Unfaithful

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

it takes years to build trust and minutes to break it

Mr Melvin Jacobs and his wife Yolanda were married for more than eight years. They met at a very young age. Melvin was twenty-two years old and so was Yolanda. They were both studying law at the time. Melvin was one of the top students in the class and he always tried his best to impress Yolanda. On the other hand, Yolanda was an average student and always tried her best to pass. Their courtship lasted for two years when they decided to get married. Their marriage was blessed with two beautiful children. They worked for different law firms. They had a two-bedroom house with a beautiful garden. It was not that big, but Yolanda and her children were happy to stay there. Yolanda had a younger sister Amanda, who always felt that their parents treated Yolanda better than her and that she got everything. Amanda did not get the chance to study further and decided to work at a supermarket as a cashier.

Amanda was not fond of Melvin. She said that he’s not the man for her sister and herself and Yolanda always had disagreements when it came to her relationship with Melvin. One Sunday afternoon Amanda decided to visit her sister. She brought chips and a few bottles of cold drink for the children and a bottle of wine for herself and Yolanda. While sitting in the lounge Amanda asked, “Sis, where’s Melvin, it’s been a while I haven’t seen him.” In her mind she knew that Melvin’s been unfaithful because she saw him a few days prior with another woman, walking together and she decided to keep it to herself, so she could use it against her sister. Yolanda looked at her and replied, “Why do you want to know where’s my husband? When are you going to come to my house spend time with me and the children without asking me where’s Melvin.” She turns her back towards Amanda and watches the movie.

 

“I was just asking, I didn’t mean to upset you. I’m sorry.” She too turns her head back to its original position and watches the movie. After a while Yolanda looked at her sister and said, “Look, I’m sorry for biting your head off. Its just that Melvin hardly spends time with us and it’s frustrating if people keeps on asking me where he is. I just want things to go back to the way it was.” Amanda looked at her and smiled and said, “It’s fine sis, I understand. I shouldn’t have asked you, it’s none of my business, and remember I’ll always be there for you.” They hugged each other and moments later Amanda left. Later that night Melvin returned home from work. As Melvin walked through the door Yolanda jumped up from the couch with excitement. “Good evening honey how was your day?” she asked her husband. He looked at her, not even showing any emotion towards her and said, “Busy as usual, I had several meetings and I’m very tired. So, I’m sleeping early tonight” She looked at her husband and said nothing. She left him in the lounge and went to the kitchen to fetch his food. She brings it to him, he ate it and he went to bed. He did not greet his wife like he used to, and it really hurt her. She went back to the kitchen and cleaned it.

She went to bed and laid there with tears in her eyes. The next morning when she woke up Melvin had left already and didn’t even greet her or the children. It went on for weeks. Then one day she decided that she can’t carry on like this. She called her sister and asked her to come over. Amanda arrived at the house ten minutes later. Yolanda looked at her sister and with tears in her eyes and opened up to her, “I can’t carry on like this. Melvin don’t look at me anymore. He doesn’t even try to talk to me or the children. He always works late from Monday to Monday.”  Amanda decided that they should go to Melvin’s workplace and tail him and watch his every move.

The next day which was the Tuesday, Yolanda and her sister decided to go to Melvin’s workplace and follow him. Yolanda knew exactly what time the office closes. She told her sister to pick her up at about four o’clock that afternoon. They went and waited for him to leave. They saw him getting in his car and started driving up the main road. He turned left at the robot and immediately right. He got out of his car and went into this beautiful double-storey. Yolanda decided she’s going to get out and go to the house to see what going on and Amanda decided to go with. As they entered the house they heard giggling from one of the rooms upstairs. Slowly they moved up so that they could not be heard. When they got to the room, they caught Melvin and his mistress in the act. Yolanda was so angry and shocked, “What the hell is going on here! Who is this Melvin?!” Melvin jumped up and went over to Yolanda, “Honey I can explain. This is not what it looks like” Yolanda rushed out of the room, down the stairs and Amanda followed. Months after the incident Yolanda filed for a divorce, but Melvin did not want to lose his wife. Weeks after the papers arrived Melvin signs the papers and the divorce was final.


Submitted: April 25, 2019

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