He had been in his study all these while and wondering why he had screwed his wife instead of letting out his anger in another way.
Was his wife sleeping with that man? Did that lady and her boyfriend plan this all these while?
The thought of having the young man make love to his wife was really hurting. Perhaps she had not done it with him. Perhaps it was better for him not to know.
Then he remembered how she had responded to his love making. He was even surprised at himself for handling her with such manly strength. It was heavenly seeing Ruth respond to him in such a manner. His wife was actually more enjoyable than every woman out there.
How had he missed this part of her all these while? He just wanted to love her more and not think of what she might have done with the neighbor.
He also needed to forgive himself for committing adultery and put all that behind him.
Then he heard Ruth come out of the bedroom.
She seemed to be watching a movie. Was this how insensitive she could be? Despite everything that had happened this morning, all she could think of was watching a movie at this moment.
He got angry once again and came out to see her for real. He would also switch off the TV and talk with her about the situation in their home.
But he was surprised to see that Ruth was carried away with watching him and Boma make love and talk.
He had no idea that the lady had recorded the both of them during the sinful act. She had even sent it to his wife! Now Ruth knew he had cheated on her. Was this what had led his wife to FLIRT with his neighbor? He wondered when she had gotten the video. Did that lady really mean to wreck his marriage?
She didn’t know he was in the sitting room and was watching his infidelity live with her.
Then he noticed that she was shedding tears as she listened to him talk to Boma about how he felt for her and about their problems.
He was touched, and so he walked up to her and touched her on her shoulder.
She startled and looked up.
“Paul,” his name slipped out of her lips. She stood up and gave him a hug. “I am sorry for everything I have done to you. I am…”
“No, I am the one who should be apologizing. I have hurt you and gone to sleep with another woman.” He quickly said, while he held unto her.
“It was all my fault. I have been a bad wife and insensitive to your needs too.” She said as tears rolled down her cheeks.
“It’s okay, we are both at fault.” Then he held her on the shoulder and looked at her face. “I want everything that had happened these past few days become past tense in our lives. Let’s start afresh and love each other like we should.” He said.
“Paul,” she cried, “I have hurt you… I am sorry for acting that way with the neighbor. Please find a place in your heart to forgive me. I have done…”
“I said it’s all right Ruth. Just let everything you might have done or thought of doing go behind you. Let it go and forget it.” Paul liked the new Ruth. She seemed more open with him. Yet he didn’t want to hear anything about the neighbor from her.
They hugged each other again and then Paul looked at her and kissed her wet cheeks. He loved her more even as the wrapper around her fell to the floor.
She was beautiful.
They made passionate love right there in the living room, on the sofa and the couple enjoyed every bit of the moment.
It was a new found love and it was nothing like they had ever felt before.