She stood before them, looking at the small box.
The man spoke
“Is licensed madam…is not doubled barreled, is just a normal one for armatures… just as you requested, no harm if you can handle it, here is it if you have the mind to handle it with care, is not loaded yet. We have alre-ady taught you how to load it and use when the nee-ds arises, you have to be extra careful so that you don’t turn it on your self…but madam…you can change your mind and there won’t be any problem at all…
“No…give it to me, and thank you for your service. You can leave now.
The man drove off with the other two and Olivia went back to her car and made a called
“Hello Inspector…good day sir…do you get my message?
“Barrister Olivia, how are you doing over there, i was informed by my men about your request…how many men do you nee-d and they will be s£nt to you right away…and what exactly is the situation on ground, I couldn’t get the full details from my men, they told me is a criminal offence, consisting of different crimes that was overla-id for years…and you are taking up the case to handle in court, I trust whatever judgement you dares fits…I’m strongly behind you Barrister…so, I’m s£nding my men to you right away…
“Thank you inspector, I appreciate all your good work and joining hands with me to bring justice for the deserted…you are doing a good job and your rank of truth will keep going higher….as for the men, I won’t be nee-ding them any more…let me handle this myself…going with your men may complicate things…so I will handle this in my own way…and if there’s any changes I will definitely let you know…I will give you feed back on how it goes but I’m sure that self defense is not murder sir…that was why I requested to deal directly with you on this case…thank you once again Inspector…
“Police is your friend…anytime and any day, try and be careful out there…and if you eventually change your mind don’t fail to let us know…in truth… self defense is not murder Barrister and that is more reason you nee-d the police for your defense at all time so that you won’t take laws into your own hands…but I respect your wish…your wish is my command…be good…you can always reach me anytime you nee-d me…
Olivia later ended the call, she looked at the small box which was sitting carefully in the pas-s£nger sit, and she re-moved it from there and placed it un-der her seat before she zoomed off.
Olivia was alre-ady running late, as she entered the express her phone was ringing, Kane was calling she end the call continuously as he calls, different number called but she kept ending it without answering it at all, she was still in her wedding dress and a dark sun glas-ses.
Her phone rang again and she looked at the caller it was from Doctor Kate, Olivia ended the call again without picking but doctor Kate kept calling and later doctor Mark also started calling, she ignored it and kept driving with speed, she decided to switch off her phone but another call [email protected]£ in and it was doctor Kate calling again, Olivia decided to slow down her speed, she parked her car and answered the call.
“Hello doctor Kate…
“Olivia…oh my God…what is happening, I have being trying to call you since and even asked doctor Mark to try and reach you too…what I’m I hearing…I spoke with Helen not long ago, she called me asking me to reach you immediately before you hurt yourself… she told me everything and I’m still in shock…why didn’t you tell me…you kept it away from me all this while…Olivia, so Kane was Kaka…oh my God, why didn’t you tell me when you found out…and today was suppose to be your wedding…what are you planning? plea-se, before you make any rational decision tell me where you are… plea-se where are you Olivia…I nee-d to see you…I know you are hurt…we are worried about you…Mark is here with me and he is also worried sick…I know you are hurting but plea-se forgive him and let loose of whatever plans you have for him…don’t do it…Helen told me what you intend to do to him and she couldn’t talk you out of it…she is hoping I will succeed with you….I know how much hate you have held all this years for Kaka not knowing he was close to your skin…I un-derstand is accvmulated hate but plea-se forgive him….
“forgive him…forgive him, like seriously….doctor Kate, that was more reason why I refused to take your calls because I know this will be your normal preaching…forgiveness…you don’t un-derstand and I don’t expect anyb©dy to un-derstand anything right now…my mind is made up and I will handle this the way I want to…plea-se st©p worrying…I will be alright…but is either he goes or I go…one of us must leave this earth for the other because I can’t stand living in the same planet with Kaka, I have swore it and my words stand doctor…forgiveness is more reason many evil souls are rooming around this world, committing more crime, unleashing terror on the innocent, because they know they will be forgiven anyway. I could have think in the line of forgiveness if Kaka had come to me all this years and tell me the truth, the truth of being behind my parents death, the truth about everything Doctor Kate…if he was remorseful about it and I finally find the courage to let go…or I would have just get him arrested for him to face the justice that he escaped from and move on with my daughter…but Kaka knew all this while and made me to believe that he was Kane….i have thought this throu-gh and nothing will change my mind…I would have gone after his father and watch Kaka bleed like I bleed but the man is retired and very old and my battle is not with the old man but with Kaka…Kaka has money and connection…well, the money can’t save him now, not anymore, I have connection…more than he can imagine…so I’m all set for this…I’m sorry doctor Kate…I have always listened to you in everything…but I won’t on this…I’m still bleeding…I hurt so de-eply…more than you can imagined…just knowing my worst enemy…the man I have hated with pas-sion and killed several times alre-ady in my mind was staring right at my face all this years…he bought freedom with money and also thinks he can buy my forgiveness with money…to hell with his money…I will be his worst night mare…and he will not escape it doctor…I don’t care what it will cause me…I have sold out Olivem…and that was my starting line…if I let it all go…Kaka will think it was his money that work as usual, he will think he bought me over like he has being doing, escaping everything because he believes his money gives him power…I won’t let this go, he can’t afford my forgiveness…is too expensive for him…this time his money won’t save him…plea-se not now doctor…don’t preach to me…because at the end of everything is either him or me…period.
Olivia ended the call, switched off her phone and entered the express again before zooming off.
She has alre-ady s£nt some men to pay the securities at Kane’s gate off, to leave for one week and she has gotten the information that they have left. No obstruction.
Someb©dy was waiting for her along the express, she picked up the person and when she drove down to Kane’s place she handed her car keys to the man and ask him to drive off with it to an unknown place where her car won’t be easily seen and the man drove off.
Olivia raised her wedding go-wn as she walked into the gate. She has her own keys to the house so she unlock the house and entered inside.
Kane and every one else got tired from waiting for Olivia, some people even stepped outside talking in a whisper, the media was alre-ady taking pictures and recording the event. Kane was breathing [email protected] as his men tries to calm him down. time has gone and people where gradually leaving in shame.
Kane was more ashamed as people looked at him in pity, the media was capturing the moment and he almost fought with one of the coverage men, he broke a [email protected]£ra of another ph0togra-pher who took picture of him continuously.
His bride has deserted him, Olivia never showed up at the wedding, Kane’s frustration grew as he couldn’t un-derstand why Olivia would do this to him, he has s£nt people to search for her and even check her in her place and anywhere possible but they all returned back without any positive news.
Kane went inside the dressing room and asked everyb©dy to keep off.
He punch [email protected] on the wall and stamp his feet in anger “what if she was kidnapped, involve in an accident, fell sick or something else happened to her…what if….
Kane couldn’t think straight, He sat on the ground and held his head. This was a great shame to his personality, he will be in the news for the wrong reasons, he has never in his life expected this to happen, Olivia’s phone was switched off, Kane has tried calling Helen earlier and it rang before she also switched off her phone.
Something wasn’t right. Olivia has nailed him to the wall, how could she do such and what happened to her.
People who [email protected]£ for the wedding saw things as it unfold, they quietly lined up at the food side, collecting food and drink, and some sat to eat and enjoy their selves.
A woman well dressed gossiped with another woman as they eat their food at one corner quietly.
“ Fredi, Fredi…haaa…the bride did not show up again…ewoo…things are happening oo…like [email protected] groom has entered news with this o…news people have carried his story and by morning almost everyb©dy will hear, social media, Instagram, Facebook, twitter and news agencies will carry this interesting story…do you see how angry the groom was…he fought with those ph0togra-phers…if not for his friends holding him he would have done more…his father is a s£nator…but retired…the groom has money…he opened one big supermarket for his wife to be…the bride has a daughter, her parents were both killed by some gun men many years ago…how terrible…poor child, she was also [email protected]£d and later had her daughter before she met the young man, the lady is a barrister now…oh you don’t know…now you know…
“Ewoooo, Cordi…you don’t meant it…things are happening oo, aah what a poor child…I don’t know oo until now you are telling me…I only [email protected] they have being together for long because the girl was in school…why will she abandoned her husband to be in the alter like that, the young man have locked himself in the priest dressing room and warned everyb©dy to keep off…even his friends…me I only know a little about the lady and the man…but I never knew about the bride parents…how do you even know more than me Cordi…who told you all of this…
“Me, do you know who I am…hmmm… I know many things Fredi…any old or latest news even if is being whispered inside an ant hole…I will still hear it…indeed things are happening like this one that just happened…is a big disgrace oo but it won’t matter much because there is enough food to eat and take away…this food is very sweet…they may refix the wedding again and we will come and eat, drink and gather gist for those who couldn’t make it down…
Kane later left as night approach, all the people who [email protected]£ for the wedding were all gone except for Wilson who waited for him.
They first drove to check Olivia at her place but nob©dy was around, even his daughter and the nanny wasn’t home, another drive to Helen’s place but nob©dy was also around there. Kane drove out again to Olivem supermarket but he got the shock of his life, as he was told that Olivem has being sold to another.
Kane did not believe the story, he left immediately. He knew it can’t be possible because Olivia can not just sell such a hvge as-set without his knowledge. Kane believed that something wasn’t right.
He drove back home with Wilson that night, his two security that was suppose to be on duty were all gone, nob©dy on the duty post or in the house even his house keepers. His b©dy was shaking in anger, he try to un-derstand what was really happening but he couldn’t think of any thing.
The first shock was Olivia not turning up for the wedding, the second was finding out that Olivem has being sold to another, he did not believe the last story about selling Olivem because the big sign post of the supermarket was still there, the name is still there, everything is still the same even the staffs, so it can’t be true and Olivia can not do such a thing without informing him.
Now his worries was “where is Olivia and my daughter” what happened to her…what is going on? He try to answer this question but couldn’t.
Wilson spoke to Kane
“Calm down…just calm down…and let’s hope she is alright…something has being going throu-gh my mind…do you think she knows…I mean she knows that you are Kaka…?
“what kind of stupid thing are you even saying with your mouth…how can she know…is not possible for her to know like that except you went behind me again to tell her that I’m Kaka…
“I can never do such thing to you…I never told her anything or sat with her again to talk after that first day…I was only wondering in my mind…what if she knows and pla-yed cool…she is a very intelligent person and she re-ad law…you could have told her Kane…even before the wedding…I still stand on this…is she doesn’t know now and found out after the wedding that you are Kaka do you think she will forgive you…it will hurt her and is…
“Wilson just keep shut…I don’t nee-d all this right now…my head is alre-ady full…I have asked you before… how do you want me to put my mouth and tell her…how do you really want me to say it…that we killed her parents…I was an arm robber, I [email protected]£d her…i escaped being punished because money speaker louder in our society…and I have known all this while who she was for years now but try to cover for the past…by giving her all I took from her…everything money can buy…I bought it for her but her parents are dead and I can’t bring them to life with money…and finally I will say…I am sorry Olivia …plea-se forgive me for the sake of Emerald our daughter and forgive me because i Made your dreams to come true…jeezzzz…that is the worst confession I have ever [email protected]…I don’t have such courage Wilson…I can’t tell her all that and she must not find out…maybe I will find the courage to do it someday but not today and not tomorrow…I nee-d to find her first…that is my main problem now…plea-se…don’t add to my trouble…by tomorrow the media will carry my picture and name to the public that is if they have not started alre-ady…they even captured the moment I was fighting those fools called [email protected]£ra men….my fear is where is Olivia and my daughter…what happened…maybe I should call the police to start a search for them…no, I don’t want to involve the police yet…what is happening to me…who did I offend…why must this embarras-sing thing happened to me…why me, how could Olivia do this to me…oh my God ….i…I just want to stay alone…plea-se leave Wilson…I will keep trying her number until I’m able to reach her…leave…I don’t want to see anyb©dy right now…I want to think…all this is just too much…
Wilson later left, Kane kept pacing up and down, he will punch the wall so [email protected] and scream so loud in frustration.
Olivia listened from where she was, she has planted a recording [email protected]£ra which she was listening to everything that Kane and Wilson was saying.
Olivia was upstairs, in one of the rooms in Kane’s house still in her wedding go-wn.
“Is time for the main wedding to begin” Olivia said to herself as she opened the small box.
Olivia opened the door quietly and stepped out, she stood at the t©p of the staircase and look down at Kane as he went on talking to himself, pacing up and down with his phone in hand.
Olivia turned on her phone and started going down, her phone was in her left hand while her right was occu-pied with a short gun, a long twisted rope was hanging down from her n£¢k
Kane was surprised as Olivia’s phone rang and it was just within the house.
He followed the sound and saw Olivia in a wedding go-wn standing on the stairs
Kane opened his mouth in shock as he saw the gun in her hand.
Olivia smile at him as she steps down in style
“Kaka…Kaka…my long dre-aded enemy…here comes your bride…I have looked forward to this day thinking it will never come, and finally here we are… I’m your bride Mr kaka and I’m here to lead you to your death… the death you escaped from all this years.. and after murdering you several times in my mind and watch you die over and over… now I will finally bring it to past in reality. This will be happening physically not in my dreams or mind anymore…today is our wedding day… the day you will get to join those you have killed…are you scared… shocked…oh sweetheart don’t be… you should be smiling because your bride is here… I’m here for you.. kaka the kaka… hahaha…
Kane’s phone fell off from his hand as Olivia approach, he started moving towards the door not knowing what to do or say, his legs shakes as Olivia got close and closer.
He stammered but nothing reasonable [email protected]£ out he wondered in fear how long Olivia has known him to be Kaka yet she pla-yed cool
“Olivia… plea-se…Olivia… plea-se… I’m sorry… plea-se don’t do this…plea-se… drop the gun in your hand let’s talk… plea-se keep that thing away is dangerous… give me a chance to explain… keep the gun away Olivia… let me explain…
“A chance to explain what exactly… why you killed my loving father and innocent mother…you unleashed darkness”>darkness to my loving home and scale throu-gh without punishment.. Kaka, you had all the chance for years to explain to me why you killed my parents… you had all the chance to explain why you rendered me and many others heartbroken… you had all the chance Kaka to face judgement for all your terrible crimes but yet you took all this chance for granted… and a day like this has come for you to face the judgement seat… today is our wedding day… I’m your bride of death… and I will join you together with the otherworld… the bullet inside this gun is our wedding ring…but first I will re-lease one bullet after the other… there are four in here…one to your testicles which you f0rç£fully used to [email protected]£d me… another to your heart where the evil was formed, then one to your hand which you used to strike me then the last is to your head…I will Watch your [email protected] scatter everywhere… first thing first… take this rope and tire round yourself…righ
t now…I also have tape to tape up your mouth if you dares make a noise…
Olivia threw the rope at Kane who stepped away from it and rushed to the door to escape, Olivia shoot at the door and the bullet flew out throu-gh the window, it shattered the window glas-ses, Kane fell back in shock on seeing that Olivia is determined to kill him.
Olivia ordered him to crawl back with his knees, pick up the rope and tire up himself
Kane obeyed and crawl back, he did everything Olivia asked of him obe-diently.
Olivia switched off his phone and also her own and threw it off
Olivia checked to make sure the rope around Kane was ti-ght enough before going back to relax on the cushion and face Kane.
“I just wasted one bullet… you thought this is a joke right? any other mistake from you and I will re-lease all the bullet to your skull…bastard….You had everything kaka… what exactly was your reason for destroying the poor… what is your reason for unleashing terror on the innocent…I will kill you and nothing will happen… you know why because I’m also rich, I’m a barrister…I have the ear of this pres£nt government.. after killing you kaka…i will get away after few judgement and I will live my life as nothing happened…my conscience will be at peace, well justified because I did to you what you first did to others. Have you [email protected] the latest gist in town aside your wedding gist…well, I sold OLIVEM… I’m a multi millionaire… I’m rich just like your father… because your father was weathy and you think you can get away with anything… never again Kaka…never… you prepared me for this day… and i’m well prepared for you…give me reason why I shouldn’t kill you right away…but that must include bringing my parents back to life because that’s the only way you will escape this… Kaka the notorious killer… today is your judgement day… you will taste what real pain feels like…our wedding Just began… kaka.. my worst enemy… caught in his own web..
“Olivia plea-se…I’m not kaka, I’m Kane…i know I use to be notorious…I did things I still regret… I’m not proud of my past…is very terrible and i can’t un-derstand why i did what I did… Olivia plea-se forgive me…I never imagined it will get to this…I could have confessed before now but I was scared…I was so scared…I didn’t want to loose you and I didn’t even know how to pres£nt it to you… plea-se… I’m pleading… not because I’m scared of dying but because I un-derstand your pain… don’t go this way of hate because of me… I’m not what I used to be…my conscience Judge me everyday…far more than any kind of physical judgement.. I never meant for your parents to die, I…I accepted my sin of killing them unknowingly… because if I haven’t… went over you when you appeared… they might still be alive…if money could have bring them to life I’m sure they will be alive by now because I was determined to give you all that… I took from you, love, happiness, dreams come true, fulfilment and family… saying sorry is never enough to show how I have felt all this years, I was being eaten up by guilt everyday of my life yet…I couldn’t face my fear…I try to cover it. It wasn’t my intention to destroy your home Olivia…me and Wilson were running from the police and decided to take a shelter and we found ourselves in your house and the moment you appeared I felt all h0t…I quic-kly forgot the reason why we were there and bounce on you… and when your father tries to save you by taking my gun to shoot me, Wilson saved me instead and sh0t him before he could… but I…I never wanted to kill anyb©dy or to hurt you…I had enough to smoke and drink that evening before our mission and that affected everything I did that night…my eyes was cleared after the deed was done… I’m sorry Olivia… I’m de-eply sorry… plea-se forgive me for the sake of Emerald, for the sake of our sweet journey together… for God’s sake most especially… plea-se…I love you so much…I lov…
Olivia rushed to him and [email protected] him twice, she kicked him so [email protected], she used a stool and stone him and Kane started bleeding, she continued to hit him until she was tired, she re-moved the wedding go-wn she was wearing and set it on fire close to Kane so that he will feel the heat of the fire
Kane’s hands and legs were tired and he couldn’t do anything, he Just sat in a silent sob
Olivia wore a black Jean trou-ser and a black t©p un-der the wedding go-wn.
She faced Kane again.
“If you ever repeat the word “love” then your death will come quic-ker.. you love me, do you know what love is.. you bastard…I loved my parents…you and Wilson killed them both in a cold blood, I almost died that night but I was destined to reopen your case someday… and the reason why I’m not after Wilson because he went to prison and faced his punishment while you went to abroad… to avoid being punished but today I bring judgement home to you…you will face it…if you escaped from everything… you can’t escape from my claws…in my dictionary there’s no forgiveness for someone like you… I could have handed you over to the police but your money may not allow them to give you a well befitting punishment…I don’t want to waste time with your case in court…so I brou-ght it home to you kaka. The night is long…so is Just me and you in this big house
Kane remained quiet, his whole b©dy hurt, he was bleeding from his head and other [email protected] of his b©dy… the wedding go-wn fire burns out as he tries to move his b©dy away from the fire, he looked up at Olivia and saw that she was another person entirely as anger consumed her every breath, she was so determined to kill him slowly until he dies, but he noticed Olivia was finding it difficult to complete her task of shooting him.
Kane couldn’t think of what to do, Olivia moved closer to him, she raised the gun and pointed it directedly at him, her hands were shaking, she lowered the gun, again breathed de-eply and before pointing it again at him.
Kane saw opportunity to save himself he quic-kly used his legs and swept Olivia off from the ground
Olivia fell with a heavy thud to the ground and screamed in pain, the gun sli-pped out of her hand and fell faraway.
Kane, who’s hand and legs were tired roll on the floor to [email protected]£d the gun with his legs.
Olivia sustained injury on her head from the heavy fall, she rushed to the gun but
Kane kicked her [email protected] with his legs again and she fell on the television sets which shattered into her b©dy, and the sharp objects cut de-eply into her skin, Olivia re-leased a heavy cry.
Kane kept on trying to untied himself to be able to pick up the gun.
Before Olivia could get up from the ground Kane has succeeded to untied himself, he loos£ned from the rope and rushed to the gun.
He picked up the gun and went to Olivia who’s face was covered in her own blood.
He bent over her on seeing her de-ep wound which blood flows out from
“Olivia… I’… I’m sorry…I didn’t mean to hurt you this way…I just did not want you to do what you planned to do… plea-se get up…oh my God… you nee-d a quic-k medical attention… Where’s my phone… oh my God…
Kane cried silently as tears clouded his eyes, he lifted Olivia who acted as if she has fainted and couldn’t stand on her own,
Kane searched around for his phone so that he can call an ambulance, he didn’t see his phone he returned back to Olivia and tried to wake her, he put the gun in his pocket as he cleaned up the blood on Olivia’s face
he bent to k!ssherl-ips while holding her in his arm.
Olivia bite hisl-ips so [email protected], kicked him in his stomach before gr-abbing the gun from Kane’s pocket.
She felt weak as she quic-kly stood staggered back and pointed the gun at Kane who was bleeding from hisl-ips.
Kane raised his two hands up in a surrender as he stood and approach Olivia begging her not to shoot him.
Olivia ordered him to get down on his knees, he hesitated while still pleading and Olivia fired the bullet.
Kane fell back in scream as the bullet hit his right knee.
He fell down and pretend to be dead so that Olivia will not shoot him again.
He lied still on the ground without shaking and held his breath as he silently pray that Olivia will not shoot again.
Olivia’s hand was shaking as she continued to point the gun at Kane.
When She saw that he did not move, Olivia quic-kly dropped the gun and moved closer as she placed her ear to his che-st, checking his heart beat.
Kane opened his eyes a little to look at her and quic-kly shut his eyes again as Olivia got up from him.
when Olivia did not hear any sound she began to shake as she went in search of her phone.
She was bleeding again and her head was pounding seriously, she has loosed alot of blood.
Olivia felt so weak but try to remain steady, she felt faint as her eyes began to cloud up.
she switched on her phone.
The first doctor’s name she saw was Mark, she quic-kly dailed his number.
Mark who has being trying Olivia’s number quic-kly picked up his phone as Olivia call [email protected]£ in
She was crying and sounded in a hurry as she asked him to get an ambulance immediately down to a certain address, there was an emergency, she urged him to hurry.
Without wasting time mark got everything re-ady and left immediately with the ambulance team.
They got to the house and rushed in to man lying on the floor.
Kane was happy and relieved to hear the ambulance sound.
He was quic-kly placed into a rolling be-d, an oxygen was placed in his nose and mouth before he was wheeled out into the ambulance van and yet he still did not open his eyes as his knees were hurting him so de-eply.
Kane [email protected] Olivia sitting and crying earlier before the ambulance [email protected]£.
He knew she nee-ds treatment quic-k or she may pas-s out and he was glad that the ambulance team responded quic-k after she called.
Mark rushed to Olivia covered her with a blanket and drew her into his arms.
He couldn’t keep his own heart beat steady on seeing all the mess on Olivia’s b©dy.
Olivia was muttering something mark bent his ear to her mouth.
“I killed him… oh my God…I killed him..I was so angry and I sh0t him dead…
Mark whispered back into her ears.
“I’m not sure you killed him…he is alive but has serious injury… he is not dead… Olivia you nee-ds help, you look dry… wasted lots of blood… I’m concerned about you… st©p speaking for now… you will exhaust the little strength left in you…shhhhh… plea-se don’t say anything…
He lifted her into his arms and carried her to the ambulance. Olivia kept whispering.
“I killed him…he wasn’t breathing… Kane is dead…I killed him…I…I…
She went quiet and later pas-sed out in doctor Mark’s arm
Another oxygen was placed in her nose before the medical team drove off with speed to the hospital.
To be continued
Lasting memory Episode 15 & 16