Everything that had happened today led me to that exact spot. From ifeoma's text to Dafe's oppression and then to the blood agent's hostility. I was chosen to pick this IPhone, it could have been any other person but I was the one that kicked it. So I made up my mind. If life gave you lemons, you make lemonade, not return the lemons. I was going to Mud gate.

I read the text again for the exact instructions. I was book smart so I knew the only way to survive this was to do as they instructed. Wait at mud gate it said. I knew mud gate. It was initially called mud street because it housed buildings made of mud. It wasn't quite long that the local government chairman commissioned the gate and some shops alongside it. It then became one of the busiest landmarks on the mainland. The best shawarma and suya could be gotten at mud gate; I had bought suya for ifeoma from there to celebrate our anniversary. I thought about all these and the presence of law enforcement agents there, and decided I would be safe there.

It is often said that the dog that will get lost will not listen to the whistle of the Hunter. My conscience was battling me big time. I wished I could reach into myself and kill it. It wanted me to return the phone back to the exact spot I picked it and go back home. It was unserious, there was a better chance of me swallowing the phone than returning it. I had to focus. The money is enroute the text had said, if I didn't show up, the unknown courier would take it. I sure needed the money. My phone buzzed again. Ifeoma was calling, I picked this time
'Baby where are you?, her sonorous voice called out
'I'm coming home dear, I just want to pick some stuffs up', I replied
'Don't pick anything, just come back', she went on
'Dafe told me about the blood agent and your worries about tomorrow', she paused
Shit, Dafe talked too much for a man
'Sammy, pls come back. I don't know where you got the idea that I would break up with you if we didn't celebrate valentine',
'Babe, ignore Dafe, I went to see Innocent, I will soon be back,' I promised her.
'I love you, valentine or not', she whispered before she cut the call.

The call unleashed the beast in me. I became a courageous lion. She loved me, even though I couldn't provide. It made me mad. I had to suprise her and Dafe tomorrow. What gave him the right to tell her about our business? He just wanted to mock me, to show her the desperation in me. Maybe he wanted to snatch ifeoma from me. I had caught him numerous times staring at my baby. That was the thing about rich dudes, they were never satisfied, always wanting more. The only thing I wanted more than the money now, was to punch Dafe. He would probably beat me up, but then, I would have fufilled my heart's desire.

I had gotten to Mud gate. It was busy as usual. Guys and girls celebrating pre valentines. All shops were occupied. I looked for an empty chair and hurriedly grabbed one. A guy glared at me. He was reaching for the same chair. I sat and pulled out the IPhone. Another text had entered as I was talking to ifeoma.

COURIER AT DESTINATION. BLACK TOYOTA CAMRY PLATE NUMBER KJA-187AA. ALLOW TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE APPROACHING. GET INTO VEHICLE, SAY CODE WORD, COLLECT MONEY AND EXIT VEHICLE. HEAD TO THE MEETING POINT. DO NOT ENGAGE COURIER!

Why did the sender have to write in block letters. It looked as if the message was screaming. I looked at the time I got the message, 8:15pm and now it was 8:40 pm. Shit, more than twenty minutes had elapsed. I got up to scout for the vehicle. I saw it almost immediately. Parked across from where I was seated. I approached quietly. I was happy it was parked in open view. He wouldn't be able to shoot me and get away with it. Before opening the door, I gave myself a minute to run but I couldn't and I opened it. I quickly did the sign of the cross. I was nervous. I sat and realised I wanted to pee. Asking for permission to pee would have been absurd.
'Code word', the driver spoke after some seconds
Shit again. I knew he wasn't supposed to ask. The text explicitly said do not engage. I was to do all the talking.
'Code word', he repeated again.
He had talked twice. Didn't he get the same text message. It was getting obvious that this mean looking courier was not book smart. He couldn't follow simple instructions. Shit, I was blabbering. It was a sign that I was nervous. A nervous Sam was a stupid Sam. I tried to calm myself by breathing deeply, but I couldn't, it was then it dawned on me that I had forgotten the damn code word.
Tbc
DANCE WITH FIRE Episode 4:The call unleashed the beast in me. I became a courageous lion. She loved me, even though I couldn't provide. It made me mad. I had to suprise her and Dafe tomorrow. What gave him the right to tell her about our business? He just wanted to mock me, to show her the desperation in me. Maybe he wanted to snatch ifeoma from me. I had caught him numerous times staring at my baby. That was the thing about rich dudes, they were never satisfied, always wanting more. The only thing I wanted more than the money now, was to punch Dafe. He would probably beat me up, but then, I would have fufilled my heart's desire. Read on... DANCE WITH FIRE 
Episode 4:The call unleashed the beast in me. I became a courageous lion. She loved me, even though I couldn't provide. It made me mad. I had to suprise her and Dafe tomorrow. What gave him the right to tell her about our business? He just wanted to mock me, to show her the desperation in me. Maybe he wanted to snatch ifeoma from me. I had caught him numerous times staring at my baby. That was the thing about rich dudes, they were never satisfied, always wanting more.  The only thing I wanted more than the money now, was to punch Dafe. He would probably beat me up, but then, I would have fufilled my heart's desire. Read on... Reviewed by De SOUL ENERGIZER on September 07, 2017 Rating: 5

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