As she whispered in my ear,i suddenly realised her presence but I also had noted to dispense with it if I was to reach my goal……little by little we approached the flicker of fire until I could see the familiar faces through the shrubbery,they were excos I had delegated earlier to watch over the new initiates until the deck(me and the rest)arrived…True to the info we had recieved,there were 15 guys and 5 ladies(could see that they had nice shapes though)…. ”jazz in”, i ordered everyone behind me as they poured into the clearing,the freshers were terrified cos they could not see us,they were blindfolded and each holding red candles and were obviously shocked by our sudden presence….. ”make una comport”, shenge said in his cold voice…A broad smile played on my face,these freshers were in for a tough ride.ceremonially opening the ITT by disvirgining the brew(invoking the spirit of odin and blessing the drink as well as praising dead sailors),i passed the bottle round until the whole rugged men present had taken sips…….
I set down the remaining drink(it will be later used to end the gathering) as music from drums filled the clearing and chants rang from tens of voices belonging to the dreaded cospirano clan.To me,this was ecstasy,the power I felt was unimaginable,as they danced sophia welcomed her viqueens who had just arrived who in turn came to ask for permission to remain in iceland to which I obliged… ”santana Panama odin”, i yelled as the gathering went dead silent and every guy present brandished a sharp cutlass…… ”it is capped oooo” i continued, ”look at my back and you shall see the print of my ITT,the joy of the sailing viking ship and the tales of looting cantata,the colours of the viking ship na red,black and white ooooooo,that red na blood wey dem shed for itt oooooo,Aro mate are we not rugged again?”
My question was replied by a barrage of gunshots into the night sky and shrill cries all around the clearing affirming the fact that I wasn’t alone aboard the ship… ”oya make una jazz down”, i said as the male initiates were made to lie on their faces,i picked up a machete and ordered, ”every rugged man wey don sU-Ck bst blood aboard this ship make dem anchor maja give these palamus dem 120 machete drillings”, I said as I dropped my machete…….I gave shege a signal telling him I wanted to relieve myself i.e urinate so he should take command until I returned….
The. shouts of pain coming from the new initiates had already quenched the tranquility of the cold night as I made my way towards my safe house….Sure enough,the door was still unlocked as I had left it….
I raced to the bedroom and scanned the room for my blackberry q10,the only source of contact between me,slow and trigger…..
I had just pocketed it when a gun cocked in the shadows,i couldn’t see who it was so I raised my hands and clasped them at the back of my head,i knew that sound too well to be foolish…. ”this jonsing man”, a voice said…….
I recognised it almost instantly……