Ifeanyi couldn’t get a drop of sleep after hearing his wife profess her love for another man, he stayed awake till the next morning. He tried to figure out what must have gone wrong with their marriage. He moved over to the bed and gently tapped her.
“Lilly, we need to talk.”
She struggled to sit up in bed as she was still having a great hangover. “Honey, what do we have to talk about early this morning that can’t wait till later in the day?”
Her voice was soft. It melted his heart. He looked straight into her eyes.
“Are you in love with my friend, Daniel?”
Her heart started racing fast. The room stood still for a while as they both stared into each other’s eyes.
“I’m sorry honey. I think I’m falling for him.”
“Haven’t I been doing enough for you?”
“You have dear, but I need your attention and I haven’t been getting it. You are barely around. We have been married for two years without a child of our own. I love you honey. I only wanted someone to give me the attention I need. I swear to you, we haven’t done anything.”
“I’m deeply sorry that I haven’t been living up to my duties as a husband. I love you Lilly and I promise to change for good.”
That morning, Rose decided to take out the wastebin. As she picked it up, she stumbled and the garbage flew in the air. She noticed a bouquet and card in the bin, she read through the card and instantly ran out to Daniel’s house.
She knocked on his door and the door flung open. She was surprised to see a woman at the door.
“Hello. Who are you and what are you looking for?”
“I’m Rose. Is Mr. Daniel in?”
“Oh! You are the pesky little dirt who wouldn’t let my husband be.”
Rose was taken aback by her words. She never knew that they were back together. She became speechless and turned around to leave. Ada gave out a long hiss and slammed the door.
Rose decided to channel the whole of her mind to her work in order to get over her growing feelings for Daniel. She avoided Daniel at work. When she was about to leave for home, she bumped into Daniel on the stairs. She tried to walk past him but he held her back.
“Why didn’t you show up? I waited for you all night at the restaurant.”
“And why didn’t you tell me that you and your wife are back together?.”
“Don’t even try to pretend. I went over to your place on Saturday morning and I met her there. You…”
“We are getting a divorce…” his words cut hers off, “…she only came over to my house to pick up her stuffs.”
“I’m sorry Daniel. I couldn’t show up that night…”
“Let’s not talk about that anymore.”
“How can I make it up to you?”
“Dinner at 8. I will pick you up at 7:30 p.m.”