Lola was home alone again. It was 10pm at night and Bolu was not yet back from work. The food she had prepared for dinner at 8 O’Clock was well and truly cold by now. At nine, she’d given up the wait, and decided to have her dinner all by herself. She had become used to this nightly ritual after three years of marriage.
She had always known her husband to be hardworking, but at least when they were dating, he had made the effort to take her out or spend time with her at home. She would never have guessed that her years of marriage would be the loneliest of her life. From the moment they got back from their honeymoon, work became top priority for him.
Sometimes she wondered why he had even bothered to marry her. Was it a maid he had wanted? A house keeper? Was his family on his case about settling down? Did he even love her? These were her usual thoughts, night after night, as she fought the voice in her head telling her that she wasn’t loved…that she’d been deceived to have married Bolu Adetayo…
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