Saturday, July 12, 2008
I love you at three o'clock in the afternoon
You see, he was not that kind of man. He was not the kind that said "I love you", he was the kind that said "I miss you". That is why when Udoh said "I love you" at three o'clock on a saturday afternoon, Sade knew something was wrong. You see, Sade was not the kind of woman that asked "what is wrong?", instead, Sade asked "where are you? Now, Udoh could have lied and said something else, but you see, Udoh was not that kind of man. So Udoh told Sade the truth. He was out with friends and yes, she was there. The truth sank in like a bitter pill and Sade's mouth twisted into her own mother's mouth. However, she did not do what her mother would have done, which is to shout on Udoh like a woman in labour, instead, she did what her father would have done. She gave a little laugh and told him to have fun. Udoh was not a man who did not know his wife and that is why when his wife appeared an hour later in high heels and red lipstick, he was not suprised. He whispered "I missed you" into the ears of his wife and everything was exactly as it was before he said "I love you" at three o'clock in the afternoon.