From this day forward… Part 1

Tokunbo planted a kiss on his wife’s lips and swept her up into his arms just before they entered the hotel lobby.

His wife.

Mrs Atinuke Williams.

They had waited for two years, three months and twenty two days for this day: To become husband and wife.

They had both decided to abstain from sex till they got married in line with the scriptures. A decision which didn’t pose as a challenge at first, but as their relationship progressed, it became increasingly difficult, especially after they got engaged. They both took courage from the bible verse in Hebrews 13:4 – ‘Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled’. They kept themselves by adhering to some strict boundaries.

The hotel staff smiled at the new couple and wished them congratulatory messages after handing them the electronic keycard to their honeymoon suite.

Earlier In the day, they had been joined in holy matrimony in a very small ceremony in the presence of family and friends. Tokunbo was transfixed the moment he set his eyes on Atinuke as she walked down the aisle with her father. He had never seen her look so beautiful. Tears had welled up in his eyes as he recited the words that came from his heart:

‘My dearest Atinuke, my heartbeat, soul mate and best friend. I bless God for that beautiful day He brought you into my life. I promise you today in the presence of God Almighty and everyone gathered here to love you with all that I am and all that I have. To hold your hands as we go through life together and never leave you. To lead as God intends, to be faithful to you and be a shoulder for you to lean on when the going gets tough. I promise to love you from this day onwards till death parts us’

Tears flowed down Atinuke’s cheeks as she said her vows:

‘Tokunbo Jolayemi Williams, my TJ, I pledge to you this day my love and fidelity for you. I promise to be a helpmate for you, to honour you and care for you. I vow to submit to you as the head of our home as Christ is the head of the church. I look forward to growing old with you my darling TJ, to have kids with you and a home filled with joy and laughter.

They had a small reception in a 5 star restaurant afterwards. They had opted to have a small wedding, much to the resistance and disappointment of their families instead of the usual Nigerian carnival-style weddings.

Tokunbo’s heart raced to match the excitement flowing through his body. He was finally going to see all those curves that her clothes had hidden so well. He inserted the keycard into the key slot and the light didn’t turn green. He did it again but it remained red.

‘TJ, calm down’ his wife teased as she took the card from his hands and inserted it in. He had obviously inserted it the wrong way. The green light ushered them into a ‘cosy romantic haven’ as described on the hotel’s website. Atinuke could now see why it was so expensive. She had argued about it being too exorbitant when Tokunbo told her the price and had suggested they booked somewhere cheaper. It’s not like there was a rule which says newlyweds had to stay in honeymoon suite. But Tokunbo had insisted on booking the room because he wanted their wedding night to be very memorable.

Tokunbo placed his wife delicately on the cosy bed and immediately stooped to take off his socks and shoes. Who knew taking off socks and shoes could take so long.

‘TJ, I need to use the toilet’

‘Really? Or is someone shy?’ he teased and leaned to give her a kiss.

‘TJ I’m serious jor, after all that wine we drank at the wedding’ she got up and walked towards the bathroom.

‘Sha make it fast cos this man can’t wait’ he replied impatiently as his eyes travelled the length of her body and lingered on her feminine curves.

After what seemed like eternity, Atinuke stepped out of the bathroom and Tokunbo winked as he mouthed ’finally’.

He deposited tender kisses on his lips, eyes, and nose and finally on her lips again. He felt her stiffen.

‘I’ll be gentle, Tinu.’ He kissed her neck and his lips began to travel down her body-

‘Tokunbo, I’m… I’m not a virgin’ Atinuke whispered.

Tokunbo continued to plant kisses all over her body, he was too engrossed in the moment.

‘Did you hear me?’

He stopped.

He felt a wave of cold water all over his body as he registered what he just heard. He pushed his body from her and sank to his knees at the foot of the bed. He couldn’t believe what he just heard. It had to be a joke; they had talked about this before.

Tinu was a virgin.

The look on her face told him otherwise.

‘Tokunbo, I’m soooo sorry’

Thanks for reading. Part 2 would be up next Friday. Please leave a comment and share!


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31 thoughts on “From this day forward… Part 1

  1. Omolara 04/04/2014 at 3:29 pm Reply

    This is the exact meaning of suspense. I can’t wait


  2. Yummy Mummy 04/04/2014 at 3:57 pm Reply

    Lol why lie? That’s a wrong and terrible marriage foundation


  3. Tunde 04/04/2014 at 5:21 pm Reply

    May your ink never run dry. As always, a nice piece packed with suspense.


  4. Omorinola 04/04/2014 at 7:31 pm Reply

    Wow!!! After waiting. So she was pretending all along #shaking my head# wud he ever trust her again? Can’t wait for part two .


  5. Tee Dee 04/04/2014 at 8:01 pm Reply

    Oh wow, tryna imagine it all…d way sh broke d news tho, smh!


  6. odije 04/04/2014 at 10:36 pm Reply

    Well , Tinu should have told Tokunbo everything, if not everything at least the obvious….she’s about to ruin their wedding night. I can’t wait to read Tokunbo’s action therafter.


  7. Monisola Adio 05/04/2014 at 2:56 am Reply

    Good one, Feyi. Well done. Tinu has just ruined everything Tokunbo held special after he kept himself for her. What a disappointment 😦 I look forward to part 2 too.


    • Feyi's Dairy 05/04/2014 at 8:53 am Reply

      Thanks Monisola… a huge disappointment 😦
      It’ll be up next Friday.


  8. taiwothebabe 05/04/2014 at 12:10 pm Reply

    Such a disappointment. I do not understand why Tinu was not honest fromt the start. The girl has ruined the night the boy has waited for for a whole 2 years, 3 months and twenty two days. What a shame. 😦
    Really looking forward to part 2. xxx well done.


  9. taiwothebabe 05/04/2014 at 12:10 pm Reply

    Honestly some people are just UNBELIEVABLE. 😦


  10. drnsmusings 05/04/2014 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Is he a virgin? I wonder what will happen


    • Feyi's Dairy 05/04/2014 at 8:18 pm Reply

      Hmmmmmm that’s an interesting question. It seems the pressure is always on women. . . Next Friday 🙂


  11. ejajah 05/04/2014 at 5:53 pm Reply

    Ghen ghen. What about the vows said? Are they going to honor that? Will a lie or “unsaid truth” tear them apart just before day two of the rest of their lives. Patiently waiting for part two.


  12. glowingscenes 05/04/2014 at 7:16 pm Reply

    ok nawwwwww…part 2 where art thou?
    nice one Fey 😉


  13. Olumide 08/04/2014 at 10:20 am Reply

    Part 2 asap plsssss!!! If she lied about that…then she prolly can lie about anything…she should hv just moved on…Tokunbo would not have known…


  14. Ore Adeyemi 08/04/2014 at 9:07 pm Reply

    Bet why? *frowns* This is disheartning! Dissapointing! I feel 4 TJ o, let’s Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡ ow part 2 goes. He’ll need God’s help 2 forgive her(dats if he does anyway). Weldone Odun!


  15. Olabode 20/04/2014 at 10:42 pm Reply

    Hmmm….running to read part 2


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  17. MercieIfunanya 10/09/2014 at 6:35 am Reply

    So funny but not funny! She shd hv told him al thru out d 2 yrz sth sth months nd 52 days na!
    Lesson learnt here tho: d period of courtship is to bare every sensitive issue dt hz gone on prior r during 2 d rlatnshp cz I wanna bliv it happened b4 dey came together


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