Family secrets (4/5)

By Drum Digital
26 April 2014

Masello confronts Sandile with the incriminating photograph. Read part four.

“How was your day, my dear?” Sandile  asked, when he got home, a good 30 minutes after Masello.

She was in the bedroom, packing.

“What are you doing?” he asked, incredulous.

“Packing.” She folded a pair of jeans into a suitcase.

“What’s happening?” Sandile asked his wife. “Are we going somewhere?”

“I’m leaving you and I’m filing for divorce,” said Masello, her tone victorious.

“You’re joking, right?” Sandile was dazed.

“Tomorrow is our twenty-first anniversary, for goodness sake. You can’t do this to us. What’s happening?”

“Is there a secret you’re keeping, Sandile?” Masello struggled to control her voice.

“You’re scaring me now,” Sandile said. “Of course I’ve got nothing to hide from you.”

“So how did you travel from work today?” Masello asked, throwing a blouse into the suitcase. “Did you meet anyone or go somewhere you need to share with me? Marriage is about sharing you know.”

“From work I went straight to the golf course,” Sandile said, unflinching. “Why do I get the feeling you’re checking up on me? Do we have trust issues?”

“You’re a liar, Sandile!” Masello shouted as she threw the incriminating photograph at him. “What about this? Don’t give me any excuses,” Masello fumed.

“I know everything. I followed you when you left work and I know about the affair and the baby.  “I have video footage to prove it. How could you do this to us? I can’t stand you right now – and I need a few days to work things out. I want you out of my house when

I get back. It’s over between us. You’ll be hearing from my lawyer soon.”

“I’m sorry, Masello,” Sandile stammered. “Let me explain . . .”

“There’s nothing to explain,” Masello shouted, cutting him off. “You’re a liar and I don’t want to listen to any of your twisted tales. Tell them to my lawyer.”

Masello slammed her suitcase shut, dragged it outside and dumped it in the boot of her car.

She drove off and switched off her cellphone. She did not want Sandile phoning her. Thanks to the antenuptial agreement Masello was relieved that she’d get to keep the house she’d inherited from her grandparents.

To be continued...

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