Previously On The Unknown.
Credit Temitope Daniel
.” Frank said as he nabbed Anthony’s hand.
“Should we tie him to the tree?”
Anthony screamed again, but this time a resounding slap followed, from Frank.
“See, Nicholas, I don’t know how you have been surviving, I feel I’m going to die. I’m really afraid.” Henry said, holding on to the seat belt.
“It’s never easy. A man cannot be great without risking some things. It’s been hard too, very technical, but you should always summon courage, one should.”
“Just park here. I’ll remain in the vehicle while you go to see what’s happening. And, if there’s any problem, call me.”
Still walking stealthily, beside the vehicle, he got to the front and shot Greg by his leg. Frank was about dashing away when Nicholas shouted and instructed him not to leave or he would shoot.
He got closer and put the gun to his head as he took him to the booth of Greg’s car and unlocked it. It was still unlocked because Greg never locked it as he brought Anthony down.
“What’s wrong?” He quickly asked her as he moved closer to the lady.
“My Prince..” She just muttered.
“No, this isn’t right! This looks like a wound from gunshot. Guards, get her and let’s rescue her.” He said.
She was the lady Prince Harry saved when she was shot. She felt she wasn’t safe enough with Prince Harry. Who didn’t know him as a wicked fellow? She knew that his help would be repaid in another way and quickly ran for her life when she broke down again.
. “Hope you’re fine?” He asked Anthony without looking at him at all.
Anthony couldn’t respond. Perhaps due to the fear that he was seated beside The Unknown or he was just nervous.
Nicholas marched on the brake of the vehicle as he parked near Area F Station and came down. “The officers will come and conclude everything, don’t worry.” He said to Anthony as he shut the door and walked to his own car.
As soon as he entered, he removed the sim card on his phone and inserted a new one. He searched for Craig’s mobile number and called him. “Let’s go.” He whispered to Henry.
. “I don’t know if it will be tedious for you to come out and save the poor boy that was kidnapped. He’s at the front seat of the vehicle and the criminals, inside the booth.” He said and chuckled.
. “Mission accomplished!” He smiled and got the SIM card discarded instantly.
” Craig moved near the car and saw Anthony, seated there. He opened the door slowly and looked at him. “How are you?” He asked him.
Anthony shivered. He just kept mute there.
Craig heaved a sigh of relief and looked around. Just then, he remembered he was told some guys were inside the booth. He rushed to the booth and got it unlocked.
. “Bring some officers outside.” He said and ended the call as he walked back to Anthony and brought him down.
“I asked how you are.” He said as he wiped his sweat and bent to be his actual height. Then, he noticed something.
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“We should go home and shower then we visit Doris and Stella.” Nicholas said.
“Who are those bearing the names?” He asked him.
Nicholas grinned. “They came to my place earlier. He took a pause and continued, “they asked after you but I said you’ve gone to your place of work.”
“Who are they?” He emphasized.
“My friends.” He replied. “We still have a lot to discuss, Henry.” Nicholas added.
“Really? On this babes?” He asked.
Nicholas looked at him. “Don’t call them babes. By the way, you shouldn’t try to attach yourself to them because they are getting married soon.” He rolled his eyes.
“What’s the name of your perfume?” Craig asked Anthony.
Anthony kept mute for a moment before he spoke. “What of my mum?”
Craig rose up to his feet. He knew that wasn’t right to ask at first. As he was told, that was a boy that was kidnapped, he shouldn’t ask him that. “We will contact your mother. Give me her mobile number.” He said and brought out his mobile phone.
Some officers walked out of the station and Craig just looked back and saw them. “Get those guys out of the booth.” He said.
“Are some guys inside the booth?” One of the officers enquired.
He looked at him and contorted his mouth, trying to pass his message that he just asked a foolish question. He bent to Anthony’s level again and demanded for the mobile number of Vivian.
Anthony dictated and Craig walked to the other side of the vehicle. Opening the door, he met the leaflet- The Unknown. “Hello, we found your son.” He said.
“Area F Station. I hope you know the place, or should…” He paused. “Okay.” He said, replying what Vivian had said and ended the call.
“Boss, what’s happening?” One of the officers asked Craig.
Craig continued staring at the signature and looked at the officer. He returned his look at the leaflet and back to Anthony that was on the other side. “Come here.” He said as he motioned to the front of the car.
Anthony also walked near him, looking at his tall and handsome figure before him. The young boy was just trying to get over the shock.
“Are you alright?” He asked him.
“Y..yes.” Anthony stammered.
“Get an ambulance and make arrangements for the two guys to get to the hospital.” Craig ordered as he got the vehicle locked. He then held Anthony by his hand and walked into the station with him.
“What’s happening?” Prince Dennis jumped down from the horse on seeing the abode of the native Doctor, already razed down.
“Who did this? What’s happening?” He wondered, already with a sad face as he moved closer and saw a dead body inside. “No! They’ve killed this man!” He shouted as he covered his mouth quickly.
“This might be when the man was sleeping, who could have killed him?” One of the guards said.
“No! This is glaring! Why would someone kill this man? Anyways, we have to try another place for her own treatment. I must inform the King too.” He said as he walked to his horse.
He hardly took his eyes off the place as he climbed on his horse. “This is pure act of wickedness.” He said as he shook his head with pity.
“My Prince, let’s leave. The lady is in pain.” Another of the guards said.
The lady too just kept her gaze on the hut. She was there some hours back. No one but Prince Harry. She had been thinking too, wondering if she hadn’t put the man into a problem until she saw that.
She didn’t know what to do, whether to say the truth or just hide it to herself. But, she had no concrete proof, did she?
The Prince took her along to another place, for a better treatment.
Vivian and Victoria rushed to Area F Station. Vivian hadn’t believed her ears too. She had been thinking if she just imagined that or if that was a mistake. She actually heard it, an officer called her! She had been saying to herself till she rushed in.
“We received a call.” She said to the security man quickly.
“We? Who are the we? Were you two called together?”
What’s this one saying? She thought as she scratched her head. “An officer called us concerning a boy that was recovered.” She added.
“Ooh… Officer Craig..” The security man smiled. “Alright, go that way and knock at second office.” He pointed.
“Ooh.. Thanks.” Vivian and Victoria chorused and rushed there.
“That guy I called and the Doris in question are the ones assigned to be searching for me.” Nicholas told Henry.
“What! And you still move around with that lady? Guy! It is dangerous!” He shouted.
“Please Henry, keep your voice low. By the way, what’s dangerous?”
“You are still asking me, isn’t it?”
“Don’t you know that my moving around with her has been giving me hints on how their investigations has been going?”
“That’s true.” Henry smiled. “But what of your own safety?” He frowned again.
The two walked inside the room and Nicholas locked the door. “I have been careful. By the way, they can’t suspect someone so close to them. I discuss with Craig very well too.” He said.
“Okay.. that Craig is the male officer, right?”
“Yes. I’m sure if he handles the problem I just threw at him as soon as possible, he should also be at Doris’ place too.”
“Really? Are they close to that extent?”
“Sure. There are some things still left to be discussed.” He sat down on the bed.
Henry sat beside him. “You’ve been risking your life, can’t you give up?”
“No! Those men have been killing other people! Assuming they even repented from their sins, I would have given up. But, they have been spilling blood.”
“File up a case!”
“Under the law, if there are no concrete evidences, they can’t pay for their sins. By the way, they are rich men!”
Henry sighed. “That’s true, I am just afraid.”
Nicholas sighed too as he stood up. “I am really afraid too, but I can’t back out.”
“Anthony! Vivian screamed.
Anthony ran to meet Vivian as they both hugged. “Mum!” He grinned.
Vivian ruffled his hair as usual as she kept her gaze on him. “How are you?”
“Will you let me greet my son too?” Victoria said as she pushed Vivian slightly and hugged Anthony. “How are you, dear?” She asked.
“I’m good, mum.” He smiled as Vicky pulled his cheeks.
“You’re welcome.” Craig’s voice made them notice they were not at home yet. “Ooh.” Vivian smiled as she moved closer to Craig.
“Hello, good evening.” He greeted.
“Yes, wonderful evening to you too, Sir.” She sat down as Craig protracted his hand, offering them a seat.
“I’m happy you found your son soon. But, have you reported about this missing boy before?” Craig asked.
“Yes, but not this station.” She replied.
“Anyways, I’m really happy once again. It’s just that I have some questions to ask before I leave.” He said.
“Alright, I’m all ears.”
“Good. I have been trying to dialogue with him but he looked nervous until you came in. It was a person that saved him from those who kidnapped him.” He said.
“Really? Who kidnapped him? Were they caught? By the way, who saved my son?”
“Take it easy, Madam.” Craig smiled. “The man named The Unknown saved your son.”
“What?” She whisked to her feet as her eyes jacked up. “The Unknown?” She asked again.
Vivian looked at Anthony quickly. “Is this true?”
“Yes.” Anthony replied.
“Please be seated.” Craig said and licked his lower lip again. “Now, I have been trying to ask him how everything went but he’s been mute.” He said.
“Really? Anthony come over.” She said as she nodded. Anthony moved closer too and stood beside her. “What really happened?” She asked him.
Anthony began to explain everything that happened to them in his own words until Craig smiled and told him it was enough. “So, you didn’t see his face, right?”
“Yes, Sir.” Anthony replied.
“Was he the only one? Were they up to two?”
Anthony looked away for some seconds. He remembered he saw Henry briefly but his face couldn’t be seen properly. “No.” He replied. He thought The Unknown saved his life, why would he put him into trouble? ”
“Really? Anyways… wait Madam, what’s the name of the perfume he uses?” Craig asked Vivian.
“The name is Forever Mine. Why?” She enquired.
“Forever Mine…” Craig repeated.
“Yes.” Victoria replied from behind. “Hope there’s no problem?”
“Not at all.” He smiled. “But will you answer us if we need to ask some further questions from him?”
“Why not? I will.”
“Alright, no problem. I have your mobile number already. And, what’s your name?”
“Em… Mrs Priscilla.” She replied.
Anthony looked at her and Victoria threw a strange look at her too. “Alright, thanks. Just make sure you guide your son very well. One may not be lucky every time.”
“But, how did The Unknown save my son? By the way, who kidnapped him?”
“They’ve been caught too. But we are yet to get The Unknown.”
“Mum.. they are the guys that came to our house that day. The ones you abused me of because I opened the gate for them.” Anthony cut in.
“What? Frank?” She fixed her eyes on him.
“Yes.” He replied.
“Please who’s Frank?” Craig asked.
“He was my boss. I worked with him before I resigned.”
“You resigned? Why?” Craig asked.
“Em… Victoria, you and Anthony can go outside then.” She said.
“Why?” Craig cut in.
“My reasons aren’t meant to be heard by some ears.” She smiled.
“Ooh.. alright then. Please, make yourself available tomorrow. Your cooperation will make the case easier.”
“I have my work too.” She said.
“Just… you should please create time for us. We have been working on the case of The Unknown and your son can help us.”
“Alright, I’ll try.” She smiled.
“No problem, I’ll call you tomorrow.” Craig exchanged a handshake. “Congratulations, once again. Mrs Priscilla.”
“Thanks sir.” She smiled and walked out with Victoria and Anthony.
“The Unknown.” Craig muttered as he took a long breath and began to clear his table, getting set to leave for his house too.
“Henry, I just remembered something.” Nicholas faced Henry.
“What?” Henry asked.
“That Engineer Ashley is in need of a cook. I think we can penetrate that way.”
“Cook? How did you get to know?”
“I overheard his discussion with someone as I moved closer to the gate, then.” He replied.
“So, what do we do?” Henry asked him.
Nicholas kept looking at him.
“No way” Henry said
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