Everything I just told you now, I know they
probably won’t make any sense but believe me
when I say that , Fabian was just looking out for
She was quiet, only looking at the crazy man who
had kidnapped her and who had just told her the
most incredible story of her life.
“So, you were meant to erase my memory and lie
to me? That was what Fabian asked you to do to
me? After killing Nana?”
He sighed. “Look, I know it may seem difficult
“Just answer me!”
He took a deep breath and nodded slightly.
She smiled painfully . She was right, Fabian had
gone crazy and had become someone else
“Please, he did this for your own good, your
“Don’t talk about my father. You don’t know me,
you don’t know my father and I don’t know you.
As far as I’m concerned, you kidnapped me and
“Look, if I wanted to kill you, I would have…but
“He is dead to me. Okay stop mentioning his
Michael stood up and did something on the
laptop on the bed
. “ Please, for your own good, I need you to watch
this video.” He said, eyes pleading and the
muscles of her face tightened as she saw Fabian.
His eyes looked bloodshot as he stared back at
“Hi Shelby, if you are seeing this, that means
whatever I and Michael planned failed and that
means I had told you the one secret that kept
haunting me day and night and this the death of
Nana. Believe me, it wasn’t my desire to kill the
woman that raised us but your father made me do
it. Your father is the culprit. You have no idea
what he is capable of, Michael was his recruit as
well but he escaped when he was asked to kill his
father, I wasn’t giving any heads-up as regards the
shooting, I swear I wouldn’t have done it. I don’t
know if you would forgive me or if you would
believe me I need you to be safe and I am doing
the best I can. Please don’t hate me, one day you
would understand why I am doing this. Trust
Michael, he will keep you safe. I stole the tag you
stole from your father. I am sorry but it’s for your
own good. Rigth now, I am going to play its
content for you so that you can believe me.” After
this, there was a smaller screen beside him, he
did somethings and suddenly it started playing-
first, it showed her everything that took place on
the night that Nana was killed and then the picture
became unclear just as Fabian advanced to stop it.
He looked surprised and then left it to see what
was on it. and the video seemed to be slightly
bent as if someone was recording when they
weren’t supposed to. She saw the sky at first, then
a large buiilding that looked like a training ground,
and finally her father’s face. as he announced. “
Gentlemen, I am happy to announce that we
have Our latest recruit Fabian Dominic, has just
passed his red test by killing somoene who meant
the world to him, that means he is ready for this
and he should serve as a role model for all of you.
if you are in, you are in, and if you are out, you are
dead. We are still on the lookout for Michael, the
coward who ran, trust me, there is no room for
coward in here or out there, this is why we are
going to give him time to settle down first before
we finally kill him..Next is …” Then the video
stopped and Fabian’s face came into view again.
He looked surprised “I had thought that it was my
Red Test of where I killed Nana, but apparently,
contained more, i had to copy this while i stole it
from you and i am happy i did. I hope you believe
me now. You can start a new life with michael, he
will keep you safe.”
Shelby sighed loudly as she saw what she just
saw. All her life, she had been living with killers
and her father was the head…that means Laura
and Fabian were his puppets. she shut her eyes
and quivered as the realisation hit her. She pursed
her lips, unable to think, she felt cold
immeadiately in her bloodstream.
“I am sorry Shelby.”
She said nothing.
5 years later
When she finally opened her eyes, she was
surrounded by white walls. Her body was
shaking, entirely corrupted by the liquid
adrenaline and medical drugs. Her legs were
hugged to her chest as she lay hurdled in the
How long had she been like this? She wondered.
Pain raced up and down her body like electricity
being pushed into a telephone wire….she kept
remembering what she had just experienced. Her
daughter, her husband….
Her breathing were like glass shards in her long-
this was just too much for her….
“Hello Shelby, are you okay?”’
She turned slightly to the voice that spoke
behind her. It was Peter, Michael’s brother,
Nicholas must have contacted him, Nick was
their only friend.
“How are you doing?” He asked.
She was quiet. Only looking at him.
Peter brought out an handky and wiped his face.
“They are gone Peter.” She said weakly.
Peter was confused. “I know, it’s tragic. The
doctor said it was an heart attack and your baby
“An heart attack?”
He nodded. “Yes, the detective said the inhaler
he used was sort of corrupted…”
She frowned. “Corrupted? He didn’t even use his
inhaler at all, he didn’t take it from home.”
Peter frowned. “No, a blue colored inhaler was
found in his car and it was found out that he
used it before he was stopped.”
Shelby shut her eyes. Everything Michael told
her was true….someone had intercepted the
inhaler just as Fabian was supposed to do for
him to kill him years back. That meant her
father had already found out where she was.
She and Michael have been moving constantly.
They kept on moving every five months then
every year until she got tired and oneday, they
both got drunk, she was sad angry and
frustrated about everything, to make her happy,
he had embraced her and somehow they were
able to have sex just that night until she
discovered she was pregnant.
“I promise you, I will take care of you and the
. No one will hurt us.” Michael had said.
That was how they became a family and
Tracy’s arrival had given them both hope and a
reason to stay together. Michael took care of
her, stayed with her, even during multiple times
when she had run away from home, he kept
bringing her back, telling her how Dark Widow
was deadly and now, they finally got them
because she was tired of running and she
thought , they must have stopped looking for
them. She wanted to be at peace especially
now that they had a baby, she thought they
needed it. How wrong was she!
Peter handed a disk player and inserted a
“What is this for?” She asked.
“He gave me that the night you had Tracey, he
said if anything happens to him, I should play it
With shaking hands, she hit the ‘play’ button and
his face came into view.
“Hello Shelby, I will make this fast. If you are
seeing this, that means I am dead and I and
Fabian were not able to protect you. Right now,
you can’t trust anyone except Peter. You need
to keep yourself safe because I can’t do that
anymore. Your father apparently got me and if
you are seeing this, it is a good thing, that
means you are alive and I want it to be that
way. I have loved you ever since Fabian told me
about you and I really hope you get to forgive
him for what he did, he was only looking out for
you and he didn’t kill Nana on purpose, he was
tricked. Please, be fine and do take care of
yourself and my beautiful princess. The disc will
self destruct in 4, 3, 2, 1…”
Immediately, smoke emitted from the player and
she had to put it away.
“So, where would you like to go Shelby, I don’t
understand what is happening and I really don’t
want to know, he said it was best like that but
now, it is my responsibility to keep you safe…”
“No more running….” She said.
Peter thought he heard wrongly. “What do you
“It means, my daddy did this to get my attention,
so right now, I am going to back to my daddy