HOPES AND REVENGE
Alice steps into the large compound as she made her way towards the gate. Opening it, she pushes the door aside to reveal the man she presumed to be the lawyer. She sm-irks.
“Can I help you?”
“Good afternoon Mrs Wallace. Im actually here to see your husband. He called and asked me to meet up with him”
the middle aged man answers.
“Oh really? He didn’t mention anything of that sort of me”
“I’m sorry about that ma’am. Can I meet him?”
Alice feigns sadness
“Oh. You are a few minutes late. Actually he got a call few minutes ago about some really tragic accident so he rushed out. I’m guessing he forgot to tell you since he was in such a hurry”Oh” the man’s shoulder sags in disappointment.
“Umm you can leave a message for him so I can give to him when he returns”
“Oh no. That’s fine. I guess I’ll have to call him or wait for his call”
“Okay then. I’m sorry for the inconvenience”
“No worries ma’am. I’ll take my leave. Do have a good day”
he flashes her a smile and turns to walk away.
Alice quic-kly shuts the gate and rolls her eyes in annoyance.
Good riddance to rubbish.
What did Henry need the lawyer for anyway? She’d find out sooner or later.
For new,other important stuff needed to be taken care off.
Leaning away from the gate, she makes her back inside the house.
She was ba-rely inside when she heard an agitated scream.
Fear and panic run down her spine as she slides the [email protected] door open, running towards the sound.
On the kitchen floor [email protected] son, lying on the ground and clutching his belly in excruciating pain.
Hovering over him was his brother,shaking him.
Alice made to move when she suddenly halted, her eyes fixated on the now empty [email protected] of jui-ce which she had left a moment ago.. She could feel her pulse li-ck.
Her heartbeat accelerating with each second as thousands of thoughts run throu-gh her mind.
“What happened? Marcus?”
“M..mom.. I.. I don’t know mom. He drank a [email protected] of jui-ce and.. This started…”
Marcus’l-ips tremble at the thought of losing his brother as he explained.
Alice [email protected], staggering backwards.
‘If this drug gets into the wrong hands, it’ll elicit really grave consequences’
Eric, The doctors warning resonated in her [email protected] instantly as it registered what was happening.
“He.. Drank the j..jui-ce… Why didn’t you st©p him!!. That jui-ce contained….”
She swallows her next words realising she was about to b!ow her own cover.
“What did it contain mom?”
“Nothing. Come on,let’s lift him up into his room”
she says trying to sound as calm as possible but God knows she was screaming inside at Fraser’s condition.
“B..but mom. We should take him to a hospital”
Marcus says. no! Hospital? They may find out her son was poisoned then they’ll ask her to file a complaint.
Then the police will begin to investigate how he got poisoned… No no no.
She shakes her head.
She can’t be caught. Not now.
“No! I’m calling the doctor. No one is going to the hospital. Let’s carry him”
she bends down to @ssist Marcus as they carry Fraser upstairs.
ALICE’S POV. 3:00PM
“He’s stable now. You’re lucky this drug is a slow one else your son would have been dead by now. I’ve kept him [email protected]£d. Give him these antibiotics as prescribe-d for one week”
Eric,tells me as he hands over a prescription to me.
“Is that all?”
“Yes. And I’ve kept your husband [email protected]£d. He’ll be awake by evening or at dawn”
he whispers wary of Marcus in the room as well.
I need Henry asleep for more hours, I’ve got something to do.
Thankfully, that bit-ch of a step daughter still hasn’t come back.
[email protected] of me is wondering where she could be.
But then again, I don’t care. In fact, it just makes my work easier.
“Stay here with your brother Marcus I’ll be back”
He nods as I drag Eric out.
I’m glad he didn’t ask me where I’m headed.
I bite my l!ps-en-sually as Eric pu-lls me to straddle his [email protected].
He stares at me, fixated.
He bends to k!ssmy n£¢k but I swiftly pu-ll away.
“We can’t do this Eric. I’m a married woman”
I fake sadness.
“We both know you and I are made for each other. I love you Alice. I’m re-ady to accept your kids as mine. We both know you don’t love Henry”
he says and I almost scoff.
The fool, does he think I love him? Nons-en-se.
“I know Eric.”
I lie throu-gh my teeth and the fool grins.
“I wanna make love to you Alice. It’s been so long. You only call me when you need me as a doctor not a lover”
he stupidly pouts.
“I’m so sorry Eric. That’s why I followed you home. To make up for everything”
I say sweetly and he grins.
“Good. Else I would have ratted you out to your husband. I would tell him and the entire world your secrets. Don’t forget I have evidence against you.So be a good girl yeah?”
He gr-abs my n£¢k for more emphasis and I choke on air.
This isn’t the first time he’s threatened to expo-se me and I know it won’t be the last.
He never fails to blackmail me at any given chance and I’m sick and tired of it.
Because I know one day,he’ll carry out his threat and that’s why I’m here,in his room today, to end everything.
Because dead people, don’t talk.
I nod feebly, like I’m truly scared.
I’ll kill him before he gets to spill anything.
“Go change while I pour us some drink”
I tell him and he nods immediately.
He sets me on my feet as he scurries into his be-droom.
As soon as he’s out of sight,I pu-ll out the tiny bottle containing the drug.
The same drug he had given to me days ago to poison my husband with so we could run away together.
Well let’s see how he feels to taste his own medicine.
Pouring some red wine into two [email protected], I squee-ze a few drops of the poison into one [email protected] and shake it well.
Done,I push the poison into my bag then I begin to take off my clothes, str!pping till I’m covered in only my br@ and undie.
sm-irking, I lift both [email protected] and hand the poisoned one to Eric as he emerges wearing only his bo-xers.
“Mmm. Your b©dy is still as perfect as ever. So beautiful, Se-xy . Come here”
Eric li-cks hisl-ips as he gulps down the entire wine in an obvious hurry.
I gulp mine too down and set my [email protected] down as Eric gr-abs me by the w@!st, pu-lling me towards him.
His arms begin to roam my entire b©dy, his dark eyes filled with lvst.
Without much ado, he k!sses me. Slowly at first but then his k!sses become hungry and sloppy, filled with need.
I smile against hisl-ips, k!ss!nghim back.
Eric’s hands somehow manage to find my br@ to un-hook it.
I break the k!ssimmediately and pu-ll back, shaking my head.
“Uh uh. Not so fast Eric. Not so fast. I come to visit you after a long time and all you can think of is s*x? Too bad Eric. Too bad.”
I wiggle my f!ngersin front of him tea-singly.
I hear him [email protected] I chuckle.
If he thinks I’m going to sleep with him today then he better be disappointed beforehand.
His biggest mistake was threatening me.
Turning around, I pour more wine into both [email protected].
“Come on Alice, I want you so bad”
“Everything in due time Eric. Relax. I’m all yours for today. Let’s just have one more drink hmm?”
“What are we toasting to?”
He grumbles, gulping his wine.
I do too.
“To my freeedom.”
“F..freedom? O..oh.. Freedom from Henry r…right”
Eric stutters clutching his che-st.
I sm-irk knowingly.
The poison is beginning to take effect.
“No. Not him. Freedom from you”
I stress my words hoping he catches on to what I mean.
And oh, to my relief, he does.
His eyes wi-den with realisation and then darkens instantly with rage.
“You… Promised you’ll run away with me… You traitor! If you dare try to outsmart me I’ll expo-se your dirty secrets!”
I push him back with less f0rç£ but he stumbles back and falls.
“You don’t scare me Eric. Just because you’re my lover doesn’t mean you have the right to threaten me.”
“I… B..bit-ch… W..water… M..my che-st.. Water…”
Yes, beg Eric.
That’s what I want.
Ignoring his plea-s, I pick up my clothes and then dress up.
What a kill joy.
“A..Alice..m…my che-st…h..hurts… C..can’t b..breath.”
Eric stutters uncontrollably, gripping his che-st as he struggles to breathe.
Time to put my plan into my action.
I have to clean this entire house so that my f!nger prints won’t be found.
I can’t risk being caught.
The fool, how dare he threaten to expo-se me.
Reaching into my bag, I ignore the helpless fool and pu-ll out a pair of gloves.
I wear it and then pick up a large cloth, sprinkle some liquid onto it and begin to work.. I make sure to wipe every [email protected] place I must have t©uçhed.
Including the door handle, fridge and table.
I wipe everywhere.
In case the police comes here and find Eric’s dead b©dy, they won’t find my f!nger prints.
Done and satisfied, I put the cloth into my handbag and pu-ll out the poison and gently [email protected] beside Eric.
I gr-ab one empty [email protected] and put it beside him also. I smile. This is going to look like suicide not murder.
Even if they figure out it was murder, they won’t find any clues which will lead to me.
I’ve wiped everything.
I gr-ab the second [email protected] and push it into my bag.
“A…Alice… Y..you b…bit-ch… You… P..poisoned… M…me.. B…bit-ch!”
Poor Eric still has the guts to insult me even when he’s dying.
I kick him angrily.
“You fool! You were threatening to tell my secrets to Henry because I refused to run away with you. You think I’ve forgotten all your threats? No one threatens me, Alice Wallace and goes scotfree. You may be a doctor but you’re stupid. How does it feel to have a taste of your own medicine huh? Remember you gave me this poison to Kill Henry but I refused? Now let’s see how you spill my secrets. You know, dead people don’t talk! No one Eric, no one will know what killed you.You’ll die alone, a miserable death!”
I laugh. Oh this feels good.
“B…bit-ch… You’ll.. R..rot.. In h..hell”
Eric says as the frost coming from his mouth sputters.
“Adiós mi amigo! You know what that means? It means bye my friend. I’ll see you in hell Eric. Say hi to the devil for me when you get there”
I b!ow a k!ssto him then wra-p my still-gloved hands around his n£¢k and begin strangle him. He’s taking too long to die. I don’t have all day. Eric’s b©dy j£rks as he tries to fight me while I strangle him [email protected].
“Die you fv¢ker! Never threaten a smiling woman ever! Because a woman’s smile even in times of danger means nothing but destruction! Die fv¢ker! I may love you,but I love myself more than I do you”
I strangle him [email protected] ma-king him j£rk again.
“B…bit-ch! I…I…pray you..r..rot in h..hell..”
He struggles, [email protected] for breath as more frost oozes out of his mouth.
“Prepare a three be-droom house for me when you get to hell!”
I snap his n£¢k [email protected], annoyed at the fact that he’s not dying.. I hear the crack sound and I know I just cracked his n£¢k as he goes limp on the floor.
Ha! It’s about time.
Getting up, I wipe his b©dy to make sure none of my f!nger prints are found on him.
Then I drag his dead b©dy near the couch and leave him there.
I pu-ll off my gloves and push it into my bag.
I pick my bag and begin to walk out.
“Rest in perfect peace Eric”
I say to the dead b©dy with no remorse and then walked out.