Deception Episode 17

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After we had our pizza we decided to drive home, I noticed a black vehicle had been following us and I didn’t want to tell Feli because she would get worried.

‘Babe has that car been following us?’ She asked after fastening her seat belt

‘What car?’ I asked trying to pretend as if I didn’t know what she was talking about

‘Babe I work for the secret service, I am very observant.’ She responded when I started the engine

‘Which route should we take?’ I asked her

‘Use the main road, park at any filling station let’s see what they will do.’ She told me

I could have used a different route and lost the car that had been following us in the process but I wanted to see how much she knew her job.

I drove at a constant speed until we got to a filling station.

‘What now?’ I asked as I made a u turn

‘Let us refuel.’ She responded with a smile on her face

I parked and told the fuel attendant how much gas we needed, surprisingly she unfastened her seat belt and unlocked her door.

‘What are you doing?’ I asked her worriedly

‘Trust me.’ She said as she picked something from the back

She got out of the car and walked to the mini market just across, I got my gun and got ready to get out if she didn’t come back after 10 minutes.

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The plan was simple, to face the monster that was busy following us and to see what exactly he wanted. I walked to the mini market as slow as I could, my eyes fixed on my phone but my mind sensitive to the environment. I heard car doors banging and I knew one of the people following us was out of the car.

I walked at the same pace and I saw a man from the corner of my eye walking past me into the mini market.

‘Just perfect!’ I thought to myself.

I got to the mini market and got myself a basket, I saw a man dressed in black and a hoodie over his head. He was talking to one of the shop attendants and she looked like she was really liking the conversation that they were having.

I walked past them and moved to the sanitary aisle, I picked a pack of sanitary towels and tissue then continued to walk slowly as I surveyed the environment and waited for the attack. I had done this so many times and I knew when exactly he would come.

I heard footsteps behind me and when I looked up was another man coming towards me.

‘Time to act Feli.’ I said between smiles

I turned around and saw one of the scariest men I had never come across, heading towards me was another not so scary but yet looking fierce. I dropped my basket down and held on to my phone

‘I don’t have any money with me.’ I screamed
The scary man slightly removed his gun signalling me to shut up.

I held one hand to my mouth and some crocodile tears fell.

‘I do not have any money with me, please.’ I pleaded

The fierce looking men came over to where I was standing and held me by the hair.

‘Shut up and we won’t do anything to hurt you.’ He said

My phone started ringing and I knew it was Justin

‘Pick that up!’ I heard a voice command

I got my phone and picked it up.

‘I am okay babe.’

‘Yes just a minute.’ I said before putting the phone down

‘That’s better.’ The man said pressing his gun harder on my neck

A few minutes later I heard other footsteps and I knew we had company, my plan was working just fine. You see you need to face the monster himself in order to bring him down.

‘Boys.’ He said when he got closer

‘What do we have here?’ he continued as he looked me

Once again I was face to face with the former Minister, the man I had brought down and now whose mission I was not sure of.

‘Felicia, is it?’ he asked

I didn’t know whether to respond to that or not

‘What do you want from me?’ I asked as more crocodile tears streamed down my face

‘Felicia or Ms’ Katongo?’ he asked again

‘I do not know what you are talking about. Just let me go.’ I pleaded with him

During this whole process I had not cut Justin’s call and I was pretty sure he was recording the whole conversation

‘Who sent you?’ the former minister asked again

‘Nobody sent me Sir, I don’t know what you are talking about.’ I pleaded again

‘Now listen to me Felicia, you are a beautiful lady and I wouldn’t mind having such beauty and brains all to myself but I don’t appreciate people who lie to me.’ He screamed

‘I understand you sir.’ I said between sobs

‘Call me Kalenga.’ He said with a smile

‘Yes sir, Kalenga sorry.’ I said wiping my tears

‘Good, now I want you to pay extra attention. I don’t know who sent you or what their mission is but I wouldn’t want to hurt you. From now on you are mine.’ He said

I looked up to catch one more glimpse at him

He smiled and came closer to peck me on the check.

‘You will go back in the car and pretend nothing happened. I wouldn’t want to hurt Justin.’ He told me before they all left

I got my basket and paid for everything, I knew these were dangerous men and they would keep an eye on me so I had to pretend that I was playing by their rules.

I walked to the car as fast as I could and locked myself in, was just glad the windows were tinted and as such they couldn’t see anything.

‘What is the relationship between you and Kalenga?’ I asked him

‘His mother helped with the medicine that caused that girl’s miscarriage.’ He responded

‘The one you got pregnant in high school?’ I asked with a frown on my face

‘Yes.’ He responded

There was an awkward silence between us

‘What was that about?’ he asked playing the recording on the phone

‘I was trained to do my job Justin.’ I responded

‘You are good.’ He said

I smiled a little

‘Kalenga is a man with ruthless men around him, he won’t hesitate to bring you down if at all I play him.’ I said

‘How do you know that?’ he asked

‘I have dealt with men of his kind.’ I responded

‘Should we tell the President?’ he asked me

‘Justin I think there is something the president is not telling us.’ I told him

‘Felicia please don’t walk down that lane, you cannot start war with the head of state.’ He told me

‘Justin think about it, why would they allow you to lie to me about your job, why would they put us on such a dangerous mission together?’ I asked him

‘Well I have never thought about it in those lines.’ He said scratching his beard

‘That is the case Justin, I am not saying it is true but it could have some truth in it.’ I told him as I held his hand

‘Well what should we do?’ he asked

‘We play by their rules and when they least expect it we bite them right in their face.’ I said as I gnashed my teeth.

‘Who are you?’ Justin asked surprised

I looked at him and smiled.

‘Your wife.’ I responded.

‘Get your phone and send that recording to the president.’ I continued

‘Kalenga is not a man to play with.’ He told me

‘Exactly, we won’t fight him. The President will.’

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