Inside of me, I was actually getting scared. If only this man knew that his warning had come too late. The devil had already found his way into our lives and is threatening to destroy everything that we have built together. But that can only happen if he finds out about Jerry and I, abi? And if I know what’s good for me, that day must not come, otherwise…
I didn’t need anyone to tell me MD was making a great deal of sense. Even if I wasn’t openly admitting to what he was saying, I knew there was wisdom in it. Time was running out on me, I had to do something fast.
“So, tell me, dear, what do you think now? Will you like to move in?” he asked me, his voice soft and gentle.
“I will think about it,” I’d answered curtly, not happy I couldn’t come up with enough reasons to push my case further.
“You will think about it?” MD frowned, holding my hand firmly in his. “I have just explained to you now why I think it is best for you to move in with us and I thought all I said went down well with you. Come on, sweetheart, don’t let us drag this matter now, bring my son and come home to join us.”
I closed my eyes and let out a huge sigh.
“See, MD, you just brought up this matter moments ago, it’s not as though we have been on it for a long while. I want you to give me sometime to think about it and seriously, I think that’s fair enough.”
MD gazed at me for a brief spell without saying a word. He had an amused look on his face.
“Okay, then, I heard you. So, tell me, like how long am I supposed to wait for you to make up your mind?”
I turned to look directly into his eyes, the man was starting to pressure me too much.
“MD, I can’t tell you anything now, this matter is not as simple and as straight forward as you think,” I told him. Even as I tried to hide it, there was apparent disgust in my voice.
“See, it’s my life and that of my son we’re talking about here. Let me even ask you; have you spoken to your wife about this?”
From the moment I asked the question, I could tell that MD didn’t find it the least amusing. He knows that I know how much he fears and respects his wife, regardless of the fact that he is very wealthy. His wealthy status does not seem to cut any ice with his wife and that is because she had known and got engaged to MD long before he became the successful man he is today. Another reason MD fears his wife and tried very hard to avoid getting into any form of argument with her is because the fact that she hasn’t given him a child after several years of marriage. This makes her get angry and confrontational whenever issues relating to infidelity comes up between them.
“What do you mean by that?” MD fired angrily at me, his eyes red with rage. He could’ve given me a slap on the fact that very moment if it wasn’t for the fact that he could restrain himself from doing so.
“Are you saying I have no right to bring my son and her mother into my house unless I ask for permission from my wife? Is that what you’re saying?”
I smiled coldly as I shook my head. He knew exactly what I meant, he was only trying to play dumb with me.
“MD, you know quite well, what I am talking about,” I returned quietly and calmly.
“Aunty Lizzy is your wife and whether you like it or not, you must seek her consent before taking such a very important step. She is the woman of the house. She is the woman who built that house with you from the very scratch, it will be very wrong of you to bring a woman and her son into her house without her permission, whether you like it or not!”
To be continued….