Living A Liar’s Life
By : Kebby NG
Still in Brian arms, i watched as my father and his father struggled for the g un.
I didn’t want to leave as he said to Brian to take me away and call the police.
I wanted to stay and help but before I could do a thing, i heard the gun shot.
I stared at the two men wondering who got hit by the gun and I was hoping that it wouldn’t be my father but I was shocked when my father fell down.
“Daddy!!!” I yelled as I ran to him.
I held him in my arms and watched him struggle to breathe.
On seeing what he did Brian father took off with out looking back.
“Emma my child”he muttered softly and I held his bloody hands
“Daddy”I cried as I gave his hand a light squeeze.
He held my hand too and gave me a light smile.
“Hold on Mr Chadwick,Help is on the way”Brian assured him as he knelt beside us on the floor.
I don’t think I will make it before help gets here”He said as he coughed out blood.
“Don’t say that father,You will be fine! okay”I said as I cried helplessly in his arms .
“Just listen me me,The both of you,Do not let what happened in the past take over your life,You both have suffered enough”
“Most especially you my dear,You deserve to be happy and am sure that you will be happy,after all Brian is with you to take care of you
“Dont talk like this dad , i want to be with you”I said as I held his hand
“Just hang in there Mr Chad wick”Brian called as he call for help on again
As soon as that was done he came back to us, holding my father cold hand.
“Brian my son,am giving you the chance to make every thing right again, you have to watch over my daughter”He said
“You are the one who will take care of Emma, so just save your breath, the ambulance will be here soon”He said
“Brian please take care of Emma, find a way to make her happy, all her life have been nothing but pain and sorrow”
“She deserves to be happy Brian, so do your utmost best in making her happy”He said to Brian and Brian nodded in agreement
“Am sorry Emma, have been nothing but a pain to you”He said
“Never! You were never a pain to me” I answered quickly as I held his hand
“Am really sorry my child, try to find the happiness you deserve, be with the man you love “He said
“You will be fine dad, so stop talking this way”I cried out.
“Let’s not kid our selves,We all know that I won’t last, please Brian promise me that you will keep on watching over Emma”He begged
“I will”Brian promised softly.
“I can finally be rest assured”he said as he smiled gently and then he died
“No no no” I said as I pulled his body to mine,Crying out loud.
“This shouldn’t be happening,It shouldn’t have “I said as I held his body to mine.
It was at that moment that the paramedics got to the roof top.
“You are late”Brian said to them softly
“Emma they will have to take his body”Brian said to me
“No, Am not ready to let my dad go”I said as I held him.
“We have to take his body “The medic said
“No one will touch him!”I yelled at them and they moved back.
Brian moved towards me and gently touched my hair.
“You are still in pain my love and we know that but you have to let the medic do their job” He said as he pulled me away from my father.
I watched as they took his body away and I hugged Brian for comfort.
“He didn’t deserve to die” I said as I cried into Brian arms
“I know,He didn’t deserve to die ” He muttered as he held me tight.
A WEEK LATER
I stood beside Emma as we stood in front of the grave yard.
It was just a small gathering,The only people there were me,William and Emma herself
Ever since that day in the hospital,She hasn’t smiled even a bit.
She looked like a different person entirely and I know that it’s the fault of my father.
Ever since he ran off at the hospital,He disappeared, The police haven’t been able to trace his where about.
And the only place where I knew that he could be turned out to be futile
It’s like he just disappeared completely but I know that some day some how he will be found.
“Shall we go back ?”I asked as I stared at her.
“No,I want to stay here a bit longer”She answered swiftly.
Though she tries to hide it,I know that she hates me for what my father did to her father.
And I hate myself more, Emma have suffered a lot in our hands and now that she is suppose to be happy, my father had to create another mess, I thought as I stared at her.
“Fine then,I will be waiting for you in the car”i said
Since my father is no longer in the way,I can finally give Emma back what belongs to her and then once I know that she is fine, I will leave her, I thought sadly.
If she doesn’t see me,She would forget every ordeal she has been through and it will be good for me too.
“Brian!”William called and I turned to find William coming towards me
“What do you plan on doing now?”He asked
“To give back every thing to Emma”I said
“Wouldn’t it be better to wait a bit”He said
“No William, I will be leaving,Emma have suffered enough with me by her side,If she has some one else by her side,Then it will surely go well for her”I said
“You will be leaving?”He asked
“That was what you wanted right from the start,I will give back every thing to Emma and then I will leave,You love her right! Then stay by her side and cherish her the way she is ought to be cherished”I said
“Does she know this?”
“I haven’t tell her but she will know today,After the press conference that I will hold,She will know that am leaving today”I said to him
“Fine then”William replied
I turned to leave but then I stopped again “Promise me one thing Ivan, promise me that you will take care of Emma, that no matter what happen,you will always be by her side “I said using William real name.
“You can count on it”He said and with one last swift nod,I left the room.
I back to villa and got Peter to arrange a press conference.
“What’s going on,Why are there reporters around the house again?”Alicia said as she walked into my office
“I called for them”I answered
“But why? Do you want your mom to suffer from more illness,She is already depressed as it is about what happened with your father and now you calling for a press conference,Wouldn’t that be too much!” She asked.
“No it Wouldn’t,Twenty years ago an injustice occurred and every one is getting what they deserve,My father is now on the run from the police,My mother is now sick and I……I will lose the woman I love with all my heart”I said
“What do you mean by losing the woman you love?”Alicia asked
“You will know soon and also Alicia ,I think it’s time you tell your parents the truth, You came solely to get back at Emma and me and you did succeed because I will be divorcing Emma and I will marry you and it’s only for the sake of our child” I said as I got up
“Now call your parents over and tell them before what am about to go live”I said as I left the room.
“Are you okay now?”William asked me for the fourth time
“Am fine William, just take me home”I said as I wondered why Brian left me alone.
He knows that more than ever,I need him with me but he just left me there with William,I thought as I the car got back into the busy streets.
Not wanting to think about any thing,I turned on the radio only to be shocked by what was being said.
“We are at the royal villa and the king himself has confessed to being the wrong heir and also the wrong king”
“We also learnt that the bride Dora Baxter is the real heir to the throne”
“What’s this! How did this get out”I said starring at William.
“He said it was the right thing to do and its for the best Emma, its time every one know the truth” William said
“But not like this, not like this”I said as I thought of Brian.
What he must be going through right now, what happened twenty years ago is all his father fault, why would he have to do this, his father is the one who should be apologising,the one that should be behind bars, I thought.
“William please take me to the villa”I said
“But there would be reporters and…….. ..”
“Please just take me there”I begged and he nodded and did as I said
Luckily when we got to the villa, the reporters had all left.
As soon as I walked in I met Alicia on the way.
“You still have the nerve of showing your face here?” she asked
“I don’t want to talk to you, where is my husband?”I asked
“Figure that out yourself and I already told the truth to my parent,they now know that am their daughter”She said
“Good for you then”I said as I walked past her up the stairs
I got to the room I shared with Brian and I found him in the room packing his stuff.
“What’s this?”I asked
“Oh you came back early, I wanted to leave before you come back”
“What? You are leaving?”I asked and he stopped what he was doing to stare at me
“Yes I am and I think it’s time that we get that divorce”He said and i felt my whole world crumble.
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