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Uche was at the football field in the neighborhood cheering the boys when his sister choima pulled him by the arm and began to plead with him to follow her home. Fear and anxiety was written all over her face as she continued to urge her brother to come with her.

"What is the matter choima?" uche asked. But she wouldn't tell him because of the other boys that were listening. She grabbed her brother by the arm and they both hurried away.

When they were now far away from the field, uche stopped abruptly and demanded to know what was happening.

"Dad is beating the hell out of mum as we speak". chioma burst into tears.

" So that man has resumed hitting mom again, after all the promises he had made never to lay his hands on her again. After I had warned him". Uche said through clenched teeth and fists as hot rage shot through his muscular body.

" pls brother, let's not waste much time , I couldn't stop the fight he was too strong for me. Let's hurry up before he beats our mother to coma"

The distance between the house and the field was not very far but far enough for their mother to lose her life if she couldn't get help fast. So, the two children increased their pace.

When they got home, they saw their mother sitting on the floor, her face covered in blood. Uche looked around the house for their father but couldn't spot him. As usual, their father had beaten the poor woman and walked away. He would confront him when he returned home in the evening.

For now, the most important thing was to take care of their mother's wounds. Uche instructed his sister to go call a nurse who was also a family friend that lives down the street. "Aunty nurse" as she's fondly called was the one who always attended to the family's medical needs except in worsened conditions in which they would have to visit the hospital.

Chioma returned home ten minutes later without the nurse. Unfortunately, the nurse had traveled to attend a wedding ceremony in another city.

Uche didn't have enough money to take their mother to a clinic, so he instructed his sister to heat some water for massaging their mother's face. While chioma attended to their mother, uche strolled to the nearest drugstore at the other street to get some painkillers.

Uche had been living with his uncle at the northern part of the country for seven years and now he was 24. His uncle had four daughters and treated uche like the son he never had. The relationship between the both of them was so beautiful that a lot of people even thought uche was his biological son. But uche longed to see his family again after so many years and he pleaded with his uncle to allow him return home. After much persuasion, his uncle agreed reluctantly.

He was deeply saddened on the day he arrived home and saw his father beating up his mother mercilessly. His sister chioma told him that this has been going on for a long time now. She even told him that their uncle knows about it as they have informf him on several occasions to call their father to order. Uche became furious that his uncle never told him about this, but his sister told him not to blame him too much. Maybe their uncle was ashamed of their father.

On his way to the pharmacy,, he kept thinking. This would be the third time in five months that his father would beat his mother. Anytime his father arrives home feeling sore and frustrated, he never hesitates to transfer aggression on their mother.Sometimes he even beats chioma too.

Uche was worried that he would return home one day and meet his mother dead. He thought about what to do about his father.The least he could do is to scream or warn him to stop hitting the women, he couldn't possibly beat him up, the man was still his father . if he had money, he would have moved his mother out of the house a long time ago, he thought bitterly. He was so engrossed in his thoughts that he wasn't aware that he had already passed the drugstore...

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Women should know how to take to their heels in any form of domestic violence. Anyways I'm Oyin and checking through your page, I discover you are a fictional writer, well it's nice meeting you.

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4 months ago

They the wicked man will not go and join WWE like this?

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4 months ago

No b coward he be? E no go fit face him mate na

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4 months ago

Domestic violence is what I deeply frowns at and always advices the victim (woman) to leave the house, but it doesn't go well like that most times, especially when they've been married for years with children and the woman has no where to run to.

Uche has tried to maintain his cool, if...😏😏

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4 months ago

There's always somewhere to run to or seek help. What if the man had died a long time ago. Life would definitely go on

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4 months ago

That uche should have given the father a dose of his own medicine. Using that "he is my father" excuse is stupid abeg, if it's me I will f*ck him up

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4 months ago

Lol. Maybe he's just bidding his time. He would tidy him up very soon

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4 months ago

Ah!

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4 months ago

I know hate is a strong word but I hate men who beat up their wives or women generally... I would not want to be in uche's shoes cos I could kill somebody.

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4 months ago

Honestly, I wonder how they do that dear. Not once, not twice but repeatedly. Ugh!

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4 months ago

Women are victims of domestic violence 💔 Unfortunately, there are many women like Uche's mother who are subjected to violence without the ability to take a response to this or defend themselves, the first time should be the last, she should leave the house since the first time he abuses her

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4 months ago

That's true. If he beats her once, then hrs mostly likely to beat her again

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4 months ago

Report that man to the authorities. Find whoever can help the family move away from that evil man.

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4 months ago

Cases of domestic violence are so common in the region that the authorities don't often take it seriously until someone gets seriously hurt

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4 months ago

This is not acceptable. It is already 21st century. How come people will allow this kind of violence. This situation will forever be in the cycle if it will not be stopped.

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4 months ago

I guess it might ever stop, we would still continue to see and hear of people like that

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4 months ago

Ok ok ok Bilqees, what did you just do at the ending, there is a part 2 right

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4 months ago

Of course there is... Trust me

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4 months ago

I read it already

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4 months ago

You know if I have my way, I will make sure all those men (and women) involved in domestic violence end up in an isolated dungeon where they will be fed with maggot and stick cos they are animals

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4 months ago

Lol, such evil people

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4 months ago

Domestic violence is such a turn off f

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4 months ago

Big only for that matter

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4 months ago

How bad it felt for Uche and Choima to see their mother's bloody body because of their father's beatings. In such a situation, one does not really know what to do with such bullying fathers. They are certainly so bullying that they don't accept what others say, and they are aggressive towards anyone who opposes them.

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4 months ago

I believe most of such men are suffering from a mental condition cos I don't see any sense in their actions no matter what

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4 months ago

So heartbreaking to see one's mom getting beaten up by one's own father. What sort of impact does it leave on the children of such couple? Such children have damaged personalities with inferiority complexes. I feel so bad for that poor lady. How can someone be that cruel to his own wife?

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4 months ago

I'm telling you my dear, such children would be scarred for life

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4 months ago

The day a man raise his hand to beat a woman, from that day he's no longer a man but an animal. It's better they find a means of keeping their mother away from that man, if not, one day they will just come back home and found their mum dead.

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4 months ago

Exactly, that's what aunty nurse said; she called their father a stubborn goat

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4 months ago

So sad, the young man can't even leave the house without him coming home to hear another sad news, some men do like showing their strength to their wives, which is a sign of laziness.

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4 months ago

I can't just understand the satisfaction derived by these kind of men afterwards

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4 months ago

Your writing skills is massively improving.

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4 months ago