The Coffin Maker Episode 69

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Back at Opana’s house:

Opana:

My dear this breakfast is something else paaa ooo, this kind of food was last prepared for me when I was chasing after you like 35years ago and I remember our first mama and dada match in my small room by then.

Akua Yankey:

Eeeeiiii you and your sugar-coated words, after all these years you are still giving me vibes. Well I miss those great moments we shared together and I wish we could start everything afresh.

Opana:

Did you say afresh? Ah see now we are the only people here, our children who are visitors to us are not in the house now and they will be away for some time so tonight prepare yourself very well because we will start from the hall, then we move to the kitchen, after that we go to the storeroom, then we move to the washroom before we will climax everything in the bedroom.

Akua Yankey:

Hahahahaha, eeeeiiii so for you, you won’t grow old a bit, well do you remember our battle song those days?

Opana:

Hehehe, how would I forget our battle song and goes like this. Prepare! Prepare!! Prepare!!! Prepare yourself but tonight some waist beads will hit each other, the nails in the bed will feel like coming out from its hole, the mattress will like to ask for mercy but it has got no mouth to talk. Someone will plead and ask for mercies if he or she can’t continue the battle so you throw the white towel into the boxing ring and even with that mercy will be faraway from your reach. In fact prepare! Prepare!! Prepare!!!

Akua Yankey:

Hmmmm, old man be careful of the things you ask for ooo because if I sit on you and i start my locomotive engine erh, you let me grab you first and you will see that what men can do, women can do better.

Opana:

Eeeeiiii, don’t call for something you can’t contain oooo, you let’s pray everything goes well between I and the buyer of the lands because the trumpeter uses weight to blow the trumpet.

Akua Yankey:

It shall be well with you my husband and I know this house will bounce back to its normal self again. Let me prepare for the hospital myself because I want to see the night shift nurses and ask them some questions about Bernice and how she is responding to treatment before they hand over to the morning shift nurses. I have a very good feeling that tonight is going to be a very good night.

Opana:

Oh, certainly my dear so don’t worry at all because tonight I will send you back to the 90’s.

At the Mansion of the boss

Boss:

Why has this boy locked himself in his room knowing very well the task he has to perform today, mmmmm what is his name even, you go get me the cook and maid servants for I have some questions for them.

Stone:

Okay boss I will be right back.

Cook:

Boss please you sent for us.

Boss:

(looks through the newspaper before him) Yes, I did my dear, have you sent food to my son in his room since he failed to join me at the dining table this morning?

Cook:

Sir, I asked one of the maidservants to send his food to him inside his room but he didn’t even open the door and he threatened to beat anyone who disturbs him.

Boss:

(takes off his lense) He did what? Now go back to the kitchen and get the food, Stone follow me upstairs and if he fails to open the door when we get there breakdown that door. (phone rings and he answered the call)

Cook:

Emefa, go and bring the food you sent to him that he failed to open the door for you.

Boss:

(on phone) Mr Karl Simpson everything is under control as at now, my boys have left to get our guest and a reservation is been made for the meeting at our usual meeting place so don’t worry and I will meet you soon at the harbour in an hours time. (ends call)

Cook:

Sir please she has brought the food.

Boss:

Okay am coming, Stone, tell the driver to get the black Range Rover ready because we will be going out very soon and get something that we can use in breaking down the door if he fails to open it.

Quincy’s Room:

Michael Ansah:

I know even from your mum’s womb you were rushing to come out and you are always in haste to do something or get something. The game is been brought to your house so why then do you rush outside to get yourself injured, hold on because am handling the game like Iniesta of Barcelona and distributing master passes in the midfield part of the pitch. When you love something you do your things in a tailored and calculated way to get it.

Quincy:

I use to trust you but the little show you played some moments ago has given me reason that you are no longer the number one sniper I knew who could shoot from thousand miles away without a sniper scope fixed on your rifle.

Michael Ansah:

Hahahahaha, see even if the tiger is drowned in the water for years his spot will never be erased from him. The lion can choose not to hunt again but it will remain the king of the jungle, I’m in a very comfortable lead and I know the formation am playing will definitely bring victory to my team.

Quincy:

What makes you think you will win this battle looking at this lose formation that you are playing.

Michael Ansah:

(brings out the gold watch) See what I have in my hand and tell me what it is, after that then you can continue with your long lecture.

Quincy:

Hey, don’t tell me this is a gold watch.

Michael Ansah:

Well, for your information it is a 24karat gold Rolex engine watch and it was given to me voluntarily by Herty, see the tactics am using is called “Banibakar” give it to me and take it back. Bro, it’s a slow but sure movement which has been calculated, the tortoise says no matter the length of the journey and his slow movement it will get to its destination safely.

Quincy:

You sit there and play dull, this is a rat race and the fastest person is the one considered the winner.

Michael Ansah:

Massa, check the time on the clock over there, let us get going since we are only 2hours away from the time Julia’s flight will touch the ground, we have to be there before she comes out from the arrival hall or else we won’t catch up with her, she stressed on that fact last night when she called me.

Back at the Boss mansion:

Boss:

(screaming behind his son’s door) Young man I want to see you right now, you know when both of us are in the house we always eat together at the dining table so why have you decided to lock yourself in there without coming out to talk to anyone. You know you can always confide in me my son, please open this door right now so I talk to you man to man my dear Albert.

Albert:

Go away daddy, for I don’t want to see or talk to anyone, I want to be left alone and I don’t want anyone to bother me.

Boss:

Nonsense!!! Herh, Stone break down this door right away, because I have over pampered you, you go about fooling yourself. Do you think you are still a kid, now Stone break this door down and after that get the carpenter to come and fix it.

Stone hits the door with a big club and the door opens wide, everyone standing in front of the door rushes into the room to see if Albert was okay in there.

Boss:

Holy Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ and the girlfriend of the carpenter Joseph, what the hell happened to you and why is your mouth swollen like a mother pig?

Cook:

Jesus Christ of Nazareth!!! Boss, what is wrong with master Albert? His mouth looks like a tube that has been pumped by an amateur roadside vulcanizer.

Boss:

Hey, shut your smelling mouth over there this very minute, I believe you heard me as I threw that question to him so why are you repeating that same question. I think you guys should excuse my son and I to have a father and son conversation.

Stone called the family doctor to come here right now and Emefa drop the food on his table there and go, also Stone don’t forget to call the carpenter to come over and fix the door. Now can you all excuse us so that my son and I have a quiet time together.

Now son, I want you to tell me everything that happened and why your lips have swollen like a prawn that has been dropped in a hot oil.

Albert:

Daddy see what some stupid idiot has done to my face all because of Henrietta. Daddy that girl is a witch and I don’t want to have anything to do with her again in my life because if I decide to follow her, some idiot will cut my life short.

Boss :

Son can you use your right palm to clean your mouth for there is something on your lips.

Albert:

(tries to wipe his lips even though he is in great pains) Daddy, is this the place or another side of my lips?

Boss:

Good, there was nothing on your lips, I only wanted you to wipe your mouth with the nonsense you said that someone will cut your life short. But wait ooo, the guy who you said attacked you, did he know who you are and which family that you came from? Where, when and how did this incident take? Why didn’t you call me or any of the boys to come to your rescue?

Albert:

Daddy, you are asking too many questions and I don’t know which one to answer.

Boss:

Answer any of the questions and yes start from anywhere let me listen to you, my boy.

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Stone:

(walks in to interrupt the conversation) Boss please the driver said he is ready so we can move now.

Boss:

Are you mad? Can’t you see I am in a conversation with my son? What on earth is more important to me than my only son, now get out of here before I channel my anger towards you.

Stone:

I’m sorry sir

Boss:

Sorry for your stupid self, now get out of my presence. Junior talk to your father, where did this incident happen and what time? Before I forget is your girlfriend aware of this?

Albert:

Daddy, that witch is the reason why I am in this mess, yesternite I went to pick her out and along the line she had a call from her mum that they needed some groceries and during that time we were somewhere around the place the murder incident happened, so we searched for a supermarket and where we found one I had to park the car somewhere safe, I left her for her to pick the things she needed at the supermarket.

I waited for a long time and she wasn’t coming so I drove back to the place to see if she was done shopping and to my utmost surprise she was standing there with some wretched guy, I yelled at her for making me wait for long and that idiot she was standing there with wanted to fight me.

Boss:

You see the reason why I always want you to go out with some of the boys? Why do I pay them thousands of cedis if they can’t protect you or me? Now tell me what happened next.

Albert:

After the guy tried to raise a fight with me, I ignored him and I tried to drag Herty into the car for us to leave but in the car she was rather angry and talking back at me for invading in her privacy, I also got angry and in the course of that she asked me to stop the car and she got down that she won’t go again with me.

I also got down to ask her to get back into the car and of which she was adamant, I tried to force her back in the car and from nowhere that same guy I caught her standing with earlier resurfaced and he started ordering me around like I was a small boy, I didn’t heed to his instructions because I know who I am and where I came from.

Daddy the next thing I saw was he rushing to me and started slapping and punching me like I had stolen or taken something of his, I fell down and he took Herty away to God knows where.

Boss:

So, have you heard from your girlfriend?

Albert:

No daddy, her phone, bag and the groceries are still in my car.

Boss:

What kept you from calling me or any of the boys?

Albert:

I called Ginola and his boys but as they got to the scene that idiot and bitch were nowhere to be found.

Bosss:

God damn it!!! So that idiot went free? But can you make him out when you see him?

Albert:

Yes, I can recognise him the very moment I set my eyes on him, he was lucky last night because I wanted to shoot him but I couldn’t find my car key by then to open the car door to get my pistol.

Boss:

Well it was his lucky day I guess, you were supposed to meet my business partner at the airport but looking at your condition it will be okay if you stay indoor but the family doctor will be here very soon to check the extent of damage that was done to you by that stupid idiot.

I will be stepping out to meet my white partner at the harbour so take charge of the house in my absence, receive anyone who comes to look for me and don’t worry your head about that foolish girl you call a girlfriend, I never liked her anyway but now we have two idiots on our radar that we are looking for and very soon I know my boys will hunt them down and that is when they will know that Adolf Hitler was not even a wicked person. Try and eat your food, I will see you later when I am back in the evening.

Quincy’s Room:

Michael Ansah:

Charlie, the way we have delayed time we need to pick a taxi to the airport if not we will be late.

Quincy:

My guy, don’t worry your head with any taxi issue, my friend down my room has a very big sport motorbike which I go in for once a while and today is his off day at work so we can go in for his motorbike and use it.

Michael Ansah:

Oh, that is a laudable idea, I know it will save us a lot of time looking at how Accra traffic can be heavy most at times even during the day.

Quincy:

Let us go bro, am your rider for today.

Michael Ansah:

Oh yes and am your boss, I will relax and enjoy the cruise behind you. Do you remember when we were at campus and we took that foreign student bike to the nightclub and when coming back to the hostel, the police stopped us and you refused to slow down and they gave us a hot chase?

Quincy:

Herh, that night I don’t know where I got that courage to ride that way but on a more serious note if those police officers caught us like we will be in a hot soup that night. But that security man at the school entrance too mess up paa oooo, if we didn’t give him money that night like he won’t open the main gate for us to enter the school.

I was wondering how my difficult dad will understand me and come to my rescue in police custody. He would have said to me in plain language that he didn’t send me to school to go and club or ride motorbike at night so if I was so stupid to involve myself in such a mess I should try and find my way out because he is thinking about himself. (they walk to the motorbike owner and without hestitatation he released the key of the motorbike to Quincy but before they left the house he threw a big caution to Quincy)

What do you think the motorbike owner cautioned Quincy about?

Will all go well for Kwaku Mike and Quincy at the airport?