[STORY] Marriage War; Episode 8
Danny behaved coldly with Edith, he gives her whatever she wants and avoided any issues. After she had been giving him green light several times without him minding she broke into a quarrel with him one night.
“You don’t care about me any longer” she Began, he was shocked at her words because he tried his best to make it up to her and keep her rules as safe as he could.
“I don’t get you, what are you trying to say? Is there anything you’ve asked that I’ve not tried my best to do?” he asked frantically.
She couldn’t go straight to the point but she knew things were not okay. “let’s make love ” she blurted out. He turned to the other side of the bed.
“Maybe some other days for now I want to sleep and I don’t want you to get hard & end up drivinh to your family house this night to start another complain. It’s really late. Don’t forget I’ve promised never to hurt you” he said
“No I won’t be hurt, it’s for our own pleasure beside you always wanted babies” she said
He smiled & said,
“Sweetheart just calm down. I’m okay with babies from orphanage home just the way you said the other day” he said without minding to look at her expression.
She was talking about baby because her mum has asked her about her cycle, she never told her parents that she slept outside the day they sent her back. They thought all was fine between the two not knowing the worst is yet to come.
The next day, very early in the morning as 6:30am Anabel was at work already supervising the cleaners. Everyone had observed the closeness between Anabel and their boss but their mouth were sealed.
Danny has told Annabel he would be coming very early so that he would finish his duty on time then take her out but she wondered why he was not in the office. Danny even told her to stop calling him sir or boss whenever they’re together. Annabel also observed the way Gift, the head of Production Department has been following her up and down to hear gist.
Annabel phone rang, she checked to see the caller “Loml”. It was her fiance who she got engaged to before leaving the country. Annabel picked the call, he was glad to hear her voice. Soon she ended the call when Gift walked to my office….
“yes how may I help you? ” Annabel asked not minding to look at her.
Gift can be so annoying, she doesn’t hide the truth for once. Annabel have so much hatred for her.
“You know what I want and what I’m up too. You are new here just a month or two if I’m not mistaken. I’ve known boss and his wife right from their relationship. What I’m trying to say is that your enjoyment wouldn’t last because he almost ran mad the day she was angry with him, he so much love her” Gift stated bluntly.
Annabel looked at her like a dirt
“Then how does that affect my life and career?” she asked peering at her big eyes that looks like that of frogs.
“Don’t ask me stupid question, I’ve been hearing little little talks about you and the boss but I did not believe not until yesterday when I overheard you groaning and moaning inside his office. You are too young for what you are doing” Gift said
“Whatever! I know how jobless you guys are in this company but you’ll soon lose
your job” Annabel responded with a hiss.
“Mere PA like you make me lose my job? 8yrs of hard work towards this company. Your village people dey deceive you” she said
Annabel laughed out loud
“Just watch and see, by the time I’m done you’ll see me as your boss”
“Unless the God I serve is dead, ogbanje like you. That your engagement ring will not go successfully since you don’t want someone’s water to boil, yours will not get hot because your kettle will lick” Gift said & left.
Annabel have known Edith from secondary school, she is the type that forms a lot, although Edith was her senior. Annabel got scholarship by her pastor after winning a Bible quiz at church, so she was asked to choose the school of her choice.
When Annabel started schooling at the same school with Edith, she was crushing on the school head boy who Annabel didn’t know if Edith was dating him or if they were mere friends.
Annabel tried talking to her one day, Edith disgraced her in the midst of the crowd. She walked out on her. Then Annabel strategised a plans of making Edith her friend and tell her she was inlove with the guy but Edith gave her a head off. Annabel swore to teach her some manners now.
~Flash Back Ends~
Annabel was still lost in thought when her boss came in “Good morning sir ” she greeted
“Morning sweetie, how was your night?”
“t’was great and yours?”
“cold and lonely ” he said with a smile.
He went to his office while she remained in her position (office) for the main time. Annabel promised to report Gift to her boss and make sure she loses her job.
…”I know I’ve hurt my husband but he doesn’t have to treat me that bad. The Danny I knew is the talkative and playing type but now my husband has changed. All he cares about was work! Work! Work! I feel like shouting whenever he is at home. He now keeps late night, cares little about me” …Edith Kept talking to herself.
Edith had a plan of visiting her husband at his office today, he left so early without waking her up for morning devotion.
Edith got dressed as fast as possible to his office. When she got there his PA was smiling seeing her
“How may I help you” she asked
That was when Edith noticed her, she was wearing a buttoned cloth that exposed almost all part of her breasts, her lashes were fixed with artificial, her nails were painted blue. Edith was amazed, her husband has employed a colored television as his Personal Assistant that’s really sarcastic and she doesn’t know how to address people.
“My husband of course” Edith said without minding to greet her.
“Sorry woman I don’t think he will want to see you, he has been choked up with work. Maybe you should come back later” she said
“Are you okay? I said I’m here to see my husband and you are giving me condition of coming back” Edith barked at her.
“Sorry woman I’m only doing my job” she said
“Don’t worry you’ll lose the job” Edith replied
Edith picked her phone and called Danny and he came out angrily
“Anabel have you forgotten she is my wife ” he asked
“Sorry sir but you said nobody should come in” she said
Edith gave her a long stare as she followed her husband into his office.
“You didn’t even wake me up, you just left without breakfast” Judith said
“My love! As you can see I’m choked up, how was your night?”
“twas pretty good, what about your PA? Hope she’s not enticing you with the way she dresses? because I was pissed off with her dressing. A responsible lady should not dress in such a way”.
“Dear! She is just my PA and I cannot stoop myself so low to conquer on a common PA” he lied
Edith felt relieved.
“Dear tell me whatever you want I will do it”
“I’ll tell you when you get home” he said smiling
“alright then” She felt happy… & soon left his office.
The PA was looking her up and down, Edith wondered what was wrong with her maybe sacking her will be my request because she hated such. While Edith was on her way Gift a long time staff stopped her, she said she has something to tell Edith but that will be on Sunday, she would come to Edith’s house.