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|Lethal Matrimony by Giannaaaaaa: 1:23am On Mar 21, 2018|
Hi Nairalanders, I'm new to this site and it was introduced to me by a friend. I'm putting up my story here and I really hope you enjoy it. Just to give you a heads up, I'm an amateur writer so go easy on me.
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Giannaaaaaa: 1:51am On Mar 21, 2018|
Cassandra turned to her friend Dara as the bride and groom kissed.
"Who would have thought that Nene would get married before me?"
She rolled her eyes before picked up her glass and gulped down the entire cocktail.
"What's the rush Cassie, marriage isn't a big deal is it?" Dara asked.
Cassie turned to eye her friend, "Look at you, you're married to a rich man who spoils you. I'm the only single one even Nene is married" she hissed upset.
"Honey, Marriage is not a bed of roses" Dara smiled. She kept checking her phone every minute as if she had somewhere else to be.
"It is a big deal for me, I'm twenty six already. I want to get married quickly okay? My mum is bugging me and I just want to get married" Cassie sighed.
Dara pointed to the single ladies gathering by the table of the bride and groom.
"Well it's time for throwing the bouquet, I heard that most couples meet at weddings" Dara shrugged.
"You're right" Cassie said. She got up and danced out to go and join the single ladies.
Nene threw the bouquet but Cassie didn't catch it, another girl beat her to it. She was just about to return to her seat when she bumped into him.
Who knew she'd be marrying him three months later??
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|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Giannaaaaaa: 10:57pm On Mar 21, 2018|
Cassie walked into her house late from her outing with the girls, she looked around sourly before sitting on the sofa in the living room. For so long she'd been wanting to get married. She'd wanted a husband for so long just to please her mother and she'd finally run into Tobi. She felt so happy, she felt like her prayers had been answered. And now she felt empty, this marriage she didn't work out well for her. She wanted to break free, she wanted to escape.
Tobi was rich, handsome and charming to other woman Cassie was a lucky woman to get a man with all those qualities but they didn't understand that his handsomeness, and charming nature was the major problem in their marriage right now.
Three months ago, she'd met Tobi at Nene's wedding. She'd been smitten and charmed by his looks, the way he spoke and the manner which he carried himself. Tobi was loving, attentive and he wasn't proud like most rich men she knew. He was funny, smart and everything a woman wanted in a man.
She'd been so happy to have caught his eye, for weeks that was all she could talk about. Even when Nene and Dara told her she was rushing things with Tobi, she disagreed. She was in love, Tobi loved her too, her mum was happy. Everything was going perfect for her, a month into the relationship Tobi proposed.
They'd gone to the mall together and right there, in the midst of shoppers at Shoprite he'd proposed with a beautiful, expensive yet simple rose gold diamond.
They'd planned their wedding together with the help of her family, his family and friends. Everything was going smoothly till her wedding reception. She'd discovered a dark secret she could never forgive.
That was the problem in her marriage now, she cried herself to sleep every night. Right from her childhood, Cassie had always had an unforgiving spirit, it was a bad trait but she could never get rid of it.
Not even the love she had for Tobi could make her forgive him for what he'd done to her.
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Giannaaaaaa: 11:24pm On Mar 21, 2018|
"I cooked your favorite, when are you coming home?" Nene asked her husband over the phone as she wiped her hands with a napkin.
"I don't know, don't wait up for me. Just leave the food in the microwave" he said.
"As usual" Nene clicked her tongue.
"I'm working late Nene, you understand that don't you? Coming home early won't help our finances , especially with your extravagant spending" Her husband hissed.
"Extravagant spending, I'm only buying things for the baby we're expecting. What's wrong with that?" Nene asked slightly irritated.
"I don't expect you to see anything wrong with that since you've always been used to spending extravagantly. I'll see you when I get back home" he said before ending the call.
Nene had to restrain herself from slamming down her phone on the counter.
This man never ceased to infuriate her, she did everything to please him but it was never good enough for him.
Wasn't it the same Richard that told her to use his ATM card to get anything she wanted and now he was complaining.
"If he doesn't want me to use his money, why didn't he say so?" she hissed and walked out of the kitchen.
She wasn't even buying things for herself, she was buying things for their baby. The baby they were expecting in four months.
She marched up to her room angrily and slumped down on the bed.
"Such an annoying man, I have my own money. I'll return his bloody ATM card when he gets back" She hissed before going into the bathroom.
She turned on the tap and seethed angrily, complaining about how he'd just insulted him.
"I have money that can last me a lifetime without having to work, what's his little change to me?" she hissed loudly.
Kainene Nwankwo was the only daughter of oil magnate Amaechi Nwankwo and minister of Education Mrs Regina Nwankwo. She was the heir to their properties, their gem and everything. Common Richard wouldn't have stood a chance with Nene if he hadn't gotten her pregnant.
They'd at met a dinner party at the oriental hotel months ago, had too many drinks and gone up to the room together. There was no protection, nothing. Just a quick lay that Kainene had regretted in the morning.
She'd screamed, raged and cried the next day. She even accused him of rape and had slapped him before storming out of the hotel room.
Her heart was shattered when she'd peed on a stick at Cassie's house months later and discovered that she was pregnant for no other that an ordinary employee in her father's company.
She loathed him, loathed the baby she was expecting. She contemplated abortion but her father would have none of it. They were strict Catholics so Richard had been forced to marry her. Everything was arranged quickly, he was promoted in her father's firm, given a residence at Victoria Island and three new cars.
Nene never failed to rub it in his face that she was the cause of his success and that their marriage was a mistake that she hated.
She couldn't get out of it though, her family's reputation mattered greatly to her. It was the only reason she remained in the marriage.
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|Re: Lethal Matrimony by InkPaperVodka(f): 11:43pm On Mar 21, 2018|
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Cadec007(m): 12:14am On Mar 22, 2018|
Giannaaaaaa:well then let me help you invite pple........thanks InkPaperVodka you made me see this thread
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Cadec007(m): 12:23am On Mar 22, 2018|
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Cadec007(m): 12:31am On Mar 22, 2018|
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Nobody: 8:03am On Mar 22, 2018|
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by bimberry1307(f): 9:15am On Mar 22, 2018|
Cadec007:I'm here o. thanks for the mention. giannaaaaaa (but the a's too much na.) you're doing good.
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Ajet001(m): 9:15am On Mar 22, 2018|
Cadec007:Thanks for the mention
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Ajet001(m): 9:15am On Mar 22, 2018|
Cadec007:Thanks for the mention
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Giannaaaaaa: 11:22am On Mar 22, 2018|
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Giannaaaaaa: 11:49am On Mar 22, 2018|
Living in your matrimonial home with your in laws is hell. Life is no longer only about pleasing your husband but his entire family too. Dara stood by as her mother in law stirred her pot of soup. "That's why my son cannot get fat because you can't cook. Which kind of soup is this ehn Married woman" she hissed.
Dara rolled her eyes and walked away, how long will this go on. She wanted them to leave her home for her and her husband. She'd talked with Jidenna about it a lot but he did nothing about it.
His family was a pain in her neck, she went to the dining room and sat on one of the chairs. His mother followed and stood opposite her.
"Madam, you don't have respect okwia? You can just walk on me anytime. I asked Jidenna not to marry such a mannerless girl but did he listen?" she hissed and went back into the kitchen.
Dara rolled her eyes and hissed, the woman was a trouble maker. The worst thing was that Jay didn't see any wrong in his mother's actions. He'd always tell Dara that she was overreacting.
His mother came out again and faced her.
"My son's cousin all have children, you still haven't gotten pregnant. You can't cook, can't Clean and get pregnant. Nwa na-abaghị uru" she hissed again and walked away.
"Hmm, this woman is just looking for words from my mouth. I won't answer her" Dara hissed and picking up her phone.
"You only know how to press the phone that my son bought for you, living in his big house like a big madam. You can't do anything, lazy woman!" His mother hissed again.
"Mama leave me alone na, leave me alone. Ahan what is it?" Dara asked angrily.
"You want to beat me? Oh because we're the same height you want to beat me. Try it! I will make sure my son sends you packing. Insignificant " the woman hissed and went back into the kitchen.
Dara eyed the woman and hissed, She didn't even blame the woman. She blamed her husband who brought in his mother, his brother, his elder sister's family and his junior sister to their matrimonial home.
"Married woman, come and taste the soup that you cooked for your husband. Chineke! My son has married something, you want to poison me and my family with pepper!" the woman shouted hysterically.
Dara hissed and walked back upstairs to her room and slammed the door.
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Cadec007(m): 11:54am On Mar 22, 2018|
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Giannaaaaaa: 12:18pm On Mar 22, 2018|
"Good morning, I brought you breakfast" Tobi placed the tray on the table beside the bed and turned to his wife.
"You didn't have to" Cassie sat up on the bed. She looked everywhere else but she wouldn't look at him.
"Cassie I don't mind doing these things for you, I love you" Tobi smiled, a smile that always left Cassie weak.
"I'm not hungry"Cassie got up from the bed.
"Should I leave it in the microwave for you?" he asked.
"I won't eat it, throw it away" She responded.
Tobi sighed and turned to his wife.
"Cassie won't you let it go already, I'm sorry" He said.
Cassie tried to restrain the tears but they came anyway. She clutched the table and sobbed. Heart wrenching tears that broke Tobi's heart. It wasn't his intention to hurt her but he couldn't control himself. He'd tried to but it never worked.
He tried to comfort her but she screamed at him.
"Don't touch me with your filthy hands" she shouted.
"Cassie I'm sorry" he begged.
"It doesn't matter, you betrayed my trust , you deceived me. I can't forgive you for that" she hissed.
Tobi sighed and sat on the bed, he didn't know what else to tell Cassandra. He had no excuses, he just wanted forgiveness. He couldn't even promise her that it would not happen again because he didn't trust himself.
He did love Cassandra, that's why he'd married her but that love wouldn't change what he did.
He didn't have enough control to stop himself, he tried but it just wasn't ever enough.
"How do you expect our marriage to work if you won't forgive me?" he asked.
"Our marriage stopped working immediately after our wedding ceremony and you know why. You have yourself to blame, you're the reason for the failure of this marriage" Cassie said coldly.
She stormed into the bathroom trying hard not think of what Tobi had done. The secrets that had been unveiled too.
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by ADUKKY(f): 12:41pm On Mar 22, 2018|
Bring it on, nice job.
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Ayoshewa12(f): 1:09pm On Mar 22, 2018|
Following,this Mil and Cassie are sumtin else. Haha �
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Giannaaaaaa: 1:40pm On Mar 22, 2018|
Richard walked into the room and met Nene sitting cross legged on the bed. "I got you chocolates" he said. She heard him but she ignored him. "Where should I keep them?" he asked. After asking a few more questions and getting no reply from her, he went downstairs and kept the chocolate in the refrigerator. He checked the microwave and didn't see dinner, he wondered why because Nene always left the dinner in the microwave whenever he was late. He didn't bother to ask her for it, knowing whenever she was in her mood a conversation with her never turned out well. He picked up the debris around the kitchen, Nene never cleaned up after cooking. The only thing she even did in the house was the cooking, Richard washed their clothes, their dishes and cleaned the house too. He was going to toss the debris in the trash when he saw the wasted food. It seemed that Nene had emptied an entire pot of jollof rice into the dust bin. He dumped the debris in the trashcan and went upstairs.
"Nene, why did you waste that amount of food?" he asked calmly not wanting to offend her.
"How is that your business?" she asked rudely.
"It's my business because I gave you money to cook it" Richard shouted. How could she waste that amount of food, did she know there were people in the streets who wished for food but couldn't get any.
"My father's money!" she screamed getting up from the bed.
"Nene, calm down" he said, this was what he wanted to avoid. Confronting Nene never ended well.
"Everything belongs to my father, this house, the cars, my father pays you. I can do whatever I want with the money!" she shouted.
"Nene...I work for it" he reminded.
"That's your business, I don't care. I'll do whatever I please with the money and you can't do anything about it" she fumed. She continued shouting, insulting him and his poor family and wretched background.
"Nene calm down!" he shouted.
"Too bad I can't be like your poor mother who would rather save than spend because of her meagre earnings. That's why she looks so tattered all the time" Nene mocked.
"Don't bring my mother in to this spoilt brat!" he shouted.
That did it for Nene, she burst into tears.
"Nene, I'm sorry" he apologized. She ignored him and picked up her phone before going downstairs.
Twenty minutes later he got a call from his boss and father in law.
"Good evening sir" he started.
"What is so good about the evening, what have you done to Nene? She called minutes ago, she was crying and rambling that you wouldn't stop yelling at her and insulting her. What's the meaning of that? you have no right to treat my daughter badly, see me first thing tomorrow at my house . And bring Nene along" His father in law said angrily before ending the call.
Richard sighed and dropped the phone, how long will this go on?
Nene did this everytime they had an argument, she'd lie and play the victim everytime.
He was tired of her, but he couldn't leave her.
He couldn't leave her because of his unborn child and because of her father's wrath.
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by SapphirePRINCEX(f): 3:33pm On Mar 22, 2018|
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by SapphirePRINCEX(f): 3:39pm On Mar 22, 2018|
Bring it coming Ginaaaa
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Cadec007(m): 3:43pm On Mar 22, 2018|
Dara and jide una welldone oo u carry ur wifey put for family compound, mtcheeew.....nene and richard eiyaaah na dat bastard konji cos una wahala,abi kwantinue sha......cassie cassie cassie how many times did i call your name? I dunno what tobi did to you but you can't forgive him?'.....just watching all of u in 5d.....weldone OP
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|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Cadec007(m): 3:48pm On Mar 22, 2018|
SapphirePRINCEX:u are welcome bae...muaaah
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Cadec007(m): 3:51pm On Mar 22, 2018|
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Cadec007(m): 3:52pm On Mar 22, 2018|
Ajet001:uwc enjoy with me
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Giannaaaaaa: 5:44pm On Mar 22, 2018|
Jidenna heard the commotion right from outside the house before he parked quickly and got out of the car. He hurried into the house quickly wondering what was causing the noise.
His mother was sitting on the floor, legs spread when he entered. Her hand was on her head and she was wailing.
"Mama" he looked around and saw his elder sister Adanna arguing with his wife by the dining table and his junior sister Olanna was comforting his mother.
"Mama what's wrong?" he asked setting down his briefcase and looking at her.
"The Yoruba demon you put in my house wants to me kill me. Ekwensu!!! Hei! Jidenna didn't I ask you marry an igbo girl?" His mother shouted.
Jidenna sighed, it was the same issues everyday. Dara wouldn't get along with his family.
Ever since his family moved into their house from the family house at Enugu, it's been one problem or another.
He couldn't ask his mother to leave his house, his junior sister schooled in Lagos so staying with him was more convenient. His elder sister on the other hand had financial issues and had to move out of their apartment at Ketu to join him here with her husband and two kids. His brother worked for him, and had to stay here.
The house was big enough for everyone, why couldn't they just get along.
"Ola what happened?" he asked.
"I don't know, I got back from school and met this. Ask aunty Ada and aunty Dara" she shrugged.
Jidenna sighed and picked up his briefcase.
"Dara, let's go upstairs" he said.
"She's not going anywhere till she apologizes to mama" Adanna hissed.
"Ada, I'll handle it" he said.
"I am the senior and I have spoken! Your wife doesn't have respect for anyone. Are you the first woman to marry a richman?" she asked.
Dara hissed and rolled her eyes, like mother like daughter.
"Dara what happened?" he asked.
"I don't know, your mother is acting as usual" she shrugged.
"I will slap your face, idiot. Is it my mother you're referring to? it's your mother that is an actress" Adanna said.
"No one is slapping anyone, Dara...upstairs now!" he said.
Dara eyed her sister in law before going upstairs as Jidenna instructed.
"You are spoiling your wife, it's because you don't beat her. That's why she has mouth to talk to mama anyhow" Ada hissed.
"Adanna Ogini? What happened?" he asked.
"I don't know, I saw mama like this. Ask her?" Adanna hissed before going into her room that was downstairs.
"Mama...what did Dara to you?" he asked.
"Go and taste the food that your wife cooked. Go and taste it, she wants to kill me!! Jidenna your father will not rest in his grave until you send that woman away and marry an igbo girl who will give you strong sons" Just like that mama was on her feet again. As if nothing had happened, she wiped her face and dragged Olanna into their own part of the house.
Jidenna shook his head and walked upstairs.
His house was one big theatre, he had no Idea when the drama would end. He couldn't please his wife and hurt his mother. They were his responsibility, Dara needs to understand that.
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Giannaaaaaa: 6:20pm On Mar 22, 2018|
Cassie shoved her wedding dress and jewelry into the bag. The shoes and veil, even the dress she wore at the reception into the bag. She took the traditional attire from the traditional marriage and eyed it in disgust before shoving it roughly into the bag before zipping it. She couldn't bare to look at them. Everytime she did, she remembered what Tobi had done. She didn't even want to remember her own wedding, she hated thinking about it because of Tobi.
She took the bag downstairs to the back of the house and started a fire with kerosene and a match stick. She watched it burn black before she left, all her wedding finery gone. She headed back into the house, the living room. She looked at the wedding photos Tobi had hung and suddenly she felt like destroying them all. She ran her hand over them before taking down the pictures from the frames. She gathered all of them and took them to the back of the house again and lit another fire.
"Cassie what are you doing?" she head Tobi's voice.
He was too late, she watched the pictures burn.
"Something that needs to be done" she said nonchalantly.
"What are you burning?" he asked coming closer. He looked closer and saw she was burning photos.
"Our wedding photos?" he asked.
"Yes" her voice sounded broken like she was going to cry again.
"Why?" he was angry at her now, she's been in this state for too long. Why couldn't she just let things go and forgive him.
During their wedding reception She'd caught him banging a sixteen years old girl who had been on the flower girls train. She'd caught them in the toilet, he couldn't forget the shocked look on her face. Then she broke into tears and stormed off.
He'd caught her before anyone else saw her and begged her not to cause a scene. The girl's mother was a friend of his father and he knew it would cause a stain on his reputation if the news got out.
Fortunately for him, His mother had come to his aid. She'd taken Cassie into one of the rooms at the hotel.
"It's not his fault actually, he couldn't control himself. You have to forgive him and you have to understand. I thought Tobi has explained his condition to you" Mrs Ademola had said.
Cassie looked wide-eyed with tears on her face, a condition?
"Oh no, don't tell me he didn't tell you that. Did he at least tell you about his kids?" his mother asked.
"Kids?" Cassie asked.
"He has two sons, two baby mamas. I think you and Tobi should have this discussion at home" Mrs Ademola said.
"Home? There's no home. I'm not going to be with Tobi after this" she'd said.
"Sweetheart you don't have a choice, you and Tobi can only be separated by death now. Didn't Tobi also explain the rites done at the traditional marriage?" she asked.
"Rites?" she looked confused.
"Oh you're so clueless, you poor girl" Mrs Ademola left the room.
What be worse than finding out your husband had spiritually tied you to himself, or the fact that he was also in a some sort of cult? It doesn't matter if the cult wasn't into Rituals or bloody things, it was sort of a family cult for the men in the family. He'd lied to her and he'd deceived her, she couldn't ever forgive him.
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Ellabae(f): 7:12pm On Mar 22, 2018|
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Mizsylviah(f): 7:37pm On Mar 22, 2018|
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Cadec007(m): 7:43pm On Mar 22, 2018|
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Cadec007(m): 7:44pm On Mar 22, 2018|
Ellabae:lol mumsy! mumsy! *pouts*u really wanna know my score?!
|Re: Lethal Matrimony by Cadec007(m): 7:52pm On Mar 22, 2018|
Giannaaaaaa:damn this is lethal!! Rites? Kids? Baby mamas? Damn if i were her i swear it is 90% unforgiveable......as for that reception show with a 16yrs old we know konji na bastard, but on your wedding day? and u can't control urself till wedding is over?
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