Becky and Joan stood confused looking at Matilda on how she’s taking it
Joan later found her voice and she uttered what shook even the foundation
of the house.
” We don’t need your help neither do we need your friendship anymore”.
“What the hell did you just say to me?” Matilda asked trying to understand
” I know you don’t need me to repeat what I said, you are smart enough
understand me” Joan said calmly.
” Well, I don’t seems to understand the garbage you just spit out. I can’t
seems to comprehend it.” Matilda said getting annoyed already.
“I will break it down for you since you don’t get it. I have known you
since my university days and you have been more of a negative influence to
me. I really never knew why I chose to tag along with your prideful,
arrogant and careless self who has never dim it fit to regret any of your
atrocious actions against others let alone take responsibilities for
amendment and apologies. I just blindly followed you for reasons i still
can’t fathom right as I speak and allowed you corrupt my good self. It
takes almost my ruined marriage to discern what you really stand for and
will do anything and everything to get my marriage back by starting to cut
of my ties with you” Joan peacefully explained.
” what have I got to do with your marriage? Am i the cause of your
husband’s lack of sexual appease or your insatiableness? What’s wrong with
you woman? I am not just in for your rubbish and that’s why I came to my
best friend’s place and not yours to talk on some more pressing issues”
Joan said arrogantly
All things being equal, Becky would have jumped for joy and excitement for
receiving the best friend’s title from Queen Matilda herself. But she
found herself hating the position right now, not after hearing Matilda’s
unremorseful words. “Well, maybe she really didn’t understand are actions
and reactions are bad. Maybe if Joan explain more to her, she will
understand and apologize of course” Becky thought even trying to defend
She remained silent hoping to understand who Matilda truly is.
” I wouldn’t say you are the direct cause of the turbulence in my home
right now, yes I was just plainly stupid to transfer the aggression on my
poor husband. But I won’t completely rule you out of being a bad friend.
You have done nothing to promote peace and happiness for others. You are a
definition of a complete self-centered being who doesn’t care about the
weight of her words and acts to others. I faltered by not telling the
complete truth about my sexual life which I wasn’t supposed to discuss with
you or anyone about but my husband just to gain your sympathy. I made a
grave mistake there and I must confess I have learnt in a bitter way. But I
never expected you as my friend to use my pains against me in less than
24hours I told you about them. You mocked my childlessness and insulted my
husband right before me. I even voiced out that your words hurt, but what
did you do? You unapologetically defended yourself making me feel terrible
and then pass it all out on my husband, who had done nothing but worry for
my safety with less care for his and come out in search of me even before
the break of the day. Now he believes I am cheating on him with you, he
believes I’m bisexual. I accept my mistakes and I’m greatly sorry for it,
but you really are the trigger of which I misbehaved and that is why I said
I no longer want a friendship with you” Joan explained clearly.
” This should do. With this explanation from Joan, Matilda should apologise
to her for peace sake.” Becky concluded in her thoughts.
But to the utmost surprise of Joan and Becky, Matilda cared not for the
effectiveness of her words nor for the trouble in Joan’s home.
” That’s your problem girl and not mine and I will definitely not apologise
for your own actions, your husband’s thought and your already failed
marriage. You should be thinking of what to do to stay in the bondage you
call marriage and not be concerned about your friendship status with me.
Run along madam marriage, while Becky and I will do nothing but enjoy our
spinsterhood to the fullest. I really do not care about you or your failed
marriage. You can get your sorry self out of here.” Matilda said exhibiting
with great force her bad manners.
“Becky dear, you can tell your friend to excuse us so we can be able to
think of ways to get back your hard earned money from that worthless
bastard who thinks he can get away with your money” Matilda continued but
stopped when she saw the look on both Becky and Joan. She didn’t really
care about Joan’s look, but that of Becky got her worried at that moment.
To say Becky was disappointed by Matilda’s statements was an
understatement. She now really see her in the image of the adjectives Joan
had qualified her with. She never knew she could be this ruthless not to
care about her friends marriage.
” Who have I been friends with for all these years? If she can be this
cruel in words with Joan who is more matured and disciplined than I am,
then what will be my fate in her hands if i eventually find myself in a
messy situation, like that which I am in now. I can’t believe I have been
friends with Matilda for this long and didn’t see this inhumane part of
her. I think I’ve seen it countless times, I just choose to overlook it and
contend for the bestie title with Joan who really I should be closer with.
Now that I’m no longer confused who she really is, I think I’m ready to
terminate my friendship with her as well.” Becky thought.
” Ain’t you got something to say?” Matilda asked Becky who she was
expecting to ask Joan out of her house already.
” I have a lot to say, but there will really be no use for it because you
are too selfish to think or care for anyone else. I have my bad as well and
I know they are much. I am willing to become a better person and for that
reason, I also will end my friendship with you but I promise to help you
also when I become better” Becky explained.
“What?” Matilda shouted
” Even you, Becky who can’t do anything on your own. Why should I be
surprised? You don’t even have mind of your own. I know you will come back
soon, just like you always do but believe me, I will make you suffer before
accepting you back.” Matilda replied in visible anger and then left for her
home or wherever.
Joan walked up to where Becky is and gave her a great hug. Like I said,
Joan is now a hugger too.
” Now that we’ve successfully sorted out one of our problems, let’s sit and
think of how to get your marriage back” Becky said.
” What about your money? Your hard earned money? Don’t you think you should
get that fast while I try to work on my marriage? Joan asked
” First and foremost, I need to correct this notion that it is not my hard
earned money, though it’s my money. I never worked for it, but depended on
people for all that I have acquired. And also, your marriage and happiness
is more Paramount than my lost money which I know I now possess the right
mindset to work for. So your marriage and happiness comes first my
darling.” Becky explained bringing Joan to tears.
How didn’t she see this good part of Becky since. It takes her almost
failed marriage to realize that Becky truly is a friend indeed.
She appreciated Becky and promised even to also help her get to become