My name is Mark, I was sent to earth because I don’t exist. I got murdered and there were no suspects, my job was to make the murderer confess or misery will follow them. Dina, my wife, found my body; I had a knife lodged in my heart, lying on the carpet in our sitting room. My murderer was Sasha, my mistress.
I entered her office, sat in front of her. She remembered she had a meeting. She stood in front of the mirror fixing her blue suit. When she was me in front of her, She jumped in fright and shock her head and I said.
“Tell the truth or misfortune will follow.”
Shook her head and nodded no, picked up the file and walked to the boardroom. Opened the file Mark's face appeared again saying, “confess”, she screamed and threw the file in the air.
“Are you okay, Sasha?” Bruno asked.
“Yes, a spider.” Sasha giggled, picking up the papers on the floor and sat, did not open the file.
Bruno and Ben laughed, knowing Sasha hated spiders.
Maurice, Sasha’s husband, had arrived home early and was searching for his passport to travel. Pushed a black shoe box on the floor, picked the shoe box and there were love letters, photos and receipts on the floor. The letters were between Mark and Sasha. Anger boiled, read the love letters and looked at the photos and receipts. Stood up, packed Sasha’s belongings.
When Sasha arrived home, her clothes and bags were outside the house. Tried opening the door but was locked. Banged on the door calling Maurice to open the door. A taxi arrived, and the driver placed the suitcase in the car, she continued banging on the door.
Maurice opened the door. Sasha stepped backwards when she saw the shoebox in his hand.
Maurice said, “Please leave. You had an affair with Mark. Please leave. Taxi has arrived.”
Sasha cried and said, “Let me explain.”
“Explain what, everything is in the love letters. Don’t keep the taxi waiting and, have filled for a divorce.” Maurice said looking at Sasha.
“No, please don’t, sorry.”
“It's too late. Please go. Your stuff is in the taxi and please return my car keys now.”
A police officer walked toward the house. Tears in her eyes, Maurice stretched his hands out for the keys. Sasha handed him the keys and walked to the taxi she turned round but Maurice had closed the door. She entered the taxi crying.
That night Mark appeared and said,
“Tell the truth or misfortune will continue.”
“No,” she answered.
“Fine, more misfortune will follow.”
Mark smiled and disappeared.
The next day, she went to the office, Bruno and Ben had serious expressions on their faces. She sat on the chair, heart beating fast.
“Sasha, this not acceptable” Bruno said.
“What,” Sasha said.
“Remember the Brim Case, last year.” Ben said walking towards her holding a file. “Mrs Polly claimed you bribed her.”
“No, that’s not true.”
“Then explain why did you deposit $2000 to Mrs Polly's account.”
“It’s not true.” Sasha said.
“This cheque is from you to Mrs Polly. She confessed yesterday on national television. Do you know how embarrassed we are.” Ben said showing her a copy of the cheque.
“Don’t know what is happening.” She cried shaking her head.
“You are fired.” Bruno said standing.
“No don’t fire me, did nothing wrong.”
“Bribed a witness,” Bruno said. “Please leave.”
Sasha left the office in tears.
Sasha went back to the hotel, her belonging were in the lobby.
“What is happening,” she said dropping the box and running to the reception. “Why is my stuff downstairs?”
“Sorry madam but credit card declined and joint account with Mr Maurice is frozen.”
I appeared again as the potter and knelt near her and said, “are you going to confess.”
“No”, she yelled, “Go away.”
She went to her best friend’s house, knocked on the door. Stella did not smile, stood near the door with her arms folded.
“What do you want?”
“Please let me stay here.”
“Why, cheated on your husband who loved you and then bribed a witness. No, how can you cheat on your husband. He loved you dear. Can’t be seen with you.” Stella said slamming the door.
Sasha entered the taxi and went to her mother’s house.
“Honey, what happened.”
“Mum, we are divorcing.” Sasha said running up the stairs.
She buried her face on the pillow and cried, husband left, boyfriend died and no job.
I appeared again.
“Tell the truth or misery will continue.”
“Haven’t you damaged my life today?”
“Well no. Hey, mother is downstairs.”
“Leave my mother alone,” Sasha said coming out of the bed.
The doorbell rang and Sasha walked downstairs. Two police officer stood at the door.
“Can I help you officer?” Sasha’s mother asked.
“Is Sasha here.” the officer asked.
“Tell the truth," I whispered, or mother will have a heart attack in 5, 4, 3, 2-”
“I didn’t mean to kill Mark, don’t know why I did it. Had gone to the house, and he broke up with me. We argued then took the knife and stabbed him. Felt so betrayed. Had an affair for two years. Two years, cheated on Maurice. Two years promised to leave his wife.” She said as she sat on the stairs crying. A police officer walked towards her holding handcuffs.
“Came to question you for bribing but now you are arrested for murder.” The officer said putting the cuffs on Sasha.
Stood near Sasha’s mother watching the police officers put Sasha in the car. My job is complete.