Officers Craig and Doris walked into the office. Frank was left inside the interrogation room with handcuffs in his hands. Craig had called Doris for them to flow in concert for a spell. He knew the medal behind whoever caught The Unknown.
“Do you believe all that Mrs Priscilla said?” He asked her as both Sat down.
“I believe her. At first, I thought she was the long lost lover of Nick, but now I see that things just looked somewhat the same, not really the same.” Doris replied.
Craig heaved a sigh. “I called the hospital earlier and they said Frank’s accomplice was responding to treatment well. So, we charge them to court once he’s alright.” He said.
“And about Chief Sam, we’ve got to send the man to jail now too.”
“Sure, thanks, Doris. It’s high time he went to jail. At least there are strong evidences against him.”
“Alright, let me go and see the boss concerning that.”
** ** **
Henry smiled as he motioned beside the beautifully dressed lady that just came in. He didn’t know Nancy, but from all inklings he could see then, he knew that was Nancy.
Though, Nicholas had described how Nancy looked to Henry before, so, it was easier for him to get her. He sat down on the chair opposite to Nancy’s and smiled again. “Hey pretty.” He waved slightly.
Nancy looked at him a gave a not-true-to-mind kind of smile as she waved back.
“I presume that you came for Nicholas, right?” He asked her.
Nancy threw a gaze at him. “Sure, but please who’re you?” She enquired.
“I’m his closest friend, a close one from childhood.” He replied.
“So, what of Nicholas?” She enquired.
“As he was about to leave the hospital, the Doctors called him back that the lady he hit would be operated. So, he’s there.”
“He’s there? Will he be the one to operate the lady?” She rolled her eyes.
“As you can see, I’m not using a stethoscope, neither do I have a lab coat on me, only a Doctor can answer that question.”
“What’s the name of the hospital, please?”
Henry chuckled. “He said he wouldn’t like you to come over that’s why I’m here. He asked me to come and keep you company. He would come over soon.” Henry said.
Nancy swooshed out a long breath. “Alright, thanks.”
** ** **
Nicholas pulled in his lower lip as his rubbed his hand on his head and listened to all Benny and Ashley were saying.
“I actually needed a cook, so, the guy cane around and occupied the post. You see Benny, after he occupied the post, I met him inside my room when I went back home to pick some designs forgotten.”
“You met him in your room? What was he doing?”
“I don’t even know what exactly, Benny! I suspected him and asked Jerry to carry him away, but he was ultimately saved by someone we didn’t know. I guess the person was The Unknown.” Ashley nodded constantly.
Benny chuckled. “So, how can you get the guy back? I’m very sure he’s a worker of The Unknown, we should strike before they do!”
“That’s the main issue now, Benny. How do we go about it?”
“By Jerry and his men for close monitoring as you have said, we gotta get them soon.” Benny said.
Ashley let out a long air from his nostrils.
Nicholas just laughed as he came down from his car and locked it up. The time was running fast and he knew Frank that would collect the designs would come anytime soon, he had to hand it over to him so he could get an automatic clearance.
** ** **
Nicholas jammed the door and hastened into the eatery. It was some minutes to five pm already and he knew he would be done for If he didn’t rush to the eatery. He had kept Nancy waiting and who could tell if Nancy would expose him soon?
He hadn’t gotten a good way he could use to freeze her out from his plans. She was a kind of kerfuffle and encumberance to him. She had monitored him before, how sure was he that she wouldn’t do that again? He didn’t even know if all he had been doing was the right thing, at least, she already knew he was The Unknown and he was still in hiding. If he would later uncloak the truth, wouldn’t Nancy know him as the brain behind that?
He just swallowed as his eyes darted round the cool confinement and at last his eyes caught her on seat, discussing with Henry. He smiled for a while, how he wished the two just fell in love like that so that he could be free! He imagined as he cloistered near them and cleared his throat to gain their attention.
“How was the operation?” Nancy quickly asked as she sighted him.
He smiled again. So she even believed that he had been in the hospital? Thank God he decided to wait to give Frank the designs, at least she believed her. I have to know her house, he had thought as he looked at her. “Yeah, it was successful.” He said and took a glimpse at his partner in crime- Henry.
Henry just chuckled. “Thank God, Nick.”
Nicholas grinned. “Yes, Henry.” He said and faced Nancy again. “Hope Henry has been keeping you company well?”
“Your friend is very funny.” Nancy chuckled.
Nick smiled and raised his thumbs up at Henry with a wink. “That’s my boy.”
“Anyways, may I go now?” Henry asked.
Nicholas dimmed his eyes. “No.” His mind wasn’t through at his going away, what if Jerry would get him then and kill him?
Nicholas began to discuss with Nancy as Henry rested his back and kept looking at the two. He was wondering if Nancy could know Nicholas had been playing her. She deserved it, he surmised.
** ** **
Prince Harry’s love for Katherine started springing up. Though, he knew he didn’t love her with all his heart and might, but he still felt for her.
Different thoughts just came flowing through his mind as he laid on his bed and fixed his eyes on the wall clock that was tickling slowly. He wished to take a revenge on Margaret for going with Dennis.
He had started thinking and trying to plan something. He didn’t like Dennis and he became the King, as if that wasn’t enough, he took Margaret with him again. It was making him mad.
Time will tell, he had thought to himself as he yawned and slept off.
** ** **
Thinking of Nicholas that day had caused her heart to start pondering again. Vivian had laid on her bed with her eyes closed but no other image kept forming in her imagination but Nicholas’.
Her thought on if he was still waiting for her had raced her heart. It wasn’t an easy thing and she had always heard that no decorous guy would wait for a lady for over ten years because of love. Which kind of love would make a guy wait for her for ten years?
She kept imagining herself meeting Nicholas and probably his legally married wife and kids. She didn’t know if she would tell him about Anthony then, she would really be down because of that.
She didn’t know why, couldn’t place her hands on the reason why her heart still belonged to Nicholas even after ten years. Would he still be waiting for her too or married already?
She wiped her lone tear as she opened her eyes slowly and snifled. “Nicholas.” She had muttered and took a glance at the door. She had started having illusions, seeing Nicholas walk in and hold her in his warm arms.
She sighed. That was just one out of the two problems she was afraid of. Even if she found Nicholas, how would she tell Anthony his father was alive? Would the boy forgive her at all?
“Why am I the one in throe with problems! God!” She exclaimed softly and she turned around to the other side of the bed, wiping her tears again.
** ** **
At last, Nicholas dismissed Nancy. He wished to know her house or possibly take her home but he just knew his countenance changed suddenly as he was before Nancy. He missed Vivian so much.
Nancy was just talking to him about one of her colleagues at work that just got pregnant and that made him remember Vivian. Had he ever forgotten her? It would just be too bad to turn her to a god that he would always tell about his going-outs and coming-ins.
He remembered the day he was with Vivian, discussing about how men should always treat pregnant women with care. He had always thought and finalized within himself that once his wife got pregnant, he would just make her retire from every single chore that could be in the house.
He wouldn’t mind leaving his job within that period so that he would be able to help her in the house, teach her some exercises and prepare her delicious meals. He had always promised himself of being a good husband to Vivian because she would be the one he would end up with, but, it was ten years already and there was no green light.
Pretending as if he had started going out with Nancy didn’t change any fact and the love he had for Vivian. He just didn’t know why, he just couldn’t tell it, he still loved her.
“Nicholas, why on earth have you been moody since you were discussing with Nancy?”
Nicholas took a glance at Henry and just smiled faintly. “Our discussions made me remember Vivian; the one I love.”
“Just try and shake this off, you really don’t need this. Brooding now can just make our plans fall through, Nick.”
“I just can’t help it.. I just don’t know why it’s hard. I feel I have given Vivian my life, my soul and my everything. I don’t know what she’s passing through right now, I don’t.”
Henry chuckled. “Ten years? What if she’s now married?”
Nicholas took a sharp glance at him and back to the track. “Henry, why do you usually have an outlandish credence! Why are you usually thinking like this?”
“It is not good for you to always think of the positive side of a thing alone, always think about it’s adverse effects or should I say always think about the ‘buts’ that might be inclusive.”
“I even think you’ll be the one to help me wash down my worries and let me keep my hopes up, I never knew you’d be the one doing this.”
“You want me to refresh you? Are you serious?” Henry grinned.
“Sure!” He hit his hand on the steering.
“Park the vehicle.” Henry said.
Immediately Nicholas parked the vehicle, Henry came down and took over the driving while Nicholas sat beside him. “Where should I take you to?” He grinned.
“I feel refreshed whenever I go to the beach with Vivian. Let’s visit the beach.” He said.
“Beach? Alright, let’s visit Marora Beach.” Henry hit his hand on the steering.
“That should help a little.” Nicholas muttered.
** ** **
Vivian whisked up and went to Anthony’s room. “Give me you black shirt and brown trouser, Anthony.” She said.
Anthony already knew the clothes she was talking about immediately he saw her. He got the dresses and gave it to her before taking a second look. “Mum, what do you want to do to it?”
“I want to iron it for you, Anthony. I’m not feeling too well and I want us to visit the Beach together, that’s where your Dad and I usually refresh each other.” She smiled.
“Beach? Alright Mum, let me get prepared.” Anthony smiled and dropped his acoustic guitar beside his mattress as he rushed to take a shower while Vivian went ahead to iron the clothes.
She didn’t know the beach she would visit yet.
** ** **
Henry and Nicholas made a way to a seat and relaxed as they watched the beach and some people running around, enjoying the breeze.
He didn’t know why but he felt the air always blowing at the beach was always different from any other one. Cool and refreshing. The last time he was at the beach was when he came because he missed Vivian, now, he had came because he missed her again.
“Let me get the drinks.” Henry said and stood up to get some drinks for them.
Nicholas just smiled. He really liked the breeze.
** ** **
Vivian and Anthony got set too and locked up the gate. Vivian had called Vickie after she had finalized the beach she wanted to visit and had told her to visit he beach once she was through at work.
She knew she would definitely be refreshed, if not for anything, because she had gone to the beach with Nicholas several times. She really believed.
The taxi kept on driving and kept driving till it halted at the junction of Marora Beach and Vivian paid the driver before she took a walk and got near a seat too.
A miracle should happen…