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Once a friend

Updated on June 9, 2010

Friends are those people who we confine in and find comfort in when we need one, they are always around us in times of joy and sorrow but a good friend is rare to find. I do not know what you might think of me after reading this but my name is Peter and this is my story.

How well do you know your friend? A good friend is always there for you but he or she is bond to offend you but what makes you a friend is the willingness to forgive your friend every time he offends you. Jane was a good friend of my family, she was my wife’s childhood friend and to be precise, i met my wife Mary through her, they were like sisters and really loved each other, and they shared so many things in common and never lied to each other. Jane was her chief bride’s maid during our wedding and a god mother to our daughter.

The relationship they both shared was a cordial one and Jane was always around us, she was my family’s best friend, she knew everything about us and always was there for us, she was a good friend and sometimes when i fell out with my wife, she will be the only confident to strengthen up things between us, my wife confined so much in her and i knew it that she trusted Jane more than me. In fact, had it been that it was not a norm for same sex marriage, i believe that nothing would have stopped them from marrying each other, they loved and cherished each other.

How did i cheat my daughter?

We were all very happy when my wife was appointed a permanent secretary to the presidency, it was a dream come true for all of us and extra bonus to our finance. Her new Job keeps her out of the country all the time so Jane takes up the role of a mother to our daughter and son each time my wife was away perhaps that was a mistake but i saw no bad thing in her passing the night that fateful day because she even has the keys of our house.

I didn’t know how it happened and what actually triggered it but we are all imperfect beings, sleeping on the same bed with Jane was a sin against humanity and an act of immorality but we did it and that was how our secret affair began, we developed a deadly passion for each other over the past years and my wife’s regular absence was an opportunity for us to feel our burning emotions.

I was sleeping with Jane, my wife’s best friend and this secret union continued for the next three years until when the unexpected happened. How can it be and why me? Jane was diagnosed of congenital absence of the uterus, a condition which makes women infertile otherwise barren but it was confusing when she came into my office that morning and broke the news that she was pregnant. If actually it is true then i am responsible but what do i tell my wife and how will we both face the society besides i am an anti abortion activist?

To me every single life has to be given its chance but how will my wife ever understand this, i knew how difficult it would be and what the future will be but what happened has happened and we all must face the truth. The moment of truth arrived and  she finally found out that the two people she held in great esteem were truly Lion’s on goat’s skin and not friends, she broke down in every sense, she was left dejected and found it very difficult to comprehend the situation.

It was a big scandal and my family was on the verge of collapsing, every gathering in the city was about us as people found it hard to believe that a man of my person could be seeing my wife’s best friend and even got her pregnant but thanks to my father in-law, a core polygamist who tried in every way to make Mary understand and accept the situation but that was not even the problem, i was not ready for a second wife in anyway besides what i felt for Jane was of the flesh and not from the heart. I cheated on my daughter, misled my son and lied to my wife but the Mary i knew was a peaceful Dove who finds it hard to kill an insect.

She was willing to forgive me but on one condition, THE PREGNANCY MUST BE ABORTED.

Honestly, i will do everything to make it up to my wife and i was willing to lay down my life for her to see how remorseful i am but there is no way on earth for me to accept her condition. No! The baby has to live, it must not be aborted and Jane doesn’t have to suffer this because she had wanted a baby no matter who the father is. I am in the middle of this whole mess, i caused it and i am the architect so i alone have the power to stop it.

The disgrace and shame i brought upon my family left me highly depressed so holding my pistol with the utmost belief that Heaven will not accept my soul but God in his infinite mercy will forgive my sins gave me the courage to pull the trigger. Yes! This must all stop and every drop of my blood will tell my wife that i was sorry for betraying the trust she bestowed unto me for the eight years we have been married. Lying in the pool of blood with a gunshot wound to my head was the end of the whole scandal but here i am today telling the world my story.

I didn’t know all that happened afterwards but i heard someone said that i still have pulse, it was one of the paramedics, i was still alive when they arrived so that was how i was rushed to the hospital, the doctors tried all they could to save me but i was in coma for ten months and within this period, Jane gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. Mary was always there at the hospital crying and praying to God to save me but there was no sign of improvement to my situation. At a point, the doctors advised that i be removed from the life support because there was slight chance for me to make it but my wife refused.

There is nothing God cannot do and he answers prayers so he answered Mary that evening when i showed signs of strength as my pulse normalized and to everyone’s disbelief, i opened my eyes and spoke for the first time in months, my dear wife was seated on my dying bed when i opened my eyes, i saw her crying and she looked pale but God gave me a second chance to live so i was discharged from the hospital after two weeks though i was kept under strict medical observation.

The truth is that the stigma of my unfaithfulness will be with me for the rest of my life but i still found it hard to believe that Mary and Jane had been together all this while and was supportive of each other. I wear this shoe so i know where it hurts but my wife forgave me and has been a special part of Moses, my son through Jane. Jane finally left for states to pursue her acting career but visits every now and then and as of my wife she confidently told that she found strength in God to accept the whole thing because if God could forgive her sins then why can’s she forgive a fellow human and simply stand on the platform of love which means that once a friend always a friend.

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    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Mighty Mom, one never can tell because the penalty of committing adultery has to do with the individuals so it is taken the same way in Biafra as it is in the US but mind you, this is just a story but i normally portray the antagonist in most of my stories, this is just my simple way of reaching my audience.

      Thanks for coming over...

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      Susan Reid 

      8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Wow! That story reads like a parable. I guess in Biafra they take adultery much more seriously than here in the US.

      Glad it all worked out -- at least it sounds that way!


    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Do not underestimate the will to forgive which is in you, believe me you have that big spirit to let go but until the situation arise hair2nv...Thanks for coming by me today.

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      8 years ago from Huntsville, Alabama

      I too hope one day to be more forgiving. This was an awesome story. Thanks for sharing

    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Carolina muscle, thanks for stopping by,ofcourse it is heartrending...

      Blaise,thanks for coming over here all the way from FB, without you my dear,there will be no me so thank you so much for your kind compliment.

      50 Caliber sir, most of us underestimate the power of forgiveness but what these folks fail to understand is that forgiveness is love and love is God.Thank you sir, i appreciate all your support.

      Bro Micky sir, you have taught me well, thank you for all you have done for me because without you,it would not have been good this far...

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Powerful story Rossi! Often there is no choice but to forgive. Some say they will never. But hate erodes. Somehow we have to elevate ourselves and each other. Somehow if possible. Thank you Sir!

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      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Rossi, with God all things are possible, this is a fine testimony of his strength. 50

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      8 years ago

      This is really heartfelt. Thanks Rossi for your good works. Opening my Facebook when bored, I have your write-ups as my comforter. May God bless you.

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      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      This is a heartrending story... thanks for sharing it!


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