Welcome back everybody, in case you’ve not been following this series, you can read THE LOST EVIDENCE Episode 1 Here, Episode 2 Here and Episode 3 Here. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the fourth and final episode.

THE LOST EVIDENCE: Episode 4 [Final]

Onos hung his head in utter disbelief, Gloria had been pacing around, a sense of accomplishment, pity and betrayal surrounding her, she had never known how to hide her emotions and she sure wasn’t about to start knowing now, she was in a way very pleased that it was all finally behind them, the murder involvement. In the past couple of weeks, she had worked tirelessly and effortlessly with the police command handling Onos’ involvement in the murder case following his discharge, she needed to get to the root of the matter, there was a certain sense of accomplishment and pleasure she derived from detective jobs such as this. They had been on phone with the person on the other end of the found blackberry – the deceased lady’s phone – , the chats and call logs preceding the time of death of the victim was a major investigative lead.

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It was about 2years, some months and some days ago today when Onos being in his normal self didn’t know what and how much the new girl he had just met will change the course of history of two men, himself and the Other man, the man responsible for his murder case involvement. He, Onos had met Gloria back in his university days, it was a rainy day and he had just left class in his new birthday gift courtesy of Dad, a brand new Mercedez C200, there was an air of class and importance attached to whoever drove such amazing ride, adding to this was the fact that his white coloured ride was one of a kind on campus. He had been on the phone with a friend and had carelessly splattered a nearby pool of rain water on a lady, he felt grossly guilty as he parked, alighted and begged her forgiveness offering to take her wherever she lived because clearly, her outfit was ruined for the day, that was the turning point for the trio, Onos, Gloria and the Other man. Onos would later find out that she was in a relationship but that didn’t stop him as he pestered on till she finally gave in, she was that beautiful and amazing, – totally worth fighting for-, it was sure she loved him too, the only detail left out, unknown to Onos was the fact that preceding the day Gloria consented to his relationship offer, she had turned down the other man, –her man’s– marriage proposal and broke things off in cold sweat. He must have felt ridiculously stupid because he couldn’t bring himself to stand up from his proposal stance as Gloria walked out on him, it was indeed painfully crushing, His ego, confidence, love and all that made him humane left with her through the door.

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He, – the Other man – had been obsessed with her, had laid out his entire future with her featuring in every tiny little details of frame, and suddenly, she felt it nice and comfortable to drift continuously away from him for a period and just when he felt proposal was what was needed to salvage what was left of the crumbling ship, to take the relationship to another level, own her to himself and him only, she turned him down, how could he live without her?, what was his future without her in it, he needed to get her back, and only Onos stood in his way. Silently, Steadily, he had contemplated assassinating the young man, but then, it wouldn’t inflict as much pain and suffering as a life sentence with hard labour, death penalty or killing his family one at a time. He had to inflict as much pain, maybe greater on Onos for being a rival. Finally, with much thinking, he had settled for the option of a life prison sentence and had silently promised himself to visit Onos in prison after he got sentenced, laugh at his woes and taunt him but the paradigm had shifted, shifted so fast due to his carelessness, one little glitch in his plans, one little mistake and all he’d worked for, all he’d put together for two years came crumbling down like a house of cards, alas, it was he who let himself into Onos’ apartment, what started out as a revenge plan which involved strangling the lady with whom he had connived with to meet Onos at the club house, work her way into leaving with him and finally leave his room door open for his safe entrance just after making sure Onos was properly drugged – how was the lady supposed to know she’ll end up getting strangled by her co-plotter and used as a bait?-.

He had left Onos’ room that day in panic for she, the deceased was the first person he’d ever killed, the body had been found, Onos had been put away, but she whom he’s fought to have for a lifetime, Gloria, had been responsible for him being put away for the remainder of his days and as he stood facing the judge as his sentence was being passed, he looked one last time, deeply into Gloria’s eyes, the same look he had on when she had left him on that very night of his proposal, She recognized the look, he was all the more shattered, his condemnation and damnation wasn’t more real at any moment than this as he was walked into the waiting Black Maria by Policemen and Prison guards, the close of the vehicle’s rear doors tore his eyes away from her into an oblivion of darkness, he’ll forever remember her face, her eyes, the look and expression.

Here is where this series ends, Thank you all for reading. I really appreciate the e-mails, messages and calls requesting that I bring the final episode, goes a long way in warming my heart. I’ll be back with something more interesting, hopefully and by God’s grace.

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