THE PERFECT WOMAN
And that was how I ended spending three days in the hospital and my husband was no where to be found.
Out of anger I told mom I was going to spend three more days. She tried to persuade me to go home but I refused. And so she let me be. And after my extra three days, Isaiah still did not come. I told mom I didnt want to return back to the house, but she was not going to hear of that. And so on my sixth day in the hospital , I packed my bags and left the hospital.
When I got home, I knew Isaiah had not been in the house at all because I saw the house was exactly how it was when I left. Suddenly fear gripped me. ”What if something bad has happened to him” I quickly grabbed my phone and called mummy.
Mummy: Am not even in my house yet and you are already calling me. What is it?
Me: mummy I think something is wrong with my husband.
Mummy: how do you mean?
Me: Mummy six days he didnt call me, now I get home to discover for the six days he has not been to the house either. Mummy something is wrong. Isaiah is not home yet.
Mummy: how do you mean D
Me: mummy for the six days I was away he didnt come home, the house is exactly the way I left it.
Me: mummy I mean something is wrong. Something must have happened to him.
Mummy: so what do you want us to do now.
Me: mummy am going to report at the station. I am going to declare him missing and I will go on TV too.
Mummy: D wait for me. I am coming back to your place, let’s go together.
Me: okay mom, please hurry.
When the call ended I was practically pacing up and down in the house until mummy finally came. We got to the police station and reported the case of a missing person. I also dropped Isaiah’s picture. I informed the police I was going on TV to announce my husbands disappearance. Mummy told me to call his parents first and I did that. His mom was crying profusely and saying I would have informed them from the first day he left the house. They also told me they were coming over but I discouraged them and told them to inform me if they hear from him.
Then I called mama and papa and told them what was happening. And finally I went to the TV station. I spent the sum of 14,500 but I finally did the broadcast.
After the announcement was made, different calls flooded my phone, so many persons called to sympathize with me, others called to assure me that he will be fine, nobody called to say they saw my husband and this got me Eve. Worried the more. Until later that evening when my phone rang again. I thought it was another sympathizer but it wasn’t.
Isaiah: hello woman,
Me: Jesus, baby its you. Where are you? You got me worried , thank God you are safe. Honey where are you?
Isaiah: who told you I was missing?
Me: Dear, you left the house for days now and nothing has been heard of you. I thought,
Isaiah: You thought, you thought, you are always thinking. You better go back and inform the people you told that I am missing that I am not missing. I am very much okay.
Me: Honey, thank God for that. What happened to your line.
Isaiah: Dont ask me questions. I said I am not missing and that is why I called you.
Me: its okay dear, where are you ? When are you coming? I’ve got something important to tell you.
Isaiah: when I come you will know.
Me: baby am preg….
He cut the call and ended it.
Me: hello, hello.( I looked at my phone, I couldn’t believe what just happened. My husband had cut the call on me.)
I picked the phone again and called mummy and told her that Isaiah had called me, I also called his mom, papa and mama. They all wanted to ask more questions to understand why he had left the house and kept mute for such a long period. But I just ended the calls because even I didnt understand why or what he was doing.
Its been two weeks since I returned from the hospital and my husband is no where to be found. Depression and sadness had become my new friends but I made up my mind to focus all my time and attention on my pregnancy. I will not let the thoughts of Isaiah weigh me down.
That evening, he walked in, he was smelling of a woman’s touch all over him and I needed no body to tell me he has been with a woman. I greeted him and he didnt answer. Without saying a word he went straight to the room and entered the bathroom.
I quickly arranged his food on the dining and then waited for him to come out of the bathroom. When he came out I knelt down before him holding his legs.
Me: My husband, my crown my pride. I know you are angry with me, I want to beg you to please forgive me. I am sorry
Isaiah: you are sorry? (He suddenly started laughing like a monster) you are sorry, sorry for what?
Me: Baby I am truly sorry.
Isaiah: ehn, I’ve heard you na, so am asking what are you sorry for?
I was confused at his question to me.
Me: I’m sorry for everything, whatever it is I have done that is making you angry with me, then I am sorry. My husband please dont leave me again please.
Isaiah: so I should stay at home and look at your face. What kind of a woman are you?
I bursted into tears as I watch him dress up and pack a bag.
Me: Isaiah dont leave me please. I am sorry, but dont leave me again. I can’t be without you, I dont want to be without you, come back home, come and stay with me please.
He ignored me and went into the bathroom to pick some stuff. And then I heard his phone ringing. I stretched to see who the caller was and it was boldly written in the screen. MARVIS! my heart chattered in pieces as I saw this but I kept calm and watched as my husband snatched the phone from me and warned me never ever to touch his phone.
Isaiah: hello, how are you? oh really? Dont worry sweetheart. I’d be with you shortly. I will send you the card that’s a small thing. Dont worry yourself too much okay? I love you.
Isaiah was bold enough to call Marvis sweetheart before me, he had the guys to tell her he was coming over, and he told her that he loved her. I dont even know what those words meant anymore. My heart shattered in pieces. Isaiah was cheating on me barely two months of our marriage and he was boldly doing it to my face. I stood and allowed my tears fall.
Isaiah: (on his way out) if you like go and start calling everyone that I am missing OK?
I held onto him again and then he dragged and pushed me away from him and walked out.
I cried out as I felt a sharp pain in my abdomen
I have felt this pain before and so I know what it was, only this time I dont know what is causing it. I shouted for Isaiah to come back but he ignored. I saw him enter his car and drives off. Then I picked my phone and called him.
Isaiah: hey dont call me, why are you calling me.
Me: Baby please come back, I am having a mis….
He ended the call before I could finish my statement. I tried to call my neighbour but nobody was around. And so I called mummy.
Me: mummy please come, its happening again. Mummy please hurry.
Mummy: oh my God, am on my way D, hang on baby.
I screamed in pains as I fell to the ground. It took about thirty five minutes but mummy finally came. I was soaked in my own blood by the time she came. Mummy was terrified when she saw me, and together with the driver. They helped me to the car and off to the hospital. I was almost loosing my consciousness when we got to the hospital. I was quickly rushed to the theatre and immediately the doctor and nurses started attending to me.
After about an hour I was taken back into a room, the pain had stopped and I was better than the way I was when they brought me in. mummy had been with me all through
Mummy: Doctor how is my baby girl doing? and how’s my grand child growing in her?
I turned and looked at the doctor because I also wanted to know.
Doctor: Am sorry ma’am, Daniella I am sorry but you just had a miscarriage.
My heart chattered once more again as I broke into tears. And as usual, mummy was there to hold and support me. I do not know what I will do without her.