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|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 9:17am On Aug 18, 2014|
goldwaters: I didn't see this their marriage coming at all ooo.Haba! Y na?
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 9:19am On Aug 18, 2014|
Essyydiamond: Oleng dear u shud hv heard his own side of the story. To me your decision remains a revengeHmm....dts left 2 b seen. Tanx dear
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by vonn(f): 9:21am On Aug 18, 2014|
AudreyTimms: Before 12Thanks dear.
Please make it veeeery veeeerrrrry lllooooooooooooooooooonnnnnngggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by codedbaby(f): 9:21am On Aug 18, 2014|
Audrey this suspence is too much ooo. God will strengthen u more.
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Rhyno02(m): 10:19am On Aug 18, 2014|
vonn:tell audrey o
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by wunmzylala: 10:19am On Aug 18, 2014|
Hello Audrey... really nice write up you got here... started reading on Friday when i stormed on your story and this got me glued to the system ever since... you deserve an award for this.. i had to sign up just to comment on your write-up.... Meanwhile.. please don' keep addicted people like me waiting for too long... All the best..
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by estellar12(f): 10:35am On Aug 18, 2014|
Finally! Oleng has moved on.
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by debybeautyworld(f): 10:59am On Aug 18, 2014|
Guest mode deactivated.....can't continue being a silent reader, Audrey u are just too much...more mb to ur phone
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 11:03am On Aug 18, 2014|
“We warned you, didn’t we? Now see what has happened. Mum and I continuously told you not to marry her but did you listen? No. You went ahead and married her. I told you Calabar girls are not good. She has probably destroyed her womb through numerous abortions and now she can’t even conceive not to talk of giving birth. Is this not your fourth year of marriage? Yet no child.” Michelle raved as she stood in her elder brother’s living room, dressing down both him and his wife who was staring deeply at the rugged floor.
“Michelle, why can’t you just leave us alone?” Dave calmly enquired as he held Oleng by the waist.
“Leave you alone? You must be joking. We’ve left both of you alone for four good years and what good has that done? Look, it was mum who sent me here o! Don’t think I’m here on my own accord. Left for me, I would have allowed you to die childless afterall, I warned you not to marry this tramp.” she hissed furiously.
“Michelle,” Dave stood up angrily. “I’ll not sit here and watch you insult my wife. If you were not heavily pregnant, I would have thrown you out of my house before now.”
“Yes. Throw me out.” She went closer to her brother and clapped her hands in his face.
“Jealousy! Because your wife can’t give you a child you want to make me lose mine. God forbid! This is my third child whereas your wife hasn’t even conceived once for us to say she miscarried not to talk of giving birth. Shameless couple!” she sliced back.
Dave sent her a frowning appraisal, sat down and comforted his silently weeping wife.
“Mum told me to tell you to get ready to marry another wife. She’s giving this thing here three months to get pregnant or else she will personally come all the way from Port Harcourt to throw away her things and marry another wife for you.”
Dave continued to ignore her and console his wife.
“Ok o! Continue pretending as if you can’t hear me. I've warned you. And you, continue crying like the baby you don’t have. Don’t go and look for how to get pregnant for your husband. Remember what you told me four years ago, that I’m a banshee who didn’t even know the father of her first child. Fine, I accept it but at least, even with my temperament, I already have two sons and a third child is on the way but what about you, what do you have to show for your cool temperament? Barrenness, that’s what!” She released a scornful laugh.
Oleng burst into tears and ran out of the living room amidst her sister in-law’s laughter.
“Michelle, it’s enough. You’ve had your say, now leave. Give this message to Mum. Tell her over my dead body will I watch her throw out Oleng’s things and marry a stranger for me. I love my wife with a passion and will stick with her no matter what. It’s not her fault that she hasn’t conceived yet. Such things happen. She’ll conceive in due time but in the mean time, you all should stay away from us. Don’t you know that too much pressure won’t help her to conceive?” He pointed out curtly
“Have we been disturbing her? Didn’t we leave both of you alone since you got married? Pressure my foot! If she had been able to conceive, she'd have done that a long time ago. Four years is even too much. It takes even less than a minute to conceive. Just face it; your wife has destroyed her womb. Hence her inability to conceive!” Michelled spelt out bluntly.
“Enough!” Dave yelled, scaring her. “Now get out of my house and stay out. I don’t need your advice and do us a favor, leave us alone!” He pronounced with thunderous bite.
“Suit yourself. Mum was the one who sent me to you. You can take her advice or lump it. Personally, I don’t care,” she intoned coldly and walked to the door. “Remember that Dad is no more and you are now the man of the house, so behave like one or do we have to look up to Harry as the man of the house? Think about it.” With that she opened the door and closed it behind her quietly.
Dave rubbed his head vigorously before going in to meet his wife who was crying helplessly on their matrimonial bed.
“Angel, its okay. Please stop crying. Don’t mind her. She’s jealous of the love we share which she can’t boast of in her matrimonial home.” He held his wife in his arms and soothed her.
Oleng raised a tear stained face to look at him.
“But she is right. We’ve been married for four years now yet I haven’t been able to conceive not even once. The doctors say we are okay, so why can’t I conceive? If i hadn’t gotten pregnant years back, I would have said I’m barren.”
“No, my Angel. Please don’t say that. You’re not barren. You’re going to conceive and give birth to our child.”
“When?” she yelled. “When your mum throw my things out?”
“No one, I repeat no one is going to throw you out of this house. Angel, I love you and I can’t live without you. No one is going to control our marriage for us. Absolutely no one.” he declared and kissed her.
“Oh! Dave. What’s wrong with me? Why haven’t I been able to get pregnant?” she sniffed.
“Angel, we can’t question God. If it’s His will for us to wait a little longer, who are we to complain? Please keep the faith alive. You’ll conceive and give birth to our child. You’ll see.”
“I want a baby now. I don’t want to wait any longer.” she wailed.
“Angel please stop crying. It breaks my heart to see you like this……..okay, why don’t we adopt a child while we still wait on the Lord?” he looked at her with expectation.
“I don’t want someone else’s baby. I want our own baby.” she started weeping profusely again.
"You really shouldn't have allowed your ex-girlfriends to abort those pregnancies. You would have had two kids by now."
"But would you have married me? I knew I shouldn't have told you my secret on our wedding night."
"O my angel!"
Dave cuddled her onto him and glared at the wall. He felt like killing Michelle for making his wife unhappy.
Oleng kept praying and praying within the three months given to her to get pregnant. She attended one church function or the other and even went for check up twice yet at the end of the three months, she was still not pregnant. She was in great despair.
A few days later, Oleng went to see Zinny in Warri when Dave went off shore. Zinny was now married to Eddy. They got married two years after hers and already had a one year old son. Eddy and Dave were no longer friends much to her chagrin. She didn’t know what happened between them but had tried countless times to bridge the gap between them but both party refused. And to her annoyance, Zinny hadn’t even tried to reconcile them.
She too had never visited her ever since she got married. She was always the one visiting Zinny whenever Dave wasn’t around.
Zinny warmly welcomed her when she came. They sat in the living room discussing things joyfully when Zinny heard her baby crying. She went to the room to carry him and brought him to the living room. Oleng carried him and they continued their discussion.
“Oleng! Why are you crying?” Zinny asked all of a sudden in alarm when she glanced at her friend and saw tears rolling down her eyes.
Oleng simply shook her head slowly and sadly. Zinny went to sit beside her and put her arm around her shoulder.
“What is it? Why are you crying?” she softly enquired.
“Just look at Emeka,” She looked down at the baby. “You’ve been married for only two years yet look at your son. I’ve been married for four years, four years yet I haven’t been able to conceive let alone give birth. What’s wrong with me? Why is life so cruel to me?” she wept bitterly.
“It’s okay, Oleng. You’ll have your own baby. It’s just taking a little while but it doesn’t matter. You must surely carry your own child. No worry abeg.”
“You don’t understand my pain, Zinny. My mother-in-law gave me three months to get pregnant or she’d come and throw my things out of the house and marry another wife for Dave and now the three months is over and I’m yet to conceive.” She lamented sorrowfully.
“Wetin? She can’t do that. Gone are those days when mothers-in-law do that. What’s wrong with her? You be God?”
“You know she was against the marriage in the first place. So this is just an excuse to throw me out of the house. I don’t know why God is allowing them to torment me like this. God, what have I done to deserve this? What?” she demanded with pent up pain.
Zinny cuddled her with her baby in between.”Please stop crying and questioning God lest he gets angry with you and withhold your child forever. Remember Hannah, Sarah even Rachel in the bible. It took time but they finally had children. Please just continue to wait on the Lord. I’m happy you came. There's this crusade that is taking place in my church. Tomorrow is the last day. I plan on attending and I’d like you to come with me. That’s if you no go say no since you be Catholic.”
“The way I’m feeling right now, I’m ready to go to even a native doctor just to get a child.”
“God forbid! Don’t say that. E never reach that stage na. God go do am for you.”
“I’ll come with you. Thank you very much.” she sniffed.
“You’re welcome my dear. By the way, how’s Dave taking all this?”
Oleng heaved before replying, “He’s as calm as ever concerning it. He keeps telling me that God will give us a child in due time. He promised me that no one will throw my things out of his house.”
Zinny was silent at that.
“Honestly, I can’t believe why I can’t get pregnant. Our family doctor ran a number of tests on both of us and said we are okay. I have even taken Clomid and some fertility drugs, even herbs yet nothing. If I hadn’t gotten pregnant for Eric then, I would have said I’m barren but I did. I keep thinking though, did giving birth to that baby at such a tender age cause complications in my womb? But then again our family doctor examined me and said I'm okay and the baby didn’t cause any damage.”
“Stop thinking like that Oleng. It’s because you married the wrong person.” Zinny pointed out bluntly.
“Please please Zinny. Please don’t start. Please,” Oleng’s mood changed “I know you were against the marriage from the onset but please don’t attribute my inability to conceive to marrying Dave. Please.”
Zinny shrugged with nonchalance. “Suit yourself but be sure I’ll tell you 'I told you so' when the time comes.”
“Don’t worry it will never come. Please let’s change the topic. Have you heard from Marvy?”
“I called her last week. Her masters degree program is really taking all her time.”
“It’s to be expected. Msc is tough here in Nigeria not to talk of abroad where she's doing it. She should be fast about it so she can come and get married. Education is not everything.”
“Na exactly wetin Kelechi tell am.”
“Is he not to blame? Wasn’t he the one who sent for her there to come and do the masters?”
“It was just an excuse for them to be together over there.” Zinny said and they laughed. “Anyway, they have plans of getting married soon. I think when she finishes her program.”
“Thank God. I’ll call her when I get home to ginger her up.” she declared happily and laughed when Zinny’s baby laughed. Tears welled up in her eyes when she looked at the handsome baby.
Zinny saw them and hugged her friend. “Please don’t start again. God will do it.”
Oleng went home on Sunday after attending the crusade the night before. She left because she had to go to work the following day. She worked in an insurance firm.
She went back to the lonely house because Dave wasn’t back from off shore. She cried because she felt if she had a child she wouldn’t have been so lonely. She went to visit Aunt Vien in the evenings.
She was at home alone the following weekend when she heard a knock. She was surprised to see her Mother-in-law, Michelle and Felicia.
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|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 11:05am On Aug 18, 2014|
*Please overlook any mistake cos its unedited. Culdnt afford 2 edit cos my battery is almst flat. Tanx*
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by aprilwise(m): 11:33am On Aug 18, 2014|
Mother in-law wahala, No wonder some ladies want their mother in-law dead before they get marry. I suspect Michelle had hands in oleng's barreness.
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by akejujoe(f): 12:08pm On Aug 18, 2014|
All I can say now is ...Wow! This story is so captivating. U ve got a great story here Audrey.
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by fadario(m): 12:14pm On Aug 18, 2014|
i dont know why dave is calm...heez too calm for my liking...a sound slap on mitchelle's cheek not minding her husband and a stern warning to his mum would keep all away...dem don too get mind sotey dem come im haus...
madam audrey abeg put me for this story make i deal with diz people...
MY BLOOD DEY HOT...
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by shomart: 12:48pm On Aug 18, 2014|
This is a very intriguing piece, I really think Dave is the problem, he can't father a child and he probably heard of it the day he said he wanted to kill himself.
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by hebenz(m): 12:51pm On Aug 18, 2014|
oleng made a very huge mistake by marrying dave
she should av heard zinny out
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by plumule(m): 2:04pm On Aug 18, 2014|
audrey ur work is like wow to me am impressed. Oleng should av dave to blame coz he encourage abortion no wonder he kept mute wen oleng told him about d pregnancy
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Timothy3113(m): 2:08pm On Aug 18, 2014|
Audrey u got my vote
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by bibie01(f): 2:25pm On Aug 18, 2014|
shomart: This is a very intriguing piece, [b][/b]I really think Dave is the problem, he can't give birth and he probably heard of it the day he said he wanted to kill himself.
I kinda agree with you there. I feel so sorry for Olenge.
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by fadario(m): 2:30pm On Aug 18, 2014|
madam audrey...why'u purnishing me like this...please update nau...
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by PrinceAdepoju(m): 2:44pm On Aug 18, 2014|
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Timothy3113(m): 3:14pm On Aug 18, 2014|
fadario: i dont know why dave is calm...heez too calm for my liking...a sound slap on mitchelle's cheek not minding her husband and a stern warning to his mum would keep all away...dem don too get mind sotey dem come im haus...you dey mad nigga, one's family can never neglect one. Am very sure dis mariage will nt work well becos if d family sef no interfare, one of d couples will back out.
Mind you no matter wat hapen, your family wants d best for you
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by codedbaby(f): 4:39pm On Aug 18, 2014|
Timothy3113: you dey mad nigga, one's family can never neglect one. Am very sure dis mariage will nt work well becos if d family sef no interfare, one of d couples will back out.your wife or husband can leave u but ur family can never neglect u. Oleng's mom will still realize her mistake
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by tumaraya: 5:06pm On Aug 18, 2014|
I think Dave is Impotent. That Guy, as Described once in this Wonderful. Novel is a "Silent Volcano waiting to Erupt" he's Definitely Hiding Something , that, I'm a 102 percent Sure. I wouldn't For the World Marry Somebody as Suicidal as Dave. Wonderful Story madam Audrey. Thanks.
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 5:24pm On Aug 18, 2014|
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Hameenat94(f): 5:37pm On Aug 18, 2014|
Wow!!! Dis is interesting... U cnt picture d end 4rm d beginning... I wish Oleng end up wit both old nd Young Eric cos I knw He's ntt dead... Nd Audrey we nid 2 hear Eric part of d story... Ure are a wonderful writer
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 5:40pm On Aug 18, 2014|
codedbaby: Audrey this suspence is too much ooo. God will strengthen u more.
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 5:43pm On Aug 18, 2014|
wunmzylala: Hello Audrey... really nice write up you got here... started reading on Friday when i stormed on your story and this got me glued to the system ever since... you deserve an award for this.. i had to sign up just to comment on your write-up.... Meanwhile.. please don' keep addicted people like me waiting for too long... All the best..Tanx dear. I'll try my best
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Rhyno02(m): 5:56pm On Aug 18, 2014|
Audrey weldone !!!,u've done a good job so far
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 5:59pm On Aug 18, 2014|
Sorry guys, network no allow me reply una personally. Tanx 4 all ur comments. Dose wey wan enta d story fight Oleng in-laws, abeg o! Dose sayin Dave is impotent, he impregnated 2 of his exes. Make una no curse again abeg. Dose who voted 4 me, tanx a million. As 4 dose with different theories, hmmm.....thank God we r all writing dis story together even though na anoda one entirely una dey rite! 4 dose who left guest mode, God bless u all. I appreciate everyone of u!
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 6:06pm On Aug 18, 2014|
“Aren’t you going to allow us in?” Michelle demanded sternly.
Oleng knelt down to greet her Mother-in-law before opening the door wider for her to come in.
“Welcome ma. It’s unfortunate Dave isn't at home. He went off shore.”
She made to carry her small travel bag but her mother in-law refused.
“I know, that is why I'm here.” Mrs. Sokari tautly informed her and brushed past her to go and take a seat. Michelle and Felicia followed her and sat down beside her.
“Please ma. What will you like to eat? I’m the only one at home so I don’t cook much but I can prepare anything you want to eat. Can I get you a glass of cold water to cool you down from your journey?” Oleng was all smiles though she was very nervous because this was the second time she was seeing her Mother-in-law. The first had been her embarrassing visit to Dave’s family house in Port Harcourt.
The woman had never visited in all her four years of marriage and she in turn had not gone to visit her in Port Harcourt because she knew she wasn’t welcomed there.
“Stop with the niceties. We’re here for business, so stop pretending.” Michelle snapped and hissed.
“Sit down.” Mrs. Sokari calmly told her daughter in-law.
Oleng slowly sat down on a chair facing her with her heart in her throat.
“How long have you been married to my son?” she quietly asked.
Oleng just stared at the rug with pain.
“Shey you no go answer?” Michelle interposed with great anger.
“Four years ma.” Oleng replied in a small voice.
“How many children do you have?”
“None ma.” Oleng admitted ruefully.
“Good. I’ve waited quietly for four good years for Dave to bring my grandchild to me yet he keeps telling me to exercise patience. I even gave you three months to get pregnant yet nothing. I’ve tried my best. Other women wouldn’t have been so lenient with you.
What you will do right now is to go quietly into your room, pack every single thing you own and leave my son’s house. I’ve already started making plans for him to marry another wife.” Dave’s mum calmly but firmly told her.
Oleng wanted to brave it, she wanted to rant and rave and ask if she was God but she knew that wouldn't get her anywhere what with Michelle already gearing up for a fight. She had to appeal to the motherly side of the elderly woman.
Oleng knelt down before her Mother-in-law and put her two palms together.
“Please ma. Please don’t send me away. Please. I’ve done everything possible save go to a native doctor to get pregnant. The doctors say Dave and I are okay, that all we need is time. Please ma, I know you’ve been very patient but please give me more time. Please.”
“Wetin you dey talk for there?” Michelle jumped up in anger. “You mean we should wait for another four years. See, even if we wait till the second coming of Jesus Christ, you still won’t get pregnant. Just peacefully and quietly go in there, pack your things and get out of this house or Felicia and I will throw them out for you.” she countered impatiently.
“Yes o!” Felicia got up also. “We told Dave not to marry you but he wouldn’t listen. See now.”
“Please ma. Please wait till Dave comes back. Please. Let him discuss with you and sort things out. Please.” Oleng pleaded profusely as tears gathered in her eyes.
“Wait for Dave indeed! So that he will stop us, abi? We knew he wasn't at home before we came. We know you've blinded him with juju so it is better that he isn't around to stop us.” Michelle injected.
“Its a good thing you didn’t blind us with juju also. Pity, you should have thought of that.” Felicia laughed harshly.
“Please ma. Please. Take me as your own daughter. Please.”
“I don’t know if I can do that because my first daughter has children and the second, who is already pregnant is getting married soon. They can and will never be like you.”
“Ooooh! Mummy, we're talking too much!” Michelle complained bitterly. “Felicia, come let’s go and throw her things out since she doesn’t want to do it herself.”
She marched to the bedroom not minding the fact that she was heavily pregnant.
Oleng was still on the floor begging her Mother-in-law with tears rolling slowly down her lovely eyes when her sisters-in-law brought out her travel bags with her clothes packed haphazardly into them from the room she shared with her husband.
“Michelle please.” She pleaded but the latter pushed her away still on her knees.
“So you sabi beg? You’ve forgotten when you slapped me. Idiot!”
“Felicia, please. Remember you’ll get married some day. Please.”
“It isn't some day. I’m getting married in a few months from now and I know my in- laws won’t treat me like this because I’m already four weeks pregnant. Leave me alone, you barren thing!” Felicia pushed her away also, leaving her sprawled on the rugged floor.
She quickly got up and continued begging her Mother-in-law who just looked away.
When they finished throwing her things in a careless manner outside, they told her to leave.
“Please think of your brother. Think of how he'd feel when he finds out you threw me out. Please. Please don’t throw me out like this.” She pleaded sorrowfully but they were deaf to her pleas.
“We know what to tell him when he comes back.” Michelle informed her.
“Please ma. Please don’t humiliate me like this. I beg of you. Please give me more time. If I don’t get pregnant, I’ll personally leave your son for good. Please have mercy and pity on me. Let's sit and discuss the best course of action. Please. Don't disgrace me like this, I beg you!”
“Indeed! Better get up and get out now or Felicia and I will throw you out.”
“Michelle please now. Felicia please.” Oleng muttered with pain in a futile attempt at reaching them. She knew she couldn't fight them. They would over power her but she really didn't want to leave her matrimonial home in such an embarrassing manner.
“You still dey beg, abi? Michelle, abeg carry her hand.” Felicia urged as she held her sister-in-law’s hand. She and Michelle dragged her to the door amidst her pleas, opened the door and pushed her out.
Oleng just laid on the cold floor crying.
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by dadoctore(m): 6:20pm On Aug 18, 2014|
Dammit,see my head dey hot as I was reading dis last piece...nobody prays for bad tinz to happen but anybody shud dare try cmin to my matrimonial home to throw my wife out!!!
My rxn would be uncontrollable
|Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Ruhbiee(f): 6:21pm On Aug 18, 2014|
Gosh!! Oleng is too too soft for my liking
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