Kate counted second by second, minute by minute, hour to hour, but time was slow. Then will the full month end? It hurt her deeply. She prayed and even fasted for Kilian’s quick recovery. Dorah and Richard never stopped visiting her, they even postponed their introduction, as Richard was too busy working on Kate’s case. Ella too visited and told Kate she was on her side. It was all useless, all she wanted to hear was how Kilian was doing.
Ella did as her heart told her. She went to the police and got a letter, took it to MTN and asked to track Susan’s number, though the company was reluctant, she paid all it took and always heard her conversations. Suzan was a bitch, she had other several guys she flatted with, in Dubai and Nairobi. She was what one would call a slay queen, she was always out and had new catches.
“Hello, you girl you can’t believe it, the bitch is in prison” one day Susan had a call from Dubai, it was her partner in crime, Lisa, who survived on rich old men there.
“What? That wasn’t part of the plan, they just had to break up” Lisa replied in shock.
“Wow… I hit two birds with one stone!” Susan replied proudly.
“How?” Lisa wondered.
“See, my plan was for her to find us in bed, Kilian would be too weak to explain anything to her, but guess what, the girl beat me up, I went dizzy, Kilian crawled and locked me in the room” Susan explained as Ella listened on the other side carefully recording everything.
“I followed him, he had gone to apologize to that useless piece of trash,” Susan told Lisa with bitterness.
“Then?” Curious Lisa asked.
“I entered when she had hit him on the head,” Susan said.
“Are you serious? Did she want him dead?” Lisa was desperate for the truth.
“I don’t think so, maybe an accident, because she looked scared and innocent, but guess what, I called the officer and made it appear like she tried to murder him” Susan was loud and clear.
“But cheeiii… This Mbololo girl has got energy, she hit me up, she has to pay for everything” Susan added on. Ella cried.
“So Kate is innocent, oh gosh” she couldn’t believe it.
“But how the hell, did you enter Kilian’s room, after what you did to him?” Lisa asked Susan.
“He fell for my plot, I went crying claiming, that I just found out that I had cancer” Susan was laughing.
“He’s so emotional, and you know me, I was weeping like a kid, she consoled me, in turn, to say thank you, I made him coffee, I put in sleeping pills, he innocently took” Susan was opening up to her friend not knowing walls have ears.
“Ella wanted to shout but she had lost her breath, Susan broke Kilian’s heart but she had gone far. The call she tapped ended and she immediately called Richard. She was panting like a dog.
The doctors were doing all they could to save Kilian’s life. His dad flew a specialist to attend to his only son.
“He’s out of danger, but it’s for him now to wake up, we can’t tamper with the brain, he’s in deep sleep. Let’s monitor him for a week, if it fails, then we’ll have to take him to India.” The doctor told Kilian’s dad who was fuming like fire.
“And none of those women will get married to my son,” he told his wife whose eyes were swollen due to over crying.
“Please, Kilian, listen to me, it’s me your mother, open your eyes, my love, we are dying seeing you like this, who will make those crazy jokes for me to laugh” mother cried her tears out.
“I’m taking him to India, can’t stand here watch him like this” Kilian’s dad made up his mind, he walked away to work on the travel documents.
“This is it!, Ellah, can’t thank you enough, this is good news” Richard was excited as he listened to the recording. They smiled and couldn’t wait to take the news to Kate.
“Can she be set free?” Dorah quickly asked.
“Till court sits, she has to keep in,” Richard told Dorah with deep sorrow.
“Guys, we can do this” she encouraged them.
Kate was losing weight day by day, seeing her mum cry as she visited her broke her down, Dorah’s teary eyes always left her never the same. But what ate her upmost was Kilian’s condition, how was she going to face the world of things worsened. She chose to fast and pray endlessly, it was risky for her health but that didn’t matter to her. She needed a miracle badly. Time moved lazily.
The fateful day came, Kate was nervous, she feared most that day.
“My God, save me,” she said as she entered the courtroom. She noticed smiles on her mum’s face, Dorah’s and Ella’s. It tingled her mind.
Susan’s lawyer didn’t have new evidence, Richard with confidence brought in his evidence. Kate was surprised, she least expected it. Susan’s evil smile faded away, she shouted on top of her voice claiming it’s fake. She was so shameless. She wanted to run out but the officers got her.
“Miss, you have a case to answer, you lied to police and court, you also put someone’s life at a risk, you will be detained in prison as the case goes on” the judge announced.
“Yes!!!!” Kate jubilated and sent her mum a flying kiss.
“My God, you are awesome” she closed her eyes and thanked God.
“And you, Miss Mokoli, you still have no enough evidence to prove you didn’t intend to murder Mr Wanambisi Kilian” the judge added on.
Kate’s smile faded away immediately. Richard begged to bail her out. The judge took time to reply, she later accepted at a fee of six million, however, she was given limits on her movements, till she’s proved innocent. The celebration in court would be related to that men make when their football team scores a goal. Kate cried as she hugged her mum. Dorah and Ella joined them in the group hug. It was one of Kate’s happiest moment. Susan looked on isolated, a lump of guilt stopped in her throat, she tried to swallow it but it just got bigger. Tears ran down her eyes. Things had backfired. They led her away into the prison bus. She started screaming and trying to fight the officers. Ella went to her with anger
“You shameless evil woman” Ella shouted at her, if it wasn’t for Kate to hold her, she would have earned herself the hottest slap ever. Ellah had a billion words to tell her but they all turned into tears. Her voice betrayed her, how she hated it. She wanted to let Susan know how evil she was.
“How does it feel? Aaaah…?” Kate courageously asked Susan who bowed her head in shame.
“This is what you get from being so evil,” Kate told her as she looked directly into her eyes.
“You are lucky people are watching, I would have demolished that ugly face of yours” she added on doing her best to control herself.