The Amazing Spectacles

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"Hey, look at that!" I called out almost in a whisper. "What's it, Sam? Do you see anything strange?" asked Sergeant Joe. He was a few meters away; paced back and forth in the middle of the highway. The darkness of the night crashed at us in its thickest. "Yea! Can't you see it?" I flashed my torch towards the dazzling object. "No! I can't see anything!" "Hey guys! Here's he!" screamed another cop amongst our squad. Our attention switched to his direction. A few of us maintained our positions; others scuttled towards him. There lay Bob - the notorious criminal in a pool of blood. His gang of armed bandits killed many of our cops; maimed several innocent people. This led to a full-scale manhunt as ordered by the police headquarters. Bob was conveyed in an ambulance. I walked briskly to the spot of the strange object. It was a pair of spectacles. I pulled out a white handkerchief; with it I picked up the object. Dropped it in my bag. I forwarded it to department of material test for thorough examination. Results revealed it was a quantum like spectacles. It had a tiny source of light on its frame's rim, which served as a sensor. A tiny hole beside it housed a microprocessor superimposed with the sensor. The sudden attacks on Bob, which resulted in loss of consciousness, deactivated the spectacles. The quantum energy depleted. It's reactivation demanded the adaptation of another individual's personal identity among the bandit. However, the gadget had fallen in the wrong hands - the police squad. A volunteer was thereafter, sought amongst our squad. No one seemed to take any interest , owing to the risks involved and envisaged. The pointer fell back at me - the finder of the gadget. I summoned courage . I was appointed to spearhead all investigations. The case of the notorious criminal stood the highpoint of security agencies in the province. I'd volunteered to reactivate the spectacles through adapting it to my body system. This would definitely aid in our investigations. A few days later, I was seated on a comfortable chair for the adaptation process to commence. The entire officers in the investigation department were in attendance. Just immediately I wore the spectacles a blinking light came up, accompanied by a few piercing beeps. My vision took off. I landed in a strange land of darkness. I screamed terrifyingly. My body vibrated uncontrollably. My brain danced to a strange impulse - keenly and acutely alerted to the slightest movement around me. I'd lost control of my reflexes. My body racked by immobility. I sat still and stiffened. A moment of silence ensued. I waited in my stillness for what would come up next. Another beeping sound ushered in a flow of light rays. The light invaded and over flooded my inner vision. It ran through my entire body in an excited superimposition. I wore a light body. Shortly, all vibrations, lightning and impulses collapsed. I regained my vision. I looked around. My onlookers were bemused by my horror. I was fully aware of my environment, but still trapped in immobility and dumbness. I thought of calling my wife. My mobile phone in coherence, dialled my wife's line. She spoke into the phone. Everyone heard it. My boss, acutely bemused, recounted that I was busy in the office. And that he was trying to use my phone to call someone else. He said that to calm the situation. Bob still lay in coma at the hospital. Investigations dragged to a halt. However, the investigation department had been informed that a lot of nuts would be cracked in the way of investigations, should Bob be thoroughly interrogated. Regrettably, Bob lay in coma - not responding to treatments. One fateful midnight , my obsession about the case got to its peak. I remembered the spectacles might offer certain help. I reached for it, sat on my bed and wore it. I ruminated over the case. A few minutes later, a piercing beeping accompanied by the blinking light from the gadget began. Shortly, my vision blurred. A stream of encryptions flooded the screen of my mind . Only a cryptographer could decode them. I waited for what would come up next. Just then I heard a thin, but hoarse voice of a man. "Sam, how are you?" said the voice. "Who are you?" I asked confusedly. "It's me, Bob!" Caught off guard. "This is impossible!" I reflected. "It's possible!" laughed Bob. "Life is continuum!" A moment of silence ensued again. "Sam, I can see you're worried about me! And wished to lend a hand in your puzzlement!" Bob explained the mechanism of the spectacles.it's He also informed the medium would collapse soon. All went dead again. "Bob! Bob! Are you still there?" I called out. I got no response. Assailed by echoing silence. Trapped in a complete and frustrating darkness. A stream of light invaded my vision again. My body vibrated to the strange scourge of light - like a huge starburst. I felt a sort of unexplainable pop. I was teleported to a busy street. I looked around to figure out the prospects of my new and inexplicable location. I caught the glimpse of someone at the threshold of a mall, waving at me. He looked familiar, but I couldn't place him. He scuttled towards me. "Sam, how's it?" he greeted. " I'd been waiting for you here!" His voice rang with a familiar note." Bob? Are you....." "Yes! It's me!" he laughed. He struck up conversation about his desire to help in my investigations. Our quanta communications led to tremendous success in unraveling a lot mysteries about criminal activities in our province. "It's a lot to think about!" I always wandered.

About the Author: 
Godhood Olaniyi is one of the popular and practical writers from Nigeria. His literary prowess relished a smooth ride over the three genres of literature. He lives with his family in his Iperu-Remo home. A popular community in the Remo Central Local Council, Nigeria.
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