The montage of the business news segment on Channels TV filtered into my ears making me realise that the time was way past 10pm.
10pm used to be a time of the day to look forward to. It was a time Carol and myself sat side by side listening to the news, discussed about the days activities and did a little bit of gossip.
The hard lines on David’s face eased out as little smiles played out of the corners of his mouth as he lingered a little on the memories he now wishes to see become reality once again.
With this new determination to get things right, he dropped every ego he had into the recess of his mind and took light steps into the living room.
Carol was fast asleep on the sofa, peacefully snoring softly with her dishevelled hair all over the throw pillow. She looked cherubic and angelic at the same time, I just couldn’t take my eyes off her. I decided to wake her up for us to talk- yes talk.
The moment she opened her eyes and glared at me like a lioness whose curbs are been threatened, I knew instantly I have fanned the amber of trouble. Carol flared up. She gave me a sermon I will find hard to forget in a long time before storming out of the living room.
The loud bang of the bedroom door as she slammed it with all her might made the foundations of the house tremble in fear.
Just then I remembered.
*THINGS TO PONDER ON*
1. David has a determination to make a difference
2. He decided to make things right.
3. David was ready to talk
What could have gone wrong? Find out in part 5