THE SMILE OF TERROR
“Dear mother,its been long since I
wrote to you. Life has been very hard for me, I dont know if am paying for
what you did to Melody or what, but
your death opened doors to many
misfortunes. But am happy to tell you
that I have come to the knowledge
that my God is always with me. I wish you had also been imparted
with this knowledge, you would be
still be alive. Am at peace knowing
that the heavens are in control”
Diana wrote in her mother’s Diary.
She had taken a warm bath ,thank goodness her house was not very far
from Jane’s ,so not many people had
seen her in those wet clothes.
Alfred was playing some reggae
loudly when he head a loud bang on
the door. He stood to go and open the door,
wondering who that irresponsible
person was, only to find it was Kelvin
Whats with the bang?” He asked
angrily “And what’s with the frown?” Asked
Frank pushed his way through the
door and entered the house while
Alfred was standing in the doorway.
Alfred moved aside to let Frank pass and he followed them to the living
“You are not seen man, every time
we arrange to meet, you never show
up” said Kelvin
“I know man, things have just been crazy” said Alfred.
“We know and thats why we are here,
and we would like to welcome you
back to bachelorhood” said Frank.
“Yeah, so what are we going to do
With our lives since dating is not our portion ” asked Alfred to his smiling
“Well doesn’t it point to one thing?”
“Which is?” asked Frank
“Priest hood, let’s join the priesthood” said Kelvin.
The other men laughed.
They did not waste time before
starting to water themselves with the
heinken bottles they had brought.
Alfred had missed the company of his friends so much
The following day after cleaning the
house, Cathy went to town then
headed to Jane’s house.
She knocked on the door but there
was no response ,she pushed open the door and found Jane in the
blankets shivering .
She dropped the things she was
carrying and moved closer to her.
“What’s wrong?” she asked
“Put more blankets on top, they are in the wardrobe” she was shivering
Cathy got the blankets and covered
She ran to their small market where
there were a lot of taxis and boarded on one and took Jane to the hospital.
Tests were run and she was found
with malaria. She was not admitted,
they just gave her drugs .
Back home Cathy prepared her some
food but she could not eat,knowing how her friend hated drugs, she
made sure that she took the
medication at the right time.
She spent the night at her place and
the following day Jane was already
recovering . Cathy took a bath from Jane’s house
and wore her clothes.
“They look better on you” said Jane
“And why isn’t there any
breakfast,what kind of a woman are you?”said Jane
Cathy turned and hugged her, her
friend was back. The girls stayed
locked in each other’s arms for some
” am baking some scones, still in the oven” said Cathy
“Are you the one who came with the
floweres and the Teddy bear?” Asked
“Yes, I brought them for you,”
Jane picked it and hugged it, “I ‘ll call you Jathy”
“We need to work on you girl” said
“Foolish girl” muttered Jane.
In the afternoon they went to a salon
to change their hairstyel and did a mini shopping.
“So you and Stanely, are you getting
back together?” Said Cathy on their
“No, he is married ”
“Are you serious?” Asked Cathy shocked
“Huh he looked so single” .
Jane could not help but laugh
“Its not like I expected him to be still
single” said Jane sadly. “Oh thats bad”
“But he denied being married,can you
imagine, with the ring on his finger ”
said Jane in a much angry tone.
“Maybe he is not” said Cathy.”Maybe
he was but not anymore, like maybe he is a widower or something”
Jane laughed at her friend, she
always had a way of adding some
“Who gets widowed in six months
and still wear the ring” They reached home and took a quick
bath and tried in their new clothings.
“Do you talk with Alfred” asked Jane.
Cathy told her how much she did not
want to see him ever.
“I thought you told me about the preaching that Stanely gave you on
forgiveness, you need to forgive each
other and move on with your lives,
we are going to his house just now.
You two should talk” said Jane.
“No ways,am not ready,am just happy that we are back to our normal
selves” said Cathy
“Yeah,boys come and go but sisters
will always be together” said Jane
smilling.”now get ready, we are
paying a visit to Alfred today. Just then there was a faint knock at
Jane went to open, standing before
her was a short light lady.
“Hai” said Jane
“Hellow, am Mary” answered the lady.
“Okey,how may I help you” said Jane
trying to recall if she had seen the
“Well am Stanely’s wife” she said.
“Okey” she answered “May I come in?”
“No” said Jane bluntly.
“Am aware that my husband spent
nights here at your call, can we talk
from inside?” Said Mary.
“Sure” She led her to the living room, Cathy
greeted her and Jane asked her to
take a seat.
To Be Continued