TEARS OF A HELPLESS WOMAN
The next thing I remembered was I woke up in the hospital. I didn’t know how I got there. I fainted because I could not stand the shame. I couldn’t believe Shane was dating Linda Pitt for years. Human heart is very deep. It was a shock to discover Shane was dating Linda Pitt. I was later told that they got married. The wedding was conducted for them. At that point, tears started rolling from my eyes. After two days, I was discharged from the hospital. I was seriously depressed but however life goes on but difficult to move on. How do I start my life afresh? Lost two men, I can’t explain. Tears started rolling down my eyes again. What have I done to deserve this from Shane? I locked myself inside my room, I cried my heart out…
The following week, I read in the newspaper that my uncle has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for committing fraud. That was another heart break. I cried because he is my Uncle, not minding how they treated me and took my father’s properties. I chose not to pay evil for evil. I prayed with tears for them for God to help his family.
The next morning, I got a call from dad’s friend. I was shocked to hear from him. He later told me he read my story in the newspaper, how Shane humiliated me. He has been looking for me to no avail to come and take over my father’s properties and promised to send me all the necessary papers. I got all that a week later.
The following morning, I was a woman on a mission. I had to secure all my properties although I was blank on what to do. The first thought that crossed my mind was to approach lawyers. Thanks to my love for reading, I had learnt a lot through books .
A google search helped me find a number of lawyers within Lusaka and I picked on the most recommended. My account had some money which I used partly to pay the lawyers.
After much discussion the lawyers helped me secure my title deeds with the bank and now I had to inspect the property.
I missed Atusaye so much but my life needed a lot of organisation. I just couldn’t run after him with so much at stake and I still had no idea when my uncle would be a free man. The sooner I sorted my life out the better.
When I arrived at the mansion, the first person I saw was the security officer Mr. Mwale who had been so good to me when I lived there.
“Mr mwale!!.. You’re around?” I screamed as a taxi dropped me at the gate.
“Mwansa!!!! ” Mr mwale shouted as he ran to me.
“Am so happy to see you Mr. Mwale” I said as we shook hands.
A lot of thoughts went through my head and I remembered all that I went thorough, the memories were so clear.
“So happy to see you too dear” he said.
“my dear a lot has happened” he started.
“Please Mr. Mwale don’t. I heard it all. I’m just relieved that it is all over” I said.
“Yes my dear its all over. That man is really good… He has saved you. He actually paid me to stay when everyone left..” He said.
I knew he was referring to dad’s friend.
” You look like you’ve not been doing bad at all, how is everything with you? He asked.
” I will tell you everything first let’s have a tour of the house.” I said.
Mr Mwale and I talked as we went round the mansion, thank God it was still under perfect condition and ready to be occupied.
The next move I had to make was to check on the 3 flats, they too were well maintained so I did not have work to do. The flats were all occupied so I had to get a pass to view them. That same week I scheduled a meeting with the tenants and they signed fresh agreements.
The cheque I received from aunty Bertha successfully cleared and I used the money to purchase a good second hand car just to help me run around and I occupied a small flat.
The lawyers had initially advised me to get a good agent for all my properties and the agents would help me find good tenants. Since the mansion was still empty I needed someone there but I new they may let Mr. Mwale go. He had worked for us for a long time and I just couldn’t stand the thought of him being on the streets.
Mr. Mwale still needed his job so part of the tenancy agreement on the mansion was that security would be provided, the tenants just had to pay. This went great and I decided to do the same for the flats. Since Mr. Mwale was very trust worthy, I removed him from the position of security guard and promoted him to be in charge of the security company. He now had 8 security guards under him and we eventually added maintenance workers under the security company.
With the help of Mr. Mwale I managed to find the maids who worked for the mansion and I paid them settlement to start there lives afresh.
It had been 2 months and I still hadn’t managed to visit the Martin’s but I had now fully healed from my past, everything to do with my property was in place and I was ready to visit the Martin’s house.
The morning of my visit was really scary, I didn’t know if I would be welcomed or chased. I just had no idea.
As I parked at the gate of the Martins residents my heart skipped.
“God I have to do this” I said to myself.
I knew I had spent too much time but I needed to heal and reflect as I put my life in order. I didn’t want to jump from one mess into another.
I still didn’t hoot but instead I started talking to myself.
“OK Mwansa you’ll be OK. Just apologise and everything else will fall into place. Oh no! What if he’s taken! .. Jesus I just can’t stand all these thoughts!”
I hit the steering to clear my thoughts but ended up hooting accidentally and the gate opened.
“Oh my God here we are” I said to myself as the gate slid open.
I couldn’t escape now, it was time to see the Martin’s and possibly receive forgiveness. If I turn out lucky, I may even get the love of my life back.
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