The steady beep beep beep of the Electrocardiograph monitor was the only sound in the room. A nurse and a doctor looked at their patient when a maid entered. The patient eyes started to move rapidly under the owner's eyelids, slowly opening. Charlotte blinked, then looked around the room as her blurred vision cleared. The doctor and nurse checked her over in silence then left the room. Rosa approached and sat next to the bed and waited for the questions that would come.
"Rosa how, how. what happened, where am I?"
"Well, Miss Charlotte, you were out riding and took a fall. You are in hospital."
"Rosa, I had the strangest dream, I dreamt I was a maid and that you were the Lady of the house."
"It was just a dream, Miss Charlotte"
"Rosa, I dreamt it lasted three months"
"Miss Charlotte, you have been here three months in a coma."
Charlotte started to weep as she realised that she had lost three months of her life. In between sobs, she told Rosa that she was to re-hire all the staff and then drifted back off to sleep.
Three days later Charlotte was back at the mansion looking around and meeting all the new staff. Chantelle the stable mistress, Olga the cook and Matilda the scullery maid. Charlotte asked where the housemaid was and Rosa said she had been unable to get her back. Charlotte thought back to her dream then told Rosa that until she could find someone she would do the duties of the housemaid herself.
As Charlotte started her duties she realised that it felt so natural to be doing this work. Of course, the rest of the household had private laughs and giggles. Charlotte did wonder why it was taking so long to find a housemaid but Rosa assured her she was trying.
Rosa was not too concerned about finding a new maid as the present one was doing an adequate job. Besides, she reasoned if the boss was being a maid she was not being a boss so everyone's life was easier.
Beep Beep beep Rosa/Charlotte's alarm clock sounded and she awoke slipping out of her warm bed. She started her usual routine of showering and dressing then went and started her duties. It was at around eleven o'clock that the doorbell rang and Rosa/Charlotte knew that only Charlotte/Rosa and herself were in the house. Olga was out with Chantelle and Matilda buying shopping for the household.
Rosa/Chantelle opened the door and got a shock there before her stood a woman in a smart business suit and three uniformed police officers. The woman asked if the Lady of the house was in and Rosa/Chantelle nodded and invited them in. Rosa/Chantelle showed them into an anteroom just off of the main study. Rosa/Chantelle knocked on the door and then informed Charlotte/Rosa that the police wished to see her. Charlotte/Rosa told her to show them in then get some coffee and bring it to the study.
When Rosa/Charlotte returned she was again shocked to see Charlotte/Rosa in handcuffs sitting on the couch. The brunette woman in her business suit told Rosa/Charlotte that Charlotte/Rosa had been arrested for fraud and embezzlement. The three uniformed officers were searching the room as the woman went on.
"Rosa Miss Samuels claims that you are the real Miss Samuels so just to be sure we will need your fingerprints for identification."
Rosa/charlotte gave her prints and records were checked and because FIS had been so thorough of course Rosa/Charlotte was who she said just a maid. They found the documents in the safe that proved the crime and Charlotte/Rosa was taken away. They discovered in a secret panel in the safe another envelope. The policewoman opened the envelope to read what it said.
"I, Harold Samuels, being of sound mind do in the event that my daughter Charlotte Samuels become unable to control the estate for whatever reason then said estate will be passed over to my maid Rosa."
She showed the will to Rosa and then followed the other officers and Charlotte out to the waiting transport. Stunned Rosa sat down on the couch looking at the will.
Three months later Charlotte/Rosa was sentenced to five years in prison for her crimes. Rosa had decided to donate the entire estate to charity but still works as a maid for a nice Mexican family.
It had been a long year. The new staff had arrived, one of them was a Polish gardener. Rosa/Charlotte had taken a fancy to Stanislaw and they had started dating. Rosa/Charlotte was now pregnant with Stani's daughter which made Charlotte/Rosa jealous. Rosa/Charlotte was happy until the day Stani refused to marry her as he was going to marry Charlotte/Rosa instead. Broken Rosa/Charlotte went to Charlotte/Rosa who promised to help her. When the baby was born Charlotte/Rosa kept her promise to help Rosa/Charlotte.
Rosa/Charlotte came around to find herself in a small room with just a mattress on the floor. There was noise coming from outside the room so she forced herself up and wandered outside. There she saw two women and as they turned she could see the resemblance to Charlotte/Rosa. They smiled then they put her to work first cleaning out the pig stye and chicken house.
Once she had finished shovelling the droppings she fed and watered the animals. She then started to clean the house sweeping away the sandy dust from the floors and furniture. The two women then sat her down and told her that they were the mother and sister of the real Rosa. They also informed the real Charlotte who she really was and showed her pictures of before the changes.
She was also informed that she had committed some bad crimes back home and was wanted. Rosa/Charlotte realised that she was now condemned to be a maid in Mexico for the rest of her life.
With three different endings I hope some can find something they like. Sorry for the delay in getting them done but i had a bout of the dreaded flu bug.