(STOP MY WIFE FROM SMILING)
“I am taking you out of here now, please get your things” We heard the voice of Henry as he stood by the doorway, looking straight ahead trying not to maintain eye contact with us.. Gold stood up very gently and walked towards her Father…
“Daddie Daddie” That was her fun way of calling her father, and for the first time since we got back few hours earlier, she broke into tears…
“Daddie Daddie, Are you sending us away from our own house because of the new woman, you know you told me, my husband was going to come and marry me from my father’s house, You said , that is the pride of every father, now Daddie, where do you want my future husband to pick me up from?” She said using a daughter to father seductive voice, but Henry was not cajoled
“Where I am taking you to is still one of my property, it is the small boy’s quarter I built at the outskirts of the city and besides, I am not asking you or Emerald to leave, I am only asking your mother. I cannot have her in the same house with Margaret. It is not safe, they may injure or poison each other and Gold, I don’t want to be responsible for someone’s death” He said holding her firmly
“ We can’t leave Mum to go live somewhere else, Besides Dad, Mum is your first wife and should be given the better privilege “ Gold said as she fought for me
“ The first wife who didn’t have time for her husband?, who didn’t care that she and her husband were not intimate for over 9 months, the first wife who didn’t care about her husband’s feeding, clothing.. What was on her mind was her teaching ministry and Counselling to wives. She was traveling around teaching what she was not…” Henry retorted staring at me hotly for the first time
“Mum will change, She is very sorry, Daddie Daddie, please send the other woman to the boy’s quarter at the outskirts….She is just a gold digger”
Gold’s last words definitely got Henry angry, as he pushed her back… “Gold, I love Margaret, Just as I loved your Mum…”
Loved! Henry was using past tense to describe his love for me. It was obvious he wanted us out of the house….
“Gold, there is no point begging him, His mind is made up, let’s pack our stuff” I said angrily and just out of the blues, Margaret surfaced and said to Henry…
“Henry, If they leave this house, I am leaving as well, I have told you to be a good man that you are, and let them stay”
“Really? “ Henry said looking very angry. He drove out of the house angrily and didn’t come back….
To be continued