THE BLUE RIVER
:Written by #Bright_Daniel
Ena was led by the two huge men towards the same forest of Ezai to be executed. The men had small guns in their suits thus no one suspected them on the way until they finally got to their destination in the forest-but several kilometers away from where the blue river is. The arena was covered by shrubs and canopy trees. Already, one of the men had brought out his gun trying to push Ena forward to pull the trigger but she swiftly turned along with her leg and hit the gun off his hand then began to run into the forest.
“Fuck!” the other man brought out his gun instantly and shot several bullets towards her direction but none touched her except one that scratched off the flesh of her leg thus giving her an injury. They men pursued her.
Back to the blue river, Benlo and Sarah picked up some golds gradually entering into the water until they stood very close to each other in the middle of the flowing river looking at each other’s eyes too.
Benlo began to cares her cheek. “I feel.. i feel..”
“Satisfied?” Sarah interrupted.
“Yes, how do you know?”
“Coz i feel the same way too”
They remained quiet again, yet, Benlo’s hand never departed from her cheek. “I feel like.. like.. like..”
“You’ve known me before now?” Sarah interrupted again.
“Yes, how do you know?”
“Coz i feel the same way too. All my life I’ve wished to be here. I always had the feelings that this river exist until..”
“What’s your name?” Benlo interrupted her.
“I guess we were destined to be here, Sarah”
“I feel the same way, umm..”
“Benlo?” Sarah repeated thoughtfully. The name sounded familiar coz her sister once mentioned it to her but she couldn’t remember again.
“Any problem, Sarah?”
“Oh, no problem. So what now?”
Benlo looked at his hand likewise Sarah to see the golds.
“We are actually rich” he said.
“How?” Sarah asked.
“Don’t you know what these are?”
“Yes, i don’t”
“Wow! Golds!!” a male voice interrupted from behind Benlo. That was Jasper who rushed into the river trying to pick several of it without minding the two lovers but he couldn’t pick any.
Already, Lora stood at a spot looking at her sister and Benlo whose eyes caught with hers.
“Lora?” they called at the same time, then Benlo looked at Sarah and asked, “Do you know her?”
“She’s my elder sister. How do you know her too?”
“I’ve known her for days now”
Sarah wanted to meet her speechless sister but the sound of helicopter came from above. Before they knew it, bullets began to drop on the arena especially in the river.
“Run!” Benlo shouted picking his cutlass and dragging Sarah by the hand followed by Lora. Jasper was the last person who couldn’t leave the golds but when a bullet nearly touch him, nobody reminded him to run like hare.
The men climbed down from the chopper pursuing them into the innermost part of the forest with guns.
On the other hand, the two huge men who were also pursuing Ena into the innermost part of the same forest stopped and panted hastily.
“Mehn, i can’t believe this girl escaped” one of them said.
“She will actually die in the forest” another said putting back his gun inside his suit. “We she tell Mr Rain that she’s dead”
“Good idea. Let’s get a hell out of here”
At Rain Brain, the two body-guides arrived. They met Mr Rain in his office who had seen not only Sarah and Benlo on the screen but Jasper and Lora too. That drove him mad thus making him more angry. He glared at the men before him from his seat. “What?”
“Sir, it was done successfully”
“Good. Get back to your duty posts” he commanded.
Jasper finally met up with others as they ran none stop flinging away several grasses on their way. Sarah ran beside Benlo likewise Lora but at another side. They could hear the men pursuing them, even the sound of guns. When they knew that they wouldn’t outrun them, they hid inside thick grasses. One of the men came around there standing with his gun. His eyes diverted to several places without knowing that his feet were at the face of Benlo and co who tried to control their breathing rate in order not to expose themselves. They could see the man’s legs clearly that even a stretch of hand can bring him down. Benlo thought of that but it seemed Sarah read his mind then shook her head negatively for him not to even try it. Lora observed that but got jealous.
The man left.
Hours later, the chopper landed at Rain Brain and all the men came out standing before their boss.
“Sir, they escaped”
“You must be joking. How come?”
“We don’t know, sir”
“Now listen to me you fools, you must get back to that forest and don’t come back until you bring those children here either dead or alive!” Mr Rain commanded..
Benlo and his friends got tired of running then all stood at a place to catch their breath. Lora glared at her sister.
“Tell me what you’re doing with Benlo now” she demanded unabashedly…