Getting home,I walked straight into our bedroom,there I cried my eyes out,life is not fair at all,I needed it anyways, after which I washed my face and promised never to cry for Tobe again.
After she left her mother’s house that faithful day,she didn’t come home,I missed her at first,after which i moved on and continued in my job hunting,,,with the help of Cassandra,I was able to secure a job,even though I never wanted to accept the job at first,I thought about it,and realised I needed it . Getting to know Cassandra,she wasn’t as bad as I imagined.she stopped trying to have me.mama was still around,she didn’t stop asking where my wife was,or where she travelled to that she hasn’t been coming home,I just had to be open with her,and told her Tobe and I were done, that she requested for a divorce,even though not formal yet,it was as good as we were separated…I told you,I told you that girl was evil but you didn’t listen,now see,she said….mama please,I don’t have strength for all these blames game.i had said..
Days on,a Sunday precisely,Tobe came to the house with our divorce papers,asking me to sign it.i looked at her,and asker her,is this really what you want,she confirmed YES with all confidence.i shook my head,took the pen and signed it,we were legally done..she went into the guest room and got every single thing she called hers,while she was about going out, Cassandra came in.Tobechi,don’t do this,Temi is a nice man,you should be proud to call him yours, despite all you did to him,he still loves you,I even tried to seduce him to be mine,but he didn’t work,even though we had sex one night,(Tobe gave a surprise and mockery look at the same time),oh no no don’t miss interpret it,it was all my fault, Temi didn’t cheat on you,he was drunk,under the influence of alcohol,it was late,I was passing through that root when I saw him been harassed by a waiter,i took him to my house since it was too late to drive to your home , the fault was all mine,i believe he mistook you for me that night,and we had something,which I would have prevented,even after then,he made it clear he could never cheat on his wife, despite how unfairly you have been treating. Tobe,I have been to different countries of the world,trust me,his kind is rare.
Wonderful,Tobe said laughing,you are telling me you and this no good of a man,has been having something,,,well,my darling,I am so not angry,I don’t need him,not now ,not ever,you can continue,Tobe said laughing profusely,,,no Tobe,you husband loves you and you alone,don’t leave him,you will regret it, Cassandra said…..
Oh no honey, I won’t,I am with a man that had always loved me,only distance separated us,a real man,who can get me pregnant in no time,so my sweetie,you can continue with your half a man,with all pleasure,Tobe continued in laughter and drove off..
I am so sorry Temi, Cassandra said,,I don’t know what has come over Tobe, she said.oh no Cassandra,her mind is made up ,even her mother couldn’t convince her,, it’s okay,let her be.Cassandra left in no time maybe she was shy because mama had heard we had something.
Ah!,, Temitope,see your life,a woman,disgraced you totally like this,haven treated you like trash,she finally abandoned you, I can’t believe I bore you for a child.this is so shameful,she came to your life and dried you up,if not for Cassandra,where would you have been, rubbish,mama said and went inside.very angry.
I thought about my single hood for sometime and got on with my life, dedicating my time and energy to my job,the pay was very great,my boss couldn’t stop admiring my diligence.Cassandra wasn’t coming to the house as she used to do,she came only when she was sure I wasn’t home,to say hi to mama sometimes.
It’s been three months after the whole drama,and mama was always asking of Cassandra,she hadn’t come visiting for almost a month,mama was worried.she asked me for her phone number,and I gave her.she placed a call to Cassandra,and she found out,she had been sick,Ah!!!,omomi you have been sick and you didn’t even try to let me know,okay where are you now,she told mama the hospital she was in,and mama told me to take her there…
Getting there she was looking very pale and tired,she had been there on admission for days.whats wrong omomi,mama asked her,oh mama,it’s just minor fever,I shall be fine,the doctor was there when Cassandra said that,,yessss,you shall be fine when you don’t stress yourself and the baby.you deserve to rest,the doctor Said.baby?,,, doctor,are you saying she’s pregnant mama asked him,oh yes ma, she’s about 3months gone,,,, I’d leave her for now to attend to other patients,I shall be back to check up on her,the doctor said….
My daughter,you are pregnant,and please for whom,tell me it’s for my son please,,,,mama said.Cassandra kept quiet for a while,and then nodded her head affirmatively,mama started dancing and singing,,, I didn’t know how to feel,be happy that i was going to be a father,or be sad that I got my EX wife’s friend pregnant..
That’s the reason I have not been coming,I know Temi doesn’t love me,I didn’t plan for this to happen,but I do not want to abort the baby,so I planned on leaving the country so I could take care of my child abroad ,but I have been very very sick , Cassandra said .
Chukuaju, Godforbide,my first grandchild will never be taking from me or my son,mama started dancing and singing,Chai ,my God has vendicated me, they said I could never be a grandmother,but my God said no,Chinekedalu..
We stayed with her untill evening before going home.getting to the house,mama didn’t allow me a moment of rest,she wanted me to take responsibility of the baby.i told her I was going to think about it..
Having done some thinking for days ,i decided I was not going to have my first child grow without me,I would definitely want to experience every moment with him or her.After Cassandra’s discharge,I took her home to my house.mama was with her to nurse her.that evening after her arrival,she called me,and asked why I had brought her to my house.Because I want to nurse you and my child,I said.if it’s about your child,do not worry,I am not going to deprive you from being a father to your child, when ever you want to see him or her, I’d make it happen,she said.
No, I brought you here because i want you and my baby under my roof,I said.But you don’t love me,what if your wife comes back…NO NO NO EX WIFE you meant,and yes I LOVED her,but not anymore,you know you are a very nice lady,loving you won’t be so difficult you know.i said smiling,she was smiling too,I hugged her beautifully and we both smiled..
It’s been three weeks Cassandra started living in my house,I had peace,soon I was in love with her.i started making plans of making it formal.mama contacted my kinsmen,and plans were going on .Soon the plans were done,and I made Cassandra my wife legally.mama loved her so much,not really because she was carrying my child,there was this chemistry between them,she loved her not minding the tribal differences..