FAILED REVENGE

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Nelson Benson went to an interview and met a lady,the CEO of the company who seemed to know his father.He realised later She was friendly with him to avenge an injustice his father had done to her when he was alive.

Submitted: April 15, 2019

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FAILED REVENGE
 
I was the first born of my father, Mr . Alwyn Benson.He had several children from different women before he passed away. My mother Sonia only had one  child  for him-That is me.Honestly, I don't know the rest of my siblings. My father didn't will any property to me before he died. We couldn't find the documents of his houses and businesses. We searched and searched for the documents but alas, they were nowhere to be found.We gave up on the documents. 
 
When I completed Galaxy multi media college,I went for an interview in an advertising film.When it reached my turn to be interviewed, a woman, asked for my name and I mentioned it-Master Benson Nelson. She then asked me, "are you Mr. Alwyn Benson's real son? 
Nervously, I said,"Yes".I couldn't fathom why the woman was interested in knowing my relationship with Mr.Alwyn,my father. 
 
The woman looked at me more critically and said, "you don't need to be interviewed.Just come to work on Monday".
 
I was lost for words.What was  it about my father that made this woman employ me  without following due process.If there was one thing I knew about my father for sure, it was his likeness for young beautiful women and the woman in question possessed those attributes.Miss Jessaylina,as I later got to know her,was the CEO of the company. She took a liking to me.I tried to work hard to please her.Soon, I begun getting promotions until I became second in command to her when I reached a higher rank in the company. It took just three years. Surely,she was promoting me on purpose,not that I didn't deserve it but I felt she had some kind of bias towards me.Could she be falling in love with me?
 
My relationship with miss Jessaylina became very close. she usually invited me to her house .We ate and chatted. For a woman of her status, she had no children or husband. Though we were very close, I did not think of dating her. How could I date someone who was old enough to be my mother? I was 21, she was 43.With time,her actions became more discernible.She tried to lure me into her bed but I was determined not to succumb to her sexual advances.
 
In one of my visits to her house ,I saw her album on a table and flipped through it.The last two picture I saw shocked me but also cleared some of my scepticism.
One was a picture of my father and miss Jessaylina kissing on a beach.The other one was a picture of them in a restaurant.Wow,I always suspected Miss Jessaylina knew my father. Now I saw a hard evi
dence. 
 
 I planned to ask her but later changed my mind-She may not be comfortable I knew about her affair with my father.One evening, I visited her house.She offered me a drink and cleverly  excused herself. When I finished the drink,I felt ,tipsy and drowsy. I passed out on the sofa.When I woke up, I saw miss Jessaylina  beside me on her bed.She was smiling. It then dawned on me that she had slept with me after drugging me.
 
"Miss Jessaylina, Why did  you do this to me?"I asked her angrily. She looked at me with amusement.
Then her mood swung and she responded," that was the same question I asked your father six years ago when he drugged me and rape me,stealing my virginity in the process.
 
"What?"my father? "I knew it.My father was always associated with scandalous  activities especially romantic activities. I couldn't talk but looked at her in awe.The biggest question on my mind was, if my father drugged and rape her , what exactly will she gain by drugging and raping me too, as a woman? 
 
The more I thought about this question, the more I became convinced that miss Jessaylina didn't just want to drug and sleep with me for revenge. There was more to this than met the eye.I was right .Three months after that incidence, Miss Jesaylina called me.She said her doctor had called her to tell me to come to Sacred heart Hospital to get the result of my HIV test."
 
HIV test?"I shouted, visibly surprise. I never opt for any test.
 
I then realised that when miss Jessaylina drugged me, she took my blood sample to the hospital for an HIV test after raping me.But why would she do that after sleeping with me, not before the rape? The answer was obvious to me. She wanted to infect me with HIV/AIDs.My heart sunk as the bigger picture fell into place.The pieces of the jigsaw puzzle are now fitting perfectly._My father had infected Miss Jessaylina with HIV and she planned to infect me with HIV as a way of revenge.
 
 My God! 
 
I rushed to the hospital to meet the doctor. I was taken through counselling and later the result was given to me.I Had HIV. Later in the day, miss Jessaylina invited me to her residence.  When I went to her house, she told me how my father had given her HIV and compensated her with his properties, his houses, businesses.
 
Her lawyer was there. She said now that she had her revenge, she was willing to hand over my father's properties to me because she would be dying soon and had no child to inherit her.My eyes welled with tears.Miss Jessaylina willed my own father's properties back to me. "What was the essence of businesses and houses if I won't live long to enjoy them,"she asked no one in particular. 
 
Giving my father's property back to me did nothing to soothe my pain.Day in, day out I became depressed and finally decided to end my life.I bought some capsules made for rodents in huge quantity.That evening, I poured all the capsules into my hand and was about to drink them when a call interrupted the proceeding. At first, I wanted to ignore the call but curiosity took the greater part of the bargain and I picked the call. It was Doctor Alfred's Laboratory technician. She said they had made a mistake and my test result had been swapped with another person's. She said my test results showed I was negative to HIV. 
 
The capsules fell from my hands and I spat the ones already in my mouth.I couldn't believe what I heard.Was this true. Quickly, I rushed out and went to another hospital for a retest.It was negative. After two days, I went to another hospital and then another. The test results were negative. Involuntarily, I knelt down and begun to pray, "Lord, You are a miracle working God, You are the Almighty and you don't forsake those who remained truthful to you ..Thank you God for Delivering me from the clutches of the enemy. ...."
 
I took charge of my father's  businesses and work harder.In no time,I became a billionaire and live a happy life thereafter. 
 
Miss Jessaylina later realised I wasn't infected with HIV as she had planned.She had lost the properties in vain. She felt so ashamed her plan had failed.As she was thinking about the whole incidence from the moment she saw me and how she planned to avenge herself,she had forgotten that she was driving on a busy road and had a head-on- collision with a bus. She died instantly.
 


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