DARKEST BEFORE DAWN
"The same way a man leaves another woman for you is the same way he will leave you for someone new, you are nothing special, you are just among the list of the many women he wants to have fun with"
John was sitting on his office chair while some lady sat on his laps with her legs spread, one of John's hands was inside her shirt fondling her breasts while they kissed. I
wanted to scream, cry, shout or insult but I did none of those things, I was too shocked to even utter a single word so I just stood quietly.
Immediately the other woman saw me, she stood up from his laps and pulled down her dress.
"Linda! Baby! What are you doing here?" He stammered.
"John I will see you later," The lady said lightly kissing his cheeks, what nerves she had to do such in my presence. Then she turned to me, took a deep breath and walked out roughly shaking her big bums.
As soon as she was out of the office, I walked back and forth looking for the right words to say but nothing came to mind, so I settled down on the other chair opposite John. He couldn't even spare me a single glance.
"So that's her?" I finally managed to ask breaking the silence in the office.
"I can explain."
"What's there to explain? Like really what?"
"Baby it's not what you think."
"And how do you know what I am thinking?" I calmly asked.
"Baby let me explain."
"How long has this been going on?"
"Linda please don't do this."
"How long John."
"A couple of months?"
"Six months," He said covering his face with his hands.
"Okay, you will find me at home, I brought you lunch," I said placing the food on the table before standing up and turning so I could leave. He stood up and held my hand just before I could open the door. For a second we just stood still, neither of us said anything to the other, my heart was loudly pounding and I had a terrible headache.
"I am sorry," He whispered after a few minutes. "Sorry!" I thought to myself, did he think sorry would make everything alright, how could he break our wedding vows? How could he do such to us? I was broken and I just wanted to cry but I didn't want to cry in his face, I kept blinking away the tears that threatened to fall. I pulled my hand from his, opened the door and ran out.
"Linda," He called after me but I was already out. When I finally managed to get inside my car, I let the tears of pain pour out of my eyes, it hurt so much to know that he was busy whoring around even when I was pregnant. All the late night calls, the messages, the coming home late, walking out last night, it was all because of another woman, she was beautiful no lie and she looked younger than but that didn't give her the right to go after my husband.
"I will make her pay I swear," I said before starting the car.
I drove around in circles thinking about all the possible reasons John had for cheating, I was beautiful, I was successful, I had given him a beautifull child and we were happy. What more did he want? After all we went through to get married, how could he just cheat? How could he allow a nobody to destroy what we had built in years? After a while, I composed myself and called mum, I didn't want her to know what was happening just yet.
"Baby are you okay?" She asked.
"Yes I am."
"There is something about your voice."
"I am just tired mummy, can you do me a favour?"
"Anything for you."
"Can you keep Kristy for the night? I want to have some alone time with John."
"No problem, you know I don't mind, have fun."
"Thanx Ma, I owe you."
"Kisses baby," She responded before hanging up. I was grateful to have a mother like her, she had my back anytime, I could never trade her for anything. When I was done talking on the phone,I drove back home. I noticed John's car in the drive way as I parked mine, I wasn't ready to face him so I stayed in the car for a good thirty minutes, just listening to some music. When I was bold enough, I got out and walked into the house.
I spotted John in the kitchen, he was cooking, I just clicked my tongue and marched to the bedroom, once inside the bedroom I undressed and walked into the bathroom, I made sure to lock up the door. I stayed in the bathroom for a very long time, water had some sort of impact on me, it kind of soothed my soul, I felt calm as I felt each drop of water hit my skin and I didn't want to leave the bathroom.
"Baby dinner is ready," John said knocking on the bathroom door, but I ignored him.
"Linda, come out of the bathroom," He said but I still kept quiet.
"I know I have hurt you, I am sorry please forgive me, let's talk about this."
"Linda I will break this door if you don't open," He said then I decided to open it.
"What?" I said bypassing him, he trailed behind me and wrapped his hands around my waist, then he turned me to him so we could face each other, we stared directly into each other's eyes before he brushed his lips on mine and i kissed him back, he dropped the towel that was covering my body and laid me on the bed then he started kissing me again, we kissed passionately for a while and just when he started undressing himself and I pushed him off me.
"Let me get dressed then we can talk if you are still interested," I smiled. I walked to my closet and pulled out a short dress then walked out of the room leaving him on the bed.
He joined me in the living room a while later, I had my plate of food while watching t.v, he sat next to me but I moved to the other couch.
"Has it come to this?"
"Of course it has."
"I am sorry I don't know what got into me, please Linda."
"And I am expected to forget this? I am expected to move on from this?"
"I will delete her line, I swear I will forget about her please forgive me already."
"Okay," I responded and continued eating.
"Have you forgiven me?"
"I don't want to talk about this, at least not now."
A few days later John and I were still distant, he told me he had ended things with the other Lady and was now working on mending our marriage but i still couldn't forgive him at least not yet, I had to first find his mistress and deal with her maybe then I would feel much better, I couldn't confide in mum about John's infidelity because I was scared of how she would react so I kept the matter to myself while I hired someone to follow John for me and investigate the lady in question. drop waist wedding dress
I was home watching a movie on a Tuesday Afternoon when my private investigator called me. I was hesitant in picking up because i was scared of what he might have found out. What if they were more women? I thought before finally answering.
"Can we meet if you are free today?" He asked the minute I answered.
"Yes I am free, what time can we meet?"
"Even now if it's fine."
"Okay where do we meet?"
"Meet me at my house in Kablonga, but make it quick I have other errands go run."
I quickly stood up and rushed to my room, changed into something decent before driving off. I left Kristy with the house help i had recently hired. I was anxious about getting information about John's mistress so I drove at high speed forgetting all the traffic rules.
"He is waiting for you," the gate man said directing me into the house.
"Hello," Jay greeted me once I walked in.
"Please take a seat," he said.
"And?" I asked.
"Well I have been following your husband as you instructed and aside from work, he is mostly visiting one lady named Jacky in Northmead. The lady in question is a first year student at UNILUS, from what I have gathered, your husband is paying her tuition fees as well as renting the apartment she is staying in," He said handing me an envelope.
I opened it and found photos of the two of them in different places. They looked so cosy and comfortable with each other and in some photos they where even kissing.
"I took this one this morning, your husband didn't go for work today, he picked up Jacky very early and took her out, as you can see in the photos. Then he surprised her with a brand new car." He said handing me some more photos. I felt my heart shatter into a billion pieces. John had promised to stay away from her.
"I think I have heard enough, how much is your bill?" I asked wiping away the tears that where spilling.
"K5000," he said. I opened my handbag and removed the envelope with his money.
"It was nice doing business with you," i said standing up to leave.
I felt like I was going to explode and now more than ever, I needed mum I couldn't handle this on my own so I drove straight to her house. The minute mum saw me, she sensed something was wrong, she engulfed me in a tight embrace and I cried out loudly letting out everything I had been keeping inside for days.
TO BE CONTINUED
DARKEST BEFORE DAWN