I dodged her landing on the bed with that knife targeted at me,as I didn’t even know when I shouted “chineke eh!’.
Running across to the other side of the room,and using a table to create a barrier between us,I started asking her if something was wrong with her. She grinned wickedly and continued scheming in her head on how best to actualise her intention of killing me.
I kept appealing to her,as well as shouting,hoping that someone will come to my aid.She was full of rage,anger, hatred and evil and enormous strenght,as if possessed by something whose only intent is to terminate me that instant.
“After killing you today,I will see how my stupid sister will now have you again to herself!” She repeatedly said,and immediately found a way to get across,and charged at me again.Due to how compacted the room was,I didn’t quite dodge her blow well this time around,and the knife landed at the back of my left arm,and penetrated deep as I screamed out loud,while the act itself seem to have even motivated her the more to complete her intention of murdering me.
She forcefully tried withdrawing the knife again out of my body,and a sudden type of anger,a wicked and malicious anger filled with contempt,took over me,as it occurred to me that Nkiru readily intends to really kill me.
I used my right leg to give her a heavy kick on her tummy,with the force moving her out of my way immediately as she wailed in bitterness.
I tried to forcefully remove the knife from my arm,but realised it was stuck to a bone.Blood was now everywhere,all my clothes were drained with blood,and the pain and the profuse blood loss was getting to me real fast.
I totally forgot Nkiru was in that room again, to my own detriment.
Like a heavy swooshing, I heard a heavy object land on my head “gbim!” and before I could know what was happening,the same object landed on my back again,and the chief architect was Nkiru,and the object she had in her hand was a small wooden chair I didn’t know existed till now.
In my faint and feeble state,I managed to shift from her third hit,and she missed a shift,landing on the floor with a heavy thud and wailed agonizingly.
I laid down there,using my last strength to cry for help which seemed to be nonexistent anymore.
Like a recharged angry badass she now is,she dragged herself up again,and this time around,to make sure she completed her intention of killing me.
I kept crying out faintly. She took that small wooden chair,raised it up,and as soon as she wanted to use her remaining strength to launch it at my head,I woke up.
There,sitting beside me was Amara looking terribly worried and stated that I have been shouting and screaming and wailing all this while and have refused to wake up.
I looked at myself again,observed my body and was totally lost.I didn’t know what was happening neither did I know where I am anymore. I didn’t know whether I was now in real life or still in an altered consciousness,but I did know for sure that I almost died,and that is the third attempt on my life now since I met Pretty.
“Odii,what happened?” Amara asked me,bringing me back.
I looked at her,and didn’t even know what to tell her.How do I begin to tell her that her sister,or probably,that someone disguised as her sister to kill me,and almost did if not that I woke up or that she woke me up?
” I had a very bad dream.” I finally said.
“Do you remember it?” She asked further.
“I only remember that I almost died,and I guess that was why you heard me screaming!”. I replied.
She smiled and assured me that it was “just a dream”,that I shouldn’t make much out of it.
I nodded in agreement to her request/assurance.
“Do you want us to go out?” She asked me.
“I will love that very much I swear!” I said,and she started laughing out loud.
“You will spend o?” She warned.
“No problem!” I said,and started staring at something.
” What are you looking at?” She asked me.
“Nothing!” I replied.
“I have told you to forget about the dream okay.Its just a dream!” She reiterated.
” I know my dear.I know!” I said happily.
I was previously in doubt that I didn’t quite see well the first time,but on a proper look as I left the room with Amara,I realised that Pretty has been there all along, and she gave me a “hi5”,which made me smile and feel somehow elated.
Game on malevolent bastard,Game on!