The Immortals' Code

The Immortals’ Code #14

Read Previous Episodes Of The Immortals’ Code ELYON VILLA Leonel stood before the entrance door of Igwe’s plain-looking quarters and allowed a soldier frisk him before he was let in through a glass door into a small anteroom. His uncle, Maxwell, who was Igwe’s bodyguard and personal aide, raised a hand to stop him as he neared a door leading to Igwe’s sitting room. “His Excellency is still asleep, Leo; he cannot be disturbed.” “Come on, Uncle Max. I need to see him. It’s seven in the morning.” “Why don’t you come back by ten?” “Work. I’ll be busy then.” “Well, he’s not up yet.” The door connecting to the anteroom opened from Igwe’s sitting room opened and Igwe stuck out his head. “It’s okay, Max.”He looked at Leonel. “Come in, son.” Leonel followed him in and shut the door behind them. Unlike the other ostentatious rooms in the villa,…

The Immortals’ Code #13

ISHI’S RESIDENCE It hit Ishi in the middle of the night—sometime between 2am and 3am—that he knew what the planes and stars were. He got into a sitting position and rested his elbows on his knees in thought. A couple of hours went by and the first sounds of an early dawn broke into his bedroom. He got off his bed. In the dark, he fished for his glasses and a t-shirt and walked to the door. On second thought, he returned for his knapsack – a small blue thing that always held his iPad and a few personal items. He took out the iPad and replaced it with a laptop and a modem from his work table. He walked out of his bedroom. The sitting room was still in the state in which he had left it the night before. Stack of work files, plates of food and water…

The Immortals’ Code #12

THE REFUGE Lanre heard them arguing again. It was the fourth time in three days and they were going at it heatedly. He yawned. He was tired and the meal he just had was getting him lazier. Standing over Kyenpia’s kitchen sink with the tap running and the dishes clanking against each other noisily, he could still hear their raised voices from Kyenpia’s bedroom. The argument was over Kyenpia’s accommodation. Ishi wanted her in a more comfortable place since she was two months gone in her pregnancy but she was insisting that her one-bedroom apartment was okay for her. Lanre supported Ishi on the matter but he didn’t understand why Ishi pressed so hard when the father of Kyenpia’s baby, Leonel, made no move to relocate her to one of his homes on the Island. Everyone knew about Ishi’s intense love for Kyenpia but Lanre felt Ishi was crossing a…

The Immortals’ Code #11

It was Ramsey’s last day on civilian grounds. He was going back to base by sundown and he was all set. The only problem was that he wasn’t ready. Typically, he was feeling no form of excitement. The army had been part of his existence from birth and he was now accustomed to it but he was tired of taking orders. Leonel was his role model and he constantly envied his freedom, watching how he ran his own enterprise and made his own decisions. That was the type of life he had always wished for. In usual tradition, his brothers had treated him to a farewell dinner the previous night and he still felt lazy from the heavy meal of pounded yam and egusi David’s wife had fed him. Sitting in the silence of his bedroom, darkened by black curtains, he washed down the heaviness with a glass of vodka…

The Immortals’ Code #10

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The Immortals’ Code #9

TADE’S BAR/ A FEW MINUTES BEFORE RICHIE’S DEATH The table was silent. Bottles of beer were left opened but unconsumed, except for Richie’s which was presently glued to his lips and had no plans of making it back to the table. Tony looked at him blankly, his eyes clouded with unshed tears. His elbows briefly rested on the wobbly plastic table before him and the ignored bottles of beer shook, threatening to be toppled over. No one bothered about the table or the beers; each person was mourning Tina in their own silent way. Her death had come as a rude shock to all of them. Moses, in particular, still believed someone was pulling a nasty joke. He refused to accept that Tina was dead even after he saw her lying lifelessly on Tony’s bed just after midnight that morning. It had been surreal for him to watch Richie and…

The Immortals’ Code #8

Read Previous Episodes Of  The Immortals’ Code “Sorry, I had to do this, Hamza,” Lanre said, going behind Hamza to untie him from the chair that had held him captive for nine hours. “It was necessary.” Hamza was silent. He didn’t really have anything to say to Lanre. So much had ensued in the past forty-eight hours that his brain was still reeling from the shock of information and happenings that he didn’t have the staying power to voice out what was on his mind. He massaged his sore wrists and wiggled his feet to restore the flow of blood as Lanre stood before him again. “I had to do a serious background check on you to find out relevant information that would help in my investigations. First I needed to know if you were sent by someone.” “I was not,” Hamza said in his defense. “Second, I needed to…

The Immortal’s Code #7

Read Previous Episodes Of The Immortals’ Code THE MORNING AFTER TINA DIED Desire rubbed her eyes tiredly as she followed Hamza into his house. She forced out a stiff yawn and was tempted to drop into the nearest couch for a nap but she remembered she had to push Hamza into packing up a few things for his escape. It was seven in the morning and she felt they had taken enough risks already. She had used her limitless connections and gotten someone to allow them access to Tina’s corpse even though she knew showing their faces at the hospital at daylight was stupid and unprofessional of her. But Hamza had insisted on seeing Tina and there was nothing Desire could do about it. On their way out of the hospital, she called one of her contacts to confirm a flight for Hamza that was leaving for Helsinki at 10am. A…

The Immortals’ Code #6

Read Previous Episodes Of The Immortals’ Code GENERAL ABIODUN’S RESIDENCE Chioma was dazed. She couldn’t speak; she could hardly move a muscle. Her eyes sore and gritty from extreme crying, drowsed against her will as she sat sandwiched between her sister and her best friend who were both holding her hands and also crying intensely. A nurse had injected her earlier with something to put her to sleep but Chioma hadn’t yet succumbed to the drug. “How can I when my child’s body is still warm?” she asked into the air. No one replied her. They were now used to the short questions she asked herself every now and then. The tranquilizing drug in her bloodstream dragged her into an unwilling yawn and she became angry at herself for giving in to it. The only thing her weary eyes wanted to do was cry for her child. And cry she…

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