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Revenge. None of the two were comfortable with the deceit to Mark but could not help the feelings and emotions that were drawing them together.

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Revenge Alice and Mark Bradshaw lived in a quiet picturesque countryside in the New Forest. A well-respected couple in the community, who owned numerous properties in London and around the world, they entertained regularly to a host of celebrities. They had no children as Mark was a bit selfish and liked to travel the world with his beautiful wife on his arm. Alice desperately wanted children and hoped that one day they would, but realise they were still young at 28 and had plenty of time to have them. With Mark away on business abroad, buying and selling property world-wide, Alice struck up a friendship with their mature, rouguish, very handsome gardener. Leaving Alice lonely Mark enjoyed the high life rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous. Mark also had a string of affairs. He was a dashing looking man with striking blue eyes, who was very charming and had a way of drawing in female company. ...read more.


Mark had given Paul time off and was tending to the garden himself. While in the shed one day he put the final touches to his plan. He begged Alice to go on his next trip abroad to Bali saying she needed a holiday. Alice agreed so as not to upset him anymore, as she suspected he knew things were no right between them and couldn't bear for Mark to cause Paul any hurt or upset. The day they returned from Bali all sun-tanned and relaxed, the police were there to greet them and Informed the couple of a tragic accident that occurred that morning in the garden. Alice caught her breath, with heart racing she tried to calmly ask "what sort of accident". Paul had been up a tree felling it when the safety harness broke and he fell the policeman had told them. Swinging round to look for Mark for support, she noticed briefly that he had a smile on his face. ...read more.


She knew what that would be but thought she had better check. Mark had been felling the rest of the trees when the safety equipment failed and he fell out of the tree. As Alice walked down the garden she could see his body lying still, very still, and no noise, just the birds singing in the trees. Only when she was standing over him did she see the blood trickle from his mouth and ear. Must phone for an ambulance she thought as she slowly walked back to the house. He was dead on arrival to hospital. Paul made a slow recovery after months of physio and speech therapy. They live together now happily with a son of their own, Luke 6 months, along with Leo the dog and Sophie and Max visit weekends. She never told Paul that Mark was the cause of his accident, as she was now blissfully happy. She occasionally wonders how her life would be now if she had not encouraged Mark to fell the tree that fateful day and set up the safety equipment for him to use!! Angie Masson English 18/10/02 ...read more.

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