Just as Philip was about to say something else, they heard a voice from behind. It was their leader who was approaching them with his head bowed in respect. “Yes, sir. They told the truth. Some of them exhibited lethal icy powers that almost killed us,” said the man.“You don’t know where they came from?” Philip asked in a particularly curious manner because from everything he had studied about them, they usually came from somewhere.“We have no idea where they might have come from, sir.”Philip sighed and shook his head, frustrated, “And what did Aldi do about all these?”“We actually laid our complaints to him during the month that two of our units got wiped out by that group of men,” the leader said, “He didn’t reply to our complaints until the other four were wiped out.”“Shit,” Philip said under his breath. “Thank you for still standing firm to do your duty. You are truly a legit Snyder soldier,” Risan placed his hands on the leader’s left shoulder with a smile.“We will contin
Philip stepped out of the car along with Risan and they were directed by a gentleman to one of the camps of the deployed security men. As they walked, Philip looked around the surroundings; they were actually in a forest, moving past tall trees that looked as if they were about to fall. Yes, it was a forest, but the environment didn’t look conducive. This wasn’t what he planned for the security guards. He wanted them to stay in a well built shelter that was spacious enough and comfortable for them. He had specified in his letters to Aldi that some of the money sent was dedicated to the upkeep of the security men that he deployed. The gentleman leading them, halted in front of a scrappy building that sent shock waves down Philip’s body. If only his father was there to see where the security men were living; it would be instant chaos.Some armed men who were standing just before the building had seen Philip approaching and they bowed their heads in utmost respect. It was heartwarming s
While signing off some documents, Arold heard his phone vibrating on the table and when he picked it up, he saw that Damita was the caller. Even though he was surprised and happy at the same time, he managed to hide it while speaking.“I wasn’t expecting your call,” he said.“I….uhm….I didn’t want to disobey my boss’s son,” she replied.When he checked the time, it was already some minutes past eight that evening so he decided to test her one more time, “I will take you home only when I see you in my office.”“I am not allowed to come to your office after my closing hours,” she replied over the phone. He could feel that her voice was mixed with both hesitation and desire.“My brother isn’t around, is he?”“He might find out.”“It’s your decision to make, Damita. After all, I am not forcing you,” Arold said, as he continued writing on one of the papers. When she hung up, he closed the documents and kept the pen aside. The day had drained him of all his energy; just like every other d
Arold was scrolling through his ipad in his office at the mansion when a knock suddenly came on the door, “Come in,” he said, knowing that it wasn’t a terrorist or kidnapper. Behold, Damita was the one that stepped in, closing the door behind her. “Good morning, Arold. This report came for you last night and it needs your signature,” she said with an expressionless face. If not for anything, Arold would have held her hands together on his bed and felt her body with his lips. She wasn’t the most beautiful of the ladies he had met but she was the type that played very hard to get and he loved those types of women. They had something to preserve that would feed his passion.“What’s it about?” he asked, receiving the file from her and deliberately put his finger on hers. Just as he expected, she withdrew her hand immediately.“A small shop owner in this city sent a request to you,”Damita replied. He could feel her heart beating fast because she wasn’t looking at him straight in the eye.
Aldi led them further up the staircase before they finally got to the office. He stepped in first and opened the door wide for them to step in and then he closed the door, maybe to give them privacy. Philip sat down on one of the chairs, along with Risan.“What brings you here, master?” Aldi asked with a soft voice. “You sent a report to my father, why?” Philip asked, glancing at Aldi with patience. He didn’t wait for Risan to be his spokesman on the matter.“We had a problem of less security and less food supply, so I had to relay the matter to you through your father,” Aldi replied.Philip felt his rage rise to a certain level and he stood up, “Do you know how much I had to spend on deploying security to this God-forsaken village?” He tucked his hands in his pockets, trying to force a fake smile on his face, “And now you tell me that more than half of 5000 trained security men were killed, just like that?”“Yes sir, I am afraid so. I tried to look into the matter, but I couldn’t fi
The jet cruised in the air in the direction that the pilots wanted it to go. Meanwhile, Philip was seated on one of the chairs thinking of what he would see if he finally got to the Hamptun village. He told Risan not to inform the head of Hamptun village about his arrival because it was going to be a surprise and he swore within him to deal with the bloody man if he got there and found out that they were all lying to him.“I can see the smoke rising from your head already,” Risan said and Philip turned with a glowered look on his face.“I wish this was a joke, Risan but unfortunately, it is not.” Said Philip.“Nothing is ever a joke to you,” Risan replied with a smile and turned to look at the waitress who was approaching them with a tray of two drinks.“Then how have you been tolerating me?” Philip asked, directing his gaze to the window near him while the lady kept his drink on his table.Risan took his own glass of drink and sighed, “You are suffering because of someone’s actions t
It was dinner time and Reginald was the first to sit down, followed by Arold who sat by the right side of the table. Their food was served along with Philip’s even though he wasn’t present yet, “I haven’t had the chance to ask you about your wellbeing. So how have you been?” Reginald asked as he put some food into his mouth with a fork.“I have been well, Dad,” Arold replied with a smile. He was glad that his father had remembered to ask about his well-being.“Your doctor said that you were recovering very well from your drug addiction,” Reginald added.“I am. How have you been, father?” He didn’t want the topic to go further than expected because his father knew how to make an irrelevant issue relevant.“Well, I am not addicted to drugs, so I am doing very well,” Reginald said, still eating his food. Just as he ended his reply, Philip walked into the dinner room and sat down by the left side of the table.“Good evening, Dad,” Philip said, picking up his fork. Arold didn’t mind that P
Drina prepared dinner and set it on the table. She and Marianne were the only people living in the house, so she could only prepare food for two. As she set the food on the table, Marianne came out of her room and sat down on a chair with a smile, “I wish I knew your mother. She must have taught you a great deal about being a good girl,” Marianne said and Drina was forced to giggle shyly.“She was the busy type,” Drina said as she sat down to eat, “I never knew she was so sensitive to things until the day we got attacked.”“Back when I was a child, I had a mom who never acted like a mother. Instead of taking care of us, she delighted in taking care of her addiction to drinking.”“I’m so sorry.”“No need to be sorry. Every one of us faces our consequences when it is time and her time was sooner than expected.”“What about your father?” Drina asked.“My father left us for another woman because my mother was a drunkard who never wanted to change,” Marianne drank a little from her glass o