Chapter 94. The final puzzle.
I picked Marko up at the Spandau Central Station and we walked to the apartment. He relaxed and brought out weed for us to smoke. That fearless German kid traveled with gun and drugs.
“Tell me how this works” I said as i examined the piece of weapon he has given me.
“This is how it turns. When you shoot, the bullet chamber revolves automatically to another compartment where a live bullet is. It goes like that until the twelve bullets are used. Then you press this to load more bullets. This one is a silencer. You just fix it in the nozzle here and it won’t make a noise when you shoot” He said.
“Very good” I said.
“When are you going to scare them, we need some weeds in Brandenburg. The shit we have there now isn’t good” He said.
“Relax Marko. Remember what i told you when we were starting the business back then. Never be in a haste to do something that is illegal. We will start as soon as possible, i am back in town now and you know my place. I brought you to know this place because of the business, so relax my friend” I had said to him.
After smoking his weed and drinking some shots of whisky, he left and returned to Brandenburg.
The gun he brought was loaded and there was another packet of bullet that came with it. The whole arsenal was enough to start a small war against the Nsukka brigade.
Kenneth called me. He said he just arrived at the Akunne’s and saw CY there. He also said he came with Doris and was drinking beer with three Igbo people.
“How did he come here and know this people?” he asked.
“Don’t say anything to him, don’t even greet him” I ordered.
“Don’t spend more than an hour there because he could get drunk and tell people that he know you. Leave the place as soon as possible. It was me who sent him there to create some negative awareness. I want people to tell Ralph that Doris was no longer his” i said.
I called Agnes Kaku and told her to call Ralph immediately.
“Tell him that you just saw Doris with the same guy at the Akunne’s shop. Tell him to hurry up if he wants to catch them.” i had instructed.
When CY returned in the night, he came with Doris. It was a surprise since we had planned that Doris would visit the next day. He was slightly drunk and had forgotten to inform me that he was returning with Doris.
Doris didn’t know who i was. We never met because i left Berlin before she came. She may have heard about Ozoigbondu 1 of Berlin,
The Okaka Onyimonyi 1 of Lagos,
The Ikuku Ama na Onya 1 of Paris, The terror of the Nandos 1 of Amsterdam,
The Ogbabara hapu Akpa 1 of Abidjan, but she never saw me. Fortunately for me, CY didn’t know how popular i was back in Berlin. He just knew me in Amsterdam as the guy who used to Write Jokes for the African Bulletin Newspaper.
“Good evening Sir” Doris greeted me as soon as they came in.
“Doris meet my cousin Solomon” CY managed to say audibly.
“He was drunk and i decided to bring him home by myself. I think he doesn’t have a head for alcohol” Doris said.
Doris was still talking when her phone started ringing. It was Ralph calling.
“Your phone is ringing” I said as i picked the phone up, peeped and recognized the number that ended with 777. Doris took the phone from me and looked at the screen.
“It is my ex boyfriend. He has been disturbing me. I don’t know what to tell him” She said.
“Pick the call and tell him where you are. Tell him to come so that you people will settle this once and for all. If you don’t do it that way, he will continue to disturb you. Do that now that i am here so that i will make sure he don’t touch you” i said.
By the time i finished, the ringing phone has stopped. Mr Ralph called again instantly and when Doris answered the call, he started shouting.
“Put it on speakout” I said softly.
“You Ashawo, prostitute. So this is how you want to leave me after everything i did for you. This Berlin won’t contain us. You will see” Ralph was shouting.
“Baby wait, it is not like that. I have been calling you since Thursday but you didn’t want to come out and see me like you used to do. Ever since we finished picking up the money at the western union, you changed because you think i am after the money. What is €10000? Now you are calling me names, i don’t like it” Doris said.
I made a hand sign to Doris signifying that she should tell Ralph to come.
“You can come here so that we can talk about this. CY is not my boyfriend. He is just a guy i met at the Church” Doris said.
“I am not coming anywhere. If you want us to talk about this, you come to my Brother’s house in Neukoln. I will be waiting for you there” Ralph shouted.
Although they were still on the phone but the last thing Ralph said about being in his brother’s apartment in Neukoln felt like a victory. It confirmed that he was atleast in Berlin. Even if they ended the call, i was going to find a way to smoke him out of the house.
“The way you are shouting, you will beat me if i come to the place. Come here let us talk and you meet the CY and know that we are not doing anything” Doris said.
“I said i am not coming anywhere. I won’t touch you, i promise” He shouted.
I gave Doris a sign to cut the phone and she did.
Reluctantly i said to Doris, “He sounds arrogant. Where did you meet him?”
She said she met Ralph at a birthday party in Tempelhof part of Berlin.
“I love him but he treats me bad all the time. Last week, he told me to follow him to the western union to pick up some money his sister sent from Marlloca Spain. After picking the money, we went to her brother’s place and drink some wine and whiskey. I told him that i needed some money to buy a pair of shoes i have been saving money for but he refused to give me. Just €200 for my shoes and he refused. Now he is shouting because i am with another guy” Doris was saying.
Another revelation; Aunty Joy was also on Marlloca.
I couldn’t help but giggled. Doris nearly partook from the money and my recovery operation would have started right there with her.
“Don’t worry, if he cares for you, he will call back but don’t go there” I said as i looked at CY who was already snoring on the bed.
Doris was announcing her departure when her phone rang.
“Stay there, i am coming with a taxi now” That was our Mr Ralph.
He was coming to make peace with Doris.
Samson and Delilah came to mind.