Nicholas hated himself. Why on earth would he have allowed Henry to visit Area-F station? But, he had deflated the tyres of Jerry’s car, how did he get another car as soon as possible? He had thought deflating two tyres would make them remain at the same spot for a while because they had just a single spare tyre to change one of the deflated tyres.
He was totally down as he heard all that. He finished tying the two evil men to the tree and rushed to his car and plopped down. He shut the door and began to think of ways he could use to get Henry out of the big problem he had gotten into. He was sure Jerry and his men would never take him to the previous house because they know he knew the place already.
He sighed, placing his head on the steering and breathing heavily. He raised his head again and yawned as he looked outside. “I know what to do.” He said and pulled out of the forest.
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“That was perfect, guys!” Prince Edward grinned as he shook hands with the guys he sent to get Vivian.
“I told you, Edward, didn’t I?”
Edward smiled. “It’s now simple now. There’s no problem any longer because I’m not going to release her until she accepts my proposal and we go off to the King, immediately.” He said with confidence.
“But she’s still fast asleep and are you sure she will concur, Edward?”
Edward laughed. “A beggar has no choice, Osmond. By the time I’m through with her, she’d have no choice but to follow the master.”
The two laughed. “Guys, I have dropped your balance with your boss, we’ll see later.” Osmond dismissed the guys and faced the Prince.
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The whole event continued as King Dennis continued living with his beautiful wife- Margaret for months until the good news let loose. It was several months after the wedding the new King had with his wife Margaret conceived.
This had made Harry’s brain turn upside down. He had always thought that he would get Margaret back, no matters what, but, the plan was falling through already as he heatd about her conception. “Impossible!” He muttered at first as he left the dining set when he was about to take his lunch.
He walked to his room, deep inside the thought, wondering if Margaret was gone forever. “This can’t be! Even with this foolish pregnancy of yours, if you don’t be mine, you must die!” He said, parading his room around and still thinking of what to do.
Just then, an idea came in and he smiled.
** ** **
Nicholas drove like he had never driven before. He didn’t take things easy even with the motorcyclists on the way as he drove recklessly. He had to save Henry. If anyone was meant to die, that would be him, not Henry, he thought as he parked some distance away from Jerry’s building.
He knew no reasonable human would bring Henry back to that house, but he believed he could get to wherever Henry was taken to, through that house.
He had waited for twenty minutes, just by the bush where he was sure vehicles wouldn’t be able to see his own parked vehicle and himself. He just kept praying for God’s assistance for that mission. He had thought Chief Sam’s case would be the most difficult of all the cases he would treat, but Engineer Ashley and Bennie’s cases too had been breathtaking!
Soon, he saw a green jeep that sped off and halted at the front of Jerry’s building. He rose up from where he had hidden and peeped at what would happen.
He saw two guys that came down from the vehicle and looked around before going into the house. Where did they get this Jeep? He had thought as he yawned again. He didn’t even know what was making him yawn, probably because he hadn’t taken much breakfast.
He swooshed out a long breath as he saw the guys come out of the building and hop into the vehicle as quick as they could and the vehicle took off again. That was what he really pictured and loved, he hopped into his own vehicle and drove after them slowly.
They should know where Henry is.
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Henry was tied to a pole to inside a small store of the house. The evidences he had with him had been snatched from him by Jerry and his men. It was as he had suspected, Nicholas and Henry worked together. “It’s today I’ll get The Unknown.” He muttered as he smiled.
He had put two guys at the front of the store of the house, expecting the Messiah that would come to take away his sins without suffering too.
Henry really wished he had a way he could use to tell Nicholas not to come nd rescue him. He knew himself that Nicholas walk uld definitely think of a way to save his life and would come to do that. He knew the security around the house he was brought was very tight. Perhaps, because he had been gotten before and he escaped.
He hung his head in fear, expecting a miracle to happen through someone else but not Nicholas because he knew how dangerous it would be for him to come. He didn’t even know, he wasn’t sure if Nicholas wouldn’t reveal the truth to Jerry about where he had hidden Ashley and Bennie.
His heart that was beating so fast kept praying continuously. The guys that were at the door hadn’t left the place since he was locked up. What exactly is happening! What will happen! He breathed heavily as he tried to move his body, bu it was tied to the pole already.
If a miracle would happen, God let be soon.
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Vickie rushed inside the house. She was in total shock and had been in it since Anthony called her and told her about what had happened. Anthony had woken up and wasn’t himself for a while before he finally came alive and reached for Vivian’s phone that had dropped on the floor.
He had punched Victoria’s mobile number and told her about all that had happened. He was told to remain in the house as Victoria rushed over with some officers who were already outside and around the house.
“Are you okay?” She quickly asked as she met Anthony on the floor, crying profusely.
Anthony couldn’t respond and she never expected the response. “The young boy is in shock, let’s get out of here first.” One of the officers around said.
Victoria looked at the tall officer. He was holding a gun and was in his uniform. He had also been turning around like a binatone fan, if he could see any criminal to shoot at, but unfortunately he found none.
“Did you see their faces? Who were they?” Victoria asked Anthony.
“I don’t know… I.. ” Anthony began to stutter.
“Let’s go, you’ll have to tell me later.” Victoria said as she wiped his tears and hers too. “We’ve got to go.” She said and pulled him up as they all evacuated the house and rushed to the station to start the investigation and the search.
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Nicholas was so patient that kept following the guys inside the vehicle without letting them suspect. He had followed them for a while and had doubted himself if the guys in the vehicle were really connected to Jerry and with Henry’s case.
They had just been driving for a while. He had thought within himself that if Henry had been taken to somewhere that far, to succeed with his plans may not be as easy as he had thought.
He kept muttering some words till he saw that the car drove into a comound from where he had stopped his own car. “Is this the house?” He wondered as he parked his car almost inside the bush. It was a distance away from the building.
He didn’t know how to start, but he just looked around and saw uncompleted buildings and bushes around. “Why are these guys always around these areas?” He wondered as he sighed. “How sure am I that the guys are here?” He wondered again and got inside the car to pick his mask and gun.
He quickly fast-tracked to the side of the building to get his business started. It was a relief that the fence was not rounded with fence wires that could hurt him and it wasn’t a tall one for him.
He placed his hands on the fence and pulled his heavy self up to peep inside the house slightly.
Thereafter, he jumped inside the house and his phone rang aloud, drawing attentions closer.
Nicholas hated himself for that. He quickly brought the phone out as he ended the call and his eyes, darting round the house if no one had heard that the phone just rang.
He quickly left the same spot in case someone had heard that a phone just rang, they might just think it was outside the house.
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“Can’t you hear? It seems a mobile phone rang now.” One of Jerry’s guys said as he brought out his tucked-in gun.
Jerry looked at him. “I heard, but it’s definitely not here.” He smiled as he picked a meat from the plate before him.
“Boss, are you sure?” Another accused as he dimmed his eyes.
“The Unknown doesn’t know this place, so, no one can know this place, guys. By the way, did you bring all the roasted chickens from our other house?” He asked.
“Yes, Sir. We got it from the other house since we still had it there, I thought there was no point in getting another and letting this one waste.” He replied.
“Alright, that’s cool.” Jerry smiled. “Call those guarding that guy to come around to eat too, at least The Unknown can’t get here, I’m sure of It.” He laughed.
“Alright, boss.” One of the guys said as he hurried on to get the two men guarding Henry for their food.
** ** **
Nicholas was relieved as he noticed that none of the guys came around to check if someone had jumped inside the house. He had been thinking that they must have heard the ringing tone but didn’t just pay attention. “Where on earth is Henry, oh God!” He sighed as he began to proceed till he got to the back of the house if there was any small building where Henry could have been locked up but he couldn’t find any.
Nicholas stood by the side of the building as he peeped inside the room he stood with but it was void. He thought that was another good was of getting Henry real quick. He turned back and peeped through the next room but there was no one inside that place too. Or, Henry isn’t here? He had thought as he squinted his face as breathed heavily.
He turned to the other side of the house and saw an opening that lead inside the house. It wasn’t locked and there was a sliding door adjacent to the opening; where he could pass into the main living room of the house.
He just sighed as he moved backward and looked at the house without blinking the eyes. He returned back to the backyard and to the other side of the house where he saw a locked opening that lead to the kitchen.
He was still short of ideas until he got back to the sliding door he first saw and tried his best to peep into the house. He saw no one inside the living room but he could hear voices not far from the living room. It was the guys that were eating and gisting at the small living room he could hear well.
He began to open the sliding door gently till he opened it to a size that would contain him. Then, he entered into the main living room and began to tip toe till he got to the staircase that lead upstairs and tiptoed there, vigilant with his gun, standby.
He had made up his mind that he wouldn’t spare any of them that might try to obstruct him. Luckily, he made his way into the the living room at the upstairs of the house and began to check rooms but didn’t see him at all. “Where’s Henry?” He breathed heavily as began to fear if Henry was still safe and sound.
He opened the door to the last confinement and met Henry, tied to the pole. It didn’t look like a room at all, he had thought as he looked round and rushed towards Henry.
Is this guy mad? How did he get here? Henry had watched him with surprise as he saw him step into the store to save his life. As soon as he untied him, he pulled him by the hand. “Let’s go.” He said quietly.
“What of the evidences?” Henry quickly asked too.
“Leave that out of the issue, Henry.” He said as he pulled him and both tiptoed back to the living room upstairs, then to the staircas and the main living room downstairs, till the got out and climbed the fence as usual.
Luckily, no one saw them till they left. But, Nicholas’ cherished glasses dropped upstairs while he was hurrying and he didn’t pay attention.
He sped off immediately he entered into the car with Henry. He passed his mobile phone to Henry and told him to remove the sim in there and insert the one at the back of his mobile phone as quick as possible.
Immediately he was done, he grabbed the mobile phone and called Officer Craig.
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