I was awoken with a kiss on my lips by Iyoaye and I saw her dangling the envelope.
Iyoaye: ife mi, where did you see $12,500?
I sprung up and checked the envelope. Truly it was $12,500 in there and honestly, I was scared; but I quickly came up with an idea.
Me: ah!!!! The Head Pastor told me to keep it for him. He gave me late last night as I was leaving the office.
Iyoaye: why can’t you keep it in the safe in the church? Iwo okunrin yii maa pami (you this man, don’t put me into trouble).
Me: (hugging her) don’t worry dear. Nothing will happen.
As I hugged her I perceived the odour of sex coming from her cloth. I asked her
Me: how was the programme?
Iyoaye: it was fine.
Me: really fine
Iyoaye: yes. Oko mi I am very tired. I want to sleep.
As she was going inside the room, I pulled her back,
Me: ife, can you do me a favour?
Iyoaye: what is it?
Me: don’t tell anyone that you saw this money. Pleaaaasssseee
Iyoaye: ok dear. But is it why u called me back?
Instead of answering her I squeezed her Weapon of Mass Defence. But as I touched it, I felt some sticky on it. I pretended not to have felt anything. I allowed her in to sleep and I smelled my hands. After some minutes, I sneaked into the room and inserted my finger into her holiest. When I withdrew my hands from it guess what I saw………
After some hours she woke up and came into the sitting room.
Iyoaye: my husband, why did you leave me alone in the room
Mefuming) where the h3ll did you went to?
Iyoaye: what is the meaning of this question I told you I went for the programme I discussed with you.
I showed her the used CD I saw in her bag and as soon as she saw it, she burst into the tears and kneeling down in front of me
Iyoaye: please forgive me…….. the man has been pressuring me to sleep with me. Even he gave me an ultimatum that if I don’t sleep with him he will terminate the business deals I had with him.
(flashback) Chief Ladapo is a business man that walked into our shop one day to clear all the goods in our shop. Afterwards, he became our financier, but little did I know that I was paying back with my wife……..
Me: leave me alone for now. Just leave me alone.
I took my phones and left the house. I tried calling Dcns Emeka but her number wasn’t reachable. I called Jide so that we could hang out
Jide: Accountant the Accountant how far?
Me: gbege don happen. You dey for that our usual point?
Jide: na wa o. my first lady dey around. Na bleeping things sure pass
Me: make I Whatsapp you.
Jide: ok padi mi.
I chatted with him and told him what happened. As soon as he got the message he called back
Jide: Collins, kini mo ri yii (what is this I saw) how did it happen?
Me: I am as clueless as Uncle Jona
Jide: lets meet at our usual spot with immediate alacrity
Me: alrite boss
We met some minutes later
Jide: Collins….o ga o. how didn’t you know what was going on?
Me: JIDE if I tell you that I know what is going on, I will be lying to you.
I narrated the whole event to him and afterwards we discussed and parted for the night. As soon as we got home I saw my wife already packed her bags about to leave.
Me: what is this? (pointing at the bags)
Iyoaye: (kneeling and crying) my husband, please forgive me I am sorry
Me: do you think I will chase you out from the house? Well for your information, you are not going anywhere (her face lit up) BUT we will not be sleeping together.
Iyoaye: (holding on to my trousers) thank you. (she burst into fresh tears)
I was remorse because I too was at the guest house bleeping Dcns. Emeka that night but I played hard so that my wife would not know.