Background image: North Kaneshie market, Accra. Taken by Marcelle Mateki Akita.

He held his mobile in disbelief. Why was she coming over? Realisation slapped him out of stupor, he bolted from bed into the en suite shower. As water splashed over his body, he raced through possible motives for her visit. A soft hand played on his back and he turned, startled, to find his pregnant wife in the shower with him.

“Mercy, not now. Okay?”

She wouldn’t listen, instead she kissed him gingerly, the warm water playing on their tongues. He didn’t hear the door open, a smug Melissa stood in the bathroom with red flip-flops in her hand.