Story: MY TREASURE Chapter 23
…. what?,I knew it,I knew something was up,you changed from the Amadi I know,you now sleep out,even threatening me with a divorce,all for this good for nothing,I saw the both of you in your office,and you denied everything,how shameless can you be, confessing love for a man you know so well is married,, Ehi said,in tears…
Chidera on the other hand was ashamed I guess,as she bow her head down without saying a word….
You are the one who should be ashamed of yourself,how do you do it,tell me Ehi,how do you keep up the act,you hypocritic woman,,,I said in anger….
AD,you accused me of hypocrisy,yet you are the hypocritic one,you say you love me,yet you cheat on me,is that what love means to you,she asked….
You know,when I saw you the first time,I actually thought without you in my life,I wasn’t complete,I loved you with all of me,but what did I get from you, Ehi,answer me, betrayal,you and your mother played me for a game, fooled me for so long,just to actualize your selfish desires,you are evil personified,at this time I was already in tears, trying so much to hold it back,,I curse the day I set my eyes on you,,I said..
Amadi what are you talking about,she asked, pretending to be oblivious.. ..
I over heard you and your mother, precisely the morning after I had told you I supposedly lost my job,for the records,I was suspended and not fired,but since you already imagined the worse,I decided to play along…
I heard your conversation with your mother in her room,there I heard it clear,that I have been a game to you two,you never loved me,never,your mother only asked you to play along,and act like you do,just so I could continually be a money tree for your family,how mean,I said…
AD,I,I,I can explain,iiiiiiiiii,,,let me finish,I interrupted her,,, everything is now making sense,you didn’t want to marry me,you rejected my proposal at first,I believe your mother did the conviction and you came back accepting the ring,even when you did accepted the ring, you where less concerned about the marriage plans and all,untill I literally dragged you,it’s clear enough now,your mother even adviced you to divorce me,and find yourself a new man who would be richer than I am, that’s what you have turned yourself into,a cheap commodity given to the highest bidder,worse,you couldn’t even wait to divorce me before wallowing in your dirty deals,I said trying hard to hide my pains…
AD,I am sorry,I am sorry you heard that, you are a nice guy,and not deserving of all my mother and I put your through,but please,you have to listen to me,you have to hear me outtttttt
Listen to you to,,,you must think I am stupid,you must think I am a fool,even when I heard your mother said my marriage to you was all a game,I thought I could find reasons to still be with you, that was how much I loved you, wanting to look pass your imperfections,when your mother asked you to get another man, something in me,still had faith in you, that perhaps you wouldn’t do that,but you went right into it faster than I could ever imagine,infact,I am certain you have been seeing that man before now,I said…
What man are you talking about,AD,she asked,,,,
By now, Chidera had walked to the couch and sat, leaving both of us to our conversation…
The man that brought you home two nights ago,the man you were hugging and kissing,you brought a man to my door step, that’s the worse you could ever do to me,I shouted…
She opened her mouth in shock,I am sure she didn’t see that coming….
Yes,I saw you,I saw everything, Ehi you are wicked.now get your self out of here and allow me shut the door,I said..
AD,please I know I had disappointed you,but please,let me explain,just hear me out,I can explain everythinggggggg…
Get out of here,get out,get out I shouted in tears and pain,it was like a fresh of the whole episode in my head, Chidera,walked up to me,and helped me to the couch, placing my head on her shoulder, it’s okay,please calm down,you’d be fine, please,she kept saying petting me on the back…..
After about 40mins.,I was better,and had gotten hold of myself….
Am so sorry you had to see all of my weakness,I said to Chi….
No,you aren’t weak, crying over a betrayal doesn’t make one weak, especially when one is betrayed by a loved one,,,,even the strongest men fall helplessly in love too,she said smiling….
You know you smile beautifully,I said, smiling too,,,
AD,I am sorry, your wife heard all that,but it’s really how I feel,I actually have loved you the very first day you joined the company,but I buried my intentions knowing you were with someone,and very much in love with her,but she keeps hurting you over and over again,and seeing you get hurt,breaks me into a thousand pieces, AD,I love you so much, Chidera said….
Haven starred at her for some minutes,I took her hands, Chidera,you are a good woman,with an amazing personality,trust me,every right thinking man would want you as his,it’s a privilege you find me attractive,but please if you don’t mind,I would need time to unfold all these happening around me,my heart and head aren’t ready,I think I have gotten my own share of love drama,please,I said politely…
I understand AD,I know all you are going through isn’t easy for you,and that you need time,I am willing to wait for as long as it takes, that’s how much I love you,she said….
Thanks alot Chi,I said to her,,let me drop you off at yours,I said and we locked Stan’s place and kept the key,then drove off….
I returned home to my mother and sister, I’d speak very little,and eat very very little..
Are you planning on killing yourself,or do you want people to say your mother couldn’t take care of you?,are you even planning on dying, you are not the first man to get betrayed and heart broken,what couldn’t kill you,only makes you stronger,you have to get up from this mess and take a hold of your life,life is too short and precious to be wasted on someone not deserving of you,mother tried encouraging….
Just then,the helper knocked on my door,and mother asked her in..
Sir, someone is here to see you,she said…….
To be continued
Rejoice Igbinovia Aluyi