The war caught him unawares
He didn't know what he did or how he offended her
He just found himself in the middle of a war zone
Without a shred of warning
It was raining heavily that night when he got home
He knocked and knocked
She was inside
But she refused to open the door
After knock and shouting her name for so long
He dashed back into the rain, ran to his car and retrieve his set of keys
Curiously, she didn't bolt the door at the back
She locked it with a key and removed the key from the keyhole
His key opened the door easily
He didn't get it
Habitually, they always fastened the bolt behind the door whenever they were at home
Then they lock the door and leave the keys in the keyhole
It is only if they were not at home that they lock the door only with the key
He found her inside
Seated on the sofa, humming a dirge
Do you want to say you didn't hear me howling your name?
She lifted up her head slowly, looked at him and continued humming
He was angry
Whatever he might have done, she shouldn't disrespect him like this
She shouldn't lock him out in the rain
How can she treat him like this?
That night she slept in the guest room
He had been married to her for six years
He was conversant with her mood swings
Something must be biting her at the moment
He kept his distance
He went to work
He returned home
Her wardrobe was empty
She had officially moved to the guestroom
He went to the guestroom
He: Sweetheart, Is everything fine?
She: If you dare call me sweetheart again, this floor will be taller than you
He backtracked, it was obvious everything was not fine
He got to his room and sent her a message via Whatsapp.
She blocked him!
He couldn't concentrate at the office
What is fingering my wife in the head for God's sake?
She is a good, godly woman
Why is she behaving like this?
What did he do?
He started reflecting on his actions over the past week
Where, when and how did he offend her?
He couldn't recall
The war went on for a month
She did not let up
He tried reaching out
She wouldn't listen
She blocked him on every social media platform
He didn't dare talk to anybody lest she embarrass the person
He decided to fight back
She was reveling in her offensive role
Time to push back
He took a week off at the office
Packed his bags and traveled
He didn't tell her where he was going
Who he was with or when he would be back
Nobody called him for the first three days
His younger brother called
'Bro, your wife is looking for you'
I will call her, Thanks
He didn't call
Holiday over he went home
As soon as he got home, his wife picked her bag and left
She didn't say a word
Two hours later
She returned with their Pastor
Pastor: What is the problem?
His wife: Infidelity, I cannot take it, he will have to kill me. I wont accept it
Pastor: Infidelity, how?
She: He cannot deny it. I saw him with my two eyes when he carried that lady
I was driving out of the estate and he was driving in
He picked her right on the pedestrian's walkway at 6:15pm and didn't return to this house until 9.30pm
I will not take it!
He looked at his wife.
He: So that was why you locked me outside my own house for almost an hour
That was why you moved into the guest room and decided to make my life miserable
She: See, i am not that type of woman. I will not tolerate any man cheating on me, I wont take it!
He: Pastor, the woman I picked at the gate that day was your wife. She was walking into the estate, I saw her as I was driving by and I gave her a ride. We got to your house only to discover one of your sons had Asthma attack. I helped rush him to the hospital that night
He: Pastor, you came to meet all of us in the hospital around 9pm. I got home in that heavy rain only to discover myself in a war zone. She didn't even give me the room to explain myself
Pastor: That was about six weeks ago
He: Yes sir
Pastor: My Sister, is the war over now?
She: Thank you sir. I am no longer angry but he has not explained where he went for one week.
Pastor: Please, let us forget about this issue all together.
She: One day I will catch you red handed
He: You will always catch me loving you. I love you, only you!