????THE POOR GIRL????
(Journey to success)
Everyone were stunned to see Amanda pretending to be the winner when she didn’t even compete.
“I can’t believe that you are such a crazy and heartless fellow in my country, for that you are barned from competing in any competition in the state and that’s my final decision. And for melody you are the best of all and I recommend you for your good work keep it up and let the light keep glowing” he said and climbed down after saying what was in his mind.
Melody was later restored to her place as the winner of the competition as her house returned to normal and Amanda couldn’t believe it. But to think of it there was no particular reason about her hatred for melody, she didn’t even understand whether she’s being controlled in the Marine kingdom or what.
The jubilation was so much in the air as Melody’s name went viral and across both in TV and radio. She was being carried high up as everyone celebrates her victory especially those who knew her story and her background. Henry couldn’t hold how happy he was for melody as he stood watching how she smiled and laughing as the students were over joyous. Gladys too couldn’t hold her happiness even Desmond who was now Melody’s partner. Amanda left the place unnoticed as she covered her self with a hood and head back to their house. Mrs Armstrong was in the house relaxing as she heard distant chanting and voices celebrating someone she didn’t know but hearing the name of her daughter melody being called gave her assurance that all is well as she leaped outside to see a large number of students from golden gates school not minding the hot sun and the distance celebrating melodys victory.
Though Henry defended her but she loosed interest in him but Henry had no option than to let her rest first before explaining everything to her.
It was really a great day for melody as she delivered the news of her studying overseas to her parent who knelt down thanking God for answering the prayers concerning Melody’s victory. Melody’s picture was now posted everywhere as the best student for the years, both in social media and in the streets while they were encouraging students to study hard as her. Many bill boards were set in the street with Melody’s picture on it as the best student of the year in secondary school, everywhere she goes she feel like a queen seeing her picture everywhere as if she’s a model.
It was on a Saturday evening when she was busy making fire so as to cook, she was squatting when she feels someone behind her. She was frightened as she jerked up looking back to see the handsome Henry standing with his hands in his pocket looking neat with a pair of ???? Jean trouser and a white canvas on his feet. Melody turned away instantly not be carried as she walked passed him but Henry drew her backward.
It was really hard for her to see Henry that time as she flap down his hands backing him after so much pleading from Henry to hear him out first which she reluctantly did without looking at him.
“Melody I know how hurt you are right now because of how I treated you the past few weeks but trust me I did just for you and you alone ” Henry pleaded.
“Liar! You betray my love and trust for you Henry. I love and trusted you Henry but you didn’t noticed it only to dump me and go for Amanda ” she said as sad memories came back and fresh tears kept flowing out.
“I know I should have informed you first but I didn’t want to o do it that way because that was the best choice then. Melody I can’t trade my love for you for anything sake. I love you with the whole of my heart ” he said kneeling down as melody looked away so as not to be affected by his fake tears.
“Henry I loved you too with the whole of my heart and you were my world and everything to me, but not anymore Henry. I’m sorry Henry it’s over between us” she said trying to control her tears but it finally came as a down pour.
“No melody, it’s not over yet ” a voice that sounds familiar interrupted her from walking out of Henry. She looked back to see Desmond looking neat walking to where they all stood.
“Senior Desmond “? She called softly
“Yes melody, it’s not over between you both. Henry sacrificed his happiness, his time and his love for you just to make sure that you win this competition ” Desmond said with all amount of sincerity.
“I’m sorry senior Desmond it’s over between us. He didn’t loved me he only tricked me” melody said sniffing.
“Melody you have to know this that I have been walking with Amanda just to see you both not together, but the day I saw how you felt for each other I decided to let it go. I loved you back then melody but I couldn’t make you mine so I decided to partner with Amanda just to make you mine and Amanda to get Henry to herself but I later discovered the truth and I had to accept it that way that no body can separate your love for each other because I see all seriousness in you both. So why are you treating this poor boy this way? I know it hurts but you have to accept life and let go of the past, he did for a reason to see you win the competition melody so think about this ” Desmond said hoping his word have effects on her but she was not ready to accept their apology.
“I’ve heard you guys, but let me go and think about this “she said
“No need to think about anything melody, everything is true ” a female voice interrupted her from a distance which she turned and was stunned with who she saw. It was Gladys all the way. What’s the meaning of this or does it mean you all were aware of all this and allow me to cry out my heart out.
“Gladys! She called as she hug her crying on her shoulders.
“Melodys it’s okay, everything they both said is true. Henry here loves you with all his might, he was just using Amanda so as to get the truth and the solution to your problem” Gladys said
“Which solution are you talking about dear? And didn’t tell me that you were part of this plan without letting me know and allow me to suffer emotionally ”
“Yes dear I was part of it and I was part of the team to see Amanda loose. You see what happened on the first day of the competition made Henry to go far just to see Amanda down and to see your victory. Amanda went ahead just to see your memory loss so that you will fail the competition by going to a native Doctor Who gave her juju to use on you which she successfully did that was why you loose your memory that very day dear. Henry did everything just for you and you alone dear, he’s a good boy” Gladys said and she hug her really tide crying on her shoulder as Henry as Desmond smiled.
Melody finally walked slowly to Henry looking deep into his eyes, they hug each other. Henry assured her that all is well, he looked at her pink lips and placed a soft kiss on them as she reciprocated. Gladys and Desmond looked at each other and smiled at the two lovers closing their eyes.
“Please don’t spoil me for my mom I’m a kid ooo “Gladys said and they all laughed.
Henry and melody reconciled that day as they both went back to their various destination.
It was really a great day for them both as they kept calling each other again.
Amanda was not even seen in school again as nobody knew her whereabouts but she was still in existence.
#1 year later.
Melody finally wrote her waec and her result was superb, the day finally came for her to move overseas to further her study in higher level.
It was really heart breaking for her to leave her parents like that behind without anyone to take care of them, she she’d tears and bade them goodbye heading to the airport to move out to Europe. Henry and Gladys wave at her as she move with a car that took her out of side. Henry was already missing her.
Immediately melodys car came on the highway, two cars were tracking them behind. The speed at which they carried was indescribable as one wondered what’s going and who they are after. Melody too didn’t understand what was happening not until the men overtake them and step down off the car dressed in black attires from head to toe, the door of the passenger car was dragged open as one of them point a gun at melody in the forehead.
“goodbye miss melody Armstrong, tell Satan I said hello ” he said and pull the trigger sending twin bullets to her forehead as blood rushed out and melody gave up the ghost. Melody died instantly as they all left her body behind without her parent knowing about what just happened.
Henry got home and relax in his room, just then a knock sounded on the door as he wondered who it was, he walked to the door to open it but was stabbed with a knife on the belly as he fall flat to the ground with blood all over his body. The knife had a letter attached to it with an inscription that says “That’s for betraying me Henry “.
It was really a sad day as both lovers end up that way without nobody knowing.
Amanda was seen in the streets in the evening hour with a black hood on her face without anyone knowing its her as she passed with a cigarette in her hands smiling mischievously.
The news went viral that melody Armstrong is dead.
????THE POOR GIRL????
(Journey to success)
Truly it was a tragic day for the family of Armstrong as their only daughter and hope passed away just like that. Mrs Armstrong couldn’t control herself as she cry and wail rolling on the ground for her daughter melody, people who were there didn’t know the possible way to console her because that was their only hope.
Henry stood up from where he lie of the ground as dusting himself as he let out a loud laughter that filled his room as if he’s insane. Henry vividly knew that Amanda will come for him so he was fully prepared for her knowing that she might strike ant moment. Henry unbutton his shirt and took off the first shirt, did it the second time and like that till he took off the sixth shirt that he was putting on, he brought out a waterproof that contained a prepaid stew which he had it hidden in his clothes, that was what looked like the blood when he was being stabbed by Amanda. He walked to the bathroom and cleaned up himself with a shower ????. How came out from the bathroom and switched on the news channel and what displayed on the screen almost make him lost balance as he couldn’t talk nor move but only his eyes widen in shock. There displayed the picture of melody and the news being announced that melody the best student for the year is dead on her way to the airport to further her studies. Henry couldn’t believe what was happening until he saw Melody’s picture on the screen as he yelled out in pain.
“Melody! Running out of the house with just a trouser and a singlet, he entered his car and zoom off to Melody’s residence driving like a mad man in the road with a full speed and he kept on hitting his fist on the steering wheel. Everyone clears road for him to pass so as to avoid being a victim, he got melody’s house and seeing the crowd the covered the whole compound made the tears that was already in his eyes to drop finally. He walked slowly to where Mrs Armstrong was sitting just to see the old woman crying in pain for the sake of her daughter. What a wicked world.
Henry ran out instantly and people who saw him wondered who he was to act that way, he got to his room searched everywhere for his phone but couldn’t find it because Amanda took it earlier. That was his only means to find out whether Amanda is really dead or it’s just a joke. Henry brain was not functioning well anymore as he sat on the sand as a little child taking the sands into his hairs shedding tears that was meant for melody which he couldn’t believe that she’s gone too soon. Not for anything else but on her journey to success, how could Amanda be so wicked and cruel? Henry was thinking of a way to join melody as he stood up heading to the forest which he knew nothing about.
Melody’s body was being brought from the roadside as everyone were seen crying especially her mom who’s only hope is gone, she kept on lamenting and crying for her daughter who is gone.
Two days later, on the hot sun at the hour of 2 in the afternoon. The cemetery was filled with people who were all in black attire and sunglasses ???? on their eyes. The priest was with the Holy Bible lamenting some words while some able bodied men hold Mrs Armstrong so tight that she won’t even try of jumping into the grave. Henry stood as a statue without blinking his eyes as he stared at Melody’s corpse in the coffin lying lifeless. Desmond too was present the entire staff of golden gates school were there too to mourn their best student going to her early grave. Mrs Hannah was crying physically even most of the students couldn’t control their tears. It was really a tragic day for people that knew melody.
They finally closes the coffin with a brief prayer by the priest saying that her soul rest in peace. It started raining heavily but none care to run for shelter as the heavy rain keep pouring on them.
Henry was affected so badly by Melody’s death, he barely eat and he was becoming so pale looking scattered with scattered beards all over his jaws. His hair was growing like that of a mad man. He just couldn’t believe that melody is gone leaving him behind without a promise or them getting married as they planned. The old days they shared together kept coming back fresh into his memory as he kept remembering how they were together. He tried his possible best to control himself as a man but he just couldn’t do anything about it because he surely love her.
The death of Melody was a sad one to both young and old as the poor girl left the planet earth untimely. Her parents has just 15% point of survival because it really affected them as they thought about what life will render to them without their only daughter.
Henry was now a big man who managed one of his father’s company. He waited for so long to see whether melody will return, whether it was just a joke but it happened real that melody is truly dead, he decided to move on with another person but he wasn’t ready yet to forget about his first love.
He was finding it difficult to survive without his missing rib but he decided to move on with a new person named Chester. His first crush back then in school before Melody came into view but he didn’t love her the way he loved melody.
Things happened so fast that Henry was planning for his marriage but his heart was still battling not to forget melody so soon.
People began forgetting about the name Melody as she was no more. None remembered if such person was in existence except people that she mattered a lot like Henry and her parents.
Amanda was still hiding in her hiding place not knowing that Henry is alive though his fame spread but she wasn’t ready to believe that it’s true.
The police were looking everywhere for her as it was being discovered that she was behind what happened to melody. She was now wanted both my government and everyone.
It was on a hot afternoon when something unexpected happened.