The Child Bride

The Child Bride – Chapter 10

The Child Bride – Copyright of AryEmber CHAPTER 10 LAST FLASHBACK Ayisat glanced at the wall clock again, 2’o clock and he was not yet back? Was he coming home at all? A yawn escaped her, she contemplated going to bed but each time she stood up to go to her room, a voice asked her. “What if he returns the second she fell asleep?” No, she would wait no matter her sleepy she felt. He was pissed at her already; she needed to show him that she was worried about him. She jumped up from the staircase ...[Read More]

The Child Bride – Chapter 9

  The Child Bride – Copyright of AryEmber   CHAPTER NINE PRESENT She scooped the boy up and watched as the baby laughed, that brought a smile to her. “You both are getting along well,” Faishat said, coming back from the kitchen. Ayisat laughed. “He grew up fast! He is so chubby and cute!” Her friend laughed too. “This one, he feeds like a horse! He does not care if the whole is coming to an end or if you are starving, he wants his food when he wants it!” “Leave him oh! Don’t mind mommy...[Read More]

The Child Bride – Chapter 8

  The Child Bride – Copyright of AryEmber   CHAPTER EIGHT   The tick-tock of the wall clock continued in her head even after the time teller stopped working, she was lost in her thoughts. “Get grip Ayisat!” she shouted at herself and stood up. Weariness was going to kill her first before her mother in law come to finish the job. “I guess she can always throw out my corpse,” she murmured to herself. Ayisat sighed and went to the drawer beside the home theatre; she brought out a new...[Read More]

The Child Bride – Chapter 7

  The Child Bride – Copyright of AryEmber   CHAPTER SEVEN   2 MONTHS AGO She was so scared; she didn’t think she had ever been so scared in her life. What if he woke up and chased her out to the dark, in the middle of the night? Out of his house and life for good?   “If I don’t do this, he won’t be the one to chase me out.” She muttered to herself.   She took in a deep breath and tiptoed to the bedside. She climbed on the bed gently and almost immediately, the bedpost pr...[Read More]

The Child Bride – Chapter 6

  The Child Bride – Copyright of AryEmber      CHAPTER SIX 4 MONTHS AGO “Look at these beautiful toys, won’t he just love them?” She asked her confused daughter-in-law. Something must have definitely entered this woman, what child was she talking about? “And this one! Won’t he just love playing with it? Running around the house pretending he can ….” Ayisat felt she needed to explain again, she had no choice but to cut in. “But mother, I…..” The woman shut her up with the look that...[Read More]

The Child Bride – Chapter 5

  The Child Bride – Copyright of AryEmber   CHAPTER FIVE   5 MONTHS AGO She looked at all the items in awe, picking them each to be sure she was not dreaming but she wasn’t, this was real. She fell to her knees suddenly. “Thank you so much for all of these, may the almighty bless you in abundance! I’m so grateful my husb….” He clicked his tongue repeatedly and shook his head. “What’s my name Ayi?” “Erm…. Sorry, thank you Khalid,” she said shyly and bow her head. “You are saying th...[Read More]

The Child Bride – Chapter 4

  The Child Bride – Copyright of AryEmber   CHAPTER FOUR Khalid smiled as he drove to his front gate, he honked twice and his gateman soon opened the gate. He drove in and carefully packed his car near a familiar one, he winced and cursed under his breath. “Welcome sir!” his gateman greeted in their local dialect. “Saliu, how have you been? Hope all is well?” he asked in the same language. “I am doing fine, how was your trip sir?” “We thank Allah it went well, Ayisat will bring you som...[Read More]

The Child bride – Chapter 3

The Child Bride – Copyright of AryEmber   CHAPTER THREE   6 YEARS AGO He was going insane, what was happening? “Who is the father of that bastard? Answer me!” he roared. She shouted back, “don’t you, in your miserable life, call my son a bastard! I did you a huge favour and instead of you to thank me, you are barking. What rights do you have to call my son a bastard? You that cannot produce a miscarriage or a single still birth, not to even talk of a child yet you are calling a boy bas...[Read More]

The Child Bride – Chapter 2

  The Child Bride – Copyright of AryEmber   CHAPTER TWO   8 MONTHS AGO She listened to her and her stomach ached. “You are to give birth to as many child as your husband want, I only want five but it’s whatever Khalid wants. I think I have been more than generous to you and your family and the only thing I want in return is to be called a grandma soon.” Ayisat nodded. ”I will try my best ma.” The woman shook her head. “I don’t want your best, I want grandchildren from you.” ...[Read More]

The Child bride – Chapter 1

The Child Bride – Copyright of AryEmber   CHAPTER ONE   Whisper? She was sure she’d just hear someone whispered, who else could it be if not him. She opened her eyes slowly and saw him smiling. How did he always do that? How did he manage to chipped two decades off from his real age with that smile? she doubt she would ever know. “Good morning Mrs Gimba” he said again , this time more clearer than before. Ayisat smiled back at him and she did this genially, not like the kind she’...[Read More]