First I heard a few shots ring out… Bang! Bang!! The guys we were chasing were shooting again. I had practically dodged the first sets of bullets that came my way, me and my partner, Neo, his name isn’t really Neo sha I call him that cos hes so white, sometimes I even fear he’s slightly anaemic. Well, we had got that dispatch call from the local command centre about 15 minutes ago and we set out on our way, they described the scene we were in on, and behold it wasn’t too long after we got the picture, we were chasing bank robbers.
At first it was a car chase but then they ran into the projects, the hood, they ditched the cars and started on foot. The place was twisted, lots of “between house” foot passages and people just hanging a hot day, twisted labrynthine footways we couldn’t chase them in our service car, not through the situation that we were in so we had to get on foot too.
The chase was getting hot when they opened fire at us, there were three of them and just two of us. I thanked God that they didn’t stop at that moment to consider their odds. Well, we were waiting for back up and even over the sound of the blood in my body running haywire and my seemingly amplified heartbeat i could hear the sirens from way off. Back up was near.
Just after we had passed high population areas, we were near some warehouse now, the bullets came flying again, rushing at us. Whoever was firing was using an AR-15 I know the sound that bad-boy makes even in my dreams. A full clip of about 30 bullets was discharged randomly in our direction. Neo sensing his odds of danger stopped and ducked behind a low brick fence which wasn’t really much of a cover but, it worked for him anyway. I was too close to catching them to slow down now. I kept up the chase. Neo called out to me, and told me to be reasonable. I defied him. That was Neo always playing safe, I sometimes wondered how he managed to get herpes when he was 17 and a kid at 19. Still running, I changed my course slightly to miss as much of the bullets as I could and as i was running, quite diagonally I cud hear whizzing noises past my left ear. One inch in the wrong direction and I was gone. One second delay and I was dead but I kept up. My weapon was at the ready and as soon as i had an almost clear shot, my aim was and had always been top notch. I let fly and Guy 1 crashed on his face. Two of them were left now, though he was lagging, Neo continued with me after the first AR-15 clips were done. The rest two guys had weapons too. One an AK-47 and the other was with a desert eagle, I had a desert eagle too, I love that piece, if I killed that criminal, I was gon take his as a trophy, something to show that I had taken down another bad guy, won our little race, if you will. The desert eagle just let fly at random. I counted the shots, desert eagles usually carry twelve per clip and when i got to 14 my heart skipped a beat, who on earth carries a desert eagle with an extended clip? From the looks of it he was going at least 24, 36 to 48 if I was very unlucky.
As i was running after them i felt the world slow down, it felt so unreal, and yet beautiful. I let out two more shot and heard a groan up front, and still facing forward I saw little golden object coming at me the speed of a well thrown stone, the first to my head, I dodged easily, then more, I saw them all and calculated my movement, I couldn’t change courses now, a leap through was my only option. I was going to beat all the bullets. All of them. All 15 of them.
I twisted in mid air.
And my eyes closed.
I heard my name, it was low, distant and faint. “Am i dead?? Is this heaven?” I heard myself say.
Then I opened my eyes, slowly.
I was on the floor, sweaty.
And standing over me was Abass.
Abass was the gym guy, the gym instructor. The look on his face couldn’t say how disgusted he was enough. “I don tell you. See as you fat reach you still dey carry ur head go de run tread-mill, no b say you even put am for slow, na fast fast one you go de do. Wo bros, I don tire for your….” he kept on talking, he was probably angry, hell if I cared.
All I could think was “Damn. I’ve only been in the gym 30 minutes and I was day dreaming again. Lord. Did I actually say ‘am i dead? Is this heaven?’ Fuck. I’m screwed…”
LEUL! What were you thinking…