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Copper John – Season 1 – Episode 7

episode 7

John, TJ and Tomiwa sat under a tree not far from the palace, the

only news john wanted to hear was that the king was dead so

that he could carry out his plan to perfection, the hunter had left

them and gone back to his home, he seemed less bothered than

they were, maybe he wanted something like that, his daughter

getting married to a king, TJ looked at John in surprise, he had

never seen him act with so much determination, Joy had surely

had a lot of impact on him, Tomiwa mind had wandered away, he

was thinking of his father, his mother and his little sisters,

though he had not informed them of his decision to come to

Lagos two days ago, he just hoped they have not tried dialing his

handset yet, his mind was brought back to reality when he saw a

guard running towards their direction, John was battle ready, if

the guard was coming for him, he was going to use his combat

moves now, the guard ignored them and branched to the house

behind them, the guard seemed worried as he knocked on the

chiefs door, the chief came out almost immediately as if he had

been expecting him, John looked back to see what was going on

between them, he heard the guard say something like ‘the Igwe

is dead’ then the chief reacting to what he had said as if he was

in trouble, John’s greatest news had been confirmed, his plot had

succeeded, the Igwe was dead, he signaled to TJ and Tomiwa

who also knew what was going on, they had to execute their plan

now ……………………………………………. The hunter entered his house

singing a joyful song, when his wife saw him alone she asked of

their daughter Chinelo, he then went on to explain what

happened to his wife, as soon as he finished narrating the story

she started dancing and singing, they both sang and danced

together, their dream had come true, they were now officially In-

Laws with the most influential man in town, they were now In-

Laws with the king ……………………………………. It was 9 pm, Nelson

was in his sitting room with his wife, he was worried, his friend

had not come to his house and his phone number still switched

off, he had to act fast, he feared the worst, something might had

happened to his friend, maybe he was not lost but had fallen

victim to the ruthless kidnappers, he stood up and left his wife in

the sitting room, he had to go to bed because he had the feeling

that tomorrow was going to be a long

day …………………………………………………………….. Kemi was having the

time of her life, she was in another man’s bed, her husband had

travelled to Eungu in search of her stepson, she hissed at the

thought of it, she couldn’t care less if John was Dead but she

was glad her husband was gone because now she would have

the chance to sleep about with other men, she smiled as her

concubine came out of the bathroom and smiled at her, she knew

what the smile meant, he was ready for round

two ……………………………………………….. Chinelo was in tears as she

realized that she had made a mistake, her husband was dead

and for all she cared she could be pregnant for him, her dreams

only lasted for a few hours as it had vanished from her face like a

smoke, she had different thoughts, what would she tell her

parents, what if the new king would not want her, suddenly a

guard grabbed her arm, she looked up at his face and recognized

him instantly, it was one of those corpers, we have to leave here

now TJ said to Chinelo, instead of following him, she placed her

head on the late King’s chest and wept, TJ had to leave, he had

tried his best ………………………………………………………… Joy was sitting on

her bed when a guard barged into her room, she recognized him

instantly, it was John, the love of her life, she almost wept as

they kissed each other, John said they had to leave quick,

Tomiwa had rescued Becky, TJ had gone to rescue Chinelo, they

had to meet them at the rendez vous point, they ran through the

palace which was now in disorder as everybody was weeping for

the king, they ran through the back door and towards a tree, John

could see Tomiwa, Becky and TJ but Chinelo was not with them,

he asked TJ what went wrong, TJ replied and said she does not

want to leave her new husband, they ran to the main road, they

didn’t know where they were heading to, but they kept running,

suddenly John remembered the place, it was the road to his

dad’s friends house, Mr Nelson, he had visited there twice, Mr

Nelson though always came to check up on him at least once

every month, this way everybody John said to them, they didn’t

know where they were going but they had all learned to trust

John’s decision, he ran towards the black gate and knocked it

furiously, a gate man opened the gate, he recognized John, Oga

mi wetin happen now? He asked John they pushed him out of the

way, entered the compound and locked the gate behind them,

Nelson ran out of his house wearing pyjamas, he thought it was

his friend Mr Adeboye, but it was someone he was even more

glad to see, he was so happy, John was

alive

John was so happy to see his father’s friend, he ran towards him

and hugged him, the rest of them were relieved to be behind the

safety of a gate, TJ knew Mr Nelson, he always came around to

check on them and give them money and foodstuff, TJ went

closer to him and greeted him, Mr Nelson hugged TJ and John

together, he looked over their shoulder and noticed two girls and

a guy came with John and TJ, he wondered why John and TJ

were dressed in the palace guards clothes, as if John was

reading his mind, he introduced his friends to Uncle Nelson, as

he usually calls him , Nelson asked them into his house, only a

mad man would say no, Becky and Tomiwa wondered where

John knew this man from, John had been a blessing to their

journey, they didn’t hesitate to move towards the house, at least

this man seemed nice enough to be a kidnapper or a wife

snatching king, they all followed him into the house, Nelson

immediately ordered his house help to prepare food for 5 people,

John greeted Nelson’s wife who was surprised to see strange

faces in their house, she saw John and immediately went to hug

him, she thought he was dead, John was no visitor, he went into

the kitchen and brought out 5 bottles of water from the fridge, and

took 5 cups from the dining table, he handed his friends four

bottled water and four cups and he poured himself some water,

and gulped other down, it was as if the water had come from

God’s personal pool, they sat down in the sitting room and

watched TV, they thought they would never watch TV again, John

looked at Joy, he hoped that king had not touched her, cause if he

did? he wouldn’t mind killing him the second time, his mind came

back to life when a plate of rice and turkey was placed before

him, he began to dig in without hesitation, within seven minutes

the mount Everest placed before him had become Jos plateau,

after resting for five minutes he went to Mr Nelson and explained

their adventure to him, but he didn’t mention what the mermaid

gave him or that he poisoned the king in his story, Nelson was

astonished by his story, even people stronger than them did not

escape alive, Nelson showed them to the two guest rooms, they

could choose whichever room they wanted, they all moved up to

the rooms, TJ and Tomiwa stayed in one while the girls went to

the other One, as John wanted to go to the room, Nelson called

him back, he had something to tell him

TBC

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