April 12, 2017 at 3:46 pm #992022
She was walking down a gloomy path in the
And the cold air sent shivers down her
She had the feeling she was being watched
closely by something dangerous.
”What was it? Why is it following me?” She
asked herself. Perhaps, whatever was
following her was stalking her to get the
flower in her hand. ”But, why can’t the
person pluck his own flower by the riverbed
I just plucked mine from?”
she could hear footsteps behind her.
Whoever it was was walking like a [email protected]
. The footsteps were making very little
sounds that if not for her training, she
wouldn’t be so calm to hear them.
She heard a knife gliding out of its sheath
behind her and she tensed. How would she
fight with someone in the dark? She could
hardly see beyond her nose.
Suddenly, the wind started to blow
furiously. She tightened her grip on the
flower. The foot steps were becoming faster,
the person was running to catch up with
She reached under the behind her belt, close
to her abdomen, grabbed the pistol
concealed there and corked it. She guaged
the position of the attacker and in a quick
turn, she sent a bullet straight into the
chest of the attacker.
The man groaned and asked her to run.
Why would her attacker ask her to run?
”who are you and what do you want?” She
asked with her shaky voice. She pointed the
gun at him at close range.
”Run now!” He shouted painfully.
She heard faster footsteps behind her. She
was slow to turn. Another man grabbed her
neck from behing her and punched the
pistol off her hand. She struggled
desperately to break free from his strong
grip but he wasn’t letting her go. He
dragged her helplessly past the man she
shot. It was the guard! The one who she
met at the gate not long ago. She shot the
person who came to help her!
Shindara strugged to break free from his
grip but her hit his gun behind her neck
and she fainted.
Shindara jerked up from her slip. She looked
around the room.
”Thank God. It was a dream” She scooped
the beads of sweats formed on her face and
got out of her bed. She unplugged her
ringing phone from the socket and picked
”Yes, I just woke up ”
”I had the same dream too. I’m scared”
”Okay, I will, as soon as I’m free. Bye!”.
She looked into her miror and looked at her
‘I need to sleep more! Oooooh” She
grumbled and scooped her hair backwards.
She logged into her whatsapp and replied
some messages and then disturbance came.
”All new recruits should be out on the
training ground in ten minutes! I repeat, all
new recruits should be on the training
ground in ten minutes.
Good morning everyone” The speaker
outside her quaters blared.
”Wetin again now? Early in the morning. Is
it a crime to join the army?” She kicked the
pillow on the ground aside and ran into her
bathroom to get ready. ”I pity the person
who’d get there late.” She chuckled. ”He’d
probably spend over one hour pinning his
head on the ground” She made a morning
joke for herself and grinned.
She now had soap all over her bare body as
she scrubbed everywhere she could reach.
She reached for the shower switch and
switched it on.
Waster gushed out and she washed her face
clean of soap. The showers suddenly
stopped releasing water. She looked up to
face the shower head with a baffled look.
”Ha! Not today! Please.” She flicked the
switch up and down as she jumped around
in the bathroom.
”I’m in soup!” She lamented.
Twenty minutes later, A lady ran up to join
the line of new recruits standing at atention
on the training ground. This particular
unlucky lady was busy adjusting her khaki
trouser while trying to pass the belt through
”You’re late! Sergeant Shindara” The
luitenant barked out the obvious situation.
All the new recruits turned to look her a
Her hair was still wet and messy. Water
trickled down her face freely. And her blue
T-shirt was alread soaked at the neck with
few drops of water here and there on it. She
held her khaki trouser desperately to her
waist to keep it from dropping. Her boots,
well, imagine a tangled earpiece, that was
how her laces were.
”I’m sorry sir” She whispered
‘Unlucky girl. Only you came late” She
chided herself ‘lets hope they use your
gender to deal with you gently’
”Anyway! Fall in line.” The luitenant brushed
her case aside and every recruit looked at
eachother with surprise. Was the luitenant
getting soft? Or was it because she was a
No! He’d always dished out the same
punishments to both genders.
Shindara who was still waiting for her
punishment was surprised. He was letting
her off the hook. For real! How sweet of
”We’ve ddecided to bring a very experienced
soldier to be one of your instructors and
He’s a man with high ranks in the army
and I’m sure he will do a good job in
disciplining you all and making you better
soldiers. I present to you Luitenant general
Henry” The luitenant made a salute at the
built man behind him and stepped aside for
LT.G Henry to speak.
Shindara saw him and knew he was trouble!
His face reminded her of a song.
‘Boys are not smilling’…. ‘But, he’s cute’
*******************April 12, 2017 at 3:47 pm #992023
Lt. Henry climbed the little podium with all
sense of purpose. His face was firm and
strong. The morning sun was up and it
added more brightness to the lightness of
his skin. His pupils were pitch black and
had that spark in it. A spark that seemed
like he’d blow up in anger soon.
His body, excatly what we call a macho
mans kind of body. His uniform wrapped
his frame up tightly and others would thing
his muscles would rip his clothes off.
”Errm errm” He cleared his throat. Every
recruit shivered. Shindara had now
completely dressed up and the only problem
left for her was her wet hair.
”Good morning everyone” Lt. Henry greeted
with a firm voice.
”Morning Sir!” The recruits replied.
”I’m luitenant General Henry Olarewaju. I
will be one of your instructors from now
Therefore the only things I will be needing
from you guys will be deligence and
Discipline will be dished out accordingly to
anyone who does wrong. Starting from now.
You there!” He pointed to Shindara at the
end of the line. Her heart jumped into her
mouth. She turned her head to look at him
fully with a look like ” Are you calling me
She stepped out of the line and faced him
with a salute. ”Sir”
”I want seventy counts of frog jumps from
you for coming late!” Lt. Henry said cooly
and turned to continue addressing the
‘Let this be a dream please’ Shindara
She could see some of her colleagues trying
to hide their amusement at her
predicament. She shot a viscious angry
glare at the new demon in the camp and he
turned his gaze to meet hers.
Her frown vanished Immediately and she
began the punishment.
Lt. Henry had a crooked little smile at the
corner of his mouth. He turned again to
address the recruits.
”Hey mama!” Diana hailed as she carried
her food towards Shindara who was
devouring her food at a table in the
”Hi.” Shindara replied. ”want to join me?”
”No! I wanted to walk into this wall with my
food, that’s why I came to this corner”
Diana dropped her tray of food on the table
for four and sat. She uncovered the bottled
water and drank its contents to half.
”See, If you’re here for another wahala just
vanish. I have enough things to worry about
now” Shindara dug her knife into her food
Diana grinned knowingly ”And by things you
mean ”Mr Mancho” abi?” Diana laughed
hard. ”cool it sweetheart, he’s a man
afterall, he’ll like the machendise”
”Which yeye machendise! He better not
even try any funny stuff with me. All I feel
like doing now is to strangle the goat out of
him” Shindara puffed.
Diana giggled ”Just don’t kill that Hunk for
the girls that haven’t gotten on his bad
”Hunk? That one that looks like Hitler!”
Shindara scoffed ”spare me please”
Diana brought her head closer to Shindara
ears and whispered ”I think he likes you!
And I think Oga’s wife like him too”
‘Of all people to like me! It’s now one goat
that has no iota of a gentleman in him. It’s
not even possible’ Shindara thought
”Please, I’m his first culprit and I’ve earned
the position of a bad soldier to him” She
replied ”But, Ogas wife? Gist me please”
”We saw her staring lustfully at him this
morning. You know the way we bite our
fingers in a Sekxy way na, that was what
she did when he looked her way” Diana
spoke like a recorder.
‘I don’t bite my hand like that. Why would
”He just gave her that cold stare and
walked into his office. You needed to see
the look on her face!” Diana giggled.
” You mean General Okafors wife likes that
Goat.” Shindara smilled cunningly ”If the
General finds out”
”Lt. Henry will be sent back now,
immediately” Diana replied.
”Are you thinking what I’m thinking?”
Shindara winked at Diana. Diana folded her
hands and raised her eyebrows up.
Shindara wanted to plot a way for the
General to find out.
”Don’t even think of it” Diana eyed her and
scooped more rice into her mouth. Diana
almost coughed out the rice in her mouth
when she saw someone approaching them
behind Shindara. The Goat himself and he
was coming with his tray of food.
”What’s wrong with you?? Are you okay?
You look like you’ve swallowed a bone.”
Shindara attended to Diana who was
holding onto her neck with red eyes. Diana
swallowed the rice in her mouth and
composed herself nervously on the chair.
Sindara still hadn’t seen Lt. Henry coming
behind her and still continued piercing her
food here and there with her knife.
”Erm erm!” Shindara heard someone clear
his voice behind her. She turned to see who
it was and before she knew it, she had said
”Oh Goat……” She quickly turned her face
back to her food and swallowed saliva.
”Goats eat leaf you know” She spoke to
Diana as if that was what she wanted to
Diana stood up to salute and so did
Shindara. Lt. Henry didn’t reply but instead,
he sat don on a vacant chair and began to
eat. Diana gushed as she attempted to sit
down when Shindara yanked her back to her
full standing position.
”We’ll excuse you sir!” Shindara eyed Diana
and picked up her tray to leave.
”You need not worry about that. Every table
in the cafe has been occupied” Lt. Henry
spoke and raised up his face to look at
Shindara. He was assuring her he wasn’t
wicked with those eyes of his.
‘who are you trying to decieve with those
innocent eyes? Yeye dey smell. It won’t hurt
to sit down by this goat sha’ She thought.
She sat along with Diana and they ate in
Lt. Henry didn’t finish his food.
”Good day Sergeants” He picked up his tray
Shindara was beginning to have a second
thought. Although he seemed cold, he was
somehow calm and endearing. And those
eyes! She could kill for them.
”Just look at him go” Diana blushed as she
stared at him dreamily.
”I know right?” Shindara replied
Henry made his way out of the cafe and
walked up into his white G-wagon parked
nearby. He unlocked the car and got in. He
switched on the Mp3 player and soft blues
music started playing.
He rolled down his windows and was about
driving away when he heard a lady call him.
”Luitenant Henry!” Ogas wife. The red
haired American diva who married General
Okafor two years ago. Their marriage had
been the talk of the town. General Okafor,
as ugly as he was surprised the young and
agile men by his ability to win over a lady
”Hello ma’am” Henry smilled and rested his
elbow on the window frame.
‘Here comes trouble’ He thought.
”Hi! How are you? You eat here too?” The
Oyinbo woman chorused as if she was
She was smilling and flashing her white
sparkling teeth. Henry looked behind her
and saw two of her body guards standing
some metres behind her.
”This is the only Cafe in Wing A where one
can find good food.” Henry replied her with
another fake smile.
”Yeah. True. Oh, where are my manners?
I’m Trina by the way.”
”Okay, Madam Trina. I’ll be on my way
now” Henry smiled again and made to
switch his engine on.
”Oh poo. Don’t be silly” Trina laughed ”Just
call me Trina. Do you know anything about
Alkido Henry?” She asked another question
to hook him down.
”Alkido? I suppose so.” Henry was no more
smilling now. He was bored.
”Oh great. I’ve been looking for someone to
teach me” Trina pouted like a baby.
”Let me help” Henry said. Trina’s face lit
up. ”Hey buddy!” Henry Called out to one of
”Sir!” He replied.
”You do Alkido?” Henry asked.
”Good! Madam Trina here needs an
instructor” Henry smilled at Trina who was
looking baffled. ”Good day Trina!” Henry
saluted and drove off.April 12, 2017 at 3:47 pm #992024April 12, 2017 at 5:37 pm #992077Lexxxino™Member
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This story is gonna be so lit.