The Coffin Maker Episode 77

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Caller:

Mmmm, ma’am the leader of the men who spoke to me said they are from the airline you travelled with.

Julia:

Airline? But how did they know I checked into this hotel in the first place and what did they say they want from me?

Caller:

Ma’am for that I’m not obliged to ask them such questions since that is not part of the duties I’m assigned to.

Julia:

Hmmmm, this a tough one for me since you said they are all men, how many are they in the first place?

Caller:

They are three in number and looking at the ID cards hanging on their necks I can boldly attest to the fact that they are genuine people.

Julia:

Who are you to judge my dear, before anything are the CCTV cameras in your hotel working efficiently?

Caller:

Yes ma’am, every two weeks maintenance are done on them so if it is about capturing you or any information then be rest assured that you will get quality and outstanding pictures.

Julia:

Good please get your cameras to be fixed on them for now so that if they do anything silly they can be tracked down. Give me a minute, I will call back to either inform you whether I should join them or they should join me here in my suite. (ends call)

Michael Ansah:

What is it Julia, you look worried?

Julia:

Yeah, I was just told on the phone that some men were looking for me.

Michael Ansah:

So why should you be worried if some people are looking for you? Ain’t you expecting any visitors right now and who did they say they are?

Julia:

I’m not expecting anyone, my dear, I don’t even remember telling anyone that I have checked into this hotel in the first place so this whole thing of them looking for me is a bit alarming.

Michael Ansah:

I asked you if they told the receptionist who they are and where they were coming from?

Julia:

Mmmmm, the receptionist said they were from the airline I travelled to the country with. The reason why am worried is how they got to know where am lodging in the first place, you know when you fill the immigration forms they only ask you your purpose for coming to the country or place, but not where you will lodge or live during your stay in the country or place. Honestly, their presence here is not amusing to me at all my dear.

Michael Ansah:

How about me following you downstairs to meet them at the reception if they have any bad intentions I believe my presence will prevent them from executing their plans.

Julia:

I think I will buy into your idea and follow your plan, thanks for honouring my invitation if not I wouldn’t know how to face this kind of issue.

Right in front of Kwaku Mike, Julia undresses and picks another dress from one of her bags and puts it on. All this while Kwaku Mike has been stealing glances at the naked body which was some few steps away from his reach, the young man between his legs kept giving him hazard signals as the agama lizard kept nodding it head of utmost endorsement with the information the eyes were feeding the brain with.

After she was done dressing she told Kwaku Mike to escort her downstairs and Kwaku Mike gallantly stood up with his chest up like a soldier man who has seen his superior, they left the room used the elevator and within a twinkle of an eye they were at the grand floor and they walked majestically to the receptionist.

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Julia:

Hello, where are the people looking for me?

Receptionist:

Ma’am, they are the men sitting at the waiting area at the left corner of the hall, I did as you instructed me so please don’t worry at all concerning your safety, our security system here is tight as the one at the central bank.

Julia:

Good, I have already fallen in love with this hotel services and your personal relationship with your clients and customers in less than my three hours stay in this place, I will see you later. (walks together with Kwaku Mike to meet the men who were looking for her)

Michael Ansah:

(a bit scared but pretends he’s very okay and he whispers to Julia) Don’t worry at all my dear, I have got your back solidly and any stupid move any of those men take, you will see the Hercules side of me.

Julia:

(smiles and talks as they get to the men) Hello gentlemen, I was told you were looking for me, please how may I help you?

Leader:

Hello madam, we are from the airline which you boarded to the country. We got an alert that some of your things interchanged with another passenger and since we didn’t want any action to be taken against you or our airline, we made a swift follow up to this place.

Michael Ansah:

So how did you know that she was lodging in this hotel in the first place?

Leader:

Excuse me and who are you in the first place?

Julia:

That is my husband if you care to know. I believe he has every reason to know why some men are looking for his wife at this time of the day and especially when she just came back from a long journey and trying to have a very quiet time with his partner.

Leader:

Oh sorry for cutting into your quiet time with your wife sir, we promise not to take much of your time.

Michael Ansah:

(feeling big with the introduction and explanation Julia gave) You better make it snappy and as I said how did you know she was lodging in this hotel? Your explanations should be enough to persuade me or else I will call on the security for you because you are stalking and following the movement of my wife unlawfully.

Second Man:

That won’t be necessary sir, our coming here is to make things very easy for your wife, we took her burden off from coming back to our office to track her missing or interchanged bag. We tried to catch up with her at the airport but she left with a V8 car, we chased after you with our office car but along the way we short fuel so we lost track of you, per the direction the V8 took we have been to all the big hotels in that area before luckily getting to know that you were lodging here. We are not bad people and if you want we can give you our ID cards so you call our office to confirm if truly we are from the airline service.

Julia:

So, to cut the long story short how may I be of help to you guys?

Third Man:

Madam this bag here has your name written on the name tag of it, we wanted to get it across to you so that we would save you the time of chasing your bag here and there.

Julia:

(eyes almost popping up) Jeez you don’t know how this bag is so important to me, my documents and the purpose for coming to Ghana is in this bag and if I were to lose this bag, it would have been a very big blow for me and it would have caused doom to my business partners. Thanks very much gentlemen, I really appreciate your coming and efforts, honestly am very touched with the kind gesture you have shown me. I now know why your customer base is increasing by the day, thank you so much.

Third Man:

(hands the bag over to Julia) Please kindly check for us if everything in the bag is intact or not.

Julia:

That won’t be necessary sir, would you have bothered to locate me if you guys had taken anything from the bag? Going through this bag in front of you even is an insult to your personalities, I have to rush upstairs and get the bag I interchanged with my bag, I believe the owner at this time may also be worried by now.

Michael Ansah:

Oh you are right my dear, let’s go and get the bag upstairs for them so that they convey it to the rightful owner early to avoid any inconvenience.

Julia:

(plays smart) Oh baby, why don’t you keep them company whiles I quickly rush to get the other bag for them. I know they might be in a hurry by now.

Second Man:

For that, you are very right, we need to get back to the office right this moment so we don’t want to waste any time at all.

Julia:

Guys, I and my hubby will like to say a very big thank you to you in the right way later, we will pass by your office later to show you how appreciative we are to this mindblowing gesture. Let me also rush inside and get the bag that swapped with my bag earlier on for you guys. (leaves them to get the other bag)

First Man:

Oh that won’t be necessary ma’am, we are not obliged to take a dime from any of our clients for any service or favour we render to them. We always want our costumers to wear a smile on their faces.

Michael Ansah:

That is great to hear gentlemen but as my wife said, to whom much is given, much is expected from. We will know what to do for you guys later.

First Man:

Very well then, we shall not take much of your time then.

Back at Quincy’s end:

Maabena Boaduwaa:

Bae am not happy the way you spoke to me earlier on, you belittled me in front of Mike and now you are pampering me like a Queen on your bed.

Quincy:

See erh, you are the only woman apart from my mother that I cherish so much on this earth. What you did earlier on was not necessary, I have told you that Mike will move out very soon so you just have to be patient for a while. I am acting like a mother who beats the child with the right hand and draws the child back with the left hand to pamper the child. Mike has been of great help to me and this is my time to reciprocate the good things he did for me, I wouldn’t like you or any person born by a woman to come between us, please get this message registered in your head.

Maabena Boaduwaa:

So in other words, what are you trying to insinuate Quincy?

Quincy:

My dear, the writings are boldly written on the wall, read and understand (gets up from the bed to the washroom)

Maabena Boaduwaa:

(talking to herself) So is this how this guy wants to play? He is now prioritising me that stupid fool over me, if he didn’t get to hear Sampson and Delilah’s story at the Sunday school then he should go back and listen to it. I will make him crawl on his knees to beg me for comparing me to that fool, what am I even doing here at a place where my existence is not been seen? My purpose for coming here has been ruined by this stupid fool and the guy I call my man, he is even worse that I simply don’t know the adjective I will qualify him with. When you play with the dog, it licks your mouth and based on this, I know what to do. (gets up from the bed and starts dressing up)

Quincy:

(walks in from the washroom and sees Maabena dressing up) Bae, what are you doing?

Maabena Boaduwaa:

And what do you think am doing? Don’t give me the reason to think that you are daft, I came here to spend quality time with my man and broke a good news to him but in return, I was received here like am not important so I am taking leave to my house where I am treated like a princess. When the corpse gets someone to carry him that is when he tells the carrier where to pass, I won’t subscribe to that nonsense.

Quincy:

Can you please calm down? You are taking things personally and in the wrong direction, please give me a little time to sort things out with Mike. I can’t throw him out from this place just like that my love, we have come far and I wouldn’t like a woman to come between us, he will move out in some few months time.

Maabena Boaduwaa:

Oh really!!! Since you prefer friendship more than your relationship, tell that lizard in between your legs that when he is hungry he should find somewhere else to go and satisfy himself and if I get to find out that you are cheating on me too, I will make your life miserable Quincy, I will let the world cave in on you and trust me, I mean every damn word coming out of my mouth.

I don’t have to remind you that I have facts about your friend that when I open my mouth, heads will be rolling in the air. All the same, I came here to inform you that I have been promoted to the rank of a matron at the hospital, if you want to see me here again then that will be when Mike has packed out of this place. (walks out without waiting to hear any word from Quincy)

What will you do if you were in Quincy’s shoe, would you choose friendship or relationship?

How do you see this Julia of a lady?

What advice would you give to Kwaku Mike if you got the chance to meet him?