She had Mukuka at her beck and call, but unknown to her, Mukuka had recorded the encounter between Purity and Queen, where she confessed to trying to kill Chisala, and wanting to kill Purity. So, she was still on the hospital bed, trying to call her husband, Kamulaza when policemen walked into her hospital room.
Queen: “Officers, how can I help you?” she asked, her voice shook to register her fear. She quickly hung up on her husband, whom she was about to call.
Police man: “You are under arrest for intentionally endangering the life of a minor, with the intention to kill and the attempted murder of Purity ” the police said and read her rights to her.
Queen: “I don’t understand a word you are saying. Did Purity tell you all these, you must know that she is a pathological liar and has been jealous of me for a long while” she said, thinking words would get her out of the conundrum she has found herself.
Police man: “Whatever you have to say, you will say it at the police station. Now quietly follow us or we will be forced to apply force” he replied.
Then it dawned on Queen that she was done for, if her husband heard any of this, he would have doubts and no matter how hard she tried to clear her name, he would always have doubts.
Queen: “Please, how much do you want. I just found out that I am expecting a baby, my husband will be overjoyed, and this is just going to ruin the news. Please, any amount I will pay” she pled as she was led out of the hospital, with the doctors and patients gawking at her being handcuffed and taken away.
Police man: “You are wasting your time, and even compounding your crimes. As we speak, your husband is being informed as we found that the boy in question is his son” the police man replied her brashly.
Tania: “This is Purity’s handiwork, no doubt. Are you going to listen to that bitch?” she exclaimed, but the policemen did not reply her anymore.
Kamulaza was confused and distraught. He had been happy when he found out that Chisala was his son. It meant he still had a chance to redeem his past mistakes, but having waited for a week without Chisala showing his face, he was convinced that something had happened to the boy. It hurt him to find out that Chisala did street work when his father had plenty.
Kamulaza: “Forgive me Lord, I was foolish. Forgive me Tasila, I didn’t know better. My friends had their girlfriends abort babies, I didn’t understand why you were adamant about doing same, I thought it was the norm. Please forgive me” he sat and cried in a corner of his mother’s apartment. He felt a hand on his shoulder and when he looked up, it was his mother.
Kamulaza’s mother: “How long are you going to beat yourself up about this. I think no matter the lives that was lost because of the decision you and Tasila, bless her soul, made, it is time to forgive yourself and move on. Thank God, your son is still alive, pick yourself up and go look for your son” she admonished. When she was done talking, she told him that his phone was ringing, it was the reason she came. He thanked her and checked his phone, he had a missed call from his wife and another strange number. He thought that perhaps Queen wanted to nag about him abandoning his life and searching for Chisala, if Ernest could do it, why couldn’t he? He didn’t understand why Queen was nonchalant about
Chisala’s plight, didn’t she love him? If she didn’t why did she take him out? His doubts about the accident arose again, but he pushed them aside and called back the strange number. The first words he heard shattered his world.
Kamulaza: “Hello, Kamulaza here, who am I speaking with?” he asked.
Police man: “Your attention is needed urgently, your wife has been arrested for a number of charges, among which is the deliberate ploy to harm a minor by name, Chisala” the policeman on the other side of the phone said. Kamulaza was stunned, he allowed the phone drop from his hand and shatter on the ground.
Kamulaza’s mother: “What is it, my son”? She held his hand, but Kamulaza did not say a word, tear drops just fell from his eyes like dominoes. The mother’s shouts brought Ernest from the other room, and he joined in asking Kamulaza, what had happened.
Kamulaza: “My own wife tried to kill my son” he said, with glazed eyes that stared into space.
Ernest: “I don’t understand you, what do you mean?” he asked.
Kamulaza: “What don’t you understand, don’t you understand or do you shy away from the possibility? Queen my wife tried to kill Chisala! The accident was a deliberate incidence. The police just called, she has already been arrested” he said hysterically.
Ernest: “I can’t believe this” he said, but he felt relieved, because he had thought that Purity had something to do with the accident. It was no news that Purity didn’t like Chisala.
Kamulaza: “This must be God’s way of punishing me” he said and began to cry. Ernest felt piteous towards him, he had never seen a man look so broken.
In prison, Queen was allowed to make only one phone call. Who is she going to call between her husband Kamulaza, Mukuka and lawyers?
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