Most Wanted Maid ..... Episode 29 .: Stories Love Stories
The morning came with cold wind which seemed to have made everyone stay indoor that fateful morning.
Adaora was also caught indoor,on the little mat which she shared with Sonia the previous night,wondering if there was anything she could do to lift Sonia from the dilemma she found herself.She knew Sonia was in more trouble than she could imagine;if she was shown on the television,that means she must be on the newspapers as well.
Adaora smiled to herself on remembering how they got past the police checkpoint the previous day,driving down here,where she deemed safer.The policemen were holding Sonia's picture.As they looked at the picture,they looked at them in the taxi.Sonia had eyed her,not knowing that it has gotten to that level.Sonia's excessive make ups and changed appearance made it impossible for the police to identify her. spring wedding guest dress
Adaora was ready to do all she could to see that Sonia escaped falling into the dangerous pit that was on her way,even if it meant seeking help from where she vowed never to.
An uncomfortable feeling invaded Adaora.Her eyes never saw Sonia that morning.
She opened the wooden door of the old mud house and looked around;perhaps,Sonia may be sweeping the little compound but to her surprise,she was not there.A quick wave of fear swept through her as she ran around checking every corner of the building calling her name but not even her shadow was seen.Sonia was gone.Gone to God-knows-where.
Tony filled the air with early morning yellow dust as he sped off,with the nearest hospital on his mind.At regular intervals,his eyes went to the woman lying at the back seat.The fear in him didn't permit him to have a good look at her.So,he didn't know it was Angela,his best friend's wife that he knocked down.
She wasn't moving,getting him thinking if she was still alive or dead.
His phone was ringing as he added more speed to the tyres.It was David but he was far from being in the mood to answer.
Tony pulled into the hospital,signaling to the nurses to come over immediately.They came with the stretcher and without wasting any time,pushed her in to commence treatment on her.
Tony waited behind,bearing in mind that he'd missed the important business appointment that morning.
"Excuse me nurse,"Tony approached the nurse who came out from the room the victim was taken into,"how is she doing?"
"Calm down sir,we will get back to you"The nurse told him and left for another ward.
Just almost immediately she left,the doctor came out.Tony rushed to him.
"Doctor.how far?"Tony asked him.
"Are you her husband?"He asked in return.
"No.I was the one who knocked her down.Is there any problem?"Tony was already worried she might be badly injured internally.
"Uhmm,for now,there isn't much problem.We need to see her husband and that's maybe when she regains consciousness"The doctor stressed out.
"Can i see her?"Tony asked,the hope of still catching the appointment coming back to him.
"Sure.but she shouldn't be disturbed.
I think she got into bad hands because she was so unkept and unclad except for the light white material she was wearing but the nurses saw to that.Meanwhile,they are minor papers you have to sign before leaving"
Tony opened the door and saw her lying on the bed,with a big drip connected to her arm.He came close to observe her properly before leaving for the appointment,making up his mind to come and check on her as soon as possible.He had given one of the nurses some money to get her some food when she gets up.
As Tony beheld her face,he felt a high sense of familarity.Getting even closer,he almost stumbled,realising it was Angela,David's missing wife.
"Angela"he called her name softly,running his head over her forehead,feeling so sorry for her.
Angela opened her eyes and found Tony sitting close to her.
"Tony"She called weakly and noticed him shock greatly,bringing him back from his thoughts.
"Angela, are you alright"He seemed relaxed and better,knowing she was getting better.
"I feel very weak and hungry.Does david know i'm here?"She asked again.
"No.i was about calling him"He replied,dipping hand into his pocket to get his phone.
"No.don't call him yet,please"Angela pleaded.
"Why? Your husband is dying.Your absence is killing him.He needs to see you"
"I know but please don't call him yet"She pleaded again.
Tony alighted from the car and got into the house.David was dressed and seemed ready to leave.Tony looked around the parlour and saw empty bottles on the centre table in the parlour and eyed David.
"What happened? Why weren't you picking my calls?"David asked him.
"There was a problem.I knocked someone down.Are you going out?"Tony tried averting the question.
"I know you are a rough driver.Did you kill the person?"David asked,smiling at him.
"God forbid.She is getting better"Tony smiled too.
"I'm about going to the police station to know if they have any news for me.From there to my inlaws and from there to the streets if no good news.I cant stop searching for Angela"David told him.
"Its still too early David.Don't worry,your wife will return to you.Relax your mind.God is in control"Tony advised him.
Ebere was packing some clothes into some travelling bags,with fear all over her.The fear of Angela coming for her with the police and the fear of the gods coming for her.The old dibia had told her to make sure she produced Angela for the sacrifice because he already promised the gods her blood or else the gods would come after her(Ebere).
The door swung open,leaving Ebere perplexed because she thought she bolted it.Sonia removed the glasses from her eyes and stared at Ebere murderously pointing a short black gun at her.
"No.Sonia please.Don't do it please,i am begging you"Ebere pleaded,shedding tears with her kneels on the ground.
"You are heartless.You don't deserve to live.Couldn't you at least have had mercy on me? What would my going to prison profit you? Souls like you deserve to rot in hell"Ebere told her with tears rolling down her own cheeks.
"I can make up for everything.Please bring down the gun"Ebere pleaded.
"Its too late.very late.I have killed before.Yes i killed paul and regretted it but i will never regret killing you.Go to hell while i go to prison.Goodbye"Sonia whispered to Ebere before sending her down with a killing shot.