SHADOWS 

EPISODE 2 – THE STRANGER 

 ​It was an exciting episode yesterday, but I first seek to  apologise wholeheartedly for the petty mistakes that cropped up. Hope you enjoy today’s edition which is dedicated to a very close friend of mine. 

Pendo laid bleeding profusely  like an innocent  lamb slain in the throat by a cruel butcher. She had been shot in the ribs making her groan loudly in a helpless state. She had been left all by herself and was  almost blanking out when she saw a man in tattered clothes like a mad man seeking a place to shade himself from the cozy weather drawing close.

 The man quickly drew closer to her and took off his tattered shirts to shield her wound and carried her in his arms and rushed to the roadside to get a vehicle to convey her to the hospital. This man was shedding tears as if he knew who he was helping. It was an ironic moment for Pendo as she tried taking a close look at the man.

After some few minutes they got to the Kairuki hospital where Pendo was put on the emergency carrier by the nurses. This man was still crying uncontrollably which drew an unwanted attention from the nurses at the reception. They were awed by his appearance and behaviour . 

He sat down with his head leaning on the wall,waiting to hear from the nurses or the doctor before leaving. 
“Is she alive doctor”, he asked with his eyes dripping with tears.
 “Are you related to the victim”, the doctor asked him. 

“No doctor, I was on my way to sleep in an uncompleted building  when I met her laying down, bleeding and I  didn’t have any option than to help her. Seeing her groan soaked my eyes since I had being a victim like her some years back”. 

The doctor and the nurse were surprised and were swelled with goosebumps as they listened to his narration.
“Her condition is getting stable, gentleman. I will advise you return tomorrow to see her if it will be possible to do so”, as he he reached out for some shillings from his wallet to give to the man.
“Asante Mkuu , ubarikiwe(thank you boss, be blessed)” he said as he bid farewell to the doctor and the nurses.

Meanwhile, Pendo laid on her bed,wondering in her dream how she had been save by a man in a shiny white shirt. The  radiating smiles on her face could only show how thankful she felt for whoever had saved her life. 

After  some hours of good sleep she woke up , and tried raising herself up but she only ended up hurting herself. The nurse noticed she was awake and quickly rushed to her aid.
Hey, you are wake dear, I hope you are feeling quite better?”
 “Yes please, nurse. “May I know who brought me to the hospital ?”

“Eeerm, errrm, sujui nisemeje(I don’t know what to even say)”,she said to herself. “It was a tall, hairy man in  tattered clothes who brought you. He really seemed troubled and disturbed by your condition,  we thought he knew you until he revealed that he was passing by when he saw you in a helpless state and  had brought you here. We asked him to pass  by tomorrow to check on you so don’t worry much, you will definitely meet him tomorrow”.

Pendo seemed lost in thoughts as she was trying to figure out who this man was. How come he was at the place of incident,  were I almost got raped and shot? Was he one of the bad guys who was trying be a hero like Judas? Why would he save my life?” 

These were the sort of questions she kept asking herself till she remembered that she had a friend, Sifa. Sifa must know about my situation she said to herself as she called out to the nurse to help her reach out to Sifa.

“Hello Sifa, please come to the Kairuki hospital now, I have been admitted here”.
Meanwhile, the man who had rescued her had returned to find another place to spend the night at as it was raining by then. Who could this man be?

To be continued……..
Nii Adjetey Cleland 
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