One of the mysteries surrounding the power of love was our feelings for a particular person, animal, or thing. And our belief that without such animate or inanimate objects, we will always be incomplete. Some section of oriented thinkers acknowledges that each one of us has a unique mate that was created only for us, while some argue that each one of us is partnered with some sections of people who were born under specific astrological patterns. Whether we choose to agree or disagree, it's been proved beyond reasonable doubt that for everyone one of us, there is a special spouse that can make us feel fulfilled. The mood in El Ramon's palace was as grand as usual, and happiness can be seen radiating on the faces of all the inhabitants, except a lady. Her name is Ajasa, and she was sad because she has not seen her lover since she arrived. When overwhelmed by tremendous grief, Ajasa dropped the tray of fruits in her hand, turned, and walked into a corridor that leads to the main parl
The cloud soon chased the twilight away, and another torrent of water fell from the sky.Though rain poured in volume, and the men were all dripping from head to feet with water. Yet, they stepped noiselessly for a while, arrived at a bridge, then halted and whispered among themselves. "Ten men should hide along this way, while the rest should follow me to the other side of the bridge," the man in the front, who was their leader, announced in a whisper. "Please tell me the plan one more time," a voice belonging to a young man let out. "You are too dull, how many times am I supposed to explain this to you." "So sorry, I'm always forgetful whenever am tensed." The team leader face another man and asked. "Are you sure about this man, I don't want a coward in my team?" "He thought it is easy to make it in the underworld!" "You can go back with your figurative tail between your buttocks!" "Shh, I will explain for the last time," the team leader announced, paused, and then resumed hi
There is nothing wrong when people try to manipulate you for selfish reasons. But to be used to satisfy someone's desire without your consent is unwise. This was unknown to the ten men who sneaked into the tall and magnificent palace and quickly got lost among the various corridors in the building.Far off, some guards were seen dozing with their heads on the wall, and the invaders sneaked on them and attacked instantly. Several gunshots sounded like handclaps, and all the dozing men fell dead immediately. "Her room is along this way," one of the men point the gun in his hand towards his left side, and the men instantly stepped forward, arrived at another long corridor, turned left, and suddenly halted, when a guard appeared at their front. "Who is over -" Another gunshot cut into the guard's speech. He looked stunned for a bit, raise his hand towards the bullet hole in his chest, and then fell dead with open eyes. The men stepped over the dead man, walked for a while, and appear
Because of the failed assassination attempt, the security of El Ramon's palace had suddenly become tight, and all incomers and outgoing visitors were checked diligently before passing the big black gate. Hours later, hundreds of mafias that were previously working with El Capone gathered in front of El Ramon's palace, and prince El Ramon's right-hand man was seen addressing them."You are all welcome into our camp. You will be employed, as long as you are ready to swear your allegiance to prince El Ramon." "We are ready!" The men in his front answer back with one voice. "In that case, I will invite him to perform the rite by himself," he announced, veered at a guard in black uniform, and whispered into his ear. "Okay, boss," the guard answered back, grinned, and quickly raced toward the inside of the palace. "What about some of us that were senior staff with prince El Capone before his death?" "You will all be employed on the same grade and level. It's now left for you to prove y
The guards around Andrea were doubled, then changed after a few hours. Knowing their lives won't be worth a penny if anything should happen to her, the men were very vigilant, and are ready to protect her with their lives. Inside her private quarter, the beautiful lady was seen in a joyous mood, and her laughter as she tickled the mean-looking white wolf soon infected the grimly-looking guards on duty. "You have a visitor," one of the guards bowed and announced to her. "What is the visitor's name?" "Achia, the leader of all the female labourers in our land." "Bring her inside." The man bowed, turned, and went out of Andrea's sight, but soon returned in a few minutes. "You can go." "Oh Andrea, am very happy that you are safe." "Thank you, Madam Achia. It's a long time of darkness and trials. But I believe it will be over soon." "Aye, hard times don't last. Only hard people do." "What can I offer you? Your face is a delight for sour eyes." "I just had my lunch before coming.
Death, they say is inevitable. All humans must face this end.To some, it's the end. While to others, it's the beginning of another journey. The formal belief there is no more hope for the dead. While the latter argue that death and life are the same. We live to die and die to live again. Whatever we decided to believe or disbelieve, we will all know when we reach the other side.Yet one of the greatest fooleries among humans is our endless wants, knowing we all have but few years to live.Little wonder one of the wisest men that ever walked the surface of the earth opined that.'I will eat, drink and spend my time with the woman that my heart desires. I will not be too righteous, so I can live longer. Not be too foolish, so I can avoid unnecessary death. But I will enjoy myself while am young before old age arrives, and death sneaked on me.' Today is the final rite of prince El Capone, and the mafia king's palace was filled to the brim with uniformed men and colourfully dressed inh
Things aren't working as planned for the Country P merchants and the grim on their faces is more than enough to reveal their state of mind. Sitting in their usual position, the sad-looking men were in deep conversation. "Those sent after Banjo had been ambushed and El Ramon has been ignoring our invitations," Augur announced. "Banjo will be found and another attempt will be made on his life. As for El Ramon's silence, I was called some hours ago to come with our document for him to sign," Priest answered back. "That's good news. Now our port clearance will be cleared, and we can sail anytime we choose," Aries let out. "What about the supply of opium from the royal house?" "That will be arranged as well." "We should thank Priest for this. El Capone will never allow him to sign when alive." "This is not time for appreciation. We need to employ the services of professional assassins for those who were El Ramon's loyalists, and also money for those who will be bribed." "Priest has
The Country P representative arrived at El Ramon's palace the following day, but they were amazed to discover that the prince had relocated to his father's palace. Left with no choice, the three men squad retraced their steps back to the mafia king's palace and were admitted into his private quarter to await prince El Ramon. "He will be with you in a few minutes, please," one among the guard bowed and announced. "It's okay, we aren't in a hurry." A moment after the guards left, a lady appeared with a tray of wine and three glasses. She served the two men with a fixed smile, bowed, and was gone as quietly as she has arrived. "Here befit us, and Priest will look good on the mafia throne," one of the men whispered to his comrades. "Yes, but I will suggest we build our palace. Who knows how many secrets enter and exit here?" "You are right. We will never be saved here." "Yes. We need our fortress." One among the men saw a six feet statue of a man with an aristocratic look, he st