Ascendance of a Bookworm

Confession of a Nigerian Wife...

My name is Mrs. Olajumoke Davis - I'm 35 years old and I've been married for the past 17 years. For 17 years I've been praying for the fruit of the womb. My husband and I had been to different hospitals for medical check to no avail. The Doctors kept saying we are both fertile (meaning we can both make babies). I married my husband while i was 18 years old and still a virgin. My husband (Joshua) has always been there for me in everything; understanding and supportive during our trying times. About 2 years ago, my childhood friend advised me on what to do... Following her advice, I remembered 'Bayo;' my 22-year-old house help. Bayo has been with us since he was 8 years old and we treated him as if he was ours. Ascendance of a Bookworm

I started talking to him about his personal life. Few months later, my husband traveled to his home town to see his people, so I utilized the opportunity!

I locked Bayo in my room and begged him to have sex with me. He refused at first, then I threatened him that I would send him back to d village. He later agreed, so we had sex 5 times before the break of dawn.

The next day, my husband returned home.

Thirteen days later, I became pregnant. Bayo was not aware that I was pregnant and I gave him N1m and told him to take the money and go back to the village. The little chap was grateful and happy about the money.

I eventually told my husband that I was pregnant and he instantly became the happiest person in the world. He called his mother, updated them about the news and they started buying kid clothing and toys.

Few months later, we did a scan and the doctors told us that I was going to have twins.

Glory be to God, I gave birth to Taiwo (female) and Kehinde (male).

Two days ago, my husband woke me up in the middle of the night, held me in his arms, looked into my eyes, and asked me: "Jumoke, who is the father of our kids?"

I was shocked and scared at how he could have known. I just knew he had stumbled on the truth because of the way he asked me. I didn't know what to say. I was so shy because I knew I had betrayed his trust. I looked into his eyes and I burst into tears.

He then said to me: "Jumoke, before you start talking, I have a confession to make."

I cleaned my face and sat upright. He went ahead and told me how he had unprotected sex with a girl in his village and contacted STD before he got married and how he didn't treat it for a very long time. He told me that when he eventually went to the hospital, the doctors told him that the STD he didn't treat early had made him sterile (was incapable of making a woman pregnant).

He said he treated the STD before he got married to me and the he has always known that he was sterile.

He explained that all those test we've been doing had been paid for and that he had always told the doctors to give me a wrong result.

He also added that the woman he had sex with back then got pregnant and that the child was BAYO; our house-help. He also went ahead by saying that he had always wanted to tell me to look for someone to impregnate me but that he just didn't have the balls to do so.

But now that I had done it, he would like to know who the father is.

"I fainted..."