ISHMAEL & ISAAC (Part 7&8) – OPEYEMI AKINTUNDE

PART 7
ISHMAEL & ISAAC
Opeyemi Akintunde

The security Man came out of the university gate attesting to the fact that Rokibah brought her baby…

Amid was in tears, Rokibah was mute. The police took the cuffs off Amid’s hands and asked to see the School Registrar. Rokibah looked like she had lost her sanity. Amid placed a call to his brother…Farouq. Farouq was the fanatic in his family, he wasn’t friends with any Christian, a fault Amid had always found in him, but recently his wife Shuba was making a difference in his life. However, Amid knew he was the one who had everyone’s back in Amid’s family…

“Farouq, My Son has been kidnapped. The Christian university I attend revoked my admission and called the police on me because I am a Muslim ….so while Rokibah came around, she left the baby in the car… Farouq, my baby has been stolen…” Amid said stuttering.

Simultaneously as he spoke, it dawned on him the consequences of what he was doing. Knowing who Farouq was, Farouq was going to destroy everywhere should he get to the campus. Amid quickly hung up the phone… He could not believe Ishmael was gone…Gone to where?

Ryan, the Registrar was informed about what was happening at the gate. He became agitated as to what the outcome would be. A lot of things crossed his mind, He thought of how he was going to lose his Job if anything out of hand happened. He was standing in as the Acting Vice Chancellor as the Vice Chancellor had gone on a Study leave. He could see the drama happening on the screen in his office, thanks to the CCTV at the entrance.

“Peter!” He said angrily as he looked on the CCTV screen looking out for where he was. Peter was the one that ignited the Fire, and now the Fire was burning he was nowhere in sight…
He had been dialing Peter’s line but it was engaged…

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Meanwhile, the school bus bringing Isaac got to the university gate. The driver insisted on driving in to deliver Isaac to his father. The security man obliged him and opened the gate for him. Greg, the driver who was very familiar with Peter alighted leaving the other children with the assistant in the bus.

On the other hand Peter was standing at his safe corner at the back of the administrative block, he loved staying under the short tree to speak with Roseline while waiting for Isaac…

He noticed his phone kept beeping. He took his phone off his ear to see who it was…

“Greg! The school bus driver” Peter’s alert went crazy…

“Isaac! What could have happened to Isaac” Peter said within himself so as not to get Roseline tensed…

“Sweetheart, I need to go, I have a call!” Peter said quickly before hanging up. He didn’t wait to get a response from Roseline.

“Hello Greg?”

“Mr Peter, I have been looking for you all over, Isaac is here with me… Where are you?”

Peter rushed to the reception to receive his son…

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“Thank you Greg! It‘s unlike you to drop off Isaac to me in the premises, I hope everything is okay..?”

As he asked that question, he got the response instead from Amid on the Television Screen at the reception… News reporters were already in front of the school interviewing Amid…

“No… Everything isn’t alright… I was admitted to this school few months back, the registrar knew I was a Muslim and I signed the Students’ code of conduct. Part of the code of conduct was not to preach or try to convert any of the students to any religion apart from Christianity, which I totally abide by, but suddenly I was given a letter, revoking my admission this morning…
Out of feeling terrible and not ready to give up easily, I stayed outside the gate for hours and my son who came along with his mother was kidnapped from my wife’s car…” Amid was saying on the T.V at the reception.

“Jesus! Is this how you work?” Peter said smiling victoriously….”Is this how you pay the evil ones in their own Coin. Now at least one of them will know what it feels like to lose a son.” Peter said inwardly as he carried Isaac safely in his hands…

PART 8
ISHMAEL & ISAAC
Opeyemi Akintunde

Peter stood by his safe corner at the back of the administrative block eagerly narrating what was happening to Roseline…

“Roseline, this is the pure act of God, This is God paying one of the Muslims with what they have meted out to other people. In one day of destroying that hospital, our country lost 46 men, 70 Women and 126 children including own son Abraham, now today the terrorist I exposed has just lost his son… I am sure they will know what it feels like” Peter said joyously as he left Isaac to have fun around…

“Honey, we won’t be coming home anytime soon. From what I saw on the screen, I can’t pass through that gate unnoticed… “ Peter was saying so much…but he noticed Roseline wasn’t saying anything…

“Roseline… Are you there?”

“Hmm… “ Roseline sounded unhappy and Peter knew that sound…

“Roseline, Are you okay?”

“Huh! Huh!!” She said again

“No you are NOT! What is wrong Baby?”

“Just lost for words!”

“Why?”

“Wondering where my husband is?”

“I am in School like I told?”

“No, my husband is not the man in that school speaking to me right now, My Husband Peter, would never rejoice that a man lost his child, or that a man’s child is being kidnapped… My believing Husband would never do that! The man speaking to me right now is a stranger, a callous man not any different from the same people he is criticizing” Roseline said

Peter felt like Roseline opened a fresh tap of cold water on him…

“Roseline, I am not anything close to them, Roseline, why are you living in self-denial, they killed Abraham.” Peter said

“And God gave us Isaac to comfort us, Christ commanded us to Love our enemies, not hate on them back or pay them back in their own Coin. Peter, we should pray for them instead, maybe our prayers will make them have a change of heart…”

“No, I won’t pray for the enemy that knows what he is doing, rather one after the other, I pray God extinguishes them so that children like Isaac will be safe….” Peter said as he looked towards where Isaac was playing.

“Isaac! Where is Isaac?” Peter said as he looked around for his son…

“Isaac, Peter what is wrong with Isaac?” Roseline asked over the phone sounding alarmed…

“I can’t find Him, he was right here with me!” Peter said running around looking for Isaac…

“Isaac! Isaac!” Peter screamed, but the reply he got was the sound of loud gunshots….

“Was that a gunshot?” Roseline asked over the phone

“Yes!”

“Peter, whereeeee is my son?” Roseline screamed over the phone followed by loud sobs….

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