Who killed Isabela

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Tony and Isabella were happily married until fate played its part. In her quest to get a job to support Tony who is striving to make both ends meet and to keep food on their table, she stumbles on Johnson her childhood love whom she lost touch with for over fifteen years. Meeting Johnson changed everything about Isabella.

She abandoned Tony for Johnson and everyone condemned her action. Her parents called her a disgrace and Tony's family called her a taboo. She found the love of her life, the only man she loved so a new chapter began in her life as she is crowned the Executive manager of Johnson's company.

Tony's heart is broken and Isabella is complete.

Somehow, Johnson's life became a twist and Isabella is broken down. She has no other alternative but to go back to her matrimonial home.

Will Tony accept her back?
Will her father love her only daughter again?
Will Tony's mother hug her beloved daughter in- law


AUTHOR’S NOTE

This story widens our thoughts about the mistakes most married couples make in their marriages and also the importance of forgiveness


FADE IN. IN THE MARRIAGE HALL- AFTERNOON

The PRIEST declares TONY and ISABELLA husband and wife


PRIEST: In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, I hereby pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss your bride



TONY unveils ISABELLA’S face and kisses her while the PRIEST and GUESTS watch and smile








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FADE IN. IN TONY’S HOUSE- NIGHT

TONY and ISABELLA kisses each other as they fall onto the bed and sleeps off










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FADE OUT. IN TONY’S HOUSE- MORNING

TONY comes out from the room and bites the slice of bread ISABELLA is eating, kisses her then speaks

TONY: Sweetheart, I will be on my way okay, please prepare me a nice okro soup, that is what I want to eat this night with solid fufu

ISABELLA: I will do that baby

TONY: I love you and will always do

ISABELLA: I love you too

TONY leaves the house, goes outside and enters his taxi then leaves the compound



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FADE OUT. IN TONY’S MOTHER’S HOUSE- MORNING

TONY’S MOTHER and ISABELLA’S MOTHER discussing about TONY and ISABELLA


TONY’S MOTHER: I am proud of them, they look very much alike, when Antony first told me of his intention to marry Isabella, I cried to God to bring back my husband just to witness their wedding

ISABELLA’S MOTHER: What else can I say Martha? You have said it all; I wish our children the best as i wait for the day our first grandchild will arrive





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FADE OUT. IN TONY’S HOUSE- NIGHT


TONY and ISABELLA discussing about their future while on bed



TONY: You see sweetheart, the problem in our country is that the government has no direction and tackling unemployment is one thing this present administration has totally failed


ISABELLA: Well I have a surprise for you and it is going to be our breakthrough, guess what baby


TONY: You are pregnant?


ISABELLA: O! Common, not that, guess…


TONY: Then what? You know that I am not good at guessing and have never guessed anything you asked me to guess right so just tell me what it is


ISABELLA: Those people called me this afternoon for interview tomorrow and the lady that spoke with me asked me when I intend to start work because I was the only one that applied for the job so definitely will get it and my school qualification is at my advantage according to her








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FADE OUT.IN THE COMPANIES RECEPTION- MORNING

ISABELLA sits waiting then the SECRETARY receives a call, she takes the call


SECRETARY: Hello sir, okay sir



The SECRETARY drops the phone then speaks to ISBELLA


SECRETARY: Madam, you can go in now, I wish you all the best

ISABELLA: Thank you so much


ISABELLA gets up then opens the door and walks into the office



INSIDE THE OFFICE



ISABELLA sees JOHNSON the owner of the company and immediately recognizes him, she stands still as they gaze at each other and the pen JOHNSON is holding drops from his hand then they both calls out each other’s name


JOHNSON: Isabella

ISABELLA: Johnson

JOHNSON: O! God is this a dream? Wake up Johnson, wake up


JOHNSON gets up from his chair and rushes to ISABELLA then hugs her and she tights herself onto him then he speaks


JOHNSON: Where in this world have you been?

ISABELLA: I have been searching for you all my life Johnson

JOHNSON: I tried to trace you when I came back from England after my studies but no one in the neighborhood had information about your family’s whereabouts and when I saw your application, the name Isabella reminded me of you but the surname wasn’t your family name so I never imagined that it was you though I was anxious to meet this lady that bares the same name with the only woman I love in this world

ISABELLA: I never knew that I will ever see you again Johnson







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FADE OUT. IN THE RESTAURANT- AFTERNOON

JOHNSON and ISABELLA eating inside the restaurant








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FADE OUT. IN THE GARDEN- EVENING

JOHNSON and ISABELLA sitting passionately as they chat

JOHNSON: There was no day I didn’t think of you throughout the fifteen years I was outside the country, all my friends knows about you and I grew up with you in my heart








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FLASH BACK.FADE IN. IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD- EVENING

Younger JOHNSON and ISABELLA running in the garden

JOHNSON’S VOICE OVER


JOHNSON

Everything we did as kids is still fresh in my memory, you are the only woman I love and in you I understood the power of being loved in return, it is true that you are married right now but that dude is not your husband, he cannot steal you from me, believe me, I have had encounters with women but none ever lasted perhaps that is why I am still single, I have everything a man can dream of, I have money and I am influential in the society but I have no love because no one could fit into your place, you are the right one for my heart and nothing will make me loose you again.

You were the first person I ever kissed and that kiss was the sweetest I have ever had, Isabella, my darling, we have to follow our destiny because fate has brought us back together, the mistake you made marrying that man can be corrected so don’t bother yourself or allow that to wear you down because I will make him an offer he will not refuse, I love you baby and nothing will ever change this feeling inside me







FLASH BACK.FADE IN.IN THE STREAM- MORNING

Younger JOHNSON and ISABELLA swimming




FLASHBACK.FADE IN. IN THE STREET- MORNING

Younger JOHNSON and ISABELLA walking back from school holding hands





ISABELLA’S VOICE OVER



FLASHBACK.FADE IN. IN JOHNSON’S FAMILY HOUSE- MORNING

Younger JOHNSON and ISABELLA playing hide and seek later hugs each other




ISABELLA

Remember that day we did it, it has been in my memory all along and no day has ever gone by without thoughts of you Johnson, I am confuse, I don’t know what to do and looking at Tony’s face is hard for me these days, I can’t stand loosing you again but I don’t want to hurt him, please help me Johnson, I am falling totally into you, don’t allow me to crash, my love, the only man that I love in this world, life without you has been miserable but now you are here to make me the woman you promised me that I will be twenty years ago, I love you and until death do us part

ONE WEEK LATER

FADE OUT. IN TON’Y HOUSE- NIGHT

TONY and ISABELLA eating dinner then her cell phone rings, she looks at it then gets up and walks outside to take the call while TONY stares at her a bit surprise



OUTSIDE THE HOUSE


ISABELLA speaking with JOHNSON on the cell phone



JOHNSON: Baby, I want you to come over tonight, I can’t sleep and the fact that you are with another man when the one who loves you is alone is killing me

ISABELLA: Please Johnny, I will see you tomorrow at the office okay, please daddy, please

JOHNSON: Is he there with you?

ISABELLA: Yes my love, he is inside, I am outside

JOHNSON: Give him the phone

ISABELLA: Baby please, don’t do this to do

JOHNSON: Sweetheart, give him the phone

ISABELLA: Baby, please… No! No! No!



Tears drops from her eyes and she shakes her head then hangs up the cell phone then cleans her tears and walks back into the house






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FADE OUT. IN TONY’S HOUSE- MORNING

TONY discussing with ISABELLA’S MOTHER who came to visit them

TONY: Mama, this has been going on for months, ever since she got that job things has not been the same in this house, my wife wakes up in the middle of night leave me on the bed and leave the house, sometimes she doesn’t come back from work until after three days and each time I try to confront her, she will become aggressive, the other day, she even raised her hand and slapped me…mama, she slapped me





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EXT.FLASH BACK. FADE OUT. IN TONY’S HOUSE- MORNING

ISABELLA arguing with TONY then slaps him

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INT.FADE OUT. IN TONY’S HOUSE- MORNING

TONY discussing with ISABELLA’S MOTHER who came to visit them


ISABELLA’S MOTHER: I can’t believe all this Tony

TONY: Well, you have seen it for yourself, how many days since you arrived and she is not yet back from the work she left since Monday morning, isn’t it four days now?

ISABELLA'S MOTHER: This is out of hand because this is not the girl I gave birth to





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FADE OUT. IN JOHNSON’S HOUSE – EVENING


JOHNSON, ISABELLA and CHRIS Johnson’s younger brother laughing and enjoying champagne






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FADE OUT. ALONG THE ROAD- MORNING

JOHNSON driving on the main road with ISABELLA






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FADE OUT. IN TONY’S HOUSE- MORNING

TONY, his MOTHER and ISABELLA’S MOTHER discussing the situation


TONY: The police cannot do anything in this situation so I see no reason of reporting to the police, this is a family issue and should be dealt as that, besides consider what people will say

TONY’S MOTHER: What will people say my son? That your wife abandoned you or that another man stole your wife, what people will say has nothing to do with this because we must stop this disgrace, what has gone into Isabella?

ISABELLA’S MOTHER: What she need is prayers





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EXT.FADE OUT. OUTSIDE TONY’S HOUSE- MORNING

JOHNSON pulls over then gets out from the car with ISABELLA and they both walks into the house






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INT.FADE OUT. IN TONY’S HOUSE- MORNING

ISABELLA and JOHNSON barges into the house and sees TONY, his MOTHER and ISABELLA’S MOTHER, they all gets up form their seats as they see them and ISABELLA’S MOTHER rushes her, she pushes her away and shouts on top of her voice

ISABELLA: Don’t you dare touch me



ISABELLA’S MOTHER and TONY’S MOTHER insults JOHNSON while he laughs at them and TONY watches helpless



ISABELLA’S MOTHER: Devil, you can’t snatch my daughter away, you will surely meet what you are barging for

TONY’S MOTHER: It shall not be well with you since you have decided to destroy another man’s home to build yours, you will never see happiness in your life, Isabella will forever bring you sorrow



ISABELLA stares at TONY then pulls off her wedding ring and throws it at him then walks out from the house with JOHNSON






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FADE OUT. IN JOHNSON’S OFFICE- AFTERNOON


JOHNSON having a conference with his three MANAGERS, CHRIS and ISABELLA



JOHNSON:Good afternoon gentlemen, I called for this short meeting to officially introduce the company’s new General Manager to you. Therefore, it is my honour to introduce Mrs Isabella Mobis to you, she now oversees every aspect of the company meaning that all of you reports direct to her.









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FADE OUT. IN JOHNSON’S HOUSE- EVENING


JOHNSON gets set to leave for Abuja while ISABELLA fixes his tie



ISABELLA: You look nice my love, please call me once you reach Abuja and don’t forget to get me that diamond ring


JOHNSON: O! How can I forget that sweetheart?








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FADE OUT. ALONG THE ROAD- NIGHT

JOHNSON drives along the road and sees a MAN holding a PREGNANT WOMAN. The MAN waves at him and he stops to assist them but as he comes out from his car, the MAN walks to him and instantly pulls out a pistol and surrenders him.


MAN: Get on your knees and hand me over the car key, bastard



JOHNSON stares at the MAN and the PREGNANT WOMAN who also has a gun on her then he throws his car key into the bush and the MAN gets upset then speaks


MAN: Motherfucker, why did you do that, you idiot



With that, he angrily shoots JOHNSON and he falls and dies, and the MAN and PREGNANT WOMAN searches and finds the car key then drives away with the car














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FADE OUT. IN JOHNSON’S HOUSE- MORNING

ISABELLA arguing with CHRIS over JOHNSON’S ESTATE


CHRIS: Isabella or whatever you call yourself, you are leaving this house today

ISABELLA: Leaving my own husband’s house, are you crazy?

CHRIS: You are the crazy one, who is your husband? As far as I am concerned, my brother Johnson was never married until his death, he was single, you are nothing but a gold digger and who knows, you might even be the one responsible for his death, let’s wait and see what the police investigation will reveal but until then just pack your things because we don’t want you to hang here any more

ISABELLA: Do you realize that I am pregnant Chris? I am carrying his baby













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FADE IN. ALONG THE ROAD- NIGHT

ISABELLA crying as she walk lonely and helplessly along the road











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FADE IN. IN TONY’S HOUSE- NIGHT

ISABELLA knocks at the entrance door and TONY opens the door then sees her crying, she goes down on her knees and begs him to forgive her

ISABELLA

Please my darling, forgive me, I am sorry for all I caused you, it was all my own stupidity but I have learned my lessons, please, I will never do that again, I am ashamed of myself but my love, I beg you to have mercy on me, please forgive because i was totally lost



TONY looks at her then bangs the door and she falls on the ground and cries












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FADE OUT. IN TONY’S MOTHER’S HOUSE- MORNING

ISABELLA cries as she begs TONY’S MOTHER to forgive her and talk to TONY


ISABELLA: Mama, I didn’t knew what I was doing, but please forgive me and help me win back my husband

TONY’S MOTHER: For all the pains you caused my son, you will never see happiness in your life, get out from my house and never ever dare to come here again













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FADE OUT. IN THE STREET CORNER- NIGHT


ISABELLA cries as she sits on the street corner










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FADE OUT. IN THE TONY’S HOUSE- NIGHT

TONY holding their framed wedding picture as tears drops from his eyes then he picks the wedding ring ISABELLA threw at him from the table and shakes his head










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FADE OUT. IN ISABELLA’S FATHER’S HOUSE- NGIHT

ISABELLA begs her FATHER and MOTHER for forgiveness


ISBELLA’S FATHER: Listen to me very well, you are no longer my daughter, I have disowned you so do not ever come back to his house because you are no longer welcome here

ISABELLA: Papa, please forgive me, I don’t have any other place to go or any other person to run to, don’t throw me away now, this is the time to be a father

ISBELLA’S FATHER: Go back to your lover boy’s house or go and leave on his grave, idiot

ISABELLA: Mama, please talk to him, will you also abandon me

ISABELLA’S MOTHER: How dare you call me mama? May Thunder blast that your blasphemous mouth, ashawo!










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FADE OUT. IN THE GRAVE SITE- NIGHT


ISABELLA crying on JOHNSON’S grave as she laments


ISABELLA: My love, the world has rejected me because you are no more, I am treated like a rag even among those that respected you, my heart is broken, why did you leave me alone to suffer, you promised that you will forever be there but now I can’t even find you any more, my love please come back to me else I will come to you









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FADE OUT. IN TONY’S HOUSE- MORNING

TONY discussing with his cousin KOFI


KOFI: My dear cousin you know that I will never deceive you, believe me, the best thing for you to do in this case is to forgive your wife, I understand your situation and position in this whole mess but in life, certain things happen to us as a test

TONY: So you want to tell me that God allowed Isabella to commit adultery to test me? Is that your point Kofi?

KOFI: That is not what I am trying to say but see it this way, we all make mistakes and offends God but he forgives us so why can’t you forgive this lady and give her another chance, this is the time to show that you love her and I believe that love is strong enough to conquer any error besides true love counts no error so Tony, please, her condition is bad, help her just for the sake of God



TONY stares at the ceiling as tears drop from his eyes then he looks down at KOFI and speaks


TONY: Where did you say that you saw her?

KOFI: I saw her the other day at Chief’s uncompleted building and she told me that it is where she sleeps

TONY: So we will find her there?

KOFI: I am sure

TONY: Then let’s go for her. you are right, this is the time she need me and without an apology, I have forgiven my wife, I love her so much but that devil…








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WHO KILLED ISABELLA?

  • Her Family
  • Her decision
  • Johnson
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FADE OUT.INSIDE THE UNCOMPLETED BUILDING- MORNING

ISABELLA crying and speaking holding a knife


ISABELLA: Everyone has abandoned me but my love for you is stronger than death, my love I am coming to you so that we will both have peace and no one will criticize us again, no one will condemn us again and no one will reject me again

ISABELLA stabs herself on the belly just as TONY and KOFI enters the uncompleted building. TONY sees her falls and rushes to her then sees blood zooming from her belly, he turns her and she unconsciously looks at him then dies. TONY screams and begins to cry



TONY: Isabella, no…ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo no! baby! Noooooooooooo

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