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“Alright then, but I will bring her to you some other time,” Ken assured him…

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“Why are we going to meet your boss this evening? I thought we would have gone in the morning,” Marvin asked Kingsley as they set out.

“He’s mostly busy in the morning, that’s why,” Kingsley said.

“As I told you, the job we do is quite risky. So you have to be tough. You can even lose your life when you are not careful. However, you can make a lot of money if you are alert. Today, you will just watch and learn,” Kingsley added.

“Sure, I’m fully in. I will watch and learn,” Marvin said.

“Good, Kingsley said and smiled, our operation tonight isn’t quite huge but you will get something little for keeps,” Kingsley said.

“An operation? What kind of operation,” Marvin asked quite confused.

“You want to be rich right?” Kingsley asked.

“Sure,” Marvin replied.

“Then don’t worry. You will soon know the kind of operation I’m talking about,” Kingsely said.

“Boss, this is the guy I told you about. He is joining us for tonight’s operation,” Kingsley introduced Marvin to the gang when they got to his boss’ house.

“Good. You are welcome to our gang and I hope King already oriented you. Our point of operation tonight is the new family in the neighborhood. No mess up, everyone put up your best. Let’s set out,” Skillion said.

Marvin looked at Kingsley quiet uncomfortable.

“But King, what is going on? And why our new neighbours? They haven’t done any wrong to us,” Marvin whispered to Kingsley as they sat in the vehicle to the Hayford’s house.

“We are simply obeying the orders of the gang leader,” Kingsley whispered back.

It was at that moment that Marvin realized what he was involved in. He was now part of an arm robbery gang.

It was 2am when they got there and tried to break into the house. Joshua had woken up to go to washroom. He noticed strange noise coming from outside. He knocked on George’s door.

“George! George!” he called out as he knocked on the door.

George opened the door.

“What is it, Joshua? “

“Can’t you hear some strange noise outside?”

“Which strange noise?”

“It’s like some people are hitting the gate?”

“It’s nothing, just go and sleep.”

“Are you sure?”

“I think I can hear it now. It feels like someone is trying to break in……God is with us and nothing evil will happen to us. Christ is our refuge and fortress, so have no fear. There’s nothing to worry about. We are hidden in him.”

With that, the brothers held hands and prayed.

For about 20 minutes, Zaky, a member of the gang tried breaking into the house but couldn’t. Since they didn’t want to attract the attention of the police, they wanted to break into the house quietly and take whatever they want by threatening the family in the house.

“What’s going on?” Skillion screamed.

“Boss, I’m trying my best but it seems it’s not working,” Zaky said.

“Try harder, you fool,” Skillion demanded.

Marvin looked on quite scared.

“And you King, what are you standing there for, you better go and help him,” Skillion commanded.

It was almost an hour since they got to the Hayfords apartment but they had not been able to break in.

“Let’s try climbing,” Killer, another member of the gang suggested.

He tried climbing and just when his leg touched the gauze wiring on top of the wall, an alarm began to blow. He got down as fast as he could, entered the car with the others and drove off….

To be continued….

KREATIVE SANDY

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