DELICATE BOND: FINAL
EPISODE SIX (Final Episode)
The worst form of betrayal and pain; is catching the person you love pants down with someone else. Nathan had fallen in love with his wife Lucy even though he was trying hard to wave the feeling off, the sight of seeing another man on top of his wife alone crumbled him emotionally and completely shattered his heart into tiny pieces.
Nathan’s heart was completely shattered and seemed almost impossible to fix again. he was devastated and couldn’t stop the tears that flowed down his eyes, he was in pain and at the same time shocked, the pain triggered ugly childhood memories he had tried so hard to forget.
“Nathan please wait, let me explain” Lucy said as she caught up with him in their bedroom, Nathan ignored her and walked faster towards the exit door. Lucy grabbed him tightly from behind but he knock her hands off, “Don’t you ever touch me in your life again, I don’t want to unleash the demon in me” he warned and gave her a disgusted look.
“You are a shameless woman and honestly, I think I’ve wasted my precious time sticking with you, thinking you will be the reason I become a better person and I stupidly fall in love with you, I was about to tell you about my feelings yesterday, when I got a call that my mom was unwell , I always knew that love is a dream that would never become a reality, last night, I was about to tell you that my mother was critically ill but my phone’s battery died” he added sobbing.
Lucy looked at him, she was shocked and she said, “ Mom is ill?, oh I don’t know! …Do you think this is the life I wanted to live, do you think I feel happy that I cheated on you? You pushed me to where I have found myself today? you left me starved and lonely, you were never around whenever I needed you.
You are always angry about everything I do, it killed me everyday knowing that you never loved me, I was mad at you all the time in my heart and you pushed me into becoming this horrible person that I am today. I know that I messed up right now and I am going to hate myself everyday for what I did.
I was about to ask you for a divorce yesterday, I was frustrated and angry with my life, I was tired of everything, I convinced myself that I don’t love you anymore, Asking you to forgive me, would be me asking for a grace I don’t deserve
. I’m so sorry for sharing my body that belonged to you with someone else. It was a mistake that I wish I could undo. I’m so sorry Nathan, please find it in your heart to forgive me even if you don’t want me as your wife anymore. I’m ready to face the consequence of my actions, before you return, I will be gone, please take care of your mother, don’t tell her what I did, it would break her heart”.
Nathan couldn’t stop the tears that fell off his eyes as Lucy spoke, He felt guilty too, he was not a good husband to Lucy.
“Regardless of anything I did wrong, it doesn’t justify your actions. I’m your husband, I married you, that means I choose you over other ladies, marriage isn’t for kids as it requires commitment and endurance,
I told you the truth from the beginning when we were dating that I don’t feel anything for you but eventually I fell in love with you after we got married, I tried so hard to wave the feeling off but the feeling was still there, Lucy, no matter what I did or no matter how I wasn’t there for you, giving another man your body is disrespectful to our union and worst of all in our matrimonial home.
Two years ago, Didn’t you promise on our wedding day that you’ll stick with me for better and for worse? You got married to me, even when you knew that I was not in love with you but now when I’m in love with you, you messed up, you weren’t patient enough. I know I’m not a perfect husband, but God sure knows that I’m a good man with pure intentions for you,
I grew up in a divorce household, My mom caught my Dad with his lover pants down on thier matrimonial bed on my 10th birthday, I grew up sipping all my mother’s rage just because I looked just like my Father, I hated my birthday and my life too. But ever since I met you, I have been battling with my self to love and care for you cause you are special, not because you are senator Evan’s daughter but because I thought you are a good woman and you deserve all my love, ever since we got married, i never cheated on you,
I know you won’t believe me, I know I was terrible at expressing my feelings, the only way I knew how to express my feelings is through silence and many times that I was speechless, I had so many things to say to you, like when I saw you with your lover at the restaurant, I was not happy about it but I don’t know how to express my displeasure” he said sobbing, “I need to go now, I don’t think I will ever see you again” he added,
And then he sighed and walked away leaving her there in thier room. Nathan left for her mother’s house with few of his personal belongings.
Immediately Nathan left , Lucy burst into uncontrollable tears, She wished she was patient enough, “Nathan, fell in love with me? That’s what I have always wished for, His love is all I have always yearned for” Lucy thought and then she remembered Richard, She looked around for her friend and it dawn on her that he had left .
When Nathan arrived her mother’s house, he walked straight to her mother’s bedroom, he rushed to his sick mother.
Sandra had cancer and the disease was at its final stage, the doctors discharged her last night because there’s was nothing they could do to save her. Nathan sat beside his mother, he remembered how he cried when the doctor told him last night that his mother had been battling with the disease for few years now.
“mom, why didn’t you tell me?” He asked almost as if he was whispering he had cried so much, his voice was down and he was exhausted
“I’m so sorry My son, I didn’t want you to feel bad” Sandra said calmly
“it’s OK mom” Nathan said smiling faintly
Nathan kept staring at his mother, with tears dropping off his eyes at every gaze. It was a terrible day for Nathan, he hoped for a miracle, “My mom won’t die, I won’t let her die, first thing tomorrow morning, I will seek for second opinion from other medical specialist” He told himself ” or I will flown my mother abroad for more advance treatment”.
It’s sad that all he could do at that point was to pray and hope for a miracle.
Sandra held his hands as she thought of how badly she had treated her son Nathan all these years. She cried
“I’m sorry for being so hard on you, all these years you paid for the crime you never committed, a crime your father committed, I’m sorry My child, please forgive me”
Sandra said tearfully
“It’s OK mom, I understand, my father was not a good man” Nathan said calmly.
Now he understood how his mother felt and how shattered she felt all these years all thanks to Lucy’s betrayal.
Nathan’s eyes were red and swollen and his mother wondered what could be going on in his sad mind. But her thoughts went to Lucy.
“How’s your wife? You didn’t tell her that I’m sick?” Sandra chipped in
“Of course I did mom” Nathan said sadly
“And why is she not here yet?” Sandra asked
“I don’t know” Nathan entered
“My Son, you can’t lie to me, I can sense your pain, please don’t lie to me” Nathan’s mum said with tears flowing uncontrollably from her eyes. She could see through his son and she knew that he was in pain.
His mother laid his head on her chest as he sobbed, “Mummy, Lucy messed up?” he said in a low tone, with tears falling off his eyes. Sandra didn’t bother to ask what Lucy had done wrong, she doesn’t want to meddle in her son’s personal life anymore, she regretted getting involved in the first place. She kept mute for a while and then she broke the silence.
“My son, at times things happen for the best, i’m sure you would be genuinely happy one day, It breaks my heart to see you suffer like this, I’m sorry for everything you had to pass through just because you are my son.
I love you forever and I’m proud of you, I have always been so proud of you and always saw your achievements even at a young age and now you are a reputable lawyer, I’m sorry that I never applauded you…… My son, try and open your heart to love again; you can’t shut the doors to your heart and deny yourself a happy family,
I pray you fall in love and you won’t be cheated on or be deceived, forget about your past and what you went through, you are not like your father and you are not like me either cause we both failed as your parents but I have realized over the years that you are alot better than us and I’m proud of you…Life is good, please enjoy life my son, You will always be the apple of my eyes my darling son , now wipe your tears and cry no more. I assure you everything would be alright eventually and you would definitely find reasons to smile again”
Sandra’s words this time were like sweet music to Nathan’s broken heart. It gave him the strength he never felt he needed, his mother had never spoken such nice words to him before, they had never sat down together and talk to each other.
“Mom, you are the best mother in the world, you stood by me all these years, you are the reason why I am a renowned lawyer, you are always there for me despite how shattered you were, you remained unmarried even when Dad got married to someone else, you were still here for me, I’m sorry for everything I have done wrong that reminded you of my horrible father, I love you so much mom, please stay with me, don’t leave me,
I won’t allow you to leave me mom, I love you Mom!” Nathan uttered tearfully, Sandra stretched her hand and touched her son’s face to wipe the tears on Nathan’s face. “I love you so much my son” She added She held his hands afterwards and she prayed silently for him
At around 6:00 Am the next morning, Sandra died, his son Nathan was inconsolable.
He moved closer to his mother’s body and he touched her hand and kissed her forehead. “I love you so much mommy, I will miss you so much” Nathan uttered tearfully.
Sandra’s sudden demise brought Nathan so much grief, agony and pain. So much sorrow that he thought he was going to die thinking about her. Many nights after her burial, Nathan would stay awake and cry. Until one day, he met a beautiful Lady named Joy, Nathan and Joy fell helplessly in love with each other and in no time they got married and they union was blessed with two lovely children.
Don’t transfer your hatred for that irresponsible father or irresponsible mother of your children to your children
Your children deserves happiness and love too. Your child/Children shouldn’t pay for the crime they know nothing about.
Speak nice words to your children!
Marry that special person that you love and that loves you right back. Don’t settle for less.
Affirm your spouse at home so they won’t go out looking for affirmation from someone else.
Be careful, Marriage is a delicate Bond, Marriage bond is so fragile and can break easily.
Marriage is not a fairy tale, Marriage is all about love, selflessness, patience, Tolerance and enduring hard times together. If you cherish your marriage, Flee from infidelity!