Two Months - A Short Story

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Living a perfect life in a small town. Moving to a big city can be a daunting task taking its toll. A story of perfect couple moving to a big city where Husband supposedly cheats on the wife and wife decides to take revenge.But what is the truth really?

Happily Married Young Couple

He was Tall dark and Handsome, she was the most beautiful maiden in their village and they were childhood buddies.They lived in a small hill town, a happy young couple that had just been married. Everything had been working out brilliantly, both enjoyed great jobs where they worked hard five days a week and partied and made love during weekends. They had a nice small countryside home with a garden and beautiful trees. Life couldn’t get any better. But it Did.

Move to the big City

He soon got promoted after which they moved to a metro. She left her old job took up a job at an American MNC. Both were so full of energy and they simply loved the big city as if destiny always wanted them to be there. The hustle and bustle of the crowd made them realize that this is what they had always wanted, to live in a big urban city where they could make lots of fun loving, high-society friends and party late into the night .
Her husband enjoyed his job. He had reached the highest echelons of an international firm of accountants, and had been put in charge of the District Head office. They mixed in elevated financial circles, with parties and receptions at the houses of Rich and Famous. They were popular in the society of the capital, and, being photogenic, her picture often appeared in the pages of the local magazines. She loved her job too but she also wanted a family of their own.

The Recession hit them

But Pretty soon, the financial system around the world collapsed. Suddenly their perfect world did not seemed so perfect. They had bought a place in a plush neighborhood, where they soon started to realize that they didn’t belong . Instead of a Hyundai that they earlier used to drive, he drove an BMW X5 SUV - a gas Guzzling machine. Even though he didn't lost his job, the benefits and his salary were reduced. But he was so determined to live in his new life style and drive his latest love his BMW, he continued to work for 16 hrs everyday

She Lost her Job

The situation was even worse in her company as it was bleeding money back home. One day she got fired from work after her American employers realized that their company suddenly owed so much money to the world that they could no longer afford to pay taxes, much less pay overseas employees. They simply went bankrupt with the board pocketing fat bonuses at the last board meeting. She cursed the Board, George Bush, Obama, Iraq and oil and decided to find a new job. They could not afford their acquired lifestyle anymore.

Frustation creeps in

What they could also not afford any longer was his new low-mileage SUV, which he would look at with a heavy heart in the parking lot every day after walking back from work. The car seemed to cry at him like a lonely girl standing amidst a crowd wanting to be set free. But he would only cry back knowing he could no longer keep up with the oil price hikes. Meanwhile, she couldn’t find a new job. Both became bitter individuals, the joy of marriage had disappeared, they hardly wanted to party anymore, the sex-life was almost gone. She tried hiding her frustration of sitting at home doing nothing all day long but couldn’t.

A New Member Arrives

What she also tried hiding was that she was three weeks pregnant with their first baby, waiting to break the news at a better time. She finally told him thinking it would make things a little better. He was a bit shocked and didn't know how to react but he falsely-sympathized with her saying that it was a good thing She wasn’t working since now she could take care of their baby full-time. Soon she began to realize that he had gradually started coming home from work late and even started driving the BMW again, not being able to stop herself from laughing at the thought that her husband was working overtime just to drive a damn SUV that they didn’t even require.

An Escort Service?

One day a woman she befriended at a community get-together told her that she had spotted her husband with another woman in the parking lot. Puzzled, she started spying on his cell phone and realized that indeed he had been calling an unknown woman for some time. She bribed the service-provider to find out that the number belonged to an female escort. She could sense what was happening. Her husband was cheating on her-all at the time when she needed him the most.

For the past two months.

Thought of Revenge

Heartbroken and shattered that her husband would cheat on his pregnant wife with a hooker she decided that she did not want this man to become the father of the baby she would become the mother of someday. Filled with hatred the next day she bribed a government official so she could acquire a small pistol, the kind her Army man father had taught her to use when she was a little girl. She waited for him to sneak out one night, picked up the gun from the kitchen drawer where she had been hiding it and quietly followed him into the basement of the parking lot where he always parked his BMW. On the way she bribed the watchman to know how long her husband had been sneaking into the parking.
Who told her it had been two months.

The Judgement Day

So finally, it was D-Day. She looked in the mirror at her glassy eyes listening to the silence of her over-sized home. She reached for her champagne glass and took the last sip. She poured herself another glass, emptying the bottle. Had she really drank that much already? But it doesn't matter. She could drive her car today even if she drank all the whiskey in home. She had to do a Job. She took out her hybrid and reached her husband's Office just before the time he left his office.

The Revenge

The cold damp wind blew her brilliant long reddish brown hair like wild flowers fighting for life on a bare rock. She sighed again and breathed in the nighttime breeze, the wind seemed to caress her pale face. The sky itself was wonderful, starry dark blue garnished with gleaming lights from the stars. But her Life was exact opposite - Dark and Gloomy but not anymore. She was going to end her misery tonight. Standing in a dark corner where she could see everything but no one could see her, she waited for him patiently. Just 10 minutes later, she saw her.

Caught in the Act?

She followed her husband into the dark basement where she saw him with the hooker as they quietly moved behind a big yellow Hummer. Bringing the pistol out she started walking closer. Her husband took out a few bills and stuffed them in her hands. So that is why he was working so hard- she thought!
It was dark but enough for her to see that the girl got down on her knees while her husband stood there with his back to the car standing in front of her. Tears started streaming down her cheeks she gripped the gun tighter and moved further, within shooting distance now. As the hooker stayed on her knees she started hearing deep breaths and choking noises.

It all Ended in the basement

Not being able to take it anymore she hysterically fired two gunshots, successively getting both of them with two gunshots. Crying uncontrollably, she moved further to say one last goodbye to the monster she had loved. He had been imprinted to the car and so did the girl, in the same position, sitting on her knees, head hard-pressed against the car from the gunshot.
She pulled the girl’s hair back to take a look at her face and suddenly felt her own eyes popping out and jaw dropping from what she saw. In the girl’s hand lay a siphon whose one end was inside her own mouth and the other one traversed all the way to the petrol tank of the big yellow Hummer. In a moment she understood what was happening. Her husband was paying money to the girl and she was stealing petrol from the big tank of hummer.She froze, fell to her knees and turned the gun on herself upon realizing exactly how long her husband had been driving the BMW again.
It had been two months.

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author avatar Shaunak
Hi, i am Shaunak. I am a Technology freak who loves writing Poetry and Short stories. I also write about movies, music, business and anything that i find interesting.

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author avatar jkalwaye
17th Aug 2012 (#)

I wish to note three things here .it is a heart touching story .the climax of this story makes it an entirely different one .symbolic presentation of modern life .good flow of words .but I cannot call this writing as a short story .it is a collection of so many events .i think it is a good thread for a novel .try to expand it .thank you for sharing .bye bye .jk

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author avatar Sandralee
17th Aug 2012 (#)

Great read very very interesting.

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author avatar Allison Jae
30th Aug 2012 (#)

Great reading here. I would like to see more. You multi-chapter it with one chapter for each day leading up to the climax.

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author avatar Alison
31st Dec 2012 (#)

Nice Story, really touch

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