The Bodyguard Reloaded – Episode 5
© Tisa Phiri
I looked at my watch and it was almost mid night , l had put my phone close enough so that l would answer as soon as Ackim calls .
Removing my wedding dress l wore loose pajamas and walked to the twin`s room touching their toys and clothes as l hugged them, I felt deeply sadden. Lord keep them safe and protect them l prayed silently . The thought of not having them around made my heart ach .
I sat on the small couch and cried silently, my mind wild back to the time l first knew l was pregnant .
We had gone for some vacation in Livingstone with Ackim just after the imprisonment of George , we needed time to rest from everything and just be alone for a while. Ackim booked us at Chrisma Hotel and we spent time going round places , it was one of the most precious times we had together .
Every night we would took walks in the streets and around the hotel hand in hand , every day that p@ssed l grew further in love with him . He was and has always been the most amazing man in my life .
One day l woke up feeling dizzy, l tried getting up from bed but l fell down , whats wrong my love ?Ackim rushed to lift me up. I had not told him l wasn’t feeling like myself the past days , l didn’t want to spoil the moment . l just feel dizzy l told him .
We have to go to the hospital he insisted, some doctor need to check on you . Am fine babe pliz come on . l just need some rest maybe , l just feel tired .
No way am letting you be without being checked , l noticed you have been looking tired the past days , he snapped getting a pair of jeans and a top for me to wear , come on love dress up we go or l will take you in your night wear.
I smiled , you are so stubborn Ackim , l winced dressing up . Yeah l want you good and strong , he teased klzzing my l!ps slightly as he led me out .
The doctor looked at both of us after some examinations and smiled, congratulations you two he said, you are going to have a baby .
What ? I screamed surprised .
Yes my dear you are about 3 weeks pregnant , he smiled .
Yes ! Ackim jumped excited, love we are going to have a baby he shouted hugging me as l sat on the bed . Am so excited he laughed klzzing me . I clossed my eyes with excitement building up in me as well . l didn’t anticipate having a child that soon but the thought of carrying Ackim`s child inside myself made me so happy .
Thank you my love for making me a proud man , he added . l promise to always be here for you .
Later on that day we were asked to go for a scan and it added to our joy to learn that we were going to have twins . Ackim couldn`t stop shouting and klzzing me with happiness .
The following day l stood by the balcony in the afternoon looking outside , the view of the pool ahead of me looking beautiful . l smiled at how Ackim had insisted we get a room near the pool side , he practically made the hotel attendant to give us the room even when he told him it was booked , he gave him some money and asked him to cancel the other booking . l smiled at him as we were taken to the room . Did you have to force that man babe ? I asked him laughing .
Yes love , he said chuckling , l get what l want remember ? He asked throwing himself on the bed . l know that now l teased joining him . You are so stubborn , l added getting on top of him . He sighed and mourned as he turned me besides making me face him , come here and give me a reward for getting you this room , he teased klzzing me . l love you Ackim l whispered as he went on klzzing me .
He stood behind me and cleared his throat , what are you thinking about ?He asked standing behind me and hugging me bringing me back to the pres£nt , everything l answered turning to look at him . So what next ? I asked him . What about ? he responded rubbing his nose on mine .
We are having babies and we didn`t plan for this , l told him , l don’t know what we are supposed to do now .
Oh love , l sometimes don’t understand you , do you doubt l love you ? I know we didn’t plan but you and these babies in here , he said holding my tummy , are the best things that have happened to me . Am here and will always be here for you and our kids whatever happens l will live to protect and love you both till the day l will die , he added seriously . Let’s get married he said lifting my head such that my eyes met his .
Are you proposing marriage soldier ? I giggled . Yes he said , all l need is to find a ring and put on your f!ng£r . l go now he teased leaving me and stepped back .
No stop , l shouted pulling him back , we don’t have to rush anything . l mean am here , am not planning on running away with these babies you have planted in me , you know my father would want a big wedding and you heard the doctor l don’t need a lot of stress until l give birth , lets wait until l give birth then we can arrange the wedding things , l told him .
Whatever you say my love he whispered but am moving in with you when we heard back to Solwezi .
Why don’t we stay in Chingola , l suggested , we can rent or buy an apartment near town centre .
I will take care of that Ackim @ssured me and for sure when we got back he had gotten an apartment for us .
Coming to the pres£nt , l looked around the room . We had spent months preparing and planning on the babies’ arrival . Oh my God l sighed , we were supposed to be together and happy . Why won’t everyone just let us live in peace ? I whispered crying . l didn’t hear dad walk in .
He came and sat next to me , am sorry baby you have to go through a lot right after your beautiful wedding . l really wish things were different and that you, Ackim and the kids were all together as it should be the case . Sometimes l feel bad and blame myself for all this .
No dad , it’s not your fault George and his mother do what they do , they are just jealous and ungrateful people ,all they want is to destroy our lives . She won’t just accept the fate of her son and now she wants me to suffer for her loss .
Yeah l know, but someone has to act on this it’s been too much of her dad complained , this time around l won’t sit and watch . lt’s high time that woman got to see the worst of me .
Calm down my dota am sure Ackim is doing the best he can and l promise tomorrow l will involve the police and find my way of facing those criminals he added serious .
I could see he was tired , but all my efforts to let him go to bed failed . l won’t sleep before you do he insisted .
Just then my phone rang and l grabbed it quickly standing up. Yes babe, l answered .
My love hope you are not crying yourself out that side l heard him speak , take it easy l will make sure l bring the kids home l promise you .
You wont believe what l just found out he told me , what happened ? I asked my eyes popping out .
Jane is working with Chikola and the gang , they planned all this together .
Oh no , l sighed but why ? What does she want too ? I asked surprised .
I was shocked too, but not to worry am letting her free until she leads me to our kids , just take it easy and take care of yourself there , am heading to Kitwe right now were l suspect they took the kids. I will give you details of everything when l came home .
Okey then please just promise you will bring the kids and yourself back home Ackim . l won’t survive if anything happened to you all .
I will bring us back home my love he sighed , over my dead body that l let anything happen to you and our twins , he said before hanging up .
I told dad about Jane . Take it easy Paula he told me , everything will be okey . l cried as he hugged me . Come on dad , l finally sighed and told him , am going to bed now you should get some rest .
I walked him to his room .
I went back to my bedroom , realising l had not seen Serah since the time at the reception . l dialed her number and called her , as the phone rang l thought of why she had to come all the way from Austrialia with Jay my ex boyfriend . l had noticed the two of them making some funny glances at the wedding knowing how wild Serah was , l wouldn’t be surprised they were sleeping together . l wasn’t so much interested in them however , l just ignored them . l have come to learn that she wasn’t not trully happy for me . Unlike her l found a man who trully loved me , she was jealous though she pretended to be happy for me . l knew from the time she told me about Jay wanting me back that her intentions were not to see me happy .
Hello ! girfriend , l heard her respond just before the phone cut .
Hey Serah where are you am worried , l didn’t see you here at home after the wedding ?
Am okey girlfriend she said , a lot of noise in the back ground . Am just having some time out with a hot guy l met at the wedding , she shouted excited . l could bet she was drunk . Any news on the kids ? she asked .
Nothing yet dear, am still waiting for Ackim .
Am sorry Paula am not with you l promise to come tomorrow early in the morning to be with you .
Yeah , it’s fine Serah have funny l told her . l heard Jay`s voice in the back calling her out . Before l could ask she cut the line. I knew she didn’t want me knowing she was with him . l shook my heard as l lay back down , l knew those two were up to something fishy but l had to care about something more important at the moment….
The Bodyguard Reloaded – Episode 6
© Tisa Phiri
In exactly 30 minutes we entered kitwe . All the time as we moved , Jane remained quite . I was too upset with her to even look at her face .
Jim grabbed a ciggarate from the bonet and lit it , one for you ? He asked me .
No I will p@ss , I told him shrugging . I have not smoked in a year . Mmmmm staying healthy uh ? He asked with a laugh . Yeah , I stopped when my wife was pregnant , she wouldn’t let me smoke and get close to her man plus she insisted l had to quit before our kids were born . I smiled at the thought of that .
I remembered I sat outside on the corridor as I took in a cigarrate ,Paula came and sat a step away from me , come here my love why are you seating away ? I asked looking at her . She was almost 3 Months pregnant then .
I thought we talked about smoking Ackim , that smoke is not good for you , besides if you insist l will make sure you won’t come any closer if you take in that poison , she added making a face and to punish me further that night , she chased me from the bedroom to the spare room .
Please love let me in I can’t sleep alone here I complained seated by the door , she had locked herself in . I tried brushing my teeth and @ssure her I was not smelling any cigarette but she wouldn’t just open .
I recalled retiring to the other room upset . How painful it felt staying away from her , it was like she was part of my body and being away the whole night was really a torture .
She came to the room in the morning and laughed so h@rd at how I was curled up in the bed . I hope you will never smoke again she teased walking way .
I ran to her before she could close the door , oh no not again I told her, you can’t punish me the whole night and expect to be free this morning , I told her as I grabbed her back to the bed .
She smiled as I lay her down on the bed . I first klzzed her tummy to say good Morning to the kids and went up as she closed her eyes .
I had klzzed her and caressed her until she was breathless and I left her . Oh no Ackim she screamed following me to the sitting room . How dare you leave me like this she cried as she chased me .
Uh so you thought you would get away with that punishment you gave me ? I asked as she sat down powerless . I laughed as she pretended to be crying .
I am going to find a man outside to finish what you have failed to do she shouted walking to the door .
I caught her by the door and klzzed her leading her back to the couch in the sitting room , tell me you will never leave me out again I whispered as I touched her most s£nsitive parts . She mourned as she nodded , mmmmmm I can’t get you I whispered klzzing her ears .
I won’t provided you don’t smoke again she said looking into my eyes even after we fell back down p@nting she still reminded me of not smoking and I knew I had to take a step to stop and since that day I had not smoked .
Recalling such moments made me shed a tear , thankfully it was dark in the car no one could see l was crying . I missed my woman and I knew if not for Jane and the other people who were determined to hurt us l would be curled up with her that moment .
So ? I finally spoke up as I parked in front of the lodge on the address , is this the place I cleared my throat as I turned to look at Jane .
Yes she answered in a low tone . Tell me which room they are keeping my kids ? I asked her sternly .
I told you I don’t know all the details she responded carelessly , I was only told it’s this place but I am not aware of anything else .
Lie to me Jane and I swear you won’t see the sun today I warned as I got out . I was driving the land cruiser and I was glad I used that car cause it was black , it wasn’t easy to spot especially in the dark night .
Jim followed me outside and I asked him to stay back and watch out as I went to check out the place .
I used a tactic I learned from the military to always check out the camp of the enemy before attacking , moving around I took in the yard of the lodge from the Wall fence .
I saw a guard at the gate and as I approached I noticed he was fast asleep.I didn’t want to risk anyone knowing I was around but again getting in illegally would cause the problems for me .
So I shrugged and went to kick the guard slightly . He woke up with a start , who are you ? he asked his face still sleepy . I could see his fat face from the light that shown around the gate.
Take it easy I told him calmly , now if you tell me what I need to know and give me the correct information this will be yours I said showing him some K100 notes .
He looked at my hands and licked his l!ps wanting to grab it .
Oh no I whispered , first things first , tell me if any one walked in the lodge with babies ? I asked . The children are twins I added , now did you see any of such ?
He stayed quite as though trying h@rd to remember . Hey I told him I don’t have the whole day . Look am not a criminal , those people you saw took my twins and I know they are here , all I need is for you to confirm you saw something and leave the rest to me I told him holding his shoulder making sure my grip was strong enough to make him know who was in charge .
He winced a bit before speaking up . I saw an elderly woman and a man walk in some hours ago .
Good now thats more like it , l patted his shoulder . Now second favour , watch out here for me as I go inside , don’t do anything stupid cause if you do, I won’t pay you this money but your reward will be a deep grave I added as I stood from where I had squat close to him .
Walking to the reception I met a tall and light lady who smiled widely . Good evening Sir , she greeted happily .
It’s morning I smiled back .
Oh yeah Morning it is , she chuckled . So how may I help you ? She asked .
I went close to her and whispered . I really need your help beautiful, and if you help me I know I will never forget your beautiful face I said flirting .
She smiled , well let’s hear what the gentleman wants .
I told her my mother was lodging there with my kids and that my wife had ran away so I needed to see her cause her phone was off .
Oh am sorry you are going through that with your wife , so tell me what’s the name of this your mother so I check her room number .
You see that’s the problem , she just got my kids and didn’t tell me so I must presume she isn’t using her real names I told her seriously with a sad face .
She shook her head , am sorry I can’t give you that information then , you have to understand . lt’s policy .
Oh please I begged.I need to see my children please help a poor and desperate man I told her. I know you can help , if I cause any trouble please call the police on me . lf you want take me there yourself and you will see am not lying .
She was quite for some time and finally sighed ,ok I will tell you the room but please don’t sell me out..
You are an angel I smiled . I wish l married you instead of my wife who is causing me trouble I flirt smilling and I saw her smile back .
I walked to the room I was told , looking at my watch it was almost 02 am .
I knocked softly on the door and waited , it was quite for a while and l knocked again and this time I heard a female voice ask ,who is there ?
Sorry Madam am the room service man , we have a problem with our Dstv and I need to check on your TV , I spoke in a tuned voice .
Oh am sorry am sleeping I heard Chikola answer. We are not using the TV right now .
I understand madam but the thing is the connection to the other room is from your room and the other guest is complaining it won’t take a minute I said .
Slowly I saw the door open , before she could see who was by the door . I quickly pushed back the door and it hit her in the face pushing her down to the floor .
You ! She screamed , yes me I responded lifting her by her dress .
I saw the bed was empty , where are the kids ? I asked her still holding her. Let me go you fool I don’t know what you are talking about .
Oh sure you know , l snapped angrily and you will tell me now .
She smiled wickedly , go to hell you bodyguard and Gold digger she spat .
I felt my anger rise and I knew at that moment I could do anything even kill for my children .
Listen am not a fool , you showed yourself at my wedding and the boys went missing and I have your acomplice outside so stop playing games or I swear to God you will not like me at all . I scolded pushing her h@rd to the corner of the bed not caring as her dress went up exposing her spoted thighs .I noticed she had patches all over her body . lt was evident she used lighting skin lotions but her old skin was not really accepting the bleaching .
Let me go and leave me alone you idiot or I will scream she Warned .
Or I see you are not good at dialogue , scream and let them call the police so you see how all this will work out for you .
With force I grabbed her neck and pushed her further to the wall .
She gulped her eyes popping out .
Where are they ? I asked agian as I loss£ned the hold on her .
She started saying something but her voice wasn’t coming out . I let her go and she breathed heavely .
What was that again ? I asked her .
She stayed quite .
Now I was done being patient , I lifted my hand and landed it on her face , the next one missed her eye and l saw a bump rise on the corner of her eye .
She tried to scream but I quickly held her mouth , tell me were they are I warned my eyes direct set on her.
Talk now I whispered angrily before I could hit her again .
She shouted .
In the next room ! raising her hand to avoid my slap .
I lifted her with one hand , move you are showing me the room . She staggered as she led me to the next door and I quickly grabbed my phone and text Jim to come enter and secure the doors not to let Jane escape .
To be continued
The bodyguard 2 Episode 5 & 6
The Bodyguard Reloaded – Episode 5