Hutton phone began to ring as he stepped into the living room, he took it out from his pocket and checked who the caller was. He walked to the sofa and sat comfortably before he answered the call.
“Hello Kahn,” Hutton hailed.
“Hey! I can see the first went well…” Kahn was saying but got interrupted.
“Not really Kahn, the bomb went off but my plans did not go through.” Hutton replied.
“Carl Winston got his girl back,” Hutton answered.
“How? Your plan was perfect,” Kahn sounded a bit doubtful.
“No plan is completely perfect Kahn, Carl Winston found the loophole. I think I went too far in trying to taunt him with information. He pulled out the University location somehow and got her out after stopping the bomb by twelve immediately.”
“I thought you were not going to pull it off there if the girl cooperated.”
“She did, but Carl turned back at the last minute. He did not show up at the mall.”
“I wanted to pull it off to teach him a lesson, I don’t know how he got to know that location.”
“So, what’s the next plan? Are the other explosions still going on as planned?”
“Yeah, but I’m waiting here for Carl. Seems he’s gonna come over here,” Hutton said.
“Come over? You mean to meet you?”
“Yeah, he has my location. He would be interested in getting back Wilson and also getting to know the other locations for the attacks.”
“And what do you plan to do?”
“Wait for him.”
“Wait? Are you sure it would end well that way?”
“You can never be too sure with Carl Winston, I’m not even sure he’s coming this way.”
“Are you sure he has no knowledge of the other explosions yet?”
“I just said, we can never be too sure.”
“What are the options for us?”
“Kill Carl Winston at the slightest opportunity,” Hutton answered.
“How soon are we going to get that opportunity?”
“I’m not sure of that either.”
There was a short moment of silence.
“You’re sounding unlike yourself Hutton, so unsure.”
“I’m dealing with a tough man and I’m not sure when I’ll get him, ” Hutton replied. “I’m sure however that it would be soon.”
“I believe you Hutton, there have never been a strategic person like you, not even in the FOX.”
Hutton chuckled and shook his head slightly. It sounded like Kahn was turning out to be a motivational speaker of some sort.
A man dressed in casual cloth walked into the living room from inside and settled on the sofa opposite Hutton. He and Hutton exchanged looks.
“So, what’s up Kahn?”
“Aaron survived,” Kahn replied.
“Huh? I thought everyone died in the attack.”
“The police reported wrongly, I got the news few minutes ago that only one man died. The others were left unconscious,” Kahn replied.
“Good news, but we have to make the choice whether to keep or kill them ourselves.”
“I know right, I’ll get back to you.”
Hutton ended the call and placed the phone beside him.
“Hey man! Do I need to make more explanations or you’re sure of what’s coming up?” He asked the man sitting opposite him.
“I’m sure, you’ve explained a lot already.” The man replied.
Hutton bounced to his feet, he looked around the living room before he proceeded into the inner section.
El Deols, Anthanna
Sheila’s phone began to ring again and she didn’t bother to look at it, she knew it was Adrian calling again. She had met his missed calls hours ago when she returned into the room after taking breakfast and had to assign a ring tone to him to know easily when he calls.
The phone stopped ringing temporarily and begun a second time. She still didn’t move. She remained in bed, lying flat on her back and her eyes staring blankly at the ceiling. It had been an uneventful day for her. She had tried to do some of her work from home but couldn’t concentrate, then she tried to while away time on social network but soon got tired.
She took in a deep breath as the phone stopped ringing again. She thought about Adrian and the treatment he was getting from her, she concluded that he truly did not deserve to be treated the way she did to him. She wasn’t even sure of her status with Henry, the man for whom she was treating Adrian badly. She wondered again if it would really be possible to ever become Henry’s lover, but she remembered the note again. The words in that note was all she needed to know that it was possible for Henry to be in love or fall in love later with her. She needed to reach him to be sure if it could really work out between them, or if she had destroyed all the chances by having a romantic session with Adrian.
She picked up her phone to make the call. She typed in his number and her thumb hovered about the green icon again like the previous times. She took it closer to the icon and finally dialed the call. The call connected and began to ring. She swallowed, waiting patiently for the call to be answered. It rang for close to a minute and wasn’t answered. It didn’t take time for her to redial again. She redialed for a third time and the call wasn’t still answered.
She sighed and shut her eyes. She tightened the phone in her palm as she held her breath for a moment. The phone began to ring in her hand and she picked it mistakenly as it was held tightly in her hand. Adrian was the caller and she had picked it against her wish, she didn’t know what to say to him.
She hesitated for a while before she finally put the phone close to her ear.
“Are you there Sheila?” Adrian was saying when she began to listen.
“Yes Adrian,” she answered in a soft tone.
“Oh Sheila!” Adrian exclaimed calmly. He took three seconds break before he continued talking. “I’ve been trying to reach you since yesterday, I hope you are fine.”
“Yes, I am.” Sheila answered him unenthusiastically.
“Hope you are coping with staying at home alone.”
“Yes, I am.” She answered.
She didn’t feel any need to talk to him and thought of hanging up but she realized that it would be disrespectful and hurting to him. She remembered what her father said about not pushing him away.
“Okay, I just called to check up on you.”
“Hey Adrian! I’m sorry for my behaviour yesterday, I was feeling so bad and wanted to be alone that I neglected you. And I’m so sorry for having not been answering your calls,” she apologized.
“It’s okay Sheila, it’s not a problem. I’ll see you again soon.”
“Thanks Adrian, I’ll talk to you later.”
The call ended and she placed it close to the headboard.
A knock sounded on her door.
“Step in,” she replied, knowing it could only be one of her maids.
Lesedi stepped in. “Good afternoon ma’am, men from the police office and the FOX are here to see you again.”
Off EPA Hill,
Sitting in the car with agent Steve was Evelyn at the passenger’s side. Another FOX vehicle, a Hyundai bus was behind them with five agents in it. They were on their way to invite Daysman to the FOX office.
“I don’t know why but I have a very awkward feeling concerning this whole thing,” Evelyn stated, taking a glance at Steve’s face.
“And what’s the feeling?” Steve questioned.
“Doubts that we would get anything concerning today’s threats from Mr Daysman,” she stated.
Evelyn stared outside for a while and turned her face in again before she answered. “He would have gotten news of the attacks last night at that building, and he would be prepared for us.”
“The police gave wrong information in the morning. I got the update an hour ago that only one man actually died last night. He was one of the security men,” Steve glanced at her.
Evelyn felt some guilt as his eyes met hers. “I didn’t mean to kill anyone,” she said and looked away.
“I know you didn’t mean to,” Steve replied in a consoling voice. “He had some heart condition that hastened his death before they got them to the hospital.”
“Let’s hope we are able to nail Daysman.”
Jennifer kept stealing glances at Samantha from time to time and she could tell that there were other reason’s for her silence. She looked at Dave and whispered something to him.
Dave glanced back briefly. He had been focused on his driving and had not noticed as much as Jennifer.
“Hey Sam!” Jennifer finally turned to her. “Hope you’re okay.”
“Yeah, I’m fine.” Samantha faked a smile.
“You don’t look so,” Jennifer replied and kept a stare on her face.
“I am,” Samantha insisted.
“There are some bruises on your face,” Jennifer said slowly in a compassionate voice.
Samantha was silent.
“Do you have any other injuries?” Jennifer asked her.
Samantha squinted for a while, thinking if she had sustained any other injury elsewhere.
“I’m not sure,” she replied.
“We have to look for any opened pharmacy to get treatments for her,” Jennifer said to Dave.
Dave glanced again at Samantha. He breathed in softly. “We might need to change this car and our clothes too but I’m not sure if Henry would still need us in this uniform.”
“We can’t tell,” Jennifer put in. “But what exactly does he want us to do?”
“I’m not sure, let’s just say backup for him.” Dave answered.
“Why do you think he chose to go there alone?” Jennifer asked.
“Two reasons I think; one to make us focus on getting Sam to safety and the other because he doesn’t want us to get hurt or abducted too.”
“Where is he headed for?” Samantha cut in.
Jennifer glanced back. “To find the man who has been communicating to you.”
Samantha adjusted herself on the seat. “I need to tell him something,” she quizzed.
“Is it so important?” Dave questioned.
“I was made to record a video against Carl, he needs to return.”
“Please call him and tell him not to go, that man is trying to set him up and make the world believe that Carl Winston is with the Wolves and is behind the killing of people.”
Jennifer pulled out her phone immediately and dialed Carl’s number.
“Hello boss, where are you?” Jennifer said into the phone.
“I’ll call you back Jennifer, I’m driving now.” Henry answered quickly.
“Please, stop somewhere and listen. Samantha has something important to tell you,” she said.
“Samantha?” Henry seemed more patient after hearing Samantha being mentioned.
“Okay, let her have the phone.” Henry replied.
He slowly pulled over to the side of the road to listen to Samantha.
“I’m listening Sam,” he replied after hearing her voice.
“The man is luring you to a trap, he’s trying to set you up and make everyone think that you are behind the explosions.” Sam explained.
“How?” Henry questioned.
“I tried to tell you that he made me record video and say that you were going to be at the mall by Henders hotel to plant the bomb,” she replied. “If he left his location for you to find, then he has some sinister plans.”
“I know he’s got plans,” Henry replied and remained silent for some seconds. “Well, I’ve gotta go there, I need to get Wilson back.”
“I’m not sure Wilson is with him, I haven’t seen him for a while.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll be back soon. Just remind Jennifer to send the email I asked her to.”
Henry ended the call and held the phone in his tight fist for a while. He considered all that Sam had told him. He now perfectly understood why the Wolves man had asked him to be at the Bexford City Mall and also believed that there was another plan at where he was currently headed for.
He began to weigh his chances and a thought popped up in his mind. He took out the device where he received the mail from Cole. He opened the CSV document again and studied for a minute. After that, he dropped the phone and picked the one he used to communicate with the Wolves’ man.
He dialed the number and to his surprise, it got connected.
“Well done, Carl Winston, you’re doing a very good job.”
“Thank you dear murderer,” he said with sarcasm in his voice.
Hutton chuckled. “Two more explosions coming up today, hope you are ready.”
“Let us see man.” Henry offered.
“No need for that, I asked you to meet me at the mall and you didn’t show up.”
“You set me up man, you thought I would walk into your trap?”
Hutton was silent.
“I’m ready to see and come to terms with you,” Henry offered.
“Thanks man, but I don’t want to see you. I only want to kill you,” Hutton replied.
“I’ll kill you first and very soon,” Henry answered back.
Hutton chuckled. “Let’s see who gets first to who.”
“I’m coming to you already, you can set up everything you want to. Expect me.”