S3XLESS MARRIAGE: 5-6
EPISODE 5 -6
The Return Of Sis Rose
Immediately after Sis Rose left her 1 day old marriage, she traveled to a far place like the prodigal son. She went to live with an old friend from her primary school days in a place where nobody would know her.
She quickly changed her phone number and vowed never to contact anybody until after three years. It was a nightmare for Bro EMMY all the time she was away. He was married but single. In no time he was nicknamed “A man who married for one day”.
Bro EMMY tried all his best in search of his wife but all to no avail. The shame and pressure from his in-laws were unbearable as they pestered his life daily to produce their daughter.
Some good friends and his pastor stood by him during this trying times as everyone turned on their search lights. Has she committed suicide? Has anything bad happened to her? Is she alive or dead? These and more questions were Bro EMMYs daily thoughts.
Sis Rose kept to her promise as she went into the world in search of sexual satisfaction anywhere and everywhere available. She could sleep with three different men within a month.
Her journey from Zion to Egypt was swift – a vibrant Christian sister turned a corporate prostitute as she jumped from one man to the other irrespective of their status. She did not spare anything in trouser that crossed her path. She was like a bird let loosed from the cage.
Sis Rose was fully aware of the tradition in her family because her father narrated the pros and cons of the tradition to her after she lost Magdalena, her immediate sister. She died on her wedding night after her husband made love to her.
On hearing this, Sis Rose had gone to her pastor in her former church who is gifted in deliverance ministry. It was a seven days deliverance session. During this deliverance session it was revealed to the man of God the origin of the tradition.
Her great great grandfather in search of wealth, power and fame had married out all his daughters born and unborn to a powerful goddess in exchange. No woman can marry and enjoy marriage except they pay him back his dowry or abstain from sex for one full year.
The dowries paid on his daughters were in exchange for wealth, power and fame. Those who cannot wait for the one year must provide a virgin, 14 cow heads, 14 she goats, 21 cowries and 24 yards of white cloth for sacrifice.
While conducting her deliverance, the spirit of the goddess was summoned to release Sis Rose and her marriage. The goddess had no problem if they slept with other men asides their husbands. They could sleep with any man as far as he wasn’t married to them.
Who does not know that Satan doesn’t give free gift. No wonder the word of God says “The fathers have eaten a sour grape and the children’s teeth are set on edge”. Satan at his best gives you one and takes two. He gave wealth, power and fame to a father but took all the marriages of the daughters for all generations.
On her second year of sexual adventure, Sis Rose became sick and was admitted into the hospital. The sickness was bad and was taking her life away. One of her kidneys was gone and only a kidney transplant could save her.
Who will donate a kidney to Sis Rose in a strange land? Amongst all her numerous boyfriends, no one showed up to donate his kidney to save her life.
It was at this junction she realized she had been foolish because she wanted sexual satisfaction. For the first time she called a friend to explain her ordeals and sought her help to reunite her with her family and husband.
Did she reconcile with her husband? Did her husband take her back? Who donated a kidney to save her life?
Her issue became complicated when she discovered that she was HIV positive. The cost of kidney transplant for a HIV patient was also a nightmare. All her corporate prostitution could not fetch her enough money for her kidney transplant.
She lived in fear and agony daily as her health deteriorated. ‘This is the time to return home like the prodigal son to my husband, earthly father and heavenly father.’ She said to herself. ‘But will my husband accept me back?
What would I tell my father? How do I explain my foolishness to my pastor? Would I be able to face my church members again? How do I tell my unit leader in church that I left my husband because of one day sexual denial? How do I explain to people that see me as a good Christian?’ She was lost in thought.
Thoughts of suicide filled her mind. ‘The pain and shame will be too heavy a cross for me to carry. What is the use of a woman with damaged kidney living with HIV?
Even if the kidney transplant is successful what about the HIV virus? What a useless life! To die would have been better than this. O death where are you? If you don’t come for me l, I will come to you.’
At about 11am on Thursday his phone rang, ‘hello! Hello! Who am I on to?’ Bro EMMY asked his caller. ‘It’s me Angela, Rose’s friend.’ ‘Oh, Angela how are you? Quite an age,’ he greeted. ‘Sir I have a good news and a bad news for you, which will you want me to share first, the bad news or the good news?’
‘Please share the bad new first and let the good news follow, he said. Your wife is alive and reachable but’…….. ‘But what?’ He interrupted her. She’s sick and in need of a kidney donor to save her life. ‘Please tell her I will donate my second kidney for her. At this time he had not known that she was also HIV positive.
Immediately he arrived at the hospital and saw Sis Rose he could not but shed uncontrollable tears because of her pitiable condition. ‘Why didn’t you give me a chance to explain myself?
Why did you leave me in this agony without knowing I did what I did to save your life? If I had slept with you that night you would have been dead by now. You didn’t allow me explain the agenda of my 4 and half hours meeting with your parents and elders.
‘I am sorry, I was misled. I listened to the agent of the devil in sheep’s clothing. I was not wise enough to ask you. It was Bro Sam who told me few days to our wedding that you are impotent. I didn’t believe him initially but your attitude on our wedding day made me believe him.’
Bro Sam is Bro EMMY friend in the same unit in church. He was nursing the intension of wooing Sis Rose when Bro EMMY introduced her to him as his fiancée. This secret was known after it was discovered Bro Sam had told similar lies against two other brothers in church. He was suspended from his unit for three months after his confession.
‘Let’s leave all these talk for now and attend to your health. Can I see the doctor?’ He was led to the doctor’s office to donate his kidney to save his wife. Tests were carried out on him but his kidney could not be used.
‘Please sir do something to save my wife’s life, she must not die.’ Bro EMMY begged the doctor. ‘If she was not HIV positive the transplant would have been much easier.’ The doctor said. HIV what? Bro EMMY collapsed and was rushed to the emergency ward for attention.