He is at his Study Room in melancholy Yaaga did not come to serve him breakfast but Suwerr came instead he asked her;
“Has Yaaga comeback from weekend?”
“Sir she has come.”
“Asked her to come and see me please.”
“Okay Sir.” She left.
She is very unhappy that Maama Linguerre loathe her and is going to pose a great problem;
She said to herself;
“Maama hates me with passion she sees me as a betrayer and a great opportunist what am I going to do? It is said it is a battle to have your mother-in-law as an enemy. I’ll just packed my belongings and go out of sight.” As she was doing that Suwerr came in a hurry and enquired;
“What are you trying to do? Pack and disappear? It is not possible Jambarr wants to see you immediately come let us go.”
“What do you want to do go and leave me here? What about our baby? You should not have told dad it should have been a secret none should have known not even my wife Taaru. I’ll be dead if she gets to know.”
“But as our people say ‘dohuti galemn ‘it transcend up the fart of the camel its smell climbs up; how can I keep the secret of my pregnancy? Sooner or later Taaru must come to know about it and what about when she asks me who is responsible? What should I tell her?”
“Tell her your boy -friend she will not even go there she is a perfect lady she does not gossip she minds her business.”
She is being jealous as she sees Taaru as a rival;
“Who is busy body? I came and found a family problem and I went into it to find a solution is that what you are saying?”
“That interpretation is wrong and you know it Taaru is your dear friend is she not? She is my dear wife very faithful and loyal to me she has never cheated on me but here I am being a naughty husband cheating on her and worse still with a person she brought home to help. Our relationship is patriarchal and I am not happy and proud about it.”
“I’ve seen your point I’ll never be a second wife even if I bear you a son? We have not come to the bridge if we reach there we shall see how to cross it there are many ways to catch a rat. Let me get you your breakfast.”
She noticed that Jambarr is avoiding him she decided to change tactic what she learns in books; she took her stand and move away from him;
“I’ll never force myself on a man not even my husband I’ve done nothing wrong to him.” She visited her pastor again.
“don’t neglect your duty as a wife but also uphold your dignity things will come clearer later.
She was vomiting and Taaru suspected her.
“What’ wrong with you?” She asked.
She panicked and thought Taaru suspected her she answered;
“I am pregnant.”
“Pregnant! How careless when your son is barely a year old? What are we going to do? Paapa and Maama should not hear it they were unhappy when I brought you in seeing you as uncouth now being pregnant?”
“No abortion I’ve taken out too many boys precious boys privileged women losing their marriages for lack of male children I can sell them to rich families and be a millionaire.” She argued flippantly to hurt Taaru. She looked at her and left.
“Was she throwing words to get me hurt? No Yaaga cannot do that to me. It was a coincidence and Yaaga being uncouth and all that.”
In the morning
“You have to join Ante natal clinic.” Taaru adviced.
“I have already join and my child is scanned and said to be male.”
“Who is the father of the child?”
She made herself choked followed by bouts of incessant coughs a tactic not to answer her question. Taaru left for work.
To be Cont.