Mama left with Ope and the house was deserted. I went there to pick more of my things. After a week,
Kassim called Toyin begging her to plead with me to forgive him and return home. She can’t return home just like that. In fact, myself and my husband are already filing for divorce between both of you.
All these are like medicine after death. Go and continue to sleep with your sister, you beast. Toyin
insulted him. You must be the reason why my friend had not been able to conceive all these years.
This is part of the abominations baba talked about the other day. You better go and sort out yourself with
God before it is too late.
Kassim kept sending me text of apology but I never reply any. We didn’t divorce but we were not living
as husband and wife again until our pastor intervened.
He has called me severally, asking me why he has not seen us in church for sometime. He also had visited our home but met nobody there. I was afraid to honour his appointment but Toyin encouraged me to. A meeting was slated for 10am the next Saturday.
I went with Toyin to see our pastor but on entering into his office, I saw Kassim who was already sitted with elder James.
His head was buried in shame when he saw us. Good morning sirs, we greeted pastor and elder James together. Good morning my daughters, pastor responded cheerfully. You may have
your seats, he directed us to sit on the same couch with Kassim but I didn’t know when I screamed, “I
won’t sit with this beast”. Immediately, I was given a plastic chair from the church to sit on.
I ensure I positioned my chair in a way our eyes will not set on each other.
Let us pray, pastor instructed, we all bent our heads in prayers. His prayer was short and simple. Brother
Kassim what did you say happened between you and your wife that made her left home?
He kept quiet for minutes until pastor repeated the question again. He sluggishly stood up and said “we had a slight
argument and since I have been apologizing for her forgiveness. Please pastor help me beg her that I am
truly sorry. Pastor looked at me, I looked at Toyin in disbelieve. To err is human and to forgive is divine.
The scripture admonishes us to forgive ourselves of our offences so that our father in heaven can forgive
us, pastor continued his sermon of forgiveness as I sat down dumbfounded. So he didn’t tell the pastor
the truth. Slight argument? I was so angry like I should walk out of the pastor and the elder but they are
both old enough to be my father so I controlled my temper.
Sir, I want to leave until Kassim is willing to say the truth. Before pastor opened his mouth to say
anything, I had carried my bag and dragged Toyin by her hand as we headed towards the door. My
daughters, please don’t go, let us not give room to the devil, the pastor begged but all fell on deaf ears.
I became more angry than before. Kassim’s pretence and lies made me more sick than what he did to his
sister. I felt like killing him when pastor called him brother Kassim. I wished pastor knew what he has
done. I started attending Toyin’s church but I tried to avoid baba(their pastor) because of our unfinished
deal with him.
Even with Toyin around, I felt very empty outside my matrimonial home. I started giving
attention to guys that were coming close. It is not what you are thinking. It’s just for friendship so I could
get my mind off my predicament. Those friendships didn’t last because they were all after my honeypot.
I vowed never to thread that path no matter the loneliness.
The picture of what happened between us
and prophet Ade still hunts my conscience.
I was married but single. My life was miserable and I became a shadow of myself. Nothing interests me
anymore. I abandoned most of my projects because of lack of concentration.
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