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|The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 8:08am On Nov 04, 2017|
One of my many promises to Baba God was if I manage to secure admission this year, I'd finish one of many uncompleted stories and post it here. Since my prayers were answered, come the month of my birth, I will start my first story here! So Anticipate! The Child Bride.
|Re: The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 9:47am On Dec 11, 2017|
So here I am, my first story ever to be shared and read by anyone other than me and my brothers. First of, I want to say that I'm like every writer you've met here(well, almost!), I am a girl.....obviously, I am a science student( not using that as an excuse for any mistake you may encounter) and this is a love story(sort of). I welcome any of your corrections, comments and criticisms(I don arrange enough tissue paper to last a life time) so feel free to drop anything. I will try and update regularly as long as there are little to no bad unforseen occurences(so help me God). Letbegin!
|Re: The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 8:19pm On Dec 11, 2017|
Whisper? She was sure she’d just hear someone whispered, who else could it be if not him. She opened her eyes slowly and saw him smiling.
How did he always do that? How did he manage to chipped two decades off from his real age with that smile? she doubt she would ever know.
“Good morning Mrs Gimba” he said again , this time more clearer than before.
Ayisat smiled back at him and she did this genially, not like the kind she’d been forcing months ago. She sat up and just as she did, they both became aware of the bloodstains on the bed sheet.
There passed an awkward moment between them with both immersed in different thoughts. To say Ayisat was embarrassed is an understatement, she looked everywherelse but his face.
Khalid rubbed his palm on his head and thought of what to say, the silence wasn’t helping and he searched for what to say desperately. Finally, he thought of asking ,”how do you feel?"
She looked at him and smiled."I feel like your wife," she said.
That warmed his heart more than he could ever imagine and this made him reach for her to kiss her, he felt glad when she kissed him back.
"I, all of a sudden, feel hungry." he mouthed, still kissing her.
She cut the kiss immediately and he regretted saying that, she obviously didn’t get what he meant.
“What do you feel like taking?’’
You, he wanted to say but he said instead, ”anything that isn’t too stressful for you to prepare.’’
She nodded and watched him stood up, her eyes fell on his Unclad behind and this turned her stomach in an unfamiliar but pleasant manner. Was this how she would always feel now? Surely there would now be more of what happened last night after months of abstinence from her.
Why was she feeling embarrassed now? She saw him Unclad last night , didn’t she? She couldn’t remember. That part seemed irrelevant, the rest of what happened she did remember quite alright, that brought a smile to her face.
By the time she looked up, he had put on his trousers from last night.
“I will get down and prepare breakfast right away," she said.
‘’Take your time,’’ he said and pecked her forehead before walking into the bathroom.
Ayisat was more than glad he left her alone, she didn’t want him seeing her Unclad, not this time when she’s not blinded with passion. She stood up and packed the sheets, for a while she stared at
“Finally, I did it!” she had shouted before realising he was still near, thank Allah the water was already running.
She had found a treasure and as insane as it may sound, she wasn’t going to wash the stains, she would cut the stained part out and keep it. The blood that flowed out of her, not because of her monthly flow or an injury, but because her closed door had been opened in a sacred way.
42 MONTHS AGO
“Mother no! please don’t leave us in this world alone, please!” she screamed.
But she couldn’t hear her, she was far gone to a place where not even the loudest of shouts could reach her.
Tears flowed freely to her daughter’s cheeks and she covered her mouth with her two hands as the doctor covered her mother up. Her two brothers ran to her and hugged her firmly, they were also crying.
“She is gone! Mother has left us just like he did, now we’re all alone.” She said.
He sat down on the chair and opened his food, the aroma assaulted his nose almost immediately.
"Hmmm, you never disappoint my dear," he said, chewing the bite he'd taken.
She smiled back but said nothing. Silence crawled in, bringing the awkward moment of earlier.
Now, how do people handle this type of situation? Well, a lot of people wouldn’t be in this situation at all! Deflowering your wife is one thing but deflowering a wife you are 2 decades older than, six months after your wedding is another!
Khalid had guessed she was still new like a pair of socks in its nylon but the thoughts of been her first sent pride rushing him and at the same time making him embarrassed. He had never deflowered a girl before her.
He had earlier wished to repeat their act of yester night but decided against it as she was oblivious of his advances and again, she must be sore. It would be terrible of him to ask that of her.
“Is something wrong with the food now?” he heard her asked and looked up to see her worried expression
“No, it’s perfect,” he replied and continued to eat to put her mind at ease, “results will be out soon, in a couple of months now,” he added.
She smiled unconvincingly.
“You shouldn’t worry yourself, I have all faith in you and confident you’ve passed already.”
Ayisat was going to laugh when her worst nightmare burst in without knocking.
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|Re: The Child Bride by EvaJael(f): 8:55pm On Dec 11, 2017|
Taken front seat
Abeg mention others. I suck at remembering monikers
|Re: The Child Bride by Pearl05(f): 9:40pm On Dec 11, 2017|
Make Una come oo.
|Re: The Child Bride by favch(f): 10:15pm On Dec 11, 2017|
Baby mi Evajael,u didn't even invite me anyway I have arrived pls any vacant seat at the high table
|Re: The Child Bride by oly0511(f): 10:29pm On Dec 11, 2017|
nice start just pray that you finish your work like cbella, Evajael and co
|Re: The Child Bride by Gloryejims(f): 10:45pm On Dec 11, 2017|
Pearl05 and Evajael thanks so much for the first.
And all nairalanders come and read this nice and interesting story..
I'm taking the front seat with you Evajael..
|Re: The Child Bride by Gucciqueen38(f): 11:03pm On Dec 11, 2017|
|Re: The Child Bride by Gucciqueen38(f): 11:06pm On Dec 11, 2017|
EvaJael:Thanks for the mention dear
|Re: The Child Bride by cyber5(m): 2:06am On Dec 12, 2017|
EvaJael:AM here Gloryejims common stand up, am sitting beside evajael
|Re: The Child Bride by cyber5(m): 2:12am On Dec 12, 2017|
Kheriee comman read with us
meneski baba comman serve everybody
pammy on me
|Re: The Child Bride by cbella(f): 6:01am On Dec 12, 2017|
Ahaaa!! I'm off the hook for sometime so lets roll
|Re: The Child Bride by meneski: 9:12am On Dec 12, 2017|
cyber5:*brings out a keg of palm wine and the 'who send you tumbler' * oya every body line up.
|Re: The Child Bride by cyber5(m): 9:20am On Dec 12, 2017|
na you baba
|Re: The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 10:01am On Dec 12, 2017|
Wooh! Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, I guess my tissue will stay in one corner for now. Eva babe, thank you so much! You are such a darling, update comes up in the evening!
|Re: The Child Bride by EvaJael(f): 10:35am On Dec 12, 2017|
favch:Sowi darling. Not always easy to remember monikers
|Re: The Child Bride by EvaJael(f): 10:36am On Dec 12, 2017|
oly0511:My head is doing wow wow wow like ambulance
|Re: The Child Bride by EvaJael(f): 10:38am On Dec 12, 2017|
AryEmber:Uwc. I'm waiting patiently
|Re: The Child Bride by cbella(f): 11:10am On Dec 12, 2017|
smh.... I will cut it off
|Re: The Child Bride by EvaJael(f): 11:14am On Dec 12, 2017|
|Re: The Child Bride by wizsolzy(m): 11:15am On Dec 12, 2017|
Gloryejims:we yaf cum
|Re: The Child Bride by Pearl05(f): 12:30pm On Dec 12, 2017|
The baddest squad. Did I hear a bird whisper Y
|Re: The Child Bride by wizsolzy(m): 12:49pm On Dec 12, 2017|
nooooooo itz alaga ibile
|Re: The Child Bride by Jadedgrace98(f): 1:32pm On Dec 12, 2017|
Hey look at AryEmber keep up the good work, I love stories dealing with issues like this.
|Re: The Child Bride by favch(f): 2:36pm On Dec 12, 2017|
|Re: The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 4:40pm On Dec 12, 2017|
18 MONTHS AGO
They both waited in the sitting room in silence for her mother-in-law to be.
“You and your brothers will be taking good care of ,” her Aunt reassured her even though she said nothing.
Her Aunt’s fears were obvious, she can’t have her changing her mind all of a sudden when she had already collected gifts from the woman they were waiting for. Ayisat loved her still, she might have arranged her wedding without her permission but she knew it was for her own good and her brothers.
She didn’t care much for herself, this is all for her brothers. What was there to care about herself anymore? Her parents were already died and she had failed her SSCE, all this two horrible years ago.
Her Aunt tried for them really, especially after Rasak and Musa finished their junior secondary school, she had taken them under her care and been feeding them for the past two years. Only it was now difficult to continue with her own six children when her husband had turned into one of the useless drunks after he lost his job months ago.
What was wrong with him? did he think drinking would magically multiply the small money her Aunt made for their up keeping? She never understood how some men think sometimes.
A tall, slender, light skinned woman strolled into the room like she owned the house. In truth, she did.
“I take it she is the girl you have been talking about?” She asked, no greetings or introductions.
“Yes Hajia, this is Ayisat,” her Aunt replied.
Ayisat need not be told before she realised who was in front of her, she knelt down and greeted the woman in their local dialect.
“Take your seat,” she said, bearly sparing a glance before turning to her Aunt, “She looks well.”
That put her Aunt at ease and was about to go into tales of how healthy her niece has always been when Hajia added.
“But I’ve learnt looks can be deceiving and so, I would like her tested for series of possible illness.”
Her Aunt nodded like she had just been questioned. “Of course! We will go to a _ _ _”
The interruption was unexpected and so, surprised them both.
“That is not necessary as I will take her to a hospital myself, I will be back in a minute or more so be ready,” she stated and walked off before any of them could protest of the timing.
“Now let’s pray she finds nothing wrong with you.”
But nothing was wrong with her, Ayisat was sure of this.
Ayisat froze on hearing her mother-in-law’s voice
“I see, so you still find the appetite to eat uh?” the woman asked angrily.
“G_ g good morning ma,” Ayisat stammered.
Mrs Gimba ignored her and turned to her son instead. ”You let this good for nothing sit and dine with you when she hasn’t missed a period for six months?”
Khalid was amused but hid it well, this is no situation to smile although it’s tempting. His mother talked as if she lived with them, he stood up and greeted her.
"And you! What have given my son to eat? I swear I never believed in those things but with the way my Khalid has been behaving, I am convinced you’ve cooked him those eat your senses away fishes in your charmed vegetable soup.”
Now he was nearly busting with laughter.
“Mother? Can we go in and talk please before you beat up my wife for apparently giving me some funny fish cooked in a charmed vegetable soup.”
His mother scowled at him and said to Ayisat.”I will be back for you.”
She nodded stupidly like she had just been given an instruction and watched her mother-in-law stormed out of the dinning room, followed by her son after telling not to worry. But how could she not worry? Trouble was back and she was sure it came doubled, why today of all days? When she had been so happy earlier.
Ayisat sighed, this woman would not let her rest until she conceive a child for her son.
8 MONTHS AGO
She listened to her and her stomach ached.
“You are to give birth to as many child as your husband want, I only want five but it’s whatever Khalid wants. I think I have been more than generous to you and your family and the only thing I want in return is to be called a grandma soon.”
Ayisat nodded. ”I will try my best ma.”
The woman shook her head. “I don’t want your best, I want grandchildren from you.”
Was she the one giving women babies? Who else would make a mother if not her husband with the help of Allah especially, why was this woman saying it like she could make a baby on her own?
She forced the tears back and said. ”With Allah’s help ma.”
“Ah! I am doomed! What has that wretched thing done to you?!” Mrs Gimba cried.
“I thought you had already concluded she cooked me a powerful fish.”
The woman scowled at him and shook her head in dismay. “The girl I spent a fortune on and her unfortunate family! And what do I get in return? Nothing! Not even a baby for poor old me and to worsen the situation, she has turned my son a fool who no longer can think! Tell me? do you now wash her undies also?”
Now he couldn’t help the laughter, it seemed to him that all mothers are the same. When he saw the look his mother was giving him, he stopped laughing.
“Nothing like that is happening and don’t worry mom, the doctor assured me that it is not permanent.”
“Oh please! What do you think he’ll say? Why didn’t you tell me before? How could you keep such a big problem to yourself?!”
He sighed.” What different would it make?”
She snapped. ”A lot! I would have ask one of those busybodies coming to my shop every day, for help! There is this particular man one of them talked about, I would have gone to him had you tell me sooner!”
He pretended to be serious. “I don’t think it’s too late.”
“Oh, I am going alright! That girl is a demon and whatever curse she laid on you must be averted, that witch does not wish to bear you children. I think the man’s name is Malim Al-amir, I have to pay him a visit right away.”
Khalid’s heart skipped a beat on hearing the word curse, he was tempted on telling her but held back, that would do no good. He suddenly realised his mother just mentioned a priest’s name and immediately blamed himself for leading her to believe he was serious, he wanted his mother’s attention away from Ayisat.
“I think you should think this through Mother. Ayisat has nothing to gain by cursing me, you are sponsoring her two brother’s education remember? Why would she do a thing that an drive her out of my life? If you ask me, I think Khodijat has more reason to curse me because of how we parted, that makes more sense.”
Her countenance changed, she knew he was right but wouldn’t admit it.
“I am still going anyways, I have to be sure.” She stated firmly.
“Alright but please, just ask for what can be done only.”
She nodded in reluctance and there was silence after, both wrapped up in their thoughts.
For Khalid, he was worried his mother might discovered the truth and blame poor Ayi instead. If the clergyman is indeed a true seer, he might see everything and tell his mother. Knowing his mother that well, she would put the blame on his wife even if told otherwise. He had to do something to prevent the truth from getting to his mother and protect Ayisat.
For his mother, she was full of regrets, things had not turn out the way she envisioned at all. She should be expecting a bouncing grandbaby by now! It has been six months for Allah’s sake and now she was just told he had a little problem with impregnanting a girl! What did he call it? Temporary low sperm count? She no longer trust those doctors, had they not tell her not to worry when her husband was on the sickbay yet he later died and this girl? That stupid doctor had assured her nothing was wrong with her yet six months nothing! She had to be the one something was wrong with and not her Khalid, she will visit the popular priest soon.
Khalid finally ended the silence. ” Will you have breakfast with us? Ayi prepared a wonderful meal, stay and eat with us before you leave Mother.”
She hissed. ”I am not tasting that witch’s food ever!”
“Not again, after all I’ve just told you?”
“Listen to me ok, be watchful of that thing! I still don’t trust her and great Allah! Months! I need to get you herbs, it shouldn’t take that long to work.”
He shrugged, with no intention of taking anything but to avoid any further argument, he later nodded and said.
“That is fine by me.”
|Re: The Child Bride by wizsolzy(m): 5:03pm On Dec 12, 2017|
some mothers nid dis....but everybodies mom is d best...
bt wait... who come get d careless ones?
|Re: The Child Bride by Gloryejims(f): 6:10pm On Dec 12, 2017|
cyber5:Ahhhhhh... We'll drag for the he seat ohhhh... I'm not standing up
|Re: The Child Bride by cyber5(m): 6:17pm On Dec 12, 2017|
Don't lemme use force Be a lady and stand up
Evajael comman see her ooo
|Re: The Child Bride by EvaJael(f): 6:36pm On Dec 12, 2017|
cyber5:I am feeling like better sombori. Oya lemme stay in the middle
|Re: The Child Bride by cyber5(m): 6:45pm On Dec 12, 2017|
lemme sit on the left then
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