Sunday finally arrived with Nnamdi’s family coming over for lunch. My wife was overly happy and delighted with their presence while i hid my fear with a calm smile which never left my face all through that Sunday afternoon.
Of course the two ladies had a lot to gossip, while Mr Nnamdi and i contributed little to their discussion. My heart was so heavy with worry and fear, freezing each moment Mrs Nnamdi opened her mouth to start a new topic. Fortunately nobody noticed my tensed up mood, nor did the woman mention anything concerning her discovery to my wife. She didn’t even tell her that she ran into me a couple of days back, and i really for very grateful for that. I seriously never knew she could be so matured as to skip such dangerous information, something i knew even men will find hard to keep from their friend. Yea supposing i was the person that ran into Mrs Nnamdi in such a compromising situation, i really would find it hard keeping it to myself.
However as they got ready to leave two hours later. Nnamdi dragged me to a quiet section of my house. The look on his face instantly grew serious as he stared at me.
“my wife told me something, i found hard to believe. Is it true she saw at a restaurant having a romantic time with another woman?” he asked seriously. I swallowed hard, unable to figure out a good reply.
“i understand how tough it is marrying very early in life. But that shouldn’t be the reason for you to go astray. You have a wonderful woman by your side. Her family is very rich and influential just like yours. Don’t ruin your kids future. As a married man you now have responsibilities and commitments. Anyway the best advice is the one you can give yourself. Don’t hurt your wife” he summarized and tapped my shoulder, while i stared at him speechlessly.
“my wife won’t breathe any word about it to your wife, because i told her not to. But please let her silence be worth it” he concluded seriously.
“thank you bro” was all i was finally able to mutter, and it was the only word I was able to say to him for such a huge favour of stopping his wife from bringing up the topic before my wife…….
I couldn’t help but imagine my wife’s reaction supposing the news got to her. Luckily it never happened and our visitors soon left carrying the heavy secret with them.
To be continued shortly.