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|Re: The Child Bride by Austinsamekpo(m): 8:55am On Jan 15, 2018|
|Re: The Child Bride by sheba222(f): 11:54am On Jan 15, 2018|
dvlast update to short,pls make d next own longer.
|Re: The Child Bride by Austinsamekpo(m): 1:55pm On Jan 16, 2018|
AryEmber hope u av'nt forgotten ya story??
|Re: The Child Bride by Eddyella(f): 9:12am On Jan 17, 2018|
Aryember come nd update o.
|Re: The Child Bride by kayjum(f): 1:09pm On Jan 17, 2018|
Still waiting for update oooo
|Re: The Child Bride by oly0511(f): 2:55pm On Jan 17, 2018|
AryEmber what's up with you and our story abeg come update
|Re: The Child Bride by Chigold121(f): 3:54pm On Jan 17, 2018|
|Re: The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 4:01pm On Jan 17, 2018|
Khalid didn’t want to tell her, he did not want her to know the kind of man he was before, he did not want her to know he married her because he was not a real man. It would make her hate him; she would probably be disgusted by him but was that not what he needed right now? He wanted her to sign that paper right? This would make her run far away from him and that would be for the best…… right?
He cleared his throat and walked to where she was, he sat on the floor.
“My grandfather was a wealthy man; he owned a lot of properties and was quite famous among the people. He had two wives, my grandmother was his first wife and he took a widow with two daughters for his second wife. Grandmother was only able to give birth to mother before she died and fortunately for grandfather, his second wife was not able to birth him any child. Naturally, mother was pampered because she was an only child….you could say she was over pampered even, she had everything she wanted. Mother and grandfather started to quarrel when she met and insisted she would marry father. Father was only a poor orphan from nowhere; grandfather wanted someone better for his daughter but mother did not want any other man. She disobeyed grandfather because he started to treat her stepsiblings equally with her; mother believed she was superior to her sisters because she was his only child.
Grandfather was angry and cut ties with mother for a while but he could not bear seeing his daughter suffer for long. He started to provide for both his daughter and her husband, he even assist father in furthering his school and father didn’t disappoint, he got out with good grades and got a job. Everything went smoothly for years, mother had me shortly after father got employed and opened a supermarket for. I was taken great care of, loved as the only child I am. Mother was not able to give birth to any other children before father died. I think she later came to love father because she was devastated after his death, she never remarried. Grandfather was always with us then to console mother, one would believe he had completely forgot and forgiven mother. She could have never guessed he already took her off his will. We got to know this after his death and the day his will was read. He wrote it himself that it was for mother’s disobedience, mother was furious of course, she blamed her step sisters and accused them of brainwashing her father. Grandfather put a clause in his will, mother may not have his properties but his great-grandchild may inherit It all…. If I have one before I turn forty.“ He paused and chuckled, “he was a wise and vengeful man. He could have willed all his properties to me but he didn’t…. not that I deserve it, he probably watched the way I was living my life and decided I was not worthy.”
Ayisat nodded thoughtfully. “You didn’t have to marry me for that and mother did not have to frustrate my life to give birth quickly.”
“Grandfather was a cunning man, he must have thought of it all. He made it clear that the child has to be two years old at least and he has to be my legitimate child, all these before I clock forty. Mother looked for a way to bend the clause a little, she made it possible that our child might still get even though he was going to be few months late…. That was before the miscarriage of course.”
That was no longer possible; he only had a year and few months to go. Even if she got pregnant now, the child can’t turn two by the time he clocked forty.
“That still does not explain why you married me, you could have married any other woman….rich ladies like yourself, why marry me? Why didn’t you reject me, didn’t you have someone you wanted to be with?”
It’s confession time; he could not hide anything from her now, he had to tell her everything.
“There’s something you should have known before we got married but you are not the only who don’t know.”
“What is it?” she asked.
“I used to be a philanderer, I loved ladies…broke a lot of hearts. I used to drink a lot then and I smoked once in a while.”
Ayisat swallowed hard, she had heard similar things before their marriage but that had not bothered her. How was that her business? She was only to bear him children and in return, her family would be taken care of.
“Something happened seven years ago; I met a lady on the road side one day and took her to have…fun. She acted strange and I should have sensed something was not right but I was too entranced by her beauty, it turned out she was on a mission. She told me she was sent to take my prowess as a man; from then on I would not be able to take any woman to bed. I did not believe her of course, I thought it was a trick for me to offer her a large sum of money so I threw some money on the bed but she didn’t take any of it before she left. I was worried for a while but when nothing happened the second day, I called her a bluff.”
“But she was truly bluffing, right?” Ayisat asked, she looked shocked and confusion.
Khalid winced. “No, she was not. The process was slow at first but after months, I could not do anything at all. I went everywhere and anywhere for help but nothing worked, I avoid going for treatment in places my friends or acquaintance might see me and told none of them of my problem…I was ashamed.” He paused when he noticed that she wanted to ask him something.
She was still shocked. “I..I don’t understand, you were married b before and you were able to ‘do it’ with me.”
He smiled wryly. “I had resigned to fate and believed that I was to go to my grave that way, then grandfather died and his will was read. I could not tell mother, she would kill herself. Shortly after, l ran into Kodijah again or rather, she came looking for me. She was one of my many paramours, she told me she got pregnant for me after our last meeting and had given birth to a boy. I was happy; so happy I didn’t reason the boy might be mine….I was not going to my grave without a successorafter all but I was wrong. I got to know he was not mine when he fell sick, one of the tests showed that I could not have fathered him. Curiosity made me went for a DNA test behind my wife’s back and I was shocked to find out that there was little to zero chance of the boy been mine. I confronted Kodijah and she didn’t deny it, she threatened to tell everyone my secret if I didn’t accept the boy like that. I think I would have eventually accept him to have a child who bears my name at least and for Kodijah to keep shut but I was so furious that night I told her to pack out. She was on her way to tell my mother first when she had an accident and died.”
Ayisat closed her eyes, “what happened to her son?”
“He survived the accident and lives with his grandparents now. His father came to claim him shortly after but I did what I could to help him before then. Honestly Ayisat, I didn’t and still don’t know how I got healed but after years, I was able to feel again…with you. I married you to get mother off my back, I planned to wait till my two years runs out then I would annul our wedding but that night when you came to my room. I felt what I had thought I would no longer feel anymore, I wanted to take you then but I could not get the thought of how young you were off my head. Well, I could not resist you for long; I was jealous of your friend and angry. I went out in anger and.… “His voice trailed off.
She opened her eyes and held her breath. “You slept with a woman that night, right?”
“I am not going to lie to you Ayi, I wanted to…. I was about to but somewhere in my brain remember how I got into my problem in the first place.”
“So you didn’t? You didn’t cheat on me?”
“Although I didn’t think about the promises I made half-heartedly on that day, I did not Ayisat and I have never.”
She exhaled in relief and closed her eyes again, smiling.
“Now you know why, I wanted a lady I could reason with, someone I would offer money for her to keep lying to mother. I didn’t think she would bring a young girl as yourself, I should have rejected you… should have stop mother from controlling my affairs. It’s all too late, I know but you can still leave now Ayisat. You will enough money to continue to funding your brothers…”
“I don’t want your money! That’s not what I want from you!”
He was astounded at her reaction, “Ayisat, I am doing the best for you! Don’t you want to get far away from me after all I’ve told you?”
She shifted closer to him and rose on her knees; she looked at his face affectionately.
“Do you want me to leave? Tell me this yourself, don’t tell me what’s best for me. Say you want me to go and I will; do you want me out of your life?”
He gazed into her eyes, how could he want her to go? Didn’t she know what she did to him? How bad he needed her?
“It’s not about what I want; it is about what’s best for you.” He sounded out of breath.
She placed her forehead on his and whispered. “You don’t want me to go, tell me you don’t.”
He started to reach for her lips to kiss her but she won’t allow, he groaned. Damn him!
“I don’t want you to go but you need.…”
Ayisat smiled and kissed him on his right hair. “I want a number of things; will you do them for me?”
He was finding it hard to breath. Allah! He missed her.
“What do you want?” he managed to ask.
“I want to go school…” she kissed his neck.
“I want you to go too, that’s not a problem.”
“Good. I want the freedom to have friends; I want to be treated like a wife and finally, I want a proper wedding with lots of pictures.”
He smiled. “Where do I sign?”
She chuckled and kissed him lightly. “Worry not, I already have a lawyer to draft out the document, he’ll add the other things I want. Now it remains just one little thing.”
He was willing to do anything. “What little thing?”
She took the paper he gave her to sign and tore into pieces; she threw the torn pieces away and watched them scattered on the floor, she leaned closer and whispered into his eyes.
“I want to be on top.”
It took him a while to understand but when he did, he groaned and slammed his mouth on hers.
Ayisat took that as a yes and kissed him back just as hard as he did.
On that note people, I scream. "C’est fini!”
I can see that there were many mistakes in my last two updates, abeg, no vex. I was too tired to prove read, also for this one too, so biko, take me as I am.
I wanted to write a short epilogue but decided against it since I didn’t start with a prologue and besides, laziness wan kill me!
Thank you so much guys[sorry, too tired to mention names] I really appreciate your views, shares, likes and most importantly comments.
Austinsamekpo, I didn’t forget my story oh. It is school wahala, thank you for always been here. For all of una peeping through a hole, come out now and say something.
Lemme quickly remind everyone that this is just a story oh! If this were real, I am slapping Ayisat real hard for choosing to stay with an old baba but we are only having fun sha.
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|Re: The Child Bride by Pearl05(f): 4:27pm On Jan 17, 2018|
So she decided to be with her husband.I wish them luck. But you can still give us epilogue sha we wouldn't mind.
|Re: The Child Bride by cbella(f): 6:13pm On Jan 17, 2018|
Wow... Great end but wait oh... Ayisat wants to be on top �... Which building top.
|Re: The Child Bride by temig(f): 7:13pm On Jan 17, 2018|
interesting i kne w ayisat wont leave.thanks for ur time
|Re: The Child Bride by Chigold121(f): 8:11pm On Jan 17, 2018|
Hmm! Thumbs up Aryember, ayisat is in love.
|Re: The Child Bride by Pinkfeet: 10:26pm On Jan 17, 2018|
AryEmber thanks for d update
Ayisat i like ur decision .
|Re: The Child Bride by Rashydat18: 10:30pm On Jan 17, 2018|
Thumps up AryEmber, its a nice story
|Re: The Child Bride by Eddyella(f): 11:25pm On Jan 17, 2018|
Finally,Ayisat found love,wishing her best of luck.U can still post d epilogue Aryember,its nt 2 late.
|Re: The Child Bride by Austinsamekpo(m): 8:53am On Jan 18, 2018|
AryEmber... Nice story..expecting more other stories frm you...
Have a nice time in school...That's if you av started.. Sammy
|Re: The Child Bride by Nobody: 10:19am On Jan 18, 2018|
AryEmber a job well done. I love the ending. A moment of silence for those who cant figure out what "on top" means
|Re: The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 10:27am On Jan 18, 2018|
Austinsamekpo:Thanks Sammy, I will mention you if and when I start a new one
|Re: The Child Bride by Austinsamekpo(m): 2:02pm On Jan 18, 2018|
Yea will keep ma ears to de ground for ya tori..
|Re: The Child Bride by Chigold121(f): 4:41pm On Jan 18, 2018|
I am missing dis already could u believe I just checked for update now. Aryember plss I want more
|Re: The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 5:07pm On Jan 18, 2018|
Chigold121:More ke? Chi Chi, it's over na!
|Re: The Child Bride by Hantonia(f): 6:12pm On Jan 19, 2018|
|Re: The Child Bride by joromi36(f): 9:13pm On Jan 19, 2018|
my goodness!! u write so well! I luv ur work! would luv to read more of ur books...
|Re: The Child Bride by MrsDan: 2:12am On Jan 20, 2018|
|Re: The Child Bride by Gloryejims(f): 10:05pm On Jan 20, 2018|
Aryember, I hope you're good...
|Re: The Child Bride by wizsolzy(m): 10:24am On Jan 22, 2018|
i wonder how people wit brains wil be quoting a whole update.. mods pls u ple should try nd ban dis ple.
|Re: The Child Bride by Nobody: 6:06pm On Jan 24, 2018|
Just saw this.This is a beautiful work,but please writer,make your updates more frequent.Thanks.
|Re: The Child Bride by MrsDan: 10:00am On Jan 25, 2018|
I will buy your books anytime anyday
|Re: The Child Bride by AryEmber(f): 10:07am On Jan 25, 2018|
MrsDan:Oh! Thank you so much but I won't be writing again anytime soon.
|Re: The Child Bride by MrsDan: 1:02pm On Jan 25, 2018|
I wish you well in your future endeavour.
Should you change your mind, I will be more than grateful to be a part.
|Re: The Child Bride by Nobody: 5:29pm On Jan 25, 2018|
Nice update.. Wehdone
|Re: The Child Bride by oly0511(f): 8:07pm On Jan 25, 2018|
so AryEmber the story don end be that
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