☠️ Episode 5☠️
The senator’s daughter showed up at my house the following evening and in the presence of my wife, i told her my story, keeping nothing but little details to myself.
Just like i described in the first part of this story, the girl was a very matured young lady which made opening up to her a little easy for me. Moreover desperation takes away all atom of shame when you are out of options. And of course i was very desperate. Yes very, very desperate.
“you have quite a very long and interesting story sir. I will talk to my dad tonight, and if he’s willing to help you, i will give you a call to come over to our house tomorrow. Your case is just a small one to him” she promised after listening patiently while i thanked her with all my heart.
I also couldn’t help but be pleased with the help i gave to her the previous year. Seriously i never knew she would help me one day.
“so what now?” my wife asked as soon as she left. I breathed deeply and shrugged.
“let’s just wait and hope for her call my dear” i answered. She reached forward and held my hand.
“seriously i really still don’t buy the idea of you going through all these length just to keep your lecturing job. Don’t you think perhaps your destiny is set in another job?” she breathed with great concern. I smiled and kissed her reassuringly.
Early the next day, the senator’s daughter called me on phone. I was overly excited as i answered her call. My heart pounded loudly.
“you can come over to the house by 2pm, my dad is ready to help you. Please don’t come a minute late, i beg of you” she said seriously, leaving a happy smile on my face with the news. Of course i had great hope in the old senator, because I very well knew what a politician like him could do for me.
By 2pm i was already in the Senator’s mansion, very anxious and a bit nervous. His daughter dutifully showed up and led me to his study.
“just act cool, my dad can be annoying sometimes” she whispered to me before disappearing, leaving me all alone in the study. I however didn’t stay alone for too long. The senator soon appeared, looking very serious and unfriendly. I nervously greeted him while he nodded in acknowledgement as he studied me slowly.
“young man, for the record you should know i don’t entertain embarrassing situations like yours, but i’m just helping for the sake of my daughter. Now spill your story and be fast” he said with a very authoritative tone.
I told him my story from the very beginning to the end, hiding nothing. When i was done, he breathed deeply and stared at me seriously.
“now listen up, you have to make a move like a politician. First package your story very well, talk with your Comfort, get her to your side and also get her to collaborate it all. Lastly, talk to the press and leave the rest to me” he said while i smiled with great relief.
“but don’t smile yet because with your story, i see Comfort as a very desperate lady and with my experience in politics, i know getting her to collaborate your story will make you reaching a new deal with her. You can’t win this game without her to back you up openly and i sure know she will definitely cash in on it. I only pity your wife” he concluded and got up, leaving me totally weak as his words took over my entire body.
Of course the old man was very right.
☠️ Episode 6☠️
After leaving the Senator’s house, i headed straight to a small bar close to my neighbourhood to think things through. Yea I so badly needed to calm my head and think straight, especially on what to say to my wife.
Of course the senator was damn right, Comfort won’t help me without making new demands. Something that could ruin the new relationship i was building with my wife.
“My God, but i need my job back. Where in this country will i get a better job in few months?” i asked myself, breathing heavily as i stared at the bottle of stout before me.
I so badly needed cash. I had so many problems waiting on me with just little balance left in my bank account.
“dear Lord, please make my wife understand when i talk to her. Please make her see reason in my request. I have to tell her everything. She has to understand, please” i prayed miserably, fighting hard to control my emotions. Just that moment a man walked up to me, greeted polietly and settled down on a chair, facing me.
“i’m Mr Victor Moses, from Vanguard Newspaper. We spoke on phone the other day, i hope you remember?. Actually I was in the Senator’s house when i saw you walk in through the other door, and i followed you as you left, hoping for an opportunity like this one” he said softly while i stared at him speechlessly, not knowing what to say. Of course I wasn’t pleased with his presence and i equally wasn’t happy over the way he was stalking me, but he was a pressman and i sure needed him.
“just drop your card or phone number. I will call you when i’m ready to talk” i said calmly. He studied me for some seconds, shrugged with resignation and handed over his contact card to me.
“i will be expecting your call sir” he said, got up and left.
Thirty minutes later, i returned to my apartment to see my wife a bit worried and anxious.
“my love i hope all went fine?” she asked as she opened the entrance door for me. I nodded silently, settled on a couch.and breathed deeply. She dutifully joined me, holding my hands softly.
“i’m all ears my love. Tell me how did it go with the Senator?” she demanded seriously, leaving me with no choice than to tell her every single detail of my discussion with the senator.
She listened calmly, her face growing cold as i revealed everything to her. Her eyes lighted up as soon as i was done.
“what if Comfort asks you to kick me out of the house in order to help you. Will you do it?” she asked, leaving me defenceless.
“seriously i think you are putting much priority in getting your job back than building your family. I just don’t know what to say” she breathed sadly.
“my love c’mon, what will you have me do?. Sit idle and let the job that is still within my reach slip away?. How fast do you think it will be to get another job?, or do you think i will be comfortable seeing you run the house all alone?. C’mon i’m a man, trust me on this” i begged desperately.
“supposing i’m the one in this mess. I cheated with a colleague and i’m now begging you to allow me go back to the same colleague and work with him as if nothing happened while you are yet to live through the old mistake i made with him. Will permit me?. Now my love, your answer will determine mine. So talk to me. Will you permit me?” she asked with voice laden with pain and disappointment.
I just couldn’t utter a word. Of course her question threw me in a very tight position. Saying “yes” was a big lie and saying “no” could ruin everything.
I simply was speechless. Very, very speechless.