THE INVINCIBLE HUNTERS
Written by Nathaniel Anuma
Sometimes being physically strong cannot be used to qualify one as a brave man. You need to be spiritually strong too. Zumga was a powerful city with sanguine citizens due to the physical and spiritual attack they had experienced in the past.
They had witches and wizards too which was one of the criteria that made them overcome several spiritual forces. The city was also regarded as one of the richest in
town. It has double roads with street light lining up in between them. A car could be seen coming speedily from the opposite end of the road.
It has no roof thereby exposing the driver to the windy weather. The driver had a cowboy hat on his head. He was a young boy in his early twenties without a single beard on his jaw which added to his handsomeness. One could see a big golden ring in the smallest finger of his left hand as he handled the steering wheel.
He reached out to his ringing cell phone and placed it on his ear.
“Hi, Jack” a female voice sounded from the other side of the phone.
“Hey, Karina, I’m driving” Jack replied.
“Guess where i am”
“Where are you? Hello..” the line went dead then Jack dropped the phone smiling. He knew Karina as one that always play trick on him.
Jack’s resident has tall trees that serves as flowering plants. One could see it’s red flowers falling down as Jack drove in and packed his car under one of them.
He stepped down and hurried towards the door after climbing three stairs. He wore a pair of brown trousers, longsleeve shirts which he tucked in properly and a voluminous shoes that matched with his hat. He was totally looking like a cowboy.
He clutched the door knob but couldn’t believe what he saw-the door was already opened! So he took caution and slowly entered to see his television broadcasting cartoon.
Therefore he brought out a knife
from the side of his trouser ready to slay. He could hear running water from the kitchen where a ray of light was coming from too. So he slowly moved towards the kitchen, just as he wanted to enter, he bumped on Karina who screamed coz Jack had placed the knife on her throat to cut it. A plate of fried egg that was in her hand fell down.
“Karina!” Jack swiftly withdrew the knife.
“What is wrong with you?!” Karina provoked walking to the sitting room while Jack followed her.
“How did you get into my home?”
“Is that an apology for nearly cutting my throat?”
“Alright, I’m sorry. But.. but.. but..” Jack stammered looking around the house. He couldn’t figure out how Karina entered a house he locked before going out.
“You left your door open” Karina began by sliding her hair backwards. She wore a jean trouser and a black top that exposed her abdomen. She also had a black beautiful complexion. “When i came, i saw it open so i decided to prepare something. That was when i called you” she added.
“I probably didn’t lock the door properly” Jack said.
“Yes, you didn’t. Now go prepare another egg for me!” Karina sat on the couch angrily with hands folded and legs crossed.
“Oh, come on!” Jack exclaimed with spread arms. Of course he had to prepare another fried egg.
Jennifer, popularly known as Jane had two parents and a little sister, Lana, who was just eight years old.
They weren’t rich neither were they poor. They went for a family vacation nearby a mountain. One could see a large umbrella. Under it were Mr. and Mrs. Fenado, Jane’s parents, a food flask and water bottles.
“Where are Jane and Lana?” Mrs Fenado looked back after glancing at her husband.
“I guess they are in the woods” the husband also turned.
“The woods? No, that place might be hazardous”
“Just let them be”
“I said, no!” the wife stood up.
On the other hand, Jane had been carried away by what she found in the forest – a strange seed.
The seed was as big as a mango fruit having white colour all over it.
“What’s this?” she soliloquized.
However, Lana, her sister, had been staring at every angle of the forest. She saw dead grasses rattling and fling up without a wind causing it. “Jane?” she called dragging her sister’s dress. Her voice was as
tender as a baby.
“Yes, what’s it?” Jane looked at her.
“Look over there” Lana pointed at the rattling grasses which stopped instantly when Jane’s eyes were directed to them. The forest became quiet. Jane also became scared. She put the seed in a bag she hung
on her shoulder then held her sister’s hand.
“Let’s get out of here” she said, just then, they heard the voice of their mother calling from afar.
The family returned from the vacation to their home with their car. Yet, Jane had not showed anybody the seed. She kept the bag in her room, the first thing she did was to call Jack on the phone-a video call.
“Hey, Jane. Where have you been?”
“We went for a family vacation. I wonna show you something”
Jane reached her bag to bring out the seed but it was nowhere to be found again. She became confused…
To Be Continued…