Read Story: SEASON 2 EPISODE 6
After leaving the Senator’s house, i headed straight to a small bar close to my neighbourhood to think things through. Yea I so badly needed to calm my head and think straight, especially on what to say to my wife.
Of course the senator was damn right, Comfort won’t help me without making new demands. Something that could ruin the new relationship i was building with my wife.
“My God, but i need my job back. Where in this country will i get a better job in few months?” i asked myself, breathing heavily as i stared at the bottle of stout before me.
I so badly needed cash. I had so many problems waiting on me with just little balance left in my bank account.
“dear Lord, please make my wife understand when i talk to her. Please make her see reason in my request. I have to tell her everything. She has to understand, please” i prayed miserably, fighting hard to control my emotions. Just that moment a man walked up to me, greeted polietly and settled down on a chair, facing me.
“i’m Mr Victor Moses, from Vanguard Newspaper. We spoke on phone the other day, i hope you remember?. Actually I was in the Senator’s house when i saw you walk in through the other door, and i followed you as you left, hoping for an opportunity like this one” he said softly while i stared at him speechlessly, not knowing what to say. Of course I wasn’t pleased with his presence and i equally wasn’t happy over the way he was stalking me, but he was a pressman and i sure needed him.
“just drop your card or phone number. I will call you when i’m ready to talk” i said calmly. He studied me for some seconds, shrugged with resignation and handed over his contact card to me.
“i will be expecting your call sir” he said, got up and left.
Thirty minutes later, i returned to my apartment to see my wife a bit worried and anxious.
“my love i hope all went fine?” she asked as she opened the entrance door for me. I nodded silently, settled on a couch.and breathed deeply. She dutifully joined me, holding my hands softly.
“i’m all ears my love. Tell me how did it go with the Senator?” she demanded seriously, leaving me with no choice than to tell her every single detail of my discussion with the senator.
She listened calmly, her face growing cold as i revealed everything to her. Her eyes lighted up as soon as i was done.
“what if Comfort asks you to kick me out of the house in order to help you. Will you do it?” she asked, leaving me defenceless.
“seriously i think you are putting much priority in getting your job back than building your family. I just don’t know what to say” she breathed sadly.
“my love c’mon, what will you have me do?. Sit idle and let the job that is still within my reach slip away?. How fast do you think it will be to get another job?, or do you think i will be comfortable seeing you run the house all alone?. C’mon i’m a man, trust me on this” i begged desperately.
“supposing i’m the one in this mess. I cheated with a colleague and i’m now begging you to allow me go back to the same colleague and work with him as if nothing happened while you are yet to live through the old mistake i made with him. Will permit me?. Now my love, your answer will determine mine. So talk to me. Will you permit me?” she asked with voice laden with pain and dissapointment.
I just couldn’t utter a word. Of course her question threw me in a very tight position. Saying “yes” was a big lie and saying “no” could ruin everything.
I simply was speechless. Very, very speechless.