“I FELL IN LOVE!”
There wedding was a success, with family and friends who graced the occasion. Richard was the best man, while Sophia was the chief bride’s maid, the siblings looked like couples.
Thessy insisted she won’t best Wemmy, she said she should be the one running around that day in order to make sure everything turns out well and not sitting behind the Bride doing nothing.
And she was right, she was every where fixing everything that needed to be fixed. She’s a selfless friend, many friends would kill to be the chief Bride’s maid but that does not bother her, her priority is the success of her friend’s wedding.
Trust Wemmy, she almost brought down Thessy’s head for that, it was after the wedding that she realized what Thessy did for her. she was really proud of her, she has just one close friend and she’s the best.
Feranmi was the happiest man on his wedding day, He married his friend, the love of his life and that’s the best thing that can ever happen to a man.
The thought of getting married without a job scared him to death, but anytime he looked into the eyes of his beautiful wife he found courage, strength, hope and love that bears it all.
After the reception the bride’s parent came to bade them goodbye, Wemmy, her mum and siblings are all crying even her dad was a bit teary too, they will miss her.
They got home that night, they prayed and thank God for the success of their wedding, He miraculously surprised them, gifts and money came from left, right and center, God got it all covered.
Feranmi have always dreamt of their first night together, He was about making out with her when he realized she’s not in the mood, they had a long day and he knew they both had a lot on their minds, so he let her be, they showered and slept.
Feranmi woke up around 4am, and was surprised to see her wife awake already.
“Baby why are you not sleeping” he asked.
“I woke up not quite long, there’s something I’d like us to discuss”
He sat up, “what is it?”
“I’m sorry I turned you down last night”
“I understand you are tired, you don’t need to apologize”
“I don’t want us to make baby for now, until we are financially stable”
“Wemimo is that the reason why you turned me down last night, that is not an issue, we can use protection for now, then we can go for family planning later, if that’s what you want”
“I don’t want to use protection” she said firmly”
“Meaning?” he asked
“Meaning we are not having sex until we are financially stable”
“Jesus Christ! I can’t believe we are having this conversation. Tell me you are joking, we dated for two years and I never pressured you for sex, you think it was easy? and now that we are now married you came up with this ridiculous idea?” he yelled.
“Sweetheart, try to understand….
“Make me Wemimo, ma…ke me, there are many ways we can prevent pregnancy, not having sex is not an option. This is 21st century for crying out loud. Or is this my punishment for loosing my job, this is so unfair but you know what? Sooth yourself”
“I’m not punishing you”
“Then what in God’s name is going on here?”
“The truth is that I’m bittered, not at you but with myself and with the way life treated us, I know marriage do have it’s ups and downs but I never knew it will be this early.
Feranmi I don’t want to sleep with you with the way I am right now, I’m broken please give me time to heal” she pleaded
“I’m sorry for yelling at you, I don’t want to fight with you”
“I don’t want to fight with you either, but I can’t do this right now, I’m not trying to be selfish here, but please do this for me. I know its hard”
“Baby, I know you are a strong woman, you encouraged and gave me hope and that is why we are here, the only problem here is that you believe you brought this upon us, but you are wrong.
I’m sure your ex has forgiven you, I mean us, he’s doing well, he even got married before us but you refuse to forgive yourself”
“Please all I need is time, I beg of you”
“Come” he said and she moved right into his arms. “Take all the time you want my love, I’ll be right here when you come around, I’m always here” He said and kissed her forehead.
“Thank you for your understanding, I can see I married my own husband. I love you”
“I love you more”
Feranmi was not happy with this arrangement, but what choice does he have, he proposed in his heart never to allow that to cause a drift between them.
“I FELL IN LOVE!”
During the course of Wemmy’s leave, the couples spend most of their time at home, except for one or two occasions that they went to the cinemas. At a time like this it was their friendship that kept them together. They play games, especially scrabble, they both love the game, watch tv together including football matches. Even without sex they still bonded well.
“Wemmy was in the bedroom with her husband making preparations for the next day. Her leave was over.
“Feranmi, u know I’m resuming tomorrow and I don’t want you to stay in the house alone, do you have anywhere you can go, in order to while away time?
I don’t want you to start thinking when you are alone, the last thing I need now is a husband with high blood pressure”
“Thanks for your concern baby, It’s like you know what’s on my mind. I have an old friend who runs a small construction company, he just started it, I got to know this while chatting with him online, maybe I can go to his sites and pass time”
Let me get his number from Facebook, then I’ll call him”
Feranmi called his old friend, Segun Adebayo and explained everything to him, they talked for some time and he ended the call.
“How far, what did he say” she asked
“He said I can come, he even wished he had a vacant spot, but I told him all I want for now is to leave the house in the morning and come back in the evening.From there I can still go for my job hunt and attend interviews when I’m called upon for one”
“Good, I’m happy to hear that, I know you won’t go there for long before you get a job by God’s grace”
“Amen, you can take the car to work, I can always catch a bus to the site”
“In no circumstance will I allow you roam the street of Lagos on foot when you have a car”
“Hmm wifey, you like this your hubby too much. Ok let’s do it this way, I’ll drive you to work in the morning and pick you when you close. Deal?”
“Deal, that’s better. Thanks darling, I love you hubby”
“I love you more wifey” he said and kissed her.
The next morning, they woke up very early, had their family devotion and started preparing for the day. Feranmi dropped his wife off at her work place and headed to the site.
Segun Adebayo introduced Feranmi to the workers on site including the site engineer and supervisor, he told them he’ll be assisting the site supervisor for now.
He left the site at 4pm to pick his wife. They got home around 7:30pm, trust Lagos traffic.
“So tell me about your first day in office as Mrs Feranmi Adesanya” he said while helping her out in the kitchen
“It was great, everybody was just shouting iyawo here and there, they said I’ve added weight, one of my female colleague even said that’s its a sign of having good sex”
“For there mind” he said
Speaking of sex, you know there is a verse in the bible that says the wife does not have power over her body, but the husband”
“Hope you read the part that says except with the consent for a time” Wemmy countered
“Yea, and the latter part says “….that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency”
“Feranmi, can we not talk about this now, thanks”
“Oookay, I get it” he said raising his hands in surrender.
After dinner, Wemmy went into the guest room to start cutting the clothes she wants to sow for some customers.
Four weeks later, Feranmi approached the site supervisor and told him he’s tired of just sitting around doing nothing. He told him he needs to start doing something on site. He already open up to him and told him how he lost his job. The supervisor declined at first saying he can’t handle a labour’s work, that it’s tedious but he agreed after much plea.
He joined the labourers, he realized how tedious the work was, but he already made up his mind, he needed the money, a man shouldn’t depend solely on his wife.
At the end of the week, he was given #10,000, he’s friend also gave him #5,000, he said he should use it to fuel his car. Feranmi was so happy.
He left the site and drove straight to the market he bought meat, pepper, vegetables and beverages. He’s so happy he’s providing for his family for the first time since he got married.
He left the market and went straight to his wife’s office to pick her up. They got home, he opened the car trunk and brought out the stuff he got from the market.
Wemmy was surprised when she saw them.
“Sweetheart, where did you get all these from?” she said pointing at the food stuff.
“From the market ofcourse” he said smiling.
“Don’t tell me you are working on site”
“Can we go into the house please, then I’ll explain”
She gave him a stern look, opened the door to their flat and went inside leaving him to sort out himself.
Feranmi went to the kitchen to drop the food stuff, he joined his wife in the sitting room.
“Yes, I now work on site, see baby I can’t just sit around doing nothing on site, so I joined the laborers, that’s the only job available on site” he explained
“You did what? Feranmi, Am I complaining? no wonder you lost weight. You don’t have to do that, my salary can still sustain us” she said, now crying.
“Baby, pls don’t cry, I’m a man, you can’t expect me to fold my hands when I can still help in a little way, Or do you prefer me going to my parent for money? God forbid. Baby you need to see how happy
I am today when the money was handed to me” He moved closer to her and wiped her tears, “please don’t be upset, don’t let us ruin our weekend”
“I can see you are very happy sweetheart, I know you’ve always wanted to provide for us, but please promise me you’ll quit if the job is getting too stressful”
“I promise” he later explained to her that he was paid #10,000 and his friend gave him #5,000 to fuel is car.
A month later, Wemmy got a call from the site that he’s husband has been rushed to the hospital. She hurriedly took permission at the office and rush to the hospital in tears.
“Feranmi I told to you to quit this job but you won’t listen, do you want to kill me, you are not use to this kind of life, why are you doing this to yourself”
“Easy my love, I’m fine now, its normal, I will get use to it”
“You are not going back to that site o”
“I’m going back, those who work there are men like me, don’t worry nothing will happen to your husband”
“If this happen again, then I’ll make sure you won’t step your foot in that place again”
“Yes ma, as your Lordship pleases”
“Anyways the doctor said you’ve been placed on observation till tomorrow”
“ God I hate hospital”
“Oh! you should have taught of that before over working yourself”
“Baby I said I’m sorry, it won’t happen again”
“Let me rush home to get some things, I’ll be back” she said
“Don’t worry you can stay back at home” he said
“Stay back at home while my husband is lying on the hospital bed, and you think I’ll be able to sleep?
“Really, so you can’t do without me for one night” he said teasingly.
“Whatever, I’ll be right back”
They spend the night together at the hospital, Feranmi was discharged the following day.
READ PART 17&18
“I FELL IN LOVE!”
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI