Previously On Evening With Eva……
They talked, chatted and had a lot of fun. Sark continually slipped poison pills in Shina’s drinks while the girl danced with him, making sure he was engaged and aroused.
At 9pm, Shina got into his car and headed home. He had not moved for more than twenty minutes when he began to vomit, He parked his car and began to throw up, spilling a lot of blood through his mouth from his intestines.
He opened the door to get fresh air. He fell on the floor and into the gutter. Blood came out from his eyes, ears and nostrils.
Three minutes later, his heart stopped. Shina was dead.
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S02E14. . .
Eva was bored. She had been in the hotel for six hours now, yet there was no word from Corporation. She knew she would be contacted. One of Eva’s strengths was her patience. She was never in a hurry. She had kept herself company with a bottle of red wine from the well-stocked fridge.
She opened her email for the umpteenth time to check her messages. Still nothing. It was a few minutes past 9pm. She couldn’t take another second of the boring hotel.
She went on the internet and searched out the nearest club. The wine was beginning to have effect on her and she needed to unwind. There was a strip club about 30 minutes south of the hotel. It was the perfect way to unwind and let loose.
Wearing a provocatively short mini skirt and a chiffon see through blouse, she stepped out of the hotel. Eva routed all her emails to her mobile phone just in case Corporation decided to send her a message. She had not had fun in quite a while. She had every intention to let loose and go wild.
Sark passed by the Redeemed Camp at exactly six minutes past ten. He put off his AC and wound down the windows. He needed the gentle wind that blew him as he sped through Accra – Kumasi road.
About an hour earlier Sark had driven by Shina’s convertible. A small crowd had gathered around the car. He knew what had happened but he had to be sure. Parking his car away from the growing crowd, he had walked over to the scene.
He managed to make his way through the barrage of bodies and got to the front. Shina’s lifeless body lay face up in a shallow gutter, both hands on his stomach. Sark looked round at the faces of the different people that gathered. Gloom, sadness and fright could be seen on every one of them.
As he walked back to his car, he heard tiny whispers of how it was possible that the man in the gutter was a ritual killer and had met his waterloo. Still others whispered in low tones that he must have done something terribly evil to have met that kind of fate. If only they knew.
As Sark got into his car and sped away, he had a slight feeling of guilt and remorse. Shina did not do anything against him to deserve to die. He had pondered for hours, how he would take Shina out. He had settled for the poisoning, feeling that poisoning him would give him a quick, painless and private death. It was not his intention for Shina to be humiliated this way.
Shina was a very good man. A man of honor. Class. Taste. Finesse. Sark was even in awe of him sometimes. There were times that he wondered how a man could be so meticulous. Shina was good at noticing every single detail. Pity he did not see his death coming. Orders were just what they were; orders.
As Sark connected Oduom road to Knust, he called Sophia.
“Voice recognition. Make me one blabber blubber bulging bunch of balderdash.” Sark spoke to his high device phone now connected to the sound system of his car.
“Voice recognition initiated. Welcome Agent Bravo.” A mechanical feminine voice replied from the speakers of his car.
“Thank you Iris. Call S.” Sark said, not taking his eyes off the road.
He wound up the windows and put on the AC.
“Calling S… Do you want to block all incoming transmissions?” The Voice replied.
“Yes Iris. This is a Code Call.” Sark replied.
“Call Connected. Call Secure.” The voice replied.
The next voice that came on was Sophia’s.
“Hey baby. You miss me?” Sophia said smiling.
“I wish I did. Sadly, I do not.” Sark replied and continued
“Target is deactivated. What next?” Sark finished.
“Good. Can you come over? I really miss you inside me.” Sophia said sounding erotic.
“I am currently en route Hotel Paradise as the instructed in the Mission Command. I guess I’m next on the hit list, aren’t i?” Sark said with deep seriousness in his voice.
“Sark, I recruited you myself. No one touches you. Besides, if you are going to die I will have to do it myself. And I don’t see that happening anyway. You, my love are in the master plan of the Corporation.” Sophia assured him.
“Why did Shina have to die?” Sark asked.
He had been dying to ask that question ever since he read the Mission command. However, bringing up such questions at the time would mean he was questioning authority. It had happened before. Mission commands were switched and the initial target had automatically become the executioner.
He knew better. Now that he had achieved ninety percent of his mission objective and was now heading to the hotel, he felt it was safe enough to ask.
Besides, he and Sophia had developed a bond.
“Shina was compromised. He made contact with the other side. Four years ago we noticed his unusual distaste for Execution Missions. He rejected three execution missions, preferring Extraction Missions. He was the best Extractor the Corporation ever had and one of our best agents, so we really did not think anything of it.
However, when he rejected the last mission to take out the MP, the General had me look into him. So I planted Eva in his care. I knew he had a soft spot for her right from the first day he extracted her. He dotted on her and took her in his wings.
So when I made him take up Eva as his protégé, he was more than happy to. What he did not know was that Eva had her instructions too. She was to spy on him and make him fall madly in love with her. However, she had to be subtle about it and make sure he was scared enough to tell her his true feelings. She passed in flying colors and delivered Shina to our hands. Are you still there Bravo?” Sophia said.
“Go on S.” he said.
He slowed down to 80km/hr. and kept to the right lane of the road.
“The MP Mission was a very important one and we needed it to be very clean. Only a Super-Agent could perfectly execute it. Shina’s refusal to take it up only shined more doubt on his loyalty. The rest of the Super Agents were busy with other assignments, so no one else was available”
“Then you guys decided to hang the mission on my neck. What if I had flopped? What if I could not pull it off? The Super-Agents have 56 years’ experience combined. I had a meager two. You surely were betting on the wrong horse, weren’t you?” Sark interrupted.
“We took a huge risk. We had no choice. But deep inside, we had this confidence you could pull it off. You are the fastest risen agent ever in the Corporation’s hundred year history. That was the little hope we held on to.” Sophia replied.
“So after I had taken out the target, who the hell came up with the idea of torturing me?” Sark asked
“Actually, that was my idea. I needed you to be strong. Besides, I can’t have a weakling as my right hand man. I fell for you the first day I saw you, when I picked you up on that lonely path. Ever since then, all I wanted you to be is what you are now. Besides, is this not supposed to be about Shina?” Sophia asked.
Sark was passing through Krofrom now. The once very busy road had now become isolated. During the day, scores of young lads would flock around the window, advertising different kinds of edibles. There was usually light traffic and cars moved at an agonizingly slow pace, coupled with the policemen who were conducting searches and checking vehicles.
Now, Sark just cruised through. No hindrance.
“What did he do exactly?” he asked.
“Shina became born again. He wanted out. He did not want a part of crime anymore. How that happened, I cannot tell. Eva intercepted one of his phone calls. He was watching football with friends and had left his phone in her room after one of his visits.
A certain number had been calling him continuously. She picked his call, acting like she was his wife. It was the Superintendent of Police and he wanted them to meet at the usual place. Eva began to keep track on him and eventually had him bugged. We have six tapes of different meetings. He wanted to confess everything in exchange for protection and 100million USD.
He even squealed out that something big was going to go down. He did not know what it was yet and was waiting for the information before he finally spilled his guts. That is why you had to take him out.” Sophia explained.
“Serves him right anyway. I have to go now. I’m already behind schedule. See you soon sweetheart.” Sark said.
“I’ll be waiting dear. Be safe.” Sophia said.
He waited a few seconds then said more audibly,
“Thank you Iris. Terminate Call.”
“Call terminated Agent Bravo. Anything else I can do?” The computer asked
Sark thought for a while.
“Iris, how long is it from my current location to Hotel Paradise at current speed and altitude?”
“Processing Data… please wait.” Iris replied.
After thirty seconds, Iris replied
“Approximately forty five minutes, Agent Bravo.” Iris said.
“Thank you Iris. That would be all”
“Have a safe trip sir.” Iris replied.
Sark shifted gear and increased his speed to 120km/hr. He wound down the window again and put off the AC
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