Cold But Charming - Episode 30

Cold but Charming

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Sam pov:

Laughter echoes through the room,,
I stood faceless and startled by the demonic sound , 
Gently  I looped my head around.. ...
It was a deep dark room..

I blinked and narrow my gaze as a sudden light pierces the room ...
My heart quickened as the silhouette of a man became visible,
A ruggedly handsome man...whose looks defines the meaning of charms
....he looks down slowly and up at me.
A low lazy smile eased up the edges of his mouth ,
Surely, he was the first man my heart beated for ,
The man I love more  than my life...

His tempting smile was like a cool sun on my face but yet why does it feels so terribly cold ...
He was reaching out
and in an instant all went dark..
I glanced around in fears..
I try calling out to him but seems my voice only died down around me.
I quieted my breath ,,
I heard a soft padded steps moves close as it drifted against the rough floor..
The laughter continues with scrape of metals,  the piercing sound was like a sting against a rail ...
So sharp and horrible
I jerked my head around at a sudden sound
The light came back ...and there he was,
Wounded with blood drenched cloth..
My gasp became a cry of frustration ...

Helplessly I watched his kneels gave out on him.

My eyes widened in horror

"I'll always love you Sam"
He whispered

I scream out of my sleep in fear , my eyes were moist and terror shadow when I sat upright..
My heart racing as I glanced sideways
The room was quiet..
I was alone,
Oh noo
I gasped as my heart instantly sank in.....

"Steve !!"

"God Steve, "

I pull the blanket around me and ran into the bathroom
"Noooooooo, " I shake my head in horror from side to side..

I warned him not to go,  no it can't be

Stunned and dizzy
A sob obstructed my throat still not wanting to believe he actually left,,

With trembling hands I swallow hard but yet those strapless tears kept falling 

"nooo Steve," I staggered towards the wall as primal fear erupted me

the shock on what I saw in the dream was enough to make my kneels goes out on me ,
I slid to the ground until my buttocks landed on the hard ties
...oh no Steve ..
My heart ache like fire as it spiral into a tighter and tighter coil. I squeezed my hands against it and cry more..
My eyes darted to the wall clock..

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. ...then towards the stool where he neatly arranged some fruits juice,
foods and table waters,,
  a fugitive glance at the note he placed beside it confirmed my fear..
I crawled towards it and grabbed it .
A strangled cry escaped my throat as I gazed at it with blurry visions,

"babe I have to do this,  hope you try to understand reasons
And please I don't want you to start crying
Am only doing this for you, me and the lives in danger...
Someone has to stop Erik ..
I can't just sit back and do nothing..
But I promise I'll be back immediately I get the botton to those bombs
Don't do anything foolish,  wait for me..
I love you more than my life  ...

I Swallowed hard, 
And for a brief moment, time was suspended, the sound rearing up in me was like a deep hallow
I stiffened  and stood in stunned disbelief,  totally puzzled by fear, totally unsure as to what next to do.
the acheing feeling slowly returned to my limbs
I stood shakily and wandered into the bath room, eyes downcast,lost in thought. My fears seemed unfathomable;

The pains inside of me was devastating. Then I realise This discomfort was my own,
It was something I have to hold on to,,  something that became dimly impulsive..
Steve meant more than very special to me.
the thought of loosing him didn't just strike my heart  It blow on me like thunder...
I buried my self into the warm water as i trembled more..
Panic struck me,, I couldnt do anything but cry... His marks of love making stay glued to my body, I close my eyes yet all I could hear was his soft voice...

"think about now and nothing else.. We love each other only that matters right,, . Your uncle doesn't exist,  nothing existed  but us Sam.. "


My scream pierces the room as hot tears fall..
My uncle is gonna kill him.. I told him not to go .
I splashed my hands on the water repeatedly
..the dream was real.. This wasn't the first terrible dream I had about him..
How can he just walk right to the devil and told me not to cry...
How can he just left me like this..

I can't sit here and do nothing,,
I rushed out of the tub and ran inside, 

wiping off my tears..i glanced at my watch its five past eight...
I grabbed my bag and scattered my cloths everywhere ..thankful, I brought a leggings along,  as quick as possible I put on my underwears and jerked in the leggings and top..
I grabbed the car keys and made my way out..

am coming my love.. If you die,  then we die together

Steve pov:

Fully dressed
I walked out of the bathroom and glanced sideways ... sam peaceful baby face catch my attention ..
I smile softly as my eyes drank in her beauty one last time..
Her skin was smooth and soft
she was the most beautiful woman have ever seen ,,,...  so geogeous and perfect...
  she was the best thing that has ever happen to me in years..
I just wish she hadn't seen that message Andrew sent

But still I have to get back there tonight
I have to get those botton, probably I might have the opportunity to save Ann and Caleb

I moved closer to the bed .. Analysing her one last time ..

I just wish I could kiss her right now, 
I wish I could tell her I'll be back soon ..
But I know all too much she wouldn't let me go if I wake her up .
It took all the strength in me not to lean forward and kiss her..

It's best I do it this way,  
it's best I leave now .

I placed the paper in my hands on the stool before turning on my heels ...
It wasnt as dark outside..

Yet 7.oclock seems like midnight,  the estate was quiet and frigid...  the light coming out from most buildings gave the night a pleasant view..

I walked down the street and there Andrew car was at the junction Horning at me ...

I sighed and motioned forward ..
but was stopped at a point,
When my phone buzzed out in vibration
It was dad,

"hello dad"

"hello son "

"dad,  am sorry I couldn't make it tonight,  something came up and I had to attend to it , but I already called mum to explain things to her,, she wouldn't believe until she sees you dad I bet they are eagerly awaiting your arrival,, let your fears off and go . Please.. "

"okay son,  emmmm... " his voice cracked...

"good luck ... As soon as am done.  , I'll come over, promise me you'll go dad"

"okay son I promise "

"okay bye"..

I dropped the phone and ran up towards Andrews car

With deep breath I slid in and glanced Sideway

"sorry for keeping you waiting man , but what's wrong... You look awful "

A sour look twisted on Andrew face

"Its my mum man
she wouldn't stop crying,  am just so upset , I mean Caleb is the the first son yet he behaves more like the last, "

I tapped him on the shoulder while I gave him words of encouragement...

"since things turns out this way Andrew,, then we have to work on the next possible solution  And that's what we are about doing right "

He nodded

"So let's go"

He twisted the key on the ignition , tyres screeches at full length as he drove out towards the main road
The whole drive took exactly twenty minutes
Andrew packed at a corner down the lower junction of the local street  ...
I noticed I wasn't in fear,  rather worried about Sam being at that hotel all alone ,  I should have taken her home ,  but my parents house was no less safe either..

Hope she's fine and hid to what I told her in that letter..
Andrew girly stares followed my every movement , I pull off my shirt and shove in the black ones he brought ..
As quickly I poured the chloroform in six different hankachief,  put on a black glove, and a black hoodie .
I slide in every other necessary stuff into my front and back pocket , such as injections,Lighter and a small knife

"Steve,  I still think" Andrew said rather shakily...

"just shut up man,,  stay right at this corner and wait for the three of us "..

I blew out a breath and got down...i glanced back at him one last time...

"be at alert Andrew "

He nodded ..

"I will man "

I examined him and could see his eyes tearing,   his torment. He was actually scared for me...

I ignored him and shove into the dark night ...
The wind slapped it's howling breeze on my face, It felt so cold I couldn't help but rubbed  on it ..
I adjusted my hoodie and ran right towards the gate, ..
Damn it was locked...
Then suddenly
The gate opened silently as though someone has opened it,  and right there I knew it was Richy at work..
I smile and spoke to airs..

Thank you Richy...

I glanced left and right when I entered ,
, I immediately  felt an odd chill. It was darker , cooler, the smell of the
Large tree was heavy in the air,  more smelling like a decaying atmosphere ,

I crept forward, on alert, trying to get a better look, i weaved at the back of the large tree in the compound ,

i stopped, stunned, as i caught a glimpse of two guys coming out of the bungalow  ....
Tall,  Dark and ugly men..
I turn to the other side
There, standing alone at the threshold , was a dog .It was no ordinary dog,, it looks more like a monstrous, Black eye dog... the biggest dog I've ever seen, with long, curled white ears . Long dripping tongue,, Nearly the size of a bear, it kept barking...

The stupid thing might have noticed my presence... As it kept barking at the direction of the tree..
The guys went towards the deck and in the next moment,  no other but the mysterious devilish monster came out with an hem in the mouth... ..
He inhaled the hem repeatedly and puff the smoke to airs
He patted the barking dog and glanced around..
He glanced up at the direction the dog was barking at . I peeped a little and cursed..
My tension grew so thick, I squeezed but still ruggedly stood there

He was moving closer as he narrow his stares towards the tree... He kept moving but was stopped shut when his guys calls out to him..

"boss,  "
He jerked his head sideways and turn  right ahead to the parking deck ...

The bastard is going out
What a right timing...
The two guys both moved towards the gate...
Who left and who doesn't left along with him I do not care to know ..
I immediately seized the opportunity
.. I crawl into the dark and made my way to the back yard...
The locked door at the back yard opened once more ...
I thanked Richy silently and made my way in..
The entire house was furnished with a taste and style one.. The decor was traditional,  very cozy but yet looked so ugly , everywhere smells of gin and cigarettes

Where is the bastard room and is Caleb and Ann really here...

I bolted forth  and towards a dark corner, I searched at alert
suddenly at the far end of the corner  sounds echoes,,  as quietly I ran further ...
I pushed on the door it was locked, 
As usual,  the door creaked open again ...

Wao , thanks richy

I entered,
The room was dark with lamb light placed at the top corner of the wall.. ..
Ann was fast to recognised me as she widened her eyes in surprise and fright,
I swallowed ,the state I saw them was an awful one.. My stomach rumbled at the sight.. The room smell of nothing but blood and sweat.. The heat inside of it was horrible, just like a one quarter of hell
How can Erik be so heartless, treating human being like dogs

I glanced sideways at Caleb.. He was the worst one, badly wounded with blood all on his head and cloth,
His face fell,  he breathed in and gasped out in painful moans ...
"Steve" Ann cried

"Steve how.... "

Shhhhh  I placed a finger on my lips and  hid behind the door at the sound coming towards the room.
Whomever it is, fused the key in and opened the door...

As  a trained assassin he noticed my presence , he rolled like flash and landed a kick on my head.
I fell face down as he moved forth to grab me again, with all the strength in me I quickly pull out the niddle in my pocket and pinned it right to his neck...

He groaned and shouted ..
Like a drugged bull,  He roared towards the door and staggered..

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. With in seconds His kneels and hands went down paralysed..

Damn where the hell did Andrew get these stuff...

I pull away my hood and bounced on him,, 
The repeated hard blow I landed all over his face,, made him cry out loud..
I grabbed his cloth and pull him up.
My face was emotionless while I watch blood and sweat falls all over him.
I slapped him hard once more
Bomb,  those bombs were the hell is the button..

He laughed and spat out blood..

"i would rather die than tell you fool "  

" speak up you bastard.".
I spank him another blow..

He laughed once more ,,
It's useless I hold his head up and banged it hard on the floor ...
I left him wincing in pain..

Quickly I glanced up at Ann and rushed towards her,  I raised my head sideways now meeting with Caleb swollen eyes,
A frown curled up his face as he recognized me..

"Steve " he murmured..

He coughed out blood as I loosened both of their rope... Caleb fell weakly to the ground while Ann call repeatedly to  him

"Cj please look at me,  cj" 

They definitely knew each other.. This time Caleb glanced up at her and smile slowly ...slowly and gradually  his visions gave out on him...

"Celebbbb " Ann cried...

Hey Ann move aside ,  I hurriedly picked Caleb up and supported him to my back..
Come on,,  I hold on to Ann's hand and  led the way out ...
Every corner  I passed,  the door opened all by itself..
God if not for Richy will I even be able to do this ...

We ran towards the gate as the stupid dog kept on barking..

Andrew shrill tone cut through the air, as soon as I get to the corner he parked his car,,

I struggled forwards ,   he got down quickly and supported  me ... We both  carried Caleb to the back seat while Ann trembling form jumped in beside him..

"cj" she kept calling
I glanced up at Andrew and spoke hurriedly, take them both to the hospital am going back in..

"what!!! man can't " the fear on his face says it all

I glanced down the street to realise how trully dangerous it was this time,, 
A car full of three to four thugs pull in front of the gate .they horn repeatedly..
Without an answer one of them got down and opened the gate while the driver  drove into the compound restlessly..
I glanced back at Andrew ...

"I'm going back in there to get that botton, okay, now go "

"man,  you can't "

My  head swung up, sending my gaze
into collision with his, it was so determined and cold now.
"get the hell out of here Andrew " .

He ran up once more to stopped me,,

"man I already showned the record to the police earlier,, I told them to prepare tomorrow at first ,,but when you went in,,I saw the look of things , I got so scared, I had to call them,  "

I patted him on the shoulder and nodded..

"now go Andrew "

Without delaying further,  I bounced back to the dark and into the cold chilly night ...
I  continued on along with the icy airs,, the night  growing darker, I struggled  to follow back the trail i passed ....
I entered the gate,, and quietly I made my way back to the tree... I
heard distant laughter. I snapped to attention,
I lingered hideously against the tree keeping a good distance,
not wanting to be spotted.. I watched from the shadows
A twig snapped beneath my feet and i ducked, worried the sound would give me away..i looked up
A guy came out to recieved his call, he look ruggedly big, broad shoulder , with a really unpleasant voice ..

"hello boss,  we don reach portharcout sir, but we never see pasca "

I forced myself to focus. I breath in and out and raised my brows in anticipation ,
This is the moment I have to be extremely careful...
The guy was about going back inside when
Suddenly the gate flung open..
I peep and my knees but crumbled beneath me..
All my fears surfaced right in my face, my vision immediately went blurry

I stood , in the silence, my heart pounding, the tingling in my arms slowly receding,
the energy fading,
I watch her stood there unharmed. ...
As innocent as she look.. The banging feeling in my head slapped me hard..
My whole form trembled ,
Oh God
Roughly and feeling busted I racked my hands repeatedly in my hairs and cursed more ....
Damn it,
"oh no what have you done sam"

"Enough Erik,, come  out of here,  you bastard , where is my Steve,, where the  hell did you put him, come out here,  you freaky man"  I heard her scream...

God am finished


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  • Blessed Daniel picture
    Blessed Daniel
    Wow This Extraordinary. U Nailed It. Kudos Dear Writer. I Gat Ur Back.
  • Maame Konadu Fredua picture
    Maame Konadu Fredua
    That's one good episode there
  • Adeoti Akindele picture
    Adeoti Akindele
    OMG! Sam why now. I pray Sam and Steve come out of this alive. Eric is just a monster, I hope Richy helps again this time.
  • Ronke Adetula picture
    Ronke Adetula
    This is long and interesting, Kudos to you. But Sam has spoilt the whole show. Please, eager for the next episode.
  • Kaziko Jimmy picture
    Kaziko Jimmy
    Thumbs up
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    Op. Amina
    @blessed dear lol thanks ooo
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    Op. Amina
    @maame wao thanks so much
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    Op. Amina
    @adeoti lol ....abi ooo
  • Op. Amina picture
    Op. Amina
    @ronke thanks... I really appreciate your comments guys
  • Op. Amina picture
    Op. Amina
    @jimmy thumbs... Thank yo
  • Favour Abhatue picture
    Favour Abhatue
    Haaaaa, Sam has spoilt things ooh, how will they come out from there? Kudos to you
  • Pamela cube picture
    Pamela cube
    Well she's in love and ryt now she's thinking with heart instead of her head.........but what she did right now I don't know weather to call it bravery or stupidity,thumbs up Amina!
  • Benedicta Osei Arhin picture
    Benedicta Osei Arhin
    What does Sam thinks she can do? She is too stubborn Haba, Amina you are good, kudos dear, I enjoy every episode of this novel. Love and kisses
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    Op. Amina
    @favour lol thank you
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    Op. Amina
    @pamela thumbs too, , thanks
  • Op. Amina picture
    Op. Amina
    Lol @ benedicta...... Lots of love and kisses too... Thanks
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    Ayomide Huntress
    Samantha my love and Rival why na
  • Ukbaby picture
    Ahhhh..... Sam oooo
  • Theresa Enoh picture
    Theresa Enoh
    Ehya so pathetic well done writter pls next episode plssss
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    Op. Amina
    Thanks @ayomide,, lol
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    Op. Amina
    UK baby thanks for the comment
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    Op. Amina
    @theresa, thanks dearie ...its in review... Thanks for reading
  • Seyi Ayegbusi picture
    Seyi Ayegbusi
    But why Sam? Why will you not heed to what Steve told you, you just want to complicate issue. But I know God will save you both .
  • Adedoyinsola picture
    Amina sincerely you deserve an award....damn, you stories are always intriguing and full of suspense
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