Lookout for Miss Right- Episode 25

You should know; I had never seen a gun pointed at me up close before. I mean, I’d seen the usual guns Nigerian police carried about for show, but none had ever been a threat to me. So, pardon me if I say I was scared shitless. It didn’t matter who was wielding the weapon, woman or not…the mere fact that it was pointed in my direction was enough to make me pee in my pants.

Of all the ways to die…being shot had never crossed my mind. And why would it? I wasn’t in the military or on the police force. How Sonia had gotten her hands on a gun was a mystery to me.

“What are you doing?” I asked with all the brevity I could muster.

I glanced at Flores, I could see she was scared; in a bid to protect her, I shoved her behind me.

“Protecting your girlfriend, I see.” Her mouth twisted into an ugly smile.

“She’s not my girlfriend. So, put away the gun, Sonia. This is insane.” I said.

“Insane?! I’ll tell you what’s insane!” She was yelling. “Insane is rejecting me more than once…yet running into the arms of that bitch Barbara!”

“Sonia…calm down please. We can talk about this.” I didn’t want to admit that I was shaking.

“We’re done talking! Jake…I loved you! I gave myself to you on a platter of gold! All you do is to reject me, then cheat on me?!” She took a step towards me, the gun still focused on me.

“Put the gun down, please. It’s not worth it” It was Flores that spoke this time. Her voice was calm but tinged with fear.

“Shut up you!” Sonia swung the gun in her direction, although she was behind me. “I told him, if I can’t have him…no one else can. Not even you.”

“I told you, she’s just a friend. Let her go, Sonia. We’ll deal with this alone.” I pleaded.

Suddenly she screamed. A blood curdling scream of pain, like a wounded animal. Like someone possessed. Finally, she stopped screaming and said:

“Why?! Why can’t I have who I want?!”

From the look in her eyes, I knew she was very capable of killing. This was not calm, rational Sonia. This was the crazed, insane maniac that lived somewhere inside her.

It dawned on me that I was literally staring death in the face. This could be the end for me. And Flores.

I said a small prayer inside me, begging God to save me from this situation and vowing to become a priest or monk if Flores and I made it out alive. Don’t blame me…I was desperate. I needed help.

“I’m going to kill you first, then kill myself. That way we’ll meet in hell.” She said.

“Please don’t. It’s not worth it.” Flores said again.

This time Sonia swung the gun in her direction and before I could blink, she fired off a shot. The sound was deafening, reflexively I dropped to the ground to dodge the bullet, by the time I remembered I had left Flores unprotected…it was too late. I saw her go down beside me, clutching her stomach. My best friend had just been shot. I rushed to her side, blood hadn’t started pouring yet.

“Flores…stay with me.” I said, holding her in my arms. She couldn’t die. I needed her. I loved her…she was my…my Flores.

“I…I…texted Femi” She managed to say. “He…should…be…” She coughed.

“Ssshhh…you’ll be okay. I promise. Don’t die on me, please.” I begged.

“Help…is…coming.” She said softly, before she closed her eyes.

“Noooooo!” I screamed. I checked her pulse. She was still alive, barely.

“Your little girlfriend is gone. Now you just have me.” Sonia said.

I had completely forgotten her in the heat of the moment. Suddenly, the news that help was on its way revived me and I placed Flores gently on the floor and stood to face Sonia.

I was boiling with anger. “If she dies…you’ll have me to answer to.” I said.

“All I wanted was for you to love me.” There was no remorse in her voice. “Is that too much to ask?”

I advanced towards her. I wasn’t going to stand there and watch her shoot again. The adrenaline had numbed my fear. Seeing my best friend shot in my presence had given me a certain courage I never knew existed.

“Stay back, Jake. I don’t want to have to shoot you.” She was saying. “We still have a chance. Away from this place. You and I.”

“You just shot a woman I care about. What chance do you think we have? You might as well shoot me.” I said, still walking towards her.

“Stop it, Jake. Stay away.” She said, still pointing the gun at me.

I was beyond  the point of reasoning with her. She had just tampered with someone precious to me.

Then I heard noises outside. Help at last. I decided to make my move; I lunged for Sonia, hoping to knock the gun out of her hands. I succeeded; but not before she took one more shot. This time I didn’t know who she hit. I landed on the floor beside her and kicked the gun away.

My ears were tingling from the sound of the shot.

“You made me do it.” I heard her whimper.

Then my front door opened and I looked up to see a familiar face. Femi. And behind him, the ever ready Nigerian police. I had never been so happy to see those black uniforms.

“Flores.” I said. “Get Flores to a hospital now.”

Then, a wave of dizziness over took me. I started to rise…

“You’ve been shot” Femi said, running to my side.

“No, I haven’t” I protested.

Then I looked down…and sure enough there was blood. I had been shot.

The last thing I heard before losing consciousness was Femi making a phone call.

 



23 thoughts on “Lookout for Miss Right- Episode 25” by Mimiadebayo (@Mimiadebayo)

  1. I’m so sorry guys,didn’t intend to have you pay to access this page.It was a mistake,I think I clicked the wrong box in a bid to turn my comments on.Please bear with me. Thank you for reading!

  2. @Olan
    @topazo
    @schatzilein
    @sucess001
    @ibagere
    @anefiokitong
    @francis
    @NIRA-SLYVES
    I’m so sorry you have to pay to access this page. Please bear with me.

  3. No P at all. still going good. Love the twist, cant wait to see where it leads. Thumbs up

  4. mehn! this is good… I love the pace of the action.
    now the bond is sealed… shot togeda and den…..

  5. @Olan.Thanks so much for reading and commenting! And for understanding too. Mwaah!
    @topazo.Hehehe…I’m glad you like. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  6. This jake of a guy is such a fool…this sonia gurl should have been handled a long time ago but he took it all so lightly..the babe is nuts,you dont just sit down and wait for her next move..what a wimp

    He better pray Flores survived this else amma shot him myself..lol

    Thanks for posting Mimi

  7. @shatzilein.Lol@Jake being a wimp. I just think he’s a bit gentle.
    Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
    @Estee.Waiting for your comment ooh! Please read and comment.Sorry you have to pay points to access the page.

  8. please dont do this, i really liked this but we hope it dosnt end this way with flores or else somebody will go in for it haha. Nice one there expecting the next episode soonest

  9. Jake why?Look at wat u cause 4 urself.You were d one that went and meet sonia at the party,now you cant even handle the problem alone.Now my dear flores is down.Let me warn u now,if anytin happen to flores,i will turn to a terrorist and wipe you and ur mental girlfriend out.But wait..o, instead of sonia father(chief) to return sonia back to US he is busy satisfying his hormones wit barbs.

  10. lol@NIRA-SLYVES. Abi oo? Odeniran is a lousy dad. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.P.S.Your comment is quite passionate.I like.
    @Belbest. Believe me dear,the last thing I want is to break your heart.Lol. Thanks for reading and commenting!
    @schatzilein,I mean.

  11. Flores please don’t die, Jake don’t die….I dey pray for una. @mimiadebayo hear my prayer Amen!

  12. @Zikora.Amen!Amen!Amen!
    Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

  13. am enjoying this… keep it coming…..

  14. looks like people didn’t mind paying. your story is good.

  15. @Mimiadebayo Wow didn’t know you were brave enough to take your readers here, really proud of you. Me with the mind I have they will both die :) but I know that wouldn’t happen.

    You no get the liver :)

    Liked it before, NOW I LOVE IT :)

  16. @funpen.Sincerely,it wasn’t intentional. I’m sorry you had to pay.Thanks for reading all the same.
    @dkny111. Wow! Thanks for LOVING. I know you have that kind of liver nah.Lol.

  17. I’m too shocked to comment now-if you can just give me half a day to calm down, I will make a comment then. Two people shot just like that?! I hope she rots in jail.

  18. @Estee. Okay dear. You’ve got half a day to calm down so you could be more coherent. Lol. Thanks for reading and commenting. Glad you’re back. Keep going…you’ve still got Ep.26-27.

  19. I’ve missed a lot of episodes but this was a great place to start again. Very dramatic. Now I have to find out what happens to Jake and Flores.

  20. @Myne. Wow! Nice of you to stop by ma’m. Thanks for taking out time to read.

  21. hmm sonia have gone overboard, and where is chief odeniran

  22. I’ll pay cos am really enjoyin the story. Keep up the good work ☺

  23. you deserve to ask us PAY
    interesting

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