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Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Nobody: 11:50am On Aug 20, 2014
I don tie my seat belt,don balance on board I dey wait make u take off!
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Costlybabe: 11:52am On Aug 20, 2014
hehehe,dis dave remind of my ex who wanted to commit suicude if i dare leave 4 anoda,i told him go ahead,i even volunteer to buy d poison.im nt move by such threat.funny as it may,he, is scared to die.Audrey ur work speaks 4 u
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by handmaid: 12:12pm On Aug 20, 2014
nice story audrey
i couldn't but gt shocked by aunt vien's statement, attributing d delay in pregnancy to d fact dt, accor to hr, they wer nt meant for each other. was it not this same aunt vien that gave oleng d final advice that made her agree to get married to dave? hmm... well such is life sha.

sometyms, ppl gv u d advc dat seem most suitable for d moment nd even wt gd intentions smtyms. bt at d end of d day, we make d decisions ourselves and enjoy/suffer d result ourselves too

ur story is soooo true to life. m sure she married just to spite eric nt wud never admit it till its too late. too bad. too bad to lie to oneself.
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Nobody: 12:13pm On Aug 20, 2014
Where is d part two now? Ooooooooooo Audrey! I tink aunt Vien has a hand in d disappearance of Oleng's son, which was orchestrated by Mrs Akpan. Her son didnt die @ birth,he is somewhere in PH. Welldone,Audrey,oya come and start d part two na,pleeeeeeeaaaaaaase! Abeg!

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Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Nobody: 12:21pm On Aug 20, 2014
Tinking of it u may b rite o!
hephzibahbeulah: Where is d part two now? Ooooooooooo Audrey! I tink aunt Vien has a hand in d disappearance of Oleng's son, which was orchestrated by Mrs Akpan. Her son didnt die @ birth,he is somewhere in PH. Welldone,Audrey,oya come and start d part two na,pleeeeeeeaaaaaaase! Abeg!
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 12:35pm On Aug 20, 2014
vonn:

Hmmm....would he have wanted to commit suicide because of the exes and abortions?
Dt wan na anoda tori entirely
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 12:38pm On Aug 20, 2014
bibie01:

Of course I did, I was about boarding wen I said that. I just arrived PH. Hope to see you soon. grin
Welcome. We thank God 4 a safe trip
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 12:46pm On Aug 20, 2014
PART TWO

CHAPTER NINE

Oleng looked at the paper again and shook her head. She really felt like giving up now. All the joy she had felt at going to the hospital had abated. She felt like tearing the paper to pieces but knew she had to show Dave first. How disappointed he would be. She had missed her monthly period some weeks back and because she had thrown up twice when she was ill some days back which was unusual for her, she had suspected she was pregnant though she didn’t feel the way she had felt when she was pregnant some years back.

She had kept hoping and hoping and had decided to go for a blood pregnancy test that day after she had used ten home pregnancy tests and they had all turned out negative. She felt her HCG level was probably not high yet but her blood would detect it.
She had insisted on waiting for the result only to be told that the test had turned out negative as well; she wasn’t pregnant and the doctor had told her some mumbo jumbo story as to why she threw up and missed her period; stress and something about hysterical pregnancy. Due to the fact that she badly wanted a baby, her body had mimicked the symptoms of pregnancy.

She stared at the paper again and regretted telling Dave about it. It would have been better if she had borne this alone. She sat helplessly on the sofa thinking of how she would tell her husband when he returned from the office.

That was how Dave met his wife when he came into the living room.

“Angel, what’s wrong? Why are looking so despondent?” he asked with concern as he sat beside her on the sofa.

For an answer, she thrust the paper of her failure under his chin.
“O my angel,” He cuddled her after reading its contents. “I’m sorry to say this but I knew your anxiety was for nothing. I didn’t want to dash your hopes but I knew you weren’t pregnant.”

“How?” she inquired.

“The symptoms were too poor to suggest you were pregnant. I prayed also but inwardly, I knew it was a false alarm.”

She sniffed. “O Dave! I don’t know what to do anymore. I desperately want a baby.”

“Don’t worry. We’ll have one.” he drawled softly.

She jolted out of his arms in anger. “When? You keep saying that. When are we going to have a child? I’m sick and tired of you telling me not to worry and we’ll have a child. We’ve been married for over four years now and I haven’t been able to conceive yet you keep telling me not to worry. Why shouldn’t I?” she was exasperated with frustration.

“Am I God that you should ask such a stupid question?” He was furious also.

“I know you’re not God but what effort have you made? Ever since we relocated here six months ago, you’ve rarely been around. It’s always your job. Your job has taken precedence over our marriage. When was the last time you touched me? When was the last time we made love? If I’m going to get pregnant, do you think it is God who will plant the seed in my womb? No wonder you knew I wasn’t pregnant because you knew it would be impossible since we haven’t made love in months.” Oleng launched back furiously at him.

Dave shot his wife an embittered look and got up in anger. “Oh! So it’s now my fault that you can’t get pregnant? All the love we’ve been making for four good years, where has that gotten you?” he raked back at her. “Are you not still as barren as ever?" He ignored her gasp of horror and continued chiding her. "Lets adopt a child, no; you want to carry your own baby even though you know you’re incapable of conceiving. Don’t blame me for anything because I know even if I take you to bed from now till next week, the result would still be the same, no pregnancy.” he intoned coldly.

He was about stalking away when he paused and turned to look at his wife who was looking at him with horror at what he had just told her. “You know, I’m beginning to think you’re right afterall. Maybe that damned baby you had for that bastard, Eric really destroyed your womb rendering you barren for life. The sooner you start thinking of adoption, the better for you.”

His strides out of the living room reflected his anger, leaving his wife numb on the sofa.

She couldn’t believe what she had just heard. Dave blamed her for their inability to have a baby. He thought her barren. Fresh tears dripped from her eyes. What an unhappy world! She was so unhappy. She actually began to rue the day she married him. Life was so unfair to her. Her own husband had called her barren.

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Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 12:49pm On Aug 20, 2014
aiyepekuruth: I don tie my seat belt,don balance on board I dey wait make u take off!
Welcome. We've taken off
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 12:53pm On Aug 20, 2014
Costlybabe: hehehe,dis dave remind of my ex who wanted to commit suicude if i dare leave 4 anoda,i told him go ahead,i even volunteer to buy d poison.im nt move by such threat.funny as it may,he, is scared to die.Audrey ur work speaks 4 u
Hehehe! Lemme introduce him 2 Dave 2 show him d way. Tanx dear
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Nobody: 12:54pm On Aug 20, 2014
Hw sad...Dave must be crazy
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 12:56pm On Aug 20, 2014
handmaid: nice story audrey
i couldn't but gt shocked by aunt vien's statement, attributing d delay in pregnancy to d fact dt, accor to hr, they wer nt meant for each other. was it not this same aunt vien that gave oleng d final advice that made her agree to get married to dave? hmm... well such is life sha.

sometyms, ppl gv u d advc dat seem most suitable for d moment nd even wt gd intentions smtyms. bt at d end of d day, we make d decisions ourselves and enjoy/suffer d result ourselves too

ur story is soooo true to life. m sure she married just to spite eric nt wud never admit it till its too late. too bad. too bad to lie to oneself.
I agree with u bt I tink aunt vien actually thought she was giving her gud advice. Its a pity tins turned out dis way 4 Oleng. Tanx 4 following and commenting dear
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by shaks97(m): 12:58pm On Aug 20, 2014
ohhhh baby Audreytimms can uu see what I'm saying..... this story is teaching me that once uu dont love someone trying to love them becomes a waste
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 12:59pm On Aug 20, 2014
hephzibahbeulah: Where is d part two now? Ooooooooooo Audrey! I tink aunt Vien has a hand in d disappearance of Oleng's son, which was orchestrated by Mrs Akpan. Her son didnt die @ birth,he is somewhere in PH. Welldone,Audrey,oya come and start d part two na,pleeeeeeeaaaaaaase! Abeg!
Part 2 has started. Conspiracy theory!!! Tanx dear
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 1:04pm On Aug 20, 2014
aiyepekuruth: Hw sad...Dave must be crazy
Hehehe!
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 1:12pm On Aug 20, 2014
shaks97: ohhhh baby Audreytimms can uu see what I'm saying..... this story is teaching me that once uu dont love someone trying to love them becomes a waste
Its not alwys true. Love grows 4 sum pple, while 4 sum, no matter hw dey try, it jst doesn't work. And 4 me, I tink nemesis or shud I say karma is at work here. I pray we'll never find ourselves in Oleng's shoes.
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by OHaddy(f): 1:13pm On Aug 20, 2014
dave true picture is gradualy coming out. I feel for oleng o...
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Essyydiamond(f): 1:38pm On Aug 20, 2014
PrinceAdepoju: Hmmm.

Drama from Oleng's mother(who knows maybe it's her house Dave bought sef....or somewhere close)

Drama from Eri's family....and Eric himself

*tightens my belt*
zkisszkisszkiss, gaalaaa
abeg give me 5gala and one lacasera and two purewater.

Oya, AudreyTimms, let's go to Portharcourt cheesy

Prince 5gala?!! U wan cultivate am? Hahahaha i don already reach ph
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by zoe123: 1:57pm On Aug 20, 2014
Unbelievable Dave is blaming Oleng for their childlessness?hmmmmm something tells me he is impotent but sha make i carry my 3D glass wear first,I must see the end of this tori.wey that bros wey buy 5 galas i wan come join u o grin. oya Audrey start to upload sharp sharp before suspense go kill person.
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by pammusphy(m): 1:58pm On Aug 20, 2014
"but Eric said..."
that was Dave responding to Oleng's reason for seperating from Eric. From his reaction she has no reason to do that. She's been wrongly accusing him(Eric) all the while.

"'dont you want children?' 'No. I mean yes.'"
From Dave's reaction you'd notice from the onset that Dave's hand would be in them not having children. He doesnt look bothered, and he's never been caught thinking about it. He's isnt innocent at all on this matter. Forget about the medical report...anything could happen.

By the way, why was he trying to commit suicide before he met Oleng? That's the big question

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Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by gaczee99: 1:59pm On Aug 20, 2014
cryPoor Oleng.....life has really been unfair to her, doesnt she hav d right to be happy for once in her life? Haba! Since childhood fa *crying* . Nyc one Audery, u too much. 10 gbosa for u
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by fadario(m): 2:05pm On Aug 20, 2014
this na nairaland cinema o...make i go get popcorn and juice sharpaly...


oya i don show...madam audrey hardley chase,
carry go.
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by purityval(m): 2:13pm On Aug 20, 2014
I have bn following this girl called Audrey via ghost mode. Hmmm now I wan appear come talk my mind. Bia Audrey you just made me write your name fr ma answer script in ma exam tday and not only dat,I also wrote"ph tinz on ma mind" fr no1 question.




This work is seriously makin lota senz. Well as for fr Oleng nd Dave, small wind don dey blow,very soon dem go see fowl ynash. But on a more advanced note, I am fr Eddy wen they were in second sch. I think we share d same charater............. Sorry I dint just say dat. Kip it up and coming gurl, u ar d gbosaa!!!! I mean "bomb"

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Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Essyydiamond(f): 2:23pm On Aug 20, 2014
Eeyaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Dave if I catch that ur wide mouth u go hear! Eeekwa,c his head mtchwwwwww!
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Nobody: 2:48pm On Aug 20, 2014
AudreyTimms:
Part 2 has started. Conspiracy theory!!! Tanx dear
my pleasure twithrt! Oya,make i go read akuko!
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by vonn(f): 2:51pm On Aug 20, 2014
AudreyTimms:
Dt wan na anoda tori entirely
I really suspect that guy......if he doesnt want kids or can't have, he should allow Oleng to move on nah....haba!
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by pricelesslove(f): 3:38pm On Aug 20, 2014
nawa for dave ooooo. i just pray that oleng come out of all this alive.
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by ifynwa15: 4:08pm On Aug 20, 2014
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant beleive my ears,was dat Dave talkn to Oleng, i'm sure that Dave has something to do with Oleng not being able to conceive and he's'putting the blame on her now,,,,,,,, wat a Jerk he is, i only pity Poor Oleng,,,,,, Keep doing d'great work Audrey,i'm flowing wt u all the way,,,,,,, More updates plsssss, the suspense is killing, and this time,make it verrrrryyyyy llloooonnnngggg plssssss
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by AudreyTimms(f): 4:44pm On Aug 20, 2014
They didn’t speak to each other for days. Dave even spent more time in the office than before just to spite her she suspected. Ever since they came to Port Harcourt six months back, it had always been from one off shore to the other to the extent that she had started suspecting he was having an affair but decided not to voice it out. She wasn’t sure if he was but prayed against it because she knew that would be the end of her unhappy marriage. She wasn’t always busy like him because her new job was by far more lucrative than the one she had had in Calabar. He had encouraged her to make friends. At least visiting friends would keep her busy. The only real friend she had there and visited was Marvy who was back in Nigeria and seriously planning her wedding with her fiancé, Kelechi.

Oleng woke up on the day of her twenty seventh birthday with tears when she noticed she was alone on the bed. It was a Saturday but Dave had gone to the office which he often did. He had always woken her up with a kiss and gifts on her previous birthdays but now he wasn’t even around not to talk of kissing her and flooding her with gifts. She shook her head sadly but quickly got up from the bed to go to the living room thinking he meant to surprise her like he did one of her birthdays. He had pretended to have forgotten but surprised her with gifts in the living room. The living room was empty.

When evening came and he still hadn’t come home or called, she knew he had really forgotten. She felt her marriage was about to hit the rocks for this singular act of forgetfulness of his.
She took his favorite meal away and emptied it in the wastebin. She stared at the way she had romantically set the dining table and called herself a fool. She angrily pushed everything on the floor; unlit candles, wine glasses, breakable plates, table mats and all. She felt better after doing that but crumbled on the sofa to wait for him.

He came back late as usual and flicked on the light she had put off earlier to create an asthetic effect on the romantically arranged table. He was surprised to see her on the sofa. Her eyes were puffy from weeping.

“Where are you coming from?” The first words she had spoken to him in days came out almost in a whisper.

“What do you care?” he responded curtly and was about making his way to the guest room where he had been sleeping of late when she asked,
“What’s today’s date?”

“June 24th. So?”

“So? You’re asking me so? I can’t believe this. My friends... All my friends. Both old and new ones called. Aunt Vien....even Eddy and Kelechi called but my own husband, the one who claims to love me, didn’t remember my birthday.” She croaked with pain.

His breath came up sharply. He had forgotten. How could he? No matter their quarrel, he shouldn't have. He felt bad.

“Angel…” he began but was cut off rudely.

“If you want a divorce, why don’t you just tell me? Stop tormenting me. After all, I told you to marry someone else who would give you a child.” she retorted sharply and fled to their room.

He followed her at a slow pace. He sat on the bed beside his sobbing wife.

“Angel…….I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to forget your birthday. I’m sorry. Please forgive me.” he softly said.

“Why won’t you forget?” she questioned as she sprang up on the bed. “When you were so busy with your girlfriend, how wouldn’t you forget your barren wife’s birthday?”

Bewilderedment was written all over his face. “Girlfriend? What are you talking about?”

“Oh! Yes. Go ahead. Pretend as if you’re not having an affair.”

“Of course I’m not having an affair. Why would you think that?” he was amazed.

“What are all the late nights for? The offshore almost every week?”

“Sincerely, I’ve been working. My duties here are different from the ones I handled in Calabar. I explained everything to you when you came to join me here. Where are all these accusations coming from? Simply because I forgot your birthday?”

“What am I to think? Today, a Saturday for that matter, you went to the office and returned late. What am I supposed to think?” She accused him angrily.

“I didn’t go to the office!” he yelled in anger and got up to face her.

“Oh! Good. Confession time.” She clapped her hands in mock jubilation. “Where were you then? From 7am to 9pm. Where were you?” she slammed back at him with angry emphasis.

“I was at the hospital.” he retorted sharply.

“What!” She was shocked. “Why…Why were you there? Are you sick?”

He looked sorry for voicing out his whereabouts. “Forget it.”

“Now you’re hiding things from me. Good.” she said with a hurt tone and sat on the bed not looking at him.

He looked at his wife for a while before sitting on the bed and taking her hands in his.

“Angel, I went there to rest. I’ve been under a lot of pressure in the office due to my being new and all. Sometimes when things get too tough for me, I normally go there to rest before coming home to you. I never knew it was making you suspicious.” He raised her chin with his index finger. “Angel, you know I can never cheat on you. I love you too much for that.”

“Why didn’t you tell me? You should have simply told me.” she accused softly.

“I didn’t want to alarm you. I know how worried you were about me when I told you about my asthma. I didn’t want you to call me five times a day like you did then when you saw me taking drugs.”

She smiled. “I don’t want anything to happen to you.”

“Nothing will.” he smiled and they kissed and hugged. “Angel, I’m sorry for those hurtful things I said to you last week. I didn’t mean them. Blame it on stress from the office.”

She smiled. “I’m sorry too for accusing you of folding your arms over the pregnancy issue.”

“It’s okay. Afterall, I wasn’t really performing my husbandly duties. Well, we can correct that now.” he admitted ruefully and kissed her but her face was edged with worry.

“Are you sure you are strong enough?” Oleng was sceptical about his prowess.

“You see why I didn’t want to inform you about my visits to the hospital? You would smother me with concern.”

She laughed. “You know I can’t help it.”

“I love you.”

“I love you too.”

“You’re not barren. Let’s see if we can make a baby tonight.”

She laughed at that.

“But I need you to promise me something.” He solemnly said, gazing at her intently.

“What is it?” Her heart was in her throat.

“If after trying for three months and you still don’t get pregnant, we're going to adopt a baby. Promise me that.” he informed her with a note of finality.

Tears welled up in her eyes but she nodded slowly. “Okay. If that’s what you want.”

“It’s not what I want but we don’t have a choice. Come here.” he said and kissed her as he laid beside her on the bed.

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Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by aprilwise(m): 4:50pm On Aug 20, 2014
Audrey. get down on ur knees lemme pray for u. close ur eyes. Jehovah d creator of heaven nd earth please give an inch of d wisdom nd knowledge u gave to king Solomon to Audrey to do greater exploit in life. In Jesus name I prayed Amen. please more updates

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Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by fadario(m): 5:10pm On Aug 20, 2014
aprilwise: Audrey. get down on ur knees lemme pray for u. close ur eyes. Jehovah d creator of heaven nd earth please give an inch of d wisdom nd knowledge u gave to king Solomon to Audrey to do greater exploit in life. In Jesus name I prayed Amen. please more updates





AMEN!.
Re: Unfulfilled Promises By Audrey Timms by Timothy3113(m): 5:19pm On Aug 20, 2014
Firstly, the first misfortune that oleng came across ,is lack of parental love and care. Parents need to be conversant with there children. Nobody support her with these, thus this affect her live greatly.
And also, she is too softheartened, she cant make decision on her own or not firm on her decision. For example when she wants to get marry she went to her aunt, zinny and the other friend for advice. During the period she went for advice, from her aunt things are not financially well okay for them, then her aunt consider dave as the the present source of income. Zinny who told her not to go ahead, have a reason for saying that, hope that reason will be reavealed. She dont suppose to marry dave at the first place, she married dave out of pity and revenge. And on the part of learning to love , it is nt everyone that has the ability to do that.
I hope she wont lose all what remains of her ; beauty, love before she backs out.

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