“What have I done? Why did I make this big blunder? Joan won’t forgive me if Musonda eventually hates her more cos of this lie just to gain his attention” she thought as she sat on the chair facing Musonda and not knowing what to say next.
“Did you just say my wife is pregnant?” Musonda inquired.
“Hmmmmm, well, I…” Becky said stuttering
“Becky will you just answer with a yes or no and stop stammering. As you can see, this is an office and I’m being paid to do my job so please don’t waste my time but give me a definite answer” he said obviously angry now
“What if she’s not pregnant? Would you abandon her and let her die of depression? Do you ever love her at all?” Becky challenged as she didn’t know what to say concerning the pregnancy saga.
“You are in no place neither do you have any moral justification to ask if I love my wife or not. Not with the rubbish you’ve been doing with her since God knows when” Musonda said.
“Will you be responsible enough to tell me the rubbish we’ve been doing together cos I seem to be lost here”
“She sent you here and she would have filled you with the details of how I know the disgusting things you girls do behind the scene of friendship.” He replied.
“Do you want this marriage or not Mister? If yes, then you will hear me out but if not, why not be a man enough to tell her so she can get over with bit instead of this emotional trauma you’re putting her through” Becky said angrily.
“Get out of my office this moment, and I don’t want to ever see you near or around my family, never again” Musonda said as he stood up and banged his table loudly.
At this instant, Becky fell was on her knees. She had come to settle the misunderstanding in her friend’s marriage but it seems she just complicated things and she will do anything and everything within her means to make Muzo have a change of mind.
“I am sorry Sir, I am really sorry. I don’t know what came over me. I’m here for peace and not to worsen issues.” She said tearfully.
This did it, as Musonda loosen up a bit and asking her to get up since he wouldn’t want anyone to meet her in that position.
“Please get up Becky” he said.
She was surprised he knows or still remembers her name.
“Please sir, let me just remain like this. I beg you in the name of God, I just want you to hear me out, Please” she said sniffing.
“Okay, I will hear you out but definitely not while you’re on you knees and please, whatever you need to say, you need to be fast about it cos I still have some work to do before the end of the day.” Musonda said. Somehow Musonda was very confused cos he has never seen Becky this humble before. Well, he had met her once or twice or maybe thrice. He has always seen her as a lady who’s not serious.
But for the fact that she could kneel all for the peace of his own family makes him like her.
“Please stand up, I’m listening” he said again and Becky stood up, sit and then clean her face before she started talking.
“If someone had told me that I will ever do anything good for Joan’s sake, I would never had believed. Although were friends, I have not actually seen her as one or relate to her like a real friend does. I always envy her level of maturity and experience with things and this makes me always jealous of her. And that’s why I usually do everything possible to stay glued to Joan, so that I can be ahead of her with my friendship. But with the events that happened in these past couple of days, I realized she has a good heart but with her flaws as well. I really don’t understand where you got the conviction that we are bisexual, but I must tell you that it is a big lie from the pit of hell. I have never involved in such act and so are my friends.
She made a mistake by telling us about your sexual problem, and Matilda used it to insult her just few hours later. I know she shouldn’t have discussed it with us but with you. We weren’t much of a good friend as I watched and did nothing while Matilda spoke ill of it. I should have rebuked Tilda openly, which would have beat down the disappointment and hurt she felt. But I did nothing even after she voiced about her hurts and Tilda was unapologetically about it. Out of foolishness Matilda transferred the anger that she had bottled up on you thereby saying those hurtful words to you. She’s truly sorry, and I am sorry as well. We’ve both learnt from this and I can assure you that this will never repeat itself again. I plead you forgive your wife and return to her. You wouldn’t believe what she looks like now as a result of the loneliness and guilt that’s hurting her.” Becky concluded with a drop of tears on her left cheek.
After Muzo discovered that Becky had finished talking, he placed his hands on his head and rested his elbows on the table and muttered: ” I’m sorry darling. I should have heard you out. Gosh, what have I done. I hope it isn’t too late to get my happiness back”
Becky heard his last statement partially and she responded to it.
“It’s not too late sir, but please don’t waste anymore time to let her know you’ve forgiven her”.
Becky appreciated him and called it a day. But immediately she stood up, Musonda asked again” is Joan really pregnant?”
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