”Baby, why are you not eating” Kelvin asked me, while scooping the tasty fried rice into his mouth.
”Am not hungry” i said to him.
”Atleast eat a little, you are looking so pale, is anything the matter”
”I already ate to my satisfaction”
I was enjoying the meal when Dency’s advice suddenly came up in my mind, the once tasty food turning tasteless in my mouth.
”hey, talk to me, what’s eating you up and don’t tell me there is nothing cos there is”
”It is nothing important” i replied him.
”I don’t care if it’s important or not, just share it with me.”
”what do you think of me getting my own apartment” i blurted out.
The look on his face showed that he wasn’t expecting what i said.
But he soon recovered from the shock. ”why would you want an apartment when my house is big enough to contain a whole community” he asked me.
”no but” he cut in.
”seriously, i like the idea of living in my own apartment” i said with a more serious look on my face.
”If it’s about privacy, i promise i won’t barge into your room anymore” he said and tilted his head and winked at me.
”No, it’s not about that, although that is enough reason for me to leave” i said sternly enjoying the different emotions playing across his face.
”please just get that idea out of your head, my house is big enough for us both, and i am not complaining”.
”Seriously, don’t you think it’s better for us to live in separate apartments before people start talking” i said to him.
”whoever wants to talk should talk”.
”Trust me, when they start talking i will be the one at the receiving end”
”how do you mean” he asked.
”people will only look at it like am after your money”.
”stop having negative thoughts and stop making up things in your head”
”hey am not making it up, am not a macho man like you, you can endure whatever people say but i can’t” i replied him raising my voice lightly.
He would not let me leave the house if i keep being calm, in as much as i hate to leave, i still think that Dency was right about all she said earlier in the day.
”Don’t tell me you are raising your voice at me simply because you have made enough money and now you want to leave” he said surprising me with his words, i never expected him to think that way.
”It’s not about that, i don’t want people to see me as a gold digger” i explained to him calmly.
”you are just making all this things up in your head, nobody is seeing you as a gold digger, stop imagining things”
”Kel, please reason with me, i don’t think it’s adviceable to live with a guy who is not your husband”
”Who has been feeding you with all this?” he questioned.
”We will soon get married, tell that to who ever has been giving you all this nonsense ideas”
”Kel, it’s not a nonsense idea”
The once calm heart to heart talk was now turning into a heated argument.
”Fine get an apartment if you want and also make sure to get a new boyfriend and a new job” he said with a note of finality and left to his room.
Was he threatening me?
I know i have hurt him with the idea of leaving but i didn’t know that our little argument had escalated to the point of him threatening me.
I closed my eyes.
”God please see me through all this” I said with tears in my eyes.
I pushed the plates aside and went to my room with the tears in my eyes blurring my vision.
The next day, i woke up with a slight headache although it was not as worse as the one i had the previous day.
I had cried myself to sleep, maybe that was the reason why the headache came back.
I checked the time and it was 8:09 precisely and i picked up my phone and called Vivian atleast her voice could give me some assurance that i was not alone in this world.
She picked on the first ring and we talked for a while before i dropped the call and went to shower.
I came out of the bathroom and heard a gentle knock on my door, i knew without being told that it was Kelvin.
”yes, come in, it’s not locked” i replied and sat on the bed.
”good morning, how was your night” he asked as he came into full view.
”my night was fine and yours”
”i see you are already dressed for work” i said, more of a fact than question.
”yeah, i just came to see you before leaving”
”alright, thanks” i replied coldly.
”Baby, forgive me i am sorry about all that i said yesterday night” he replied coming closer to me.
”am not angry” i replied coldly.
”am super sorry, you can get the apartment and i will pay for it, i can even help you search for one on saturday” he said.
I was surprised at his words, i didn’t even know when i stood up and hugged him tightly with tears in my eyes.
”Thanks God for this understanding man” i thought to myself.
”Thanks for your understanding” i said to him.
”i get it, now quit dampening my clothes with your tears” he said to me playfully and we both laughed…….