“Dele, stop it.” She breathes.
I hold back my hand slowly. I smile as she turns her back at me I watch her spotless, creamy-brown figure like it’s the first time she is lying next to me on bed. Her delicate hips, alongside her overall pleasing features, always trill me.
I have been asleep for over five hours since I collapsed to the bed at 9pm. My early sleep was due to my long wait for a bus in that heavy rain last night; even now my blood is still frozen. The effort of my blanket proves futile to subdue the shiver… My potent organ is the only hot part. That is due to the ‘agbo jedi’ (local herb) I took while at work yesterday. Indeed, it is my lustful thing that aroused me from sleep.
Again, my hand crawls gently towards those robust b—–s which befit a lady of twenty-seven, who had apparently not abused her body. Although she is still on pyjamas. Over the two years of our marriage, that was how I have always roused her. I got to know that rubbing those parts was one of her weak points, followed by working my tongue and lips from the tips of her toes up to her g—n. In fact , that would make her body travel out of this world … But that is needless right now – my body is really shouting for an urgent help.
“Bamidele … stop this rubbish!” Her voice turns up a little.
She shifts her beautiful frame to the edge of the bed – her body wriggles.
There is something more to this, I think … She hardly addresses me by my full name. She had once told me she found it romantic calling me by that short form.
“Titi, what is all this now?” I can sense a tremor in my voice.
I don’t know what will become of me if Titi wouldn’t let me convert the chill on my body to perspiration. Sexual urge darts across my body like hummingbird hunting for food from one twig to another.
“I am not in the mood for this nonsense, okay?” She says, turning her face to me.
The light is off. But the reflection of the street lights through the windowpane leaves a glimmer from which I can see the annoyance that emits from Titi’s eyes.
“You call this nonsense?” My voice breaks out from shiver at last, but still in a low tone like hers, “The same thing you said yesterday – you were not in the mood. The day before; same thing … I overlooked those ones because there was neither rain nor cold … Do you want me to die from cold before daybreak?”
“What is this thick blanket meant for … ehn?” She feels the texture of the blanket in her hand, obviously to emphasize her statement, “if you are not satisfied with that, this pillow is big enough for you to get rid of the cold.. Please don’t disturb me. I need to rest.”
“When do you want us to produce that glorious seed if you keep avoiding this?”
Titi’s throat burst out with a mocking laughter, “You don’t cease to amuse me, you this man,” She continues laughing, and says in a fake romantic tone, “Those ones we have been doing since all these while, what have they yielded, my dear?” “Didn’t we go to the doctor together last week? He said none of us has problem hindering childbirth… So what fault are you heaving upon me?”
“Whatever,” she says, waving her hand as if warding off a mosquito across my face. She resumes her position -facing the other side.
I take a long sigh, and shake my head.
Not now that I’ve taken advice from a co-worker that a ‘local herbal concoction’ would boost my libido since I now engage in a hard-work. He said the herb would strengthen my backbone for a better performance. Yesterday was my first time of giving it a try. My weakness lately is the reason why she has been avoiding me. I believe she is using that infertility as an excuse. But can one actually call three or four rounds of lovemaking a weakness?
It’s either I test this ‘agbo jedi’ on your body now or I die. There is nothing like assaulting one’s housewife, of course. I must force you. It’s today you will know I have become a man, like I was during our early marriage – stronger than a horse!
Without any further thought, I suddenly shove her from the edge of the field to the center, where the match would be comfortable to play.
The Thorn On My Flesh Episode 1
“Dele, stop it.” She breathes.