All That Glitters Episode 34


john was simply working on the chords of his beat machine while Muna sat comfily on the chair…

the other guys had been gone for hours now…

but they both waited patiently

Muna soon brought out his phone and dialled Dre to know how far

it rang for sometime

then Dre picked up

“aren’t you guys done yet… I need to be home before 10”

on the other end of the phone

Dre chuckled and said

“hehehe,,,I can see you’re eager to go and join your bae for tonight eh”

Muna scoffed

“would you guys just hurry up,,, its getting late!”

Dre laughed again

“Don’t worry,,, we’ll be back soon,,,I just called Mike ,,and he said he and Tobi were already at the agreed spot,,so have some patience pls”

Muna sighed

“fine,,,although I don’t really trust this idea about some anonymous dude that wanna give us free instruments ”

“c’mon man,,lighten up,,,for once let’s be appreciative of the good things of life” Dre retorted

“nothing is free in this life,,, who knows what the guy would demand for in the future” Muna replied him

Dre then said

“don’t worry,,,your friend has everything planned out”

they chatted some more till Dre reached the spot and hung up

john looked at Muna and asked

“whah’ ,,why is your face in that manner”

Muna shook his head

“I don’t know john,,,something just doesn’t feel right”

“something like what”

he shook his head again

“I still don’t know,,,but something is definitely wrong somewhere”

accordingly, at a dark alley where Mike and Tobi were supposed to get the drums they were promised

the atmosphere seemed different as Mike stopped short

and pulled Tobi to a halt

“whah ,,what’s wrong”
Tobi asked

“Tobi I’m I wrong or have you not really noticed that we’re being followed” Mike retorted

Tobi looked behind and saw some individuals lurking by the shadows

there is no mistakning it…

they’ve been trailing them for a while now…

Tobi and Mike quickly tried evading by taking a quick bend at a corner down the deserted streets…

they kept walking until they got to a blockade

dead end!

no way through

unless they turn back

but unfortunately

from behind them

guys up to ten in number emerged from their hiding

and surrounded them

one guy stepped forward

“its funny how things change up,,, I mean you guys stood so bold and confident,,,while me and my boys were being expelled… wait ,,what did I promise you that time huh?”

Mike and Tobi grimaced as they recognised juma and his boys

this was a trap!

the entire thing

it was all planned out to have them ambushed

he laughed!

“what,,,are you guys speechless now,,,don’t worry… I promise,,,it will be slow and painfull”

he had an evil Look on his face as he and his guys advanced closer to them…

Tobi at the same moment,,put his hands in his pocket and dialled a number on his phone…

“yeah let’s just make sure it doesn’t have any kinks on it”

Muna said

john nodded and proceeded

just then

muna’s phone began ringing…
he brought it out and stared at it for a while

wondering why Tobi was calling him at this moment

he picked it up

and in an offhanded manner

“what is it?,,,”

no response

“Tobi,,,hey speak up!”

still no response,,the only thing he could hear was noises,,,that kinda sounded like people struggling in the background

Muna stood up

with the phone in his hands..
“hello,,-hello..Tobi what’s going on there” a loud crashing sound was heard…and the phone hung up

the puzzling Look could be noticed on his face

“what’s going on,,,?”

john asked

Muna simply picked up his G-bag and mumbled a kind of explanation to himas they rushed out
he was whistling a joyful tune as he crossed to the other side of the road

Dre took a corner and bussed out
to a deserted corner

he was also starting to wonder why a pickup should happen at such a drowsy place

but he brushed it off as a simple anonymous issue

he saw a man at the end of the road and walked up to him

the man asked him

“are you the one who came for the bass,,,”

Dre smiled and nodded

“yes sir that’s me,,,”

the man nudged Dre to follow him

Dre shrugged and followed him

they kept walking to more secluded areas

Dre kept a cheerful smile

he tried striking a hearty conversation with the man

but his uninterested replies repelled him

at this moment Dre started to wonder why they had to go to an area where not one single person could be found on the road

all this time

Dre never noticed the accent if this man

he didn’t notice the familiar mexican attitude

it wasn’t until they came to an area with more lighting that Dre saw the shaved head of the man

he recognised him instantly

a diablo!

the man noticed the shocked Look on dre’s face

he stopped and turned to him

“what’s wrong”

Dre quickly shook his head

so they continued walking

Dre calculated in his mind that as long as this diablo ,,theyve walked deep into mexican neighborhood

there is no slacking

what he needed was a smart means of escape without arousing suspicion

he was still rambling through his mind when from the corner of his eye he saw a short fence that led straight to the other side of the streets

Dre sped off with conviction towards the fence and started climbing

he was already halfway over it

before he felt a strong arm on his feet

he got pulled down with so much force

when he hit the ground

he was suddenly surrounded by so much diablo gang members, it was hard to tell which one was even nigerian

the order was given

and they descended on him

they battered him from all corners

it was ubearable

Dre used his hands to block his face and other fatal attacks

but the crowd was much even for him

all he needed was a breathing space

he started a little self defense the moment he got on his feet

with throwing kicks and punches at anyone he could reach

he was starting to get some space

his attackers started to withdraw

the diablos noticed that his martial skills were quite good

Dre heard a familiar voice that said

(send the soldadoes)

he didn’t know when another set of guys with iron clubs came from nowhere and delivered hits all over him

there was no way he could defend himself against such solid weapons

he was focused fighting off the ones in the front

before suddenly

someone smashed an iron rod at the back of his head

everything went dumb for a moment

as dre’s vision got blurry

the blood dripping towards his eyes wasn’t even helping matters

his dreads was soaked in sweat and blood

he fell on his knees in dizziness

a familiar figure walked up to him and bent low as he spoke to his face

(guess what mr smart guy,,,this is the end of the road for you,,,you better say some quick prayers)

Dre recognised the evil smile on carlo’s face

his eyes were fading close a little

but just as he was about to pass out

Dre used the last of his energy to grab the knife from carlos and hold it threatenly against his neck

he faced his men

daring them to move back

else he would slit open their bosses neck

the hardened diablos

laughed menacingly at him as they still moved to attack

the thing is

wether or not he kills their boss

that doesn’t matter as long as they finish their job

Dre saw that they didn’t care

but that was just enough space he needed.

he quickly pushed

carlos at his men giving him enough time to ru towards the fence and

jump off!

“where exactly!”

there was a ting of desperation in muna’s voice as he asked the guys for directions

they were running as fast as they could towards the ndele avenue where Dre was supposed to collect the bass

Muna cursed within himself for not noticing anything suspicious at the first instance

good thing Tobi made that impromptu call

he and john came just in time to offer back up

if they had been a few minutes later

Tobi and Mike would have been in serious trouble

but muna’s iron fist drove some sense into juma’s rascals

now Dre is somewhere at the hands of some dreadful diablo gang hood

“there!!,,,there,,,!,,,I’ve seen him!!”

john yelled

Muna looked up wearily

he saw Dre staggering drowsily as he came towards the other side of the road

behind him… some indivuduals were in hot pursuit

“hold on Dre we’re coming!!”

they shouted to him

they quickened their running

Dre walked,,staggered,,,fell and got up again

he was too weak and drowsy to even think

the blood pouring into his eyes couldn’t allow him to see properly

he staggered and carelessly walked towards the main road
he looked up and saw the guys running towards him

he smiled when he saw that atleast they came to his aid

cos honestly his leg couldn’t move anymore

it was like it was stuck to the ground

“Look out Dre!!”,,

“Dre, get out of the way”

he couldn’t hear them

even if he could,,,he was too weak to move

he heard the loud honking of the trailer

that was the last thing Dre heard before he got bashed by the incoming vehicle

the Look of horror on their faces
.as dre’s lifeless body flew across the streets


they all yelled out

all of them

except for Muna

Muna duddenly stopped running

he stopped thinking

infact he stopped breathing

his brain couldn’t fathom exactly what was happening

he saw the guys run towards Dre’s lifeless body on the floor and crouch to him

as they wailed and screaned out his name

Muna didn’t move

he was frozen on the spot

everything was blank

this isn’t possible

*how ,,how-.. why would*

his mind was in fetters

but this was not an illusion

dre’s bloody body was just a few feet away from him

the trailer who hit him sped off immediately

the diablo’s saw the job already done by another individual

slowly walked away

its over!

he is gone!

it actually happened