Her father’s daughter
Everyone thought I had gone crazy when the news of my marriage to honourable spread like wild fire.
But, I didn’t blame them…like, what else would they think was the reason a 26 year old beautiful daughter of a politician found solace in the arms of a 68 year old man?. They knew it was never for the money , because dad is well-to-do.
But the truth was that I married him because I couldn’t find a better way to punish my ex and my sister.
I believe Charles was going out with my younger sister after I have found the both of them in a compromising position in the living room one afternoon. I was shocked and disappointed at my sister.
My major problem those days was my ego. I never apologize to anyone, no matter who you are, even if I discovered I was wrong.
I had gone to the hospital that day to do a test because I was feeling sick. I was so excited when the pregnancy result came out positive and couldn’t wait to break the news to my fiance.
Since I forgot my phone at home, I drove straight to his office but was told he left an hour before. I drove down to his house and he wasn’t home either. So I decided to go home and make use of my phone instead.
But on getting home, I found him and my sister together in the living room. I think he was about to kiss her when I bagged in on them.
My sister stood up immediately.
“sister, welcome, how did it go?.
“Babe, where did you leave your phone, I have been calling you all day, I even had to leave office to come here and check on you”. Charles was explaining, coming close to me but before he could get any closer, I gave him a resounding slap.
Like what was he thinking?, that I’m blind or what?.
“sister, what have you done?”. My sister screamed.
I dropped my handbag on the couch and went after her but she escaped and ran all the way up the stairs. I took my handbag and went after her, leaving Charles still holding his cheek and staring at me in disbelief.
I didn’t bother looking for her when I went upstairs because I knew she must have locked herself in her room…as usual. I did too.
Mum left us.. or rather, dad kicked her out of the house when I was 4 and my sister was just an infant. As we grow, he explained that our Mom cheated and would never be forgiven.
So we grew under our dad and a live-in caregiver
As a child, I used to ask dad to get us a mother.
“All my friends have mom”. I had cried, innocently.
But he kept promising.
Now, we are adults, we don’t talk about that anymore, we have gotten used to living without a mother. And I think we’re better off with each other and dad by our side.
Laura took me as a mum, and I in return treat her as my daughter.
We have shared so much together in the past and now she may be thinking I will also share my man with her?. I’d rather leave him for her…
Story by ⛔ Joy Ifunanya