Nicholas could feel the wave of anger deep inside him. He had been wondering continuously, why Anthony could have followed the guy or why the Prince too would be after Vivian! He was already tired of running after vehicles every day, risking his life. He was very blue in face as he continued speeding up and maneuvering his ways so he wouldn’t be seen.
He exhaled deeply and hit the steering of the vehicle very hard. “Arrant nonsense!” He exclaimed suddenly. He didn’t even know how to go about saving Nicholas now. He wasn’t certain if he wouldn’t break the promise he had made to himself that he wouldn’t kill anyone. The Prince was getting on his nerves and he had to fire back!
Something just dropped in his busy mind. The Prince might have been doing that just because he wanted to get who The Unknown was. He shrugged. “That might be the reason, but I pray I don’t loose my temper!”
He kept his gaze on the car and kept going too. He hadn’t tasted anything that day and had been going around doing the work of his name- The Unknown. He peeped at the back seat when he noticed the road was free and he could look elsewhere. He didn’t see his mask on the seat. He shook his head continuously and hissed aloud. “Henry>>!” He remembered that he could be of help.
He wished he had gone home earlier. At least, he would have taken Henry along and perhaps taken his mask too. But if he had gone home, would he have been around when the Prince was taking Anthony away. He still couldn’t fathom why exactly Anthony followed them. “Was he drugged! That boy is a sharp boy, he is sharper than all that is happening!” He hit the steering again.
On and on, he continued following.
** ** **
“Doris, tell me, do you really think Nicholas is The Unknown?” Craig asked Doris.
Doris shrugged. “I also don’t know. What I can say is just that he is a suspect.” She replied.
Craig swooshed out a long breath and sat by the edge of his table. “The case that is really wavering around now is this case. Every Officer here would love to be the one given this case to solve, so we really have to do something fast.” He said.
Doris sighed. “Honestly, Craig. I think we just need to take drastic steps.” She added.
“How? That is the ultimate question without an accurate answer. A question I really find so hard to get an answer to! How?”
“I really don’t know the answer to that question too.”
“Yeah.” Craig shook his hand with excitement. “I think I have an idea.”
Doris’ eyes popped more open. “An idea?” She wondered, focusing more on him.
“Yeah. We can always send our guys to the clinic where the woman that was shot is. I think there’s a connection between that lady and The Unknown. You know.. that lady was kidnapped before, The Unknown brought her to the station, her only son was also kidnapped before, The Unknown also brought him here.”
Doris smiled faintly and nodded. “That’s true.”
Craig was becoming sure of himself. He stood from the edge of the table and walked to a side of the office, nodding continuously. “That is what we have to do. When we have our guys surrounding that region, then I think whenever he comes around, he might be noticed.”
“But Craig, do you think he will come there when he sees the officers? This man in question is unknown as his name implies. We don’t know him! If he comes to the hospital and goes in as if he’s there for a treatment, are we gonna know?”
Craig thought on that for a while. “That is really true. But, according to Nancy, Nick is The Unknown, I think we should just focus our attention more on Nick, then.”
“Hmmn.. Since he’s a suspect, right?” She questioned.
He shrugged. “Sure.”
Just then, the office mobile phone rang. Craig quickly reached for it as Doris stood up. “Hello?”
“What? Kidnapped? Again? We are on our way!” He simply stated and gazed at Doris. “Another trouble! The lady’s son is missing again. Start getting ready, let me go and get more men to start getting ready too. We need to move fast!” He ran out of the office instantly.
“That boy again!” Doris wondered as she quickly reached for her mobile phone and dialed Nicholas’ mobile number.
** ** **
Prince Edward’s guys already left the hospital too when they noticed everyone was already going up and down in search of Anthony.
Nicholas was still after the Prince and his accomplice when his phone rang. “This is not the time for me to be picking up calls.” He just said without reaching for his phone. He didn’t even want to know the person who might be calling him, he was just after Anthony.
He began to wonder if the Prince would not have suspected that he had been after him for a while. He slowed down and let some cars overtake him, He just made sure he could still see his car as he was going too. At least, the Prince or Osmond wouldn’t know a car was after them that way.
His phone rang again. He felt if he picked the call, he would surely be distracted. He ignored it again and just kept on going.
** ** **
Victoria had been running helter-skelter since she noticed Anthony had suddenly disappeared. She had left him at the reception and had gone in search of the nurse that wanted to help her get the blood donor the previous time. She hadn’t stopped wanting to know who the donor was, so she had been discussing with the nurse on how she could help to get the file in the Doctor’s office.
Anthony who had seen one of Edward’s men waving at him outside also stepped outside to see who was waving. He know how much Vickie wanted to know who the donor was, so he felt that waqs might be the donor. He had thought he could make Vickie happy by getting her the donor, because of that, he had to talk to a stranger again!
“Please, are you the donor?” He asked the guy who had been thinking on how he could take me away from the place.
The guy felt relieved. That was an avenue to really get him. “No, I am not. Let me show you who the donor is.” He replied him and held his hand as both walked to the vehicle together and was taken away.
Though, Vivian haven’t know about her son’s disappearance, Vickie had been trying all her best to make sure she found the kid before she would get to know. As she had been finding him for sometime now and he was nowhere to be found, she had to raise an alarm and quickly called Craig’s office for help likewise.
She was already in tears, running around the hospital. Thirty minutes after the call, the officers arrived with Craig and Doris leading them.
** ** **
So it was even Osmond’s place they were taking Anthony too! Nicholas thought as he stopped his car and parked when he noticed that Osmond rushed down from the Prince’s parked car and rushed to a gate with key with him, shivering as he was opening the door.
He stormed down from the car as soon as the Prince drove into the house. He was short of ideas amd reached for his mobile phone. As he clicked on a button, he saw two missed calls already. “Doris? What is happening?” He wondered and dialed the number back.
“Doris, what’s happening?” He quickly asked.
“Vivian’s son has been kidnapped again, Nick. Where have you kept your mobile phone before?”
“See, Doris. I think this is what will happen. I followed the Prince who took Anthony. So, I know where they are presently but I’m not armed. I think I should call Craig and just tell him I know where they’ve taken the child too so that you guys can come and do your work.”
“But I don’t want that, Nick. He already suspects that you have something to do with these people. If you call him again he’s going to suspect you more. I just have to step aside to speak to you now, he’s in the hospital with others, making enquires and interrogating.” She explained.
“Wow! See, Doris. I don’t think there’s a choice now. I think that is what I have to do or else he might harm this kid!”
“The Prince again, right? Alright, just call him and let him know.” She replied.
“Alright, thanks.” He ended the call and put a call through to Craig instantly.
** ** **
Immediately after Nicholas has called Craig, he rushed to his car. There, he saw his mask and his gun. He never knew they were on the back seat but had drifted toward the left door behind the driver. It was because of their position he couldn’t see them while he was driving the other time.
Should I just go now? He wondered as he pocketed his gun and held on to his mask. He walked to the gate and looked around. He saw some vehicles driving by. When he was sure there was no car coming again, he masked himself quickly and made his way to the fence. It was tall and the planted flowers near the fence as ornamentals were great obstruction for him.
He roughened his way to the fence and jumped in. What if there’s dog? He wondered as he bent and hastened his footsteps to one side of the building. He had hidden there when he heard sounds at the gate and the gate opened. Prince’s men had arrived also and entered into the house to know what’s going on. “Just go and be guarding the compound!” The Prince ordered them.
He had locked Anthony up and was getting set to call Craig. He had gotten his mobile number when he searched for him on the internet. He already knew Craig, at least he heard his name when he was still at the station. He was the guy who didn’t want him to be released.
“Hello, Mr Craig.” He said as his call was answered.
Craig kept mum. He wondered who the person could be. The voice wasn’t familiar and that wasn’t the voice of The Unknown either.
“You are shocked, aren’t you? Anyways, I don’t have much things to say. All I have to say is that I have the son of the woman that was shot by the Prince with me, that is if you know. What I need is not a ransom but just a mobile number.” He paused for a while and laughed. “Shocked? I need the mobile number of The Unknown. That is the person I have business with, not you!”
“Gentleman, I don’t have any business with him, why should I have his mobile number?”
He laughed aloud. “Don’t try to play smart, Craig. Can you see that I have discarded the ‘Mr.’ before your name? I am going to kill this boy!” He threatened and ended the call.
“Don’t send anything to him. At least, he cannot kill the boy before we get there.” Doris said to Craig.
Craig nodded. “Alright.” They continued with their journey to where The Unknown had told them to come to.
Doris just prayed all would just be well.
** ** **
Soon, Craig and his men got to House Five as Nicholas had described. “This should be the place.” He came down and stared at the building. “Come on, guys.” He waved his hand as a sign to them and the officers rushed down from the two vehicles they have brought.
They were putting on bullet proofs, ready to face any war too. They got to the gate and listened if they could hear anything. Craig walked to the gate and paused. Suddenly, he knocked softly. The gate was opened slowly and one of the officers pushed the gate with full force as they stormed inside the building.
Craig had shot his gun into the air so the guys could know they weren’t there for a joking matter. That was their work, to risk their lives!
The guys dropped their guns as commanded, one even knelt down as soon as he heard the gunshot. “Go in, guys.” Craig ordered while some men still stood behind. He walked looked around the building and thought that there could be an escape route in the house. “You all stay right here.” He ordered as she started parading the compound.
As he got to a spot, he noticed a shadow. “Who’s there?” He questioned as he aimed his gun and approached the opposite side of the building. As he quickly turned to the side of the building, he saw a masked man almost jumping off the fence. “Halt!” He exclaimed but the masked man never stopped.
He pulled his trigger right there and the masked man jumped to the other side. He was fulfilled that at least, he shot him because he could see blood flowing down the fence already. “Some guys should join me!” He shouted as much as he could.
Nicholas had been shot by his arm already and that had lessen his speed. He was already in another house but managed to keep running till he could jump over the fence and into another house in pain and agony. Blood was still flowing but he didn’t care. Though, he knew they might use the blood drops to trace where he had passed but he cared less and kept on jumping till he couldn’t jump the last fence again.
He was overwhelmed with pain. The officers had started tracing him then, but he was lying down on the floor near the last fence that would lead him outside where he could run away. He was weak already and was breathing through his mouth but the officers continued approaching…