The Invincible Hunters
By Nathaniel Anuma
Even Jennifer herself became surprise of what she did. She gently pulled the child down as the child’s parents and other people ran to meet her.
They knew that no witch could do that because witches and wizards don’t expose their powers publicly like that, and definitely, Jennifer wasn’t a witch.
“Hi, are you okay?” Jennifer asked the little child who didn’t say anything but stared at her. Just then, her parents arrived. The mother carried her while the father said looking at Jennifer, “Thank you for saving our only daughter”
Jennifer didn’t say a word. She looked back just to see her own parents staring at her surprisingly through a window. Already, people had converged snapping her pictures and asking her questions.
“Are you a witch?” one of them asked positioning his camera well.
“I’m not a witch” Jennifer replied.
“Are you a superwoman? Do you have super powers..?” As the questions went on without Jennifer responding to any of them, the siren of fire fighters and the police came from a distant so Jennifer ran inside their house, into her room. She began to look at her hands breathing hastily.
To confirm whether she was the one that saved the child, she had to try it with an object. She looked at her wardrobe
concentrating pertinently on her clothes.
Suddenly the clothes began to quiver and eventually left the wardrobe and began to float in the air. As soon as she heard a knock on the door, she brought down her
hand then all the clothes fell on the floor. Her parents came in.
“Jane, what just happened over there?” the father asked.
“Where, Dad?” Jennifer returned the question.
“Nothing happened, Dad”
“But we saw you save that little child” the mother interfered. “Do you have powers?” she asked but Jennifer remained quiet. She knew how her parents hated powers especially from witches and wizards,
so she said, “I’m not a witch”
“That’s not the question!” the father provoked. “Of course we know you aren’t a witch.
The question is whether you have powers!”
Jennifer kept quiet with her hands behind her. She glanced through the window to see policemen making inquiries, so she averted her eyes from them back to her parents. “No, i don’t have powers” she replied.
“How come you save that child?” the mother asked.
“I don’t know”
“You better don’t coz i won’t tolerate you, your seed and powers in this house” the father walked out angrily but the mother slowly walked to Jennifer. She made her sit on the bed with her. She was surprise to see Jennifer’s clothes on the floor.
“Why are your clothes on the floor?” Mrs Fenado asked.
“Umm.. I’m sorry, let me pick them up” Jennifer wanted to stand but the mother prevented her saying, “What has come over you, Jane? I think you aren’t yourself”
“I’m fine, mum” Jennifer began with her face downward and twisting her fingers but she suddenly looked at her mother. “Mum, do you hate me?”
“No” the mother answered sincerely.
“What if i turn out to be something else?”
Jennifer kept quiet while her mother placed a hand on her shoulder. “I will always love you dear” she said.
“Thank you, mum” Jennifer hugged her.
Few hours later, the news went online that a girl with powers saved a child from a hazardous accident.
That wasn’t the only power Jennifer had. There are others she was yet to discover.
At Hannah’s resident, Jennifer bagged in with the happiness of the power she just discovered. She needed nobody to talk to about it but Hannah. “Ann! Ann!” she shouted in the livingroom.
“Ann isn’t around” Vena came out.
“Where is she?”
“She just left to Keza Supermarket to get something”
“Okay, thanks” Jennifer hurried to the supermarket. She pushed the door of the market open and looked around if she would see Hannah. She wore a jean jacket over a black top, and on her waist was also a short jean skirt. She never hesitated to carry the seed along with her in her bag.
She hurried inside the supermark. At the end of a particular roll, she saw a girl in a black attire so she ran to her thinking she was Hannah.
“Hey, Ann” Jennifer touched the girl.
“Excuse me?” the girl turned. Just then, Jennifer realised that she wasn’t Hannah.
“Sorry, i thought you were someone I’m looking for” she turned immediately. After taking few steps, the five old witches and wizards who also wanted the seed blocked her. They dressed in different attire.
“Hey, you are blocking my way” Jennifer said holding the bag where the seed was tightly.
“Yes, we know, Remina” a witch said then Jennifer became surprise.
“Where did you get that name?”
“We have waited for you and the seed. Now is time for you to give it to us”
“Who are you?”
“It doesn’t matter, give us the seed!” they began to move forward.
Jennifer stretched her hands to activate her power but nothing happened. Then she concluded that they were witches and wizards and took on her heels but they pursued her.
As the witches and wizards pursued Jennifer, she stumbled on a trash bucket and fell down. Her hands
never left the bag where the seed was. However, the three witches and two wizards had surrounded her.
There was a big electric bulb above Jennifer’s head which one of the watches commanded silently to start sparking and eventually bursted. It wanted to fall on Jennifer but she dogged it swiftly. The very act affected other bulbs and electrical appliances in the supermarket and all went off.
Customers who noticed what was happening ran out. Jennifer stretched her hands again concentrating on the witches
and wizards. She hoped her power works but nothing happened.
“Your power is useless here, Remina” a wizard said then Jennifer withdraw back her hand in disappointment.
“Let me go!” she shouted.
“No, until you give us the seed of immortality” they responded at the same time and began to circulate
“No, no, don’t come close to me” Jennifer cried out. Suddenly, Hannah arrived. As a witch, when she stretched her hands, sparkling light came out of them and drove the witches and wizards on the floor.
“Run!” she told Jennifer who began to run with her.
Meanwhile, the witches and wizards had stood up and pursued them making magic for shelves containing valuable goods to fall on them but they dogged all and ran out. Then the wizards disappeared
along with the watches.
Jennifer and Hannah could be seen still running on a lonely street that led to Hannah’s house but they suddenly stopped and began to walk hastily.
“I’ve saved your ass once again” Hannah said without smiling.
“Thank you” Jennifer began. “I guess they are witches and wizards”
“They wanted to take the seed from me”
“Really?” Hannah glanced at her just at the entrance of their house. “Everybody would like to take the seed from you” she added and went inside.
“But why?” Jennifer followed her. “Jack told me that the police also need the seed to destroy it. How am i gonna overcome all this people? First, the invincible hunters whom i don’t know when they will strike.
Secondly, the police and thirdly, the witches and wizards” she added.
Hearing that, Hannah turned quietly looking at her. “It seems like you don’t know the cross you are carrying” she began. “Anyone who the seed is in his or her possession will never die”
“Immortality?” Jennifer asked surprisingly.
“Yes, and that’s why everybody wants the seed” they became quiet. How would Jennifer know that even the person standing before her wants the seed too?
Nevertheless, she brought out the seed staring at it
strangely. Even Hannah couldn’t take her eyes off it..
Frank hurried to Jack’s resident with his lap top. He found him coming out of the kitchen carrying a plate of rice with salad.
“Jack, this gonna blow your mind” Frank said following him to the sittingroom.
“What’s it?” Jack kept the food on the centre table.
“I did a research on the seed throughout the night and guess what? I found out that what’s happening now is a prophecy which states, “Years to come, the seed of life will rest in the hands of a powerful girl named Remina”
“Yes, i already know about that from my uncle” Jack sat down to eat.
“But is Jennifer Remina?” Frank curiously queried.
“Yes, i just found out” Jack replied.
“Oh, my God!”
“What?” Jack looked at him with a spoonful rice close to his mouth.
“That means Jennifer has supper powers” Frank replied.
“Powers? How do you know?” Jack returned the spoon of rice amazingly.
“My research also proved that Remina has super powers!”
“For real?” Jack stood up.
He reached her cell phone immediately.
Back to Hannah’s resident, Jennifer put back the seed in her bag wondering what made it so powerful to give eternal life.
“I was looking for you at the supermarket to tell you that i have powers” Jennifer said looking at Hannah.
“You do?” Hannah became surprise and more jealous.
“Yes, i just saved a little child from accident this morning by just stretching my hands. When i tried to
use the same power on the witches and wizards it didn’t work”
“They must have charmed you?” Hannah said. “They are too powerful that’s why we had to run” she added. Just then, Jennifer’s phone rang-that was Jack who called her to come over to his apartment. The
line went off.
“Ann, would you train me on how to use my newly found power?” Jennifer requested.
When Hannah heard that, she had a factitious smile. She found the request as an opportunity to take the seed even if it would involve killing Jennifer. Therefore she said with a smile, “I will be glad to train
“Thank you” Jennifer smiled too. “Jack needs me” she added and went out.
As Jennifer headed to Jack’s apartment with the seed, so as uncle Ben was also going there.
Randy, on the other hand was on his way to buy can-food from Karina’s place of work…
To Be Continued.…