Suddenly.... Love crept in.

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Chapter 63. Death and Defeat was imminent.

"Nooo, nooo, noooo, God, please no" I moaned outloud as I watched the vehicle that he was in slowly disappearing from my sight .

I was standing with my hands on my head like a mother mourning for her son, the pain I felt from the knowledge I had was too much for me, even my knees were becoming weak but I refused to give in.

"He's going to die, he's going to die!" I cried out and then I turned to see his father looking at me like I was crazy.

"Why would you say that?" He asked

"Because I've seen it in a vision" I told him. I didn't care if it sounded crazy or not because I knew that my foresight or some aspects of them always came to pass.

"We need to save him!" I said as I frantically grabbed King Snr's hand.

"Save him how?" He asked, I was a bit surprised at how calm he was through all of this.

"I dont know but we have to do something!" I replied

We both looked around as people had now started to gather around us and the officers. The injured officer was still on the ground bleeding while the other officer radioed for assistance. Phones were out, pictures and videos were now being taken, It was pure confusion as everyone wanted to get a glimpse of what was happening.

As three other patrol cars arrived at the scene, I over heard the officer telling his colleagues that Alando had driven off in his patrol car in chase of the shooter. I listened carefully as they radioed in the new information, the voice on the radio said that they were tracking the vehicle and that it was was on Belvedere Boulevard heading towards Westbrook.

I knew that area especially Westbrook, it was an old neighborhood with a lot of abandon houses not too far from here. Eyan's great-grandmother used to live there before she passed away some years ago. Then it dawned on me that that was where my foresight took place. The musty smell and old furnitures I saw in the vision, fitted the description perfectly.

Everyone including Mr. King was focusing on the officers, the car with the shattered windscreen and the spent shells that were on the ground that it was easy for me to drive away in Mr. King Snr's car without anyone noticing. I dont care what it was that I had to do, all I knew was that I had to save Alando.

I drove to westbrook as fast as I could.

"Lord please dont let me be too late, please dont let me be too late" I whispered as I turned onto the street where Eyan's grandmother once lived.

There was no sign of the patrol car or the black chevy, maybe they were not here as yet or was it that I was wrong and this was not the place that they would be. I slowly drove around the block just to be sure that they weren't parked somewhere else.

The houses were tattered and abandoned with uncut grass, broken windows the whole works. I heard a gunshot in the distance and tyres screeching and I knew that I was in the right place, they were on their way here. I found an old garage in one of the houses and I decided to drive in and hide until I figured out what I would do. After about a minute I saw the black chevy speeding down the street with the police car in chase. I got out as fast as I could and peeped through a hole that was in the board frame of the building. The chevy stopped, two occupants wearing masks got out with guns in their hands and my heart was suddenly on my tongue.

I was afraid to even think of what would happen next, but it wasn't long before it started to play out right infront my eyes. The two persons with the guns pointed their weapons to the police car.

As I looked closely at the frames of the two shooters, I easily identified the taller person, that was definitely Eyan. I knew everything about him down to his walk and the shape of his legs. The other person was shorter with a bit more body, the walk looked feminine and I knew it was Maria. My vision didnt lie.

Maria fired a shot into the windscreen and I had to put my hand over my mouth to stop myself from screaming. But Alando didnt stop, he continued driving the car in her direction She then removed her mask exposing her face. When he saw her, his eyes widened in shock and he pressed the brakes causing the car to screech to a stop just in the knick of time.

I could tell that he was confused and angry when he saw her.

"Get out the car!" She instructed

"Let me kill him right now" I heard Eyan saying to her but she shook her head

"No, not yet" she said to him

Eyan frowned,

"But you said he was my kill"

"He is your kill but just not yet!" She screamed at him.

Clearly she was in charge here, this was her plan, she was the one calling the shots, Eyan was just a player.

I took my phone from my pocket and texted Alando's mom, telling her where we were and that she was to get the police here asap. I placed my phone on silent because I didnt want it to ring and give away my location. My hands were trembling so hard that I could barely hold the phone, but I had to pull it together and not fall apart right now.

I went back to looking through my peep hole to seeing Alando getting out the car with his hands in the air. I looked at him carefully and said about fifty 'Thank you God' when I saw that the bullet missed him..

"Where's your gun?" Maria asked

But he didnt answer, he just stared at her.

"I'm not gonna ask you again Alando!" She yelled, taking two steps closer to him.

Eyan was still pointing the gun at him with his finger on the trigger, I could see how badly he wanted to shoot.

I leaned forward and apparently my weight was too much, the next thing I knew was the frame came tumbling down with me and i knew that all hell would now break loose.

"Shit!" I cried out as I fell in the rubble.

"What the fuck was that?" Maria shouted..."watch him I'll go check it out" then I heard her footsteps approaching.

I tried to get up but the babies slowed me down so bad that I could barely move.

"Well well well what have we here?" She said with a sinister look on her face when she saw me. "Now would you look at that, I bargained for one but I got two instead, ain't this some shit" she giggled as she tried to drag me up but I dragged her down Instead causing her to loose her balance a bit.

She then pointed the gun at me forcing me to let her go.

"Dont try anything stupid, I want you to die on my terms, when I say so but If you provoke me I'll go impromptu on your ass" she seethed.

"What have I ever done to you Maria?" I asked as I took myself up from the rubble.

When Alando saw the both of us walking back towards him, his face was covered with a mixture of different emotions, the main one was fear. He didnt strike me as the type that was scared easily but this was the ultimate boiling point for him and his family. I could only give him an inaudible "I'm sorry" as I held back the tears that pricked my eyes.

Eyan was even more surprised when he saw me that he had to do a double take.

"Look Eyan, you got yours and I got mine" she said to him as he looked at the both of us.

For a moment there was a flash of regret in eyes until he looked at my growing stomach and just like that, the look vanished and was replaced with hatred.

"Let her go Maria, she has nothing to do with this" Alando yelled, I could tell he was trying hard to hold it together.

"Are you fucking kidding me, she has everything to do with this" Maria shot back.

"What are you talking about? We broke up before I met her" he replied again

"There was a chance of us getting back together, but she came along and everything started to go bad, I had to change my job, not to mention my mother who is now in prison because of her" she cried out.

Her words were cold and bitter, I could hear the resentment she had for me in her voice. I wondered for moment how her mom was holding up in prison, after all she was an old woman and from what I've heard and seen in documentaries, prisons were not nice places for anyone especially old women.

"Your mother is in prison because of her own doing" he shot back at her

And I gave him a "Why the hell would you say that" look. Did he not see what was happening? These two crazy people that hated our guts had guns pointing on the both of us. This was not the time to be saying things that would piss them off more than they already were.

"Her own doing? Is that really what you said?" She asked him, clearly that was not the response she was looking for.

"He's not thinking about the things he's saying right now" I whispered to her

"Shut up!" She snapped at me "I dont even wanna hear your voice"

"Don't yell at her" Eyan interrupted, shocking everyone including me.

"You don't get to tell me what to do this is my plan and it's going to be executed my way" she told him.

"Go over there and tie his hands behind his back" She instructed and just then the memories of my vision came to the forefront of my mind.

"Please don't do this Eyan" I said to him as he walked over to where Alando was.

"Say another word and I promise you that it'll be the last thing you say" Maria said as she held the gun to my temple.

Alando was furious, I saw every ounce of anger his eyes held, just as Eyan walked up to him he grabbed the gun and they both started wrestling.

"Let him go Alando or I will kill her!'" Maria shouted as grabbed me closer with the gun still at my temple. Something about the way she said it sent chills down my spine and I guess he felt it too because as soon as he heard what she said, he stopped fighting instantly.

Death and defeat was imminent,I knew it and so did he,

It was written all over his face.

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