Cigaro didn’t come back again that day giving me and Sophia the opportunity we needed to phuck our brains out and get to know each other more…….As opposed to my first impression of her, she wasn’t a total b—h and was actually kinda tired of the kind of life she was living but Cigaro was the only reason she still stuck around fearing for her life…….Those were the little bits of info I could make out from the lengthy conversation cos all the while, I had been consumed by unending hatred and anger for trigger who was the sole orchestrator of my downcast mood now….
”Are you sure you are all right??”, she asked.
I could see care and compassion burning deep in her eyes. The last place I had seen such care was in my mother’s eyes as she took me to the clinic, I had fallen off the new bicycle my dad bought me as a birthday present on the tarred road, but here I was!!! Looking into the eyes of the most beautiful girl I have seen in a while and the same care replicating itself in her eyes…….There and then, I decided to tell her everything about me and the conspiracy theory……..It took about an hour to explain everything to her as she stared at me mouth agape unable to make a sound clearly shocked……
”Are you trying to tell me that you are blood????? The notorious cyber crime lord?????” She asked, unable to hide her excitement….”Dont get too excited”, I advised, ”Am not too happy with myself now, a nigga’s out there trying to run away with my sweat”.
She looked at me carefully and thoughtfully and said, ”I believe you!!! But I also think there is something you should know. A week before you were caught on our ITT grounds, this guy visited this house”, she said as she walked over to her room and came back with a photograph and the identity on the picture was unmistakable!!!!!! “Trigger”………..”He said we should call him Lord Cross and that we should find you and kill you but when we sent word of your capture to him, he requested that you should be kept alive and that he would be the one to do the killing himself when he gets here ”…I was visibly shaken by now……that explained everything, Cigaro’s adamance on me being kept alive when I caused the death of two of his men, how he risked his men’s lives to break me out of the military hospital, how I got promoted to arkman immediately after initiation and his constant trips to Abuja…..the pieces of the puzzle were now coming together very quickly…….
”He offered us twenty million naira for your head ”she further stated……Twenty million??? What the phuck???? Money I used for vacation abroad is now what was used as a price tag for my life…….I slumped back into the bed…that b—–d!!!! He knew I had a safe house in Owerri and that was where I was gonna be staying but he didn’t know where I was gonna be so he decided to contract Cigaro and his thugs to snuff me out……”so far, so good” I thought,” am not dead yet and for that reason am gonna teach trigger a lesson or two,” I had to do something and fast…..