All Kennedy could see as he tried opening his eyes gently were white and bright lights shining all over the place. He could hear voices but they all appeared to be farther from where he was. He tried to sit up but he felt some hands restrain him as he felt a sharp pain on his back and chest. Was he dead? It was the first thought that came to his mind. He had read about how the ghosts of the dead are clad in white flowing gowns in rooms filled with white lights from books and have seen a few on TV.
“Mr. Kennedy, can you hear me?” He heard his name. He opened his eyes and saw that it was the fluorescent lighting in the room that made him think that he was dead. He became fully awake and saw that he was still in his office clothes and was on a bed. How did he get on the bed? What had happened to him? Was he in an accident? These were the questions competing for an answer inside his head.
The last thing he remembered was seeing Pius with bandages and plasters all over his body and then he mentioned “The Land”. How come he was the one now on the bed?
“Mr. Kennedy, you were attacked inside our hospital reception by some hoodlums but thank God we had already invited the Police who came in and rescued you from their hands.” The young doctor said as he signaled the two nurses to help Kennedy sit up a bit.
Kennedy’s mind flashed back and he remembered he heard noise at the reception and decided to go check. As he entered the reception he saw some angry looking youths with clubs and cutlasses. Then one of them shouted “Na the man be that” and before Kennedy could fathom what was going on, his legs had given way when he felt a sharp pain at his back. He had tried getting up but was pummeled with several kicks before his eyes went blank and his body system was deactivated.
“Doctor, who were my attacke…” Kennedy tried to talk but the doctor stopped him.
“They are the Omoniles of this town”
“Omonile? Damn, I am in trouble” Kennedy said in a shaky voice as hot tears flowed down his cheeks.
Watch out next week Wednesday for Episode 4 of This Real Estate Series.