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The Unknown

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TWO.

    After shaking him for a while, she became afraid until she saw him smile. She sprung to her feet and hissed, so nothing went wrong with him! She thought as she walked out and waved at Moriah. “Good night.”

    ****

    Vivian walked into the house, shinning her beautiful set of teeth. She had seen Anthony on the dining, eating his dinner and felt happy she got home early. “Anthony!” She called his name as she winked and flagged the acoustic guitar to him.

    Anthony rushed up from the dining to the living room. “Thank you mummy!” He shouted as he collected the guitar and kept smiling.

    “How was your day? I hope Victoria haven’t been using her leave at work to make life difficult for you?” She asked, sitting down.

    “Can’t you see that I have torn him apart because I am a wicked person.” Victoria walked out and chuckled.

    Vivian laughed. “Vicky, thanks for your help.”

    Victoria hissed as she sat on the centre table. “I don’t need any thanks, what did you buy for me?” She enquired, stretching her hand forth to collect whatever Vivian had in stock for her.

    Vivian laughed again as she stared at Anthony. “Have you finished eating?” She asked him, reaching for her handbag.

    “I’m through, mum.” Anthony replied as he focused on the guitar.

    “Alright, go and continue playing the guitar in your room, I have to discuss with your mum.” She said as she hit his back softly.

    Anthony had always called Victoria his mother too, so, it wasn’t new to him when she called Victoria her mother.

    Anthony stood up instantly and walked into this room happily. He had always imagined himself playing instruments of various kind, one prayer he had started praying was for his mother to come late often so she could buy him all the needed instruments.

    “So, Anthony’s mother, thank you once again.” Vivian smiled at Victoria as she spoke.

    Victoria sniggered. “Don’t try to change the subject of discussion. Where’s my own gift too?”

    “Maybe giving you a full gist of what happened between that Frank and I would be enough to be your gift.” She grinned, knowing well that Victoria really liked gists.

    “Alright, okay. What happened?” She walked to a seat and sat properly.

    “Let me shower, I am not feeling well at all.” Vivian stood up and picked up her handbag.

    “Anyways don’t spend eternity there so that at the end of the day, you won’t tell me you want to sleep.”

    Vivian laughed and walked in.

****

    “My greatest fear, the greatest fear as I’m seated is about Vivian. I really don’t know if she remembers me at all.” Nicholas spoke as he stood up and walked to the shelf and leaned against it.

    Stella sighed, taking her eyes off him for a moment and returned her gaze at him with a smile. “Have you ever remembered it’s almost ten years ago, or even more than ten years now?”

    “I know. There is something that is still uncertain, she promised me she would wait for me.” He replied, walking back to her.

    “Wait for you? How? How come you guys lost contact completely?” She asked, wondering.

    Nicholas smiled as he brought out the case of his glasses from his pocket. “I went out with my friends then, on returning, I was told she had to leave because she waited for me for so long and was sick.  Not her fault, my phone got misplaced that day so we weren’t connected.”

    “But, you later got the welcome-back pack of the sim, you should have called her too, or maybe she should have called again.”

    Nicholas smiled. “Her mobile number too haven’t been going through since then, and, it’s only if she’s going to call today.”

    Stella sighed again. “That’s exactly what I just told you, she might have forgotten about you, forge ahead.”

    “Something tells me she hasn’t forgotten about me. We made a secret promise, a secret oath because she lost her virginity to me and I promised her I wouldn’t leave her.” He replied.

    “So, you guys passed the gravy … I never knew.” Stella took away he eyes and smiled.

    Nicholas chuckled. “It was a mistake, during that service, though.”

    “Alright, no problem. But, I doubt if a lady that can wait for ten years exist. And, how come you dated a lady and couldn’t ask her about her friends, family or anyone?”

    “From our final year in the University, we started the game of love but she said we should keep it as a secret because her parents were strict men of God. So, I wasn’t connected to her parents and she had no sibling.”

    “This case is really weird! Have you ever traced her back to her place? Do you know her place at all?”

    “I really don’t. This our love case is really… I don’t know.” He exhaled deeply.

    Stella smiled. “If she’s still in this Kingdom, you’ll meet someday.”

    “When I grow old, right?” He chuckled.

    “Just have the faith.” Stella tapped him.

    “Officer Doris’ food’s here..” Doris smiled as she waved at the two from the dining set. “The table is set.” She said.

    “Alright baby.” Stella clobbered Nicholas softly. “Let’s go.”

    “I lost my appetite.” He replied, seemed his mood had changed.

    “That won’t be approbated by me, let’s go and eat now.” Stella walked on.

****

    Frank hissed aloud. He took off his blazer and thudded down the chair. “It was the same!” He informed Gregory.

    Gregory smiled. “Frank, a good thing is not easy to lay hands on, you just have to be patient.” Gregory told him.

    Frank hissed again. “I don’t think this will ever touch my hand, not to talk of hands. I think she has given birth to a child before and besides she pushed me away and I bled.”

    “Bartender, give me a bottle of wine.” Gregory tapped his finger as he called the bartender and faced Frank back. He took a sip from the cup before him and smiled at Frank. “What did you say the other time?”

    “I said I think she has given birth before, I think. And, she pushed me away out of anger and made me bleed.”

    Gregory cleared his throat. “Given birth? Will you now get married to a bird that has produced before? And, don’t you know you just bled for love.?” He grinned.

    Frank sighed. “I don’t think I can do that. Why will I marry a lady that has given birth before? It’s impossible!”

    Gregory chuckled. “But, is that a true love?”

    Frank looked into his eyes. “What’s my business with love when a lady has given birth before? I told you and Charles yesterday that she only followed us here for dinner because she didn’t want to disgrace me. I know her, she’s difficult! By the way, she should pay for her action.”

    The bartender served the wine and left. Greg stoked his beard as he stared at Frank. “True love will accept a woman whichever way she is, that’s true love.”

    “Firstly, she has an unrequited love for me and besides how would you feel if Sandra told you she had given birth before?” He questioned him.

    Greg laughed. Sandra was his fiancee and they’ve been courting for a while. He knew his friend, Frank would always compare and had been expecting such. “She has never given birth before, in fact, we’ve never laid together because I respect her and you know the kind of girl she is.”
 
    Frank laughed. “Alright. You guys are getting married in some months’ time, for how long will I be a bachelor? I have really fallen for that babe, but if eventually I get to know she has given birth, that’s her end in my company.”

    “Frank!”

    “Gregory!”

****

    “I thank God you finished bathing early.” Victoria smiled as Vivian stepped into the living room.

    Vivian hit her slightly before sitting beside her. “Aren’t they showing that soap opera tonight?”

    Vicky hissed. “Is that our business now? Tell me what happened between you and Frank!”

    “Yeah, was that where we stopped?”

    “Sure.” Victoria grinned.

    “I know anything that has to do with Frank or gist will always be your priority. Anyways, I told him I have given birth.” She replied.

    “What! You shouldn’t tell a guy that!” She blustered.

    Vivian chuckled. “Wait, why should I hide who I am? I am who I am! Besides, will it make sense to be remarrying now? Anthony will clock ten years next month.”

    “What are you telling me? A lady who has a child of twenty years of age is still remarrying.”

    “That’s not the point. I have told him, that is if he really understood all I told him, though. I also refused the offer for lunch because I had to get my son the guitar.”

    “What guitar? You left him because of ordinary guitar? Viv!”

    “I have forgotten the kind of being you are, I have forgotten you are part of those who hate the truth.” She hissed as she reached for the remote control. “I can’t wait for the soap opera to start.”

    “It’s your life, I am sure Nicholas is somewhere flexing.”

    “Thank you, and when will you bring this your lucky man home too, time isn’t your friend.”

    “This weekend.” She smiled. “He said he would take me out this weekend.”

    “Alright, no problem.”

****

    Prince Edward jumped on his bed and buried himself under the cover cloth. He had been fretted on why he would always be bothered by Harry. He had his own life to live and likewise Harry, but a day wouldn’t pass by without Harry asking after him. Harry’s behaviour caused quite a kerfuffle to his mind.

    He had always wanted to question him but the Queen had been the one mollifying his bones. She always told him to take things easy because Harry was barren. Why did he not marry a wife? Why on earth is he a burden? Prince hissed as he took off the cover cloth and got out of the bed. He switched on the air conditioner and laid on the bed again.

    The King had always told him to prick up his ears to his brother’s calls too, just because he had no child. His calls had started making him look like a complete gadfy before him. Most of his time was always spent with him, in his house or his hotel. Didn’t he have anything better to do?

    He had just been trying to keep his difficile attitude to himself, or else he would have spoken out to Harry himself. ‘Just be by my side’ was his usual words, had he nothing great to lay his hands on?

    He was brooding, until he slept off.

****

    “You have been complaining of hunger, you can’t loose your appetite just like that.” Stella sat down and served the food.

    “Why the change of mood? What’s wrong with Nicholas?” Doris asked.

    “He just had a flashback of how he lost contact Vivian.” Stella smiled faintly.

    “We should listen to news.” Doris said as she tuned on the television set and walked back to her seat. “The news will start any moment and I have to be current always.” She added as she looked at Nicholas. “Now, what’s up with Vivian again?” She smiled, glimpsing at the television.

    “Nothing, just a sudden change of mood.” He smiled and started eating.

    “I said it! Look at this family that has been murdered!” Doris said, with her eyes unblinking from the television set. Nicholas  abandoned his meal and stared at the television too.

    “This is sad! Who are these people that just kill anyhow?” Stella vociferated.

    Nicholas sighed. “Only God knows.”

    “Not only God will know, I’ll soon lay my hands on these people killing people mysteriously, they have no conscience?!” She exclaimed hitting the table out of anger.

    “Just see how a whole family was murdered!” Stella hissed.

    “It is not a new thing, our parents were murdered too.” He gave a soft chuckle.

    “As the kind of person I am, I will make sure I get all these people!” Doris stood angrily and walked inside.

    “What’s wrong with her? Why’s her own concern this much?” Nicholas questioned Stella.

    “You know the kind of job she does, I am quite sure their station will start investigating on this case anytime soon.”

    Nicholas smiled as took his face away, looking in the direction of the entrace Doris passed inside. “Look at Chief Sam!” Stella beckoned.

    The name rang a bell in his ears as he looked at the television quickly and saw the man smiling as he gave a speech. “His company just won the popular contract.” Stella added, smiling.

    Nicholas stood up. He was getting suspicious. A family just got murdered and Chief Sam was giving a speech concerning how the group of his company won the popular contract from the government.

    He remembered what happened during his parents’ time. He was sure Chief Sam was part of those who got rid of his parents because of a contract, could he have done that just to lay his hands on another contract with his board of directors again? “I think I have to go.” He said, showing it that something was bothering his mind.

    Stella gazed at him and dimmed her face. It was written all over him that something had gone wrong, within some minutes. What’s wrong with Nick again? She questioned herself as she continued looking at him. “What’s wrong?” She asked.

    “Wrong? Nothing.” He raised his eyebrows as he glanced at her with a smile. “I feel I have something I left undone, I’ll see you tomorrow.” He said and rushed out of the house.

    Stella knew something was really going on but couldn’t lay her hands on it.

****

    Nicholas slammed the door as he rushed to get his laptop. As he set up the system, he switched on the television set and sat back on the wooden chair. “There’s more to the issue of this Chief Sam and his board of directors.” He said as he fixed his gaze at the laptop and glimpsed at the television set once in a while.

    He searched for the list of the list of the companies that were involved concerning the latest contract. “I need to get a printer and other necessary things.” He muttered as he wrote the names out inside his hardcover book.

    “I am pretty sure either the man or lady or even both of them that were killed must be the owner of one of the companies listed.” He said, resting his back and staring at the book. “I know what to do.” He cleared his throat and typed something in the search engine and walked to the television set to tune the channel.

    He returned back to his seat and smiled, perhaps he had gotten what he needed. “The names of the couple that were killed, according to the news are Mandy and Gary Moore.” He swooshed out a long breath and picked up the hardcover book. “Alright.” He said and typed in, to search fot the history of the couple.

    He waited for few minutes, distracting himself by watching the television set. Soon, he started the reading the history and saw that they were the controllers of Golden Ring Companies. “Golden Ring?” He asked himself as he hurtled a gaze at the hardcover book and found the name of the company as part of the listed companies.

****

    Vivian walked into her room and switched on the light. She yawned as she sat by the edge of her bed and picked up the diary on the small stool. She flipped it open and brought out a necklace from it, then she smiled. “Nicholas… hope you’re fine wherever you are.” She said trying as much as possible to force back her tears.

    She laid and was trying to remember past events when she slept off.

****

    “I have said it! This Chief Sam and some men that run that Della Company have something they do underneath! Nicholas clenched his fist as he spoke, still looking at the listed companies.

    He continued browsing through until he was becoming more sure of what was happening. Golden Ring Companies have been shortlisted with Della Companies and some other companies that included. He could read between the lines because Golden Ring Companies was also one of the best companies in the Kingdom. “They might have killed them out of fear that the company would win.

    “I am going to get to the root of this matter, I’ll start working on it seriously.” He yawned as he shut down his laptop and retired to bed.

****

    Vivian walked into the company and gave a long breath. As she had thought before leaving the house, it was either get she got sacked or suspended. She gave smile a try on sighting Moriah, thinking all might not be well. “Hope there’s no trouble in the office?” She asked her, trying to read her facial expression if there was any problem.

    “None! But, what did you do to Mr Frank yesterday? He looked somehow frustrated as he left the office yesterday.” She asked, tilting her head.

    Vivian smiled again, this time the smile changed into a grin gradually. “I never did anything.” She replied.

    “Alright, but it seemed the meeting ended quite earlier than thought.”

    “Maybe that was what got him annoyed. I made it end as soon as I could. Don’t worry, you won’t understand.” She patted her as she took some steps forward.

    Moriah just beamed. “Alright, no problem. How’s your son?” She enquired.

    Just then, Frank walked into the office. “He’s fine.” She replied and glanced at Frank. “Good morning sir.” She bowed.
   
    Frank squinted his face. He didn’t know how to approach her, perhaps the love had made him let down his strong guards. On a good term, no lady would try get him wounded and still be around him. He simply smiled. “A wonderful morning to you too.” He waved and headed to his office.

    As he walked on, he was biting his finger and brewing. He must have been bothered by something known to him alone.

****

    “I have to resume for full day duty today.” Stella told Doris as she applied gloss on her lips.

    “Thank God there was no emergency case yesterday night, I’d have laughed at you.”

    “Even if there was, I wouldn’t be called because I assisted the Doctor that lead the operation we did yesterday midnight.”

    “Anyhow, just pray before cutting anyone, anyhow.” She grinned, bringing out her mobile phone from her bag.

    “You should be more careful with the murderer, my regards to Craig.” She smiled and waved at her. She could see that she was ready to leave for her place of work and it seemed Craig was calling her already.

    “See you later.” She waved and hurried off.

    Stella smiled as she grabbed her handbag too and stood at the front of the full-size mirror to admire herself as usual. She glanced at the clock and noticed she was getting late. On a nice day, she’d take photographs before leaving the house.

    She hurried out of the house too.

****

    Some things still looked unclear to Frank as he rested his back and was cogitating on his seat. He took a deep breath before called Moriah to check on him in the office. It seemed he heard when she asked Vivian about his son.

   Do she really have a son? If she does, she hit my head against the wall and wouldn’t go scot free! He murmured to himself and awaited the presence of Moriah.

    Getting some files opened before him, just to look like a busy boss before Moriah, he heard soft knocks at the door and cleared his throat. “Come right in.” He said.

    Moriah walked in slowly and greeted him. “Have your seat.” He smiled as he protracted his hand to show her the seat.

    Moriah seated. She  had started suspecting Frank and his character towards Vivian, Vivian didn’t come out straight but it seemed Frank was bothered already.

    “Please tell me if Vivian has a son.” He said in a low tune, fixing his eyes on her.

    Moriah was agitated. What would she tell him? She knew it seemed he heard when she asked after Anthony from Vivian. What if she told him the truth and that got Vivian angry? Or what if she lied and Vivian had told him the truth?

    She was silent for a moment, taking her eyes down and raising her head up again, Frank’s gaze was still fixed. “Yes sir.” She replied.

    Frank chuckled softly. “That almost took you eternity to say, go and get a sack latter typed as soon as possible.” He said.

    “Huh?”

****

    Nicholas was tired already as he dropped the equipment he just got out to buy. He was already sure of Chief Sam and rushed to freshen up with the intention of visiting the Company. He had gotten a secret code that could be entered into the mobile phones to record calls, that was what he intended to do for Chief.

    Picking his credentials, to pretend as if he had came seeking for job opportunities, he rushed out and mounted on a motorcycle.

****

    He took in a long breath, praying within himself that God would help him with what he had laid his hands on. He stood before the gate of the Company and pressed his lips together, nodding cynically this is where the evil doers live. He said to himself as he hit the gate slightly. He took some steps backward, expecting the gate keeper.

    He adjusted his blazer and wiped his face slowly as a young security man opened the gate and smiled at him. He bowed and greeted him. “I came to see Chief.” He said, dimming his face to know if that kind of visit was welcomed.

    “Okay, come in.” The man smiled as he opened the gate wider and let him in. “Just enter to the reception, you’ll meet the Secretaries there.” He told him.

    Why has he been smiling? He thought as the man smiled to him again. “Thanks so much, Sir.” He bowed again and walked in.

    As he walked in, the beautiful faces of the Secretaries amalgamated his memory. His smiled curved into a sudden grin as he sighted the ladies on their various seats. He bowed again, that was one thing certain of him. “Good day.”

    The ladies admired him too, he wasn’t looking bad in his brown chinos trouser and black shirt with a brown tie. He looked handsome too, and his white teeth revealed while grinning also supplemented his appearance before the ladies. “Good morning, Sir.” The ladies all chorused, looking bright as they focused their eyes on his black and shinning face.

    “Yes, I want to see Chief Sam.” He said, exchanging the envelope he was holding to the left hand while he used his right hand to scratch his head.

    “Alright, let me pull a call through.” One of them said as she picked up the receiver.

    “You can have your seat over there.” Another one pointed at the black leather chair near the air conditioner. They all admired him and liked him at first sight.

    Nicholas grinned. “My appearance will surely make things easier for me.” He thought within himself as he sat down.

    Few seconds after, his glimpse met the smile of the Secretary that just finished calling the Chief. “He said you can come over.” She said, faking a sexier voice.

    Nicholas just smiled. He knew all that was happening.

    “The third floor, second office.” She added as Nicholas walked on.

    “Thanks.” He waved and all the ladies waved back at him.

    “Good looks matter a lot!” He tweaked his nose and climbed on the stairs.

****

    “Mr Frank said I should type a sack letter, I think it’s for you.” Moriah peeked inside Vivian’s office.
   
    Vivian smiled faintly. She expected that before, that wasn’t something of great surprise. “But, you just smiled, shouldn’t you be unhappy?” Moriah drawled.

    She smiled again. “I have been expecting it, I won’t mind if you do quick by getting it typed.”

   “But, what happened? That means I’ll loose you as a regular customer again.” She frowned.

    Vivian chuckled. “I will remain your client. In fact, I will buy Anthony something before leaving.”

    “But, you haven’t told me what happened.” Moriah added quickly.

    “That will be discussed later. You should go as soon as possible, don’t let me get you into trouble.” She said and waved.

    Moriah walked out slowly, still unhappy about all that was happening.

****

    Nicholas’ heart raced as he saw some guards some steps ahead. He guessed that was Chief’s office, by the way, it was the place described.

    He pressed his lips together, assuring himself of excellence. “If I get caught, will I be able to get through?” He snorted as he approached them and bowed again.

    “Do you have an appointment?” The guys asked.

    But this is weird! This is a company run by a board of many directors, why should he have guards here, interrogating? I am not shocked, once you have a skeleton in your cupboard, you will be running after shadows. “Yes.”

    The door was opened and he entered. At last, I am seeing this man. I will make sure I get life outta you. He thought as he approached him and bowed as usual with a smile. “Are you the guy?” Chief Sam asked.

    “Y..yes.” He stuttered.

   “Alright, sit down.”

    “Thanks sir.” He sat slowly, taking a look at the office.

    “Can I help you?” He heard chief’s voicw again and quickly looked at him.

    “This company is one of the best companies in this Taraka Kingdom and I saw you yesterday when you gave a speech concerning the big project this company just won. That motivated to be one of the geniuses here, sir.” He smiled.

    “Hmmn… You should never say this company is one of the best, it’s the best!” The hit his fist on table as he exclaimed.

    Nick smiled faintly as he bowed his head. “Alr…alright sir.”

    “I shouldn’t be the one in charge of this, but I love the way you just spoke.” He said as he streched his hand to get the C.V.

    Nicholas gave him the envelope and looked around the office again, there were the only ones inside that office then.

    Chief Sam picked up his eye glasses and put it on, giving the C.V a long look. As he did that, Nicholas looked again before stretching his hand to pick his mobile phone that was before him.

    Though, he was shivering because the papers that Chief had buried himself into could be removed anytime. How will I enter the code just now? He thought as he gave it a try, if his luck would have it.

    As he picked up the phone to quickly put in the secret code, the phone buzzed. It was a call from one of Chief’s friends.

****

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8 thoughts on “THE UNKNOWN- EPISODE TWO

  1. Frank is being ridiculous, how can you sack someone just because they have child ….hmmm. Nicholas I am praying you don’t get caught, otherwise you are dead meat . well done T.Dan and God bless you .

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