and relaxed as the firm but soft hands massaged her body, while at it, the
sweet music from the music box was doing her soul a world of good. She smiled
and kept murmuring, ‘hmmmm’ as the masseuse kneaded her here and there.
yourself hmmm…” Priscilla’s voice floated to her.
replied as she opened her eyes to stare at Priscilla.
to her job while I get something light for brunch…” Priscilla said.
get to…” Tosin said.
something like a day off, you know…” Priscilla joked.
have little or nothing to do, I practically have the world on my shoulders.”
the rest of us lazy?” Priscilla asked.
Priscilla said and headed out but stopped midway. “Tea or Coffee?”
spent in Priscilla’s company as the lady showed her the glitz and glam of
Abuja. Tosin joined her new acquaintance in her vehicle and they both drove
from place to place, she was wrapped up in the fun that she totally forgot
about work and all work related affairs. The two women were walking out of an ice-cream
parlour when Tosin exclaimed.
around Abuja…I really appreciate this…” She said.
let you have a bad impression of Abuja….” Priscilla said as she wiped off the
ice-cream on her spoon with her tongue.
beautiful and well planned too…” Tosin said in open admiration.
yourself….are you married?” Priscilla asked.
replying. “Yes….I am….”
Abuja with you?”
do not count the number of children we have. I have been blessed with kids,
that’s all I can say.”
superstitious…” Priscilla started.
upset…I was just being curious, pardon me if I overstepped my boundaries.”
you? Married with kids?”
separation.” Tosin said apologetically.
it was bound to happen.” Priscilla said in an icy voice.
watch and exclaimed. “I need to get to the office, thank you so much for taking
drive you to your office so that you can get back to work. Your driver is
already waiting for you there right?”
really appreciate the ride…thanks.” Tosin said.
they both got into the car.
and groaned in pain, she couldn’t move her jaw muscles, she felt so horrible.
doing? I was so scared that you might not wake up.” Augustine said as he
hurried to her side.
was lying on the bed, she groaned louder.
yourself my love….I’ll take good care of you. I have a cup of hot tea…it
should help.” Augustine said as he held the cup of tea to her mouth.
taste of blood in her mouth plus a huge gap between her side teeth.
Susan groaned in realization and sat up.
tooth….you idiot! You broke my tooth!” Susan said.
know what came over me…” Augustine said.
Get out now!” Susan shouted, feeling pain all over her mouth.
talk this through….I have a temper…you see…” He started.
crazy….leave my house now! I don’t want you here…” Susan said staggering to
her feet and pointing at the door.
you must learn to forgive…remember that to err is human and to forgive is
divine….please have mercy my love.”
please leave now!” Susan said louder
at the door and nodding quietly, he left the house. As soon as Susan banged the
door shut behind her, she staggered to the full length mirror on her wardrobe
and stared at her reflection, what she saw made her scream!
her eyes, she reached out to feel the other side of the bed but felt nothing
which meant that Chuka was up. She yawned and sat up on the bed, she was about
climbing off the bed when Chuka walked into the room.
smiled at him, thinking of a more romantic a name to call him but coming up
a glance and walked to the mirror where he observed the day old growth of beard
on his face.
said, figuring that he didn’t hear her the first time.
breakfast?” He asked without breaking his glance from the mirror.
his new tone, she stood from the bed and walked up to him.
alright? Yesterday was our wedding…”
please….” Chuka said rudely.
am your wife already so you feel you can tell me whatever crap you want.”
focused on his face at the mirror. Rita gave him a stern look but seeing that
he wasn’t in the least interested in her facial expression, she walked out of
kitchen, she took a pot and hurled it at the kitchen sink, soon she had thrown in all
the pots into the sink in anger. She panted heavily for a while and soon she
pulled herself together and began unloading the pots from the sink. Quickly,
she whipped up and omelette for her husband and carrying it to the table, she
set it there alongside some toast bread which she had quickly made.
dining as though on cue, freshly shaven and impeccably dressed.
He asked curtly.
retorted, intending to show him that she was a Warri girl hence, she had no
time to play ball.
woman and kindly take this trash and get me something heavier to eat.” He
your wife and I demand respect!”
nothing to offer in the food department. I’ll grab breakfast at the restaurant along
the road.” Chuka said to her as though she hadn’t spoken and heading out of the
dining, he left the house.
happened? Is this what marriage looked like? Is this who Chuka really was? She
was utterly confused.
To be continued Tomorrow….
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