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Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 5:45pm On Apr 24
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This story is entirely fiction and for mature audience. The names, characters and Incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s Imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.
The author asserts the moral right to be identified as the Author of this work.
No part of this book may be reproduced in any form written, electronic, recording, or photocopying without written permission of the publisher or author. The exception would be in the case of brief quotations embodied in the critical articles or reviews and pages where permission is specifically granted by the publisher or author.
Typos, grammatical errors/blunders etc should be ignored or corrected. Comments and likes is highly encouraged.
Jennifer Godwin
08168491096


Ann 2012
Queenite
genius 43
Adesina12
Treasure17
Izaray
Shezkid
Tony special
Mhizv
germophobe
Ven 97
Francium 001
Amauwana
Veenesha
Demikol
Toyhin 123
Preshbeauty


And others that i forgot to mention, come and take your seats because the story is about to start. �

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Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 5:56pm On Apr 24
PROLOGUE

Captain Joel could feel his heart beat loudly against his chest. He smiled again for the umpteenth time since that morning, he was going to see mercy his fiance after 3 years of been in Somalia on a peace keeping mission.

He wanted to surprise Mercy the reason for his arrival so early in the morning and also the reason for not calling her on phone to go pick him up from the airport.


"Oga soldier, we don arrive ooo" the driver said interrupting his thoughts. He smiled, he had intentionally worn his camouflage as he believed it wasn't easy to be a soldier.


"Alright, you will help me with my luggages in the booth" he replied stepping down from the car. He admired the 3 bedroom bungalow he bought for his fiance and smiled again.


"Oga solder, see your load for ground, i don dey go ooo" the driver interrupted his thoughts yet again.

"Oh yeah, thanks for the ride, you drove responsibly" captain Joel said with a smile while waving at the driver as he drove away. He dragged his box and made towards the gate with his heart still beating fast.

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Re: Roses And Thorns by genius43(m): 5:57pm On Apr 24
My eyes are watery, after a long break, you choose the right time to make a grand entrance. Welcome back Damselposh.

I am already seated.
Re: Roses And Thorns by Thebigdream: 5:59pm On Apr 24
Ahh this episode is short o
Re: Roses And Thorns by Preshbeauty(f): 6:00pm On Apr 24
My baby is back with another one ooo
Thanks for the mention am already seated.
The story go sweet well well
Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 6:03pm On Apr 24
genius43:
My eyes are watery, after a long break, you choose the right time to make a grand entrance. Welcome back Damselposh.

I am already seated.


Thanks boo

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Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 6:04pm On Apr 24
Thebigdream:
Ahh this episode is short o


Lol, this is just the prologue, the main story never start ooo.
Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 6:04pm On Apr 24
Preshbeauty:
My baby is back with another one ooo
Thanks for the mention am already seated.
The story go sweet well well


Thanks Presh
Re: Roses And Thorns by mhizv(f): 6:18pm On Apr 24
damselposh:
All Rights Reserved.
This story is entirely fiction and for mature audience. The names, characters and Incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s Imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.
The author asserts the moral right to be identified as the Author of this work.
No part of this book may be reproduced in any form written, electronic, recording, or photocopying without written permission of the publisher or author. The exception would be in the case of brief quotations embodied in the critical articles or reviews and pages where permission is specifically granted by the publisher or author.
Typos, grammatical errors/blunders etc should be ignored or corrected. Comments and likes is highly encouraged.
Jennifer Godwin
08168491096


Ann 2012
Queenite
genius 43
Adesina 12
Treasure 17
Izaray
Shezkid
Tony special
Mhizv
germophobe
Ven 97
Francium 001
Amauwana
Veenesha
Demikol
Toyhin 123
Preshbeauty


And others that i forgot to mention, come and take your seats because the story is about to start. �


Yeah! Thanks for the mention. kiss
Re: Roses And Thorns by skubido(m): 6:38pm On Apr 24
Don sit ooooo


Sist Welcome back ooooo.
Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 6:41pm On Apr 24
CHAPTER ONE

Captain Joel knocked swiftly on the gate, he let out a full breath trying to steady his beating heart. He didn't get any response, he knocked again but louder this time and waited for few minutes but he still go no reply, he gave the gate a gentle push and it gave way, he stepped into the compound closing the gate behind.

He dragged his box to the main door of the building and knocked, he placed his ear against the door to know if he would make out a sound from the building but he got none. He turned the door knob and the door gave way which increased his heart beat, he dropped his box in the sitting room and went towards his fiance's bedroom, he called out her name while going to her bedroom but the whole building was as calm as the morning dews.


"She must still be asleep" he thought as he checked his wrist watch "7:45 am, aah aah na it is not that too early" he said and final gave the door a push and stepped in to the bedroom.

His stomach turned and churned at what he saw, he stood rooted to the ground and felt his head spin, he became dizzy and goose bumps appeared all over his body.

"Jesus Christ!!! mercy?" he shouted after finally finding his voice. His legs became so heavy to carry the weight of his body, he staggered out of the room, out of the house and out of the compound jumping in the available taxi he saw.


"Where are you going to sir?" The cab man asked.

"Just take me to the pharm estate, house number 11" he said slowly that the cab man had to strain his ears to hear him correctly.






Melody woke up with a yawn, not the normal yawn people experience in the morning but the yawn of hunger. She had slept on an empty stomach the previous night. She checked the time and it said 7:50 am.


"Oh my God, i am supposed to be in Mama chidera's house as early as 7:am or else she would get another person to do the job for her" she exclaimed loudly getting up from her bed or rather her mat like foam. She removed her clothes and covered herself with a big towel, she grabbed her bucket and rushed towards the public tap to fetch water.


She successfully fetched the water and on getting to the bathroom which everyone in the face me i face you batcher building shared, her heart flew to her stomach, the crowd of people waiting outside just to have their bath reminded her of the crowd she saw at the bank the day she went to get her B.V.N. she shook her head and carried the water back to her room.


"I will bathe when i come back from Mama Chidera's place" she said wearing her cloth.

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Re: Roses And Thorns by Preshbeauty(f): 7:21pm On Apr 24
Hia, I hope he sha didn't catch her with another man ooo.


Bia Melody, which kind dirtiness be this one na?

Well done OP
Re: Roses And Thorns by Ann2012(f): 12:49am On Apr 25
Thanks for the mention sweetie
Re: Roses And Thorns by skubido(m): 2:43am On Apr 25
Thanks for the update
Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 9:06am On Apr 25
CHAPTER TWO



The cab driver dropped Joel at his destination, took his money and left. Joel staggered to the door of the house and knocked fearfully, his friend (Ebube) opened the door and smiled.


"Aaahh, Mr lover lover, what are you doing here na? you should be with your fiance right now in her house, with the way you were talking about her a day to our departure? hehehehehe, am sure you have already gone for one round." he said all at once without noticing the moody Joel.


"Ebube, please can i come in?" he asked swiftly. his body shook and the goose bumps had still not left his body.



"yea, sure bro, come in. I was too excited that i forgot to invite you in." Ebube replied leaving the door way for him.



Joel went inside the house and collapsed heavily on the sofa, he sniffed which caught Ebube's attention.



"what the Bleep bro, did you just sniff? can you kindly tell me what the problem is? is it about your fiance?" he asked going to sit beside Joel.


"Am just coming back from her house, infact i can not even explain what i saw there" he replied helplessly.



"Oh no don't tell me you caught her with another man? because i wouldn't mind beating her senses back into her head. The reason I hate women and love." he sneered angrily.


"It would have been better if i had caught her with another man Ebube" Joel replied still staring into space.


"Wait a minute, you caught her with her fellow woman? mercy is a lesbian?" he asked in shock.


"It would have also been better if i had caught her with her fellow woman, at least there would have still been hope for us" he said yet again.


"So can you tell me what you saw already because am dying to know" Ebube asked anxiously.


"Mercy is dead bro, i saw her in her bedroom hanging freely from her ceiling fan, i think she committed suicide." Joel finally said letting out a heart wrenching sob.


"Jesu christi !!! are you sure you know what you saw? how can she be dead na? you spoke with her on phone yesterday when we were still in Somalia". Ebube said in shock.


"Am as shocked as you are, i don't know why she would kill herself, she should have talked to me if she had any problem." He replied amidst sobs.


"I think we need to go back to her house and check very well, you know people that commit suicide normally leave a note behind, don't you think so?" Ebube asked in wonder.


"Yea, we should go back there because i left my box in her sitting room." Joel replied sadly.








Melody walked down the area greeting as many people as she met on the way. That area was the poorest and most dirtiest place in the city of Asaba, only the poorest of the poor lived in that dirty environment.


"Aunty Melody good morning" a little kid greeted.


"Morning Kola, how are you doing?" Melody asked.


"Am fine Aunty Melody" the boy replied all smiles.


"That's my boy" Melody replied taking the next turn to her left.


She finally left the ghetto and trekked all the way down to Mama chidera's house. she saw her outside probably waiting for her. Mama chidera's house was fine and she lived in the next street which was finer than her (Melody's) stinking area. she was saving up so that she could move to a better place.


"Melody what kept you na? i wanted to go and call another person to do the job for me". The woman exclaimed.


"Abeg no vex Mama chidera, i been wake up very late and you know as that my side dey be now, but no worry i go do the job sharpally for you" Melody replied dropping her bag on the floor.


"I have told you not to be speaking that half baked English Language when ever you are with me, that you are living in a ghetto doesn't mean you will speak like them." she hissed.


"Mama Chidera, you know na, when you go to Rome you behave like a roman" she smiled.



"Okay, the clothes are at the backyard, after washing them, you arrange the house and then do the dishes then later in the day you will go to the market and get me somethings that i will cook soup with" The woman enormously explained.


"No problem ma, i will finish on time, just go about your business" Melody said going towards the back of the house.


That was her job, what she does for a living, she does domestic house chores for people to make ends meet. what was she going to do? what options did she have?.

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Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 9:06am On Apr 25
Preshbeauty:
Hia, I hope he sha didn't catch her with another man ooo.


Bia Melody, which kind dirtiness be this one na?

Well done OP


thanks babe
Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 9:07am On Apr 25
Ann2012:
Thanks for the mention sweetie

you are welcome babe

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Re: Roses And Thorns by aprilwise(m): 9:08am On Apr 25
Long time.
Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 9:08am On Apr 25
Ann2012:
Thanks for the mention sweetie

you are welcome babe

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Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 9:08am On Apr 25
skubido:
Thanks for the update

thanks darling

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Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 9:09am On Apr 25
aprilwise:
Long time.

yes sweetheart
Re: Roses And Thorns by Preshbeauty(f): 9:20am On Apr 25
Ewoooo, what or who could have make his fiance commit suicide na? OP i trust you will unravel everything.


Chai ya for Melody.


Ride on Damsel.
Re: Roses And Thorns by germaphobe(m): 10:37am On Apr 25
wow!!, what a perfect time to come back, seated already waiting for my pop corn. thanks for the mention
Re: Roses And Thorns by Treasure17(m): 11:34am On Apr 25
It's promising. Thanks for the invitation damsel.
Re: Roses And Thorns by Adesina12: 1:19pm On Apr 25
damselposh:
All Rights Reserved.
This story is entirely fiction and for mature audience. The names, characters and Incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s Imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.
The author asserts the moral right to be identified as the Author of this work.
No part of this book may be reproduced in any form written, electronic, recording, or photocopying without written permission of the publisher or author. The exception would be in the case of brief quotations embodied in the critical articles or reviews and pages where permission is specifically granted by the publisher or author.
Typos, grammatical errors/blunders etc should be ignored or corrected. Comments and likes is highly encouraged.
Jennifer Godwin
08168491096


Ann 2012
Queenite
genius 43
Adesina12
Treasure17
Izaray
Shezkid
Tony special
Mhizv
germophobe
Ven 97
Francium 001
Amauwana
Veenesha
Demikol
Toyhin 123
Preshbeauty


And others that i forgot to mention, come and take your seats because the story is about to start. �

Thank you for mentioned darling Ifunanyam
This is going to entertain person wella this lockdown
O ya keep em coming baby
Sweet popcorn for you
Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 5:05pm On Apr 25
CHAPTER THREE



Joel and Ebube got to Mercy's house and every where was already filled with police men, her gate was sealed and people were told to stay off the premises. Joel rushed towards the gate but was dragged back by a police man, Joel sighed and rolled his eyes,


"was the police man not seeing his camouflage or what?, He wasn't a civilian but a soldier and a high ranked one at that". Nonetheless, he brought out his ID card and waved it in front of the police man.


"I am captain Joel and the diseased was my fiance before de..." He was still talking when the policeman interrupted him.


"I already know you are a soldier from your camouflage no need for an ID card, but you have to understand sir, this is a crime scene and we don't want anyone here." The young police man explained.


"But my box is in her sitting room, i need to get it and also search around for an evidence" he replied.


"You mean you were here early this morning?" The policeman asked with eyes wide open.


"I was among the group of soldiers sent to Somalia three years ago on a fight for peace, i came back this morning to surprise my fiance but unfortunately, i got surprised and out of shock, i left the house leaving my box" Joel carefully explained because the last thing he needed was been labeled a murderer.



"Come with me" the police man said opening the gate and stepping into the compound. Joel gave Ebube a sign that he would be back. He followed the police man to Mercy's bedroom and he found out that her corpse had been removed.


"Where is her body?" He asked.


"It is in a bag outside, we found traces of semen in her womanliness so i think she was raped and then she committed suicide because she couldn't bear it. We are sending the semen to the forensic department though for a thorough test to be carried out." the police man explained.



"This is not a case of suicide" Joel spoke quietly.


"What are you talking about?" The police man asked.


"She was murdered early this morning and the murderer raped her." He concluded.


"How did you know?"


"Take a close look at the rope, the way it was tied from the left and not right. Someone that wants to commit suicide would tie it from the right to the left. Secondly, look at this stool (he pointed at a stool padded with heavy foam) someone was on this chair earlier today, i personally bought this stool for mercy and once someone sits on it, it takes a long time for it to rise back to its original form and as you can see, it is still sinked inside. And then thirdly, her bed is scattered, i think she struggled with her killer before she got killed." Joel explained calmly.



"Wow, now this is crazy, how come we didn't think towards that dimension?" The police man asked no one in particular.


"I need to see her body for the last confirmation" Joel said walking out of the bedroom.

He followed the police man to where Mercy's body was kept. They unzipped the nylon bag, he asked for a glove which was given to him, he took her right hand and examined her finger nails and then shook his head.


"Confirmed, she struggled with her killer a bit before she died, there are particules of scratched out flesh in her fingers mixed with blood which means she scratched her killer" Joel said and stepped aside for the police man to have a clear view.


"Thank you so much sir for this piece information, i will like to work with you on this case, let us catch the culprit" the police man said with a smile.

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Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 5:10pm On Apr 25
Preshbeauty:
Ewoooo, what or who could have make his fiance commit suicide na? OP i trust you will unravel everything.


Chai ya for Melody.


Ride on Damsel.


Thanks Presh
Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 5:11pm On Apr 25
germaphobe:
wow!!, what a perfect time to come back, seated already waiting for my pop corn. thanks for the mention


Thanks sweetheart
Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 5:12pm On Apr 25
Treasure17:
It's promising. Thanks for the invitation damsel.


Thanks Trea honey
Re: Roses And Thorns by damselposh(f): 5:13pm On Apr 25
Adesina12:


Thank you for mentioned darling Ifunanyam
This is going to entertain person wella this lockdown
O ya keep em coming baby
Sweet popcorn for you


Lol, thanks baby
Re: Roses And Thorns by Hantonia(f): 5:20pm On Apr 25
Welcome back baby girl
Re: Roses And Thorns by Preshbeauty(f): 5:24pm On Apr 25
Story don dey sweet.
Damsel Damsel
Master of suspense


Ride on grin

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