Dropping her bow, Ubong rushed to Seun’s side and painstakingly tried to stop the bleeding in his left hand while screaming for help. The caravan crew had rich experience with battle and injury so quickly attended to themselves and came to assist Ubong with Seun’s wounds. When every injury had been dressed as best as
Seun and Ubong had been avoiding capture for days. He was surprised at the strength of his new companion. She seemed to have more vigor than he did. And she was deadly with the bow and arrow. They had run into some scouts but she was the quintessential hunter, noticing the target first and shooting them down from cover…
Musa awoke abruptly from a nightmare about the Leviathan’s Fall; it was a replay of the time when he ventured to the center of that dark enclosure, he was almost swallowed whole by the abyss in his mind left from Niyi’s death.
Over the course of the next few weeks, Nnenna was still in negotiations with the King of Oshodi. Currently, Nnenna was stuck in a meeting with annoying ministers who spoke for King Fola as royalty cannot be seen to haggle while Obi, Amaka and Amina were exploring the city under the ‘protection’ of the royal
Musa turned back one final time, imagining what his friends and family were up to and whether he will lose something precious to him again, before steeling himself for the ordeal that was to come. He was going into the darkness again. Both internally and externally. He wasn’t sure which was more of a threat.