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She desired to know him with each passing day. But that seemed like a dream, one far from realisation. He was her intended, but that did not help matters. He was so guarded, so protective of what left his mouth that he made no room for error.

She wondered who this man, that her parents had thought fitted to be her husband, really was. Apart from knowing that he had enough money to pay off all the debts that her reckless parents had accumulated and that he lived in the city, there was nothing more.

Letty desired to obey, but her conscious rebelled. She had nowhere to go, but she would rather stay in the alleys than with this total stranger. As the day drew nigh, she cringed within. The fear of tomorrow, the fear of the unknown was gnawing at her.

Then, He heard her cries. A woman happened to be passing through the village to visit her long lost relative when talk of a huge wedding fell in her ears. The inquisitive her asked for more details about this huge event. As details were divulged, she grew more and more silent. The description of the groom strikingly fitted that of her husband. In a bid to know more, make sure that she had her facts right, she extended her stay just to make sure that she sees this man who was to come the next day.

A woman happened to be passing through the village to visit her long lost relative when talk of a huge wedding fell in her ears. The inquisitive her asked for more details about this huge event. As details were divulged, she grew more and more silent. The description of the groom strikingly fitted that of her husband. In a bid to know more, make sure that she had her facts right, she extended her stay just to make sure that she sees this man who was to come the next day.

True to their word, the groom-to-be showed up, lo and behold, it was her husband. As though to complete a rather intricate puzzle, she discovered that all these business trips were actually trips to the village for a younger bride.

Throwing herself to the ground, she wept uncontrollably. The villagers surrounded her to find a way to calm her down. That is when she said it all.  On hearing this news, the priest cancelled the wedding as he would not he agree to this dubious act.This caused an uproar in the village. It was a real saga.

While this was good news for Leticia, she wondered how her parents were going to cope with the grappling debt. They had assured their debtors that all would be well by Saturday. Now, it was not to be. Though she was happy, yet she was troubled for their sake.

Finally, Leticia made sense of it all. The man had several skeletons in his closet. So he had guarded them with silence and a guarded composure.

 

Posted on Daily Post Saga Dream

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