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Together Forever (II)

I saw pictures of his engagement in the middle pages of the weekend newspaper.
He was clad in kente, looking regal with some pretty bimbo by his side, smiling and showing all her front teeth.
The wedding was set for the following weekend.
I felt a sharp sting in my chest, then another and another.
I couldn’t breathe properly.
I was totally shattered.
My entire world had just crumbled before me.
I spent the rest of the day and the days that followed in tears, still holding on to the newspaper.
I couldn’t believe it.
Why would my lover do this to me?
I couldn’t think of anything else but that piercing pain in my chest.
I had a key to his apartment; I would abandon lectures and go there during the day when he was at work, just to lay in his bed and reminisce all the good times we had shared there.
I was going crazy, or maybe I was already a bit crazy.
I couldn’t eat and I was losing weight faster than someone popping diet pills.
I withdrew from everything and wouldn’t speak to anyone.
My friends kept asking what was going on with me, but I couldn’t tell them because I had kept him a secret all this while.
They all thought I was still single.
How was I going to tell them I had lost a man I never had?
I hadn’t heard a word from him since I last saw him.
I didn’t even know what I’d say if I did.
I was totally unprepared to hear that smooth, deep, low, seductive voice so I was confused when I saw his call coming through.
It was Thursday, just two days before his big day.
Wasn’t he supposed to be busy with wedding stuff?
“Babe I’m so sorry.” Was the first thing he said when I picked up.
Wow. Sorry does fix everything doesn’t it?
There was a long unnerving silence at my end.
Why did I even answer his call?
What should I say?
Should I be angry or sad?
My mind was racing.
“Babe….. are you there?”
More silence.
I couldn’t find my voice.
“Should I call you back, babe?” still in that low, sexy tone.
‘Don’t call me babe!’ my mind screamed.
“No, I’m here.” A squeaky version of my voice had come back to me.
I cleared my throat.
“I’m here.” in a bolder tone.
“Come over tomorrow night.” he stated.
Every fibre in my body screamed No.
He wasn’t even asking!
Wasn’t he supposed to come see me after what he’d done?
“Yes,” I blurted out almost immediately after he spoke. “I’ll be there.”
“See you then babe.” He hanged up.
Eyes closed, I held the phone to my ear for a while, reveling in his voice.
There was a sick smile on my face.
I went to see Tiger, the neighbourhood dealer later that night.



I'm a young wife, an encourager and a writer at heart, walking in my purpose and following God's lead. I’ve got a heart as big as my hips and I love reaching out to people who are hurting or suffering in silence. I know everyone goes through something at some point in life and through my writing, I want to make such people know that no matter who they are or what they go through, they can count on me to be there for them. Follow my journey as I share my life experiences in the hope of making you go a little harder at whatever you do. 💞always. Mrs A the encourager.

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