Lizzy had it all in her marriage until she met Mr Kelvin Greene; Mr Greene is a married, renowned and successful chef rubbing shoulders with crème-de-la-crème of society. She, on the other hand, was married to Osei Patrick, a humble carpenter with an amazing physique. Patrick did everything in his power to keep her happy and satisfied as a husband. She always imagined a better and comfortable life for herself and her husband. But it was almost as if God was deaf to her constant prayers. But she never complained or nagged about their situation to her husband. She played the role of happy homey wife.
“Madam, please how long do you intend on standing in the same spot? Did you lose anything?” asked a shop attendant aggressively after noticing how long Lizzy gazed at the beautiful pair of Christian Louboutin heels sitting perfectly on the counter.
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“Oh I’m sorry” she responded. “I just thought they were very pretty and couldn’t take my eyes off them. I’ll be taking my leave now.” She turned to make way for the exit when her path was blocked by a tall dark handsome man in a fancy pair of jeans and a polo shirt.
“Ah! I see you love those shoes. You can have them if you want.”
She smiled at him, turned down the offer and hurriedly dashed for the door. He pursued and managed to convince her to at least exchange contact with him so they could catch up sometime for “coffee”. She smiled again said, “You certainly are a stubborn one aren’t you? Well…yeah sure. We could do that.” He got her a cab home and headed back to the shop.
After four long days, they finally met up one morning at a lounge after Lizzy had dropped her children at school; she had the rest of the day to herself as her hubby was busy carving and nailing things in his mini carpentry shop. Kelvin complimented her great smile and narrated how he was drawn to her at the fashion shop.
“You do have a beautiful smile, by the way, it’s rare. Most women find it hard these days to smile effortlessly like you do. They actually do need a tangible reason to wear a smile nowadays. So when we see one of such rare gems out here in a state of emergency, we just have to go to her rescue” he said.
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Lizzy expressed her appreciation and didn’t quite land with that when Kelvin, chipped in with an introduction to his identity and societal and marital status… Yeah, he had a wife and two adorable children.
Lizzy and Kelvin had an amazing chemistry which was just undeniable! They had similar interests, were both married and their laughter was in sync. They both enjoyed each other’s company and couldn’t just get enough of each other. To her, that was something she never had with her husband; a door she never knew existed or was tightly shut in her life was suddenly opening. It seemed Kelvin had awoken a different side of her; a side she thought she never had.
Kelvin started taking Lizzy out for rides, beach strolls and grocery shopping; the shopping, she always attributed to her savings with the daily ‘susu’ company; in the eyes of Patrick, her husband, Lizzy was just out visiting old friends and family so he wasn’t perturbed.
Before Lizzy and Kelvin realized, they had grown fond of each other so much that they couldn’t go a day without speaking. One afternoon, Kelvin made his growing emotions obvious to Lizzy when he planted a gentle kiss on her lips. She returned that kiss almost immediately and whispered his name, “Kel, I knew you felt it too. That spark, that fire you brought back into my life. I wasn’t wrong and I’m glad the feeling is mutual. I don’t know where this is going but I’m ready to ride with you.” He responded with a long kiss and said, “Just be mine Liz, I want you.”
Kelvin rented an apartment in town where they met to carry out their selfish pleasures whenever they needed to. This went on for years and is still going strong! She introduced Kelvin to her husband as an investor who was willing to invest and expand his business. This was to avoid any form of suspicion if he or anyone else spotted them together in town by chance. Both agreed not to divorce their partners; just to keep them happy and to avoid all the drama associated with it.
Kelvin had found what Vivian (his wife) allegedly wasn’t giving him at home. To him, a real welcoming smile and great natural conversation make up for his stressful daily life; and Vivian was quite the opposite. Sure, he had overlooked her nurturing/nursing abilities; her great mothering skills and incredible business ideas and initiatives she always churned out for him.
Liz found the fire, comfort and that “extra special something” she wished her husband had. She found a phenomenal guy who was in touch with his emotions and showed her constant care and affection. She could no longer see her husband’s fidelity, hard work and undeniable love for her… She’d seen the light now.
Liz and Kelvin recently celebrated their fifth anniversary in their cosy rented apartment with a home cooked meal and long cuddles.
Well, single guys and girls aren’t threats to marriages anymore… Some married folks now play the role of the “side-piece” pretty well; making it seem as their second marriage outside their original marital home.
We live in a “microwave” generation where broken things aren’t fixed anymore. We drop whatever is broken and set out to find a replacement before we get swallowed in loneliness.
Perhaps, the vows should be altered to “till unhappiness and boredom do us part.”
The new side chics are sadly also married!
Story By: Nana Yaa Asabea
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