Bleeding Petals - Episode 4


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My head ached terribly it was someone was hitting my head against an armored tank. My heart was beating rapidly and my arm hurt. My vision was blurry but I could sense that I was still bound.

I could hear Henry’s occasional whimper and one of the men, talking to him, pointing a gun at him. I turned my head slowly, it was like watching a movie in a slow motion and zooming in and out . I could see the movement of the man’s lips as they came together slowly, and then parted a little before opening even wider as if he was saying……Benita!

“She’s awake!” The other man shouted and the first man left Henry and was now walking towards me. His face wasn’t so clear, part of the effect of the drug I was given…

I felt him entered me in one full thrust and the agony and pain I felt that day, started building up in me, shattering  me inside out and jerking me back to consciousness.

I was covered in sweat and I could hear my heart still beating so loudly, I felt a touch beside me and I screamed, yanking the hand off before I realized it was my husband who quickly put on the light.

“Baby, it’s me.” He said before pulling me into his arms, comforting me.

I rested against his chest as I tried to calm down.

“You are okay love. You are okay.” He was patting me on the back as I relaxed more….

“Do you want to talk about it?” He asked.

I thought for a while, talk about the name he had mentioned with Felix earlier today ,magically showing up in my dream.

“No.” I replied, pulling the blanket over me.

“Should we go to the therapist today?”

I nodded

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. “Yes please.”


I was sitting down beside Henry in front of Kate, my therapist. She was sitting down all dressed in red suit, her large glasses pressed on her tiny nose while she scribbled something down in the note on her lap.

“So, how are we doing today? “ Kate asked

“Fine.” I replied, absent-mindedly.

“Do you think we are making progress at all?” She asked again, directly at Henry who nodded.

“So are you saying that your wife is improving sexually and emotionally?”

Henry hesitated for a while but later nodded.

“You don’t need to lie Henry, we both know I’m not.” I blurted.

“I believe she still needs more time.” Henry explained, holding my hand.

“I do not think I do Henry, I think I am not making progress at all” I said sharply. I had no idea why I was feeling so irritated when he was being nothing but nice.

“Please let us all calm down.” Kate said calmly. “I am sensing some tension here and I need to know what is going on.”

“What is going on here is that my wife will not accept that she needs more time.” Henry replied, gently.

“But I do not!” I shouted. Now facing him. “ I do not understand what is going on Henry. Maybe I need time, maybe I do not.

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. I don’t know. I still don’t know why you refused to report the incidence to the police, since all these days!”

“But honey, I thought it’s for your own good. You agreed to this!”

Henry sighed and buried his face in his hands.

“Well, Mr. and Mrs. James, may I know what is actually going on? Because I do not understand this sudden outburst from the two of you.”

We were both quiet. I realized I was acting as a result of my own doubts or suspicion and he was acting out of his own fear, maybe I should just apologize or better still, remain quiet.

“My wife had a nightmare last night, she refused to share it and I respect her choice. I am not going to force her into anything she doesn’t want to do . I just want her to know whatever she is going through, I am here for her.”

I looked at Henry, he was being sincere but that was just not enough for me, I needed so much more, yet I was so afraid I might end up being an ingrate and then ruin our marriage, I didn’t want that.

“Madam, is there anything that is making you afraid?” Kate asked.

I sighed. “Maybe.”

“Like what?”

“I don’t know.” I replied.

The two exchanged glances and Henry held my other hand to his lips.

“Love, you need time to heal, I will buy you anything you want, take you out of the country if you want, just tell me what you need me to do.”

“Who is Benita?” I finally asked, looking into his eyes.

I could have sworn that he flinched but he maintained his position…or maybe it was my thought.

“Who is Benita?” He asked again and I nodded.

“I don’t know what you are talking about.” He replied.

“That day I was bound, I heard the guy mention a name, now, I heard same name yesterday, who is she?”

The two exchanged glances again.

“Tee, you were drugged that day, you remember? You cannot trust whatever you think you may have heard or seen.”

I thought for a while maybe he was right, maybe this was a mistake…God I was losing my mind.

“But….” I started but stopped. “Okay, I am sorry. I think I need to go lie down.” I replied.

We later left the therapist that day and after Henry left for work, I sent a message to Felix, he must definitely have something to tell me….

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  • Abigail Amande picture
    Abigail Amande
    Benita Benita, who is Benita??? Nice one dear.
  • Olaleye Adedamola picture
    Olaleye Adedamola
    More interesting, I think Benita is Henry ex- girlfriend. Am confuse in d page. Next episode
  • Ruth Onyemauwa picture
    Ruth Onyemauwa
    I think her husband was involve,he is not innocent.
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  • Onyii Akanno picture
    Onyii Akanno
    Henry may not be entirely innocent... Nice one!
  • Tochi Enyinnayah picture
    Tochi Enyinnayah
    Mmhh am feeling this story o
  • Lovenice picture
    Am thinking maybe, Henry did something of that nature to another gal... Maybe Benita. Lol, just guessing ooo. Nice one.
  • Lizzy Marcus picture
    Lizzy Marcus
    Too much suspense. Henry is hiding from his wife
  • Gracious Grace picture
    Gracious Grace
    Henry is definitely hiding something from his wife and whatever it is, that Benita girl is involved. Maybe he raped her and she got pregnant, aborted it and died?? This is what happens when you read Tobi's stories oo. You get imaginative
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    Loool.. Yes oo.. You think wildly..
  • FADBAS picture
    The husband hands are not clean. Hmm...I smell something
  • Irene Avworo picture
    Irene Avworo
    Something is definitely not right
  • Prince Andy picture
    Prince Andy
    Benita... Hnmmm, I can sense "Nemesis". They (Henry & Benita) definitely had something in common. Only Tobi can tell.
  • Mercy Ezigbo picture
    Mercy Ezigbo
    As long as you seek, you shall surely find, what Tola is seeking from Felix, she would soon find in abundance.
  • Tobi Loba picture
  • Ucheoma Rufus picture
    Ucheoma Rufus
    The rape may not be an accident, I smell planed deal or revenge. Tobi you are too much.
  • Tobi Loba picture
    Tobi Loba
    lol, welcome on board sis
  • Amiesiefa Daniel picture
    Amiesiefa Daniel
    I think he might have something to do with that benita that led to the problem
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