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Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 12:07am On Sep 05
sofiaelvis:
cruel world we live in

True @ Sofiaelvis
Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 1:54am On Sep 05
KARMA




Why am I a master of snakes? Why am I the monster I am ? We are in a world where the strong eats the weak, and I am amongst the strong. Therefore I shall not be eaten, therefore I shall surpass death itself.

It is early in the evening. The Snakemaster knows that the snakes he sent, must have bitten the prey already. And Michael, poor, unsuspecting , foolish Michael, would take the blame. Erika Daniels had given him all the information about Laura based on what Dare had told her. The way she'd accurately described Laura as a caring , giving woman had prompted him to form this plan for her death. What irony. The same people she cared for, homeless and needy, would be the same ones to end her life and that of her beloved. But now he must sleep. He picks the little bottle from his pocket, sits on the bench in the ragged shack , wearily. Sleep has always eluded him. He has illusions that he can't understand, nightmares that leave him terrified for the first few minutes when he wakes. Well, he will take sleep by force. He raises the bottle to his lips. The contents of the bottle are gone halfway down his throat before he notices the smell. It's the poison! That little devil, the child.....he remembers Cathy playing with the bottles, when the four were in the shack with him. A stupid, careless mistake on his part not to have known.......that she might have unintentionally played and switched the bottles. Meaning that Laura and her daughter had gotten the sleeping potion, while he..........He cannot die like this. The poison is sure to end its victim in five minutes. He attempts to stand but falls to the floor, his body writhing in pains as he curses . A few minutes to seven, the body of the dreaded killer is still. Saliva in foamy formations from his nose and mouth. The neck and head swollen and his tongue hanging out. He looks like a dead, rotten animal.



Therefore I shall surpass death itself .



He has been no match for death.



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At the same time, that evening, an unflinchingly watchful Erika observes Dare, who has begged, cried and threatened, and eventually fallen asleep due to severe fatigue, in his chair where he has been tied up. As she watches, the rays coming into the room now coming from a full moon, something slinks in the shadows. The lights had a problem and Erika is really not the type that knows how to fix things. Besides, she has all her mind set on giving Dare a piece of the pain he has inflicted on her. She shines the torchlight of a now weak phone, due to a used up battery, around. She needs to get something to eat, for him to eat too. He has to get over that witch. And get used to her. She gets up and steps to the door. She holds the wall at the door for support and recoils in absolute fear. Something cold and damp yet fleshy is on the wall. She steps back. The horrible thing throws itself at her. She yells and steps away. The poor light coming from the flashlight won't show her enough light to see her way about . She calls Dare but he's tied up as she left him, and passed out from the emotional and physical stress. She tries to get back to him and untie him. And the thing lashes out and bites her sharply , giving her more pain and terror in a moment than she could ever imagine. The vengeful creature, perhaps as vengeful as she is, wraps itself around her and bites more viciously, on her face, neck and waist before sliding away, quite pleased with itself. Her struggles have yielded nothing and her jerking body acknowledges the presence of a powerful venom. Her left hand extends to Dare's foot, as if trying to touch him for the last time. She has no words, only shock and open eyes. Within seconds it is all over.


Far from her, the cobra that found its way into the room while she was busy monitoring Dare, slips out through the little hole in the windows net through which it came.




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In a rich posh neighbourhood, things have gone wild. There are police cars and reporters on the scene on this same evening that claimed the lives of two predators. What's the news? Three young people with a child have been found to have committed a heart rending crime. A woman and child have been saved by suspicious neighbours, who felt all was not quite right with the dirty, scrummy little gang of pitiable kids that turned up at her house and left so hurriedly. The neighbours called the police to detain and investigate the group, and with fear, the boy amongst them had asked for help for the woman and child unconscious in the large house down the street. He had burst into tears, and so had the others, and a team had rushed to the home. The ambulance arrived quickly and 'to God be the glory' , as speculated by a policeman who deemed himself a born again in Christianity, that they were found to be only drugged to sleep, and not dead. They would recover at the hospital, just so the doctors could take extra cautious care that there was not anything more, to affect the victim and her child.


In the red and blue lights of the police cars they are surrounded by, a little dejected group , looking exhausted from crying with red eyes, the littlest amongst them asleep from exhaustion, are hastily and harshly bundled up into a car. The journalists have been given no hint by the police force as to what will happen yet.

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Re: Love And Snakes by cbella(f): 10:48pm On Sep 05
This world indeed......... i reserve my comment.


Your big english tho, am using a dictionary to read.(joking) THUMBS UP

Less said, much appreciated

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Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 12:23am On Sep 06
cbella:
This world indeed......... i reserve my comment.


Your big english tho, am using a dictionary to read.(joking) THUMBS UP

Less said, much appreciated


Thanks. I hope to learn how to make more interesting stories from you.
Re: Love And Snakes by cbella(f): 6:56am On Sep 06
purples25:



Thanks. I hope to learn how to make more interesting stories from you.


Who said it's not interesting! Let that person use a goggle.

If you haven't noticed, I come on here before I visit my own thread

I had it bookmarked on both phone and lappy. I will write a long comment for you after you end

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Re: Love And Snakes by Deeejah(f): 12:23pm On Sep 06
Wow!! Beautiful story I must say.
It's unfortunate what d world has become. But I like d fact that Karma didn't waste time in doing the necessary to the guilty. The fact dat death didn't waste its time coming to snake master in d form of gun fights or d likes but sent little Cathy is also amusing. grin
Waiting to read how Dare and his angels unite

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Re: Love And Snakes by azeezat22(f): 3:20pm On Sep 06
nice put up story by a friend keep rolling purple25 nice one

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Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 4:36pm On Sep 06
smiley.
Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 4:37pm On Sep 06
@ cbella, Deeejah and azeezat22, thanks so much for the encouragement, I love you all. I'm delighted by your responses. I'm ill right now though but I'll still make sure that I update . Thanks again. smiley

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Re: Love And Snakes by Deeejah(f): 5:28pm On Sep 06
purples25:
@ cbella, Deeejah and azeezat22, thanks so much for the encouragement, I love you all. I'm delighted by your responses. I'm ill right now though but I'll still make sure that I update . Thanks again. smiley

Awww! embarassed pls get well soon dear.
Your wellbeing is mo important, so dont put urself thru any mo stress.

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Re: Love And Snakes by cbella(f): 6:55pm On Sep 06
purples25:
@ cbella, Deeejah and azeezat22, thanks so much for the encouragement, I love you all. I'm delighted by your responses. I'm ill right now though but I'll still make sure that I update . Thanks again. smiley




Wooo! Easy... These things can drain

I will be praying for you.

Muchlove

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Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 3:37pm On Sep 08
An end to a day of chaos and terror and the beginning of a new dawn -

GRACE




The day before , lives had been put at stake and bargained upon by the predators. The game had been in favour of the evil side but surprisingly for everyone, the tables were turned. Laura, who had gained consciousness in the morning by 5 am and had been calmed by nurses, and policemen who arrived later in the day , would never forget the incident that had almost led to her death on the day she first arrived back in Nigeria. She was hysterical about Damilola upon gaining consciousness, but had been assured by the doctor that her child was safe and she would see her in a few hours. The nurses claimed it was a sight worth seeing , the way she had eventually gained peace, the color flowing back into her face, upon her realization that her child remained safe.



In Abuja, a friend who had seen Damilola and Laura on the news concerning the poison attack on that same night , had rushed to Dare's place to tell him that his fiancée had been attacked by some ruffians , and rescued by the police, but also hospitalized. Upon rushing to his friend's place the sight of Dare , filthy, groggy from some drug and helplessly tied to a chair, and a dead Erika on the floor had compelled him to call the police, and before long the place was also awash with police, reporters and nosy people. Dare too had been hospitalized overnight.


So on the morning that Laura and Damilola woke up in the hospital, Dare had also woken up in a hospital also, just that it is one in another city. Police had examined the scene of Erika's death, they had started to screen through the contents of her phone after finding out early enough that she had died from multiple snake bites based on a thorough check by some certified doctors. Through her messages it was found out that she had planned to continue drugging Dare and have him transported to South Africa where he would either have to be forcefully married to her or be killed. The details of her plans were written in a digital diary on her phone when the security code had been broken.



An NGO had already collided heads with the police on the matter of the children held in custody. While Michael and Emmy might end up in juvenile correctional facilities, Belema, which the media had shocked the public with on account of her young age and condition , was to be placed legally under the care of some foster parents , and Cathy was definitely not going to be denied adequate care and attention from now on. The NGO , Youth Outreach, had decided to try and save Michael and Emmy also,they would look into the matter legally and see if they could be put in better positions, because there were already volunteers from the public who had stated their desire to pay for their education in cooperation with the NGO, just to get them out of a life of crime. The man who sent them, known by an alias Snakemaster, had been found dead in the abode they had description him to be in. His phone had revealed the proof , and proof of previous murders were linked to him. The police had been pleased to find him, he was a very, very notorious criminal, that went under many names.



As soon as afternoon came and Dare was at least able to stand, he caused a scene in the hospital and demanded by all means to be put on a flight to Lagos. He had made such a scene that the police inspector had threatened to keephim under detention if his continued such behaviour. He was however reassured that his family was fine and if things were in order he might be let go with three days. He was advised to relax and recover.

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Re: Love And Snakes by Pearl05(f): 5:40pm On Sep 08
How is your health? I hope you are getting better and gaining more strength by day.

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Re: Love And Snakes by Pearl05(f): 5:41pm On Sep 08
How is your health? I hope you are getting better and gaining more strength by day.



Following you back to front

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Re: Love And Snakes by Deeejah(f): 6:27pm On Sep 08
Hey Purple25!
This update is a relief & Hope u av recovered fully.
Take care of u for us pls.

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Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 7:17pm On Sep 08
Pearl05:
How is your health? I hope you are getting better and gaining more strength by day.



Following you back to front

Thanks so much, I'm better, thank God. Please reread the update, I just completed it. smiley
Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 7:19pm On Sep 08
Deeejah:
Hey Purple25!
This update is a relief & Hope u av recovered fully.
Take care of u for us pls.

Thanks dear, I'm fully better now. Do reread the last update, I've completed it now, I was busy and had to leave the starting as it was then.
Re: Love And Snakes by cbella(f): 1:13pm On Sep 09
purples25:


Thanks dear, I'm fully better now. Do reread the last update, I've completed it now, I was busy and had to leave the starting as it was then.


Nice one, Glad you are okay just as Dare made it as well

Thumbs up

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Re: Love And Snakes by lindytania: 8:37pm On Sep 12
purples25:
@ nawtielizzie and lindytania, I hope this story will captivate you too smiley

Yes dear it realy did

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Re: Love And Snakes by GRACEGLORY: 2:47am On Sep 13
I'd take my time with your works here.... I'd tell you what I think

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Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 9:14pm On Sep 13
lindytania:

Yes dear it realy did

Great! I'm glad
Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 9:14pm On Sep 13
GRACEGLORY:
I'd take my time with your works here.... I'd tell you what I think

Wow that will be appreciated
Re: Love And Snakes by Pearl05(f): 9:47pm On Sep 13
Anxiously waiting for the update purples25

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Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 9:52pm On Sep 13
REUNION




It has been a month and some weeks since the incident.



Red, yellow, blue, green, pink and purple balloons and party streamers hang from the ceiling in Laura's large pink and white house. Damilola, skipping around in a birthday gown, seems to have forgotten the incident completely. Well , she's only three , her third birthday being marked today, so why would she ? Laura however, is full of some new wariness as she follows her daughter's happy movements around the large parlour, Barney's music turned up at an averagely tolerable level while the little girl imitates the images on the screen. " Mummy , mummy " The little girl tries to climb a chair to get unto a large glass table in the middle of the room and gets a warning glance from her mother. She blushes and sits abruptly on the floor the way kids sometimes do when they walk and lose their balance. She's got Laura smiling again.


Laura had not found it funny when she discovered that her woes had risen from one of Dare's supposed flings, or the only one, as he had tried to explain, subtly begging behind this lengthy explanation. She had refused to see him for the whole month after she and her daughter had gotten home, and he had to take a flight back to Abuja the very next day after arriving in Lagos , when in her own just rage she had threatened to call the police if he stayed outside her door, still pleading as he had from early afternoon until late evening. Explanation? What explanation ? He did not deserve his love and his daughter if he could put them through this kind of danger over another woman he had carelessly dealt with. She had to overlook the incident however, when she realized he was still the only man she loved and the only person who really understood her, had always been there for her in the past. It had taken all her energy to forgive him enough to let him see his daughter again, as he is going to , on her birthday today.


The bell rings and her heart skips a beat. Would it be wise to let him in after all this ? It rings again. She gathers up her courage and strides to the door. He is there, gift boxes and flowers in his arms, obviously he's having a hard time holding them all. He looks at her with a wary expression and his eyes are watery with this joy at seeing her and his smile is wide despite the regret and realization on the situation she sees behind his smile. " Laura. I'm .. " She doesn't allow him to complete his sentence. She hugs him suddenly and all the boxes fall to the floor. The cat, which has been standing outside by the door for a while, is startled and jumps away to sulk in the garden.
They smile at each other. And Dare realizes, that if he loses her, the only woman that makes him happy, his heart will be in shambles forever.

" I'm sorry, I'm so sorry" They start to pick the gift boxes from the floor together . "Mommy! " Both are startled as the little girl , attracted by the noise, skips suddenly into their view. She holds her mothers leg and looks up at the man before her , trying to understand what's happening. Tears cloud Laura's eyes as she gently bends down and holds her little girl, looks into her eyes. " Don't worry Dammy. Its daddy.....remember I told......" Before her sentence is over the little girl leaps into her fathers waiting arms happily and hugs him tight " Daddy, been waiting for daddy" She tries to form the little sentence with difficulty in her baby voice and words. The man is more than grateful. The way he holds his daughter tightly, tears streaming down his eyes, speaks volumes. They go inside.



" Daddy, daddy, wedding.......we going to have a weddiggg...." Damilola tries to convey her message. Laura and Dare smile at her and Dare looks up at Laura, eyes sparkling. " Well of course darling, " he replies " Why in the world wouldn't there be "






THE END
Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 10:25pm On Sep 13
For some fun, I'm going to put up images of our most favourite characters just to say goodbye. It was a traumatic journey with them, but ended well.
Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 10:28pm On Sep 13
Last chapter has been updated fully, please check again, thanks wink
Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 10:30pm On Sep 13
Pearl05:
Anxiously waiting for the update purples25


Its complete up there now Pearl, thanks.
Re: Love And Snakes by nawtielizzie(f): 10:32pm On Sep 13
Don't I just love happy endings�
Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 10:41pm On Sep 13
nawtielizzie:
Don't I just love happy endings�

winkyeah. What if I'd decided to make Laura hate Dare and never let him in again. That would have been a terrible twist to the story right? Well not this story though, lol cheesy
Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 11:04pm On Sep 13
Before I do this, pardon me if the pictures you see are easily linked to something you might have browsed. This is just some extra fun for the readers and of course I couldn't get real people to photograph as my characters. Here goes.



LAURA

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Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 11:06pm On Sep 13
DARE grin

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Re: Love And Snakes by purples25(f): 11:08pm On Sep 13
DAMILOLA

kiss kiss kiss kiss

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