All That Glitters Episode 8


Muna stretched and yawned out loud, He felt a little tired, On his reading table was materials and pencils He had been working out all day, a map of the school And also the explanatory details for the entire squad, He checked the time on his watch 6:30 pm

*alright ,,,they’ll soon be here,,,let me pack up and get ready*

He quickly took his bath Went to get something to eat on the kitchen Then he brought out a notebook to scribble down some details, A knock came on the door. He looked at the time again 6:45 pm

*that must be them,,,time to go* He went towards the door and pushed it open

“Hey you guys took a little-” He was suprised to see who was at the door

“Hi Muna” Sonia’s big bright eyes were looking straight at Muna with a cute smile

“Uh I didn’t expect uh-”

“Urh yeah ,,I noticed you came back late today,,,so I brought something for you” Sonia’s house was just like a few blocks away from muna’s apartment, she lives with her mother,,,she hasn’t met her dad since she was a kid, Muna was still standing by the doorpost with her outside “Aren’t you going to invite me in?” She quizzed him, He revved up Then looking around in the outside darkness to check if she was being followed, As if anyone else knew about their plans for the night.

He opened the door wide enough for her to come through Then followed her after closin it, There wasn’t much in muna’s house though, His bedroom was just adjacent to the small space he called a “sitting room” He wasn’t a flashy show off kinda guy And moreover cleansweep isn’t that much established for the big life, He motioned her to sit as he tried to switch on the TV

“My mom and I cooked our native porridge barda ,,so I scooped some and brought for you” She told him as she was unwrapping the flask of sweet smelling barda, The aroma was so enticing but trust Muna to act all macho, He took a sit beside her and said

“There was no need for that, I don’t feel hungry,,,besides I just ate a packet of noodles” He said it offhandly as he folded his arms and leaned back on the couch, Sonia seemed distraught

“Are you sure,,,because you seem like you would really enjoy it” Muna’s jaw tightened

”I said I’m fine ok!,,I don’t need it” She looked shocked and dissapointed, Slowly she picked up the flask from the table and wrapped it up

“Okay I’ve heard you,,,I’ll be going then” She stood up from the couch and made for the door, Muna seemed irratated and angry at himself, Sometimes he doesn’t even know why he usually acts like this, He looked at her as she walked away, Something pricked him in his nerves as he watched her figure moving in the faint lightbulb of his room, Out of instinct he stood up and went after her, He held her hands and turned her around

“Hold on ,,,I shouldn’t have spoken look that,,sorry” She looked suprised but Muna could see a glint of happiness on her face, She smiled a little as she looked up to his face, He took the flask from her and opened it up, the stuff smelt so good “Maybe I’m still a little hungry,,though” He decided to get a spoon from the kitchen ‘Ill be back ,,” he told her as he dissapeared into the other room.

There was only one lightbulb functioning properly in muna’s house so the rest of the other rooms were a little dark, Sonia just stood and watched him try desperately to eat the food she made for him, She had lied when she said it was her mother who made the food,,she prepared it herself to see if she could atleast win munas heart,, Or atleast let him know how she felt towards him, She just needed to do something, She couldn’t wait anymore, She has to do something today,,,tonight She must

“Eh sonia,,how do you open this stew compartment of the flask” Muna called out from the kitchen

“Hh,,let me help you with it” She moved to the kitchen to him, It was a little dark so she didn’t notice the small bag on the floor

“Hey careful there is a-” Before Muna could warn her on time She tripped over the bag, But with sharp reflexes Muna daddled to her side and grabbed her from falling But in the process he spilled a little stew on his body

“Oh,,oh,, Muna I’m sorry I didn’t know there was anything there,,,ouch,,,the entire thing is on you” She placed a hand over her mouth, Muna unbottened his shirt to wipe out the liquid entirely

“Its ok sonia ,,I’m fine” She seemed scared that he might not take it lightly and push her away again, How could she mess up this way, She won’t be able to get another chance Like this again, She grabbed a paper towel and used it to clean off the stew on his chest

“No its all my fault,,,I’m really sorry Muna,,,I ,,I never meant to,, I should have been more careful” She just kept apologising, She was blaming herself thinking she just lost another opportunity, Muna couldn’t bear her thinking like she did something wrong, He sighed then he took hold of her shoulders And brought her close, He assured her

“Sonia ,,,it is ok,,alright,,,I’m perfectly fine,,,just relax” Yes he was completely fine,,but she wasn’t ok or fine standing this close to him, It wasn’t okay to be feeling what she felt As his fingers touched her, They’ve never been this close before, Their faces were just a few inches apart Sonia’s heartbeat seemed to have increased Yet she didn’t step away, She knew she couldn’t, Muna noticed her countenance

“Are you ok,,,you look shocked” He asked her in concern, She nodded her head, It was the only thing she could do, She couldn’t speak, Couldn’t move, Her body was vibrating gently as he held her

*no,,something’s not right* Her gaze lifted up, Muna wasn’t convinced he brought her close to examine her properly

*this girl is asthmatic,,,if she faints here,,,what will I tell her mother* He touched her forehead to see if she had a temperature,,,

“Sonia!” He yelled her name

“Yesss!” She seemed amused “I’m still here,,,why are you so loud” she quizzed him, He heaved a sigh of relief

“You’re the one who’s Trying to give me a heart attack” He saw as a smile cracked her lips, He didn’t know when he also smiled Then suddenly She dropped her gaze and looked to the floor, Muna noticed her sudden behaviour

“What’s wrong,,, do you feel pain anywhere” He stepped closer to check her well But she replied him

“No not that,,,I need ,,I need to tell you something”

“,okay,,,let’s hear it” Muna said, All this while munas hands were still holding her shoulders but neither of them noticed, Sonia took a deep breath then started

“Its,,its about um” She bit her lip and licked it out of nervousness But that single act sent a rush of adrenaline through Muna ‘s system, He didn’t know ,,but he suddenly Cupped her face and lifted her head towards his

*was she always this pretty,,,or have I just not noticed it before* Muna thought, Sonia was shocked at his sudden behaviour, He dropped his hands on her waist and pulled her closer to him, He slowly lowered his head to her, Sonia felt like exploding, Their lips were only a few inches apart, Was this really happening? Is this really Muna or something else ..

For a breif second she couldn’t accumulate what was going on, Just as their lips was about to make Contact Muna’s phone rang interrupting them from the process, He almost jumped from the interlude As he released her, he took a few steps back and took out his phone, Looking at it the caller iD read Yaro He picked it up

“He -hello”

“Hey Muna,,,I got those gadgets ”

“Oh ok thanks”

“I’m outside now do you want me to leave it here or should I come in” Muna almost shouted

“No no no!!, don’t worry um,,just leave it by the door,, I’ll pick it up”

“Okay then” And he hung up the Phone, He turned to look at sonia,,,she still had surprise written all over her

“Uhm , that was,, i asked him to get some stuff” he stated As if anyone asked him for an explanation

“Oh,,okay” Sonia replied him Not really sure what to say, The embarrased look on his face seemed to explain a lot

“I’ll just , Go and change” He told her then left to get a new shirt

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“Man,,come on can’t this thing go any faster ” Tobi complained, Mike frowned and replied him

“Look this baby can reach the extreme end of this continent with just one single tank,,,so you better just keep quiet,,I’m moving as fast as I can” They were on their way to the rendezvous point(which was muna’s house) Mike was taking Tobi with him on his mini powerbike but they were 30mins late so Tobi wasn’t comfortable at all

“Gosh its already 7:36,,we were supposed to be there at 7pm sharp,,,drive Mike,,,Drive!!!,,,” Mike took a sharp turn

“You know this is a residential area,,,I can’t be driving anyhow here like as if its express,,,,the noise the bike is making is enough to cause trouble ” Tobi widened his eyes and almost screamed

“Who cares if the sultan himself is living here,,,my friend move this thing,,,jam any f**king ,,,goat ,,dog,,fowl even human being,,,just get me there on time!!” Mike groaned out

“Gosh!,, will you keep quiet,,,we are already there,,,” He turned left again, This time he slowed down at a small bend then stopped, Muna’s house was just up ahead Without even waiting for the bike to stop Tobi jumped of and headed straight for the door, As he was about to reach there he heard his name

“Hold on Tobi” He looked back and looked carefully into the darkness, He saw two figures moving towards him It was Dre and john

“What are you guyz doin over there,,,let’s go in now” Dre placed his finger on his mouth motioning him to be quiet

“Just wait first” Tobi looked confused, The mischievous look on dre’s face was not entirely clear, After waiting for like 5 mins Muna’s door opened And a girl stepped outside

“Hey that’s so-” Dre grabbed Tobi and pulled him further into the dark, At that moment Mike joined them, Dre waited until sonia had fully entered into her house Then he released Tobi, John was just chuckling, Tobi just seemed more confused, He opened his mouth to speak

“Look ,,I don Understand what kind of monkey business you guyz are up to, But,,,I would like to do this,,,stuff,,,and get back before my uncle realised I snuck out” Dre just tapped him playfully on the head

“Relax boy ,,,its goin to be a smooth op,,,let’s go in” They all followed Dre as he approached muna’s door

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The time was exactly 9’o clock The weather seemed to have gotten cooler, Rand high school was empty except for nightguards roaming inside and outside the school But as at now,,,not only nightguards were around,,,some other unwanted guests were in the school premises, Cleansweep had sneaked into the school By scaling the fence of the backyard, They were moving as quietly as professional theifs would Dressed in all black and gloves,,, With well fitted face masks, Dre led in front followed by Muna and the rest of the guyz.Mike was at rear.

They approached the assembly hall and Dre signaled them to stop By raising one hand up, He slowly peeked into the hall to see if the coast was clear,,,there was nothing there he could see But to make sure, he motioned for Muna to come forward to take a look, Munas eagle sharp eye can spot a needle in the dark( trust me I’m not exageratting,,,the guy is a freak)

Muna scanned the entire area then spotted something in the far corner, He turned and faced the guyz Whispering he told them

“There is a nightguard on a chair there,,,I think he is sleepin” Dre seemed refocused

“,ok but just to be sure ” he told them

He bent and picked up a small stone,,he threw it into the hall through the window, They heard grunting noises as the guard adjusted on the chair then settled, His soft snoring was a sign that he was deep in sleep, Then Dre slowly pushed the window wide enough for him to pass through, He entered it and the guys followed him, They tiptoed silently, They had to get to the hallway through this assembly hall, As they reached the door that led to the staff building Mike stepped forward to work his magic cause it’ll probably be locked, The look on his face changed

“What’s wrong,,,can’t you open it” Dre quizzed him He looked at them and said

“Its ,,its not locked” Muna revved up

“That’s not possible,,,the staff block is always locked”he said

“Yeah that’s true they can leave anywhere else unsecured,,,but not here” john added

Dre thought for a while Tobi retorted

”should we just go in and check” Then Dre finally spoke

“No,,no we can’t,,,we need to get in using another way,,,this seems suspicious for my liking” Muna looked at Dre and understood what he meant, He motioned to the guys to follow him And they followed.

Muna They stepped outside and Muna looked up, The staff block was a three storey building and the teachers office was the last one So in other words they had to climb up

“What!,,up there,,,are you kidding me” Tobi asked disbelievinly John and Mike exchanged looks Muna hissed

“Unless you prefer to get caught in a possible trap back there,,,come over let me boost you up ” Muna placed his two hands forward for them to step on,,,and one by one he pushed them up to the second storey and they continued onwards till the top, Dre soon came out, His countenance seemed strange

“Something doesn’t feel right Muna” he told him

“We won’t find out until we get up there” he did the same for Dre and helped him up like the others, Since there was no one to boost him up Muna took stepped back a little Then he briefly ran towards the wall and with like three steps on the wall he launched himself up towards the second storey window and his fingers gripped it, He held tight, Dre looked back for a while and saw some flashlights headed their way The guards were probably coming to check this area

“Quick ,,,climb up ,, move it” He hurried them up as they reached the teachers office