Baby, I meant when I said I loved you. I can never trade you for anything… I kept a secret because I never wanted to lose you”.
I smiled. “That is a lame excuse Henry. I do not need your apologies anymore, I know the truth. I went to Kopala to find out things by myself and I know what you did!” This time, my voice was quavering. “How could you do that Henry? You did this to me…to us! You thought all the nice things you were doing would actually entice me and distract me from suspecting you? How stupid do you think I am?” He clasped both hands together as he knelt.
“Baby…I know.. I am sorry. I did this to protect us so you won’t think I am a monster…”
‘But you are Henry! You are a monster! I should never have agreed to marry you! I should have waited and forgiven Felix!”
AT this he frowned. “What are you talking about?”
“Yes Henry. You are not the only one keeping a secret. Gosh! This is so messed up!” I began to recount what had happened between Felix and I before I met him but I left out what happened last night.
I could see the hurt and disappointment building inside of him but I could care less. We had both deceived each other. It was better we go our different ways.
“You and Felix were in love before we met? Neither of you cared to tell me?” He said slowly and weakly.
“You have no right to be angry right now Henry. You did me a favor by keeping such a secret from me so I could be with the right person. You are something else Henry! How could you keep quiet? How were you able to live?”
“Keep quiet!” He shouted at me, now standing up. “You and Felix? Baby, I would never have loved you lesser if you had told me. It would not change the way I feel about you. I love you so much.”
“Well, you lost me ever since you started hiding the truth from me. I was raped because of you Henry! Did you actually believe I would never find out! You didn’t even think that one day you will also have a daughter? Do you know the problem the family faces now because of you!”
He was more sober now as he bit his lips in deep regret, he was also sweating but my phone rang and I ignored. It must be Felix and I had no intention of picking.
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“So, what do you want to do now?” He finally asked. “Can you forgive me so I can also forgive you? I believe our love is strong and we can overcome this trial.”
I scoffed. ‘Never Henry! Not on your life! I slept with Felix last night so that we will never have the chance to come back together!”
At first, he stared at me without blinking….then he looked away as if he was trying to analyse what I just said.
“You slept with Felix?”
“Yes Henry. You raped a girl and I slept with your friend, You killed that poor girl and you rendered the family powerless!”
He looked lost and attempted to sit down. Then he held his head in his two hands as he looked down.
“I didn’t kill anyone…” He was muttering to himself and my phone rang again but I still ignored.
“You killed the girl after you gave her the drugs henry. Stop lying!”
He looked up and sat akimbo, still looking confused.
“I am going inside to pack my stuff Henry! We are so done! I will never be with you cold murderer!”