The Complete Woman Episode 28 by Mummy E
I went into a three days dry fast praying for my husband to return home to me and God finally answered. On the third day, Isaiah came home. I have become so thin. When I heard a knock on the door, I thought it was one of the neighbours but I was surprised when I opened and I saw Isaiah walk into the house.
His beards were all grown and he was looking so rough, as I was about to smile and welcome him home when i noticed he was not alone. A girl was with him. I looked at her if she was someone I knew but this girl I have never seen her in my whole life. She was practically dressed like a full-time prostitute. I looked at my husband and allowed him come inside. He held her hands and pulled her in.
Me: welcome home Darling!
Isaiah: You wanted me home right? You went and called my mom and everybody in the world that I abandoned you. Well I am home now.
Me: Baby, its not like that, I didnt call mummy, I was admitted in the Hosp…
Isaiah: I dont care, it doesn’t matter anymore. What matters is am home now,bare you happy now?
I was silent because I really didnt know if I was happy to see him or not. I stood as I watched him drag a box inside the house, obviously the box belonged to the girl.
Isaiah: why are you standing there staring st me like an image, can’t you see I came home with a guest, instead of you to help me welcome her and bring her things inside the house you are there staring at me. My friend, cone here and help me take this things to the room.
Me: Honey who is she please?
Isaiah: (he made to slap me but stopped half way) you are very lucky I’m in a good mood today. And also because I respect my mom so much and I’ve promised her not to beat you. But that does not mean you should provoke me. Now take that bag inside and dont you ask me stupid questions.
I didnt say anything I went and I carried the bag inside the visitors room. The girl was eyeing me up and down and chewing gum anyhow. I had not finished dropping the bags before I heard my husband shouting my name. I quickly rushed to him.
Isaiah: Please get me and my chi chi, some food to eat. She says she is hungry and I am too. I turned and looked at them again and without saying a word I went over to the kitchen and prepared the food and set the dinning. I watched as he held her hand and took her over to the dinning to eat. A bite of the delicious jollof rice and plantain with chicken that I made and she squeezed her face and shouted and then started coughing.
Isaiah: (rushing her a glass of water ) whatbis it? What is it? Are you okay?
Chi chi: Ah ah shay your wife will not kill me in this house o. See the pepper she out in this food. And it is very salty too.
Isaiah took a bite of the food and from his expression I could tell he liked he food, but because he wanted to please her he responded without thinking.
Isaiah: Daniella what is this? Do you want to kill us.
Me: Am sorry baby please forgive me.
Isaiah: is it that your rotten cry now that i will eat? This food is poison. You were the one crying I come home. I come now you want to poison me. From today I won’t eat your food. Thank God I am not alone in this house. Chi chi please be cooking for me in this house. I dont want to die yet OK?
Chi chi: no problem dear.
Without saying a word I left them and went to the room and I laid down on the bed to rest.
Few minutes later, my husband came into the room with the Chi chi girl.
Isaiah: what are you doing?
Me: (/the question was surprising to me) nothing am just resting.
Isaiah: where did you put the bags you brought in?
Me: They are in the visitors room.
Isaiah: are you mad? My friend go and bring them here jhoor.
Me: But baby this is our room na. Will she sleep here with us?
Isaiah: who is us? Come on go and bring the bag here before I land you a dirty slap.
Once again I stood up and went to bring the bags to our room. I dropped the bag then I climbed back on the bed.
Isaiah: what are you doing?
Me: honey am not feeling strong I just want to rest a bit.
Isaiah: my friend pack your things to the visitors room jare.
Me: what?/visitors room? This is our room, why should I go to the visitors room, she is the visitor she should go.
Isaiah: you are stupid. This is my house and I decide who and who not to sleep in the visitors room and now I am saying move to the visitors room.
I kept quiet for sometime, but eventually I picked a few of my things and moved out of my matrimonial room to the visitors room. I wanted to call mummy, but then I changed my mind. This is my cross and I will bear it until God decides to save me from it.
The Complete Woman!
And that is how a strange woman took over my home, cooking for my husband and sleeping on my matrimonial bed. To make things worse is that Isaiah gave her right to insult me. One evening I was in the sitting room watching a movie when they both walked in. This so called Chi Chi girl asked me to stand up from my seat. I just stared at her, because there were other seats in the house yet she insisted on taking mine.
Me: Chi Chi there are empty seats in this parlour, please seat on any one of them.
Chi Chi: I saw them before I chose this one, so stand up I want to sit.
I took a look at my husband thinking and hoping he would say something. Of course he did say something.
Isaiah: you heard the lady, please stand up and let her sit, we want to watch a program.
And without arguing I stood up and went to the visitors room which had now become my new room.
Few minutes later I heard my husband calling out for me, and I went to him.
Isaiah: I want you to take this money, go to that shop opposite this house and get us cold drinks. My baby and I are very thirsty.
I took another look at Isaiah, I still couldn’t believe its the same man I married that was doing all of this. However I collected the money and I went out to buy the drinks for them. When I came back I gave them the drinks and went back into my new room.
The sound of their loud laughter did not even let me rest. Few minutes later I heard them moaning and kissing. I had to press the pillow against my head. This was too much for me to bear. Isaiah was making love to that whore on our matrimonial bed.
I picked a bag and i wanted to just pack my things and leave. But then I started remembering all that mummy told me on how to be a complete woman. I fell on my bed, picked up my Bible and started reading. I cried as I read through the book of psalms 24.
”Lord how they’ve increased, that trouble me, many are those that rise up against me, many there be which say of my soul. There is no help for him in God, but thou oh Lord, art a shield for me, my glory. You lift my head”
Me: (crying)/oh Lord enough of this pains, please lift my head. Lift my head from this pain, from this shame. Lift my head oh Lord…..
I was still crying and praying when I heard him calling out my name. I quickly stood up. Wiped my tears and ran to him. They were both up from the bed and she was tieing my wrapper on her chest. This is a new wrapper that mummy bought for me and she was tieing it on. My husband was on boxers. I looked at them, and refused to let my tears fall before them.
Isaiah: Please dear, we messed up the sheets. Kindly pack them and wash it for us please. I want it dried up so that we can use it st night. Thank u so much.
He bent and gave me a kiss on my cheeks then held her on her waist and they both laughed out of the room. I turned and watched them walk away. I wanted to break down and cry, I wanted to end everything, I wanted to fall down. But I heard the small still voice telling me. ”Be strong” I immediately turned and packed up the sheets and went into the bathroom to wash them.
The Complete Woman!
I soon became a slave in my own house. My own husband turned me into a slave. Apart from washing and cleaning the house for them. He sometimes invites me into the room to watch as he makes love to that strange woman. In all of this I remained calm and faithful and a good wife.
One evening, I heard them fighting.
Chi Chi: where do you think you are going? You think you will keave e now because she is back? You go no where.
Isaiah: You are stupid. I told you before all of this that my woman is not around and that once she is back our deal is over, didnt I tell you?
Chi Chi: and so what if you told me that. Listen you go no where, our deal is supposed to last for one more week. So if you think you are gonna leave me for one crazy bitch then you obviously dont know who I am.
Isaiah: listen I will pay you off. I never knew she would return a this early. I thought she would return next month, she was supposed to be away for six months but now that things are like this we have to reschedule.
Chi Chi: I dont even really care weather you go to her or not, but if you must go, you will pay me my full money as agreed. Dont you think because the deal ended you will cut my money no way.
Isaiah: Is that all? Dont worry I will pay you. But please pack up and leave. I must hurry to my baby.
I just sat in my room and listened to all my husband was saying. Referring to another woman as baby. I know he was talking about Marvis. No winder he came home, Marvis travelled. No wonder. I came out of the room and sat on the dining chair. I watched as Chi Chi packed her things from my bedroom. I watched my husband count a whooping sum of 70,000 naira for that girl.
Isaiah: I hope we are good now?
Chi Chi: (smiling) of course we are.
As she made way to leave she suddenly turned faced me.
Chi Chi: I apologise for everything that happened this last few months, you must understand that am only doing business, I need the money to survive me and my younger ones. So whatever I did do not take it to heart. Its part of the job. Sorry….
Then she turned to isaiah,
Chi Chi: I wonder what you saw in that girl, what’s her name again, is it Marvis or what? You have a good wife, a very good one at that, you have a great family, but you are destroying it with your hands. You better realize yourself fast and stop making this good woman suffer.
Isaiah: get out jhoor, have I not paid you? See this prostitute want to advice me. Idiot.
Chi Chi: I don talk finish o.
She turned and left. Not long, Isaiah picked some clothes and the car keys and also left.
To be continued!
Written and Composed by Excelrhymez
Aka Mummy E