Bride of Blood
"If my husband cheats on me,
break my heart or betrays my
trust in any way, I swear to God,
I will kill him!
A traitor and I will not draw the
I cannot invest my time, energy
and money on someone, build
him up and then watch him become
profitable to another woman"
She said it casually, it was almost
like a slip of the tongue or a casual
They were in the final year, that
season in a student's life when
lectures and lecturers lose their
A campus club brought a musician
to their school, they were watching
Her declaration made his heart skip.
She said it in a chilly way!
It was almost as if she had seen
herself do it or could see into her own
future as she did it.
They were just classmates, both of them
were single but they were not attracted
to each other beyond that
"Why bother going into a relationship?"
He asked her!
"Since this is how you feel, why don't
you spend your money on yourself,
build yourself, invest in yourself,
love yourself and stay single!
That way, you don't end up killing
somebody and throwing your life
away!" He replied
She took offence immediately!
"You guys are so insensitive!
Imagine, I should remain single!
Is it because they have cursed you
men with unfaithfulness!
Is it too much to ask that a man
remains faithful and loyal to a lady
he professed to love?
Nobody will use me and dump me!
If you dare, you will pay with your life!
I am not some foolish girl a leech
will suck dry in the name of love!
If you buy it, you keep it.
If you damage it, it breaks you!"
She delivered her response, and left
without a backward glance!
Everything he saw in her demeanor
Four years later His younger brother
returned from the UK with a lady he
wanted to marry
She was the bride
They were so happy together
He didn't think twice about it
He told his younger brother he had
slept with her while they were on
The wedding cannot be
"Of course" he lied!
There was no better way to kill the
wedding bells She denied it
She came to his flat and fell on her knees
"Why are you doing this" she asked
She had forgotten what she told him
He walked her out!
His younger brother called off the
His younger brother took it badly,
kept malice with him for two years
His mother was equally puzzled
He kept his counsel
They suspected that he lied but they
couldn't lay their hands on a motive!
Time passed Fences were mended
He got married
His younger brother got married
Then came the news
A husband was gutted in an estate
His wife suspected him of cheating
on her She cut off his manhood and
skewered him open with a knife
The news was everywhere at once
His younger brother forwarded the
pictures to him "Can you believe
what I just saw" he asked
Of course, he believed it It was the
same lady, the walking time bomb!
She had executed the future she so
chillingly predicted about ten years
before then, seating beside him,
right under the mango tree in front
of the school sports field as they
watched the hip hop star perform
It was then that he opened up to his
brother and mother His mother was
a widow who single-handedly raised
her two sons after the early demise
of their father It would be foolish to
allow his brother die in the hands of
a woman who was determined to
kill a man in the name of love
He told them he never slept with
the lady but he knew she was deeply
damaged and would kill her own
husband one day
He just knew it the moment she spoke
that day But there was no other way
to stop the marriage than throw himself
under the bus He did it to save his
His brother was very grateful
His mother too was extremely glad
They knew something wasn't right
Everything suddenly made sense to them!
He had preserved his brother from a
bride of blood
Ps: If you can't walk away, don't go into
a relationship or marry
Love is a risky venture