But that’s not all, you practically beg for and borrow things that are of low qualities, Things you can easily afford. Don’t you think you should be worried about this as well? Joan said ending with a question.
“I saw this as nothing before, because being a last born. My parents and other siblings always
wanting to make me happy by giving me everything I want. I didn’t realize when it stretched out so much that I couldn’t control it. I just realized how much I have depended on everyone when Matilda promised I will come back to beg for her friendship. It was right there I know I have a big problem, which I think it’s the first stage of my solution” Becky narrated.
“I’m very happy for you girl and I promise to walk with you all through to become a better you” Joan said
“Thanks friend. Enough about me. I want to go over to your husband at the office. I really need to talk to him” Becky said.
“He won’t attend to you. He hates you guys already. Remember he has never liked you before, his misconceptions about you and Matilda now. I don’t want you to go and add fuel to the fire” Joan said
“I promise I will help you get back your marriage right? Please don’t be an impediment. Just give me the direction to his work place while you pray for the success of my meeting with him” Becky replied.
Joan tried even more to convince Becky about meeting her husband but she refused, saying she needed to do it.
Joan gave her the description she needed and she left much later after she ensured that Joan had her lunch.
Matilda keeps checking her phone expecting Becky’s message or call. Some parts of her feel bad but being who she is, promised herself not to stoop so low to apologise.
“They will surely come sooner or later, this I know” she thought.
She was feeling lonely and then decided to go over to her parents. At least she will get the comfort and care of her parents.
On her way to, her car developed a fault. She had to call her mechanic to check on it while she proceed with a taxi.
She got to her parents house upon entering, she was surprised with what she found.
“Mum, what are you doing?” She asked her mother
“I’m kneeling, begging my husband, your father as you can see” her mother said.
“You really need to get up now. What if I had come with friends and they see my mother on her knees like a slave? Matilda asked.
“Will you shut that dirty thing you call a mouth?” Her mother said and concentrated on her husband who is yet to forgive her.
She left with a silent hiss to her room.
Her father was upset with her mother because she promised to bring him lunch in the office, but didn’t come. He called several times but she didn’t answer. He had to leave office thinking something bad has happened at home only to get home and find her gisting with her friend. She
had totally forgotten about him and his lunch. Although he’s eaten the lunch, he still upset with her and that’s why she was begging him. He later forgave her and sent for his daughter, Matilda. There’s no point going back to his office so he decided to have a fatherly talk with his daughter, whose reactions we’re baffling.
“Why were you embarrassed that your mom was kneeling for me?” Her father asked.
“It just doesn’t make sense to see her kneeling. She can beg you but the kneeling looks enslaving to me, and also have never seen her done that when I was leaving with you” Matilda explained. “My daughter, your mother and I are married for almost 40 years because we understand each other. There’s nothing wrong or bad in apologising in any way to someone you hurt. It only means you are responsible enough to admit your wrong which is a very good way of showing maturity. Many times, people apologise not because they are wrong but for the sake peace. I apologise to your mom and then she also apologized to me. You can’t be self-centered and expect a good relationship with anyone. You need to drop your ego and pride and always do what it takes to be at peace with everyone. This will not reducing you a bit, but will be an addition to you. You don’t treat people as trash and expect them to treat you like treasure. When you respect others, they will definitely respect you. I know you want the kind of my marriage like your mom, but you’ll need to work for it cos we are still working on it ourselves.” Matilda’s father explained.
His words got to her and she didn’t realize when tears started dropping off. Her father left them while her mother continued advising her. She left her parents home sober promising to change for the better.
“Good day sir, I am…” Becky introduced herself.
“I know who you are and why you are here. I just respect you enough to allow you enter my office and not to explain to me how you’ve been helping me with my wife. You may take your leave now” John Musonda, Joan’s husband said plainly.
“I know you are a responsible man who used to love his wife dearly but not anymore, but for the sake of the innocent baby, can you please hear me out?” Becky said gaining his attention.
“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