Mercy and Francess have been best of friends for almost thirty years. They've been in each other's lives, seen each other through challenges, exams, failed relationships, bridal showers, weddings, baby showers and practically everything else. Their bond is so strong and has only grown stronger through the years, the two are closer than sisters.
During the elections Mercy's husband ran for office and was very popular within his party, so his chances are rather good. However the opposing candidate belonged the then ruling, thus more popular party in the state. As such they had more backers and more resources. One of these resources was in the form of one of the greatest influencers in the state, who also happens to be Francess. Francess has a large platform, a cult-like following and a great track record as an influencer so anyone she endorses is likely guaranteed success.
Prior to the election campaigns Mercy had always taken it for granted that when the time comes, she and her husband would have Francess' backing. Partly because her husband is not only very credible, transparent and well qualified, but mainly because of their friendship. However it seems the opposing party favours Francess' business more and is not only paying her and her company extremely handsomely, but can also further her own career goals.
Francess, as is expected of her during a campaign period, is very vocal about her candidate on all media platforms and while she hasn't slandered the opposing party; Mercy's husband, Mercy feels a sense of betrayal. Mercy is also particularly unhappy because most people know how close she and Francess are supposed to be. She worries that this might affect her husband's image and chances as people might begin to question his credibility; seeing as the very close friend of a family publicly is supporting the opposing candidate...
Mercy understands that some might think she's petty and unrealistic but that doesn't stop her from feeling hurt and betrayed. Is she wrong to feel this way? Where does one draw the disloyalty line? Can their friendship ever be the same after this? If her husband won the election should she accept Francess back as her bestie or cut her off completely? Is Mercy being unrealistic? Is Francess merely doing what she has to do?
What do you think?
Have you ever found yourself in a similar position, where you had to blur the lines of loyalty and put your career, advancements and personal prospects firsts. Please share.
(Post Inspiration: @conniegirlswag)