Our love affair grew stronger from that day, and we could have dated happily ever after if not for David who often showed up to spoil things, he still continued wooing me and nothing i did to stop him seemed to have any effect on him, instead it appeared to make him more desperate than ever, which truly alarmed me, that i had no choice than to seek Mariam’s advice and help who then suggested that we team up with Linda before confronting him.
Against Samuel’s approval i accepted Mariam’s suggestion and tried to reach an agreement with Linda, but my first attempt failed when David mysteriously showed up and spoiled the whole thing by expressing his feelings to me in Linda’s presence, which suddenly made her more jealous and suspicious that i had to flee from her room that fateful evening.
I truly was very hurt and beaten by David’s unexpected cunny move that i utterly decided to give up, but no Mariam wouldn’t accept defeat and urged me to go back and explain things to Linda, which i did with her by my side.
When we were about gaining Linda’s confidence again, David appeared as usual from no where to spoil things again for us, even though he came this time with two other bad boys who blocked and locked us inside linda’s room. Only God knew his plan that fateful day.
A bitter argument instantly ensued between David and Linda which soon resulted to David rendering her a sharp slap. A visibly provoked and angry Mariam instantly jumped up to Linda’s defence and dared David.
In the confrontation and exchange of words that followed, David finally revealed to Mariam that he wasn’t going to touch her merely because her boyfriend is a member of his gang, which instantly stunned and left Mariam speechless.
I had to intervene by calling him a liar, but before he could reply my comment, Linda angrily attacked him with a kitchen knife, though he luckily saw her on time, side stepped and tried to grab the knife, but he miscalculated, and screamed as the blunt blade cut his left finger.
We all gasped…
David stared at his injured finger for a while before descending heavily on linda, kicking, hitting and slapping her randomly with fury.
Linda’s cry soon shook the whole lodge that fateful evening, making us freeze like statues as she received David’s blows all alone. I truly have never heard nor witnessed anyone cry with such pain and anguish before in my life, but instead of rendering any help, i just stood and watched as if i was watching a home video.
Perhaps it was because my strength failed me that moment or because i was too scared to jump into the fight, but then whatever it was that prevented me from intervening that moment equally turned me into a very heartless girl who just stood and watched a fellow girl as she got beaten in a fight which truly started because i happened to be in that very room that moment.
“Supposing Mariam and i left things as they were, all these wouldn’t have happened but i guess it’s now too late to be regretting” i reasoned as i watched him beat up linda.
Mariam was still too stunned to intervene, as she sat speechless on the bed with both hands on her head.
After David’s revelation about her boyfriend that fateful evening, she just coloured up and kept to herself like an AIDS patient.
Finally i heaved a sigh of relief with a deep breathe as David’s two friends rushed up and dragged him out from Linda, who just la!d motionless from the terrifying blows she got from him. The poor girl really had given up with her struggles when her strength failed her, yet David really was very furious to care or even notice.
Supposing his two friends didn’t break him away from her that moment, i truly don’t know what could have happened.
David and his friends finally left us alone in ‘pieces’ and i was then left with the huge task of reviving Linda. Poor girl who was trampled upon, humilated and beaten all because of love.
With shaking hands, i lifted up her head and tried to revive her….
Where’s this gonna end?
How do i end David’s case all at once
We’ll find out soon!