Sorry to have kept you waiting for so long...

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A man is telling his love story about his wife and about his biggest mistake which lead him to the point where he lost the biggest love of his life.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

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I fell in love with her the moment I saw her. She was all over my mind and I was all the time around her. Couldn't live a day without seeing her. And eventually earned her love and made her a proposal. Noone including my mother found her good enough for me. She was just a poor girl with no parents and status in the society for them. She wasn't even beautiful enough for them. But I didn't hear anything they were saying about her because she was the only one for me in the whole world. But this situation was bothering her too much and because of that she wasn't comfortable to accept my marriage proposal. But I managed to make her see the things with my eyes and finally, she accepted it. Because that was what I wanted most of all. I wanted to marry her and to make her mine and to have her by me my whole life. Despite everyone. And I did it. We got married. After the marriage I had a happiest year of my life, I can say. But then things started to go wrong. I started to go wrong. My ex-fiancee with whom I was in love since my childhood until I met my wife, appeared in my life just out of nowhere... I don't know how this happened but I became the same young schoolboy in love with her. And I felt how I'm losing my interest and care for my wife. As if I was never in love with her. Now I started seeing her as the only obstacle on the way of happiness. And I started treating her coldly. She felt it too. On the other hand, everything was just starting to heat up with my ex-fiancee. We were making up leeway.. Now all I wanted was to get back HER in my life. At the same time I had very important progress in my career. I was working on a project and if I could earn the trust of the project companies, I would be able to get the contract on my project. It was very important for me and I had been working on this project for a long time with my team. But at the same time, my mind was busy with my personal life too. I wanted to get divorced with my wife but didn't want the idea to come from my side as I insisted too much on our marriage. So I made a plan to make her want this divorce herself. I started treating her very rudely. But somehow she tolerated everything I did. She tolerated all my insults and humiliation. And this way I even started to lose my respect for her. I couldn't understand how and why she was taking all these humiliations. She used to be very proud... I was sure she would leave me after the first humiliating behavior but she was stiill there even after two weeks.. Eventually, I lost all my patience and came home with divorce documents for her to sign. She was sitting at the table silently. I put the documents just in front of her. She didn't even look up to me, she just continued sitting without saying anything. That was so irritating. But I didn't say anything either. Just shook my head and went to my room. Yes, we stopped sleeping together, more precisely, I stopped sleeping with her in the same bed and in the same room long time ago. The next morning when I woke up I thought I will find the signed documents on the table but there was no document there. I got angry but I had to leave for work. All day at work I was thinking and planning about the possible ways to get rid of her without problems and pain. I decided to come home early that day to talk to her openly. When I opened the door to enter the apartment, I heard my mother's voice. Yes, my mother came to us. She was talking to my wife in the kitchen. I heard her last words just before entering the kitchen: “You never deserved my son and you know it. You have to be grateful that he married you. I can't believe I'm saying it, but you have to stay with him for a while until he gets the project and then you can go anywhere you want!”. When they saw me, they immidiately stopped talking. My mom changed the topic and just hugged me with a smile on her face. She said that she just came to see us because she missed me. I noticed that my wife had been crying. She turned her face to make some coffee not to let me see her tears but she couldn't hide it. The sorrow was all over her. She looked so helpless and wrecked. And that moment I got it all. I understood why she was tolerating me al these time. Yes, my personal life was very important site in my business life too. And if I got divorced at this point, my reputation might suffer too. I didn't say anything to them. Pretended that I didn't hear their talking. But I couldn't get it all out of my head. She sacrificed herself, her pride just for me! Was she really doing it just because she didn't want me to have any problems or is there another reason? Could she love me that much? Even after all I have done? I wanted to find out the answers for these questions very badly... And I continued to treat her bad in the same way as before to see how much she can take. That lasted until the day I finally got the project. Until that day, I was very rude and cruel to her every single day. But she never even said anything back to me. She kept tolerating it without saying anything. I couldn't even remember when the last time I heard her voice. She never talked anymore. Just tolerated everything without saying anything. And I knew why she was so silent and why she was doing it all. And I started feeling how I was falling in love again with her everyday more and more. And I didn't want to get rid of this feeling. It was making me happy. Because I liked the feeling of being in love with her again. Now I understand that actually,  all this time, she was the only one I was in love with.So I got the project and our company organized a very nice party to celebrate it. My wife joined the party too. She had to.  For showing me as a serious and reliable businessman.. All the time in the party she looked so happy.. I hadn't seen her this happy since long time. She was laughing, smiling all the time, talking to everyone around. She even talked to me calling me "my love", "sweetheart" as if nothing wrong happened between us. I just couldn't help myself and watched her all night with astonishment. Party got over and we left for home. She didn't say anything on the way. I didn't say anything either. Didn't know waht to say. But I knew what a mistakeI made. And I already started making plans for making all the wrongs right and earning her heart again. Because I understood finally that I was in a very deep love with her and I could not live without her.. I was sure from tomorrow a new day would come and everything get back to its place. We would be again happy together. And the morning came. She always made breakfast for me. Even on the days when I treated her bad and didn't even touch the food she made. She never stopped doing it. So I was sure my breakfast was waiting for me on the table.. But instead of breakfast I found the signed divorce documents and a note saying: “Sorry to have kept you waiting for so long. It took a while...”


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