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I’m happy for youNovember 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm #1273062Ireoluwa EmmanuelMember
I love dis tradition oooo,,,, if its our tradition,,,, some bad belle pple would be dia alreadyNovember 19, 2018 at 11:13 pm #1273184chimmyMember
TEARS OF A HELPLESS WOMAN CHAPTER 26
God had been amazing the last one month, aside reconciling with my true love I managed to sign a number of contracts for my book and I released the first movie.
The Martin’s invited us to visit and Atusaye promised that we would travel as soon as he managed to sign off some property. Atusaye was in real estate and he was really good at selling houses, even property you would least expect to go.
I was so glad that Atusaye involved me in his passion and I gladly took part. I would dress smartly to attend the board meetings and would advise him on how to upgrade property in case there was need to. I guess a man needs a woman like that by his side, we didn’t agree on everything but in the end it all worked out. I trusted Atusaye so much because he showed me love like no other and in fact I guess that’s why our enemies failed to target him, instead I was the target.
Atusaye’s birthday was coming up and I was planning on surprising my right hand man. It was my first opportunity to do something great for him but I had no idea how to do so as Atusaye was really smart. It was hard to plan a surprise for him.
I managed to get a planner, his name is Terry and he came in highly recommended as the best in the business. I was assured of nothing but the best. Terry and I met after work or during lunch and we would run through the birthday plans. We had no fixed schedule as I was very busy so he worked with my time.
Terry was very jovial and even though I had a hard time understanding him, we got along really well.
One evening after work Terry called me for the final touches and I met up with him at Intercontinental hotel where I planned on having the party. It was the day before the party and he was running me through the final touches.
“So madam as I was saying…. the decor will look like that but we are going to add another touch of blue… Like you wanted. Do you like it?” He asked me as we moved around the hall.
Terry came with two other men who helped set up the place just so I could have a clear view.
“Yes of course I love it… In fact I want him to be blown away…” I said.
As I was taken in the moment, the devil let hell loose and suddenly everything came crushing when Atusaye walked in yelling on top of his voice.
I couldn’t understand what he was saying as I was shocked. I did not expect him to be there.
“Honey what is going on?”.. I asked.
“are you sure you want to know what is going on??????? Answer me!!!!!” He yelled.
I burst into laughter because I really thought it was a joke.
“Mwansa you dare laugh at such a situation????.. After all we’ve been through to together?” He said as his eyes teared up.
“You dare plan a wedding behind my back????” He said angrily
“A wedding?.. No no honey.. Please calm down I’m not sure you now what you saying” I interrupted
Terry was quiet and I thank God because I wasn’t prepared for what would have happened if he spoke a word.
Atusaye pulled out an envelop from his pocket and removed photos from it. He threw the photos at me and they went scattering in all directions.
Every meeting I had with Terry was captured and I knew at this point it would be hard to convince Atusaye that it was all for him.
Atusaye left us there as we picked the photos in shock.
I felt a pain I had never felt before. It felt like hot flames where burning in my chest and I could almost smell the smoke escape through my mouth.
Terry tried to comfort me and assured me he would talk to Atusaye but I cried bitterly, there I was standing and feeling very hopeless. A surprise for my man got me into trouble.
I followed Atusaye but discovered that he wasn’t home, I waited for hours but he still did not show up. Perhaps he knew I would be there so he chose not to go home.
I didn’t know who to blame for this, was it Stella or another enemy? Maybe Shane… I was so lost.
I thought I had seen it all but no I hadn’t. The following morning I woke up to buzzes on my phone and I thought it was my fans. I had gained fame and prestige overnight but it wasn’t long before it came crushing.
When I logged on to my Facebook account people had tagged me in a post where I was trending. The post read
“Famous actress and book writer disappoints second man”
It was a devastating article that had me questioning God why?
The article went on describing how it was my second time abandoning a man on my way to the top and to top it all, the pictures were equally shared on social media.
Surely life had to give me a break. What was it that I owed the world to the extent that I deserved this humiliation. Funny part is by the end of the day my post had a thousand likes, shares and comments. People surely do know how to hate.
I drove to Clara’s house the following day just so I could explain myself. I also carried with me receipts of the payment I gave Terry for the surprise party.
Clara let me in but it was as good as not visiting because she too did not believe me.
There’s a famous saying “responding to rumours simply gives them life”. Well I wish i knew that before because I made another mistake by trying to exculpate myself and I only worsened the situation.
It had been a week and I had decided to leave it all to God. Yes I was very sure that it was the best way to handle it, so I stepped aside of the problem and left it to God despite the fact that my face was recognised everywhere.
The rumours still hadn’t gone down but I received good news, my manager informed me that our movie was nominated and I had to travel to Lagos Nigeria in two days.
I missed my flight by 20 minutes and my manager was so angry as he had to leave me behind. Luckily, I could catch another flight in 4hours so I chose not to leave the airport.
The wait was unbearable as I flipped through magazines. I never liked to be alone as it reminded me of what I was going through. Atusaye had asked for space so I was basically alone. I had cried myself to sleep nearly every other night and It was now tradition. My manager was my only source of comfort. When I thought he would end the contract with me like most people did, he told me I was just being prepared for better to come.
It was almost time for checking in at the airport and I got up to clear my luggage. As I stood in the queue I heard a couple giggling in the back and they sounded like love birds. They made me miss Atusaye a lot. I was filled with envy as i turned around slowly to look at them..
Nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to see………
At the the end of the line was Stella standing hand in hand with Shane giggling like the perfect couple.
This world is full of surprises…. but this was the biggest of them all.November 20, 2018 at 11:03 am #1273255jummybabeMember
WowNovember 20, 2018 at 11:09 am #1273257Ireoluwa EmmanuelMember
Stella and Shane ke??? abi Stella and atusaye,,,November 20, 2018 at 11:47 am #1273269Ojomu Oluwatosin EstherMember
Stella and Shane ke?
How come nau?November 20, 2018 at 1:37 pm #1273318Phavourite numzyMember
m not liking this new turn of event….thought ur years of tears were coming to an end…hmm the title really suits this storyNovember 20, 2018 at 5:52 pm #1273384sweetMember
Stella an Shane how come