The humanoid croaks, walking on to where its target would be. And as it gets there, just outside the window, it raises the bow to eye level, putting his fingers to the non-existent bowstring.
Then, a line of white shimmering energy appears which the humanoid plucks as far back. Another energy strand appears, forming an arrowhead of thin energy strand at the bow, ending into a feathered bottom that is now held by the humanoid on the plucked string.
And then, Tade’s strained physique blurs into the view, at the open driveway. He stops, his mouth aghast at the sight that greets him, unable to bring himself to do anything.
Indeed, he cannot do anything because at the very moment, the arrow made of the milky white energy is only seconds from being fired by the assassin.
His breathing doubles as time slows, panic filling him because it shows that all his efforts are all but nought. After all, the scenario he had been striving to avoid is
Seeing that, even the hesitant family rush in, opening the door as Tunrayo begins to drive even as they rush in, Deola being hoisted in first.And then, with a loud screech, Tunrayo's convertible tyres paint black on the asphalt as the zooms off and away."So, somebody tell me, what is going on?" Tolani, the mother of Deola asks in a fast rising tempo.They are huddled into the backseat, Richard at the seat behind Tade while Tolani is behind Tunrayo, this, putting Deola right at the center of them all.For a brief moment, the entire car is silent, each person trying to process that which has happened.Tade's mind is agog with responsibility towards all the people in the car as he understands that because of him, they all would be targeted.He cannot bring himself to say that this might have turned out well, being that, Tunrayo had popped up right on time. No, he rather would not.Instead, he blames himself for being so clumsy. F
"Nooooooo…."Blood trickles down from her head as her body continues to propel out. Overcome by numbness, Tade stretched out, his hand clutching her leg and holding her back just as the convertible stance shifts again, the somersault in progress.And then, a sploshing sound as the car plunges down, deep down into water."Water?" Tade groans, umconfused as to when there was ever a water body here…Of course, he'd sensed one but the waters would not be so clear for those pure water spirits to use.Murky and stangant water bodies are the standard no-no for his people which is why he had not considered this to be of any importance.A mistake he is come to realize now.Tade huffs, ripping out the seatbelt that restrained him to the seat. He made to go for Tunrayo who is somewhat struggling, albeit, less than the others in the backseat, her head on the steering facing him.There is a cut on the forehead and her eyes loo
"Tsk… Damn you! How can you be this strong at your failing health level?" Enas groans, rolling over to evade another stomp of Tade."It's the power of love, my dear. The extent that emotion can motivate has no limit." A feminine voice that belongs not to Tade whispers in the background while Enas gets to his feet finally and begins to trade blows with a furious Tade.However the brothers do not hear the femine but alluring voice of their mother queen as they engage themselves in battle. A punch sails through to the air to Tade’s head but the latter tilts himself backward, evading the blow. But Enas is not over as he follows with a combo attack of a knee kick to the stomach.Groaning, Tade doubles over, spitting out ichor from his mouth. Enas seizes the opportunity in a flash and slams his left elbow heavily, right at the center of Tade, crumpling the latter to the ground.“You always thought to be the better of us… spoilt brat. T
Her worry is not far fetched however, for by the side of them, at the far side of Debi's left is the Water Spirit King, Arinle, eyebrows knitted fiercely while his eyes flash with light in sync with the blistering aura emanating from his body."What… is… this… madness?" He balls his fists, his eyes bulging while muscles contract visibly all over him.Arinle, like before, is adorned in a silver scaled sleeveless top that perfectly packs in all the muscularity that he has. On his waist is a golden shining belt with a single tower-like tip, large enough that it covers half of his stomach before getting ended at his waist, from which the blue scaled trousers runs down.On his face is a large wreath of luxurious black beard, from his jaws down to the uppermost of his chest. He has bushy eyebrows as well, glittering eyes that tell of madness unspeakable, his whole form shivering with condensed furious rage."Father&helli
It has been some hours, a day approximately, since the encounter on the muddy banks. Today, the air smells different, with the scent of water coupled with the sweet harmonies of chirping birds while the sun sets in the distance, sinking down into the depths of the lake.Two people stand a little after the whitewashed picket fence, staring down at the beautiful setting of the orange spotted sky, their hearts pounding in the excitement of being close to the one who meant so much to them.Tade, wearing a yellow vintage shirt with patterns of a palm tree, has his hands in his slim fit black trousers and a broad, satisfied smile on his face.By his side, his 'girl', the quiet, reserved but sweet lady, Deola stands, her palms hugging each other infront of her while her body is clothed with a floral orange gown, red slides on her feet. Her face has a pasted satisfied smile as well as she gazes on ahead.After some more minutes of silence, she turns to look at Ta
Under the starless night, the clouds drift about lazily in the peaceful scenery of night, with a few bats navigating on their own activities undisturbed by the soft sounding music from the Assembly Hall below. The hall is lit with fanciful lights and soft decorations as youths in fancy clothings mill around, chatting, laughing, taking shots or merely just moping.The tiny waves in the lagoon some metres away from the hall hums gently, breathing it's evening blessing of cool airs towards the people.Around the magnificent hall that stretches for about 200meters long is the granite shore, littered with different types of vehicles, all exuding class and caste. For another 100 meters, the cars are parked, from the Hall to the Lake, only ceasing in their numbers as the little lake fence, which was built to prevent careless people from falling into the lake, comes to view.Behind the hall, inland, are the school buildings, adminstrative offices, bloc
Deola frame shakes visibly as she heaves, fatigue and sadness mixed up in the inhalation and exhalation. As for Tunrayo, she simply looks at Deola, eyes narrowed as she still processes what she had seen earlier."I need to clean up, Tee.""You're done, this time?" Tunrayo's eyes regain focus, settling on her bowel distressed friend."Yeah!""Alright. I'll just go to look for tissue. Just stay right here." Tunrayo gesticulates as she moves towards the purse on the roof of the convertible. She slips her phone into the wine colored purse and hugs it to her waist, taking careful steps through the mixed crowd of youthful males and females, towards the hall.Deola heaves once more, resting her frame against the back of the convertible.Just how did she get into all this? She ponders, pulling off the long black haired wig that is soaking wet, off her head. She raises the wig to her nose and sniffs, only to crunch her face in disgust and
The moment his feet entered water and his hands connected with the lady, the young man mused in his heart that she is to be his, and his only.The wave violently flings them out, like one would spew out extremely hot water. In that moment, he can feel the panic of the almost unconscious lady, through her chest.And at that moment, his heart skips a beat."You're safe. I'm with you." He mutters as he tactically maneuvers his body, twisting with the flexibility of a reptilian as he switch's places with the lady for the imminent ground impact.BWASKKKKKKAA!The young man grit his teeth as he absorbed the impact of his back on hard granite shore. For a brief seconds, he feels the need to do something, unleash something but hardens his heart against that.Instead, he banks on the impact rebound force and locks lips straight into the lady's mouth. For yet another second, he wishes time to stay still as he playfully explores the insides