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The Scar : The Kids Are Watching Episode 1

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The Scar: The Kids Are Watching
(episode 1)

Written by Sonia Okehie

They say “history always repeats itself” and to be honest, there’s an atom of truth in that harmless statement. Have you ever wondered why kids that were raised in abusive homes and environment sadly turn out to be abusive as they grow older, while kids raised in a loving home and environment turn out to be loving and affectionate as they grow older?

Domestic violence is a very sensitive issue and practice that is unfortunately passed from one generation to another without any atom of hope for this sad practice ever coming to an end. Ever wondered why they say “an apple never falls far from the tree”? Well, that’s because behaviours and practices don’t just spring up from thin air, but are rather nurtured and groomed. When next you raise your hands to beat your wife or husband, pause for a minute and realise that the kids might be watching that act of anger and it can permanently damage the moral standards and mindset of a promising young boy or girl. Grab your pop corns and get ready for a lesson-filled tale. Your ready? I bet you are; now gently enjoy the ride down the reality check of an abusive couple.

Several years ago, Dominic and Lizzy tied the knot in the presence of their family and friends. It was such a dream come true for the couple who barely courted but rushed into marriage because they were head-over-heels in love with each other then. After what seemed like a heart warming wedding ceremony, the newly weds eloped to an unknown destination for their Honeymoon.

The honeymoon lasted for two weeks and during that time, the couple could hardly get their hands off each other. It was 2 weeks of blissful intimacy and erotic moments. There and then, their union felt as though it was ordained and blessed by God, but how long did that bliss last? Well, not for too long.

Years passed and the couple were blessed with a handsome son. Just when we all felt their union grew stronger as the years went by; sadly, the reverse was the case. From little arguments every now and then, to bigger and unresolvable quarrels.

It first started from mere shouts and snapping of fingers but later graduated to throwing slaps and punches. A once happy family now turned into a deadly war zone. One unfortunate thing about the situation was the fact that both couple were too hot headed for one another. None was humble for the other and also, none was willing to summit to being at fault whenever there was a fight.

You know what they say about “two wrongs never making a right”? Well, that was the case with Dominic and Lizzy. The abuse came from both sides and not from one party alone. Due to this, it was hard for the circumstance to be curtailed and controlled. The slaps and punches came from both sides and this usually left the couple with bruises and cuts on their bodies.

As time went by, Lizzy began to feel weak and unable to compete with her husband’s strength due to her feminine nature. Due to this, Dominic always had upper hand and power in their fights. He would drag her hair and throw her on the sharp furniture edge whenever she tried fighting back. What initially seemed like a subtle abuse grew and developed into a serious domestic violence case in the union of these couple. I wonder why divorce wasn’t an option of escape from the hell they now found themselves in; maybe they just didn’t want the outside world to have a glimpse of their troubled marriage.

Little by little, Micheal ‘their son’ began to sense the negative and hostile atmosphere and energy that surrounded their household. As at the age of 7, he had already witnessed series of fights from his parent. Most times, the tender boy would come to the defence of his battered mum by holding her from behind; in the bid to shield her from the mighty punches of his dad but his innocent efforts were always in vain.

Most nights, the emotionally tortured boy would hide himself in his room with his hands forcefully pressed against his ears to prevent himself from hearing the shouts that came from the living room or his parent’s room. It was such a nightmare for the little boy to grow up in such environment but sadly, there wasn’t any way out.

As years passed, Derrick’s mind began to get messed up due to the constant abuse that played out almost everyday in his presence. Gradually, the teenage boy began to feel that women were weak and ought to be manhandled as a way of propelling them to get things done. Another sad thing was that he felt violence was the perfect and only love language that women understood.

Now without any reasonable doubt, it’s apparent that another beast was breeding to be unleashed into the outside world very soon. Too bad there was no one close enough to the troubled teenager to be able to correct the wrong mindset his abusive parents had successfully instilled in him. Too bad indeed!

Just as we felt the worst had happened, it’s clear we weren’t ready for what was ahead. One fateful day, something highly unfortunate happened while Lizzy and Dominic were in a severe fight. It happened that Dominic was trying to free himself from his wife’s grip after she accused him of sleeping with a close friend of hers. That fight initially started like one of their numerous previous fights but no one had any clue that something drastic was about to happen.

“You are a big fool, I regret the day I married you. Today you must kill me or I kill you…big fool” Lizzy flared up as she held Dominic with all her strength. “Leave me alone you mad woman; C’mon leave me!” he struggled to free himself while throwing punches at his wife. As they kept dragging themselves up and down, Lizzy mistakenly pushed Dominic too hard that he forcefully fell on the glass centre table and the glass shattered on his body. Sadly, a large part of the glass wasn’t completely shattered and that sharp edge pierced through his back and punctured his belly.

Immediately after the incident, Lizzy’s eyes cleared but it was too late because Dominic was gasping for his last breath. Confused on what to do, the devastated lady picked race and ran out of the house; leaving her dead husband lying on the cold parlour floor.

As Lizzy nervously ran out of her matrimonial house in a bid to escape, a motorcycle on speed that wasn’t alert collided with her and that was her instant end. Passer-bys gathered the scene and everyone began to shout on top of their voice for help. On seeing Lizzy lying helplessly on the ground, one could tell straight-up that she was dead on the spot but they still managed to rush her to the hospital.

There was double fire on the mountain but no one was aware yet. The neighbours ran inside the couple’s house in hopes to alert Dominic that his wife had just been involved in an accident, that was when they saw the man lying in cold blood in the living room. It was at that moment that hell broke loose.

There was screaming from every angle and the more the neighbours screamed, the more others gathered the scene. The police were alerted and they came with an ambulance to carry Dominic’s dead body to the mortuary.

A day that started off as a usual day for another quarrel episode, sadly turned out to be a day that Derrick lost both parents and automatically turned into an orphan. What a sad reality to digest indeed for the teenage boy who just got back from school that day.

Now, the most shocking thing that happened that day was after the sad news was broken to the 17 year old boy, he didn’t shed a single tear. Mere looking at Derrick, you could tell that he had already been broken and rendered emotionless long before that day. It felt as though he had a substantial amount of shock absorber; hence the reason he was able to stomach his parents death without letting a single emotion show.

All through that day, Derrick was quiet and didn’t say a word. Well wishers and neighbours broke down in tears as they saw the little boy sitting quietly without saying a single word. All they could do was imagine what was going through his head; if only they knew!

After that incident, Derrick was taken in by his grandmother from his mother’s side. The burial arrangements were made promptly and the couple were buried alongside each other. The energy at their burial was off to the extent that the clouds were dark all through. Derrick was indoors all through the burial ceremony and didn’t come out for once to pay any respect to his dead parents. It was such a sad day but the worst was yet to come because Dominic and Lizzy had succeeded in killing any chance at a normal and happy life for Derrick. Too bad!

Days tuned to weeks, weeks to months and months to years. Thankfully, Derrick did extremely well in his academics because he didn’t have a social life at all. He graduated in flying colours, which landed him a well paying job at one of the best telecommunication companies in his city. Since his grand mum was aging gracefully, she began to bother him for a grand child.

Initially, Derrick felt he could dodge his grandmother’s numerous questions but couldn’t do so any longer as time went on and the persistence continued. In order to grant her wish, he finally settled down with a beautiful lady he had been seeing for sometime.

They didn’t date for long before getting married. The naive beautiful lady felt as though she hit a jack pot by marrying Derrick because at that time, he had so many ladies that were crushing on him. The eligible bachelor was a spec and everyone wanted him to be theirs. If only they truly know who was behind those dry and faint smiles; if only they did!

Sadly, a lot of people skip the dating stage these days and just jump straight into marriage; which is why they are usually in for a great shocker as time goes by because a person’s character can’t be hidden forever. The dating stage would have been the best time to spot any red flags so as to know your final verdict. Too bad Derrick and his Beau ‘Naya’ skipped that stage. Few weeks after the newly weds got joined together, the dark hunted side of Derrick unknowingly surfaced.

One fateful evening, Naya stayed out late due to the workload she was tied down with at the office. As a good wife, she informed her husband via text about the development but didn’t get any reply from him. She waived it off as though he wasn’t with his phone and carried out with the work she had to attend to.

After about 7pm, Naya returned home but wasn’t aware that Derrick had been waiting for her in the living room with the lights turned off. Immediately she entered inside the parlour and turned on the lights, she almost dropped dead when she saw her husband sitting just beside the door.

“Oh my! Baby you scared me” she innocently said but before she knew it, Derrick held her neck very tight till she almost chocked to death. “Don’t ever stay out this late again” he coldly said and release his grip from her neck. Without uttering another word to his wife, he walked away.

Devastated and shocked to the brim, Naya sat on the cold floor, held her chest and nervously muttered; “What just happened?”

TBC…

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Married At Sixteen – Episode Twenty

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Married at sixteen by Authoress Ricky

💘 MARRIED AT SIXTEEN 💘
(Love filled with Bitterness)

Written by: Authoress Ricky

✍️ Episode Twenty✍️

🌺 Daniella pov🌺

I was coming out of the class after having some chat with Amy at the cafeteria because she seems to be broken and I didn’t even realize she had feelings for Bryan and it this strong.

I made up some lies when she asks about Martha even though I know she must probably be with Bryan. I don’t know what really happened but Jabson refuse to tell me and that lead to a little fight between us too.

“Isn’t that Martha?” Why is she with John?. Hope it not what I’m thinking, I quickly approach them and gave John a glare before dragging Martha away from him.

“Let go off me Daniella”she said and I kept dragged her till we reach the empty classrooms and I lock the door.

“What the hell is happening”I questioned.
“You should tell me why you bring me here when I was in the middle of an important something”She yelled at me and I was surprised.

“Martha? John is the importance thing you are talking about?”
“Doesn’t it worth it?”
“What have gotten into you”I asks.
“Maybe you should direct that to your friend”She sounded so rude to me.

“My friend aren’t we friends too?”I asks.
“I have a class”She said and I scoff.
“This is the same class you are having now tell me what happening and what were you discussing with John”I asks.

.”And why should I tell you?”she asks me.
“Even if you are Bryan have a little misunderstanding shouldn’t you be soughting it out instead of going to that bastard”I yelled.

“Why do everyone hate him?”
“You really want to know?”I asks.
“There is a party tonight at my house and John will be there come over with Bryan”
“No”she rejected.

“Why?”
“I don’t want to have anything to do with him”she said.
“Why for goodness sake”
“he tried to rape me are you satisfied”she fired at me.

“Rape? I thought you guys are married?”
“Okay fine !! this is the truth we are married but aren’t together because we hate each other guys and yesterday night he tried to rape me when I wanted to treat his wounds”

“What wound?”I asks in surprise.
“He was attacked by an hoodlums last night”she replied and I gasped.
“His he okay”I asks and she shot at me making me hold back my words.

“I hope you understand and stop all this drama because John is only been nice to me”she said.
“John is……”I kept quiet and stare at her for a while.

“Martha are you that blind?”I asks.
“I can see Clearly and you are putting on white”She said and I sigh deeply.
“He loves you and he just doesn’t want to hurt you because of his situation that he doesn’t realize I know a long time ago though”

“What do you mean”
“I think this is right time he need you or you might lose him forever but I still need some investigation I have a feeling John is behind is attack”
“There you go again”She clap her hand together.

“Martha I’m been serious, he need you now but why did he react like that because he already stop_OMG”I gasped.
“What?!”
“I will talk to you later”I ran out of the class and went to search for Bryan and Jabson and luckily I found them at the school backyard.

“Hey guys”I greeted but the both of them just snub me but I ignore that.
“I think I know what really happened”I said and they both exchange glance before looking at me.

“Know what? Your addiction occurred because you got injected with large dose of Vulgar last night”I said and Bryan punch Jabson in the face making me gasped.

“You f**king tell her”he roared and this is my first time I ever see Bryan mad at Jabson.
“No”he spat out blood.
“Omg”I squat and help Jabson up but he shove me away.

“He didn’t tell me, I found out myself okay”I said and he just wipe his hand.
“I’m serious Bryand I think you weren’t actually attacked yesterday but instead you were drugged and it only two person I know can do that.

“My father or John”he said and I nod.
“Sorry dude”he apologized to Jabson and he just ignore him and take care of his broken lips.

“Who even tell you I was attacked?”He asks.
“Matha”I replied honestly and he slum on the bench back.
“What did she say?”he asks.
“We just need to give her more time I guess”

“She can never forgive me and it hurt she is following that bastard”I almost cried as I watch Bryan speak.

He has never been broken like this before. What the hell is wrong with Martha?.
✍️ Authoress Ricky ✍️

Who like Daniella pov?

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Married At Sixteen – Episode Nineteen

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Married at sixteen by Authoress Ricky

💘 MARRIED AT SIXTEEN 💘
(Love filled with Bitterness)

Written by: Authoress Ricky

✍️ Episode Nineteen ✍️

💦 BRYAN💦
Martha had obviously been avoiding me since morning and now it lunch, Jabson invited me to closet to talk since it might be bad talking about it in the cafeteria.

“Did you tell her?”he asks.
“She hate me now now and something doesn’t feel right”
“What do you mean?”
“I wasn’t having any reaction after I got so close to Martha something must definitely be wrong somewhere”

“You weren’t using your drugs right?”
“Jabson I’m for real why do I have a feeling John knows about it”
“John?”
“After the attack I started having the symptoms again”

“This is serious but you need to tell her because you know it important for her to know she is your wife Bryan”Jabson emphasized.

“Okay you want me to walk up to her and be like Princess, I’m a s*x maniac like you always say and I haven’t been using my drugs and that why I had a sign last night again”I roll my eye and he gave a weird look.

“What?!”
“That exactly how you gonna say it bro”he hit my arm.
“No Jabson, Dad”I said and he sigh deeply.
“I think it time we look into john Matter”he said and I reason with that.

“After school”
“Princess would get suspicious of me again”
“An hint you are starting to like her”he smirk.
“What do you mean”
“Never mind so after school I will handle the rest and you know it can’t be kept long so tell her”

✍️ Authoress Ricky ✍️

MARTHA.

“What’s up with you?”Amy asks as I made some slurping sound with my juice.
“You seems off or is it because of Bryan”Daniella asks.
“Bryan? why should she care about Bryan”Amy asks and my eye widened.

Shit!!!
“She doesn’t know”I signal Daniella and she gasped.
“ummm I meant I haven’t seen Bryan since morning”Daniella tried to change the topic but obviously Amy wasn’t buying it.

“Bullshit I’m not a dummy so spill it out girl”
“I’m serious”Daniella fake a laugh and I joined.
“You laugh like that whenever you like”She roll her eye and I sigh in defeat.

“Fine!!!”I hit the table and sign deeply resting properly on the chair.
“Go ahead and spill it girl”She said and I exchange glance with Daniella and she gave me a signal to go ahead.

“I found out recently that Daniella and Jabson are couples and I was really excited” Daniella raise her brows confused but I just sniff and continue.

“I have a little crush on Bryan too but I didn’t want to tell you because you always dream of marrying him but recently I found out from Jabson he is married”

“Married?!”She yelled.
“Hey! it a secret between Jabson and I and since Daniella is his girlfriend she found out so have been sad lately mainly because of that”I lied and I exchange glance with Daniella but she just stare at me with eye widened and jaws down.

“Bryan is married?”She repeated surprised and I nod my head.
“That son of a bastard, I’ve been waiting all years for him to like me and he got married to a bitch!!”She stood up angrily.

“Amy”Daniella and I quickly follow her to ensure she isn’t going to do something stupid.
I sighted Jabson and Bryan coming out from the closet and Amy faced the direction.

“What going on _”Bryan received an hot slap from Bryan and we all gasped.
“What the hell”he cussed.
“You got married and didn’t even inform anyone and I was here crushing on you forever”She said and Bryan eye landed on me and I shrugged.

This is crazy!!!😂😂😂.
“Who told you I’m married and why would you slap me for my decision”
“I’m definitely going to find that bitch you got married too and squeeze her neck till she is out of breathe”she said and I touch my neck nervously.

“Amy it okay”I tried to touch her but she shove my hand away and walk away angrily.
“I need an explanation for what just happened”
“Everything happens for a purpose”Daniella inhale deeply as she watch Amy leave angrily.

“I just wish I’m not going to die once she find out”
“It was isn’t necessary you lied”Daniella replied.
“I can’t tell her”I said.
“Why?”
“Enough of all this can someone tell me what just happened”Bryan cut it off and we both kept mute.

“Jabson I have something to show you can you come with me”Daniella pull Jabson and I think he got the information and left.

I don’t want to be alone with Bryan!!!!. What if he hurt me again.
“I have a class”I said and try to walk away but he held my wrist stopping me before I leave and my hand went to my wrist so he let go.

“I’m sorry”he muttered.
“I don’t really think I want that so go f**k yourself”I replied.
“I have something else to tell you”he said and I look the other side.

“Prince_”
“Just don’t call me that, do you realize you almost raped yesterday”
“Raped!!?”
“Yeah”

“We are married Martha”he said and I scoff.
“Forcing means rape”I made it clear to him.
“And that why you need to listen to me”he said but Im not interested in that and immediately I sighted John I quickly call him.

“John”I called and he wave at me immediately he saw me.
“Don’t ever call this marriage again”I muttered before walking to John leaving him standing there like a fool he is.
✍️ Authoress Ricky ✍️

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Married At Sixteen – Episode Eighteen

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Married at sixteen by Authoress Ricky

💘 MARRIED AT SIXTEEN 💘
(Love filled with Bitterness)

Written by: Authoress Ricky

✍️ Episode Eighteen✍️

MARTHA

He kept kissing me roughly and taking all his rage out of me and that hurting me.
“Bryan stop you are hurting me”I said trying to push him away but his hand tightened round me and he didn’t break the kiss devouring my lips.

“Bryan stop”I use the left strength in me to push him away and ran out of his room not waiting to hear anything from him.

🌺 BRYAN🌺

what the hell have I done again. I took my medicine before going to bed and it still happen after she made me so horny badly.

I can’t just walk up to her and tell her I’m a s*x addict. It all started when I was Eleven, yeah Eleven still a kid.

I lost my mother during those time and it affected me so much. Dad wasn’t there for me and I was indulge in all kind of act as a kid.

I really didn’t see anything bad there because I mingle with people older than my age but one thing I never did was drug because I had it makes people mad as a kid then though.

It was during a bad experience with my constantly urge to have girls around me I met Jabson at thirteen.

He helped me out of those bad gang and recently I found out John handle the gang now but that a details for another day.

Recently my dad found out about it and he took me to a doctor and he explained to my dad about my s*xual behavior persistent s*xual thought and that interferes in my relationship school work and all that.

After months of attending I was given a medical prescription to these might include anti-androgens, such as medroxyprogesterone (Provera), as well as selective serotoninreuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), including fluoxetine (Prozac). While a doctor may prescribe these drugs to reduce sexual urges, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have not approved any medications for treating this condition.

Dad decide to allow me marry Martha at first it was a crazy idea because no girl would want to marry at her young age and not to a s*x maniac like me.

After finding out she was a virgin on our wedding night I was pretty surprised but due to my condition I don’t want to hurt her so I never made approach toward but this night I want her so badly.

I hope she forgive me… I can’t tell her, it will only put me in a more worst Condition than when my mom left me to the world.

✍️ Authoress Ricky ✍️

🌺MR NICOLE🌺

I was in my house although doing some office file and it getting late before I receive a call from my in-laws.

📲What an important call
📲Just shut the crap, where is my daughter?.
📲Oh…you should know she is with her husband and not me.
📲I want my daughter back and I’m ready to pay you up.

📲I’m sorry but the contract says no money exchange.
📲Why are you doing this to me Nicole.
📲 Doing what.
📲Your son is a f**king s*x addict my daughter can’t be In a love filled with bitterness, I can’t believe I put her in such risk.

📲Mr. Justin you should trust me she is the only one that can cure my son
📲 She isn’t a doctor that gives treatment so stop acting with you got PTSD
📲Just give the time.
📲If anything happens to my daughter just know you are dead.

📲I’m doing some office work Justin can we talk later *I hang up and threw the phone away.
This is bullshit!!!!!

🌺 JABSON🌺

I was still Video chatting Daniella on my phone when my second phone beeped and the caller ID is Bryan.

“Who is that”she asked.
“Can I call you back bae it Bryan”I replied.
“It late why is he calling you”
“I need to pick it up to find out”I replied.

“Good night”She end the call and I pick up immediately.
📲I mess up man
📲What do you mean?
📲I hurt her again.
📲You force her
📲No…I was attacked by the gang again.

📲I’m coming
📲No we can just talk in school tomorrow it late.
📲No I’m coming
📲No it not necessary *What the hell Bryan cried?!?.

📲First thing in school tomorrow
📲Sure don’t tell Dad about this okay*he warned and I nod.
📲 Good night

he end the call but I’m kinda bothered. Bryan is a close friend to me and I understand is situation but there is nothing anyone can do about it.

It high time Martha knows about it and I think she is the only one to his solution because obviously he has a soft spot for her.

What is happening?

❣️ JOHN❣️

“Done boss”one of my gang member said and I smiled.
“Hope it was the right injection?”
“Yes sir”
“Great, Now let see who wins”I laugh deeply.

Bryan thinks he can ran away from us for so long but I will make sure he pays and that would be from his wife MARTHA.

Yeah I know he is married!! No one hides anything from me for so long because there is nothing I don’t know.

✍️ Authoress Ricky ✍️

Bryan is a s*x addict but John drug him and he hurt Martha😳…What happening?

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