The Fifth Fiance

The Fifth Fiance

“M… My… My mom says I can’t marry you.”
Ada watched him embarrass himself. “Your mother told you not to marry me? Chiezugo do you listen to the words that jump out of your mouth? Can’t you make decisions like a man?”
“You don’t respect me Ada, your temper is beyond me, you beat me whenever we disagree. How am I supposed to be a husband? You’ll beat me in the presence of my children.”
Ada reminisced all the times she was dumped by all the potential husbands she could have had. They always complained “You’re violent” “Your temper cannot be controlled” “You don’t respect me” “I want a wife, not another man” Ada has been dumped by four potential husbands in eight years, she wondered if her village were behind this. She wasn’t ready to loose Chiezugo, time flies and age is on no ones side. “Chiezugo I’m sorry I’ll change I promise.”
Chiezugo couldn’t look at her, he has a soft spot for “sorry” but it was too late. “Ada you’re very beautiful but beauty isn’t everything.”
“Chiezugo I am apologizing, biko don’t put me to shame.”
“I am sorry.”
Chiezugo felt bad when she burst into tears, maybe she wanted him to feel bad, maybe she felt bad. He couldn’t decide but there was something very important he had to ask “Umm… Ada… I know this is wrong timing but can you lend me two hundred naira, I want to buy bread and beans. I haven’t eaten all day.”
It was like a dream to Chiezugo, he couldn’t explain how it happened. Her hand, as fast as the speed of light landed heavily on his face. Of all the slaps he has received from Ada, this was the greatest. “Wow, a leopard cannot change its spot. I should have known it’s impossible for you to change, I decided to test you and you failed. A woman like you will ruin a man’s life.” Chiezugo held his cheek that was emitting heat. Ada bowed with tears in her eyes, she had failed a simple test. She just lost her fifth.



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