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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MUST READ: Story that touches the heart: Part 2

Continuation I quickly pulled off her night wear and dressed her up with the clothes she wore from her place. A black jean trouser and a pink top. It truly was the most difficult and irritating task i have ever done in my life. _ "what next?" i asked myself as i looked out of my room window. The hostel{lodge} gate was still locked. There wasn't anyway i could carry her out of the lodge without waking the gateman or seen by early morning weed smokers, {Annoying students who were fond of smoking hemp in front of some hostels]. Moreover the hostel lights were equally on and glaring. I
rubbed my face in desperation. I was living at the top-most floor and so had little or nothing to hope on. It was a do or die affair. _ I left my room and took a quiet tour round the lodge. Fortunately no one was outside, which really was a very big relief. I went round the lodge searching for a quiet hidden place i could dump Nmeka's body. Of course i wasn't thinking of dumping her outside the lodge because their wasn't a way i could do it without being seen. I couldn't ask the gateman to open the gate without arousing suspicion nor scale the fence with such a heavy load. I had to look for a spot within the lodge to dump the body. _ Finally an idea quickly struck me. The was a staircase at the extreme end of wing c which was hardly used because the three stairs at the front and middle back of the big hostel was the most preferred by everyone. The staircase was exactly the kind of place i was badly searching for. There wasn't any bulb underneath it like the other staircases {the bulbs were probably stolen} and so had poor visibilty even in the afternoon. My only fear was that the cleaners who swept the lodge every morning might discover her on time. Perhaps before i could be able to dispose her handbag and other belongings which i intend disposing at a place very far from the lodge later in the morning. _ Seriously i never imagined my heart could be as dark as it was that fateful morning, but it got me to realise that the heart of man is very dangerous especially when faced with an unimaginable circumstance. _ I quickly inspected the staircase, rushed to my room and carried the poor girl's body. Discreetly i headed back to the staircase, my heart almost at breaking point. I quietly carried her to the staircase, my heart beating wildly as i carried the heavy load. I needed a whole lot of luck to avoid detection. Only a single mistake could destroy everything i had planned. _ Luckily i got to my destination without being seen. I calmly dumped and pushed her well underneath the staircase {of the first floor}. "if things go as planned perhaps it will take a day or two before she's discovered" i reasoned before another idea came into my head. _ I rushed up to my room, grabbed a bucket of water, came down and poured it all over her. I wasn't a biologist but i felt it could destroy any evidence like my prints which were on her body. Yea it might sound silly but i felt a bit relieved after doing it even though the water quickly spilled out towards the exit door but it wasn't enough to draw attention. I grabbed the empty bucket and returned to my room. I knew nobody would investigate a spilled water in a lodge filled with students. Unless of course the cleaners. _ As I got to my room, i quickly cleaned up everywhere, packing up all of Nmeka's things in a big black sack bag including her phone which was the first in the list, but before doing it i first logged into her 2go account{luckily the appilication opened without asking for a password} and deleted everything about me, including my phone numbers and text messages we shared. I knew the police had the means to get me if they were serious but i did everything just as a precaution. I equally washed the bathroom, and changed my bedsheet, made sure everything was in order before sitting down to rest. _ I was so terrified and nervous. I needed all the goodluck in the world. I was scared of being caught. My future just stood before me, glaring at my face. I knew i did the worst atrocity by trying to hide the poor girl, but i had no choice than to do it. I wasn't ready to hang for something i had no hand in. _ Nervously i waited for the hostel gate to be opened, the success of my plans depended on it. I had to dispose Nmeka's things in a place very far away. Precisely in a river. _I cracked my head searching for a good river but couldn't remember any. In desperation i thought of other alternatives. "A good bush will do" i concluded as i remembered a very large bush, four hostels behind mine. The bush really was at the end of the street. A yet to be developed plot. _ But i was very unsure of the best time to head to the place. I knew there wasn't a way i could go there without being seen by many students and my movement might draw suspicion due to the sack bag in my possession and if eventually Nmeka's body is found, tongues may talk and i could be caught. I reasoned. "The only solution was to head out of the school environs with my load perhaps towards the small mechanic village which was fifty naira bus drop away from my lodge, find a good refuse dump site and dispose everything" . _____ _ Luckily her body wasn't discovered that morning and so by 7:45am, i smashed her phone sim and memory card wrapped the debris in a small nylon before flinging it with the phone back into the sack bag. Soon after i left the lodge with my load and headed towards mechanic village, nervous, shaken but determined. _ It was very easy to find a burning refuse dump site when i got there. I quickly disposed everything and headed back to my lodge a bit relieved. All that was left was to sit and wait for the poor girl to be discovered. _ I kept to myself, acting cool and trying hard not to behave in a way that could draw suspicion. It wasn't easy, i couldn't eat, sleep nor do anything. I was conscious of everything, plus i began seeing things. Strange weird things. Perhaps it was my imagination, perhaps it was guilt and fear but i truly wasn't myself anymore. I didn't kill the girl but i wronged her spirit. I felt she was everywhere i went, staring at me with her dark eyes. _ Then she was discovered........................ An early monday cry from one of the cleaners ripped the whole lodge apart. _To be continued

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