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Unconditional love episode 3

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE – Episode 3
 
I got to his workplace and as usual his secretary gave me an evil eye but I ignored her and went in, he had his lunch in silence avoiding eye contact with me but I could tell that he enjoyed the food by the way he ate. He finished eating and I packed the plates and left his office then I heard his secretary cli-ck her ton-gue ma-king me st©p on my tracks and turned heading towards her
 
Me: trying to pick a fight with me each time I visit my husband won’t take you anywhere instead why not work on your attitude and settle for a decent, responsible young man rather than throw yourself at every man you see with money, it’s really a turn off to guys
 
Her jaw had dropped open and she looked at me in disbelief
 
Me: close your mouth I’m sure you won’t like swallowing a fly with cheapl-ipstick on yourl-ips
 
The look on her face was like one who had never had anything to eat for a month and I walked away feeling like I owned the world because I knew that I hit some nerve then I suddenly bu-mped into someone dropping the basket of plates I carried. I tried getting them but the guy beat me to it and I saw that it was Amos with some elderly man around his late 40s
 
Amos: wow!!! so nice of you to bu-mp into me
 
***He handed me the basket and I couldn’t help but smile***
 
Amos: you look amazing, meet my dad and daddy this is Mumba my……
 
***He cleared his throat***
 
Me: his friend
 
***He gave me a bored look***
 
Amos: you can call him Mr Kabaso
 
Mr K: my son, I’m glad you’re changing for the better why didn’t you pick such kind of friends all along?
 
Me: excuse me, I have to run along it’s been nice meeting you Mr Kabaso
Mr K: the plea-sure is mine my daughter
 
Amos: see you on Monday
 
***I nodded***
 
I went to my aunt’s shop in town and she was happy to see me then we went to her office where she made me a h0t cup of tea and I enjoyed it
 
Olivia: so baby girl, how’re you?
 
Me: good
 
Olivia: what’s going on? you’ve lost a lot of weight
 
I just looked down fighting back the tears that threatened to fall
 
Me: he brou-ght his side chick to our home and we’re living together
 
Olivia: WHAT!!! WHAT SORT OF CRAZINESS IS THAT?
 
Me: I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with him
 
I cried on her shoulders until I was only left with hiccups
 
Olivia: just be calm and continue being the strong girl that you are, prove him wrong by treating him well, kill him with kindness and he’ll surely notice his mistakes if he hasn’t yet
 
Me: I just hope so
 
Olivia: and don’t forget to be prayerful
 
Me: yes aunt
 
I spent time her teaching me new hairstyles because I had nothing to do at home. I decided to go back home in the evening and bid her farewell then got a taxi going home, I was welcomed by loud music at the gate when I got home I went inside and found Alicia lying on the couch with ba-rely nothing on and two empty bottles of Heineken on the table, I greeted her and she just cli-cked her ton-gue then I went to my be-droom and got changed. I got started with supper and when I was halfway throu-gh it Jeremiah returned lookin exhausted and he instantly frowned when he saw what was happening in the living room
 
Jeremiah: ALICIA WHAT IS THIS?
 
Alicia: baby, you’re back I’ve been longing to have you to myself the whole day
 
He turned off the music and our eyes met
 
Me: ummmm……good day
 
Jeremiah: hey
 
Me: I’ve prepared your bath, I’m almost done with supper
 
Jeremiah: o…..okay
 
 
***He looked down and I could see he felt shameful***
 
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Sunday [email protected]£ and I prepared myself to go to church even though I’d run out of time, I got to church and found almost all the seats occupied so I sat with a certain family I sp©tted mom and my siblings and they all seemed happy. I never saw mom ever since I got married and she never picked my calls when I called her, when the service was over I talked to a few people then went to mom and she immediately spat when she saw me giving me a disgusted look
 
Me: mo……
 
Mom: DON’T
 
She took my siblings and walked away leaving me feeling like a fool, I knew she was against me getting married but I thought she’d forgiven me but her action said otherwise. I felt my entire world come to an end because of mom’s rejection……
 
 
 
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I got home and said a silent prayer then got on the be-d and let sleep take over but was disturbe-d by my phone ringing, I checked the caller ID and it was Jeremiah’s mother I ignored it because I couldn’t talk to her in the state I was in but she was persistent so I just picked up
 
Mom: my daughter, how are you?
Me: I’m okay mom, how are you?
 
Mom: I’m fine where’s Jeremiah? I’ve trying to call him but he isn’t picking up my calls
Me: he went out with Al…… with a friend
 
Mom: alright I’ll be coming tomorrow there’s something important I want to discuss with you two, tell him as well
Me: alright mom I will (she hang up)
 
I stayed in be-d the whole day and got started with supper in the evening, I ate alone while watching TV then I received a call from Amos
 
Me: Amos
 
Amos: beautiful soul, life saver, beautiful on the inside and out…….
 
Me: don’t forget that you’re talking to someb©dy’s wife
 
Amos: yeah my wife, do you know that you saved me?
 
Me: you’re getting too big for your shoes now
 
Amos: really
 
Me: anyway just out of curiosity what did I save you from?
 
Amos: from dad, his car developed a gear box failure and it was all my fault, he swore that he’d kill me especially that I took it without his cons£nt but when I introduced you to him he kept praising me saying I was the best son in the whole universe
 
Me: good for you
 
Amos: yeah you coming to campus tomorrow, right?
 
Me: wrong, I’m expecting an important guest tomorrow so I won’t make it
 
Amos: ohh
 
***He sounded disappointed***
 
Amos: its gonna be a long day then
 
Me: don’t worry, you’ll cope. I’ve got to go, have a good night
 
I hang up before he could respond I finished eating and turned off the lights then went to my be-droom to study, I woke the following morning and started cleaning the house then Jeremiah’s mother called saying was arriving at 10 so I worked at a fast pace and started ma-king pies since they were her favourite. Alicia walked in the kitchen with a towel wra-pped around her b©dy and attem-pted to get one but I unhesitatingly st©pped her
 
Me: don’t test me this morning
 
Alicia: eh!!! so you talk?
 
Jeremiah: you don’t wanna mess with her coz she rains hailstorms
 
***He said that walking in***
 
Alicia: not worse than me I’m sure
 
Jeremiah: wifey, what’s the special occasion?
 
Alicia: you won’t call her that in my pres£nce
 
Jeremiah: hate it or love it but she’s my wife
 
She attem-pted to walk away but he held her hand
 
Me: (chuckling) among all the prostitutes in the world you choose to bring this disabled, immature, hunger ridden beggar to our home
 
I could see Jeremiah trying to hold his laugh but he failed dismally and bur-sted out
 
Alicia: Jeremiah, you’re laughing at the nons-en-se she has just vomited?
 
Me: nons-en-se my foot, tell me if you’re not disabled because I do everything for you and you always hire people to do your laundry and feed on take always when I’m not home to cook then you eat like you fasted for a decade no wonder, I say you’re hunger ridden
 
She was fuming with anger and tears were threatening to fall while Jeremiah held her preventing her from attacking
 
Me: truth hurts [email protected] with cheap nails and make up thanks to your laziness
 
Jeremiah: ENOUGH MUMBA
 
Me: and to answer your question your mom’s coming
 
Jeremiah: what? why? where? when?
 
***I gave him a blank stare***
 
Jeremiah: don’t tell me you summoned her here
 
Me: she’s the one who called me, she was calling you but you never picked up
 
Jeremiah: what time is she coming?
 
Me: she’s arriving any time from now
 
Jeremiah: ohhhh no!!!! plea-se be at your best behavior Alicia coz mom doesn’t take nons-en-se
 
Alicia: you’re such a mama’s boy, don’t worry I’ll put her in her place
 
***We both looked at her in disbelief***
 
Jeremiah: you won’t dare now let’s go and get clean
 
They left and I continued with what I was doing then I heard a knock and went to get it, it was my mother in law and a girl who was a bit older than me with 2 children one was around 5 and the other was on her back. I welcomed them inside and served them drinks then Alicia walked in the living room wearing a black maxi dress and sandals looking like the perfect lady of the house and she looked beautiful, I noticed mother looking at her questioningly then we all took our seats and Jeremiah walked in with a big smile on his face which instantly faded away and froze when he saw the girl…..
 
To be continued…

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