The Invincible Hunters
By Nathaniel Anuma
AT MILKY CRAB FOOD LTD
There are two parts inside the company: the manufacturing part and sales part. One could hear the sound of machines and robots at the manufacturing part.
Workers were also seen in a black garments
and glove working cogently regardless the pandemonium of the environment.
The sales part was quiet, beautiful and decorated unlike the manufacturing part. One could hear a cool music blasting out of speakers which seemed to be nowhere-there were hidden. From the nature of the
environment, one can substantiate quizzically without qualm that their product would be rapaciously delicious.
Karina and another female worker were attending to customers rapturously when Randy walked in. He wore a voluminous jacket and a skinny trouser. He had a low cut hair having black handsomeness.
When Karina saw him, she smiled. She knew him and Frank months ago through Jack
“Hi, Karina” Randy approached standing before her. Though there was a demarcation between them.
“Welcome, Randy” Karina concentrated on him leaving her co-worker to attend to other customers.
“What brought you here?” she asked.
“Of course Milky Crab” Randy replied then Karina reached one of the can-foods on a shelf and placed it before him.
“Do you want any other thing?” she asked smiling. She knew that they offer no other product except Milky Crab but she just wanted to see Randy’s reaction.
“Yes, i want one more thing” Randy replied.
“And what could that be?”
“Yes, i wanna take you home to enjoy you as I’m gonna enjoy this Milky Crab” Randy said jokingly then they giggled.
“You are so silly” Karina finally laughed. They stared at each other still smiling.
“Have you seen Jack today?” Karina broke the silence.
“No, hasn’t he called?” Randy replied.
“No, he hasn’t”
“Alright, don’t worry, he will call” Randy took the can-food. “We shall see later” he said and began to walk out.
“Okay, bye” Karina turned to her co-worker just to see her smiling uncharacteristically. “What?” she asked.
“He’s handsomen” Blessing, the co-worker, replied while Karina smiled without saying a word. “Is he your boyfriend?”
“No” Karina replied. “He’s a friend of my boyfriend” she added.
“Oh, i see” Blessing got busy.
“Have you heard of the invincible hunters?” Karina changed the topic remembering what happened the previous night at Jennifer’s house.
“No, who are they? And what are they hunting for?”
“I thought you are a citizen of Zumga”
“And so what? For that i should know everything?”
Karina smiled. “Never mind” she concluded.
Jennifer got to Jack’s resident before Uncle Ben. She was surprise to see a plate of rice untouched on the table. She also saw Jack and Frank staring at her strangely.
Therefore, she didn’t bother to sit down but
stood before them in the sittingroom.
“What’s happening? I mean why are both of you staring at me and..” Karina looked at the plate of rice again. “..and why is nobody eating this food?”
Frank stood up and adjusted his pair of eyeglasses touching Jennifer’s hands quietly. “You are Remina” he said.
“How do you know that?” Jennifer asked surprisingly.
“Look” Frank showed her the prophecy made decades ago on his lap-top.
However, Jack had not said anything. He stared at her uncharacteristically from the seat.
After seeing the prophecy and reading a little about the war that took place decades ago with the hunters, witches and wizards and humans, Jennifer said, “I really want to know who i am”
“You are the chosen one” Frank said.
“Jack?” Jennifer called looking at him. She wasn’t just comfortable about how quiet he was.
“Do you have super powers?” Jack queried standing up.
“But you never told me!”
“I just discovered it this morning when i saved a little child from accident! I still don’t even know how to use it!” Jennifer voice became high. “I don’t know who i am again. My life began to change when i found
this seed at…
“The seed must be destroyed!” a male deep voice came from the door and everybody’s eyes went there.
Lo and behold uncle Ben standing firmly. Jennifer looked at Jack in a way that shows: YOU SET ME UP.
Jack understood and said, “No, Jennifer, it’s not what you think. I didn’t call him”
Uncle Ben moved forward and Jennifer held the bag where the seed was properly.
“Listen, Remina” Uncle Ben began. “I guess u are experiencing some changes in your life now. If the seed isn’t destroyed, you will never get your normal life back, the hunters will never stop hunting, innocent souls will never stop dying and this city will never be at rest.
So you need to let go of the seed now!”
“I’m sorry, i can’t do that” Jennifer briskly began to walk out. Uncle Ben followed her immediately.
“Uncle, let her be!” Jack also followed them. All came out from the house standing at the door. They couldn’t believe what they saw. They saw people running helter and skelter without seeing what triggered it.
At their very sight, some began to flew to a distant as if they were being thrown like tiny
stones. Seeing that, uncle Ben shouted, “Oh, shit! The hunters are here!”
“But why can’t we see them?” Jack queried.
“That’s because they are still invisible”
“What are we gonna do now coz we definitely can’t fight what we can’t see” Jack added.
Meanwhile, Frank was still inside the house all alone…
At Milky Crab Company, Karina and Blessing had no customers to attend to so they kept themselves busy by watching a television programme. Suddenly, they saw the door cracked opened without seeing who entered so they glanced at each other in fear and amazement. Karina stood up because she had experienced such thing in Jack’s house when Jennifer initially came with the seed. She quietly began to walk towards the door.
“Where are you going?” Blessing asked standing up too.
“Ssshh…” Karina signed with a finger across her lips. She wore a black skirt and the company’s T-shirt which had black and red colour. The name of the company was tagged on it-both front and back. Karina
finally reached the door, closed it again and wanted to walk back but she found herself being held on the throat and drag upward in a way her legs left the ground.
Seeing that, Blessing screamed…
Frank finally came out from the house to behold what others were beholding. As a fragile and fearful guy, he hid himself behind uncle Ben but when he realised that Jennifer had supper powers, he relocated to her back. Uncle Ben couldn’t bear the way people were being flung as if they were stones so he shouted at Jennifer, “Do something!”
“Do what?!” Jennifer shouted back.
“Well, can’t you make the hunters visible?”
“I don’t know, i don’t know” Jennifer became confuse and emotional. Jack could see her eyes wet with tears as she reached her bag to bring out the seed. When she brought it out, it shone a white light and the hunters became visible. They all saw a crowd of skeletons attacking people.
“Oh, my God!” Frank exclaimed.
“Demn!” Jack added.
“Oh, shit!” uncle Ben added too.
“Lana” Jennifer remembered her family.
They saw some hunters coming towards them so uncle Ben brought out a small gun and began to shoot them but they didn’t die rather hastened up because they were invincible.
“Everybody get inside!” uncle Ben commanded as he rushed to his car to get a bigger and more powerful gun.
Frank was the first to run inside the house followed by Jack who wanted to get his gun
too. Meanwhile, Jennifer had threw away her bag holding the seed boldly in her left hand. “I hope this works” she murmured and stretched her right hand at the hunters concentrating very well on each of them.
One by one they began to float in the air. Jennifer controlled them simultaneously with the movement of her hand thereby hitting them hardly with a great force on a nearby tree and walls.
No hunter survived the force. All hit the trees and walls and pieces on the floor. Frank couldn’t believe it from the window!
When Jennifer saw that uncle Ben’s new gun was killing the hunters, she rushed out.
“Where are you going?” uncle Ben asked.
“To save my parents” Jennifer replied. She wanted to cross the road but suddenly turned back. She secretly stretched her hand at uncle Ben’s car key and it flew to her without uncle Ben’s knowledge. As he was shooting the hunters, he heard the sound of his car and turned. He saw the car already in motion then glanced at his trouser where he hung the key. “What?!” he exclaimed surprisingly.
Meanwhile, Jennifer had driven out…
Back to the Milky Crab Company, the hunter who attacked Karina had become visible. Seeing that, Blessing screamed the more and wanted to run away but the hunter flung Karina to her in a way both hit each other and fell on a shelf. Can-food fell on them. They could see the hunter coming towards them again. There was nowhere to escape so they cried out for help with their eyes closed. In a short while, they opened them and saw the hunter’s bones pieces on the floor-that was Randy who killed it with a
very big stick he found on his way coming. The girls were very happy to see him.
“Randy!” Karina struggled up.
“Come on, we have to leave now” Randy stretched his hand then Karina grabbed it.
“Come on, Blessing” Karina also stretched her hand at her then all rushed out into an abandoned cab.
Randy was the driver. As he sped on the road, he hit so many hunters with the car.
“Who are these skeletons?” Blessing asked from the back seat.
“They are called invincible hunters” Randy replied.
“Where are we heading to now?” Karina also asked.
“A friend of mine needs to be saved” Randy replied again.
“Frank” he concluded…
To Be Continued…