THE THIRST FOR REVENGE EPISODE 17
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Alexandra continued walking stealthily in a slow pace with the short gun pointed forward. She stopped before the guards quarters to check if they were dead or had been taken away. The door had been ripped open by bullets which allowed her to walk in freely without having to open the door. The interior of the quarter was pitch black as the lights had been turned off earlier. Alexandra turned on the lights to see the remaining surviving guards sprawled on the floor groaning in pains. She quickly ran out of the quarter and entered the other building. She had kept some first aid box in the house which would be useful in times of emergency like this. She came out with four first aid boxes, two on each hand and proceeded back to the guards quarters. She dropped them on the floor and placed her hands on the waist. She heaved a sigh. There were five guards she needed to attend to all at once. It would have been possible and easy had it been the hostage house had a lab like her main residence in Rainbow Town but its too late to move them there. All she could do now is to apply first aid within the space of thirty minutes.
Alexandra heard one of the guards shouting for help but his voice was dropping off which signifies that he was already loosing consciousness. She looked around, tracing where the voice was emanating from. She saw him, he was lying on his stomach in a bloodbath as blood continued flowing on either side consistently. She took one of the first aid box she had earlier dropped on the floor and rushed towards him. She bent down to open the box and brought out latex gloves which she wore hurriedly on her two hands. Then, she turned the guard over in a way that his back was now touching the floor but she couldn’t begin the work on a messy floor so she moved him to a table and removed his shirt that was soaked in blood. She took some white pieces of clothes and began cleaning the wound at the shoulder region. Then she took bandages from the box and began pressing directly against the wound. The bleeding subsided and she applied gauze to the wound, wrapping it around the wound to enable pressure on the wound. She heaved a sigh of relief as she checked his wrist to feel his pulse, the temperature was still consistent.
The guard slowly opened his eyes to see Alexandra.
“Gomennasai”, Alexandra said which means ‘Sorry’.
“Arigatou” the guard managed to say which means ‘Thank you’
Alexandra let out a brief smile and quickly stood up to do same to others who had a bullet in their arms.
- ••Thirty minutes later•••
Alexandra finished dressing the wound of the guards. She left them to rest before she would begin to ask them questions. She walked out of the quarter tiredly and proceeded into the other building with the first aid boxes in her hands. She dropped them on the floor as soon as she opened the door of the living room which had two couches and a three seater sofa with a small rounded table in the middle. She slouched heavily on the sofa, lying with her back on the three seater sofa.
She began ruminating deeply on the attackers and how they were able to infiltrate easily into the building. Though, the building was less secured by tech unlike her main residence which was highly secured.
She stood up, sitting uprightly and drew the small table to herself. There were buttons from 0-9 on the table which served as a pass code to the safe in the table. She punched the buttons and the table lid immediately flipped open. She brought out a laptop and a mouse in the safe and pressed the combination codes again, the table lid flipped back and closed. She dropped the laptop on the table and powered it on. The laptop gave a signal, truncating its booting as a passworded window popped on the screen. She punched in her password and the laptop continued to boot.
She connected the cable of the mouse to the laptop to facilitate her work. The laptop had finished booting and the home window shown on the screen. She took the mouse and started circling it on one spot, moving the arrow on the screen diagonally. She navigated to a security camera app and double click on the mouse. The app began to load and after some minutes it opened, showing several footages playing on the screen. She clicked on a footage covering the outside part of the building. The video began showing from day time and she fast forwarded the streaming to 23:00. The footage showed no specific movement as everything was black so she fast forwarded to 23:30. Three black hilux vans were parked outside the gate and for some minutes nothing happened as everything remained still. She fast forwarded it again to 23:58. Black figures began to alight from the vans, spreading out into formation.
Alexandra sank into the sofa and folded her hands as she watched on. Two men began walking towards the gate; one brought out a gun from the waist hostler while the other brought out tools from the backpack slung over his shoulder. He began working on the gate handle where the palm print scanner was positioned and within a minute, the gate gave way. He dipped his hand into his ears and said something before entering into the compound. She minimized the footage and scrolled down to the footage covering the inside part of the compound and maximized it. The footage began, showing no specific movement and she fast forwarded it to a reasonable distance which showed the two men in the compound, walking stealthily towards the buildings. All of a sudden, two tiny red lights began to move towards them and they ran, heading to the gate to avoid the laser but the laser also started from the gate and it grazed them into pieces. Alexandra heaved a sigh, she had turned on the intruder alarm. If detected, the ground laser would be automatically activated.
The video showed no specific movements afterwards but not long after, her guards came out with gun in their hands but hooded figures suddenly rappel down from no where. It happened so fast that the guards didn’t see them not until when they began shooting at them, killing four of her men while others retreated into the quarters. The unknown men in black proceeded to the quarters where the guards were taking cover. Their heavy duty guns ripped off the door and was about entering into the quarter when two of them suddenly fell. A bullet had struck them from behind and others retreated and disappeared into the night. The head guard came into view, clutching his arm as blood bled from it. He was the one who shot the two unknown men. He was hobbling unsteadily when two men suddenly grabbed him from behind and took him away which he fought them with a blow on their face but he was overpowered and knocked out with the butt of their gun. Soon, they were out of sight and Alexandra paused the footage.
She remembered that she had seen four of her men dead and she treated only five which means the head guard had been taken away by the unknown men. She clenched her fist and gritted her teeth in annoyance, eyes blazing with fury. She dithered over who the unknown men were, she had only taken down Governor Martin and someone is after her already?. Maybe it’s time to show who she really was. She cracked her knuckles as she stood up with bloodshot eyes, shutting down the system. She needed to take down all the people in her list before going after the attackers. The least she needed now is a distraction.
Alexandra drove slowly towards the club, shifted in park before parking at an acute angle. She stepped out of the car after putting off the engine and proceeded into the club.
The beats of the music playing over the sound system hit her eardrum so loud that she reeled back. She began trotting around looking for Adam in the crowded club bumping into different men; some winked at her while one or two who were brave enough smacked her butt. She looked back at them with a bloodshot eyes letting out a sigh in a bid to calm herself down. She doesn’t like to show off and wouldn’t want to create a scene. She could have dealt with them but hesitated, and turned around to see Adam standing with a broad smile on his face.
“Cassandra you’re late”, Amidu said grinning widely.
She gave him a forlorn look and handed him his car key.
“What’s wrong?”, Amidu asked as he collected the key.
“I lost her”, she said in a croaky voice which sounded real.
“My patient”, she said, forcing out a tear which slid down her eyes.
“I was too late. She gave up the ghost on getting there”.
“Aww! So painful”, Amidu said with a sympathetic look.
“Thank you for the car anyway”
“Its nothing Cassandra”, Amidu said with a light smile. “I’m sorry for your loss”, he engaged her in a tight embrace which got Alexandra dazed.
TO BE CONTINUED…