Black Monday

Black Monday – Episode 7

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By Femi Odunayo

A heavy dose of sex is best enjoyed without protection, but not until you’re bursted by the most unwanted person to spoil the day.

Margaret ignited the door opened and slowly stepped into the sitting-room unnoticed to behold her ‘Traffic Light’ Boyfriend and a strange lady lying half unclad on the floor with a completely emptied bottle of champaign and wine positioned at one corner. She owned a spare key to the mansion, hence, had the ability to intrude which she had just done.

“Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!” Maggi started clapping her hands in a scornful way while pacing around a circle which had them covered.

Jude and Elo surprisingly woke up staring with disdain and proceeded to wearing back their clothes before facing a show of shame. Margaret didn’t looked too bothered that her estranged boyfriend had the guts to bring a strange lady into the house during her absence, as she had equally been on a romantic vacation with a man-friend of hers. But what struck her attention was the fact that she could easily identify Elo not only as a Television Reporter, but also as one of the Victims involved in the Bank Robbery which they carried out. Perhaps, she wasn’t so strange anymore, after she was broadcasted on television as the only victim survivor that survived that attack. Margaret instantly knew that something fishy was cooking in the kitchen, but then, there was barely time for mind games, then she dashed out of the house almost immediately and into thin air she went; without saying a single word.

Jude then turned to Elo and gave her a look of “Yeah! I know I have some explanations to make” about the lady that just left the room.

One hour later, Jude received an invitation from ‘General’ while he was still discussing with Elohor, and he knew instantly that he was already fu**ed up. The situation was becomming more messy and it appeared that he had a lot more explanations to offer. However, he decided to man up and dance to the tune of the music as he excused himself telling Elo that he wanted to attend a function but she insisted on following him which he refused. Jude left the house almost immediately and drove his Range Rover Sport while heading to the venue of St. Clement Believers’ Church where a meeting between “The Twelve Disciples” was scheduled to hold.

On getting to the place, Jude walked into the Church auditorium with boldness and met a full house involving members of the Gang he belonged to. Among them was his estranged girlfriend, Margaret who held an Ak-47 rifle staring at him frantically from a distance with a sudden feeling of disgust. Other members of the Gang were also furiously present in the meeting awaiting his arrival. They included Ufuoma, the second female in the building; Small, Spaco, Croucher, Lucious, Zoe, Bishop, and most importantly, The General himself.

“John 10:10 ; The Devil cometh not but to steal, to kill and to destroy. It is not surprising to say that we have the Devil in our midst, and here he comes.” General said and ignited the burning hatred that the rest members of the Gang had suddenly developed toward Jude who stood a little farther observing everyone of them. “When Babashanga revealed to me that Preacher was killed by a member of his own family, I immediately knew it had to be my second-in-command. But Son, after all I’ve done for you, why have you chosen to betray this family?” General said while holding a Bible he had collected from the alter.

“I’m sorry for what happened to Preacher, his punishment was well deserved!” Jude answered. “But heaven knows that I did not betray this family. I only found love. That’s what happened. He added and caught a glimpse of Margaret’s countenance which proved deadly.

“Love? Did I just hear you mention love? Can love give you all the wealth that you’ve acquired through this ministry? You amongst all people should know better that being a disciple, you don’t love, especially not with an enemy!” General blasted.

“Listen to yourself. Yes, you gave me wealth but destroyed my life instead. Aren’t you the biggest hypocrite ever. You claim to be a prophet, yet, don’t practice what you preach. What is the essence of acquiring all the Wealth, Power, and Prestige in the world if you don’t show love? In the same Bible which you’re holding, The ten commandments all revolved around Love, and that’s our primary purpose of living. Do you even study your Bible Mr. M.O.G?” Jude asked a Rhetorical question that sent the Pastor off Balance.

“I’ll not have you come here to insult my personality. You have until Mid-night to get rid of that so-called new lover of yours before she drag us into the mud.” General asserted.

“I’d rather die than do such a thing!” Jude confidently blurted which got everyone shocked.

“Then, be ready to die! Kill him and make it quick!!” General commanded.

The Gang members gallantly stood up ready to administer revenge on him for going against their code of ethics and also killing one of their own.

Margaret then cocked the Ak-47 rifle and aimed to pull the trigger pointing toward Jude…

…to be continued

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