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A story written by Gaglo Blessing (blessinggaglo@yahoo.com)…

I went out of my room with Mara still in the tub, to fix Chantelle some breakfast. I was spoon feeding Chantelle some cereals when Mara came into the room.

” Next time knock!” She shouted at me and walked out of the room immediately.

” Who is she Kojo?” Chantelle asked.

” Don’t worry about her”.

I continued spoon feeding my daughter. We both heard a little girl crying and i excused myself to check what havoc Mara had wrecked again. Unknown to me, Chantelle had followed me downstairs. Mara stood in the middle of my living room with a cute little girl in her arms.

Chantelle gasped behind me. I wondered where Mara had gotten the child.

” Whose child is that? ” i asked my always up to no good wife.

She laughed in a melodious voice.

” I know this child!” Chantelle said.

” Dear husband am only helping you fight your battles. I will eliminate all your enemies, i said i will always make you happy didn’t i ? ”

” This is the president’ s grand child!” Chantelle informed us.

I picked up the remote to my 34 inches LED screen TV and switched it on.I scrolled through the channels until i got to a news channel. I groaned loudly when i saw the news caption : President Komla Amuzu’ s Grandchild missing. Is this what Mara meant when she said she will always make me happy? is frustration her definition of happiness?

” Why did you take the child!?” I shouted angrily.

” Darling she belongs to your enemy so i took her for you,” She explained camly.

Chantelle looked from Me to Mara back and forth  perplexed about what was going on. My eyes strayed to the TV screen. Another shock in just one day, first it was Mara dangling her fish tail in the thub, now another shocker. On the television screen is a petite beautiful woman in her late twenties. She has grown more beautiful with age. There on my television screen is yet another woman i had failed to protect. Another woman i had promised i won’t hurt. My Pam had grown into a beautiful woman.

” That’s her! the child’ s mother! ” Chantelle shouted. ” Pamela Amuzu”

I snatched the cute little girl from Mara. My neice. why has my life turned out like this i wondered. Is this what the love of money does to a man’ s soul?

To Be Continued…

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