Looking right in her face; I knew she was hurt; my heart was beating faster than usual thinking about what I had done to contribute to such an unusual change of mood. My presence was always welcome by a smile and a welcome hug which I had become used to over the years, but today was different, it was a straight, stern look, much like that of military officer in the heat of a battle. I was a guilty as sin, and I knew it, but I didn’t expect it would yield such an extreme result; I had underestimated the extent of my reaction, a mistake I’ll come to regret. Still standing in the doorway between two decisions; one to overlook it like it never happened, the other was to heal the hurt I had caused, shaking myself I decided to choose the later and brace myself up for the worst.
“Hello”, I said in a happy tone like i had just won a million dollar lottery
“Hello”, she replied in a rather low tone,
How my countenance fell when i realized there was a cold war brewing up, and i knew i was going to be the loser if it got fiercer.
“How was your day?”, I said sheepishly, expecting a rather loud response
“Fine”, she said again, in a rather low tone but this time a little bit softer like tears will come flowing down like the spring rain of the amazon forest.
It was then I knew I had exceeded my limit, so I backed out of the dialogue rather earlier than usual. I headed back for the sitting room picked up my laptop as though I wanted to round up the work I had left over from work, but I couldn’t get my mind away from the situation at hand and how it came about.
First of all, let me give you a brief insight of who we are. Jane and I had been married for over year, and even though we were both successful in our fields of endeavor, we were the simplest couple you could ever find. She is from an affluent background and I from a rather average one. She coming from a family generation of bankers followed in the same line of business. This put her in the path of success at rather early age, but her simplicity intrigued me right through my college days. I was an ambitious fellow with the quest for science which led to my continuous pursuit for several degrees. However, my breakthrough came when I went into atomic physics; it took me around the world over and over again. I became a keynote speaker in several countries.
…To Be Continued