Dan paced on the carpet, thinking about the
embarrassment he had received. He was
furious, but then the old man was right. He
wouldn’t let the man that impregnated his
own daughter, turned her life upside down
to live talkless of entering his abode.
But he needed to talk to Sophia and her
numbers were not going, what was going
on? They had been taking this journey little
by little to satisfy her, why on earth would
she suddenly turn back on them.
With all these raving thoughts, he took his
car keys and decided to go to her office.
He was already dressed to go to the studio,
he would just use the opportunity to see
Something was definitely wrong
Dan was listening to his new songs, they
were serious bangers and he was proud
that for 2 weeks he was still on MTV base
Africa playlist no 1.
He was unbeatable.
Suddenly, three car drove around him and
surrounded him. Forcing him to park. They
had tinted windows and it seemed the
occupants were discussing in the cars.
He got down and knocked on the windows,
wondering why he was jacked down. To his
shock, a deafening slap made him turn
back. Before he could say B, another slap
landed on his face. That one dazed him
and he met himself on the floor. He was
seeing stars at first, then he recognized
seven hefty men and one man in an
impeccable white suit. It was Gabriel
Gabriel gave a little grim before smirking,
he motioned as they dragged Dan to him
“Mr. Ani, we meet again. Nice to see you,
but you may not like to see me, I’m sure
you know who I am, Sophia’s husband.
Now if you love your life and your career
you had better get your dirty hands off my
wife.” Gabriel said, as he stroked his goatee
“Your wife my foot, Sophia belongs to me,
Gabriel I own her heart and I’m warning
you get away from Sophia. You’ve done
enough damage Gabriel, enough is enough.
I’ll protect her with the last drop of my
blood.” Dan faced him and spat on his
Gabriel’s face wrinkled as he took a
handkerchief to clean his face, he was
angry, how could this little music rat spit
“Boys deal with him, show no mercy, Papilo
take me to the office. Capon, I prefer he’s
half dead. Use anything your hand finds.”
he said dismissing them and drove off, as
they descended on Dan, flogging him with
belts and mercilessly beating him.
About thirty minutes later they left Dan in
his pool of blood but not after raiding him
of his valuables.
“Sophia, I love you, I’ve always loved you.”
Sophia sat up from the restaurant’s sofa
angrily, Does Gabriel take her for a fool?
Does he think that she was stupid?
“Gabriel, never in your stupid, screwed life
ever say that you love me, infact be it far
from you that you say that. You this selfish,
ungrateful, beast in human form. After I
helped you, I helped your screwed up life,
your miserable life. You open that rotten
mouth of yours to say this, may heaven
and earth judge you, yes may thunder
waste you…” Sophia was cut off, by a
young man bringing a suitcase to their
They were at the new Italian restaurant in
Ikoyi. Gabriel had called her and he said he
wanted to make amends at first, she felt
reluctant but then her mind told her to
break off clean from the relationship by
meeting him. They hadn’t even ordered
appetizers and they were already fighting.
“Sophia to prove my love, here is twenty
million dollars. This is to say I’m sorry,
forgive me, lets move on please I love you.”
he said, as he opened the case filled with
The kind of hate on Sophia’s face made the
young man stare but Gabriel remained
unmoved as he held the case for display.
“What is all this nonsense Gabriel? What
are you taking me for? A golddigger or
moneymonger. Look I don’t know and I
don’t care how you got your screwed up
money. You and your money should perish
together. Excuse me.” she said, as she
picked her purse and stood.
Gabriel held her arm swiftly, and gave her a
“Papillo, bring the laptop.” he said, and the
young man went and came back with a
Sophia hissed and snorted, as he typed on
it. She was sure he used blood money,
toufia, blood money.
“Sophia watch this.” he said, and she saw
the same fight video only that it was
further edited to highlight her face.
“Screw you, Gabriel, rot in hell, babe let me
tell you. You cannot bribe me or blackmail
me into dating you, go ahead post it online,
go ahead and embarrass me. Let me tell
you, the blood crying for vengeance will get
you. Horrid man and if I ever see you near
me or my family, infact you’ll see fire.” she
pushed his hand and walked out, while
Gabriel was staring jaw slack.
To be continued