He walked to his spacious room naked absentmindedly glancing at the wall clock and damn it was almost midnight . He became more conscious.
Picking up his phone “hello?” he asked with a hint of shock in his voice who the hell knew his secret line not even Claire did and to say it was a strange number. The latter replied James with a voice sounding so familiar but strange; like, it was masked without gender making James more curious which was rather intriguing anyone other person would have felt chills run up his spine in this creepy situation but definitely not James.
By now James was already sweating even under the air conditioner. But he needed this he needed to solve this case and stop the unnecessary killings of youths.
He wondered why anyone would amputate an already dead leg leaving strange marks on the necks of the victims these deaths seemed spiritual but surely James wasn’t one to believe such, he called it crap.
Well tomorrow would be a new day, he was gonna wake up a new person, ready to solve a new case. He heaved a sigh turning to the window.
In the car on the way to their agreed meet point James decided to use his wide knowledge ability.
“hi” James greeted the cab driver, well he had decided to take a cab as a result of his last encounter with the devil.
“me?” the cab driver asked not sure of who James was talking to.
“Yes I’m Alex” James responded to the female driver. Nodding “Ife” she replied with an extremely confident voice.
“could you tell me a little about the happenings here?” James asked politely.
“sure well it was only three months ago when someone moved into the estate. It wasn’t long after his arrival that strange things had started happening. This new…. Person was known for his creepy lifestyle. He never introduced himself to anyone nor got affiliated to anyone and he always had a mask on. No one has ever seen his face nor been to his house. At one time, the cops grew suspicious of him and visited his house but found nothing to be worried about. It was so long after the disaster that an angry mob visited his house only to find no one at home. They retreated for the day and we all woke up the next day to find none of the participants of the previous activity at their houses. They had all mysteriously disappeared only to reappear one month ago as new persons not in looks particularly but just in .. just in personality. They were kept under close watch by the cops in a psychological institution but were released two weeks ago. The disastrous events as we all know centres on abduction, disappearance and unlawful killings. In order to make things easy for the police and not add to their unsettled desk cases, mayor has enforced certain protective measures which is on every sign board in town, the news and everywhere it ought to be.
She chuckled slightly before continuing her speech
“yeah” James replied .
And with that, the car went dead, silence crept in.
Only James mind was loud with different thoughts of what was coming his way.
The driver parked the car after which James highlighted.
“ next time mister” Ife yelled.
James only answer was in his mind; WOULD THERE BE A NEXT TIME? As he knew what he was getting himself involved with.
Passing through the gates of the park James saw kids playing with their friends and loved ones bringing back those lovely childhood memories.
Oh how he missed his dad. Truth be told James had three guardians his dear mom, his dad and his father. A dad is a person you share a bond with, an everlasting lover, someone you cherish and who cherishes you while a father is someone you are connected to biologically. James grew up believing this. His mom was back together with his father never meant he was going to accept him as a simple biological mistake never made him his father’s son” it only made them relatives” was James belief. Very complicated but James was rather aggressive about it.
Snapping out his world James saw the creepy figure in front of him that familiar scent.
Was it?... No wait… What?! the female cab driver.
“ Told you next time sexy” she said smirking.
James mouth hung open in the air staring at the human In front of him.
Formalities were already exchanged James Walker had gotten to meet Detective Helen Adeshina a frustrated officer of the law searching tirelessly for the ghost killer, abductor , how and why exactly people disappeared and reappeared .
“who do you think is behind this?” James asked Helen carefully sipping his drink.
“ well I don’t know if we should be discussing about this in public not for the fact that I am a very discrete person but for the fact that these killings have a weird pattern which actually no one has paid much attention to and it is really taking me everything not to believe the killer is watching everyone of us from a place so hidden yet so open.” Helen gave James a smart answer which was well expected.
"How would you know?” James asked.
"I don’t jobless” She replied with a grin and immediately James face creased into a frown forcing her to laugh.
Helen further stated; “we have to be careful about who we talk with and where we talk we do not know who the killer is.. yet I mean. This caused James to raise his brows.
“ the killer?” he stated.
“ well I believe there is only one person responsible for every mishap; the killer” she stated boldly.
“ I believe it’s the mayor ; I mean come to think of it everyone knows how corrupt the mayor is and wouldn’t he normally try to acknowledge the pressing state of insecurities in his town? But did he?” James’ point of view gave Helen a reason to reconsider her hypothesis.
“ well whoever is responsible is acting fast, we have to act faster and the right way to do it is to get to work immediately” James said looking to his right which made him look so hot as the wind messed up his hair and the light in the park gave view to his perfect jaw.
Helen started walking away leaving James perplexed.
"well don’t just stand there” she stopped to say and James walked to catch up with making him reconsider his crime fighting partner.