Read Story: SEASON 2 EPISODE 7
My love” i breathed, clearly confused on what next to say.
“just answer honestly, i beg of you” she insisted, throwing me apart with her demand.
“fine you want the truth, here it is. I won’t accept” i murmured with resignation. She breathed deeply and drew back with a cold smile on her face.
“so tell me the reason you won’t accept?” she pushed on, getting on my nerves with her prying questions.
“my love, please stop. Let’s just forget it” i begged sadly. She caressed my face with her left hand, staring deep into my eyes.
“of course you won’t accept because no matter how hard we try to forget a painful past, it still lives on in our memory and we are scared of it happening again” she said softly.
My eyes fell with great pain and regret. Of course it was a bad idea telling her everything and hoping she would play along.
“so tell me, how do you feel right now?” she asked. I swallowed hard and shrugged. I really was fed up with her annoying questions.
“anyway you can go talk with Comfort and see if she can help you without making unnecessary demands. I have no problem with it as long as it will make you happy” she suddenly added, shocking me with the unexpected words.
I quickly sat up with surprise, a big smile appearing on my face. She nodded and equally forced out a smile.
“i just don’t know what to say right now my love. Thank you” i breathed happily, drew forward and kissed her affectionately. She closed her eyes, saying nothing more.
Deep down i knew she was far from happy. I also knew she simply allowed me to go on with my plans just to make me happy. Of course she looked very hurt and i just couldn’t help but pray that the situation doesn’t affect her health or cause her to lose our baby she was carrying. It would be a fatal blow to her and to me as well.
I also couldn’t help but wonder what Comfort’s demands would be. Of course i very much knew she would make demands even though i tried not to accept the reality..
I spent all night thinking about everything, managing to sleep around 3am in the morning, and waking up by 9am to hear my mother in law’s voice coming in from the sitting room as she discussed with my wife. I smiled to myself, happy that the old woman visited to keep her daughter company. It was something i so badly wanted.
I quickly freshened up and headed to the sitting room to greet her, but on getting to the connecting door between the sitting room and corridor leading to our bedroom, my wife’s voice stopped me.
“mum you don’t know how i feel. I’m dying with pain. He so badly needs his job back that he’s willing to do anything for it. You could have seen the joy in his eyes when i accepted that he should go talk to the miserable husband snatcher called Comfort” she sobbed. I simply froze as the words hit my ears, not knowing what to do than to stand quietly and listen.
“mum you know that girl can do anything. She’s pregnant and in the village where every form of witchcraft is easily accessible. What if she gives him something to eat, or does something to turn his eyes away from me?” Mum i’m tired. This isn’t the life i wanted” she complained to her mum, forcing me to return to my room, where i hid, pondered over her words and cried like a man….
Of course this also wasn’t the life i wanted, but I had to do my best to live with my mistake.
“I have to see Comfort, no matter what” I resolved.