[STORY] Befriending a ghost (episode 1-24)

Befriending a ghost
Episode 1
Meet Sasha Alfredo
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My eyes roamed around the “ancient” building meant to be my new home, I call it ancient because it looked really old and kind of creepy…
This is so bad!
How will I cope living in this kind of house? What next ………..
Sasha! My mum called distracting me from my thoughts
I shifted my gaze to her , she was setting up the dinning table in it’s space …
Don’t just stand there, assist with something. She instructed and I scoffed
Assist! and what is there to assist with! this building look so outdated! I remarked angrily..
Stop that Sasha! my mum was warned, this is your new home and there is nothing you can do about it . She finalised
New home my foot! I retorted angrily
Oh come on Sasha, this is going to be so much fun. My little sister Kamara joined in the conversation
She was jumping around the sitting room in excitement……..
I huffed
Fun! this is a nightmare I really want to wake up from…..
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Climbing up the old looking stairs , it led me to a short passage with four rooms
I pushed the door to the first room opened and quickly banged it shut when I saw a King size bed in the room….
That must be my parent room! I muttered
Walking towards the second room, I noticed the door to the opposite room was slightly ajar so I walked towards it instead….
I peeped into the room and huffed when I saw my dad setting up my bed at a corner of the room….
Oh yeah! My room at last!
I opened the door wider and walked in
Seems like someone is trying to change this old box room to a Princess room. I said while looking around and my dad looked up at me
hey Princess! When did you get here? he asked with a smile
Not quite long . I answered with a frown and he nodded absentmindedly as he was still fixing my Princess bed….
But Dad this is just not right ! I mean out of all the houses , why must it be this old one? I started
because I needed a house urgently and this was the only one available. he answered and I scoffed
but is it a must for us to move here , why didn’t we just stay over at the former house? I continued and he chuckled lightly
You know I just got a transfer here and considering the distance , it won’t be possible!
What ever! I muttered with an eye roll…
he stood up from the floor when he was done fixing the bed and moved closer to me…
Sasha! I know you are not happy with the whole idea of staying here but I can assure that you will love it later .
But how dad! I left everything I cherish most , I left my friends, my title as the “most popular girl”, I left Jayden , I f—–g left everything. I yelled and broke down in tears
Oh Sasha! he exclaimed while pulling me into a hug
It is gonna be alright. he assured, and I believe you will get over it once you start school .he added and I pulled out from the hug
School! and when will that be? I asked
Tomorrow. he answered with a wide grin
But dad isn’t it too early , can’t school wait? I asked with a frown and he shook his head negatively
No Princess
but dad it is …. I tried to say but he cut me off
Go freshen up and come down for dinner . he instructed and walked out of the room…..
School!tomorrow! Is he for real! why can’t he and mum just let me be!
I signed in anger
Taking few steps to the bathroom, a shiny object hidden behind the cracked wall caught my attention…..
What is that? I wondered as I moved closer to it
I pulled it out, it was a golden chain with a D2 wordings inscripted on it ….
I stared at it in awe , it was made with pure gold ….
who would have kept it here? I wondered, Probably the previous owners…… but how is it possible! the chain still looks new…..well! I really don’t care , it belongs to me now ……
I tossed it on the bed and walked into the bathroom to shower…….
returning to the room , I walked over to a corner of the room where my boxes of clothes were kept …..
I opened one of the box and searched through if for a comfortable pyjamas, I soon found one ….
It was a pink pyjamas with flowers design and I hurriedly put it on …
I was about leaving the room when I remembered the golden necklace, I went over to the bed and picked it up……
I stared at it in admiration, I bet it will cost a fortune….
Putting on the necklace, the light bulb went off and then turned on …
I scoffed
Even the light bulb is fake …….. oh lest I forget! Let me introduce my self ….
I am Sasha Alfredo an 18 years old high school student . I am white , blue eyes, black hair , average height , curvy with a big ass which I am very proud of.
I have an annoying 8 years old sister named Kamara who is sometimes nice ……erm talking about my parent , my mum is a full time housewife which makes my father the bread winner of the family…
Dad works in a big company and has just been transferred, I hope this explains why we move to a new house……
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On getting downstairs, I met my family seated around the dinning table……
Are you done bathing? My mum asked and I huffed
Isn’t it obvious. I answered with an eye roll
be careful Sasha! She warned and I smirked
Whatever. I muttered as I sat down beside my little sister
I dished out a small quantity of food into a plate and soon began eating…..
So how do you like your new room? My mom started but I ignored her
I am talking to you Sasha. She retorted and i scoffed
What do you expect me to say? Just tell me, how will I like an old looking room with cracked walls. I fired at her and she sighed
I know your room is kinda old but I promise ,it will be fixed before you get back from school tomorrow. She assured and I frowned
Speaking of school , must I go to start school tomorrow? I asked in a huff
Yes baby, it is a must . My dad answered
but it is …. I tried to say but he cut me off
You are starting school tomorrow and that is final. he finalised and Kamara chuckled
I glared at her and she sticked out her tongue…
Spoilt brat!
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After eating, I said a silent prayer to God for the delicious meal…
I stood up and was about heading upstairs to my room when my mum called
I turned to look in her direction
Won’t you at least bade us good night . She said with a light smile
Good night! I mumbled and she nodded
Good night princess. My dad bade , and make sure you wake early to prepare for school. he added.
Oh yeah! I drawled and headed upstairs to my room…….
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Entering my room , i collapsed on the bed
I was really tired and needed a good rest .
I pulled up the blankets and was about to sleep when the chain on my neck shone brightly….
What is this! I wondered and sat up in fear?
I tried to take off the chain but it refused to come off , it was kinda stuck to my neck …..
What is happening? Is this …. I stopped when I felt a strange presence in the room….
I looked around but did not see anyone …..
A chill of fear swept over me and goosebumps sprang over my hand ….
Is anyone here? I managed to ask but there was no response
With my eyes wide opened, I laid back on the bed
I looked around the room again and as expected , I did not see anyone
I signed , it is probably just a figment of my imagination…
I closed my eyes and was about dozing off when I heard a light footstep , it was moving close to my direction
Oh my gawd! It can’t be real, it can’t be real. I kept on mumbling with my eyes still tightly closed
Please help me ! a tiny voice pleaded
No! go away!you are not real! I said with a trembling voice …
Open your eyes!the voice said and when I did , I peed on my pants…
Right in front of me was a beautiful girl with long black hair …..
I tried to scream but no sound came out , I was so scared
Please help me ! She pleaded again …
Who are you? I managed to ask and she smiled
That is why I need your help . She answered and I shuddered in fear
Just go away please. I pleaded but she shook her head
I can’t do that because you found me first ….
I stared at her blankly wondering what she meant….
The necklace you are putting on belongs to me. She explained and I gasped in shock ……..

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[nextpage title=”episode 2″]
Episode 2
The ghost
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in fear, I listened to the girl as she talked but could not understand a single thing….
I was d–n confused…
Will you help me ? She asked after she was done explaining but I just stared blankly at her
Sasha! She called and I froze
Will you help me? She repeated
how did you know my name? I managed to ask and she chuckled softly
I heard your mom call you when you were all seated at the dinning . She answered with wide grin
But how is that possible! Why didn’t I see you ! Where did you even come from . I asked in a rush and her countenance changed to that of Sadness
What is your name? I continued but she shook her head
I don’t have a name . She answered with a sad face and I gave her a surprised look
What do you mean by that? I mean who in this world doesn’t have a name? I asked and she scoffed
Haven’t you been listening to me! She asked with a frown …
To tell you the truth, I was just too scared to listen to whatever you were saying . I confessed and she sighed
I don’t remember anything about me, the only thing I remember is the chain on your neck. She started
But how is it possible, did you loose your memory? I asked and she shook her head negatively
Then what happened to you? How did you manage to get into this room? I asked with keen interest……
I am dead. She said and I laughed out loud
Oh my gawd! You are so funny! how can you be …. I stopped when I saw her serious face …..
I shuddered a little bit
Is she telling the truth? If yes , does it mean that she is a ……. shit! Am I taking to a ghost and as if reading my mind, she blurted out
I am a ghost .
I felt my heart stop beating
Ghost! I repeated and she nodded
but I harmless , I just need your help. She added…
She tried to hold my hands but i didn’t feel her touch , all I felt was coldness…..
If you are a ghost , then does it also mean you are dead? I asked picking my words and She nodded
holy moly! I clutched the blanket tightly in fear
Please help me . She pleaded again but I just stared blankly at her
Sasha you really need to help me , without your help I will be condemned forever. She pleaded as tears rolled down her eyes and I kind of felt pity for her .
she looks so innocent and harmless…. I mean she is just a young teenage girl of my age …..
I sighed
How can I help you? What can I help you with? I asked and she smiled lightly
I need to find out everything about me , I need to know what happened to me . She answered with a straight face
What do you mean by that? What are you trying to say? I probed further
I have been roaming around the underworld with no destination.She started and I gave her a confused look
Underworld! I repeated and she nodded
It is a place where dead people like me awaits the final judgement. She explained
Then why did you come back to earth? I asked in confusion…
Because there is no record of me in the underworld and this only happens when the family of the deceased is not at peace with the dead. She explained
So if I am not mistaken, you are trying to say your family is not at peace with you. I asked to be sure and she nodded
But why! I retorted
I don’t know . She answered with a shrug and I sighed In frustration
This is really crazy!
So let’s me start be asking you this question, what is your name? I asked but she just stared at me blankly
What is your family name? I continued
I don’t know. She answered with a tiny voice and I scoffed
Did you as well loose your memory? I asked and she nodded
That is the price i have to pay for coming back to earth. She said and I huffed
Are you kidding me! You mean you don’t have any idea of who you are!i half yelled and she pouted sadly …..
The chain you are wearing is the only thing i remember .She said while staring into space…
I looked down at the chain and it blinked when I touched it…
What a chain! I muttered
I guess it was given to me by someone so special .She continued
Is it D2? I asked staring at the initials written on it and she smiled lightly
I don’t know but we can start by finding out what the initials means . She said with a shrug
We! I repeated and she nodded
Or won’t you help me? She asked and I huffed
Please Sasha this is the only way I can live peacefully in the underworlds . She pleaded, I have to recover my memory, I have to make my family be at peace with me , I have to find out what really happened to me, or else I will…. she stopped and broke down in tears….
I stared at her in pity , I never knew ghost do cry!….. ……
I sighed
It is alright, I will help you . I agreed and she beamed happily
Really? She asked and I yawned , I was already feeling sleepy…..
Can you please go back to wherever you came from, I need to get some sleep. I pleaded and she nodded without making an attempt to leave…
Why are you still standing there , go. I barked
but I don’t have anywhere to go . She said with a sad face ….
What do you mean by that? I asked with a frown
I just have ….. she tried to say but I cut her off….
Forget it , Just stay wherever you want . I said dryly and she nodded sheepishly…..
I pulled up my blanket and turned to sleep sideways………
The whole thing still feels like a dream but it isn’t ! the ghost is right behind me…… but I was still confused about one thing , how the hell did the necklace get into my bedroom?is it some kind of coincidence?…………
I turned back to look at her and met her gaze…
She was standing beside the bed with her hands folded across her breast…
Why aren’t you sleeping? I asked
ghosts don’t sleep . She answered softly and I nodded….
It might sound strange, but I wasn’t scared of the girl any longer…..
Good night Sasha! She bade
Good night ghostie ! I responded and soon drifted off to sleep……..

[nextpage title=”episode 3″]
Episode 3
Declan high school
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Waking up the next morning, I stretched and sat up on the bed
I looked around the room for ghostie but she was nowhere to be found……
Where could she be? I wondered
I dragged myself up from the bed , pulled off my clothes and headed to the bathroom to freshen up……:
Returning to the room, I ran back to the bathroom when I saw ghostie standing beside the bed ….
When did she come…. oh! I almost forgot that she was ghost ..
I wrapped my towel around my naked body and returned back to the room……
Good morning Sasha! she greeted with a smile……
Morning! I grunted and walked over to the corner of the room…..
Aren’t you gonna ask me where I am coming from? She asked but I ignored her…
I took a stroll round the house and I must admit your house is so beautiful! she continued and I huffed …….
opening my bags , I searched through and brought out two gowns ……. ..
One was red while the other was blue ….
Which one should I go for? I thought aloud…
The blue gown will be better ! Ghostie suggested and I scoffed
I didn’t ask for your opinion. I retorted still staring at both gowns …….
But why! I thought we were friends. She asked and I looked in her direction
Friends! don’t get any silly ideas, I am only helping you because I got no choice. I said in a huff and she smiled lightly……
I tossed the red gown on the box and went over to the bed holding the blue gown..
I unzipped the blue gown and hurriedly dressed up in it, I pulled out a black boot from underneath the bed and wore it while standing……
I told you the blue gown will be perfect! she boasted but I ignored her
I parked my hair into a loosed ponytail and applied a little makeup…
You are beautiful Sasha! She remarked
I know . I answered dryly
So where are we going to start from? She suddenly asked
I don’t know. I shrug
What do you mean you don’t know? She asked with a frown , you promised to help me….
I know but I am still so confused
Confused! she repeated and I nodded
I am confused about the necklace , I am confused about the house , I am confused about you , I am also confused about me, in fact I am confused about everything. I said in frustration and she sighed
What if we ask from someone? She suggested and I rolled my eyes
Incase you don’t know , I am new in this town and …… wait a minute! what if someone from my new school knows you! I mean since your chain was found in my house ,your family might be living close by or what do you think? I asked and she nodded slowly…..
Good! I will start by making new friends…
But what about me, will I follow you to school? She asked and I shook my head negatively
I can’t risk my parent seeing you. I answered and she chuckled softly
No one can see me except you .she assured and i bit my lips ….
If that is the case , you can come with me since we are in this together. I said after giving it some thought and she smiled …….
And one more thing , do not talk to me in class. I warned and she nodded sheepishly
Oh yeah! I wouldn’t want to be seen as crazy!
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I picked my backpack from the floor and headed downstairs with ghostie following behind me……….
I met my mom and kamara in the dinning having breakfast….
Good morning mom! I greeted and sat down beside Kamara
Good morning baby! how was your night? She asked and Kamara scoffed
I bet she didn’t sleep last night . She said dryly
What do you mean by that? My mom asked with an arched eyebrow
I over heard her mom, she was talking to someone. She answered and I froze….
Did she know something about ghostie? I thought within
You are so funny Kamara! My mum remarked
But I am serious mum , have you forgotten my room is close to hers. She insisted while staring at me weirdly
Stop it Kamara! My mum cautioned her
Why can’t you just tell your family about me? ghostie who was standing beside me asked and I scoffed
Shut up! I barked at her and my mom gasped softly
Who are you talking to? She asked fixing her gaze on me
I erm talking to erm Kamara. I stuttered
Liar! you are not talking to me . Kamara retorted angrily …
And who else would I be talking to! I defended and she smirked
Your self . She answered and then faced my mum..
Can’t you see Sasha is getting crazy, can’t you ….. she tried to say but my mom cut her off …
Eat your food Kamara or else it will get cold and you Sasha it is normal to think aloud but do not let it affect your……….. Who gave you the necklace around your neck? She suddenly asked and I froze
Who gave it to you? She repeated
It was a parting gift from Jayden. I lied …
Jayden! She repeated and I nodded
But I thought he was just your childhood crush or did you both take it to the next level? She asked
Can we please not talk about this mother? I pleaded as tears rolled down my eyes and she sighed
Do you love him that much? She asked but I ignored her
I am already running late from school! I informed
But baby you have not touched your food. She said staring at the untouched food
I lost my appetite. I said and stood up in a huff
Can we go now? I asked and she nodded
She stood up and picked up the car keys
Make sure you go to your room after eating. She instructed Kamara
Alright mum! Kamara responded with a smile …
Crazy kid! I muttered……
I shifted my gaze to ghostie and met hers , she had been watching my family quietly …
Let us go. I mouthed at her and we both followed behind my mom …….
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Getting into the passenger seat of the car , I looked through the rear mirror for ghostie but she was not in the car…
Where could she be?or do ghost not ride in cars also? I wondered…..
I sighed
Are you alright? My mum asked and I nodded
Good! She started and drove off heading to my new school…..
I leaned back on the seat and prayed silently , I prayed for everything to be fine!…..
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We soon got to the school and I stared in awe at how big the school was…
my mum parked in the big compound and we both alighted from the car …
I read the sign boldly written in front of the school as we walked in
..Diamond High School…
I smiled, I was already loving the school already ….
We walked through a long passage to the principal office….
My mom knocked on the door and a croaky voice answered
Come in!
She pushed the door opened and we walked in to see a fat man seated behind the huge desk ..
Good morning sir! My mum greeted him
he looked up at her and then at me
You must be the transfer student right? he asked and I nodded
Good! have you seat madam . he offered my mum and she did…
Your name? he asked
I was about answering when I felt another presence..
Looking around the room, I saw ghostie standing beside the door
I sighed softly , she is so weird!
Sasha! My mum called softly and I looked in her direction….
Are you alright? She asked and I nodded
Then answer the principal. She said in a huff
I shifted my gaze to the principal and met his angry gaze
Are you sure you are alright miss? he asked tapping his pen on the table
I nodded sheepishly
I don’t think you are , because if you are truly alright you won’t be looking around my office like a lost puppy . he retorted angrily
I am sorry sir. I apologised and he scoffed
What is your name? he repeated
Sasha Alfredo. I answered trying not to meet my mom curious gaze ….
he wrote some things into a file and pulled out a paper from another file
here. he handed the paper to me…
That is a map that will help you get to your class. he informed and I nodded
You are in Grade 12A.he added
I stared at the paper and nodded slowly
Can I go to my class? I asked to be sure and he nodded…
I waved at my mom and walked out of the office with ghostie following behind me ……
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following the direction of the map, we walked through a long passage…..
I am sorry for everything. ghostie apologised and I huffed
And how did you find me? I asked
The chain. She answered…..
But I was …..I wanted to say but she cut me off
That is your class . She said pointing to the class adjacent to us…..
I looked at the class and then at the map ….
You are right!
I walked towards the class and read the inscription boldly written at the top” Grade 12A”
Taking a deep breathe, I entered the class….
The noisy class suddenly became quiet as everyone stopped what they were doing to look at the new girl….:
I was so nervous
What am I going to do? I wondered as I played with my hands shyly….::
Follow me! Ghostie said
What! I asked in whispers
I said follow me! She repeated and walked towards a seat at the back ..
I looked around the class before following behind her and the whole class just stared on at me….
Crazy! I muttered….
On getting to the back seat , ghostie instructed me to sit on it ….
I looked at her and then the seat
The seat looked abandoned and it was so dusty….
Sit . She repeated and I signed
It is at least better than standing like a fool in front of the class….
I opened my bag to bring out a little towel. I dusted the seat with the towel and sat down on it …
The class became noisy as everyone were talking in whispers…
What is wrong? I wondered…..
I shifted my gaze to ghostie, she was staring blankly into space
What is wrong with everyone?
Just then , two beautiful girls walked into the class . One was walking in front like a Princess while the second was coming behind her holding two bags…..
I scoffed
Is she the maid to the Princess!
The first one stopped and looked around the class and when her gaze met mine , she signalled to her “maid” and they both walked up to me …..
hi! She greeted with a bright smile and I must admit, she was really beautiful…..
hi! I responded dryly….
You must be new here right? she started and I rolled my eyes
Isn’t it obvious. I answered and she chuckled softly
I like you already , My name is Racheal and this is my bestie Cory . She said pointing to “her maid “behind her…
hi Cory! I greeted and she smiled shyly….
But if I may ask , why are you seated on this seat? Racheal probed on
Is there anything wrong with the seat? I asked and Cory gasped softly
Are you alright? Racheal asked her and she nodded..
Are you sure! I repeated with my gaze fixed on her and she nodded slowly
I am not feeling too well. She said with a trembling voice and sat down in the seat in front of me…..
I smiled and shifted my gaze to Racheal….
Is there anything wrong with the seat? I repeated and she shook her head negatively
There is nothing wrong, so what is your name? she asked
I am Sasha Alfredo. I answered and she smiled
It is nice meeting you Sasha.she said and I nodded
She was about to say something when the class became noisy again…
Oh Declan is here! She informed
Who is Decl…. i tried to ask but stopped when a pretty boy walked into the class….
Oh! I guess this is the class hottie, he is way cuter than Jayden….
D–n! why must I think of Jayden again!
I watched the cute boy walked over to a seat at the corner of the class…
he looked around the class and when his gaze met mine, he widened his eyes in surprise……
he stared at me for a while before looking away ……..
he is so handsome! ghostie remarked
I looked at her and was surprised to see her drooling…
I smirked, I never knew ghost drool!
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A teacher soon entered the class and the whole class became quiet ….
She looked around the class and when her gaze met mine , she smiled
You must be Sasha Alfredo right? she asked and I nodded shyly……
You are welcome to Diamond high school . she said and I smiled lightly
But ma, she really needs to change her seat. A girl at the front said and the whole class turned back to look at me..::
And why should she do that! the teacher retorted , I can see you all are still dwelling in a superstitious belief.
but ma. the girl tried to say but the teacher cut her off ….
One more word from you , and you will be out of my class. the teacher threatened and girl immediately kept mute…
Good! She remarked and started teaching……
But what is wrong about the seat? I wondered…….
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The class became noisy again after the teacher left the class….:
What a class! I muttered
Sasha! ghostie called and I nodded without looking at her…………
Aren’t you gonna ask about the chain? she answered and I looked around the class to make sure no one was looking before answering her…..
And who do you expect me to ask?
Cory. She answered and I smiled, I was planning on asking her also.
hi! I leaned over to tap her gently……..
she turned back to look at me
hi newbie! Can I help you? She asked and I scoffed
I am Sasha . I corrected
Oh! So Sasha, how can I help you? she repeated
I need your help with something. I started
Something like what? she asked with an arched eyebrow
I brought the chain out of my shirt and showed her the wordings on it …
Oh my gawd! She exclaimed softly…
Do you know anything about it? I asked
D2! how did you get this? she asked looking around the class…
Do you know anything about it? I repeated but she shook her head
No. She retorted shaking in fear…..
Cory! I called softly but she kept on looking at the chain….
Cory! I called again and she looked up at me ….
I don’t know how you go this but please don’t ever show this to anybody . She warned
But why! Do you know the owner! I asked in a rush …..
I don’t know . She said with a trembling voice and then looked away……..
I shifted my gaze to ghostie and she smiled lightly….
I scoffed …..
I really don’t understand what is going on but I was sure of one thing , whatever happened to ghostie began from this class……..

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Episode 4
Meet Declan Davies
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I glanced at the large clock on the class wall and sighed
It was lunch hour but the maths teacher was still in class…….
This is really frustrating!
I was d–n hungry and my stomach was already rumbling…….
So we will continue in the next class. I heard the teacher say and I sighed in relief…..
At last ! I muttered……..
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The teacher soon left the class and as expected, most of my classmates rushed out of the class…….
Ghostie! I called in whispers but there was no response….
I glanced beside me but she wasn’t there ……
Looking around the almost empty class, I huffed when I saw her standing right in front of the cute guy ….what is his name again?.. erm Dec.. yes Declan…..
She was staring into his face with dreamy eyes…
Is she for real!
And without thinking, I stood up in a huff and walked up to her…
Ghostie! I called in whispers and she looked up at me…..
What are you doing here? I asked with a frown but instead of answering, she looked at Declan and at me again….
What is wrong……I wanted to say but stopped when I got what she was trying to tell me……
Damm! What did I just do? Did I just talk to ghostie in front of the hottie!
I bit my lips and swallowed hard
turning sideways to look at the hottie , i met his puzzled gaze ….
I am sorry. I apologised and he huffed
Are you crazy! who were you talking to! who the hell is ghostie! he asked in a rush
I erm erm . I stuttered not knowing what to say
Just tell him it is D2. Ghostie said and I felt like squeezing those invisible mouth of hers…..
Who is ghostie! he repeated
You have got to ask him Sasha , he might have a clue to it . ghostie urged on
Shut up! I barked at her and Declan scoffed ….
It is obvious you are crazy. he retorted in a huff …
he stood up from his chair and walked past me
Please ask him . ghostie pleaded and I sighed
Do you know who is D2? I asked and he stopped …..
he titled his head a little before turning back to face me…….
What did you just say? he asked with a calm voice……
D2! I repeated and his countenance changed to that of anger……
Who are you! he barked
Erm I am Sasha. I answered with a trembling voice and he scoffed
I didn’t ask for your name , who the hell are you? he repeated but I just stared blankly at him……
I can see you are not only crazy , you are also stupid just like her…..
What! I exclaimed in shock and he eyed me coldly ……
he walked over to his seat , picked up his backpack and stormed out of the class in anger………
What the hell just happened?
I looked around the class and met the curious stares of the few persons in the class…..
I felt so embarrassed and wished for the ground to open up and swallow me……
I am very sorry Sasha! ghostie apologised but her voice sounded so distant ….
Am I really stupid! Am I really crazy! I wondered as tears rolled down my eyes …….
Stop crying Sasha! I heard ghostie say , her voice was hoarse ….
I looked at her and saw her tears, she was crying also……..
Please don’t cry. she pleaded and I nodded slowly
Wiping off the tears with my palm , i walked over to my seat ……
I sat down and placed my head on the table, my stomach was still rumbling but I felt so abashed to leave the class…..
Newbie! a voice called and I looked up to meet the angry gaze of a chubby girl….
Why is she here! Did she also see me talking to ghostie! I wondered
What did you do to our Declan? she asked with a harsh voice and I sighed in relief …..she is just here to ask about the rude boy !…..
And who are you? I frowned and she scoffed
Do you think you can seduce our Declan because you are beautiful! she continued….
What are you saying? I asked in confusion……
Quit pretending! I saw you seduce him, you even told him to shut up. she retorted angrily and I smirked…..
Is that why you are here?
She tried to say something but stopped when Racheal walked into the class in a huff ……
Who the hell made Declan angry! she yelled to no one in particular…..
It is the newbie. the chubby girl answered and I huffed …
Why are they all work up because of a guy! I wondered…..
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I stared blankly at Racheal as she walked up to me……..
Sasha! Is she saying the truth! Were you the one who made Declan angry? she asked and I nodded slowly
I guess I am the one ….
But why! she continued
I didn’t mean to, i was just asking him a question but he flared up. I explained
She stared at me for a while and chuckled….
That is the way he is , he is so rude! she remarked and I smiled lightly…
But what are you in class, aren’t you hungry? she asked
I am hungry but I don’t know the way to the cafe . I answered
Oh dear! I am sorry for not checking on you before going. She apologised and I smiled lightly
Come on , let us go . she said
I stood up from my seat and she took my hands into hers as with walked to the cafe …….and I smiled knowing ghostie was following behind me…..
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I stared in awe at the cafe , it was so classic and beautiful
I will get the orders , go and sit with Cory . She said pointing to a table at the corner of the cafe ……
I dipped my hand into my pocket to bring out some few dollars but she stopped me…
The bill is on me . She assured with a smile
but it is …. I tried to say but she cut me off
Pleaaaassse, Just for today . She pleaded and I sighed..
Fine! I agreed
I walked up to the table and sat down beside Cory ….
hi Cory! I greeted
hi! She responded trying not to meet my gaze
Is this about the necklace!I asked but she ignored me ……..
I smirked….
But what is so special about the necklace? why did Declan flare up when I asked him about
D2! why did he say I was stupid just like her! I wondered…..
I turned sideways to look at ghostie, her gaze was fixed on Cory’s lunch….
I smiled
Don’t worry D2, I won’t stop till I find out what happened to you …….
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Declan Davies

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After leaving the class, I walked hurriedly through the long hallway as tears rolled down my eyes ………
I just wanted to be alone , I just wanted to go home ….
Declan! a familiar voice called but I ignored her and kept on walking till I got to the taxi- station…..
I flagged down a taxi and got into it
Petra estate. I called and the driver nodded before driving off……
I leaned on the car seat and my mind drifted off to what happened in class…..
D2! how did she know about her! Who the hell is she ! Why did she even have to remind me of that pathetic looser!
She is so strange!… I mean what kind of girl talks to herself, only a strange and crazy one!…..
*
The driver soon stopped in front of my house and I paid him before alighting…
I walked towards the front door and pushed it opened
Entering the sitting room, I met my mum sprawled up on the floor….
There were bottles of liquor scattered all around her …
I bit my lips my lips in anger…..
Opening my backpack, I brought out my phone ….
I dialled her therapist number and she picked it on the second ring ….
hi Declan . She greeted and I huffed
What happened! Why did you leave my mother all by herself! I asked with a rash voice….
I am sorry Declan but I had something important to take care of . She apologised and I scoffed
Do you mean my mother is not important ?i asked in a huff
No Declan you need …. she tried to say but I ended the call……
D–n her and her therapy! I cursed
I moved closer to mother and bend to hold her
Mom! I called gently but she just mumbled some words
I smiled sadly
I carried her up in a bridal style and headed upstairs to her room….
On getting to her room, I used my legs to push the door opened……
I walked in and placed her gently on her bed……..
She stirred a little and I smiled…..
I miss you mom. I muttered
I pulled up her covers and leaned over to peck her before walking out of her room……
Closing her room door gently, I walked towards my room
Entering the room, I sat down on the scattered bed…
I was feeling weak and unhappy at the Same time….
I picked up the pack of cigarettes and a lighter from the table beside me….
I pulled out a stick of cigarette and lit it up
I inhaled the smoke and pull a little of the smoke in my mouth ,removing the cigarette from my mouth, I blew the smoke out …..
I kept on smoking but I was still feeling frustrated and empty…..so I pulled out my pot starch from under the bed…..
Opening it, I brought out a rolled up marijuana and lit it up….
Inhaling just little of the stuff brought me all the happiness that I want ….
I inhaled more of the stuffs and smiled when the image of a girl with black hair flashed through my mind…..
Daphne! I muttered before drifting off to sleep………::

[nextpage title=”episode 5″]
Episode 5
Meaning of D2
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Sasha Alfredo
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After school hours, I bade Racheal and Cory bye and headed to the taxi station with ghostie ……
I can see you have finally made new friends. ghostie started
So! What about it! Are you jealous? I asked and she pouted
Kind of . She answered and I chuckled softly…….
But I don’t like that Racheal, she is too bossy! she remarked and I nodded
Me too , I don’t like her either ..
Then why are you friends with her if you don’t like her? She probed on and I shrug
Erm let’s just say it is because of you . I answered
Me! she repeated in surprise and I nodded slowly
Sure, the whole class seems to know you but no one is willing to talk, so you see if I get to be her friend, she might tell me what she knows about you . I explained and she grinned widely
Thanks Sasha. She said in appreciation and I smiled…..

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On getting to the taxi station, I flagged down a taxi…..
We will see at home . ghostie said in whispers and I nodded without looking at her…..
I opened the car door and got into the taxi….
harmony block . I called and the driver nodded before driving off………
Leaning on the seat , my mind drifted off to the last conversation I had with Jayden…
he bluntly told me our relationship would be over once I leave the town and he is sure acting on his words, he hasn’t called nor messaged me since yesterday……
What should I do? I guess I should just call him first………
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The driver soon stopped in front of a beautiful house
Is this really my home?
The walls were painted brown unlike the faded blue of yesterday…
I paid the driver and alighted from the car…….
Walking to the front door, I stared in awe at men who were still painting the upper part of the building …..
I never knew the “ancient” building could be as beautiful as this”
The door was slightly ajar so I pushed it opened and walked in……
I met my mum and Kamara seated in the beautiful sitting room…..
Oh my gawd! Is this for real! I wondered as I looked around, the whole house looked completely different…..
I hope you like what you see? My mum asked and I nodded
Sure mom , it is really really very nice . I beamed happily and she smiled
I am glad you like it, you should go check out your room. She informed
My room . I repeated and she nodded
What happened to my room? I probed and Kamara scoffed
Go check it out yourself dummy. She said with a frown….
Spoilt brat! I muttered before heading upstairs to my room……
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Entering my room, I widened my eyes in surprise as I looked around…
The cracked walls had been fixed and the whole painted , there was also a new wardrobe and a fancy reading table in the room……..
This is so nice! I squealed in delight….
I walked up to the wardrobe and opened it , my clothes neatly arranged in it ….
Thanks mum. I muttered …..
I tossed my backpack to the bed and was about pulling off my clothes when ghostie came in through the walls ……..
I widened my eyes in shock , Omooo! how did you do that? I asked and she smirked
have you forgotten I am a ghost? she said looking around the room……
Wow! Your room is beautiful! She remarked and before I knew it , she started running around excitedly…….:
I stared at her in surprise
Are you sure you are 18 years old ? I asked to be sure and she stopped
Why did you ask? She asked with an arched eyebrow
You behave like a little kid. I answered and she frowned……
If I am a little kid then what are you? She retorted angrily and I chuckled softly
Calm down D2, I didn’t mean it that way . I said trying to calm her down…
D2! She repeated and I nodded slowly
But why did you call me that? She asked with a stern face and I smirked
Are you dumb! Didn’t you hear Declan response why I asked him about you? I asked while pulling off my shoes
I heard but I did not fully understand what he meant , can you please explain better to me? She pleaded
Fine! he said you are stupid just like her, and do you know what that means? I asked hoping she would say yes but instead, she shook her head negatively…..
I sighed in frustration , she must be really dumb!
So you see it means D2 is a girl and that girl is you . I explained and she gave me a weird look..
But how can D2 be my name? I mean is there a name like that? She asked and I laughed out loud
You are so naive ! I never said it was your real name , it could be your alias . I said with a shrug and she nodded slowly…..
Alias name ! but what about my real name? She probed and I smiled
Don’t worry baby , I will find out soon……….:
Are you done talking with yourself? a familiar voice asked and I froze…..
I looked in the direction of the voice and saw Kamara standing at the entrance to my room….
erm wheeen did you geeet herrre. I stuttered
Long enough to hear you talking to yourself about a D2. She answered still staring at me weirdly…..
I was not talking to myself , I was revising for a test . I lied and she smirked
You can tell that to dummies. She retorted in disbelief…..
But why didn’t you knock before coming in? I fired at her
It isn’t my fault you left your door opened . She fired back at me
Fine! Then why are you here? I asked with a frown but she just stared on at me
Kamara! I called and she sighed
Are you sure you are okay? I think you need to visit a psychiatrist. She said with a concerned look and I scoffed
Are you trying to say I am insane? I asked in a huff..
No , I am just trying….. she tried to say but I cut her off
Just tell me why you are here! I barked and she eyed me coldly
Dinner is ready , you can choose either to come down or remain in your room talking to yourself . She said mockingly before leaving the room……
I bit my lips and turned sideways to look at ghostie…..
I am sorry . She apologised while playing with her hands ….
It is not your fault . I assured and she smiled lightly…..
I pulled off the gown and hurriedly changed into an indoor outfit…..
Wait here for me . I instructed and walked out of the room without waiting for her response…..
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Declan Davies…..
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I woke up with a throbbing headache and slight body pain
I sat up on the bed and looked around me, the pot Starch was still on the bed and the cigarettes butt littered the floor…….:
I ran my hands through my hair, I felt so confused and empty ……..
Glancing at the wall clock, it was 21:00 pm
D–n! I slept for roughly 9 hours……….
I dragged myself up from the bed and headed downstairs to kitchen………
I met my mom seated in the dinning , she was drinking as usual….
hi mom! I greeted but as expected, she ignored me….
I smiled lightly
I walked into the kitchen to see the whole place in a mess…..
This is really frustrating! I was too tired to do any cleanup….
Opening the refrigerator, I took out a bottled water and a canned food before walking out of the messy kitchen……
I took few steps towards the stairs and stopped when I heard my name…….
Am I dreaming! Did mom just call me ? I thought within….
Declan! she called again and I turned back to look at her
What is that in your hands? She asked coldly
I looked at the bottled water and then at her …
It is water and food ma. I answered still wondering why she asked……
She stood up in a huff and moved closer to me
Water! She repeated and I nodded
What do you want to do with it? Do you want to poison yourself? Do you want to leave me also . she yelled
No mother, I will never leave you . I assured her
Liar! they both said the same thing and they left . She retorted angrily and I shook my head
Just go away! Just go away! She screamed loudly.
No mum, I will never leave you …
I tried to touch her but she pushed me away …..
They all left , my husband left , Daphne left so what are you waiting for? Leave me alone. she held her head and kept on screaming….
Mother please stop . I please but she didn’t budge…..
Daphne killed my husband, Daphne destroyed my family . She continued
I bit my lips as tears rolled down my eyes
I gave her life , I gave her love but look at how she repaid me! she made me… she stopped and broke down in tears…..
I was about saying something when I heard a knock on the door….
I rushed to open in and sighed in relief when I saw it was her therapist…….
Please Come in ma, she is at it again . I informed and opened the door widely ……
The woman rushed into the room and tried to calm my mother who was still screaming loudly……..
I watched the therapist bring out a small bottle and a syringe from her bag….
She used the needle to draw out all the content from the bottle …and as soon as she injected it into my mom arm, my mom became calm…….
I love you Declan ! love you Daphne! I heard her say before she drifted off to sleep……
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Sasha Alfredo
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After dinner , I bade my mum goodnight before heading to my room……and as for my dad, he was still at work…..
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Entering the room, I met ghostie in front of the mirror
What are you doing there? I asked and she turned to look at me…….
There is no reflection of me in the mirror. She answered sadly
That is because you are a ghost . I reminded and she nodded slowly……
I moved closer to the bed and sat down on it
Picking my phone from the table, I dialled Jayden number but he did not pick …..
I dialled it again but it was still the same ……
What is wrong! Is he mad at me! I wondered…:
I was about dialling it for the third time when a message popped in, it was a message from Jayden..
I clicked on it and read it
“Stop bugging me with calls, I am with my new girl ”
No! It can’t be ! I said aloud……
What is that? ghostie asked while moving closer to me but I ignored her…..
Tears rolled down my eyes as I read the message again…
Oh Jayden! Am I that easy to be forgotten!
Why are you crying? Ghostie asked
Nothing. I lied
I am not a dummy! I know you are not happy so please tell me about it . She insisted
And why would I tell you? I retorted angrily hoping she would let me be but instead she smiled….
Because I am your friend. She answered innocently…….
I stared at her for a while and sighed
Fine! It is Jayden my boyfriend or should I say ex ………
And what did he do? She asked
he replaced me so easily . I answered as more tears rolled down my eyes and she scoffed
Is that why you are crying! I mean why waste your tears on a jerk like him? She retorted with a frown
Jerk! I repeated
Yes, guys who treats ladies like trash are jerk. She answered with a light smile ….
Oh! I exclaimed softly
So who is the little kid now? She pouted and I
Laughed……..
So forget him and date someone better. She continued
Better! And where will I see someone better? I asked while deleting the stupid message and the jerk number off my phone….
She smiled mischievously
What of Declan? she asked and I huffed
hell no! he is so rude.
That is because you don’t know him . She defended and I smirked……
You are talking as if you know him better than I do , he is my class mate remember?
Oh! She nodded slowly and I smiled……..but speaking of Declan made me remember something I noticed in class…….
Ghostie and Declan have the same eye colour……….
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Declan Davies
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After tucking my mum up in her bed , I headed to my room …….
I didn’t know what I could have done if her therapist had not shown up on time …..
She assured me that mum would be a little bit better when she wakes up …..
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Entering my room , I hid the pot starch underneath the bed and dusted the bed a little …….
I sat down on the bed and was about pulling off my clothes when my phone rang …..
I checked the caller, it was Racheal….
Why is she calling? I wondered and banged the call……
And as expected , she called again and I received it on the second ring ….
Hi Declan! she called
What do you want? I asked coldly
I just want to check up on you . She answered
Thanks, I am alright. I assured her
And also I ….. she tried to say but I cut her off
Good night Racheal! I bade and ended the call…….
I was no mood to talk to anyone…..
Pulling off my clothes, I picked up the packet of cigarettes from the table but it was empty…
Jeez! Did I smoke it all!
I stood up the bed and walked to my reading table …….
Opening the drawer of the table , a shiny object hidden at the corner caught my attention…..
I brought it out along with a pack of cigarette
I stared at the chain , It was a golden chain with the letter D inscripted on it …………..
It smiled lightly…..
It was a birthday gift from my late dad , he made it specially for me and Daphne ……… her’s had a D2 inscription on it…. I guess it is the initials of her full name (Daphne Davies)

[nextpage title=”episode 6″]
Episode 6
Ghostie got a name ( Daphne)
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Sasha Alfredo
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Entering the class on a Monday morning, I glanced at Declan’s seat but it was empty.
I sighed in frustration
Declan has been absent in school for about a week and I was really worried…. I mean I was the one who made him angry , how I wish I never asked him about D2!
I walked over to my seat and as usual , ghostie was following behind me……
he is not in school again , what could be wrong with him? she asked but I ignored her
I sat down and brought out my physics book before placing my backpack gently on the tiled floor ………..
Opening the book , I went through my assignment to be sure I made no mistake…..
I nodded in satisfaction….
Sasha! a voice called and I looked up to meet Cory puppy eyes gaze ……
Can you please lend me your physics note? She pleaded and I grinned
Just simply tell me you want to dub from me and I will give it to you . I said with an eye roll
Fine! You are right . She agreed and i smirked……
picking up my book from the table , i handed it to her …..
Thanks. She muttered and ghostie scoffed
I turned sideways to look at her and met her angry gaze …..
What is wrong with you Sasha? Why did you give her your note? She asked with a frown
I glanced around the class to be sure no one was looking before answering her…..
I am trying to get close to her. I answered in whispers and she nodded slowly………
But she is … she tried to say but stopped when Declan walked into the class…..
Oh my gawd! Cutie is here. She squealed in delight and I sighed in relief
he finally came to school today!
He walked over to his seat and sat down quietly…..
What is wrong with him! I wondered,he looked so pale!
I watched Racheal walk up to him , she leaned over to whisper something to him and a faint smile escape his lips despite his dark mood…..
Are they dating? I wondered
And as if reading my mind , ghostie asked me the same question…….Are they dating?
I don’t know . I shrug and she scoffed ….
They better not be! She retorted angrily and I smiled lightly…..
Why does she dislike Racheal so much? I wondered……..
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The class went quiet as soon as the physics teacher walked into the class……
Cory! are you done with my book? I asked in whispers but she shook her head negatively….
Please hurry up with it . I urged her to and she nodded slowly …….
So today , I will be teaching you on Capacitor and Capacitance. the teacher started…
But ma you gave us an assignment. a girl seated in front reminded and the whole class was rippled with angry murmurs…..
I stretched my neck to get a better view of the girl and saw it was the same chubby girl who confronted me about Seducing Declan….
I smirked
I guess she is the “loosed mouth” of the class and I am going to use it to an advantage……..
Enough of the murmurings! the teacher barked and the class went silent again…….
I will take a look at it in the next class . She informed and began writing on the marker board ……
Leaning over , I was about tapping Cory when she turned back to face me ….
here. She handed me back my book with a smile …
Are you done? I asked to be sure and she nodded
Thanks so much friend. She said in appreciation and I smiled lightly…..
Friend! I doubt that , my only true friend is …..ghostie ….
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I stared absentmindedly at the board as the teacher wrote on it , I was lost in thought wondering what could be wrong with Declan…..
Everything about him seems so off ……
I turned sideways to look at him , he was fiddling with his pen while staring at the board ……..
I sighed
Are you alright? ghostie asked and I shook my head negatively
Are you worried about Declan? She asked again and I nodded slowly
Then try and talk to him . She suggested, I think he is bothered about something. She added and I exhaled deeply …….
I will do just that!……………………
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So we will learn about the formulas in our next lesson. the teacher said and I sighed in relief …
The class was d–n boring!
Picking up my backpack from the floor, I was about bringing out my English note when ghostie called me…
I nodded without looking at her
I think Declan is leaving the class. She informed and I looked up Just In time to see him walk out of the class…….
And without thinking, I stood up from my seat and ran after him ………
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Declan! I called but he did not answer, instead he increased his walking pace and began to climb the staircase…..
What is wrong with him? ghostie asked and I bit my lips ….
We followed quietly behind him as he climbed up the flight of stairs to an empty hall…..
Declan! I called again and this time , he turned back to look at me ……
So it is you , what do you want? he asked coldly
I want to talk to you. I answered while moving closer to him and he smirked
Talk to me! Why? he asked staring intently at me…..
Can we go somewhere quiet? I asked looking around
he stared at me for a while and then led me to an empty classroom…..
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I looked around the classroom, it was dusty and was also littered with cigarettes butts and ashes ……..
Jeez! I never knew there were smokers in this school ……….
So what do you want to talk to me about? he started
erm I just want to apologise to you. I stuttered and he smirked
Apologise! Why! Did you offend me ? he asked in a rush and I gave him a surprised look
I thought you were angry with me because i asked about ……
D2! he completed and I nodded……
but how the hell did you get to know that name ? he asked and I swallowed hard
Why can’t you just tell him the truth? ghostie who was standing beside me asked but I ignored her….
how did you? he repeated
erm she is eeerm my erm . I stuttered not knowing what to say and he smirked…….
You don’t even know her so why asking about her?he probed but I just stared blankly at him…..
Show him the necklace, it might help convince him. ghostie suggested and I nodded in agreement…
Unbuttoning the collar of my shirt , I was about to show him the golden necklace when I heard someone scoffed
I looked in the direction and saw Racheal standing at the entrance of the class…..
Racheal! I called in surprise
She looked at me and then at Declan..
What is going on here? She asked in a huff
Nothing. I answered and turned to go when Declan caught me by my arm……….
I turned to look at him in surprise and he smiled lightly
Aren’t you curious to know more about her? he asked and I arched my eyebrow……
Who are you talking about? I asked and he leaned forward to whisper in my ears ……
D2 is just her initials, her real name is Daphne. he corrected and then let go of me …….
I gave him a small smile before walking out of the class…..
What did he whisper in your ears? ghostie asked and I grinned….
I thought ghosts have super powers. I teased her….
Please Sasha just tell me . She pleaded and I smiled lightly….
Daphne ! Your name is Daphne……….
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Declan Davies
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Why was she here with you ? Racheal asked as soon as we were alone
It is none of your business. I retorted and she scoffed…
Are you f—–g her also? she half yelled and I smirked…..
Dipping my hands into my pocket , I pulled out a packet of cigarettes and a lighter…..
I lit up the cigarette and inhaled the smoke …..
So what are you waiting for, let us get started …..
I pulled her close to me and puff out the smoke on her……
She retched and coughed out ……:
You are crazy Declan! She cursed and I chuckled
Are you just aware of it now? I asked inhaling more of the smoke……
But who am I to you , am I still your girlfriend? She suddenly asked and I frowned…….
I have told you times without number not to ask me this question again……..
But why or don’t you love me again? She asked and I froze…..
We used to be the best couple in class but everything changed when that stupid Daphne Rui…… she tried to say but I cut her off….
Don’t ever call my sister stupid again . I warned and she sighed
Fine! I am sorry for calling her that but please let us go back to how we were . she pleaded and I scoffed
That can never happen!
but why? She asked with a wavering voice and I could tell she was about to cry ……
because I don’t love you. I answered with a low voice ………
Liar! You love me Declan, you are just too confused to know . she retorted angrily before storming out of the room……..
I watched her go and smirked
She is really crazy!
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Sasha Alfredo
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On getting to the class, I met only a few persons in the class
I glanced at the time , it was 11:00 am
Oh! It was time for short recess…..
Looking around the class, I spotted the chubby girl seated alone at the extreme corner of the class……:
I smirked and walked up to her ….
hi! I greeted the girl
she looked up at me and scoffed …..
What do you want? She asked coldly and I clutched my fist to stop myself from poking her flat nose…..
I faked a smile…..
I just want to apologise for yelling at you last week ………
She gave me a surprised look……..
And why are you doing all this? She asked
Because i want to be friends with you . I answered with a smile…….
Friends! but why! She asked and I glanced at ghostie before answering her …..:
You see erm I just like you. I stuttered and she smiled lightly…….
Quit the act and just tell me what you want? She said with a grin ….
What! I exclaimed softly and she nodded slowly
I bit my lips , I never knew she was so smart!
Fine! My seat! I want to know why it was abandoned, I want to know why they all reacted strangely when I sat on it ………
She looked around the class to make sure no one was eavesdropping before looking back at me….
You see I am quite new here also and I don’t really know what happened but I heard the seat is kinda cursed …
Cursed! I repeated in shock and she nodded….
I heard the owner of the seat ruined her own family and anyone who sits there will share in the same fate ……..
I stared at her in confusion
How is that possible?how can a girl ruin her own family?
This was the same question I asked also when I first heard about it ……. how can a girl ruin her own family?
I sighed
Do you have an idea who the girl is? I asked and she nodded
her name is Daphne and she always wear a necklace with the wordings “D2” on it . She informed and I gasped in shock …….
Is this the reason why Cory looked shocked when I showed the necklace to her? or is there something more to it …….
I shifted my gaze to Daphne who also had a surprised look on her face ……
What exactly did she do? I wondered…….

[nextpage title=”episode 7″]
Episode 7
A flash of memory
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Sasha Alfredo
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On getting home , I pushed the door opened and headed straight to my room….
Sasha! Sasha! Sasha! I heard my mom called but I ignored her
I was worried about ghostie , no Daphne , I just wanted her to be fine.
she left in tears after hearing what the chubby girl said about her ……..
but I was confused as well ………I mean how can an innocent girl like daphne ruin her own family!
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Entering my room , I looked around for Daphne but she wasn’t there
Daphne! I called but there was no response
I rushed into the bathroom to look for her but she wasn’t there either…..
Where could she be!
Returning to the room , I toss my back pack on the bed and sat on the floor in frustration……
Daphne was hurting and I knew it ……
Oh Daphne! Please show yourself, please just show yourself. I pleaded as tears rolled down my eyes …..
I couldn’t bear to see her hurt , she was already a part of me ……..
I felt a presence beside me and I looked up to see Daphne…..
Daphne! I called and stood up in a huff……
Where have you been? Where did you go? I asked in a rush and she broke down in tears
I was just roaming around the neighbourhood. She answered as more tears rolled down her eyes
but why! Why didn’t you come home? I continued.
I don’t want to hurt you and your family Sasha ….you heard what the girl said right , she said I am a curse . She half yelled
And you believe that? I retorted but she just stared blankly at me…….
I sighed
You are not a curse Daphne , you are the sweetest girl I have ever known. I assured her
Are you for real? She asked to be sure and I nodded
And not only that , you are also my confidant , my adviser and my best friend. I added and she smiled widely….
You are my best friend too . She said and I nodded slowly
I know! So please Just believe in me , I will make sure I get to the bottom of this .I assured her again and she gave me a curious look …….
how will you do that? She asked and I smiled lightly
Simple! I will get close to Declan and use …. I tried to say but she cut me off ……:
I don’t want you to use Declan , I want you to love him . She said with a frown and I chuckled softly
Love! Do you want Racheal to kill me ! I asked teasingly ……..and moreover Declan is f—–g cute , do you think he will like me ? I asked as I sat on the bed
Of course he would …. I mean you are pretty and you also got big ass so what guy wouldn’t like you ? She asked sizing me up ….
Just go away! I gave her a playful glare and she smirked….
I bet he has already fallen for you , did you see the way he held your arms, it was so romantic. She said with a dreamy eyes
Crazy! I muttered ……….
I stood up from the bed and was about pulling off my clothes when my mum called .
Yes mum . I answered with a raised voice …..
Just a minute. I said to daphne before heading down stairs…….
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Daphne ( ghostie)
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I watched Sasha leave the room and smiled….
She has been a good friend to me and I have come to love her as a sister ………
If only I was not dead , we would have been able to share out feelings better …..
But what exactly did that girl mean about me ruining my family! Is this the reason I was told my family wasn’t at peace with me !
I sighed
I really want to know what happened to me , I really want to see my family even if it only for a seconds
But would that be possible! Will Sasha get to find out what happened to me before my time here on earth runs out , yes my time …………….
The door to the room suddenly creaked opened and Sasha walked in holding a tray ……
She sat down on the bed and placed the tray gently in front of her ……..
Picking up the spoon , she took a spoonful of the food in her mouth…..
I stared at the mouthwatering food and swallowed hard……
how I wish I could eat! I would have devoured all of it at a go but ghosts don’t eat ……
I sighed sadly
Are you alright? Sasha asked looking up at me and I nodded
Then what is with that look? She continued
I just miss being alive . I answered sadly ..
she looked back at the food without saying anything. I could tell she was worried about me……….
I smiled lightly
She stood by me despite all the insults ……..
Sasha! I called and when she looked up at me , I noticed the tears forming in her eyes…….
What is with the tears? I asked in surprise and she shook her head…
Nothing, I am just worried about you . She answered and I smiled lightly…..
You don’t need to , I will be fine as far as you are with me. I assured and she nodded slowly….
So let us talk about Declan. I said trying to change the mood and she frowned…..
What about him?
I smirked , let us talk on how to make him yours. I repeated
You are crazy Daphne! She muttered and I grinned……
Or don’t you like him? I asked but She ignored me…….
What if you are fated to be lovers! I continued and She laughed loudly
Fated! Don’t tell me you believe in that kind of shit . She retorted
Of course I do and that ….. I tried to say but she cut me off ….
Fine! If Declan makes a move on me first , then I will be forced to believe in your so called fate. She agreed and I smiled…..
But if he doesn’t , I will kick you in your invisible ass . she threatened and I frowned
And why will you do that?
For making me believe he likes me . She answered trying not to meet my gaze……
I gave her a confused look and she sighed softly
have you forgotten! You said he held my hands in a romantic way. She reminded
Oh! I exclaimed softly and then smiled mischievously……
Do you like him? I asked and but as expected, she avoided the question………
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Declan Davies
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Laying on my bed , i was playing a game on my phone when a WhatsApp notification popped up…
I clicked on it , it was from my “class group chat”…….
I scrolled down and read through it……
“Did you notice the physics teacher was wearing a transparent skirt? a boy asked”
Of course I did , her slacked pants was all out . another answered……….
I smiled lightly, my class mates were d–n crazy !
Speaking of class mates , my mind drifted off to the newbie ……
I smiled
The look on her face when I told her D2 name was so priceless……
But why is she so concerned about Daphne! Did she know her! Were they friends! …… I doubt that because I knew all of Daphne friends…….
Clicking on the participants list , I scrolled down and smiled when I saw who I was looking for …..
I clicked on her profile and I must admit she really looked hot …..
I zoomed into it to get a better view of her big ass….
Jeez! She is so endowed…….
And without even knowing why , I dialled her number and she picked it on the second ring……
hello! Who is this? She asked from the other end
It is Declan. I answered and the line went quiet…….
Are you there? I asked to be sure but all I heard were whisperings…….
Is she there with someone? I wondered
how did you get my number? She asked when she was done whispering
From the group chat. I answered
Oh! She exclaimed softly
I just called to say hi …. and don’t forget to save my number. I said and ended the call……..
Saving her number , I stared at her picture once again
I smiled softly…..
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Tossing my phone on the bed , i dragged myself up and headed downstairs to the sitting room….
I got to the sitting room just in time to see my mum holding a knife to her lower stomach …….
Mum! I called softly and she turned sideways to look at me
What are you trying to do? I asked while moving closer to her but she just stared blankly at me…..
Are you trying to kill yourself? I asked as tears rolled down my eyes……
I just want to end it all so please don’t try to stop me . She yelled
Then what will happen to me? Do you want to leave me alone? I yelled back at her and a flicker of fear crossed her face …….
Mum! I called again and she broke down in tears
I just want to go to my husband , I just want to go to my Daphne! She said as she kept on crying
I bit my lips in anger
Do you have the slightest idea of what will happen if you kill yourself , do you? I yelled and she dropped the knife on the floor ……
The whole town will see us as bad luck and you will end up killing me just like the way daphne killed father . I retorted angrily…..
Declan! She called softly
No mom! do it , pick up the d–n knife and kill yourself . I barked at her but she shook her head……….
For the past three months I have been yearning for a mother love but what did I get? nothing .i did every single thing to make you happy but instead you pushed me away … what else do you want me to do? I asked in frustration
Baby! She called trying to hold me but I pushed her away
Baby! I repeated mockingly and she forcefully held my hands…..
I am sorry baby, I never knew you were hurting. She apologised as tears rolled down her eyes….
I stared at her not knowing what to say or do…….
Declan ! I am really sorry , I am really deeply sorry . She kept on apologising and I sighed deeply….
Seeing her tears calmed me down …
I am also sorry for yelling at you . I apologised
No! I really deserve it, I know I have been a very bad mother and I am truly sorry …..
It is Alright mum . I assured and pulled her into a hug
We can start all over again , Just me and you . She said softly and I smiled….
Sure! we really need to move on. I added and she nodded slowly
I love you baby!
I love you too Mum!…………….
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Sasha Alfredo
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I felt my cheeks turn red as Daphne kept on teasing me about Declan….
Declan likes you! Declan likes you! Declan likes you! She kept on singing……
Stop it Daphne ! he just called me, he didn’t say he likes me . I corrected and she smirked
Then why is your cheek all red? She continued teasing
That is because erm that is because. I stuttered not knowing what to say and she chuckled softly….
You see you don’t even know …… arrrrgh! she suddenly stopped and held her heads …….
Are you alright Daphne? I asked in alarm but she kept on groaning in pain ……..
I stood up from the bed in a huff
Please talk to me Daphne , what is wrong with you? I pleaded
My head! My head!Chain! Gift! She kept on screaming
What is wrong with her? I wondered
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I waited for her patiently till she stopped and when she did, she just stood there staring into space ……
Daphne! Are you alright? I asked to be sure
She looked at me and then sighed
A memory of me in the midst of some people flashed on . She said and I widened my eyes in surprise
Does that mean your memory is back? I asked to be sure but she Shook her head negatively……
It is just a flash of it but it is Just too confusing. She said with a trembling voice……
Please Calm down Daphne! I pleaded and she did
Good! now tell me, what did you see? I asked her calmly
I saw myself in the midst of some people we were all smiling. She started,
how many people? I asked
Four, man , a woman , myself and ……Declan . She answered and I gasped in shock
Declan! I repeated and she nodded
We stood together to cut a big cake and we were both wearing a similar gold chain. She added
I swallow hard as I tried to digest what I just heard ….
Sasha!i have a feeling that Declan is my twin brother……….
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Episode 8
Feelings
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Sasha Alfredo
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Sitting on my bed , I was still trying to digest what I just heard …..
Daphne and Declan ! twins! But how is that possible! I mean how can Daphne be the twin sister to that rude b……. what am I even saying? I was d–n confused.
I know it might sound silly but I have a strong feeling that he is my twin brother. She repeated
Feelings! We can’t just make an assumption based on a mere feeling. I said , I was still finding it hard to believe but she shook her head negatively
It is not just about my feelings , he was also the one in my memory . She insisted and I sighed
Fine! but we still need to be sure about this .i said biting my lips and she nodded slowly
So what do you suggest we do? She asked
Simple! I will get closer to Declan so I can find out the truth . I answered with a yawn and she smiled lightly…………..
You are feeling sleepy right? She asked but I shook my head negatively
You don’t need to lie Sasha , your eyes are all puffy . She observed and I smiled softly
You got me right there!
Laying on the bed, I pulled up my covers ……
Good night Daphne. I bade and soon drifted off to sleep……………
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The sound of the alarm clock woke me up from sleep ,
I stretched my body before sitting up on the bed….
Rubbing my eyes, I looked around the room to see Daphne standing in front of the mirror…
I smiled
Why does she like staring at her invisible self?
Daphne! I called and she turned back to look at me
Finally! the Princess is awake. She said with an eye roll and I chuckled
Did you miss me that much? I asked teasingly and she huffed ……….
Just go and bath! She instructed and then looked back at the mirror ….
Oh yeah! I drawled!
I got off the bed and walked into the bathroom to freshen up .returning to the room with a towel wrapped around me , I went over to the wardrobe……
Opening the wardrobe, i searched through the heaps of clothes and settled for a white floral gown ….
Perfect! I remarked and hurriedly dressed up in it…..
How do I look? I asked Daphne who was still in front of the mirror…..
She shifted her gaze to me and smiled lightly
You look like a Princess ! She remarked and I blushed
and I am sure Declan won’t be able to resist you on this . She added and I smirked….
Must you bring Declan into our conversation? I asked with an eye roll
I don’t see anything wrong with it, after all he might be my twin brother. She said with a shrug……
Whatever! I muttered
Pulling a white sneakers from underneath my bed , I wore it and then parked my hair into a pony tail ….
I picked a smaller mirror from the table and stared at my reflection….
You are beautiful Sasha! I praise my self
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I sling my backpack across my shoulders and headed downstairs with Daphne following behind me………
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On getting downstairs, I met my mom
having breakfast in the dinning ….
Good morning mom! I greeted and she looked up at me with a smile
Morning baby! how was your night?she asked
Fine mum! I responded and she nodded
Have your seat let me get you your breakfast…
Don’t worry mom I will pass , I will eat at the school cafeteria…
Do you have enough money? She asked and I nodded
See ya later mom ! I bade and was about leaving the house when she called me ……
I turned back to look at her…..
Are you sure you are alright? She asked with a concerned look and I gave her a confused look …..
Alright! Why did you ask mum?
She sighed, I walked past your room yesterday night and overheard you talking to yourself . She explained and I chuckled nervously
I was not talking to myself mum , I was revising for a test . I lied
She stared at me for a while and they shook her head in disagreement….
I knew what i heard , it sounded like you were talking to someone. She said eying me suspiciously , I really think you need to see a psychiatrist. She added and I scoffed
Are you indirectly telling me I am insane?
No baby , I am trying to let you… she tried to defend her self but I cut her off
See ya later . I bade and walked out of house
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I am sorry Sasha. Daphne apologised as we walked to the taxi station……….
It is not your fault . I assured her but she shook her head negatively
It is Sasha , everyone thinks you are crazy and it is all because of me .she said with a pout and I sighed
that is because they don’t know what is going on, so please don’t listen to whatever they say . I pleaded and she nodded slowly ……
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We soon got to the taxi station and I flagged down a taxi…..
See you in school . Daphne said in whispers and I nodded without looking at her…
I opened the car door and I got in
“Diamond High school. I called and the driver nodded before driving off……….
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Getting to school , I met Cory along the hall way and as usual she was carrying both hers and Racheal back pack
Why is she always doing that? I wondered as I walked closer to her……..
hi Sasha! she greeted first and I smiled
hi! What of Racheal? I asked looking around and she sighed
She should be on her way. She answered
Should! Then why are you with her backpack?i asked as we walked slowly to the class…..
Actually we had a sleepover at my place so she left early this morning to go prepare for school. She explained and I exclaimed softly
Oh! Does that mean she always sleep over at your place? I probed on and she chuckled softly
No Sasha! How is that even possible! she got her house . She answered in a rush and I gave her a confused look …..
Then why are you always carrying her backpack?
That is because, erm that is because …. oh!Sasha you ask too much of questions……..
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Entering the class, I looked towards Declan seat and as at expected , he was yet to be in class….
Why is he always coming late? I mumbled and Cory turned sideways to look at me….
What did you say? she asked with an arched eyebrow
Nothing. I lied and she sighed softly……….
We walked over to our seats and I dusted mine before sitting……
I had a very long night . Cory started, she turned back to face me ….
Why? I asked while bringing out my English note from my bag……
I stayed awake trying to solve those difficult equation but still couldn’t get it . She explained…
Difficult! The equations weren’t difficult at all. I boasted, Just then I felt a presence beside me and without looking, I knew it was Daphne …….
Not everyone is like you. Cory said with an eye roll and I chuckled softly…….
If you want , I can explain it to you. I offered and she widened her eyes in surprise
Are you for real? She asked and I nodded …..
She was quiet for some moment , and then said…..
What if you come over to my house for a sleepover. she suggested
Sleepover! I repeated
Yes, we will have enough time to study and we can also get to know each other better. She explained and I sighed softly
I really wish to , but I don’t think my mum will allow me….
Then we can have the sleepover at your place . She insisted, or will your mom be against that at well? she asked staring intently at me…….
I don’t think so , but I will have to ask her first …
Good! I will call you this night to get the feedback. She said and I nodded….. but wait a minute! does she have my number?
And as if reading my thoughts, she said ,I will get it from the group chat ……
Oh!group chat! Declan got my number from there also….. speaking of Declan, is he already in class? i wondered and looked up just in time to see him walk into the class with Racheal….
he is here! I heard Daphne squealed and I bit my lips in anger ….
he whispered something to Racheal before he walked over to his seat…
What exactly is going on between them? Are they dating? I thought with in …..
Oooooooh! I think the witch is trying to steal your boyfriend. Daphne said while stamping her invisible foot on the tiled floor…….
he is not my boyfriend! I retorted angry and Cory gasped
What boyfriend! She asked
D–n! I completely forgot about her
I shifted my gaze to her and met her puzzled look ……
What boyfriend! she repeated and I smiled nervously……
Erm I was just erm you see thi em. I stuttered not knowing what to say and she smirked
Do you like Declan? She asked and I kept mute …..
She sighed, I know you do because the look in your eyes tells it all , but you really need to kill those feelings. She advised
But why? I asked in surprise and she looked around the class before answering
Isn’t it obvious! Declan is cold- hearted Jerk who never falls in love…….
Are you for real! Then what about Racheal, aren’t they dating? I asked in a rush but she shrugged..
Actually they were into a relationship before but everything changed when Declan lost his twin sister bec……she paused and then bit her lips …
Twin sister! Is Daphne really his twin sister? I asked and her eyes popped out of her head
how did you know that name? She asked with a wavering voice and I scoffed
Declan told me himself. I answered dryly but she shook her head
That is not possible, Declan hardly talks about her because she , because she , because she …..
because she what! I asked in a huff , I was already getting impatient ……..
because she is dead. she completed and I nodded slowly
I already know that , but do you by any chance know how she died? I asked picking my words and a flicker of fear crossed her face…..
No! I mean how do you expect me to know! she asked with a trembling voice and I smiled knowing she was lying…..
But why did you….. I was about to ask when the teacher walked into the class and as expected , everyone rushed back to their various seats and the class was soon quiet………
I smacked my lips in anger, I guess I will have to ask her later , no I will ask Declan ….
I turned sideways to look at him and my heart skipped a bit when I met his gaze ….
he winked at me and then looked away ……
Omooooo! what just happened! Did he just wink at you! Daphne exclaimed i shifted my gaze to her and smiled
“She is truly Declan twin sister……”

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Declan Davies
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Flipping my phone, I half listened to the teacher as she explained a chemical theory “. I was lost musing about what happened this morning….
My mum made breakfast! My mum talked and laughed with me !
Everything still feels like a dream!
When she said we should start all over again , i never expected it to be this fast!
My phone suddenly buzzed signifying a text message.
I clicked on it , it was a message from Racheal……
“Let us meet in the empty classroom after class”
I smiled
I looked in her direction and met her seductive gaze …..
She is really crazy!
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After the class, I stood up from my seat and walked out of the class….
climbing up the staircase , I walked through the long passage to the empty classroom…..
I walked into the classroom and sat down on the front desk ….
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After waiting for some minutes, I unlocked my phone and was about dialling Racheal number when she walked in …….
What took you so long? I queried as she moved closer to me
I am sorry , i had to sort out some stuffs. She explained and I nodded…
So why did you ask us to meet, do you have anything to say? I asked staring intently at her
Are you really asking me that! I want you Declan . She blurted out and before I could reply her , she pulled me close to her and kissed me ….
I broke the kiss and then pushed her away from me…..
What are trying to do? What if someone see…. I stopped when I heard a faint gasp
Looking in the direction , I was shocked to see the newbie standing at the entrance to the classroom……
Declan! she called in shock and then ran off ……
And immediately, I felt my heart sank …….
Standing up from the desk ,I was about running after her when Racheal held on to my clothes tightly…..
And where do you think you are going? she retorted angrily
Isn’t it obvious, I am going after her. I responded in a huff and she shook her head
No you can’t , not when I am still talking to you. she half yelled and I smirked
Then watch me do it!
I freed myself from her grip and walked out of the class room …….
Declan! Declan! Declan! I heard her called but I ignored her…..
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Sasha Alfredo
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I kept on running till I got to the stair case and then I stopped to wipe off the tears rolling down my eyes……
I am sorry Sasha . Daphne apologised but I ignored her….
After all , she was the one who coaxed me into looking for Declan in the empty dusty classroom, but what did I get in return? I saw him kissing the love of his life …::
I bit my lips in anger
Please Don’t be angry with my brother, I am sure the witch forced him into it . She pleaded and I scoffed
Force! And why would she force him! Didn’t you hear what Cory said , she said he is a cold- hearted jerk . I retorted angrily but she shook her head negatively
My brother is not like that. She defended and I nodded knowingly
Of course, I know you will defend him….
I was about climbing down the stairs when I heard some called and I turned back to see Declan walking towards………
I smiled inwardly, I was actually hoping he would come after me and he did ……
What do you what? I asked as soon as he got nearer and he ran his hands through his hair
Erm you see I am really sorry for what you saw earlier. he apologised and I rolled my eyes
And why would you be! it is a normal thing for lovers to kiss. I drawled and he smiled lightly….
Are you jealous? he asked teasingly and I huffed
Jealous! hell no! And why would I be!
Probably because you like me. he said with a wide grin and I smacked my lips knowing he was right….
I liked him but I was just too shy to admit it …..
he chuckled softly, you don’t need to be nervous because I like you too . he said and i widened my eyes in surprise…..
But what about Racheal? I asked picking my words and he smiled lightly
she is just a friend and nothing more. he assured and I nodded slowly
I had many questions going on in my mind but I guess it will have to wait ..
I am sorry once again . he apologised
I smiled lightly, it is alright …..
So why did you come up here ? Do you have anything to say to me? he suddenly asked and I nodded slowly
I am really curious about Daphne, I want to know more about her . I said expecting him to flare up but instead he smiled…..
What exactly do you want to know? he asked
Everything. I answered and he arched his eyebrow….
But why! Why are you so interested in knowing about her?
Because she is my friend. I answered…….
he stared at me for a while and then sighed…
Fine! I will tell you everything you need to know about her but that will be after school hours. he agreed and I smiled…..
Shifting my gaze to Daphne , she flashed me a smile …….
The smile, they both have the same smile

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Episode 9
Truth
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The hours dragged on until the school bell rang, its loud shrill signalling the end of school day ..
Yippee! I exclaimed loudly as I shoved my books into my backpack….
Easy Sasha! Daphne cautioned, or do you want your book to have a tear? She asked , with some miff and I rolled my eyes …….
Why the rush , Are you going somewhere? Cory asked , she turned back to face me ..
Nope. I answered , popping the p and she furrowed her eyebrow
Then why are you all excited? she continued
Nothing. I lied and she smirked……
Anyways don’t forget to ask your mum about the sleepover. She reminded and I nodded
I won’t. I promised……
Slinging my backpack across my shoulders, I stood up from my seat and walked up to Declan ….
Declan! I called shyly
he looked up at me and then he smiled lightly…….
I can see you are so eager to hear all about her. he said teasingly and I smiled shyly
he picked up his backpack from the tiled floor and then stood up………
Let us go . he said and we both walked out of the class to the empty classroom upstairs……..
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Entering the dusty classroom , I followed behind Declan as he walked over to a bench at the extreme of the class…..
he sat on it and gestured me to sit beside him…..
I felt my heart beat faster as I sat down beside him ….
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But how exactly did you get to know Daphne? he started and I swallowed hard
erm we met erm . I stuttered not knowing what to say and he smiled lightly……
You behave just like her. he said softly and I glanced at Daphne who was standing beside me……
You act the same way, you talk the same way and seeing you always remind me of her . he continued as tears rolled down his eyes………
Declan! I called softly
She was so funny and crazy! I mean what kind of girl sings and dances in front of the mirror .he chuckled softly…
Mirror! I repeated and he nodded
Daphne does that most of the time… he paused to wipe off his tears and then he continued……..
She is my twin sister but it was always hard to tell because we look and act differently …..
The only thing we had in common was the same blue eyes and the same smile……..
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She was my Dad’s favourite and I guessed that was why they both died on the same day. he said and Daphne and I gasped in shock….
Are you trying to say your dad is dead? I asked to be sure and he nodded
What happened? How did he die? I asked in a rush and he bit his lips , I could tell he was getting angry……
he died because of his stupid daughter, he died because of……. he stopped when his phone rang …..
he brought it out of his pocket and received the call…..
hello! he greeted the person on the other end ….
What do you mean! What happened to mother? he asked and jolted up from the bench ….
Alright! I will be on my way now. he said and ended the call ….
I became alarmed when he picked up his backpack from his bench and sling it across his shoulder…….
I stood up and moved closer to him
What happened? Is anything wrong? I asked in a rush but he shook his head negatively
Nothing , I just need to be … he tried to say but I cut him off ….
Quit lying Declan! I heard you ask about your mother , what happened to her? I asked and he sighed
My mum had a seizure and she needs me around her. he explained and I nodded slowly
See you tomorrow. he bade and walked out of the room…….
I shifted my gaze to Daphne and saw her tears ….
Daphne! I called softly and she tried to blink back the tears but it was of no use as the tears kept on rolling down…..
Please Sasha let us go with him . She pleaded and I shook my head negatively
I am an hour late and my mum would be …. I tried to say but she cut in ….
Pleeeeeeaase , I just want to see my mum . She pleaded and I sighed
Fine! I agreed and she smiled lightly …….
*
Running out of the classroom, I kept on running till I sighted Declan .
he was about to walk out of the school gate……
Declan! I called loudly
he stopped and then turned back to face me …..
I steadied myself with my hands on my knees for a moment, panting ; then ran all the way to him …..
Sasha! he called in surprise, what is wrong? Why are you sweating? Do you want to tell me something? he asked rushingly and I nodded
What is it? he asked with an arched eyebrow and I inhaled softly before answering
“I want to go with you to your house ”
he scoffed , Are you doing this because of what you wanna know? he accused
hell no! I am really worried about you and your mom , I just want to be sure you are both okay . I answered hoping I sounded convincing enough….
But it is already past 5 Sasha , i am sure your family would be worried about you.
Please just let me come with you , I won’t stay long. I pleaded……
he stared at me for a while and then sighed
Fine! he agreed …
he walked out of the school gate and I followed behind him as we both headed to the taxi station…..
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On getting to the taxi station, he flagged down a taxi and we both got in
“Petra estate. he called and the driver nodded before driving off…..
The drive to his house was a quiet one as we were both lost in our own individual thoughts…..
I was worried about how my parent would react when I get home….I could have called my mum to give her an excuse but my battery was flat ……
I sighed as my mind drifted off to what Declan said about Daphne, he said their dad died because of her ….
What exactly does he mean? …….
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Declan Davies
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Sitting in the taxi, I was lost in thought wondering what Sasha real motive was in following me ….
It feels so strange! I mean why would she go out of her way just to see a woman she doesn’t know….
Is she being caring or………: I don’t even know what to say!
I glanced at the her just in time to see her looking at her wristwatch…..
I smirked , it was obvious she was worried about the time but why did she choose to go with me ?
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The driver soon stopped in front of my home and I paid him after we both alighted…..
I ran to the front door and pushed the door opened…..
Entering the sitting room, I met my mom sleeping peacefully on the sofa ….
I bit my lips in anger, her stupid therapist left her all alone , she didn’t even wait for me…..
I dipped my hands into my pocket and brought out my phone…
I unlocked it and dialled her number, she picked it on the first ring ….
hello Declan! She greeted first from the other end and I scoffed
Why didn’t you wait for me? Why did you leave my mom all by herself? I asked in a huff
I am sorry Dec, but I told you on the phone that I have other patients to attend to. She explained and I smacked my lips…
But what exactly happened to her? Why did she faint all of a sudden? I probed on
I don’t really know what happened but when I got to the house I met her in a drunken state…
Drunken! I repeated
Yes Declan, she was staring at Daphne picture and was screaming so loudly before she fainted . She explained and I sighed
The drugs Injected into her will make her sleep for a long time. She added
Will she be alright when she wakes? I asked to be sure
Yes , she will. She answered and I ended the call…….
I moved closer to my mum and then bent over to kiss her lightly….
Will she be alright? Sasha asked and I nodded without looking at her ……
carrying my mum in a bridal style, I turned to face her
Wait here for me . I instructed her and then climbed up the stairs to my mum room……
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Sasha Alfredo
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After Declan climbed up the stairs with his mother, I looked around the beautiful sitting room and a big framed picture at the centre of the sitting room caught my attention…..
“It was a picture of Declan and Daphne”
I moved closer to have a better look….
“They looked so cute In their all red outfit and they were both wearing a golden chain”
I smiled lightly
Isn’t the picture cute? a familiar voice asked and without turning to look, I knew it was Daphne……
It is very cute . I answered with a smile
Will my mom be alright? She asked softly and I turned to face her
Yes. I answered and she sighed
Did you see her? I asked ….
Not really , I just caught a glimpse of her. She said with a shrug and I nodded
Actually I am scared , I have a feeling that my mom is sick because of me. She added
And why will you say that? Do you have a proof? I asked trying to reason with her and she pointed to the sofa…..
I turned to look at the sofa and saw a paper picture….
I walked over to the sofa and then picked up the picture…
Turning it over , I smiled softly.
“It was a picture of Daphne wearing a white gown…… but wait a minute! I looked at picture and then at Daphne, she was wearing the same gown as the one in the picture…….
Weird! I muttered softly
I looked at the bottom of the picture and saw a date ……12-03…… I guess that was the date she took the picture.. erm and that was about three months ago…..
I heaved a sigh….
I turned to look at Daphne and was about to say something when I saw Declan climbing down the stairs…..
I threw the picture back on the sofa but it was already late ….:::
he scoffed
Is this the reason why you followed me here? he half yelled and I shook my head negatively
Then what are you doing with the picture? he retorted angrily…..
em er I just decided erm to look. I stuttered not knowing what to say and he huffed……
Since you really want to know about her, I will tell you
he moved over to the sofa and then picked up the picture…
This girl here destroyed my family. he said pointing to the picture and Daphne gasped in shock…….
My mum is sick because of her , my dad got involved in a terrible accident because of her …
Oh my gawd! I exclaimed softly …..
Everyone was restless when Daphne did not come home that fateful night, and when my dad received a call that her dead body was found, he left the house blinded with rage…….he had an accident on his way and he died on the spot . he yelled but I shook my head negatively
It is not her fault, she was also a victim. I said defending daphne and he laughed bitterly….
Victim! Is that what you think! How can someone who committed sucide be a victim! he retorted angrily and I froze……
Sucide! I repeated in shock
Yes, she committed sucide by jumping off the bridge and do you why?….. she did it all because her college lover broke up with her ..,,.
No it can’t be , it can’t be . I mumbled and turned sideways to look at Daphne but she wasn’t there………
Daphe! I called looking around the house but there was no response…….
And with tears rolling down my eyes, I ran out of the sitting room ……….:.
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[nextpage title=”episode 10″]
Episode 10
Truth 2
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Declan Davies
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Daphne! She called as she looked around the sitting room….
Daphne! I muttered and before I could say anything, she ran out the house crying…
I stood there dumbfounded and made no move to go after her ……
What the hell just happened! Why did she call daphne! Did she see her! Is Daphne here……..what am I even saying?
I ran my hands through my hair, I was d–n confused….
If only Daphne could have confided in me! if she could have shared her pains with me ! I would have stop her from killing herself.but no, she decided to act on her own and see where it got her to , the grave!
I stared at the picture of her I was holding and smiled lightly………
I really missed her, she could have atleast said goodbye …………
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Sasha Alfredo
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Alighting from the taxi, I paid the driver and walked slowly towards the front door ….
I was worried about Daphne and was at the same time trying to come up with a good excuse ….
Pushing the front door opened, I took a deep breathe before walking in and as expected, I met my mum seated in the sitting room……
hi mum! I greeted
Why are late? Where did you go? Why are you just coming home by this time? She asked rushingly and then stood up in a huff
Erm I was reading at school. I lied and she scoffed …..
Reading! Then why didn’t you try to call me? She queried
My phone battery was flat. I answered
You could have made use of a friend phone , Do you know how worried I was . She retorted angrily and I bent my head in guilt
I am sorry mum . I apologised
It is alright. She assured and I sighed in relief
Go and freshen up and then come down for dinner. She added and I nodded slowly
I took a steps forward and stopped when I remembered the “sleepover with Cory”….
Are you alright? She asked with a concerned look and I nodded
Then why the sudden stop? She continued
Actually mom a friend of mine is having problem with maths and she really needs my help so I was thinking if it will be alright to invite her over for a sleepover.. I said expecting her to flare up but instead she smiled
I can see you already getting use to your new school. She said teasingly and I widened my eyes in surprise
Is that a yes mum? I asked to be sure and she nodded
Thank you mum . I said in appreciation and ran upstairs to my room…..
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Entering my room, I looked around for Daphne but she was no where in sight …..
Where could she be? I wondered
I pulled off my shoes and then collapsed on the bed , i was so tired…
My mind drifted back to what Declan said
Daphne committed sucide because of a lover! but why do I have a feeling that there is something more to it , i mean if Daphne Jumped off the bridge, then why did I find her necklace in my room?
I sighed in frustration
Daphne! Please show yourself. I pleaded as tears rolled down my eyes and Just then , the door to my bathroom opened and Kamara walked into the room…….
Who the hell is Daphne? She asked with an arched eyebrow and I bit my lips
what were you doing in my bathroom? I asked with a frown and she huffed
Are you trying to ignore my question! Who is Daphne! Why were you telling her to show herself! Is she the one you do talk to! She asked in a rush and I scoffed
Did you come here to spy on me ?
No, and why will I do that! She retorted, My toilet is faulty so I made use of yours. She explained
Oh! But don’t ever come into my room without my permission. I warned and she rolled her eyes….
Whatever. She muttered softly and walked out of the room…..
Crazy kid!
Unzipping my bag , I brought out my phone and connected it to its charger…
I switched it on and was about to check if I have any voicemail message when Declan call came in
Declan! I grinned and received it on the second ring…..
Hi Sasha! he greeted first, he sounded so calm…
hi Declan! how are you? I asked
I am fine , what about you? are you alright? have you gotten home? he asked rushingly and I smiled …
Yes baby .. erm I mean yes . I stuttered and he chuckled softly
baby! I prefer that . he said and I blushed
I am really sorry about how I reacted , I am really sorry for shouting at you , I was just so confused. he apologised ……
It is nothing….::so how is your mum? is she alright? I asked
She is still sleeping.he answered softly
Don’t worry , she will be fine. I assured and he sighed
Thanks!
So will you be coming to school tomorrow? I asked hoping he would say yes but his response made my heart sank ……
I don’t think so , I have to make sure mother is alright. …….
But don’t worry I will be in school on Thursday. he added and I smiled
Alright!
Good night Sasha! he bade and ended the call……
I smiled ……
I was about to pull off my gown when my phone rang again
I checked the caller , it was an unsaved number
I received it
Hi Sasha! a familiar voice greeted
Oh Cory! how are you? I greeted and she chuckled
How did you know I was the one? She asked
Your voice. I answered softly
Oh! So what is up! Did you mum agree to it? She probed on
Yes. I answered and she squealed in delight
I am so happy Sasha , I can’t wait to sleep over at your place tomorrow…….
I laughed softly, Will Racheal be coming with you? I asked
Hell no! She blurted out and I widened my eyes in surprise…..
But Why! I asked
Because I don’t want her to . She answered dryly and then ended the call
Strange! I thought they were best friends…..
Standing up from the bed , I pulled off my clothes and headed to the bathroom to freshen up……
On Returning to the room , I looked around hoping to see Daphne but was disappointed ……..
Oh Daphne! Where exactly are you ……….
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Daphne Davies
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With a sinking heart, I stared at my mum face as she slept peacefully….
I smiled lightly
Mum! I am sorry for hurting you. I apologised and tried to blink back my tears but it was of no use as the tears rolled down my eyes…….
Oh Daphne! What did you do ?
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When I heard I jumped into the lagoon because of a lover , I became ashamed of myself so I ran out of the house …
I was scared of how Sasha would see me now , will she still like me ?will she still see me as a friend?
I sighed in frustration
The door to the room suddenly creaked opened and Declan walked in, he was still holding my picture…..
I swallowed hard
He moved closer and sat down on the bed beside mother ……
Mum! he called softly and then leaned over to peck her …..
You really need to stop hurting yourself because of Daphne so she can at least rest in peace wherever she is. he said as tears rolled down his eyes ……..
He stayed in the room for some minutes and then he stood up and walked out the room …
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Following behind him , he pushed the door to the next room opened and we both walked in
This must be his room! I muttered
I looked around the room and a golden necklace on the reading table caught my attention….
I moved closer to the table and leaned over to have a better look, it was the same with mine but his own had a “D” inscription….
I smiled
I watched him picked his phone from the drawer beside him ..
he scrolled through it and dialled a number….
holding his phone to his hear, i heard him call Sasha and I smiled
he was on call with Sasha , he must really like her……..
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After ending the call, he tossed the bed on the bed and my eyes widened in shock when he brought out a packet of cigarettes and a lighter from his drawer……
What is he trying to do? I thought within and then he lit it up and began inhaling the smoke ……
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he kept on inhaling the smoke and when he was done with it , he bend over and pulled out a pot starch from underneath the bed ………
I exclaimed in shock , Declan is a not only a smoker , he is a stoner …….
Tears rolled down my eyes as I remembered the words of the chubby girl….
Yes , she was right about the fact that I destroyed my own family ….:
My dad died because of me , my mom is sick because of me , Declan is stoner and it is all because of me ………….:
I ruined my own family with my own hands !
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[nextpage title=”episode 11″]
Episode 11
Sleep over
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Sasha Alfredo
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The sound of the alarm clock woke me up the next morning.
I rolled on and then sat up on the bed
Stretching , I looked around the room hoping to see Daphne but was disappointed….
Oh Daphne! Where exactly are you?
I dragged myself up from the bed and walked into the bathroom to freshen up……….
Returning to the room , I hurriedly dressed up in a blue gown with white sandals …..
I combed my long hair before parking it into a loosed ponytail….
Slinging my backpack across my shoulders, I headed downstairs to the sitting room……..
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I met my mum and kamara seated in the dinning having breakfast……
Good morning mum! I greeted and Joined them in the dinning
Morning baby! how was your night? She asked with a smile
It was fine mom! I answered and then faced Kamara
Please pass me the jam…
Can’t you take it by yourself. She said with an eye roll
Kamara! behave yourself and help your sister with the jam . My mum chided her and she glared at me before passing it to me……
Thanks..
Opening it , i spread a spoonful of jam on one side of each slice of bread and began munching on it …….
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After eating, I stood up and sling my backpack across my shoulders…
See you later! I bade and walked out of the house to the taxi station……
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On getting to the taxi station, I flagged down a taxi and got in…..
Diamond high school. I called and the driver nodded before driving off…..
I rested my head on the car seat as my mind drifted off to Daphne ….
I knew she was still shaken by what she heard
Poor Daphne! It must be so hard for her, I just hope she is alright……
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The driver stopped in front of the school and I paid him after alighting….
I walked through the huge gate and was about heading to my class when I heard my name ….
I looked in the direction to see Racheal walking up to me , smiling
I swallowed hard
What does she want?I wondered
Hi Sasha! She greeted with a smile
hi Racheal!how are you? I asked
I am fine. She answered with a grin and then moved closer to me….
Let’s meet in the empty classroom during short recess.she said in whispers and I scoffed
Why?
When you come , you will know. She answered and then walked past me to the principal office……..
I watched her go and smirked
Why exactly did she want to see me? Did she want to confront me about Declan? I guess i will just have to wait till recess……..

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Entering my class, I looked towards Declan seat and as expected, it was empty…..
I sighed and walked over to my seat
hi Cory! I greeted Cory who was writing into her book and she turned back to face me….
hi Sasha! how are you? She asked with a smile
I am fine, what about you? I asked as I sat down…
I am fine, So are you prepared for the sleepover tonight? She grinned ……..
Sure, my mom agreed without any complaints. I informed and she smiled
So will you follow me home? I asked and she shook her head
No!I will join you , just text me your home address…..
Alright! I will do that…….
The teacher soon walked into the class and as expected, the class became quiet………
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Absentmindedly, I stared blankly at the teacher as she wrote on the marker board …..
I was worried about Daphne and at the same missing Declan ….
I sighed
how I wish he was in school today!
bending over, I opened my bag to bring out my phone …
I unlocked it and scrolled down to Declan’s number …
I clicked on it and was about sending him a good morning message when a message from him popped in……
Clicking on it , I read it
“Good morning babe, how are you? I trust you are in class now,i will call you later ”
I smiled sheepishly and read the message again..
babe! he called me babe! Declan just called me babe!
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The teacher soon left the class and I sighed in relief…
It is time to call Declan! I grinned
I dialled his number but it rang without him picking…
I dialled it again but it was the same thing
I sighed in frustration
What is wrong with him? Why is he not picking my class? I wondered….
I was about dialling it for the third time when another came in , it was an unknown number …..
Who is this? I muttered as I received it …
hello Sasha! a voice from the other end greeted
Who is this? I asked and the person chuckled
Don’t tell me you did not recognise my voice, it is me Racheal…
Racheal! I repeated in surprise
Yes !come to the empty classroom, I am waiting for you. She said and ended the call….
I bit my lips in anger
Does she think she can control me anyhow she likes?
I stood up in a huff and walked out of the classroom….
Climbing up the stairs,I walked through the hallway to the empty classroom……..
I walked into the classroom and met Racheal seated on a front desk
Why do you want to see me? I asked with a frown and she chuckled
Calm down Sasha , we ain’t fighting….
I know , just say whatever you want to say and let me go . I retorted
She stood up from the desk and moved closer to me
I can see you are not the patient type so I will make it brief ,Declan belongs to me so stay away from him. She warned
Are you kidding me! Is this the reason you called me out here! To warn me to stay away from Declan…. come on Racheal, Declan belongs to nobody so you have no right to tell me to stay away from him …..
She smirked, is that what he told you! Declan and I were lovers long before you came. She half yelled and I smack my lips …
But what about now , are you still lovers? I asked mockingly and she scoffed
Are you trying to taunt me!
No, and why would I do that! I am just telling you the truth. I retorted
She stared at me for a while and then smiled
You are so naive! Do you think Declan likes you!he is just interested in your big ass and nothing more ….
That is a big fat lie! I retorted angrily and she laughed
Let’s see about that. She said while glaring at me and then stormed out of the class room……
I felt my heard pounding as I watched her go..
Did she just threaten me?
Taking a few steps forward, I was about leaving the room when I felt a presence beside me
I turned sideways to see Daphne
Daphne! I called excitedly, where have you been? Are you alright? I asked in a rush and she widened her eyes in surprise
I thought you were mad at me
And why would I be? I asked in surprise
You know I erm was thinking you won’t see me as a friend again. She stuttered and I shook my head negatively
That will never happen!You will always be my best friend. I assured her and she smiled softly
So where have you been? I repeated and she sighed
I was with my family. She answered and my eyes lit up
Is your mum alright? What about Declan, Is he alright?
yes, but Declan needs help. She said as tears rolled down her eyes
help! Why? Is anything wrong with him? I asked rushingly and she shook her head negatively
Then why does he need help?
because he is a stoner. She answered and I froze
Stoner! I repeated with a trembling voice and she nodded
Oh my gawd! I exclaimed softly
Please You have to talk to him , I believe he will listen to you . She pleaded and I nodded slowly
he loves you Sasha so please help him . She added
Love? I repeated to be sure I heard right and she nodded
I was beside him when he called you yesterday, the way he smiled tells it all …..
But that is not enough reason to say that he love me!
It is Sasha!after the call he went back to his moody self , it was like ..erm he smiled because of you. She said trying to explain and I smiled inwardly….
Fine! I will try and talk to him. I said trying to make her happy and it worked
Thanks so much . She beamed happily and I smiled
Anything for you bestie……..now can we go to class now? I asked and she nodded sheepishly….
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Getting to the class , I looked towards Racheal seat and met her angry gaze….
Crazy b—h! I muttered and walked over to my seat
Sasha! Where have you been? Cory asked
Toilet. I lied and she scoffed
Liar! I checked for you in the toilet but didn’t see you …
I swallowed hard , erm erm I went over. I stuttered not knowing what to say and she smirked
Anyways!take Your phone, Declan has been calling. She informed and handed me my phone …
Ooops! I left my phone on my desk
Unlocking the phone , I was surprised to see 12 missed calls all from Declan ….
I immediately dialled his number and he picked it on the first ring……
Sasha! Why weren’t you picking up my calls? he asked
I am sorry, I went over to the bathroom. I lied and Cory shot me a playful glare
Oh!I was also in the bathroom when you called and I am so sorry for not picking….
It Is alright Declan, I just wanted to check on you ..
he chuckled softly, Are you missing me? he asked
Yes, I am missing you badly . I answered truthfully and the line went quiet
Declan! I called and he sighed
I am also missing you babe. he said and I blushed…Babe! he called me babe again ….
I will call you later. he said and he ended the call….
Are you both in a relationship? Cory asked and I shrugged
I turned sideways to look at Daphne and she flashed me a smile….
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Declan Davies
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After ending the call, I tossed my phone on the bed and was about lighting up the cigarette I was holding when my mum walked in
Mum! I called in surprise
She looked at me , the cigarette I was holding and then at the pot starch that was still on the bed ….
I bit my lips in confusion
Declan! What are you trying to do? She asked with a trembling voice
I stared at her without knowing what to tell her.
I never expected her to come into my room.. I mean I thought she was still sleeping, when did she even wake?
She moved closer and sat down beside me on the bed…
baby! what are you trying to do? Don’t tell me you now smoke? She asked softly
I tried to say something but no sound came out ….
Oh Declan! She called and broke down in tears ……
I looked away to avoid seeing her tears
I know it is my fault , I know I have not been a good mother , I know I left you to yourself but please Declan you have to quit smoking. She pleaded and before I could say anything, she pulled me closer and hugged me
Please baby do it for me . She pleaded and I held her tightly…….
It is not easy mum . I said as tears rolled down my eyes and she nodded slowly….
I know and I am going to help you with it ………….
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Sasha Alfredo
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Sitting on my bed , i was busy with my assignment when my phone rang…
I checked the caller and as expected, it was Cory …..
Is it Cory? Daphne who was standing in front of the mirror asked and I nodded
I received the call
hello Cory! Where are you? I asked
Erm I am in front of your house . She answered
Then knock , my mum will direct you to my room. I said
No Sasha, please come outside . She said and ended the call….
What is wrong with her? I wondered
I got off from the bed and hurriedly put on a blouse
I am coming. I said to Daphne who just nodded
Crazy! I muttered….
I walked out of the room and headed downstairs to the sitting room….
I met my mom seated on the sofa watching television….
Is your friend no longer coming? She asked staring at me
She is already outside. I informed
Then why can’t she knock? She asked with a puzzled look and I smiled
I guess she is shy!
Opening the front door, I spotted Cory leaning on my mum car and I walked briskly towards her ….
hi Cory! Why are you standing here? I asked
Is this your house? She asked with a trembling voice and I nodded slowly
Is anything the matter? I asked and she exhaled deeply before shaking her head
Let us go in . She said softly……
Are you sure you are alright? I asked to be sure and she nodded
Good! I took her hands into mine as we walked into the sitting room…..
Mum! this is my friend Cory . I introduced and my mom flashed her a smile
how are you dear? my mum asked
I am fine ma. Cory answered while looking around the house , I could tell she was uneasy but why?
Alright dear! You both can go upstair, I will call you girls when dinner is ready . My mom said with a smile….
Thank you mom. I appreciated and we both climbed up the stairs to my room…….
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Entering my room , I met Daphne singing in front of the mirror……..
I smiled…..
She looked back at us and then continued with what she was doing…..
I shifted my gaze to Cory and became alarmed when I saw her clutching her clothes tightly
She could no longer control her hand , they were shaking in an old trembling rhythm……
Are you alright? I asked and she shook her negatively……
I need to go home Sasha , I really need to .she said with a trembling voice ….
But why? You just got here! I asked in surprise
Nothing, I just can’t stay here.she said looking around the room……
Please calm down and talk to me . I pleaded but she kept on shaking her head…..
I need to go help my mom at home . She said and before I knew it , she ran out of the room ……..
What is wrong with her? Daphne asked and I bit my lips without answering her …………..
I was so dame confused about her reaction
Why was she scared to come inside my house? Why can’t she stay inside my room? Did something happen in here? …..
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[nextpage title=”episode 12″]
Episode 12
Telling Declan about Daphne
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Sasha Alfredo
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What is wrong with her!why did she run off like that? Daphne asked but I ignored her……
Putting two and two together, I was trying to come up with something…..
Cory’s demeanour clearly shows she was scared of something, but what could that be?
Why was she even scared of my room! Did something happen in here!Or……….. wait a minute! I also found Daphne necklace in this room , is it some of kind of co-incidence! ………
No it can’t be , it really can’t be . I said aloud and Daphne gave me a curious look
What can’t be! She asked with a furrowed eyebrow but I shook my head negatively
Nothing. I answered and she scoffed
Are you trying to hide something from me? She asked fixing her gaze on me
No Daphne ! You know I will never do that , I just don’t want you to get upset
Upset!and why would I be!she retorted, Just tell me what is going on in your mind.she added
I stared at her for a while and then sighed
Fine! I think Cory knows something about your death .i said and she widened her eyes in shock……
My death! how is that possible! I jumped off the bridge, remember?
I know Daphne but I have good a feeling that there is more to it, can’t you at least try to get something out of your memory. I said staring directly at her face
She looked up and then shifted her eyes
hmmmmh erm…. Cory … erm hmm…she stuttered trying to rack her brain ….
Do you remember anything? I asked eagerly and she sighed
I am sorry Sasha, but my memory is completely frozen …….
D–n! I ruffled my hair in confusion, what am I going to do now! I muttered
Why can’t you just ask Declan about it! She suggested
Declan! I repeated and she nodded
No, I don’t want to! you saw what happened the last time, I don’t want to bring back painful memories.
Then how do you intend to go about it? She asked with an arched eyebrow and I shrugged
I don’t know , I really don’t know. I said softly and she huffed
Can’t you see asking Declan is the only option we have left
Oh right! but what if he refuses to talk!what if he avoids me instead!what if he stop talking to…….I tried to say but she cut me off ….
he won’t Sasha! I am very sure he would be eager to help…
help! and how sure are you about that? I asked with a straight face and she sighed…..
I think it is time for you to tell him everything……..
Everything!what are you even saying! Do you want the guy I love to think of me as Crazy!i retorted angrily and she shook her head negatively……
he won’t , I am very sure he would believe you once he sees the golden necklace. She said trying to convince me and I guessed it kinda worked because I was a bit convinced ……
Fine! but do you think it … I was about to ask when i heard my mum call my name .
Oh yeah! It time for questioning. I drawled
Sasha! She called again with a louder voice
Yes mum . I answered and then faced Daphne
Wait here for me. I instructed but she shook her head
I am coming with you .
Fine! I agreed and we both headed downstairs together…..
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Getting to the sitting room, I came face to face with my mum angry face…
What the hell just happened! Why did your friend run off like a mad woman? She half yelled and I bent my head not knowing what to say
Talk to me, why did she run off like that!Did she see something scary in your room! She asked rushingly
No mum , we had a little argument and she got really pissed off. I lied and my mum scoffed
Do I look like a fool!how can you both have an argument within a short period of time! She retorted angrily
but erm mum that is the truth. I stuttered and she smirked
This is the last time you will invite a friend over for a sleep over. She threatened
But mum it has not. .. I tried to say but she cut me off
Set the table, dinner will soon be ready. She instructed and then went over to the kitchen….
I bit my lips in anger, no sleep over again and it is all thanks to Cory …..
Sorry Sasha. Daphne said softly and I nodded without looking at her…..
Absentmindedly, I went over to set the dinner table…
I was lost in thought wondering about the best way to go about this……
Will Declan believe me if I tell him about Daphne! I guess I need to try …….
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Cory Abel
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Alighting from the taxi, I paid the driver and then ran all the way to my house….
I was really scared and confused!
Stepping into Sasha’s room brought back the memories of what happened that night….
The cracked in the skull , the blood , the seizures, the tears , the pleas……..I hit my head trying to stop the memories from flowing in but it was of no use as it even became more clearer……
Oh my gawd! What will I do! What will I tell Sasha! What explanation will I give her! I am very sure she would be confused about my behaviour!
*
On getting home , I pushed the door opened and walked in just in time to hear Racheal call my mother a “low life”
I clenched my fist in anger because there was nothing more I could do ………
She turned to face me and then scoffed …
Where are you coming from? She asked with a frown
I looked at her and then at my mom
Mum! Are you alright? I asked and she nodded without looking at me
Did you just ignore me? Racheal asked in a huff
No I didn’t! I was just checking on my mom to be sure she was okay . I explained and she laughed loudly
Oh Cory you are so funny! Why wouldn’t she be okay , do you think I would hurt her ! She asked
Yes, you just called her a low life ! I fired at her and she smiled
So! Isn’t that what she is! or what were you thinking! do you think being friend with you stop you from being my maid …….
I didn’t say that Racheal , I am just asking you to at least give my mum a little respect. I pleaded
She stared at me for a while and then smiled lightly
Fine! So where are you coming from?she asked again ….
I already told you ma’am Racheal, I sent her on an errand. My mom answered and I smiled lightly…..
Then why is she with her back pack? Racheal asked eying me….
That is because i told her to go with it. My mum said and then faced me
Isn’t that right Cory? She asked and I nodded …….
Oh!if that is the case , let go over to your room? Racheal said winking at me and I swallowed hard ………
Alright!
She led the way to my room and I followed behind her slowly…
I knew what she wanted and was really sick and tired of it…..
*
Getting to my small room , she pushed the door opened and we walked in…..
So are you trying to run away from me? She asked while bolting the door
No Racheal, why will I do that! I asked with a trembling voice and she smiled
Good girl!
She moved closer to me and as expected, she held my face up and gave me a deep kiss……
I closed my eyes as I tried to blink back the tears …….
She broke the kiss and stared at my face…
Why are you crying! Are you already tired of me? She asked with a sad face and I shook my head negatively
This is not right Racheal , this is really not right …..
She laughed, what do you mean! It is not like this is our first time……..:.
I know! But I think it is time to end this, or don’t you love Declan anymore? I asked and she froze
Don’t you love him again? I repeated
Don’t bring Declan into this , Declan is mine and mine alone. She yelled
And isn’t that more reason why you need stop doing this. I yelled back and she gave me a thunderous slap
Ouuuarh! I groaned holding my cheeks and she smirked
This is to teach you not to talk back at me , you are nothing but the daughter to my maid. She reminded
Racheal! I called softly
You should be grateful I treat you as a friend in school. She added
I am sorry. I apologised softly and she smiled mischievously
So let us continue with our fun. She said and before I knew it , she pushed me to the bed ….
She took off her clothes and then joined me on the bed …..
I just need a hot romance and nothing more.she said with a seductive smile and I nodded slowly
Rolling on top her, I took her breast into my mouth and suckled on it ….
Deeeeclan! She moaned loudly as I continued suckling on it
I forcefully inserted two of my fingers into her tight p—y hole and fingered her with all the anger in me……
Oh my gawd! Declan f–k me harder! F–k me harder! She kept on screaming and I increased my pace and fingered her harder…..
Go down on me ! She grunted in pleasure
What!! I exclaimed in shock
I said you should go down on me ! She repeated
But Racheal that is to gross. I queried still fingering her and she rolled her eyes in pleasure
I can see you don’t want to go to medical school….
No Racheal! I really want to, you know that is my dream….
Then do it! She barked and I nodded sheepishly
Closing my eyes, I rolled my tongue around her c——s….
Yes that is it Declan! She wriggled her body in pleasure as I continued satisfying her………….
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Sitting on the bed , I watched her wear her clothes….
This must remain a secret between us and in return, i will treat you as a friend when we are in school. She said with a grin
Oh yeah! We have so many secrets . I mumbled
What did you say? She asked with an arched eyebrow
Nothing. I lied
Better!
She took a few steps out of the room and then stopped
And one more thing, severe all of your ties with Sasha.she said and I widened my eyes in surprise
But why! Sasha is my friend! I defended and she smirked
And so was Daphne.she reminded and walked out of the room …….
Daphne! Why must she remind me of Daphne again!
I shuddered a little bit , if only I had not invited… I paused and broke down in tears…….
The door suddenly creaked opened and my mum walked in….
Cory! Are you alright? She asked and I nodded…
She moved closer and sat down beside me….
Why are you crying! Did Racheal hurt you! She asked in a rush and I shook my head
I just want freedom mother …..
I know but why did you return from the sleepover, is it because of Racheal? She asked and I froze …….
Talk to me Princess, we can move out of here if you want and also….. she tried to say but I cut her off
Move! And where would we go too! How are we going to survive! how am I going to achieve my dreams of being a doctor!
Cory! She called softly
We are indebted to Racheal”s family …. Apart from gifting us this house , they pay my fees ,they feed us, they clothes us , we can’t just do without them and you know it and that is…. she pulled me into a hug before I could complete what I wanted to say …….
It is going to be alright baby , it is going to be alright…………….
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Declan Davies
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I woke up the next morning still feeling sleepy and also tired…..
I stretched and sat up on the bed
Following my morning routine, I opened the drawer to bring out a packet of cigarettes but could not find any …..
how is this possible! I had more then 5 packets in here !
I bend over to look underneath the bed and my pot starch was also missing….
D–n! Is this what my mum meant by helping me!
Dragging myself up from the bed , i went over to the bathroom to freshen up….
Returning to the room, I went over to the wardrobe and searched through it…..
I soon settled for a blue jean with a black shirt and hurriedly dressed up in it
I pulled a black boot from the shoe rack and wore it ….
Picking my backpack from the table, I sling it across my shoulders and was about leaving the room when the golden chain laying on the table caught my attention….
I picked it up and stared at it , it was still the same……….
Wearing it around my neck , I hid it underneath my shirt and then headed downstairs to the sitting room……
*
Getting to the sitting room, I met my mom setting the table for breakfast
Good morning mum! I greeted
Morning baby! How was your night? She asked without looking at me
It was fine, did you remove anything from my room? I asked and she turned her head sideways to look at me …..
I did , do you have a problem with that? She asked with a frown
Nope. I answered popping the p and she smiled
Good! If that is the case , sit and let’s have breakfast….
No mom , I will pass! I drawled and she furrowed her eye brow
But why! Are you sulking because of the stuffs I removed from your room. She retorted
No mom . I lied
Better! because if I should see any of those stuff in your room again , you will be grounded for a month. She threatened
What! A month! I repeated in surprise and she nodded
It seems like someone is trying to be a tough mum. I mumbled
What did you say? She asked with a frown
I said see you later Mum. I lied and she chuckled softly……
*
I was about leaving the house when she called me
I turned to look at her
What is it mum? I asked and she smiled
You are now a big boy! She remarked and i knot my eyebrows
So?
She picked up a key from the dinner table and threw it to me
I caught it and stared at it , it was the key to her car…
What should I do with it? I asked confusedly
It is yours now. She answered with a smile and I widened my eyes in surprise
Really mum! I asked to be sure and she nodded
Wow! Thanks so much . I blew her a kiss and ran out excitedly…..
*
I was expecting to see a dusty car but was surprised when I saw a clean red car….
When did she do this! My mum is really amazing!
Opening the car door, I got into the driver seat and then closed the door
I inserted the key in the ignition, started the ignition and the engine started
Wow! Wow! Wow! I exclaimed excitedly… I mean I have always had eyes for my mum car and now it belongs to me ……..
Controlling the steering wheel, I drove off heading to school ………
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On getting to school , I drove into the compound and parked in the parking lot ….
I alighted from the car and was about walking into the building when I heard a familiar voice call me…
I looked in the direction of the voice and saw Racheal running towards me…..
I smirked
What does she want this time around?
Hi Declan! She greeted first with a smile
hi! I responded…
I saw you alight from the red car over there , is it yours? She asked and I nodded slowly
Oh! I was just curious because you use to come to school in a black car. She said still smiling and I scoffed
The black car belongs to my dad and you should know it was badly damaged in the accident that killed him. I reminded
Oh! She exclaimed softly
So is this the reason why you stopped me ! to ask me about a black car . I retorted in a huff
No, I wanted to ask if we can meet in the empty classroom during recess. She said with a grin and I shook my head…..
That won’t be possible Racheal!
But why! Is it because of Sasha? She asked and I smiled
Something like that .i answered and she clutched her fist tightly….
Do you like her? She probed on and I smirked
I don’t like her , I love her . I corrected
No! It is not possible! What of me! You love me also right? She asked with a wavering voice and I sighed
Please Racheal don’t be hard on yourself . I said and walked past her to the class……
Declan! Declan! Declan! I heard her called but I ignored her……
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Entering the class, I looked towards Sasha seat but only saw her backpack
Where could she be?
I looked around the class and smiled when I saw at the far back talking to Cory ….
I walked up to them and got there just in time to hear her ask Cory about a room….
Room! What room! I wondered and waved it off when she turned back to look at me….
Declan! She called excitedly, then jumped up and hugged me….
I chuckled softly, is she for real!
how are you! I greeted
I am fine. She answered and disengaged from the hug
But how did you know I was behind you , you both were so engrossed with whatever you were saying to notice me …….
I em kind of know erm you were there. She stuttered and I smirked
I shifted my gaze to Cory and smiled lightly
hi Cory! I greeted and she widened her eyes in surprise
Omooo! Are you really talking to me ? She asked with a surprised look and I smiled lightly
So what were you both talking about? I asked and I saw Cory go stiff
We weren’t talking, I was the one doing all the talking. Sasha corrected
And what do you mean by that? I saw both of you talking…..
No, Cory refused to talk to me , she even changed her seat . She queried
And why would she do that! I retorted and she shrugged
You can ask her by yourself ……..
I shifted my gaze to Cory and she looked away
What is wrong with her? I wondered
Declan! Sasha called softly and I shifted my gaze back to her
There is something I need to tell you . She informed
And what is that? I asked with an arched eyebrow
Come with me . She said and held my hands as she led me out of the class……
But where are we going? I asked while freeing my hands from her grip …..
To the empty classroom upstairs. She answered
But why!is it so important! Can’t it wait till after class! I queried and she shook her head
No..
Fine! I agreed….lead the way , I will follow behind you …..
*
Climbing the stairs , I followed behind her as we walked through the long passage
Jeez! her big ass bounced like a ball as she walked and I was lost staring at it ….
Can any girl be this perfect!
*
Entering the class, I stopped to admire her as she walked over a bench at the back of the class…..
She sat down on it and then looked towards my direction….
What is wrong with you! Why did you just stand there ? She asked and I smirked
I was lost staring at your ass. I blurted out without knowing and she froze…..
What did you just say? She asked and I smacked my lips….
What is wrong with you Declan? I thought within and then moved closer to her…..
Are you interested in me because of my ass? She asked again and I sighed
Will you believe me if I tell you the truth?
No Declan I don’t want to hear… I shut her up with a kiss
She went stiff for a moment and then kissed me hard and deep …
I widened my eyes in surprise, I never imagined her to be a good kisser!
I broke the kiss and smiled
Are you ready to hear me out now? I asked and she nodded sheepishly…..
Firstly, I liked you because of your beauty and you know … your ass then everything changed . I fell hard for you without knowing the reason why , I love you because of who you are and believe me when I say I want to be with you …
Oh my gawd! Are you real Declan? She asked to be sure and then turned her head sideways
Did you heard that Daphne! he said he loves me ….
I widened my eyes in shock
Daphne! I muttered and she shifted her gaze back to me…
Are you crazy! Who are you talking to? I asked in a huff and she exhaled deeply
It is Daphne! She answered and I took a few step backward
You must be crazy! I retorted angrily
No! I am d–n serious, Daphne is beside me , she can see you , she can hear you ……
Stop it! I yelled, don’t ever talk about daphne again . I warned ….
I know it is hard to believe, but Daphne is beside me! She insisted and then turned sideways again
Daphne please say something, don’t let him think I am crazy. She pleaded with a trembling voice
I stared gobsmacked at her as she talked to herself with so much seriousness……
Is she kidding me!
Oh the necklace!She said and her eyes lit up ….
What necklace!I wondered
She loosened up the collar button of her shirt and brought out a chain….wait a minute! Is that not Daphne necklace?
Take a good look at it , do you recognise it ? She asked staring at my face ….
I moved closer to her and touched the necklace, it was truly Daphne necklace…….
Where did you get this from? I asked with a trembling voice ..
I found it in my room . She answered and I scoffed
And do you expect me to believe that , take it off now. I yelled but she shook her head
It can’t come off , it is kinda stuck on my neck .she said and I laughed loudly
Is this some kind of movie! Why won’t a f—–g chain come off! I retorted
Then you can try it out yourself. She fired at me….
Fine! I agreed
I tried to remove the necklace but like she said,it was stuck……
I shifted back in disbelief …
Are you a sorceress? I fired at her but she ignored me and turned to look sideways for the third time ……
Daphne please you need to remember something, you really need to . She said with a wavering voice , I could tell she was about to cry ….
I scoffed
This is bull shit! I remarked and turned to go when she said
Guapo!
I stopped and tilted my head a little to be sure I heard right….
Guapo! She repeated again and I turned back to face her ……
What did you just say ! I mean how did you get to know that name! I asked in surprise
Daphne told me that, she does not know the meaning but she said the name just popped up in her head. She explained and I ran my hands through my hair
I was so d–n confused!
Guapo is a Spanish word meaning “handsome” and only Daphne calls me that …but how is it possible for her to be here!
And as if reading my mind, Sasha said
Daphne is here and she said she loves you

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Episode 13
Starting from the beginning
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Declan Davies
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Hearing the name Gwapo got me all confused, I mean how did Sasha get to know the name! could she be telling the truth! but how is that possible! Daphne is dead and gone…..
You need to believe me Declan, you really need to .She said with a wavering voice and then took a step towards me , I shifted back ……
Don’t come near me . I warned
But why! Do you hate me now ! Do you think of me as crazy! She asked rushingly but I just stared on at her….
Don’t just stare at me , say something. she half yelled and then turned sideways to her”so-called “Daphne
I told you he won’t believe me, I told you he will see me as crazy , can you see I was right Daphne! he even called me a sorceress . She said and broke down in tears…….
I watched her silently for a moment and then sighed…..
It is alright Sasha. I said trying to stop her from crying and she stared at me in curiously
Do you believe me now? She asked wiping the tears from her eyes with her hands …..
I bit my lips not knowing what to say, do I believe her! hell no! the whole thing sounded so crazy but I just wanted her to stop crying ..
Seeing her cry was making my heart hurt….
Do you!she repeated
Can we just go back to the class and pretend that like we never had this conversation!I said but she shook her head
No Declan, that won’t be possible! Daphne is hurting and she needs your help.she insisted and I laughed mockingly
help! I never knew ghost needs help , can’t you see you are making no point! I fired at her and she swallowed hard….
Then what about the necklace! She asked and I froze…….
Didn’t you find it strange that I found it in my room! Didn’t you find it strange that the necklace is stuck around my neck!she yelled and i inhaled deeply …….
it is real, Daphne is real, your twin sister is here and she is in tears right now . She added
Fine! If she is really here, can you please tell her to say something about our childhood? I asked staring intently at her …..
She turned sideways for a moment and they shook her negatively….
She can’t remember anything. She said sadly and I ran my hands through my hair in confusion…..
So how do you expect me to believe now, no tell me how do you expect me to! I retorted
Guapo! The necklace! She answered and i scoffed
Do you think that is enough proof , but why is she even here in the first place or is she tired of the ghost world? I asked mockingly
Stop it Declan, she is your twin sister…..she tried to say but I cut her off ….
Spare me that bull shit! I didn’t ask her to jump off the bridge . I retorted angrily
And what made you think she jumped off the bridge. She fired at me
That was because! That was because! I paused not knowing what else to say ….
Go on , why did you stop! That was because of what of what!She yelled, you are Daphne twin brother so you should know her better , does she look like someone who will kill her self because of a lover?she asked and I went stiff
She was right , Daphne might be crazy but she would never ….. d–n! Why didn’t I ever think of this!
I think there is a foul play somewhere and we really need to find out what happened to your sister. She added
My heart beat so violently that I grew pale and had to lean against the wall to keep myself from falling..
Are you alright? She asked with a concerned look and I nodded slowly……
Is Daphne really here? I asked looking around the room
Yes. She answered
Then why can’t she just say what happened to her? I asked calmly and she sighed
She doesn’t remember what happened to her. She said and I exclaimed softly…..
Then if she didn’t jump off the bridge, then what happened to her? how did her necklace even get to your room, She always put it on. I asked confusedly and she shrugged
I don’t know! I am confused about it as well, but I think Cory knows something about it …..
Cory!i repeated to be sure I heard right and she nodded
Firstly , she was the first person I showed the necklace to but she warned me never to show it that anyone . Secondly, she seems to be scared of my house and most especially my room………
And what would she be scared of your room? I asked still not understanding what she is trying to say …..
Isn’t it obvious, that was where I found Daphne necklace. She said and I scoffed
Now I see where this is leading to.i retorted In a huff and she arched her eyebrow
What do you mean? She asked calmly and I smacked my lips in anger
She was also the one who told the police the reason for Daphne death. I said and she widened her eyes in surprise
And they believed her just like that!
Yes,she was Daphne’s best friend so we all believed her ……..
This is really crazy! So you mean you all were acting upon Cory’s word? She asked with a frown and then turned sideways
Can you hear that Daphne, the reason for your death was not even certain! She retorted angrily
I smiled lightly as I watched her eat her self up , she must really like Daphne a lot!
And you what did you do about it? Did you also believe the stupid lie! She asked facing me and I sighed
I had no time to think, My dad died on the same day and my mom went crazy , it was just too tough for me.i said trying to blink back my tears…….
Oh Declan!
She moved closer to me and held my hands…..
It is alright love. She assured and I smiled lightly , did she just call me love!
So where should we start from? should we confront Cory? She asked
Not now. I answered…..
But why? She asked in surprise…
I need to know where you stay first , I might be able to get some hint. I explained and she exclaimed softly
I will follow you home after school if it is okay by you! I suggested and she sighed softly
It is okay! I just don’t know how my mum would react, you know she is a disciplinarian. She explained ….
Oh if that is the case , I think we wil…. I tried to say but she cut me off ……
Don’t worry, I will handle my mom. She quickly added
I smiled, so what are you waiting for , let us go to the class. I said but she shook her head
Go ahead, I will follow behind you …’
Alright! I agreed and leaned over to give her a brief kiss, I really could not get enough of her soft lips…..
Go! She said playfully and I chuckled softly
Taking a few steps forward, I stopped to face her
And lest I forget ! Tell daphne I love her too. I said before walking out of the class room…….
I know it sounds crazy , but I had a feeling that Daphne heard me…….,,,,,,,,,
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Sasha Alfredo
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Did you hear that , Declan just told me he loves me ! he believes I am here, he believed you Sasha . Daphne said excitedly and I smiled
And did you also see the kiss! he kissed me , your brother kissed me twice. I said excitedly and she smirked
Is this the reason you stayed back! Come on Sasha, there is a class going on and you are here talking about a kiss! She said with an eye roll
You wouldn’t understand! I am just so excited, Declan said he loved me…
Oh yeah! She drawled, can we go to class now, I really don’t want to miss the biology lessons. She said and before I could respond, she ran out of the class…..
I widened my eyes in surprise
Is she for real! so she left without waiting for me!
I walked out of the empty classroom and headed downstairs to the class…..
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On getting to the class, I met the biology teacher writing on the marker board ….
Oh right! I am late
I stood at the entrance and took a deep breathe before greeting the teacher
Good morning ma!
She paused what she was writing to look at me and then glanced at her wristwatch
Morning! this is afternoon already . She corrected and I exclaimed softly
And can you please tell me where you are coming from?
I erm er coming from the principal office, yes the principal office. I lied
She stared at me for a while and then sighed
You can go have you seat …..
Thanks ma. I said with a bow and walked towards my seat …..
Sitting down, I looked around for Daphne and smiled when I saw her standing in front of the Declan…
She turned sideways to meet my gaze and flashed me a smile
Crazy! I muttered
I bend over to bring out my biology note and my phone from my back pack…..
I unlocked the phone to send a text to Declan
“Daphne is right in front of you”
I watched him bring his phone out from his pocked , he went through it and looked around him before turning sideways to meet my gaze ….
Where exactly is she? he mouthed at me
Right in front of you. I mouthed back at him and he smirked…..
Mr Davies! Miss Alfredo! Can you please wait till after the class before you continue with your lovey dovey? The teacher scolded and the whole class laughed…..
I am sorry ma . We both chorused together and the class laughed again…..
The teacher shook her head and then continued with her teaching …….
That was so close! I muttered…..
Looking around the class i shivered when i met Racheal’s gaze, it was kind of deadly………
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The hours dragged on till it was time for closing …
Yippee! It is time to go home ..
And as usual, I shove my books into my back pack..
Standing up from my seat , I was about walking up to Declan when I sighted Cory at a corner seat with her head placed on the table…
Is she crying? I wondered
I walked up to her and hit my fist on the table but she didn’t budge….
Cory! I called tapping her gently and when she looked up , I shifted back a little seeing her bloodshot eyes and the swelling around her eyes…
Cory! what is wrong! Are you alright! I asked in a rush but she just stared on at me…..
Please talk to me , why are you crying? I asked
Go away! She retorted and then placed her head back on the table……
What is wrong with her? I wondered …..
I looked around the class for Declan and Daphne but they were not in class….
Where could they be?
*
Standing outside the class , I saw them at the entrance of the hall way
Declan was talking and laughing with his friends while Daphne was just grinning to whatever they were saying…….
I felt so jealous! So she left my side to be with her brother who can’t even see her!
I walked up to them and Daphne smiled on seeing me ……
I scoffed and looked away
Declan! I called tugging at his clothes and he turned back to face me
hey! Where have you been? he asked, i have been looking around for you……
Looking around! Oh I can see! I drawled and he smirked
Let us go. he said and took my hand into his as we walked out of the building with Daphne following right behind us……..
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We got to the school car lot and I widened my eyes in surprise when he stopped in front of a red car…..
Is the car yours! I asked and he nodded
Wow! wow! this is so beautiful! Daphne remarked
Of course it is Daphne. I agreed with her and Declan gave me a curious look
Is Daphne here with us? he asked picking his words and I nodded
Oh! he exclaimed softly and then got into the driver seat without saying anything……
What is wrong with him! I wondered
I will meet you at home.Daphne said in whispers and I nodded without looking at her …..
Opening the car door, I got into the passenger seat and Declan drove off heading to my home…….
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The drive to my home was a quiet one as Declan seems to be lost in thought …
I sighed softly as my mind drifted off to Cory , I was really worried about her…
What could be wrong with her! I just hope she is alright…
The left or right turning? Declan asked distracting me from my thoughts
The right. I answered and he controlled the steering wheel and made a right turn….
I never knew you were this perfect in driving. I said trying to make a conversation, who taught you to drive? I asked.
My dad. he answered softly and I smiled lightly
You must really miss him, how was he like? I probed on and he glanced at me before answering…..
he is caring , nice and sometimes annoying……
Annoying! I repeated
Yes, he always take side with Daphne. he paused and then sighed, Is Daphne here with us? he asked softly
No. I answered and he nodded without saying anything
*
On getting to my house, Declan Parked in front….
is this your house? he asked with shock written all over his face and I nodded
And if I am not mistaken , you said Daphne necklace was found inside this building right?he asked again and I nodded
D–n! he hit his fist on the steering wheel
Are you alright!what is wrong! I asked in a rush and he sighed
This building used to be an abandoned old building and since there was no one living in it , we made it a venue for our class weekend parties…..
Weekend parties! I repeated and he nodded…..
Are you trying to say you have been here before? I asked
Not only me, the whole of the class. he corrected….
Interesting!
We alighted from the car and walked towards the front door….
Talking a deep breathe, I pushed the door opened we both walked in..
And as expected, my mom seated on the sofa watching television
Good evening mom! I greeted and she looked up at me with a smile ……
Welcome back baby . She greeted and then shifted her gaze to Declan
And who is the cutie beside you? She asked still smiling and I swallowed hard
erm he is my class mate and we have a project to work on together. I lied
Good evening ma! Declan greeted with a slight bow
You are welcome dear . She responded…..
Actually erm we will going upstairs to my room. I said nervously expecting her to object to it but instead, she nodded slowly………..
Thanks ma! I said and then faced Declan, let us go..
Taking few steps to the stairs, I turned back to meet my mum curious gaze
She gave me a ” we will talk about this later” look and then looked away ….
Oh yeah! I drawled and climbed up the stairs to my room with Declan following behind me…..
*
Entering my room, I tossed my bag on the floor and sat down on the bed
So what next ? I asked Declan who was busy looking around the room…..
Where did you find the necklace?he asked
Over there . I said pointing to the exact place I saw the necklace, there was a crack in the wall but it has been fixed . I explained
This is so f—–g crazy! I mean how did her necklace get to be behind a crack wall , was she struggling with something or…….
Someone.i completed and he bit his lips in anger
If she was struggling with someone who could it be! I guess we need to start all over from the beginning…..

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Episode 14
Sucide or Murder
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Declan Davies
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Everything seems clearer, as though I had come out of a fog. The necklace, the house and mostly Cory’s statement all point to the fact that Daphne was murdered but who could have done it and for what reason! I was so pained…….
Why didn’t I think of this earlier! Why didn’t i try to re investigate the cause of her death! But no, all I did was to curse and blame her ……
Oh Daphne! I am really sorry, please forgive your stupid brother!
But what do you mean by starting all over from the beginning? Sasha who was beside me asked
I shifted my gaze slowly back to her …….
Are you trying to re investigate the case? She continued and I nodded slowly……
And how do you plan on doing that?
Simple! I will start by going to the state police station, Daphne case is barely up to three months so I believe i will get a lead from there. I explained and she nodded slowly
So when do you plan on going? She asked with a far away look …
Tomorrow morning. I answered and she frowned
how will that be possible! Tomorrow is a school day and ……. she tried to say but I cut in…
School can wait , I have to do this on time so that my mind can be at peace
Then I am coming with you . She offered but i shook his head
You don’t need to, I will take care of it myself ….
No Declan , Daphne is my friend and I also want to assist in finding out what really happened to her. She insisted……
I stared at her for a moment and then sighed
Fine! I agreed and she smiled lightly….
Glancing at my wristwatch, it was 19:00
Jeez! I never knew it was this late ….
I need to get going. I informed and she nodded
Let me see you off. She said as we walked out of her room to the sitting room…….
*
Getting to the sitting room, we met her mother still watching the television with a little girl beside her …..
Doesn’t she get tired! I thought within ….
I will be on my way ma. I informed and she turned sideways to face me
Oh dear! how was the research! Are you done with it? She asked with a smile but before I could answer, Sasha butted in
Yes ma. We are done with it!
I wasn’t talk to you. her mom retorted eyeing her coldly and then faced me ….
What can I offer you? She asked with a smile…
Nothing ma, I am okay . I declined the offer and she frowned
Or are you shy because It is your first time ….
Not at all ma. I assured and she smiled lightly
Okay dear! She said and then faced the little girl seated beside her
Kamara! Won’t you at least say hello to ….. she paused and shifted her gaze to me…
Declan. I completed and she nodded slowly
Hi Declan! the little girl greeted with a puzzled smile , Are you Sasha’s boyfriend? She asked and Sasha scoffed
Can’t you do without saying rubbish in a day! She retorted angrily and the girl rolled her eyes…..
Why are you getting all worked up , I just asked a question. She defended herself…..
Whatever! Sasha muttered and then faced me , let us go……
Good night! I bade at her family before following behind her ……..
*
I am sorry for the embarrassment. She apologised as she walked me down to my car……..
Embarrassment! how! What embarrassment! I asked in a rush and she furrowed her eyebrow
I thought the silly question my sister asked made you abashed . She said and I chuckled softly
C’mon! Why would I be! She just asked a normal question. I assured
She stared at me for a while and then bent her head shyly
Actually I am kind of curious about the question….
What question? I asked fixing my gaze intently on her …..
The same question my sister asked . She answered with her head still down ……
I chuckled lightly, do you want me to be your boyfriend? I asked and she raised her head up to look at me …..
She swallowed hard , what are you trying to say?
Fine! Let me put it this way , will you be my girlfriend? I asked picking my words and her eyes lit up
Are you for real Declan? She asked to be sure and I nodded
Yes ! Yes! I will be your girlfriend. She answered and I smiled widely …..
Thanks. I said in whispers and then kissed her deeply ….
breaking the kiss, she mumbled something I could not understand…..
What did you say? I asked with an arched eyebrow and she chuckled
I said i need to tell Daphne about this ,she would be so much excited. She said with a wide grin and I exclaimed softly….
hearing about Daphne always makes my heart churn up. I felt so bittered knowing I would never get to see my sister again , how I wish I could get to see her one last time but it was all just a futile thoughts…….
Are you alright? Sasha asked staring into my face and I nodded…
Good night! I bade and looked at the house one more time before getting into the car……
But what really happened to Daphne! Why was her necklace found in Sasha’s room !Was she murdered in her room , if yes who could have done it!…..
I hit my head trying to remember when last we threw a party here ….
Errm I think it was on a Friday, yes the 12-o3. I can vividly remember, we just rounded up with exams and when Daphne told me she would be coming over to the party, I was so surprised… I mean Daphne was a book freak and hated parties most especially night parties……….
But did I even see her at the party? erm yes i did, that was when she scolded at me for humiliating Racheal in front of my friends……and that was the last I saw of her, her body was found in the “big water” underneath the bridge……….
And according to Cory, she killed herself because of a college lover who I never knew……..
I blinked my eyes to stop the tears but it was of no use as the tears rolled down freely……
With a bleeding heart, I started the car and drove off heading to my home………….

Sasha Alfredo
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I waited patiently for Declan to drive off before heading back inside ….
I knew he was hurting but was just acting fine because of me ……
I exhaled deeply
Don’t worry Declan , I will stand by you always……
Pushing the door opened , I walked in to meet my mum curious face ……
So who exactly is he to you? She asked
I have told you already mom, he is her boyfriend! Kamara retorted and I glared at her ….
Is he your boyfriend? My mom probed on and I nodded slowly
I said it .Kamara butted in ……
Shut up! My mum barked at her and then faced me
Then why didn’t you let me know on time? She asked calmly and I bent my head shyly
he just asked me out this night. i said with a tiny voice……
She was quiet for a moment and then asked
Do you love him? She asked
Yes mom . I answered with my head still down and she sighed….
Just be careful baby . She advised and I raised my head to look at her
Really! I asked and she nodded
Of course, you are 18 and I believe you are old enough to have a first relationship…..
Oh mother! Thanks so much!
I moved closer to give her a side hug and then ran up the stairs to my room…..
*
Entering my room, I saw Daphne standing beside my bed
And where are you coming from?i asked with a frown…::
Chill Princess! I went over to see my mom and you wouldn’t believe it , my mom is now back on her feet . She said excitedly and I smiled…..
So did you both find out anything about this room? She asked and I shrugged
Not really , but I got to know that this house use to be a party house . I said and she gave me a confused look
Party house! She repeated and I nodded
Declan told me that the entire grade 12 student donparty here because it was an old abandoned building. I explained and she exclaimed softly….::
So does that mean I got killed in one of those parties? She asked and I froze…..
dang it! Why didn’t I think of this! If it is ……….
The sound of my phone ringing disrupted my thoughts
I picked up my phone from the table and sat down on the bed …..
Checking the caller , it was an unsaved but familiar number
I received it
hello! Who is this? I asked and the person sighed
I can see you have deleted my number! a familiar voice queried
Jayden! I called in disbelief
Yes, it is me Jayden. he said softly and I scoffed ….
So what is it, what do you want? I asked coldly…
I want you back Sasha, I know I offended you and I truly sorry
That Is not possible! I retorted in a huff ……
But why? he asked and I smirked
I have gotten someone else Jayden and believe me when I say he is more handsome and cooler than you…….
But Sasha.he tried to say but I cut him off
Don’t ever call my number again . I warned and ended the call
good riddance to bad rubbish!
Who is that, is it the jerk? Daphne asked and I nodded
And what does he want? She asked with a frown
he said he wants me back but I bullshit him. I answered and she laughed
Good! he has no right to you, you now belong to my brother! She said and I smirked
Oh lest I forget! Declan asked me to be his girlfriend. I informed and she squealed excitedly…..:
Are you for real? She asked to be sure and I nodded…….
This is awesome! I give you both my blessings. She said teasingly and I laughed loudly……
Oh Daphne! I really can’t trade you for anything………
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Declan Davies
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On getting home , I drove into the compound and parked in front..::
I alighted from the car and walked towards the front door ….
And before I could knock, the door was opened up by my mother……
Where have you been? She asked with a frown and I smirked
Can’t you at least let me come in before you start your questioning. I drawled and she eyed me up before opening the door wider……
I walked in and collapsed on one of the sofa ..
So where are you coming from? She asked while bolting the door…..
From my girlfriend house. I answered and she turned to face me
girlfriend! Is it Racheal? She asked and I scoffed
hell no! I blurted out and she knitted her eyebrow….
I thought you both were dating or did you break up with her? She continued and I shrugged
Something like that!so you should know , I wasn’t the one dating her , she was the one dating me. I corrected and my mom chuckled
You are crazy Declan! What do you mean by that?
Well! She was the one who asked me out and when i told her I wasn’t interested, she pleaded so I got no choice but to give in . I explained and she exclaimed softly…….
So who is this new girl of yours? She asked with a large grin ……
her name is Sasha and she is very….the sound of my phone ringing disrupted our conversation…..
I checked the caller , it was Sasha
I smiled and then looked at my mum
A few minutes please.i pleaded and she nodded her head slowly ..
I received it
hi Declan. She greeted first
hey! how are you? I asked
I am fine, have you gotten home? She asked
Yeah, just got home now……
Alright baby. I will call you before I sleep. She said….
You don’t need to, I will call you myself….
Okay! I love you Declan
I glanced at my mom who was smiling sheepishly before responding….
I love you too. I said and ended the call…..
Awwwww! My son is in love .she beamed happily and I chuckled lightly
I need to go freshen up ….
I stood up from sofa and on taking few steps to the stairs case , she asked
Do you have an extra phone?
I turned back to face her ……..
Yes , do you need it? I asked and she nodded…
I need it to be checking on you , you know I destroyed mine when i erm ……..
I understand mom , I will get it for you . I promised and then climbed up the stairs to my room……….
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Cory Abel
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Standing in a dark room , I sighted a figure walking slowly towards me……
I tilted my head to get a clearer view of the person and I screamed loudly at what I saw , it was a black haired girl with a white gown bleeding from a cracked skull…..:
Daphne! I muttered………..
Save me! Please save me! Please save me! She pleaded and tried to hold me when I screamed loudly and jolted up from sleep ……..
A cold shiver ran down my spine as I sat up on the bed , i was panting heavily and my heart beat erratically……..
Thanks goodness!It was just a dream! I muttered and sighed in relief
But why am I always having the same dream! the way she pleaded was the same way she did that fateful night ……….
Switching on the light bulb, I turned sideways to meet Racheal curious gaze ……
What is wrong! Why did you scream like that? She asked with a frown ….
I had a night mare. I answered while looking around the room and she scoffed
Is that why you want to scream the whole house down! She retorted angrily….
I saw Daphne in my dream. I said in whispers and she froze…..
Daaaaaapneee. She stuttered and I nodded …..
This is not the first time Racheal and it is driving me crazy ……..
Take a hold of yourself and stop behaving like a baby! She said biting her lips in anger……
But it is …. I tried to say but she cut me off
Or do you want to drop out of high school? She threatened and I shook my head negatively
Good! then you better behave. She said and before I could answer, she placed her lips on mine and kissed me deeply……
And With the anger in me , I pushed her away from me…..
Don’t you have a conscience! I retorted angrily and as expected, she gave me a thunderous slap….
how dare you talk back at me! Do you know I can make your family go back to the gutters or better still , I think I should tell my dad about your recent behaviour………
No please don’t , I won’t question you again . I pleaded and she smirked
Good girl! She remarked and smacked her lips….
So I want you to get down on me . She said seductive and I did so without complaining……..
I shifted her pants and began eating out her tight p—y………..:
Oh Deeeeclan! She moaned loudly…..:
What a delusional fool! I thought within…….
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Declan Davies
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The sound of the alarm clock woke me up the next morning …..
Shit! I was still sleepy
I stretched and sat up on the bed , glancing at the wall clock, it was 7:50……
Time to get prepared!
I dragged myself up from the bed and went into the bathroom to freshen up , and on returning to the room , I went over to the bathroom and dressed hurriedly in a casual outfit…….
Slinging my backpack across my shoulders, I headed downstairs to the sitting room…….
I met my mom seated on the sofa having breakfast…….
Good morning mum! I greeted
Morning baby! how was your night! She asked
It was fine. I answered and walked out of the house before she would bugged me down with questions…….
Opening the car door, I got in and drove off heading to the Tobacco store ……..
I had an intense cravings for cigarette and knew I had to do something about it ……..
*
On getting to the store, I parked in front ….
I alighted from the car and walked straight in …..
hi Rudolph! I greeted the man behind the counter and he smiled widely exposing his tobacco stained teeth….
hi boy! What do you want? Cigarette or marijuana…….
A box of cigarette. I answered and he grinned
he brought it out from a big black bag and handed it to me…..
I need a light. I said and he gave it to me……
Pulling out a stick of cigarette out of its packet, I lit it up and inhaled the smoke …..
I felt an instant relief …..
I was soon done with the first one and was about lighting up the second one when my phone rang….
bringing it out of my pocket, I checked the caller and as expected it was Sasha
I received it
Where are you? She asked without greeting
I am on my way . I answered
No, tell me where exactly are you! I have been waiting at the taxi station for the past 20 mins . She queried
I am sorry , I will be with you in a jiffy .I said and ended the call…….
I kept the packet of cigarette inside my pocket, returned the lighter to Rudolph and then headed to my car …..
I got in and drove off heading to the taxi station………..
*
Getting to the taxi station, I sighted Sasha standing beside a big tree and smiled lightly knowing Daphne was beside her because she was talking to herself……..
Stopping the car , I honk the car horn to get her attention and it worked….
She looked in my direction and nodded to anything Daphne was telling her before running towards me ………
I stared at her in admiration, she is so f—–g hot!
She opened the car door and got in beside me….
You are late . She queried while closing the door……
Is that the way to greet your boyfriend! I said teasingly …..
Oh my bad! I forgot, Good morning Mr Declan. She greeted mockingly and I smiled…
how are you? I asked
Fine. She grunted her response and then looked out of the windows
I sighed not knowing how to handle an angry girlfriend…….
I started the car and drove off heading to the police station……
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The drive to the police station was a silent one as Sasha chose not to talk to me
But what did I do! Did I offend her in anyway!
I took a quick glance at her and met her gaze ….
I smiled lightly
Aren’t you gonna talk to me? She asked with a frown and I chuckled
I thought you were angry with me …
And why won’t I! Do you know how worried Daphne and I was! She retorted and I sighed
I am sorry . I apologised ……
*
We soon got to the police station and I parked in front ……
We alighted from the car and headed straight to the counter …
We met an hefty man dressed in black seated behind the desk ……
Good morning sir! I greeted and he raised his head to look at me
how can I help you? he asked with a furrowed eyebrow.
I glanced at Sasha before answering
I need to see the chief police. I said in whispers and he gave me a curious look
Why! I mean you both are too young to be here, do you have any complaints? he asked but I shook my head
I don’t have any complaints, I am here to find out the truth about something . I corrected
Oh! And what truth are you talking about?
My sister who died three months ago, I want to know the whole truth about her death. I answered in whispers and I saw his eyes widened in surprise
Daphne Davies right? he asked and I nodded slowly
Do you know her? I asked
he stared at me for a while and then sighed
Come with me . he said as he led us to a next room……….
*
I looked around the big and spacious office and stared in awe at the three recognition awards in the huge shelf ….
Is this your office? I asked still looking around and he nodded
Wow! he must be a top officer. I thought within…..
he sat down behind the desk and offered Sasha and I a seat
We both sat down and he cleared his throat before talking….
I am Sinclair Williams the head of all police detective. he introduced and I widened my eyes in surprise
Wow! Wow! Wow! Sasha exclaimed in surprise and the man smiled…..
So back to our discussion, you said you are Daphne brother right? he asked and I nodded
Your name please? he asked
Declan Davies! I answered
Declan! he repeated and then faced Sasha
And you are?
Sasha Alfredo. She answered
And what is your relationship with Daphne? he asked fixing his gaze on her….
She is my …. she tried to say but I cut her off
Actually she is my girlfriend…….
The man looked at her and then at me ……
Can I talk in front of her? he asked and I nodded……
You see I have been waiting for this day for a long time , a day when a family of Daphne would demand to know the truth about her death. he paused and stared intently at me….
how old are you? he asked
18. I answered
Good!you are officially an adult and I believe you will also reason like one…. so as I was saying, I was the one who sent to collect the autopsy result of Daphne and seeing the result got me all confused……
Confused! how! I asked urging him to continue……
You see there was a very deep mark on her skull, it seems like she was continuously hit by something i can’t even say ….
The thought of what might have happened sent shivers down my spine …..
Are you trying to say my sister had a crack on her skull? I asked with a trembling voice
Not only that , her face was badly damaged…..
Oh my gawd! I exclaimed softly and bit my lips trying to stop the tears from pouring…………
But sir I am still confused about something. Sasha said joining in the conversation…..
And what is that? the man asked
If you were so sure that it was a murder , then why was her death recorded as a sucide ? She asked and the man sighed……..
I don’t know why I am telling you all this, I guess it is because I believe in Justice and to answer your question, we received an order from the chief police to seal up the case as a Sucide ……..Episode 14
Sucide or Murder
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Declan Davies
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Everything seems clearer, as though I had come out of a fog. The necklace, the house and mostly Cory’s statement all point to the fact that Daphne was murdered but who could have done it and for what reason! I was so pained…….
Why didn’t I think of this earlier! Why didn’t i try to re investigate the cause of her death! But no, all I did was to curse and blame her ……
Oh Daphne! I am really sorry, please forgive your stupid brother!
But what do you mean by starting all over from the beginning? Sasha who was beside me asked
I shifted my gaze slowly back to her …….
Are you trying to re investigate the case? She continued and I nodded slowly……
And how do you plan on doing that?
Simple! I will start by going to the state police station, Daphne case is barely up to three months so I believe i will get a lead from there. I explained and she nodded slowly
So when do you plan on going? She asked with a far away look …
Tomorrow morning. I answered and she frowned
how will that be possible! Tomorrow is a school day and ……. she tried to say but I cut in…
School can wait , I have to do this on time so that my mind can be at peace
Then I am coming with you . She offered but i shook his head
You don’t need to, I will take care of it myself ….
No Declan , Daphne is my friend and I also want to assist in finding out what really happened to her. She insisted……
I stared at her for a moment and then sighed
Fine! I agreed and she smiled lightly….
Glancing at my wristwatch, it was 19:00
Jeez! I never knew it was this late ….
I need to get going. I informed and she nodded
Let me see you off. She said as we walked out of her room to the sitting room…….
*
Getting to the sitting room, we met her mother still watching the television with a little girl beside her …..
Doesn’t she get tired! I thought within ….
I will be on my way ma. I informed and she turned sideways to face me
Oh dear! how was the research! Are you done with it? She asked with a smile but before I could answer, Sasha butted in
Yes ma. We are done with it!
I wasn’t talk to you. her mom retorted eyeing her coldly and then faced me ….
What can I offer you? She asked with a smile…
Nothing ma, I am okay . I declined the offer and she frowned
Or are you shy because It is your first time ….
Not at all ma. I assured and she smiled lightly
Okay dear! She said and then faced the little girl seated beside her
Kamara! Won’t you at least say hello to ….. she paused and shifted her gaze to me…
Declan. I completed and she nodded slowly
Hi Declan! the little girl greeted with a puzzled smile , Are you Sasha’s boyfriend? She asked and Sasha scoffed
Can’t you do without saying rubbish in a day! She retorted angrily and the girl rolled her eyes…..
Why are you getting all worked up , I just asked a question. She defended herself…..
Whatever! Sasha muttered and then faced me , let us go……
Good night! I bade at her family before following behind her ……..
*
I am sorry for the embarrassment. She apologised as she walked me down to my car……..
Embarrassment! how! What embarrassment! I asked in a rush and she furrowed her eyebrow
I thought the silly question my sister asked made you abashed . She said and I chuckled softly
C’mon! Why would I be! She just asked a normal question. I assured
She stared at me for a while and then bent her head shyly
Actually I am kind of curious about the question….
What question? I asked fixing my gaze intently on her …..
The same question my sister asked . She answered with her head still down ……
I chuckled lightly, do you want me to be your boyfriend? I asked and she raised her head up to look at me …..
She swallowed hard , what are you trying to say?
Fine! Let me put it this way , will you be my girlfriend? I asked picking my words and her eyes lit up
Are you for real Declan? She asked to be sure and I nodded
Yes ! Yes! I will be your girlfriend. She answered and I smiled widely …..
Thanks. I said in whispers and then kissed her deeply ….
breaking the kiss, she mumbled something I could not understand…..
What did you say? I asked with an arched eyebrow and she chuckled
I said i need to tell Daphne about this ,she would be so much excited. She said with a wide grin and I exclaimed softly….
hearing about Daphne always makes my heart churn up. I felt so bittered knowing I would never get to see my sister again , how I wish I could get to see her one last time but it was all just a futile thoughts…….
Are you alright? Sasha asked staring into my face and I nodded…
Good night! I bade and looked at the house one more time before getting into the car……
But what really happened to Daphne! Why was her necklace found in Sasha’s room !Was she murdered in her room , if yes who could have done it!…..
I hit my head trying to remember when last we threw a party here ….
Errm I think it was on a Friday, yes the 12-o3. I can vividly remember, we just rounded up with exams and when Daphne told me she would be coming over to the party, I was so surprised… I mean Daphne was a book freak and hated parties most especially night parties……….
But did I even see her at the party? erm yes i did, that was when she scolded at me for humiliating Racheal in front of my friends……and that was the last I saw of her, her body was found in the “big water” underneath the bridge……….
And according to Cory, she killed herself because of a college lover who I never knew……..
I blinked my eyes to stop the tears but it was of no use as the tears rolled down freely……
With a bleeding heart, I started the car and drove off heading to my home………….

Sasha Alfredo
*
I waited patiently for Declan to drive off before heading back inside ….
I knew he was hurting but was just acting fine because of me ……
I exhaled deeply
Don’t worry Declan , I will stand by you always……
Pushing the door opened , I walked in to meet my mum curious face ……
So who exactly is he to you? She asked
I have told you already mom, he is her boyfriend! Kamara retorted and I glared at her ….
Is he your boyfriend? My mom probed on and I nodded slowly
I said it .Kamara butted in ……
Shut up! My mum barked at her and then faced me
Then why didn’t you let me know on time? She asked calmly and I bent my head shyly
he just asked me out this night. i said with a tiny voice……
She was quiet for a moment and then asked
Do you love him? She asked
Yes mom . I answered with my head still down and she sighed….
Just be careful baby . She advised and I raised my head to look at her
Really! I asked and she nodded
Of course, you are 18 and I believe you are old enough to have a first relationship…..
Oh mother! Thanks so much!
I moved closer to give her a side hug and then ran up the stairs to my room…..
*
Entering my room, I saw Daphne standing beside my bed
And where are you coming from?i asked with a frown…::
Chill Princess! I went over to see my mom and you wouldn’t believe it , my mom is now back on her feet . She said excitedly and I smiled…..
So did you both find out anything about this room? She asked and I shrugged
Not really , but I got to know that this house use to be a party house . I said and she gave me a confused look
Party house! She repeated and I nodded
Declan told me that the entire grade 12 student donparty here because it was an old abandoned building. I explained and she exclaimed softly….::
So does that mean I got killed in one of those parties? She asked and I froze…..
dang it! Why didn’t I think of this! If it is ……….
The sound of my phone ringing disrupted my thoughts
I picked up my phone from the table and sat down on the bed …..
Checking the caller , it was an unsaved but familiar number
I received it
hello! Who is this? I asked and the person sighed
I can see you have deleted my number! a familiar voice queried
Jayden! I called in disbelief
Yes, it is me Jayden. he said softly and I scoffed ….
So what is it, what do you want? I asked coldly…
I want you back Sasha, I know I offended you and I truly sorry
That Is not possible! I retorted in a huff ……
But why? he asked and I smirked
I have gotten someone else Jayden and believe me when I say he is more handsome and cooler than you…….
But Sasha.he tried to say but I cut him off
Don’t ever call my number again . I warned and ended the call
good riddance to bad rubbish!
Who is that, is it the jerk? Daphne asked and I nodded
And what does he want? She asked with a frown
he said he wants me back but I bullshit him. I answered and she laughed
Good! he has no right to you, you now belong to my brother! She said and I smirked
Oh lest I forget! Declan asked me to be his girlfriend. I informed and she squealed excitedly…..:
Are you for real? She asked to be sure and I nodded…….
This is awesome! I give you both my blessings. She said teasingly and I laughed loudly……
Oh Daphne! I really can’t trade you for anything………
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Declan Davies
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On getting home , I drove into the compound and parked in front..::
I alighted from the car and walked towards the front door ….
And before I could knock, the door was opened up by my mother……
Where have you been? She asked with a frown and I smirked
Can’t you at least let me come in before you start your questioning. I drawled and she eyed me up before opening the door wider……
I walked in and collapsed on one of the sofa ..
So where are you coming from? She asked while bolting the door…..
From my girlfriend house. I answered and she turned to face me
girlfriend! Is it Racheal? She asked and I scoffed
hell no! I blurted out and she knitted her eyebrow….
I thought you both were dating or did you break up with her? She continued and I shrugged
Something like that!so you should know , I wasn’t the one dating her , she was the one dating me. I corrected and my mom chuckled
You are crazy Declan! What do you mean by that?
Well! She was the one who asked me out and when i told her I wasn’t interested, she pleaded so I got no choice but to give in . I explained and she exclaimed softly…….
So who is this new girl of yours? She asked with a large grin ……
her name is Sasha and she is very….the sound of my phone ringing disrupted our conversation…..
I checked the caller , it was Sasha
I smiled and then looked at my mum
A few minutes please.i pleaded and she nodded her head slowly ..
I received it
hi Declan. She greeted first
hey! how are you? I asked
I am fine, have you gotten home? She asked
Yeah, just got home now……
Alright baby. I will call you before I sleep. She said….
You don’t need to, I will call you myself….
Okay! I love you Declan
I glanced at my mom who was smiling sheepishly before responding….
I love you too. I said and ended the call…..
Awwwww! My son is in love .she beamed happily and I chuckled lightly
I need to go freshen up ….
I stood up from sofa and on taking few steps to the stairs case , she asked
Do you have an extra phone?
I turned back to face her ……..
Yes , do you need it? I asked and she nodded…
I need it to be checking on you , you know I destroyed mine when i erm ……..
I understand mom , I will get it for you . I promised and then climbed up the stairs to my room……….
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Cory Abel
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Standing in a dark room , I sighted a figure walking slowly towards me……
I tilted my head to get a clearer view of the person and I screamed loudly at what I saw , it was a black haired girl with a white gown bleeding from a cracked skull…..:
Daphne! I muttered………..
Save me! Please save me! Please save me! She pleaded and tried to hold me when I screamed loudly and jolted up from sleep ……..
A cold shiver ran down my spine as I sat up on the bed , i was panting heavily and my heart beat erratically……..
Thanks goodness!It was just a dream! I muttered and sighed in relief
But why am I always having the same dream! the way she pleaded was the same way she did that fateful night ……….
Switching on the light bulb, I turned sideways to meet Racheal curious gaze ……
What is wrong! Why did you scream like that? She asked with a frown ….
I had a night mare. I answered while looking around the room and she scoffed
Is that why you want to scream the whole house down! She retorted angrily….
I saw Daphne in my dream. I said in whispers and she froze…..
Daaaaaapneee. She stuttered and I nodded …..
This is not the first time Racheal and it is driving me crazy ……..
Take a hold of yourself and stop behaving like a baby! She said biting her lips in anger……
But it is …. I tried to say but she cut me off
Or do you want to drop out of high school? She threatened and I shook my head negatively
Good! then you better behave. She said and before I could answer, she placed her lips on mine and kissed me deeply……
And With the anger in me , I pushed her away from me…..
Don’t you have a conscience! I retorted angrily and as expected, she gave me a thunderous slap….
how dare you talk back at me! Do you know I can make your family go back to the gutters or better still , I think I should tell my dad about your recent behaviour………
No please don’t , I won’t question you again . I pleaded and she smirked
Good girl! She remarked and smacked her lips….
So I want you to get down on me . She said seductive and I did so without complaining……..
I shifted her pants and began eating out her tight p—y………..:
Oh Deeeeclan! She moaned loudly…..:
What a delusional fool! I thought within…….
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Declan Davies
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The sound of the alarm clock woke me up the next morning …..
Shit! I was still sleepy
I stretched and sat up on the bed , glancing at the wall clock, it was 7:50……
Time to get prepared!
I dragged myself up from the bed and went into the bathroom to freshen up , and on returning to the room , I went over to the bathroom and dressed hurriedly in a casual outfit…….
Slinging my backpack across my shoulders, I headed downstairs to the sitting room…….
I met my mom seated on the sofa having breakfast…….
Good morning mum! I greeted
Morning baby! how was your night! She asked
It was fine. I answered and walked out of the house before she would bugged me down with questions…….
Opening the car door, I got in and drove off heading to the Tobacco store ……..
I had an intense cravings for cigarette and knew I had to do something about it ……..
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On getting to the store, I parked in front ….
I alighted from the car and walked straight in …..
hi Rudolph! I greeted the man behind the counter and he smiled widely exposing his tobacco stained teeth….
hi boy! What do you want? Cigarette or marijuana…….
A box of cigarette. I answered and he grinned
he brought it out from a big black bag and handed it to me…..
I need a light. I said and he gave it to me……
Pulling out a stick of cigarette out of its packet, I lit it up and inhaled the smoke …..
I felt an instant relief …..
I was soon done with the first one and was about lighting up the second one when my phone rang….
bringing it out of my pocket, I checked the caller and as expected it was Sasha
I received it
Where are you? She asked without greeting
I am on my way . I answered
No, tell me where exactly are you! I have been waiting at the taxi station for the past 20 mins . She queried
I am sorry , I will be with you in a jiffy .I said and ended the call…….
I kept the packet of cigarette inside my pocket, returned the lighter to Rudolph and then headed to my car …..
I got in and drove off heading to the taxi station………..
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Getting to the taxi station, I sighted Sasha standing beside a big tree and smiled lightly knowing Daphne was beside her because she was talking to herself……..
Stopping the car , I honk the car horn to get her attention and it worked….
She looked in my direction and nodded to anything Daphne was telling her before running towards me ………
I stared at her in admiration, she is so f—–g hot!
She opened the car door and got in beside me….
You are late . She queried while closing the door……
Is that the way to greet your boyfriend! I said teasingly …..
Oh my bad! I forgot, Good morning Mr Declan. She greeted mockingly and I smiled…
how are you? I asked
Fine. She grunted her response and then looked out of the windows
I sighed not knowing how to handle an angry girlfriend…….
I started the car and drove off heading to the police station……
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The drive to the police station was a silent one as Sasha chose not to talk to me
But what did I do! Did I offend her in anyway!
I took a quick glance at her and met her gaze ….
I smiled lightly
Aren’t you gonna talk to me? She asked with a frown and I chuckled
I thought you were angry with me …
And why won’t I! Do you know how worried Daphne and I was! She retorted and I sighed
I am sorry . I apologised ……
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We soon got to the police station and I parked in front ……
We alighted from the car and headed straight to the counter …
We met an hefty man dressed in black seated behind the desk ……
Good morning sir! I greeted and he raised his head to look at me
how can I help you? he asked with a furrowed eyebrow.
I glanced at Sasha before answering
I need to see the chief police. I said in whispers and he gave me a curious look
Why! I mean you both are too young to be here, do you have any complaints? he asked but I shook my head
I don’t have any complaints, I am here to find out the truth about something . I corrected
Oh! And what truth are you talking about?
My sister who died three months ago, I want to know the whole truth about her death. I answered in whispers and I saw his eyes widened in surprise
Daphne Davies right? he asked and I nodded slowly
Do you know her? I asked
he stared at me for a while and then sighed
Come with me . he said as he led us to a next room……….
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I looked around the big and spacious office and stared in awe at the three recognition awards in the huge shelf ….
Is this your office? I asked still looking around and he nodded
Wow! he must be a top officer. I thought within…..
he sat down behind the desk and offered Sasha and I a seat
We both sat down and he cleared his throat before talking….
I am Sinclair Williams the head of all police detective. he introduced and I widened my eyes in surprise
Wow! Wow! Wow! Sasha exclaimed in surprise and the man smiled…..
So back to our discussion, you said you are Daphne brother right? he asked and I nodded
Your name please? he asked
Declan Davies! I answered
Declan! he repeated and then faced Sasha
And you are?
Sasha Alfredo. She answered
And what is your relationship with Daphne? he asked fixing his gaze on her….
She is my …. she tried to say but I cut her off
Actually she is my girlfriend…….
The man looked at her and then at me ……
Can I talk in front of her? he asked and I nodded……
You see I have been waiting for this day for a long time , a day when a family of Daphne would demand to know the truth about her death. he paused and stared intently at me….
how old are you? he asked
18. I answered
Good!you are officially an adult and I believe you will also reason like one…. so as I was saying, I was the one who sent to collect the autopsy result of Daphne and seeing the result got me all confused……
Confused! how! I asked urging him to continue……
You see there was a very deep mark on her skull, it seems like she was continuously hit by something i can’t even say ….
The thought of what might have happened sent shivers down my spine …..
Are you trying to say my sister had a crack on her skull? I asked with a trembling voice
Not only that , her face was badly damaged…..
Oh my gawd! I exclaimed softly and bit my lips trying to stop the tears from pouring…………
But sir I am still confused about something. Sasha said joining in the conversation…..
And what is that? the man asked
If you were so sure that it was a murder , then why was her death recorded as a sucide ? She asked and the man sighed……..
I don’t know why I am telling you all this, I guess it is because I believe in Justice and to answer your question, we received an order from the chief police to seal up the case as a Sucide ……..

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Episode 15
What happened to Daphne?
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Declan Davies
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My heart churned again , this time from trying to digest what I just heard …….
Chief police sealed up the case as sucide! But why?
I stared gobsmacked at the detective , rapt in my own thoughts ..
But why? Sasha continued with with her questions but it sounded so distant …..
I tried to imagine the pain Daphne felt and shuddered at the thought of it.terrible anguish struck my heart , I felt a dreadful ache as if something was being torn inside me and I was dying ………
Oh Daphne! It must have been so hard for you, but what exactly happened to you? Did you ….
Declan! Sasha called snapping her fingers in front of my face and I quickly composed myself….
Erm erm what were you saying! I stuttered and she sighed
I know it is difficult to take it in but you really need to strong . She said with a hoarse voice , I could tell she was trying so hard to hold back her tears….
Strong! Did you just say strong! how more strong can I be , my twin sister death was so gruesome, her face was ….. I paused and broke down in tears , I couldn’t hold it any longer……
Please don’t cry Declan. Sasha pleaded, she stood up wrapped her hands around me and pulled me closer …….
It is going to be fine . She assured wearing a sad smile……..
I released myself from her grip and stared into her face , there were traces of tears on her face and I wiped it off….
Thanks . I muttered and without saying anything, she sat down back on the chair next to mine …….
Just then, the detective who had being watching us quietly cleared his throat …..
I understand how you feel Declan but like she said ,being strong is the only way you can get to the bottom of this ….
I nodded slowly
So what prompted you to do this, I mean I thought Daphne family never cared about her. he started
Of course we do but I guess we were just too selfish,. I drawled, but Sir is there any way you can help us….
Sinclair . he corrected
Oh! Sinclair is there anyway you can assist us? I repeated
he was quiet for a moment and then sighed
Actually I have been secretly working on the case on my own . he informed and I stared at him wondering why he was so interested in the case, and as if reading my mind he said ……
Like I said earlier on , I believe in justice and I believe your sister needs one……
oh! I nodded, So did you get anything from your private investigation? I asked urging him to continue
Yeah , but all the investigations I carried out lead me back to the same person…….
Person! I repeated and he nodded
Yes, the girl who told the police about Daphne lover ….erm erm what is her name again?
Cory ! I completed
Yes Cory Abel.
I exchanged looks with Sasha , Are you trying to say Cory murdered my sister? I asked with a miff
No, but I have a strong feeling she knows what happened to your sister! I mean I was the one who questioned her that day and she acted so strange…
Strange! I muttered
Yes!her hands were shaking , her voice was quivering, it was as if she was scared about something. he explained…..
But why didn’t the police do anything about it? Sasha butted in and the man smiled
The chief police orders!
D–n! This is really so frustrating! I retorted angrily
Of course it is , and that is why I will implore both of you to tread with caution. he advised… and lest I forget!
he brought out his card and handed it to me …..
Call me whenever you need my help , I will be right behind you. he said with a light smile
Thanks you sir .. sorry I mean Sinclair . I corrected myself and he nodded
I stood up and gestured Sasha to do the same and when she did , we both walked out of his office…….
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We got to the reception room just in time to see the chief police walk into the station
I scoffed , so he wasn’t even on seat?..but wait a minute! his face look kind off familiar, have I seen before!
I tilted my head a little as I tried to recollect where I have seen him before…..
hmmh hmm That should be the school , yes the school, he is a friend to the principal and often visit the school…..
Jeez! how did the principal get involved with this evil man? I wondered…..
Let us go. Sasha said softly and that was when I realised I have been staring like a fool ……..
Sure! I said as we both headed to the parking lot ……..
Opening the car door , I got into the car and Sasha also did the same at her own end ….
Why were you staring at the chief police like that? She started
And how was I staring at him! I retorted
Like you wanted to eat him raw. she said trying to be funny and I faked a chuckle
I was in a pensive mood and had no time for jokes …..
I started the car and drove off heading to her home…….
And where are we heading too? She asked
Your home. I responded dryly and she scoffed
Are you for real! this is barely 10:00am , do you want my mum to skin me alive? She asked in a huff
I sighed! So where do you want me to drop you off? I asked lazily…
School. She answered and I nodded
Stepping on the brake, I made a u- turn and zoomed off to school……..
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On getting to school, I parked in front and signalled her to go in …..
She furrowed her eyebrow
What do you mean by that, aren’t you coming in? She asked with a frown
No. I answered bluntly
But why?
Enough with the questions and just go in. I instructed but being the stubborn girl she is , she didn’t budge instead she crossed her arm across her chest and maintained a straight face ….:
If you are not coming in with me , then I am not going anywhere…
And without saying anything, I started the ignition and drove heading to my home….
I had no time for stress!
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Sasha Alfredo
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Rude spoilt brat! I cursed under my breath, yes that is what he is….
I glanced at him as he drove us to only God’s knows where and scoffed…..
he is not only rude , he is also proud!.. I mean is he expecting me to talk to him first! No way, I am the offended one so he should be the one to talk to me first……
And to my surprise, he pulled up at the side of the road and began to sob ……
I stared at him gobsmacked not knowing what to say …….
Daphne! he called as he bang his fist on the steering wheel and that was when the realisation hit me, he was still thinking about what the detective said …….
I bit my lips trying to control my tears , I have been so selfish!
Declan! I called softly but he kept on hitting the steering wheel…….:
Please Declan look at me! I pleaded and when he did , I saw the pain in his eyes ……
I leaned over to caress his cute face and he just stared at me without making any attempt to stop me…….
You have to be strong Declan , Daphne wouldn’t want to see you this way so you have to be strong for her . I said trying to bring him out of his shell and I guessed it worked …..
he looked around the car and then looked back at me
Is Daphne here? he asked softly and I shook my head negatively
She doesn’t ride in cars!
was she at the police station? he continued
No! I told her not to follow me , you know I was worried she might hear something that would make her hurt . I explained…..
Oh! then where is she? he asked calmly
At your house, she said she wanted to see her mother’s face . I said picking at my words …..
he was quiet for a moment and then took a deep breathe
composing him self , he started the car and drove off to …….
Where are we heading to? I asked
My house. he answered and I smiled lightly………..:
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We soon got to his house , he drove into the big compound and parked in front…..
We came out from the car and walked to the front door….
Is your mum around? I asked and he nodded
Jeez! I was really nervous without knowing why, I guess it was because I was meeting his mum for the first time or should I say second , no she was unconscious the first time I saw her …….
he knocked on the door and it was opened up by a very beautiful woman..
Wow! I can see who Declan and Daphne got their good looks from !
hi Mum! Declan greeted
She looked at Declan and then at me…….
Is there a public holiday today? She asked fixing her gaze on me ….
Can’t we at least come in first before you kill me with your questions. Declan said with an eye roll and the woman scoffed before opening the door wider …..
Entering the sitting room, I saw Daphne standing beside the sofa , she was staring at a tray of food on the stool in front of the sofa
hi! She mouthed at me and then shifted her gaze back to the food
Crazy! I muttered
So why are you home early, is there a public holiday? Declan mum repeated
No mum , I got tired of class. he answered dryly and I widened my eyes in surprise…
Is he for real!
I shifted my gaze to his mom to hear her response but she just smiled and caressed his face ….
Dang it! no wonder Declan is so spoilt!I bet my my mother would have grounded me for a week if I had told her same …….
So who is the beautiful girl with you? his mum continued and I swallowed hard waiting to hear Declan response……
My girl friend! he answered nonchalantly and his mum grinned
she moved closer to me and cupped my cheeks
You must be Sasha right? She asked and i nodded slowly
You are so so cute! She remarked and I blushed
Thanks ma. I said in appreciation
And before i knew it , she held my hands and dragged me along with her …..
I will be going to my room . I heard Declan say and I turned back just in time to see him climbing the stairs…….
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I was about making Lunch so I will be needing your help . his mum said excitedly as we got to the kitchen
I looked around , it was so big and spacious….
Are you okay with that? She asked and I swallowed hard
Actually erm ma I don’t know how to cook. I confessed and she smiled
I understand, Daphne was like ……she paused and chuckled nervously….
Let us get on with lunch , you can drop your backpack over there .she said pointing to a big cupboard and I nodded
I passed through Daphne who was standing right behind me to the cupboard………
I placed my backpack gently on the cupboard and Joined Declan’s mum in cooking, actually I was just watching her as she cooked …..
Can’t you see my mom is so beautiful. Daphne said and I nodded slowly……
Tell her she is beautiful like Snow White. She said but I shook my head negatively
Please Sasha I just want my mom to be happy. She pleaded and I sighed
Ma! I called
Yes baby. She answered without looking at me
You are beautiful just like Snow White . I said and she froze
She turned back slowly to face me as I noticed she was tearing up……
Are you alright? I asked and she nodded slowly
Snow White! that name reminded me of someone. She said softly and I glanced at Daphne
Who is that ma? I asked and she sighed
You wouldn’t know her since you are still quite new at Diamond high , she is my daughter and Declan twin sister ……
Daphne !right? I asked and she nodded slowly
how did you know? She asked with a bulging eyebrow
Actually erm er Declan told mr all about her . I answered and she furrowed her eyebrow
Weird! he doesn’t like talking about her, you must be so special to him. She said with a light smile…….
How was daphne like? I asked trying to spark up a conversation and it worked
She reduced the gas a little and then looked up with a dreamy eyes …..
Daphne was a very lively child , she was so jovial and free and so you should know , she gave everyone one of us a special name..she paused and chuckled , she calls me Snow White , calls her brother Gwapo and calls her father …she stopped to check what she was cooking….
Silver hawk! Daphne said and I glanced at her …….
She had a far away look on her face , what is wrong with her? I wondered……
I shifted my gaze to her mother to see her covering the pot…..
She cleared her throat and then continued talking….
Ehen as I was saying , she calls her father silver hawk …..
I shot Daphne a long stare, how did she know that! I quickly waved it off , I guessed it popped up on her head……
So who did she take after? I asked….
Me. her mum answered and I chuckled softly, it was very obvious, Daphne and her mom were so friendly……
And that was why I felt so bad when I heard she took her own life . She continued as tears rolled down her eyes
Ma! I called softly and she wiped off her tears
I am so sorry , I couldn’t just hold back the tears . She apologised
I understand ma, but have you ever wondered is Daphne truly committed sucide? I asked and she froze
What do you mean by that? She managed to ask……
you said it yourself that Daphne was a jovial child , I mean can a jovial child just wake up one day and decide to commit sucide ? I asked trying to reason with her ….
She was quiet for some moment and then broke down in tears…..:
Oh my gawd! Poor Daphne! No my baby would never do that! she said as tears rolled her eyes…..
I sighed
Stop crying ma , it is gonna be alright. I assured and before I knew it , she pulled me closer and hugged me………
Oh Daphne ! My baby! She kept on saying as she cried…….
I patted her back as I consoled her
It is alright ma, it is going to be alright………
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We stayed like that for some minutes before she withdrew from the hug ………
And without saying anything, she went over to check what she was cooking..
I turned sideways to look at Daphne and met her gaze , she flashed me a smile…
Thanks! She mouthed at me and I nodded……
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Sasha! get me the tray over there . Declan mum instructed and when I did , she placed a plate of hot Raconi and Phily cheese steak on it ..
I smack my lips as I stared at the mouth watery food …..
She went over to the refrigerator and brought out two table water and two glass cups , she placed it on the tray also …..
Should I take it to the dinning table? I asked
No!take it upstair to Declan room , you both can eat there..
But why ma? I asked and she rolled her eyes
It seems you don’t know your boyfriend, once he goes up to that his room , it takes the grace of God to bring him down ……
Oh! how can I get to his room?
Go up the stairs, the second room by your right . She directed …..
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Carrying the tray , I walked out of the kitchen expecting Daphne to follow me but she didn’t , instead she flashed me a smile and walked up to her mother who can’t even see her ……..
Gosh!She is so impossible!
Following the direction, I climbed up the stairs and stopped in front of the second room…..
I pushed the door opened and walked in just time to see Declan throw something under the bed but it was of no use as the smell of cigarettes filled the whole room…….
The smell was so offensive that it made me cough and retch …..
Sorry. he said softly and I scoffed
I moved closer and placed the tray gently on the stool beside him ….
And with my hands on my waist , I faced him ….
What were you doing? I asked and he scoffed
Isn’t it obvious. he drawled
Really! Then why did you hide the cigarette, you could have let me see you smoke. I said in sarcasm and he smirked
That is because I respect you , but if you want to see me smoke I can show you .he said and I flared up
You are crazy Declan! do you think smoking is a good thing!do you know you are damaging your health! I fired at him
I don’t care , I really don’t care . he half yelled
Of course you won’t but do you know how Daphne feels? I asked and he became calm
She blames herself for turning into a smoker and a stoner! I retorted and he froze
Yes Daphne saw you , She told me all about it and she pleaded with me to help you change. I said hoping my words will sink down to his brain and I guessed it worked because he became very calm….
Let us eat . he said softly as he placed the tray on the bed
I sat on the bed and we both ate together quietly …….
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After eating, he placed the tray on the floor and picked up his phone from the table , he didn’t even act like I was there….
What is wrong with him! Is he still sulking!
I moved closer and sat down beside him …
Declan! I called softly
Yes. he answered without looking at me ….
I sighed deeply, I am sorry for shouting at you , i was not just happy seeing you smoking….
he just stared on at his phone without saying anything….
I am not Judging you but I can’t just cross my hands and watch the person I love do what is not right. I said softly and he turned to face me ….
I gulped hard staring at his cute face , he was so close and I swear, I could hear him breathe….
Are you alright? he asked and I heaved a sigh
Yes! erm like I was saying I love you I mean I love don’t want to see your hurt. I stuttered and closed my eyes in embarrassment knowing I said rubbish…..
he chuckled loudly and before I knew it , I felt his soft lips in mine…
Is this not the same guy that was angry with me!
I opened my eyes to be sure I was not dreaming and yes , I was not dreaming….:
I kissed him back hard and deeps and he rolled me over……
We continued with the kiss and I went stiff when I felt his hands under my shirt …..
I pulled away from the kiss and frowned at him
What are you doing? I asked
And what does it look like to you? he asked with a rapt breathe…….
I swallowed hard and tried to get off the bed but he pulled me back ……
I was just joking! Let us just stay like this. he said and before I could answer, he wrapped his hands around me…..
I smiled
And as for the smoking, I will try to stop it not only for Daphne , but also because of you ………
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Cory Abel
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The hours dragged on until it was time for lunch break …
I stood up like a zombie and walked to Racheal who was looking at her phone like a lost sheep..:,:
Racheal! I called and she slowly shifted her gaze to me ….
Aren’t you going out for lunch? I asked and she scoffed
How do you expect me to eat when my Declan is not in school! She retorted in a huff and I smiled inwardly…
Crazy fool! I thought within
And not only that Sasha is not in school as well . She added and I shrugged
Who knows , they might be on a date or they might be somewhere cuddling each other . I said that trying to make her angry and it worked
Shut up! She barked at me , Declan can’t do that because I am the one he loves…
Oh! If that is the case , I think you should stay in class then ….
I took few step towards the door when she called me
I turned to face her
She gestured me to come closer and when I did , she asked
Are they really dating?
I scoffed , and how do you expect me to know that ! you told me to severe all ties with Sasha ,remember!
Oh! She seems lost for a while and then look at me with an evil smile…
What if I ask you to be my spy !
I knitted my eyebrow, what do you mean by that? I asked and she rolled her eyes
It is obvious you are so dumb! All I am trying to say is for you to get close to Sasha and confirm if she is Dating my Declan …….
And what if she is ! I asked staring directly into her face and she laughed….
You should know what I can do . She smirked and I shivered in fear…..
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Daphne Davies
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After Sasha left the kitchen , my mother immediately broke down in tears.
I had a feeling she would cry and that was why I stayed back with her…
Daphne ! Please forgive your mother for not trusting you .she said as she beat her chest in grief
I smiled, Sasha words got into her ….
Oh Sasha! Thanks so much……
Please Daphne forgive your mother! She kept on saying …….
And suddenly, I felt kind of strange !My head felt bigger, it was as if there were lot of voices in my head ……..
A severe headache gripped me and I held my head groaning in pain
Arrrrrrrrrrrrhh! but as expected , no one heard me since the only person who could hear me was with her boyfriend…..
Dad! Mum! help me dad! Oh Cory you are so funny! Declan if you don’t like Racheal then why are you dating her! Mum can I ride in your car! Gwapo i can’t help you take your test again! the words kept on flowing in and not only that , i also saw myself with my family !saw my self in diamond high school! saw myself talking with Cory ! saw my self riding in a car !
The pain soon stopped and I felt kind of ……..different,
What is wrong with me!
And in a rush, I ran all the way to Declan room….
I need to tell Sasha! I need to tell Sasha!
I walked through the walls to Declan room and found both of them cuddling themselves
Omoo! I exclaimed loudly and as expected, Sasha raised her head up to look at me….
Daphne! She called in surprise, she tried to get up but Declan pulled her back to his chest….
I smirked, my brother is sure crazy!
I moved closer to them and stood beside the bed ….
I need to tell you something Sasha . I started
What is it? She asked
I glanced at Declan who was staring at Sasha curiously before talking…..
I think my memory is coming back. I said softly and she sat up on the bed in a huff …
Memory! Are you for real! What did you see! She asked in a rush. ….
Lot of things but I am trying to place them together. I answered with a sigh……
What did she say? Declan asked and Sasha told him …..
Is she for real! he asked and sat up also ……
Then let her say what she remembers.he said to Sasha
What did you remember Daphne? Sasha asked me softly and I stamped my feet in frustration even though I could not feel the floor ……..
It is so confusing Sasha , I am trying still place it …..
She turned to Declan and told him what I said ……
Fine! he sighed, let us start with this , Let her tell us her full name .he said and Sasha shifted her gaze back to me ….
Can you? She asked
I tilted my head to the right and shut my eyes as I tried to remember my full name ……
And in a flash , I heard my name in my head…..
Daphne Amelia Davies ! I said aloud and Sasha widened her eyes In surprise
Is her name Daphne Amelia Davies? She asked Declan and he nodded slowly………

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Episode 16
Unfolding
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Sasha Alfredo
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My face flushed with excitement and my hands trembled…
Daphne Amelia Davies! Did Daphne just say her full name!
Wow! If she could remember her name , then does it mean she can also remember what happened to her?
And as if reading my mind, Declan who seem to have being lost in his own thought asked the same question….
Does she remember what happen to her?
I shifted my gaze to Daphne who still had a puzzled look on her face …..
Do you? I asked hoping she would say yes but she just shook her head and sighed
What did she say? Declan asked , staring in my face
Nothing. I answered and he scoffed
Nothing! What do you mean by that! I thought she regained her memory! he retorted in a huff
No , she only said her memory is coming back. I corrected and he huffed
What is the difference?Are you both trying to run my crazy? he asked, I could tell he was getting pissed
Calm down Declan! getting angry won’t solve anything, we need to think of a good way to help her.i said trying to calm him down
he stared at me for a while and then ran his hands through his hair
This is so d–n crazy! he retorted and I smiled lightly…
he looks so cute even when angry, how I wish he can kiss me all over again……Jeez! Did I just think of that!
Oh Sasha! Snap out of your crazy thoughts, you are meant to be helping Daphne out and not drool over her cute brother…..
I heaved a sigh and then faced Daphne
Can you tell me what you saw in your memory? I asked softly and she nodded
I saw myself with my family! I saw myself riding in a car with my dad! I saw myself in diamond high school! I saw myself talking to Cory!
Cory! I repeated and she nodded
Can you remember what you both were talking about? I asked staring at her intently …
She lifted up her head and then shifted her eyes as if to remember
hmmmmmmmh we were talking about …hmmmmmmh…erm …………
Talking about what! I retorted, I was beginning to get impatient .
What did she say? Declan asked but I ignored him as my whole mind was with Daphne….
I was hoping and at the same time praying she remembers somethings, and I guessed my prayer got answered before she looked at me and said
We were talking about visiting a photo studio…
Photo studio! Why! For what reason? I asked in a rush and she shrugged
To celebrate finishing our examinations. She answered and I huffed
Who in this world still take pictures after completing an examination? I retorted loudly
Daphne! Declan answered and I shot him a stare
Daphne! I muttered
Yes!she does that every time we are done with exams , it was already a part of her . he explained, but why did you say that . he quickly added while arching his eyebrow
That is because Daphne said so. I said picking my words and he signalled me to continue …..
she said she saw herself and Cory talking about visiting to a studio. I explained and he nodded sagely
Yes that is it , can she remember what happened after then? he asked , sounding very eager
I looked at Daphne and then at him
What does taking pictures have to do with the case on ground? I asked confusedly and he smacked his lips
It is not about the picture, it is about the day she took the picture. he corrected
And when was that? I asked
The 12 -03. he answered
12-03. I muttered, I tilted my head trying to remember where I have seen the date before …..
Erm … It was from erm a picture, yes the picture of Daphne i saw the first time I came here… dang it!
I shifted my attention to Daphne and eyed her up
The white gown she was wearing was the same with the one in the picture …
Declan ! I called shifting my gaze slowly back to him …
Yes. he answered dryly
Was Daphne putting on a white flare gown on that day ? I asked and he nodded slowly
how did you know? he asked with a straight face….
that is what she is wearing right now. I answered in whispers
He was quiet for a moment and then he exhaled deeply
I think I understand where all this is leading too. he said aloud and I nodded absentmindedly
Daphne was putting on this same gown when she was killed but what else?
I turned sideways to look at Daphne and met her gaze , it was kind of blank
Did You remember anything else? I asked softly and she took a deep breathe before answering
I remember going to the studio with Cory, we took some pictures… she stopped and hit her head a little … erm what did we do after then?erm yes I can remember, when I was about leaving, she stopped me and pleaded with me to come to the class all night party .
night party! I muttered
I refused at first but later agreed when she said something about being scared of being alone with Racheal. She quickly explained
And why would she be scared of Racheal? I retorted
Racheal! And who is scared of Racheal? Declan asked joining in the conversation
It is Cory . I answered and he bit his lips
And why would she be!he asked with a furrowed eyebrow
I don’t know. I answered with a shrug and then faced Daphne
Or do you have an idea why she is ? I asked her but she shook her head negatively
I am sorry Sasha , but that is all I can remember…
I sighed, this is getting really complicated!
Why the hell would Cory be afraid of Racheal? Declan repeated and I sighed
I guess I will have to find out from Cory . I said and he scoffed
And how will you do that , you told me yourself that she refused to talk to you. he queried and I shrugged off the thoughts
I guess I will just have to try …….
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I glanced at my wristwatch, it was 16:00
Phew! how time flies!
Adjusting my already rumpled clothes, I faced Declan
I need to be on my way!
he looked at the wall clock and then back at me ….
But it is just 16: 00. he queried and I smirked
Can’t you wait till 17:00? he asked but I shook my head
I really wish to ,but my mum will be worried if i am not home on time . I explained
Oh! If that is the case , I will drop you off at home if it is okay by you …
Of course it is , Thanks so much. I said grinning like a fool…..
I sat on the bed and watched him change . he pulled off the black shirt he was putting on and searched the wardrobe for another one……
I tried so hard not to stare at his bare upper body but I couldn’t, it was just too tempting….
What is with the stare, do you what to eat him up? Daphne asked and I quickly composed myself, I completely forgot she was beside me…..
If you want him just tell him and stop behaving like a sissy. She added and I turned to face her
What do you mean by that? I asked in whispers and she rolled her eyes
I am talking about sex!!!!!
Sex! I blurted out and then closed my eyes in embarrassment when I felt Declan gaze on me….
Ah! Daphne I will kill you . I said gritting my teeth and and she chuckled softly
Open you eyes Sasha . She said still laughing and when I did , I gulped down hard
Declan was standing right in front of me….
Are you done with your drama? he asked teasingly
I tried to say something but no sound came out ..
he smirked, when you are done talking about sex with … Daphne, meet me downstairs. he said and walked out of the room with his hands in his pocket
I stood up in a huff and then faced Daphne
Why did you do that? I asked with a frown
What did I do!she asked innocently and I scoffed
Forget it! I muttered as I walked out of the room
I will meet you at home. I heard her say and rolled my eyes
Whatever!
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I got to the sitting room just in time to see Declan hug his mother..
he whispered something to her before pulling away from the hug ….
I admired them silently, the love between them was so strong . If only Daphne and her father were to be alive then it would have ……..
Are you ready to go now? he asked distracting me from my thoughts
Yes erm I mean No . I stuttered and he gave me a smug look
What exactly are you saying?
My back pack is in the kitchen , I need to get it first . I explained and without waiting for his response, I pattered all the way to the kitchen…
picking up my backpack from the cupboard , a paper fell on the tiled floor
I bent to pick the paper up and then turned it over , it was a picture paper of Daphne…..
I smiled, it was the same picture I saw the last time I came, the one with the date 12-03 written on it ……
But how did it get here! it was not here earlier
I quickly waved it off..
And without thinking, I hid the picture inside my bag and ran out of the kitchen to the sitting room…..
Can we go now? Declan asked , tapping his feet on the tiled floor
Yes . I answered and then faced his mom
I will be on my way now , thanks so much for the hospitality…..
She smiled and gave me a quick hug
I should be the one thanking you , thanks so much for accepting this rude boy the way he is . She said in whispers and I smiled shyly
So when next should I be expecting you? She continued
I glanced at Declan before answering
Anytime Declan invites me over. I answered and she nodded
Good bye ma. I bade and walked out of the house with Declan …..
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Opening the door, I got in the car and Declan also did the same at his own end …..
And without wasting time , he started the car and drove home heading to my home …….
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Declan Davies
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A lot of things was running through my mind as I drove Sasha home ….
I was unhappy and confused at the same time but was trying so hard to hide my pain so Sasha won’t be worried………
The happenings of that fateful night still felt like a mystery no one can explain .
There were lot of questions I needed answers to ;
How did Daphne body get under the bridge if she was killed in Sasha room? Who the hell could have killed her? Did Cory really know about the killer , if yes why did she not say anything? Why did the chief police try to cover up the case?….
I tried to think but couldn’t as my brain felt so foggy
D–n! This is worst than I had imagine!
Can I keep this? Sasha suddenly asked and I glanced at her
Keep what? I asked
This picture. She answered , holding up a picture in front of me
One glance at the picture, my neck turned red
What are you doing with it ?I asked with a frown
Nothing, I just wanted to have a picture of Daphne. She answered Innocently
Where did you get it from? I continued
Actually It fell off from the cupboard and I picked it . I confessed and he scoffed
Are you trying to say you took the picture without anyone permitting you! I retorted and she nodded slowly
You are just impossible!
Can I keep it? She repeated and I sneered
Would you return it if I ask you too! I retorted
No. She answered
Then you can keep it ! I agreed and she beamed happily
Thanks so much! She said with a large grin and I smiled inwardly…….
She was Daphne friend after all so she can keep it……..
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Getting to the house , I parked out in front
She opened the door and then faced me
Will you come pick me up tomorrow? She asked
Do you want me to? I asked back and she nodded
Fine! I will , just wait up for me at the bus station. I instructed and she smiled lightly
I leaned over to give her a brief kiss and her cheeks instantly became red…
I chuckled softly
Do you blush after every kiss ? I asked teasingly and she gave me a playful glare
Good bye Declan! She bade and before I could say anything, she alighted from the car and ran all the way to the front door of her house
Funny! I muttered
Starting the car , I drove heading back to my house……
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Cory Abel
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After school hours, I headed straight to the taxi station.
I was so sad and lonely ….
My life felt so empty , I was like a moving corpse, yes a moving corpse…….
The nightmares didn’t stop instead, it became worst as I kept on seeing Daphne in my dreams……
She always pleaded with me to help her and it got me really scared …….
But what can I do, I am a girl who also need help …..
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Getting to the taxi station, I flagged down a taxi and and got in
Silver estate. I called and the driver nodded before driving off
I rested my head on the back seat and then allowed my mind drift off to what happened on that faithful day , The 12-03.
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We were just done with exams and Daphne who was my best friend pleaded with me to go with her to the photo studio…
We got to the studio that day and I watched Daphne take her pictures…
She was so Crazy about pictures which make me sometimes wonder how she manage to maintain her an excellent grade , yes an excellent grade ….
She was so brilliant and so you know , she always help me study………
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After we left the studio, I received a message from Racheal telling me to come home ASAP so we can’t both get ready for the night party……
I never wanted to attend the party but I had to since I had no choice so I pleaded with Daphne to go with me …
She bluntly refused saying she had lot of reading to do and then reluctantly agreed when I kept on pleading……..
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The party was so much fun from the beginning, I was chit chatting and laughing loudly with Daphne while Racheal was with her Declan and his friends…….
But all of a sudden, Racheal stood up from their midst and ran up the old looking stairs with tears rolling down her eyes ….
I sat down and watch her without making any move to go after her not until Daphne gestured me to………..And that was the beginning of everything…….
how I wished I never pleaded with Daphne to go with me to that stupid party! how I wish I left her to do her reading!how I wish I never went after Racheal! then Daphne would have still be alive …
We are here. The driver announced distracting me from my thoughts
I looked out of the window and took a deep breathe
I really needed help ! I really do !
alighting from the car , I paid the driver and then walk slowly like a zombie to my home …..
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Declan Davies
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On getting home, I drove into the compound and parked out in front
I alighted from the car and walked to the front door
I was about knocking on it when I noticed it was slightly ajar , then I pushed it opened and walked in ….
I met my mom seated on the sofa with her hands cupping her cheeks
I sighed softly knowing she was worried about something
hey mum! I greeted
She look startled for some moment and then quickly composed herself…..
hey baby! When did you get back? She asked with a dim smile and I smirked
What are we having for dinner? I asked changing the conversation and she smiled lightly
And why did you ask! She retorted faking a frown
I just want to know if I will come down for dinner or not . I drawled and she scoffed
And do you think I will allow you sleep on an empty stomach! She retorted in a huff,
Jeez mom! I just asked a simple question, what are we having for dinner? I repeated and she sighed
Macaroni and cheese . She answered dryly and I nodded
Alright mum! I need to go freshen up ……
Taking few steps to the staircase , she asked
Do you know Daphne college lover?
I turned back slowly to face her
What did you say mom ? I asked to be sure I heard right
Do you know who Daphne college lover was ?She repeated
I stared at her for some moment and then shook my head slowly
I don’t think there was any so- called lover. I said picking my words…..
0h my gawd!Then if there wasn’t any lover , does it mean it was my baby did not commit sucide? She asked with a tiny voice and nothing slowly…….
Then what happened to her? Was her death staged? She asked in a rush and then broke down in tears
I stared at her not knowing what to say
What if something terrible happened to my baby? She continued and without saying anything, I moved closer to her and pulled her into a hug ……….
Oh Daphne! My poor Daphne! She kept on saying as she cried
I held her tightly as she vibrated in my arms ……
Please don’t cry mom , it is going to be alright. I assured and was at the same time trying hard not to cry …….
But what if ………. She paused for some moment and then pulled out of the hug in a huff …
Are you alright mum?
If there was no such thing as a college lover, then why did her friend make mention of it? She asked , wiping her tears with her palm….
And why did your principal also make mention of the so- called boyfriend . She added
My principal! I repeated and she nodded
he came over to the hospital two days after the incident and told me to leave the case to him , that he will make sure Daphne lover pay heavily for damages. She explained and I smirked
I guess he was just trying to make you relaxed and …. I tried to say but she cut in
No, he sounded so eager , it was like he wanted the case to be settled and forgotten
Forgotten! And why would the principal want the case to be forgotten? Is he trying to……. wait a minute! The principal and chief police are friends! Was he the one who asked the chief police to close the case as sucide , if yes , why did he do it ?is it because of his school reputation or was he scared of the truth coming out ?……dang it! Why did I not think earlier on?…..
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Sasha Alfredo
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Laying on my bed, i was watching daphne dance to one of my favourites music when my phone suddenly rang….:
What the f–k! She cursed loudly and I chuckled
Sorry I will soon be done with the call!
Checking the caller , it was Cory
I widened my eyes in surprise, why is she calling , I thought she was angry with me ……..
I received it on the third ring
Hello Sasha. She greeted first
Hi! I responded
There was awkward silence for a while and then she asked
Why weren’t you in school today?
Oh! That! I was a little bit indisposed. I lied
Awwww! Sorry dear , I hope you are getting better now
Yes!
Alright, Will you be in school tomorrow? She asked
Sure !
Alright dear! Make sure you take care of yourself.she said and ended the call…..
Who was that? Daphne asked
Cory. I answered and she scoffed
Why is she calling? I thought she was angry with you
No! She was not angry, she was just avoiding me. I corrected and she rolled her eyes
Whatever! Can you please continue the music , I want to dance ……
I smiled
I was about playing the music when another call came in
Not again! Daphne queried tapping her invisible foot on the tiled floor
It was my Declan and I received it immediately…..
Hi Declan! I greeted first
Sasha! he called back , his voice sounded so hoarse as if he was ……
Are you smoking? I asked to be sure and the line went quiet
Declan! I called and he sighed
Yes. he answered and I scoffed
But why? You promised to change because of …. I tried to say but he cut me off …..
I am in pain Sasha , I am not happy, i have been trying to bottle up my feelings but I don’t think I can anymore….
Calm down Dec and tell me exactly how you feel. I said trying to calm him down and he sighed
I feel like my heart is about to explode, I feel so pained knowing Daphne case was a well planned murder …..
Well planned murder! What do you mean by that?
You see my mom told me somethings when I got home and putting two and two together, I have a feeling that Racheal father was also involved in it …..
Racheal father! I repeated
Yes ,the principal ………

[nextpage title=”episode 17″]
Episode 17
Suspicion
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Sasha Alfredo
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I woke up the next morning feeling kind of sore, I guessed it is as a result of the tears I shed last night ..
Yes the tears , Daphne and I cried after hearing the Declan suspicions about the School principals…..I mean if the principal who is the head of the school was truly involved in the case , then who can we trust! no one ……
I sat up on the bed and looked around the room for Daphne but she was no where to be found…..
I dragged myself up from the bed, i went over to the bathroom to freshen up…
On returning to the room, I found her standing beside the bed
Good morning! I greeted first
Morning Sasha! She responded with a sad sigh …..
I went over to the wardrobe without saying anything, I knew she was still worried about what she heard yesterday…….
Opening my wardrobe, I searched through it for a comfortable cloth and soon found one …….
I pulled it out , it was a black straight out with a turtle neck ….
Unzipping the gown , I dressed hurriedly in it ……
Actually I have been pondering about something , what if Racheal is also involved? Daphne asked and I nodded without looking at her
I have been pondering about that as well and the thoughts of it was running me crazy!
And without saying anything, I parked my hair into loosed bun , applied little makeup and then grabbed my back pack …..
Slinging my backpack across my shoulders, I faced her
Let us go. I said and without waiting for her response, I headed downstairs to the sitting room……
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On getting downstairs, I met my family seated around the dining table having breakfast, and to my surprise, My dad was also seated in the dinning…
Wow! Dad! When did you get back? I asked and my mom shot me an angry stare..
Have you forgotten your manners young lady! She scolded at me
Oh my bad! I am sorry! Good morning mum! Good morning dad! I greeted
how are you Princess? My dad asked with a large smile
Fine, so when did you get back? I repeated and he chuckled
I got home late at night , I wanted to check on you but it seems like you were…….
Sleeping. I completed but he shook his head
No, it seems like you were crying, did someone hurt you? he asked staring intently at me
No erm I mean erm why would someone offend me . I stuttered nervously
he stared at me for a while and then faced my mom
Are you sure Sasha is alright? he asked her and my mum shifted her gaze to me
Are you alright? She threw the question back at me and I nodded
Maybe she was crying because her cute boyfriend dumped her. Kamara drawled, joining in the conversation and I glared at her ..
Boyfriend! My dad repeated and she nodded
Yes dad , Sasha have a boyfriend. She answered with an evil grin and I felt like squeezing those small mouth of hers ….
Jeez! How can my sister be this annoying!
Is that true Sasha, do you have a boyfriend? My dad asked and I nodded slowly
he sighed and then faced my mom
Are you aware of this Matilda? he asked calling my mom by her first name
Sure! she is already 18 and I feel she can handle a relationship. My mom answered with a shrug
But Matilda don’t you think she is …. my dad tried to say but my mum cut him off…
Relax Dave! We started dating when we were 17 or have you forgotten? My mom reminded and my dad went pale
That was because! That was because! That was because! he stuttered without saying anything meaningful and I chuckled softly…
It is alright dad! I understand you are worried about me and I promise to be very careful. I assured and he sighed
Fine! Come and have breakfast. he instructed but I shook my head
I will pass dad! I said softly
But why? Ain’t you hungry? he asked knitting his eyebrow and I nodded
Alright then! run off to school so you won’t be late. he said teasingly and I smiled
See you later! I bade and walked out of the house with Daphne following behind me……
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Where have you dad been since all this while? Daphne asked as we walked to the taxi station
Work. I answered and she furrowed her eyebrow
Does he sleep at his work place? She asked again and I nodded
But why? She continued
I was about to answer when my phone rang and on checking the caller , it was Declan
Oops! I guess he Is already at the taxi station waiting for me ..
I received it
Hi Declan! I greeted first
Where are you? he asked without responding to my greetings
I smirked, Is he for real? I wondered
Where are you? I threw the question back at him and he scoffed
Are you kidding me? Anyways, I am already at the taxi station. he informed
Alright dear! I will be there in a jiffy . I said and ended the call….
What did he say? Daphne asked
He said he Is already at the taxi station. I replied
Alright then! run along , I will meet you in school . She said and before I could even say anything, she ran off
Crazy! I muttered and then ran all the way to the taxi station……
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Getting to the taxi station, I looked around and sighted Declan car parked a few meters away
Why didn’t he honk the car horn?
I walked briskly towards the car and on getting there ,I opened the car door and got in …..
Good morning! I greeted Declan who just nodded
And without saying anything. he started the car and drove off heading to school……
I bit my lips in anger
What kind of boyfriend ignores his girlfriend greeting? only the rude and proud ones like …….Declan!
Well! Since he wants it that way , I will give him also….
And with my hands folded across my chest , I maintained a straight face throughout the drive to the school …….
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On getting to the school, he drove into the compound and parked out in the parking lot
I alighted from the car and Declan did same at his own end
How can somebody be so stubborn!
I walked towards the class and was expecting Declan to do the same , but instead he took the opposite direction
Where is he going?…. could it be the… oh no! The principal office…
Declan! I called with a loud voice and he stopped then turned to face me
I walked up to him
Where are you going? I asked with a frown and he scoffed
Are you really talking to me?he asked mockingly
Quit the act Dec, where are you going? I repeated
Isn’t it obvious. he drawled
Are for for real! Don’t you think before you act! Questioning the principal might attract a detention.
And do I look like I care! he retorted in a huff
Please Declan ! I pleaded softly even when I knew she he won’t listen to me…..
Go to class Sasha! he instructed
No Declan! If you choose to go to the principal office,then I will come with you . I insisted
he was quiet for a moment and then huffed
I can see you are the stubborn type!
Same with you. I drawled and he sighed
You are so impossible! Let us go to class. he said as he walked past me to the class ……
Better! I remarked as I followed behind him……
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Entering the class, Cory rushed to hug me
I stared at her in surprise
She pulled out of the hug and stared directly into my face …:
Are you alright now? She asked and I nodded slowly
And before I knew it , she held my hands as she led me over to my seat
What is with her? I wondered
She sat down in the seat in front of me and then faced me
I widened my eyes in surprise
is she back to her seat? I wondered as I sat down on my seat
So why did you come to school with Declan , are you both couples? She asked with a grin and I shrugged
Something like that !
What do you mean by that! Are you couples? Yes or no…..
And why are you asking! I fired at her
That is because we are friends. She answered with a pout
Friends! I really doubt her . I muttered and she stared at me with shock written all over her face …
And why did you say that Sasha ? She asked with a tiny voice
Simple! Because friends does not hide things from each other. I answered ,staring Intently at her
She gave me a confused look
Have I hidden something from you before?
Yes . I replied bluntly
And when was that ? She continued and I smiled lightly
The golden necklace with the “D2” inscription, why didn’t you tell me about it the first day I asked you? I asked and she froze
Why didn’t you? She repeated
Erm erm I don’t know what erm you are talking about. She stuttered
Really! Then why were you scared of my room , is it because of the necklace? I continued and a flicker of fear crossed her face…..
Just stop! Please stop Sasha! She pleaded and then faced the front..
Cory! Cory! I called but she ignored me, instead she placed her head on her table and started vibrating..
I sighed knowing she was crying……
Cory! You are a good person. I said with a louder voice hoping she would hear…………
Just then the biology teacher walked into the class and as expected, the class became quiet…….
At last! Daphne remarked with a sigh…….
I brought out my biology book out from my back pack and opened it ready to receive lectures….
*
the teacher soon began to teach on the reproductive system and the whole class was filled with laughter.
I turned sideways to look at Declan expecting to see him laughing but instead , he had this bored look on his face …. I could tell he was tired of the class….
What is going on in his mind ? I wondered…….
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Declan Davies
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And we will continue in our next class. The teacher said as she packed her books
I sighed in relief
At last! I muttered ……
And without waiting for her to leave the class, I jolted up from my seat and walked out the class….
Mr Davies! Mr Davies! I heard her call but I ignored her ……
This was the only way I can get out of the class without Sasha following me and bugging me with questions….
I really need to speak with the principal and will do it alone…..
*
On getting to his office, I knocked on his door
Come in! he answered with his usual husky voice
Pushing the door opened, I walked in to see him writing into a note , sitting behind the huge desk……
Good morning sir! I greeted
he raised his head up and then smiled
Declan !how are you? he asked with a wider smile
Fine! I answered dryly
Good! Why are you here! Do you need something! Was any of the teachers harsh on you? he asked in a rush
No sir ! I answered
Then why are you here? He asked with a knitted eyebrow
I came over to see you! he answered
he stared at me for a while and then nodded slowly
You can have your seat. he offered and I did
So why do you want to see me? he started and I took a deep breathe
My sister ! I answered staring intently at him and I swear , I saw a flicker of fear crossed his face which he immediately replaced with a smile
Erm Daphne! Your dead sister! what about her? he asked without meeting my gaze
I smirked
You see sir , I have a feeling that my sister was murdered. I said
And why did you say so! her body was found in the water , you saw that right? he asked with a wavering voice but I shook my head negatively
Oh that is right! Your family was in a confused state!
Sure! I agreed
Then why are you telling me this? he asked
Because I believe you can help me with it . I answered with a mocking smile which he failed to notice
Alright! Erm Declan just leave it to me , I promise to take care of it …..
No sir ! I won’t , i will make sure my sister murderers are all brought to book…
And without waiting for his response, I stood up and gave him a slight bow.
Thanks sir . I said and then left his office……
My instincts were right , the principal demeanour clearly shows he knows something about it….
But what exactly is he hiding?
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Mr Hampton ( The Principal)
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Immediately Declan left the office, I picked up my phone from the table and dialled the chief police number
he picked it on the first ring
hello Dan! he greeted calling me by my first name
What is going on? I asked coldly
What do you mean? he asked
Someone is beginning to suspect that the child was murdered. I answered
What child? he asked and I scoffed
Are you trying to act smart! I am talking about the girl who was murdered three months ago. I reminded gritting my teeth
Oh! Daphne Davies. he said
Yes, Daphne Davies!her twin brother just left my office and from the look of it , he seems he knows something about it . I explained
But how is that possible?the chief police asked
Are you seriously asking me that! I retorted angrily, make sure you do proper investigation , i paid you heavily for it so do your duty . I reminded
Of course! he replied
And remember if the truth comes out , we all go down together. I added and ended the call….
I sighed in frustration
I can’t allow the truth be out , never!
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Sasha Alfredo
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After the teacher left the class, I stood up and was about leaving the class when a familiar voice called me
I looked in the direction of the voice to see Racheal walking towards me …..
What does she want? I wondered
hey Sasha! She greeted
What do you want? I asked with a frown and she chuckled
Chill Sasha! We ain’t fighting or are we? She asked and I scoffed
Why did you stop me? I asked and she smiled lightly
Where are you going?
It is none of your business! I retorted and she smirked
I can see you didn’t heed to my advice, do you think Declan can ever love you! Declan is mine and mine alone . She half yelled
Delusional fool! Daphne who was beside me cursed at her and I laughed loudly
What Is funny? She asked with a frown
Nothing! I answered and she huffed
I can see you are ….. she paused with her gaze fixed on my upper chest
What is she staring at? I wondered
touching my chest ,I immediately knew the reason for her sudden pause , it was the golden necklace…..
I was playing with it during class and completely forgot to put it back inside my gown …..:
Where did you get this? She asked with a trembling voice
And why do you care! Do you know about it? I asked with a slight smile
D2! Where did you get it? She repeated
Daphne gave it to me? I answered
Daphne! She muttered and then shook her head
That is not possible! That is not possible! She repeated still shaking her head…
And why do you think so? I probed on and without answering my question, she walked slowly to her seat like a Zombie…….
What is wrong with her? I wondered
I looked around the still noisy class and met Cory gaze
She smiled lightly and then looked away ……..

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[nextpage title=”episode 18″]
Episode 18
Few steps to the truth
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Sasha Alfredo
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My suspicion about Racheal had been right all along , her penetrable eyes and scrutable countenance gave her away …
Cory! Racheal! What exactly are they hiding? but come to think of it Daphne said Cory pleaded with her to come to the party because She was scared of Racheal……
But why would Cory be scared of her classmate! Is there some kind of secret between them! Is that why Cory is always Racheal with her backpack! Is she some kind of slave!………….
Declan is here! Daphne announced distracting from my thoughts and I looked toward the door just in time to see Declan walk into the class……..
I walked up to him
Dec! Where have you been? I asked with concern look
No where, and why are you standing here? he asked
I looked around the class and then back at him
Let’s go over to your seat , I need to tell you something. I said in whispers….
And without saying anything, he led the way to his seat and I followed behind him…..
Sitting on his desk , he faced me
So what is it you want to tell me? he started
It is about Racheal. I informed in whispers
he slowly shifted his gaze to Racheal and then back at me
What about her ?he asked fixing his gaze on me……
I think she knows something about Daphne. I replied
he was quiet for a moment and then he exhaled deeply
Why did you say so?
The necklace! I said touching the necklace, on seeing it , her countenance changed. It was like she was scared of something. I explained and he sighed
I am not surprised… I mean since her father is also involved, she might as well be involved. he said and I nodded in agreement
So what do you suggest we do next? I asked
Simple! I will call Sinclair and ask for his help. he retorted
And do you think he will help us? I asked and he shrugged
we just have to try!
I was about asking another question when the chemistry teacher walked into the class……..
Ooops! I guess I will ask him after the class
And in a rush, I walked briskly to my seat and sat down…….
I brought out my chemistry note from my back pack and opened it ready to prepare for the next lecture…..
Are we ever going to find out what happened to me? Daphne asked with a sign
Of course we will. I mumbled…..
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Declan Davies
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The hours dragged on till it was closing time
At last! I sighed in relief
All the classes I had today were all boring to me.
I kept my books inside my backpack and then turned sideways to see Sasha shoving her books carelessly into her bag….
I smiled lightly, What a girlfriend!
Slinging my backpack across my shoulders, I stood up and walked up her
hey babe! do you want your book to have a tear? I asked teasingly
She raised her head to look at me and then chuckled
Daphne just asked me the same question
Oh! Does she follow you to school always? I asked in whispers and she nodded
I bit my lips , how I wish I could see my sister even if it just once….
She stood up when she was done and then faced me
Let us go . She said and we both walked out of the class
*
So when are you going to call Sinclair? She asked we walked to the parking lot
When we are inside the car. I answered and she nodded slowly
And all of a sudden, she nudge me to look at the opposite direction and when I did , I saw Racheal and Cory standing in front of the administration building…….
As usual, Cory was carrying both hers and Racheal back pack
But why does Cory always carry Racheal back pack? Sasha asked and I shrug
I don’t know!
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Opening the car door, I got in and Sasha also did the same from the other end ….
It is time to call Sinclair. She reminded and without waiting time , i brought out my phone from my jean pocket to dial Sinclair number
It rang but he did not pick
I tried it again and he picked up on the second ring ….
Please Place it on speaker. Sasha pleaded and I did
hello Sinclair! I greeted first
hello! Who is this? he asked with a calm voice
Declan Davies! I informed
Oh Declan! Why did it take you so long to call, I have been expecting your call ever since . he queried
I am sorry sir , I was so busy with classes. I apologise
It is alright! So have you gotten any hint on your sister case? he asked
Erm not really , but can I come over to the station so I can explain better? I asked
he was quiet for a moment and then sighed
I don’t think it is good idea
But why? I probed on
It is not something we can talk about on call, Are you closed from school? he asked
Yes. I replied
Good! Then come meet me at Petra hotel . he said and without waiting for my response, he ended the call…
Petra hotel! Where is that? Sasha asked
It is not too far from here , will you go with me? I asked hoping she would say yes and she did …..
Good!
I started the car and drove off heading to Petra hotel …….
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Cory Abel
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Standing in front of the administrative block , I listened to Racheal as she explained her fears ……
I smiled inwardly seeing her in a worried state but as you know , I had to act like I was also worried…..
It is so real Cory! I saw the necklace around her neck !how is that possible! Daphne was wearing the necklace on that night so how did the necklace get to Sasha? she asked, shaking like a leaf
I stared at her without knowing what to say , I was confused about that as well …….emI also asked myself the same question on the very day Sasha showed me the necklace….
Or is there something you know that I don’t? Racheal asked fixing her gaze on me ….
Yes erm I mean No. I stuttered and she scoffed
What exactly are you saying? Are you trying to play smart! She paused and thought for some moment before she continued
or do you think you will go Scot free if the truth comes out! She retorted angrily and I shivered in fear …..
Please I don’t what to go to prison! I pleaded with a trembling voice and she smirked
Prison! It might be worst than that. She threatened and I swallowed hard
So is there something you know that I don’t ? She repeated and I nodded sheepishly
Then spit it out. She said in huff
Erm Actually Sasha and her family lives in the old abandoned building where we do hold our class party. I informed and she went stiff
And not only that , Sasha room happens to be the same room where you erm I mean Daphne was killed. I quickly added , I was expecting her to flare up but instead she remained calm …
And how did you know about this? She asked picking her words
That is because Sasha is my friend , remember? I asked nervously but she didn’t say a word but kept her gaze behind me , as if staring at someone ..,
I quickly turned to look and saw Sasha and Declan walking towards the parking lot …..
Oh right! Only Declan can make the “shameless witch ” in front of me act crazy !
Are they dating? She asked clenching her fist , I could tell she was angry
I don’t know . I answered with a shrug and she scoffed
I can see that Sasha of a girl is so stubborn . She mumbled and then walked past me to the principal , no her father office ……..
I exhaled deeply knowing fully well that I was trapped …..
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Declan Davies
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We soon got to the hotel and I parked out in front…..
Wow’!it is so huge . Sasha exclaimed and I nodded absentmindedly
Opening the car door, I alighted and she did the same at her own end …..
It feels like we are on a date! She remarked and I smiled lightly
Do you want us to have one? I asked calmly and she nodded sheepishly
Can we really do that? She asked to be sure
Of course we can !…….
*
Entering the hotel , I sighted Sinclair sitting at the corner end of the hotel
he was wearing an all black outfit with dark glasses…
We both walked towards him and on seeing us, he took off the glasses and placed it on the table …..
I can see you came with your girlfriend again . he said teasingly
Good evening Sir erm I mean Sinclair! Sasha greeted and he flashed her a smile
I took a seat opposite him and gestured Sasha to do the same …….
But why did you ask to meet here? I asked looking around the classic hotel
That is because It would be safer here? he retorted and I chuckled softly
Are you kidding me! Why would an hotel be more safer than a police station!
he stared at me for a while and then sighed
The chief police threatened to dismiss anyone who talks about your sister , Daphne….
And why would he do that? I asked confusedly and he shrugged
I can’t say anything about that, so let us talk about you , what hint do you have? he asked , changing the conversation
it is not really a hint , it is a suspicion. I corrected a
Oh! Let me hear you out …
I glanced at Sasha before talking
Actually, I think my school principal is kind of involved
Your principal! he repeated in shock and I nodded
Why did you say so? Do you have any proof? he asked in a rush
Not really! but according to my mom, he visited her two days after the incident and sounded so eager to close to case ……….
he was quiet for some moment and then he exhaled deeply
Is there some kind of connection between Cory and your principal? he asked but I shook my head negatively
Or does your principal have a daughter within your age range? he continued and I nodded
her name is Racheal and she is my classmate. I answered and he smiled lightly
Interesting! Does she and Daphne have a close relationship? he probed on and I shrugged
Well! I can’t really say , Daphne was the friendly type so she talks to everyone…
Then what about you, What was your relationship with this Racheal of a girl? he asked fixing his gaze on me
Erm she is my ex girlfriend. I answered and Sasha scoffed
Ex girlfriend! Ex girlfriend!the detective repeated, tapping his fingers on the table and I wondered why he was laying emphasis on it …….
I think you really need to be wary of this Racheal. he said after giving it some thoughts , my intuition tells me she is the reason why her dad got involved in the case ..
I exchanged look with Sasha
Are you trying to say Racheal killed my sister? I asked picking my words but he shook his head
I didn’t say so , I only said you both need to be very Careful around her . he corrected and I sighed in frustration…..
Fine! I agreed
And lest I forget! he brought out a pen from his back pocket and handed it to me ….
I think you will be needing this!
I stared at the black pen confusedly
And why will I be in need of a ball pen?i asked with the same confused look and he chuckled softly
It is not a pen , it is a voice recorder. he corrected and I widened my eyes in surprise
It is just shaped like a pen , all you have to do is to press the t—-t device and boom , it will start recording. he explained
Wow! Can I try it? Sasha butted in and the detective nodded
She stretched forth her hands to me and I gently placed the “pen ” on her palm…..
She followed the detective instructions and to my surprise, the record notes she did were louder and clearer that I had expected….
This is really great! She remarked
Sure . The detective responded and then stood up
I need to get going now .he informed and then picked up his glasses from the table …..
Don’t forget all what I told you . he reminded as he walked out of the hotel ……..
*
There was an awkward silent between us after the detective left as were both lost in our own individual thoughts
Just then , Sasha cleared her throat
I think we should also get going .She said glancing at her wrist watch …
She tried to stand up from the chair but I pulled her back
Not so fast young lady!
But why? She asked with an arched eyebrow
Let us have dinner before leaving . I said with a light smile
Omoo! Is this some kind of date? she asked and I shrugged
You can call it whatever you like . I answered and she grinned
A date it is then! She muttered……
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Racheal Hampton
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Fuming in anger , I paced up and dad my dad’s office …
he was not on seat and I was already getting impatient waiting for him
Where could he be? he probably went to one of those dumb meetings!
*
Seeing the golden necklace got me all scared and confused and at first, I thought nemesis was already catching up with me not until I heard Cory’s explanation on the house , the house where Daphne died
Oh poor Daphne!
I closed my eyes as I tried to recollect the face of the black haired girl who was always smiling and I did ….
She was so innocent and completely different from her brother who I was and still madly in love with …..
Daphne was so friendly while Declan was a complete snub…….
I sighed softly
I am sorry Daphne but it wasn’t my fault , blame it on love …, I mean I couldn’t fold my hands and watch you destroy my relationship with your twin brother…..
*
The door suddenly flung opened and my dad walked in
Dad! I called and rushed to hug him
How are you baby? he asked with a sigh and I pulled out of the hug to stare at his face
I studied him ….
Are you alright dad? I asked and she nodded slowly
Then what is with the gloomy face? I continued and he sighed again
Don’t worry Princess , it is something I can handle……
I stared at him for a moment and then faked my tears knowing my dad could not bear to see me cry but to my surprise, he walked past me to his seat …..
I widened my eyes in surprise , Did he just walk out on me?
Dad! I called softly and he scoffed
Are you done shedding fake tears? he asked in a huff , why are you even here , or do you want me to cover up for you just like I always do? he asked in sarcasm
I tried to talk but no sound came out , I was d–n speechless …..
So you should know , Declan is already suspicious of Daphne death .he added
Declan! I repeated with in disbelief
Yes !Declan, the same guy you are going all crazy for . he answered dryly
Oh my gawd! This cannot happen! What do you suggest I should do! Please talk to me dad. I said in a rush and he took a deep breathe
I have been pondering over it and think it is best for you to travel out of the country till everything is all cleared out . he suggested
Travel out! No way! I blurted out and he scoffed
Is this about Declan again? he asked and I nodded
D–n! You are not only crazy but you are also foolish . he paused and sighed before he continued, i think It is best I register you for a rehabilitation therapy. he completed and I smirked
Rehabilitation therapy! I muttered
Yes Princess, This is what I should done a long time ago…
And without saying anything, I stormed out of his office in a huff ……..
Racheal! Racheal! I heard him call but I ignored him
How dare he scold at me!

[nextpage title=”episode 19″]
Episode 19
Who is the killer?
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Sasha Alfredo
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Entering my room, I toss my backpack on the bed , pulled off my gown and flung it on the floor then went into the bathroom , completely ignoring Daphne who was standing beside my bed with a frown on her face…..
I returned to the room with a towel wrapped around me and to my surprise, Daphne was still standing beside my bed , frowning…..
Ooops! It seems some one is angry. I drawled and she scoffed
Why did you come home late? She queried and I laughed
Is that the reason why your face is all squeezed up?
Just answer me Sasha , why are you home late ? She repeated
Declan and I went to see Sinclair, I told you about it right?
Oh yeah! but I never expected it to take that long ! She retorted and I smiled shyly
Actually we had our first date in the same hotel we met Sinclair. I said , playing with my hands shyly
Omoooo! Are you for real? She asked excitedly and I blushed
Oh Sasha! I am so happy for you, so tell me more about the date? She continued and I smirked
What is there to tell, it was just a normal date? I said, walking over to the wardrobe …:
I opened it and pulled out a long blue satin gown …..
how can you say it is a normal date! I bet Declan will get you lot of food and drinks! Oh!how I wish I can go on a date too……she kept on gushing
Unzipping the gown , I hurriedly put it on and then laid on the bed….
Aren’t you going down for dinner? She asked but I shook my head
My stomach is already filled up. I answered
what if your mom call you down for dinner?She continued
She can’t, I already told her I am filled…. I explained
Oh!
She stared at me for a moment and then grinned mischievously
Did you both do it?
Do what!i asked with an arched eyebrow
Have sex . She blurted out and I scoffed
Is that the only thing in this big head of yours! I retorted in a huff and she chuckled
Calm down Sasha , I only asked a simple question. She said trying to calm me down and I rolled my eyes
Like you would resist if Declan ask for it . She drawled and I swallowed hard, Making a sound …..
Erm Ain’t you interested in knowing what Sinclair said? I asked trying to change the conversation and it worked
Sure! I was about to ask, what did he say?she asked and I smiled inwardly
But on a serious note, what will I do if Declan ask me for sex? Will I give in .. no! no! no! he won’t ask !…
What did he say? Daphne repeated and I quickly composed myself
Actually he was not really sure about it but he believes Racheal is deeply involved in it …..
I said it ! She retorted angrily
C’mon Daphne it is only an assumption, Racheal might be …….. I tried to say but she cut me off
No she isn’t . She blurted out and I knitted my eyebrow, curiously
Do you remember anything? I asked picking my words but she shook her head
I don’t! but I just have the feeling that the “witch” is deeply involved , even the way she reacted when she saw the gold chain tells it all.she explained and I nodded in agreement
Yeah! You are right …
So what are we going to do next? She asked with a sigh
We will keep on investigating in secret and lest i forget!
I sat up and dragged my back pack nearer to me
Opening it , I brought out the pen recorder …:
We are going to be using this. I said staring at the “recording pen” in admiration and she laughed softly
I never know you were a clown Sasha , what are you going to do with a pen? She asked , still laughing and I joined her
She stopped and then furrowed her eyebrow
Why are you laughing with me?Are you crazy!
No!I am just laughing at your stupidity , this is not a pen , it is a voice recorder. I corrected and she opened her mouth in awe
Wow! Wow! Who gave it to you? She asked , leaning over to have a closer look
Sinclair . I answered and she nodded slowly
Declan asked me to hold it since I am more closer to Cory . I explained
Are you going use it on her? She asked and I nodded
She was about saying something when the door to my room creaked opened and my dad walked in
I quickly hid the pen under my pillow
Hey princess! he greeted first, looking around the room
hi dad! When did you get back? I asked
Not quite long , but who were you talking to? he asked still looking around and I bit my lips , nervously
Who! Me! What do you mean? I asked in a rush and he sighed
I thought I heard you saying something to someone, but it is alright….. so your mum told me about your dinner date
Oh! I exclaimed softly
He moved closer and sat down beside me
Sasha! I know you are an adult now but I just don’t want you to make any silly mistakes. he said concernedly
I smiled lightly
I understand you dad and I promise to be careful……
Good! So tell me more about him , his name? age! Class! And anything you I think I should know …
Fine! his name is Declan, we are both in the same class. i answered and he nodded slowly
So this Declan of a boy is the one who stole my daughter heart. he said teasingly and I laughed loudly
Oh dad! You are so funny! I remarked and he smiled
I am glad to see you have gotten used to this “old looking house”…..
Of course dad , this house gave me a special friend …..
Special friend! he repeated and I nodded
Yes dad , her name is Daphne. I informed , glancing at Daphne …..
My dad stared at me curiously and then replaced the curious look with a smile ……
I will love to meet this special friend of yours. he said while standing
I nodded without saying anything
Good night baby! he bade , yawning
Good night dad!
he took few steps to the door and then stopped to face me
I will drive you to school tomorrow…::
Alright dad!
he blew me a Kiss before walking out of the room…
I turned sideways to face Daphne
So where did we st…. I stopped when I noticed she was crying …….,
What is wrong? I asked worriedly
Nothing Sasha! I am just happy you told your dad about me …..
I smiled lightly
I love you so much Sasha . She said as tears rolled down her eyes…..
I love you too Daphne
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Declan Davies
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The sound of the alarm clock disrupted my sleep
I allowed it to continue ringing without making a move to get off the bed …….
It stopped ringing and then continued again
Jeez! Can’t I sleep in peace!
Stretching, I sat up the bed and glanced at the wall clock
It was 7:50
Time to get ready for school!
I dragged myself up from the bed and went into the bathroom to freshen up
Returning to the room, I found my phone ringing on the bed
I moved closer to the bed and picked up the phone
On checking the caller , it was Sasha
I received it
Good morning! her voice echoed from the other end
Morning! how was your night? I asked
”Twas Fine!you don’t need to come pick me ,my dad will be driving me to school.
Alright ! See you in school. I said and ended the call….
*
I dressed hurriedly in an all black outfit , sling my backpack across my shoulders and then headed downstairs to the sitting room…..
And to my surprise, I met my mom in the sitting room dolling her self up
Good morning mum! I greeted
She raised her head up and flashed me a smile
Morning baby! how do I look? She asked , applying a red lipstick
Beautiful! I answered truthfully
Thanks baby, your breakfast is already served …:
I looked towards the dinning and then back at her
Don’t worry mum! I will get something at cafe ….
But why? She asked with a frown
That is because I don’t have appetite! I retorted
Really! Why! Are you sick! Is your stomach hurting you? She asked in a rush
No! I am fine , but are you going somewhere? I asked staring at her intently
Yes, I need to go to the grocery store.she answered
But we get it on delivery so why stressing yourself. I queried and she grinned
Let us say mum needs a breathe of fresh air . She winked at me
Alright then! See you later . I bade and headed to my car
Opening the car door, I got in and drove off heading to school …….
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Driving through the expressway, I sighted Cory standing in front of the gas station
She was turning here and there with a bewildered look on her face ..
What is wrong with her? I wondered
Pulling up in front of her , I wind down the window of the car….
And on seeing me, she widened her eyes in surprise
Get in. I said calmly
She looked behind her shoulders and back at me
Are you really talking to me? She asked and I scoffed
Who else will I be talking to , or is there a ghost behind you! I retorted and she swallowed hard
Get in! I repeated and she did
Starting the car , I drove off heading to school……
Thanks . She said softly and I shot her a glance
It is nothing, but what were you doing all alone in front of a gas station? I asked calmly and she sighed
Racheal was angry with me so she instructed her driver to drop me off . She answered and I scoffed
Is it a must to ride with her? I asked knitting my eyebrow but she kept mute
Is it a must? I repeated and she exhaled deeply
I have got no choice. She answered sadly
And who told you that! Racheal? I asked but she shook her head
You wouldn’t understand Declan !
Then make me to , why do you allow Racheal to control you? Why do you allow her to treat you like a slave?
That is because I am like a Slave to her? She answered and I went stiff
Yes ,my mother is a personal maid to Racheal’s family and what does that make me? a daughter to a maid! She half yelled.
I bit my lips without saying anything
So can you see the reason why I let her control me , I have no choice Declan
Is that why you are scared of her? I asked and she froze
What do you mean? She managed to ask
On the day Daphne died, you pleaded with her to go with you to the class party because you were scared of Racheal, right? I asked
how dddid you kkknow about it? She stuttered and I smirked
It is none of your business, Just answer my question
I don’t know what you are talking about. She answered with a trembling voice
Really! Then let me rephrase the question, who murdered my sister? I asked and her breathing became heavier
I stepped on the brake and the car skidded to a halt …..
Stoping the engine, I turned to face her
Who murdered her? I repeated and a flicker of fear crossed her eyes
Is it you! the principal! or Racheal!…..:
She tried to say something but no sound came out …
her hands were shaking and she was also sweating…….
I smirked lightly , it was obvious she knew who the killer was?
What can I do now? I thought within
I guess I have to instil more fear into her ………
So you should know , I am not the only one working on this case and we are on the brink of finding who the killer is ……
It is better to tell what you know and I assure no harm will come to you ……,,;
Having said that , I started the car and zoomed off ……

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Episode 20
Same fate as Daphne
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Declan Davies
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On getting to school , I drove into the compound Just in time to see Sasha alight from a Black sedan .
Oh yeah! That must be her dad car ….
I parked out in the car lot and without saying anything, Cory who was beside alighted and then ran off ….
I sighed , I really hope my words got to her……
Grabbing my backpack from the back seat , i alighted from the car and came face to face with Sasha
good Lord! You scared the shit out of me! I exclaimed and she chuckled
sorry Dec, I saw you drive in so I decided to wait for you. She explained
Oh! Thanks babe
I closed the car door and we both headed to the class…
So what was Cory doing in your car? She suddenly asked and I smiled knowing she would ask me about her
Nothing, I only gave her a ride. I answered
Ride! She repeated in surprise
Yes! according to her , she said Racheal dropped her off the road because she was angry . I explained and she shook her head in disgust
Racheal is really a beast!she remarked and I bit my lower lips without saying anything…..
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Entering the class, I settled into my seat and was about bringing out a book when the secretary to the principal walked in……….
She looked around the class and when her gaze met mine , she nodded towards me
Declan Davies, the principal wants to see you in his office . She informed and left the class
I felt all eyes on me and without sparing anyone a glance, I jolted up from my seat and walked out of the class to the principal office……
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Taking a deep breathe, I knocked on the polish wooden door
Come in . his answered with his usual husky voice
pushing the door opened , I walked in to see him typing into his laptop ..
Good morning sir! I greeted
Morning Declan! he answered with his eyes still fixed to his laptop…..
You asked to see me sir . I said and was at the same wondering what he wanted to say to me.
You can have your seat. he offered and I did ..
he paused what he was doing and then raised his head to look at me …
So you should know, I did as promised and the fact still remains the same. he started
Fact! What fact? I asked and he sighed
I am sorry to say this, but your sister was not murdered, she committed sucide . he informed and I smirked
And why did you say so! what investigation did you carry out ?I retorted in a huff and he smiled lightly
I talked to the chief police on the possibility of Daphne being murdered and he said it was all bullshit .he explained and I bit my lips trying to control my anger….
It was so obvious he was trying so hard to conceal the truth but he should get prepared because I am going to do everything possible to get justice for my sister……
So Declan you just have to accept the fact that your sister killed herself because of her lover . he added
Lover! If I should ask, where is this so- called lover? I mean do I know him? I asked in a huff and he went stiff
Yes , tell me who is this college lover of hers that no one knows? I repeated
Erm i erm it was her best friend statement and not mine. he stuttered and I smirked
Interesting! So no one knows the college lover except Cory . I said picking my words and he exhaled deeply
I know how you feel Declan but you just have to accept the fact Daphne is dead and gone. he said softly
I stared in disgust at the monster in front of me for a while and then faked a smile
Fine! Can I go to my class ? I asked still wearing the fake smile and he nodded with a wide grin…..
And with a heavy heart, I stood up from the chair and walked out of the office …..
Don’t worry Daphne! I will make sure your death is not in vain……
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Sasha Alfredo
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Restless, I sat down in the almost empty classroom waiting for Daphne to return……
She saw the worrisome look on my face when Declan left the class so she decided on her own to follow him to the principal office…….
But why did the principal ask to see Declan! Did Declan cause any trouble! or ….wait a minute! Is it because of Daphne! Did he later confront the principal about her!
No it can’t be! I mean I know Declan is so stubborn but I never expected him to be so rash with his decisions
Just then I felt a presence beside me and without looking, I knew it was Daphne
Spill it out . I said in whispers and she cleared her throat before she started talking
Actually it is all about me, the principal is still insisting I committed sucide . She said sadly and I nodded , gesturing her to continue
he told Declan to forget about me since I am dead and gone . She added
I looked around the class to make sure no one was looking before turning sideways to face her
And what was Declan response? I asked in whispers
He did nothing, he just smiled at him. She answered and I nodded, looking away from her
But why is the class almost empty? She asked and I smirked
Have you forgotten every Friday Is a personal study day . I reminded and she exclaimed softly
Then what are you doing here in class , let go to the library to study . She retorted but I shook my head
The library will be filled up with lot of students . I explained
hmmmmh then let us go to the empty classroom. She suggested and I nodded in agreement
You can message Declan to join you there , I can’t wait to see you both kiss. She added and I huffed
Spoilt brat!
Standing up from my seat , we both headed to up the stairs to the empty classroom…..
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Entering the class room, I widened my eyes in shock at what I saw
Racheal and Cory kissing !
I pinched my self to be sure I was not dreaming and it was certainly not a dream
Racheal! Cory! I called in shock and they immediately pulled out from the kiss…….
Sasha! Whaat are yyyou doing here? Cory stuttered and then broke down in tears
I looked at her and then at Rachel who had a blank look on her face
Sasha it is not what you think. Cory said in between tears and Rachel snapped at her
Would you please shut up! She barked at her and without saying anything, Cory grabbed her back pack from the table and then ran out of the class, crying…
I watched her go and then faced Racheal
What the hell did I just see, Are you both Lesbians? I asked in disbelief but she just stared blankly at me
Did you suddenly turn deaf? I asked , with a miff and she exhaled deeply
I am not a lesbian . She said in defence and I Laughed loudly
Then what were you both doing , having sisterly kiss. I said mockingly and she clutched her fist tightly
Wow! Wow! Wow! Then why were threatening me about Declan if you …. I tried to say but she cut me off
Leave Declan out of this. She retorted angrily and I swear, I saw the flash of anger in her eyes ……
Really! I should leave him out of this , and how do you think he will react if he hears his ex girlfriend is a lesbian. I said trying to get into her and I guess it worked because a flicker of fear crossed her face
And who will tell him? She asked fixing her gaze on me
Me . I answered and she scoffed
You dare not! She threatened and I smiled lightly
Then watch me do it !
I took few steps to the entrance when she caught my arm
Please don’t tell him. She pleaded like a baby
I looked at her hands and then at her
Let me go . I half yelled but instead, she tightened her hold on me
Please Sasha don’t tell Declan! I don’t want him to hate me! I don’t want him to see me as a bad person! She pleaded as if her life depended on it and I huffed
Let go of me Racheal or else . I warned but she shook her head
What if we strike a deal? She asked and I knitted my eyebrow
What deal? I asked with interest and she let go of me
I will tell everything you need to know about Daphne murder and In return, you will keep my secret . She said with a sly smile and I scoffed
Do you think I am a fool! I retorted in a huff and she tilted her head slowly
Are you in or not? she asked picking her words and I swallowed hard
And how do you expect me to believe you? I asked, glancing at Daphne who had a far away look on her face
Simple! Because I was there when Daphne was murdered. She answered and I gasped in shock
What happened to her! Who murdered her! I asked in a rush and she smiled
Easy Sasha, Are you in or not? She repeated
I stared at her for a while and then sighed
I am in. I agreed and she grinned widely.
Good! Let’s meet at the bus station closer to the school by 19:00pm. She instructed
19: 00pm! I repeated in shock , isn’t that too late?
You can choose to come or not! She retorted
But why can’t you just tell me here? I asked , biting my lips
That is because I need to bring the evidence along. She answered
What evidence? I asked with an arched eyebrow and she smiled lightly
When you come , I will explain to you ……….
Fine! Let’s meet by 19:00pm! I agreed and was about leaving when she called me back…..
I turned to face her
And another thing don’t tell anyone about it , not even Declan. She warned and I nodded slowly……
having agreed , i walked slowly out of the classroom lost in my own thoughts….
Will you do as she says? Daphne suddenly asked and I slowly shifted my gaze to her
I don’t know , I am really confused. I answered with a sigh
Then you need to confide in Declan. She advised and I sighed without saying anything…
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Getting to the class, I looked towards Declan seat and as expected, he was on seat
he placed his head on the table and seem to be listening to music because his headphone was connected to his ear …..
I walked up to him and then tapped him gently
he raised his head up and on seeing me , he smiled
Hey baby! where have you been? he asked , taking off the head phone
I have been looking around for you. I lied and Daphne scoffed
Just tell him the truth! She said in a huff but I ignored her
And what about you , why did the principal ask to see you? I asked staring intently at him
Nothing. he answered and I smirked
Really! So you mean the principal called to tell you nothing ! I retorted and he sighed
Can’t you just let this pass please . he pleaded weakly and I hit my fist on his table in anger
No way Declan, I need to know and that is final….
Fine! Fine! Fine! The principal just called to know how I was faring. he said and I scoffed
You bloody liar! I cursed at him and without waiting for his response, I went over to my seat…
Did he just lie to my face!
You need to Calm down Sasha , he is probably only trying to save you from the stress. Daphne cautioned
I don’t care! I half yelled and Cory who was seated in front of me turned back to face me
What? I mouthed at her and she immediately looked away ….
how dare she look at me with that lesbian face of hers! I mumbled angrily…..
D–n! Everything really sucks…..
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Racheal Hampton
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After Sasha left , I brought out my phone from my jean pocket and scrolled through it looking for a number and when I finally did , I dialled it ….
The person picked up on the second ring….
Hi kelvin! I greeted first
Hi baby! Are you already missing me? his bass voice rang through from the other end and I squeezed my face in disgust
No erm I mean yes . I stuttered and he chuckled
What exactly are you saying? he asked and I exhaled deeply
I need your help this night . I informed and the line went quiet.
Are you there? I asked to be sure
Yes, what kind of help? he probed on
Well! It is something simple and so you know, lot of money will be involved. I added knowing how much he loves money ……
Lot of money! I love that ! he remarked
Good! I will brief you on the details when I am back from school. I said
Sure , and that will be after we have a quickie that…… I hang up the call before he could complete his statement….
Crazy fool! I muttered
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Cory Abel
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Worried, I shifted on my seat while wondering on what next to do ……
I can’t let it happen all over again! No way , I can’t allow Sasha share the same fate as Daphne …….
Closing my eyes , I tried to think but couldn’t, my brain was completely frozen….
Oh God! What can I do! What can I do! I repeated and Just then Declan words rang in my head..:
“I will assure no harm come to you”
But can he really do that?
I turned sideways to see him staring at Sasha …..
And even in my worried state, a smile escaped from my lips
It was obvious he is in love with her which is something Racheal failed to see …
Oh Cory! What will you do now, will you put aside your dreams to save a friend!!!!!!!!!!

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Episode 21
Knowing the murderer
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Declan Davies
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Sasha refused to talk to me all through in class and I must admit , I was very worried.
I never expected her to have reacted angrily , but how did she even know I lied? It is not like I showed my emotions facially or…… wait a minute! Did she have Daphne spy on me? If yes , she is really so impossible!
I turned sideways to her and caught her staring at me
She quickly looked away and I sighed
I guess I will have to apologise to her after school hours……
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But to my surprise, immediately the school bell rang signalling the end of school day , she sling her backpack across her shoulders, stood up in a huff and then walked out of the class….
Is she for real? I thought within
Grabbing my back pack , I got off my seat and then ran after her …
Sasha! I called loudly but she did not answer and I kept on running till I caught up with her …
What is wrong with you? I asked her but she didn’t respond, instead she tried to walk past me..
Catching her by her arm, I pulled her close to me…
Let go of me Declan ! She said , trying to struggle out of my grip but I held her more tightly…
No, I won’t do that until you tell me what exactly is wrong with you. I snapped back at her and she scoffed
I just want to on my own , can you please let me be? She pleaded and I sniggered
Of course I will , if you can tell me the reason why? I said staring into her face
Are you really asking me that! Fine! Since you really want to hear it from me then I will tell you , I want to be alone because I can’t stand a liar like you .she half yelled
I caught my breathe , surprised by her word ….
Can you pleaaaasee let me go now ? She asked stretching the word “please” and I sighed
C’mon Sasha I did that because I didn’t want you to be caught up in the middle . I explained and she rolled her eyes
You see Declan you are just a spoilt proud brat who does not care about others feelings. She accused
And without saying, I let go of her and bit my lips as I watched her run off …..
She is just too stubborn!
Having a couple fight? a voice asked
I looked in the direction and met the gaze of the “class gossip” Amanda
What a looser! i mumbled and then walked slowly to my car …….
Sasha just ruined my mood!
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Sasha Alfredo
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Pushing the door opened with my legs , I walked in holding a huge tray containing a plate of hot waffles with chicken and a bottled water…..
the aroma of the food was already making me salivate and I really couldn’t just wait to devour it …..
I placed the tray gently on the bed and then sat down with my legs folded under as if practicing yoga ….
And in a rush , I started munching on the food hungrily
Glutton! Daphne cursed at me and I paused to stare at her.
Are you talking to me? I asked in surprise and she scoffed
I didn’t talk to you , I cursed at you. She corrected and I smiled knowing she was tired of ignoring me , yes ignoring me……
She scolded at me for being harsh on Declan and when I refused listening to her, she gave me the silent treatment…..
My phone suddenly rang and on checking the caller , it was Declan
I rolled my eyes
Can’t he just leave me alone? I said aloud as I hanged up the call
Are you really gonna continue with that? Daphne queried and I nodded
You are crazy! Declan has called more than a dozen time and yet you kept on banging his calls , what exactly is your problem?she retorted angrily and I grinned
Let us just say I am trying to make him see my worth. I answered with a wider grin and she rolled her eyes
Oh yeah! and I also pray you don’t loose him this way . She drawled ….
What! Loose! No way! I blurted out and she laughed
Then let go of your pride and call him. She advised
Shrugging, I paused to drink from the bottled water before answering her
I will do call him when I am back from the bus station………
Really Sasha! Are you gonna meet Racheal all alone? She asked , widening her eyes in surprise
Sure! I answered and then continued munching away ………….
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After eating, I put the tray away on the floor and then rested my head on the pillow .
Glancing at the wall clock , it was 18:00pm
I guess I need to be on my way!
I got off the bed and went over to the wardrobe….
I pulled off the red top I was wearing and changed it to a pink one ………
Are you going somewhere? Daphne asked and I nodded without looking at her
And where is that? She continued
To the bus station. I answered and she scoffed
But she asked to meet by 19:00, then why going now. She queried
That is because my mom won’t allow me to go out once it is past 19:00. I explained and she exclaimed softly
I will wait for Racheal. I quickly added …..
having explained to her , I brought out the “pen recorder” out from my back pack and then kept it in the front pocket of my jean trouser……
Picking a text book from the table , I faced Daphne
Are you coming with me or not ? I asked , knowing she would say yes and I was not disappointed
Let us go . I said and we both headed down the stairs…
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On getting downstairs, I met my mom and Kamara watching television in the sitting room
Mum! I called and she shifted her attention to me
Erm I need to return this text book to Declan. I lied
She looked at the textbook and then look at me
Can’t you do that tomorrow? I mean it is already getting late . She said , glancing at her wristwatch
No mom! he will be needing it this night . I insisted and she sighed
Fine! So when will you be back home or will you be spending the night there? She asked and I gasped in surprise
Can I really do that? I asked to be sure
She was quiet for a moment and then she nodded slowly ……..
I trust you won’t do anything foolish ….
Sure mom!
So will you be spending the night there? She repeated and this time I nodded sheepishly……
Alright then ! Run along before it gets too dark . She told me
Okay mum! Good night . I bade and rushed out of the house , excitedly ………
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Are you really going to spend the night with Declan? Daphne asked as we walked to the taxi station
Yes. I answered with a large smile , i will call at his place after listening to what Racheal have to say ……
Oh! If that is the case , I think you need to let him know. She continued
Sure!
I searched my pockets for my phone but couldn’t find it
D–n! I left it at home . I said aloud and Daphne huffed
How could you! You should know that your Phone is so important right now. She retorted and I sighed in frustration
I know!but going home is not an option, I will have to go to his home without calling …….
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We soon got to the station and I flagged down a taxi…..
I will Join you at the bus station. Daphne said in whispers and I nodded without looking at her
Opening the car door, I got in
Where miss? The driver asked
The bus station closer to diamond high. I answered and without asking any more question, he drove off ………
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Cory Abel
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With a heavy heart, I kept on rolling on my bed …
The look on Racheal face when Sasha caught us was alarming , it was the same way she looked at Daphne on that fateful night ………
I shivered in fear as the memory of what happened that night flashed on……..
D–n! Racheal is such a beast ……. but wait a minute! What if she try to harm Sasha also?
No it can’t happen ! I can’t let that happen , I really need to do something about it ….
And in a rush , I got off the bed , put on my slippers , grabbed my purse and then dashed out of the room…
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Luckily for me , my mom was in the kitchen so I tiptoed to the door , opened it gently , trying not to make a sound and then ran out of the house ………
Cory! Is that you? I heard my mom asked but I ignored her ……
I have to do what is right! I mumbled softly as I took a short cut to Declan’s home …..
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Declan Davies
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I dialled Sasha number for the umpteenth time but she was still not picking
I sighed in frustration
What is wrong with her? Is she trying to run me crazy with worry!
Fine! I know I wronged her but why is she taking this too far?
Just then , my mom called from the sitting room
Declan!
And without answering her , I got off the bed and headed down the stairs to the sitting room
She was setting the table for dinner so I went over to assist her
Let me do it . I said , collecting the napkin from her to wipe the plates
Thanks baby . She said with a smile and then opened the pot ready to serve dinner….
I noticed you have been skipping meals so I prepared your favourite. She said with a smile and I nodded absentmindedly
My mind was with Sasha and I was really worried about her!
Baby! What are you thinking about, you have been wiping that plates for more than 5 mins. My mum queried, bringing me out of my thoughts and I quickly composed myself
Oh! I am sorry , what were you saying? I asked and she smirked
Just sit and let us eat …..
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Sitting down , She dished a large helping of macaroni cheese into my plate and I stared at her in awe
Eat all of it baby. She said with a straight face and I scoffed
Do you want to kill me with food!
No, I just want to help you gain some weight. She corrected with an eye roll
Whatever! I muttered and she huffed
Use that tone with me again and you will be grounded for two weeks . She threatened and I raised my hands in defeat
You win!
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Using the fork , I was about taking a piece of cheese into my mouth when the door bell rang ….
I exchanged look with my mom
Are you expecting someone? I asked but she shook her head
Neither am I . I drawled without making a move to stand up …..
I will go get it . She announced, standing and then made for the door
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Cory! I heard her call and I quickly look towards the door in disbelief…….:
She opened the door wider and my heart skipped a bit when Cory walked in ……:
Cory! What is she doing here? Is she here to tell what she knows! I thought within
hello ma! She greeted my mum who was still staring at her in surprise and then faced me
Hi Dec! I came over to borrow your biology note. She said staring intently at me
I tilted my head slowly trying to figure out what she was trying to tell me…….
Note! Is that a kind of clue or……….. dang it! She is trying to ask for privacy ….
Covering my food with a plate cover, i stood up in a huff and then faced mother
I will be going upstair with Cory . I told her
She looked at Cory and then back at me ….
Then what about your food? She asked and I faked a chuckle
I won’t be long . I assured her
She stared at me for a while and then sighed
Alright then! She agreed
I shifted my gaze to Cory and signalled her to follow me as I climbed up the stairs to my room…….
*
I pushed the door opened and we both walked in…
bolting the door , I faced her
What is wrong? I asked and she broke down in tears
Racheal might harm Sasha. She said in between sobs and I became alarmed
Harm Sasha! And why would she do that! Did Sasha offend her in anyway? I asked in a rush but she shook her head negatively
Then why the hell will she harm Sasha! I half yelled and she whimpered, sniffing
That is because! Erm that is because erm Sasha erm caught both of us together.she stuttered and I gave her a confused look
Caught you both with what! I asked still not understanding what she meant
Kissing. She said in whispers and I froze
Kissing! And why would you both be kissing! Are you both lesbians? I asked and her countenance changed to that of sadness….
No way! You must be joking ! Racheal is my ex and you know , she doesn’t seem like a lesbian . I said still finding it hard to believe and she took a deep breathe….
You turned her that way Declan , all she wanted was for you to love but what did you do instead, you played with her f—–g feelings. She paused to wipe her tears before she continued
I was always her shoulder to cry on , I will listen attentively to her when she tells me how much she love you but all that changed when she asked me a question which ruined my entire life …..
Cory! Will you help me quench my burning desire ?
I was taken aback by the question and was contemplating on the answers to give her when she suddenly kissed me deeply and that was it , I became her “burning quencher” ever since then. She half yelled
Cory! I called softly
I satisfy her whenever the needs arise and She became a thorn in my flesh and what did I do? Nothing, I was the daughter of her maid and just a complain from her will be the beginning of my down fall……
I ran my hands through my hair in confusion
Fine! I am sorry for everything you had to go through because of me but I am still confused about one thing, why will Racheal harm Sasha all because she caught both of you kissing? I asked , fixing my gaze on her …..
She stared at me for a while and then looked away
Please Cory talk to me . I pleaded
That is because she also did the same to Daphne . She answered and I froze
Daphne! I managed to ask and she nodded
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Cory Abel
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After completing our examination last three months, Daphne asked me to go with her to the photo studio which I did
I sat down watching Daphne model in front of the camera when my suddenly phone beeped and as expected, it was a text message from Racheal .
She instructed me to come over to her house so we could both go to the class party together…..
I was scared of going to her place alone so I pleaded with Daphne to go with me….
She was reluctant at first but later agreed to join me at the party…
And when I asked why she couldn’t go with me to Racheal house , she said she had to inform her parent first …..
I was disappointed at first but later waved it off , at least she would keep me company at the party…….
I went alone to Racheal’s home and as expected, She asked for a thorough romance which I did without complaints ……I guess she was already addicted to it and that was the main reason why I wanted Daphne to go with me so Racheal would compose herself…..
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On getting to the party , I found Daphne seated quietly at a corner
It was obvious she was bored since she wasn’t used to parties
But as for me , I was really excited to have her around ….
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We sat down at a corner laughing, drinking , chit chatting when we heard a loud yell
We both quickly looked in the direction to see you and Racheal arguing , No Racheal was the one yelling while you were laughing with your friends
And in a rush , she picked up the bottle of wine she was drinking and then ran up the old looking stairs , crying
Daphne was so furious , she promised to scold at you and then gestured me to go to Racheal …..
I made no move to stand up at first but with her constant pleading I gave in ……….
D–n! Declan cursed and I paused to stare at him
Did you remember? I asked him softly and he nodded
She pleaded with me to let go of Racheal since it was obvious I don’t like her and when I ignored her, she gave me a punch on my shoulder and then headed up the stairs to join you guys and that was the last I saw of her.he explained , biting his lips and I sighed
But believe me , I didn’t play with Racheal, I made it clear to her that I never loved her but she insisted on staying beside me. he added
But you could have just ……. I tried to say but he cut me off
Go on . he urged me to and I sighed softly
Fine!
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I climbed up the stairs and walked silently to a room that was slightly ajar
Pushing it wide opened, I found Racheal sitting on the dirty floor , crying and to tell you the truth, I felt no pity for her but what could a poor girl like me do ?
The room was so old and dusty, there was a big crack on the wall and a mallet hammer was leaning against the cracked wall …..
Mallet hammer!he repeated and I nodded
I walked up to Racheal and bent to console her but being the idiot she is , she drew me closer and kissed me deeply
I was surprised, is this not the same person who was crying?
she started shaking and ordered me to satisfy her and when I refused, she threatened to withdraw me out of school …..
And with no other option left , I did as she wanted
She opened her legs wider and I was surprised to see she wore no pants , without wasting time , I got down on her fingering and s—–g her when Daphne erm Daphne walked in …. ..:
What happened after that? Declan asked coldly, I could tell he was angry
Daphne threatened to tell you and the whole class
I kept on pleading while Racheal just stood there with a blank look on her face …..
And in a flash , she rushed to Daphne and hit her with the bottle she was holding
Daphne fell to the floor bleeding but like a beast , Racheal kept on hitting her till she had seizures
I pleaded with Racheal to let her go but she didn’t budge, instead when I tried to stop her , she pushed me away ….
She said something about killing anyone who comes in between you and her…..
I brought my phone from my pocket and tried calling the police when the worst happened
Oh my gawd! he exclaimed softly and then broke down in tears
Declan! I called , trying to touch him but he moved away
Continue! he barked and I flinched in fear
Erm erm as I was saying, Racheal picked up the mallet and then hit it on Daphne skull and that was it , her skull got cracked and she died on the spot ….
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She threatened to ruin me and my family if I dare say a thing ….
I was scared to the bone
What if she kill me like this? I kept on wondering …….:
I returned back to the party alone since Racheal was covered up with Daphne blood . I stared intently at you hoping you would walk up to me and ask of Daphne but you were to drunk to notice me ……
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After everyone left , I climbed up the stairs to my room to check on Racheal and I found her staring blankly into space ….
On seeing me , she told me to get ready that her dad was on his way ..,,;
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But to my surprise, when her dad arrive he asked no questions instead , he used a blanket to wrap Daphne up and carried her away ……
It was already dark and Racheal and I managed to clean up the blood stain on the floor ……
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I later got to know that Daphne body was thrown into the “big water” under the bridge
The mallet and Racheal blood cloth was well taken care of …
And the principal , Rachel dad forced me to give a fake testimony saying Daphne jumped off the bridge because of her college lover who broke up with her …………::
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But after two weeks , the cops started suspecting a foul play and I was called in for an investigation
I was caught up in the middle, I wanted to say the truth but the Principal reminded me of the threats and also promised to do something about it …..
According to Racheal, she said her father paid the chief police lot of money to conceal the truth …… so please Declan forgive me all of my mistakes. I pleaded with tears rolling down my eyes but he just stared at me blankly…..
I was about to say something when my phone suddenly rang
Unzipping the small purse I was holding, I brought out the phone and on seeing the caller , my heart raced faster
It is Racheal. I said aloud and Declan clutched his first tightly
Receive it and place it on Speaker .he said with a surprisingly calm voice and I did
hello Cory! the “witch” voice rang through and I took a deep breathe before answering
hi Racheal! I greeted
Where are you? She asked and I froze
What should I say! Is she in my home ! I wondered not knowing what to say
Are you there! She asked to be sure
Yes. I answered and she scoffed
Then why are you not talking, where exactly are you? She repeated and I closed my eyes tightly in fear
I erm in the toilet . I lied
Good! She remarked and I released out the breathe I never know I was holding , opening my eyes
I will send you an address now , I want you to come there immediately. She continued
But Racheal can’t I go there tomorrow. I queried
No, Sasha will be here tonight and I want you to witness her death just like the way you witness Daphne . She said with a chuckle and I glanced at Declan who had a blank look on his face , it was as if he was thinking deeply…
Is Sasha there with you now? I asked to be sure
No, but the guy working for me just called to tell me that a girl which fitted her description is standing alone in the bus station….
Oh God! Declan exclaimed softly and I knew i had to act fact else Sasha would die ….,,
Okay Racheal, send me the address I will be there shortly. I assured
Even without seeing her , I could tell she was smiling widely
Alright Cory ! I will do that and to show you how really excited I am now , I will make sure you witness the whole fun . She said and ended the call…
Crazy bastard! I cursed and then turned to face Declan
We really need to act fast . I said and without saying anything, he picked up his phone and dialled a number ….
hello Sinclair! I heard him say
Just then a message popped In and I clicked on it
What did it say? Declan asked still holding the phone to his ear
“The abandoned school at the outskirt of the town. I informed and he told the person he is on call with
Alright Sinclair! I will wait for you there . he said and ended the call…..
Grabbing a long jacket on the bed , he put on a slide slippers and then faced me
Let us go ……..
Following behind him , I looked up to heaven praying for a miracle ………
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Daphne Davies
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Running as fast as I could, I ran through trees, walls , large buildings Just to get to Sasha on time ….
I had a strange feeling that something bad was about to happen but could not say exactly what it was….
Passing through a moving vehicle, I sighted Sasha sitting down quietly on a low bench…
Sasha! I called loudly but she did not hear as I was far way …
Moving my feet a little , I was about to run when a strong headache hit me
Arrrrrhh! I groaned loudly…
It was as if I had a crack on my head because the pain was so severe…
Just then i started hearing voices in my head
If you know you don’t love her let go of her you Jerk ! What the hell Is happening here! Don’t tell me you are both Lesbians! and in flash, someone hit my head with a green bottle and I fell to the floor ….
I saw myself holding onto a huge crack on the wall pleading and struggling but the person kept on hitting and in the process my golden necklace came off …..
With the little strength in me , I picked it up and hid it behind the cracked wall knowing the person hitting me wanted me dead and also hoping the necklace would someday serve as an evidence …….
No! No! I screamed as I held my head with my hands
Stop! Stop! Stop! But the memory kept on flowing in and in a flash , the face of the person hitting me became clearer …..
Good Lord! It was ……. Racheal
And without minding the pain I was having, I ran as fast as I could to Sasha
Sasha! I called loudly and this time she heard me, she turned sideways to look at me and then stood up in a huff
What is it Daphne? She asked in alarm
You have to get away from her now . I said, breathing hard
Racheal is the murderer. I informed but it was too late as a black car came out from no where and pulled up in front of her…..
I stared gobsmacked as a lanky guy with an ugly looking teeth alighted from the taxi
Who are you? Sasha asked with a trembling voice and without answering, the guy brought out a gun
“Get in or I will shoot. he threatened and Sasha glanced at me before getting into the car….
Leave my friend alone ! Leave my friend alone ! I screamed loudly but it was of no use as the only person who could hear me was the victim……
And with tears rolling down my eyes, I watched the car zoomed off……
Sasha! I screamed loudly as my invisible body hit the floor but as expected , I felt no pain …..
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[nextpage title=”episode 22″]
Episode 22
Confession directly from the murderer mouth
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Declan Davies
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With tears rolling down my eyes , I scurried out of the house with Cory ignoring my mom call……
Declan ! Declan! Declan! She kept on calling but I was in no mood to answer her as my heart was filled with pain ….. yes pain …..
All I wanted to do right now is cry out my pain and scream and let it out because it is killing me inside ………
Daphne skull was cracked opened with a mallet!…oh God! her death was so gruesome…….
Running as fast as I could to the taxi station, I kept on beating my chest in grief
The thought of also loosing Sasha sent shivers to my spine ……
No I can’t let that happen! I can’t allow that beast hurt my Sasha !
All of a sudden , a loud thud coming from behind me distracted me from my thought and I quickly turned to see Cory on the floor ….
Ouch! It hurts! She muttered, trying to get back on her feet but I guess she was finding it hard , because she fell back to the floor….
Are you alright? I asked but she shook her head
No Dec! I think my ankle got sprained . She said with a grimacing face , I could tell she was in pain
And without saying anything, I moved closer , reaching down to help her to her feet …….
Thanks . She muttered
Standing closely beside her , I held her waist as we both walked slowly to the taxi station ……
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It was already pitch dark when we got to the taxi station and I lowered her carefully to sit on a bench ……..
Who are we waiting for? She asked
A friend. I grunted , biting my lips
I brought out my phone from my Pocket and was about dialling Sinclair number when I spotted a car coming from a distance
Is that your friend car? Cory asked , wiping her tears with her palm and I shrugged
I think so . I said with a straight face
Just then , her phone beeped signifying a text message and she immediately brought it out from her purse …..
her hands shook as she read the message..
What is it? I asked , looking at her shaky hands and then back at her …,,,
Racheal has Sasha. She answered with a trembling voice and I clutched my fist in anger….
I was about to say something when the same car pulled up in front of us………
Get in! a familiar voice instructed, winding down the window and as expected it was Sinclair …
He was not alone, there was another cop officer with him sitting beside him in the passenger seat
opening the back door , I helped Cory get in before hopping in beside her ……
And without wasting time , Sinclair who was behind the wheel drove off ….
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Sasha Alfredo
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Panic stricken , I kept on pleading with the lanky man as he held my hands dragging me into an abandoned building……..
Please sir ! Please sir! Please sir! I screamed in fear but he did not budge , instead he seized me roughly by my hair and dragged me along like a dog ……
My head was spinning, my hands shaking , my breathing heavy ……I.was so d–n scared
What will happen to me now! Where is the fool even taking me too!
I tried struggling out of his tight grip but he held my hair more tightly so I had no other choice but to bite him hard on his hand
he groaned in pain and immediately let go of me…..
Looking around the dark room, I made for the entrance but it was of no use as the man caught up with me.
And where do you think you are going? he asked and before I could say anything, he gave me a thunderous slap ….
I winced in pain
Please sir let me go , I don’t want to die . I pleaded and he seized me up , smacking his lips seductively
I wonder why Racheal wants a beautiful girl like you dead . he muttered and I froze
What dddo you mmmeean sir? I stuttered and he chuckled softly
It seems you really don’t know the kind of person Racheal is! he retorted with a dim smiled and I shivered in fear
Please sir let me go , I don’t want to die. I pleaded as tears rolled down my eyes and he sighed
I am sorry girly but a deal is a deal ….
But sir I …. I tried to say but he cut me off …..
Keep your f—–g mouth shut or else I will blow off your head. he barked and I recoiled in fear …..
Holding my hands tightly, he led me to a smaller room …….
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Standing at the entrance of the room , he searched my pocket thoroughly and then brought out the “pen recorder”
My heart skipped a beat
What is this? he asked staring at the ” pen” intently and I exhaled deeply
It is a pen. I answered with a tiny voice
he looked at the pen and then back at me
I can see you are the studious one . he said, handing the ” pen” back to me and without waiting for my response, he pushed me roughly into the room and then shut the door , locking it from outside….
That was close! I muttered , sighing in relief
But what will happen to me! Why did Racheal bring me here! Or did she want to as the man said ……..oh no! It can’t be !
With the help of the moon light , I looked around the tiny room and shivered in fright …..
The room was dusty with cobwebs, the walls were cracked …… the room looked so creepy ….
Just then , I felt a presence in the room and I looked behind me to see Daphne
Daphne! I called excitedly but just stared blankly into space
Daphne! I called again and she slowly shifted her gaze to me
How did you find me? I asked and she pointed to my neck
Oh! the necklace? I asked to be sure and she nodded slowly, I could tell she was very scared …… I mean who wouldn’t be scared, I was also so f—–g scared but I was just trying to appear calm…….
Sasha! I think Amanda was right . She said , looking around the room
Amanda! Who the hell is Amanda? I asked with an arched eyebrow
The “class gossip” . She answered and I exclaimed softly
And what was she right about?
The fact about my seat being cursed , she said anyone who sits on it will share the same fate as me , remember? She asked and I nodded slowly
I think it is about happening now . She added and my heart skipped a bit
What are you trying to say? I asked with a trembling voice and she broke down in tears
Can’t you see Sasha ! I got killed because I caught Racheal and Cory making out and you also ……..
Caught them in the same act . I completed and she nodded
I held the ” old looking” wall to stop myself from falling….
My instinct had been right all along , Racheal wants me to dead also!
Oh God! Is this how my life will end! Why did I not listen to Daphne! Why didn’t I tell Declan about it!
Speaking about Declan , I am sure he would be so worried…..
If anything should happen to me , how will my family react! How will Declan react! I am sure they would all run crazy …..
Oh Sasha! F–k You for being so stubborn! I muttered as tears rolled down my eyes…….
Raising my head , I was about saying something when the door suddenly flung opened and Racheal walked in with the lanky man following behind her
B—h! I cursed , rushing to punch her but the man pushed me away
I told you Rachel she is so fiesty. the lanky man remarked and Racheal chuckled
Let see about that , Tie her up. She barked and the man grinned widely , exposing his green teeth
Oh my gawd! Oh my gawd! What are we going to do now? I heard Daphne asked
She rushed to the man and tried hitting him but as expected, her hands passed through him ……:
Sasha you are not a coward, you really got to fight in your own way . I thought within,staring at the ” pen recorder” I was holding ………….
Pressing the t—-t device of the pen , I tossed it to a corner of the room and then rushed towards the man like a mad woman…….
If I die , i will die fighting
I directed all the anger in me to the man and kept on punching him as hard as I could but it seems my punch was doing nothing to him because he kept on laughing……
Can you see what your friend is doing? he asked facing Racheal and in a flash , he caught both of my hands and twisted it
Arrrrrgh. I screamed in pain but being the devil he is , he just laughed and shoved me roughly to the floor ……
I love teaching bitches like you lesson. the man retorted and then brought out a rope from a bag at the entrance of the room …..
he moved closer and squatted beside me.
I was too weak so without struggling, I let him tie me up …
he stared at me for a while and then let his eyes roam all over my body
Bastard! I cursed weakly and he smiled lightly
Standing up , he faced Racheal who was typing into her phone wearing a wide smile …..
Racheal! Can I f–k the girl before you kill her? he asked and Racheal raised her head to look at him
She shifted her gaze to me and then tilted her head a little
hmmmmh I would have love to but we have got no time , Cory just messaged me that she is on her way . She explained and I froze
Cory! Is she aware of it also ?
I shifted my gaze to Daphne and met her gaze
She shook her head as the tears rolled down her eyes
I looked away and sighed
I guess there is no way to escape death but I need to make Racheal confess , you know someone else might see the “pen recorder “and might choose to help Daphne and I get Justice just like the way I helped Daphne……..
Bracing up, I shifted my gaze to the witch
Murderer! I cursed at her
She looked startled for a moment and then quickly composed her self …..
Kelvin! She called facing the lanky guy , can you please excuse us? She pleaded and the guy leaned to whisper something to her before leaving the room ……
I laughed bitterly
Why did you send him out ! Are you scared of him knowing who you really are . I retorted angrily and she smirked ….
And why should I be ! I just want us to have a heart to heart discussion before I kill you . She said with a smile and I shivered in fear….
You see Sasha, I am really sorry for doing this but love is not meant to be shared…..
Pathetic b—h! I cursed and she laughed loudly
Who! Me! No Sasha you are the one that is pathetic. She paused to type something into her phone before she continued…..
I loved Declan since we were in junior high school and do you think I will fold my hands and watch you take him away from me? She asked, fixing a cold gaze on me but I shook my head
No, I don’t think you love him at all , because if you really do , you wouldn’t kill his sister? I said trying to get to her and I guessed it worked because her hands began trembling……
I didn’t mean to kill Daphne , I mean why would I plan on killing the twin sister to my boyfriend. She said trying to reason with me and I smirked
But you did . I drawled
Yes! that is because she erm saw something she shouldn’t have seen . She stuttered and I smirked
I turned sideways to look at the “pen recorder” and on seeing the dim red light, I smiled knowing It was recording……
And do you think Declan will forgive you if he finds out what you did? I asked , trying to get her to say more ….
And how will he know! Who will tell him ! My dad took care of it well , he even bribed the chief police to seal the case as a sucide . She answered foolishly
Oh! Sucide! So you mean all the story about Daphne lover were all fake? I asked and she chuckled softly
Of course! Daphne was a bookworm who doesn’t care the hell about a boyfriend , too bad she got in my way ….. you see Sasha , I still remember that fateful night
Declan being the snub he is was hitting on a girl right under my nose, I got angry and scolded at him but what did he do? He told me bluntly in front of his friends, that I was nothing but a friend . I was so pained and without knowing what to do , I picked up the bottle of wine I was drinking from the table and then rushed up the stairs….
I was so mad , I just wanted to be alone so I sat down on the bare floor crying my eyes out and when Cory came in to console me , I told her to get down on me . She said and I shook my head in disgust…..
You are not only a murderer, you are also an animal . I cursed expecting her to flare up but she just smiled
I didn’t ask Cory to be born poor . She drawled and I scoffed
How I wish she was here to hear this!how I wish the whole class knows you for who you really her! how I wish Declan knows you are beast! I am sure he is gonna regret it for the rest of his life . I fired at her and she shot me an angry glare
Declan won’t regret it because he loves me . She insisted and I laughed bitterly
You know what Racheal , you are nothing but a delusional fool and that is why Declan will never love you . I said in a huff and in a flash, she brought out a bottle from the big bag at the entrance and rushed to hit my head with it …..
The bottle broke into two and she laughed loudly
Arrrrrrrrrgh! I grunted in pain as blood flowed freely from my head but there was nothing I could do since my hands were tied up …
Sasha! Daphne screamed loudly and I smiled faintly….
I guess we will both become ghost !
This is to teach you not to mess with me ! She retorted angrily and I swear, I saw a beast in place of Racheal …
Do you worst, I won’t beg! I half yelled she smirked evilly
She was about hitting me again when we heard gunshots…..
She froze and then dropped the half bottle on the floor , making it to give a clunking sound……
What is with the gunshot! Did anyone inform the police! She threw her question to no one in particular…..
I watched her behave like a crazy person and my heart became a little bit lighter….:
Did someone come for me! Will I be save! …..
Just then the door to room got wider and I heard her call Declan …
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Declan Davies
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All through the drive to the abandoned school, I kept on urging Sinclair to drive faster ….
Not that he wasn’t fast enough, I was just worried that Racheal will harm Sasha before we get there ..
Though she assured Cory that she will wait for her but as you know , a murderer is not to be trusted……
My phone suddenly rang , I brought it out from my pocket and as expected, it was my mom
I switched it off and then kept in back inside my pocket….
I will explain everything to her only if all goes well …….
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We soon got to the abandoned school and Sinclair drove roughly into the bushy compound…..
I guess his actions alerted whosever was guiding the house because we sighted a lone figure trying to escape by scaling up the fence …..
And without wasting time , The second cops alighted from the car, brought out a pistol from his pocket and shot twice at the figure
And with a loud thud, the figure fell to the ground like a log of wood …..
Stay in the car . Sinclair instructed Cory and I but I shook my head ….
And without waiting for him to say anything further, I alighted from my own end and rushed towards the figure………
Thanks to the moonlight, we were able to see clearly ….
It was a tall lanky man , he was grunting in pain , holding his hands while trying to put pressure on the bullet wound ……
as soon as he saw the officer and I , he tried to Stand up but the officer shot at his leg …..
Arggh! he groaned in pain and the officer bent to squat beside him …..
Where is Sasha? the officer asked
The man looked at him , at me and then shifted his gaze to someone behind me and without turning to look ,I knew it was Sinclair….
Where is Sasha? The officer repeated and the man grinned slowly, exposing his green teeth…
Yuck! I looked away in disgust
Do you mean the sexy girl with a big ass?he asked and I grit my teeth in anger
Yes, where is she? I asked coldly and he sighed
If you want to save her , you have to go now or else Racheal will crack open her skull
And without thinking, I ran like a mad man towards the house but was soon caught up my Sinclair
What do you think you are doing? he asked , panting
Trying to save my girlfriend. I answered in a huff
he stared at me for a while and then sighed
Fine! Follow my lead ………
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Following behind him , we walked slowly to a room that was slightly ajar and when he pushed it opened, we came face to face with the witch, Racheal….
Declan! She called I shock , what erm are you doing here? she stuttered,whimpering
And without answering her, I shoved her away and walked into the room fully and what I saw made me speechless
Sasha was tied up like an animal and was bleeding profusely from her head
Declan! She called with a weak smile and I rushed towards her …..
Hey baby! What happened! Did the witch do this to you? I asked rushingly , loosing the rope around her body
I am sorry Declan for not picking your calls . She apologise weakly and I bit my lips in anger, turning to face Racheal
You witch! I will make sure you rot in prison. I threatened
She was quiet for a while and then laughed out loudly
My dad will surely help me. She said boldly and Sasha chuckled
And how will he help you when he will be also rotting in prison! She retorted and Racheal froze
What do you mean by that?
There.Sasha said weakly, pointing to a corner of the room ……
I quickly turned in the direction to see what she meant , the” pen recorder was laying at a corner with a dim red light”
And in a rush , Sinclair went over to pick it ..
He dusted the sand off its body and playing it , it was Racheal’s confession…::
No it can’t be, it can’t be. Racheal yelled and I smirked
Of course it can’t be , a confession directly from the murderer’s mouth…..:
She tried to run but was blocked by the second officer who was just coming in , dragging the lanky man along ….
One more step from you and I will blow of your head. He threatened, cocking his gun and the witch went stiff ….:
She was immediately handcuffed together with the lanky man and they were both dragged out of the room by the officer……
I shifted my gaze to Sasha and held her more tightly…..
Is she alright? Sinclair asked but I shook my head
Please call the ambulance. I pleaded and he did…..
I did it right . She said weakly and I nodded, trying to blink back the tears from falling…
Please stop talking baby . I pleaded but being the stubborn person she is , she didn’t budge instead she turned sideways
I did it Daphne and now you will be able to get Justice…..
having said that , she clutched unto my clothes tightly and started breathing faster …….
She is having seizures. Sinclair screamed and in a rush , I carried her up in a bridal style and dashed out of the room ……
Stay with me Sasha , please stay with me …

[nextpage title=”episode 23″]
Episode 23
Daphne is gone
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Declan Davies
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It has been two weeks since the attempted murder of Sasha and Sadly, she was still in coma…
I could vividly remember loosing my mind on that fateful day and only became calm when the doctor assured me that she will be alright …….
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I stood in front of the mirror when I was done dressing and sighed in frustration
I was looking so pale and the puff bags underneath my eyes was enough to show that I haven’t been getting enough sleep …
Well! It is just a matter of time knowing for sure that I will be fine as soon as Sasha wakes …..
Picking up my phone and car keys from the table , I headed down the stairs and as expected, I met my mom humming a song as she set the table for breakfast .
That has been her way ever since Daphne case was re opened and taken to court ……
Good morning mum! I greeted
She turned to face me and then frowned
You didn’t sleep again right? She queried and I sighed softly
Is this because of Sasha? She asked and without waiting for my response, she continued.
only one night you spent away from her and you are looking so worst . Fine! I know how much you love her and to tell you the truth, I love her also but do you think she will be happy to see you like this when she wakes ? She asked , seizing me up …….
I sighed deeply, I know mom but it is not just easy for me …. I mean how do you expect me to sleep when Sasha is laying so helplessly on the hospital bed . I retorted
She stared at me for a while and then smiled sadly
I understand baby , come let us have breakfast . She said softly but I shook my head
I will pass!
And do you think I will allow you! And if I may ask, where are you going to this early hour of the morning? She continued with an eye roll and I was forced to laugh……..
Today is Daphne final hearing or have you forgotten? I reminded and she shook her head
Of course I haven’t , I mean why would I forget! but the hearing is gonna be by 10:00am … you know what just tell me you are going over to the hospital and I will understand you . She said with a wink ….
And since you know, why did you ask about it? I asked teasingly and she gave me a playful glare.
I leaned over to peck her lightly on the cheek and then rushed out of the house
I will join you at the court room so we can both head to the hospital together. She shouted after me
Alright mom. I answered with a louder voice…..
Opening the door to my car , I got in and drove off heading to hospital……
I have to see my Sasha first before any other thing, one night away from her and I was already missing her ……
Dang it! She completely stole my heart…….
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On getting to the hospital, I drove into the big compound and parked out in the car lot ….
And as usual, there were few reporters lurking around. Just like me , they were all waiting for the “heroine ” to wake…
I smiled lightly
I think it is time for you to get up Sasha……
opening the car door , I alighted, locked it and then headed straight to her ward ignoring the reporters who looked like they wanted to eat me raw with questions….:
They were all curious to know why Sasha chose to reinvestigate a case that was sealed as a sucide and I certainly couldn’t tell them that Daphne ghost urged her to or else I will look like a crazy fool…….
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Entering her ward , kamara rushed to hug me ….
She was there in the room with her parent ….
I smiled lightly as I ruffled her hair
Declan! Sasha moved her feet not quite long . She informed with a large grin and excitedly I walked past her to the huge bed …..
I peered Into Sasha whitish face and then leaned over to peck her lightly…….
Good morning baby! I greeted softly and her dad cleared his throat……
Morning Declan! he greeted first and my face flushed with embarrassment
I slowly shifted my gaze to him and then to his wife
Erm pardon my manners, Good morning sir! Good morning ma! I greeted
Good morning Dec! her mom responded and as for her dad, he just nodded slowly
Actually we were about to take our leave, I need to go prepare breakfast while my husband need to rush down to pick some stuff at office so we were both hoping you will stay with Sasha and Kamara till we are back . her mum said, caressing Sasha face …..
glancing at my wristwatch, I heaved a sigh
I really wish to ma but my sister final hearing will take place in the next 30 minutes. I explained and her face fell
But I will back as soon as possible, I will also be spending the night here . I quickly added and she smiled slowly…
Thanks Dec, I really don’t know what we could have done without you….,
having said that , she stood up along with her husband and leaned over to peck Kamara before they both walked out of the room…….
I watched them go and then sat down beside Sasha on the bed ….
Baby! It is me Declan, ain’t you missing me! ain’t you missing our stupid fights and play! I paused to wipe off the tears from my eyes before I continued;
I know you are and that is way I am beseeching you to wake up ..A lot of things happened which you need to see for yourself , Racheal, her father and the chief police are all behind bars and today will determine their fate ,Sinclair was promoted to the level of the chief police but he politely declined the offer saying he prefers to be a detective, Cory is so worried about you that she comes to see you everyday after class but I figure she won’t be able to come today because she is the main witness of today, Kamara refused to leave your side saying she would go home when her sister wakes and as for ….. your best friend Daphne I am very sure she hasn’t left your side either….,
can my sister really see Daphne? Kamara asked , blowing her noses Into a small towel and I slowly shifted my gaze to her
Did she tell you anything? I asked but she shook her head negatively
But I have caught her once mentioning Daphne when talking to herself. She explained and I nodded slowly….
So can you please answer my … she tried to say but I cut in not wanting to hear her question
I need to go now. I said , glancing at my wristwatch..
Make sure you look after your sister!
I took few steps to the door and then stopped.
Please Daphne make sure you look after them . I said, glancing at Kamara who shot me a weird gaze and then left the room ……
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Despite the speed, I got to the court house about an hour late to find it so crowdy……….
Jeez! It was like the whole town came out fight for Daphne and Sasha Justice…….
I looked around before opening the car door , there were huge banner of Daphne and the “heroine” of the day everywhere….
The shouts of “We want Justice for Daphne Davies and Sasha Alfredo filled the whole air”
Alighting from the car , I shot the door then pushed and squeezed my way in and got in just in time to hear the judge read the final verdict ………
I quickly sat on at the back row
” Having listening to both defendant , I have finally made a say .he paused to stare at the chief police before he continued
Mr Micheal , you have not only proved how stupid you are but you have also show how unfit you are for this job so by the power vested on me , i sentence you to 20 years imprisonment…….,,.::
Mr Hampton, for siding with your “sick child “without even making a move to help treat her , you are sentenced to 40 years imprisonment with hard labour……
Kelvin Marcus, for being an accomplice to Racheal , you are sentenced to five years with hard labour
Racheal Hampton. he called and the whole court became so noisy
Order! Order! The court clerk shouted and everywhere soon became silent ….:
I don’t know if I should call you a human or a beast , you killed your class mate , you turned your friend into a sex object and made her live in fear , you attempted to kill Sasha Alfred who is still in coma and to make it worst , you did all of this without remorse…..
I won’t judge you base on your test result which says you are suffering from a “mental disorder” but I will judge you on the fact that you enjoyed doing what you did so Miss Racheal Hampton by the power vested on me , I sentenced you to 50 years imprisonment in the psychiatric home and even when you are better , you will be moved to the Jail to continue from where you stop…
No! No! No! Racheal screamed like a mad woman like she is and the whole court booed and jeered her …,,
And as for Cory Abel , after going through this case , I see no stain on you so therefore you are discharged and acquitted ……
Thank God! I muttered, sighing in relief
The judge looked around the court and then continued…..
I want to use this medium to appreciate Sasha Alfredo and Declan Davies and I really hope they end up being detectives. he said and the roar of laughter filled the air ……………….::
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having listened to the final judgement , I stood up and was about leaving the court room when I felt a hand around me and without turning to look, I knew it was mom , her cologne gave her away ….
Mum! I called , turning to face her and I saw the tears rolling down her eyes
You and Sasha both did it! She said slowly and I smiled lightly, wiping off the tears from her eyes..,,
Just then , my phone beeped signifying a test message
I brought it out and it was from Sasha
I clicked on it and read it
“This is Kamara, Sasha just opened her eyes…..

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Sasha Alfredo
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Having felt a tiny hand wrapped around me, I opened my eyes slowly to see Kamara sleeping peacefully beside me …….
I smiled lightly
I looked around the room and saw Daphne standing beside me with her eyes closed …
Is she sleeping? No ghost don’t sleep…..
Daphne! I called weakly and her eyes flung opened
She stared at me for some moment and then she screamed loudly making me to chuckle softly…
I guess the chuckled disrupted Kamara sleep because she immediately jolted up from sleep
And on seeing me, she went pale as if she has just seen a ghost and then she screamed more loudly than Daphne….
And before I could say anything, she picked up a phone which is obviously mine from the table and then ran out of the room in a huff …..
Crazy girl! I muttered
I tried to sit up but the pain from my head was so unbearable
Arrrrrgh! I groaned as I fell back to the bed…..
Easy Sasha! Please don’t stress yourself. Daphne pleaded with a worried look written all over her face and I nodded slowly
Where am I? Where is everyone? I asked with an arched eyebrow
Your parent went to fix some stuff while Declan went over to the court house!
Court! I repeated and she nodded
I was about to ask more questions when the memory of what happened flowed into my head….
Racheal tried to kill me and Sinclair along with Declan was on time to save me ………
But wait a minute! How Long have I been sleeping? I asked
Hmmmh two weeks. She answered and I widened my eyes in shock
Two weeks! Then what about Racheal? Did the evidence get her? I asked , fixing my gaze on the television remote
Of course, the whole town now sees you as an hero. She said she with a light smile and I nodded absentmindedly, my mind was on the remote ….
I stretched my hands to pick it but on hearing Daphne cry, I stopped
I shifted my gaze to her…
What a wrong? I asked worriedly and she exhaled deeply.
Sasha my time in up! She blurted out as more tears flowed out …
I stared at her confusedly.
What time?
She smiled lightly, you see Sasha my greatest fear was leaving before you wake but seeing you now , I can say I am the happiest lady in the whole world
What the hell are you talking about? I half yelled and she blinked her eyes twice
I have to go back to where I come from, I can already hear them call .she explained and I huffed
Are you trying to say that you are gonna leave me ? I asked to be sure but she shook her head
I am not going to leave you. She said softly and my heart raced faster
You will always be in my heart . She quickly added and I just stared on at her wondering what in god’s name she was trying to say….,
Thank you for everything Sasha , thank you for BEFRIENDING me despite me being A GHOST, thank you for being a good sister to me ,thank you for being that friend I never had when I was alive and most importantly thank you for believing in me……….
I tried to say something but no word came out….
I love you Sasha and if I had my way , I will stay with you forever…….
I shook my head vigorously
No Daphne you can’t do this , you can’t leave me all alone, I need you , can’t you see you are my best friend? I said trying to reason with her ….:
She was quiet for a moment and then was about to say something when the door flung opened and Declan , his mom and Kamara walked in……..
Seeing Declan made me cry the more and he stood transfixed for a while before he rushed to hug me tightly ,careful not to touch where I was hurting…….
I missed you Sasha! I really miss you too! he said in whispers but I was just too gobsmacked to say anything….
Is Daphne really leaving me? I thought within……
Pulling out of the hug , he stared into my face
How are you? Does it still hurt? Are you alright? he asked in a rush but I shook my head negatively
Daphne! I called in whispers and he gave me a puzzled look
What happened to her? he asked , caressing my face
Without saying anything, I shifted my gaze to Daphne who had been crying all through
Are you really going to leave me? Are you really going to leave your family? I asked , trying to convince her and she nodded slowly
Tell my mum I love her so much! Tell Declan he is the coolest brother ever! Tell Cory I have long forgiven her! She paused to stare at me for a while before she continued
I love you Sasha , I really do!
And in a flash , the golden necklace on my neck cut into two and my vision became kinda blurry……
No it can’t be! No it can’t be! I screamed loudly ……..
I tried to get off the bed but Declan held me down so tightly …..:
Get your act together, people are watching you . he said in whispers and that was when I realised a doctor and two nurses were also in the room ……
But What is my own? Do I really care? No, I just want to see my Daphne ….
Daphne! Daphne! Daphne! Daphne! I kept on screaming like a mad woman and the doctor rushed to keep my calm…..
I kicked and struggled not minding the injury on my head but was soon overpowered by the drugs the doctor injected into me….:
Don’t leave me also Declan! I said softly before drifting off to sleep ……….
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Daphne Davies
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Daphne your time is up! Daphne your time is up! I kept on hearing the voice in my head but I waved it off …..
Sasha was still in coma and I could not just leave my best friend like that ……..
I was getting so weak but I never for once left Sasha side . I was hoping and at the same time praying that Sasha will wake before the “messengers of the underworld ” severe our ties by breaking the golden necklace and to my relief, it worked exactly the way I wished…..::
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Opening my eyes, I found myself in a familiar surrounding , The under world!
I walked up , no I wasn’t walking, I was floating …..
I floated all the way to a woman on white sitting in front of a huge gate ………
Daphne Davies! She called without looking at me and I stared at her in surprise
how did she know I was in front of her! how did she even know my name! The last time I checked I was a lone spirit without a name …
And as if reading my mind, she said
We were all watching you from here and it may interest you to know that we know who you were ever since but we just wanted you to right your wrong yourself so congratulations Daphne.She explained and her voice sounded like an echo ………
Do you want me to erase all your memories as a ghost? She suddenly asked with the same echo voice but I shook my head
Hell no! I blurted out and she chuckled softly
I knew you wouldn’t but I just asked…..
She marked up something in a book and then for the first time, she raised her head to look at me …..
“Welcome to The “Good land”. She said and the huge gate opened on its own……
Should I go in there? I asked to be sure and she nodded slowly……
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Walking through the huge gate , I kept on walking and was at the same time looking around…..
Where is this place? I wondered
Everywhere was covered in gold and all the houses were so tall and beautiful, it was like a paradise…….
Just then, I saw two girls of my age playing with some golden flowers and was about to go join them when I heard a familiar voice call me
I quickly turned in the direction and my heart skipped at who I saw ….. Dad !
I pinched myself to be sure I was not dreaming and i wasn’t ……..
Dad! I called loudly and then rushed to hug him ……..
I was expecting my hands to go through him as always but it didn’t, we hugged each other so tightly…..
I have been waiting so long for you Princess. he said in whispers and I pulled out of the hug …..::
Do you know I was coming? Where even is this place? I asked , looking around and he smiled…..
And without answering my question, he held my hands as we took an opposite direction…..
So tell me is your mum and Declan alright? he asked and I nodded sheepishly…:
And guess what! I found a special friend who happens to be Declan girlfriend.i told my dad who just smiled……….
Looking back , I have come to realise that Friendship is not about who you have known for the longest ,it is about who walked in your life , said ” I am here for you ” and proved it ……though I might not be beside you Sasha but you will forever remain in my heart……….
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Cory Abel
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After signing lot of documents, I was set to leave the courthouse with my mum when the cute police detective hmmm what is his name again? … Sin yes Sinclair walked up to us……,,
Good afternoon ma! he greeted my mum
Good morning! how are you doing? My mom asked and he smiled lightly
I am doing very well ma. he answered and then faced me .
I listened to all what you went through in the court and I must admit that you are one hell of a courageous lady …….
Thanks . I said in appreciation
So I was thinking of continuing from where Mr Hampton stopped. he said and I widened my eyes in surprise…..
Continue! Stop! What are you talking about? I asked confusedly and he chuckled nervously
Actually Declan talked to me about your plight and I promised to help you attain your dreams….
I shifted my gaze to my mom
Mum! Did you hear that! He said he will assist me attain my dreams. I squealed in delight and my mom shot Sinclair a grateful look
Thanks so much. She appreciated
It is nothing ma. he assured and then shifted his gaze to me
So Cory if you don’t mind I will love to have your digit. he said and without thinking, I jumped and hugged him ……
Thanks so much! Thanks so much!
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Declan Davies
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Sitting on the bed, I brushed off the hair off Sasha face as I watched her sleep……..
It was already past 21pm and i was alone with her in the room ……
My mom left after I answered all of her questions about Daphne and to my surprise, she believed everything I told her ….
And as for Kamara , she was a little bit scared and to the surprise of her parent, when they came over to drop dinner , she pleaded to go with them……..
Such a Funny girl!
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Even as she slept, Sasha still held to the broken necklace and when I tried to take it from her , she clutched unto it tightly as if her life depended on it ……..
She must be really hurting! But she needs to understand that Daphne cannot remain by her side forever………
My phone suddenly rang, and on checking the caller , it was Cory
I received it
hello Dec! She greeted first
hi Cory! I responded dryly
What of Sasha? how is she? I heard she is already awake . She said in a rush
Of course she is. I answered
Okay! I will come check on her tomorrow, I have good news to share with both of you . She informed and I smiled lightly already knowing the “good news”………..
Alright Cory! I said and ended the call…….
What did she say? Sasha asked and I turned in her direction to see her eyes wide opened…..
When did you wake? I asked softly
Not quite long . She answered and I exclaimed softly
She looked around the room and sighed
Is Daphne really gone? She asked and I kept mute …..
This is so frustrating! She remarked, biting her lips …….
Do you want to sit up? I asked softly and she nodded
Holding her by the waist , I helped her to sit up
Thanks! She said , staring at the broken necklace….
Can it still be fixed? she asked and I nodded
Good! I want to fix it and return it back to….. she tried to say but I butted in
And why will you do that? It belongs to you now ………
Oh! Can I really keep it? She asked to be sure and without answering her , I moved closer to her and made her lean on my chest ……….
I love you so much Sasha and I promise never to leave your side . I assured and she stared into my face ….
Awww! Awww! my boyfriend is trying to be romantic. She said teasingly and I smiled
Or do you want me to go back to my cold ways? I asked with an eye roll and she huffed
Hell no! I prefer the romantic you.she said as she stared at my lips …..
I chuckled softly know what she wanted
And with my hands wrapped tightly around her , I kissed her deeply and hard……

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Episode 24( Final) special episode
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Sasha Alfredo
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Days turns into week , weeks into months and before I knew it , the school calendar came to an end ……
Wow! See how times flies , it still seems like yesterday you left my side Daphne and now I am officially an high school graduate…..
Smiles
Oh Daphne! I really miss you ! how I wish … no, I just want you to be happy wherever you are ….
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When I was done writing, I closed my diary and kept it under to the pillow
Glancing at the wall clock , it was 21:00pm
Oops! Declan will soon be here …..
I got off the bed and rushed into the bathroom to freshen up and on returning to the room, I towelled off and hurriedly dressed up in a blank slanted gown with silver edges…..
It was a prom night and I had to look my best
I matted my long hair into a loosed bun and then applied makeup which made me to look a bit different
Staring at my reflection in the mirror, I smiled
The gown brought out all of my shape and yes, my cute boyfriend won’t be able to resist me on this ……..
Just then , the door to my room creaked opened and I quickly turned to see Kamara standing at the entrance……
Don’t tell me you ain’t ready when Declan is already here to pick you up . She queried and my skin tingled in excitement
Declan! when did he get here? has it been long? I asked in a rush and being the stubborn kid I know her to be , she just rolled her eyes and ran out of the room
Crazy kid! I muttered
hastily , I wore a silver shoe to match , grabbed my silver purse and then dashed out of the room …..
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And just like Kamara said, Declan was already waiting for me
he was seated on the sofa beside my mom and jeeez! he looked so hot in his blazers jacket and slim fitted pant trousers…….
On seeing me , he stood up with his hands in his pocket and moved closer to me
his eyes raked down my body and back up ,he didn’t even try to subtle it
I just stood there playing with my hands shyly
You look so beautiful! he remarked and I shifted uneasily knowing my mom was watching us ..
Thanks. I muttered and he smiled lightly
Taking my hands into his , he faced my mum.
We will be going now ma. he announced and a sigh escape from my mom lips
Alright Dec! and pleaaaase make sure you take care of Sasha. She said stretching the please and I rolled my eyes
Really mum! What do you think I… I tried to say but Declan butted in
I will do just that ma! he told my mum who just nodded
And we both walked out of the house still holding hands………….
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But to my surprise, immediately we got outside, he pinned me to his car and then kissed me hard and deep
Declaaan! I moaned into his mouth and tried to pull out of the kiss but just couldn’t…..
his lips was just too soft and tempting and without thinking, I kissed him back deeper and harder ……
he chuckled softly and then pulled out from the kiss……
You are running me crazy Sasha. he said , cupping my cheeks and I smiled nervously
My entire body felt like it has been ignited and I have never felt like this before……
Can’t we just skip the prom night? he asked fixing his gaze on me and I swallowed hard
But why? I asked trying not to sound nervous
Isn’t it obvious; I want to spend the whole night with you . he answered
Yes! Yes! Yes! My subconsciousness screamed but I knew I had to act tough so I faked a frown
But you know we can’t do that , This is the last party we are gonna have as an high schooler and we really need to be there. I said hoping he would wave my reason off but he didn’t , instead he nodded and smiled
opening the car door , he gestured me to get in and when I did , he bang the door shut , turned around and then hopped into the driver seat….
Are you alright? he asked and I exhaled deeply before nodding…..
Good!
starting the car , he zoomed off……….
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We arrived at the club and the parking lot was full of cars
Jeez! I never knew most of my class mate had cars…
Music blared out from the two giant loudspeakers in front of the club and I wriggled my body in excitement without minding Declan who was still trying to park out properly……
This is gonna to be so much fun. I squealed in delight and he chuckled
Is this your first time clubbing? he asked and I nodded
Oh! I see!!!
We both alighted from the car and on Entering , I was shocked to see the place so crowded
Dang it! I should have listened to Declan and just stayed at his place…….
I felt Declan hands in mine and I immediately felt safe ……….
Are you alright? he asked to be sure and I nodded , looking around
Then what is with the weird face? he continued and I sighed
I am just surprised, I never knew clubs were like this . I answered truthfully and he smirked
Let’s go sit down.
We walked over to a table occupied by Cory , Amanda and two of Declan friends
There was still enough space for two so we joined them
I sat down in between Cory and Amanda while Declan sat down directly opposite me
We all exchange pleasantries and Cory shifted closer to me
Why were you late? She asked with a loud voice ….
Was I? I asked with the same loud voice and she nodded
Or did Declan delay you with erm you know ? She asked with a wink and I hit her playfully ……….
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After in what feels like forever, the party ended and I must admit , I had so much fun …….
I walked out of the club with Cory
She has been my only friend ever since Daphne left and guess what?she and Sinclair just started a relationship……..
bading her goodnight , I ran all the way to Declan who was already seated in the car.
I opened the car door and got in beside him
How will she get home? he asked referring to Cory
Sinclair will come pick her . I answered and he exclaimed softly
If that is the case , she will be fine .
having said that , he started the car and drove off to his home ……
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After about 30 mins, we got to Declan home and he parked out in front …
We alighted from the car and with my hands in his , we headed straight upstairs to his room ..
I was so d–n tired!
Entering his room, I collapsed on his big bed and he chuckled
Aren’t you gonna change into something comfy? he asked ,walking into the bathroom
I will. I answered with a tiny voice without minding it will hear me or not ……..
he soon returned to the room wearing only his briefs and my eyes almost popped out on seeing the tiny markings on his chest ……
Did you get a tattoo? I asked
he looked at his chest and then back at me ……
Don’t you like it? he threw a question back at mean and I swallowed hard
Of course why won’t I! but why did you do it? I mean why did you ink my name on your chest ? I asked , sitting up on the bed
That is because I wanted to do it . he answered as he joined me on the bed …….
Can I touch it? I asked foolishly and he nodded
I stared at wordings of my name on his chest before touching it …..
It is so beautiful! I remarked
Just like you. he retorted and I shifted my gaze to his face ….
his blue eyes! his pointed nose! and then to his sexy lips ….
Go and freshen up. I heard him say but his voice sounded so distant …..
I was lost staring at his cute face and I could feel a sensation burning through me…
And without thinking, I placed my lips on his and kissed him
I needed to pour it out or else I will explode…..
F–k! he breathe into my mouth as he kissed me back harder
I was in cloud nine and never wanted this to stop
Rolling me over, he kept on kissing me and I hugged him so tightly
he pulled out of the kiss and started s—–g on my neck
My breathing became more louder and my skin also tingled in pleasure
I am ready! I am ready! I am ready! My subconsciousnes
s kept on screaming and as if reading my mind, he asked
Are you ready?
Am I ? I asked myself and then nodded giving him a go ahead
And without saying anything, he grab a hold of my hair to keep my head just above as he continued kissing my neck …..
Declaaaan! I moaned loudly and he stopped to stare at my face ….
What! I mouthed at him
Pull off your gown. he instructed and I did hastily
I was left in my undies ….
he unclasp the bra and flung it to the floor……
Taking one of my breast into his mouth, he suckled on it while pinching on the second one …….
I want more! I want more! I want more! I wriggled my body in pleasure and he laughed…….
What is so funny? I asked with a rapt breathe but he did not answer, instead he waved a finger in front of me
I gave him a confused look and was about asking him what he meant when he shifted my pant a little and inserted the finger into my pu**¥……
Ooouch! I gasped as he moved the finger in and out of me …..
Deeeeeeeec! I moaned loudly
I will add another finger. he said in whispers and before I could Object, he did it …….
You are beautiful Sasha. he whispered into my ears as he fingered me hard and deep
And before I knew it , he went down on me and started eating me out
Where did he learn all this from? I wondered, throwing my head back in pleasure as I moaned loudly…….
Are you ready? he suddenly asked and I frowned
Why is he spoiling the fun with a silly question? I thought within
Are you? he repeated and I nodded
It will hurt the first time. he said softly and I gulped down hard
Hurt! What is he saying!
I can stop if you don’t ….. he tried to say but I cut him off
Continue!
And without saying anything more , he pulled down his boxers exposing his d–k and that was when I understood the meaning of the hurt …..:
Will this go into me? I asked with a cracked voice and he nodded
Just rest your nerves, I will be gentle. he assured and I exhaled deeply
Raising my two legs on his shoulders, he penetrated Into me and that was it , I could not take it any longer
I screamed out my lungs hoping he would stop but he didn’t , he kept on penetrating into me and when he was fully entered he started thrusting in and out of me ………….
I pushed and trashed out my legs but it was no use as he had me under his control
Declan! Please! Please! I pleaded with a muffled breathe but he did not budge…….:
I was hurting, my body felt numb and I was in great pain …….
Hold me tightly baby. he begged, moaning deeply into my ears ….
No Dec! I am in pains. I said shaking my head and he leaned in to kiss me
But to my surprise, he increased his pace and kept on thrusting harder and faster……
I am cumming! I am cumming! he screamed vibrating and then pulled out of me , releasing some whitish fluid …….
We stayed like that for a while breathing hard against each other and then he rolled off me….
Staring at the blood stained bed sheet , I tried closing my legs but couldn’t
My whole body was hurting……
I am sorry baby. Declan apologised and I smiled shyly
He got off the bed and walked over to his reading table, he opened the drawer and brought out a small box ;then returned to the bed …..
He laid beside me and then made me lean on his chest ……..
here. he handed me the box which I quickly opened…..
There was a golden necklace in it and I brought it out …..
I smiled
It was Daphne necklace
When did you fix it? I asked softly and he shrugged
Not quite long; should I help you with it? he asked and I nodded sheepishly
he took it from me and unhooked it
If I ask you to spend the rest of your life with me , will you? he asked as he wore the necklace around my neck…….:
My heart skipped a bit , is he trying to propose to me?
Of course I will . I said softly and he smiled….
I want to spend my forever with you and will take you to the alter immediately after college. he promised and I grinned from ear to ear…….
Thanks baby. I said but he shook his head
I should be the one thanking you , thanks for coming to my life. he said and kissed my lips briefly…..
I smiled sheepishly
Let’s go to bed , it is already late . he said and before I could say anything, he wrapped his hands around me tightly …..
I touched the chain on my neck and smiled
Daphne! Can you see this ? I mumbled and my heart raced faster …….
Yes, she is still in my heart..:.
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The End