EPISODE ONE: I'm just his wife
I covered my mouth to stop my sobbing. I just saw my husband and his mistress sweetly eating their lunch at a fancy restaurant. Because their table was in front of the glass wall, I can clearly see the sweetness of their food. As for me, he doesn't even like to eat at such restaurants.
I averted my eyes and wiped away my tears and then walked into that restaurant. This was where my best friend Roxanne and I talked about having lunch. We hadn't seen each other for more than a week and she said she would release me then because she missed me so much.
I slowly walked in and hid my long hair on my cheeks so that Ivan could not see me. Even if he turned his back in my direction I wanted to make sure he didn't recognize me.
When I saw Roxanne already sitting in our chair I smiled. I missed my best friend. Even though I didn't see her for a while, I missed her. She's more than just a friend for me, she's like my sister.
When she saw me she smiled at me and got up from her seat. When I got close to her we hugged and kissed.
When we sat down she immediately called the waiter and ordered our food.
"How were you, best friend?" She raised an eyebrow and looked at me.
When her eyes were fixed on my right arm I covered it. I passed because the other day when Ivan came home drunk and I was the one he got angry with.
Roxanne frowned and stood up from the seat. Then he approached me and removed my hand covering my arm. She bit her lip so hard when she saw my bruise. She looked at me seriously.
"What's this? What did he do to you?" She stopped and angrily asked.
I took my arm away from her and bowed. When I thought of an excuse I looked up at her and smiled at her.
"Ah, I slipped in the kitchen yesterday and then my arm hit the table. So this, I passed. But I'm okay again Roxy, it's not that bad."
She didn't let me finish and sat down in her chair. Her gaze was still serious on me and I could do nothing but avoid looking at her.
"I'm really the one you're fooling, Rigella? For God's sake! We're sisters! We never lie to each other. Why do you have to lie? Tell me the truth, did Ivan hurt you again?"
I swallowed one after another. My hand was already sweating with extreme nervousness. I knew what could happen to Ivan when Roxanne found out the truth.
I faced her and cast another spell. I smiled and adjusted my seat. "Roxanne, I'm telling the truth. I never lied to you, right? Trust me." I gave her my assuring smile.
Her eyebrows rose. "You sure?"
"Yup. Oh, the foods were already there. I'm really hungry." I said when I saw the waiter approaching us.
After Roxanne’s orders were served we ate immediately. We talked while eating and we were able to talk to my son Ice. It's a pity that I didn't include my child. My son was in school and he was in grade 1.
After we ate what she ordered she ordered our dessert again and she took out food for Ice.
I told her first that I was going to the comfort room because I was already urinating. She was talking to someone when I left her so I went to the women'ｓ Comfort room.
When I was walking outside of comfort room, to my surprise, someone pulled me in again. My eyes widened when I saw Ivan. He locked the door and I saw traces of anger in his eyes.
He grabbed my arm and I winced in pain.
"WHAT were YOU DOING HERE?!" He asked angrily.
I swallowed before speaking. "Ivan you were hurting me."
His grip on my arm was tighter so I frowned even more, my tears were already dripping.
"I don't care! Maybe you followed me here! I told you before, you were just my wife in papers! You have no right to watch all my movements!"
I was depressed in my mind. My weak sobs disappeared. "I-It's just a coincidence. This was also where Roxanne and I will meet ..." I could hardly breathe from sobbing.
My back hit the cement wall when he slapped me hard. I sat down on the floor and covered my mouth to stop my sobbing.
"You liar! Remember, Rigella. When Lara sees you I will hurt you again. Now, get out! Get out of my sight!" He shouted so I quickly got up and got out of the comfort room. I took my handkerchief from my pants pocket and wiped away the tears as I walked closer to Roxanne. She frowned when she saw me.
I didn't finish her and I took my bag. "Let's get out of here, Roxy. Please... let's get out of here..." I sobbed while my tears were still dripping.
"What happened?" She asked worriedly but I didn’t answer her.
At the other exit, Roxanne and I passed because Lara and Ivan might see me.
was this still right? was it right for me to cling to our marriage even though I know there was no hope?
To be continued...