📝📝📝 The Mermaid (Love is a Crime) Episode 5 || 6 || 7 📝📝📝


🧜{Love Is A Crime}🧜


Mama layed on the floor,in the pool of her own blood.
The house was empty and silent.

She was already dead and cold stived.

Cassandra had cleaned the dagger stains on her body, carried her school bag and left the house again, opening the door wide.

When Esther drove into the compound and saw the hall door opened,she knew something was amiss.

Plus,the air that blew around her was strange as she stepped out of the car.

It was half past 6. She had always come home earlier than this from work to prepare dinner but this particular day,work at the office was large so she spent extra two hours sorting out files.

When she climbed up the landing and entered the hall,she stopped, noticing her heart was beating rather too fast.

She expected Cassandra to have been back for school,so she called out her name as she walked through the hall.

“Cassie…. Cassie love..” Esther was calling as she entered the living room and stopped.

Mana was lying on the ground,onmoving,still as death.

At first she did not notice the pool of blood but when she ran forward to help her mother inlaw up,she saw the blood and screamed.

She screamed until she fainted.


“Who! Just who could have done this to my own mother? Who?” Danny cried as they sat in the doctor’s office who told them mama could never wake up again. She was dead a long hour ago.

Esther could not talk as she sat there. She had already lost her voice to the screams.

“You have to take heart and take this matter to the police. Let them investigate on this very well.”the doctor said as Danny nodded. He was chattered.

Who could have come inside the house and killed his beloved mother?

The time was 8pm when they got home.

Mama’s body was deposited in the mortuary. Danny found it hard to believe that his mother was gone.

Cassandra sat outside the house,her arms wrapped around her with tears in her eyes.

Esther gasped as she saw her and ran to carry her.”Oh my God! I totally forgot that you might be crying…just you alone in the house. Cassandra, grandma is gone!! She’s gone!”Esther cried.

Danny consoled her and took Cassandra from her. They went inside the house and went to bed without even remembering supper.

Four months later, Mama’s burial had taken place two weeks after her death and buried at one of the best private cemetery.

Danny stayed at home for three months mourning his mother before he finally let go and continued with his life.

Esther was asked to quit her job so she could stay at home and take care of the house and Cassandra.

She would have gotten a nanny but Cassandra bluntly refused.

Over and over again,they kept changing Schools for Cassandra because there was always a complain that she was a rebellious child and everything goes wrong around her.

She was already seven and in basic 5 when she was brought to Bright Academy Model School.

The teachers were amazed at the level of the class she was in.

The head mistress thought she was too small for that class and asked her to be put back into basic 3.

Danny was desperate to have her fixed somewhere so he agreed.

To say Cassandra was furious would be an understatement. Her bones were ripping with a livid anger.

She stared at the head mistress,her eyes turning red, promising danger and destruction.

Her class was the first by the corridor. When the teacher brought her into the class,all the kids hushed up and stared at Cassandra.

Cassandra wasn’t staring back at them. Her eyes landed on the wall facing her,half of her ears listening as the teacher introduced her.

“This is Cassandra Daniel and she’s going to be joining your class. Welcome her and make her feel belong.”the class teacher said but nobody talked. They continued looking at Cassandra, especially her long hair.

When she took her seat at the third row at the middle, a girl beside her touched her hair. Cassandra shut her eyes, trying to calm herself. She opened them and looked at her.”Don’t do that again.” She said sternly and the hurl gasped at the tone of her voice.

“Hey! Chill up. Who ate your own share of the cake? I was only admiring your hair, newbie.”

The girl taunted, hissed and faced the board while Cassandra gave her a warning smile and looked away too.

She was boiling with anger. How could that Nan who called himself her father be so dumb to allow them take her back to grade 3?.

She would so deal with him and by the time she was going to finish with him,he would be dead…..

The class teacher suddenly looked at Cassandra and noticed she was not paying attention. She was about to call her when she noticed the medallion she was putting on.

Students were not allowed to put on such things on their uniforms and must follow all the rules and regulations.

“Cassandra.” She called.

No answer.

Everyone turned to look at the new girl.

Cassandra was staring intently at the floor.

“Cassandra!” The teacher called more louder and banged her Cain against the table.

Cassandra only looked up as though someone whispered her name.

“What’s your problem.” The teacher asked, annoyed at her non chalant attitude.

The other kids started murmuring, looking at her.

Cassandra ignored the teacher totally. She only continued staring at her.

The teacher, Aunty Aishat decided to ignore her.

“Remove your necklace.” She ordered.

Cassandra’s eyes sparked and flashed with renewed anger.

Her necklace??

Which Would prevent her from turning into a mermaid whenever water touches her?.

Cassandra went still,very still.

“What’s wrong with this girl?” Aunty Aishat asked, furiously standing up from her chair and marching towards Cassandra,with her Cain.

She stopped in front of her.”Stand up and remove that thing on your neck before I wipe you with this. No wonder you were being chased out of your formal school. Don’t you have any home training and respect for elders?

What are you still waiting for? I said you should remove it!” Aunty Aishat shouted and Cassandra became feverish.

What if something happens to the necklace?.

No…..no one should see her as a mermaid now.

That would be the end of her mission on Earth!

Cassandra stood up and as she made to pass the teacher by,Aunty Aishat furiously drew her back with her uniform collar together with the medallion and it came off from her neck …. falling to the ground.

Cassandra turned bright red as she stared at her medallion on the floor….she could not believe it …. could not believe that her medallion which had been on her neck for the past seven years was now on the floor….cut into two….!!

🧜{Love Is A Crime}🧜


“What a spoilt brat! Go to the front and kneel down there.”Aunty Aishat said, pointing outside.

Cassandra was still staring at her medallion on the floor. She had even stopped breathing.

The anger…the rage was overwhelming. She wanted to kill this teacher right now…to strangle her to death but she couldn’t do it that way.

Hurriedly, Cassandra bent down,picked up her medallion and ran out of the class, leaving all of them gasping in wonder.

Cassandra used her hand and kept her the medallion on her neck, finding somewhere so dry to hide.

She had to summon the queen mother,for a new medallion or something.


Aunty Aishat who lived with her younger sister got home from school very late in the night after coming back from her fiance’s place.

She was so tired she knew she couldn’t eat supper.

They lived in a three bedroom flat with a gate surrounding it.

She went into the house and saw the door opened. She looked again.

“Temmy!”she called, coming inside.

There was no answer.

“An,an. Isn’t Temmy in this house? Why would she leave my door open like this, allowing free access to all this mosquitoes?”

Aunty Aishat complained as she stepped into the sitting room.

Her eyes opened wide. Her apartment was empty. Empty! All the furnitures,gone! Not even a single dirt!

Aunty Aishat stared around, confused.

Her lips were moving… trying to say something but no words came out.

“What’s… what’s.. happening? Temmy!” She screamed and turned to run into the passage which led to Temmy’s room but her eyes caught something… something floating down the passage in a slow motion! A slow motion.

Aunty Aishat stopped, waving her head,assuring herself that she was hallucinating as she closed her eyes and opened them again to see it still floating down to her in a slow motion.

Aunty Aishat let out a strangled scream.

Water! It was water!… floating down to her in slow motion.

“No…no…”,Aunty Aishat whispered, moving backwards.”No…no…this is not my house…I must have entered the wrong house!” Aunty Aishat cried and turned around to run out as the water was already coming towards her.

But as soon as she grabbed the door knob and turned,gbam!.

The door jammed close with a deafening sound!

Aunty Aishat could not believe it. She shook the door violently but it wouldn’t even make a sound.

Aunty Aishat turned around again,her body shaking all over at the sight of the water, reaching up to her feet.

“What’s happening to me! Somebody,help!” She shouted but it seemed as if the world had suddenly gone deaf.

The water slowly circulated her legs, gumming her to the floor and then she began to sink as if she was in a swamp.

Aunty Aishat cried, screamed, trying to pull herself out but the more she tried the more she went deeper down the sinking water.
The water filled up to her neck in no time and stopped.

Her head was the only visible thing remaining.

“Somebody, please help me!!” Aunty Aishat screamed. She stopped and looked up to see Cassandra, swimming up to her in her mermaid tail.

At the great shook that plastered Aunty Aishat face Cassandra let out a big laugh.

“Surprised you are going to be killed by me right?” Cassandra asked, playing inside the water that filled the house.

“You….you….. Cassandra??” Aunty Aishat squeaked,water running inside her mouth as she coughed.

“This isn’t your house. You were right. Right now you are in our kingdom and here you shall die. Don’t worry,your body will be found exactly this spot in your apartment. Goodbye, teacher. In your next life,try to be wise.” Cassandra said wickedly and raised up her hands then the water began to climb up again, swallowing Aunty Aishat and her screams.


The next day at school,the death of the teacher was announced to the whole school at assembly.

The whole school was shocked.

Aunty Aishat? Dead?

How did it happened?

The principal explained what the sister, Temmy had reported.

She had waited and waited for her sister’s return last night but she never returned.

Around 1am in the morning,she phoned her fiance only for him to tell her he dropped her off at the junction.

Temmy had gone to bed, hoping to find her sister back the next morning but coming out of her room she saw her, lying on the floor drenched. Completely drenched!.

It was mystery they could not make out, could not even believe it but they knew it was true.

That day, lessons closed. There was no activity in school. Everywhere was as quiet as a grave yard.

It was a great blow to them. Aunty Aishat had contributed so much to the growth of the school.

Soon,the children began to go back home as teachers gathered at the head teacher’s office to discuss about the tragic incident.

Cassandra carried her bag, smiling in her heart as she also left the class.

Yesterday after running out of the class,she had gone to a stream and summoned queen mother who gave her another medallion and more powers to destroy the ignorant teacher.

Queen mother also warned her to keep the new medallion save,for it was the last one for her.

That was the disheartening part which still angers her but the death of the teacher gave her some much joy.
She left the school compound and began to walk home.

Immediately she got home,she knew her mother was inside and the voice rang in her ears.

Kill her….kill her… she’s the next to go….kill her…

Cassandra smiled to herself as she began to walk towards the main entrance.

Isn’t this just perfect and enjoyable? To watch this irritating woman who calls herself my mother die too?

Cassandra walked into the house,her eyes shinning with mischief and evil.

She heard her mother ask who had come in but she kept quiet, waiting for her to come downstairs.

Almost immediately,Esther started coming down the stairs.

She stopped Midway,amazed to see her daughter already back from school and standing so still.

“Cassandra…what happened? Why you already back from school?

How many times do I have to tell you not to come home on your own until I come to pick you up?

Why are you back so early? Can’t you talk?” Esther asked,getting furious.

I’ve told her my name isn’t Cassandra…but she wouldn’t listen…now you shall die…

“Cassandra! I’m talking to you!” Esther shouted, coming downstairs again.

Cassandra smiled evilly.”Yes mummy,come to me”Cassandra said in a voice Esther would never recognize as she started to reach for her dagger…….


🧜{Love Is A Crime}🧜


Esther was shocked as she stopped on her track. Did that voice just come from her seven years old daughter?

“Cassandra… what’s wrong with you?” She stammered,now scared.

“My name is not Cassandra. My name is Annabella!” Cassandra roared and Esther flinched, remembering her dream before she gave birth.

“No…no…this can’t be happening. Cassandra,you are my daughter. I gave birth to you and I named you Cassandra.” Esther started to say,her heart pounding fast.

Now she knew what happened to mama. This is not her child..no… she’s not!

“And who told you,you are my mother? Today,you shall rest from provoking me!” Cassandra roared again and Esther started to move back, waving her head. She turned and ran and her ears were filled with Cassandra’s evil laughter.

She ran into the kitchen and locked the door, panting heavily.

She searched herself vigorously, looking for her phone but she had left it on the bed upstairs.

“God…what have I gotten myself into! I never knew it would come to pass…ahhhh…”

The loud bang on the door cut her short.”Open this door,Esther!” Cassandra’s voice commanded outside.

Esther gasped, falling to her knees and shaking all over.

She was shocked that that voice actually belonged to her seven years old daughter.

The door burst open and Cassandra cane in,fury written all over her face.

Esther moved back on the floor,as Cassandra moved towards her,her dagger in her hand.

“Just die mummy. Die peacefully.” Cassandra said, almost getting to her.

“Get away from me,you devil!” Esther screamed but Cassandra only laughed.

“Did I just hear you say that, mummy? But you asked for it.

Seems like you don’t even know but you were already pregnant when you went to request for me.

Your womb was damaged and I entered. But now it’s time for you to die.

Go and rest in peace!” Cassandra said as Esther’s mouth opened wide.

She was already pregnant then?

Only if she had known…to wait on God’s time…she would have found out but now…..

Esther let out a loud gasp as the dagger pissed her flesh and found it’s way into her stomach.

Blood flowed….flowed past the door…all over the kitchen as she struggled with death.

One last look as her killer,she gave up the ghost.

Cassandra smiled as she heard jubilation in the ocean. Queen mother was proud of her.

She bent down,cleaned her dagger on Esther’s body and put it back into her pocket.

She washed her hand and left the kitchen.

She went out of the house and returned to school leaving the whole door open just like the last time.

After a little while,she came back home, knowing Danny would be home soon too.

It was a Friday and he usually comes home early on Fridays.

She got home and entered the kitchen, looking at her mother’s cold body on the floor.

She smiled evilly. Today,she would finish the job…and they will say goodbye to the world……

She jerked her head up suddenly.

Someone was coming.



Danny drive into the compound, parking his car at the parking lot.

He came down, carrying his brief case with him. He stopped when he saw the front door open. He hesitated before going inside.

“Esther.” He called, dropping his brief case on the nearest sofa.

“Sweetheart,I’m home.” He called again, sinking into a cushion.

He yawned tiredly, expecting to hear his wife’s footsteps on the stairs, coming to welcome him home but everywhere remained silent.

Total silence engulfed the whole house.

Danny stopped and looked towards the stairs. He listened again.

No sound.

Not even a single sound.

He stood up from the cushion and started climbing up the stairs, feeling strange as the hair at the back of his neck stood erect.

“Esther.” He called as he swung open the bedroom door and looked in.


He entered and looked inside the bathroom.

No sign of his wife.

“Where is Esther in this house that she wouldn’t have heard my voice? She must be inside since the front door was opened.”

Danny said and left the room, going back downstairs and heading towards the kitchen.

He stopped again,his heart beating fast as he saw the kitchen door wide open.

What was happening?.

He stepped in and his face flushed with horror. His heart stopped beating as he went inside slowly,staring at his wife on the ground.

He did not want to believe what he was seeing….blood……thick blood…. everywhere….

“Esther… Esther….” He could barely hear himself as he bent towards her, lifting her lifeless head. He desperately wanted to scream…to shout…to kill himself right now but he could not.

He only held her head,unable to think straight..to think about what might have happened.

Then he heard movements and looked up. His mouth flew open as the tears that had refused to come down,rushed all over his face.

With his reddish eyes,he stared at Cassandra,his seven years old daughter, standing in front of the door,with a dagger in her right hand.

Danny could not believe his eyes. He thought he was dreaming.

He let go of Esther’s head and tried to stand up but his legs seemed they had stopped functioning.

He could not carry himself up as he stared at Cassandra, horrified.

“Cassandra….cas……how….how …..how could you?”he stuttered out.

Cassandra gave him a evil sided smile and waved her dagger in front of her face,then looked at him straight in the eyes.

“You guys will always make that number one mistake of calling me that sickening name.

My name is not Cassandra! I’m Annabella!” Cassandra roared and started walking towards him as Danny shook his head, moving back.

He could not believe that the voice he just heard was coming from the child in front of him.

“Come to me,daddy.”Cassandra said,and laughed at the look on Danny’s face.

“If you come close to me,I will kill you! Who are you! What have you done to my daughter!”Danny shouted,still moving back.

“I’m your daughter, daddy. Can’t you see? I just wanted to help you…to help you reduce the pain and loneliness you feel right now.

Let me end your life so you can join your beloved wife.” Cassandra said and in a flash,she was standing over Danny who raised his leg and kicked her hand ,trying to make the dagger go off from her hand but it seemed as if it was already glued to her hand.

Cassandra laughed and pinned him down, grabbing his neck.

Danny fought on.

He slapped away her hand and punched her hard on the face.

Cassandra rolled off from him but the dagger remained in place.

He pinned her to the floor and tried to take the dagger from her hand but he was amazed at the type of strength she exhibited.

He could not believe a seven year old was stronger than him.

In his state of confusion, Cassandra kicked him on the stomach.

Danny yelled in pain and landed on the ground, wincing in pain as Cassandra got up on her knees and rolled on top of him again.

Danny shook his head on the ground,helpless..No…..No!!!

“Goodbye daddy.!!”Cassandra laughed out the words and raised the dagger high above her head, bringing it down into his stomach…………….