Sometimes, I like to think that people run out of emotions; they get to that point where they care less about others and can’t be bothered. Usually people tend to see these kind of people as rigid and what not. I know of a number of people that have invested their emotions on the wrong set of people; they even try to remain positive.
One example is about Mich and Samuel who were best of friends. Samuel was under the impression that Mich did not have a boyfriend. As their friendship grew stronger, feelings cropped up. Samuel felt it wise to express his feelings to her, since she obviously gave him the ‘green light’. Little did he know that she had a boyfriend which she was very discreet about.
Mich and Samuel started a beautiful love relationship or so Samuel thought, until the day a message popped up on her phone with a message from a guy named Mark, it read: ‘Hey boo’. He actually did not think otherwise until he went through her laptop; he was trying to install some applications for her, and saw a folder with the name Mark, hidden somewhere in her computer. Curiosity they say kills the cat, he opened the folder and he saw pictures of both of them kissing and doing fun stuff together (he did not need a soothsayer to know that that was Mark). The funny thing is, there were time stamps on the pictures and it was very recent; he even thought it was around the time she said she had to travel for work.
Samuel was too shocked to react; he never imagined anything like that. He thought he knew everything about her and could even vouch for her, but alas his discovery opened his eyes. He could not even muster up the courage to confront her because he felt so shattered and disappointed. He kept wondering why she agreed to date him, if she had a boyfriend and why he never knew of him, he sure would have kept his emotions in check by suppressing them. Mich made him like her and was cheating on him. He was not even sure if he was the ‘Main Dish’ or the Side Dish’.
Samuel talked to his sister Zoe about it, asking what to do about the whole situation. He did not want to lose her, but he did not want to be used either. Zoe advised him to confront her and get some form of explanation. Zoe felt so bad for her brother because he was such a sucker for love.
A couple of weeks went bye and Samuel never made mention of the issue, until when she called him Mark by mistake. He felt so bad, because he thought he could win her over by his actions, and maybe she would break up with Mark. At that point, he just opened up to her and asked for an explanation, telling her to choose between the both of them. Mich came up with flimsy excuses that they were just friends and it was just a fling bla bla bla… Samuel was not buying the excuses and she got angry and walked out on him.
Samuel got a text later that night from Mich saying it was over; he could not believe what he read; the tears that reeled out could have given someone a very good bath. He could not watch the game with his boys. He was lost in thoughts; he wanted to know what he did wrong that made Mich choose Mark over him. It was the longest night of his life; by morning his eyes were swollen that one would have thought he had an infection in his eyes.
Samuel could not focus at work or anything in life, he looked really unkempt. You could tell something was wrong; he practically shut himself out from the rest of the world, as nothing seemed to make sense to him.
Zoe noticed something was up with her brother as he had not called for some days and was not picking or returning her calls. She went to his house; she almost broke down in tears when she saw the state he was in. She had to tidy up everywhere and she ensured he had a proper bath and a good meal. She talked some sense into him, and prayed with him. She advised him to take some days off work to take care of himself, which he did. He got a week off, and in that one week, she stayed with him, made him read new books and watch movies. He was finally able to express his feelings of betrayal and hurt to her. He felt really hurt because they were first friends, best friends at that and they knew practically everything about each other, he never expected that level of deception.
The healing process was gradual and it was going to take a while, but he promised himself to heal completely. Although he was upset with Mich, he gradually let go of any form of resentment he had towards her. On few occasions he tried to reach out to her and she kept giving some annoying attitude; he let her know that he had already promised to remain friends with her come what may, that she should not make things difficult.
To be continued…