By: Faith Lucky.
I stood and watched satisfactorily as the boys brought her into the room and tied her up like a requested.
“Are you sure you weren’t followed?” I asked the leader among them.
“Yes, boss. We made sure of that” he replied confidently.
“As soon as she’s awake, we begin. Is that clear?”
And I nodded and left.
I reached for my phone and dialed dad’s line and just as if he was waiting for my call, he picked up at the second beep.
☎Yes. Oscar?” He called.
☎It’s done, dad. Maxine’s here now” I told him and felt him smile.
“☎Wow! That’s great news. Good job, son. I hope everything will be done properly?”
☎yes – of course”.
And I dropped the call.
I laid restlessly on the bed, thinking about the whole thing.
What is so special about Noah, huh? Why are mum and dad more interested in him than me? Well, of course they are.
I cant believe dad even wants him to go married and right after, He’s gonna claim the company.
Why does he always get the good things, huh?!
I needed to do something. If I could create a little distraction – a little delay for him to get married, dad might move on to me just like he’d said and the company will be mine.
Yes – I’ll make it.
I smiled as a plan popped into my head.
Immediately, I reached for my phone and dialed Audrey’s line. I guess we’ll be having a sweet dinner tomorrow.
I opened my eyes tiredly and found myself lying on a floor.
“Ugh” i mumbled and struggled to sit up and that was when i discovered my hands and legs were tied.
I racked my brain and suddenly recalled what happened.
I was kidnapped.
I gasped as it dawned on me.
I was kidnapped! What the hell?
I looked around but couldn’t find anyone in the room.
“Hello?” I called out.
There was still no reply, but after a while, the door opened and a rogue looking guy walked in.
“You’re awake” he said grumpy with a litted cigarette.
I didn’t say a word as I just stared at him and he turned around and left.
“Hey!” I called, but it was already too late as he didn’t return.
Damn it! Why do I have a feeling I already know who’s behind it?
The door opened again with a different guy coming in this time around.
I gawped at him as he walked in and stood in front of me, smoking a tobacco pipe.
“Who’re you?” I snarled at him.
“Why am I here?”
“Hey, chill okay? If I wanted u dead, you’d have been a corpse by now” he sniggered and squatted in front of me.
“I just have a few questions for you and if you’re good about it, in less than an hour, we should be done from here”.
He paused and brought out a picture from his pocket.
“Do you know this lady? And remember – all liars will go to hell”.
My eyes dimmed as he showed the picture to me.
I stared at it without saying a word.
Finally, I know who’s behind this.
“Come on, Maxine. Don’t keep me quiet. Have you seen her?” The idiot asked again and I looked at him.
“Why’re you asking?” I demanded and he sighed.
“Please, don’t make this anymore difficult because I wouldn’t wanna hurt you – at least not yet. So, I’m asking you one more time – have you seen this lady?”
I stared at the picture again like it was new to me. Then, I smiled.
“I want to see them – Richard and his wife. I know they sent you. So, bring them to me and we can discuss”, I said and the next thing I felt was a hard slap on my face.
“You bitch! You think I have time for games???”
I bit my cheeks, trying to take in the pains.
The nerves of him.
“I’m giving you one last chance to save your ass. Have you seen this lady?? Yes or f**king no??” He yelled into my face and I scoffed.
“And I’m not repeating myself. If you really want me to talk, get the bastards here” I said boldly and immediately, the door opened and I looked and discovered it was Oscar.
My eyes beamed as I watched him walk in and a smile escaped my lips.
Finally, I just achieved the first step of my plan.
By: Faith Lucky.
I smiled and watched him as he walked in.
Well, I guess I’m not surprised. A sheep can only behave like its father.
“You wanted to see me?” He asked gruffly as he stood in front of me.
“Yes – you and your worthless parents. Where are they?” I snapped.
“Call them worthless one more time and I’ll feed you with your own tongue” he threatened.
“Oh! Come on, Oscar. What else do you expect me to see them as, huh? For people that killed my parents and shattered my dreams? What else are they to you?
“And you – I knew you were definitely gonna follow the ugly steps of your parents because you’re no different from them! You’re all murderers! Tell me, Oscar. How do you feel knowing your parents actually destroyed my own family?? Are you able to sleep at night?
If yes – then even a monster is better than you’.
Immediately, he landed a heavy slap on my cheek and I winced.
“Your parents got what they deserved. And if you expect me to feel sorry because my parents killed yours, then you’re mistaken” he said icily and I felt my entire system burn with anger.
If not for the fact my hands were tied. I’d have punched him in the face.
“So, what now?” I asked.
“You wanted to know if I’ve seen the lady in the picture. Well, yes – her name is Charlene and she’s the reason I got to know about your parents evil deeds.
“She told me everything that’s happened and believe me, Oscar. I’ll have my revenge” I gritted my teeth and he smirked and pulled me roughly by the hair.
“Really? Let’s see about that” he snarled and pushed me roughly before walking out of the room.
I looked down at my shirt and hoped it was still there.
I hoped the entire thing was working.
I walked angrily into the room and kicked the table.
I reached for my phone and dialed dad’s line and thankfully, he picked at the right time
☎There’s a problem, dad. A very big one. I just interrogated Maxine and she knows everything – the whole truth!” I said bitterly and his breath wavered.
“She…She does?” He stuttered.
“Yes, dad. And as it stands, we simply cant let her go because its only gonna create more problems. She’s definitely gonna expose us and possibly send us to jail”. I told him and he kept muted for a while.
“Dad” I called out since he didn’t say a word.
“What are we to do, Oscar? I’m confused. Do we have to lock her up forever?” He asked, perturbed and I sighed.
“No – we kill her” I replied and ended the call before he’d say anything else.
Well, yes. That was the only option right now – kill and get rid of her.
I paced restlessly around the room as Charlene dealt with the police.
They were listening to some voice note of Maxine having a conversation with the Oscar guy or whatever.
According to Charlene, she’s given her a chip before she left for school that morning because she suspected they might make an attempt on Maxine since she was missing.
“Okay, this is clear enough” one of the police men said.
“We’ll forward the information right away and set out to the location. Don’t worry, she’ll be fine”.
“How sure are you?” I cut in restlessly.
“How sure are you of getting her back safely?”
“The tracker’s gonna lead us to her. So, that isn’t a problem. Don’t worry, sir. We’ll be on our way now” he replied and left with the others.
Immediately, I turned to Charlene.
“How could you? How could you put her life at risk?” I asked angrily.
“B…But I didn’t. I just…killed two birds with one stone. She was on her way to school and i had q feeling they might go after her. So, I planted the chip on her and decided to use it as our plan B just incase something of such happens. And as you can see, it’s working out” she enthused.
I groaned and sank my fingers into my hair – not knowing who else to get angry with.
Tonight was meant to be my engagement night.
I groaned bitterly and took my car keys from the table, deciding to go with the police as well.
What happens next?
Will the police arrive there on time?