‘she’s with Jack’ Peter said with an irritating tone as he dropped his phone. The room fell silent. He looked from wife to husband and back to wife,not a word came from their mouths. ‘what is she doing with Jack?’ his voice got louder. ‘for Godsake our rehersal dinner is in three hours’
His eyes were still fixed on Linda and she knew she had to speak now or risk getting shot.
‘maybe they went to get something for the dinner’ she said. He shot her a dirty look. More than what was needed for the rehersal had since been procured so he could think of nothing that Anne had possibly gone to purchase. Linda got the gist. ‘or perhaps she’s feeling jittery’
‘jittery? It’s not the wedding day!’
It was her cue to keep quiet. Tom who had been mute knew he had to step in.
‘i think Linda is right. Wedding or rehersal,it doesn’t matter. Maybe reality is dawning on Anne and she now sees that she is getting married. Don’t fret man,it happened to Linda too’
‘she did?’ Peter asked curiously.
‘i did?’ Linda asked inaudibly.
‘yes she did. I think ours was even more worrisome. It was our wedding day.’ Tom smiled like he reminisced the event. ‘she arrived the church about an hour late. She was so scared.’ Linda’s jaw dropped opened. Peter laughed out loud. ‘don’t worry man,she would come around’ Tom reassured peter who shook his head and headed inside.
‘phew!..’ Tom sighed. ‘missled averted.’
Linda rolled her eyes at him.
‘you had to lie didn’t you? I was at the church thirty minutes before the wedding’
‘duh’ Tom shrugged ‘would you rather i told him that his wife to be had gone out with a man who’s forte is to bring out the infidelity in ladies?’
‘nope’ She stucked out her tongue.
‘that’s what i thought’ Tom smiled at himself. He had saved the day
Jack arrived with Anne in time for the rehersals. They sold Tom’s excuse to Peter and he totally bought it. Linda was suspicious of the entire event and suspected her husband to be somehow involved in it all but she had no solid grounds and so she let it slid.
Wedding day came and it was a blast. Linda was surprised at how she could get so obsessed with the preparations. For some unfathomable reasons,she wanted Peter and Anne to have a great wedding. Perhaps,she felt she owed him. She laughed at the irony of watching her former boy friend dance with a very pretty girl who was now his wife,at the reception. Seeing a new couple made her appreciate her marriage a little more. She watch her husband chat cheerfully with friends,his smile was so lively that it carried a large amount of grace with him. She chosed to forgive his trespasses that instant. Part of her didn’t blame him. She knew how lust could get the better of someone. She played her lllegal episodes with Jack in her head and thanked God she didn’t do her flesh bidding.
After what could pass for a long day,Linda finally headed home. Tom had ran off scurriedly in the name of meeting a friend so Linda was left to drive herself home. On her way,she decided to dial his phone to check if he was home yet. The phone rang on the other side and stopped. She dialled again,this time it was answered but it wasn’t Tom. It seemed to her like it was unknown to the receiver. She could hear some background voices and what seemed like a lady on tv but she couldn’t figure Tom’s voice. She increased the automobile speed and was home in the next fifteen minutes. His car was in the compound which gave her a little relief. The main door was opened so she walked in peacefully and relaxed,until she saw Tom on the couch. He was tickling a lady. The lady looked incredibly familiar and linda couldnt figure out where she knew her initially then she remember. She was the lady Linda had seen in the restaurant with Tom……