Alice sat on the floor, her head on the wall and tears in her eyes. She placed her hands on her stomach, her pregnancy was eleven weeks now.
She blinked back the tears that were threatening to spill. If someone ever told her that she will in this kind of situation, she would never have believed.
Locked in this prison for doing something she knew nothing about, pregnant. The man she loved abandoned her, her mother, her best friend lied against her, and she was here all alone.
It was hard to believe that Tony could abandon her. And his baby. It was so cruel of him.
‘of everything you could be, i didnt know you could stoop so low as to kill someone’ her mother had said when she first visited her in the cell.
She cried as she remembered that horrible day, that was two weeks ago. When Ekaite had come to tell her mother was outside waiting for her, she felt happy. Very happy, that at least, she had someone to lean on.
But she wrong.
The moment she saw her mum, tears of joy had run down her cheeks, and she hugged her.
But to her utmost dismay, the woman she called her mother pushed her away with full force.
‘stay away from me you filth!’ Kofo’s voice was angry and irritated.
Alice was surprised and at the same time she wasnt surpised. She had expected that kind of reaction from her mother, a little.
‘just look at you,’ her mother said eyeing her scornfully ‘just look at the way you’ve lost alot of weight. God! It doesnt pay doing evil’
‘you……’ Alice said ‘dont….dont think i….i committed the…crime i was accused….accused of right?’
‘i didnt think, i know you committed the crime. You are so desperate, i know you can do anything so you could end up with a rich man but now, here you are, in this stinking cell, pregnant for a man with a daughter who hates you. You are the most foolish person on earth my dear’
Alice sobbed inwardly, hearing her mother say such things about her was so heartwrecking. But she wasnt surprised, she had heard her mother say more horrible things about her.
‘what of Angela? Is Angela still in the house?’ she asked with tear filled voice.
‘if not for Angela, what would i have done? She is the one who takes care of me, make me forget about the shameless daughter i have. Right now, i have only one daughter. And its Angela’
Alice closed her eyes as tears dropped ‘do you know what Angela did to me?’
‘she told the truth. She is truthful. She couldnt see evil and cover it up, just like you. She’s at peace right now, you know why? Because she exposed evil. Thats why you hate her’
‘please tell her to come see me’
‘i’m sorry i cant. That would be madness because you might just kill her. You are a psycho Alice, i will never let Angela, my daughter come close to you again, who knows what more crime you might commit again. I dont underestimate silly murderes like you’ she said.
Kofo didnt see it coming, until when Alice was on top of her, pounding her with all the strenght she could muster. From different directions, blows and slaps rained on her.
It took the intervention of some police officers to stop her daughter from beating the living daylight out of her.
By the time they could pull Alice from her, she had been seriously injured and was rushed to the hospital. She was bleeding profusely.
And the Angela had visited her(Alice) and warned her never to touch Kofo again.
‘she might not be your mother but she is my mother now! Dont you dare touch my mother again’ Angela had warned.
Alice had laughed at her face and even spat on it.
Angela was really shameless, claiming that Kofo was now her(Angela) mother. How silly!
It was only a matter time of time before she realised what a terribe woman she wanted to have as a mother.
Then, she remembered the particular event that turned her relationship with her mother into a bitter one.
To be cont.