"Hold your head up and smile, you coward" Arfaat growled at Juwairiyyah as they walked through the steps that led to Sophie's imposing home where their wedding traditional party would take place. His hand gripped her waist so tightly and that made her gasped. She felt like jerking away and fleeing back; down the steps to their parked car.
There was a long line of cars parked outside Sophie's home, It was obvious the ton had gathered to see the grand wedding of Alhaji Abba's daughter to a poor mechanic.
If not for the cold dread in the pit of Juwairiyyah's stomach, she might enjoyed the sight of her wedding day. As it was, she felt only a shivering apprehension at Arfaat's cold rage and implacable face. They'd ridden from her father's house at GRA in stark silence. Except for a brief moment when she had balked at getting into the car, he had not spoken to her until now. "I don't advise you to try anything you may regret, my Lily."
As soon as they were in the house, Juwairiyyah began dreading the leering faces inside. Arfaat's hateful voice and snarled words gave her enough courage to pause in the doorway, where she could see the blaze of light and hear the deafening clamor of voices. They waited, and she could feel the eyes of those behind them.
Arfaat looked as handsome as always in his black and white evening clothes, his black hair reflecting the gleam from flickering gaslamps.
Juwairiyyah's red silk gown made a dramatic contrast, and that alone would have drawn stares if they had not been who they were. There was a vague whispers from behind them,
"They say, my dear, that she was fond of disgracing any poor man who shows interest in her. I wonder how she ended up getting married to a mechanic" Said woman 1 with a smirk.
"That's what I heard too. She thought because she's beautiful and her dad is rich, she has the right to trample on her suitors. I just hope the handsome man here get to teach her a lesson to remember..." Woman 2 bespoke.
"Oh yes" Arfaat said silently in Juwairiyyah's ears, tightening his hold on her waist for the second time "That's just what I'm gonna do. Trust me Juwairiyyah, you'll regret ever saying I Raped you. I'll make you regret that, I'll make you regret all those time you've trampled men who claimed they loved you. I'll make you regret everything."
Juwairiyyah shuddered, almost losing her balance when he held her tight again. That alone caught the attention of others who weren't watching as cheers and claps erupted from the large hall.
Arfaat made it look so real and romantic which made it impossible for the cameramen not to capture the tom and his jerry, holding her hand and guiding her to their table. Arfaat made sure he smiled, showing off the facade of a caring husband. And as they sat down, Juwairiyyah recalled every single thing she did before the arrival of this day, and there and then she started regretting her evil deeds.
Now, no one could save her from Arfaat's wrath and evil omen!
Juwairiyyah was dressed in a blue silk gown with a black silky veil which complimented her fair face; caked with makeup. She was walking towards her car in the students' parking lot with the car keys dangling in her hand. Immediately she was there, she stormed into the driver's seat and ignited the engine into a quick action. She revised out of the parking lot and gently accelerated away. As she was driving towards the gate, someone appeared from nowhere and blocked her way. It was Yousuf!She turned off the car and quickly removed the key from the ignition. "What the heck do you want from me?" She icily asked as she hopped out of the car. "I thought I made it clear to you that we are done already? Why do you have to keep disturbing me, Yousuf?"."Juwairiyyah listen to me please. I love you, and you know I rea
Saturday dawned, bright and crisp, with rare sunshine and a brisk breeze. It was a welcome relief from the constant rain and Juwairiyyah made up her mind to go out for a drive. The past few days had been boring with no lectures to attend to, Juwairiyyah's mother limited her outings coupled with the rain that had showered Gombe for two consecutive days.She withdrew from her bed, took a quick shower and got herself dressed. Clad in a pink Ankara with red polka dots sewed into skirt and a blouse, Juwairiyyah applied little makeup before draping a pink veil on her head. Her legs were clutched in a pink flat shoe while she held a blue Gucci bag with one hand and her phone on the other. She walked out of her room to the foyer where her mother was, hence kissing her mother on her cheeks before saying, "I'm going out mom, this house is kind of suffocating these days. Don't s
Juwairiyyah woke up as early as possible on Monday morning, took a quick shower and had her breakfast without waiting for her parents. She sat down in the living room waiting for her dad. Dressed in a sky blue Bahrain gown, she draped a deep red veil, and held a deep red purse in her hand."Good morning dad" She greeted immediately her father appeared, without waiting for him to greet her first like she normally does."Morning princess, I can see you're dressed already. You have early morning lecture?" He said walking towards her.Heck no! She gulped before adjusting her sitting position and facing him clearly. "Yes dad. And we suspect he's going to give us a test. I want us to branch to the mechanic's before I go to school.""Why don't we go th
"You mean a mechanic slapped you just like that and went scot free? Like seriously? And you just let the matter slide? Are you kidding me Juwairiyyah?". Sophie said through the phone. "Is this really you?"."Easy girl, you know I won't let that pass just like that. I've already put my plan into action, just wait and see". Juwairiyyah smirked."Tell me about the plan Juwairiyyah, maybe I can help"."No, thanks. I can handle it myself"."Okay, fine". Sophie muttered through the phone. And just as Juwairiyyah was about replying her, a loud bang from Juwairiyyah's door interrupted."Juwairiyyah come out here and make some beans cake for me!".
Juwairiyyah couldn't stop grinning. Yes, she now has Arfaat in her hands! The fool thought she was sincere. Lol, he's definitely going to pity himself. She thought. "Arfaat you're going to pay sweetheart, it's a promise!". She hits the wall.*****Later around 9:12pm, Arfaat called Juwairiyyah. Deep inside he knew things weren't right with the way she nicely treated him but, he ought to go with her flow to see where she'd definitely be heading to."How are you doing, Lilynah?" His deep voice boomed through Juwairiyyah's ear as soon as she picked the call."Doing great Yaa Arfaat". She responded. "How are my siblings doing over there?"."All good, how was school?". Hajiya Azumi nearly fell down after hearing what juwairiyyah just said. How could this be?"Arfaat did......what? Did you just say Arfaat raped you?" Asked her dad, tears rolling Down from his eyes._”Na shiga uku ni Azumi”_ (I am dommed!),Her mom just stood there shocked, hoping that what she just heard should be just a bed time story."Take her inside and attend to her, hurry up I need to take her to the hospital". Said her dad with a shiver voice.Hajiya Raliya broke into tears and dragged Juwairiyyah out of the sitting room into her own room. Soffie trailed behind them but was stopped by Alhaji Abbas."How did you find her?""She called me crying and told me she's together with Arfaat and that...that _he raped her."_"Wait h
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Hajiya Azumi nearly fell down after hearing what juwairiyyah just said. How could this be?"Arfaat did......what? Did you just say Arfaat raped you?" Asked her dad, tears rolling Down from his eyes._”Na shiga uku ni Azumi”_ (I am dommed!),Her mom just stood there shocked, hoping that what she just heard should be just a bed time story."Take her inside and attend to her, hurry up I need to take her to the hospital". Said her dad with a shiver voice.Hajiya Raliya broke into tears and dragged Juwairiyyah out of the sitting room into her own room. Soffie trailed behind them but was stopped by Alhaji Abbas."How did you find her?""She called me crying and told me she's together with Arfaat and that...that _he raped her."_"Wait h
H"dare you Yaa Arfaat! How could you still lie to my parents face. You think its easy telling them what you did? No its not. You raped me Yaa Arfaat, you took away my pride as a woman, what do you expect me to do now? Tell me what!" Juwairiyyah said in tears.Arfaat was dumbfounded; he still can't believe what his ears were hearing. This can't be; Juwairiyyah must be mistaken. Maybe its someone they look alike. "Lily, look at me Lily, I know you must be mistaken Lily. Yaa arfaat dinki ne, you know that’s unlike me to hurt you. Tell him who did it, tell them it's not me Lily, tell them." "Dad, I hate him, I don't want to see him ever again in my life. Take him out of here please. Do it now Dad” Juwairiyyah said in a broken voice as she fled to her room. "Dantala! Dantala!! Dantala!!!". Alhaji Abbas called."Gani Alhaj
Juwai! Are you nuts? How could you do a thing like that? Don't you have the slightest respect for your elders? When are you going to change this irritating attitude of yours?" Hajiya Azumi bellowed Angrily. "O geeezzzz! Here she comes again with her preaching, please and please Azumi don't lecture me. Please, right now am not in the mood to listen. Just taste what she called pepper soup. How dare she give me a food without much pepper in it? She knows my taste why then will she do the contrary?” "Kinci uwaki Juwairiyyah, nace take this five hands I dash you. I never knew you were this stupid aii, am pitying you Juwai. The day you'll reap what you sow I won't be there to pity you. Uwani, get up, I apologize on her behalf. Please forgive her insolence. Hajiya Azumi said in an earnest appeal.Uwani stood up, wiping the tears that were goshing out of her eyes saying."Its okay hajiya, yarinta ne aii. Ya wuc