The Betrayal episode 5

Part 5.


(A story based on a true life event)


Crocodiles are predictable because you are usually aware of their plans and desire to kill and eat you. But humans are difficult to predict because they can easily disguise their innermost intention with a smile while pretending to be a friend.

Omah’s confession left me broken and shattered. I didn’t even realize when I broke into tears with my heart rupturing in severe pain as though the incident occurred yesterday.

But despite this, I was prompted to wonder about the reason behind her sudden confession after all these years. And so, I wiped my tears and sent her a reply while ignoring the rest of her message for the sake of my sanity.

“Wow!, I am honestly dumbfounded and presently at a loss for words knowing that it was you my supposed best friend who did all these horrible and hurtful things to me. However, I am tempted to know, why you are telling me all of these now,” I texted back.

“Rita, it’s because you deserve to know the truth no matter how many years it has been. Sincerely speaking, my heart hasn’t been at peace for these past years. I have been drowning deeper and deeper in guilt, as a result of the atrocities I weaved against you in the past. I am here to seek your forgiveness and to let you know that everything that happened in the past was never your fault but mine for being an ungrateful and envious friend to you. Rita, you are one of the sweetest and most real souls I have ever come across in my journey of life. It took me this long to realize how rare of a gem you are and how stupid I am for losing you,” She replied.

At this point, I was in tears reminiscing on those wonderful sisters and friends moments we shared in the past. But then came the pain of betrayal washing them away.

“Omah, I have come to accept that sometimes, the person you trust the most can eventually turn out to be the one who hurts you the most,” I responded.

“I am sorry, Rita. I’m truly sorry,” She texted.

“Omah, I trusted you back then with my deepest pains and darkest sorrows. I shared everything with you, my hopes, and dreams. I was true and loyal to the friendship and bond we shared. You were my haven away from the aches and pains of life but in the end, it was you who was behind the trigger that fired a bullet into my soul. You were the last person I ever imagined to betray and hurt me but you did it anyway.” I responded with anger and pain.

“I am sorry Rita. I am so sorry. I know that no amount of sorry would be enough to make up for what I did but I still hope and plead that you will find it in your heart to forgive me.” She texted back.

“Yes, Omah. I have a good heart so I will forgive you” I replied to her.

“My goodness! Thank you, Rita. God bless you” She texted.

“However, I won’t be stupid enough to trust you to the point of wanting to have anything to do with you again. We have three types of friends in life. We have friends that come into our lives for a reason, those that are bound to be with us for a season, and those who will stand by us for a lifetime. Unfortunately, you are one of those who came into my life for a reason and it was fun and educative all through the season it lasted. On that note, it’s safe for us to not be friends nor enemies, but strangers with some memories,” I replied.

I noticed it took her quite a while to respond to this.

“It’s okay, Rita. I totally understand you. I’m grateful for at least being given the chance to exist once again in your life as a stranger. I hope you find it in your heart one of these days to fully forgive me” She texted.

“I bear no grudge against you Omah. It’s just that what you did was like crumpling up a perfect piece of paper. And you know that you can try to smooth it over all you want but it’s never going to be the same ever again. For trust is like a fragile vase, once broken it’s impossible to restore.” I replied.

“It’s fine. At least you forgave me. Thank you so much for that,” She texted.

“You are welcome. Do well to extend my regards to your husband and children.” I replied.

“I appreciate your kind request. But I and Nedu aren’t together anymore,” She revealed.

My eyes literally widened while reading this part.

“Why? I mean, how?” I inquired.

“It turned out that he wasn’t all that perfect like I had envisioned. Our marriage lasted only for a few years before he abandoned me and the kids to go be with another woman abroad,” She revealed.

“Oh, so sorry about that. How are you coping with raising the kids on your own? And how many are they?” I inquired.

“We have four kids together two boys and girls and it hasn’t been easy raising them alone. Nevertheless, God has been faithful” She replied.

“So sorry to hear that. I honestly do not believe that Nedu can do a thing like this” I texted.

“People are quite unpredictable, you know? Besides, change is the only constant thing in life.” She replied.

“It’s well. Take good care of the children. Your reward will come later in life,” I texted back.

“You are kind. Thank you” She replied.

“Alright, I guess I have to go now. My shift is in a few hours from now so I have to go get ready.” I texted back.

“Alright, I truly appreciate your time. And I’m happy to know that you are doing just fine while practicing your career. Do take care of yourself and extend my greetings to your husband and the kids” She replied.

“I will. Bye…”


After this conversation, I realized that God was actually looking out for me when he allowed Omah to take Nedu away from me. Some disappointments are indeed blessings in disguise. Pain is temporary, but the lessons we learn from it can last a lifetime.

And to you reading this, I want you to understand that everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what strengthens us. However, it’s not right to let it destroy your complete trust in others because not everyone is the same. There are still good people out there.

It’s safe to say that not everyone is your friend. Just because they hang out and laugh with you doesn’t make them genuine. People pretend a lot these days however, real situations often expose fake people. So pay attention.

When we are betrayed, it’s easy to fall into a trap of resentment and bitterness. And the greatest test of our strength comes from forgiving those who hurt us. Therefore, the best way to truly heal and avenge betrayal is to forgive, let go, and move on while living a happy and fulfilling life.

However, by forgiveness, I do not mean excusing the behaviors of those who hurt you, but by freeing yourself from the pain while making sure to keep your distance.

Betrayal is a bitter pill to swallow, but it teaches us valuable lessons about who to trust and who to avoid. After betrayal, the road to healing may take time and seem difficult at first, but the destination is often worth the journey. Nevertheless, do not stop being good for good will always overcome evil.


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