Hello everyone. Here’s another instalment of the Segment Breakup to Makeup from The Governor’s Wife.
Here, Ogonna has just found out that Philip has been keeping secrets. This scene is in Philip’s apartment. Enjoy.
Ogonna rose abruptly, lifting her bag off the bed. “Okay, then…”
She made a move to walk past him.
Philip rushed to the door and slammed it shut, bracing himself against it.
“Step away, Phil. I want to leave,” she said.
“ No!” Philip barked, broadening his stance so she had no room to push him away.
“We need to talk.”
“No, we don’t. I have nothing else to say except, you can have her…”
“What?” he said, in wide-eyed disbelief. “I don’t want her.”
“Do you think I’m stupid?”
“Of course, I don’t…please, Ogonna, listen to me. I don’t know what Stella told you, but it’s not what you think.”
“Told me? Stella didn’t tell me anything. I found out on my own.” Ogonna shook her head at him and blew out a humourless laugh. “You can hide your phone all you want now. I’m done. I don’t fight another woman for a man. Not me. So, step away from the door. Now.”
“No, Ogonna…let’s talk. I love you…”
Another bout of her harsh laughter grated on his ears.
“Love me? Love me?” Ogonna spat, her mouth opened wide in disgusted disbelief. “Is that what you also tell Stella when you fuck her?”
Philip cringed. Ogonna rarely swore. This was worse than he could have imagined.
“You told me you broke up with her…made me believe there was nothing between you two. Like a fool, I believed. Even after I saw you with her in the hotel car park, I let myself believe the Philip I love would never betray me. And then bam! I find out you have maintained contact with her behind my back and that she’s pregnant.”
“ I haven’t maintained contact with her!” Philip shouted.
“You must think I’m a total idiot…I went through your computer, Phil.”
His lips parted in a shocked gasp.
“Yes, I did! Yes, I did,” Ogonna spat unrepentantly. “You think hiding your phone would hide your lies? Your computer’s Facetime records calls, too, and I saw the repeated calls from an unknown number. And that number has called three times this week. Curious, I dialled it back. Guess who answered?”
Philip sighed. “Ogonna…”
“Don’t Ogonna me. I told you I don’t do side chick…”
“You are not my side chick, you are my main…” Philip scrubbed his face with his palm in frustration “I mean…I don’t have a side chick.”
Ogonna shook her head. “Clap for yourself,” she said, her voice dripping with sarcasm. “Lucky me, the main chick. All that talk about loving me, O and P together forever. What a fool I’ve been.”
“No, you are not. It’s true, Ogonna. You and me, we belong together.” Philip moved away from the door and pulled her into his arms.
“Let me go!” she screeched, swinging her bag at him.
“No!” he yelled, pulling her into a tight embrace. “Ogonna, please, listen…I wanted to tell you, but I was afraid you would leave…”
“Let me go!” she screamed again.
“No, not until you listen to what I have to say…”
“Philip, there’s nothing you can say.”
“There must be, Ogonna. Promise me you will listen, Ogonna. We’ve been together for over nineteen years. Don’t throw it all away—”
“You threw it away by cheating on me, Phil!” she sneered. “Now, let me go.”
“I didn’t cheat on you…I love you.” He held on to her, arms around her waist, anchoring her to him so she couldn’t wriggle away.
Ogonna stiffened in his arms. He sensed her body weakening, the fight seeping out of her, and Philip seized the moment to push his advantage. Ogonna couldn’t leave him. Not when she didn’t know the complete story.
“Please listen, Ogonna, let’s sit down and talk. You need to hear everything. If you still want to leave…then…”
She remained still in his arms, breathing heavily, her soft breasts crushed against his chest.
“Fine, Phil, talk,” she said in a hoarse whisper. “But no more lies. I want the truth.”
Philip heaved a relieved sigh and released Ogonna from his grip, hating that he had held her against her will, but seeing no other alternative.
“Okay,” he whispered, taking her hand and leading her towards the bed.
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