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Befriending a ghost Episode 13
Starting from the beginning
Hearing the name Gwapo got me all confused, I mean how did Sasha get to know the name! could she be telling the truth! but how is that possible! Daphne is dead and gone…..
You need to believe me Declan, you really need to .She said with a wavering voice and then took a step towards me , I shifted back ……
Don’t come near me . I warned
But why! Do you hate me now ! Do you think of me as crazy! She asked rushingly but I just stared on at her….
Don’t just stare at me , say something. she half yelled and then turned sideways to her”so-called “Daphne
I told you he won’t believe me, I told you he will see me as crazy , can you see I was right Daphne! he even called me a sorceress . She said and broke down in tears…….
I watched her silently for a moment and then sighed…..
It is alright Sasha. I said trying to stop her from crying and she stared at me in curiously
Do you believe me now? She asked wiping the tears from her eyes with her hands …..
I bit my lips not knowing what to say, do I believe her! hell no! the whole thing sounded so crazy but I just wanted her to stop crying ..
Seeing her cry was making my heart hurt….
Do you!she repeated
Can we just go back to the class and pretend that like we never had this conversation!I said but she shook her head
No Declan, that won’t be possible! Daphne is hurting and she needs your help.she insisted and I laughed mockingly
help! I never knew ghost needs help , can’t you see you are making no point! I fired at her and she swallowed hard….
Then what about the necklace! She asked and I froze…….
Didn’t you find it strange that I found it in my room! Didn’t you find it strange that the necklace is stuck around my neck!she yelled and i inhaled deeply …….
it is real, Daphne is real, your twin sister is here and she is in tears right now . She added
Fine! If she is really here, can you please tell her to say something about our childhood? I asked staring intently at her …..
She turned sideways for a moment and they shook her negatively….
She can’t remember anything. She said sadly and I ran my hands through my hair in confusion…..
So how do you expect me to believe now, no tell me how do you expect me to! I retorted
Guapo! The necklace! She answered and i scoffed
Do you think that is enough proof , but why is she even here in the first place or is she tired of the ghost world? I asked mockingly
Stop it Declan, she is your twin sister…..she tried to say but I cut her off ….
Spare me that bull shit! I didn’t ask her to jump off the bridge . I retorted angrily
And what made you think she jumped off the bridge. She fired at me
That was because! That was because! I paused not knowing what else to say ….
Go on , why did you stop! That was because of what of what!She yelled, you are Daphne twin brother so you should know her better , does she look like someone who will kill her self because of a lover?she asked and I went stiff
She was right , Daphne might be crazy but she would never ….. d--n! Why didn’t I ever think of this!
I think there is a foul play somewhere and we really need to find out what happened to your sister. She added
My heart beat so violently that I grew pale and had to lean against the wall to keep myself from falling..
Are you alright? She asked with a concerned look and I nodded slowly……
Is Daphne really here? I asked looking around the room
Yes. She answered
Then why can’t she just say what happened to her? I asked calmly and she sighed
She doesn’t remember what happened to her. She said and I exclaimed softly…..
Then if she didn’t jump off the bridge, then what happened to her? how did her necklace even get to your room, She always put it on. I asked confusedly and she shrugged
I don’t know! I am confused about it as well, but I think Cory knows something about it …..
Cory!i repeated to be sure I heard right and she nodded
Firstly , she was the first person I showed the necklace to but she warned me never to show it that anyone . Secondly, she seems to be scared of my house and most especially my room………
And what would she be scared of your room? I asked still not understanding what she is trying to say …..
Isn’t it obvious, that was where I found Daphne necklace. She said and I scoffed
Now I see where this is leading to.i retorted In a huff and she arched her eyebrow
What do you mean? She asked calmly and I smacked my lips in anger
She was also the one who told the police the reason for Daphne death. I said and she widened her eyes in surprise
And they believed her just like that!
Yes,she was Daphne’s best friend so we all believed her ……..
This is really crazy! So you mean you all were acting upon Cory’s word? She asked with a frown and then turned sideways
Can you hear that Daphne, the reason for your death was not even certain! She retorted angrily
I smiled lightly as I watched her eat her self up , she must really like Daphne a lot!
And you what did you do about it? Did you also believe the stupid lie! She asked facing me and I sighed
I had no time to think, My dad died on the same day and my mom went crazy , it was just too tough for me.i said trying to blink back my tears…….
She moved closer to me and held my hands…..
It is alright love. She assured and I smiled lightly , did she just call me love!
So where should we start from? should we confront Cory? She asked
Not now. I answered…..
But why? She asked in surprise…
I need to know where you stay first , I might be able to get some hint. I explained and she exclaimed softly
I will follow you home after school if it is okay by you! I suggested and she sighed softly
It is okay! I just don’t know how my mum would react, you know she is a disciplinarian. She explained ….
Oh if that is the case , I think we wil…. I tried to say but she cut me off ……
Don’t worry, I will handle my mom. She quickly added
I smiled, so what are you waiting for , let us go to the class. I said but she shook her head
Go ahead, I will follow behind you …’
Alright! I agreed and leaned over to give her a brief kiss, I really could not get enough of her soft lips…..
Go! She said playfully and I chuckled softly
Taking a few steps forward, I stopped to face her
And lest I forget ! Tell daphne I love her too. I said before walking out of the class room…….
I know it sounds crazy , but I had a feeling that Daphne heard me…….,,,,,,,,,
Did you hear that , Declan just told me he loves me ! he believes I am here, he believed you Sasha . Daphne said excitedly and I smiled
And did you also see the kiss! he kissed me , your brother kissed me twice. I said excitedly and she smirked
Is this the reason you stayed back! Come on Sasha, there is a class going on and you are here talking about a kiss! She said with an eye roll
You wouldn’t understand! I am just so excited, Declan said he loved me…
Oh yeah! She drawled, can we go to class now, I really don’t want to miss the biology lessons. She said and before I could respond, she ran out of the class…..
I widened my eyes in surprise
Is she for real! so she left without waiting for me!
I walked out of the empty classroom and headed downstairs to the class…..
On getting to the class, I met the biology teacher writing on the marker board ….
Oh right! I am late
I stood at the entrance and took a deep breathe before greeting the teacher
Good morning ma!
She paused what she was writing to look at me and then glanced at her wristwatch
Morning! this is afternoon already . She corrected and I exclaimed softly
And can you please tell me where you are coming from?
I erm er coming from the principal office, yes the principal office. I lied
She stared at me for a while and then sighed
You can go have you seat …..
Thanks ma. I said with a bow and walked towards my seat …..
Sitting down, I looked around for Daphne and smiled when I saw her standing in front of the Declan…
She turned sideways to meet my gaze and flashed me a smile
Crazy! I muttered
I bend over to bring out my biology note and my phone from my back pack…..
I unlocked the phone to send a text to Declan
“Daphne is right in front of you”
I watched him bring his phone out from his pocked , he went through it and looked around him before turning sideways to meet my gaze ….
Where exactly is she? he mouthed at me
Right in front of you. I mouthed back at him and he smirked…..
Mr Davies! Miss Alfredo! Can you please wait till after the class before you continue with your lovey dovey? The teacher scolded and the whole class laughed…..
I am sorry ma . We both chorused together and the class laughed again…..
The teacher shook her head and then continued with her teaching …….
That was so close! I muttered…..
Looking around the class i shivered when i met Racheal’s gaze, it was kind of deadly………
The hours dragged on till it was time for closing …
Yippee! It is time to go home ..
And as usual, I shove my books into my back pack..
Standing up from my seat , I was about walking up to Declan when I sighted Cory at a corner seat with her head placed on the table…
Is she crying? I wondered
I walked up to her and hit my fist on the table but she didn’t budge….
Cory! I called tapping her gently and when she looked up , I shifted back a little seeing her bloodshot eyes and the swelling around her eyes…
Cory! what is wrong! Are you alright! I asked in a rush but she just stared on at me…..
Please talk to me , why are you crying? I asked
Go away! She retorted and then placed her head back on the table……
What is wrong with her? I wondered …..
I looked around the class for Declan and Daphne but they were not in class….
Where could they be?
Standing outside the class , I saw them at the entrance of the hall way
Declan was talking and laughing with his friends while Daphne was just grinning to whatever they were saying…….
I felt so jealous! So she left my side to be with her brother who can’t even see her!
I walked up to them and Daphne smiled on seeing me ……
I scoffed and looked away
Declan! I called tugging at his clothes and he turned back to face me
hey! Where have you been? he asked, i have been looking around for you……
Looking around! Oh I can see! I drawled and he smirked
Let us go. he said and took my hand into his as we walked out of the building with Daphne following right behind us……..
We got to the school car lot and I widened my eyes in surprise when he stopped in front of a red car…..
Is the car yours! I asked and he nodded
Wow! wow! this is so beautiful! Daphne remarked
Of course it is Daphne. I agreed with her and Declan gave me a curious look
Is Daphne here with us? he asked picking his words and I nodded
Oh! he exclaimed softly and then got into the driver seat without saying anything……
What is wrong with him! I wondered
I will meet you at home.Daphne said in whispers and I nodded without looking at her …..
Opening the car door, I got into the passenger seat and Declan drove off heading to my home…….
The drive to my home was a quiet one as Declan seems to be lost in thought …
I sighed softly as my mind drifted off to Cory , I was really worried about her…
What could be wrong with her! I just hope she is alright…
The left or right turning? Declan asked distracting me from my thoughts
The right. I answered and he controlled the steering wheel and made a right turn….
I never knew you were this perfect in driving. I said trying to make a conversation, who taught you to drive? I asked.
My dad. he answered softly and I smiled lightly
You must really miss him, how was he like? I probed on and he glanced at me before answering…..
he is caring , nice and sometimes annoying……
Annoying! I repeated
Yes, he always take side with Daphne. he paused and then sighed, Is Daphne here with us? he asked softly
No. I answered and he nodded without saying anything
On getting to my house, Declan Parked in front….
is this your house? he asked with shock written all over his face and I nodded
And if I am not mistaken , you said Daphne necklace was found inside this building right?he asked again and I nodded
D--n! he hit his fist on the steering wheel
Are you alright!what is wrong! I asked in a rush and he sighed
This building used to be an abandoned old building and since there was no one living in it , we made it a venue for our class weekend parties…..
Weekend parties! I repeated and he nodded…..
Are you trying to say you have been here before? I asked
Not only me, the whole of the class. he corrected….
We alighted from the car and walked towards the front door….
Talking a deep breathe, I pushed the door opened we both walked in..
And as expected, my mom seated on the sofa watching television
Good evening mom! I greeted and she looked up at me with a smile ……
Welcome back baby . She greeted and then shifted her gaze to Declan
And who is the cutie beside you? She asked still smiling and I swallowed hard
erm he is my class mate and we have a project to work on together. I lied
Good evening ma! Declan greeted with a slight bow
You are welcome dear . She responded…..
Actually erm we will going upstairs to my room. I said nervously expecting her to object to it but instead, she nodded slowly………..
Thanks ma! I said and then faced Declan, let us go..
Taking few steps to the stairs, I turned back to meet my mum curious gaze
She gave me a ” we will talk about this later” look and then looked away ….
Oh yeah! I drawled and climbed up the stairs to my room with Declan following behind me…..
Entering my room, I tossed my bag on the floor and sat down on the bed
So what next ? I asked Declan who was busy looking around the room…..
Where did you find the necklace?he asked
Over there . I said pointing to the exact place I saw the necklace, there was a crack in the wall but it has been fixed . I explained
This is so f-----g crazy! I mean how did her necklace get to be behind a crack wall , was she struggling with something or…….
Someone.i completed and he bit his lips in anger
If she was struggling with someone who could it be! I guess we need to start all over from the beginning…..
*+1April 10, 2021 at 9:47 am #1443075
Befriending a ghost Episode 14
Sucide or Murder
Everything seems clearer, as though I had come out of a fog. The necklace, the house and mostly Cory’s statement all point to the fact that Daphne was murdered but who could have done it and for what reason! I was so pained…….
Why didn’t I think of this earlier! Why didn’t i try to re investigate the cause of her death! But no, all I did was to curse and blame her ……
Oh Daphne! I am really sorry, please forgive your stupid brother!
But what do you mean by starting all over from the beginning? Sasha who was beside me asked
I shifted my gaze slowly back to her …….
Are you trying to re investigate the case? She continued and I nodded slowly……
And how do you plan on doing that?
Simple! I will start by going to the state police station, Daphne case is barely up to three months so I believe i will get a lead from there. I explained and she nodded slowly
So when do you plan on going? She asked with a far away look …
Tomorrow morning. I answered and she frowned
how will that be possible! Tomorrow is a school day and ……. she tried to say but I cut in…
School can wait , I have to do this on time so that my mind can be at peace
Then I am coming with you . She offered but i shook his head
You don’t need to, I will take care of it myself ….
No Declan , Daphne is my friend and I also want to assist in finding out what really happened to her. She insisted……
I stared at her for a moment and then sighed
Fine! I agreed and she smiled lightly….
Glancing at my wristwatch, it was 19:00
Jeez! I never knew it was this late ….
I need to get going. I informed and she nodded
Let me see you off. She said as we walked out of her room to the sitting room…….
Getting to the sitting room, we met her mother still watching the television with a little girl beside her …..
Doesn’t she get tired! I thought within ….
I will be on my way ma. I informed and she turned sideways to face me
Oh dear! how was the research! Are you done with it? She asked with a smile but before I could answer, Sasha butted in
Yes ma. We are done with it!
I wasn’t talk to you. her mom retorted eyeing her coldly and then faced me ….
What can I offer you? She asked with a smile…
Nothing ma, I am okay . I declined the offer and she frowned
Or are you shy because It is your first time ….
Not at all ma. I assured and she smiled lightly
Okay dear! She said and then faced the little girl seated beside her
Kamara! Won’t you at least say hello to ….. she paused and shifted her gaze to me…
Declan. I completed and she nodded slowly
Hi Declan! the little girl greeted with a puzzled smile , Are you Sasha’s boyfriend? She asked and Sasha scoffed
Can’t you do without saying rubbish in a day! She retorted angrily and the girl rolled her eyes…..
Why are you getting all worked up , I just asked a question. She defended herself…..
Whatever! Sasha muttered and then faced me , let us go……
Good night! I bade at her family before following behind her ……..
I am sorry for the embarrassment. She apologised as she walked me down to my car……..
Embarrassment! how! What embarrassment! I asked in a rush and she furrowed her eyebrow
I thought the silly question my sister asked made you abashed . She said and I chuckled softly
C’mon! Why would I be! She just asked a normal question. I assured
She stared at me for a while and then bent her head shyly
Actually I am kind of curious about the question….
What question? I asked fixing my gaze intently on her …..
The same question my sister asked . She answered with her head still down ……
I chuckled lightly, do you want me to be your boyfriend? I asked and she raised her head up to look at me …..
She swallowed hard , what are you trying to say?
Fine! Let me put it this way , will you be my girlfriend? I asked picking my words and her eyes lit up
Are you for real Declan? She asked to be sure and I nodded
Yes ! Yes! I will be your girlfriend. She answered and I smiled widely …..
Thanks. I said in whispers and then kissed her deeply ….
breaking the kiss, she mumbled something I could not understand…..
What did you say? I asked with an arched eyebrow and she chuckled
I said i need to tell Daphne about this ,she would be so much excited. She said with a wide grin and I exclaimed softly….
hearing about Daphne always makes my heart churn up. I felt so bittered knowing I would never get to see my sister again , how I wish I could get to see her one last time but it was all just a futile thoughts…….
Are you alright? Sasha asked staring into my face and I nodded…
Good night! I bade and looked at the house one more time before getting into the car……
But what really happened to Daphne! Why was her necklace found in Sasha’s room !Was she murdered in her room , if yes who could have done it!…..
I hit my head trying to remember when last we threw a party here ….
Errm I think it was on a Friday, yes the 12-o3. I can vividly remember, we just rounded up with exams and when Daphne told me she would be coming over to the party, I was so surprised… I mean Daphne was a book freak and hated parties most especially night parties……….
But did I even see her at the party? erm yes i did, that was when she scolded at me for humiliating Racheal in front of my friends……and that was the last I saw of her, her body was found in the “big water” underneath the bridge……….
And according to Cory, she killed herself because of a college lover who I never knew……..
I blinked my eyes to stop the tears but it was of no use as the tears rolled down freely……
With a bleeding heart, I started the car and drove off heading to my home………….
I waited patiently for Declan to drive off before heading back inside ….
I knew he was hurting but was just acting fine because of me ……
I exhaled deeply
Don’t worry Declan , I will stand by you always……
Pushing the door opened , I walked in to meet my mum curious face ……
So who exactly is he to you? She asked
I have told you already mom, he is her boyfriend! Kamara retorted and I glared at her ….
Is he your boyfriend? My mom probed on and I nodded slowly
I said it .Kamara butted in ……
Shut up! My mum barked at her and then faced me
Then why didn’t you let me know on time? She asked calmly and I bent my head shyly
he just asked me out this night. i said with a tiny voice……
She was quiet for a moment and then asked
Do you love him? She asked
Yes mom . I answered with my head still down and she sighed….
Just be careful baby . She advised and I raised my head to look at her
Really! I asked and she nodded
Of course, you are 18 and I believe you are old enough to have a first relationship…..
Oh mother! Thanks so much!
I moved closer to give her a side hug and then ran up the stairs to my room…..
Entering my room, I saw Daphne standing beside my bed
And where are you coming from?i asked with a frown…::
Chill Princess! I went over to see my mom and you wouldn’t believe it , my mom is now back on her feet . She said excitedly and I smiled…..
So did you both find out anything about this room? She asked and I shrugged
Not really , but I got to know that this house use to be a party house . I said and she gave me a confused look
Party house! She repeated and I nodded
Declan told me that the entire grade 12 student donparty here because it was an old abandoned building. I explained and she exclaimed softly….::
So does that mean I got killed in one of those parties? She asked and I froze…..
dang it! Why didn’t I think of this! If it is ……….
The sound of my phone ringing disrupted my thoughts
I picked up my phone from the table and sat down on the bed …..
Checking the caller , it was an unsaved but familiar number
I received it
hello! Who is this? I asked and the person sighed
I can see you have deleted my number! a familiar voice queried
Jayden! I called in disbelief
Yes, it is me Jayden. he said softly and I scoffed ….
So what is it, what do you want? I asked coldly…
I want you back Sasha, I know I offended you and I truly sorry
That Is not possible! I retorted in a huff ……
But why? he asked and I smirked
I have gotten someone else Jayden and believe me when I say he is more handsome and cooler than you…….
But Sasha.he tried to say but I cut him off
Don’t ever call my number again . I warned and ended the call
good riddance to bad rubbish!
Who is that, is it the jerk? Daphne asked and I nodded
And what does he want? She asked with a frown
he said he wants me back but I bullshit him. I answered and she laughed
Good! he has no right to you, you now belong to my brother! She said and I smirked
Oh lest I forget! Declan asked me to be his girlfriend. I informed and she squealed excitedly…..:
Are you for real? She asked to be sure and I nodded…….
This is awesome! I give you both my blessings. She said teasingly and I laughed loudly……
Oh Daphne! I really can’t trade you for anything………
On getting home , I drove into the compound and parked in front..::
I alighted from the car and walked towards the front door ….
And before I could knock, the door was opened up by my mother……
Where have you been? She asked with a frown and I smirked
Can’t you at least let me come in before you start your questioning. I drawled and she eyed me up before opening the door wider……
I walked in and collapsed on one of the sofa ..
So where are you coming from? She asked while bolting the door…..
From my girlfriend house. I answered and she turned to face me
girlfriend! Is it Racheal? She asked and I scoffed
hell no! I blurted out and she knitted her eyebrow….
I thought you both were dating or did you break up with her? She continued and I shrugged
Something like that!so you should know , I wasn’t the one dating her , she was the one dating me. I corrected and my mom chuckled
You are crazy Declan! What do you mean by that?
Well! She was the one who asked me out and when i told her I wasn’t interested, she pleaded so I got no choice but to give in . I explained and she exclaimed softly…….
So who is this new girl of yours? She asked with a large grin ……
her name is Sasha and she is very….the sound of my phone ringing disrupted our conversation…..
I checked the caller , it was Sasha
I smiled and then looked at my mum
A few minutes please.i pleaded and she nodded her head slowly ..
I received it
hi Declan. She greeted first
hey! how are you? I asked
I am fine, have you gotten home? She asked
Yeah, just got home now……
Alright baby. I will call you before I sleep. She said….
You don’t need to, I will call you myself….
Okay! I love you Declan
I glanced at my mom who was smiling sheepishly before responding….
I love you too. I said and ended the call…..
Awwwww! My son is in love .she beamed happily and I chuckled lightly
I need to go freshen up ….
I stood up from sofa and on taking few steps to the stairs case , she asked
Do you have an extra phone?
I turned back to face her ……..
Yes , do you need it? I asked and she nodded…
I need it to be checking on you , you know I destroyed mine when i erm ……..
I understand mom , I will get it for you . I promised and then climbed up the stairs to my room……….
Standing in a dark room , I sighted a figure walking slowly towards me……
I tilted my head to get a clearer view of the person and I screamed loudly at what I saw , it was a black haired girl with a white gown bleeding from a cracked skull…..:
Daphne! I muttered………..
Save me! Please save me! Please save me! She pleaded and tried to hold me when I screamed loudly and jolted up from sleep ……..
A cold shiver ran down my spine as I sat up on the bed , i was panting heavily and my heart beat erratically……..
Thanks goodness!It was just a dream! I muttered and sighed in relief
But why am I always having the same dream! the way she pleaded was the same way she did that fateful night ……….
Switching on the light bulb, I turned sideways to meet Racheal curious gaze ……
What is wrong! Why did you scream like that? She asked with a frown ….
I had a night mare. I answered while looking around the room and she scoffed
Is that why you want to scream the whole house down! She retorted angrily….
I saw Daphne in my dream. I said in whispers and she froze…..
Daaaaaapneee. She stuttered and I nodded …..
This is not the first time Racheal and it is driving me crazy ……..
Take a hold of yourself and stop behaving like a baby! She said biting her lips in anger……
But it is …. I tried to say but she cut me off
Or do you want to drop out of high school? She threatened and I shook my head negatively
Good! then you better behave. She said and before I could answer, she placed her lips on mine and kissed me deeply……
And With the anger in me , I pushed her away from me…..
Don’t you have a conscience! I retorted angrily and as expected, she gave me a thunderous slap….
how dare you talk back at me! Do you know I can make your family go back to the gutters or better still , I think I should tell my dad about your recent behaviour………
No please don’t , I won’t question you again . I pleaded and she smirked
Good girl! She remarked and smacked her lips….
So I want you to get down on me . She said seductive and I did so without complaining……..
I shifted her pants and began eating out her tight p---y………..:
Oh Deeeeclan! She moaned loudly…..:
What a delusional fool! I thought within…….
The sound of the alarm clock woke me up the next morning …..
Shit! I was still sleepy
I stretched and sat up on the bed , glancing at the wall clock, it was 7:50……
Time to get prepared!
I dragged myself up from the bed and went into the bathroom to freshen up , and on returning to the room , I went over to the bathroom and dressed hurriedly in a casual outfit…….
Slinging my backpack across my shoulders, I headed downstairs to the sitting room…….
I met my mom seated on the sofa having breakfast…….
Good morning mum! I greeted
Morning baby! how was your night! She asked
It was fine. I answered and walked out of the house before she would bugged me down with questions…….
Opening the car door, I got in and drove off heading to the Tobacco store ……..
I had an intense cravings for cigarette and knew I had to do something about it ……..
On getting to the store, I parked in front ….
I alighted from the car and walked straight in …..
hi Rudolph! I greeted the man behind the counter and he smiled widely exposing his tobacco stained teeth….
hi boy! What do you want? Cigarette or marijuana…….
A box of cigarette. I answered and he grinned
he brought it out from a big black bag and handed it to me…..
I need a light. I said and he gave it to me……
Pulling out a stick of cigarette out of its packet, I lit it up and inhaled the smoke …..
I felt an instant relief …..
I was soon done with the first one and was about lighting up the second one when my phone rang….
bringing it out of my pocket, I checked the caller and as expected it was Sasha
I received it
Where are you? She asked without greeting
I am on my way . I answered
No, tell me where exactly are you! I have been waiting at the taxi station for the past 20 mins . She queried
I am sorry , I will be with you in a jiffy .I said and ended the call…….
I kept the packet of cigarette inside my pocket, returned the lighter to Rudolph and then headed to my car …..
I got in and drove off heading to the taxi station………..
Getting to the taxi station, I sighted Sasha standing beside a big tree and smiled lightly knowing Daphne was beside her because she was talking to herself……..
Stopping the car , I honk the car horn to get her attention and it worked….
She looked in my direction and nodded to anything Daphne was telling her before running towards me ………
I stared at her in admiration, she is so f-----g hot!
She opened the car door and got in beside me….
You are late . She queried while closing the door……
Is that the way to greet your boyfriend! I said teasingly …..
Oh my bad! I forgot, Good morning Mr Declan. She greeted mockingly and I smiled…
how are you? I asked
Fine. She grunted her response and then looked out of the windows
I sighed not knowing how to handle an angry girlfriend…….
I started the car and drove off heading to the police station……
The drive to the police station was a silent one as Sasha chose not to talk to me
But what did I do! Did I offend her in anyway!
I took a quick glance at her and met her gaze ….
I smiled lightly
Aren’t you gonna talk to me? She asked with a frown and I chuckled
I thought you were angry with me …
And why won’t I! Do you know how worried Daphne and I was! She retorted and I sighed
I am sorry . I apologised ……
We soon got to the police station and I parked in front ……
We alighted from the car and headed straight to the counter …
We met an hefty man dressed in black seated behind the desk ……
Good morning sir! I greeted and he raised his head to look at me
how can I help you? he asked with a furrowed eyebrow.
I glanced at Sasha before answering
I need to see the chief police. I said in whispers and he gave me a curious look
Why! I mean you both are too young to be here, do you have any complaints? he asked but I shook my head
I don’t have any complaints, I am here to find out the truth about something . I corrected
Oh! And what truth are you talking about?
My sister who died three months ago, I want to know the whole truth about her death. I answered in whispers and I saw his eyes widened in surprise
Daphne Davies right? he asked and I nodded slowly
Do you know her? I asked
he stared at me for a while and then sighed
Come with me . he said as he led us to a next room……….
I looked around the big and spacious office and stared in awe at the three recognition awards in the huge shelf ….
Is this your office? I asked still looking around and he nodded
Wow! he must be a top officer. I thought within…..
he sat down behind the desk and offered Sasha and I a seat
We both sat down and he cleared his throat before talking….
I am Sinclair Williams the head of all police detective. he introduced and I widened my eyes in surprise
Wow! Wow! Wow! Sasha exclaimed in surprise and the man smiled…..
So back to our discussion, you said you are Daphne brother right? he asked and I nodded
Your name please? he asked
Declan Davies! I answered
Declan! he repeated and then faced Sasha
And you are?
Sasha Alfredo. She answered
And what is your relationship with Daphne? he asked fixing his gaze on her….
She is my …. she tried to say but I cut her off
Actually she is my girlfriend…….
The man looked at her and then at me ……
Can I talk in front of her? he asked and I nodded……
You see I have been waiting for this day for a long time , a day when a family of Daphne would demand to know the truth about her death. he paused and stared intently at me….
how old are you? he asked
18. I answered
Good!you are officially an adult and I believe you will also reason like one…. so as I was saying, I was the one who sent to collect the autopsy result of Daphne and seeing the result got me all confused……
Confused! how! I asked urging him to continue……
You see there was a very deep mark on her skull, it seems like she was continuously hit by something i can’t even say ….
The thought of what might have happened sent shivers down my spine …..
Are you trying to say my sister had a crack on her skull? I asked with a trembling voice
Not only that , her face was badly damaged…..
Oh my gawd! I exclaimed softly and bit my lips trying to stop the tears from pouring…………
But sir I am still confused about something. Sasha said joining in the conversation…..
And what is that? the man asked
If you were so sure that it was a murder , then why was her death recorded as a sucide ? She asked and the man sighed……..
I don’t know why I am telling you all this, I guess it is because I believe in Justice and to answer your question, we received an order from the chief police to seal up the case as a Sucide ……..
TBC+2April 10, 2021 at 9:48 am #1443076
Befriending a ghost Episode 15
What happened to Daphne?
My heart churned again , this time from trying to digest what I just heard …….
Chief police sealed up the case as sucide! But why?
I stared gobsmacked at the detective , rapt in my own thoughts ..
But why? Sasha continued with with her questions but it sounded so distant …..
I tried to imagine the pain Daphne felt and shuddered at the thought of it.terrible anguish struck my heart , I felt a dreadful ache as if something was being torn inside me and I was dying ………
Oh Daphne! It must have been so hard for you, but what exactly happened to you? Did you ….
Declan! Sasha called snapping her fingers in front of my face and I quickly composed myself….
Erm erm what were you saying! I stuttered and she sighed
I know it is difficult to take it in but you really need to strong . She said with a hoarse voice , I could tell she was trying so hard to hold back her tears….
Strong! Did you just say strong! how more strong can I be , my twin sister death was so gruesome, her face was ….. I paused and broke down in tears , I couldn’t hold it any longer……
Please don’t cry Declan. Sasha pleaded, she stood up wrapped her hands around me and pulled me closer …….
It is going to be fine . She assured wearing a sad smile……..
I released myself from her grip and stared into her face , there were traces of tears on her face and I wiped it off….
Thanks . I muttered and without saying anything, she sat down back on the chair next to mine …….
Just then, the detective who had being watching us quietly cleared his throat …..
I understand how you feel Declan but like she said ,being strong is the only way you can get to the bottom of this ….
I nodded slowly
So what prompted you to do this, I mean I thought Daphne family never cared about her. he started
Of course we do but I guess we were just too selfish,. I drawled, but Sir is there any way you can help us….
Sinclair . he corrected
Oh! Sinclair is there anyway you can assist us? I repeated
he was quiet for a moment and then sighed
Actually I have been secretly working on the case on my own . he informed and I stared at him wondering why he was so interested in the case, and as if reading my mind he said ……
Like I said earlier on , I believe in justice and I believe your sister needs one……
oh! I nodded, So did you get anything from your private investigation? I asked urging him to continue
Yeah , but all the investigations I carried out lead me back to the same person…….
Person! I repeated and he nodded
Yes, the girl who told the police about Daphne lover ….erm erm what is her name again?
Cory ! I completed
Yes Cory Abel.
I exchanged looks with Sasha , Are you trying to say Cory murdered my sister? I asked with a miff
No, but I have a strong feeling she knows what happened to your sister! I mean I was the one who questioned her that day and she acted so strange…
Strange! I muttered
Yes!her hands were shaking , her voice was quivering, it was as if she was scared about something. he explained…..
But why didn’t the police do anything about it? Sasha butted in and the man smiled
The chief police orders!
D--n! This is really so frustrating! I retorted angrily
Of course it is , and that is why I will implore both of you to tread with caution. he advised… and lest I forget!
he brought out his card and handed it to me …..
Call me whenever you need my help , I will be right behind you. he said with a light smile
Thanks you sir .. sorry I mean Sinclair . I corrected myself and he nodded
I stood up and gestured Sasha to do the same and when she did , we both walked out of his office…….
We got to the reception room just in time to see the chief police walk into the station
I scoffed , so he wasn’t even on seat?..but wait a minute! his face look kind off familiar, have I seen before!
I tilted my head a little as I tried to recollect where I have seen him before…..
hmmh hmm That should be the school , yes the school, he is a friend to the principal and often visit the school…..
Jeez! how did the principal get involved with this evil man? I wondered…..
Let us go. Sasha said softly and that was when I realised I have been staring like a fool ……..
Sure! I said as we both headed to the parking lot ……..
Opening the car door , I got into the car and Sasha also did the same at her own end ….
Why were you staring at the chief police like that? She started
And how was I staring at him! I retorted
Like you wanted to eat him raw. she said trying to be funny and I faked a chuckle
I was in a pensive mood and had no time for jokes …..
I started the car and drove off heading to her home…….
And where are we heading too? She asked
Your home. I responded dryly and she scoffed
Are you for real! this is barely 10:00am , do you want my mum to skin me alive? She asked in a huff
I sighed! So where do you want me to drop you off? I asked lazily…
School. She answered and I nodded
Stepping on the brake, I made a u- turn and zoomed off to school……..
On getting to school, I parked in front and signalled her to go in …..
She furrowed her eyebrow
What do you mean by that, aren’t you coming in? She asked with a frown
No. I answered bluntly
Enough with the questions and just go in. I instructed but being the stubborn girl she is , she didn’t budge instead she crossed her arm across her chest and maintained a straight face ….:
If you are not coming in with me , then I am not going anywhere…
And without saying anything, I started the ignition and drove heading to my home….
I had no time for stress!
Rude spoilt brat! I cursed under my breath, yes that is what he is….
I glanced at him as he drove us to only God’s knows where and scoffed…..
he is not only rude , he is also proud!.. I mean is he expecting me to talk to him first! No way, I am the offended one so he should be the one to talk to me first……
And to my surprise, he pulled up at the side of the road and began to sob ……
I stared at him gobsmacked not knowing what to say …….
Daphne! he called as he bang his fist on the steering wheel and that was when the realisation hit me, he was still thinking about what the detective said …….
I bit my lips trying to control my tears , I have been so selfish!
Declan! I called softly but he kept on hitting the steering wheel…….:
Please Declan look at me! I pleaded and when he did , I saw the pain in his eyes ……
I leaned over to caress his cute face and he just stared at me without making any attempt to stop me…….
You have to be strong Declan , Daphne wouldn’t want to see you this way so you have to be strong for her . I said trying to bring him out of his shell and I guessed it worked …..
he looked around the car and then looked back at me
Is Daphne here? he asked softly and I shook my head negatively
She doesn’t ride in cars!
was she at the police station? he continued
No! I told her not to follow me , you know I was worried she might hear something that would make her hurt . I explained…..
Oh! then where is she? he asked calmly
At your house, she said she wanted to see her mother’s face . I said picking at my words …..
he was quiet for a moment and then took a deep breathe
composing him self , he started the car and drove off to …….
Where are we heading to? I asked
My house. he answered and I smiled lightly………..:
We soon got to his house , he drove into the big compound and parked in front…..
We came out from the car and walked to the front door….
Is your mum around? I asked and he nodded
Jeez! I was really nervous without knowing why, I guess it was because I was meeting his mum for the first time or should I say second , no she was unconscious the first time I saw her …….
he knocked on the door and it was opened up by a very beautiful woman..
Wow! I can see who Declan and Daphne got their good looks from !
hi Mum! Declan greeted
She looked at Declan and then at me…….
Is there a public holiday today? She asked fixing her gaze on me ….
Can’t we at least come in first before you kill me with your questions. Declan said with an eye roll and the woman scoffed before opening the door wider …..
Entering the sitting room, I saw Daphne standing beside the sofa , she was staring at a tray of food on the stool in front of the sofa
hi! She mouthed at me and then shifted her gaze back to the food
Crazy! I muttered
So why are you home early, is there a public holiday? Declan mum repeated
No mum , I got tired of class. he answered dryly and I widened my eyes in surprise…
Is he for real!
I shifted my gaze to his mom to hear her response but she just smiled and caressed his face ….
Dang it! no wonder Declan is so spoilt!I bet my my mother would have grounded me for a week if I had told her same …….
So who is the beautiful girl with you? his mum continued and I swallowed hard waiting to hear Declan response……
My girl friend! he answered nonchalantly and his mum grinned
she moved closer to me and cupped my cheeks
You must be Sasha right? She asked and i nodded slowly
You are so so cute! She remarked and I blushed
Thanks ma. I said in appreciation
And before i knew it , she held my hands and dragged me along with her …..
I will be going to my room . I heard Declan say and I turned back just in time to see him climbing the stairs…….
I was about making Lunch so I will be needing your help . his mum said excitedly as we got to the kitchen
I looked around , it was so big and spacious….
Are you okay with that? She asked and I swallowed hard
Actually erm ma I don’t know how to cook. I confessed and she smiled
I understand, Daphne was like ……she paused and chuckled nervously….
Let us get on with lunch , you can drop your backpack over there .she said pointing to a big cupboard and I nodded
I passed through Daphne who was standing right behind me to the cupboard………
I placed my backpack gently on the cupboard and Joined Declan’s mum in cooking, actually I was just watching her as she cooked …..
Can’t you see my mom is so beautiful. Daphne said and I nodded slowly……
Tell her she is beautiful like Snow White. She said but I shook my head negatively
Please Sasha I just want my mom to be happy. She pleaded and I sighed
Ma! I called
Yes baby. She answered without looking at me
You are beautiful just like Snow White . I said and she froze
She turned back slowly to face me as I noticed she was tearing up……
Are you alright? I asked and she nodded slowly
Snow White! that name reminded me of someone. She said softly and I glanced at Daphne
Who is that ma? I asked and she sighed
You wouldn’t know her since you are still quite new at Diamond high , she is my daughter and Declan twin sister ……
Daphne !right? I asked and she nodded slowly
how did you know? She asked with a bulging eyebrow
Actually erm er Declan told mr all about her . I answered and she furrowed her eyebrow
Weird! he doesn’t like talking about her, you must be so special to him. She said with a light smile…….
How was daphne like? I asked trying to spark up a conversation and it worked
She reduced the gas a little and then looked up with a dreamy eyes …..
Daphne was a very lively child , she was so jovial and free and so you should know , she gave everyone one of us a special name..she paused and chuckled , she calls me Snow White , calls her brother Gwapo and calls her father …she stopped to check what she was cooking….
Silver hawk! Daphne said and I glanced at her …….
She had a far away look on her face , what is wrong with her? I wondered……
I shifted my gaze to her mother to see her covering the pot…..
She cleared her throat and then continued talking….
Ehen as I was saying , she calls her father silver hawk …..
I shot Daphne a long stare, how did she know that! I quickly waved it off , I guessed it popped up on her head……
So who did she take after? I asked….
Me. her mum answered and I chuckled softly, it was very obvious, Daphne and her mom were so friendly……
And that was why I felt so bad when I heard she took her own life . She continued as tears rolled down her eyes
Ma! I called softly and she wiped off her tears
I am so sorry , I couldn’t just hold back the tears . She apologised
I understand ma, but have you ever wondered is Daphne truly committed sucide? I asked and she froze
What do you mean by that? She managed to ask……
you said it yourself that Daphne was a jovial child , I mean can a jovial child just wake up one day and decide to commit sucide ? I asked trying to reason with her ….
She was quiet for some moment and then broke down in tears…..:
Oh my gawd! Poor Daphne! No my baby would never do that! she said as tears rolled her eyes…..
Stop crying ma , it is gonna be alright. I assured and before I knew it , she pulled me closer and hugged me………
Oh Daphne ! My baby! She kept on saying as she cried…….
I patted her back as I consoled her
It is alright ma, it is going to be alright………
We stayed like that for some minutes before she withdrew from the hug ………
And without saying anything, she went over to check what she was cooking..
I turned sideways to look at Daphne and met her gaze , she flashed me a smile…
Thanks! She mouthed at me and I nodded……
Sasha! get me the tray over there . Declan mum instructed and when I did , she placed a plate of hot Raconi and Phily cheese steak on it ..
I smack my lips as I stared at the mouth watery food …..
She went over to the refrigerator and brought out two table water and two glass cups , she placed it on the tray also …..
Should I take it to the dinning table? I asked
No!take it upstair to Declan room , you both can eat there..
But why ma? I asked and she rolled her eyes
It seems you don’t know your boyfriend, once he goes up to that his room , it takes the grace of God to bring him down ……
Oh! how can I get to his room?
Go up the stairs, the second room by your right . She directed …..
Carrying the tray , I walked out of the kitchen expecting Daphne to follow me but she didn’t , instead she flashed me a smile and walked up to her mother who can’t even see her ……..
Gosh!She is so impossible!
Following the direction, I climbed up the stairs and stopped in front of the second room…..
I pushed the door opened and walked in just time to see Declan throw something under the bed but it was of no use as the smell of cigarettes filled the whole room…….
The smell was so offensive that it made me cough and retch …..
Sorry. he said softly and I scoffed
I moved closer and placed the tray gently on the stool beside him ….
And with my hands on my waist , I faced him ….
What were you doing? I asked and he scoffed
Isn’t it obvious. he drawled
Really! Then why did you hide the cigarette, you could have let me see you smoke. I said in sarcasm and he smirked
That is because I respect you , but if you want to see me smoke I can show you .he said and I flared up
You are crazy Declan! do you think smoking is a good thing!do you know you are damaging your health! I fired at him
I don’t care , I really don’t care . he half yelled
Of course you won’t but do you know how Daphne feels? I asked and he became calm
She blames herself for turning into a smoker and a stoner! I retorted and he froze
Yes Daphne saw you , She told me all about it and she pleaded with me to help you change. I said hoping my words will sink down to his brain and I guessed it worked because he became very calm….
Let us eat . he said softly as he placed the tray on the bed
I sat on the bed and we both ate together quietly …….
After eating, he placed the tray on the floor and picked up his phone from the table , he didn’t even act like I was there….
What is wrong with him! Is he still sulking!
I moved closer and sat down beside him …
Declan! I called softly
Yes. he answered without looking at me ….
I sighed deeply, I am sorry for shouting at you , i was not just happy seeing you smoking….
he just stared on at his phone without saying anything….
I am not Judging you but I can’t just cross my hands and watch the person I love do what is not right. I said softly and he turned to face me ….
I gulped hard staring at his cute face , he was so close and I swear, I could hear him breathe….
Are you alright? he asked and I heaved a sigh
Yes! erm like I was saying I love you I mean I love don’t want to see your hurt. I stuttered and closed my eyes in embarrassment knowing I said rubbish…..
he chuckled loudly and before I knew it , I felt his soft lips in mine…
Is this not the same guy that was angry with me!
I opened my eyes to be sure I was not dreaming and yes , I was not dreaming….:
I kissed him back hard and deeps and he rolled me over……
We continued with the kiss and I went stiff when I felt his hands under my shirt …..
I pulled away from the kiss and frowned at him
What are you doing? I asked
And what does it look like to you? he asked with a rapt breathe…….
I swallowed hard and tried to get off the bed but he pulled me back ……
I was just joking! Let us just stay like this. he said and before I could answer, he wrapped his hands around me…..
And as for the smoking, I will try to stop it not only for Daphne , but also because of you ………
The hours dragged on until it was time for lunch break …
I stood up like a zombie and walked to Racheal who was looking at her phone like a lost sheep..:,:
Racheal! I called and she slowly shifted her gaze to me ….
Aren’t you going out for lunch? I asked and she scoffed
How do you expect me to eat when my Declan is not in school! She retorted in a huff and I smiled inwardly…
Crazy fool! I thought within
And not only that Sasha is not in school as well . She added and I shrugged
Who knows , they might be on a date or they might be somewhere cuddling each other . I said that trying to make her angry and it worked
Shut up! She barked at me , Declan can’t do that because I am the one he loves…
Oh! If that is the case , I think you should stay in class then ….
I took few step towards the door when she called me
I turned to face her
She gestured me to come closer and when I did , she asked
Are they really dating?
I scoffed , and how do you expect me to know that ! you told me to severe all ties with Sasha ,remember!
Oh! She seems lost for a while and then look at me with an evil smile…
What if I ask you to be my spy !
I knitted my eyebrow, what do you mean by that? I asked and she rolled her eyes
It is obvious you are so dumb! All I am trying to say is for you to get close to Sasha and confirm if she is Dating my Declan …….
And what if she is ! I asked staring directly into her face and she laughed….
You should know what I can do . She smirked and I shivered in fear…..
After Sasha left the kitchen , my mother immediately broke down in tears.
I had a feeling she would cry and that was why I stayed back with her…
Daphne ! Please forgive your mother for not trusting you .she said as she beat her chest in grief
I smiled, Sasha words got into her ….
Oh Sasha! Thanks so much……
Please Daphne forgive your mother! She kept on saying …….
And suddenly, I felt kind of strange !My head felt bigger, it was as if there were lot of voices in my head ……..
A severe headache gripped me and I held my head groaning in pain
Arrrrrrrrrrrrhh! but as expected , no one heard me since the only person who could hear me was with her boyfriend…..
Dad! Mum! help me dad! Oh Cory you are so funny! Declan if you don’t like Racheal then why are you dating her! Mum can I ride in your car! Gwapo i can’t help you take your test again! the words kept on flowing in and not only that , i also saw myself with my family !saw my self in diamond high school! saw myself talking with Cory ! saw my self riding in a car !
The pain soon stopped and I felt kind of ……..different,
What is wrong with me!
And in a rush, I ran all the way to Declan room….
I need to tell Sasha! I need to tell Sasha!
I walked through the walls to Declan room and found both of them cuddling themselves
Omoo! I exclaimed loudly and as expected, Sasha raised her head up to look at me….
Daphne! She called in surprise, she tried to get up but Declan pulled her back to his chest….
I smirked, my brother is sure crazy!
I moved closer to them and stood beside the bed ….
I need to tell you something Sasha . I started
What is it? She asked
I glanced at Declan who was staring at Sasha curiously before talking…..
I think my memory is coming back. I said softly and she sat up on the bed in a huff …
Memory! Are you for real! What did you see! She asked in a rush. ….
Lot of things but I am trying to place them together. I answered with a sigh……
What did she say? Declan asked and Sasha told him …..
Is she for real! he asked and sat up also ……
Then let her say what she remembers.he said to Sasha
What did you remember Daphne? Sasha asked me softly and I stamped my feet in frustration even though I could not feel the floor ……..
It is so confusing Sasha , I am trying still place it …..
She turned to Declan and told him what I said ……
Fine! he sighed, let us start with this , Let her tell us her full name .he said and Sasha shifted her gaze back to me ….
Can you? She asked
I tilted my head to the right and shut my eyes as I tried to remember my full name ……
And in a flash , I heard my name in my head…..
Daphne Amelia Davies ! I said aloud and Sasha widened her eyes In surprise
Is her name Daphne Amelia Davies? She asked Declan and he nodded slowly……….+3April 10, 2021 at 8:00 pm #1443123Faa DeeMember
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