THE DEADLY MARK
Rated Mature: It is therefore inappropriate for people under 18.
The television in the parlour of Mrs Jonas had no duplicate in the city of Kali because of it’s nature. It
was small but mighty. Pictures of her late husband, Jonas, hung on the wall and a long cushion which
she sat down with Cassandra stood opposite the television.
“The mark is deadly” Mrs Jonas began. “Years ago, it killed many people and tormented some people’s
life..” she exhaled deeply coz thinking about it alone scares her. Therefore she cut the story short by
saying, “It was disastrous!”
“Does it mean that the person i love will die?” Cassandra asked.
“If only he has the mark, but i think he has it because you saw it in your dream”
“But I’m not inlove with any man neither am i in any relationship”
“My dear” the mother held her hands. “We shouldn’t draw into conclusion. I just told you about your
dream. So be becareful”
Cassandra stood up without saying a word and looking worried. She went back to the kitchen but came
out at the same time when she remembered that Daniel made mention of the mark. She quickly
grabbed her phone to call him but the number wasn’t going through. Then she became more worried.
It was already dark, but electricity made the street lively. Cassandra walked briskly to the lonely street
wearing only a jean trouser and a crop top, leaving her hair naturally. She got to Daniel’s apartment to
see why his number wasn’t going through. She activated the alarm door severally but there was no
Meanwhile, Grace was also on her way to Daniel’s apartment, looking arrogant. She wore her tight jean
trouser, high-heel shoes and a fairy top without minding the nature of the weather. She came in contact
with Cassandra who just came out from Daniel’s apartment. It was a narrow passage with metal
protectors by the two sides. Cassandra’s heart skipped when she saw her. “I just hope she doesn’t think
otherwise” she thought and stop in her presence. “Hi, Grace” she said.
“What-are-you-doing-here?” Grace stressed.
“I.. I just came to check on Daniel..”
“As what?” she interrupted with her hands on her waist.
“His number has not been going true ever since..”
“Spare me that!” she walked closer to her, staring at her.
Cassandra exhaled deeply and shook her head to place her dangling hair at a spot. “I think i should be
going now” she concluded and walked out. Then Graced smiled bitterly. Both of them had never been
that friendly due to how Grace behaves towards her and other people. She was naturally saucy.
Kelly was an open minded person. He bounced into the empty building where the birthday held the
previous day. He wore a big jean trouser and a face cap which he tied round with a red handkerchief. In his arms was Thessy, the girl he call his own. She wore a tight pen leggings and a T-shirt which showed
her attractive abdomen. They both physically fit together. They entered into the room and found others
except Daniel and Grace.
“Xup you, guys!” Kelly raised his two hands in the air.
“Welcome bro” Lawson shook hands with him.
Thessy knew that all wasn’t well with Cassandra when she got close to her. She wad standing with Ruth.
“I hope all is well” she said but didn’t receive a response. Only a wave of hand from Ruth.
“Lets gather up!” Lawson exclaimed and they all stood in circle. At that point, Grace walked in through
the door. The sound of her shoes echoed the whole room as everybody stared at her in silence.
“Where’s Daniel?” Lawson asked her.
“Ask her” Grace responded, pointing at Cassandra which made everybody stare at her.
“What do mean by that?!” Cassandra interrogated angrily.
“But you are the last person to leave his apartment tonight!”
“Don’t be silly, Grace!”
“You are the one silly, you debauchery!” Grace stepped forward. “Can you explain what you were doing
at his apartment earlier tonight?!”
“Did you just call me a debauchery?!” she wanted to also step forward but was prevented by Ruth.
“Hey!” Lawson exclaimed. “Can you both keep quiet and get back to your positions?!”
Everywhere became quiet.
He continued, “We are not designed to quarrel or hate one another but love each other! What has come
over you?!” he looked at Cassandra. “Where is Daniel?”
“I don’t know” she replied with her hands folded and looking uninterested to the question.
“Where is Daniel?” Lawson also asked Grace.
“I don’t know, and his number is not going through” she replied boldly, chewing a gum.
“What is going on?” Lawson got confused.
“Try calling his number” Kelly suggested.
“It has been off!” he looked at Cassandra again. “What were you doing in his apartment this evening?”.
The question sounded suspicious.
“I only went to check on him”
“And what happened?!” Grace interfered from a distance.
“And nothing happened! I didn’t even see him!” Cassandra moved forward again. “Are you saying that i
know his way about?! Or do you think i have something to do with him?!” she shrieked angrily.
“If you don’t, then what were you doing in his apartment?” Grace moved forward too.
“I don’t blame you!”
“You wanna fuck with me, right?! Coz I’m gonna teach you a lesson!”
“Stop!” Lawson shouted again but they wouldn’t listen. Suddenly, the door cracked open and everybody
turned to see Daniel slowly walking and bleeding..
to be continue….