Jumoke was not at her desk when Tosin arrived Bode’s office,
it was lunch time and the office was practically empty when she stepped into
the office of Bode & Young. Tosin didn’t knock but walked straight into her
husband’s office hoping to catch him and his PA in an uncompromising position
but to her dismay, he was alone.
Jumoke but to his surprise it was Tosin, his long lost wife.
in my office?”
to tell her to her face that your’e taken.,” Tosin laughed mirthlessly.
family…is that a crime?”
known that you couldn’t cope being a husband.”
leave my office…we will discuss our marriage matters at home and not at my
place of work.”
is she really worth my time? The answer is no!” Tosin said and turning on her
heels, she left the office.
canteen and was idly turning her spoon around her plate while thinking of
everything that was happening. She hadn’t bargained on falling in love with
Bode, she hadn’t expected that it would happen and God knows the will-power she
had to resist in order to get out of his office this morning. She was still
picking on her food when two of her colleagues walked into the
thing?” The first colleague said.
and now that he wants a chance at life, everyone is telling Serena that he has a
wife. Wife ko, girlfriend ni! Abeg jare…one man’s meat is another man’s sweet
poison. Let the Serena stay there and be dulling na…another girl will come into
the picture and snatch that man like a hawk. The guy is so vulnerable and needs
a woman so…” The second colleague said.
Yes, she loved Bode and she didn’t care if he was married. Besides, who told
his wife to be too career oriented? Or was it her fault that Bode loved her?
She was going to seize the bull by the horns and she didn’t care if she gets hurt at
the end because after all, she’ll be doing what her heart tells her to and it
was telling her to love Bode. Jumoke dropped her spoon and headed out of the
cafeteria in a heartbeat.
front stairs out of the office, she reached Bode’s office and pushed the door
but stopped when he saw that it was Jumoke.
and love each other like there’s no tomorrow.” Jumoke said closing the door to
the office and locking it behind her.
his tongue to ask what changed her mind but he was too thrilled with what she said so, he closed the gap between them as he pulled her close for a long
their bare room which had nothing but their luggage in it and shuddered. She wished
she could go outside to look for her husband but this place was more rural that
the place they used to live and it was so scary.
She had laid out some of her
clothes as beddings on the ground and had spent the day thinking a business
that the remaining sum of twenty thousand naira in her account could do for
her. She had quickly concluded on a moi moi business, hoping to be able to get
to the bank tomorrow, withdraw the money, buy a pot and stove as well as ingredients and begin business, besides man must survive and Chuka had no dime
to his name.
scuffle at the door.
Where is Abdul? Where is my car? I have a big…big…” He hiccups “Big car…”
falls into the room and soon lies on the clothes which was spread on the ground.
is gone! My name is Rita and I am your wife!”
the baton to you. Tell me, how does it feel being my wife since Aisha left me?”
He asked, reeking of alcohol.
name…don’t do this, you will ruin yourself…” Rita said kneeling before him
yawned and closing his eyes, he drifted to sleep.
tired of her incessant cries but she had no choice, tears were her only solace.
time, they had both left the office early and hung out at a beautiful hotel in
Victoria Island. Jumoke loved the feeling of being loved, Bode professed
undying love to her and she did the same for him. It was when the clock struck
ten thirty that Jumoke realized that she had stayed out too late.
go back tomorrow.”
have my driver take you home early and bring you back to work once you’re fully
to get home though, I have to tuck my kids in…do you want to stay here or
come with me?”
room besides, I need to see the kids too especially Shade.” Jumoke said.
the hotel and soon were driving down the road to Bode’s house in Lekki. They
arrived there in less than fifteen minutes and they quickly alighted.
Tosin was going through a map game with her children. Bode and Jumoke froze at
the door. Bode had had so much fun with Jumoke that he’d forgotten that Tosin was in town or that she might be at home with the kids.
said standing up from the floor where she was sprawled with her children.
boss in fear, she was intimidated by her presence.
my former lazy PA!” Tosin spat.
without a word, you found your way into my husband’s office to seduce him! You
planned this all along!” Tosin accused.
her work late hours so, she planned to steal my husband from me! I saw your
reasons for not returning to work as my PA. The HR sent me a copy, where you said and I quote; ‘Mrs Tosin
George is the worst boss ever! She made me work long hours and I almost got
raped on my way home from working for her.’. So that is it right? You wanted to
pay me back for almost getting raped and that’s why you seduced my husband in
my absence.” Tosin fired.
that you worked with her? What kind of an evil witch are you? So, you’ve been
sleeping with him and you’ve kept such secret from him! Your kind of person can commit
murder and dispose the weapon! You are poison!” Tosin said vehemently.
Jumoke and wondered why mommy and aunty Kemi didn’t like the aunt that was kind
to work tomorrow so that he doesn’t make a trip to the Island this late…” Bode continued.
tell the driver what Bode had said, and as she got into the car, something told her
that her romance had been short lived and it was all over.