Duped And Deceived

Sandra was special in so many ways. As much as we had been friends for a while, she had so many secrets that Michelle and I used to wonder what was real or not. Am not saying that it is bad to have secrets but if we really call ourselves BFF’s then what was so major for one to hide? Anyway so after my son was horrified beyond words, I mean nearly giving my boy a heart attack and then wanting to talk to me, I decided that Sandra had some explaining to do.

Thursday afternoon after I had done my errands for the day, Sandra called and insisted we meet at a very expensive place. It then occurred to me that if I was not careful I was about to be bought without even knowing.

I arrived, parked my car and there she was looking so gorgeous in a sun dress (I would have sworn that it was not her). She waved at me and I went to the table. I was nervous because I was holding a secret so dear and I had a friend whom I cherished so much but I was here with the traitor and home breaker (I already jumped to that conclusion unless this meeting proved me wrong).As I had said, all my senses and two extra including a satellite were all functioning that day.

I walked slowly and carefully, sat down and she handed me the menu (ok I was starving so I could not decline-but again in my head I was the “nerve of this woman!”). I flipped the menu and settled on some chicken and fries (the prices were so exorbitant I chose the reasonable one). Sandra was quiet and I knew she was reading my mood. I am one of those mean-ass people who can swallow you alive if am having a bad day. She searched my face for clues and sighed with relief. I was not sure it was a good sign because I had a feeling I would hit the roof about her excuse.

Again as I said, the nerve of this woman, my lunch arrived, I ate and then settled for some ice cold juice and still she had not uttered a word. “Sandra, you asked me to come and hear you out and it’s been an hour and you have no decency to say anything? Am leaving. I have a lot of things to do,” I said pulling my chair and on my feet. I was fuming I could feel my ears turn pink and hot.

She smiled and looked at me and said, “You know Tatiana, you always have been a smart ass and I want you to know am not afraid of you or Michelle. If you want to go ahead and tell her, then be my guest. But remember that what I share with Michelle’s husband is more than any of you can comprehend.”

I had to sit down because this was beyond my comprehension. I mean this …I was lost for words to even describe her-has the nerve to actually threaten me on something that concerns her? I had to think straight before I abused the living hell out of this woman. It was not my battle and here I was fighting in it.

I had to ask her what her problem is and then she said, “My dear Tatiana, I have known that man even before he married Michelle and I have children with him. Michelle is his second wife and he wants to divorce her and am sorry you had to hear it from me and that’s the hard core truth. I warn you just make sure you don’t burn yourself in that oil.”

Utter shock and dismay, I could not find my words. I was tongue tied and in so much shock that it was not funny. I did not want to judge anyone neither defend anyone. Here I was with information that could destroy people and I was quiet about it. One, two, three, I took a deep breath and calmed down, although m y heart was racing.

“You know Sandra, I don’t think what you are telling me is the truth and I don’t care what you have to say I shall tell Michelle. How do you even live with yourself all this lying and cheating? How do you sleep at night telling yourself that Michelle’s husband belongs to you when you really know he isn’t?” I asked almost shouting.

“Tatiana, you are so naïve that sometimes I want to slap the living hell out of you. Who do you think has kept me in that apartment and bought me that car, finances my gym membership and all those exotic trips I take? Stop acting like a child,” she said giving me a sly look.

I was pissed as hell. I wished the world would stop so that I could scream the F word so loud that my lungs could not handle. I recollected myself and there was some truth in what Sandra was insinuating. I stood up and I was about to leave without even a goodbye when she said “Don’t forget to pay the bill for your lunch,” What? I could not even believe it. This woman was the devil’s sister and that was not a myth but a fact. I was so glad that I could afford that meal. Thanks to my extra senses.

Witch…she was a witch. As I paid the waiter she watched me with a grin on her face and then pulled an envelope from her handbag and told me, “I hope that is compensation enough,” and she stood and left before I could even say anything.

I was left there starring at the envelope three minutes later and she had already pulled away from the parking. I hesitated to open the envelope, it could go off anytime like a bomb. I finally did and there was a cheque in my name and OMG the zeros on that cheque were unbelievable. Was this the price for my silence not to tell Michelle or approach her husband? Sandra was a real plotter and deceiver. I took the cheque and put it in my handbag and went to my car.

I sat in the car for almost ten minutes until my phone rang and it was a text from Sandra saying thanks. I had to see Michelle very soon because this was getting out of hand.

Editor’s Note:
Part 1 of the series – How can I tell her…or do i just shut up?
Part 2 of the series – Talk about wrong timing
Part 3 of the series – Duped And Deceived
Part 4 of the series – Big Shock!

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  • http://yahoo tina kenan

    next part please.

  • Naomie

    whaaaaaaaaaat!!! mamamamamamaama this is good stuff! ehe and then…

  • Africangel

    I have patiently waited for this part to see what Sandra would say… and I got her number straight on. If she is so confident of the man’s love, if the man wants to leave his wife for her WHY IS SHE TRYING TO BUY YOUR SILENCE?????? If she knew him first why didn’t he marry her?? Sour grapes!!! A confident second wheel usually sits back and says nothing and just continues to “enjoy” the fruits of somebody else’s labor. I am a wife and if I was your friend and got to know that you all about this affair (these things have a way of coming out especially when Sandra realises he is never going to leave his wife for her) there would be HELL to pay, and that would definitely put paid to our friendship. You owe it to your friend to tell her what is going on. I hope you do it soon, you have enough supporting evidence now.

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/quill/ Mwesh

    African Angel….I still wonder why she wants to buy my silence….am still yet to establish that.Michelle is my friend and the next step is to tell her. Sandra has no business being in their marriage,she better pack up her trash and leave.

  • Africangel

    Get to the telling and I will be rooting for you all the way. She may be mad at you at first.. but one day she will realize that you were right all along.

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/miamor/ Mia

    You’re treading too close to the line. Your initial silence is understandable but your continued silence is not. You keep saying Michelle is your friend. Really? Take that cheque and Michelle out to lunch and end this nonsense.

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/miamor/ Mia

    Oh, and make copies of that check, just in case….you need proof

  • Africangel

    I agree with Mia 100%. Tell her and get yourself and her out of this horrible situation. Just a suggestion, by the way, do not carry along anyone else to this revelation lunch, dinner, brunch.. whatever. Leave her with her dignity intact by ensuring that it is just between you and her. Even if “everybody” knows which is probably the case do not make her feel worse by telling her in front of your group of friends.

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/quill/ Mwesh

    Mia,that is why this time Michelle has to know.And am also afraid of the secret myself.And that cheque for lunch….well still keeping it…I guess after she knows the truth then celebrating will be the next step.

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/quill/ Mwesh

    African Angel,and thus I had to swear to secrecy about the matter. I can’t humiliate her in front of anyone,it wont be fair. Sneek peak,Sandra has been on my case

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/miamor/ Mia

    On your case for what? Gosh, people have guts, and not in a good way! Sheeesh…what is *wrong* with this woman?

  • Africangel

    On your case for what? Be as sneaky as she has been, tell her you are still “weighing your options”. Keep her (Sandra) in the dark. Gosh; as you may realise she just gets my goat…. I cannot stand people like her. There was something that we used to say as kids “pretenders are worse than murderers” ….. and I would even use the word “worserer” if such a word existed; which it does not. I am getting real agitated about this whole deal…. so I shall say no more until I read part 4. ARRRRRGGGHHHH!!!!!

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/quill/ Mwesh

    Mia and African Angel….i guess you shall know on the next series….sneek peek again….my husband is involved…short and long,Sandra is about to break my marriage…she is not going down alone on this.

    Soon gals….wait for it…..

  • Africangel

    Ruth, …….get to the writing, stop this cruelty… I have begun to have dreams about strangling Sandra!!!!

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/miamor/ Mia

    Wow Ruth, this is way more serious than I thought if she’s after your marriage. Can’t wait, and apparently neither can Africangel, who totally cracked me up! See what you’re doing to her? Ati dreams. Africangel you gave me a much needed chuckle. Tell us about Sandra in your dream :)

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/quill/ Mwesh

    African Angel….yah tell us about the dream and I mean be as graphical as possible.In the meantime chill out,by next week you may wanna shoot her or bury her alive

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/quill/ Mwesh

    Mia….serious is an understatement.And hey African Angel seems you really cracking us up with you dream thingy…anyway we shall see how to get rid of Sandra…..mean woman!!!!

  • Naomie

    By the way Ruth you are killing us…unleash… hehehe

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/quill/ Mwesh

    Naomie….Chill out, its coming……

  • Africangel

    Really my dream can get me arrested people… its really gross…. full of violence that is quite unlike me. The strangling is just the tailend of it after a long…. very long torture session of said Sandra. Suffice to say she ends up with no tongue, privates (both front and back) sewn up together, and no face to speak of and dumped into a shark filled ocean bleeding, still alive after several near death strangulation sessions. Is that graphic enough for you guys… LOL… Guess I just have an extreme hatred of people like her. Oh Yes and I get ALL her cash and give it to Michelle to take a holiday…. anywhere she wants to go.

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/quill/ Mwesh

    African Angel…i think you have watched all the re runs of SAW, and anyway YES this is totally graphic.Working on your Sandra friend….probably you will be friends LOL and never know what you may have in common. You may score a jackpot then we can go back to the “film” above.Patience darling…patience

  • Africangel

    Ruth!!! how can you dare suggest that Sandra and I can be friends, how did you reach that conclusion????? We have nothing in common. I have a conscience she has none. Even in my single days I would never EVER cheat with my friend’s hubby, no matter what the excuse; she does this with impunity. She bribes people to keep them quiet, something I would never do. Enough about me and my dreams, GET BACK TO THE STORY!!!!!! P.S. Never watched SAW.

  • http://lily.co.ke/members/quill/ Mwesh

    Chillax African Angel,you do not even fall in the same category.

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