JODA : Episode 1 – 10


By Amah’s Heart

Episode 7.

My wedding is in three days time, I’m all ready, well prepared for my big day. I’m getting married to the love of my life the only man I can’t live without. The man that put smiles on face when I think of him, my hero, Denis my super Ma. I just can’t wait to be your wife.
I stood at my window facing the pool and watch as the ladies swim, having lots of fun. I smiled to myself, and just picture how my big day will be like with so many beautiful smiling faces surrounding me and my prince charming by my side.

“Why not come outside and swim with the girls, are you alright…my soon to be wife..

It was Denis that held me from behind and gently spoke into my ear, I melted in his arms and my smiles was bold..

” I’m prince, my husband to be.. Is just three days from now we will be equally yoked together.. I can’t wait my love… I can’t wait to finally be your wife…

He k!ssed my cheeks and it felt so good. I thought of the day I saw him and Vanessa in the car and used the opportunity to ask him.

“There was a day you drove in with Vanessa, and it took you both some time before stepping down from your car, then….I actually thought I saw both of you k!ss before getting down…but I waved it off..maybe I was hallucinating…

“Me kiss Vanessa… That’s crazy thought… maybe hallucination… Vanessa is your friend..I can’t possibly cheat on you with your friend or anybody.. I love you Joda, relax your mind. Don’t ever think of that… What do I want in another woman that you don’t have? You are my wife and will be mother of my cute kids, I love you so much Joda, my woman my everything.

I felt more at peace on hearing him say that, it was like a reassurance, I don’t need any other prove that Denis was the man for me, I definitely knew I will prove Binta wrong, I really miss her and wish she’s around me during this important moments of my life, I wish she will be around on My wedding day, maybe she’s still angry with me that’s why she have not call after the incident with her, and pride has held me from calling her, if I call her now she will feel I can’t do without her and will start saying thrash about my Denis, the Man of my dream, I don’t need that. I love Denis so much and I hate to hear anything negative about him, I know Denis can’t cheat on me, if he does that.. I may not survive it, it will break me into pieces, and I know as he has reassured me that he will never do that, and I believed him, I know father will be so proud of my choice of man, I wish he was alive to hand me over to my hero, my Joy, the love of my life.

Today is the day, the days crawled so slow but we finally arrived here, the day I have looked forward to. As I walked down to meet my Denis, who was standing at the alter waiting with the officiating priest, Vanessa was cleaning an invisible heat from my face, discomforting me with her constant adjusting and dapping my face with handkerchief. I whisper to her ear to take it easy, she smiled and nodded, this is when I so much wish it was Binta. Binta knew what to do and didn’t over do thing. The only thing she did excessively was talking, which can be entertaining sometime, and annoying too.
I smiled, my heart is filled with joy as I walked down to my Denis who was also smiling too. He looked from me to Vanessa. I hated that I needed him to focus on me, not my friend, Vanessa, or was Vanessa looking more pretty than I do? But I was his bride not my bride’s maid. I smiled despite all the thought going through my head as I urged him to look at me. Which he later focused on me but glanced towards Vanessa once in a while. She stood beside me smiling and looking at Denis as if she was the bride. Could be I was becoming over jealous, What was wrong if he looked at my friend. I waved the negative thoughts off my head.

It came to the time when the priest asked his usual question. The one that reminded me of the dream I had; “Is there anyone who will not want this couple to become husband and wife should speak now?…”
I become scared… I scanned through the faces, they were all smiling faces unlike the ones from my dream. Everywhere fell silent just few murmur, I imagine my father standing up and moving towards me like a wind, but nobody stood up. I Wonder if binta really came, as I stand there scanning faces with my eyes. I saw Binta, she wasn’t alone, she was with James and Kuria was sitting beside James. My heart skipped as I saw him, he was looking so handsome in his gray suit and tie. He noticed I was looking at him and smiled, I quickly turn my face to Denis and took a deep breath and relaxed.
After all the long sermon, we got married. As I walked down the aisle with Denis, I saw Binta who was also standing among the crowd. She flashed me a fake smile, I knew that smile wasn’t from her heart. I know her like my the palm of my hand, but I smiled back both to James and Kuria before going out with my husband. Lots of congratulations were said, after the long ceremony and taking pictures, it finally came to an end.

I’m happy I married the love of my life, Denis is the man of my dream.
I hope to have a fairy tale life like I have always wanted with Denis.

Let’s see what after marriage will look like for me.

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