Heart Of A Woman Season 1 Episode 14


“really?, seriously that’s wonderful but I’m curious to know what prompted the decision?” he asked, trying his best to conceal his feelings. I shrugged and breathed deeply.
“I’m doing it because I want to be very close to you. I can’t bear staying away anymore” I answered calmly. He stared at me unable to know what to make of my revelation. “I have talked to Lydia, she will be setting up a new place for me” I added, watching him keenly. He drew me to the side of the road and stared at me searchingly.
“I hope you know what you are doing?” he asked, surprising me with the question,
“of course my dear, c’mon don’t you think it’s a great idea?” I asked with a smile,
“but you should have consulted me first. I’m your man you know, moreover you shouldn’t have asked your friend to set up another house for you. My place is spacious enough for us” he complained. I shook my head and rolled my eyes.
“I know my darling and I’m sorry” I apologized. He shrugged and never mentioned the topic again. Unfortunately he never slept that fateful night. He kept tossing on the bed without knowing that I was fully awake. I kept still and pretended as if I was sleeping. I couldn’t imagine what was going on in his mind. whatever it was, I cared not. I was very determined to keep him from going astray. I had to do anything necessary to protect my interest.
Early the next day he left for his office, while I went out to visit a couple of old friends and equally do a little shopping. It was a very busy day for me, and it truly helped by keeping my mind off Kelvin. But later in the day I got a very shocking surprise of my life. Kelvin returned from work, accompanied by a very attractive slim, well shaped young girl {who was in her mid twenties}. I was shocked beyond words.
“my darling, I brought my colleague and a good friend home for you to see. Since you will be staying for a while, I thought it best to introduce her to you. I know Abuja is a small town and I wouldn’t want any gossips to fly to your ears. Her name is Lillian Isaac” he said to me before facing the girl who stood respectably a distance away.
“Lillian meet my wife stella” he introduced softly. I couldn’t believe myself. I was so dumbfounded. It all looked so innocent to be real. It was just like a movie. Of course she was no other person than the same girl Lydia mentioned to me the previous day. I simply stared at her without knowing what to make of her presence…
I didn’t realise when i felt asleep but i woke up slowly, groped in the dark for my phone and checked the time. It was 10:00pm. Ow damn!!!! I haven’t checked on my folks and the worst was that i haven’t taken my bath . I got up abruptly and left for the bathroom.As i  laid inside the tub, i allowed the shower gel to penetrate into my pores.With my eyes closed, i meditated on the previous incidents; my mind wandering wildly.
Feeling satisfied, i slowly slipped out of the tub, wiped my body scarcely and tied the white towel around my body. Bathing is truly a medicine.
I entered my room and threw back my hair, straightened up and looked inside my mirror. My mirror reflected my image and another one standing at the entrance of the door. It was  Mr Duncan. I turned swiftly to confirm if  i wasn’t  hallucinating.
He was in his spotless singlet again with a shorts. He looked stranded, stressed and frustrated. I walked slowly to him and hugged him. He simply obliged and kept his head on my chest like a baby. His chest was heaving.
“Ow my baby….everything will be fine okay”,   i said calmly tears welling up in my eyes. I pulled him towards the bed, sat him down and knelt before him. I pulled his chin up and saw tears.
“Audrey…you can’t believe the hell i’m going through. My wife fighting  for legitimacy of the kids even though the divorce isn’t through. Am losing respect in the sight of Maria. Am stranded!!! It seems the whole world is against me.” he said pitifully, a streak of tear falling off his cheek. I just went more closer and touched his lips with my fore finger and said, ”
“Sssshh:….just lie down and rest…i promise i will be there for you anytime and every time.”
To be continued.