A Story Written By Aartial D
Rina quickly jumped up from her seat like one possessed by an evil spirit.
Before i could try to stop her, she had already rushed to Hilda and pounced on her.
The women around her held her quickly.
‘you demonic woman! You killed my mother. You killed my mother! Let me go! Let me go, let me show this woman that she cannot kill my mother and go scot free!’ She ranted.
Everyone was shocked. Hilda stared at her like she had suddenly gone mad.
All of a sudden, someone screamed. We all turned to see Chief on the floor. He had collapsed.
‘Ivyy, where are you? Why did you suddenly rush out of the office without letting me know? I was worried about you’ Rain stated over the phone.
I moved away from Chief’s ward ‘heyy Rainn, take a chill pill, nothing happened to me, i’m fine. Something came up that i had to handle’
‘hope its not a serious issue?’
‘no its not. Just that i we just lost one of my cowives and my husband is currently at the hospital suffering from shock. But he will be fine. We’ve got it covered’
‘i’m so sorry. Are you okay?’
I laughed a little ‘of course i’m fine. God gives and takes life. Who am i to dictate for God?’
‘thats true. I’m really sorry about the woman’s death. Take care of yourself dear. Dont let it weigh you down’
Weigh me down? Indeed! ‘i wont, though i’m a little bit terrified right now, i believe i will be fine. She was a nice woman’ I noticed Rina walking towards me with puffy eyes.
‘bye Rain, i’ll speak to you later. I might not be at the office tomorrow, just help me tell Cherrie to reschedule all my meetings for tomorrow’
‘okay i will, take care of yourself. I’m really sorry about what happened’
‘there’s no point being sorry. Bye for now’ i said and quickly hung up.
Rina was by my side by now and she hugged me immediately i dropped the call.
She started crying again ‘i dont want to be an orpan Ivyy, please do something. I dont want to lose my father too’
I released her and held her cheeks ‘calm down Rina, you wont lose anyone again, not when i’m here…’ Like i was a saviour or something ‘what did the doctor say?’
‘father is hypertensive’ she cried ‘he has always been hypertensive but he never told anyone. He has a high blood pressure too. The doctor said there’s very little chance for him to survive. Ivyy, my father might die’
My heart sunk a little at the thought of that.
Yes, i’d always wanted Chief out of the way so i could inherit all his properties but hearing that he was going to die this made me a bit sad.
I knew i was becoming heartless but i was equally a human being with emotions and conscience.
Suddenly a thought creeped into my head. Though it was a very heartless thing to do and it was going to p—k my conscience badly but i just had to do what i had to. A woman needs to survive.
I forced tears out of my eyes and hugged Rina as though i wanted to tap strength from her. We held each other and cried.
‘i dont want to be an orphan Ivyy’ she cried ‘i love my dad. Hilda will pay for this!’
I laughed within me. You are going to become an orphan dearies, very soon, i though.
Everyone went back home in the night but Rina refused to leave her dad’s side and it was very bad for my plans.
I had already texted someone to bring some stuff to the hospital for me but Rina’s presence was about to ruin everything. I had to look for a way.
‘Rina, you need to rest. You are stressed. Dont worry about your dad, i’ll take care of him. I care about him as much as you do’ i said.
She shook her head ‘i dont want to leave his side. I just want to hold his hands and pray all night’
I rolled my eyes ‘you can equally pray for him at home. Rina, you have to go home, you must, you need good food and a nice sound sleep’
She started crying again ‘i want to die too Ivyy, i’m tired of life!’
I sighed and cursed inwardly ‘in that case i wont force you. But i should at lease get you something to drink. Maybe an alcoholic drink ot something. You need to relax’
She nodded and smiled at me ‘thanks’
I stepped out of the ward and inhaled fresh breeze ‘stupid girl’
I started walking when another idea came into my head ‘poison her drink, poison her drink!’ The voice said to me.
I shook my head negatively. It was going to be very suspicious, couple with the fact that i was going to inject something dangerous into Chief’s drip that would kill him once and for all.
If Rina dies too, all fingers will point at me.
My phone rang that instant
‘hello madam, we have the stuff you asked for. We are outside the hospital now’ the baritone voice said and i smiled.
‘did you get the sleeping medicine as well?’ i asked.
I smiled. The dangerous liquid that was to be injected into Chief’s drip together with the sleeping medicine for Rina were ready.
My plans can now work out perfectly.
I smiled inwardly.