Story Title: Your Promise
Category: Love and Betrayal
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The weeks that followed ushered in a new beginning for Michael and Jennifer. They began to relive their honeymoon strengthening their bond on a daily basis. The counseling was still in progress but in a different dimension with each of them
having separate sessions with Pastor Damian. Although their love for each other soared with the progress recorded from the
counseling, they had resolved to put intimacy on hold in order for Jennifer to heal emotionally.
Jennifer’s joy knew no bounds as her marriage became peaceful once more and she saw less of her mother-in-law who
stayed clear of their marriage in order not to pick a fight with her son. She became her once cheerful self and hung out more
with her friends and family.
Jennifer lay in the couch on a cool evening totally engrossed in watching the suspense-filled, emotion-awakening movie, “Twelve Years a Slave” without
waiting for Michael, who went to the loo, to rejoin her. Just then her message alert came on, causing her to temporarily pause
the movie as she quickly picked up the phone from the side stool by the side of the couch and tapped on the message icon to
reveal the content of the message. She stared at the message for seconds unable to believe what was glaring at her.
That was when she realized that she mistook Michael’s phone for hers due to their identical make and colour. With calculated steps she mounted the stairs to their matrimonial room with her pulse
racing way too fast. She sat on the edge of the bed waiting for Michael to emerge from the lavatory while trying her possible best to keep her emotion under control. Michael was startled to see Jennifer gawping at him with his phone in her hand and made an attempt to find out what the problem was.
“What’s wrong sweet?” he probed.
“I’m sorry dear. I unintentionally read your message thinking the phone was mine. Here it is,” She said apologetically.
“Is that all? That’s no problem at all,” he said and read the content of the message while walking away.
“Don’t you think you owe me an explanation?” she quizzed, maintaining her cool.
“An explanation over what?” Michael asked obviously confused.
“An explanation on your relationship with Mabel that warrants such correspondence” She replied.
“Come on babe. It’s nothing or do you think I’m cheating on you?” he inquired looking
“What do you take me for? A fool? You expect me to believe that there’s nothing going on between you and your ex when
you still call each other pet names like “baby” and “my love”. And as if that’s not
enough, you still meet up.
Telling me you have nothing to do with Mabel is an insult on my intelligence and I don’t like that,” Jennifer replied visibly shaken with anger.
Michael paced the length and breadth of the room trying to control his anger. Jennifer found his silence rather annoying and sought to get to the bottom of it.
“Michael your silence is not helping matters at all. It is rather aggravating the issue,” She added.
“I can stand any accusation from you but not being labeled a cheat. I meant no harm at all. We are just fond of calling each
other such names. And about meeting with her, it was for old time sake. She’s been away in the states for three years and
just returned of recent,” he explained.
“How does such an explanation sound to you? Even a five-year- old would not buy that. I remember the day I ran into an
old friend in a mall and exchanged pleasantries. What did you do? You could not even wait for us to get home before landing me a slap in the car just because of a harmless hug. If I had done as much as this then I believe you would have skinned me alive. Just when we are trying to rebuild our marriage you decided to cheat on me?” Jennifer replied losing
control of her voice.
“Don’t you dare talk to me in such manner,” Michael cautioned.
“Or else what? I guess the truth is bitter huh! You should have thought about that before rekindling your romance with
Mabel,” she retorted.
Michael landed a slap on her face for a start and made sure he beat the allegation out of her before storming out of the room.
Jennifer dragged her assaulted body to the wall in a sitting position before punching
Sarima’s number into her small phone to inform her of her ordeal and picked up few items leaving for the guest room.