Novella #1: The Bike Babaji
23. RACING AWAY
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Previously on The Bike Babaji: James had an idea and decided to go back to the bike and snatch it away while Mike and Baker Babu were conversing.
14th Thursday November, 8:10 a.m.
Baker Babu and Mike were in sombre discussion and oblivious to the bike parked in the street. Ignoring Vinod's pleads, James nonchalantly walked over to the bike in silence and swiftly placed the key in bike and pressed the ignition button. Upon hearing the Royal Enfield Classic engine roar, Baker Babu and Mike turned around in shock and were terrified to find someone riding away the bike. Baker Babu immediately started to run but before he could take any further steps, Mike stopped him and asked him to stay back.
"Let him get away!" said Mike with a caustic smile.
James had brought the bike over the corner street in a flash second and Vinod was standing in awe unable to comprehend what is happening.
"Quick. Hop on!", said James realizing that there is no time to lose.
Vinod jumped on to the back seat immediately and both of them rode away like a lightening thunder bolt.
"Jimji... Please allow me to tell you one thing..."
"We need to reach the playground as soon as possible and dismantle the plates and other stuff as quickly as we can. So, stay quiet and see whether someone is following us"
"No one is following us Jimji. But what I need to tell you is very important"
"What the hell is it?"
"This is not Mike's bike!"
"What?" asked James in horror and stepped on the brakes. The bike stopped just a few meters away from the playground.
Inspector Harish was in his car, parked outside St. Peters Church, dressed incognito. He received call from Inspector Douglas.
"What is it now?" asked Harish picking up the call.
"Good News! Your bike suspect is caught red handed!" said Douglas.
"What? Really? Are you serious? But how did you manage? How did...", Harish was shooting Douglas with lots of questions before being interrupted.
"I'll explain everything to you later. Now, listen to me. You need to arrest the Father and that bed ridden criminal Samuels right now."
"Oh, I get it now. You had the guy in your hands. That's why you wanted to delay the arrest of the Father"
"Yes, kind of. And one more thing. We don't have time to lose. Arrest Father Antony and Samuels as soon as possible and turn them in to the station. I will be sending you a GPS location in sometime. And you need to get to that location with a squad immediately. We need to arrest your guy at this location and we can't take second chances with this guy."
"Alright, I'm on it!"
[To be continued]