As I lay in bed that night, I couldn’t get enough sleep, even after the passionate love-making I just had.
I pulled up the blanket to cover my bare chest , looking at him as he snored. He was looking so adorable . Somehow, I was glad I finally did this with him, somehow, I had managed to overcome my sexual problem and somehow that night, I had asked him that night to make love to me….I had wasted time too long .
He hesitated at first, he wanted to know where I had been and what had happened, but I gave him no clue as I quickly undressed in front of him. He couldn’t say no… he had wanted this many years back and this was his chance, he had waited for me but I had given him no chance.
We made love twice that night, and it was beautiful, painful but better than I expected. Even though I cried ….it was a mixture of both pain and pleasure and …..he was a perfect gentleman!
I stood up, dragging the blanket with me to sit in front of the mirror. I stood, starring at my reflection. My face looked swollen and a bit refreshed. I sighed.
Nyasha are you sure you are not creating a mess for yourself?- A voice said to me..
How could I be creating a mess for myself? I have created a mess long time ago and now I am just trying to clear things up.
My husband raped an innocent girl and not only that, he murdered her! What kind of a monster was he? Musa sad they had talked about Benita the night of the rape. He said Henry had denied all his accusations but he could tell he was lying because his face had brightened up when he mentioned the name!
Then he had lied about his apprenticeship pictures, I still thought of why he would lie about that. Maybe there were lots of things he wasn’t even telling me to hide his crime!
Well, in the morning I would pack my stuff while Felix handles everything about our travelling. I still have my ID which we had made before his apprenticeship. I would get the divorce papers and give to Henry as soon as possible.
I turned to the man beside me , he was unashamed of his nakedness and he put his arm around my neck as we looked at each other in the mirror.
“I missed you my love”
“I missed you too Felix…”
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I met Henry sleeping on the settee in the living room, I had used my own key to get in so I didn’t have to wake him. He looked exhausted and there were two empty bottles of Vodka on the table . The house smelt like someone had poured alcohol everywhere.
I placed my bag quietly on the table and began to observe him. Maybe I never loved this man after all, maybe I had actually been too hasty in jumping into a relationship with him but I had actually loved him…at some point or maybe so I thought.
The blanket covering him had dropped to the floor and there were some pictures littered all around the cushion in which he was sleeping.
I could see Benita’s face in one of them and others were Henrys pictures with Felix while they were still serving. I sighed, I had no interest in stressing myself any further, he had lied and it was too late for any redemption.
My phone vibrated, it was a message from Kate. She told me not to make any drastic decision yet…I ignored her, it was my life and she had actually tried for me but she could mind her business now.
Just then, Henry stirred and his eyes opened slowly but on sighting me, he became wide awake and stood up immediately.
“My love where have you been? I have searched everywhere for you!”
I said nothing but was just looking at him. How could I have married such a monster? How was I so deceived and blinded by stupid emotions!
“I am here now…Henry.” I replied, emotionlessly.
Perhaps, he could feel the hatred that was radiating from me towards him, because he immediately went on his knees.
“Baby, I meant it when I said I love you …I can never trade you for anything…I got so scared I kept secret from you. I did it because I didn’t want to lose you!