Cursed Through The Generations – Excerpt 6
He would offer her a reasonable amount of money to take herself away to another area, away from scandal and prying eyes. Trying to do the right thing and thereby avoid confrontation. He met Jane and offered her money to leave the area, she was furious, they argued and she threw the money in his face. In retaliation he punched her, Jane fell backwards and hit her head on a rock, splitting it open, blood was oozing from the cut and her breathing had become laboured.
Robert panicked, he thought that she was dying, so to ensure her death he picked up a rock and smashed her around the face and head with it. It was a frenzied attack bought on by panic, when it was over he knew she was dead. He staggered away, breathing raggedly, he had done some dastardly things in the past in order to survive. But this was different, this was murder, albeit necessary, but murder none the less. He lifted her body and dropped her in a ditch by the side of the road. It might be months before she is found and by then no one will connect her to me.
The following day, he had almost forgotten her existence. The plans for the wedding were proceeding smoothly. Two more days and his problems would be over, he was Marrying the key to the Maltraver’s fortune. He would soon be a very rich man.
(C) Damian Grange 2018