Like a mad dog, he barged into the room without knocking "Is it true? Tell me is true?", he asked. Looking shocked at the manner in which he barged inside Tanya stood from where she sat, "What's wrong? Is what true?", she asked in return.
"Is it true that you have been sleeping with Van? And don't you dare lie to me. My ears are full already", he said with anger in his voice.
"What! Van? Your friend Van?", feeling surprise by the accusation she let out a laugh of unbelief. "You can't be serious, you are joking right?", she asked looking straight in his eyes.
"Did you laugh? Was it that good? Did he do it so good that when you remember you can't just help it but laugh!", he yelled as reached for her neck.
"Who has been feeding you with all these lies. What the hell is going on? Would you believe whoever it is over me your fiancée? I have never cheated on you, how could you think I would do such a thing, I would never.....",she was saying when he held her neck.
"How could you do this to me?, he said as he began to squeeze her throat. "Let go...off me, you are.....hurting me. I did not....", she tried saying as she struggled to breathe. "How could you betray me like this? You know how much I love you Tanya...how could you!!", he said as he applied more pressure to her throat.
She could no longer utter any words as tears rolled down her eyes...she saw her life flash before her eyes.
"Tanya...Tanya...", she heard her name as the pastor has been calling her. "Yes sir", she answered. "Would you take Timi as your lawful wedded husband, to love and to hold, till death do you part?", the pastor asked. Once again she spaced out, "How will she live with such a man? Would she be okay?", she thought to herself.
After the last incident Tanya has been so scared and unsure of what to do....her parents said they make a good couple, her friends have continuously praised her on how lucky she is getting married to a wealthy man. "But is this worth it? Are all these worth my life?", she asked herself.
"No, I can't do this...No pastor I cannot man this man", she said finally. Everyone was surprised, both parents and close friends came running to the altar.
"Why, what is it? Are you okay Tanya?", Timi asked feeling so confused and shocked. "I cannot marry a man who continuously hits me, I have tried...I have endured but I don't think I can do it anymore. I don't want to spend the rest of my life getting punched due to your jealousy or wild thoughts", she said and walked out on it all....leaving the parents, friends and guests with questions.
Nothing justifies domestic violence, if the situation is beyond your control you can let go. Don't give excuses for him or her...ask yourself if it is worth risking your life for. Leave while you still can, "Alive".