LOVE AND JUSTICE Episode 5 by Tisa Phiri
My hands felt numb from being tied for a long time. I had blacked out the time they captured me the last thing I recalled was a loud bang outside when I was lying in bed. I was excited waiting for Steve as he gave me a call he was on his way.
“It’s over now my babe, I’m coming to you and I don’t intend to leave your side. You know what kept me alive in that place I was held up?” he paused asking me.
“What?” I asked with a smile
“The thought of you my woman, I knew inside myself I had to fight to stay alive. Anyway am coming home okey?, just prepare from me cause tonight is gonna be a good night!” he spoke in a lullaby.
“Well, I cannot wait to see you too, please drive safely” I had concluded and walked around the room excited. I then lay down waiting for him when the loud bang outside came and I ran to the door to see what was going on, two men by the entrance were laying down dead. Others were getting in position to fight back and I was shaking with fear. I rushed back in closing the door and getting my phone, but before I could get to call Steve to tell him what was going on, the door banged open and two strong men walked in pulling me up roughing I cried out.
“Who are you and what do you want?” I tried to ask kicking to flee myself but the guy took me up like a piece of paper and walked outside into the car.
“is she the one?” the man in the front seat asked in a cold deep voice I tried to look up to see who it was but before I could get his face they placed a cloth to my nose and I blacked out. The last word I heard was “yes, now do as told”
The next time I awake I was in a closed room with small windows high above the wall. I looked around and tried to listen to hear any sorts of sounds or movement but there was nothing.
“Let me out of here!” I screamed on top of my voice for almost an hour but nothing. No one came to my rescue, it was silent I gave up and crawled into a corner and cried myself out.
“Where are you Steven?” I asked amid tears. I lost count of how many hours I had been held in the place. I could not even tell whether it was morning or afternoon, the only light in the room was a small light bulb that illuminated the corners of an empty room. I started understanding the meaning of being in a prison, the only sad part was I didn’t know what crime I had committed until later in the day, I heard the keys clicking and the door open wide a tall man stood there watching me for a minute before moving forward and speaking.
“Am sure you are wondering why you are here” the sound of the voice was so familiar I sat up to see who it was.
“That man you are with is not a good man, he has committed a lot of crimes against this nation and he needs to be stopped. He two nights ago killed a man who was my best friend too. ” the voice drew closer to me I stood up to make sure I was not seeing wrong.
“Makasa?” I asked seeing his clear view.
“Yes my lovely Queen” he drew closer to me with a smile. He came to touch me but I pushed his hand away. The man before me was my ex-boyfriend who had left me for another girl humiliating me in public. Up until I met Steve I came to the decision that I would never date anyone because of what he did worst still a man in combat.
“What are you doing here?” I asked him moving backwards as he stepped closer to me.
“Wow, I didn’t know you have become a bad girl, you used to be humble and reserved. How on earth did you cross paths with that psycho Steve?” he laughed
“What do you want?” I ignored his teasing.
“Well, the question should be asked to you, what the hell are you doing with him? How on earth did you meet?” he asked and I shook my head.
“Am not telling you about my life you lying bas***d, what? Are you jealous?” I giggled looking at him.
“Well, I wish I had time to chit chat with you Queen, but no, my interest is to get that idiot here and I know he will come for you. Being a fool that he is he has forgotten that a woman is a man`s downfall. So now, I want you to tell me where the hell he is, who works with him and what he is planning right now” he spoke and I laughed out clapping my hands.
“oh I see, so you are part of the people that betrayed Steve, you have always been a disappointment, why am I not surprised, you cheat your way through everything in your life, am not telling you a damn thing you bas***d!” I screamed in his face and before I knew it a hard slap came across my face making my eyes a bit black till I recovered my full sight.
“You will respect me Queen, I am not your class, I have the power to end your life right now, and so you better corporate” he shook me roughly.
“Go to hell!” I spat in his face all the anger I had against him coming back, I was not one to harbor any anger, but his mare sight caused me to relive the pain and shame he made me go through. I knew his intention was to get me scared but I refused to be intimidated especially by him.
“I will ask again, where is he? Who is he working with?” he gripped my hand shaking me again.
I looked at him without a word and he shook his head after pushing me to the wall.
“If you know what is good for you, you will start talking” he signaled the other guy who all this time was standing by the door to come in.
“Make her talk” he told the rough looking guy who instantaneously moved forward, whatever he did with my arm shot excruciating pains in it I screamed out in pain.
He repeated the act for the third time and I felt my life was slowly draining away from me.
“Please stop “I begged crying like a little child.
“Stop!” Makasa ordered
“Are you ready to tell me?” he stepped forward as I lay there crying and wimping in pain.
“I don’t know anything Makasa, I swear, he took me in recently telling me I was in some kind of danger, he doesn’t tell me anything about what he does, please don’t hurt me” I looked at his face but he stood shaking his head.
“Well you leave me no choice then “he gestured for the other man to continue and I moved away quickly. The room was not enough for me to run from the man as he caught up with me in seconds and started on his torture. They repeated the same for over 5 times and I refused to say a thing. There wasn’t much I knew anyways, but I wasn’t going to give them the pleasure of knowing the little I knew about Steve. I vowed to die than sell him out to his worst enemy.
After they had left, I fall to the hard floor and cried myself to sleep hoping the night mare I was living would come to an end.
I woke up my hand feeling sore with pain, my entire body felt so weak I knew the effect of hunger was taking its cause on me.
My mouth felt so dry I licked the little liquid I had in my mouth and felt my lips cracked. The door opened and I moved back wimping like a mutt. A plate of food was placed in front of me by a very silent man, who moved out no sooner had he placed the plate and large cup of water down.
I was so hungry to feel any pride of rejecting the food. I rushed to the plate and ate the food faster than I intended to. Guzzling the water in a steel cup, I sighed feeling my legs again.
I decided to replay good memories in my mind to avoid thinking about what i was going through. Hoping my Steve would find me as soon as he possibly could.
To be continued…
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