I could not hold back myself from knowing why Ireti could do such to me. I have tried to wave it off but I Just kept falling deeper into depression.
Ireti’s Papi was arrested and later interrogated and he said he knows nothing about what Ireti did. He actually thought she bought the shoe and aquarium for him, he wasn’t aware that it was stolen.
He wanted to return everything to me but all I needed was Just my aquarium which was sent back to me immediately. Ireti’s Papi had already wore the burgundy shoe and there’s no way I could have it back.
And I refused to collect compensation of any kind. I decided to let it all go and Ireti was bailed out.
Even after all this, the trouble in my heart refuses to go. Sandra’s number became reachable but she refused to pick my calls or reply my messages. She will read several of my messages and ignore.
One day Musa came to inform me that Ireti was at the gate. I asked him never to let her in, to avoid risking his job in the process.
She remained outside my gate and refused to go and I totally ignored.
Even though I still want to understand why the lady i treated so well, the lady I had a big time crush on and was ready to tolerate all her baggages, I overlooked her bullshit behaviour and even hurt an innocent lady in the process, I never knew she was a wolf in sheep clothing. I wanted to understand why she will hurt me so much. What if I have gotten married to her because of her beauty and supposed class and she ended up killing me and claiming all the important documents that my dad, Martin Snr left in my care. All the property entrusted to me would have been hers if that had happened. What if i wasn’t so careful and she became pregnant for me. How do i explained that to my parents and even Live with myself.
As much as I’m glad that none of that happened, I still can’t place a finger why Ireti, who I was ready to do anything for will steal from me. Not just an ordinary thing but my aquarium and the shoe I cherished most. When she told me I had the same size with her Papi and she will do a replica or something close to my burgundy shoe for her Papi’s birthday present, I thought it was a compliment and i felt thrilled thinking her Papi was her father. I Never knew it was all in her plans to steal it, she was only waiting for a perfect time to do so and when the chance presented itself, she grabbed it.
Ireti hanged it on the neck of an innocent Sandra. She abused, insulted and humiliated the poor girl. the most sad thing is that I joined her in tagging Sandra a thief. I don’t know if I will ever be free from the guilt of all I did to Sandra. She was unjustly accused of a wrong she never committed. Will she ever forgive me?
Ireti kept coming to the house but she was locked out. I blocked her every means of reaching me. As I was coming back from work one day, I saw her sitting outside my gate. I stepped down from my car and she approached.
” If you don’t stop coming here or anywhere close to me…I will get you arrested again and lock you up for good this time. I said angrily to her.
” Mart, please hear me out first. I’m sorry…I regret everything I did to you. I know you loved me but I took it all for granted. I can’t sleep at night or do anything anymore. All I want to do is to plead and let you know that if I’m given another chance I won’t mess it up, I promise. I will do anything you want me to do. Anything!
She wiped a tear. I relaxed on my car and kept watching her hypocrite ashen face. She began speaking again.
“…Let me tell you the real truth about me and Papi. I promise that I won’t hold back anything. I’m from the middle class family but Papi makes me feel like I got it all and I became the envy of my friends. Papi’s wife found out that he has a side chick and left him with their son. He went begging her and she later returned. I decided to play cool and not be the reason of a broken home but Papi will not let me be. He showered me with different gifts and when the wife found out about us again for the third time she left him for good, seek for the custody of their son and finally divorced Papi. I was there for him and I promised never to leave him because I was the reason why his wife left him. He loves me and I sincerely loves him too. He bought me a car and furnished an apartment for me. I have been wanting to show him how much I appreciate his kind gestures, how much I care and love him but I couldn’t come up with any perfect gift to do that. His birthday was coming and I kept thinking of what gift to get for him. Papi loves shoes and when I saw you at the wedding party, I fell in love with the shoe you wore. I had never seen anything like it before. When I visited you and saw the aquarium it was another beautiful thing I haven’t seen before and the perfect idea came to settle on my head. At first I wanted to do another type of it and present it to Papi but it will never be like the original. I checked your wardrobe if there’s another thing to add but I couldn’t lay my hands on anything. I settled with the shoe and aquarium. I took the polish first and was looking for a perfect time to take the main shoe. I have tried to become Papi’s baby mama but I don’t know why I couldn’t conceive for him and I try to make you do it … to make out with you raw so that I can conceive for Papi but you refused to go raw with me and chose to use condom instead and I kept hoping. Just maybe I will fall pregnant and it will be a compensation to Papi for loosing his son to his ex wife. All I have ever done is to make the only man that cared deeply about me even after loosing his family he sticks with me, all I wanted was to make him happy. We planned to get married but he had too much expenses, paying for child care and many other things after loosing in the court case. I didn’t want to bother him much with my extravagant lifestyle. I decided to make you do the expenses for me. I’m sorry that you are a victim in all of this. Papi is seriously angry with me right now and said I betrayed him. He doesn’t even want to see me anymore but all I ever did was for his happiness. Just to prove my loyalty and love for him but now he refused to see me or listen to the reasons behind my actions. Mart, I’m deeply sorry for making you a victim in all of this and I hope someday you will find it in your heart to forgive me. I’m ready to do anything to prove to you that I regret everything I did. I did it all for Papi because he really spoilt me with money and gifts and went through divorce all because of me. If you ever give me a second chance, I promise not to disappoint you. Forgive me Mart. Papi is very angry with me bec….
My hands where in akimbo style, my body was resting on my car as I listen to Ireti’s story. She was still talking when I interrupted and began clapping my hands.
” you deserve an accolade for such a sweet story. Very interesting one. Your story want to make me cry…oh mine. You will make a fine actress with this stories of yours. I have heard your fantastic tale is time to take your leave Ireti. Now, listen to me for the last time, never in your life or your next life smell near this house. If you ever come an inch close to me I will lock you up for real this time…. and I mean every word of locking you up.
I went into my car and honked for Musa to open the gate. I drove in leaving Ireti standing outside.
She’s indeed a selfish fool. Using me all along to please her stupid Papi. Can you imagine the nonsense? With all her beauty yet she can’t put her brain to a good use. I really do not want to think about her because I gets more angry when I do so.
After knowing the reasons behind her actions, I feel Like I wasted 15 minutes of my life listening to that bullshit story of hers.
I have looked through Sandra’s CV to get her house address, gone to the said address that I got from her CV and was told she no longer lives there. She moved out long time ago. I asked if they have an idea of where she maybe but nobody does.
I even called the number she put as reference but it was switched off.
Despite Sandra’s number was going and I have sent several apology messages to her WhatsApp, called, text but she refused to respond and later blocked me from reaching her.
I wish I know where she is, I still wished I can see her face to face. I have tried all means and exhausted all ideas of reaching her. I finally resulted to fate. I planned to fly out of this country to join my people abroad. So tired of everything here and needed fresh air. Everything is becoming suffocating and I get deeper into thinking, loneliness and sadness. Is time to plan my next move and leave this country for good. Maybe with that I will be able to start all over again and this time I will never take a good girl for granted. Neither will I allow myself to be deceived with a woman’s appearance. I got a message on my phone one day with an unknown number and it was same Ireti begging for a second chance and kept promising not to ever take it for granted. I shakes my head sadly and blocked the number again. I woke up one morning with another message from unknown number. When I opened it was same Ireti. She was threatening to kill herself if I don’t see her.
“She is a psychopath…”
I said to the quiet room I continued with my plans to travel out and still hopes Ireti doesn’t kill herself because all her hustle to secure loyalty with Papi will all be in vain. Papi’s ex wife and child she kicked out of their main home, all the effort she put in doing such will be in vain if she dies.
I Just hope she doesn’t kill herself but I will never give a lady like her another chance in my life. Once beaten twice shy!