Joe followed her towards the hotel room. She entered the room and closed the door behind her. OK this is it. I am going to confront her today Joe thought.
He stopped in front of her room and took a deep breath. He knocked at the door and waited. She opened the door to be greeted by her husband. "Hi Molly. Is this a bad time?" he asked with a cold voice. A sense of shock and dis belief passed through her.She quickly grabbed his hand and pulled him in and closed the door.
"How did you find out I was staying here?" she asked in disbelief. "I followed you. For how many days did you think you could keep this from me Molly? By the way where is he?" "Where is who?" "Your lover with whom you are having an affair"
"I am not having any affair you idiot" Molly cried.
"Oh yeah then why did you book a hotel room and why did you lie to me that you were going to London on a work emergency where as you are still here?"
"Because I was tired of the chaos at the house. It was like I was the sole go to person for everything, be it for the kids or for you. I was very stressed and I craved for a me time, which seemed next to impossible staying at home. So every month I make an excuse and come here to relax and do whatever I want" Molly said with tears brimming in her eyes.
Joe was shocked. "I hope you would be back home by evening" Joe said in a dejected voice, turned around and left.
Molly packed her things and returned home with guilt written all over her face. She was surprised to see nobody was around, not even the kids. She went upstairs to her bedroom and opened the door. What she saw made her stop in her tracks.
The whole room was lit up with candles. There was soft music playing in the background. There was a comfortable looking arm chair at the corner with a stack of her favorite books on her side table. "I hope you liked it" Joe whispered in her ear. She turned around and looked at him, confused. "You don't have to go to a hotel to get the me time. I can arrange it for you at home every month. The kids are at their grandmothers and I will be out with my buddies. You can do whatever you like and nobody will be there to disturb you." Joe said and smiled lovingly at her.
"Oh Joe!" Molly exclaimed and hugged him.