Everything went back to normal but I started to notice the little things that he did that I never noticed before. Like how he would keep his cell on silent when he got home, and how he would leave the room before answering his phone.

So I became a detective two months after that strange call. I searched his phone when he was not looking, I checked his messages but I found nothing. So after a week of searching and finding nothing, I decided to change tactics.

I bought a new sim card and waited until he went to work before sending an SMS, telling him how I missed him and how I would see him during lunch. He answered immediately with a ‘miss you too’ and I died a little.

After thinking of what to do for a while and deciding I didn’t want to lose my husband, I wanted to find out who she was. So I pretended to be sick so I wouldn’t wake up and cook mopani worms, my husband freaked.

“What the fuck do you mean you couldn’t wake up and cook this morning because you have a headache?” he asked, standing from where he was sitting, eating his breakfast. By the murderous look he was sending my way, I knew that his woman would not be happy.

“The smoke from the fire makes my headache worse. Plus I put the left over spinach in your container, so I don’t understand why you are behaving like this,”

I had to remind myself that I wanted to remain his wife, that is why I couldn’t tell him I knew who really wanted the worms.

“You lazy bitch! I asked you to do one thing for me, just one and you are telling me you have a headache? Why did I marry you?”

I almost told him to go fuck himself but I was on a mission and this was what I wanted, so I kept quiet. He huffed and puffed and he left.

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Tell us: What do you make of the husband’s behaviour? What do you think he will do now?