There was silence for a few minutes, I was staring at the men before us standing like we were in a war. In all honesty that made me feel great. That was the kind of men I needed, men who would stand and fight with me.
Clearing my throat, I looked at , popularly known as Scar. “They wanted to kill me, they want to take over control of our country using some of our own, and they took my woman.” I stated the issues at hand without wasting time going round.
“I need my woman back and I cannot let them take over this country. We need to set a good foundation for the next generation and if we don’t do anything about it it’s all going to waste.” I added seeing him eyeing me silently.
“Good, for once in your pathetic life you are going to do something worthy while. But what the hell has that got to do with me? I have no complaint and I don’t give a damn what those in this wasted government are upto.” He sighed pouring some wine in a glass and lifting it to his mouth as he pauses.
“There are government hidden treasures” I started and he looked up at me shrugging.
“Cars, some large damn cars that would give you a big cut.” I added and at the mention of that he looked up my face, I knew I had his attention.
“What do you want? ” he asked straight up. I loved the flow of our conversation. The last time I had a face to face encounter with the guy was some years back when he wanted to invade some large goverment machines which were coming in the country and even though we had no evidence against him. I had a face off with him and it ended up in a good fight. I had to follow him around for some time till I was certain he had nothing else planned.
“What brings you here soldier, speak we have no whole day” Scar spoke again snapping me.
“I need men and vehicles. We are going against the state army, I had some men but our hide out was compromised and most of my men are dead. Get me what I want and you will have a lion’s share in the operation. There are more hidden things i know which can give us more than we have both dreamed off. Partner with me and you will have something for your children if at all you will have some in future.” I presented my deal.
“50 % or nothing” Scar remarked standing up.
“45% arlnd we are a go” I smiled standing up to shake his hand too and he shook it.
“Deal” he sighed.
People thought I was so serious and smiled less, but seeing the man before me would prove them wrong. The man had a serious face all through and most of his smile was a bare grinn and nothing more.
After half an hour of talking and planning with him we parted and I drove out with my guys.
“Go back to the second base, clean up and have some food. ” I told Chama after hours of driving from Scar’s from kabwe.
“Yourself?” He asked me.
“I need to get something and will join you soon.” I grinned at him but he shook his head.
“Do you ever eat? The only thing I see you having is dope. You need food too man” he giggled
“Man shall not live on bread alone” I let a laugh making him do the same.
“But on dope?” He teased walking to join others.
“Get out!” I shook my head at him and watchd till they disappeared on the corner.
I had to stay calm and think. First of all I had no idea where they had Queen and secondly I needed to know where I could find the guys that had faked a unit.
I needed to get to someone inside and I recalled the guys I had planted inside Jacob Tatila’s circle.
I drove slowly after reaching his offices and noticed security had increased around the place. I assumed they knew I killed Mberere and where taking precautions. I looked around pulling dark shades on my eyes as I drove passed.
“Where are you?” I called my guy after driving a few meters away.
“Am inside boss. We have a briefing in a few minutes.” I could hear him whispering.
“What the hell are you even paid for you b******? I pay you to keep an eye inside there. How on earth did my men die without warning from you?” I shouted in the mouth piece.
” sorry Steve, I was off duty when they moved in. They never hold any meetings from here so it’s hard to keep track.”
“I know what that meeting is for, I killed Mberere” I informed him without warming.
“What? Are you nuts? They are obvoysly coming after you and if am discovered …”
“Shut up!” I cut him
“Just shut the hell up and listen to me. If you mess up this time am killing you too. Go in there and tell me whatever they are to say. I need deatils of everything. am i clear?”
“Yes Sir!” He responded
“Good, another thing. I need to find where they have my woman
I will send you her photo and if you see or hear anything…
“I heard you sir I got to go now” he responded before I could finish my sentence and he cut the line.
I couldn’t move on, I stayed near the place wanting to wait till he told me what was going on.
I was lost in thoughts when a vehicle drove to my direction at great speed and before I could tell what was going on I heard a loud bang behind my truck and I moved forward hitting my head on the steering .
“s***!” I yelled knowing they were on me. As I turned the Keys in the ignition some shoots started landing at the vehicle and I started off with a screeching noise getting away.
“Follow him now!” I heard one of them order and I increaed speed moving at 140 kilometres per hour even though the road was quiet conjested I had to keep dodging some cars and the they followed me with wailing I could tell tell it was the police.
“Dammit!” I spat as I went on going through the T junction and some cars swaying away some of th hitting it each other.
They followed me in circles till I decided to take it out the busy areas. In minutes I was on the small tarred road in the outskirts in the east side of Lusaka noticing others cars where after me too.
I had to save myself or that would be the end. With determination to survive I cruised through the small road and turned into the bushes patting my way through the small bushes I prayed my tires would not touch any sharp metal to burst them.
I looked back and they where on my tail.
“Time to fight you b******!” I screamed and turned the vehicle around heading straight to where they were coming. They didn’t anticipate my turning and they wanted to sway aside to avoid collusion but it was too late.
With a loud bang our vehicles crushed and thank God my truck had a head bumper which left the smal police vehicle crushed i could see the people inside shaking slowly as they awake from the hit.
Quickly before they could move out and the other car approach I drew my gun and moved forward firing at then till all four guys where dead.
Shooting in the tires of the other car approaching its tires went instantly flat and I ran back forward shooting direct at then . One guy fall back injured and the driver recieved a shot direct in his skull.
“Out now!” I ordered the injured guy. I needed one of them alive and noticing they all wore army clothes. I knew they had me on watch or atleast someone tipped them about me and my whereabouts.
“Move now dammit I don’t have the whole day!” I yelled holding the gun firmly realising he was moving slowly.
He lifted his hands and walked to my car where I plunged him in the back seat and tied him up before moving to the drivers seat as the third car came into view.
To be continued…