Love can have a sweet savouring taste, and can also taste sour and bitter with an almost equal effect.
There are claims by some who say true love doesn't exists, while a good number actually believe it so, the rest are undecided.
From the first day Akash set his eyes on Fatima, he knew she was the right one for him, this was in elementary school, his little mind already fondling with thoughts of affection and care.
Going to school was fun for Akash as he was always neatly dressed and a real gentleboy, all this to impress Fatima of course. Their friendship growing stronger by the day, as they became inseparable.
A few years later, they both gained admission to college and right away their love continued to wax stronger as their relationship was evolving.
One thing led to another and for some reason both families decided not support the relationship.
This made Akash very sad and depressed, because all he wanted was Fatima😭, as he was thinking of the situation, he got an SMS from Fatima's father, "Meet me in my house by 2pm".
Immediately, Akash dialed Naveed and Suraj his close buddies for advise and moral support. They promised to follow him as back up.
As he got to Fatima's house, her father welcomed him, as he sat down, he asked, can you receive 200 lashes for my daughter's hand in marriage?
All of a sudden, Akash was dripped with sweat and began to stammer, but siiirr, 200 laashhhes? As tears began to drop from his eyes, he imagined the wailings, screaming and pain he will have to endure for love.
With all the boldness in him, he stood on his feet and said, for the love of Fatima I will receive 1000 strokes, my love for her is beyond human comprehension.
Fatima's father just smiled, in his mind he knew Akash will regret the day he was born, only if Akash knew the professional flogger that will do the honours, his name(flog with no mercy). The End.
I really don't know if Akash survived the encounter, the reason for this story is to shed light on barbaric and archaic requirements some cultures or tribes permit before giving their children for marriage, especially to foreigners.
Uptrennd to the Moon and back then straight to Nigeria.
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