Domestic Violence “Debbie”; Episode 6
“And another thing, she almost lost her womb, I believe that if she becomes pregnant again and losses the baby the same way she lost this one and the previous ones, her womb would be totally damaged” she said and Henry froze..
“W-what?” Henry asked almost inaudibly.. Pregnancy, previous ones? What is she talking about?!
“You didn’t know your wife was pregnant?” The doctor asked sharply
“Debbie was pregnant?, how? when?” Henry stuttered and she glanced at Judith before looking back at Henry
“Well.. Mr henry your wife was a month pregnant, she lost the baby just like she lost the three others” she stated
“This is the fourth miscarriage she’s had, well her vitals appear to be okay, I have to check on my other patients now, I’ll be in my office if you need me.. And Mr Henry, there are some papers I’ll like you to sign” she said professionally and walked out.
“Just pray nothing happens to her Henry the demon or I swear to God I’ll kill you myself.. I wonder why Debbie thought you’d change, I can’t even look at you” Judith hissed and walked back to her seat beside Me..
Heney stared straight at the ground…”She was pregnant, four good times and I punched, kicked and slapped the babies, our babies out.. Why didn’t she tell me?.. How could she even tell me when I always shun her with a slap whenever she tries to talk to me? What have I done, not only have I abused my wife but I’ve also killed my children!” Henry screamed
Slowly he walked out of the room, he couldn’t bring myself to even glance at me before leaving. He met the nurse at the front desk and signed everything they asked him to, before paying for my treatments. Henry walked briskly to his car and drove out with one place on his mind.
“Hey man!” Luke greeted as Henry opened the door to let him in.
He moved in for a handshake and Henry side stepped him and walked into his sitting room..
Daniel sitting on the couch and if it was on normal days Henry would give him a hug or a handshake… I thought he was in port Harcourt for some contract, when did he even get back to Lagos.
“Henry henry!” Daniel hailed standing up to hug himp
My husband pulled away from the hug and started pacing the room
“Bro what’s wrong, you didn’t even respond to my greeting” Luke said sitting on the couch where Daniel was seated previously
“Hey.. Sorry if I didn’t call you, I came into lagos last night.. I called Luke to meet up and he said you were coming over, so I decided to surprise you, but from what I’m seeing you don’t look elated to see me like I had expected” Daniel said confused as he took his seat as well..
They both watched as Henry paced about scratching his hair in frustration and self hatred.
“Luke you said it would work!.. You said it would help me tame and contain her, and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the past three years, but look where it landed me.. Not only is she at the hospital suffering in pains but she has lost four pregnancies four!.. And it’s all because of your stupid advise!” Henry yelled and he swallowed glancing at Daniel who looked genuinely confused
“What are you talking about?” Daniel asked glancing at Luke before facing me
“Uhm.. Henry, let’s talk privately” Luke muttered standing up..
“So it has gotten to the point where you hide things from me right?” Daniel asked looking at Henry.
“Henry let’s go upstairs” Luke said trying to drag Henry out, Henry snapped his hands from his grip and faced Daniel.
“Daniel has every right to know okay, and I’m going to tell him everything” Henry said
“No na, you’ll only confuse him besides the story is very long, how will you explain everything to his understanding?” Luke asked irritated.
“Daniel for the past three years I’ve been hitting and abusing Debbie” Henry said.
“What?!” He yelled standing up with shock written all over him. Then I told him everything right from when Samson came to the house with those pictures and finally what the doctor told him at the hospital.
Henry ignored Luke who was pacing around angrily. Daniel stared at Henry quietly for almost a minute before raising his hand, and he was honestly not surprised when Daniel slapped him across the face.
“How can you be so stupid?!” He barked grabbing my husband’s collar..
“A man advised you to manhandle your wife and you did!.. A man who is not even married and knows nothing about marriage! You are a bigger fool than I thought” he said pushing Henry away,
“I’m highly disappointed in you Henry, I thought you were smart!.. But it turns out i was wrong, because Luke has been using you to get his revenge on your wife!” He stated glaring at Luke who stood nervously by the side
“What are you talking about?” Henry asked confused.
Luke begged Daniel to stay silent with his eyes.
“Well I’m honestly still surprised by the fact that you don’t know Luke has been having feelings for Debbie.. Right from the very day you introduced her to us as your girlfriend, and that’s why she has always despised him. At first I thought it was just fondness and nothing more but I was proved wrong when I caught him hitting on your wife two years after your marriage, don’t you remember that day we had dinner together?, after eating Judith and debbie left to take care of the dishes, Luke had said he was going to get a glass of water in the kitchen whilst we were watching match, do you remember when I said I was going to check on him since he was taking too long?” He asked and Henry nodded since he couldn’t form any word.
“Let me announce to you that I found him holding your wife’s waist after saying he was going to take her by force!, I was going to step in for Debbie, but I stopped when she slapped him and threatened to smash his head with the pestle if he dared touch her again, then this foolish monkey promised to have his revenge on her” he said pointing to Luke. Henry almost fell from the sofa.
“Now you’ve done exactly what he wanted, he manipulated you and you let him use you like a pawn, you have damaged your home and your wife. For your information I think.. What am I even saying? I know that it was Luke who sent this so called Samson to frame Debbie up. I strongly believe Debbie never cheated on you, she was framed and instead of you to trust her you fell for this madman’s trick..what I don’t understand is why you didn’t tell me about this for the past three years!, to be honest I am highly disappointed in you!” Daniel stated glaring at Henry.
So it was you?!” Henry pointed at Luke surprised. Luke frowned and rolled his eyes
“Yes it was me! Okay?.. The deed has been done already, let’s just forget about all this ” he muttered walking towards the bar. Henry felt rage seeping through every pore on his skin and he charged at Luke, knocking him to the ground. Henry was going to kill him for everything he caused, my husband’s rage can be very dangerous…just like a mad beast been set loosed.