A POLE IN THE DARK (Episode 7)
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After 3 hours, a nurse rushed out of the room where Kate was being treated. Tony rose up from where he was sitting to observe the situation.
The doctor arrived later with another nurse. Tony became suspicious when he noticed the first nurse didn’t come back.
He moved near the window to have proper view. The doctor was busy checking her pulse rate while the nurse prepared another injection.
Suddenly, Kate began to vomit and the nurse dropped the injection to attend to her. The doctor moved closer to check her eyes.
“What! She has been poisoned.” The doctor said authoritatively.
He asked the nurse to quickly prepare another injection. Meanwhile, Tony was troubled when he perceived something has gone wrong.
The survival of Kate meant a lot to them. Someone tapped him from behind and he turned to see the person.
“Hello Mr Tony. I am Doctor Davis” He introduced himself.
Tony, who was confused greeted him in return.
“What can I do for you?” Tony asked politely.
Doctor Davis brought him aside to discuss privately with him. Instead of taking him to an office, he took him outside the hospital.
At the car park, Doctor Davis cleared his throat and looked straight at Tony.
“Tony, you have only 30 minutes and your daughter would be gone.” Davis said.
Tony became agitated and asked, “What do you mean?”
Doctor Davis pointed in the direction of the second car park.
“Can you recognise that white car over there beside the van?” Davis asked him.
Tony lifted his eyes and nodded in agreement.
“Yes, it belongs to my wife.”
Doctor Davis checked his wristwatch and raised his voice, “You have 25 minutes and your daughter would be gone.”
Tony stepped forward to go and look for Angela and Annie but Doctor Davis stopped him.
“Hey, if you don’t release Angela to us, forget your daughter forever. You have 22 minutes left.”
Tony ran towards the car and found Leah tied down. He forcefully opened the car and removed the band from her mouth and the rope from her feet.
“Where is Angela? Where is Annie? Are you OK?” Tony asked out of desperation.
Leah narrated the ordeal to him. They were about leaving the hospital some hours ago when Leah received an urgent call to come and see the Doctor.
Unknown to her, she had been deceived by fake doctor Davis. Matt appeared before Leah as she was about to enter the Doctor’s office.
“Go back! Angela has fainted and Annie has been kidnapped again.” Matt said with no passion.
When Leah turned back to look for them, she met Angela being wheeled into one of the rooms. She noted the number and rushed outside to look for Annie.
Immediately she stepped outside the hospital, she saw two men running towards the second car park.
She chased them and began to check the cars to see if she could find Annie. After checking a number of cars, she found Angela’s car. She moved closer to confirm it.
As soon as she reached the car, two men came out of the van beside the car and forced her inside Angela’s car.
One of the nurses later informed Tony about Angela. By the time he got there, she’s fast asleep.
Tony sat beside Angela with tears on his face. Leah entered the room dragging her feet and Tony helped her to rest a bit on the chair.
Tony’s phone beeped and he read the SMS.
“Mr Tony, how is your family? I have been trying to contact Sister Angela. Please, tell her to contact me. Pastor Abraham.”
After two minutes, another SMS came in.
“30 minutes is over. We are giving you another 30 minutes to hand over Angela to us. Last chance!”
Tony looked up with a troubled face.
Suddenly, Angela shouted from her sleep, “Annie… Annie… Annie.”
As soon as Tony and Leah rose up to attend to her, a nurse rushed inside to speak with Tony.
“Kate… Kate is…”
Tony cut in, “What happened to Kate?”
Tony and the nurse were about to go to Kate’s room when a man approached them. When he opened his briefcase, the nurse and Tony…
A POLE IN THE DARK (Episode 8)
Tony and the nurse were about to go to Kate’s room when a man approached them.
When the man opened his briefcase, Tony and the nurse looked at each other. Willy, a short and fat young man showed them the picture of Annie with a pistol pointed at her in a close range.
Tony tried to hold him but Willy stepped aside to show him a bottle with “express juice” written on it.
The nurse asked him to explain himself but Willy told her to keep quiet and she left for Kate’s room.
“Tony, express juice…Kate…vomit…Angela last warning.” Willy told him.
Immediately, Tony understood his message. A special liquid called Express juice was given to Kate in order to vomit. Before Tony could ask further question, Willy simply told him, “Angela first!”
Willy left the hospital immediately. Tony went to Kate’s room and met her holding her stomach saying, “Had I known!” intermittently.
Tony asked the nurse to explain the reason for her pain.
“The poison has affected her digestive system and it will take time to heal up.” The nurse explained.
Leah called Tony to come over. When he got there, Angela demanded to leave the hospital because she greatly desired to see her daughter.
Tony left the room to meet her doctor. The doctor promised to discharge her later in the day. As soon as Tony left the doctor’s office, he saw the back view of someone who resembled Kate leaving the hospital through the east wing.
Tony waved it aside and went to meet Angela.
“Dear, the doctor said you will be discharged in the evening. All is well.” Tony said reassuringly.
Angela sat on the bed looking at the door as if her daughter should appear suddenly. Leah drew closer to comfort and encourage her.
“Angela, nothing will happen to Annie. We are with you” Leah said with her right arm around Angela’s shoulder.
Angela looked at Tony who was a bit tired.
“Where is Kate?” Angela asked him.
“She is in her room.” Tony replied confidently.
“I saw someone who looked like her not quite long passing through the corridor when I came out of the toilet.” Angela affirmed.
On hearing this, Tony rose up and ran to Kate’s room. He entered and saw an empty bed and a small piece of paper on it.
He picked it and found this written on it “fifty four seventy boy accord subset table pole”
He searched through the room but couldn’t find her. As soon as Tony got out of the room, he saw…
What did that code stand for?
Was Kate kidnapped or left on her own?
Where is Annie?
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI