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The Last Wedding – Episode 9

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The Last Wedding 💒

(Slaughters) 

Episode 8

Written By Nathaniel Anuma

 

Bernard and Ubiji joined hands in pushing and shaking the metal hoping that the key would crack
opened.

As they struggled to open it, the security men also hurried to meet them.

Their torchlight
became very close and moving up and and down the tunnel.

Chisom gently met the two guys and said, “Wait” they stopped and looked at her for a solution.

She observed the key carefully then pulled out her hair parker which is in form of a led. She slowly put it into the keyhole as everybody watched her and before ten seconds, she unlocked the key.

“Done” she
pushed the metal opened.
“Go! go!! go!!!” One of the securities shouted from a close range.

Already, the girls had climbed out of the tunnel leaving Ubiji and Bernard.
“Go first, man” Ubiji told him.

“No, you go first” he insisted. Immediately, the sound of another gunshots took over the tunnel. A bullet caught Ubiji’s leg as he tried to climb while another caught Bernard in the stomach. “Aaahhh!” he
shouted in pains with a hand covering the hole created by the bullet.

After Ubiji climbed, he stretched his hand for him. “Take my hand, bro!”
“Bernard, come on, hurry up!” Loveth added.

“No” he shook his head negatively smiling at her.
“What’s he doing?” Chisom asked.

“I think he’s not coming with us” Kate replied.
Bernard struggled up with the padlock then hung it on the metal covering the exit to lock it.

He did that admiring Loveth for the last time coz he wasn’t gonna make it alive. That’s why he wanted to sacrifice his life for them to live.

When Loveth observed that, she said, “No, no, no, please don’t do it. I beg you”
“I love you” he told her and locked the tunnel. Instantly, more bullets killed him. Loveth cried.

The security men finally came closer to find the tunnel locked. They also tried to push it open but
couldn’t do it. So they had to carry dead Bernard back to the unknown place.

However, the remaining three girls stopped running when Ubiji finally fell down due to the wound created by a bullet on his leg. Only then did they realize that he was shot. They could see his trouser stained with a lot of blood. As Chisom sat down to ease the pain, so as Loveth sat on the ground crying for Bernard.

Only Kate took time to observe the environment. She looked left and right to see nothing but tall trees and shrubs without a single being or residence with the help of the moonlight.

“Where are we?” she asked. The question didn’t interest others coz they were still carried away by their sad emotions. From the knowledge Chisom acquired in school, she tore out the part of Ubiji’s trouser where the bullet entered and used it to stop the bleeding. As she tied it across the wound, Ubiji stared at her admiring her beauty once more. Their eyes met severally but they never said anything to each other.

After she was done, she said without looking at him, “Just manage, I will take you to the hospital
and you’ll be fine”

“No, thanks” Ubiji struggled up with her.
“What do you mean?” she then looked at him.
“I said no, I’ll take myself to the hospital” he clarified then averted his eyes from her surveying the  environment too likewise others. “I guess we are in a forest” he added.

“Which forest?” Kate queried.
“I don’t know”
“Does anybody have a phone?”
“I think I do” Ubiji searched for his phone but couldn’t find it. “Oh no”
“What?” Kate wanted to know.
“I have lost it” he replied.
Loveth didn’t care, she only wept on the ground. Chisom show little or no concern too due to the
replied Ubiji gave her earlier. She sat beside her on the ground trying to console her.

“So what are we gonna do now?” Kate was still inquisitive.
“We walk” Ubiji replied.
“To which direction?”
“Any direction”
They remained quiet for a while until Ubiji broke it saying, “Let’s start going” he looked at the two girls
on the floor. “Chisom, we have to go now”
She stood up with Loveth without saying a word…

The security men had carried dead Bernard to Bright who boiled in anger after he was told that others escaped. He stood in the midst of them all right outside the compound. Already, customers had gone and the gate locked. Therefore only the slaughters and the security circled beside the pool.

“You all are idiots!” Bright began. “You allowed those nincompoops to escape from my secrete domain.

You must pay dearly if you don’t bring their bodies here for slaughtering. They are in the forest of mount
doom, and they haven’t gone far. This is the key to the exit of the tunnel. Take it and go back there and bring to me the heads of those nincompoop here tonight” he threw the key to one of the men.

“Now, go!
go!! go!!!” he commanded while the men troop into the tunnel. The moon light illuminated the forest.

That enabled Ubiji and co to see the ground in which they walked through. As they walked, they noticed a ray of light coming from behind: those were the security men.

Loveth was the first to see it.
“Look” she said pointing backward.
“Oh mine! They are the same men. I guess they must not leave us alive” Kate said.

“What do we do now?”
“We run” Ubiji replied even when he knew that he couldn’t run. As a matter of fact, he sat down on the ground . “You girls should run” he instructed.

“What about you?” Chisom became amaze at his sluggishness.

“I’ll be fine” he replied her.
“No, I’m not leaving you here” she stretched her hand for him then said, “Take my hand, stand and be strong”

Those were the same words he told her when she fell down in the tunnel. So he smiled along with her, grabbed her hand and the race continued..

The moon seemed to be running with Ubiji and co in the forest of mount doom. It was a well known
dangerous forest that only hunters with extra power go there to hunt. Grasses flung on their legs especially that of Ubiji. He couldn’t run with the wounded leg, therefore Chisom supported him with a  hand and encouraging him as well.

However, the security men had sighted them with their torchlight which illuminated at that area. Ubiji knew the next thing would be to shoot them, so he shouted, “Lie down!!”
Kate was the first to do that before others.

Immediately, sound of gunshot echoed in the whole forest.

Some animals that heard it ran and flew away making noise all over the place. Though none of the
bullets touched Ubiji and co but were at close range to their legs and heads.

They even heard the sound
of some of them flying above their heads.
“Crawl and depart! Hide!!” Ubiji instructed the girls.

To Be Continued… 

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