The Bodyguard Reloaded
© Tisa Phiri
I let Chikola lead the way to the next room . She knocked and when the man inside answered I warned her not to do anything funny .
It’s me she responded as he opened the door to let her in , I pushed it open and grabbed the man before he could grab the gun he had placed on the small table in the room . I took it quickly and hit him on the head before he could fight me back .
Looking around l saw the twins laying in the bed , two feeding bottles besides them . I wondered what their plan was . I was @ssuming Chikola a woman was to be with them . I then realised that they planned to guard the kids and that it was probably easy to let them be with one with strength to fight back .
I rushed to them checking if they were okey . The kids were fast asleep , I was carried away inspecting the babies and didn’t notice Chikola coming to hit me with a stool . I luckily grabbed it from her and pushed her down . Her accomplice come to me and charged forward . He hit me h@rd and as I staggard towards the Wall he come with full force punching me .
As We engaged into a fight I saw Chikola grab one of the babies and started heading out .
My attention shifted to saving my baby and the guy took advantage punching me , he grabbed the stool thrown down and lashed it on my head s£nding me down in an instance .
I shook to stand up and shouted noo ! Bring back the boy I screamed powerless . She ignored my scream and headed right to the door .
I lifted myself grabbing back the stool and pushed the guy to the Wall with the strength I remained with .
I was not going to let them take one of the twins away and the mission of the guy fighting me was clear . He wanted to delay me to let Chikola escape .
I struggled to keep him to the wall his height advantage over mine making it a challenge .
I heard someone walk in the room and saw Chikola coming back in , Jim pointing a gun at her. Gaining momentum I lashed at the guy hiting him with the other hand as he was still pinned to the wall .
His mouth was filled with blood and I noticed he was weak . I felt the rage for all the trouble I had been , the pain I saw in Paula’s eyes with my hands I continued hitting even when I saw he was not moving .
Stop, that’s enough man . Jim pushed me back , I tried going back to finish him but Jim held me so tight not letting me go .
Think of your kids man , he shouted . Let me finish him Jim I snapped feeling my anger not quenched .
Chikola tried to escape but I ran to her holding her by her dress before she could leave the door . I slapped her h@rd s£nding her to the floor .
Calm down Ackim , Jim held my hand as I went to hit her again .
I sighed and walked to the twins . Kim was just waking up his brother fast asleep .
Hey sonny I smiled wipping the blood from my hand , it’s dad , you okay ? I asked lifting him up . I got Paul on the other hand and slowly walked out .
In the corridor I met the police officers . Hold it ! They shouted at me , don’t move .
Am not a criminal officer I told them . I just came to get kids they were kidnapped last night . The culprits are in that room I said Indicating with my head .
They p@ssed me as I walked on , I saw the lady at the reception stand in the corner with the guard . I looked at them both , thank you I told them with a weak smile . I got what I came for . The lady nodded her head and wiped a tear from her eye . l hope all goes well for you sir she told me .
Thank you l let a smile as I walked out , my babies held tight in my arms .
I took them to the car and one of the police officers outside asked me to go to the station to go and give my statement .
I gave them details and even reported Jane who was taken in together with Chikola and the other guy who they put on a stretcher . He was still breathing but his face was dismantled .
Come on man let’s take you to your wife , Jim said patting my back .
I got in the back seat with the boys as he drove us . Thank you man I told Jim .
You came right on time and you have really been great . I owe you one man I added .
That’s what mates are for dont mention it , you would do the same for me .
Yeah I nodded as I lifted Paul who I had put down on the seat as Kim s√¢ked his f!ng£r laying in my laps .
Yes my love , yeah am okey and the babies too I answered as I talked to Paula . I called her to let her know we were safe .
Oh my God am so happy you guys are okey she shouted , tell me how far you are from getting home and can’t wait .
Soon , we are just from giving reports at the police station now we are on our way back .
Paula and her father waited for us and ran to welcome us as we turned to the yard , she ran to hug and klzzed me tears in her eyes . Thank you for bringing back the boys and yourself my love , she touched the twins one after the other as she checked them .
Oh I missed you two she cried as she took them in the house .
Come here I clear your face she told me after she went to put the kids in their room after changing and feeding them .
I had stayed talking and giving the details to her father . Am so proud of you Ackim , he told me. You have always put your life on the line for my daughter and I know you won’t let me down ever . You are the strongest and most courageous and braviest man I know soldier , your heart is exceptional too .
I appreciate it Sir , I told him honestly .
Paula grabbed my hand and led me to the bedroom where she had prepared a first aid box and some warm water for me to clean up .
I winced as she wipped the small cut on my head , you need to go to the hospital babe , she told me , there are more than two cuts in your head .
No forget it love . Am not going anywhere just do what you can do I will be fine .
She shrugged and shook her head , you are stubborn Ackim .
I won’t leave your side and the kids I told her .
It was already 6 hours by the time I finished bathing and Paula stitched my wounds . I felt so tired I had to retire to bed after taking some strong pain killers , go on and rest Paula’s father told me when l went to check on the kids . Am here nothing will happen to any of them , they are safe he emphasized . Paula stayed back in the twins room as I went to bed .
I fall asleep almost immediately l lay down .
I woke up 4 hours later . Hey handsome Paula called me , she came to sit next to me .
How are the boys I asked her ? They are okey I called the Doctor to check on them , everything is okey . They are both so much asleep she added .
You are our hero babe she told me , what would I have done without you ?
I smiled at her , maybe gotten a life with that American I saw at the reception . I saw the way he looked at you Paula , tell me who that man is ?
She looked down and I knew my suspicions were right . I suspected the two of them had a past .
Forget it Paual , all I want to know is that you two are nothing more than just people with some history .
I love you Ackim and I can never do anything to break your heart she told me . Am sorry I didn’t tell you he was coming , I was caught by surprise as well . Serah invited him over and I didn’t get to understand why .
Umm that friend of yours I don’t trust her I said plainly . I know I have no right to chose friends for you but I don’t like that one .
Ackim can we stop discussing other people that don’t matter , come here she said extending her hands . I missed you so much she smiled and I love you . My friend and my past are just that , you are the one that matter to me .
I put my head on her chest as she talked brushing her hand in my head . I love you so much my woman I just hope someone will not make me want to kill them over you .
She ignored my statement and went on pulling me closer before klzzing me p@ssionately .
We made love and she sighed holding my face . Am yours and yours only , believe that okey she whispered seriously .
Just then her friend walked in without knocking , Oh am sorry guys I thought you are alone Paula she smiled looking at me and I knew she was trouble . Someone is asking for you , they said they are from Solwezi? Something to do with the mine she added .
Oh yeah Paula asnwered , sorry babe I need to sign some do¢vments before we leave for our honeymoon .
Yeah I nodded and lay back down as she quickly dressed and headed out .
A few minutes later I stood to go and take another bath , turning I saw Serah standing by the door her tongue out .
what the hell , I screamed grabing a sheet to cover myself .
Wow ! She exclaimed biting her l!p , I see why Paula is all over you , you are a true defination of a man Ackim .
Get out of my room I screamed pushing her out , what is wrong with you , are you are sick in the head…..
The Bodyguard Reloaded – Episode 8
© Tisa Phiri
Days past after Ackim managed to rescue our twins .I knew Ackim was quite hurt that day but efforts to get him to see a doctor failed .
I recalled how he spent the whole day home , he played with the twins that afternoon moving them around the yard . One wouldn’t tell they were kidnapped earlier .
We had a case where we had to testify in court for Chikola and her accomplices and so we had decided to concel our honey moon .
It was however not as bad as Ackim made each moment worthy it .
The day after Chikola and her people were charged and given their setence , Ackim told me we had to take a trip somewhere .
But babe why won’t you tell me where we are going I complained as I got in the car . The twins remained home with the nanny and Ackim’s sister who had just paid us a visit .
He drove for minutes and before he could turn off the main road he stopped the car and moved to the p@ss£nger’s seat where I was .
What’s going on babe ? I asked him with a smile .
Well , my woman can’t be allowed to see anything from here onwards he said getting a tie and blind folding my eyes .
Oh no come on don’t leave me in the dark I winced .
He came close and asked me to open my mouth . I did and he put his l!ps on mine klzzing me .
Do you trust your husband ? he asked after a second .
I nodded my head as I searched for his head . c
Come on that’s not enough of a klzz Ackim . ls that why you didn’t want me to see anything ?
I heard him giggle and closed the door , there are more klzzes where we are going my love he told me as he started the car engine .
I stayed quite as he drove , where are we now? I asked for the third time hating the suspense he was leaving me in . I could bet his face wore a smile as I spoke , he rubbed my thigh on the skin left by my short . I wore a short which went slightly on top of my knees and a vest .
It was one of Ackim’s favourite dressing , he would always tell me . lf you wear shorts and a vest I wouldn’t stop looking at you .
Well soldier you love neckdness and vest outlining my br£@st , l bursted out laughing , on the day he had first mentioned it . He came behind and held my waist .Yeah , he whispered but don’t you ever think I will let another man admire you . I laughed at how much jealous Ackim had become . He always warned about another person touching or admiring me .
I told him he was becoming too jealous and he told me , get used to it my love . From now on am not letting anyone near you for you are mine alone and God gave you to me .
I knew he loved me and I guesed being jealous was just one way of showing it .
I felt the same too and now I was becoming jealous of Serah .I noticed her change of altitude towards Ackim but she still tried hooking me up with Jay .
They both stayed on claiming they had a one month vacation in Zambia . I had no way of chasing her but everyday that past I started wishing she had gone already, she had no respect for my home and I saw Ackim getting irritated when ever she was around . I had to plead to let her stay as she claimed she had no enough money to get herself a room at the hotel . Since it’s only for a few weeks I decided to bear with her and let her vacation come to an end .
Lately Jay would call me and text even came over especially when Ackim wasn’t around . All this time he acted innocently and pretended to just be visiting , according to him he was having a great time touring some Northen province tourist attraction sites such as Chishimba falls .
We are here now Ackim announced bringing my s£nses back to the pres£nt .
Can I remove now ? I asked nervously .
Not as yet love hold on he shouted coming to open for me .
He held my hand and helped me out my eyes still covered .
A few steps from the car and he went behind me unfolding the blind fold .
Now you can open your eyes he whispered in my ears .
I rubbed them a bit and opened . Wow ! There in front of me was a well built house painted and completed , the yard was so green all round except for the p@ssage ways which had small flat stones making walk ways to the front door . Back and the bigger path towards what looked liked a garrage .
Babe what’s this ? I turned to ask him , are we moving in here ? I asked my face obviously showing surprise . I had been telling him we buy another house as renting the current one wasn’t worth it . Let’s buy a new house Ackim I had told him but everytime he just told me , we will in due time my love .
It’s our new home my love . I spent the last few months building this house for my family . I wanted it to be my wedding gift to you and our son’s . You like it ? He asked .
What ? Oh you didn’t I shouted hugging him , babe this is wonderful and I I I ….. I dont know what to say.. where did you get all this money honey , this must have cost a fortune ? I asked looking at his smiling face .
His well shaved moustache outlined his handsome features as always .
He wore a slim fit short sleeved shirt and a pair of brown cargo p@nts and some loose sl!ppers . Looking like my Ackim making me feeling proud , he was my husband .
Come on inside l will answer all your questions , he pulled me forward .
I loved the interio , he had it well furnished with the perfect things .
Our room was well done , l couldn’t believe it , the twins room had everything in terms of furniture and their white beds with the initials for Paul and Kim .
The green cabinets in the wide kitchen left me in awe . The house had four bedrooms, a gym , a kitchen , dinning room, living room and a Tv room , two small storage rooms and a big verandah behind . It was more than perfect for me. His taste of things was amazing .
We toured the whole house including the back yard were he told me will be a flower garden , it was next to our bedroom window .
Wow ! Honestly I love this Ackim , it’s so beautiful thank you l said walking around taking in the back view and the wide varandah .
This house is a token of my love for you my woman , he told me when we sat in the living room , the comfort of the long burge couch making me feel relaxed .
Now to answer your question where I got all this money , am an intelligent officer working for the government under special operations . Don’t ask me what I do my love cause I can’t tell you that . The thing is that there is no quiting the force especially after receiving the training I did , so I was reinstated a month after George’s issue , he explained holding my hands .
Oh , Ackim why didn’t you tell me? No wonder those days you went away without really explaining yourself ?
He nodded . Yeah I had gone on a mission involving the president but I couldn’t tell you , am sorry he said looking at me . l would never cheat on you Paula .
I recalled the time Ackim had gone for almost a week . I tried to ask were he was going but he insisted it was some business trip concerning the lodges he was running . Dad had practically left all the 15 lodges across copperbelt to him and he had over time expanded the business. I helped to design the interiors but he did most of the outside works making sure the places look beautiful outside and the same . I recalled telling him how a good landscaper he could make and he smiled . l don’t know a thing about landscaping but I know the right people to do it he bragged .
Okay so you are telling me this job is well paying and dangerous right ?
Well paying yes he chuckled , dangerous , sort of . He smiled , some days are tougher than others but it’s survival of the fittest right ?
Please just tell me nothing will happen to you babe I won’t let you put your life in any more danger than you have been already .
Don’t worry my love l will try stay strong for you guys and it’s not only the money am paid there . Look , he said handing me the do¢vments showing his shares under Lusaka stock exchange and a few other investments .
I cant believe this Ackim , you mean you have all this money ?
We have , my love. He corrected me . All this is ours he smiled klzzing my hands .
You are unbelievable babe , l don’t know what to say .
Well you can start by giving me the whole of yourself right now , he teased diving on me .
After spending some time at the house we headed back home . He told me we would move in as soon as the electric wall fence was worked on . Later that afternoon we arrived at the apartment ..
We found Serah outside looking kind of upset . Hey girlfriend what is wrong ? I asked sitting next to her as Ackim walked past us to the entrance , let me see the boys he klzzed my forehead before leaving us.
It’s Jay she started . What happened , you guys had a fight ? I asked her . I mean . I have noticed you guys look close , I added shrugging .
No Paula , she snapped angrily . How can you think that I would go out with your man , no ways girl .
Wow wow , come on Serah we both know he’s not my man come on . am married and happy I told her frankly .
Whatever, she said carelessly . As you are enjoying yourself am disappointed to tell you that Jay still loves you and he wants you , he doesn’t care you are married . He told me you are his .
I don’t care what he thinks I think it’s time you guys left for Australia already I told her seriously .
We will Pauala but for now I beg you she whispered , you need to go and talk to Jay . I left him wasted he wants to kill himself , please you are the only one who can help talk s£nse into him . Just go and see how you can talk to him .
I refused to do as Serah asked of me but after she started crying that she was responsible for him and that if anything happened people back home would blame her cause she invited him . I felt for her .
I couldn’t tell Ackim knowing he wouldn’t let me go. I just lied I had to take Sarah somewhere and left .
Unknown to me , they had set a trap for me..
To be continued
The bodyguard 2 Episode 7 & 8
The Bodyguard Reloaded