Written by Princess Juliet
re-ading the message my mum s£nt got me crazily confused……who wouldn’t be! …Roxy and Andy in a relationsh!p, but why! … I mean how did it happen! Was Andy that good to her !if yes, Why did he kill her? Why is he bent on destroying my family? Why the hell did he shoot at Candy?
I sighed in frustration
The beast was getting out of hand, only……
Chase! Dave called distracting me from my thoughts
Yes. I answered without looking at him, i had almost forgotten he was in the hospital with me……..
What is wrong? he asked and i looked at him, he was seated beside Tiffany and had probably been watching Nick and i
It is not…. I tried to say but he cut me off
Don’t even try to say that!talk to me, why is Nick acting all Crazy? he asked
I shifted my gaze to Nick , he was pacing up and down the room with quic-k steps
his sister Just got sh0t so he is clearly worried . I responded dryly and he smiled lightly
he stood up from the bench and moved closer to me
is it because of Andy? he asked in whispers and i went stiff
how did he know about it? I wondered.
And as if re-ading my thoughts , he said with a sad smile
It is on the internet , Andy is now a wanted criminal
But how is that possible?I mean how did it get on the internet? I asked still not believing but instead of answering, he handed me his phone to “see for myself”…
I stared at the phone and wi-de-ned my eyes in surprise at what I re-ad
“Andy Perez, the ex – manager to Nick Delgado is declared wanted by the police for the murder of Roxy Delgado , he is also suspected of being the Mastermind behind the shooting of Candace Noah “………..
This is bull$h!t! I yelled to no one in p@rticular
What is it Chase? Nick asked moving closer to me, I guessed my yell jo-lted him out of his thoughts…..
Andy is on the wanted list .i responded in a huff and he gave me a confused look
Wanted list! Why! Did the beast commit any other crime? he asked in a rush and I shook my head
Then why is he on the wanted list? he probe-d on
Because he killed your mother. I answered and his countenance changed to that of anger…
who the hell informed the police? he yelled
I stared at him without saying anything, I was confused as well… I mean it was meant to be a secret between my mum , Nick and I … wait a minute! did she tell anyone else? If yes, who could that be?……….damn! Why didn’t I think of it?
It is Neil. I said aloud and they both looked at me
Your father? Dave asked to be sure and I nodded
And why would he do that? he continued
How will I know, that man acts so stupid whenever he is angry . I retorted angrily
Calm down Chase , this is your father you are talking about. Dave cautioned
But he is right , Dad acted so stupid. Nick defended…. I mean how could he ask the cops to add Andy on the wanted list, he could have least made a plan first……this is really so annoying!
The mistake has been made , we just have to put our trust in the police . Dave advised and Nick scoffed
The police! hell no. he blurted out in anger ..
Why! What do you intend doing? Dave asked arching his eyebrow
I will go over to the bastard house and kill him…
But that is dangerous Nick, you can’t face the beast alone.
I know, I will take the police securities along with me .he informed
I will come with you also . I offered but he shook his head
No Chase , you have to wait here
But I can’t allow you …. I tried to say but he cut me off
plea-se just listen to me, do it for Candy’s sake. he pleaded and I sighed
Dave can you plea-se go with him? I asked and he nodded
I watched Nick walk towards Loretta, he whispered into her ears and pe-cked her lightly before storming out of the hospital with Dave following behind him…..
I Just pray the beast gets caught ……….
On getting outside the hospital, I signalled to three of the police securities , and they immediately followed behind me….
We all got into Dave car and i drove off heading to the bastard house……
On our way to the Andy’s house, Dave explained everything to the officers….
But isn’t it too risky. one of the officer started, you might get hurt. i stared at him throu-gh the rear mirror, his gaze was fixed on me
I don’t care, I just want him to pay for his crime……
On getting to Andy’ s house, I st©pped the car when I saw a police van parked in front…
It seems the cops are here alre-ady.Dave observed and I nodded in agreement…
We all alighted from the the car and walked into the compound
There were two cops officers standing at the front door…
I rushed towards them and one of them pointed at me
Chill! I am just here … I tried to say but he lowered his gun and chuckled …
Oh Nick! You startled me, I never knew you were the one…
What of Andy? have you caught the beast? I asked in a rush
We were instructed to …. he st©pped when the door to the house flung opened and three more officers walked out , they were all wearing sad faces
Where is Andy? I asked no one in p@rticular
Nick! One of them called in surprise, what are you doing here?
Where the hell is Andy? I repeated and he sighed
we searched the whole house but we didn’t find him
What do you mean? What are you trying to say? I yelled and he moved closer to me
I think Andy escaped ………
What! It can’t be , it can’t be. I mumbled and beat my che-st in anger …
he tried to hold me but I pushed him away and rushed into the house…..
Andy come out now! I screamed at the t©p of my voice but as expected, there was no response..
I looked around the house , the television was switched on, the drink on the table was still cold and the smell of smoke still filled the whole room….
I bit myl-ips as the realisation hit me…. Andy was here not too long ago , he escaped because he knows he is wanted criminal….
Damn !Dad really made a mistake… why didn’t he inform us before going to the police?…..
I felt a hand tapped at my shoulders gently and I turned back to see Dave…
Let us go Nick. he said softly but I shook my head
I am scared, I am really Scared right now. I said with a trembling voice
You don’t nee-d to be , I know the devil would be caught soon. he as-sured ……..
Feeling nervous , I sat down quietly in the hospital waiting room…
It has been more than an hour and the doctor was still not out ….
But why! Is Candy’s condition so critical? I wondered
Oh God! plea-se don’t take Candy away from me. I prayed silently..
I felt a hand on my shoulder and I turned sideways to see Loretta beside me….
I have been calling you but You were too engrossed in your thoughts to hear me. She said softly
I am sorry. I apologised while running my hands throu-gh my hair….
She sighed de-eply
Don’t think too much, Candy with be fine. She as-sured and I smiled softly
I know , but don’t…. I st©pped when I saw the doctor along with three nurses walking towards our direction…
I stood up in a huff and rushed towards him
Doctor! how is she? I asked and he smiled weakly
The surgery was successful, she was lucky the bullet did not hit her vital p@rt. he said and I sighed in relief
but she is still unconscious at the moment. he added
Is it so serious, for how long will she remain slee-ping? I asked
It won’t be long dear, she would be up before you know it . he as-sured and I nodded
Can I go see her? I asked
Sure you can , but remember be quiet……..
I walk throu-gh the long pas-sage to the ICU ward.
I took a took breathe before pushing the door opened..
I fixed a steady gaze at Candy as I walked into the room, she looked so white and pale…..
I moved closer to her and sat on the be-d, her eyes were closed ,l-ips cracked but she still looked so beautiful…
Oh Candy! I am so sorry for not being there for you , sorry for not being a good boy friend….
I ca-ressed her face and pe-cked her lightly on herl-ips…..
My phone suddenly rang, checking the caller , it was Nick
I received it
hi bro! how did it go? I asked
The bastard escaped. he answered and clutched my fists ti-ghtly to control my anger
But how, Did he hurt anyone?
No!we didn’t see even see him, he left before we got here. he explained
fv¢k! this is so bad…
You don’t nee-d to worry, the cops are on it. he as-sured and I sighed softly
How is Candy? Will she be alright? he asked worriedly
Yes she will. I replied and he exhaled de-eply…..
I am a little bit relieved, see you soon. he said and ended the call……
This is so fv¢king frustrating! Why is it so ha-rd for the idiot to get caught?
The door creaked opened and Loretta and Tiffany walked in….
Oh my gawd! Loretta exclaimed and rushed to the be-d
Candy! She called softly as he brushed her hair back ………….
I watched them have girly moment with Candy and smiled….
I just wish for everything to be okay but with Andy out there , I bet that will be impossible………….
I bit myl-ips in anger as I scrolled throu-gh my phone, The whole media was all talking about me………
What the fv¢k! I am now a run away murderer….
But how did they get to know about it! Who the hell told them about it!
I looked around the small room I was staying in and sighed , I guess I just have to manage it …..
If I had not being fast enough, i would have been in prison or perhaps a dead man by now….
The door suddenly flung opened and without looking, I knew it was Bosco . he was my ally and I was hiding at his cottage house….
Andy! he called and I looked at him, he was holding a tray ….
he placed the tray in front of me and I stared at the food in disgust…
What is this? I asked still staring at the food and he scoffed
And what does it look like to you? he retorted i pushed the tray away from me, I can’t eat this, I don’t have appetite for trashy foods
So what do you intend on doing? You are now a wanted man
Are you mocking me? I glared at him and he shook his head
I am just trying to ask the next step you will take , or do you want to remain a fugitive forever? he asked
hell no! I blurted out
So what plans to you have? he asked and I smiled
I plan on travelling out of this damn country , I will do that with a fake identity . I said with dreamy eyes and he chuckled
And how will you do that, you don’t even have enough money…..
I sm-irked evilly
You really don’t know who Andy is…………
Opening my eyes, I looked around the room slowly and smiled when I saw Chase seated beside me with his head rested on the be-d …..
But where is this place? I wondered
I tried to sit up but fell back to the be-d
Aarrrgh! I gro-an ed in pain, the pain in my lower stomach was so unbearable…..
I lifted my right hand slowly from the be-d and t©uçhed my stomach , it was wra-pped around with a bandage….
What happened to me? Why am I.. I st©pped when the memory of what happened flashed on…….
I was sh0t! Two men c@m£ out of no where and sh0t at me, but why! I wondered…….
I shifted my gaze to Chase, he was slee-ping peacefully
Chase! I called softly and he stirred a little in his sleep..
I guess he must be really tired………::
The thoughts of Candy laying unconscious on the be-d jo-lted me up from sleep..
And in a huff, I raised my head to see Candy smiling at me
Am I dreaming? I ru-bbe-d my eyes to be sure i was not….
Candy! I called softly and she wi-de-ned her smile
Oh my gawd!i stood up from the chair and sat on the be-d beside her….
When did you wake? I asked taking her hands into mine……
Long enough to hear you call my name in your sleep. She answered with a grin and I smiled lightly
She tried to sit up but fell back to the be-d while gro-an ing in pain….
Don’t stress yourself baby, you are not fully strong….
But I want to sit up. She said with a pout…
I held her by the w@!st and helped her to sit up
Arrrhh! She gro-an ed softly
Sorry baby. I said and she gave me a weak smile, she must be really hurting!
I stared into her face and smiled, I couldn’t imagine what I would have done if I had lost her!
Why are you staring at me like that? she asked
Because you are beautiful. I answered and she blu-shed
Thanks. She said in appreciation while pla-ying with her hands shyly
So are you really alright? Are you feeling hungry? Should I get you anything? I asked rushingly and she shook her head negatively
I just want you to stay with me . She said and leaned on che-st…….
I pla-yed with her hair as my mind drifted off to Andy, why am I having this weird feelings that the bastard will strike again? and if he do , will the cops be able to protect us?
I sighed de-eply
are you alright? Candy asked, she looked up to stare at my face
Chase! Is there something I nee-d to know?she asked with a frown
Something like what? I retorted and she took a de-ep breathe
Who sh0t me? Why I was sh0t? She asked fixing her gaze on me
I don’t know what you are talking about. I answered trying not to meet her gaze…
Don’t lie to me Chase , I know you know something about it…
Fine! When you are you fully recovered, I will tell you all about it? I promised
but I am al… she tried to say but I shut her up with a brief k!ss………
She swallowed ha-rd , are you trying to bribe me with a k!ss?
No, I am trying to let you know how much you mean to me.I corrected and she smiled……
The door suddenly creaked opened and Nick walked in, he was looking so worn out ….
hi Chase! how …. he st©pped and shifted his gaze to Candy
When did she wake? he asked still staring at her
Not quite long . I answered and he sighed in relief
he moved closer to us and leaned over to pe-ck Candy who was smiling sheepishly
how are you feeling? he asked and she pouted herl-ips
I am better, just some severe pain in my abdominal region. She complained
It will be alright. Nick as-sured, I feel so relieved seeing you awake……,
Are you crazy! What did I just hear you say? Bosco yelled at me…..
I can see you have not learnt your lesson. he continued, why can’t you just let the Delgado’s be?
Because they hurt me, they made me look like a fool. I answered with a yell and he scoffed
hurt! You are the one hurting them Andy, can’t you just let them be? and lest you forget! the Delgado’s are highly connected so you can’t fight them….
I don’t care , I really don’t care. I yelled and he shook his head
You are so stubborn, why can’t you … he tried to say but I cut him off..
What if I pay you a 💵 50,000 for your help. I said and his eyes went wi-de in surprise
💵 50,000! that is a whole lot of money. he swallowed ha-rd
I know , with that you can buy yourself cars , a mansion and you can start up a business of your choice.I said with a hvge grin and he nodded slowly
but where will you get the money from, you don’t even have a penny on you ….
Don’t worry Bosco, you just have to do what I say and then you will get the money. I said hoping he would agree ….
he stared at me for a while and sighed
Fine! So what is it you want me to do? he asked in agreement and I smiled…:
It is Just something little………
The news about Andy escape really chilled me to the bones, I guessed i un-derestimated the bastard…
Damn! It was all my fault, I could have exercised a little patience…
I felt really bad knowing Nick and Chase would be in a pensive mood .
but what could I have done, i couldn’t fold my hands and watch Roxy’s killer go Scot free… though i never loved her, she was still my wife…….
I glanced at my wristwatch, it was 15:45
Time to go home!
I arranged the files on my office desk before I stood up
Looking around, I made sure everything was in order before walking out of the office….
Are you alre-ady leaving sir? My secretary asked and I nodded
but what about the appointments you have with Mr Adams? she continued
Fix it for another day. I instructed and headed out to the company’s parking lot ………
I got into the car and drove off……
Driving home , I kept on wondering why Roxy choose to tarnish the family name.. I mean I made sure I provided her with everything but she choose to disgrace and put her family in danger….
I sighed de-eply as my mind drifted off to the very day I caught her p@n-ts down with another man…
I was really pissed off but couldn’t bring myself to do anything because I was protecting my family name…..now see where it has landed me to?
I hit the br@ke and turned the steering wheel to take a right corner when I saw a car blocking the pathway
I honk the car horn but it was to no avail as the car did not move ….
Who the hell is this ? I wondered
St©pping the car, I got off and walked towards the car blocking the pathway
hey! I greeted while tapping the car tinted window gently ,Can you plea-se get your car out of the way? I added ….
And immediately the door to the car opened and and I c@m£ face to face with a gun..
Get in! the man behind the wheel barked , he was putting on a black hoodie so I could not see his face clearly …
Who are you? I asked with a trembling voice
Get in before I b!ow off your head! he yelled ,I looked around trying to see if I can escape
If you try anything stupid, I will signal my boys to b!ow off the head of your dumb wife at home. he threatened and I shuddered a bit
plea-se don’t hurt her, I will go with you .I pleaded and he chuckled softly
Then get in. he repeated and I nodded
I opened the back door, got in and he drove off………
Inside the car, I searched my pocket for my phone
Damn! I cursed silently, i must have left it in the car….
And what do you think you are doing? he asked staring at me throu-gh the rear mirror
Nothing. I lied and he scoffed
Do you think I am a fool? he asked and immediately st©pped the car
he leaned over to the back seat and brou-ght out a syringe from his pocket….
What are you trying to do? Who are you? I asked in a rush
I am sorry Neil but I have to do this. he said and before I knew it, he injected the syringe into me …..
I immediately felt dizzy and I tried to keep my eyes opened but I was getting weak….
I can’t wait to get my 💵50,000. I heard him say before I blacked out….
With a frown, i watched Nick and Chase talk in whispers , they were standing at the extreme corner of the room…
What are they talking about ? Why are they it hiding from me?
I strained my ears and tried listening to their conversations but couldn’t even pick a word…
I sighed de-eply and they both looked at me
Are you alright? Chase asked but I ignored him
They exchanged silent looks and continued with whatever they were saying
Oh yeah! I have had enough…i mean I am the one who deserves all the attention…..:
Can you plea-se both leave my room? I asked hoping they would give me attention and it worked
They st©pped the whispering and chase moved closer to me
What is wrong with you? he asked and I smiled inwardly
Nothing. I answered with a frown and he sighed
We were talking about the concer….he tried to say but I cut him off
Don’t dare lie to me, how can you talk about a concert in whispers? I want to know the truth, I am tired of being in dark
Fine! he agreed, we were talking about Andy
Andy! Nick’s manager! Why! What did he do?I asked in a rush
he escaped. he answered dryly
I gave him a confused look
Escape? Why? I asked still not un-derstanding what he was trying to say
He looked at Nick who just nodded before looking back at me…
Why did he escape? I repeated
Because he is Roxy killer and also the mastermind behind your shooting…..