“Please Sophia listen to me please “… his voice broke.
Whamp!!! Whamp!!! Whamp!!!!
His face burned, his eyes blurred and his ear buds were tearing with her screams, she had held on to his shirt, hitting his chest and screaming at him crying. His world was shattering… but he didn’t stop her. He didn’t know how to stop her
“I have loved you alone all my life. I have given you my heart, my body and my everything. I have given up on so many things because of you. You my husband. My friend my all and you promised to never hurt me nor leave me… and you do this. For how long Adams” she shakes him
“So those messages weren’t a lie. Those midnight coming home you were with her. All the days you claim you had work you were with her… you disgust me. And to think I let you touch me when you get home and kiss me” she pulls at her cloths, uses the back of her hands to roughly wipe her mouth, her eyes licking and her nose drooling…
“When I saw that lipstick mark on your shirt and those nail scratches on your back I should have kicked you out when you lied to me again instead I let you… touch me ” she sobbed
He stares at her. So she had had doubts of him since then and she never said a word.
“Sophia calm down” Rebecca says as she steps closer. She didn’t want her to calm down at all. She wanted her to flare up. When would you start throwing things Sophia? She wondered but Sophia turns away shaking her head… wailing
“No no!! I won’t calm down!!!
“Please Sophia” Adams grabs her shaking her” listen to me Sophia . I never cheated on you. That lady in the picture she is-
“Shut up shut shut shut up”!!! She struggles free and reaches for the vase of flowers and flings it at him. He ducks right on time. Rebecca hids herself in a safe corner. She didn’t want to be caught in the crossfire but she was liking this very much. She made a mental note calculating how much a vase cost and any other thing she breaks by the time Sophia divorces Adams and they go their separate ways, she and Adams can go shopping for new things when she was done making him forget Sophia that is. She scoffs. A plate flies, Adams docks again.
Damn. She smiles
“Stop it Sophia. Stop it please… Listen to me.”
“You liar. You lying cheating man. You still dare to lie to my face. Cheat with someone that looks like me, that’s creepy, that’s sick… That’s…” she picks up her bag and flings it at him. He catches it and takes purposeful steps towards her…
‘I didn’t goddamnit. And if you would stop throwing things I would tell you everything . For God’s sake Sophia am begging you please listen to me… I swear it I am not and I have never and I will not cheat you on… she is –
“I need you out. I need you out
I am getting a divorce and I would slam you with everything I have got. Get out Adams I don’t want to ever see you again. . Get out before I call the police. I need you out” she screams.
“No sophia I am not going anywhere. We are going to settle this as man and wife.”
“I think you should leave Adams, after all you brought this on yourself. You should leave at least till she calms down” Rebecca comes out and walks to Sophia who was sobbing
“Who the fxxk asked for your opinion Rebecca. This is what you wanted right? This. You are happy that we are hurting. Your best friends Sophia is hurting? What kind of evil are you because yours is on another level. Why are you still here… pleases leave I don’t want you here and Sophia as hell don’t want you here either. This is between me and my wife… me and Sophia so get out” He states.
Why doesn’t she just leave for shit’s sake…
Rebecca shakes her head, as she held on to Sophia whose tears didn’t stop as she shook with it
“She isn’t going anywhere. The only person leaving here is you Mr Adams Wellington. Go back to your mistress. . MY LOOK-A-LIKE” she spat in her tears, still shaking.
“Yes go back to your Bella”
Rebecca chips in. No don’t go back to her… that slut. Wait for me and I would treat you right, after I stop being a crying shoulder to your wife, or soon-to-be-ex-wife. She liked the sound of tha .
“Bella??” Sophia looks at Rebecca.
“Yes Bella. That’s the name they registered with. I assume it’s her name or some alias” Rebecca offers
“Oh fxxk me” Adams rubs his hands over his face, throwing his hands up in the air
“You are the devil Rebecca. Don’t you see what’s she is trying to do Sophia, Don’t you see that she isn’t your friend. Ask her what she came to do in my office this morning forcing herself on me asking me to sleep with her and telling me she doesn’t give shit about you but taking your place in my life. Fxxk Sophia is that who you want to stay with you. Gosh!!! I love you Sophia with all my heart and I would do anything for you and I would never hurt you, not like this… please give me a chance to explain this. That Bella you refer to as my mistress, that woman you think is some random stranger that you say am cheating on you with… that same woman my sweet Sophia is none other than my very own —
“Get out Adams and I don’t want to see you. Leave now. Get out! I hate you…I hate you Adams Wellington!” She screams closing her ears and running into the room cutting him off as she slammed the door behind her making the picture frames on the wall of their wedding pictures and memories shake. She was done listening to any more of his lies. She was done believing him. She was done with all of this, this marriage, with him every single thing. She didn’t want to see him anymore… her world has crumpled and she wanted to be alone than be with someone who would hurt her without a thought.
Adams made to follow her but Rebecca stands in front of him…
“Hell no Mr W you ain’t taking one more step.”
“This is my house you bitch I can take as many steps as I want and you need to get out of my way.”
“You might want to walk through me and seeing the police takes seriously any physical abuse of any dimensions against women I think you might want to take a big step back and leave her the heck alone. You just got served Adams, so suck it up like a man” she smiled folding her hands.
Adam’s eyes turned to red slits. He needs to talk to Sophia and tell her who Bella is. Explain to her, make her listen and maybe she would understand that he was telling the truth. He never cheated on her with anybody she needed to know that and she needed to know now. But he knew she wouldn’t listen not while she was boiling with anger and she was in pain.
He had only one option. He never wanted to use that option. Not again. Not ever but he had no other choice, that’s the only way she would listen. He looks at the woman standing in front of him. Hate washed over him for her. .. He hadn’t felt so much hate for a person before..
“You think you have won. You think you have succeeded in breaking my home. You think you can have her place. You never could before and you will never have her place. ”
She laughs, turning to make sure Sophia wasn’t hearing and their bedroom door was shut. Then she laughs again, takes a step closer to Adams, face to face with him…
“Look around you Adams… I just won. And before long, we would… you and I that is” she steps much closer, as she touches his shirt and ran her hands up to his collar, wrapping her arms around his neck..
“Soon enough we would be rolling on that bed in there in passionate love making and you won’t be calling out Sophia or even Bella, that slut’s name, you would be moaning… Rebecca, Rebecca, ohhh Rebecca and I would reply.. Oh yes Fxxk me harder Adams, take me to hell you beast” she stuck out her tongue and flicks his lips
He pushes her away in disgust… wiping his mouth with the back of his sleeve. He wanted to puke
“You need help”
“Maybe I do but help being pinned to the wall while you ram your beautiful rod into me… yes I wouldn’t mind that. Thanks for the offer, I would be waiting.” she smiles, licking her lips and blowing him kisses
“By the time I get back I need you out of my house. I don’t care what you say or what Sophia insists. I need you out.”
“Yeah yeah keep whining… just leave already” she points to the door feigning a yawn.
“Don’t worry it’s only for a while. Soon it’s going to be both of us and Sophia puff! Into oblivion and by the way, nice try trying to tell her about me wanting to have you in your office. It was so hilarious watching you trying to turn the tables but too bad she wasn’t believing shit from your mouth because you are a lying cheating H.U.S.B.A.N.D!!! ”
Adams turns away in anger. He needed to make this right. He needed Sophia to let him talk to her. He needed her to see what an evil friend Rebecca was and the only way he can do that is to get her to listen to him but first…
He walks out of his house, dialling. . The person picks on the third ring…
“Hello, you need to come here please. Sophia just found out and I don’t know how to make her listen to me… please my whole world just crumpled and I can’t lose her please. I don’t know what to do. Come here and please… Hurry.”
He spoke into the phone, his voice breaking, a tear falling. He wipes it. He cuts the call and sits in his car, resting his head on his hands as he waits. He brings out his wallet and flips it open, the picture smiled up at him, that sweet pretty smile of hers… the innocence in her eyes… he cried.
Rebecca opens the door and finds Sophia curled up at the corner of her room crying. She stops and stares at her for a minute
That’s it. Cry. Hate him. Hate him so much and by tomorrow file for divorce and leave far far away. Let me step in already. She was tired of the pretence.
Sophia sobs… she rushes to her, cradling her in her hands, rocking her and shushing her…
“Sssshhhh, its okay baby. It’s okay. It’s all over. He won’t hurt you anymore Sophia. He can’t. You can be free of his lying ass, you don’t need this drama. You are a good person Sophia and good people deserves people who would give up their own world just to make sure you have the best of yours. ”
“Oh God Rebecca, it hurts. It hurts right here, in my chest and I feel like suffocating” she grabs her shirt and squeezes, still curled up in Rebecca’s embrace. .
“I know Sophia I know. Don’t worry it would stop eventually. You know time heals? I would know that because I have being there done that. So just hang in there” she wipes her tears.
“But he promised me. We made our own vows and understood it. He said so many things, good things to me. I love him Rebecca but how do I forgive this, this betrayal. He had been lying and cheating on me with her, with someone who looks like me, it’s sick. It’s disgusting and creepy. Who is she, who the hell is she? I don’t have a twin sister. I know that because I am an only child. After my parents died I became an orphan. I don’t have a twin. So who ever she is, is just a slut who has succeeded in ruining my own and Adams, preferred to be with her every single chance he had than to be with me. It’s… it’s… oh God!!!” She sobs
“Are you sure about that Sophia? I mean she looks exactly like you. I swear those pictures were, clear indications. It can’t be a coincidence. It’s either you got a twin sister somewhere or that that lady had some looks changes done to look like you so she could get to Adams I mean, you have no idea what lengths girls would go to just to get that hunk of a man. Your husband Adams is a beautiful man, he is rich and still in his energetic age. Who wouldn’t want him for herself?” She tells Sophia. ..
Even me. You have no idea Sophia. You have no idea the lengths I have gone to get your man, So keep crying, exhaust yourself and get out of my way already. She muses
Sophia shakes her head.
“No. I am sure. I am an only child. My parents would have told me. And yes, I believe she is just one of those rare faces that look alike. You know, like those foreigner actors… what’s their name?” she screwed up her face trying to remember, while her eyes were red from tears, her nose drooling
“Javier Bardem & Jeffery Dean Morgan, I know one of them acted this movie” she sniffed “Eat, love and pray with Julia Roberts. But you know the resemblance is striking, like identical twins but they are of no relation. OK what about Stephen Colbert & Bob Saget. Even their hair looks and their nose looks similar! Or or Kofi Anan and Morgan Freeman? Doesn’t mean they are twins. So this, Bella is just another chick who looks like someone who happened to be me and I hate him so much for having an affair with someone who looks like me. Its heart wrenching. Wasn’t I enough. Wasn’t I? I pray who ever she is and where ever she is, she has no peace or happiness for ruining my home. If only I could see her, I would rain down all heavens and raise hell. Then both of them can take a trip down to oblivion because am done. Am DONE!!!” she begins to cry again.
So they aren’t twins. Just some doppelganger shit going on.
Bella. Whoever you are, you better hope to God I don’t find you. It took me years to get to this point and break this marriage. You aren’t going to come here and reap what you didn’t sow. Adams is mine. So your time with him is up because am coming for him and am taking what’s mine.
Rebecca thought to herself. Sophia’s crying only irritated her. This bitch should be done already.
“It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s all over. Just be strong, call your lawyer and have him draw up the necessary papers. You need to show Adams that he can’t ride over you like that and expect to eat his cake and have it. You need to show him who is boss. And you aren’t about to hit the road crying. So call your lawyer now before he does. You have the upper hand now sweety” Rebecca pushed.
Sophia wipes her eyes and nods.
“Yes… I would call him now.” she picks up her phone.
“H-has be gone?”
“Who… that cheat? Well I hope so. I had to kick him out.”
“Good. I can’t stand him. Don’t want to ever see him again.”
Knock!! Knock!! Knock…
“I thought you said he left?” Sophia asked
“Well he left the house and I locked the door.” Rebecca gets up, leaves Sophia in the room going to the living room. After she sees through the window who was at the door, she comes back inside puzzled.
“There is a woman there, all glasses and nerdy, with a brief case and some grey hairs at her temple…” Rebecca says
Sophia gets up, remembering. .
“It’s my doctor. I had booked an appointment with the doctor for four and it’s already …” she checks her time” over two hours late but we were supposed to meet her at the clinic why is she here?”
Sophia daps her eyes and goes to the living room, Rebecca follows behind her.
“Why would your doctor come here if you were supposed to meet in the clinic? And isn’t it just for your headaches, does she need to make a home call. If you didn’t call her here then who did?”
“Adams!!” Sophia shakes her head.
“Well don’t open it. He probably called her to come sedate you or something. Don’t open the door” Rebecca stops her
“Why not? She is my doctor. She is maybe here for a reason.”
“And I still see Adams car outside. He hasn’t left.” No sophia! make the call.
“Besides you were about to make the call”?
“I don’t care about him anymore. Am through. We are done. But I can’t keep her standing out there. I just need to find out what she is here for and I would call the lawyer”…
Rebecca throws her hands up in the air,
“Are you kidding me?”
Sophia was already unlocking the door and she opened it.
The lady turns facing her, a sad smile on her face.
“Helo Sophia, how are you. I know I didn’t let you know I was coming but we had an appointment and you didn’t show up so I was pretty worried. But in any case, something more important brought me here today. Can I come in?”
“No you can’t! ” Rebecca stated, arms folded as she stood behind Sophia.
Why was everyone trying to piss on her parade?
First it was Sophia stealing her college crush Adams. Now Bella under her nose, shagging her man two ways to Sunday , then this Nerd… who doesn’t want her to close this mission in peace and have her man.
The doctor spared the stranger behind Sophia only a fleeting glance and she made up her mind that she didn’t like her and figured she was bad company. Sophia didn’t need any of that.
When Adams called her crying over the phone to rush down here, saying his world had crumpled and Sophia had found out, she knew what for and what. She knew this day would come eventually and she knew she was the only one that coud help to savour the situation if Adams failed.
“Sophia” the doctor asks her. Sophia hesitated for a brief second before she opened her door wide for her to pass. She faintly heard the lady behind Sophia murmur some obscenities but she could really care less.
“Can we talk in private if you don’t mind? It’s a delicate issue and it’s a confidential matter. Only family is expected to be here and… she isn’t” the doctor stated pointing at Rebecca.
“Oh am more of a family than her cheating husband.” Rebecca stated.
“But, she is the only person I have now. I- I can’t be alone. Something happened in my home and she is the only one I trust at the moment. Please, you can say what you want to say in front of her.”
“Very well if you is insist. I would need to ask Adams to come inside. Like I said it’s a topic somewhat delicate and I would need him to be present. ”
“No!!’ Rebecca and Sophia exclaims.
“Again, it’s a delicate issue that your husband is aware off. I am terribly sorry of any grievances you both have against each other but he needs to be present… and because it concerns you. Can I sit?”
“Come on Sophia, your husband probably called her to distract you. Kick her out!”
“You don’t understand doctor. Adams, my husband has been cheating on me and today I just found out and to top it up, he has been lying to my face all this while and she” she points at Rebecca, my only trusted and best friend found proof. And the shocking part is that she looks at me. I am hurt. Betrayed and … I just want him far away from me. He should go back to her, his Bella and never come back. Look at the pictures, doctor, look at them” she gathers them and hands it to the doctor
The doctor gave her a sad smile shaking her head as she went through the pictures one after the other as she shook her head.
If only she knew.
“Sophia, I think you should take a deep breath. Sit down for what am about to tell you…” she states getting up, she opens up the door and beckons for Adams to come in.
He walks in, his eyes red. He looked aged all of a sudden.
“But Doctor!!” Sophia gets up.
“I don’t want him here!
“You were told to leave” Rebecca joins in.
“Am sorry Sophia” the doctor ignores Rebecca, as she spoke to Sophia. ..
“But Adams has every right to be here and he is an important part of this.” She waved the pictures over their heads.
Adams doesn’t sit. He rests on the wall, wallet in hand. Shoulders fallen, he stares at his wife with his heart on his sleeves.
“Adams called me and told me to come here. He told me everything. So if you wouldn’t listen to him, I hope you can listen to me.
“This pictures don’t lie and yes, Adams had been with this woman for as long as you were told and these pictures are proof of his infidelity. His Affair or cheating if you will but can it really be called that if it were with a woman, the same woman he had been with all his life?” she states as she shifted her glass on her nose.
“I don’t know what you mean doctor.”
“Yes I too don’t get it. Am waiting for that point when you stop spewing bullshit, get to the point so the people can continue their journey of going their separate places Doctor!!” Rebecca wasn’t like this at all. If Sophia had made the call, by now the lawyer would have started drawing up a divorcee documents.
Who the hell does this woman think she is?
Adams doesn’t stop looking at Sophia who was trying to avoid his eyes. Her eyes had become swollen from tears. His heart broke.
“I am saying that, this woman you see in this photo isn’t just someone who looks like you that your Husband has been sleeping with. This woman… this lady called Bella is none other than YOU!!!”
“What The Fxxk did you just say?” Rebecca askes, she puts her hands in her ears, shakes her head no she didn’t hear correctly.
Someone was laughing hysterically.
The doctor, Adams and Rebecca watches her go off in fits of hysterical laughter…
“Am sorry doctor, I didn’t hear you, what did you just say?” Sophia askes in-between fits of laughter
The doctor looks at Adams, who nods . She sighs and repeats herself.
“I said, this woman in these pictures is none other than you Sophia. ” she states.
Sophia stares at her and then at Adams… then she goes off in another fits of hysterical laughter.
To be continued.
The Other Woman Episode 18
“Please Sophia listen to me please “… his voice broke.