Hey guys! It’s been the fuel scarcity that caused the delay, no electricity, no generator power to power the mobile phone and P.C.. Enjoy episode 45. Cheers!

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The Unknown

    Doris checked the screen of her mobile phone and couldn’t take her eyes off it. “Nicholas.” She announced as she picked up the call and looked at Stella.

    “Where is he?” Stella screamed from where she was.

    “Nick, what’s happening? Where have you gone to again?” Doris asked.

    “I’m sorry I had to leave when I didn’t see Stella. I got a call that your station have been attacked and the Prince would be taken away forcefully. I thought you were still here and maybe Craig too, so I can save you and possibly stop the Prince.”

    “Our station? Wait, there are many things I don’t even understand! Where are you right now?”

    “I’ll explain myself when I’m back. I have to end this call now, something is happening.”

    The call ended. Doris was totally fed up. She raised her head and looked at Stella and Henry. “He went out already. I don’t even understand all he said before he ended the call and said he would explain himself much better when he’s back.”

     Stella became so u infuriated. “What’s wrong with Nick! This is really annoying! Honestly, does he want to kill himself? He has a gunshot wound and he’s out of the house again? He collapsed a moment ago, he woke uo and left! Craig too is out there in search of him, is he sick!” She blasted.

    “Where exactly did he tell you he is?” Henry asked.

    “He said our station, but I’m not that sure. By the way, he said something was happening, so he ended the call… em.. what could be happening?”

    Stella hissed aloud and walked inside.

** ** **

    Nicholas was standing near the station, hiding. He had received a sudden call immediately he opened his eyes on the bed. He picked it up and heard the station had been invaded by some strange men who were well armed. He knew they had come for the Prince and quickly rushed up.

    Then, Stella and Doris were busy inside the room treating Stella’s wound. As he looked around and didn’t see anyone, he was fulfilled and removed the fixed drip, getting himself outside the bed as he left as quick ad possible. He never knew Doris was already back, it was when he collapsed the other time that Doris knocked. He had thought Doris and Craig might be in a serious problem which he could help them out.

     It was when he got to the scene he called Doris and noticed she wasn’t there. Then, he could see that an important personality came down from the car to save the Prince and he had to record.

    He had been recording all that was happening there. He couldn’t move closer because of his wound and he was unarmed. After he had recorded well, the Prince and Osmond were taken away by those that came to invade the station, so he also went away.

    He was shocked Doris never got a call that something was happening but Craig already returned back to the station but he couldn’t do anything because the guys were thoroughly armed and all happened impromptu.

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    Weeks rolled into months and on and on till it was time for Margaret to deliver her child. It had been rough and interesting throughout the nine months she had been staying with Larry and Louisa. She was only faced with the problem of thinking, always worried what she could have done to deserve the banishment. Larry and Louisa had always been strong poles to her life since, but she never took it off her mind any time.

    She was at home with Louisa when she began to labour. Louisa quickly put a call through to her husband to return from work so they could use the car to take her to the clinic. She had been sitting on the three-seater sofa in the living room, groaning in pain when Larry came in.

    “I’m sorry I took a while. Let’s go.” He said and helped her to her feet, driving off to the hospital. Thank God things were already getting easier in the country and the Kingdom, there are many hospitals available for them to visit, so, he took her to the nearest one.

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    Katherine had been facing serious troubles in the palace. Harry had been a bone in her throat since he got to know she was carrying his baby. He had drained her already, just asking her for money everytime. She knew him, he was a person who didn’t mind the outcome, though he might also suffer but she would end up suffering more.

    She was already counting her eight month of pregnancy when Harry came around again, demanding for more money from her. Sometimes, she might be really indignant, but she had no choice but just to protect her name and that of the unborn child.

    Harry had made a lot out of his deal with her which he had squandered on ladies and alcohol. He never minded her whenever she told him she was broke, she was married to a King who could meet all her needs everytime. He never cared.

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    Nicholas rushed back to Doris’ place amidst pains, sweating profusely. As he entered, he locked up the gate and hurried to the main door. He knocked severally before Doris came around to open the door for him.

    He held on to his gunshot wound, looking so pale. “I’m deeply sorry.” He said before anyone could scold him.

    “Nick!  This is very annoying!” Stella sprung to her feet. “Honestly, it is so nerve-wrecking! What’s the meaning of this nonsense? Do you know how much I passed through just to make sure Craig didn’t see you, do you know all I have been doing is a huge risk because my license is as take! Moreover, why do you keep endangering you own life? Why!” She yelled.

    Nicholas felt cold. He never knew Stella would be so mad at him. “I’m just sorry, Stella. I really am.”

    “If you get infected, that’s death. It’s a wound that is delicate. You have lost so much blood and you ought to be in bed, resting and taking medications but you just keep your on going around, what’s your problem?”

    “I’m just sorry.” Nicholas kept saying.

    Stella calmed down. She had poured out her mind already and was already at ease. “Come inside and let me see the wound.” She walked on as Nicholad followed hee quickly, winking at Henry who had been staring at him.

    Henry and Doris also followed them as they went inside.

** ** **

    Mr. James, Engineer Davies and Dr. Don were together in James’ office for a meeting. James had called his other remaining two partners in crime concerning a huge contract that the company was also competing for.

    They had been in the deal for quite long now they had just two companies left- theirs and a threatening company. “I think The Varios might win this contract, guys. We have never failed and we should never fail.” James said to them.

    “I have been thinking of this too, my colleagues. They really have a higher percentage of winning. Since we are two only two shortlisted companies left, I think something fast must be done.” Don added.

    “You should know me. I have gone to see their Boss there but he didn’t collect any money from me, he said he was so sorry he doesn’t take bribe and walked me out of his office. Imagine!” Davies also spoke.

    Jamed sighed. “Winning this will be a big achievement for this company and even us. Chief Sam and others are already gone, so sharing the profit will be easier and more than when they were here. We are talking about billions here, not even millions.” James smiled.

    “Now that the man didn’t take money and the look on his face was threatening, I can’t guarantee our success in this contract.” Davies said.

    “I don’t want to know, guys! Whoever will die because of this contract will. We have done it  before and we can do it again. How can that small company overshadow us now? It is not possible!” James exclaimed.

    “How do we go about it?” Don asked. “Who do we eliminate now?” He added.

    “The first person we have to execute is the strong hold in The Varios company. That is their Chief Engineer who designed Maliko Bridge. That man is the major stronghold of that company and if he’s gone, I can guarantee our success.” Davies explained.

    James smiled and nodded. “That should be done as soon as possible!”

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     “I’m sorry I had to yell at you, Nick. I was so worried about you.” Stella begged Nicholas.

    Nicholas smiled. “I understand. I just took that risk because I thought Doris was still there and I got a call they have been bombarded there because of the Prince.” He replied.

    “I’m sorry once again.”  She pleaded.

    “Nick, how many of these men do you have left to complete this risky thing?” Doris asked.

    “They are just three – Mr. James, Engineer Davies and Dr. Don.” He replied. “Henry, please help me get my car from the Prince’s friend’s place.” Nick said.

    “Where’s that?” Henry enquired.

     “I’ll take you there.” Stella said.

     “Wait, what happened to your hand, Stella?” Nicholas asked.

    Stella glimpsed at the hand. “I’ll tell you that one later. Doris, please watch over him well and make sure you neglect every knock on that gate until I return with Henry.”

    Doris nodded.

    ** ** **

    Soon, Henry and Stella returned back with Nicholas’ car. Stella dropped at the front of her place while Henry drove the car to Nicholas’ compound. After he had parked, he checked the safe of the car and brought out his iPad and the headphone there. He locked up the car and hurried back to Stella’s place with it.

    As soon as he entered, Stella saw the iPad. “Wow, bring it here. Let me hear if there’s any new conversations.”

    Henry handed the iPad over to her and rushed to the room to check on Nicholas. Then, Doris was already coming outside too. Stella scanned through the recorded videos and audios so far, there she saw the recording of the meeting of Mr. James and the other colleagues.

    Just as she was about playing the video, there was a knock and the fellow entered. “Craig?” Doris was shocked as she saw him.

    Stella quickly dropped the iPad. “Craig?” She also stood up.

    “How are you now, Stella?” He asked as he walked beside Stella.

    “I’m better.” She smiled.

    “Didn’t you get the message that the station was invaded, Doris?” Craig asked.

    “Station was invaded? Message? I got no message.” She said, looking so shocked.

    “That’s the work of the network. Officer Joyce said she called your mobile number but it wasn’t going through but she sent a message.”

    “I didn’t get any message.” She quickly replied.

    “They invaded the station with unimaginable ammunitions and The Prince and his friend were taken away.” He explained.

    “Really? Who did that?” Doris screamed.

    “Maybe the King, who knows? Investigation is going on.” He said and sat down. “I love this iPad.” He suddenly said and reached for the iPad.

    Stella had frozen on her seat because she never took the video away from the screen, by the way it was Nicholas’ picture that was the wallpaper. He might suspect something. Doris had also held her breath, looking at what would happen as he clicked on the power button. Just then, he clicked on the power button and the iPad came on, then he raised his head and looked at the two


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15 thoughts on “THE UNKNOWN – 45.

  1. Nicholas deserve to b treated like a hero nt like a criminal.Dis story as been an inspiration to me n I can’t stop having more of it.I hope tins work out well for Stella,Doris n Nicholas.In conclusion u ar doing a wonderful job tdan.


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