I woke to the beautiful smell of a well brewed coffee. Though I was a bit sleepy but I could not fight the urge to get out of bed and see the surprise Kelvin was cooking.
I slowly opened my eyes and turned to the other side, Kelvin was standing right in front of me, with a tray in his hand. He smiled and said
“a beautiful morning to my beautiful wife. Everyday marks the beginning of new things in my life just because you are here with me. Please get out of bed your highness and have a taste of this special cup of coffee, it’s the little this guy here can make”
Kelvin dropped the tray on the table and offered a hand to help me out of bed. I could not help but burst into laughter.
“why are you acting like we are still on honeymoon? It’s really unlike you” I said, making funny faces at him.
Kelvin kissed my forehead lightly and said “that’s because I’m mad over you girl”
“then when will your madness enter market? ” I replied and made to run out of bed, forgetting my condition. Kelvin went through no stress before catching up with me. He lifted me off my feet and took me to the bathroom. We cleaned our teeth and had a little water fight before we eventually went back to the room. I sat inbetween Kelvin’s legs and sipped my coffee as he gently rubbed my stomach.
“baby, you are due for scan. I wanna know the s-x of my kid so I can set up the nursery” Kelvin said.
I thought for a while and decided I would have my scan test that very day, after visiting Nelly’s tomb. Kelvin happily volunteered to place a call through to the hospital on my behalf. I could not help but feel special, just because of all the people present in my life.
I was about to leave for the kitchen when I received an incoming call from my dad. I happily accepted his call and said “hello”.
“my girl, how was your night? ” my dad said and I replied I was fine. We talked about this and that before he eventually informed me that he would be coming over by 10:00am. I agreed with his time schedule and we ended the call, looking forward to seeing each other. I placed a call through to Attorney Berry and informed her of my intention to sign over Nelly’s share of the will to my dad’s adopted child. She agreed and promised to be at my place by 9:00am.
Kelvin and I had our breakfast and cleaned up. We order for a bouquet of flower and got prepared for the day’s event. I was happy I would be visiting Nelly’s tomb, it was something I had always wanted to do but I was a bit scared of what the repercussions might be.
I was fully dressed when Attorney Berry arrived. We had a little business chat before the arrival of my dad. He came over with his wife and their adopted daughter. I didn’t plan for everybody to be there but the whole situation turned out to be perfect. After a long exchange of pleasantries, I cleared my throat and said
“dad, this is Attorney Berry, my mom’s private lawyer. According to the will, my mom handed one of her company over to Nelly. Kelvin and I have decided to hand this property over to your adopted child. It’s the little I can do for her”
My dads face lightened up and I could see the excitement in his wife’s eyes too. The girl in question had little idea of what was going on but she also went on her kneels to appreciate the kind gesture. My dad was almost in tears when he was thanking me. He praised me about having a heart of gold and I transferred the whole praise to Kelvin.
The property was signed over to the little girl and without wasting time, we left for Nelly’s tomb.
The drive to the graveyard was smooth and quiet. Throughout the ride, I placed my head on Kelvin’s chest and went through Nelly’s photo album. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to hide my emotion when we arrive her place of rest, but I was determined never to go back.
My dad parked after about thirty minutes drive and we also follow suit. Kelvin helped me out of the car and we walked up to my dad. My dad decided that his wife and their little girl should stay behind while myself, Kelvin and him would visit Nelly’s tomb.
I took the flowers and followed my dad’s step,as we walked into the cemetery. The cemetery belonged to the church my dad attended and he was well recognized by the workers. It got a little scary as we walked pass hundreds of tomb. I thought about life, how lots of people die daily and how the ground swallows their remnant without a difference. Even after the death of million souls, life goes on. For once, I was grateful for life.
“Here we are…” my dad said, interrupting my thought.
I looked right in front of me and I saw a tiled tomb with the bold inscription “Stanley Nelly”.
My legs were shaky already as I felt a strange coldness. I gently went down and placed the flower on her tomb. I traced the inscription with my hand and I could not help but remember who she was to me before she was laid six feet down. We loved, we fought and we loved again. All are signs of great friendship. Even after the big fight over Jordan, fate brought us together again. Just when I was beginning to feel safe around her, death snatched her away.
With tears in my eyes,i looked at my dad, his eyes were blood red already. I did not want to open my mouth, cos I knew all that would come out of my mouth will bring about nothing but tears. I took a last glance at Nelly’s tomb and walked out with a heart filled with regret. “if only I could bring back the hands of time” that was the only statement on my lips.
I stared at the floor as I walked aimlessly. My dad and Kelvin finally caught up with me and helped me to the car. I could not even respond to Nelly’s mom rhetoric question. I only got into the car and buried my head in my hands. I cried for the lost of my friend, my sister and my blood. Without been told, I knew my day was spoilt already.
After a brief talk with my dad, Kelvin joined me in the car. I felt his hand on my back and I sniffed, Kelvin gently rubbed my back and said “your scan test is scheduled for the next 30minutes”
I shook my head and said “no”. I wasn’t ready for a scan test, the only thing I wanted to do was to lay on my bed and wallow in my sorrow.
Kelvin gently brought my face to his and said “I know you are sad right now but I do not want to be the husband that will keep on rubbing your back and urging you not to cry while you will wallow in your sorry. I see nothing better to cheer you up with than to see the cute little thing growing in you with me holding your hands. Now will you Please quit acting the stubborn wife and let me have my way? ”
Seeing the care and concern in Kelvin’s eyes made me force a smile. I nodded in agreement and Kelvin kissed my forehead, calling me a good girl. I smiled and placed my head on his chest, listening to his steady heart beat helped me focus on the present. I shut my eyes and allowed the cool breeze blow through my face as the driver drove out of the cemetery.
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The softness of Kelvin’s lips on mine woke me up. He kissed me lightly and said “we are at the hospital ma’am”
I stretched my body and looked around to confirm our destination. Kelvin fixed my rough hair and placed a call through to the doctor incharge. We alighted from the car after Kelvin confirmed that the medical practitioners were ready for me.
We were welcomed by the doctor in charge and we signed some documents before we changed our wears. The doctor and the nurses led us to a private ward. Kelvin helped me lay on the provider bed and I could not let go of his hand as the doctors prepared the machines for the test. “will you be happy with any s-x? ” I asked Kelvin in a low tone.
Kelvin kissed my hand and said “all I need is a child like you, any s-x is fine by me”
I smiled and squeezed kelvins hand.
The doctor incharged “DR. Frank” told me to ease up and he brought the scanner forward. Myself and Kelvin had our eyes fixed on the screen in front of us as the doctor went on with his work. Not long after, an unclear image appeared. I stared at the screen without understanding what was on it. I dimmed my eyes and looked harder before the doctor smiled and said
“ma’am it’s easy. I’m honoured to be the first to congratulate you on the s-x of your kids. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Smith, you are carrying a set of twin boys. I wish you a happy delivery”
The doctor’s words came as a rude shock “twin boys? ” I asked myself repeatedly. I could not believe my eyes as I stared at the screen harder. my mom had her set of twins out of wedlock but I was happy to have mine while married to my soul mate.
Kelvin could not hid his excitement aswell, he kissed me deeply regardless of the people present.
Meeting my bundle of joy made me feel on top of the world. Just like Kelvin would say “they were the cutest set of twins. Right from the womb! ”
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