MY PERFECT MARRIAGE
When they arrived following the instructions they were given, Patience couldn’t believe her eyes. The house was beautiful.
“Honey we must be at the wrong house, let me call her again”.. Patience said
Before she could pick her phone she saw Petrina’s younger sister exit the gate, it was then that she realised they were at the correct place.
“Wow so this is it?” Patience said as he looked at Philip
“Well this should be it honey”.. he responded.
As they drove iinPatience was looking around and admiring the yard.
They met together and the lunch was interesting, Kassy and Patience were all wondering how beautiful the place was and just kept winking at each other.. Kassy was with her husband too and the men went to sit alone while the women were helping each other in the kitchen.
“wow so how did you land this place and how much are you paying for it?’.. Kassy asked.
“Well we are not paying anything, hubby’s workplace is paying for it. Actually we are buying it and so hubby is slowly working it off”.. she responded
“Girl you are lucky.. You are d–n lucky!”.. Patience said.
No ladies it wasn’t always like this, things just changed two months ago when hubby landed himself this job.. we really suffered mwandi.. but thank God for his grace we are here today… she said
Mmmm ok, so are you also working?…. Kassy asked.
“Not really, well we have 4 shops now and I’m running them.” She said
Nonde is taking long I thought she would be here by now.. Patience added.
“What! You invited Nonde?!!..” Kassy yelled.
Well is there reason why I shouldn’t?.. Petrina asked in shock.
Yes there is every reason why you shouldn’t.. Kassy responded.
“No please don’t mind her Petrina.. She can come, we need to see her.. She needs our support”. Patience said.
“wait , am I missing something here?”.. Petrina asked.
Well you are missing a lot to be precise…. Kassy interrupted.
“Ok ladies stop the parables and explain to me, can you all talk to me?. What is going on?”
Kassy quickly narrated the story and Petrina remained with her mouth open.
“no you guys, I can’t believe what you are saying.. you mean Nonde would do that?”
Patience quickly interrupted.. “no, she isn’t capable of doing that but you know the devil uses people”
“Devil my foot!” Petrina yelled.
“you see what you’ve caused Kassy?.. I thought we agreed to let this thing go and besides she needs us more than ever” Patience interrupted
And why is that?.. Petrina asked.
“Because Clive divorced her when he realised she had used love portion on him”.. Patience replied.
“ok now that Is sad… ladies what happened to us? The chase after happiness landed us all in problems one way or another..” Petrina sad.
No not all of us, my friend seems like you found true happiness… patience teased.
Thank you my dear but it took a whole lot of pain, tears, sacrifice and acceptance to get here.. I wanted everything you guys had. Your wealth expensive lifestyles and good marriages… she said.
But guess your happiness came wrapped in simplicity.. Patience said
A little while later Nonde arrived and the ladies welcomed her without showing any sign of the discussion they had earlier.
Nonde came with her son and her maid but she was a different Nonde, she had become very quiet and reserved.
While the ladies were excited talking and giggling, Nonde was just quiet.
“Is anything the matter Nonde? Come on fit in, you are so quiet” patience asked.
“I’m trying ladies today Is just a hard day for my son and i.. she responded.
“anything the matter?”.. Patience asked.
Clive is having a wedding today… she responded as her eyes went down and tears flowed down her cheeks.
“oh no… that is sad… it can’t be. Why so soon.. isn’t it less than a year?” patience asked..
It is but he deserves to be happy.. I hurt him a lot. I will be ok you guys don’t worry.. she said
“Do you know the lady?”.. patience aked.
Bwalya my former maid, she already has twins for him.. Nonde replied.
The ladies looked on with shock and a long moment of silence transpired.
Clive that day wedded Bwalya the mother of his twins. It was very hard for Nonde but she was much stronger than she thought.
That day she cried and prayed really hard before going to bed, she wished things were different. She cried because she wondered what she would tell her son when growing up. What if he asked why unlike others kids he did not grow up with his biological parents, all the thoughts made her numb and she cried terribly.
The same night Patience couldn’t sleep, she kept tossing and turning on the bed and Philip noticed.
“Honey why are you failing to sleep?..” he asked
“I just can’t.. I’ve been thinking about this excessive spending we do. We do not even have our dream house yet and we spend like crazy.. “ she said
‘honey we really can’t afford this house anymore, all the money we are spending on rentals we could go into a smaller house and then use the extra money to start building. I don’t like the idea of selling the house in Salama park, let’s move in and then start building.. she said.
My love, that house is small and you know all the items in this house can’t fit in that house alone, we need to find a way to make this work.. he said.
Well I’m willing to do an auction sale and but we just need to move into that smaller house so we build our house quickly.. as a matter of fact the auction sale will earn us extra money. We have a lot of valuable things in this house.
So what do you say? She asked him.
My love the house is not finished.. it’s incomplete.. Patience look at me.. why the rush? We can’t be moving at the same pace with your friend.. I know this is about Petrina but Petrina and her husband are living life as they please.
Because they are doing it right! She yelled.
I have a better idea, let’s just move into a cheaper house.. he said.
No! why do that when we have a house of our own.. she asked him.
Philip knew the argument wasn’t going to end so he just kept quiet and pretended to be asleep. It wasn’t long before Patience fell asleep and Philip remained thinking, what was he going to do? Patience had no patience at all, she was definitely going to the house and see the progress on it and that meant he would be in serious trouble. Asking Tisa to move out wasn’t even an option because she wouldn’t accept it but he feared Patience more than he feared her. He knew her finding out would be the start of his downfall.
The following day, early in the morning Philip woke up and made breakfast for Patience and he took it for her in bed.
Honey I made your favourite… he said.
She got up stretched herself and smiled before starting to eat the food.
My love I’m sorry, I don’t even know how to say this but I know that you’ve got to know one way or another… he said.
Patience stopped eating and looked at Philip.
What is it?.. she asked.
Honey I’m sorry.. sorry is all I can say.. I love you and I know we are open to each other but I don’t know what just got into me… forgive me sweetie. He said as he knelt down by the bedside.
Philip what is it you are scsring me.. she said.
My love, I love you so much and I really wanted you to have the best birthday.. I was going to tell you but I thought you would understand eventually.
What is it Philip? Please speak now.. she said.
I sold the house in Salama Park, well my intentions were to sell it anyway but after I sold it I realised your birthday was around the corner and instead of saving it for the plot I bought you a car.
Wow honey, I have no words.. I appreciate the gift but what about the future?.. she asked him.
I’m sure you remained with a bit of change honey.. where is it?.. she asked.
Honey my parents.. you know I haven’t done anything major for them since I got married… so I sent them the rest of the money to help with a few things and to also secure the farm land they always wanted… I’m sorry my love.
“honey as much as I would have loved the money for something else, I appreciate the thought you have put into everything and I have decided to just forgive you..” patience said.
I love you my precious one, you mean a lot to me … he said excitedly as he pecked her.
“I love you too honey..”
Make sure we finish the flats then honey.. so we can move in one..she said..
I promise to do that honey.. he responded.
Patience was blinded to the fact that Philip had given the house to his concubine and he had also used the flats as collateral for his loan when Tisa had her operation.
Tisa wasn’t aware Patience would be there but she recognized her when she got there and instead of moving Tisa decided to sit on the same table as Patience.
“I like this milkshake a lot, they have the best around here”.. Tisa said to Patience.
Patience looked at the stranger sitted opposite her and she smiled.
‘You’re right they are really good, my favorite is banana flavor and I think my baby loves it too“ Patience said as she rubbed her tummy.
Aww I know that feeling.. my twins loved yoghurt, I ate yoghurt everyday on my pregnancy.. she said.
Patience admired Tisa’s fair looking skin for a bit and imagined how her husband must love her as she was a beautiful lady.
“ oh you have twins?”.. Patience asked.
“yes I have twin boys,.. Very handsome just like the daddy..” She said.
I’m sure your husband must be a happy man all boys? Patience said.
Yeah! He is and he is crazy about me even worse now and really jealous, she giggled.
Uhmm men, you would think that when you have babies they would stop being jealous over us.. Patience giggled.
Wow. Is your husband jealous over you too?.. Tisa asked.
He trusts me, but yes every now and then he is a little insecure despite me being pregnant.. She said.
Wow I see, I’m sure your husband says the same thing my husband says to me… Tisa said.
Oh, like what..? Patience asked.
Oh my husband says I’m the best woman he has ever been with.. Tisa said as she giggled.
Patience burst into laughter..
“You’re really funny..”.. Patience said.
I better get going now.. Enjoy your milkshake.. Tisa said as she got up.
Oh nice to meet you.. Patience responded.
Shortly Philip came and they started off.
“Honey you should have met the lady I was with a while ago, she is so crazy…” Patience said as she laughed
“oh really honey?”.. Philip responded.
Tell me about her? He asked..
Patience had quickly dossed off and Philip smiled when he looked at her.
“You must be tired my love”… He said in a low voice before pecking her as he continued driving home.
How is Patience going to take it if she later find out what is going on?