THE SMILE OF TERROR
Cathy turned off all the lights in the
house except in the bedroom “Mum was poisoned,how is it that
she wrote the truth about her death”
she said trembling
The book had quite a few written
pages. She begun to read the truth
about her father’s death which was on the first page.
‘My dear Cathy you must be old
enough to read this. Read everything
to the end.
Your father and I were real love birds.
Your father was the most handsome and romantic and responsible man I
My marriage was filled with so much
happiness and joy.
We had you and we were exceedingly
happy but when you were just five everything took a turn.
I had gone for a workshop and there
was a man who had ignored the fact
that I was married.
He pursued me for sometime and I
pushed him away. But at the workshop, he put some
drugs in my drink at dinner as we
were from the same section.
He then walked me to his hotel room
where he had sex with me, then when
I was almost gaining conscious he took me back to my room.
I woke up and I felt wrong and
uncomfortable but I couldn’t figure
out what it was.
A week later I found your father
hanging on a rope right in our living room.
There was a brown envelope on the
table containing pictures of me and
the man in bed.
Unfortunately for me, Melody had
gone to visit us and we arrived almost at the same time. In the letter
he explained that he couldn’t bear
the pain of seeing his wife with
He blamed himself for my actions
and apologised and told me to tear the photos so that no one from his
family should see them.
But Melody had seen them first and
that’s how the hatred was brewed up
It pains me alot that he died without knowing the truth, that that man had
drugged me and took pictures just to
end my marriage and disappeared,
that’s how wicked he was. I hope he
suffers terribly for that act.’
Cathy closed the book and fell on the bed. She related to how Alfred had
been set up by Isabelle .
Some people could really be
She was suddenly filled with so
much rage,if only she knew him ,she would kill him with her own bare
hands, she would strangle him.
She read the next which bore the
title, the truth about Melody’s death
‘Sweetheart, Melody had been a pain
in my flesh, she still believed that I was
responsible for my husband’s death.
I explained everything but she put
the blame on me and attempted to
tell you her own version of the story
so that you could turn against me. I loved your father, I really did.
Melody had started frequenting this
place in attempt to tell you how she
thinks your father died,
but what I have told you just now is
the Truth. I had to stop her from poisoning your
mind, I warned her several times to
stay away from us.
One day while you were gone to
school, she came.
She called you and put on loud speaker, she wanted me to hear how
you were going to tear me with
she seemed to enjoy it, I told her
that I will tell you the truth about
your father at the right time but she was in such a hurry to let it all out.
Fortunately your phone was off.
So I got a pan, crawling behind her, I
hit her on the head .
She fell and I hit her even more.
I raised her up and took her to the vehicle.
In the night I drove to the river and
disposed off her body.
She was still breathing at the time
but after drowning her, she finally
died. She deserved it, nothing will separate
you from me.”
Cathy placed the book on her chest.
She couldn’t believe that her own
mother was capable of killing.
She had known her to be very calm with everything under control. How
had she lost it and ended up
murdering her sister in-law.
Her eyes were becoming waterly but
she held back the tears.
She had mourned her mother so much and she couldn’t start crying
“The truth about my death, a few
people will expect my death and a
few others will not.
My life has become empty , it has no purpose anymore. I still miss your
father so much. I regret killing
My nights are full of evil dreams and
thoughts and night mares.
Am scared to live. You are the only reason I live but you
have now found your future and I can
safely say goodbye my baby.
Am not selfish, am just tormented
day and night. I cant take it anymore.
Look after yourself and don’t cry too much.
Am very much ready for my death, let
me go and rest. This world is
nolonger my home. I love you very
much my baby”
“She killed herself” exclaimed Cathy “she poisoned herself”
She wept for hours. She had no
relative or parent or sibling.
She was alone with only Alfred and
Jane by her side.
The following day she went to visit Alfred, she had missed him so much
and she wanted to share the newly
discovered secrets with him so that
he could comfort her.
“You dont look very fine baby, but
you still look beautiful” he said lifting her
“Put me down ” she gigled “oh my
God Alfred, I will fall”
He took her to the living room and
put her on the sofa
“Can you agree to be a step mother? If my ex came with a child and said I
was responsible ,will you still be with
me?” He asked laughing
“What kind of question is that, is your
“Nope just asking. Okey my point is, if I had a child somewhere would you
gladly accept it and continue with
me?” He asked more serious
“No I wouldn’t” she snapped
“Ahh baby why?”
“Because I can’t be a step mother” “Sweety what matters is our love”
Cathy burst into laughter
“I wish you could hear how yu
sound. Is there something you are
trying to tell me?”
“Ofcoures not” he answered quickly wondering if he had lost his only
chance to tell her the truth.
Just then there was a knock.
“Ooh an appointment? ” she asked
“Not any that I remember, let me go
and see who it is” he said and stood quickly praying that Cathy doesn’t
He opened the door and there stood
“What are you doing here?” He
hissed “Am here to see you” she answered
“For what? Cathy is here” he
” Hey Jane, you are here, hmmm
what a surprise” said Cathy behind Alfred ” what are you guys talking
“Ahh well baby,its ah,,,,,Jane here
wants to take you out but am not
gonna let her do that” he said quickly
“Yes Cathy, you ve been spending too much time with Alfred, what
about me, me and the baby need
you” she said
Cathy walked to where Jane stood
and put her ear against the belly
“Ooh the baby is saying hello to me, I really can’t wait to be an aunt.”
“Yes i cant wait to be a mum too.
Cathy excuse us a bit,me and Alfred
have something to talk about, we
have to decide who is spending this
night with you” she said. “What? are you guys going to be
fighting for my custody, oh am so
honored but I choose Jane” she said
and everyone grinned.
“On a serious note Cathy, give us
some time” said Jane “Alright go ahead” she said going
back to the living room
“What do you think you are doing,you
are driving me crazy” said Alfred
“I can see you are having a good
time with her, I think it’s time she knew the truth, the earlier the better,
” she said
“No Jane, I will tell her, just keep out
” Really? So how do I stay out of it
when am also involved, do you think am proud to carry a child whose
father I don’t love? Listen I know you
love her and am okey with it, but you
have to be responsible enough to
look after me and the baby, I stay
alone and it’s dangerous with my condition.”
“What are you trying to say?” He
“That you have to be spending nights
at my house, am pregnant you know”
“You refused to terminate it, it’s not my fault, you wanted it, I think you ve
been jealous of my relationship.
Listen, am not going to spend any
single night with you. You caused
this on yourself”
She slapped him hard on the face “You are a fool, you raped me and
now you have the gut to say all that?
I refused to abort not because I love
you but because I care for my health”
she whispered angrily
Cathy rushed to see what was happening.
“What’s happening here?” She asked
but they both looked away
She was sure they were discussing
something much more serious than
arguing over who should host Cathy in the night.
While Jane and Alfred were still
thinking of the excuse to give, a lady
approached the house and found all
the three outside.
“Am Lucy,late Isabelle’s friend and am here for you Alfred” she
introduced herself to them
” How do you know me?” Asked
To Be Continued .