BLACK SMOKE 3

BLACK SMOKE 3


"Oga!! ... blood ooo.." She placed her hands on her head and fell to the ground, wailing.
"What's going on here?." I looked at my personal guard and told him to check out what Tomi saw.
"Tomi, tell me what you saw." I told her.
"Oga... sir, I see blood as i dey sweep." She said in between tears.
"I kon follow am..... I see. I see.."This time the tears had become more serious and obstructed the flow of words. Tinuke who was standing beside me started heading to the door.
"Where are you going to?." I asked her.
"To see what the hell is going on." She said.
"No, you stay here with me. It's might be dangerous out there."
The guard came in later and looked down.
"Don't tell me your tongue has been seized." He looked at me.
"Sir! There is a dead body at the garden house."
"What?!  A dead body in my house!!!." I rushed to drag him by the shirt.
"What the hell are you saying, a dead body in my house. What am i paying you for." He looked at me. I noticed he was young. Wait a minute, I looked at my wife. She looked at me.
"Where is Ife?." I shot her a black look.
"I had to do it!, I had to deal with her!, I couldn't bear seeing that child you had with that maid. Living in my home. I just couldn't!." She screamed, if that was her idea of talking. I looked at Tinuke, really looked at her and noticed she was different. She was looking like a raving mad woman.
"What do you mean, my child?" I asked her.
"Don't give me that look, everyone knows she was your child. The semblance was strong." She said.
"Tinuke, are you mad? " She looked at me. I advanced towards her with murder screaming in my eyes. She became scared and went to the back of a guard.
"You killed Ife, you killed my sister's child!, because you couldn't bear to see her in your house."
"Your sister's child?" She asked.
"Yes!!!." I screamed.
"My sister had a child out of wedlock and didn't want anybody to find out, but she died while given birth to Ife and told me to take care of her. I didn't want to bother you and didn't want the world to question us. That's why I gave her to that maid to take care of her."
"What?, you mean Ife...was your sister's child?" She came out of her hiding.
"You mean... yes, the semblance. Your sister." Tears welled up my eyes.
"My God..." She clutched at her chest, and fell to the ground.
"Tinuke...Tinuke." I rushed to her side. I couldn't feel her pulse.
"Somebody help!!!  Tinuke! Stay with me, please..." The guards came to help carry her outside and I rushed to get my car key.
"Sir..." The maid, who came to give the news stopped me.
"Not now, when i come back." I told her.
"No..... e dey important sir." She said.
"What is it?" I asked her.
"Na one of us....is not Ife"



.The man sitting close to me had this news paper in his hand. It looked recent and I glanced at the front page. The Senators wife died recently of heart attack, the headlines read. She got what she deserved. Not wanting to read more, i turned to look outside the window. I know I wouldn't like what I'll find but wherever this train goes I'll follow. Never going back even though i will be hunted by the screams I heard that night.
The End.

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