Disclaimer : I'm a huge KPop fan and you will come across names and photographs of KPop idols in most of my stories (The photographs and pics are downloaded from the internet and I do not have ANY intellectual property right over them). They are my muse and inspiration in so many ways. The incidents and characters are fictional and have no resemblance to any K pop idol in any manner.
Finally, the wait was over! The message in the morning said that our man had opened his eyes and was conscious enough to talk.
I literally ran up the stairs into the heavily guarded room and saw him propped up on a few pillows. Too weak to sit up, said the doctor as he left.
Me- I hope you are feeling better!
He looked at me for a few seconds. Did he recognise me? His eyes teared up as he joined his palms and said," Thank you so much! Doctor said if you didn't bring me here on time, I could have died! You probably missed out some important work or got delayed going home, because of a complete stranger like me! I'm indebted to you for life!"
Me- So are you willing to give up on your past and start afresh with me?
With a wry smile, he said," So you do know about my past? Are you really a cop? You look like a college kid! I fell for that innocent face and thought you were there to buy drugs! "
Me- Yes, I'm a cop. My looks are an advantage at times! So, what's your name? Real name,please. I'm Detective Jeon.
Once again, he smiled," I'm Abdul Khan. A small fish in the ocean of dirt..... Mr Jeon, you look even younger than your pictures!"
Me- Enough about me, Abdul. Tell me about the guys who shot you. Do you know who they were? Is someone trying to kill you? I will try my best to help you but you have to help me too!
Abdul- Mr Jeon, I used to be a small time pickpocket earlier. My friend Naseer got me into this drug business! I have old parents to look after and the money was good. Then, I fell in love with Amina, my neighbor, who looks after my parents in my absence. When my employer knew about Amina, he killed her with drugs overdose , saying he doesn't want me 'distracted' and threatened to do the same with my old parents! I wanted to leave the gang but couldn't.... I was blackmailed into continuing it. I'm really worried about my parents.... Please save them! Please!
Knowing how it feels to lose loved ones, I assured him of help and immediately dispatched a vehicle with two cops to get his parents to safety. Abdul had agreed to be an informer and help me find the kingpin of the drug mafia in return. He was a small fry but he was smart and willing! Our deal was sealed.
Abdul was out of the hospital in about a month, during which his old parents were kept safe in an old age home. They were healthy and very happy to see their son back on his feet, totally unaware of what their son had been up to! The three of them thanked me profusely and then were taken back home. Two cops, pretending to be Abdul's distant relatives, were with them all the time.
After 3 days of his release, Abdul called me on my private number and informed that the kingpin is attending the rave party at the Nightingale coming Saturday night, alongwith some famous celebrities. I don't know why, but I felt as though it was a trap and someone was using Abdul to get to me! My men were guarding his parents at home and he was definitely not at home that time. Still, despite my instincts telling me not to, I agreed to be there.
With 3 days to go, in consultation with the Chief and the rest of the team, I devised a plan (and a back up plan too!) to trap the one who wants to trap me!! On Saturday, we were all prepared, ready to put our plan into action.
(To be continued....)