asked, flipping through her books, she was trying to catch up for a test next
faced the mirror again, wiping off the smudge of lipstick from below the curve
of her lips.
Ogonna asked disinterestedly.
your new friend’s wife.” Ebube informed.
he came over to our place yesterday.”
was before I knew she was his wife.”
that’s why you don’t have a man in your life even as hot as you are.” Ogonna
me with those words of yours, I have some studying to do.” Ebube said.
afternoon reading, besides I need a drink and I need to hang out so, I’m going
to the club for a spin.” Ogonna said. “Hopefully, I’ll catch a new bobo.”
snagging them do you?”
that the married men are my mission….I hate single guys, they are so stingy.”
“So tell me, how does his wife look? Is she hot?”
“She’s pretty but very reserved….kinda….”
“Hmmm….her hubby’s hot.”
“His out of limits Ogo…” Ebube warned.
“Who are you to tell me who’s off my chart or not? Abeg dey ya lane oo…” Ogonna spat.
calling me…” Ogonna sang out and quickly picked the call.
from you….how are you…”Ogonna greeted. “I was on my way out, care to join me?”
come into the house and while in the kitchen she could hear his footsteps as he
walked around the house. Now, she could hear his voice and she knew he was
making a call. Ebube’s words had touched her in a very raw and painful way, she
knew that they had drifted apart but nothing prepared her for the fact that her
husband might be having an affair. She wanted to cry, yell, scream or say
something but she couldn’t, it was her cross she thought and nothing could stop
him from doing his heart’s desires. He was a man of his own.
She turned off the
gas and dished out the food, she quickly took the bowls of rice and stew to the
dinning and saw her husband lounging on the sofa laughing his heart out.
thought to herself as she watched him enjoy his conversation with the person
she knew nothing about.
setting the table, she walked up to him. He had just ended his call and was
smiling at his phone.
said not even bothering to look at her.
specially to celebrate you…”
celebrate?” He asked, looking at her.
wife…” Morayo said as her voice threatened to break.
you to ….” He said and stood up from the sofa.
huge gulf between us…” Morayo said as tears slipped down her eyes.
gulf, you have…..you destroyed this family and I hope to God that you never
forget that till your dying day.” Gbade said.
me? To remain miserable for life?” Morayo asked in tears. “Don’t you ever forgive? Can’t you find it in your heart to forgive me?”
exactly what my son went through on the day of his death and a thousand times
over!” Gbade shouts and walks away.
begins to cry.
with a big smile.
sister asked as she looked through her kids’ homework.
replied. “My boss got featured in the papers and treated us to something nice.”
working days but nothing beats being a full time mom.” Her sister said with a
to go to bed.” Nkiru said.
I kept your food in the flask, yours and
Sam’s….please warm yours and eat.”
she had with Sam that afternoon, he was so much fun to be with and Nkiru had
forgotten for a moment that he was her brother in law.
you should wait up for him, he’s working late.” Her sister said.
about wanting to discuss with you about a work related stuff…” Her sister
you know that I bathed my four children and plaited my daughter’s hair and
helped the kids with their home work. I made dinner, cleaned the whole house
and….” Her sister lamented.
anymore, why was Sam asking that she wait up for him? What could he want to
discuss with her that they didn’t discuss during lunch?
and walked into her room.
done in a long time, Ogonna was dancing too and she was seductively moving
against him. Soon they stopped dancing and walked over to the bar.
please….” Ogonna said to the bartender, gasping from breath. “You’re not a
bad dancer…” She giggled.
I am an amazing dancer…even though I haven’t danced this much in years.”
Gbade laughed. “I used to hang out a lot back then…”
of married men still hang out and have fun…”
from me….” Ogonna cajoled.
know everything you know…” Gbade said.
spelt my life to you…there’s nothing I haven’t told you.” Ogonna pressed.
stop my fun life, the death of my son, did.”
looked at Gbade in compassion.
years…” Gbade said.
to anyone but….here goes. My wife was rushing him off to day-care and he was
crying for her attention while she was driving and turned to see what he needed
when the accident happened. He died on the spot ….”
drinks. I need to drop you off and get back home. I have a long day at work
tomorrow.” He said.
“No child can take Lolu’s place in my heart but if I were to have another child, it won’t be with her…” Gbade said.
“You mean your wife?” Ogonna asked with eyes wide.
“I still can’t get over the fact that she was the cause of the accident…” Gbade said and sipped his drink.
drinks, Ogonna plotted hard, Gbade was in a bad place and obviously wasn’t
enjoying life with his wife. There was no better time than now to get him to
fall in love with her and maybe, she could give him the greatest gift he’s been
craving for. The gift of a child.
‘Goodbye wifey, welcome Ogonna….’ She thought as she downed her second shot of tequila.