Friday, February 8, 2019

the ghost that comes around 12

What to do?,I stood on the same
spot wondering when Paul
walked up to me with a huge
smile on his face.Why the hell is
he smiling.Paul wore a black
business suit which looks quite
expensive for an high school
teacher but Paul’s always trying
to distinguish himself from
others,”am more than just a
teacher”he will always boast well
yeah he’s also a lying back
stabbing arrogant moron,i wish i
could say it to his face but
though am a few inches taller
than he is he’s heavily built
although not as much as my
friend zach who happens to be
the school’s gym teacher that
guy is a powerhouse.Also Paul is
around 34 years old which
makes him a year older than i
am,so i think i owe him some
respect.His eyes were big and
coal black and he has quite the
gentle face although rugged,one
look at him and one would take
him for a saint but I know better
than that,Paul Mick is no saint.
“Hey there Doveman”
I didn’t reply at first and only nod
my head as i made to walk
away,then he started pressing
my buttons.
“It feels nice you know,i mean
am so glad i could finally beat the
workaholic Doveman to school”.
“Well you look like you slept in
the school.”
“And so what if i did.”
“Well i will have you know that
it’s against section 46 of the
school policy,maybe you should
read it sometimes.”
“So? Are you gonna turn me in or
somehow try to blackmail me.”
“No am not going to do either of
the two,you know why? its cause
unlike you am a decent man.”
“Well that’s good because no one
is gonna believe you they will just
think you are mad cause am
close to beating you at this year’s
in short BTAS is an annual award
show held in the school where
the Best Male and female
Teachers and Staffs are
announced and awarded it’s the
biggest award any of the school
Teacher could ever dream of and
I’ve been winning the award for
both the Male category and
Overall best staff for the past Ten
years straight.
“So this is what it’s all
about,everything you did was
just so you could beat me at the
“What else would you expect
isn’t my objective the same as
yours? I know the only reason
you are doing this is just so you
can keep winning the prizes and
keep the rest of us in your back
pocket but that’s not gonna
happen not on my watch.”
To think i left home in such a
good mood today only for Paul to
just spoil my mood.
“Listen unlike you i ain’t doing
this cause i want recognition or
a prize am doing it because it’s
what i have to do,what i love to
do and it’s what am been paid to
Starts walking away.
“You may fool the rest of them
but you don’t fool me,i know you
only work so hard because of
your own selfish motives and i
would have gotten rid of you if it
weren’t for that foolish guy
named Hank.”
Paul really has no self
righteosness he’s not even
ashamed to admit that he played
such a dirty game which ruined
another guy’s life.Have controlled
my anger long enough,a guy
could only take so much,so i
replied in anger.
“You know what let’s assume
that’s the main motive for my
actions.But have been winning
that award since my first year in
this school and all this i have
achieved through my hard work
not by blackmailing or
implicating others because i
believe in my self and i have my
self esteem,you should try and
get yours cause you obviously
have none.”
He laughed
“Good comeback i didn’t know
you had it in you Doveman,i used
to think you were just a typical
biology teacher.It turned out i
was wrong you actually have
quite a sharp tongue.But you
listen and listen good am just as
close to winning that prize as
you are this Year and i will win it
and prove to everyone that i am
the best there is.”
“Good luck with that.”
“Trust me i don’t need luck.”
He added as he starts walking
away.Whew it took a lot of
strong will to control my anger in
front of that punk but am glad i
did.I for one hate arguments
talkless of a fight.I started
walking towards my office door
then i realised I’ve left my keys in
the car.I went back to fetch it,i
opened my car door and
grabbed the keys to my office i
closed the door and as i was
about to lock my car i heard,a
guy’s voice behind me.
“Hand over your car keys and no
one gets hurt.”
I turned around to find two
rough looking guys standing
infront of me each one was
holding a knife.
Come on,hand it over buddy.”
Oh my gosh what kind of a
trouble is this and no one is
around to help me out,The only
person close by is………….Paul Mick
but i would trust this strange
thugs a lot more than I’d trust
him.Anyways am not willing to
give up my car keys so i’ll just
have to try talking to them.
“Listen guys stealing another
man’s property is not a good
thing…..The bible says…………”
“Who cares what the bible
says,shut your trap you son of a
b---h.”said one of the thugs as he
dealt me a blindling slap,i fell to
the ground and could barely see
for a while.One of the thugs
picked my key up from the
floor,which i had dropped the
moment the slap hit me.The Thug
was just about to open my car’s
door when.
“I wouldn’t do that if i were you.”
I looked up and saw my friend
Zach.He’s the school’s gym
teacher.AKA The
powerhouse,and with arms as
big as that of the wwe wresler
Brock lesnar with a handsome
face to match i think its obvious
how he got his nickname.Zach
and i are of the same age but
he’s married and already has a
child.The thugs were obviously
intimidated by his looks,they
surely weren’t prepared to fight
a 300 pounds flesh and bone
Zach Owen.One look at him and
one would think he lives at the
gym,which is nearly true cause
he spends most hours of his life
working out in the gym.
“Stay out of this it’s none of your
business.”Said a thug.
“That’s funny cause the guy you
just slappedal happens to be my
best friend so i think this is my
business and anyways that car
doesn’t even have a working Air
con,trust me its not worth the
trouble.”Zach jokes with
“Am warning you stay out of
this.”One of the thugs
“Am sorry but i can’t,i will give
you guys 2 options we can do
this the easy way or the Zach
Owen’s way.”
“Am gonna cut you into
pieces”.Said one of the thugs as
he waves his knife in the air to
show that he meant business.
“I guess we’ll have to do this the
Zach Owen’s way you guys made
the wrong choice,now bring it
The Two Thugs decided to attack
Zach from 2 sides one stood at
his back,the other stood in front
of him,They both poised their
knives and attacked
simultaneously,they thought they
could stand at an advantage by
attacking from two opposite
sides,But it turned out to be a
Bad idea as Zach uses his left
hand to grip the hand of the guy
in front of him and with his right
hand he caught his comrade in
the same way,he twisted their
hands till the pain clearly showed
on their faces,he tortured them
by adding more pressure till both
men dropped their knives.The
thug he held with his left hand
managed to break free,he
attempted to punch Zach in the
face,Zach saw the blow coming
he quickly dodged and got
behind the thug,The thug
accidentally hit his comrade
comrade with the blow,he
furiously turned around to face
Zach who dealt him a pretty
good kick below the belt
level.The Thug felled to the
ground twisting and turning in
pain,His comrade got up and
picked a knife from the ground
he threw it at Zach who quickly
dodged it,The knife nearly hit
Tony who was just getting back
to his feet.This angered Zach as
he ran forward and dealt the
thug a huge blow which sent
him flying a few feet away.Soon
both Thugs were on their heels
making a run for it.
Zach walked up to me as he
buttons his shirt back up.
“You okay man?.How many
fingers am i raising up.”
“Am not blind dude,i can see that
you are not raising any fingers
“I was just checking(smiled).”
“I still think we could have settled
this without using violence.”I
“No way man those thugs only
understand one language and
you have to punch it into them.”
We were just on our way to the
door when Paul walked up still
with that big smile on his face.
“I heard some noise what
“Nothing much just some
thugs.”Zach replied.
“Oh Tony am so sorry about your
“They didn’t get my car luckily
Zach was their to help.”I replied.
“Oh….that’s great”
“Wait How did you know that
they were after my car.”I asked
“Hum..well I…..mean whatelse
could they have been after.I have
work to do so i’ll leave now.”and
then the smile that I’ve been
seeing on Paul’s face all morning
suddenly faded away.

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