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´╗┐Shailaja Chadha Assignment 2: Coursework ? The Smile Shailaja Chadha Nandani Shah Grade 10 C December 25th, 2012 Word Count: 1169 The Smile He watched her from behind the wall as she talked to the man. ?How could she?? he thought, ?After everything I?ve done for her?after all we have?? The strange man handed her a gift bag. She dimpled and kissed him. Rage filled him and it took every ounce of self-control for him to not walk up to her and? He stopped: ?She will pay,? he thought, ?she will pay?? -x-x-x-x-x-x-x- ?Great! I just dropped the new sample!? exclaimed Tom Langdon, project director of The Australian Venom Research Unit?s new study on marine life. ?The Irukandji?? called out a faint voice from the back room, ?Is it still alive!?? the voice frantically questioned, now much closer. Tom hastily shoved a pen into his jacket pocket and then calmly proceeded to put on his scarf. ?No, it went down the sink. It?s alright, there are five more samples and we?ll make do.? Tom said. ?What about the paper work? ...read more.


“Beth, baby, I have loved you since the day we met in drama…since day you smiled at me in the hall. And I know it sounds cliché but you are my other half and I think; I know that I want us to spend the rest of our lives together…so Beth,” he let go of her hand, without breaking eye contact, got down on one knee, and took out a ring, “will you marry me?” “Yes!” a tear escaped her eye as she laughed and nodded fervently. He slid the ring onto her long, narrow finger as she watched him lovingly, her eyes dancing with joy. Suddenly she was swept off her feet as Tom carried her out of the restaurant. -x-x-x-x-x-x-x- “I have a surprise for you,” Tom said, his voice lilting, “so stay here and don’t peek,” he said firmly. “Yes sir!” Bethany teased as a soft giggle escaped her lips. Tom’s jaw clenched and fists balled as he briskly made his way over to her and kissed her cheek. Then he went into the bathroom. He had room service set up a bath for her before they got back. ...read more.


He swung the bathroom door open. Bethany was lying there, pale…lifeless. He unplugged the bath, letting the drain swallow the water whole then proceeded to drag the body on the floor. Then he called security and the police. -x-x-x-x-x-x-x- Tom had been frantic and grief-stricken for about 5 hours and the police were now finally starting to clear up. The hotel was very sympathetic and allowed him to stay for as long as he needed. An officer stood beside Tom, who had his head in his hands and asked a few final questions. “Sir, did your girlfriend have any history of health problems, particularly cardiac issues?” he questioned. “Fiancé,” he corrected, “and yes, her father and grandfather both die-” Tom began to cry again, “died from a heart attack.” he managed to complete just before his face crumpled up again. The police finally left the room. Tom closed the door behind him. Strolled over to the bathroom doorway confidently and leaned against the frame. Looked down on the bathtub, took out his pen and looked back at the tub. If you looked carefully you would be able to see the corners of his mouth curl upwards ever so slightly. Just as quickly, he turned on his heel and headed back into the suite… ________________ | Page ...read more.

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