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Re: The Child Bride by Austinsamekpo(m): 10:08am On Jan 09
[b][/b]viewing this topic:AryEmber and 4 guests... AryEmber anytin 4 us?
Re: The Child Bride by cbella(f): 11:40am On Jan 09
Ayisat, how many times did I call you. Go back home before temptation sets in.


AryEmber... Always on point.
Re: The Child Bride by Pinkfeet: 3:29pm On Jan 09
the story is very interesting
keep it up.
Re: The Child Bride by Chigold121(f): 4:09pm On Jan 09
cbella:
Ayisat, how many times did I call you. Go back home before temptation sets in.


AryEmber... Always on point.
I concur, Ayisat go back home.
Re: The Child Bride by Gucciqueen38(f): 6:06pm On Jan 09
Nice one AryEmber... Weldone
Re: The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 5:33am On Jan 10
She looked down; she did not want to see her face.
“Are you tired of me and want me out aunty?”
The woman frowned. “How could you think of such Ayisat? You are my child; I would never chase you out!”
“Then it is Khalid, he’s been on your neck to send back to me to him, right?” She asked, looking back at him.
She shook her head. “Ever since you walked into this house, he’s done nothing but call every day to ask about how you are faring. He even begged me to take good care of you, sending money all the. I tried to stop him on the third day because the money he has with me for yours and your brothers’ up keeping is more than enough but he refused to stop, he said I should use the rest to take care of your cousins then. I am surprised you think he is pressure and not his mother…. Not that l have heard from that witch.”
Ayisat could not help it, she burst into tears.
“I am so confused aunty,” she cried out.
Her aunt moved neared and placed her head on her laps. She felt sad for her and blamed herself for not doing anything to help her, she let her cried though. Ayisat had not shed tear since she heard of the pregnancy loss, she’d been trying to look strong, telling herself whenever she thought of the baby that she didn’t want it at the first place but she was just lying to herself.
“I want to hate him aunty, why can’t I hate him? He made me lose my baby; I should not want to see him!”
Her aunt replied sadly, “maybe it’s because you know deep down that is not totally true, you are just hurting.”
She sat up after a while and cleaned her face with the hem of her gown.
“I have to go eventually, don’t i?”
“Let me ask you this, has he ever behaved bad to you? Is there any time he hurt you, verbally or physically.”
Ayisat blinked, why was she asking the same questions too? Faishat did, she had been asking herself since her meeting with Ibraheem and now her aunt?
She shook her head slowly and answered with the truth. “No aunty, he has never.”
The woman sighed and looked round the house for a while before turning back to her.
“Your mother would curse me from her grave. Had she been alive, she would never agree to this. She hated early marriage for teenagers and never failed to let everyone know….”
“Mother would understand you did what you had to do to take care of me and my brothers, aunty,” Ayisat said, taking her hands.
The older woman shook her head. “And your father? Oh! He would bury me alive for even thinking of giving away his precious daughter at your age and to a man he was no more older than by a couple of years,” she shook her head again before adding, “I am a terrible person my child.”
“Aunty, that’s not true!”
“I never called when you were with him. It’s been up to a year and I never called to ask how he was treating you, I knew that if I did and you told me he was treating you bad, I would do nothing to help. What if he was abusing you? What kind of mother is that? It’s no wonder I have failed in been a good mother to my own children.” She was crying.
It was her niece doing the consoling now.
“He didn’t, you don’t have to imagine because he never raised his hands at him. Khalid was kind to me always, always aunty!”
Her aunt smiled with her tears, she touched Ayisat’s face. “And you my dear, you are the best daughter any one could wish for. You never called to complain, you did not hate me for….”
Ayisat hated interrupting her aunt but didn’t want her to keep blaming herself.
“I could never! Never could I aunty.”
Her aunt cleaned her tears. “Did you never wonder why I married you off? Why did I not give away my own child, your cousin?”
Ayisat shook her head, “you only know what was best of all of us.”
“I did not think of you at first. When I heard from my friends that Gimba was discretely searching for a girl to marry her son, I wanted to take Halima and my daughter even wanted this,” her aunt paused when she saw that Ayisat had a question.
“Did mother in law reject Halima?”
“We never got to her doorstep. I heard she would ask for a test so I took your cousin to the clinic first. Halima started her menstruation late; she was going to sixteen when she first did, I wanted to make sure nothing was wrong her but when I got the results, plenty was wrong with her!”
“She might not see her menses for a long time?”
“Was that even a problem? Your cousin, my own daughter, had gonorrhoea!”
Ayisat did want to accept what was on her mind; there were other ways to get such disease right?
“Perhaps she….”
“She had two abortions before!”
That shocked and left Ayisat speechless.
“Under my own roof, my daughter got pregnant and got rid of it two times! She is not even through with her secondary school, what happens when she starts learning a trade? She had no idea herself that she had the infection. Had I taken her to Gimba without going to the clinic first, she would throw us out like rags.”
“D..did she say who got her pregnant?”
Her aunt looked sad. “Her boyfriend but a classmate of hers said one was for a teacher, I was devastated Ayisat.”
“You could not have known; you were working so hard to feed all of us. It’s not your fault.”
“It does not change the fact that I failed, your mother would have done a better job than I.”
Ayisat refused to consider “only ifs”, she would not look back and cry for her dead parent because that was what they were. Dead and gone.
“Well she’s not alive; mother is gone so we would never know! Stop blaming yourself.”
The woman cleaned her face. “I have not been the best aunt or mother to you my dear and I know this but that is the past, I will be better this time around. Ayisat, I want to you to think deep and decide if you want to go back to your husband. I promise that no matter what your decision is, I will support you. It does not matter if I have to sell everything that I have to pay Gimba back if she demands it or beg to feed all of us, all I want for you now is to be happy.”
She smiled and hugged her aunt. “Thank you so much aunty.”
“Now I know she is your good friend but please, be careful of Faishat. I am saying this because she got pregnant and dropped out….my own daughter is worse but she….”
“We already fought and I won’t be seeing her in a long time aunty,” she said with great determination.
She knew just what do do.

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Re: The Child Bride by moseph(f): 7:41am On Jan 10
Nice,i prays she goes back to khalid
Re: The Child Bride by Jadedgrace98(f): 7:57am On Jan 10
AryEmber forgive me oh for not commenting. This lovely oh, hmm... Sha that ayisat should not spoil show now oh and Ibraheem should warn himself. Keep it up jare dey ur back like skintight.
Re: The Child Bride by Austinsamekpo(m): 9:15am On Jan 10
nyc update..
More power to your elbow..
Re: The Child Bride by Gucciqueen38(f): 1:24pm On Jan 10
Nice update
Re: The Child Bride by oly0511(f): 9:18pm On Jan 10
thanks for the update
Re: The Child Bride by cbella(f): 7:37am On Jan 11
I slept on this thread.... Thanks AryEmber for giving Ayi some black woman sense
Re: The Child Bride by Austinsamekpo(m): 10:03am On Jan 11
AryEmber..wads happening?? No update today?
Re: The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 12:14pm On Jan 11
CHAPTER IO
LAST FLASHBACK
Ayisat glanced at the wall clock again, 2’o clock and he was not yet back? Was he coming home at all? A yawn escaped her, she contemplated going to bed but each time she stood up to go to her room, a voice asked her.
“What if he returns the second she fell asleep?”
No, she would wait no matter her sleepy she felt. He was pissed at her already; she needed to show him that she was worried about him.
She jumped up from the staircase the moment she heard his car honked, he was finally back at ten minutes after two. She went to the window and watched, it took a while for him to drive in because their gatekeeper was already asleep.
Ayisat watched him barked at Saliu and winced; he was definitely in a foul mood. The sleepy man apologised but he ignored him and started walking towards the front door. She walked back to the staircase and waited for him.
Khalid unlocked the door and on entering inside, he saw a figure standing. He closed the door and locked it before switching on the light.
“Good morning,” she greeted softly.
He was surprised and it showed on his face. “What are you doing up Ayisat? What aren’t you sleeping?”
She wanted to roll her sleepy eyes at the ridiculous question, what did he think she was doing?
“I was waiting for you…. I was worried about you Khalid,” she replied.
He looked at her and scoffed, “worried about me? You sound like my mother Ayisat.”
She ignored his attitude and moved nearer. “You have never been out this late; I did not know where you were and was worried something might….”
“Well I’m back now, aren’t I? And as you can see, I am perfectly okay.” He said curtly.
She did not know what to say or do pacify him, she looked down and muttered. “I am sorry.”
That irked him and he said loudly. “What exactly are you sorry for? What are you apologising for?!”
She moved back a little. “For whatever I did to annoy you.”
“Did I tell you that I’m annoyed at you?”
She wanted to reply him when she realised his breath smelt of alcohol.
“Did you drink?” Her worried expression was back on.
“I am not drunk if that’s what you are implying….”
“But you never drink! Y… you told me that was you are keeping to Allah’s rule of no alcohol…”
“For his sake, let me be Ayisat! What is to you if I drink anyway?” he barked.
“Of course I care! I…I am y…your w..wife and I…”
He was the one who moved close to her this time. “My wife? You think you act like a wife to me? You behave like I am your brother or uncle a lot of times and that is when you are free around me and not acting scared….”
“You are the one who treats me like a daughter! You look at me and see a helpless girl who needs help; I came to your room and begged you to take me but you…”
“Is that why you invited your boyfriend to my house? You know I could have you punished for that?”
“See? You make me scared of you and you blame me! And Ibraheem is my friend not my boyfriend, he visited me and i was too shocked to….”
“So you don’t wish he’s your husband instead?”
“Allah forbids! He is just my friend! We were the best of friends back in school and I might have ….”
She did not get to finish her statement before he covered her mouth with his; she was so shocked at first that she froze for a second. She later closed her eyes and kissed him back but she could not catch up with him.
Khalid had stopped listening the moment she forbade his accusation, he just couldn’t help himself. He only stopped when it seemed like he was suffocating her and to catch his breath. She opened her eyes and they both stared at each other, no one said a word.
The air around them was thick with passion; Khalid saw it in her hazy eyes, she wanted him just as much as he did but he was battling with himself inwardly.
“Love me Khalid, make me your wife.” She pled softly.
He wanted to, badly but he kept telling himself this was wrong….too wrong.
“Don’t think, just love me please.” She said and stood on her feet to kiss his neck, still pleading in between her kisses.
He stopped thinking and kissed her with everything he felt, he carried her and she wrapped her legs around him immediately, he continued to kiss her as he made his way up to his room.
May be he would regret this when the sun rose but for now, he didn’t care.

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Re: The Child Bride by Austinsamekpo(m): 5:23pm On Jan 11
good good good...nyz update ooooo....but why de delay..AryEmber?
Re: The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 5:43pm On Jan 11
Austinsamekpo:
good good good...nyz update ooooo....but why de delay..AryEmber?
I usually stand up and type at night since that's when our friends bring light but today, I was too tired jare. Thanks for asking, I really appreciate it. Hopefully, I'll wrap everything up tommorow, hopefully!

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Re: The Child Bride by Pearl05(f): 5:48pm On Jan 11
AryEmber:
I usually stand up and type at night since that's when our friends bring light but today, I was too tired jare. Thanks for asking, I really appreciate it. Hopefully, I'll wrap everything up tommorow, hopefully!



Wow, this is the climax. I just love it. Don't stop please complete the story.
Re: The Child Bride by cbella(f): 6:44pm On Jan 11
AryEmber:
CHAPTER IO

“Don’t think, just love me please.” She said and stood on her feet to kiss his neck, still pleading in between her kisses.
He stopped thinking and kissed her with everything he felt, he carried her and she wrapped her legs around him immediately, he continued to kiss her as he made his way up to his room.

Who said Ayisat is naive... The girl no dey joke.

Lol... We love it AryEmber

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Re: The Child Bride by Austinsamekpo(m): 8:07pm On Jan 11
AryEmber:
I usually stand up and type at night since that's when our friends bring light but today, I was too tired jare. Thanks for asking, I really appreciate it. Hopefully, I'll wrap everything up tommorow, hopefully!
undecided

Wrap up...how??
Re: The Child Bride by sheba222(f): 6:40pm On Jan 12
luv ur work, more ink to ur pen.
Re: The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 9:05pm On Jan 12
PRESENT
She walked into the restaurant and as expected, he was there already waiting for her. She walked to his table and sat opposite to him.
“Ayisat, I am glad you came. Faishat told me not to bother that you would not come, did something happened between the two of you? She seemed angry.”
She shrugged and replied nonchalantly. “She called me a slave, we fought.”
Ibraheem looked confused. “Why would she call you…..”
“I can’t Ibraheem,” she suddenly said.
There was silence for a while; they both stared at each other.
“Can’t? What’s so hard that you can’t do?”
She shook her head. “I can’t do what you are asking me to do.”
“What I am asking you to do….. I am asking you to free yourself from him Ayisat.” He looked at her like she had suddenly grown horns.
“You are asking me to lie against him, to accuse a man of what he didn’t do. I can’t do that.”
“Well, it’s not a lie really! He got engaged to you before you turned eighteen, you only have say that he touched you…”
Ayisat frowned. “Raped me you mean? I told you already, he did not touch me at all! He was not even there when his mother brought the gift, I only met him a day before our wedding and he ignored me then. You want me to lie against him but I can’t!”
Ibraheem reached her hands on the table. “It might not have to come to that, hopefully if we table your story right with the help of the lawyer I told you about, you might not have to lie at all.”
“You don’t get it Ibraheem, I have thought about it and made up my mind that I don’t want to be in any part of you and your lawyer friend’s plan at all!” she said and snatched her hands from his.
He was angry now. “I am trying to help you Ayisat! With this plan, you will not only be free of him but get enough money to take care of you and your brothers! Don’t you want out of that awful marriage? I know you have a kind heart but you don’t have to worry, he would definitely let you go and pay whatever we demand to keep quiet. It might not even get to court before he settles you, don’t you want that?!”
“I don’t why you keep using the word free; I am not in any bondage. I am married and my husband is good to me….he has always been good to me, I told you that.”
He folded his arms and shook his head. “I see now. It’s not that you can’t, you don’t want to!”
“No, I don’t want to!”
“Faishat is right after all, tell me? Have you fallen in love with him? Is that it?” he asked, clearly disgusted.
She shrugged again. “That wouldn’t be so bad now, would it? He is my husband, he deserves my love and respect and not me going behind him, plotting to do evil to him.”
“Wow, this is so romantic. Do you wish worship him now also? Are you his little slave?”
“You were once my good friend Ibraheem so I’ll let that pass, I also know you want to help me but I am fine…”
Ibraheem’s expression softened. “I thought you wanted to be free of him, what changed Ayisat? You had big dreams you used to share with me, you wanted to so important in life that guys would beg you to marry them. Do you remember telling all this?”
“I still have big dreams and I plan to achieve them all with Allah’s and my husband’s help, I have not given up on them. You want to know what changed. I realised that everything that happened to me happened because that is how my creator wants it. I have a good husband who treats me, who wants to help! Do you have any ideas of what girls like me go through in the hands of their husbands? Girls far younger than I am and they are treated far worse but I got lucky, I got married to a good man and I am staying with. So he’s older, yes but I stopped seeing him as someone who could father me and he adores like a wife.” She stopped and took in a deep breath.
“What happens when he gets tired of you and chases you out? What if he finds a better younger girl and throws you once you’ve served your purpose…..or his mother decides you have over stayed in his house and toss you out, what happens then? Do you even know why he married you? Someone as big as he is, what if he’s a ritualist?”
She nodded as if she agreed with him. “You are right; I don’t know and have never given much thought to it. Thank you Ibraheem, I am going to ask the moment I get back home…”
“And you think what? That he will smile and nod in confirmation that he is truly a ritualist? You are so naïve Ayisat” he shook his head.
“Well I have been living with him for a couple of months now….close to a year and I am perfectly fine, I am not dead yet and have not seen anything odd in the whole house so I am ruling that out,” she shift back the chair and stood up, “don’t worry about me because I am fine and even though you probably hate me now, I still consider you my friend. Good bye Ibraheem.” She gave him a little smile him before walking out of the restaurant

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Re: The Child Bride by mubarakyoung: 9:39pm On Jan 12
[quote author=AryEmber post=64142824]PRESENT
She walked into the restaurant and as expected, he was there already waiting for her. She walked to his table and sat opposite to him.
“Ayisat, I am glad you came. Faishat told me not to bother that you would not come, did something happened between the two of you? She seemed angry.”
She shrugged and replied nonchalantly. “She called me a slave, we fought.”
Ibraheem looked confused. “Why would she call you…..”
“I can’t Ibraheem,” she suddenly said.
There was silence for a while; they both stared at each other.
“Can’t? What’s so hard that you can’t do?”
She shook her head. “I can’t do what you are asking me to do.”
“What I am asking you to do….. I am asking you to free yourself from him Ayisat.” He looked at her like she had suddenly grown horns.
“You are asking me to lie against him, to accuse a man of what he didn’t do. I can’t do that.”
“Well, it’s not a lie really! He got engaged to you before you turned eighteen, you only have say that he touched yo




goooo

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Re: The Child Bride by Austinsamekpo(m): 10:02am On Jan 13
nyc update...

Buh AryEmber not that ahm nt grateful but u are naw giving us 1 update a day..pls try and do smtin about this...

Still following...
Re: The Child Bride by sheba222(f): 5:03pm On Jan 13
pls we are waiting.
Re: The Child Bride by Eddyella(f): 11:59pm On Jan 13
Nyc update,d story z really captivating.More update plssssssssssssssss
Re: The Child Bride by Gucciqueen38(f): 7:36am On Jan 14
Nice update. Thanks
Re: The Child Bride by Chigold121(f): 8:11am On Jan 14
Yes!! Ayisat have made up her mind go back home, I just hope that Khalid will forgive himself for not standing up for her against his mother.
Re: The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 2:54pm On Jan 14
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
She walked into his study room quietly and watched him for a while; he was reading a piece of paper.
He looked up and gave her a small smile. “You are awake, did you sleep well?”
Ayisat nodded. “I slept like a baby.”
“I saw that, I did not want to wake you when I returned….you seemed tired.”
She smiled and moved nearer to him, she tried to look at his face and not his desk. The last she entered here, they made out on the desk and lost their baby the same day.
He had lost weight, she noticed. He looked thin and worn out, those were too much change considering she was only gone for a couple of days, more than a week perhaps but certainly not up to a month.
“I would say you are not looking bad but I’d be lying, you’ve lost so much weight my love!” she exclaimed and touched his face.
Khalid was surprised and he did not hide it, she had never called him that. Was this truly Ayisat?
“I am fine Ayi….”
“No, you are not! Were you eating at all? You were not like this before.” She pouted.
Before you left, no but after you did, I became miserable. He thought and sighed, he should tell her now.
He removed her hand from his face and looked into her eyes. “There is something you need to read and sign Ayisat.”
She watched him place the paper he was reading when she entered in front of her; she looked at him in confusion.
“Read it Ayisat,”he urged with a nod.
She took the paper and read what it entailed, she took his read while reading and when she finished reading, she read the paper all over again.
“You want us to separate?”
He swallowed hard. “If you read it well, you will see that I … “
“You want us to separate?” she asked again.
He looked at her and wondered why she looked shocked, was this not what she wanted?
“Yes and if you…”
“You want to separate with me? You want to toss me out?” she asked, raising her voice.
Khalid hate that she would not let him finish what he was saying.
“Ayisat, I am not tossing you out. I am doing this for your own good and if you just let me land with what I am saying…”
“This is for the good of me? How?! “
“I want you to go back home and be with your family like it should have been!” he shouted in frustration.
Silence scrawled in as they both stared at each other. Khalid figured he should use this opportunity to explain now before she started pouring out her mind.
“Please understand that I am not chasing you away Ayisat. You are going back to your aunt like you have always wanted but you don’t have to worry about money anymore. I have arranged everything with my lawyer; you will never have to….”
“You have planned and arranged everything right?”
He nodded, wondering what she had in mind. Had she thought about it and ready to sign just now?
Ayisat took the pen on the desk and walked out of the room. He watched her walk in confusion, why could she not sign here? Perhaps she wanted space to think of others things she’d like to request. He could not think of what else she might want; he already arranged a large sum of money to be given once they separate. He even opened a separate account for her to further her education so what else could she want?
When he waited for her to come back but she didn’t, he stood up and went to look for her. He found her in his room, the room that would have become theirs if they had not lost their baby. She sat on the floor, staring at the paper.
“We never took any pictures on that day, it felt more like a funeral than wedding,” she paused and looked at him, ”I wish we took pictures…. Even if it is one, I love pictures.”
He looked at her like she’d grown a horn or many horns, why was she telling him this?
“Have you signed it, Ayisat?” he asked.
“Why did you marry me Khalid? You wanted nothing to do with a teenager but you married me, why?” she asked instead.
He was startled by her question and it showed on his face.
“That does not matter anymore, have you signed?”
“It matters to me. You know why I agreed to marry you but I don’t know your reason, why did you marry me Khalid?” she repeated, still staring at him.

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Re: The Child Bride by thiolhuwar09(f): 5:04pm On Jan 14
Well-done AryEmber, more ink to your pen
Re: The Child Bride by Pinkfeet: 10:46pm On Jan 14
AryEmber thanks for the update.

Ayishat think very well before u sign that paper.

Khalid what u are doing now, hope it won't lead u to hypertension because Ayishat live the house for some days you ave loose weight .

Khalid if Ayishat live ur life forever what will happen ?
Re: The Child Bride by Eddyella(f): 10:56pm On Jan 14
Ayisat shuld beta nt sign on d paper except if dey both want their situation 2 get worst.
Re: The Child Bride by Pearl05(f): 8:27am On Jan 15
This is good. Let Ayisat be free to pursue her dreams. Ayisat should sign and move on, am sure she will be alright.

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