A Man's Destiny Season 1 Episode 5

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“I was with my family, twenty-four hours ago. I was talking with my sister.. many hours back. I never knew that would be the.. the very last time we would talk.” She burst out again.
Helen heaved a sigh and wiped her lone tear.
“You can’t be like this forever! We should thank God for sparing your life. Let me give you one fact of life, one thing is that God created us in such a way that we are greater than all things. All the animals, even weather! We can shield ourselves whenever it rains or when it’s sunny but animals can’t do this! The first thing is to always thank God for creating you as a human, not a goat and even appreciate him even in the times of trial. You can’t tell who might have killed your family but it might be you the person came for! Something is just that you can’t have everything in life!” She clapped her hands together and paused.
Pemisire turned around and looked at her. “One can’t have everything in this life?”
“Sure! I know you’re full of wisdom and you’re as well comprehensive. The news that was broadcasted last night was about the death of the popular man your dad worked with; Mart. It’s all over the world already that the man died, even though he was in money, I mean cash! He didn’t have everything! He had sickness, some people’s maybe be barreness, others maybe any other kind of disturbance. It’s for a purpose.”
“What purpose?”
“Hmmn…” Helen smiled faintly.
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“My friend, get out of my way!” Richard pushed the security man out of his way and entered into the house. He looked browned-off and blue in the face as he stepped inside the compound. For the gate keeper to have refused opening the gate, it must be an order from his parents.
He was dressed in casual white shirt and a brown loosed-fitting trouser as he stood before the house in the compound, checking the house out. It had changed from how he left it. He hissed and walked in briskly, that wasn’t what he came for.
“Hello!” He bustled in through the door and met his parents on the dinning, already eating breakfast.
“Breakfast?” He glanced at the wall clock and walked closer. His ‘hello’ wasn’t replied, he never cared likewise. Wasn’t it too early to eat?
“I said hello!” He walked closer.
“How did you get into this compound? Have you forgotten your words?” His father challenged him.
“I came here just to tell you that you’ve succeeded in making her sick again, everytime she gets sick, I’ll curse you!”
“Was Musa not at the gate? How did you enter?”
“I never knew you’ve told him you don’t wish to see me any longer. I have never seen this kind of parents before, you’re callous, always unmoved, wicked and heartless! Don’t you two know you aren’t meant for each other? See what you’ve turned Christina too, a sickler without hope.. you’re wicked!”
His mother smiled faintly. “You’re so senseless! You lack courtesy and etiquette. She has anaemia, yes, we never denied her until you two behaved stupidly. I thought you could handle it yourself.”
“Is this a mother?” He gave her a stern look while the woman stood furiously and slapped him.
“How dare you?”
“I’m not moved to an inch, even if you wish to stab me. I know your type, always trying to satisfy your selfish desires at the detriment of your children. If she dies, I’m going to kill you, Dad and myself.” He walked out as he held on to his cheek, weeping.
*****
Lawrence walked into Davies’ house with his two men. He looked enraged as he stepped into the house. “You mean that last lady must have escaped?” He asked.
“Yes sir.. or maybe she wasn’t around.” One of the guys replied.
“No, I’m sure! I’m really sure.” He repeated. “We have to get this place cleaned up and make sure these corpses are packed. I called the hospital already, for the ambulance. And, search the whole house thoroughly for that attaché case, it contains the vital documents.”
“Yes boss.” The guys chorused.
“After we worked for many years, how could he be the only one who will inherit all the companies? Just get all that done, I hope you aren’t armed.”
“We are not, sir.”
“That’s good, you know I have to be at Mart’s place too, concerning his death and the likes.” He said.
“Alright boss.”
“So, search everywhere thoroughly for the documents or any vital evidence.” He said and walked out.
*****
Richard hastened into his sister’s room as the door was opened by Stephanie. “Bestie, how are you?” He quickly asked.
She looked pale and ill. “I’m not alright at all.” She replied as she breathed slowly.
“Again? What really happened?” He asked Stephanie.
“She’s been feeling somehow since yesterday evening till this morning that everything had gone worse.”
“Alright… but you should have called me yesterday, that’s not the case now sha let’s go to the hospital.” He said as he brushed to his feet.
*****
“Did you bring your wears?” Helen asked Pemisire.
“I’m with nothing but the attaché case on the floor. That was the last thing my dad gave me.” She had laid then with her hand crossed over her head.
“Like.. you mean the whole documents to Mart’s wealth is in there?” Helen asked as she gazed at the attaché case.
“Yes, all. I never knew that was all that would wipe my family out, if I knew, I would have fought against it.”
“How? You ran away when the beasts entered into your house, how would you have done it?”
“Helen.. I’m not feeling very alright at all, I’m feeling sleepy but I don’t know why I can’t sleep.” She spoke quietly as she took off her hand.
“Hmmn… the best thing to be done is just to take a cold shower and then you sleep. I have lesson notes to write and as well wash some clothes, will you come and take your bath now?”
“Ye..yes.” She had started crying again.
*******
“Romeo… a whole bottle.” Richard sat down as he addressed the male bartender. He had dropped off his sister at the hospital with her friend and thought he should come and wash down his worries.
It had been hard on him to avoid thinking on what was happening. The only new companion he had was alcohol, it would make the worries fade away. He smiled as the bartender approached him, he was wondering that he had started knowing various types of wines. “Thank you.” He said and poured the wine into the wine glass cup before him.
It was Saturday morning. He looked around and could sight just few people in there, they might have come to wash down their worries like he was doing.
Within ten minutes, he finished the whole bottle of the red wine and demanded for more. It was working out for him, he smiled as he continued drinking until it was twelve noon. He was already drunk then and out of control. He went ahead to pay for his drink and overpaid before he walked out, into the sunny atmosphere with his eyes dimmed and laid down at the back seat of his car and slept off.
He also knew if he should try driving that time, blood would flow.
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to be continued

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