THE GLOOMY CORRIDORS (Episode 13) – Olumide Fatunsin

Josephine’s heart was beating fast in the control room when Anne cocked her pistol. When she realised what might happen next, she pressed the alarm button to distract whoever was at the door.

Anne wasn’t perturbed since she knew all the tactics her father had used before. She knocked two times to know if the person inside was a member or an intruder.

Josephine heaved a sigh of relief and knocked once as a confirmation. She then opened the door and Anne rushed at her and closed the door behind her.

Her body impact shook Josephine and her pistol dropped on the floor. Anne quickly picked it up and commanded her to remain silent. With confusion on her face, she sat on the opposite swivel chair wondering what Anne would do.

“Enough of your dirty deal, Miss Josephine! Good to see your face again.”

With her chin resting on her hand, Josephine looked on as if she had been injected with a strange mixture. She was mute and waited for the next action.

Anne began to check the files on the table in quick succession until she found a paper with some codes written on it.

“Yes, I got it!” She said with a smile.

She sat on the swivel chair in front of the desktop computer and entered the password. As soon as the computer was turned on, Josephine rose up to check if it was true.

“Sit down! I will blow your head off if you disobey my order again!”

Josephine sat down quietly like a beaten tiger. She watched Anne as she worked on the computer with occasional eye contact.

“Transferred! Great!” She went to open a vault where some documents were kept. Facing the other side, Josephine secretly picked the paper.

When she was about to hide it, Anne turned, moved briskly to collect the paper and hit her head with the pistol.

“Don’t take me for a fool, Madam!”

She closed the vault and then shut down the computer. She looked at Josephine firmly and asked her,


Josephine didn’t respond to her question. She asked her again with a loud voice but Josephine responded gently, “Ask your father.”

“I should ask my father?” Anne punched her face.

Josephine raised her head and looked at her regretfully. She knew how Pascal held his daughter in high esteem and she dared not cross the boundary with her.

“Answer me, or else…” She roared again.

“Do your worst but you won’t get the money.” She answered.

Anne raised her head and looked straight at her,

“Tell me the correct order of location.”

Josephine raised her head, “A deal?”

Anne punched her face again and shook her violently.

“Answer me! Is it Finland?”






“Then where?”

Josephine tried hard to say something but was held back for fear.

“Say something quickly!” Anne ordered impatiently.

“B…u…l…g…a…r…i…a” She responded slowly and fainted.

“Bulgaria?” She whispered.


Anne turned suddenly to see who answered and she was shocked to see…

To be continued in Episode 14.

Olumide Fatunsin

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