*THE GHOST BOY AND THE FEMALE* TEACHER.
THE GHOST BOY AND THE FEMALE TEACHER
When I got to the entrance door, another giant bouncer looking furious and determined, was standing there. He got the door opened for me and as I walked in, he quickly shut the door behind me in the manner that made my heart to skip.
"Oh God! saviour of the world! into your hands I commit my body, soul and spirit, please don't let me die today" I prayed in my heart. I moved forward into the sitting-room, thinking that Mr. Damilola would be seated somewhere there, waiting for me, waiting to mock me. Like first, he will laugh at me " haha" when he is done laughing, he will make mockery of me saying; "Look at this small girl that wants to challenge me! Look at this thing that wants to come into my room to set my captives free! Who are you? What power do you have?"
If I don't try to defend myself, or if I'm not able to defend myself well, he will then devour me, like lions devour their preys.
But luckily for me, Mr Damilola was neither sited nor anywhere around the sitting-room. Where could he be? What am I supposed to do now? Am I supposed to wait for him here at the sitting room or go meet with him where he is? Where am I supposed to go and meet him? What is he up to?" I wondered as my body was still quivering.
I started looking around slowly, checking if I would see any hidden camera in the sitting room, maybe he's watching me, but I didn't see any camara, or if there was, I couldn't spot it out.
As I walked closer to the upholstery, I wondered why there were bouncers everywhere in the compound
Could it be that Mr. Damilola already knew that I would be coming today to rescue Somadina? Or could it be that he was expecting someone else, perhaps a lady, but I became unfortunate to arrive earlier before the lady he was expecting? Could it be that he hired these bouncers today because he knew I would be coming or because of the lady he was expecting or could it be that he used to have bouncers guarding him at all times and Somadina didn't tell me about it? Why would Somadina keep such a secret from me? Could it be that Somadina planned to lure me to Mr. Damilola?
There were many "could it be" running in my head; many things I wondered in my mind without getting an answer. The most of them all was "why did Somadina suddenly disappear? why hasn't he appeared to me?" Even though Somadina earlier told me that if peradventure I stopped seeing him, I should know that his magic has expired and that he had gone back into the coffin, yet I still asked myself why he suddenly vanished and hasn't appeared ever since.
My heart was still pounding heavily and my body was still quivering, yet I continued stepping forward, slowly into the sitting-room. When I got to the middle, behind the three in one upholstery, position directly, towards the large flat screen plasma television, hung on the wall, I stopped and stood still. "What should I do now? I asked myself. Should I sit down and wait for Shegu's father to come and meet me here? Or should I just go into his room and meet him? ..
Maybe you should go into his room, he could be sleeping and you could use the opportunity to rescue Somadina" A voice suggested in me.
Immediately, I recalled that Somadina said that once I get upstairs, that Mr Damilola's room was the last room at my right so I headed upstairs, quietly and quickly.
When I got to the last door, which I presumed was Mr Damilola's room, I paused and tried to recall all Somadina said I should do when I get to Mr Damilola's room. I recalled that Somadina said that, when someone enters Mr Damilola's room, the person will never know that there is a secret room inside the room, so the moment I enter, at my left, I will see two wardrobes, one at the right, the other at the left with a little space between them. I should go to the wardrobe at my right, I will see three different crafted short staffs hung beside the wardrobe and a black plain cloth, hung above those three staffs. The cloth makes someone invisible so I should take the cloth first and cover myself, it will make you invisible, even if Mr Damilola enters suddenly, he won't see me. He said I can also walk around the house and nobody will see me, but if I talk or make noise, anyone around would hear me.
Remembering the invisible cloth, I revived my hope and made it my first target. If only I can get the invisible cloth, my escaping, will be easy. I would just open the entrance door and walk out of the compound without being confronted by those aggressive bouncers" I told myself.
I quietly opened the door, slanted it and then peeped inside the room, searching for Mr Damilola, where he might have positioned himself but luckily, I didn't see him anywhere in his room, rather I saw the two wardrobes, Somadina had told me about and the wooden crafts hung on the wardrobe at the right and it made me started reviving the trust I had in Somadina again.
I entered the room quickly and slammed the door silently. Then I headed to the wardrobe, rooting for the invisible cloth. As I got to the wardrobe, I stretch my hands as high as I could and removed the cloth, It was hung above three crafted staffs like Somadina had mentioned, however it wasn't an already made cloth, it was a lace material and was folded in the manner, that made it look like a half yard material. I unfolded it quickly and covered myself, from head to toe and still, the cloth floated on the ground like a wedding gown. It was about nine yards lace material and I was happy nobody, including Mr Damilola would be able to see me I thought to myself, Just then, I heard Mr Damilola's voice he was having his bath in his bathroom, which had its door, closed to his bed and he was chanting some incantations while having his bath.
"Hey God!" My heart started to pound again. Just then, Somadina's instruction on what next to do after covering myself with the cloth lingered, I remembered it or rather I heard it in the tune which he had told me and in his exact voice:
"when you cover yourself with the cloth, among those three crafted short staffs, take the staff which has the head of a snake. Be careful not to choose the staff with the head of a duck because it looks like the one with the head of a snake and if you choose the wrong staff, the snake on the other staff will come alive and bite you, it is too sensitive and it is the python Mr Damilola sacrifices those ladies to"
Remembering this, fear caught hold of me more. My heart began to beat profoundly shouldn't I just walk away in this invisible cloth?. I thought to myself. I was beginning to quiver, but I heard a voice: "please save me!"
It sounded like those times Somadina profoundly begged me "..aunty please save me!"
I made to walk away, but a voice in me, a voice I presumed to be my conscience, told me not to walk away without rescuing Somadina. I was afraid but the voice comforted me and told me not to be afraid that God was with me.
I became a bit courageous, in a haste, I turned towards the left wardrobe, so as to quickly push it forward and enter the secret room but then a voice asked me:
"Aren't you forgetting to take something?"
I paused and tried to remember.
Oh! The staff with the head of a snake I recalled and turned back quickly, looked at the three short staffs, hung beside the wardrobe.
Which one among them is the snake-head staff? I observed closely and finally sported it.
Remember, Somadina said: "grab the snake-head staff on its head and try as much as you can to press the snake mouth closed." I heard a voice in my head, as if it was Somadina's voice.
"Don't grab it on the middle, otherwise it will turn its head and bite you.
I positioned my hand in the manner, that I could grab the snake-head staff properly and I grabbed it, and pressed it mouth closed.
God is helping me! I said to myself.
Now, as you're holding the snake staff on its head, move to the left wardrobe and pull it forward to see the door behind it. The voice in my head kept directing me.
I went to the left wardrobe and pulled it forward immediately, I saw the secret door to the secret room. I opened the door and entered. While I was still at the door post of the secret room, I pull the wardrobe back to it's position, to cover the secret door so that Mr Damilola will not notice that someone raided his room and entered his secret room. However, I couldn't pull the wardrobe properly. Then I turned and faced the secret room, ready to rescue lives.
To be continued.....
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Aaaaaaa!! Hmmmm! Take a deep breath! Exhale! Another one... Exhale! Our hope is back online and your faith in the victory of Jacinta in this mission is alive! your encouragement and optimism are gradually paying off. Things are working out well slightly but not as expected, because Mr Damilola is around and will certainly know that there is an intruder in his abbatoir, and will stop at nothing untill he unmasks the invader for onward sacrifice to his deity. So don't be happy and celebrate yet because it's not over yet, but one thing is for sure, God seems to be involved in this rescue mission but Jacinta even at this point, can still walk away and abandon this mission especially now that she is invisible, abi wetin you think? Comment section is itching for your thoughts and opinions.
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