‘Mrs. Kunda.’ The president said
‘Good afternoon Sir.’ I greeted trying to act composed
‘I wish I could say the afternoon was good, but unfortunately it isn’t.’ he told me
I kept quiet not sure if responding would be ideal
‘What exactly were you doing looking at my private files?’ he asked
‘I had no idea that they were your files Sir.’ I responded keeping eye contact
‘In other circumcistances I would have fired you but I have been told that you are one of the best executive officers that the Vice President has.’ He told me
‘And as such I have decided to keep you on the case.’ He had continued
‘Excuse me?’ I asked
‘You heard me, I am keeping you on the case.’ He told me his strong gaze still fixed on me
‘Thank you very much Sir.’ I told him
‘Well since you will be working on that case, I decided to partner you with my best personnel here.’ He told me pressing some numbers on his phone.
‘Come into my office.’ He said before dropping the line
The door opened and for a while I thought I was dreaming, like life was playing games with me. I looked into his eyes and I could tell that he didn’t expect to see me there but this was not the time or place to talk about this.
‘Your Excellency.’ He said as he stood just next to me
‘You will be working with Mrs. Kunda here on the Mafinga case. I expect the both of you to be professional since you are the best that our organization has.’ He said
I couldn’t say anything, to say that I was hurt was an understatement. I was torn apart and I couldn’t believe that Justin was working for the President.
How long had he lied to me, how long was he going to keep this lie? What had he done behind my back, what was he willing to do just for his job?
‘Any questions?’ he asked looking at us
‘No Sir.’ Justin responded
‘You are free to leave.’ He told us
He had to hold me by the hand so that I could walk otherwise my legs had refused to move an inch. We walked out of the building without saying a word to each other, I looked at my watch and it was eighteen already. I just wanted to get home and bury my head in sleep.
‘Home’, I thought to myself
I would have been excited to go home but thinking of his mother just drained me, plus I would have to talk to him one way or the other.
We got out of the building and I remembered that I had been dropped so I would have to find my way home.
‘Felicia my car is this way.’ He told me
I did not even look at him but then just walked off to the gate. The pathway was quiet long I had to remove my heels because I felt they were dragging me behind.
My heart was hurting, my soul was torn, the only man I loved with my all had hurt me in the most delicate places. I stood for a second just trying to take in everything that had just happened in the President’s office. It couldn’t be; Justin had lied to me, I could not understand anything and the worst part is that I didn’t want to have him make me understand.
‘Felicia please jump in.’ he told me as he pulled over
I looked at him tongue tied, even his sight made me feel like I was looking at a monster, like I was looking at a total stranger .
I continued walking without saying a word to him.
‘Felicia please we are causing a scene.’ He told me
I looked around and I noticed that some officers were now running towards us with their guns already armed
‘Is there a problem here?’ officer one asked
‘No Sir, we are heading out.’ Justin responded
‘Ma’am get into the vehicle or we will be forced to walk you out. This is state property.’ Officer two commanded
I did not have the energy to challenge any of them so I just got into the car without saying a word.
‘Thank you good gentlemen.’ Justin said to the officers.
I rolled down the window us he drove to the gate, we were asked to bring out our IDs and since I was by the security check point side; Justin passed me his ID.
‘Special Assistant to the President.’ It read
I passed the IDs to the officers and after being checked we were allowed to go out. There was a silence stronger than a tornado between us, a silence that was going to kill us slowly, a silence as deadly as cancer.
‘That was a smart move.’
‘It had to be done sooner or later.’
‘You never disappoint.’
‘Thank you my lady.’
‘So what do you think will happen to them?’
‘I fear for them Wane, I really wish they didn’t have to go through such.’
‘I wish we could have done it better.’
‘They signed up for their jobs, we can’t stop them now.’
‘I just hope it won’t affect their marriage.’
‘This job is not for the weak.’
‘Then let the games begin.’
Hmm so Justin lied to his wife about his job 😱😱??
THIS IS DISAPPOINTING,I FEEL FOR FELI 🤗🤗
Sadness, regret, dismay, sorrow, failure, let down, disaster, non-starter. Call it whatever name you want but at that moment that is all I could see when I looked at my husband.
‘Husband?’ I laughed at that thought
He pulled over just in front of the front door and I quickly got in, still carrying my shoes and handbag. I found his mother and the other lady comfortably sitting in the leaving room and I just walked by without a word.
‘Iwe Felicia, how do you just walk to your room without greeting your mother in law?’ she asked before clicking her tongue
‘Good evening mum?’ I greeted avoiding any further arguments
‘So now you want to greet me because I have told you, is it?’ she asked
‘It won’t happen again.’ I responded trying to sound as polite as possible
Just then Justin walked in.
‘Am glad you are home my child, this wife of yours has no respect whatsoever and I am beginning to think it’s because of this attitude that God has denied her a child.’ She told him
I felt the tears forming, I felt the words piercing through my soul. Wasn’t it enough that my husband had lied to me, wasn’t it enough to be a laughing stock to the world, now the shame was been thrown at me in my own home.
I looked at Justin waiting for him to respond, my mind showing me a man I didn’t know; when did he start being dishonest, has he ever told me any truth, did the wedding vows mean anything to him or he just said them for formality.
All these thoughts were running through my mind as I was looking at the three in the house.
‘Mum, you have no right to talk to my wife in that manner.’ He told her calmly
‘She is not worthy to be called a wife Justin, tell me what sort of a wife allows her husband to go for work without any breakfast, what sort of a wife leaves her matrimonial bedroom without even cleaning it.’ She said with evil eyes
‘And how did you know that my bedroom was not cleaned?’ I asked her
‘This is my son’s house, he puts food on the table, and he pays the bills so I have every right to be in whatever room I want to.’ She said with mockery
I looked at her lost of words
‘And by the way, Chimuka did what you couldn’t do. She is more wife than you are.’ She told me as I tried to walk out on her.
I went away to my room and was stunned to see that everything had been changed, what sort of disrespect was this? Who just goes into the master bedroom of a house and move things around. I was too numb to cry, too broken to feel anything. I took off my cloths and locked myself in the bathroom.
As the water hit my skin it reminded me of the pain that I was feeling, the bathroom is the one place I was finding comfort in my own home. I allowed the tears to fall, I allowed the salty taste to hit my lips, and I allowed my body to feel the pain.
After what seemed like eternity I walked out of the bedroom only to find Justin had moved back everything in its original place and had put our favorite beddings. I wore my pajama without saying a word to him and moved the blankets on my side of the bed so that I could get in.
‘Felicia.’ He began
His voice sounded like a broken record, something I had heard before but couldn’t recognize.
‘Babe.’ He told me again
‘Justin do me a favor.’ I told him as I felt my voice break
‘Anything for you my lady.’ He said moving closer to me
‘Remind me how it feels like to live a life without lies.’ I told him looking straight into his eyes
I saw how he got defeated, I didn’t want him hurting like I was – funny right? But that doesn’t mean that I was okay with him.
‘I have been a walking heartache, the person I have been lately is who I wasn’t meant to be. You have been right by my side and now more than ever I need you.’ He told me with remorse
I got into the beddings and covered my head
A few minutes later I felt him close.
‘Felicia God gave me you for the ups and downs, God gave me you for the dawn, and when I think I have lost my way I always know that you will be here.’ He told me
‘Is that the reason why you lied to me?’ I asked as I sat upright switching on my head lamp
‘Babe you know how this job is.’ He told me
‘No Justin, I do not know how your job is different from mine because since day one you have known that I worked for the Vice President.’ I told him
‘Justin kindly make me understand how you can live with me all these years and yet continue with your lies.’ I continued anger building up
‘Make me understand how you can claim to love someone who you continuously lie to everyday, Justin tell me how you can look me in the eyes and connect your body with mine when you know you are nothing but a filthy liar.’ I screamed
‘I wanted to tell you, I wanted to be honest. I wanted to open.’ He said
‘You wanted? Did you hear yourself? You wanted.
But what stopped you?’ I asked tears streaming down my face
‘One lie turned into another, had to make up another one to cover up for the previous.’ He confessed
‘You know what, shut up! Just shut up Justin.’ I yelled realizing what a fool I was to think that he loved me when in actual sense he loved his job more than he did me
‘I know I have deeply hurt you but you are still my wife and as such you will respect me.’ He commanded
‘Respect?’ I asked with mockery
‘Can you even define respect Justin, sleeping with someone for years and yet continuously lie to them. That is respect? Or maybe allowing your mother to insult your partner that is respect right?’ I asked him
He raised his hand as if to slap me but then stopped halfway.
‘Felicia I am sorry.’ He began realizing the weight of his actions
‘I have been nothing but a good wife and companion, I have never given you a reason to question my loyalty. I have put this marriage before me, I have never lied to you. The only way I failed you has been not being able to give you a child but that alone did not give you the right to treat me the way you did.’ I told him with a heavy heart
‘No Justin, you don’t have to justify yourself. You found solace in your job because you missed the joy of fatherhood in your own home. I have failed you and I am sorry.’ I said cutting him short.
GEEZ LADIES IF UR HUSBAND LIED TO YOU ABOUT HIS JOB AND YOU FIND OUT DE TRUTH WOULD YOU FORGIVE HIM? AND GUYS WOULD YOU LIE TO UR WIFE ABOUT UR JOB JUST TO PROTECT HER?
PLS LETS THROW OUR COMMENTS