*THE DEADLY MARK*
Lawson tried to stop Grace as she walked out angrily but she never stopped. She ran home shedding tears. Mrs Vicker rushed out from the parlour.
“Why are you crying my daughter? Have you gotten the mark?”
“Then what is it?”
“Mummy, I’m sad and happy at the same time”
“Oh my daughter, why?”
“I’m sad because i thought i was actually inlove, and at the same time, I’m happy for not getting the mark” she cried bitterly having it at the back of her mind that truly Cassandra got the deadly mark because she was inlove with Daniel.
“Oh my sweetheart, you don’t need to be sad. Is a good thing that you are not inlove. Stop crying” she began to pet her.
Only the four people remained in the room staring at each other. It was obvious to them that Grace attitude was out of jealousy for the power Cassandra had and everybody knew that Cassandra got the mark because she was inlove with Daniel, Grace’s boyfriend.
“You have been inlove all this while?” Kelly asked her. “And who could that be?”
“Is not your buz..”
“Danie” Lawson interrupted her. “She’s inlove with daniel” he added.
“Oh, now i understand Grace’s behavior towards you” Kelly nodded his head.
“We shouldn’t be talking about this” Cassandra moved forward…
MRS JONAS’S RESIDENT
Mrs Jonas stared at the book which was on the table in the sittingroom. She slowly moved forward sitting down before stretching her hand to open it. Her hand vibrated in fear as she opened it. She was able to comprehend the Kalish writings. Then she began to read…
“I found a book of my mother which i think will definitely help in breaking the curse unleashed to young citizens of Kali by the love hunters” Cassandra began walking in circles in the mist of other’s. “I guess it will also help in bringing Daniel and Ruth back”
“Then what are you waiting for? Break the curse!” Kelly shouted.
“If i remember vividly, i said i think, which means I’m not sure!” she replied. Suddenly, her phone rang-Mrs Jonas was calling.
“Cassandra you have to come now, i have found how to break a curse!”
“From the book” she cut the call.
“Who was that?” Lawson asked.
“My mother, she said she has found how to break the curse” she opened the door and walked out briskly followed by Lawson, Kelly and Thessy.
MRS JONAS’S RESIDENT
Cassandra banged the door opened in a hurry followed by others. Then Mrs Jonas stood up with the book handing it over to her. “Just read this passage” she said.
Everywhere became quiet as all waited for Cassandra to read. She began to read. But stopped at a moment looking at her mother.
“What is it my child?”
“Mother, it is written that a victim must place his or her hand on the book”
“I will do that” Thessy moved forward and gently placed her hand on the book in silence breathing heavily in fear. She looked at Kelly. Cassandra began to read again. As she read, a light shone on the book steadily. Few seconds later, she stopped and glanced at Thessy’s back to see if the mark has gone. She shook her head negatively.
“Well, did it work?” Kelly asked while Thessy stared at her for a positive response.
“No, it didn’t work?” Cassandra replied.
“Fuck!” Kelly shouted and embraced Thessy who ran to him in tears.
“Now, what are we gonna do?” Lawson asked raising his hands in the air.
“I don’t understand” Cassandra stared at the wall. “It suppose to work” she added still staring at the wall. Suddenly, her eyes closed again. She saw the dead looking human being still digging up the grave under the vibrating tree in the dark bush. As he dug, d sand flung up in d air without being seen. Then the book appeared in front of her where she saw ‘page 16’
“Cassandra, my child” Mrs Jonas interrupted her physically before she opened her eyes. She began to open the book to page sixteen in a hurry without responding to her mother. Everybody stared at her. She paused and began to read when with all seriousness. She suddenly stopped looking at everyone.
“You are scaring me” Thessy said.
“Did you see anything?” Lawson questioned.
“The curse cannot be broken without being at the source or with the person who laid the curse” Cassandra responded.
“What dose that mean?”
“That simply means the person who laid the curse has to be with me. He or she is the person to place hands on this book”
“But we don’t even know the people or person who laid the curse” Kelly spoke up.
“I have already told you the people who laid the curse” Mrs Jonas began. “They are the lovers who were killed years ago by jealous and wicked citizens of Kali long before you were born”
“But they are dead, how can we find them. We don’t even know where they are buried”
“I think, i know” Cassandra said. “I usually see two graves in the dark bush, i think that’s were they were buried”
“Then how can we get there? Even though we get there, how can they place their hands on the book?”
“The sand will do that” Cassandra replied.
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