Married to a drunkard

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Looking for love and finding out the worst. Love can be blind

Submitted: June 10, 2017

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It was a about one year ago when she saw him. She was only seventeen , but that had'nt prevented her from feeling completely drawn to him. It was at a small shop in her village. She'd gone there to buy bread. While the two bags of bread were being given to her, Sonia was very conscious of the tall,dark, roughly handsome guy who was discreetly eyeing her. She couldn't help but feeling intensely excited, but through calm movements and expressions, she'd appeared relaxed. He didnt utter a word to her that day, but with her intentional visits to the small shop , he finally did one day . She remembered it well. She had just collected two chocolate bars from the shop owner and was slowly making her way to the street side, when she heard a soft whistle. With a racing heart, she continued to walk pretending as though it had fallen on deaf ears. She heard the soft , calling sound again .Turning slowly,she looked back at the tall,dark man who was leaning carelessly against the shop's brown wooden door .Trying to hide a smile, Sonia continued to look at the man. She watched as a smile came to his face and then he suddenly began to move towards her,removing a cigar from his dark, firm lips. When he got there , she took a long deep look at him. Clad in long , blue jeans and a grey sweat shirt, Sonia thought his body lean and quite fit. She looked into his eyes . They were of a dark brown while his thick, dark brows were lying closely connected over them. 1

Married to a Drunkard She didnt know him, she didnt know his name, but what Sonia did know was that she wanted to know him a whole lot better.She watched as the tall man applied the cigar to his mouth again and then releasing clouds of smoke smiled down at her. 'Hey sugar' Sonia heard him began in a deep, masculine voice which caused a tingling to her slim body, say 'what's your name? I've been noticing you for a while now girl', he grinned slightly , 'your'e definitley woman'. He applied the cigar again to his mouth .Sonia felt a shiver running through her spine as the man's cold, deep dark brown eyes continued to swallow her entire body. Trying to come out of her stupor, Sonia looked up at him, 'My name's Sonia . Sonia Davis, I , I just live down the street with my mother and siblings. ' She found a grin coming to her lips. Sonia watched as the man released clouds of smoke again , while continuing to eye her. ' So what about the pa? A sweet heart like you ought to have one" . Sonia felt another swelling on the inside again . Releasing a breath ,she smiled . 'My pa died several years ago , in a car accident . Ever since, its just been the four

Married to a Drunkard It was a about one year ago when she saw him. She was only seventeen , but that had'nt prevented her from feeling completely drawn to him. It was at a small shop in her village. She'd gone there to buy bread. While the two bags of bread were being given to her, Sonia was very conscious of the tall,dark, roughly handsome guy who was discreetly eyeing her. She couldn't help but feeling intensely excited, but through calm movements and expressions, she'd appeared relaxed. He didnt utter a word to her that day, but with her intentional visits to the small shop , he finally did one day . She remembered it well. She had just collected two chocolate bars from the shop owner and was slowly making her way to the street side, when she heard a soft whistle. With a racing heart, she continued to walk pretending as though it had fallen on deaf ears. She heard the soft , calling sound again .Turning slowly,she looked back at the tall,dark man who was leaning carelessly against the shop's brown wooden door .Trying to hide a smile, Sonia continued to look at the man. She watched as a smile came to his face and then he suddenly began to move towards her,removing a cigar from his dark, firm lips. When he got there , she took a long deep look at him. Clad in long , blue jeans and a grey sweat shirt, Sonia thought his body lean and quite fit. She looked into his eyes . They were of a dark brown while his thick, dark brows were lying closely connected over them. 1

Married to a Drunkard She didnt know him, she didnt know his name, but what Sonia did know was that she wanted to know him a whole lot better.She watched as the tall man applied the cigar to his mouth again and then releasing clouds of smoke smiled down at her. 'Hey sugar' Sonia heard him began in a deep, masculine voice which caused a tingling to her slim body, say 'what's your name? I've been noticing you for a while now girl', he grinned slightly , 'your'e definitley woman'. He applied the cigar again to his mouth .Sonia felt a shiver running through her spine as the man's cold, deep dark brown eyes continued to swallow her entire body. Trying to come out of her stupor, Sonia looked up at him, 'My name's Sonia . Sonia Davis, I , I just live down the street with my mother and siblings. ' She found a grin coming to her lips. Sonia watched as the man released clouds of smoke again , while continuing to eye her. ' So what about the pa? A sweet heart like you ought to have one" . Sonia felt another swelling on the inside again . Releasing a breath ,she smiled . 'My pa died several years ago , in a car accident . Ever since, its just been the four of us. 'she said shyly playing with the bag in her hand. Looking at her again and then at the shop in the short distance,he took her arms. 'Why not let me walk you home. May be then we'll learn quite a bit more about each other . 'Sonia looked into his narrow eyes again. The guy was really a looker , looked to be about in the late twenties , early thirties, but age was barely on Sonia's mind now. For all she knew, she was falling heads over heels for the gentleman standing before her. As she began to walk the long, dry, hard paved road with him he continued to hold unto her hand and she didnt bother to tell him to let go. 'So ' he said suddenly disposing the cigar to the ground, 'you seeing someone or something? Not that i don't expect you to 2

Married to a Drunkard ' he squeezed her hand, 'I mean any guy in his right mind will go crazy for you." Sonia felt a hated blush rushing to her face with intense heat. No ' she focussed her attention on the long street ahead, ' I'm not seeing anyone. 'She felt another fight, enticing squeeze to her hand, 'sounds really good she heard the man laughed, 'How about meeting me here at the corner tomorrow at two? "Sonia paused in walking and looked up in to his smiling face, ' I .... I... really don't know, I mean with my mom and ..." She turned her attention embarrasingly away. 'It's okay .' She heard his gentle caring voice , 'It was nice talking to you anyway.Guess I have to stop here now .' She looked at him as he rose her slim hand to his lips and kissed it slightly . Making a short salute to a dreamily Sonia the man began to walk away. He was a short distance away when her smooth, helpless voice stopped him . He turned around to look at her as she sent a smile his way . 'Tomorrow it is 'she breathe, I'll meet you here at two". Smiling the tall man began to move towards her again . It was about three months later when her mother stood worriedly in the wash room staring down at her daughter who was cuddled at the small ,white lavotory , a slim,brown hand gripped around her stomach area.Sonia stood sluggishly to her feet and then walked towards a large jug that was bearing water. Taking some of its content she began to wash herself. ' I told you mom 'she said warily , ' I 'm okay .Just woke up on the wrong side this morning .'She said and then began to leave the room .Her storming mom followed behind . ' How can you say that ? This has been going on for days . You've got to see Doctor Thomas now ! " Sonia sulked walking into the small living room, where her younger brothers and sister were engaged in a game .Quickly making 3

Married to a Drunkard the way to her room, she was about to slam the door closed, when her mother pushed it opened. She looked at her daughter, ' something's going on here and your'e not telling me girl . 'She walked stormily towards her daughter , 'what is it ? ' she held unto her arms.Suddenly glaring at her , Sonia released her arms from her mother's tight grip,'okay! okay! she said looking at her mother, 'You want it ? well here it is ! I'm pregnant and I'm getting married to a guy name Carlson next week ." She watched as a wild look came to her mother's dark , black eyes. It was one of the several looks she'd expected . Slowly sinking on achair in her room, a hand gripped across her heart, her mother seemed uncapable of speaking, of uttering a word. ' She looked up at her older daughter , a glossy sheen to her eyes , 'Is...., Is this true? Is this really true?" Sonia nodded turning her attention away . ' I wanted to tell you mom! I really wanted to ' she said with teary eyes . ' but I know how you would have reacted . But ' she walked towards her mother assuredly , 'not to worry .Carlson is a very nice man. He treats me good , buys me stuffs and you remembered all that money I used to buy groceries , he gave it to me ma and I really love him ma' she stared more in to her mother's teary eyes, 'He loves me . He really does. I'm going to have his baby and we're getting married nextweek. I know it probably came as a shock but it's true ma. It's true, I really do love him ." Her entire body trembling ,heart racing mind aching, Sonia's mother gripped unto her, tears now really streaming down her face . 'Oh gosh.... girl! 'She cried shaking her child's slim body, ' what you gone and do ? Oh gosh oh gosh....". Sonia looked at her , tears consuming her own face, ' stop crying ma, stop!I tell you . I going to be okay. He 4

. already have a little house for me and the baby. It just a few miles from here, you could see me anytime ." Suddenly releasing her daughter , Sonia's mother looked at the several packed bags at one corner in the room. ' No.... No ....' she said nodding wildly, ' you not going anywhere child. How you could do this? she cried, I dont even know the man and you gone and have baby for him and come telling me, that you going and marry him.No girl, No please,' her mother fell pleadingly to the hard, carpeted floor, ' you can't do this to me. you can't do this to your pa!" She screamed . At that moment Sonia watched as her younger siblings stampeded into the small room.They looked at her, then at their ma who was still shedding tears ,still knelt to the ground . She felt her head spining ,her heart pounding. Her younger brothers and sisters were now screaming . She felt the walls of the room closing in on her and she heard the sound of a car horne on the outside as her mother continued to screamed and pulled as her mind continued to revolved. It was amazing how somethings could appear real, could appear sweet, but at the end bitter. She'd had her baby, a very beautiful baby girl. A baby girl whom her mother had never seen , one she may probably never see. Sachie was her offspring but was more of her so-called husband . She barely had the child to herself . Most of the times , she was at her mother inlaw's home the one whom carlson had named the child after. Thinking about her mother and younger siblings, Sonia wondered about their life. She didnt know much, but what she didnt doubt was the simple fact that their lives were probably a whole lot better than hers. She'd married a monster. She'd married an animal who came home late at nights from the bar in town , demanded her body, abuses and mistreated her. Married to a Drunkard 5

Sonia didnt know exactly when Carlson had started to change, but she could have remembered one evening , one unforgettable evening when his true colors have became evident. She was making warm conversation with a simpatic neighbour, when she suddenly heard Carlson calling in an aggresive mood from their wooden house. Excusing her self puzzledly from the neighbour , she began to walk towards their home and it was there she met a fuming Carlson coming from the kitchen , a drink to his hand. She looked at him with worried eyes. 'Is something wrong ? she asked camly. She heard an annoying laughed escaped from his mouth. 'Is something wrong he laughed, ' A man comes home from a hard day work to meet dinner uncooked,his baby lying alone in an empty house about to break it's neck, while his wife spreading gossip with some old woman and you ask if I am angry?. "Sonia looked at him , 'Dinner will be finished in a while and I'm sorry about Sachie. I made sure of it that she was lying comfortably.' She watched as her husband moved towards her, slamming his bottle to the ground and then stormily waled towards her. Grabbing unto her arms he shouted, 'I don't want you talking to that old woman . She spreads nothing but gossip! You hear me! ' he shouted squeezing her arms. Sonia twitched at the pain, ' she's nice Carlson , she speaks no gossip.She's just a lonely, old widow. I just cant stay away from her like that! "At that moment she heard him mumbled under his breath and then a painful slapped across her face. Almost dropping to the ground , Sonia looked up at her husband. It was evident that he was completely drunk. He walked towards her , gripping her unto the arms, 'You're going no where near her, as long as you here with me. 'He said stormily guilding her to the bedroom. She tried to fight him off but couldn't . Her effort were 6 Married to a Drunkard rewarded with pain, slaps and whippings.There were nothing she could do , until atleast now. Ever since that day , that's the way things were at their home , but they were going to change. Sonia slowly but nervously awaited her husband's arrival , she tried to be calm. Sachie was in her care today since her mother inlaw's was sick about a week ago, admitted to the hospital. She was suffering from a stroke to her body. Looking around the small room, Sonia listened as the vehicle he drove made a stop on the outside . It was about twelve in the morning. She listened as the door opened and her husband's heavy , trampling feet move towards the living room, clipping on the lamp. When he saw her cuddled in one of the several chairs in the small room, he paused and and then began to walked towards her. His eyes were the color of blood , ' Where is Sachie ? ' he asked in a heavy raging voice. Calmly , Sonia rose on her tiny feet , ' I left her at Miss Nella next door. At the sound of the old woman's name , Sonia watched with wild eyes as her husband moved towards her , gripped unto her tiny hands and slammed her harshly to the chair. That was followed by whippings and as he slapped her , trying to release her clothings. His breath spreads everywhere as he blurted words of anger, crashing the furniture while tugging his wife behind him. It was at that moment when he was tugging her to the door , that he was suddenly stopped. ' Get your hands up! You are under arrest! Any words uttered from your mouth would be used against you in the court of law. ' With relief Sonia watched as the patient cops who were gathered in the back of the house they shared handcuffed her fuming husband. Nodding slowly at her , she watched as the cops began to leave with him. He was screaming angry words at her but for all she knew, it was going to be over , she had finally gotten the proof of evidence to 7 Married to a Drunkard use against him in the court of law. Watching as two dark policemen placed him in to a vehicle , releasing a sigh , Sonia closed the door with teary eyes . She was feeling so relieved . She was going to be okay. Slowly moving towards the telephone, she slowly dialed her ma's number, the woman whom her husband had barred her from seeing or even conversating to. It was a few seconds before she had finally heard her strange but familiar voice. Ma! ..... " she breathe through tears , 'this is Sonia , I ...I .. want to see you. I miss you Ma, I really sorry. 'As she continued to cry, there was silence at the other end of the telephone until she finally heard her mother's voice again . ' It.., It.... okay child. I was so praying for this day. ' She heard tears in her mother's voice. She spent some time talkin to her and when she'd finally place the phone down, she removed tears from her eyes . She was only eighteen , she had a baby girl and life wasnt that great for a while but she was going to make it . Closing the door of the living room after opening it , she finally but happily walked next door where her angel was sleeping , beautifully sleeping. 8

of us. 'she said shyly playing with the bag in her hand. Looking at her again and then at the shop in the short distance,he took her arms. 'Why not let me walk you home. May be then we'll learn quite a bit more about each other . 'Sonia looked into his narrow eyes again. The guy was really a looker , looked to be about in the late twenties , early thirties, but age was barely on Sonia's mind now. For all she knew, she was falling heads over heels for the gentleman standing before her. As she began to walk the long, dry, hard paved road with him he continued to hold unto her hand and she didnt bother to tell him to let go. 'So ' he said suddenly disposing the cigar to the ground, 'you seeing someone or something? Not that i don't expect you to 2 It was a about one year ago when she saw him. She was only seventeen , but that had'nt prevented her from feeling completely drawn to him. It was at a small shop in her village. She'd gone there to buy bread. While the two bags of bread were being given to her, Sonia was very conscious of the tall,dark, roughly handsome guy who was discreetly eyeing


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