t was on a hot sunny afternoon, I and Nkem had gone to a nearby frozen food store to get some groceries for the house. Based on the close proximity of the food store, we didn’t go in a car, so we were on our way back chatting and holding hands, when we noticed a vehicle sound directly behind us (Nkem startled) and we turned back to to find a titanium colored Peugot. Instantly the familiarity of the vehicle hit me and my heart raced uncontrollably even to Nkem’s notice, and I saw the pretty face of Isla at the back seat, flashing a smile at me (it was more of a leer though) as the car came to a halt by pulling over on the walk way. Immediately Isla stepped out of the vehicle and beckoned on me to stop, but I kept walking, pulling Nkem along and she was like “What’s going on?”
“Just walk faster”, I said making her panic.
Funny enough, Isla was now walking fast and closing up on us; and I was finding it difficult to pace faster because of my leg. Then I heard her call out.
“You’ll end up hurting your leg further!” and that was what it took to make me stop. After all, no matter how much I decided to run at that moment, I would never out run her with my hurting leg. So I only signalled Nkem to keep going ahead and as fast as possible while I braced my mind for the worst. For all I cared, Isla could be armed with a pistol. And I stood there helpless, watching her strut towards me with a leer on her face.
To Be Continued…