…..My mother was very worried about the whole situation,she was really hoping aunty stella changes daddy’s heart…
Two days in,aunty stella came home to inform mother that she had visited dad in his office,and that he gave her audience and she was able to talk to him to a very large extent.Mother and I were very happy,we had thought a positive result will come out from it.mother made uncle Clement’s favourite meal of pounded yam and vegetable soup.
He returned at about 5pm,and mom went to him trying to welcome him cheerfully with a smile and hug.But to our greatest surprise,a sound slap landed Mama’s check.how dare you make me look bad and evil in the presence of your friend,so when you and that stupid friend of yours get together,you make me the center of discussion right.No Clement,please I can explain, Mother coolval stories tried to speak.Shut up,I said shut up,he pounced on mother and started hitting her continuously like a punching bag,I didn’t know what to do,mom was pregnant with a child,yet uncle clement didn’t care.she cried and shouted for help, but our neighbors had probably become tired of always running to our house to the middle of fight,hence they didn’t come.uncle clement had beaten Mother to the extent she couldn’t cry anymore,her voice had gone,and she seems lifeless,he then sat down panting heavily like a man who had returned from a long race.my mother was lifeless,I had to run out to our neighbors crying, shouting and asking them to come see my mom.
Thankfully ,they heard my plead and followed,father was no longer in the living room with mom,only mom was there motionless.A man checked her and shouted she no dey breath again ohhh,they quickly rushed her to a nearby hospital,who helped in reviving her,but unfortunately,she had lost the baby.
When mother woke up and found out about the situation,she was very sad,she wept bitterly.After some days,she was fit to go home.Aunty stella was with us.when we got home,mother couldn’t talk for some minute’s,she was just staring at a spot.when she broke silence,the first words that came out of her mouth were.I AM DONE,I WANT A DIVORCE…Sarah I know you are going through a phase right now,trust me I really feel bad,I do feel your pains,and am so feeling responsible for this,you didn’t plan to remarry,I initiated the idea, thinking I was doing a friend good, little did I know Clement was just a wolf in Sheep clothing.but please Sarah,have a rethink,things might change for the better.moreover,this is your second marriage,you can not walk out of it already,what will society Say, they’d label you a bad woman who isn’t able to stay responsible and married.Aunty Stella said.Let them say,let them say,I can’t deal with this anymore.i can’t,I had better leave with my life,than leave dead.mummy said in tears.its okay,Sarah,it’s okay,….
Uncle Clement wasn’t even remorseful about the miscarriage, rather he blamed mom for it.you and your evil daughter had killed my baby right,because you have a child already,you do not want me to have mine.you think I will be wasting my money feeding the two of you in this house no child to call mine.you have failed,it’s a lie.he said and kept ranting…
The miscarriage worsen everything,it was one more day some more trouble.mother let’s leave,I had said.my child,I have nothing anymore,if we choose to leave,where do we go,no one will be willing to accommodate us.and I do not have money to rent an apartment.Mother then decieded we shall go to her parents house,to tell them what we are going through and the way forward.
Papa,mama, that’s all I have been going through in the hands of clement,,mother had said after narrating all to her parents…hmmmm Sarah is such a pity to hear this,but why are you this unfortunate with men,,abi there is something wrong with you,grandpa had said.mother and I were shocked..but papa,why does the world always hold the woman in a failed marriage,why always the woman.mum asked.well madam,it is a man’s world,have you forgetting,grandma added.and this one that you are complaining like this only a year plus,I hope you are not thinking of divorce ohhhh, grandma asked.
Mama,am I supposed to stay until I am dead,or something happens to my child.,mother asked.What will kill you,grandma asked,see my daughter nothing will kill you,you will not die,and you will not get a divorce either,I can not be the topic of discussion in this neighborhood,haba naaa,it was only you that got pregnant out of wedlock,only you became a single mother for over seven years,now that one man has come to give you a name,you are saying all these c–k and bull story.my dear, marriage is for better for worse,I am not ready to go through another round of shame,you are not my only child ,your two younger sisters are married and doing well in their homes,why is your case different.granma was shouting at mother.
If Clement wants you to take Christabel away,no problem.(By the way I am Christabel).my good friend Mrs Williams who relocated to Abuja told me she needs someone who would be living with her,you know she’s a nice woman,we can send Christabel there grandma said…
Mama you want my daughter to become a maid?,mother asked in anger,which one is maid again,see she’s going to send your child to school,give her a good life, Mrs Williams is not one you don’t know, she’s nice and you know that,so stop this madness.thats the best option,you get to keep your marriage and give your child a good life at the same time..
Mother stood up,looked at grandma ,held my hands and asked us to leave,she was very angry….