“But when I was picking those things, I was so sure that nobody saw me, how come those men stopped me and demanding that I follow them? They were sounding so sure that I had taken some things from their supermarket. This is so strange, seems like they are using juju in that shop. The owner of that shop is diabolic, she is using juju to catch people who steal from her shop, otherwise, there was no way they would have caught me because I have heard something like that back in the village. Nawao for this city people, so they are also bad just like some evil people in the village” She thought and began staring at Ndubuisi from the side, nurturing the fear of loosing him if he ever find out that all the accusations that were levelled against her were all true.”No, my husband should not find out. I should have told him the truth earlier but things keep getting complicated and if I should open my mouth now, he will become angrier that he had been made to look like a fool before all those people. Before the market women and his mother. He was so confident that their accusations were all false. I’m scared of how he will react if he finally realises that they were all true, and I might end up not getting forgiveness from him. Like mother said, he hate lies. No, I won’t allow him to find out, I must resolve this before it spoils my marriage.” Ogechi said, determining to sort things out herself without informing Ndubuisi.When they got home, Ndubuisi requested her to make him a very nice dinner.”Off course my husband, I will do just that for you.” She replied smiling, trying to enter the kitchenAnd Ndubuisi romantically drew her back.”Where are you rushing to?” He asked, wrapping his arms round her
“To get your food, my husband” Ogechi replied
“Hmm, going to get my food? But you are also my food, my doctor’s prescription. Don’t you know that you are a medicine I should be taking every day?…….mmm.” He asked, sounding so romantic, holding her tight on the waist
And then Ogechi, screamed out in pain.
“Aww…. I’m so sorry my love, I forgot that you were badly wounded by those foolish women. Sorry Darling.. Don’t mind them, I really thought them a lesson they will never forget in a hurry.”
“My husband, what if I tell you now that those women were actually right? See how you are speaking with pride, on how you taught them a lesson. Oh Lord, I need your help, can you help me and seal this secret forever and also deliver me from this mess?” She silently prayed
Ndubuisi who noticed the moody look on her face asked her what the problem was.
“Darling, I just noticed something on your face, something is found missing on your face. That cheerful looks, they are all gone, and they can’t just disappear without any reason. Is there something bothering you?” Ndubuisi asked, expecting to hear something because he knew that something was really bothering Ogechi, she wasn’t as cheerful as she used to be.
And Ogechi replied him, smiling, that nothing was bothering her, that she was OK.
“Are you sure?”
“Off course I am, I’m good.” She said, releasing herself from him.
“OK, I just hope she is saying the truth, I don’t like seeing her like that” Ndubuisi said, hoping that things were alright with her.
About 10:40 pm, Ndubuisi’s best friend, Mato was browsing the net and saw the images of a girl who was caught stealing from a supermarket.
He then clicked to see the full details but was shocked at who he saw.
“No way! This can’t be!! Is this not Ndubuisi’s wife? This is totally unbelievable. Oh my God! What a disgrace. I wonder what Ndubuisi must be feeling now. But what’s her problem? Imagine the things she stole! Biscuits and sweets? Oh my Goodness? I don’t know why Ndubuisi accepred to marry a village girl.. See how she chose to disgrace my friend.” He said, dialing Ndubuisi’s number.
“Hello Mato, what’s up? Why are you calling me by this time, don’t you know that I’m a married man now? Right now, I’m lying naked on the bed, waiting for my sweet wife to come out from the bathroom, she is still taking her bath. This is why I have been telling you to get married so that you will become responsible just like I have become” Ndubuisi happily teased
“It’s obvious he hasn’t seen the news” Mato said in his heart and then spoke up: “Oh man! You are sounding so happy when you are about to see the most shocking news of your life. If getting married to somebody like your wife is what you call “being responsible”, then I rather remain a bachelor for life”
“What? What does that supposed to mean?” Ndubuisi felt irritated at the sudden outburst of his friend. Wondering why he would speak about his wife in such a rude manner.
“Have you read the news this night?” Mato asked
“No, what’s happening in the news?”
“Ndubuisi, you need to see this news. Check your WhatsApp, I just sent you a link” Mato said, and then disconnected the call.
And Ndubuisi quickly did as he requested. He couldn’t even believe his eyes.
He carefully went through the details, the outfit the person was wearing, the type of the phone they wrote they collected from the alleged thief. He then reminisced what Ogechi told him when he asked her what happened to her phone.
“And this is the supermarket that is very close to the church, does it mean that Ogechi has been lying to me?” He bewildering asked, and stared at the pictures again to know if Ogechi was the girl in the pictures.
“This is her, the same everything, the same scarf, the same outfit, the same wrist watch, the same everything. Oh my God! This can’t be happening to me, it can’t be happening” he then began reminiscing how his mother was sounding so sure that Ogechi had stolen her money and also the market women’s drama.
And just then, Ogechi came out from the bathroom, tying her towel round her chest, humming her favorite gospel song.
Ndubuisi who found himself dumbfounded sat looking at her, he was shattered finding out the truth.
Ogechi glanced through his face and noticed the strange facial expression.
She wondered what it could be and why the sudden change on his face.
Before she entered the bathroom, he was wearing a jovial and happy look and was excited to have her once she was done with bathing.
“My husband, from the look on your face, something is not alright. what is going on? Is Mama ok?” she asked warmly
Ndubuisi remained seated, ignoring her questions, as his head continued racing over the disturbing development he just discovered.
And the nature of disgrace he was going to face because of what his wife did and how he was going to face everyone who knows the story.
“This shame is something I can never get over with so easily. Why me Lord? My mother has ruined my life by forcing this low life girl on me. Why didn’t I stand my ground when she was forcing me to marry her? What have I done? I left a better, matured and smart girl I wanted to marry and ended up with this trash” Ndubuisi said, mourning in bitter regret of ever making up his mind to marrying and loving Ogechi.
Ogechi who already understood that something wasn’t alright had anxiety building up her heart.
She went closer, sat to touch him, but Ndubuisi removed his body from being touched by her.
He stood, walking away from her. He took his phone, entered the next room and locked himself inside.
Ogechi left tears rolled down as she concluded that her marriage was over.
She was already nurturing the fears that her marriage was over.
“I can feel it. It’s over. They have finally gotten to his heart” her mind flashed to the way Ndubuisi stared at her before leaving the room “He has so much resentment as if I have done something gravely terrible. Lord, it’s over. It’s over Lord, it’s over oo. I am so scared. I am so scared. He couldn’t even talk to me. Or could it be he somehow found out about the supermarket? But that’s not possible. He didn’t see me and no one from the village saw me either. Oh Lord, what is going on? Can’t you save me, father? Can’t you save me, Lord?” she wept, as anxiety kept shaking her entire body.
Ndubuisi was still trying hard to cage his anger, because if he allows it to explode, Ogechi may not survive the effect. So he managed to sleep through the night to take actions the next morning.
Ogechi who still doesn’t want to give up on understanding what was happening with her husband went after him and started knocking on the door.
And this irritated Ndubuisi, flaring up his anger.
He swoosh to the door, on trying to open it in heat of anger, he held himself.
As he continued breathing deep in anger, he returned to the bed, sitting down, holding his head from bursting out.
Ogechi continued knocking, crying and asking him to open and share with her whatever that was bothering him.
She sounded so innocent and sincere.
Ndubuisi mistook her actions, thinking she was faking it.
“She is such an outrageous human being. She is acting so innocent like someone who can’t even hurt an ant. I ended up with a con woman. I just can’t wait for tomorrow to reach.”
Ogechi got tired of knocking and then sat on the floor, next to the door.
She later fell asleep, lying there.
It was next morning, Ndubuisi who already made up his mind on the best action to take woke up and ready to execute them.
As he opened the door, he was faced with Ogechi who was lying on the bare floor, close to the room.
He tried tapping her to wake up, but felt disgusted. He kicked her instead.
“Get up!” he ordered rudely, kicking her
And Ogechi woke up immediately, jumping up, facing Ndubuisi who was blazing her a look.
“Good morning my husband” She greeted, courteously
But Ndubuisi ignored the greeting and ordered her to follow him to his room.
And Ogechi followed suit, fearing in her heart that her husband hadn’t gotten over the issue that soiled his mood the previous night.
She got more scared, thinking if the the issue was somehow related to her.
She called on God to come to her rescue.
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