Sadia was almost crying when I was leaving the following day. I promised her I would keep in touch since we had exchanged numbers.
A month and some days after we met Sadia called me frantically one morning and broke the news: She was pregnant for me. I was shattered.
How would I tell my wife? I told Sadia I would get back to her and consulted some family members. I was encouraged to keep the pregnancy. I did as I was told and Sadia cooperated by not insisting on becoming a second wife or coming to give me unnecessary hassles.
I thought my secret was safe until Sadia died suddenly. Her Aunt, who was taking care of Ireti, my daughter, insisted I must come and take her or she would leak my secret to my wife.
So, I brought her home and lied to my wife. I pleaded with Ireti not to reveal her identity. Since my wife is a good person, she has not faced any bad times. In fact, she treats her like her child and that alone pricks my conscience.
And when I remember that the business I run now was facilitated by my wife, I feel bad keeping such a secret from her. But how do I tell her that I went outside to have a child after making her unable to have one? You can understand my dilemma.