Belina beauty Episode 6
Tony walked around the hospital checking on
patients. After he left Richard, he had gone to the
hospital cos he was doing night today. Thanks to
the little sleep he had gotten during the day, he
wasn’t feeling dizzy.
As he was going round, he saw someone that looked
like Richard but dismissed it. When he passed by
Richard’s office and met the light on, he knew he
must be in there. He opened the door without
knocking and saw Richard sitting on his chair going
through some books.
“What are you doing here?” Tony asked clearly
surprised. “Exactly what you are doing here”,
Richard replied and said, “I need to check on the
patient in ward C. I was just coming from there
and would be going there in the next one hour to
ensure that he is still stable”.
Tony stared at Richard for some minutes, sighed
and sat down. “You are putting yourself into too
much stress Rich, why are you doing this to
yourself?” he asked. “I am not doing anything
Tony”, Richard replied.
Tony stood up and walked up to Richard; “you need
to stop blaming yourself for what happened to
Tonia. Look at yourself, you look drawn and
stressed out. You need to sleep” he said
Richard hated sympathy so he flared up, “I don’t
need to sleep.i actually need to remain awake
because closing my eyes would only compound my
problem, and please, stop fussing around me, I am
not a kid. I can take care of myself”. Tony sighed
and made to leave. “Tony” Richard called. Tony
looked back at Richard. “I am sorry, I am just
tensed up” he said. Tony nodded and just as he
made to leave again, his phone rang and he looked
at the caller.
“Prisca?” he said looking surprised. He looked at
the wall clock and noticed that it was almost 12am.
He sat down back and picked the phone.
“Sweetheart?” he called “Tony, I am sorry to
disturb you” Prisca said. He sensed something odd
in her voice and asked, “Are you ok?”
Prisca explained everything including the fact that
Belina would be forced out of the country by dawn
if they did not do something about it. Tony
listened attentively and when she was through, he
said, “Can you sneak out of the house without
being seen?” She replied in affirmative and he said,
“ok, I would be there in fifteen minutes max. I
would call you when I get to your street. Please
honey stay inside your compound and not outside, I
would pick you up and we would go to her house.
We would discuss how we are going to get her out
on the way”.
“Thanks darling, I am sorry for the inconvenience”,
Prisca replied greatly relieved.
Tony dropped the call and Richard started his own
round of questioning. Tony explained everything to
him and Richard insisted on following him. After
convincing him that his would be more useful in
the hospital, he set out.
As I ran out of the house, I noticed that the place
was an uncompleted building. I looked around and
the only thing that I saw was bushes. I saw a
small footpath and started following walking very
fast. I had always been extremely afraid of the
dark and within seconds, I started contemplating
going back. The leaves caught in my hair and my
feet hurt because of the several stones I had
dashed my bare feet on. I was totally afraid, I
heard different types of sounds but the most
frustrating this was that I had no idea where I
was. I thought of the possibility that there might
be snakes and other dangerous animals in the bush
and fear gripped my heart.
I looked around again and saw the bushes and my
heart beat skyrocketed several degrees and I soon
found myself running. I heard footsteps like I was
being pursued but later discovered that I was only
imagining it. I didn’t even think about stopping
and even the moon seemed to darken. Just when I
thought the footpath led to the end of the world,
I saw a road ahead of me. I sighed aloud and ran
faster until I got there. I stood there trying to
see if I had ever been there in order to find a way
out but I came up with nothing.
The road was desolate and I started wondering if
any vehicle had ever passed it. I started walking
upwards but my feet hurt so much that I feared
they would be bleeding and that made my
movements slow. I remembered that I was with my
bag and I opened it hoping to God that my phone
was still there. I zipped it and lo, it was there. I
switched it on and noticed that the time was past
twelve and immediately, a message entered. When I
opened it, I noticed that it was from Prisca. She
was asking me why my phone was switched off. I
was suddenly grateful that I had a best friend like
Prisca. I was about to call her when I remembered
that I had no idea what area I was. I intensified
my efforts and I got to a T junction. Thanks to
the efficient work of Fashola, I saw the street
name which read, ‘Boruwa lane’. I instantly dialed
her number and all I heard was, “the number you
have dialed is switched off, please try again later,
thank you”. I almost broke the phone on the floor
as tears of anger and sadness flowed down my eyes.
Kelvin got home really late from the concert and
he had a splitting headache. The headache started
immediately he set his eyes on Belina and it
accelerated when she was called to the altar to
sing. He hadn’t seen her for close to two years now
and he had wished that he would not but fate
always had its way.
He entered his house and collapsed on the bed. He
lived in a one bedroom apartment, although a big
one. He was a bachelor so his room was not so
decorated. His eyes were swimming with tears but
he held it back.
His mind went back to the time he met Belina and
even though he was not happy, a smile formed on
his face. She had been sitting down on the field in
UNILAG reading a book when all of a sudden, a guy
walked up to her. He had been watching her for
more than ten minutes when that big headed goat
approached her. From her facial expression, he knew
that she didn’t appreciate his visit and instantly
headed toward her. He got there and wanted to
beat the life out of that guy but kept his calm.
The expression on her face when she had looked at
him that day made him really feel handsome.
People had told him he was good looking but he
hadn’t believed it until Belina looked at him.
He stood up from the chair and moved to the
fridge to pick out a bottle of cold beer. He had
been friends with Belina for more than a year and
after that, he had asked her out and after a little
persuasion, she had accepted and then, just a week
after her mother’s death, precisely six months into
the relationship, he had blown them apart with his
stupidity. He started drinking immediately he left
her because he became very unhappy and miserable.
It was then he realized that she was his source of
Richard was worried about Tony and Prisca being
outside so late but there was nothing he could do
about it thought he knew that Tony could take
care of himself and his baby girl. He headed
towards Ward C even though it wasn’t 1am yet, not
even 12:30 but he went there all the same. As he
passed, he received greetings from some nurses and
he smiled at them as he responded. He noticed
those that were bent on flirting with him till he
notices them but paid them no heed.
He entered Deji’s room and just stood there,
staring at him. After some minutes, he went over
to check on him. He cross-checked his heart beat,
the drip bag, the temperature and other things
looking for any anomaly but found none. He headed
back to him office but stopped at the door when
he heard some sounds. He rushed back to Deji’s bed
as he noticed that he was moving restlessly.
Richard prayed in his heart and tried to calm him
down and just like a miracle; Deji calmed down and
opened his eyes.
Sparrow woke up to a full bladder and he stood up,
went outside and released the urine. He came back
inside and just as he was about lying down, he
noticed something was missing. He looked round the
small room and just when he felt everything was
intact, he looked at the place the girl was lying,
saw nothing and his eyes widened. He stood up and
went to inspect the place very well to be sure that
his eyes were not playing tricks but found no one.
He went to spanner who was still snoring soundly
and kicked him so hard that he woke up in an
“Wetin be your problem now?” spanner asked
“Where is the girl?” “Which girl?” spanner asked
Sparrow hissed, “Which kind foolish question be
dat? Wey the girl wey we bring come here?” he
asked louder. Spanner looked round and exclaimed,
“Chai, our own don finish. I no no where she dey
o”. Without saying anything, they both set out to
look for Belina.
As tony and Prisca made for Belina’s place, they
noticed that the road was empty and so they made
were not scared of encountering any traffic. Prisca
was worried that something was wrong so tony held
her hand using one hand to control the steering.
“Don’t worry honey; I am sure she is ok. Uhhh,
why don’t you call her, she might have switched
on the phone”, tony said. Prisca nodded and took
her phone only to find it off. “oh, the battery is
flat, give me yours” she said. Tony gave her his
phone and she dialed Belina’s number which she
knew off head and it rang. She almost danced for
joy when it rang and she heard, “hello…”
Mr Badmus was trying hard to find sleep but he
could not. He was just too happy to sleep. He stood
up again to check if he had packed all he needed
for the journey and discovered that he had packed
He had resigned from his job as a cashier during
the day even though he had been on leave and was
not due to return until the following week. He
went back to bed and sighed happily. His plan had
worked and he just could not contain his happiness.
He thought about Belina and smiled devilishly. That
stubborn bastard thought that she would not be
useful for anything, well I have proved to her that
I always have my way whenever I want to; he
He rolled on the bed and started thinking about life
in London. It had been a while he travelled out and
he wanted to ensure that he did not come back an
average man. ‘I would be stinkingly rich again’, he
said audibly and after sometime, he was finally
able to sleep and he dreamt of his life in London.