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My Madam And I-Episode44, 45, 46



My Madam And I-Episode44

She looked completely stunned and paralyzed as she saw me.

” I heard everything, don’t worry, carry on with your discussion” I said and turn to leave.

She ran towards the door, shut it and stood in front of it.

” Mike! Let me explain “. She said in a non apologetic way.

” alright, go ahead. ” I said, looking blankly at her.

” Mike, please sit down and hear me out”. Her voice remained expressionless.

” what do you want to explain? I heard all you have been yapping on the phone. So I am just a puppet right?! Please get out of my way!” I commanded.

She ran to me and held my hands shaking me.

” Mike, I have been hurt many times. I have been cheated on and betrayed Mike! You will never understand. I did what I nid because I needed to know if you are the one.”. She embraced me, holding my hands together. ” please forgive me Mike, am very sorry “. Her voice turning emotional.

I felt my heart breaking, I love her so much that I struggled with myself to hate her. I felt if she can lie to me about this, then she can lie to me about anything.

” let go! ” I commanded.

” I won’t! I won’t! ” she said, tightening her grip on me.

I struggled to brake loose, but she held me even tighter.

” what is wrong with you let me go! “. I yelled, pulled her grip from me and pushed her.

She fell on the floor and started cried bitterly .

” Mike please am sorry ” she said crying.

I ignored her and walked out banging the door behind me. I felt horrible the moment I was out of her building. Her tears melted my heart. I just stood still outside her compound, looked up and down with my hands on my waist. A part of me wanted to go back and reason things out with her, but my findings made me not to trust anything she may want to use as an excuse.

I couldn’t go back to my house because of Ruth. She had already sent me a dozen am sorry text messages, and I can’t go to Sandra’s either. My only option was to go to jackisula’s place. So I put a call across to him. He was so happy to welcome me over.

It was raining heavily when I arrived at Jacky’s place. I knocked severally on the door, but no one responded. So I took the back door, only to find Jacky on the floor . I passed through the open kitchen window into the house, then find my way to the sitting room where he laid face down on the floor.

Empty bottles of codeine and a full opened nylon of weed laid beside him. I shook him, but he wasn’t responding. I shook him again and again, still he laid lifeless, I turned him and checked his breathing, it was regular. I felt perhaps he was on conscious, then suddenly he moved his head, chewed his mouth and started snoring . I heaved a great sigh of relief knowing he’s alive.

I went to the kitchen to fix myself something to eat but found nothing save noodles. I tried to boil it but the gas was empty. No wonder the pots were clean and probably kept. So I did as he usually does, eat the noodles uncooked.

The refrigerator had a quarter bottle of vodka and sachets water carelessly lodged inside . I helped myself with a sachet and went to the sitting room, put on the TV, sat down with my raw noodles and water to watch the documentary on display.

It was already dark and Jacky hasn’t woken up yet. Mum called asking me to come home but I refused except Ruth leaves, but she persuaded me to come and resolve issues with her. Sandra on the other hand hasn’t called and this worried me a great deal because I expected her to call begging and I was afraid that I was going to forgive.

Jacky still showed no sign of waking up so left in the same way I came. I went straight home. Ruth hearing my foot steps on the stair rushed towards me and hugged me, I didn’t know whether to push her away or not, so I just stood.

” am sorry Mike, please forgive me. Am really sorry. ” she said, resting her head on my chest and her hands on my waist.

Mum stood at the stairs entrance looking with emotion the way Ruth held me. She was really in love with this girl. Guess her good character and cares caught mums attention.

I had to hug her and let the past slide. She started sobbing on my chest as I held her, mum who seem to be envious of the charade left us to our reunion.

We both sat in the sitting room watching a movie together. Ruth held my waist leaning on my shoulder, while I sat facing the TV with a crossed leg.

She brought out her ATM from her jacket and shoved it in my breast pocket. I took it out, looked at it and then looked at her in surprise.

” what is this for?”

” so you can get yourself some clothes ” she said, still leaning on me.

” who told you I need new clothes?! ” I said.

” I just want you to get something new that’s all”

” thanks dear, I don’t need it” I said handing it back to her.

She looked at me, turned my face to hers.

” Mike. I love you, I don’t mind if you close down my account. It gives me joy to do this. It’s a way you can convince me that you have forgiven me. ” she said in an emotion laden tone.

I hesitated, but she charmingly made me accept it. Just then a text came on my phone. Ruth made to read the content with me, then ignored. It was from Sandra, and it read: AM OUTSIDE YOUR GATE. I looked at the time on my phone, it was 11.18pm. I looked at Ruth with side of my eyes, but she laid still on me and was busy with the TV ( although conscious of the happenings).

I needed a way to sneak out to Sandra whose odd visit put me in panic of her safety.

” I want to check something downstairs ” I said standing up.

” by this time? ” Ruth said in surprise.

” yeah…The …gate. That’s how i…i close it every night. Don’t worry, I’ll be back in a jiffy. I said stammering, walking out.

” lemme accompany you, it’s not safe! ” Ruth said, standing.

” I’ll be back, don’t worry yourself. ” I said smiling and walked away to avoid further argument.

At the gate I remembered that the key was upstairs. So I called Sandra from the middle opening of the gate.

” what are you doing here by this time! ” I enquired angrily.

She slowly walked to the opening to meet with me .

” to ask for your forgiveness ” she said casually, smiling.

” why didn’t you come in the morning? ”

” coz I couldn’t sleep ”

” wait here let me get the keys “. I said and ran upstairs.

I had to tiptoe up the stairs. And when I got to the entrance which leads to the sitting room, I paused to observe Ruth who was focused on the TV. That was good because it gave me the chance to sneak through the back sit to the dinning where the key was. On my return to the door, Ruth turned, but I quickly duck before she caught me. I bent with my hands and knees on the ground. I waited until I was convinced that she was back to her TV, before I crawled to the stairs. Then tiptoed down stairs.

I went outside and met Sandra who was sitting on the bonnet of car with a folded hand. She stood up when I approached her.

” why this night?” I said, looking consciously at every side.

She stood looking very remorseful.

” am sorry Mike. I know what I did was bad, that’s why I put my life in harms way just to see you and tell you that I regret lying to you. I wanted to be sure I can rely on you as my man. I….. ”

I interrupted. ” you should have pulled this stunt during the day instead of now! ” I said, still looking all over as though expecting something to jump on us.

” please Mike, I don’t care If I die today. I don’t care if I get hurt. I hurt you and it’s hurting me that you found out this way” she said as tears clouded her eyes.

I felt sorry for her. My heart had completely forgiven her the moment I saw her standing outside my gate but I had to play tough just not to give in easily. So I went to her and hugged her. She held me tight crying.

” Mike! ” Ruth called from behind


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We both looked towards Ruth simultaneously with Sandra still holding on to me, I gently removed her hands and fully turned towards Ruth . I was lost for words, I only ended up stuttering without making out any words.

” what is she doing here? ” Ruth demanded working towards Sandra ominously.

Sandra who said nothing seem to be so complacent as she rested her buttocks on the bonnet of her car looking amusingly at Ruth.

I intercepted, preventing Ruth from reaching Sandra as she seem to be ready to engage in a brawl.

” calm down! I will explain everything to you when I come upstairs ” I said holding Ruth hands.

She let loose a hand and left a slap on my face. Her finger entered one of my eyes so I abruptly left her to tend the eye.

She bounced on Sandra, who was too sophisticated to fight, held her on her blouse .

” leave my boyfriend alone! ” she yelled into the night tightening are grip on Sandra and dragging her blouse with her whole strength.

Sandra only struggled to loosen her firm grip in vain until I intervened with a an eye closed. I held on Ruth and pulled her off Sandra, but she succeeded in tearing Sande’s beautiful yellow blouse, exposing her red brazier.

I carried Ruth from the back into the compound as she yelled, kicked and struggled to break free. I struggled to push her in and shut the gate. She banged on it radically yelling on top of her voice.

” go to your husband adulterous b!tch, go to your husband and leave my man alone!!!” Ruth shouted.

I held on to the gate with my back, exacting all my weight so Ruth won’t open it and cause mayhem.

” please stop this madness, I’ll explain things to you when I come inside ” I pleaded in a low tone.

” Mike! Open this gate! Open this gate!! ” she yelled and banged louder on it.

Sandra rushed to me covering herself with the piece of her ripped blouse.

” please, I have to go ” she said moving back towards her car. ” I will call you ” .

I was confused. First, I wasn’t comfortable with her leaving by this time of the day, and secondly, I wanted to escort her to ensure her safety, but I can’t with Ruth around. Before I could make up my mind, she has already entered her car and reversed speedily. I let go of the gate and Ruth fell over. She spontaneously stood up running towards the car, yelling curses and throwing stones that couldn’t reach the car that was already far way.

Mum and my brother were already downstairs, same with some neighbors in the compound , whose attention was called by Ruth’s rascality.

Ruth came back. Looked at me then ran inside.

Mum who looked lost came and enquired the reason for the brouhaha. I was too down to explain, so I said.

” it’s ….it’s Ruth ”

“Ruth did what?! ” mum yelled.

” it’s Ruth ” I repeated.

Just then Ruth rushed out with her bag, stopped in front of me. Looked at me from my head to my toe in a contemptuous way, hissed and dashed off into the night.

I ran after her. Mum was busy shouting behind me ” hold her! Hold her! “. I caught up with her, she struggled to break free, yelling. ” leave me alone!” but I held her tight. By then mum, my brother and neighbors had already joined in. We all collectively tried to reason with her not to leave that late. But she kept struggling to break free. I had to lift her up as dragged her into the compound as she yelled and struggled. I managed with all the strength I can gather to bring her in before she started crying.

” I want to go home, please let me go ” she said crying, sitting on the floor.

Mum summoned me in the sitting room later when the frenzy died down. She wanted to know what happened. Ruth whose eyes were red from crying sat quietly at the edge of the couch with a hand on her jaw looking the opposite direction from us.

I had to speak, judging from Ruths countenance she wasn’t going to say anything.

” the lady you saw at the hospital came this evening to report something to me…. ”

” …. This night?! It’s past evening, it’s midnight! ” Ruth said in a raged tone interfering me.

I paused, looked at her, then continued.

” so Ruth came downstairs and misunderstood the whole thing ”

” liar!! ” she interrupted again, standing up. ” ask him if he’s not dating that married woman? Ask him if he has not been sleeping with her! ” she yelled, sat down and started crying.

The married part caught mum’s attention. She looked at me in a malicious way.

” Mike! Tell me the truth, is what she’s saying true?! ” mum asked.

” actually, it’s complicated ” I said

” uncomplicate it Mr man! ” mum barked.

” well, she’s not married! ”

” liar! Liar! ” Ruth said standing up. ” you told me she’s married, that you are with her because of the money, right now you want to deny it Mike why?! Why Mike?! ” she said amidst tears.

I didn’t know how to change the story because it was a complicated one and I wasn’t in the right state of mind to reason out a swift lie, so I allowed them swallow me up that night.

Mum lashed me in front if Ruth like a kid and later asked me to make a promise before everyone that I won’t meet with Sandra again. This was a very difficult thing to do, because all the while I have been aching to call Sandra and know if she arrived safely. I ended up keeping silent.

” will you say something this boy?! ” mum barked.

” mom I can’t. Remember Peter is still In the police custody and Sandra is the only one who can help with the money we need for his bail” I said.

This statement paralyzed mum. But she had to speak in favor of Ruth whom she had grewn fond of.

” God will provide the money. Just stop seeing that woman. Now apologize to Ruth right now!” mum commanded.

So I apologized to Ruth kneeling in front of her . She grumbled and hesitated for a while then eventually hugged me.


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I waited until Ruth who laid on my body all through the rest of the evening went in to sleep in my mum’s room after several persuasion from me.

When I was sure she has slept, I snuck to be balcony to call Sandra. The phone ran and ended twice before she answered the third time.

” hello” I said feeling relieved.

” hey baby. I was waiting for your call before I slept off”. Sandra said sounding sleepy.

“am sorry for what happened ”

” it’s OK. I asked for it but am over it already “.

” how did you find your way home? ”

” I just drove “. She said.

” I can sleep now “. I heaved a relieving sigh.

” how about your girlfriend? ”

” she’s asleep ”

” hope she didn’t tear you apart? ” her voice depicting a smile.

” she did a little ” I said smiling.

” alright sweetie, thanks for forgiving me. I will see you in the morning. ”

” OK. Tomorrow ”

She hung up. And I went straight to bed.

The next morning, I woke up very late to meet an empty house. Ruth didn’t sneak into my room to wake me up with a kiss as usual. I didn’t feel much bad about it because I knew it was going to take time for her to heal from the hurt.

So I fix myself a breakfast and sat in front of the TV to enjoy myself. Suddenly I heard voices from the next flat.

A young childless couple lived there. The husband use to work in a reputable company until he was sacked about two years ago .

During his working days he bought a car for his wife and set up a business for her. During the first year, his wife was very supportive but gradually over time things turned sour. The man began bringing girls into the house while the wife was away. Rumor must have relayed the news to her because of their constant fights. But she never caught him red handed.

Everyone in the compound had learnt to let them be as the fight became almost a daily occurrence. Sometimes the woman locks the man out. While other times the man beat her up mercilessly. But the crazy thing about them is that after everything, at night they end up having loud sex.

On this day the woman cried louder than usual, the man seem to be hitting her really hard. I tried to ignore but her cry wouldn’t let me. So I stood up and went to their door, I hesitated whether to knock or not. A neighbor living downstairs saw me as he was about entering his car .

” Mike, let them be, we are use to it. ” the man said as he entered his car and drove off.

I was about leaving when I heard the woman shouting. ” somebody help me! ” . I turned back to the door, knocked severally but no one responded, but when I heard her scream for help again, I pushed in and the door gave way. I staggered into the sitting room and saw the man pressing the woman’s neck. I rushed to where he was and pulled him off her.

She started gasping for air gripping her neck. The man tried to bounce on her again I resisted him by pulling him by the waist and throwing him on the floor.

” stop this!” I said afterwards as I tried to gain my balance.

The woman hid behind a chair still holding her neck.

” she’s a prostitute! ” he said getting on his feet. ” are you one of her lovers?! ” he asked pointing at me mischievously.

” please stop this madness!” I said.

He ran towards the woman again , but I jumped on him and he fell over . He got up swiftly and went to get a wine bottle. I was still trying to know if the woman was OK when a bottle landed on my head. And stabbed me on my palm as I tried to defend it from piercing my chest. He tried again but I pushed him hard on the chair and he fell over to the other side. I quickly jumped over to where he was, picked up the broken bottle and made to stab him, but his wife held my hand and begged me not to hurt her husband . I pushed her away, by this time he was up and ran out. I chanced after him, he ran downstairs to my mums shop calling for help.

When mum saw me coming covered in blood and bottle in hand she jumped and ran to towards me and embracing my waist.

” what have you done to my son?! ” she yelled still holding me.

I tried to push her aside to descend on the man who was looking helplessly in my mums shop. His wife joined mum in holding me. I was bleeding on my head and the cut on my hand was deep.

My mum finally convinced me to leave him alone with lots of begging and shouting. Other passersby also came in to dissolve the issue.

I finally went to tend my injury at a nearby by hospital.

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