Poor John works all day, and has to deal with his ungrateful wife and so many other things but he always tried to make sure that his wife felt loved and cared for but Nancy was always ungrateful and unappreciative towards him
but still John never stopped loving her and her daughter Catherine.
Still no one suspected that Catherine was not her biological daughter, he loved Catherine, the same way he loved his two biological sons.
Each day, all Nancy think of, was to institute a divorce against him,
She developed a disrespectful behaviour towards her husband. she talks to him, carelessly and rudely, even in the presence of thier children and in public. When John first observed it, he felt extremely bad but he ignored her.
One weekend, he decided to addressed it “My love why are you always rude to me like I don’t matter to you, what have i ever done wrong to deserve your rude behavior?” John said calmly but Nancy promised to do even worse.
“You tricked me into becoming your wife, I was only pregnant, you took advantage of my problems and you forced me into this marriage, this is not the kind of life, I want for myself, you are not My Husband and you will never be” Nancy said at once
John picked his jaw, he wondered what had came over his wife.
“After two children, it’s now you realized that I forced you into marrying me, hear your self speak, I never knew you were pretending to be a good person, I never knew you deserved the way your ex treated you, you are very foolish” John said angrily
“You don’t have to understand me. I’m just tired of this marriage that’s all, I will make your life miserable, if you don’t end this marriage, John I don’t love you, I never loved you and I know you don’t love me either, you married me out of pity and I don’t want to be pitied any more” Nancy told him
Nancy could see it in John’s eyes, that he had no clue of what she was talking about, all this years, he had thought, Nancy was happy with him. But how could he get Nancy, it was not like thier marriage was forced, he proposed to her and she accepted. Neither did he force himself on her while she was pregnant and they made love for the first time, two years after she delivered Catherine.
Even though, thier sex life has always been on and off. You know, the type were they could stop making love for six months or more However, the moment they met – instead of being strangers, John immediately took up on himself to console Nancy and cover her shame and she willingly accepted his help.
He had thought forever after with Nancy would be an easy road. If only he knew better, he wouldn’t have gotten married to Nancy. The feeling of missing out on a lot of things that life offered had always got him so mad every time his parents brought up the issue of marriage but when he met Nancy few years ago, one look at her at the bar, he fell helplessly in love with her.
“Nancy, You are scaring me, what do you mean by everything you just said, tell me you are joking.” John said as he smiled faintly but Nancy fell into a deep thoughts
“I don’t know, how am I going to break it to John that I can’t do this anymore?” She thought
John was a good man and a good father. Every word that came out of Nancy’s mouth was against her, she thought of how much John had helped her and how much he loves his daughter, she burst into tears, suddenly her voice became cold, John felt frightened to listen to what Nancy had to say “John, I appreciate you for everything you have done for me and I know that you deserve all my love and respects but the issue is that I don’t feel anything for you, I don’t Love you, I am sorry we got married, i feel trapped in this marriage, I don’t love you like a woman should love a man, the feelings I have for you is that of a good friend, you deserve better …I AM SORRY, I don’t love you, I hope you understand” Nancy said in tears. John had never felt pain like he felt that day, in his entire life, He was broken within and he felt terrible, He quietly walked out on her, he was shattered beyond words
If only he could turn back the hands of time, he wouldn’t offer to be Nancy’s friend or step in to cover her shame. He was an amazing father to Catherine and a good husband to Nancy but all he got in return was an ungrateful wife. Everything felt unfair to him that he wept bitterly like a child. You can hi ishmeal on+233544142683 to be added to his story room to enjoy more episodes stories from there.
Catherine clearly heard thier conversation and she heard the part where her mother bluntly said that he had no feelings for her father, She wondered why and walked to her father, immediately John heard her coming, he wiped his tears and pretended as if he was not crying
“Dad, stop crying, I heard what mom said, she is so mean and I don’t like her anymore, she always pick a fight with you and it’s wrong” Catherine said as John was amazed at her intelligence.
Catherine was just 8 years but she was sensitive like an adult.
John just kept silent for a while and finally, he said “Your mom doesn’t mean what she said, she’s just having a bad day, my child you misunderstood the whole thing, you are still a child and its not everything you will understand, when you grow up you will understand better, never disrespect your mother or stop loving her for any reason, because she is your mother” John said calmly and lovingly he changed the topic “Go and call your brothers let’s go out for some ice cream” he added
And Catherine left excitedly.
That same day, John took his children out to get some ice cream at a fast food outlet nearby and he met a beautiful Lady, She works in the fast food as an attendant, The young Lady was extremely beautiful and has a beautiful smile, She was polite and she quickly warmed up to the children, John liked her immediately he saw how nice she handled his children, after John paid the bill, John politely requested for her name
“Mabel” The beautiful Lady said calmly .
“Nice to meet you Mabel, My name is John, see you some other time” John told her
“Thank you very much sir” Mabel said and turned to Catherine and her brothers “Good bye children” She uttered in a playful manner.
“Goodbye” The children chorused.
Ever since that day, John couldn’t stop thinking about Mabel.
John couldn’t get his mind off the beautiful and polite fast food attendant, Mabel had caught his attention. He kept questioning himself and wondering why he was drawn to her. He was love struck but hadn’t realised yet!
“why can’t I just get my thoughts off this lady?” He asked himself but couldn’t provide an answer. The more he tried to get the fast food attendant off his head, the more he thought about her.
Nancy seems to have realized his mistakes, Catherine her daughter has spoken some sensible words to her, “Mom, I saw Dad, crying the other day, when you told him that you don’t love him, Mom why will you say such words to him, Dad loves you and you broke his heart” Catherine had told her and Nancy felt guilty as she reminisced on how loving and caring John was when she was pregnant with Catherine and how he pampered her when she was pregnant with the twins.
“What has come over me?, I’m so ungrateful and foolish, John is a good man and deserves to be appreciated and loved, he is my best friend and my husband, Why i’m I complicating my own life?, God loves me so much, that’s why he gave me a good man like him despite everything I have done wrong, I dated Jude a married man for more than five years and still God gave me a second chance at life” She thought and gradually she had began to have a change of heart, She was eager to learn how to fall in love with her husband, She began to think on John’s good Qualities.
“John love me so much and he deserves my love” She told herself but John’s heart was no longer with her but with the Fast Food attendant, Mabel.
Two weeks later, John was driving home when Nancy’s call came in.
He was shocked but he received her call. “Hello” John said and she greeted her husband politely
“John, there’s this new restaurant in our area, I’m thinking we should go there tonight” Nancy said
“Hmmmm, I’m too tired” John replied and hanged up immediately, Nancy felt bad because that was how she always sounded on the phone each time John asked her out.
As John drove, his thought went to the fast food attendant- Mabel. He tried to shut down every thought of her but it was almost impossible, he decided to visit the fast food instead of returning back home.
In no time, John arrived at the fast food and gently walked in. The first place his eyes went to was the counter; and standing there was the ever smiling Mabel, John smiled in excitement as he walked closer to the counter, Mabel was attending to some customers and it will not be nice to distract her at work, he thought as he managed to walk down to the counter.
“Goodevening sir” Mabel greeted immediately her eyes went to John. “please what can I offer you sir?” She asked
“A pack of juice and two chicken…. Pie” John stammered Just as John was waiting for his order,
“Your bill is 2000″Mabel entered, John was bringing out his wallet to pay his bill and Mabel added “is it take away or you are having it here sir?”
The question gave him some ideas
“I’m having it here!” John said instantly as he paid his bill.
“This is 4000, your bill is 2000” Mabel said
“Yes I know, keep the change” he said without making eye contacts with her. “Wow, thank you so much, please have your seat sir, I’ll bring your order to you” Mabel said smiling, The beautiful smile on her face made John more nervous but he acted cool.
John quickly obeyed as he sat down.
While John waited, he couldn’t take his eyes off Mabel, He watched her every move and was smitten by her gorgeousness and her wonderful smile. It was then that he noticed her beautiful face and dimples on her face each time she smiled to other customers. John was love strucked, “Mabel, where have you been all my life? I wish I met you before now” He thought
Some minutes later, Just as he was about to think further about Mabel and how he was going to approach her, he saw her walking close to him with a tray. Immediately, he comported himself and cleared his dry throat. His heart skipped several beats and he was nervous , “ah ah! why I’m I so nervous?” He asked himself, Mabel walked closer.
“Here you go sir! So sorry for keeping you waiting” she politely said, “It’s okay” John replied and smiled
John wanted to start a conversation with her but he was too nervous to utter a word.
“What about your children, you didn’t come with them today?” Mabel entered
“They are…. Fine, I’m coming from my… Place of work, thank you ” John managed to say
John was impressed by her thoughtfulness and the care in her eyes when she inquired About his children. “You are welcome sir, enjoy your meal” she said and was about leaving, when John stopped her and said “Mabel, I want to know more about you, can I call you sometimes?” John said calmly
“of course sir” Mabel said and she gave him, her phone number and finally she left.
End Of Episode 5
To Be Continued
From that day John would call Mabel, from time to time and she would do the same. There friendship immediately took over, John would come to see her or take her out almost every Saturday, when she is not working. The more they spend time with each other the more they developed feelings for each other.
John had told Mabel that he was a married man but his wife doesn’t love him
“John, I don’t date married men, if you are really into me, then go ahead and divorce your wife, maybe then or only then will I believe you truly love me” Mabel had told him constantly
“I love you so much and I will do anything for you, divorcing my wife will not be a problem cause my wife wants our marriage to end as well, we got married out of convenience and we both regretted our decision” John had told her
On the other hand Nancy was doing everything possible to win back her husband’s attention and love, she decided to seduce him “It has been so long we had sex and there’s nothing love making doesn’t solve, I will have to get John to make love to me”She had thought
One morning, John woke up around 7:00am, he quickly ran into the bathroom and he dashed out few minutes after , he was running late for work, “Today, I will be having a meeting with our new investors and I need to be prepared before they arrive for the meeting” He thought as he clad into a white shirt.
John appeared to be in a hurry and then Nancy walked into the room with a towel wrapped around her, and walked up to thier wardrobe facing the small black dressing mirror as she danced and sang. It wasn’t a dance, it was more of her moving her body in front of the mirror. But as she kept moving her body, the towel fell off, revealing her banging naked body, John quickly looked away as he pretended as if he saw nothing and the next minutes, he left with out uttering a word to Nancy.
All through the meeting, John couldn’t get his mind of Nancy’s body,
But things didn’t go as Nancy had thought, instead after the meeting, John ended up calling Mabel to see how she was doing. Mabel was so glad to hear from him.
She inquired about his family and children.
“My children will be in school by now”John replied
“And your wife?”Mabel threw in and there was silence for a while
“hmm, she is okay, we barely speak to each other” finally John replied and rolled his eyes, his thoughts went to his wife’s naked body but immediately he comported himself
“Are you sure? I hope you are not deceiving me, my Heart is fragile, please don’t break my heart” Mabel finally said
“I will never hurt you, there’s nothing between me and my wife, we are just like room mates” John said,
when John hanged up, he was surprised to see missed calls from his wife, “What does she want?” He thought as he dropped down his phone to continue with his work, he had no intention of calling her, after all, she had told him that she had no feelings for him and he meant nothing to her.
That evening, John came home late, as usual, he spent his evening with Mabel, he was doing everything possible to be intimate with her but she had insisted he divorce his wife and only then can they be intimate, John had decided to met his Lawyer the next morning to prepare a divorce papers but when he remembered his children, “What if Nancy gains the custody of our children, oh no, I don’t want that, I want the children to remain with me” He thought and finally he forced him self to sleep. Kindly hi omeano on+233544142683 to be added to his story room to enjoy more stories from the page.
While John was asleep, Nancy who was awake the whole time got hold of his phone, she almost collapsed when she saw romantic text messages that John sent to Mabel
” I knew it, John is seeing another woman” She thought as she copied Mabel’s phone number into her own phone.
“I will call her and warn her to stay away from my husband” She thought.
The next day, John called his lawyer and he instructed him to prepare a divorce agreement between him and his wife and that he wants to gain custody of his children if that will be possible.
Unknowingly to John, Nancy heard his phone conversation with the lawyer that morning, She was shattered but yet she acted cool.
John quickly hanged up immediately he heard her coming.
To Be Continued
That Day, When John left for work, Nancy burst into tears as she remembered all the time, she pushed him away
“John is not only having an affair but he wants divorce, It’s all my fault, I took his love for granted, please Lord I know I have been a fool, you gave me another chance to love, when you brought John into my life, I was at the verge of committing suicide that night because of how Jude humiliated me but you sent John to my life, he stepped in and everything became perfect again, he loves my daughter and he takes good care of us, I don’t know what came over me, please Lord, I don’t want to lose him, please give me another chance to correct my mistake, I know that I dated a married man and now I will have to face Karma” She said as tears fell uncontrollably from her eyes. Catherine and the twins were at school and all through that day, Nancy was in a deep thought, she was devastated and wondered how she was going to win back the love of her husband.
She decided to text Mabel to stay away from John, her husband as she was typing the message, her thought went to the text message she received from Jude’s wife many years ago and how she quickly told Jude about it.
“Definitely Mabel will tell my husband about the text and it will cause more rift between us, I’m reaping what I sowed long time ago, I dated Jude a married man and now Mabel is dating my own husband, the worst is that i pushed John into her arms, Lord, please forgive me, I’m so sorry” She thought as she sobs
Nancy became a shadow of herself, she was always depressed and she constantly had a dream where John handed the divorce papers to her to sign, she will wake up in fear and she would burst into tears. “How can I get John to be passionate with me again?, he is so distant towards me” She thought as she sobs.
She decided to apologize to Her husband for everything she had done wrong, hoping against hope that apologizing to John, would make John to find some solace and in turn take his mind off divorcing her.
Nancy’s thoughts run wild as she thought about how she behaved rudely towards John and how broken he might have been when she confessed that she was not in love with him, She felt defeated because she knew a simple apology will never fix things with her husband.
But she was determined to take a step towards reconciliation that will signal to her husband that she was willing to admit her own faults. “I must Apologize for everything I have done and said wrong and for all the ways in which i humiliated him” She thought.
One evening, John came back on time, he was with the divorce papers, he had signed and he had decided that after dinner, he would hand over the papers for Nancy to sign as well.
After Dinner, Fortunately for Nancy, that was the same evening, she decided to apologize openly to her husband in the presence of thier children, Nancy knelt down before him as tears rolled down from her eyes “I’m sorry for everything I have done wrong, please forgive me, you are my pillar and strength, please forgive me” Nancy said
“You are apologizing for what exactly?, for your rude and disrespectful behavior or for not appreciating my love?” John entered sharply as thier children stared at them
“Yes for everything, please forgive me” Nancy replied still in tears.
John was pleasantly impressed by Nancy’s maturity, He appreciated her for making the first step and he decided not to give her the divorce papers yet.
“Even if she doesn’t love me, we can still be husband and wife for the sake of our children” He thought as he walked out on Nancy without uttering a word. She cried bitterly as John left.
“I know a simple apology will not fix our marriage” She thought
But unknown to Nancy, that single first move of apology, had set the tone for thier future interactions.
That apology exercise opened up a communication channel between the two of them by letting John know that Nancy was also a human. All through that night, John was in deep thoughts as he wondered why he was quick to fall in love with Mabel. “I would have tried to win My wife’s heart instead of giving up on our marriage, I need to forgive my wife and let go of all pain” He thought
From that day Nancy and John started talking again, but John was still seeing Mabel. When Nancy found out that John was still in contact with Mabel, she felt devastated but she consoled herself, “At least he talks to me now and that’s overwhelmingly important, I won’t allow my emotions to get the best of me, my aim is to win back my husband and repair our damaged relationship” She thought.
Each day, she tried hard to re-establish a connection between her and her husband.
She played her cards right, little by little they reconnected and a new bond was created, Nancy began to develop feelings for John and the thought of finally being in Love with her husband got her excited.
Gradually Nancy and John became friends again, with time things evolve on their own and thier relationship moved forward naturally. Thier relationship Picked up , but it was still 100% casual.
To Be Continued
Nancy Doesn’t flirt with John, She stopped seducing him, she doesn’t hassle him or nag him. She gave him some time and space.
All Nancy was seeking was to make a clear distinction in thier relationship. She allowed him to run free for a while. She rein in some wife reflexes and acted more like a friend than a wife, She was doing all these to avoid throwing John into a state of confusion.
As the relationship between John and Nancy was improving, John’s relationship with Mabel gradually began to have problems
As Nancy continued to play it cool with John, Mabel began to smother him. Mabel began to nag him and pester him, she calls him often and generally Mabel won’t give him a space.
“Three months ago, you told me that you will soon get divorce from your wife but up till now, you refuse to hand over the divorce papers to your wife and you kept making excuses” Mabel would always say, John would always tell her to relax but she will hang on and nag,
The more she try to hang on, the more John tries to wiggle himself out. The more she push the same topic, the more he pulls. Mabel refused to let him be. She always ask him too many questions, she keep tabs on him, act jealous whenever his wife’s calls, and she even trash-talk his wife. One day, Out of frustration John snapped at her “Mabel, for Christ’s sake, stop acting like my wife, Nancy is not clingy like you are, she gives me space but you are giving me nothing but headache, all your eagerness to have me to yourself would end up driving me farther and farther away from you, I want peace please” He told her
Mabel was so desperate, John had not divorced his wife yet as he said he would.
John could sniff Mabel’s desperation from a mile away and that desperation is beginning to make her look bad and gradually, it began to drive John away from her so fast and that made Mabel’s head spin.
John hated it when Mabel will call him at work and start crying, begging him not to break her heart and when they met up, she would make dramatic gestures, like getting on her knees “I love you so much, please don’t break my heart, I’m ready to do anything you want, I’m ready to be intimate with you, please don’t break my heart, you promised me eternal love, you have build up my hopes and dreams.” Mabel would say
On the other hand, Nancy was able to get close again with John but she was still unable to rekindle a possible romance and that worries her extremely but still she doesn’t let her emotions to overwhelm her or get the best of her. Unlike Mabel who dramatically declares she loves John, Nancy allowed her head to lead her, instead of her heart , she had told herself, many times, “I want to get my husband back!“, then she thought about a logical approach that will bring him back,
It was not easy for her but she was determined to win Back John’s Love. She was tempted so many times to call Mabel on the phone and warn her to stay away from her husband but she would somehow comport herself. “Now I understand how Jude’s wife felt when I dated Jude, her husband” She thought
No matter how she was feeling and how she was dying on the inside, each time Mabel calls her husband, she won’t let John see it on her face that she was mad. John can’t tell what she was thinking. She kept things mysterious and on many nights John wondered what was on her mind, how she was feeling, if She knew he was seeing another woman and whether or not she was thinking about him.
One night, John laid on the bed beside his wife and he was consumed by thoughts
“Does Nancy think about me?”“I wonder if she fantasizes about sex with me, I wonder if she has fallen in love with me now, does she know that I’m seeing Mabel?” he thought
All those wild thoughts pushed him to make the first move towards a possible reconciliation with his wife Nancy. He was curious and he was longing for Nancy, and when he lovingly woke up Nancy that night, he asked her “Do you have feelings for me now?”.
Nancy was so shocked but excited, she held her husband’s hands and said
“l was a big fool for taking your love for granted, my husband I love you now and forever” Nancy kissed him and they made hot and passionate love that night. Indeed, slow and steady wins the race.
John finally broke up with Mabel and focused all his time and love on his wife and children. But Mabel was so in love with him that breaking up with her meant nothing.
One Saturday Morning, Mabel called John severally and he reluctantly picked up and she threatened to kill herself, if John would not return to her, She sent pictures of a bottle containing poison to his phone and threatened to consume the poison, if he fails to visit her in one hour.
To Be Continued