Tempted To Fall Episode 6
Written by Sonia Okehie
When a person genuinely loves and put their faith/trust in you but you pay that person back by betraying him/her in return, it actually just shows how unworthy and undeserving you are of their love and trust. Vincent and Dora’s betrayal to Natasha simply showed that they didn’t deserve her loyalty and love as a friend or wife. Most people might want to single ‘Vincent’ out of the whole drama because he didn’t actually get intimately involved with Dora; which is true, but why entertain something you don’t like or want to be a part of? Why did he allow Dora to play and mess with his mind for long when he could have just ended everything by telling Natasha the whole truth? It just goes far to show that he secretly enjoyed everything and would have had a piece of the ‘Home Wrecker’ if locked up in a room with her. Being indecisive is a decision and it’s apparent that Vincent made a choice to be harassed by Dora.. Period!
That fateful evening was probably the day God wanted to bring all their dirty deeds to light. It was time for innocent Natasha to be aware of what has been going on right under her nose. That day would make or break so many things in the life of the couple and all we can do is hope that no permanent damage is done.
As Natasha stood there dumbfounded and looking entirely confused, Vincent walked out of the shower just in time to see her looking shocked while holding his phone. Immediately he saw her like that, his heart dropped as he walked closer to her. “What’s it? Why do you look like someone who has seen a ghost and why are you holding my phone?” the confused man curiously inquired but no reply was forth coming.
The fact that Natasha looked lost as she silently muttered some words that Vincent couldn’t hear properly, got him very scared. He moved closer and tapped her shoulder in a bid to get her attention and that was when she finally spoke out. “So this is how you pay me back for everything I have done for you? Isn’t this Dora that I see her nudes on your phone? I might behave dumb but I sure know I aren’t stupid or blind. So you have not only been cheating on me but you decide to do it with my best friend? Vincent why?” Natasha soberly said as tears fell off her eyes.
On seeing that there was serious fire on the mountain, Vincent had to act fast just to cover up the story a little bit. “Babe I can explain, that isn’t Dora I swear” he lied but Natasha clearly wasn’t ready to believe his lying self. Without even trying to argue, she opened his phone and immediately dialed the number that sent the nudes.
As the phone rang, Vincent’s heart dropped because he was scared to the brim. He silently prayed all the prayers he knew how to pray, just for Dora not to pick up the call but ran out of luck this time around because the reverse was the case.
After ringing for a while, the call connected and the first thing Natasha heard was “Do you like the photo? I just wanted to give you something sexy to look at this night because I’m very sure my friend would be putting on grandma clothes”. Immediately the person was done talking, Natasha already knew that voice and needed no seer to tell her that it was the voice of her friend of over seven (7) years. Devastated and shocked, she called out her name just so the home wrecker would know that she had been busted. “Dora so it’s truly you? Wow!” Natasha said and before she knew it, the call ended.
When a person from your inner circle betrays you, it hits differently than when someone not too close to you hurts you. What did Dora gain by doing what she did? Was her 7 years old friendship with Natasha not worth letting go of any envy or lustful desire she had for Vincent? Why jeopardise a friendship as priceless as that without thinking twice? To be honest, Dora didn’t try at all and deserved whatever was coming her way.
With the Cat finally out of the Bag, Vincent had no other option than to come clean and surrender. “Babe, please let me explain” he soberly said as he watched tears fall uncontrollably from his wife’s eyes. At that moment, Natasha was still trying to digest the bitter truth that her husband and best friend have been having an affair. There were just so many thoughts in her mind as she broke down in tears. After about a minute of crying bitterly, she finally managed to vent her anger.
“Why did you do this to me? After all I have done for you and our family? I let go of myself just to hold us all together, I forgot my needs because I was too busy taking care of your needs and that of our son, I ignored myself just because I was too busy giving you and our son my undivided attention, I lost myself just because I was too occupied in the world that revolved around only you and our son. I don’t deserve this Vincent, of all the people you could have cheated on me with you chose my best friend. Why so cruel and heartless? What else do you want from me that I haven’t already given to you? After all my sacrifice, you weren’t still satisfied? Why Vincent? Why?” Natasha soberly said.
As Vincent watched his wife break down in front of him, his heart shattered and at that moment, it dawned on him that no lustful desire was worth his wife going through such mental breakdown. He was greatly hurt and didn’t even know where to start explaining himself from.
“Natasha I promise that I didn’t get intimate with your friend. She has been harassing me for a while now and I kept everything to myself just because I didn’t want to ruin your relationship with her. Everyday, she sends me a nude picture and I have succeeded in blocking over two of her numbers just so she can leave me alone but all to no avail. I haven’t touched her I promise you, please believe me even though my story might sound too good to be true” he soberly said.
At that moment, there was honestly nothing Vincent could do or say that would make Natasha believe any word that came out of his mouth. I mean, how was he going to convince the devastated lady that he hadn’t got intimately involved with a lady that was comfortable enough to send him nude photos? it was apparent that Natasha wasn’t buying into her husband’s half baked story and she didn’t hesitate to show her disapproval in what he was saying.
“I don’t trust any word that comes out of your mouth. So I am now a grandma right? How would Dora be comfortable enough to refer to me as ‘Grandma’ if you didn’t give her the audacity? So all these while you haven’t touched me is because you now see me as a grandma? You have totally forgotten that I am this way just because of you and our son. What happened to communication amongst couples? Why didn’t you lead me back towards the right direction when you realised that I was drifting apart? You promised to be there for me till the very end and yet you couldn’t even handle the slightest crisis that hit our marriage. I would ask you one question and I want nothing but the truth; are you still attracted to me like you were the very day you said ‘I Do’ to this union and promised a lifetime journey with me?” she soberly asked.
Finally, the moment of truth had come for Vincent to tell his wife that thing he had been holding back for a long time. He sadly looked into her eyes and dropped a bitter shocker; “No, it just isn’t the same anymore” he sadly revealed.
That shocking revelation shattered Natasha’s heart beyond repair. She smiled bitterly and sadly shook her head. “I can’t deal with this heart break with you in my face everyday so I’m leaving with my son since it’s now clear that we are two strangers living together in disguise of marriage” she said and stormed out of the room.
Immediately Natasha left the room, Vincent pursed her to stop her from going anywhere. “We can talk this out babe, just calm down please” he pleaded, but it was already too late because her mind was too broken to give their marriage a second chance. Since it was already getting dark, she was able to pack few things but Vincent wasn’t about to let her leave the house with their son. “Babe you are blowing this whole thing out of proportion, don’t you think? I didn’t say I was leaving this marriage or did I?” He curiously inquired but Natasha wasn’t ready for any emotional blackmail. “I can never be managed by a man I have given my all to. I need time alone to find myself again and decide if I still want this marriage or not. Please do yourself a favour and don’t stop me from leaving” she soberly said.
That night wasn’t funny at all as Natasha had already made up her mind to walk away from their marriage for sometime. After all said and done, she still left that evening with her son. Vincent knew where she was going to but couldn’t go with her. That day was highly devastating for the couple.
Vincent was very angry with Dora to the extent that he could have gotten into a serious quarrel or fight with her if she was present that day. The fact that he didn’t know Dora’s house saved her that day because he would have been there that night to create a big scene.
After that evening, Natasha totally went off the radar. She took a leave of absence from work just because she wasn’t ready to confront the heartless betrayer ‘Dora’ yet. Vincent knew where she was residing but couldn’t step his feet inside that place.
It took Natasha over 2 weeks to partially put herself together. Those two weeks consisted of sleepless nights, constant crying, heartache, hurt and regrets. She felt devastated for losing herself in the course of her marriage. She tried to find herself again and after being sober for a long time, she finally decided to take actions to bring her true self back.
After going back and forth, Natasha finally decided to do something that she had been scared of doing for a long time. One morning, she woke up early, entered her car and zoomed off. When she arrived at her destination, she walked towards the receptionist counter. “Good morning ma’am, you are welcome. How may we help you?” the receptionist greeted.
Natasha smiled faintly and confidently replied; “I’m here to register for gym class”
End of episode 6 😉
Stay tuned to see what happened next.
Written by Sonia Okehie