S01E02 Guns And Butterfly By Minna Davies

 


 

 

Chidi sees his children standing at the back door.

 

CHIDI

Run.

 

A soldier shoots chidi dead immediately

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

(Screams in pain)

Daaaaaaaadddddyyyyy

 

Knenechukwu carries Chukwuemeka on her shoulder to run while he struggles to come down.

 

One of the soldiers aim to shoot at them as they run.

 

SOLDIER 1

Don’t miss

 

SOLDIER

I never miss.

 

He fires and BANG.

 

Kenechukwu and her brother are lucky, because a young girl runs pass them intercepting the bullet from meeting her.

 

The young girls eyes Meets Chukwuemaka’s as she takes her last breath.

 

Kenechukwu cuts into a corner that fades them out of sight.

 

SOLDIER 1

You missed.

 

SOLDIER

 Not technically.

 

SOLDIER

Not my business.

 

Chukwuemeka is having a dream, faint images of what happened flashes through.

 

 

 

 

 

CHIDI

Please... pleas, I will do anything, do

Not kill my wife,

(crying)

Leave her alone

 

The bang of the gun shot echos with her last cry.

 

 

CHIDI

Run.

 

A soldier shoots chidi dead immediately.

 

Chukwuemeka wakes up promptly scared, his breath is faster than an antelope running for its life.

 

They are in the bush, Him and Knechukwu. Kenechukwu has obviously been awake for a while, she is roasting bush meat with the fire she made.

 

Kenechukwu realizing her tensed brother.

 

KENECHUKWU

Easy now. It is okay, we are safe now.

 

Chukwuemeka’s breathing softens, but he is obviously not in the mood to talk. He looks around and remembers where they are. The bullet hole in a tin can is a hint. They are at the spot where Him and his dad does target practice.

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

How do you know this place, Dad

never brought you here.

 

KENECHUKWU

Is that what you think?

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

Yes.

 

KENECHUKWU

You forget I am older than you,

I held dad’s 1911 pistol before you dreamt of it.

Mum did not just like the idea of me with

a gun and stopped it.

 

Kenechukwu glance at the cans with bullet holes

 

 

KENECHUKWU

Impressive shot.

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

Why are you acting like nothing happened?

We just lost mum and dad and you look like

You do not care.

 

KENECHUKWU

I cried all night while you slept.

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

What?

 

KENECHUKWU

Tragedies will always happen, and it

always determines the next path we take.

There is crying and giving up path, and the

Path that leads to salvation. One path is

Easier than the other.

 

Chukwuekema walks to a can with a bullet hole.

 

CHUKUEMEKA

I will take the path of revenge.

I will not rest until I have my bullet

in Juwon’s head

 

KENECHUKWU

Revenge is not one of the path I said

But…Who is Juwon.

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

The man who killed our parents.

 

FLASH BACK TO THE PREVIOUS DAY

 

Knenechukwu carries Chukwuemeka on her shoulder to run while he struggles to come down.

 

One of the soldiers aim to shoot at them as they run.

Chukwuemeka gets a gimps of his name on his badge “Juwon”

 

SOLDIER 1

Don’t miss

 

SOLDIER

I never miss.

 

 

 

BACK TO SCENE.

 

KENECHUKWU

Hunger has a way of making people

Say rubbish.

 

She takes the meat from the fire, and cuts him a piece.

 

KENECHUKWU

Here, Have some.

 

He hesitates, but He goes to sit on the log she is sitting on to takes the meat.

 

KENECHUKWU

It is hot, be careful.

 

He takes his first bite and without hesitating, rushes his meal.

 

KENECHUKWU

Not that hot for you I guess.

So how are you going to kill him?

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

The 1911.

 

KENECHUKWU

Don’t tell me you are back to get it.

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

I am.

 

The sound of an explosion from afar alerts them.

 

KENECHUKWU

No you will not.

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

You cannot stop me.

 

KENECHUKWU

I can stop you, I am your elder

Sister. Did you just hear that?

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

Yes.

 

KENECHUKWU

Are you not scared?

 

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

A little bit.. very afraid.

 

KENECHUKWU

Then why do you want to do this?

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

This meat is nice.

 

KENECHUKWU

We can’t stay here tonight,

we have to keep moving.

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

Not until I get my 1911.

 

KENECHUKWU

Why?

 

CHUKWUEMEKA

Because Some animals cannot be reasoned with,

And your first responds is to save yourself.

 

He continues with his meat, Kenechukwu just stares at him a little afraid of her brothers sudden courage.

 


Comments

  1. Super amazing.... Looking forward to the next episode

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  2. You have done it again! What a good writer you are! Well-done sir. Looking forward to the next episodes

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    1. Thank you and next episode drops next friday

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  3. Awesome.... Next episode pls

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  4. Anonymous8:52 am

    Good read ��������

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