The Land of The Thieves - Chapter 13
Episode 5: The First Escaped (2)
“Do it immediately, Doctor. Get your two nurses to hurry!” I exclaimed. “Isn’t it almost twenty years since you’ve been this family’s doctor? Aren’t you one of the children whose education was paid for by Uncle Liem? For all that, carry out my orders.”
The doctor swallowed hard and stiffly ordered his two nurses.
“Tell the police outside, Aunt Liem’s condition is getting worse.” I grabbed one of the nurses before exiting the room. “If they ask for details, don’t answer, and never let them approach the door of this room. You understand?”
The nurse nodded — though still looking confused.
“What … what are you doing, Tom?” Uncle Liem asked nervously.
“Saving this whole family. What else?” I quickly replied. “You, yes, you help remove the IV from Aunt Liem’s hand. Immediately!” I shouted at the two nurses who were left in the room.
“What are you up to, Tom?” Uncle Liem asked a second time.
“We don’t have time for an explanation, but if all goes well, two hours from now we’ll be thousands of kilometers from this damn city,” I said quickly.
“Two days, we have two days until Monday to clean up all the mess. Semesta Bank will be saved, believe me, not a single share belonging to the company will be sold. And before that happens, you have to run away from them. Run!”
“I … I’m not going to do it, Tommi.” Uncle Liem’s voice was trembling.
“No choice. You have to run! ” I exclaimed exasperatedly.
“I don’t want to be a fugitive man, Tom.” Uncle Liem shook his head, reflexively stepped back.
“You must want it. Gosh, now isn’t the time to discuss the trite principles!” I snapped. “Follow all my orders, and all will be well.” I turned to the other side. “Ram, what is the name of the chief prosecutor and the three-star rank police officer who is leading this case?”
Ram with an incomprehensible face repeated the two names he had mentioned in the car when he picked me up.
“Well, don’t those two names mean something to this family?” I turned back to Uncle Liem, said the name aloud. “They will not stop. Trust me, you will not be jailed for six months like in the past. These two people will keep you in jail forever so that no trace is left.”
The door to the room was pushed from the outside, the two nurses had returned, hurriedly pushing the stretcher bed, followed by a few curious police officers.
I immediately dashed to the front of the door, restraining the officers who were about to enter. “You can’t enter.”
“We have to know what’s going on!” The police commander insisted.
“Jeez! What else do you want to know?!” I put myself up so they couldn’t see what was going on inside. “The madam is dying, she must be rushed to the hospital. The master of this house isn’t going anywhere. Look, using a cane, your catch won’t be able to escape from here, even walking a hundred meters, he won’t last long. ”
The officers glanced at each other.
“Are you going to keep watching, or is it better to wait in the hall?” I glared at them. “Trust me, once the madam is taken away by the ambulance, you can easily handcuff Mr. Liem. Tomorrow you will get a promotion for this great catch. “
The police commander hesitated, but it turned out I was right. They roughly closed the door soon after.
“You climb into the stretcher,” I hissed.
Uncle Liem looked confused.
“Put the IV and all the tubes in his hand,” I ordered the nurse who was also still confused by what was really going on.
“I… I can’t allow this, Tom!” The doctor exclaimed in a muffled voice as if he was the first to understand what I was going to do.
“You’re going to let it, Doctor.” I stared at him fiercely, reaching for the golf club in the corner of the room. “I will hit anyone who gets in my way.” Then I looked at Om Liem. “You get on the bed.”
Uncle Liem stiffly climbed up the stretcher bed and laid down. I immediately had two nurses work under the threat of the golf club. Frightened, they immediately covered that old body, put on a mask on his face, a head cap, IV, breathing apparatus, and anything that could create camouflage.
Uncle Liem must be taken away immediately. Without his signature, no party could freeze Semesta Bank or take over other companies. I couldn’t just get him away from the house, pass through dozens of policemen who had been impatient since four hours ago. I would exchange Auntie with him. This plan was reckless, even though the nurses had tried to make his face unrecognizable with a blanket and medical equipment. If any of the police officers checked in detail, they would quickly find out. But in this panic situation, in an emergency, two o’clock in the morning, there was still a chance this scenario could work.
“Promise me, Auntie, you will be fine after we run away,” I whispered to Aunt Liem before pushing the stretcher bed that had the lying and shaking Om Liem’s body on top of it.
Auntie still looked at me confused. Before she said a single word, I said the last sentence. “Trust me, give me two days, all the mess will be sorted out.”
She swallowed hard, her mouth closed again.
“You guys,” I pointed at the four nurses who were still terrified at the golf club I was holding and said, “help me pretend like an emergency situation. Yell at the police who are guarding the living room. You, Doctor, lead the front group, act like a fierce doctor in an emergency situation. Do you understand?”
The doctor in front of me gulped hard, I held up my golf club.
“Ram, you stay here. Make sure you take care of Auntie. You hold the police as long as you can, talk trash, make excuses, say that Uncle Liem suddenly had a stomach ache, is in the toilet, or say that he climbed the window and ran away to the back garden. Give us fifteen minutes to get to the airport. Make sure you wake up one of the company staff to prepare our tickets, passports and travel documents. Immediately follow us to the airport. There’s a flight to Frankfurt, transit in Dubai at 3 a.m., in 45 minutes. We are doing this for the sake of Om Liem, the person who has helped many of you until now.” I hissed, glaring at everyone in the room.
They stared back at me tensely. They seemed to have perfectly understood what was going to happen.
I stared at the bedroom door. After five seconds passed, I sighed. “It’s now or never. Everyone, come with me!”
I pushed open the bedroom door, started screaming frantically.
The doctor, who looked doubtful for a second, also joined in, shouting at everyone who was standing in the living room to step aside. The emergency stretcher bed was pushed at high speed by two nurses. The other two cleaved apart everyone, causing the police officers to reflexively give way.
Don’t let them, not even for a second, know that it was Uncle Liem who was lying in bed, or all of my plans will fail miserably.