Novocaine Knights

Novocaine Knights #15

Quick Announcement: I’ll be taking a break. I don’t know how long it will be, hopefully two or three weeks. But I’ll be back soon. don’t worry about me. I’m not sick or anything and I have not run out of my writing juice. In short, it’s overflowing and that is one major reason I want to pause for now. Novocaine Knights is not letting me concentrate on other things I want to write. Also, I have work to bother about which will be very grueling this April. So I have to purge Novocaine and its characters out of my system for a while to face my life. I promise to return with back to back episodes, Lord willing. Gosh! I’ll miss your comments but you can still catch me here or on 360nobs.com. And please, share the story on your Facebook and on Twitter. And as for those of…

Novocaine Knights #14

LEXUS She was dressed and ready for her date with Dominic. Standing by his classiest car she caught a glimpse of her reflection and felt stupid and utterly ridiculous. Save for her new edgy hairstyle, she didn’t quite appreciate the way Ehi had put her in a little black dress, subjected her into fixing artificial nails and made her face up. The housekeeper said she looked beautiful but she disagreed. She had refused the heels given to her by Ehi and settled for the most girly shoes she had – a pair of pink and ash colored sneakers. Dominic’s chauffer, a young guy in his thirties met up with her in the car park and opened the backdoor for her but she chose the front passenger seat instead. The chauffer shook his head in a smile and went behind the wheels. “Prince, where are we going?” she asked. “The Marquee.”…

Novocaine Knights #13

MAHMUD The cigarette burned between his lips unaided. A long ash hung loosely in the air, waiting for the slightest movement to be blown away. But Mahmud was immobile; his gaze was held by a budding mango tree in his backyard. It was the only slice of nature in his compound and it often offered him solace. Today he needed that solace as all hell had broken loose. He was about to confirm that Wura’s life was on the verge of being turned right on its head. This mess began when he returned home and found her crouched in one corner of his bed in tears. “Wura, what’s wrong?” The first response was a pillow landing hard on him. “Shey you’ve won your bet! I hope you’re happy!” “What are you talking about?” “I’m pregnant!” she cried. “You’re pregnant,” he repeated slowly; but he already knew. “Okay. You went for…

Novocaine Knights #12

Previous Episodes DOMINIC The words were stuck on his tongue. He didn’t know how to let them out. Spilling that type of news wasn’t going to be as easy as he had imagined. Across the table sat Lexus, Vhasti in her hand and a leg thrown over the armrest of her chair. One part of her breakfast went to Vhasti and the remaining barely made it into her mouth. Dominic noted that her lazy eating habits had not changed over the years. He took two sips of his coffee and tried at the words again but he failed. “Your hair is growing,” he said instead. “Yeah.” Lexus put a hand over the half of her head that was shaved. It was dark and contrasted with the other half which fell across her face in shocking red. “I want to cut the whole thing so it can grow together.” “And you’ll…

Novocaine Knights #11

If you didn’t get a notification to read this, it’s probably because you are not subscribed to this blog but to the other blog. Please subscribe to get new posts from here in your email box. If you still don’t get notifications and you’re subscribed here, chances are you’re using Gmail. They have issues. Me sef I don’t get notifications from my own blog. Smh. Previous Episodes GENESIS He was beautiful in his sleep. Nude, a pillow between his legs, twitching eyebrows and a heaving chest gave her some distraction for the morning. She stood by the foot of her bed and watched him as she sipped noodle soup from a bowl held by both hands. Mother’s plans had come to nothing; her spell on both of them, useless. Genesis hadn’t seen the faces of her rapists while she was intimate with Dominic but she hadn’t seen his face either.…

Novocaine Knights #10

Dedicated to all who take their time to leave comments. Dedicated to those who share. Dedicated, of course, to the ghost readers. The numbers don’t lie. Previous Episodes WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE WURA “Ow!” Wura cried out and shoved a bleeding forefinger before Mahmud. Just stepping into his kitchen with a bowl of frozen fish, he went to her. “How did that happen?” He put the bowl away and placed the finger under running water. “Shey you refused to buy can opener in this house. I was trying to open the can of tomatoes and it cut me.” “Pele.” He put an arm around her. She felt the heat from his breath as he left fluffy kisses at the base of her neck. She was accustomed to his lips on her body but everything he did was limited only to places she exposed. After two weeks as a couple, they were…

Novocaine Knights #9

Previous Episodes WARNING: Might contain streaks of strong language. LEXUS They ran their tests. Checked this, read that, listened to this, examined that and everything pointed to the fact that something had gone wrong with her. They brought in another set of doctors with their students who went through the entire routine again for a whole day, asking endless questions. Finally, on Sunday morning, they called in the top consultants from the neurosurgery, psychiatry and clinical psychology departments and they conferred with each other in a corner before they invited in Dominic and Eva. Lexus didn’t really bother about the expressions on her parent’s faces when the news hit them. She was lost in her own world, somewhere in the past, and she didn’t want to return. She half-listened to what the doctors were saying, catching a few words here and there. The prognosis was that she was suffering from…

Novocaine Knights #8

Yesterday, we ended the HadasahLingerie/Novocaine Knights Giveaway. Thanks to all who participated. Better luck next time. Definitely, more giveaways will come. @Mystiq18 won the final prize. A note to all the winners. Please, if you have any complaints, let me know and I will forward it to Hadassah Lingerie. Enjoy this weekend’s episode. Previous Episodes EYIMOFE “I am so sorry, Nick.” Mofe left the comfort of her luxurious bed and took a chair in one corner of her hotel room as Dominic recounted details surrounding Lexus’ brain surgery. She listened attentively, noting the deep emotion in his husky tone. “But she’s not in a coma, is she?” Mofe asked. “No. In fact, I just spoke to one of the neurosurgeons right before I called you. She woke up about an hour ago and went back to sleep. She’s okay.” Mofe was relieved at the good news. “But you don’t sound…

Novocaine Knights #7

Previous Episodes DOMINIC                                             She looked so frail. It was difficult not to reach out and hold her. The color on her face was drained and the shine of her skin now reduced to a desiccated, pallid pigment. And her hair… they had shaved it on one side, right where they drilled a hole into her skull. She was very protective of that hair. It was one of the few feminine things about her and she nurtured it as much as she played around with it. He remembered her as a little eight year old girl, dedicating a lot of her after-shower moments in front of her mirror, combing the long, radiant tresses and comparing it to her grandmother’s. At that time he had predicted she would turn out coddled and vain like her mother. How wrong he had been. He had been off about so many other things…

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