Saturday, October 11, 2014

In a different life...


He knew that this day would come. They had discussed it countless times, yet it seemed now that none of all that rehearsal prepared him for the pain that was searing through his heart. She had promised to find his eyes amongst the congregation and pitch a smile his way, just to let him know that she remembered his pain, and was feeling the same too. But her eyes were all lit up and focused only on the man who held her into a warm embrace…and kissed her...with such tenderness.

The congregation cheered as the priest announced the newly married couple. But he didn’t clap; instead he stretched out slightly, so she could catch his eyes, and smile at him. She didn’t. She didn't...and the palpitations in his heart seemed to drown out everything else, as the stark reality of the events unfolding finally struck hard. His hand found its way involuntarily to clutch at the dulling ache in his chest. 

“Are you ok dear?” His own wife who stood next to him, enquired with concern.

He stifled the wretched lump in his throat, dropped his hand and lied, “Yes…yes love. I’m fine.”

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Edit:
HD's question: Why is he waiting for a smile?

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15 comments:

  1. interesting...could it be that she didn't love him at all...she lied to him? Maybe, just maybe.
    T.Notes please continue this story :)

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    1. Hmm the usual suspects yeah? Could be Dew... Could be....lol.

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  2. Biko why he is waiting for smile? He should shift joo!

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    1. Loool!!Question of the day HD! But you've made one big assumption, which could be very wrong. :p

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  3. Abi o HD, when his own wife is right there.

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    1. So who is the one getting married then?

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  4. hehehehe But Bros no be small thing ooo... I believe this is a clear cut case of Ojukokoro, or will i say Longer throat :( He should look into his wifes eye now, haba?

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    1. Haha Duru! But you might be m making same judgement error as honeydame?

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  5. Where is the preamble? *shining eyes*

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  6. Short and sweet :)
    But the guy is so greedy tho. Anyways, why am I not surprised

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  7. His daughter is getting married...


    Nigerwifediary. blogspot.com

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