Common Mistakes Ladies Make in a Relationship…Episode 40
I left early for school and attended my first lecture as a final year student. It really brought brief happiness to my life, making me put all my fears behind me. I religiously faced my studies.
Tuesday evening approached very fast, bringing Emmanuel with it. I was writing an assignment when i heard someone knock on my door. I thought it was Mariam, but was a bit surprised to see Emmanuel standing nervously with a coloured face.
“Hello” i greeted coldly, before paving way for him to enter my room. He calmly sat on my bed, while i returned to my assignment which i faced seriously.
“Why haven’t you been answering my calls?” he asked calmly,
“Because i have been very busy, which you can see for yourself” i replied coldly.
“I came to apologize for the way i treated you on sunday” he said slowly,
“You have nothing to apologize for, i perfectly understand” i replied,
“Seriously i’m yet to get myself, it hasn’t been easy for me” he tried to explain, but i interrupted him rudely.
“You have no need to explain yourself, let’s forget about it” i muttered without caring to look up at him. He stood up and drew close to me..
“I know you are still angry with me, tell me isn’t it so?” he asked searchingly.
“Please i’m not angry, allow me to concentrate on my assignment, i still have four pages to cover” i replied with a slightly raised tone.
“I have to get going, it’s almost 6pm, do take care dearest” he murmured, stood hesitantly for a while before leaving my room. I never bothered to say goodbye to him.
Mariam dragged me to a boutique which was just few houses away from Emmanuel’s apartment, giggling happily as she showed me the gown which made her drag me out by that hour.
“Mary isn’t it beautiful?, i can’t afford waiting till tomorrow, because i can’t risk losing it for anything” she explained happily as i stared at the beautiful gown. She really was very right, the pink cute thing was well designed with a lovely material.
“You are right dear, the gown is worth the trouble” i replied with a smile. She laughed and quickly paid for it.
As we left the boutique minutes later, i begged her to accompany me to Emmanuel’s apartment which was just few steps away. She wasn’t happy about it, but had no choice than to follow me.
But you guys can’t imagine the surprise, shock and anger i felt when the door to Mike’s apartment was opened by no other person than Stella, three minutes later.
“Oh dear good evening, I guess you are looking for Emmanuel, he went out minutes ago” Stella giggled with bright eyes. I breathed deeply, as i desperately tried to control my temper.
“It’s in our best interest to keep our thoughts quiet, let’s go” Mariam cleverly whispered, before dragging me away.
“Ain’t you going to leave a message” i heard the obnoxious Stella ask as we left the building.
I wasn’t myself as we headed back to our lodge that fateful evening, because not only was i jealous and angry, i equally was very doubtful of Emmanuel’s intention towards me. My thoughts wandered aimlessly, while the police officer’s advice came rushing into my head,
“You have seen nothing of what we call life’; your boyfriend is false in heart, in mind, in soul; he has a false flattering tongue, false lips, false principles, you better be careful” he had advised me on Sunday, but i choosed to ignore him.
“Could he be right?” i wondered, “no no no Emmanuel won’t be so stupid as to get back with her, there must be a solid reason for her to be in his house” I fearfully concluded.
Mariam and i didn’t say much to each other when we got back to the lodge. She soon retired to her room, while i settled to sleep, but i kept tossing on my bed uneasily due to my unhappy thoughts. Unable to control my emotions i dialed Emmanuel’s phone number only to get the greatest shock of my life.
“Hello Mary” he answered in an unusual manner seconds later,
“I came to your house earlier in the evening with my friend, didn’t Stella tell you?” i asked. He kept quiet for some seconds.
“No she didn’t tell me anything, why didn’t you wait for me to return or call my cell phone?, i could have rushed home instantly” he asked,
“There isn’t any need for that since your wife is already there” i answered coldly,
“I wanted to explain this to you the last time i came over to your place, but you never granted me the audience, Emmanuel Said!
“I am sorry to tell you this Mary, things can never work in between us anymore. Lets go our separate ways. I am so sorry……..”
He was still about apologizing when i switched off the phone instantly. I couldn’t believe my ears. I was totally confused on the next thing to do. I cried hell out that night and was lost in thought all through the night that i never knew it was day break already, and i’m to visit Samuel that very day together with Mariam accompany me.
Early the next day, we headed to Samuel’s family house, very scared, confused and nervous. but i was consoled with the fact that i was doing the right thing.
-To Be Continued-