The Bodyguard Reloaded – Episode 11
© Tisa Phiri
I couldn’t stay calm anymore . I looked at her, after she failed to answer the question about whether she had gone to see her ex or not , instead she said something else..
Damn it ! I kicked the tires of the vehicle outside before getting in and speeding off. I didn’t know where I was supposed to go but I had to leave home for a while . I couldn’t bare her lying to me after I saw things . I had deeply wished she told me all that was just fake and that she was never with him , probably say it was just some graphit someone put together to confuse me but no , her silence said it all .
I drove at a great speed heading out of town . I drove to the outskirts on the road leading to Kapisha hot springs . It was the only place I could think of at that moment .
I left the Windows to the car open , the strong breeze got to my face . lt was still quite on the small roads as it was still early for people to start moving up and down , the time in the car showed 10 minutes p@ssed 6 hours in the morning .
I could see the vapour rising to the sky at a distance from the hot springs , reducing the speed I drove to the side and parked the car..
My mind occupied with what I couldn’t really define at the moment . Anguish , bitterness or maybe disappointment .
I sat close to the water it’s heat reaching up to my bare hands and face as I wore a sleeveless t shirt..
I remembered the last time I was there . I took Paula to see the hot springs for the very first time . She was amazed by how water was boiling from under , in fact she thought it was not really hot and pushed her f!ng£r slightly on the water before withdrawing and screaming ouch !
We laughed.. The thought of her smile made me smile too..
I recalled holding her from behind as we stood watching the water that afternoon , it was a bit cold and I folded my arms around her . She leaned her head back at my shoulder and I bent my head on her side my skin touching hers..
I love you , I had told her. She sighed and touched my hands on top of her .
I love you more Ackim and am glad we are okay . You have no idea what I went through thinking you were dead babe . I mourned for you but my heart refused to let you go, she whispered..
Am sorry I forgot you , I didn’t want to make you suffer with me not remembering a thing..
She let a laugh , well it wasn’t your fault babe and am glad you have recovered your memory and our enemy is now in prison..
Tell me something my love , I had asked her… what would make you leave me for another man? I asked turning her to look at me..
She gazed at my eyes and smiled , her sharp white teeth making me want to klzz her l!ps .
Nothing , she answered plainly ..
Nothing ? I asked her making a face..
Yes babe nothing , what else would I want from another man Ackim , you are the hottest and most handsome man for me.. You love me and treat me well ,I don’t want anything else but you babe just know that she added..
Thank you Paula . Am really happy I make you feel that way . I promise no matter what , to love you and be here for you my love . Look at that steam I told her pointing at the steam rising from the hot spring , everytime am away or we quarrel think of that heat and remember that’s how my love for you is . lt will continue boiling even when the air is cold or hot ..
The very nature of this spring is to continue heating no matter what comes against it and that is how my love for you is Paula , things will come to push us from side to side and throw all kinds of things at us , but if this love we have for each other becomes part of our nature . lt means we will overcome my love , l added honestly..
She shed a tear at my words ..
Wow! Ackim those are the most beautiful words someone has ever told me , thank you she smiled klzzing me .
I held her tight and klzzed her back p@ssionately and every part of me agreed with my p@ssion.. I knew she was mine and I was done searching , everything else didn’t matter at that moment but her , she was the one for me . I was home and I felt safe..
I had not realised l was crying , I raised my hand to my face and touched the tears falling on my chicks..
I never saw that coming . I was actually crying and I hated the feeling , my phone had been ringing for over 30 minutes but I didn’t care to look at the phone . I knew it was her trying to call me and s£nd texts as well..
The next ring came and I decided to look at my phone , ‘my woman ‘it read..
I pushed the answer button and placed the phone on my ear without saying anything..
Babe please tell me where you are please ,we need to talk . She told me her voice sounding like she was crying..
Ackim , I love you babe and please I need to see you or I swear I will kill myself if I don’t see you soon she added..
Ackim ! Please she shouted when I stayed quite , for God’s Sake babe answer me l know you are hurting , talk to me love .l need you I can’t do without you , please let me come where you are she pleaded . lf you stay quite you will never see me alive again she added..
I felt the pain in her voice and the thought of her killing herself got to me . Am at the hot springs I told her and cut the call .
About 20 minutes later I heard her drive and park behind me but I don’t turn to look at her . my face looking at the water without blinking..
I heard her stand behind me and sighed but I still didn’t move..
Babe she started, touching my shoulder from behind . I was quite.
She came and held me from behind wrapping her hands around me , I remember your words about how we ought to never forget our love cause it’s in our nature to love each other babe..
I will never do anything to hurt you deliberately my love , I know those photos gave you a bad impression but please you have to hear me out .
I sighed but didn’t move an inch..
Ackim look at me at least she cried her tears making the part where she had leaned on my back feel a bit w€t..
I turned to face her . She raised her hands to hold my face still..
Look into my eyes babe and tell me what you see honestly , do you think I can go and sleep with another man ? Leaving you the love of my life home with our wonderful boys ? Tell me now Ackim , tell me you believe I cheated on you and slept with that jerk . Tell me when we made love last night that you feel someone else had been in me ? she asked looking straight at me..
I did and honestly I didn’t see any of that , all I saw was her deep eyes calling out to me with pain . The w€tness in them filing me with more hurt ..
I don’t know Paula , what do you expect me to feel ?I…I feel hurt and broken right now I can’t even say a thing to you , you lied to me and I expected you to tell me the actual truth but that you didn’t do , l told her..
I know I was wrong my love , I should have told you what was really going on..
She went on to explain what her friend said about me and wanted her to get back with her ex even before the wedding. She told me how Serah lied and she went there just to fall in her and Jay’s trap , how she was suspecting she was the one that got the pictures some how and s£nt to me..
I sighed when she was done explaining . I want her out of my house or I swear to God I will kill her l spat and that idiot will know better than to mess with me I added furious and I was damn serious..
I was dying inside Paula, I told her, those photos ….
Shshshs she cut me short . Say no more please , I understand and I know l should have done far more worse things if I were in your shoes she added .
I held her so close and tight breathing right in her face..
Don’t ever lie to me again my love , you will kill me I whispered to her..
I know Better she whispered back and stepped back to klzz me .
I missed you she whispered , the past 2 hours have been rough on me..
Yeah same here, I told her honestly and held her tight klzzing her . She smiled and led me to the car..
Remember our first time was in the back of the car? she shouted pulling my hand and going to the car..
Yeah, I responded tagging along..
Well , show me you are still the Same man who drove me crazy that day she told me opening the door..
How could I reject her ? She looked as hot as ever and the relief I was feeling made me want her more..
We drove back home after some time making up , she drained my strength but I still had to face Jay ..
For me it was the beginning of the war he just declared , so when Paula was busy with the kids I drove out heading to Protea hotel . He had no idea what was coming for him..
The Bodyguard Reloaded – Episode 12
© Tisa Phiri
I parked outside the hotel my eyes fixed at the entrance.
“Ackim, come here soldier!” I remembered my days back at the commando training.
“Yes sir!” I responded paying compliments to the lieutenant colonel who was the chief training officer.
“At ease soldier!” he shouted. I stood before him My hands at the back.
” listen Soldier, I want you to learn this lesson today. Never put your whole being into something that can easily destroy you.
No matter what you do , always know that human beings will not always be what you would want them to be. Everyone is different and unique and remember no man is innocent , everyone is capable of evil , train your mind to acommodate such beings and you will survive. If you develop an altitude of torelating a human being , know that one day that tolerance will cost you.” He shrugged.
I rubbed my face and sighed. He was right back then. I should have acted the first time I suspected Serah and Jay were up to no good..
My torelance on Serah walking on me whilst I was n@k£d , should have been resolved sooner.
I remembered the other day when she came and stood behind me as I watched some TV , she bent down and whispered in my ears.
” Ackim don’t think you are untouchable. If it were up to me you would be sleeping with me right now.” She smiled seducing me.
I looked at her and let a laugh ,
” and here you are throwing yourself at me again. You are a snake Serah. Paula is your friend and all you do is flirt with me , you should have shame.” I shook my head honestly let down by her altitude.
“Well we will see, when she runs back to Jay and that will happen” she added smiling
” and when it happens you can see me for comfort ” she said and walked away.
I shook my head in disbelief. She was really determined to do that and I was reluctant , now it was time I put things in order. I would not let them destroy what I have, I thought to myself.
I opened the car door and walked to the reception.
“Am here to see my friend Jay Thompson. ” I told the man at the reception.
He searched the register.
“Room 6 ,1st floor” he told me.. “Thank you” I smiled at him.
Knocking softly I pushed my hands in my jeans as I waited for a response. A minute past and there was nothing. I could swear though, that I heard voices so I knew there were people inside
A minute later Jay opened the door and stood in the door way a towel wrapped around his waist. He laughed loudly upon seeing me.
“Well, well” he grinned ,
“look who is here…”
I saw Serah walk to the door half n@k£d and she froze seeing me.
“Oh.. Am I interrupting ?” I asked sarcastically.
“What do you want here ?” Jay asked me with a face , his white face looking whiter. I guesed the heat was having an effect on his skin.
“I came to see the two of you and make sure you learn and come to understand that here in Africa people don’t mess with another man’s marriage.” I told him seriously my hands still in the pockets.
He started laughing loudly and shook his head.
“Oh tough guy uh ?” He teased me
“what do you intend on doing in case people mess with your marriage ?” He asked folding his hands .
Looking down for a second , I sighed and took a step closer to him pushing open the door . He was an inch taller than me so I had to raise my face a bit.
“You don’t intimidate me you black slave , you are just a bodyguard and for me all guards are like dogs.. They just bark at the enemy to their master to scare them away but I got news for you . Am not an enemy to Paula she was with me before and she will end up with me . Know why ?” He asked looking at my now frowning face ..
“Because am the man for her , I can make her realise her dreams and help build her wealthy. She deserves an educated man and intelligent too not a trained dog that acts without proper will .”
At that point I felt it , the anger and rage building up making my hands shiver. He was still smiling when I launched a hot punch in his face making him hit the door , he moved backwards and I followed him inside pushing aside Serah who had opened her mouth suprised .
Jay stood up and made a fight stance against me wanting to attack .
“Come on jungle boy , is that all you have got !” He shouted..
I went back and locked the door , without a word I moved to him and he took a step back. I knew I didn’t need any more effort to fight a man like him , already my punch had left a mark on his face.
I stepped forward and gave him two more hits before he went down without any more effort.
Serah ran to the table to grab a phone but I quickly got to her and stepped on it , crushing it to pieces I was so mad at the moment. She opened her mouth to scream but l quickly held her mouth and slightly twisted her neck blacking her out.
I sat on the bed silently watching the two now n@k£d people on the floor. Just their appearance made me want to finish them off and go out already.
“Never leave an enemy behind” I thought of the slogan. I was pissed that thoughts of wanting to finish them came rushing my head but I wasn’t going to turn into a murderer with intent because of those people.
“They are not worthy it Ackim.” I whispered to myself. I walked to the closet and got Jay’ s neck ties . I shook my head at the sight of his clothes. Lots of office shirts and ties.
“No wonder he’s a jerk” l shook my head. I never liked @ssociating much with guys with ties and suits.. Usually they would be flirters and proud fools who always thought so high of themselves.
I heaped the ties on the bed and started tearing them one by one making threads and tying them together. Got a chair nearby and lifted Jay’s nude body and tied him to it. I took Sarah and tied her hands and mouth too, placed her to the wall.
I needed an extra cloth , I went back and grabbed a blue shirt from the closet and ripped it apart. Getting a piece and tied Jays mouth. I made them face each other and sat back to wait satisfied with my work.
My phone beeped and I opened it.
“Tell me the place
” the text read..
I typed in the hotel room and switched off my phone. That was the text I was waiting for and I couldn’t let Paula get through to me at that point. I loved her but I was not willing to let people step on us and get away with it.
I took a bottle of wine from the small fridge and sat back down. I was calm in a bad way, I hated the feeling cause it reminded me of my times in Congo.
We went to ambush one of the top ministers in the night. General Loko had selected 6 of us for the mission.
“Be alert and go there to do as planned. I want you focused and do exceptional work there” he told us. What l had done was to carry out his orders such that the effect on my s£nse of reason was gone , even when I inflicted pain on people l had to stay calm and think I was doing what ought to be done.
We had pulled out the minister leaving his wife and children screaming and took him to general Loko who later killed him in cold blood.
I was lost in thoughts as I poured the wine and drunk it . Jay came to and he tried to speak and move but nothing but a small wimp came out. A minute later, Serah opened her eyes too and just gazed around , obviously shocked at her condition. I swallowed h@rd and sighed loudly.
“Mmmmmm now you are calm and I like the silence in this room” I chuckled sitting bending my back and leaning my hands on my knees.
“By the time am done with both of you , you will never want to come back to Zambia” . I said and sat up as Jay struggled to get loose.
I heard a knock and I knew the person I was waiting for was there. I hired the guy before to investigate and find my family. He’s the one that also helped me to track George after I discovered who was behind Paula’s kidnapping months before.
“Come in !” I called him out , Looking at my watch. It was exactly 17 hours , it had taken him an hour to respond to my call and I was impressed. He never disapointed me and I loved his ability to follow orders.
“Hey !” He called out looking at Sarah and Jay..
“Noise making” I chuckled standing up.
” I like them quite.” I added..
He smiled and nodded , “mmmmmmm good” .
“Prepare the way out and the car” I told him…
” Is the place ready ? I asked him .
“It is boss , but how do we move them out ?”
I smiled and poured the last gl@ss of wine in my mouth,
“mmmmmh it’s easy dear. These guys can walk and I can @ssure you they will do it according to the way I want them to.”
Slowly I removed the cloth from Jay’s mouth and l liked he was humble, staring at me without a word.
“listen here man , since you claim to know who I am. Am sure you know what I can do to those that oppose me. I won’t hesitate to kill you both if you do anything funny..” i snarled.
“What do you want ? ” He asked anger written on his face.
“Oh , simple, just go and book out and pack your bags to leave.”
“Where are we going ?” He asked , obviously scared of me.I went close to him and l felt him flinch .
“Some place safe” I whispered. He raised his face to look at me and I Indicated my guy to untie him .
Giving him instructions he dressed up and I went out with him , marking the beginning of a long lesson I had prepared for him.
To be continued
The bodyguard 2 Episode 11 & 12
The Bodyguard Reloaded – Episode 11