*CHAPTER 56* part 2
Everyone turns to the voice. They find him
standing at the entrance of the conference
”Oh my God!” Gemmylyne [email protected] as she covers
her mouth, Jimmy’s look went from anger, to
surprise to shock, he staggers back.
No, he wasn’t supposed to show up, he was
supposed to stay in hiding, he was’t supposed
to show up.
Christine steps behind her chair..
Jaime, his face set, anger in his eyes steps
into the room as a team of security detail
enter with him. People automatically move
back, but the cameras didn’t stop rolling and
the media team taking the moments
fantastically missing nothing.
”Let her go, i won’t repeat myself” Jaime says
as he gets close to the Chief of Police, Gareth
and the Alexander. He saw how he pinned her
hands behind, he saw the pain registered on
her face, his anger grew, his fist folded.
Gareth exchanges looks with Jimmy, and then
the chief of police.. ”Mr Jaime Locskswire Sir,
we believe that she is a threat and that the
lives of people here might be at stake and we
Jaime didn’t let him finish, he nudges the chief
of Police aside and before anyone could blink,
he has Gareth by the collar and was flinging
him across the room before anyone can stop
him. Gareth hits the wall [email protected] and crushes to
the floor with a [email protected] thud.
[email protected] [email protected] through the room, and then
shock registers on everyone’s face. The room
was quiet for a few a nano seconds.
He turns to look at Alexander who is
speechless as well. He grabs her by the hand,
dips his hands into her pocket and then
frowns, he brings the object out to reveal that
it wasn’t a gun.
”Is this a gun to you?” he shows everyone and
then at Gareth, then Jimmy ”No, the least you
can do is to ask her to stay still while you
search her instead of manhandling her…don’t
you ever again touch her like that” he points to
Gareth who rises from the floor.
He stares at the Chief of police, “I believe my
father gave you an order? ” The chief of police
makes a final order ”Everyone , stand down,
now” he orders. Every officer puts their gun
away, and then steps back. He nods to the
team of officers who had walked in with him,
”Take their guns, take them to the waiting
area” he orders his s£nior officers to take
away the junior officers who were in the room
Jaime was angry, he looks at Adam ”I will deal
with you later” . Adam puts away his gun. He
stares at Alexander , she was rubbing her hand
”Are you hurt?” he touches her wrists checking
to make sure there were no bruises.
Christine boils with anger and then jealousy.
She stays quiet…watching.
Alexander shakes her head
”Good” he held her hand running her hand over
her wrists. Then he links his hands with hers.
Alexander sees that he doesn’t let her go. And
this hold was different. It was protective.
Like he was saying “I will protect you from
She looks up at him. Their eyes meet, hold
for a second. His eyes conveyed nothing. But
she felt safe. That observation warmed her.
The reporters suddenly begin to throw
questions at him, he doesn’t answer as he
looks away from her.
Her voice tugs at his heart as he looks at her,
love fills his eyes as he smiles, later, his eyes
conveys a message.
Later mother, I will come to you.
Right now, he has to deal with this, Fix his life.
Protect them all from him.
He turns to Jimmy, raising the phone ,
deciding that maybe Alexander was right,
maybe it was time for him to face his
If he hadn’t gotten here, probably Alexander
would have been taken a way to God knows
where and what would have happened to Adam?
And maybe, what would happen to him and his
family if Jimmy eventually have his way. Would
he keep to his word to leave them alone or he
would do what he desires. Harm them
And why was Jimmy wanting her to be taken
away, because Alexander insinuated that she
That was the only reason he wouldn’t want her
to bring out whatever was in her pocket or did
he really believe she had a gun? No, a man
scared would be running for his life,. he wasn’t ,
he was @ssertive, he was a man who knew his
sins and wanted to get away from it at the
expense of an innocent person.
Jaime shakes his head, this was all clear to
him, Jimmy would go all the way to get his
way, even if it meant at the expense of people
who matter to him.
Today, today he was done giving in to him
today, like Alexander had said, he has to take it
all back. Take his life back.
He was done allowing Jimmy tower over him
and make him feel guilty for being who is he,
being loved by his father and adored my his
mother, for being the son who did more…he
was done giving in to his wills and doing all
that he wants.
His father loved him, he would not continue to
suffer for that. Jimmy made his bed, he should
lie on it, He was done hurting those he love to
please him, and he was done looking the other
way and cowering in fear, He would protect his
family, and the only way to do that if he is
close to them, in a place that he can only
Now, he would fight with all that he has to
ensure that Jimmy never has that power over
him again. First, he would clear the air, then he
would do that very thing Jimmy didn’t want to
”Jaime, welcome home” Jimmy began,
opening his arms and pulling him out of his
thoughts ”Miss Alexander here may have a bit
of a traumatic experience and it must have
messed up with her head but,… you have
shown that you are a man whose heart is in
the right place, saving her and caring for her
and when everyone thought she was dead,
but….oh, the world thought the worst of you
but no, i knew that you will come out
victorious and…oh..welcome home, everyone
Jaime Lockswire, the man of the hour” Jimmy
says as cheers and claps erupts in the room.
Jaime nods ”Right, Jimmy, i have a few
Jimmy frowns ”What?’
”Did you lock her in the storeroom”
‘You did not answer the question”
”I already said i-”
”Yes or no?”
”So, your f!ng£rprints won’t be in the forensics
Gareth stands up straight,
”No, there is none. The lab got burnt, so did
the reports. Else I am sure that would have
proved my innocence.”
”Convenient, so you say it would not be here
as prove then?” He dangles Adam’s phone
which was what was in Alexander’s pocket
Jimmy stares at it, wishing that he should have
taken that phone from Adam, and maybe killed
him to. ”Whatever you are insinuating is not
”You would also deny that…” he opens the
phone , scrolls through ”That for the past five
years, you have been using children to work
underground for a mining community and when
you needed more foundation , you let a bomb
go off, killing tons of children. A crime you
swept under the rug. ”
A loud [email protected] erupts again. Reporters are
”My God!” someone exclaims.
”You also smuggle girls out to the west coast
for prostitution, you deal with cocaine, and you
are in talks with the Iris and you are in
connection with the @[email protected] of the
s£nator Lee Jones, this was six years ago over
a blackmail gone wrong. Do i continue?”
Gem covers her mouth. “Oh my God” she held
her husband with her other hand. Jacob cannot
believe his ears.
Jimmy’s eyes grows dim ”What nons£nse is
”Do you deny that you did not have anything to
do with the death of the recently deceased
”You accuse me of killing an officer?”
Jaime’s hands folds into a fist as he decides
to reveal all that Jimmy had told him in his
drunken state years ago.. ”Do you deny that
over 20 years ago, you had the Mayor almost
killed when you also blackmailed his boss, and
then the shot was fired, you went behind him
knowing that he would be in front to protect
you. Do you deny that over twenty years ago,
you rammed the car carrying my mother who
was with child into a tree and almost leaving
her for dead, killing her child..? Do you also
deny that two years ago, you wanted me
@[email protected], but the bullet kills my
bodyguard? Do you deny Jimmy , that you
threatened me and the Wellingtons…do you
deny that these facts on and off records are
not true? That your intention for the city,
Chocolate City is intended to ruin and not
build? Do you deny this prove i have in my
”Yes!” Jimmy says without blinking
”Very well then, ” Jaime hands it over to the
Chief of Police ”Hold on to this will you”
Salim takes it in confusion, he stares at the
Mayor as everyone is muttering.
”Where did you supposedly get all this lies
from, where? You had your bodyguard and your
slut come up with lies?”
Jaime smiles ”No, the officer you killed had
Jimmy smiles ”You mean the officer who is a
rogue, blackmailing me for money and saying
he was going to ruin me?”
”Steve was a good cop, he was not a rogue
your @sshole” Adam spat
”Adam” Jaime cautions
”He was a fxxking rogue, i am innocent of all
of these crimes, if i were guilty, how come he
didn’t inform the police? My records are clean,
i am a saint…i ask that you refrain from this
accusation. ” he stares at everyone, the camera
”I am being framed , this is the work of my
enemies, My life has been transparent. My
company and dealings legal, i run legal
businesses, you can check my records it is
open to view…all these are lies, this
accusations are lied and it hurts me to see that
you would say this to me” he says to Jaime,
his heart beating loudly in his chest, hoping
that he can control his temper not to ram his
head to the wall.
He should have killed Adam and ensured all
prove was gotten rid off. But it doesn’t matter,
if he plays his card well, no one will believe
Jaime. He needs to place a call, his boys would
clean up any information and any data base
that connects him to criminal activities if they
see and then come up with facts and made up
stories of Steve being a rogue cop, doing
criminal activities and ensure Adam and Jaime is
roped into it.
He thinks he can break him, he thinks he can
win this battle?
No! No one was winning but him, and when he
makes President of the Heritage group, he
would bury all of them alive. And by the time he
makes Mayor, they would be nonexistent.
”You would allow your life to be investigated?”
Jaime interrupted his thoughts.
”I told you, i am innocent. My life is not hidden
and not my activities either. So unless you
have tangible proof other than stories from a
dead cop, i think you should refrain from
stating any further lies”
”So you do not mind an investigation then?”
He frowns ” Unless you want to serve me with
a warrant, which you do not have the power to,
get a fxxking proof other than that phone and
made up story. Now, if you excuse me, i was
doing my pitch” Jimmy turns from him and
then faces the crowd..
”Mr Chena” Jaime states ”Since you are the
acting President , i need to clarify, how many
aspirants are there for this pitching?”
Chena looks at Jimmy , ”10, but you were
removed due to the –”
”Ah, yes, due to the fact that i was accused of
a crime i didn’t commit and tagged a murderer
and bla bla bla, that is fine. Thank goodness
that is not the case right now, what does the
”That you are innocent before being proven
guilty” Alexander offers
Jaime turns to her, a smile curving at his l!ps
”That is correct, i was not given that privilege,
infact, i was thrown under the bus. But,
nevertheless…now that the entire world can
see that i was wrongly accused..it therefore
means that my slot is still available to be
filled, yes?””No!” Jimmy states
”You were removed from being a candidate” Mr
”Because i was being @ssumed to be a
criminal, but i am not…therefore?”
”He fxxking has a right to be among the
candidates and make a fxxking pitch”
Alexander states with a smile.
Adam tries not to laugh .
”You cannot, this is not-”
”He can, he is innocent, Miss Beckington is
alive, it is false accusation, he has a right.”
Mrs Barlow states. A few people in the room
”Yes, he does” ,Mr Lupit stands up, so did
everyone who is supporting Jaime as the
Mr Chena and the other eleven board members
stare at Jimmy .
”You did not want to be a candidate and your
wish was granted, it does not matter what you
were accused off, you cannot just waltz into
here and reclaim what you didn’t @ssume”
”Besides. the Mayor endorsed Jimmy to take
your position” Mr Chena states
”I did not!” Jacob thunders ”My endorsement
remains with my son, i never endorsed
Jimmy stares at Jacob ” Mr Chena is the
acting President, and his word his final at the
moment, what is your verdict?” he looks over
Chena smiles ”You are no longer legible to
participate as virtue of your recent issues,
despite the air has been cleared, the primaries
has already begun and you would step down
for another running in a few years with other
”Jacob?” Mrs Barlow states ”As a member of
the board of directors to the Heritage group, i
seek that you pull the act section status quo”
she stands up
”I second’ Lupit states, so did the six others
who join in agreement.
”You cannot..” Chena shrieks
”You wouldn’t dare” Jimmy stares at his father
Jacob stares at his wife, she nods, he
straightens up ”I , Jacob Wellington, President
of the Heritage group with 78% share, over-all
share holder, Mayor of Chocolate City, i evoke
the act section status quo regaining my rights
as President of my company and returning the
sealing of ownership taking back all rights
vetoed upon me. Mr Chena, you are hereby
relieved of your duties as acting President.
Those in agreement, state”
Mrs Barlow and the others state .
”That leaves us with 95% percent share veto
power” Mrs Barlow states ” And we would
allow Jaime Locskswire be among his original
positions aspirant for the Heritage company”
Christine covers her mouth.
Jimmy’s face turns to granite, his jaw set, he
eyes the Chief of Police’s gun, he was too far
”Mr Chena, return the seal to the Mayor if you
will” Mrs Barlow states
Jimmy stares at Chena, who looks at him
apologetically. He takes the seal, and places it
infront of the Mayor and then steps away.
”Mr Jimmy, if you insist to make your pitch,
carry on so that Mr Jaime can commence” Mr
Lupit says nodding. “Every candidate had
been given an opportunity to pitch and
recorded. You will finish yours and then Mr
Jaime would be given an opportunity. Once
that is over, we would vote as well as
everyone in the room. May the best man win”
Everyone nods in agreement.
To be continued.