He had always been faithful to his babe
He never wavered
For four years, she had been his pillar
His firm hold to reality in a world where he found himself continually sinking
She had been faithful too
Dependable and indeed indomitable
He loved her more than anything
He got a job
New staff members were required to undergo training
He met loads of new people
One was a lady everybody considered a snob
He didn’t get that impression
Like him, many others wear a certain face in public
Masking their challenges
Crying within while laughing to the world
The training was superb
Training concluded, the organization threw a party
He approached the lady
He: Dance with me
She was surprised, people usually left her alone
She was used to being ignored
She didn’t mind
She was shy
Many mistook her shyness as pride
There was nothing she could do about people’s assumptions
But this guy saw through her
She danced with him
She had a lot of fun
Dance over, she came to herself!
What did I do? What have I done?
She liked the one who saw through her veil
She wanted him to hold her and make her feel like a woman
But she knew he was taken
He told her as much
So she retreated into her shell
Started snubbing him
He didn’t get it
Here was a girl who came alive minutes ago while they were dancing
Suddenly she was giving him the freeze!
He left the party
When he got home he sent her a Whatsapp message
What happened! How have I offended you?
She told him the blunt truth
"I came alive in your arms, I wanted you to make love to me
But I know you were involved and decided it is better not to initiate something I would regret"
He replied her wahtsapp message with "Hmm".
The conversation died there
He understood it
He moved on
Months later, his babe saw the Whatsapp chat
She: A lady propositioned you that she wanted to make love to you, and you didn’t rebuke her! All you said was Hmm. Why are men like this? You are cheating on me!
He: No love, I never encouraged her in any way, I couldn’t control what she felt but I didn’t act on the information
She would have none of it
To her he should have done more! Tell the girl off! Insult the girl! Do anything but respond with a docile “Hmm”.
"Hmm' sounded like a tacit encouragement, an "I am thinking about it sort of response", thinking of cheating, is cheating!
He doesn’t know how else to convince her, that she is the sunlight in his darkness, his only source of joy
He reached out to a friend
Please I love my babe
I don’t know how else to handle this
She is mad with me
She wouldn’t even listen to anything I say
I love her, I have never strayed and I don’t intend to
Is she not supposed to take my words and actions for the past four years into consideration?
His friend said: WITH WOMEN, IT IS ALWAYS COMPLICATED
He: So what do I do?
His Friend: Go and meet her, hold her (She might resist at first) hold her tighter. Tell her the truth! Let her see in your eyes what she meant to you. The eyes is the window of the soul, she will believe and make sure you keep your promise to be faithful to her forever.
PS: He did it. It worked. The relationship is waxing stronger. wedding bells may be ringing soon!