This story is the continuation of The Other Woman PT – 1, CLICK TO READ
“W-what what is what Sophie?” He stammered. Trying to remember his encounter with Bella. He had always made sure not to leave her perfume on his cloths by taking them off before he touches her. But when did she kiss him there… was it when—-
“Answer me Mr Adams Wellington!!” She sat up, her eyes burning. Whenever she was mad at him, she called his full name and her voice goes up a pitch.
He tries to look at the stain, buying time as he recollects. He takes off his shirt standing up from the bed beside her. He needed to get away from her before she got angrier.
“Oh this??” He laughed nervously.
“It’s er… I don’t know. Oh wait… I think it was from the elevator. One of those —
“Adam, don’t lie to me.” she cuts in
“Are you cheating on me?? Is that your lover’s lipstick on your shirt. Is that where you are coming from?? Oh my God… Adam have you been shagging a random slut off the streets because I have been distant and haven’t being a woman to you in a while and I got dressed up for nothing. Had dinner planned out and here I am waiting for my husband and he had been with another woman… MY GOD ADAM!!!” …she shrieked.
He rushed to her, kneeling down and shaking his head
“No baby… stop that. I would never cheat on you, never! I promise. I was out with a client and had a few too many drinks. We were on the elevator and too many people, ladies bumping into us and all, I swear. Am sure it’s from one of them I didn’t notice. Did you think if I had a lover I wouldn’t be extra careful. I mean, come on babe?? It’s absurd to think of that. Please Sophia, don’t think like that… Please?” He tries touching her but she slaps his hands away.
“Who were you with then huh? Tell me… give me a name. Give me a number? Am not fxxking with you Adam. Tell me??”
“Really Sophie you don’t believe me??” He sounded hurt as his voice breaks. She didn’t flinch when he looked into her eyes, while his heart went on a marathon race. He dips his hands into his pocket as he brings out his phone.
“Here… call my PA and ask her to forward the client’s number to you. You can ask him whatever you need to. “he dumps his phone on the bed and walks away, heading to the bathroom. His heart on his sleeve, she didn’t see a worried and panicked look cross his face as he backed her. He crosses his fingers in front of him, sending a silent prayer up to the heavens.
Sophia watches him as he moves away from her, resigned. She stared at the phone on the bed, biting her lips.
“If he was guilty he wouldn’t give me his phone would he??” She picks up his shirt from the floor and sniffs the perfume. Nothing. A mixture of his male cologne and cigarettes. Adam doesn’t smoke. Maybe he was telling the truth that he was out with a client and they probably went to a bar. She flunk the shirt away still eyeing the phone.
“But today was our anniversary. Today!! Today she was going to try and be open to her husband like before. She missed and wanted him. Today she had decided to forget her worries and feel like the woman who has always been, happy. Why did he place his work above her? She hissed pacing the length of the room.
Her mind drifted to months ago when he started giving excuses, and she seeing random texts from a strange woman. They had had a fight, for days the silence was deafening. He had claimed innocence faulting it to a wrong number and she had to believe him… because the uncertainty was driving them apart, because he didn’t have the mantra of a cheat. Not while they dated in college and not when they had been married. He had always been the loving, open, honest, supporting and understanding husband and she had decided not to ever doubt him again. Maybe like now, she was just exaggerating.
She eyes the phone again picking it up.
Adams lets the cold shower pour over his body but he stood there unmoving. He was waiting for the worse, for Sophia to rush in hurling stuffs and insults at him for being a liar and a cheat. If she had called his PA she would realise that he had cancelled his meeting and stepped out a while back. But he hoped, hoped on the knowledge that he knew his wife, and when placed on a spot, she takes the less obvious option. And that would be either picking up the phone which seemed too easy or believing her husband… who seemed not to have anything to hide by handing her an evidence.
He lets the water wash over his body. He closes his eyes and waited. His heart beating faster than ever. He heard the toilet door creak open, he didn’t turn. He had earlier placed his hands on the wall. He heard her come in behind him, he still didn’t turn. Not until he felt her hands wrap around his torso
“Sophie, am really sorry I didn’t mean to–
“Shush its okay baby. Am sorry for exaggerating and thinking the worst of you. “She kisses his shoulders.
He turns wrapping her in his arms, while the shower descended down their bodies. For the first time in a long while, Adam made love to his wife.
Hours later while Sophia layed on his chest sleeping, Adam dreamed of Bella and was thankful to the stars his wife believed him. He vowed to take extra care in the future.
****The Next Day*****
Rebecca entered into the cafeteria and heads towards Sophia as she sat staring out of the window into the streets.
“Hey darling, I rushed here as soon as I received your message. What’s the matter??” Rebecca has been Sophia’s only friend since college
Sophia rewarded her with a hug and a kiss to her cheeks. She pushed her glasses away from her face revealing beautiful eyes.
“I haven’t seen you in a while. Can’t I have lunch with my best friend again? Like must I have a reason??” Sophia asked her, taking a sip of her chocolate smoothie. Rebecca smiled sitting down opposite her, she picked on the plate of chicken and chips in front of Sophia and with her mouth full she says,
“Of course not sweety. But knowing you… there is always a tiny itty-bitty-thingie associated with it. And because I love you I would indulge you. So spill”
Sophia knowing that Rebecca’s weakness was food, she wondered how she managed to keep that good figure all this years. She knew she would have become obese by now.
Sophia had always liked Rebecca, because despite her strong temperaments, Rebecca has always been able to understand her. They had grown closer and eventually became best friends in college. The only other person after her boyfriend then and husband now.
“So we made love yesterday. “She blushed. Rebecca smiled…
“Finally, I mean you can’t be starving a grown ass man of sex. And he is your husband and he has been quite supportive of your tantrums and moods wings of late. You have to give it to the guy, he got mad love for you to withstand your moods. But you can’t leave a man to himself for that long. He needs a good loving. Am happy you getting back your A-game in the sack with that hunk of a man. “Rebecca whistles and pauses when she notices Sophia frowning.
“Isn’t that a good thing Sophia? Or is there something else??”
Sophia shrugs, deciding whether to tell her friend or not.
“Last night he came home past midnight and I found a stain of lipstick on his collar. He claimed it was from the elevator and probably a stranger who bumped into him whilst it was crowded.” Sophia finishes, biting her lip. Rebecca stops chewing, she rests back on her chair, digesting the information.
“Hmmmmm” Was all Rebecca could muster
“What does Hmmm mean Rebs? Is that all you have to say?” Sophia wasn’t happy, she expected more.
“Well…” Rebecca scratched her head.
“I know he is your husband and you should know him better. I mean it is not every day a man comes home with lipstick stain on his collar and the supposed stranger must have been close…like…”
She gets up leaning towards Sophia using her hands as support on the table, she leaned into her face as though she intends on kissing her neck and continues talking as Sophia stares at her, blinking multiple times
….”like this really close enough to have her lips to his neck.”
She sat back down, playing with a drumstick.
“Have you noticed any strange behaviour from your husband lately? Anything shady, suspicious and a cause for worry??”
“No. I haven’t “Sophia winces as she tries to remember, her migraine returning. Eyes twitching
“Okay there is nothing to worry about, if not then I would have—
“Wait! A couple of months ago, I saw love messages, and he said it must have been mistaken identity. We had a fight but… it was nothing, I mean he can’t be a cheat and be so amazingly good at the same time. It doesn’t work that way.”
“Oh don’t be so naive Sophia. The serial killers are the most timid and the loved individuals. You can never ever think they can hurt a fly. They have families and good love stories. But they are pure evil. They are the demons. You can’t think like that babes. Na-hah!!!!” Rebecca rolls her index finger side to side, joining her head to the motion.
“So what are you saying, that my husband could be çheating on me?” Her eyes grew bigger
“No am not saying anything dear. Am just stating that… from what you say, you need to dig a bit deeper. Just to make sure for certain that he is not. I mean, you guys haven’t really being intimate for a while. Who knows if he was getting some while you were a stone cold turkey . ” ..
Sophia flinched when Rebecca hits a chord.
“He wouldn’t dare cheat on me. He loves me too much to hurt me” Sophia pinches the inside of her palm. A habit she learnt as a child when she didn’t know what to do and was indecisive.
“Yeah, am sure that’s what dear ‘ol Jesus thought when he had supper with judas. I mean that dude was sleek AF. Even gave him a kiss on the cheeks before allowing them drag poor Jesus to be crucified!!!. ”
Rebecca shakes her head. But inwardly she was smiling. Sophia had always prided herself of having the most honest man of a husband and rubbed it in her face for having a husband who cheated on her and ran away with his secretary. So it would be fun to get her all riled up. She might even take it upon herself to find out if he was really cheating and if he wasn’t, there was no harm in still stirring a little fire. For there was no fire without evident smoke.
Sophia would file for divorce and Adam would be a free man. And maybe, just maybe she might just pay him a visit. She had always wondered what it would be like to have a strong beautiful man like that by her side. She had always been envious of Sophia, beautiful strong Sophia who always had everything going for her. She was happy that she was having a doubt in her marriage. Today was a good day after all.
She finished up Sophia’s food, while Sophia absentmindedly stared out the window as she continued to pinch the inside of her palm.
“I have to go back to work… let’s talk later okay Rebs?” Sophia gets up placing a kiss to her chicks. Her obvious discomfort of the situation all too visible. Rebecca could careless, but she hid it nonetheless.
“That’s okay sweetheart and hey, remember what I said… It’s better to be sure than sorry. Am here for you okay?” They hugged and Sophia leaves. Rebecca orders a large size doughnut whiles she sat there enjoying her meal, she wondered who the woman Adam was seeing, if, he is seeing someone.
Hours later, a little hotel down town
Bella soaks herself in a scented bath of red rose petals, her beautiful bosom was seen slightly above the water as she played with the bubbles of the latter.
She hummed a song her mother always sang to her as a baby…
“Hush little baby don’t you cry,
Or Mama is gonna carry you down the mountain slide
Sleep like the angels, perfect in peace
And let mama rock you like a princess with ease..
Humm humm humm humm hummmm”
She stands up from scented water, walking into the room naked with water dripping down her body. She stands in front of the mirror admiring herself..
She runs her hands over her wet body, over her bosom and then she touched the nape of her neck, then her face and her pouted lips.. Smacking it
She picks up her phone and dials the first number on her call list, a man answers. .
“Hey Mr W… I miss you and am dripping wet at the moment, what do you suppose can help with that? “She chuckled as she heard his sharp intake of breath.
“I have to go home… I can’t see you today” he said, she could hear him pulling at his tie
“Nonsense!!! If you don’t come here…I would come to you. I don’t care about your little wife. You know I make you want to forget her. Come here, Don’t dare me Mr W!!” She cuts the call without waiting for him to answer. She laughs,
“Silly man… how dare he put his wife before me. Me?? Bella!!! When I look like this??” She turns around in front of the mirror, admiring her beauty, she smiles at her reflection in the mirror.
“No!!! Bella doesn’t share her man. Soon Mr W… you would be mine, all mine. No little missy can stop that.” She continues to smile at the same time moving seductively, while her body begins to dry off from the cold rings of water bubbles on her skin.
Adam removes the phone away from his ears, his countenance downcast.
“What’s wrong sir??” His PA who sat across from his desk asks him as she observes his expression.
“Nothing. Nothing at all”. He tells her while indicating for her to continue with what she was saying. But his mind drifted as he wondered what excuse he was going to give his wife Sophia today. And he knew if he didn’t show up, Bella might just do something as crazy as showing up in front of his house.
“Shit!” He swore…
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