That was it, there stood Ruth and some couple of police men. They handcuffed me and then arrested me for the murder of Eugene.
This is where I stand now, awaiting trial. Behind these bars with no hope for the future. Probably this is were I am going to spend rest of my life. I don’t know the whereabouts of my wife and daughter. Ruth handed me over to the police so I didn’t expect her to come to my rescue.
Mary led me to the truth but my angry heart brought me here. I cried day in and day out. I didn’t see myself coming out of this situation. I killed someone. It wasn’t in self-defense, I attacked him and eventually that led to his death. I didn’t know what to do now, except to wait for my trial.
I happened to have smuggled Emefa’s diary into the cells and that was where I began reading everything. Then I saw who I had married.
Emefa was in love with me and so was I, yet we were failing to admit it but rather giving the chance to people who didn’t deserve to be in our lives.
All along I didn’t see the signs, signs that Emefa was trying to protect me from this girl. She didn’t even know about my wedding. Ruth on the other hand made me feel that Emefa didn’t want to see me at all, not to talk of coming to my wedding. And It hurt me that she carried that to her grave.
But I found it strange how Mary was able to find all this out and how she got hold of Emefa’s dairy. Come to think of it, this was the time I needed her help most and she was nowhere to be found. I wasn’t even allowed to contact anyone because of how serious my charge was. Ruth claimed she was a witness and that even made my situation worse, neither did I also deny it. That was the truth, I attacked him and eventually he died out of my attack.
Surprisingly, as much as I was afraid that I was going to spend the rest of my life in prison, I wasn’t so much bothered that I had committed such crime. Deep within me, I was satisfied. That was not the result I was looking but I felt that was just the best. I was guilty yet satisfied.
Just when I thought all hope was lost, I had a visitor. I had that right because I was in a holding cell awaiting trial. I didn’t know who she was and where she came from but trust me, she was the most prettiest lady I had ever set my eyes on. She was little bit fair in complexion, with a tiny lip which had red lipstick on it to match her color. She wore a fitted cooperate dress with a bunch of files in her hand.
Her figure was just exceptional, her calfs were very fleshy. She was just a goddess. For a moment, I forgot where I was and was just admiring such a beauty. Why was she after me anyway? I didn’t know her from anywhere. With a guard standing right behind, monitoring, she sat in front of me while I was in hand cuffs.
This should have been a date, but here I was, a prisoner. If only wishes were horses. “Selorm right? She asked. I heard her though but her seductive tiny voice got me distracted.
“Hello…” She said then I became conscious .
“Sorry, yes, I’m Selorm” I answered.
“Very well then, I have read all about your case and have studied it. I want you to tell what really happened on that day” She said.
I didn’t feel right to answer that question; I didn’t know who she was so I inclined immediately. “Excuse me, Who are you?” I asked her.
She looked at me in a surprise way as if I was supposed to know her already. Notwithstanding this, she was ready to answer me.
“I am a human right lawyer, Mary is a friend of mine and I’m doing this because I owe her a favor” She answered. I was relieved then. She was a lawyer, wow, I was just amazed as she said that. As dumb as I was, I could have easily noticed it with her outfit.
“where is Mary by the way? I asked.
“Selorm, are we hear to talk about Mary or you” She said. She was that strict and really meant business. Well, it was for my own good so I had no option.
I opened up to her and told her everything from scratch. She listened carefully as she jotted some points down. Even during the narration, she would watch straight into my eyes and that even made me fumble. But any time I did that, somehow she watched away just to let me feel at ease.
Having said my part, she came in with what she had to say. “As serious as this case maybe, I will like you to trust me, I have never lost a case before and I don’t intend losing this one. For now, what I will tell you is, don’t answer to any authorities. Always request for your lawyer, which in is Me. I will treat this case as an accident, then we will see where it goes” She said.
That was so professional and right, I had confident and was full of hope now. I was just grateful for this. I then expressed my gratitude as she prepared to leave. But come to think of it, I didn’t know her name and so I quickly asked. She turned around and looked at me.