MY MISSING RIB
A STORY WRITTEN BY BRIGHT DANIEL
As the policemen pursued Lawrence’s workers, so as Lawrence pursued Steve and other in the forest. Few were remaining to escape from the land when they heard the sound of the chopper.
“Run!” Steve shouted and followed them. Meanwhile, Stella and Thelma had ran into the bush waiting for their father. While Steve and Zeno were still behind-but still inside the bush. The chopper landed and the arm men began to run inside the bush too with their guns.
“Bring me the head of the stranger! If anybody proves stubborn, shoot him!” Lawrence commanded.
The sound of gunshots were heard from the bush. Steve departed from Zeno and hid at a place with the arrow which he shoot a gunman on the neck, then he died instantly. He departed from there again instantly running inside the bush. One of the bullets touched sir Zeno when he was running too then he shouted in a loud voice and fell on the floor. When Stella heard his voice, she ran back. “Daddy!” she shouted.
“Stella, no!” Thelma wanted to prevent her from going back but she insisted and ran back to her dying father. “Daddy, please, get up” she cried.
“Run my daughter” the father said with a low voice. One could see blood pumping out from his back and mouth.
“No, Daddy, I’m not leaving you”
“Run, Steve will take care of you and your sis…” Zeno gave up and died. Meanwhile, one of the gunmen had arrived there already, he grabbed Stella on the hair and pushed her out. Some other women and children were also caught.
Still inside the bush, Steve ran up to Thelma and a guy. He was surprise to see only her. “Where is your sister?” he whispered.
“She ran back to our father” Thelma wept silently.
“Because my Daddy was shot. Please, go and bring her”
“It’s too late” Fred, the next guy said.
“No, this can’t be happening” Steve said sadly.
“Come on, we have to leave here now” Fred led the way…
Still in the forest, at the chopper where Lawrence was smoking like never before, Zeno’s dead body and others who the men captured were brought to her.
“What?!” Lawrence exclaimed seeing the dead body. “Why did you kill this man?!”
“Sorry, ma’am, he ran into a flying bullet that was actually meant for the stranger” one of the men replied.
“You mean you didn’t kill that boy?”
“Yes, ma’am, we even lost one of our men in the process. An arrow just came from nowhere and killed him”
“Demn it! Put all of them inside the chopper” Lawrence commanded.
“Are you taking them to our camp?” the man became surprise.
“Are you deaf? I said put them inside the chopper!” Lawrence concluded and all were put inside the chopper including Stella and flew off.
At their camp, they put all in one room without properly locking the door…
The policemen who were pursuing Lawrence’s workers slowed down and took another car on the way. Therefore, the men thought that they had lost them. They drove back to their camp without knowing the policemen monitored and followed them. When Lawrence and others heard the sound of their car, they all came out.
“I hope you were not followed” Lawrence asked smoking.
“Yes, we were fast enough to escape from them” the driver replied holding a gun as he came out from the car with others. They sagged their trousers in a way one could see their boxers.
“I will make sure that man, Mr Stanley pay for this” Lawrence brought out her phone.
As all were outside there, Stella used the opportunity to ESCAPE. Few minutes later, policemen surrounded the area and opened fire immediately. Some were killed while some like Lawrence were arrested. The policemen went into the building and released the other people.
“Fuck you! Do you know who i am?!” Lawrence was shouting as they dragged her into the vehicle.
Back to the forest, Steve couldn’t proceed, Zeno’s words kept ringing inside his head like a bell: PLEASE, TAKE CARE OF MY DAUGHTERS. He stopped and handed his local weapons to Fred.
“Where are you going to?” Thelma asked him.
“I’m going to get your sister back” Steve replied.
“I’m following you” Thelma turned.
Steve held her two shoulders and looked into her eyes. “I can’t have you risk your life again, please, stay back as i go check on your sister” he said.
Thelma could see passion in his eyes and feel a strong enthusiasm from his voice. She couldn’t say any other thing but to node her head positively looking into his eyes too. Steve gradually left her shoulder and looked at Fred in a way that says: TAKE CARE OF HER.
As Steve walked back boldly, Thelma stared at him.
Few minutes later, Steve came back looking disappointed then Thelma rushed him. “Did you see her?”
“Nobody is there anymore. I think they must have been taken out from there” Steve replied. All this while, he thought he was with Stella not knowing that it was Thelma. So he held her shoulder again and said, “Stella listen, your sister is safe wherever she is and I’ll make sure i find her, okay?”
Thelma nodded her head silently..
To Be Continued…………………..
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