Sacrificial Lamb 1

A horror story...FLASHBACK (A year ago) Echoes of his sinister laughter reverberated through the atmosphere. Beads of blood dropped from his dagger, embroidering the innocent grasses.

She dragged her dead body to the rim of the river - his feet trudging into the darkness of the night. He plotted her on a plank. The bright moon shot a gleaming glint on her necklace's pendant, a gift she intends to give her unborn child. But not anymore; she's in the hands of a ferocious ritualist. A satisfactory groan played on his lips as he crouched beside her, ready to take what he's been longing for. He pricked her protruded belly with the witted crook of his dagger, and gobbles of blood coated his hands. He hovered the dagger to the depth of her lower abdomen, causing her gut to tear apart.

He pulled out the dagger, and at the sight of the young embryo, a mischievous cackle skimmed out of his mouth. "Haha... The sacrificial lamb," He muttered as flecks of blood spattered on his face. He placed the knife on the ground, and he dipped his hands into her mutilated breadbasket. He tightened his muscles as he yanked out the six-month-old nucleus, detaching every sheath clustered to it. More blood spumed to his face. He had a clear pull - the innocent child. He placed it on the ground - ready to take out the second gizmo. He whirled her blood-soaked gown up, revealing her thighs and the sultry view of her underwear. He ripped her pants into shreds. His eyes reamed at the sight of her genital. He reached for his glistening knife, and at the drop of a hat, he made a pear-shaped cut around her genital.

The stench of blood pulsated into his nostrils as he exhaled in pleasure. He carved out her genital, swiveling it as if he were a grappled huge brown and fuzzy butterfly. He reached for the back pocket of his jeans, pulling out a black polythene bag. He shoved the embryo and the genital into it. He rose to his feet, smiling from ear to ear. He stuck the tip of his left index finger into his mouth as he grazed the beads of blood with his soggy tongue. He clutched the bag, walking away through the cold night breeze and the lilting sonancy of insects. (End of Flashback) GILBERT'S POV Tears rolled down my girlfriend's eyes as she hemmed her hands akimbo, ogling into space. She told me she had something important to tell me, but here she was sobbing.

"Babe, why are you crying?" I said, wiping her tears with the back of my palms. "You know you can tell me anything," I added. She bit the tip of her lower lip. Nervous - she breaks eye contact, fondling the fringes of her crop top. "Babe, you're making me scared. Talk to me. Did I do anything wrong? Please, tell me. I will apolo..." "No! You did nothing wrong," she interrupted. She placed her warm hands on my cheeks. "No, you've done nothing wrong. You're the best thing that has ever happened to me," she said with gobbles of tears on her face. "Okay, but you're still crying. What is......" "I'm pregnant," she impeded. Her eyes thumped with fear as she took her hands off my face. "You're what!...., mean, you're....."

"Yes, I'm pregnant. I know you don't want the child. I will abort it. I guess it was a mistake. I.... I'll j..just get rid of it," she sobbed. "No" I exclaimed. "I... I want the child. Why would you abort my pregnancy? Wait, are you sure you're pregnant?" I asked. My eyeballs sailed on saline spring as my hands reached for her belly. " sure w....ant me to keep it?" She stuttered. "Yes, honey. I can't wait to be a father," I said. I pulled her into my arms. "Babe, thank you so much... I'm so happy" "I love you more," she muttered, spotting a kiss on my lips. Shrills of ecstasy clutched my spine. I guess it's time to tread the path of fatherhood. "... I thought you weren't ready to have a child. God! I was so scared to break the news to you," she grinned, with her hands stroking my hair. "Why not? C'mon babe. I love you, and I want you to be the mother of my unborn kids. It's you or no one else. By the way, I guess it's time to walk you down the aisle," I said, and a cheerful smile flew off my lips. "What!" She screamed as she hugged me - tight enough to strangle a bird. "I love you so much," she whimpered. "I love you too."

Precious and I have been loving birds for a while now. Getting married and having kids is enough compensation for a six-year-old relationship. I love her, and she has always been the woman of my dreams. All the money and wealth won't be worth it if I don't have a family. I told my mum about it, and she was super excited. African mothers with their "I want to carry my grandchild" mentality. She insisted we take my girlfriend to a 'strong' religious priest. She said it would guarantee Precious a safe delivery. It sounded archaic to my hearing, but in issues like this, my mother can sit on the sun on the verge of seeing her wishes manifest.

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