BEING MRS SPENCE
By AMAH’S HEART.
“What have I not done, how have I not prayed, no… tell me. God, answer me because I can no longer understand your reasons for all this torture. When you knew that Coleman wasn’t the man for me, you saw he was going to make my life a living hell.. you are God, ever knowing right? You saw things before it happens… you knew all this will happen yet you allowed me fall in love with such a man. You watch him dehumanized me, treated me like an animal, disrespected, turned me into a crazy bitter woman. Oh God, you saw how Cole made a harlot, a servant, a robot out of me. You could have warned me…I know I was blinded in love but knowing the aftermath of it, you would have warned me… maybe through signs like the days of the Israelites or through your ordained servants. I will listen, I could have known what I was getting myself into. Goddd! I’m tired of living…I just don’t see reasons to move ahead everyday. Ever since Coleman announced he was expecting a baby from another woman, my life has not remain the same…is in shambles. I feel like I’m at the receiving end… Coleman made a big mockery out of me. Is hard to cope through… unexplainable hard…
Florence wept while on her knee right in church. She cried heavily and refused speaking to pastor Josh that came to her aid due to the heavy cry.
She pleaded to be alone and the pastor left her to be.
Florence later drove home, Cole was around.
He was arranging one of the guest room.
She went to bed without speaking to him.
The following day, she saw him still putting things in place.
“What are you doing…are you expecting a guest?
Florence managed to asked.
“Yeah, not a guest anymore. Marina is family now because she is carrying my child. She will be coming over later today and will be staying here. I want to make it comfortable for her and my unborn child.
Florence laughed out sarcastically
“Coleman if someone told me in my dream that you will do this to me I could have greatly doubt it. You opened your gutter mouth to tell me that you are expecting a baby from another woman and very excited about it. You are the same man that told me not to get pregnant because you are not ready for responsibility and mess from kids. You made me take pills every time just to make sure I don’t fall pregnant. Before God and man, I was a good and obedient wife…I wanted to please you at all cost but this is where it brought me. You will live to regret this Coleman… for everything you made me go through… you will regret it except if I don’t serve a living God, except if I have ever wronged you or be a bad wife to you. But if not, your regret is awaiting…
“Spare me all this nonsense talk…
Cole barked and then continued.
“… I didn’t ask Marina to get pregnant but since she is I can only protect what’s mine. Ever since her pregnancy, my love for kids has returned… I’m looking forward to having her and my baby close to me. By the way, aren’t you the same person that said something maybe wrong with me, I may not be able to pregnant a woman until I visit the doc and he induse me with drugs and injection. Unknown to you that Marina was already pregnant for me before all this your shenanigani. Listen, I have no regret of my actions. I thought is the same bible you read everytime that says children are blessings from God, blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. I may not be fanatic or too religious like you but I know the Bible more than you do. Florence, you can’t beat this, stop trying to guilt trap me because it won’t work. My Mom is also happy and already expecting a grand child from me, she doesn’t care the woman that gives birth for me…all she’s after is to get her grandchild. Be happy for me and Marina, don’t allow jealousy and bitterness to seal your womb.
He walked out and Florence fell to the ground and wept with a heavy heart.
After a week Marina moved into the house. Florence visted her sister and told her all that was going on in her home.
Susan asked her to leave Cole and his mistress and move on with her life because Cole doesn’t worth all the trouble that she was going through.
“I have tried doing that Suzy, I packed my bags to leave but I couldn’t. I don’t know how to start all over or to love another man. Walking away from my almost five years of marriage has proven difficult but staying in that house, watching Cole and Marina drives me insane… deeply insane. Cole does not care if I stay or leave, Marina is all and all to him now. Suzy, I feel like a looser already. I have slowly become an unhappy woman. No child to call mine, I now share my husband with his soon to be baby mama. Marina deliberately gets on my nerve just to see my reaction. I’m still trying to summon courage to move on until my mind is made up, I can only live everyday at a time.
“Flo, Leave that house before those two confused souls kill you. Marina has a mission and she is an inch away from getting there. Cole is foolish and doesn’t realize it yet. He doesn’t value you and only sees you as his maid and maybe a s£× toil that doesn’t supposed to get pregnant. I’m so angry right now… angry that you are still in that house and watching them treat you like trash. I won’t force you to make haste decision, take your time and decide what you really want Flo, But be wise as serpent… don’t allow those two throw you into a trash before you decide on what to do. I could have come to that house and give Cole a piece of my mind but you won’t let me. He deserves to know that you have somebody that can fight and speak up for you when necessary.
Florence later went back home.
Marina placed her two legs on Cole’s body as he sat massaging the legs while talking and laughing with her.
Florence felt invisible, no one noticed or acknowledged her presence.
They turned and looked at her before returning their attention back to what they were doing.
Florence went into the kitchen, she made food in the morning before leaving.
She couldn’t eat due to she had no appetite. She was hungry and went straight to her pot of food.
She gasped out when she saw that the pot was almost empty.
The remaining food in the pot looks like fowl food.
Somebody even ate directly from the pot.
Florence boils angrily as she rushed out to where Cole was sitting and watching the television with Marina.
“Where are all the food I made this morning.
She asked angrily.
Marina looked up at her and began to laugh, Cole joins in the laughter.
They returned their attention to the television while Cole continue to massage Marina’s leg.
Florence went straight to were they were sitting, collected the remote control and turned off the television.
“Now that I have your attention, who ate all the food I made this morning and even eat directly from the pot, leaving crumbs for me?
“What has gotten into you Florence, are you crazy?
Cole turned to her in annoyance.
.”yes oo, very crazy. Are you just noticing it but that’s not the answer to my question. I said who…
“I did, I ate the food…
Marina interrupted. She continued.
“…i told Cole that I was hungry and wanted the food you prepared because it smell so nice. He dished out for himself too and gave me mine. After an hour I was hungry again and asked him to bring the pot of food instead and he did. I didn’t finish it, I ate some of it and out of the kindness of my heart I remained for you. You understand my condition that as a pregnant woman I easily gets hungry and have cravens too. Oh, poor you… you have never been pregnant so you won’t understand.
Florence rushed and slapped her across the face.
Marina held her stomach screaming.
Cole pushed Florence away, she fell on a wooden stool and bruised her hand after hitting head on it.
she cried out in pain as she stood and charged towards Cole.
She hit Cole but he pushed her off again. Florence began to destroy things in the living room.
She threw one of the parlour stool on the flat screen TV and it broke into pieces.
She took an iron stick and began smashing things in the house. Cole tries to hold her but she hit him with the iron, bruising his forehead.
Marina ran into the room and lock up the door.
Their security man was knocking, the man rushed in but Cole sent him out and warns him never to interfere ever again.
“Florence, stop this madness or I will throw you out of this house. Go somewhere else and display your crazy style, this is not a psychiatric home. Look… you’re destroying my properties, scaring my unborn baby and the mother. Florence you are lucky because I don’t beat women, I could have broken your ribs for all this display of madness in my house.
“You dares not Coleman Spence. any day you raise a f!ng£r at me, I will uproot those untamed balls in between your legs, cook it with pepper and salt and serve it to you as dinner. I have had enough humiliation from you. A serial cheat, liar, woman beater and pretender like you. Your abuse, your disrespect and many other wicked act against me is coming to an end. Your whore is lucky that she ran away and locked herself up, I would have done emergency operation for her today, oh bet me Cole, Marina could have delivered a premature baby tonight for you…
Cole’s heart was beating so fast as he saw the fire in Florence eyes. She was vibrating angrily, displaying the crazy aspect of her that Cole wasn’t used to.
“If you won’t stay here in peace and leave Marina alone then leave, the door is open.
Cole finally said.
“Are you trying to throw me out of the house because of your harlot?
Cole knew if he says yes, Florence will go telling everyone that cares to listen that she was thrown out by her husband because of another woman who’s pregnant for him.
“I’m not throwing you out Florence but if you won’t stay peacefully, considering Marina’s condition and accommodating her and her excesses then the door is open. Marina is carrying my child and nothing must happen to her or my baby. Pamper her, let her do or eat whatever she feels like. Is her hormones that are raging, not her. You don’t understand what it feels like to be pregnant that is why you keep reacting like a mad bitter woman. Get yourself together and accept what you can’t change.
Florence bite her lip as Cole mentioned that she doesn’t know what it feels like to be pregnant and that is the reason for her bitterness.
She suddenly became tired. Florence walked away.
She allowed the day to break, got dressed for work early, she picked few of her stuffs into a bag, took her car key and walked away.
Cole didn’t stop her from going, he just watched her leave.
After the drama and altercation with Cole, Florence began to regret.
There was no need for everything she displayed in the house.
It was a real waste of energy and time.
She could moved out long ago before things escalate to this.
Moving out will give her time to think of what exactly she wants to do with her life.