Tony entered his room and shut the door.
Feeling lonely, he sat on the bed and took
his shoes off he stood up wanting to drop
his shoe in the shoe rack when he saw
Alice’s sandal. He picked the red and
golden beautiful sandal he forced a smile.
He remembered this was Alice’s best
sandal. She loved it so much she could
wear it everyday. He like it too. He didnt
know why he never saw it all this while.
He missed her.
He missed Alice so much. His life felt
empty without her and even Maria couldnt
fill that vacuum in his heart anymore. He
loved her so much and just the thought of
her and her betrayal made him shed tears.
Right now, he couldnt tell between, the
period Naomi died and the past two weeks,
which were that worst period of his life. He
These past few weeks were like hell to him.
He couldnt feed fine and he was
emanciating. He was no longer his cheerful
self and he only managed to smile or laugh
whenever Maria was around. Maria was his
only source of joy right now. If not for his
daughter, what could he have done? If
Maria wasnt around, he was sure he would
have ran after Alice, begging her to stay
with him even if he knew she was in love
with another man, that wouldnt have
But the thought of having Gilbert’s hands
all over her body, kissing and making love
to her made his heart twist in pain and
made anger surge through him. He wanted
to hate Alice he wanted to really hate her
for all she’s done.
But he couldnt.
She had been so real. So caring.
Wonderful. Beautiful. Selfless.
Understanding. Loving. Romantic.
Oh! He lacked words on how to describe
her. But she was almost perfect. He knew
he loved her WITH ALL HIS HEART. And he
thought she loved him too.
If only Alice had returned giving even a
lousy excuse, he was sure he would have
forgiven her. He was so sure of that. Even
if she claimed Gilbert was her brother, he
wuld believe her because he trusted her.
With his life.
When she didnt show up for complete two
weeks, he knew she didnt love him and
that Gilbert was right. She was nothing but
a gold digger. But he wondered if Gilbert
ever knew that he had made love to her
What man would let his woman sleep with
another man all in the name of playing
games? He was surprised.
And Alice readily responded to his touch.
When she was just playing games with
him? Toying with his feelings? He was
Then it struck him that he never
understand the two lovers one bit. They
were both wierd!
So wierd. Playing games?
He shrugged. He kept the scandal aside. It
was her property and he was going to
return it to her. He didnt want anything that
belonged to her anywhere around his
house he didnt want to see it.
He was going to return it to her tommorow.
Thank God it was a saturday.
‘you dont love me at all mummy’ Alice
‘i love you but you dont deserve love my
daughter. What you deserve is hatred. You
are nothing but a disgrace to womanhood.
Do you know what you look like now? A
harlot. A shame. You are not a wife
material Alice. You are not a decent
woman. Left for me, i dont think any man
deserves someone like you. No matter how
terrible that man maybe, it can never be
compared to having a s–t for a wife!’ Kofo
‘mummy, you are hurting my feelings. You
are making me think that i dont deserve to
‘of course you dont deserve to live. The
world would do better without cheap
prostitutes hanging on the streets like you.
Its better to not have a child. Than have
one who would bring nothing but shame
and disgrace to you!’
‘its not what you think Maria’ Gilbert said
moving forward while Maria took a
cautious step backward. He was doomed.
Why didnt he realise that someone was at
the door why didnt she knock?
‘dont come closer you jerk. You were the
one who sent assasins to our house?’
‘no no…..i mean yes’ Gilbert replied
To be continued