It was the very first time in a long time they were enjoying each other like this. It was a perfect night.

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It had been two days since Bertha and William made up. Everything seemed to be going well.

William was having breakfast with his wife. Bertha was being a very dutiful wife, in her attempt to make up for all her nastiness in the past. As they ate, she paused to ask William about work.

Baby, you came home very tired yesterday. It seems you’ve been doing a lot at work lately.” She said.

Well, it’s about some investment I want to make but seems my profit is not up to their minimum requirement. And you see, it’s really a good investment, it can fetch more money for us.” He said.

“So what do you intend to do?” She asked him.

“Well, by our margins, I think we should be able hit our target by the end of this week, I will then top up and go ahead with the investment” William answered.

She got up and sat on him, while he drunk his coffee. She began feeding him herself.

“I don’t think we have anything to worry about.” She said

“Yeah, you are right.” He answered

They gave each other soft romantic kisses. You could feel the love in the air. Bertha had something to discuss with William before he went to work but she needed the mood to be right.

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“Honey, while you are thinking of investing so much in the firm, I think you should also consider something.” She said.

“Hmmmmn, what is it?” William asked.

“You see, Freda is not growing any younger, don’t you think we should take her to school? She is a good girl and a very intelligent one at that, let’s invest in her education as well” She said.

William was amazed when Bertha suggested that. That was the wife he had needed all this while.

He knew Bertha hadn’t been getting along very well with Freda so her making the suggestion was really a good sign that she was being the good wife William had always wanted her to be.

“Hey, why not! There is no doubt about that. I had actually been wanting to discuss it with you.” William replied her.

“Oh, great then!” She said

“Where is she? Let’s break the news to her before I leave for work.” William said.

Bertha quickly stood up from William’s lap and went to get Freda from her room. You could see that William was very happy that Bertha was finally coming around. It was a dream come true for him.

The ladies soon joined William at the dining table to hear what he had to say. Freda greeted him and stood there looking between both of them, wondering what was going on.

“Freda, how are you doing this morning?” William asked.

“I’m very well, thank you sir” She answered.

“Your mom and I were thinking about you starting school….” He said. Freda didn’t allow him finish. She screamed excitedly.

“Really? Thank you so much sir, thank you so much ma!” She said. It seemed like this was news she had been waiting for.

“So we will start making arrangements and you can resume shortly.” William said.

“Thank you so much, I don’t even know what to say. May God bless you.” She said.

He smiled and hugged her “You’re welcome Freda. You can go back to your room now.” Bertha also hugged her before she happily ran off to her room.

“You really made her happy, honey. Thank you.” Bertha said.

“We did, not me. Anyway, I must be going. See you later.” William said. He gave his wife a kiss as he hurriedly left for work.

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Bertha still maintained her relationship with Sandra, even after all that had happened.

She was up to something and Sandra felt it. She wasn’t sure what was going on but she noticed that Bertha was being distant. Right after William left for work, Sandra showed up at Bertha’s house.

“I wasn’t expecting you.” Bertha said.

“Oh! So now, I need a permission to come to your house, right?” She asked.

“Anyway, I won’t be staying long. I just came to clarify something that’s really bothering me” Sandra continued.

“How may I be of help?” Bertha asked sounding very cold.

“Bertha you are my friend. We have been friends since childhood. I know when there is something wrong.” Sandra said.

“What’s going on Sandra? Everything seems fine to me.” She said

“Don’t lie to me. You think I have not noticed your distant attitude? Tell me what’s wrong” She asked.

“Look Sandra, my husband and I are really going through difficult times, I have a lot on my mind at the moment.” Bertha answered.

“Eh-ehn! That explains it then. I see. I have already told you what to do. If you need me, you know my house.” She said and left abruptly.

Bertha felt strange with the way she left. It was very unlike Sandra. She  normally would settle down to get details of what was going on. But not today, she just left like that, no questions asked.

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As Bertha and William got ready for bed later that night, William suddenly popped a question about Sandra.

“Honey, so what’s going on with you and Sandra now?” William asked.

“Well, nothing new. I’m just playing along with her games. I plan to confront her when the time is right” Bertha answered.

“She even came here, right after you left. There’s something really strange about her though. I can’t place a finger on what it is.” She continued.

“Honey, whatever you are thinking of doing, Please be careful. I don’t trust that lady and I don’t want you to get hurt or anything” William said.

“Don’t worry my love. I know exactly what I’m doing. Trust me, I know what I’m doing.” She said.

…. To be continued.

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