Deep Affection: 49-50
Chief Daniel and Marie drove into their mansion with their expressions exuding much anxiousness, they were very much curious to know what was wrong with Richard and Joy, there was no doubt that there was something putting them in distress..
Immediately Chief Daniel parked the car in the garage, Marie opened the door and rushed into the building while Chief Daniel followed behind,
They stomped into the sitting room only to find everywhere calm and noiseless, there was no sign of someone being the whole building,
“where had they gone?” Marie asked no one in particular,
“I know how to find them, but that would be only if they had gone out with any of my car” Chief Daniel said and scurried out..
He headed straight to the garage and searched through meticulously,
happiness eloped his whole body as he found out that three of his car were missing meaning that they had gone out with it,
He quickly brought out a device from his breast pocket and pushed the green button on it making the screen of the device lighten up,
All his car has a micro chip attached on the bonnet to make it traceable, he clicked on some button on the device and just immediately, a red blinking light appeared on it,
“let’s go, I know where to find them” Chief Daniel beckoned to his wife who had been staring at him for a while,
They both drove off through the gate with much acceleration,
Paul stood at the middle of the sitting room in his house waiting patiently for David, today was the day they had sscheduled to set out strategy on how they would avenge on Chief Gabriel and the others, it was an hour past now and he couldn’t catch a glimpse of David, he had called him countless time but got no reply so he decided to track his location through his phone number,
He rushed up to the computer room and quickly began the tracking, it took him close to am hour before he could find it, he installed the location into his Android phone before rushing out, he quickly dashed into his car and drove out in great speed..
After a long drive, he finally reached the place where he had found out to be where David was through his phone, he looked around the whole surrounding with confusion written all over his face, the place was a calm with nobody passing through the way, both sides were covered with bushes and there was no sign of house or building around it
Paul walked over to the car which was carefully parked at the corner of the road and opened the door of the car only to find David’s phone lying at the front passenger’s seat, he took it and scrutinized his eyes all over it before looking around the whole place which was still serene and quiet,
He exhaled heavily and turned to leave but just then, he heard the sound of a car coming forward to his direction, this made him stood still resting his back on the car waiting for the car to come nearer with the thought that it may be David,
The car drove to his direction and stopped, the door went ajar and to his dismay, Chief Daniel and Marie his foster parents came out,
“What are you both doing here?” Paul asked immediately with a scowl,
“we are here for Richard..if you know where you have kept him go and bring him out now!!” Chief Daniel bellowed loudly
“what made you think I’ve any business with that dumb son of yours..Incase you aren’t aware, I came here to look for David” Paul said turning his gaze randomly,
immediately Paul said the name David, Marie felt her heart flipped, the thought of the David he just called to being her child flashed through her mind but she quickly waved it off,
“why would it be in the same place where we just found out Richard was?” Chief Daniel asked
“I don’t know” Paul retorted angrily
“okay..i tracked Richard down here through this car, so you what made you think your so-called David is here” Chief Daniel asked again making Paul glare at him,
“I tracked him through his phone which I just found inside this car, so just stop asking me those annoying question of yours” paul blurted and walked further away from both Chief Daniel and Marie, the truth was that he now hated them so much for everything, that was the least thing he had ever thought for himself, waking up one day in his life only to be notified that the people he had grew up all through his life to know as his parent weren’t his parent, it really pained him,
His gaze was fixed to the bush with his arms across his chest, tears was warming up in his eyes as his heart became heavy in sadness,
Just then. someone placed his hand on his shoulder making him cringe a little,
“Paul, I know you are saddened because you found out we aren’t your parents, I know how it feels but it’s better we tell you the truth than concealing it because it is bound to cause a big havoc in the future, Paul take heart and be strong okay?” Marie said in a calm and caring voice which did well in soothing Paul’s heart and body,
“I’ve heard you” he said drying his eyes
“If you have truly taken my word, then turn your face to me smile because I’m really missing it” Marie said making Paul feel better,
He turned to her slowly and smiled broadly before hugging her tightly,
“okay go and hug your father” Marie said while Paul walked toward Daniel and hugged him tightly,
“thank you both for fostering me” Paul said jovially,
“thank you too..”
Clara stared at her boss with determination, she knew a day like this would surely come but she had not knew it would be this soon, she had noticed it that her boss was really finding a way to bring her down, although she was his student but on seeing how powerful she had grown to become he had always envied her,
Rex had a smirk on his face as he stared at Clara, his heart was really pounding in immeasurable joy, this was what he had longed for so many years, a day he would bring Clara down, his envy had grew a thousands folds the day Clara had accomplished a mission which he barely escaped alive, he had hated her instantly but had concealed it waiting for the appropriate time to fight clara to death, there was no doubt that he was much more stronger and powerful than Clara but he knew that without treading carefully Clara may defeat him due to her swiftness and agility,
“Clara, what are you doing here?” he asked with a mean face
“it is something personal so I think you don’t have to know” clara replied bluntly
“uhmm, well, if it is something personal like you said then why are you using my men in this!!” Rex said with a strong tone,
“I didn’t forced them into it, they volunteered to help me” clara retorted
“without my consent, you went ahead and assembled my men into a mission, what does that means! it means you want to rip me off my position as the boss..yeah that’s it but you know what?..today would tell who is gonna be the boss because in both of us, one person is going down, there can’t be two sailor controlling one ship, one person must die for the other to rule” Rex said making Clara arched her brow in confusion,
She averted her gaze upstairs where David and the other were and she felt perturbed. she couldn’t think straight anymore, what was she gonna do now?
She was just between the blue sea and the devil..David and the rest needs her help and here is her boss challenging her for a fight,
“David I’m sorry” she mumbled and faced Rex with a serious countenance clenching her fist tightly after shoving off her gun away, there was no way she was going to fight her boss with a gun because it would be fruitless..
Both of them stared at eachother with a tightened fist, the sitting room was wide giving them space to get ready for the fight,
They began to move slowly In an anticlockwise direction and at the same time closing up the gap between them,
Rex’s fist tightened up the more in anticipation, his blood boiling up with his taste for her blood, he had sized up Clara with his eyes and really felt elated to stand a chance to fight his successor, someone he had feared may sometime soon took over him even before his death, he was sure of defeating Clara easily and that made a gloating smile escape his lips,
For Clara, the major purpose for the fight was for David who needs her help upstairs, she was determined to fight with all her strength and tactics so as to defeat her boss to create space for her to rescue David who she would never want to be hurt, another reason for her to choose the fight against her boss was to be free from the assassin clan she was, bringing down her boss would make it possible for her to live a free life and stop the assassin life she had been living in.
Both were less than two metre closer now, they could almost hear the sound of each others heart beat, the distance was closing in and the peering into each others eyes were getting deeply and intense,
Clara was the first to launch an attack which didn’t caught Rex unaware, he swerved to the side making her blow which she targeted at his face run in the air, She was quick to follow up with another blow with her left hand to his right chin but her fist met his wrist and her knuckles cracked hard. She took a step back as she tried to absorb the pain on her knuckles, she looked at Rex’s face and the lines formed on the face was an evidence of an evil smile,
He launched the next attack, sending a blow to her face but she had her hand crossed diagonally stopping his fist. He was quick with his follow up as he leapt and turned round in the air, sending her a well calculated kick with the back of his foot. But he landed without his leg touching her face. She had been quick to see it coming and had bent backwards down, extending her palms to the ground with which she supported herself and flipped backwards.
Both stood three metres away from each other now. Each one’s legs slightly apart and fist raised in the air as their eyes remained on each other’s faces.
Clara folded up her sleeves likewise Rex,
she threw a blow directed to his chest but Rex didn’t only dodge it this time but had her fist stuck in between his elbow. He twisted her arm with his and tried to reach for her other arm but she bent and wriggled out of his grip with a muffled groan. He had held her by the shoulders before she recovered and sent a headbutt directly to her face making her land with her butt to the floor.
Her vision was blur for the first three seconds and then she saw him clearly, standing a metre before her, still waiting for her to rise as he rubbed his forehead with a finger.
Clara straightened her nose with her fingers as she rose to her feet and placed her legs widely apart to ease the pain she felt from landing on her butt. Rex was ready for her again and was halfway in the air, turning to her with a kick. The adrenaline rush in her system relieved her temporarily of the pain as she leaped away from the direction of his kick and met his thigh with a heavy kick sending him to the floor unexpectedly. He landed on his back heavily but he was up again in three seconds. His eyes were on her as he straightened his neck by bending it sidewards and clenched his fists again.
Clara rushed towards him targeting a kick to his chest but he held her foot in his palm and tried to fling her away but she had wrapped her second leg around his neck and both of them landed on the floor Clara on the side with Rex’s head in between her leg and his knees on the floor. Rex was first to recover from the fall and he sent her a blow in the butt immediately, making her release her grip on his neck. He climbed over her immediately, pinning her thighs to the floor with her knees and sent her two blows on the face, she stopped the third one and pushed him away from her body.
He was up again before her and he rushed back to her while she still tried to recover from the pains on her knee and face. He grabbed her two hands and pulled it to her back while she was still on her knees trying to get up. He held her hands to her back in one of his and tried to press her from the shoulder down backwards, with the aim of bending her into two by forcing the back of her shoulder to the back of her foot but Clara did not allow him go far with that. She was able to struggle off her hands from his grip and fall sideways, pushing him away with a kick to his chest.
She was still with her back on the floor when Rex rose up again. He pulled her up with his hands below her chin and sent her a headbutt again. This time she didn’t fall but only staggered backwards a bit. He rushed towards her and tried to pull her by the shoulder but she grabbed his fists in hers and twisted it, sending him a kick in the g—n simultaneously. He staggered back and stumbled but he was up again immediately. She rushed towards him and sent a kick with the soles of her feet to his chest before he could make any move, sending him back to the floor with a thud.
Rex took more than four seconds to recover this time and that also gave Clara enough time to ease some of the pains she felt,
She stood upright glancing at the upstairs, she could hear the sound of groan and wail faintly and the voice was no other person than David and Richard, her heart ached that moment, her whole body shook in great fury,
with the speed of light she lauched a heavy blow straight to Rex’s lips, just tha same time, she picked a little rod lying on the floor and struck it directly to his head making him stagger backward, she raised the rod to hit him the second time but he caught it immediately and struggled it off her hand,
He took it and struck her head with it twice making her fall heavily on the floor with a loud thud, He flinged away the rod and moved his finger to his head, he felt something liquid and thought it was sweat but as he brought to his view, he found out it was blood, the sight of this made his whole body shook in great fury, his anger shone in much anger, he felt really insulted to be the first to have blood out of his body, He wiped off the blood with the sleeve of his shirt.
This is time to show her who is the real boss, this is time to show her what it meant to be the boss of the nefary clan,
He looked outside through the open window and smiled wickedly, it was already dark and that would aid his victory, he quickly took out a small knife from his trouser and flinged the it to the power switch of the light in the sitting room and just immediately, everywhere went dark,
Clara’s eyes widened in fear, this was what she had prayed not to happen, this was just her main weak point, this was the only way her boss could get her,
Rex had learnt how to fight in the dark through a man no one knew and that was why he was made the boss. Clara knew she had lost the battle,
She stood up peering her eyes through the darkness trying to know if she could get the position of her boss, she was still moving her gaze randomly when a metallic object hitted her back making her stagger forward, another hit went to her calf making her legs quiver, another hit landed on her head making her fell in the floor exhausted,
Rex struck her countless times on her belly making blood gush out from her mouth, not until Clara couldn’t make a movement Rex never stopped hitting her hardly…
A broad smile appeared on his lips as he felt Clara go limp, he stood up and raised his hands in victory with a gloating smile..
“you will serve as an example to everyone out there trying to overthrow their boss” he said laughing hysterically..
what was pain to compare to what David and Richard was feeling at the moment, all over their body was covered with bruises and cut, Joy on the other hand was stripped off before being flogged mercilessly with a whip, she was unconscious and she layed on the floor with blood oozing out of her body, Sandra and Cole was not left out, they were battered severely with different type of tools, everyone one was lying motionless waiting for death which they knew would come in no distant time,
Chief Gabriel and Dr Mike has their face exuding an evil smile but Angela wasn’t that elated, she was still nursing a feeling for Richard, she still love him and wish she could save him, she was stranded and confused as she stared at Richard who layed on the floor writhing in pain, she felt her heart ache,
Just then, Chief Gabriel’s phone rang, he took it and glanced at the screen, it was Rex, he quickly picked it,
“Hello man” Chief Gabriel said into the phone,
“you and the others should leave this building now, I had just fixed an explosive device all around it” Rex voice sounded
“what?? why?” Chief Gabriel asked in grimace
“that is our only option or else the cops would get to find out your secrets” Rex said
“uhmm, okay but have you find out the people behind this attack against me?” Chief Gabriel asked again
“yeah..I am really surprised, the person behind this attack is Clara my student, the assassin I sent to carry out the job you sent to me” Rex explained
“ugh..you can’t be serious, omg!!”
“but don’t be afraid, I’ve brought her down…let me ask you, what do you think would make her to launch an attack on you??” Rex asked
“emm, I don’t know of anything” Chief Gabriel replied shooking his head,
“okay bye..find a way and leave this building quickly, you have only 30 minutes” Rex said and hung the call,
“Hey..make sure none of them leave here alive” Chief Gabriel said to the men who nodded their head immediately,
Chief Gabriel stood up,
“we are leaving here now, this building would blast in Mi distant time” Chief Gabriel said to Dr Mike and Angela making them stood up in haste,
“what about Sandra’s mother?” de Mike asked,
“that’s not a problem, she is already close to this place, we would meet her along the road then force her into signing the document, we would then tell her to come here in this building to meet her daughter and son then all together inside this building they would be blasted, they would all die in this building by the explosive device” Chief Gabriel narrated with a gloating smile
“a nice plan” Dr Mike mumbled with a wide smile
Angela was really restless, she was very much unhappy with what Richard was passing through, all she was thinking of was a way to help him out but there wasn’t,
In not less than three minutes, Angela, Chief Gabriel and Dr Mike was inside a SUV jeep driving out of the building through a secret entry just the same way clara and the other had passed through,
They were almost out in the major road when Angela sighted Chief Daniel some metre away, this left her awe, what could have been his reason of being here was what she couldn’t tell,
She scratched her head rapidly as she thought of a way to make Chief Gabriel halt the car, not long after, a thought creeped into her mind,
She brought out a jotter from her back and secretly flinged it out through the window,
“Hey Gabriel you got to halt the car my jotter just fell off from the car through this window” Angela whined making Chief Gabriel parked the car beside the road,
Angela came down immediately and ran out without saying any other word to anyone, she ran far away in great speed without looking back, all that was in her thought was to save Richard at all cost, she kept running until she reached where she had seen Chief Daniel,
“What are you doing here?” she asked Chief Daniel immediately she saw him,
Daniel stared at her in shock, how far Christ sake could Angela be in a place like this,
“I’m the one supposed to ask u that question, what are you doing here?” Chief Daniel asked while Paul and Marie stared at her with an arched brow,
“Angela!!” Paul called her making her turn to his direction,
“Paul so you are also here..okay Daniel, I don’t know you are in this place but let me tell you this..I want you all to please go in there and save Richard for me please” Angela said making Chief Daniel and Marie widen their eyes in shock
“what Richard are you talking about?” Chief Daniel asked befuddled
“Richard Ben..you may not know him but please do this for me Daniel, plz you and Paul have to go into that building inside this bush and rescue Richard before he dies out of severe torture” Angela pleaded with tears as she turns her eyes backward occasionally to know if Chief Gabriel was coming,
“you mean Richard is inside a building inside this forest..what torture are you…”
“please go before it is too late please!!” Angela yelled
The trio looked at eachother with a confused look, the day was dark if not for the street light which brightened up the road, but inside the forest was dark and scary as ever, how could a building be inside this thick bush was the question that left them confused,
Just then, a car drove to their direction,
“hide!!!!!!” Angela screamed to Daniel and the others, she knew quite well that if Chief Gabriel and Dr Mike gets to meet her here there would be a big trouble that would cost the life of Chief Daniel his wife and Paul,
“whar are you doing here all alone?” Chief Gabriel asked as he came out of the car moving to Angela who had her gaze to the bush..
“I..I feel sick” she quickly lied and walked into the car hastily while Chief Gabriel stared at her confusedly..
Immediately Chief Daniel and the others noticed that the car that just drove in has zoomed off, they scurried out of their hiding place,
“let’s go in quickly” Chief Daniel beckoned jumping into the bush swiftly, he was totally determined to save Richard his only son, someone he would never want to lose…
Clara layed on the floor motionless, all over her body was covered bruises and deep cut, she was in the pool of her own blood and nothing would make any human thought of her as someone alive,
Clara found her self going down, she found her spirit leaving her body, all her body was full of excruciating pain, her breath was glitching and she knew that in no distant time she would give up the ghost,
Her eyes was shut and her memory was blank, she felt dead and gone but just then something crept into her blank memory, the face of a guy in pain, she couldn’t recognize who it was for some minute but later on, the face got clearer and she saw it to be David, the sound of his wailing kept resounding on her head, she could figure him being hitted continuously, she could see him lying on the floor with his eyes on her, his eyes was filled with lost hope, she saw him dying..then just like a loud bang his voice came
“Clara save me”
“don’t die and leave me”
“I love you”
his voice kept resounding in her ear making her whole body revebrate,
Not long afterward, it stopped and she felt herself dying again, then just abruptly his face reappeared, this time it was like a scene,
all her past with him kept reappearing,
“ermmm, I don’t know how to put it but let me say…clara since i was born, my life had always been upside down, i had never had time to think of my future all I do is killing for my uncle, I had never had the chance to think of my future, to be sincere, i was one of those guy who solidly doubted love especially the one’s at first sight, I never for once thought in my life that It ever existed talkmore of being a victim, what I’m trying to say is that, at my first sight on you, I felt my heart limp,i felt it deep down In my heart that I’m in love with you, Clara I know this may sound weird or crazy but it is sincere, tell me what would be your reply if I ask us to enter a relationship?” this word David had said to her came again into her ear, it was as if he was saying it continuously, this made her eyes drop out tears and just then, some kind of power and strength eloped her whole body,
someone had loved me the way I am..
someone had cared for me not minding the fact that I’m ruthless..
someone had taught me what true love is..
he is in need of my help..
I can’t lay here like a weakly and watch my love dies..
This was what Clara uttered into her spirit and just then her eyes fluttered and opened…
Everywhere was dark but still she could figure out the sounds around her, she could feel it that her boss was still around her..
just as she made to stand up someone turned sharply at her and pointed a torch to her body,
Rex had already finished inserting the explosive device all around the building and was preparing to leave, the men engaging their selves in a gun fight had suddenly stopped, every where was calm and Rex had decided to leave that moment, he felt really full of himself for defeating Clara, he was sure she was dead but even if she wasn’t, before she would gain the strength to stand up, the building would have already explode. he was really feeling all smile,
Just as he was done arranging his bag and was about to leave, he had heard a creaking sound coming from where Clara laid, at first he never wanted to believe it was made by Clara but after hearing it twice, he switched on the torch he was holding and shone it on Clara where she laid,
To his dismay and utmost surprise, he saw the Clara he thought was dead standing up slowly with her eyes closed, her hair was shattered all over her face making her look more like a demon, she had her fist tightened tightly with her veins visible all over her hands,
Rex really found it hard believing his eyes,
how could she regain enough strength at this little maximum of time, it really seemed mysterious to him, but just then, he let out a smirk,
“I can see you are bent on fighting me with the last drop of your blood..uhmm okay let’s see” Rex said and switched off the torch,
Clara’s eyes was shut tightly with all her sensitivity directed to her ear..
Rex who thought she was lost rushed behind her with a rod but to his greatest surprise, Clara raised up her hand and caught the rod in the air,
Rex eyes was widened as he wondered how Clara was able to figure him out in the dark, he tried dragging the rod off her grip but it couldn’t not even an attempt, he tried all he could but couldn’t,
He left the rod and made to launch a heavy blow on her face but surprisingly again Clara seized his fist with her left hand, this left him befuddled, he made to hit another blow on her face with his left hand but before he could, clara had gave him a headbutt which made him stagger backward, his head pounded him furiously making him wonder if it was just a headbutt or he was hitted by a metal
His vision was blur and that made him not to see an uppercut which was coming from Clara, the blow made him lose three of his teeth instantly, blood was rushing out from his mouth and his jaw was really in great pain
Clara leaped up in the air and gave him a double kick straight to his chest making him fall down hardly on the floor in a loud thud,
Clara rushed at him with and raised him up with his shirt, she made to give him a headbutt but he quickly placed his wrist across making her hit it, she felt a sharp pain in her forehead, what she hitted was not just his wrist but was something metallic and that made her knew he had something around his wrist,
She stood at a spot for some seconds trying to absorb the pain but just then, a kick landed on her chest, she staggered backward without falling, pain rushed down her spine making her weak but just then, she heard the squeal of pain made by David upstairs and that made her enraged,
Rex thinking she was lost rushed at her with another kick targeted on her face but less did he knew that what he did was a grave mistake,
Clara grabbed his leg up the air in a swift manner making him crash on the floor hardly, she widened his leg immediately and stomped her sole in between his thighs so much hardly that his testes cracked,
There and then, Rex’s eyes bulged out with force and he immediately went limp and died at the spot…
Clara dropped his legs and wiped off the sweat on her forehead before turning to the stairs with her whole body deeply in severe pain,
she climbed up the stairs slowly helping herself with the protector, the pain all over her body was intensed that she felt like giving up but with all her strength she moved on, she hastily entered the room where Richard and the other were,
what she saw really shocked her, everyone was lying on the floor motionless in pain,
five huge body men were hitting each of them continuously,
without wasting a second, clara took out her gun and shot down the men before rushing to where Richard layed,
“Richard, you have to be strong or else all you planned for your future would be tarnished, you can’t lay here like a weakly while Sandra dies, stand up like a strong man which you are and save your love one before it becomes too late” just as Clara said those words to Richard’s ear his eyes fluttered open abruptly and he leaped up immediately, all the pain in his body vanished temporary, what was in his mind that moment was to save Sandra,
“clara please tell me that Sandra isn’t dead” Richard said tearfully as he struggled to untie the shackles around her body,
“release her quickly so we would leave this place as soon as possible” clara said to Richard..
“David, you are the man of my heart, the only guy that I truly love, I’m Claea talking to you, please come back and stay strong so we can be together, you can’t lay here motionless because I’ll be heartbroken..i love you deeply in my heart…”
“really?” David’s voice sounded
“yes stand up let’s save lives” Clara said with a kiss on his lips which made him strong,
he stood up immediately and released Cole..
Clara carries Joy on her shoulder, Richard carried Sandra while David carried Cole as they all scurried their way out of the building..
Clara was bringing down any men who tried stopping them..
just as they were few metres away from the building, the building exploded with a great vibration which really shook the ground making them all fling in different directions faraway from each other..
Richard stood up from where he layed all alone, his whole body was in excruciating pain, the force at which he landed on the ground really did well in bringing up all the pain in his body. he was weak and really felt like dying but as he turned his gaze sideways. he saw Sandra lying beside him still limp and motionless, this made him jolt up immediately and carried Sandra ignoring the severe pain all over him, all he had in mind was to save Sandra, he carried her in a bridal style and tried finding his way out but just then, he bumped into someone. looking up. it was Paul with a pistol pointed at him..
“Hey Richard long time..i can see you’re with Sandra and that is the best opportunity, I’m gonna shoot you down and take Sandra away from you” Paul said with a smirk..
“No Paul u can’t do that, Sandra here is dying and we need to save her life as quickly as possible please” Richard pleaded with tears
“we?? uhm not we but I will save because am bringing you down now, you can’t take Sandra away from me never!” Paul said and cocked his gun..
“Paul you can’t…”
a bullet which shot out Paul’s pistol made Richard’s voice hitched as he fell on the ground in a loud thud..