My village wife
My pretty lunatic
Ɓƴ: Victoria Peter
A Nigerian story…
(The shocking introduction)
Papa Levy’s Pov
I have always been a lover of children but my wife had issues with giving birth and that’s why we have only Fred.
And when I told him to get himself a wife and he refused with the excuse that he’s too young to get married.
I had to discuss it with my wife and immediately i made mention of ulinma, she happily agreed.
So she asked me to go ahead with the marriage preparations and live Fred for her.
I really like that girl ulinma.
She’s a good definition of a wife material unlike mbakwe’s children.
I already went to mbakwe and he accepted am just waiting for my son to come back.
If he comes back today then we will go tomorrow for the introduction and paying the bride price.
I know my son is a business man so keeping him in the village for so long isn’t an option
Today is Saturday and my wife left for the market and immediately she left, i dressed up on my farm cloth and went to the farm.
I went to check on my yam to see if they are due for uprooting, so I will get people to do it for me.
When I finished at the farm it was already getting late, I came back home and my wife was already back from the market and also prepared food.
Ulinma was helping her to fry garri
I went to the bathroom to my bath while my wife served my food.
When I finished eating I went outside to get some fresh air.
Few minutes later……
I saw a car driving into my compound and immediately a smile appeared on my face.
I have really missed seeing my son.
It’s been long I last saw him.
He came out of car and started coming towards my direction looking just like me when I was a young man.
‘Papa good evening…’ he greeted after giving me a hug.
‘Evening nwokoma, how was your trip?…’ I asked and he sighed softly.
‘We thank God, it was a little bit stressful but at least am here now…’ he replied.
‘That’s good…’ I simply said.
‘Papa where is Mama?…’ he asked.
‘She’s in the kitchen…’ I replied and he nodded and started going inside.
Mama and I was in the kitchen frying garri when a very handsome young man walked into the kitchen.
Don’t tell me this is my husband.
If he is I can’t wait to shock chioma and the other two devils on the introduction day.
Mama and the young man who i later found out his name was Fred was having a decision.
I look forward there direction and our eyes meant and I immediately looked away.
Mama and Fred went inside.
I guess Mama went to serve him his food.
Immediately i was alone my thoughts started going wide.
What if he doesn’t like me?
What if staying with him will be worse than staying at my uncle’s house.
I shaked away the negative thoughts from my head and continue with what I was doing.
After a little while Mama came back and helped me with the filtering and in few hours we were done.
I went to mama’s room and took my bath and dressed up in the same dress I was wearing earlier.
Mama dished out food for me to eat.
While I was eating I noticed that someone was watching me but when I looked around but saw no one.
I quickly finished my food went to the kitchen and washed the plate and started going outside to tell Papa and Mama it was time for me to go.
On my way out of the house I boomed into Fred and he just smiled and said.
‘Oh sorry dear, are you going already?…’ he asked and I nodded with a smile.
And I left.
When I got outside the house I went under a mango tree were Mama and Papa was sitting and told them am going.
Mama handed me a bag and told me to wear the cloth tomorrow.
I thanked them and set on the journey home.
When I got home I told my siblings everything and they brought up an idea.
We plan on making jest of ulinma when see comes back from mama comfort’s house or will I say her mother in-law to be.
We waited until it was evening and immediately we saw her coming.
‘Who do we have here the wife of a mad man…’ nnenna said and we all laughed.
She just smiled making us see her shopping bag.
‘Oh your mother in-law even bought a a cloth you’re going to wear tomorrow…’ nneka said and we laughed.
She smiled even more before speaking up.
‘At least am getting married before you chioma…’ she said and we laughed.
‘Let me boost your bobbles, I have found a husband and don’t worry very soon…’ I said she just smiled and went inside.
Let me save my energy till tomorrow.
The whole place was already crowded by people, I know all the villagers wants to see mama comfort’s mad son.
My sisters and I dressed up in our best outfit and we walked into ulinma’s room and my mouth dropped.
She was wearing a red dress.
A very beautiful dress.
I left the room angrily and my sisters join me.
After a while of waiting different types of cars started coming into our compound living everyone in shock.
I saw the same type of car my prince charming was driving and the door opened and he came out and immediately i saw him my heart skipped.
Or did he come for me.
I immediately adjusted my dress.
He went to the other side of the car and opened the door and Mama comfort and Papa Levy came out.
What’s going on? I thought.
He didn’t even look at me.
I told my sisters that he’s the guy am talking about and they were shocked.
Papa Levy cleared his throat.
‘Mbakwe my brother this is my son Fred and we are here with my kinsmen to ask for ulinma’s hand in marriage…’
he said and everyone grasped in shock.
My father after a while he replied.
‘This is the marriage list, no more no less…’ he said and gave him the fake list that’s very expensive.
Papa Levy gave the list to his son and he smiled and nodded.
Few minutes later…
After a while the whole marriage payment has been made and all this while my prince charming didn’t even look my way but instead he kept stealing glance at ulinma.
And that even made me more jealous.
‘Excuse me sir, since the whole marriage payment has been made am taking my wife with me to Lagos tomorrow…’ he told my dad am dad just nodded.
With the way dad is behaving even a blind man will know his not happy.
‘I will come pick her up in the morning…’ he said and smiled at ulinma and she returned the smile.
I was sitting close to my dad wearing a very short dress but he didn’t even notice me.
I could take it anymore more so I ran out in tears.
One word for chioma
End of Ulinma (My Village Wife) Episode 3
What do you think is gonna happen next?
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