MY AFRICAN WIFE
Subtitled: Marriage war
By Author Joy
Edith hugged her husband, she pecked him lightly and collected his brief case.
He drew her close to himself ” sweetheart hope you are no longer shy and you will give me what I want tonight? ” he asked her not wanting disappointment like the past few weeks. She smiled and walked away.
Danny was happy seeing her smiles and thought she was ready but not ready to say it out.
She had been waiting for him so they would eat dinner together. He joined her at the dinning table, they both ate in silence, Danny was not ready to speak in order not to say something that will get her angry while she changes her mind on him. She was also quiet not wanting to bring any topic that will make her husband talk about sex.
Dinner was over, Edith cleared the dishes. They prayed as they always do before going to bed. Immediately after the prayers, Edith was fast to get to the bedroom to fake a sleep while her husband lick his lip like someone about to take pepper soup from a fast food joint. The two have something installed for each other.
He joined her on the bed, she was backing the space she left for him to sleep “I’ll still nack you” he said to himself as he smiled inwardly seeing the curves and tiny waist she has. His wife is a very cute lady of 23, they got married few weeks ago.
He placed his hand on her soft black skin “she’s really cute ” he said to himself, Edith was shivering out of fear, she couldn’t fake her sleep any longer. The thought of her husband raping her crossed her mind and she froze immediately.
Danny who was behaving like someone under congeal manipulation was shocked seeing how she made herself froze, “calm down, you’ll be alright trust me” he whispered to her.
He gently slipped his hands down her night gown trying to touch her chest but she stood up “what are you trying to do? Can’t you see I’m sleeping?” she asked
“common sweetheart, I know you are faking the sleep. You must not starve me of this, I married you legally ”
“please and please, I want a peaceful night. I had an hectic day and I’m sure you are also tired because of work stress….”
“but I can’t be tired of you ” he cut in
He moved close to her “Biko Obim, I’ll do it carefully and I’m sure you will like it ” He said
“no I don’t want it” she said retiring to her bed.
“sweetheart we need to make babies ” he said trying to bring an idea that will calm her but she insisted saying they can get baby from motherless home.
He touched her again this time around she stood up in fright thinking he might force her, her thoughts was right he wanted to force her. Believing if she doesn’t want it in peace then he would give her in pieces.
She moved backward until her back was touching the wall while he made advance towards her. She ran away to the living room but he ran after her. Edith began to cry like a baby pleading her husband not to hurt her. He also pleaded with her not to stress him that his mind was made up and he must have what he wanted because he strived hard to get her.
Edith was smart enough, she saw one of the car keys and picked a car key from the table not bothering to check the owner of the car, she ran to the gate and opened it. She pressed the car control button and the car horned.
Before Danny could come out of the house his wife had gone already. He placed his hands on his head amidst tears, it was late already and might be dangerous for her to drive alone at that ungodly hour.
He went to his room, he picked up his phone to call his friend. His friend reassured him things will be fine and she would not be hurt.
He was so scared that he slapped himself several times for trying the attempt to rape his own legal and lawful wife. But he had no option than to do so beause she had refused him.
A car horned at the gate, Mrs Brown got up, she switched on the bedroom light to see the clock. It was 11pm, she became scared as she tapped her husband to inform him someone was at the gate.
Mr Brown was partially scared but he had to act like a man, he took his gun and headed for the gate because the gate man will not open the gate for whoever is horning.
Mrs brown prayed silently for her husband, although she had never encountered any armed robbery attack but she was scared of robbers and thought it might be them.
Mr Brown ordered Aminu the gate man to open the gate for him. Aminu was also scared but got confidence when he saw his boss with a gun. Peeped through the gate to know who it was but couldn’t recognize the person because of the darkness.
Mr Brown set his gun as the car moved in after Aminu had opened the gate, he recognized the car as the one he bought for Danny and Edith during their wedding party. He dropped his gun to see the next action that woild follow, Edith ran towards him. She hugged him tightly and broke into tears.
Mr Brown asked several rhetorical questions “what happened? Where is Danny? And why did he allow you to drive at this ungodly hour? ”
All she could do was to cry the more like an infant demanding for breast milk. He had no option than to cuddle her and take her in.
Mrs Brown was relieved discovering it was not what she thought will happen really happened but she was confused and displeased seeing her daughter in that state.
The weather was cold, it was also late and not advisable for driving. She made hot tea for her daughter to help her warm up.
Mr and Mrs Brown waited impatiently for their daughter to tell them what went wrong to the extent she could not wait till morning before coming. Mr Brown tapped his feet several times while his wife placed her hand on her cheek.
“What happened? ” Mrs Brown asked after Edith has finished sipping the tea.
She began to cry again, this time her father was already in rage. “will you tell us the problem instead of crying like a baby so we can help you? ” her father asked
“did he spank you? ” the mother added but she shook her head
“Then what went wrong that made you to leave your marital home this night? ” her father asked
“He tried to rape me” she summoned to say.
Mrs Brown burst into uncontrollable laughter while her husband frowned “but this is not funny at all” he said while she controlled herself.
“how can your husband try to rape you?” he asked her not smiling or finding it funny.
“daddy I’m not joking, I was sleeping while he made attempts to sex me without my permission and that is marital rape… ”
“common shut up. What’s wrong with you? ” her father cut her in.
She kept quiet “tomorrow we are going to see Danny, you’ll explain yourself better cause that reason is not genuine at all” he said and walk out. He’s not a strict man but he doesn’t like her childish behaviours
She cried and tried to touch her mum but her mum who is more angry pulled her hand off her. She’s a lawyer of 45 and doesn’t play with shits.
“Don’t touch me, do you think I’m pleased with what you did? You almost risked your life. How could someone that paid your bride price rape you? He owned you and has the right to do anything with you, I believe he was not going to harm you. Was I the one that forced you there? Or was I the one that made you to fall in love with him? You better know that you’re no longer a baby, you are a woman and will become a mother just like me. Goodnight! ” she said and walked out.
Did mum just call me a woman? No this can’t be happening to me……. I know I’m married to Danny and we are one……. The first day he approached me I told him I do not want sexual relationship which he accepted but I wonder why he is pressurising me now…..
Ever since I know myself….. I hate sex and I’ve heard many stories about it of how painful it is….. I don’t want anything to cause me pain…….
If Danny will keep forcing me I’ll just pack my belongings back because my room is still empty, my father has many houses….. If he’s not comfortable for me to live with him then he’ll give me a house.
Besides he said love is not all about sex, what matters is care and trust….. I trust him and he trust me…… I care for him and he cares for me…… What more?
Raymond laid on his bed backing Belinda his wife who was busy tapping him “we need to talk” she said.
He finally gave in to her “okay I’m listening ” he said pretending to be half asleep while his wife was talking and crying at the same time.
“if you can’t speak then let me sleep in peace, what is the reason behind all this cry like someone mourning for the dead?” he said angrily.
“My love, you don’t care for me the way you use to do before. You get angry with me easily, you come back home with sad face and go to work with the same sad face. You will be laughing with your friends but whenever you sight me you change your mooe, why? I’m your wife speak to me ” she said
“is that all you want to say? I’m not angry with you, I’m only angry with myself for marrying you” he said and turned to sleep while she broke into new beginning of tears but he gave a deaf ears.
Belinda has made life a living hell for me as a wife, I brought the idea of a house maid but she kicked against it thinking I would stoop myself so low to conquer on a house maid.
She hardly take her bathe until I persuade her, she doesn’t shave her pubic region, it always sticky and booming with smells but it was not so before I married her. I wonder if she was trying to punish me or herself.
The house always look unkept and all she do is to watch movies all day, the television she watch the movie from always look dusty. I wonder what to do with her.
She will always tie wrapper on her chest walking to and fro, I hate it. My mum is 50yrs but her dressing still seduce my old papa, I think I’m unfortunate having such kind of woman.
It was 6am Mrs Brown woke Edith very early in the morning “Oya, go and dress, you will not be in my husbands house for the next two hours.” she said.
Edith frown hearing her mum’s words. Although she knew it was a joke but she dislike it.
“Don’t be acting like amala, your dad and I are waiting. Your husband must not take breakfast outside. ” she said and walk out.
We all know the problem of the two families now but the third family’s own is yet to be reviewed. My African wife and her African character.
To Be Continued