One-day, Jude offered to take Nancy Out for shopping, They were in a shopping mall, After they had shopped for expensive clothings and accessories, Nancy needed to get some groceries, they were holding hands while Nancy shop for groceries, then they ran into a relative of Jude and Nancy had to “hide behind the oranges” in the groceries store, Jude had told her to hide, what a shame!, when she came out of hiding, she was in tears and Jude apologized “I’m so sorry that you had to hide, please don’t be angry.. I love you” Jude told her
Nancy was in tears, she wondered why she was still in love with him despite everything that she had been put through. They had to hide. Thier time together was constantly cut short so he would go home early enough to his family, She recalled how Jude would Make Up excuses to go home on time.
Nancy was jealous, angry and crazily in love, She hate being second in line, yet she was for three years.
Jude would tell her grand stories about how they will be together full-time someday. He would leave his wife and be with her. A small part of Nancy always believed him, but the rest of her knew better. Yet still she stayed for three long years, she chased potential suitors with the hope that Jude will keep to his word.
Jude and Nancy had such an intense connection that she was convinced living without him would be so much worse than enduring the agony of sharing him with his wife.
“Please don’t give up on our love, you know I love you, I’m sorry for everything you had to pass through just because we love each other, the reason I told you to hide is because I don’t want anything to jeopardise my divorce, My wife already knew about us and I don’t want more people who are related to her to see us together, please understand, I love you.” Jude consoled her, he wept two tears from her eyes.
Listening to him made Nancy feel much better. Jude reassured her of his love and he promised to marry her as soon as possible.
12 months later, Everything remained the same, Jude had not fulfilled half of his empty promises and it seems Nancy was getting back some of her lost senses, one warm evening in the month of March, Nancy was ready to let go of her unprogressive relationship with Jude. They met at the bar as usual.
She was filled with power and motivation to do the hardest thing she knew she needed to do. Her tears fell as fast as the first thunderstorm of the year.
“This relationship is not working, i’m done” She told him
“What are you saying?” Jude asked .
“I’m breaking up with you,” Nancy said.
“Maybe you should think about it more,” he pressed.
Nancy told him, “I won’t come to any different conclusion.It’s over.”
And that was it. There was no pomp and circumstance. Just plain cold truth. They spoke sparingly over the next few days and it eventually faded to no communication. In silence, Nancy’s world was ending. She gave up on love and on life. She stayed in bed all day and didn’t eat. She was thrown into depression. She was still broken.
And then one evening, Jude called Nancy, she reluctantly took the call. “I love you so much Nancy and i couldn’t function without you” He told Nancy “But you are not ready to leave your loveless marriage” Nancy entered
“I will, please wait for me, Could you wait? please. I need you. I will marry you, I will be a single man in August. I will be with you in September, we will get married and start our own family” Jude said softly .
“Yes, of course I would wait for you, I love you so much” Nancy said calmly and then he hanged up
The next few months were whirlwind of elation and doubt. Nancy and Jude were together nearly every day, as together as a hidden relationship allows them to be. Jude talked of long-term dreams, about thier future house and trips they would take and having kids eventually. Nancy’s heart longed for it and wanted to trust him. Her brain knew better but she ignored her brain and followed her heart, she sat by, clinging to hope, and news got to her that Jude has bought a new car for his wife. They got a new house and he moved with his family to thier new house.
Nancy was Jude’s part time girlfriend or rather his side chick. For fews hours every week, Jude was Nancy’s man. He loved her and worshipped her and spoke of thier future. But August came and September passed. The sun and moon rose and fell. And Nancy was still alone.
Jude didn’t leave his wife and he didn’t marry Nancy either.
He told Nancy they will be together in September. But when September came and passed, she accepted that she was foolish to trust Jude.
Two months later, the unfortunate thing happened. Nancy had been feeling feverish and nausea, she went to the hospital, after running some medical tests, she found out that she was pregnant. She thought that Jude would be excited to hear about it as he had often told her that he can’t wait to have babies with her. “Maybe this child will finally bring Jude and I together” She thought.
End Of Episode 2
To Be Continued