Chris stood outside still lost in his own thought
when he saw Christie was taken to the mortuary.
”what about her? he quickly stopped the nurse.
”sorry she couldn’t just make it,” the nurse said
”Christie, you should have just listen to me, you
were too stubborn then,” he yelled to himself.
Her family immediately came and couldn’t
believe they lost
Christie, that was a very shocked news for them.
Immediately after Christie burial he sympathize
with her family members and the next week he
Chris arrived home with so much sad and he
asked about Angela, his parent was shocked to
hear that, it almost been five years back since he
lost his memory and was now able to regain it
after this years.
”and what business did we have with her,” his
”Christie is death!, he told them.
”what! how did it happen? his dad asked.
”she died in a ghastly motor accident and i
blame you for everything,” he yelled at them.
‘how does her death has do with us”, his mom
”i hate you all, you’ve never want me and Angela
together, even thou you all knew what happen to
me, how could you be so wicked,” he said in
”Christie parents has told me everything, just
know that Chris has disown you from now
henceforth, am no longer your son, even if i get
to find Angela i will forever come back to this
family,” he yelled and rushed out of the house.
His parents couldn’t believe what he just said
they needed to go after him, his dad suggested.
Chris sat on a bench at the park feeling so sad
about how things turn around, he wonder how
Angela survive, although he hasn’t seen her yet,
he felt so stupid for losing his memory for such a
very long time although he knew it wasn’t his
fault, all he wanted to see was Angela at that
”how could God allow such thing to happen, why
most it be Angela, why most it have to take so
long before i’ll get to remember her,” he said to
I walked in to check the children in their room,
Lynn was already asleep while Anton was still
”hey handsome i said and sat down close to him.
”why aren’t you asleep? i asked.
”nothing, am just glad having a good mother like
you, if it was my mom back then she wouldn’t
even visit us in our room, i sometimes wonder if
she’s my real mother,” he said.
”come Anton she is, i wish she’s still alive maybe
she can make it up to you,” i said.
”she will never do so, she’s so wicked you know,”
he said, i said nothing but just gaze at him.
Lynn was seated on her dressing chair and i
combed her hair then oil it, we were all are
dressed, I, Edward, and they two kids, we had a
simple family celebration which was sponsored
by Mr. Matt, it was so much fun. That reminds
me of my life i have always wanted to know and
see my own biological family, my mom, dad and
siblings if i have any, i don’t know why i have to
be alone in this world but then am so grateful for
the new found family i had.
I sat down in my room jotting something down
in my diary. Tomorrow am gonna start a new life
with Edward, this will gonna be for better for
worse till death do us part. Am i really ready for
this marriage? i asked myself, i suddenly felt bad
about everything, i felt like i have betrayed Chris
but i still made up my mind never to leave
Edward and those kids, they are so special to
me. I remembered about Elsa and that make me
to shade tears, i wish she’s still alive to share in
my joy, maybe if she’s still alive things would
have not been this way,” i thought to myself, but
then i just have to accept my fate, let see how
tomorrow event unfold….
I felt so great already because i was
already in my white gown, Edward suggested we
did a church wedding. Everything was perfectly
well, i saw Anton and Lynn so happy, i guess
their happiness knew no bounds, i walked to the
altar, they large church was already filled up with
so much people, i could see Edward already
waiting for me smiling, Edward do love me so
much, tears were streaming down to my cheeks,
i can’t believe i will actually live to witness such
a great day, i walked and stood right beside
Edward, i can see much happiness all over him.
The officiating minister get on with it.
”do anyone have anything against the two… the
priest started and before he could finish saying
that, a voice from the main door spoke.
”Angela! Angela!! Angela!!! I heard a familiar
voice echoed and i was surprise to see Chris.
After FIVE years.
”did he actually came because he heard i was
getting married,’ my heart was beating so fast,
he walked up to me, Chris has changed a lot he
look more handsome, i mean so cute and of
course looking so fresh. I miss him every
moment, when i saw him i still fall in love with
him for the second time again,” .
”Angela,” he called my name with teary eyes.
The church was silent and at the same surprise
even Edward wasn’t happy when he saw him
”My heart’s is restless, my heart’s stuck on you,
the dreams in my eyes keep shattering, out heart
has been hurt, my parched life.. want to get
drenched in your love again,”
”Chris, all too late you’ve left me just because of
Christie you don’t know what i went through, you
just left for no good reason,” i yelled at him.
”am not here to destroy your marriage,” he said
calmly, i miss those voice of his, i miss those
sweet soft lips and those amazing and firm chest
to rest on.
”then you should leave, i need to get married to
Edward,” i yelled pushing him with my hands.
”Angela, without you in my life am incomplete
but if you getting married to him will make you
happy then so be it, i will forever be a sadist but
believe me your happiness is all that matters to
me,” he said this time and tears drop from his
eyes, seeing the tears in his eyes make me feel
so hurt i know he must be hurt also.
”but why did you ever leave? i asked.
”because when you were in jail, i thought of
everything to do, to save you out of jail, i felt so
useless for not being able to help you out, i had
an accident and everything happen so fast, i lose
my memory all this years, i never knew who you
were!! he said, i was shocked to hear that my
eyes was already filled with tears suddenly i
received a heavy slapped on my cheeks and
raise my head to see who was that i was
surprise to see a tall woman standing in front of
me, she hand over a new paper to me and before
i could realise i saw all the congregation with
the newspapers, they was noise everywhere and
i saw people moving out, everything is just
ruined. Edward was so shocked. I can’t believe
what i read on the newspaper, with my photos
and i was referred to as gold-digger, husband
snatcher, family destroyer.
”well am Anna, Edward wedded and lawful wife,”
she said facing me.
”I looked at the children who were at the front
seat and they kid quickly hurried to us.
”mom, i thought you’re death? Lynn asked so
surprise looking at her father.
”what’s the meaning of this? i asked in tears.
”am..sorry.. Angela.. i don’t know how to
explain,” he stammered
”explain what? i yelled at him.
”i actually took the kids away from their wicked
mother, i did the wrong thing by lying to you that
my wife was death, i did that because i love you,
i don’t want to loose you, i know if i’ve told you
my wife is still alive you’ll never agree to marry
me,” he said but i landed a heavy slap on his
face. ”this for lying to me, i yelled then slapped
him again, ”this for making me trust you this
much, just look at what your wife she have gone
to far in publishing a newspaper about me being
a bad person, calling me all sort of names in
public”. i said already crying, Chris was still
standing so quiet watching the drama unfold,
with a sad look on his face.
”dad, how could you even lie to us telling us
mom was death at first,” Lynn said aloud so
”my little ones get ready mommy will gonna pick
you home,” i heard Edward wife saying that she
”you’re just a small girl, and can’t ruin the family
i have worked so hard to build for ten years, you
don’t know anything about marriage then i need
my children back and my husband,” she yelled at
me which make me cry the more.
”no Anna, you’re not taking those kids with you
to maltreat them again, i hate you and i believe i
will find so much Joy with Angela and they kids,”
Edward boldly said but she slapped him so hard
”that can never be, and you’ll also pay for taking
away my children from me, lying to them am
death and also to everyone and your so call new
prostitute wife,” she yelled but Chris gave her a
heavy punch on her face, which make it swollen
”don’t ever call Angela such names,” he held her
neck so tight then pushed her down. Chris never
change i have always knew him as my fighter,
my hero, he never want to hear anyone call me
bad names he still cares, i thought. Things was
already getting out of hand. I heard Chris shout
my name so loud and he pushed me down to the
floor the next thing i heard was a gun shot and
everyone was out of the church. Anna (Edward
wife) just shot Chris, the bullet penetrated
through him, he spent a while standing before he
fall down to the ground in a pool of blood. Anna
quickly held Lynn and Anton so tight and ran out
with them while Edward quickly followed her to
have back his kids.
”you will never gonna have those kids, is either
you come back home to me or i sue you to court
about this,” she yelled and ran out with the
helpless kids while he ran after her.
Right in my own eyes i saw Chris dying the
people around came to help, my white gown was
stained with his blood as i held him so tight to
me, my tears trickle down to his face. He was
struggling to tell me something perhaps for the
”i…lo.ve.. you,” he stammered.
”please forgive me Chris, i never knew what
exactly happen to you when i was in jail, i stayed
in jail for three years and when i was realise i
was told you left, no one explain to me how it all
happens, no one tell me everything, no one was
their to tell me anything about you, please Chris
you shouldn’t have take this bullet for me, i
suppose to be the one to died, you should have
let me die,” i cried still on his body. He held my
hand so tight, i know he still have a lot to say, he
still have so much to tell me, i hope time will
permit that, if only am given a sand of time i will
make things right again,” i cried.
Deep within me i know i won’t survive, i know
Angela still love me no matter what, am dying
slowly, my eyes are closing slowly, Angela was
right beside me, her dress drenched in my blood
if only am given the sand of time i will bring
myself back to life and live happily ever after
with Angela again. Now i know i will be so far
away from her, till the day we meet again i will
be somewhere and i will always watch over her.
Angela has always been residing in the innermost
part of my being. I have use my last opportunity
of my last dying breathe to ask Angela a very
”will.. you marry me?.. i stammered and she
quickly answered me saying yes with tears in her
eyes, at least even am death i know i and Angela
have been couples for just two seconds and i
love that. I have to do this to safe her from
receiving those bullet my Angela have suffered
enough i can’t stand and watch her shoot to
death i have to push her down and died first, that
was my promise to her, before anyone would get
her that person have to pass through me. My
breathe stop, my eyes closed and everywhere
Chris was no longer breathing i felt it because
my head was on his chest, i cried out my eyes,
but at least i and Chris have been couples for
just some seconds, i wish Chris is still alive i
cried, why would life has to be this wicked and
took him away from me, i refuse to let him go i
hugged him so tight and so wet in his blood…
I then remembered what CHRIS once told me
# FATE is a fickle mistress and could turn tables