My wife’s mother showed up very late in the evening like she promised. It really was such a happy day for my wife and she really spent almost the whole night chatting with her mum while i stayed awake in my room thinking over the situation i was slowly dragging myself into.
Truly i was very lucky that Nnamdi and his wife were brilliant folks. They gave me the benefit of trust by keeping sealed lips instead of damaging my wife’s fragile heart with such heart blowing information. Of course i owed them big time.
Early the next day, i headed to my school to conduct the last exam of the semester while my wife stayed back at home to prepare and set things in order, ahead of her holiday trip to Abuja.
10:30am, SCHOOL PREMISES
As I headed back to my office after a very stressful exam invigilation. I ran into the Senator’s daughter at the parking lot in front of my office. She was the first to see me and quickly blocked my path politely.
“good morning sir!. You didn’t attend my parents Anniversary, what happened?” she instantly queried. I shrugged and smiled.
“i’m sorry about that. I can still send them my greetings, can’t I?” i answered calmly. Her eyes instantly brightened.
“yea you can. Actually i told them about you, especially my mum. She was disappointed that you failed to show up after all i said about you” she said seriously, forcing me to stare at her with disbelief.
“you can’t be serious?. What on earth can you actually tell them about me?” i asked.
“seriously i don’t know if you can make it to my house today. My parents are leaving the country on Wednesday and i really will feel bad if you don’t meet them after all i said about you. I bet fifteen minutes of your time will be very much enough to see them” she added pleadingly while i stood indecisively for some seconds, wondering why she was so anxious to get me meet her parents.
“c’mon sir, it’s just fifteen minutes of your time” she pushed on.
“okay, so how do we go about it?” i asked.
“it’s easy sir, I’ll drive ahead while you follow with your car” she answered.
“fine, you can come to my office in thirty minutes. I will be ready by then” i accepted with a smile.
An hour later i found myself inside the senator’s plush residence. Unfortunately the old senator wasn’t at home, and so i was received by his wife who used up all the time i spent there asking about my wife, kids, plans and so on. Very weird questions i must add, however i answered her diligently and finally headed home thirty minutes later.
Just like on Saturday night. I had great sex with my wife as if she was heading to the moon. We rounded everything up with an early morning quickie which she called coffee.
“i cooked three different pots of soup, which i evenly shared in small pots. They are all in the freezer. A pot of Stew is equally in there. Please just manage yourself for me. I will be back in no time. I’ll stay only two weeks with my mum. Promise me you will take good care of yourself” she begged with a noble heart. I held her hand and promised a hundred times over that i will be okay, but deep down i was scared of my future for no just reason.
It was as if a part of me knew that the promises i was making wasn’t a strong one. But my wife believed in me. She loved me with all her heart. All she wanted was the best for me. A child to seal our marriage
To be continued.