Something was off, what did she mean if I liked it? I had been in bed for close to an hour. Sleep was far from me. I couldn’t wrap my head round what she said. I woke up few minutes past 6. Unlike yesterday, Tiana was in bed, sitting up and staring at me.
Has Beverley told Tiana anything?
She must have from the way Tiana is staring at me.
She seemed like someone whose meat was stolen. Her eyes burned and prompted me to say.
“I’m sorry Tiana, it is not what you think.”
I tried to snuggle closer and touch her, but she abruptly stood up and made her way out. When she got to the door she turned and said
“Have your bath and get to work,”
Something I know to fear is the scorn of a woman, because you thought her to be weak, she would go to extra miles to deal with you especially when you have been found cheating.
Tiana wouldn’t wait for you to commit the act; paying attention to anybody else apart from her is cheating and that she spelt out to me several times. Sluggishly, I got ready my head was filled with chains and chains of pessimistic thoughts.
“Have a nice day Honey.” She said and handed me packed meal when I was about exiting the house, and that has never happened in forever. I can’t remember ever being called Honey. Whenever Tiana was angry it takes at least two days to calm down. She would make me promise not to do that which got her upset again, and make me get her gifts. This time, she’s different and it is strange.
I got to the office rather late not because of traffic but because my mind was occupied with something else other than work. I could not bring myself to tell Kofi who insisted on eating my homemade meal why I would not share. A few hours later, I was at the wash basin when Kofi accosted me in the cafeteria.
“Why would you empty your food in the trash can? You know I don’t like this Chinese sauce and what not” he wrinkled his nose and pouted his mouth at the sight of the sauce.
“See that food, Kofi, leave it, there is nothing wrong with our delicious Chinese Tuesday” I didn’t like the Chinese sauce either but it was safer than Tiana’s.
”Was not Tiana who prepared it?” He probed.
”Trust me brother, you’re better off not eating it.” I said. His shoulders fell in astonishment, he made to say something else but I ignored him, dried my hands and climbed back upstairs.
He was a great guy and one of the most jovial kind. Everyone liked Kofi. He could come up with perfect explanations for anything, that is why he is our best copywriter, but I couldn’t just tell him my predicament even though he was my friend.
if I had known that going home was gonna be difficult; I would have packed few changes of clothes and stayed over at my cousin’s. But, that would have made it obvious to everybody that there was trouble in Paradise. I wasn’t from a wealthy background neither were my extended families. The possibility of me marrying Tiana, a girl who’s father was a commissioner was unforeseen. And when it finally happened, it felt like their son was the Bride.
What could be the worst that Tiana would do or her family. I was probably over-reacting. It’s time I manned the hell up what did I do? I mean what if I had slept with that her HOT cousin? I mean her cousin.
Why would thinking about her even get me aroused. Yes, she is hot. And she knowingly pathed her thighs and asked if I liked it. If anyone is to blame is Beverly. I can’t allow her spoil my name or break my home. I needed to come up with a plan that would make a twaddle of all she’s told Tiana.
I got home 28 minutes past 6, rang the doorbell severally, no one answered. Why would they not open? I tried to look through the gap between the curtains, nothing.
“Uma, where’s madam?” I asked the security guy.
Albeit his northern accent heavily colored his answer, I managed to deduce that Tiana and Beverly had left the house early in the morning and that they would come back by 7.
It was 23 minutes to 7 now.
There was no mention of that to me. What is going on? I took a look around the compound; Tiana’s car hadn’t moved an inch; maybe they used a taxi. And I don’t have the new key since the old lock was changed.
“Did madam drop any thing with you” I asked.
“No, Oga” he answered
I listened to the stereo while I waited in my car. I was restless partly from not having a shower yet and from the unknown predicament I might be in.
When the time on the dashboard read 08:27. I couldn’t stay famished any longer….
“Oga, sorry I just remember, madam geefe me something make I geefe you.” I felt like breaking his small head when he thrusted the bunch of keys to me.
I stomped into the house. There I was thinking of the worst that might happen or that has happened and this stupid gateman had the keys with him. The anger or hunger guided my steps.
I opened the door, threw my shirt and vest on a sofa and stomped into the kitchen, I couldn’t wait to have my bathe already but I was too famished. In the freezer was a pot of vegetable soup. I scooped a little into a smaller pot and warmed.If this meal was poisoned I will rather be poisoned daily. I ate without caution, had just finished eating the deliciously prepared vegetable soup and fufu.
My torso was still bare, I listened to my stomach for any unusual movements, after a while I was convinced that I was not. Why would Tiana poison in a full pot of soup that anyone could eat? The door bell rang.
“Good evening, Tay”
“Good evening… Beverly” I swallowed heavily while I returned her greeting. Beverly is the real definition of bomb shell. And tonight she looked extra hot from the front and chilli spicy from the back. She walked in clutching her designer handbag and a shirt. She wore a gown which could be mistaken for her skin especially when you landed your eyes on her twin toppings; nipples, big and erect pierced through her grey gown and stared right into my face. She grazed my hairy chest with her breasts as she entered. Her hips swayed arousingly, and my eyes threw away every form of caution and followed without missing a beat.
She turned and faced me.
“She is at the church.” My mouth shut rather too late. She put her hand on her hips. “and I d rather have a handsome man stare than their pastor.” She thrusted her hips towards me, and looked outside.
“Close the door Uma is staring.”
Uma? I turned and saw Uma looking bewildered.
“What are you doing here?” I asked brusquely. The anger from making me wait for almost an hour maybe for watching Beverly Tease laced my question.
“Sorry, Madam, Oga, Oga, one man dey por outside, him wan see am por Oga”
I followed him what’s Stanley doing here this late.
Uma let him in.