May 4, 2019 at 9:08 pm #1311177chimmyMember
Thelma Mwanza looked at the time once again.. It was past midnight and her husband was nowhere to be seen… She felt more alone than ever… Marriage life was suppose to make one complete but this one felt empty and loveless… She didn’t even feel close to being complete… She discarded her bottle of whiskey on the floor and opened her second bottle of whiskey… She needed something strong to burn away her sorrows…. She staggered to her feet swaying a little.. ” I hate you Adam, for making my life miserable. ” she yelled..
She bumped into the stand, the picture frame fell to the ground making an irritating sound..The frame broke in pieces.. “D--n ” Thelma swore as she bent to pick it up… The broken pieces reminded her of her shattered marriage… She looked at the wedding picture with digust and hatred… How could one feel so lonely and empty.. Life could s--k at times… If it wasn’t for the children she could have left… Thelma looked at the picture.. Adam looked handsome in his blue suit… People always said they were a match made in heaven… Well people said alot of things.. Thelma threw the picture on the floor… She felt like crying her heart out but the tears couldn’t come out.
Thelma managed to get to her bedroom, the place that once was filled with happy memories. The room was well decorated, the bed was huge with white beddings and a big plasma TV on the wall. She sat on the floor and took a long swig from her bottle.. the liquid sent a burning sensation down her throat. ” I can’t live without you honey, you see..you know how to calm my nerves.” She spoke to the bottle.. She closed her eyes, the old memories flooding back.
“You are beautiful, Theo” Adam said. He was holding their first born Child in his arms..Favour smiled at her father. Thelma smiled,she couldn’t ask for a better husband.. They met when she was in grade twelve at Kamwala secondary school..Adam was a Lawyer, he gave her a lift to school and afterwards they became inseparable.. She stopped school when she discovered she was pregnant. They got married and things were fine until she had her second child five years ago. It wasn’t her fault that her child was autistic but Adam and his family blamed her. Her thoughts were interrupted by the sound of the car outside.
She stood up with difficulties and put the bottle of whiskey in the drawer. She didn’t want him to see her broken. As she was going to the bed she fell down. Thelma held the bed for support and managed to sit on the bed and waited for Adam.
Adam parked his car and cleared the lip stick stains from his neck. He prayed that he would find his wife asleep. He got out of the car and opened the door slowly. “I wish she can leave already besides, these kids are stressing me out.” He thought. Jane was different, she was always sweet and never stressed him.. Adam stopped and looked around the living room,the place was a mess, he picked up the empty bottle of whiskey and threw it in the bin outside the house. He somehow felt guilty that he had driven his wife into that state.
He walked to the bedroom and found Thelma waiting for him. “So you have finally managed to find your way home huh???” Thelma yelled.
“Thelma, spare me tonight, I’m tired and I need some rest,so keep your issues to yourself.” He said as he undid his tie.
“You missed your son’s appointment today and he needs money for his drugs.” Thelma accused.
“Stop referring to that thing as my son and I am not spending my money on him,why can’t you just leave with your children.” Adam snapped. Thelma was full of rage.. She got out of bed and slapped Adam across the face.. ” I am not going anywhere and Mapalo is your son so start behaving like a father.” She yelled. Adam became furious,”How dare you hit me woman.” He pushed his wife on the floor and started hitting her..Thelma screamed but Adam kept hitting her.
Mapalo was awakened by the screams and yelling from his parents room. He got out of bed and started screaming.. No! No!No!No!. He got out of bed and threw his toys,he covered his ears with his hands, hoping to block the screams. Stop stop stop..he kept repeating the words over and over. He walked to his parents bedroom and stood at the door. He hated violence, stop stop..he screamed.
Favour heard the screams, it was the same every night. One particular sound caught her attention, she rushed out and went to her parents bedroom. She found her brother looking shaken, he was screaming and crying. “Stop it daddy,stop it .” she yelled. She was very tall for a fifteen year old, she went to her father and pulled him from her mother. Adam was breathing heavily, He looked at his daughter with blood shot eyes. He got his car keys and left without saying a word.
Favour helped her mother to her feet,she went to the bathroom and got some cold water. She cleaned her mother’s wounds and helped her to get in bed. Thelma didn’t want her children to see her in such a state but she was so drunk and as soon as she was in bed she fell asleep.
Mapalo was still traumatised, he kept screaming and started biting his hand. This was his habit when he was upset. Favour covered her mother and went to take care of her little brother. She tried to hug him but he pulled away.. no no no no,he kept repeating. Favour looked at him, she started singing his favorite song. “I love… You.. You.. Love.. Me.. We.. Are… One.. Big.. Happy.. Family..” Favour sang.. Mapalo stopped screaming, he sat on the floor and stared at the ceiling… Mapalo sat next to him and hugged her little brother… She kept singing as tears rolled down her cheeks… Mapalo touched his sister briefly on the hand and withdrew… “It’s just you and IMay 4, 2019 at 9:26 pm #1311186ItzprinceModerator
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