It was a hot sunny day in the small tribal village of kushiki when all of a sudden there was a loud bang coming from the butchers which was owned by an old man called Zenial, it was a heard all around the village. As soon as the dust had settled a circle had been formed around the wreckage which was once the local butchers. Then a small figure pushed his way through the crowd. It was the king Tombah. When he got to the front, he started to pull the rubble away. He was obviously looking for something the crowd started to talk amongst themselves, just then he stood up and shouted “AH HA!” I knew it. He lifted up a small piece of metal above his head. “A lead bomb” he shrieked. “Someone has planted this here”. “Find Zenial” he whispered to Shahalia his son and guardian
“He ‘s out in the forest” Shahalia replied
“Go to the forest and bring him to me”.
It was mid afternoon by the time Shahlia returned in the Kings hut
“Here he is farther” said Shahlia
“Thank you son” the king replied “You may go now”. “Come here Zenial” the king pleaded
“Yes your majesty” Zenial replied
“I’m afraid I have some bad news the king began “your shop has become the victim of a heinous crime, a lead bomb was planted in your shop”.
“What? Why? What will I do now? I’ve been building that business up for years” Zenial whined
“I’m very sorry, I will be holding a personal investigation into this crime”
“Please find the culprit, my lord” Zenial begged
“Don’t worry. I’ll put my best men on the case, I promise I will catch who ever did this” Said Tombah.
2 YEARS LATER
” I’m ready for my Royal bath now,” Tombah said
“Very well your highness” replied Kakina the Royal servant
Just then Lipetel the Queen burst into the room “What is it my love?” asked Tombah
“Zenial is (there was a long pause) is dead” she wept, she began to cry there was another long pause until Kakina plucked up the courage to ask how he died “In the storm last night he and Quatina were trapped under a tree that fell in the forest”
“What were they doing out there?” asked Tombah
“They were chasing the man that keeps stealing meat from Zenial’s shop”
“GREAT” yelled Tombah “Not only have I lost two good friends but I have also lost my Head of Police”.
Chapter 2 MURDER!!!
“Your car is ready sir”
“Thank you, Kakina” Tombah replied
Just then there was a loud shout coming from inside the Royal Hut Tombah turned round to see Shahlia running as fast as he could towards him “FARTER” he yelled
“Yes my son” Tombah replied
“What will we do about the police chief” Shahlia panted
“Go and start the car Kakina” the king ordered ” advertise the position here in Kushiki and the neighboring villages”
Just as soon as he finished his sentence when there was a loud explosion, Tombah and Shahlia ran outside. Already there was a large gathering at the gates of the Royal hut and there in the middle of the King’s drive was the king’s chariot ablaze, Shalia dived into the flames and emerged moments later coughing and covered in ash with the servant Kakina in his arms. “You can get me a new temporary servant as well” Tombah sighed “and a new chariot and hurry or we will be late for the funeral.”
The Next Day
It was the day after the former Chief of Police Quatina’s funeral and Shahlia had been looking for his farther all day. He finally found him sitting on the bench outside in the garden for himself he crept up to him slowly so he would not disturb him if he were sleeping. “Farther” he whispered
“Yes son” he replied dimly
“I have someone here to see you about the Chief of Police vacancy”
“Send him out”
Shahlia returned minuets later with a tall, broad shouldered muscular man.
“Nice to meet you your majesty” he spoke with a strong accent he’s obviously not from around here thought Tombah.
“Hello, what is your name?” Tombah asked
“Volcistatior Farnez” the man replied bluntly
“Do you have any experience in this field?”
“Yes I spent two years working in Washimo”
“Well your hired……. Unless there is any one else I need to see Shahlia”
“No sir nobody else with any experience” replied Shahlia
“No need to thank me. Your first job is to get me a chariot to take me to my friends funeral, then find out who put a bomb in my car yesterday, Shahlia will fill you in and get me some protection I think someone is trying to kill me.” Said Tombah
“Yes sir” Volcistatior replied looking a bit over welmed
Chapter 3 The funeral
“It was a lovely service vicar” said Tombah with a tear in his eye
“Well” the vicar began, but he wasn’t able to finish what he was saying because something hit him in the back and burrowed into his skin and into his spine and another into the side of his side
“Get down” screamed Volcistatior
“Help Help” yelled a scared and bewildered Tombah
“There he is in the bushes, get him!” Shahlia yelled
Volcistatior, Shahlia and three police officers who had been assigned the job of protecting the king gave chase after the shooter who by this time had already began to make a break for it. They chased the man deep into the forest by this time they had been running for almost twenty minutes when they came to a clearing
“We’ve lost him” Shahlia sighed
“He’s here some where” one policeman replied
“Where……..is…….. he” Tombah panted
“There!” Shahlia screamed.
They looked over and saw a figure in the bushes. Shahlia ran towards it with the rest just behind, they pushed through the bushes and saw a poorly build, decaying old hut with someone sitting inside they approached with caution so he didn’t know they were there. They went in with their guns in their hands
“MUM” Shahlia screeched
“Yes dear before you ask I have been trying to kill your farther” Lipetel spoke her voice sounded very bitter
“Lipetel” said a shocked Tombah “Why” he continued
“Because two years ago you made a promise which you have not kept” her voice sounded even more bitter
“What?” he looked very puzzled
“You told Zenial that you would find the people that blow up his shop,”
“I know but that is know reason to kill me and any way you didn’t even like the man” he was getting angry
“Like him?……..I loved him! I was having an affair with him it’s had been going on even before we were married but it doesn’t matter I will soon be joining him any way”
This left the small group of people there very confused they all looked at each other except Tombah he knew what was coming next
“What?” Volcistatior asked
she pulled a pistol out of her boot and placed the barrel in her mouth and pulled the trigger
“NOOOOO” Tombah and Shahlia screamed at the same time.