You can never progress when you decide to stay at a spot.
Quote by Angel Ben
By the time i got to Ranking’s house, it was
My plan was to use the favor that he said he
owed me to tell me to give accommodation
in his house ,”but what if he didn’t grant
it,what will happen to me” i contemplated
within myself as i stood in front of the huge
gate of the house thinking if i should knock
it or not.
“did i even need to contemplate about it, like I’d a choice, if he doesn’t accept me, that means my situation is going going to elevate from angel turn human to homeless angel” a forced smile forcefully graced my lip as the thought scraped into my mind.
As i wanted to knock the gate ,i noticed a doorbell by the side of the gate,on the wall, ever since I’ve been staying in the house,that was the first time i noticed it, i moved closer to it and tried to press it but i felt a strange aura emanating from it, it was complete darkness.
I shifted back a bit from it and shut my invisible eye and alas, the doorbell was no longer there.
I understand what it meant at once.
I knocked on the gate hard thrice before dandy opened it.
” who I they look for oyinbo pepper” he asked in his thick hausa intonation rubbing his eye with his hand.
” I’m asking of Ranking” I answered him immediately
” na night appointment my oga I give you or why I they look for him this night”? He asked in a suspicious tone.
“yes he gave me an appointment, just tell Ben Manna is here to see him” i lied in order to allow him call him, i knew my fate lies on the call, if Ranking knew of my presence and refuse to attend to me,then it means that I’ve just begin my initiation into being a stray angel.
Dandy viewed me from my head to toe before bringing out his small phone and dialed a number on it and placed it on his ear.
” oga ,one person i they ask for you down here, i talk say my names i be beans mama” he said spoiling the sweetness of my name
” Ben Manna” i interrupted him loudly and he corrected himself a bit tho not getting the correct pronunciation.
After some discussion between them which i was unable to hear because i didn’t wish to, Dandy terminated the call and asked me to come inside.
I heaved a sigh of relief as i heard that statement come forth from his lip.
As i stepped inside and Dandy was busy locking the gate, i made my way inside the house as i already know my way around.
I haven’t taken up to ten steps when Dandy suddenly dragged me forcefully by my cloth and i fell down on my butt because i wasn’t expecting it
” where I they go, i they craze, me i tell you say make i they go abi” he lamented on me with his thick hausa pidgin English and all i could uttered was ” I’m sorry”
I knew Dandy a lot to know that he tends to get easily angry when you argue with him when you wrong him.
He asked me to sit on a chair at the entrance of his room beside the gate to wait for Ranking.
I knew at once that i didn’t have a cause to be happy yet, because if Dandy asked me to wait for Ranking outside ,that means Ranking instructed him to do so.
After waiting for some minutes under the strict guard of Dandy, Ranking came out with a small purse in his hand.
I stood upon at once and greeted him.
“and I’m grateful for what you did for me, so why are you here”? Ranking asked immediately after the exchanging of pleasantry between us.
” I’ve been kicked out from where i was staying” i replied stupidly like it has something to do with him,but it really had something to do with him,because it was because i refused to press charge against him.
“because you were labelled as a criminal right”? He presumed making me a little bit angry
“no, it was because i refused to press charge against you” i replied with a tingling of pride in my voice
” how”? He asked surprised
” i was staying with Joyce ,the woman that acted as my legal counsel and she threatened to kick me out if i refuse to press charge against you but i couldn’t bring myself to do it, so she kicked me out” i enunciated looking extremely pitiful
“ouch, am sorry for that, let me see how i can be of help” he said unzipping the purse in his hand and brought out many #1000 notes, he counted 50 notes and stretched it to me but i refused to collect it
“is it small” he asked and wanted to take more from the remaining notes in his hand
“no ,it isn’t that it’s small but this isn’t the kind of help i need” i said stopping him from adding to the notes in his hand.
“so what exactly do you need”? He asked looking serious
” please i want you to let me stay here with you” i said wit swiftly as if, if i didn’t, i won’t be able to say it
“what”! Ranking exclaimed looking at me with the “you can’t be serious look”
” that’s not possible, i would really like to help you but i can’t accommodate a stranger into my house” he said blankly”but if you need any other help different from that, feel free to contact me” he said taking his leave from there.
I looked around and saw that Dandy was not in sight
” do you really that me saving tabitha was a coincidence” i said getting his attention
” what do you meant by that” he asked coming back to me
” the reason I was able to save Tabitha was because I am her .
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I looked around and saw that Dandy was
not in sight
” do you really think that me saving tabitha was
a coincidence” i said getting his attention
” what do you meant by that” he asked
coming back to me
” the reason I was able to save Tabitha
was because I am a psychic and can feel it when someone is near death” I said mustering all the seriousness i could mustered and channeled it into my voice
“you’re lying right, you just want me to accommodate you” Ranking said with a shaky voice
“no am not, and currently your two daughters life are in danger and I’ve to be around them in order to be able to avert it or they will die” i said looking more serious like a fortune teller
” no,you’re just trying to playing on my intelligence, Dandy” he screamed
” then the girls will just die like Precious did 11 years ago when you reversed your car and mistakenly hit her” I swiftly said before Dandy got to where we were.
The purse in his hand suddenly fell down and Ranking’s mouth was opened looking at me like he’s already lost it.
” oga wetin I happen” Ranking said running to where we were standing.
” nothing, go back to your post” he said to Dandy with a shaky tone and Dandy returned at once.
“how do you know about precious” he asked me with a sober tone
” that is not the right question, the right question should be, what is my connection with your family because I myself doesn’t know it, but I always feel and know everything happening to your family in my subconscious state” i said confusing him more
He surveyed me from my head to toe before speaking again
“and when are they going to be in danger” he asked glaring at me
” i don’t know but when i feel that someone is going to be in danger, it always happen within the period of two weeks” i lied blatantly.
He became silent for sometime then after deliberating within him if he should accept me or not ,he came to a conclusion and spoke out.
” I can only take you in if you’re going to follow all the rules am going to give you ” he said with a disturbing look
“okay i will follow everything” i replied him swiftly
” firstly, you will become my daughters personal bodyguard which am going to be paying you for it, and secondly, if after two weeks and nothing happen to my daughters,you’re going to be kicked out of the house and lastly, as i know you knew that you’re extremely handsome and I don’t trust that my wife and daughters will be able to resist you if you approach them, that’s the reason i was against giving you accommodation before, but it seems am left without a choice now. So you must never approach my wife or daughter and if by mistake, anyone of them approach you, especially my wife ,make sure you resist them” he ordered and i replied him that i will obey his rules
“and if i remember another one ,i will inform you ,let go inside while we discuss your payment tomorrow” Ranking added going inside the house and i followed him.
I met only Yemi inside the sitting room watching movie, the two girls were nowhere to be found.
Ranking sat with Yemi and asked me to help myself to one of the seat inside the sitting room which I did. Yemi’s gaze was transfixed on me as soon as i sat on one of the chair in the sitting room
“honey meet Ben, the savior of our daughter” Ranking said when he noticed Yemi
“so ,this is the handsome fellow that save Tabitha, he looked more handsome in reality than on news” Yemi said with a tone that made me excited, because I knew she’s supposed to be angry with me for spoiling her plan but here she is looking at me like she adore me.
“yeah” Ranking replied
” if you had followed us to the police station this morning, you’d have seen him ” Ranking added
“but is he from here,because he doesn’t even look like a foreigner not to talk of being a Nigerian” Yemi said with a confused tone.
I knew Ranking would have already being regretting his decision, I haven’t used up to an hour in his house and his wife is already hitting on me,
“lets forget about that for now, we will discuss more about him tomorrow, get him something to eat” Ranking ordered Yemi jealously.
“okay” yemi replied
” Mona Lisa”! Yemi screamed thrice and an ugly looking short girl ran to the sitting room.
Even without being told, I already knew that she was the housemaid ,her appearance said it all unlike Sophia.
“madam na me be this” Mona Lisa said as she entered the sitting room
“where were you since that I was shouting your name” Yemi screamed at her angrily
“I’M sorry madam, I am wash plate inside kitchen and did not hearing that you calling me” she replied Yemi with soured English, i almost laughed as she made me remember the stupid officer Victor their English were almost the same .
But I was surprised with the maid, the last time I was in the house ,their was no maid and in just three days, an EnglishProfessor inside the house.
I almost asked them when they brought in an housemaid but cautioned myself.
Yemi hissed loudly at the maid and directed her attention to me
( what will you like to have daring”? Yemi asked in a seductive which made started fearing for my stay inside the house at once.
I looked at Ranking’s face and saw that it still had “i will soon kick you out of this house” expression
” what will you like to have “? Yemi repeated the question when I seemed not to answer her the first time
“i’m okay with anything” I answered her almost inaudible.
” okay, get him fried rice, plantain,chicken ,sauce beef, and salad ” Yemi ordered the maid and the maid disappeared from the sitting room.
” as per Tabitha recommendation that he’s skilled and can fight,and also good with disarming his opponent, I’m going to employ him as the girls personal bodyguard and he will be staying with us for the main time” Ranking said with regret lurking in his tone
“you mean he is going to be living with us” Yemi screamed excitedly.
That was when it occurred to me what Yemi was trying to do, she’s trying to use the jealousy key against me, she want Ranking to kick me out by making him jealous of me , and I might be wrong but I’m not sure yet, but out of all what Ranking said, how is it that it was
“you mean he’s going to be living with us “that she was able to scream excitedly thereby cutting my lifeline short.
Ranking brought out his phone and dialed a number on it without minding his wife question.
“come downstairs with your sister, I’ve a surprise for you two” he said to the recipient before terminating the call.
After some seconds ,the elevator inside the house dung and the two girls came out of it with only bum short and top bra on.
Tabitha was very beautiful and cool, I felt all the feelings that I’ve locked when I was still an angel unlocking at once.
She was surprised to see me likewise Nina too, Nina must have seen me in the TV and recognized me.
” meet your new bodyguard, Ben Manna” Ranking introduced me to the girl
” what”! The two girls exclaimed in unison.
” with what happened to you and your narration about how he saved you, I’ve scout and recruited him as your personal bodyguard.
“thanks dad” Tabitha shouted and jumped on her dad
“you’re the best dad, now i gat the chance to pay him properly for what I did to him” she added joyously while Nina just stood where she was not knowing if she should also be happy or sad, but she stood there glaring at me like she is seeing a ghost.
Tabitha suddenly knelt in front of me
“I’M sorry once again for last time, please protect my twinie and I very well” she pleaded folding her two hands together and I smirked .
” looks like I’ve seen you from somewhere , a long time ago ” she suddenly said looking into my eye scaring the shit out of me.
” he saved you, so you’ve already seen him before” Ranking interrupted and I heaved a sigh of relief.
“no dad, I think I saw him inside of this house many years ago” she said making my heart to skip a beat
” I think I remember “! She suddenly exclaimed making my face to become pale at once
” he is the person I saw the day I .
To be continue….