Nothing really mattered to me at that particular moment, all i wanted was khole. I tighten my grip on the doctor’s neck, as if Khole’s life depend on his neck.
“Common Babe! Let go of him!” Kelvin shouted as he tried to loosen my grip on the doctor’s neck. It took the help of kelvin and Loretta for me to free the doctor after which i stood akimbo with a teary eye, waiting for the doctor to complete his speech.
The doctor took his time to adjust his collar before he looked at me with displease and said
“Ma’am if not for your position, i know what i could have done. Next time do not let your emotion get a better part of you.”
I looked at him and noded before he continued.
“Well as i was saying before i was interupted, we tried our best but am sorry we were able to save only the lady, she lost her child”
At the revelation of this, i had mixed feelings. I was happy khole was saved but i was sad knowing how sad she would be when she discover that she had lost her baby.
I wiped my tears and said “can we see her now?”
“No madam. She’s on medication now. You all can go home and get some rest, come, check on her tomorrow and bring along the necessaries” The doctor said and left.
I stood at a point, staring at my feet before loretta came close to me.
“Let’s go home” she said softly and i obeyed.
The ride home was quiet and slow. I had alot on my mind. I tried to figure out what could have led to khole’s accident and why Josh was not home with her, according to khole, he was suppose to be back that evening. I could not get a reasonable answer and i was left with finding out from khole.
At first, i thought about informing my foster parent, but i knew they would be alarmed. I decided khole was in the right position to inform them when she gets better.
“Hey! We are home” Kelvin said as he tapped me on the shoulder and that was when i realised the car had stop to move. I slowly got down from the car and went into the house.
We met the president and mother inlaw in the livingroom when we returned, i greeted them briefly and went to my room, leaving kelvin and Loretta to inform them about what happened.
I tried Josh’s number when o settled, his line went through but he never answered my call. I gave up on him after several unsuccessful attempt and went to the bathroom, after which i retired to my bed.
I did not know when kelvin joined me in bed but i found myself in his arm the next morning. I slowly uncovered myself and made to get out of bed before kelvin held me back. I turned to him and said “I thought you are still sleeping”
“I was, then i noticed your movement. Are you okay? You slept without saying goodnight” Kelvin said as he kissed me lightly.
I apologized to kelvin and told him how worried i was about khole. I also told kelvin about Josh’s strange behaviour and the fact that he was suppose to be home with her during the night before. Kelvin consoled me and promised to talk to Josh later in the day.
We bath together and got ready to visit khole before we joined others for breakfast.
Due to the president absence, we were four on the dining table. Mother inlaw informed us that she would come to the hospital after getting khole some provision with Loretta. I thanked her and left for the hospital with kelvin.
We met Josh at the hospital reception when we arrived. I questioned him on his whereabout the day before and he told me he traveled. Without going further, i went to khole’s ward, leaving kelvin to talk to Josh.
I was happy to see khole awake when i got to her ward, I excitedly hugged her and examined her briefly.
Khole smiled weakly and thanked me.
I let few minutes pass before I questioned khole on the cause of her accident and Josh’s whereabout.
Khole narrowed her eyes and said “Ehm, I slipped and fell when Josh went to get us dinner”
“Josh? did he come back yesterday? And you made dinner before we left” I questioned khole, realising that something was wrong just as i suspected.
Khole burst into tears and i moved close to console her . I did’nt know if she was crying because of her loss or the question i asked.
After few minutes, I released khole and asked her what was wrong with concern. Khole wiped her tears and said “Nancy, the thing is that, Josh is…..”
Khole could not complete her statement as Josh,Kelvin, Loretta and mother inlaw walked in.
I made a “Dont worry” Sign to Khole and rushed to welcome mother inlaw. I did’nt know what happened between khole and Josh but i noticed how tense Josh was when i walked pass him.
I collected Mother inlaw’s bag and i was about to return to my sit when i felt a strange urge to throwup.I hurriedly dropped the bag on the chair and covered my mouth with my hand as i rushed to the rest room.
“Let’s have the test now” Kelvin said after he helped me clean up.
I wanted to reject his request because of Khole but i could not when i saw the plea in his eyes.
I wanted to hesitate because of khole but i couldn’t say “No” when i saw the plea in his eyes.
I gave a positive nod and kelvin smiled. He gave me a peck before he held my hand and led me out of the restroom.
“Are you okay dear?” Mother inlaw asked, immediately we joined them.
I smiled and told her i was fine even though it was obvious i was’nt.
“Mom, everybody, please excuse my wife and I” kelvin said as soon as i was done replying mother inlaw. I took my bag and we left the room, with me keeping my head down.
Myself and kelvin went to the reception, where kelvin had a brief talk with one of the nurses. The nurse kelvin had a brief talk with, had a short telephone conversation before she led myself and kelvin to an office at the extreme end of the wards.
A middle age woman welcomed us as soon as the door to the office was opened. She offered us a sit and she began to question us immediately we were sitted.
“Welcome sir and ma. I was inform that you want a quick pregnancy test. Am happy to tell you that after getting a small amount of your urine which will be forward to the laboratory, you will have a confirmed pregnancy test result in less than a hour” The nurse said and we eagerly agreed.
I followed her to a small room in the office where i provided my urine after which she took some necessary information before she got to work, leaving us with another nurse in her office.
I was tensed while waiting for the pregnancy test result. I could tell kelvin was anxious as well, he would glance at his wrist watch every minute and shake his legs continuously in anticipation. Lots of thought went through my mind as we waited. I would be happy if i was confirmed pregnant, but apart from my personal dream of having a baby few years after marriage, the fact that khole lost her baby would lessen the joy.
I was stil lost in thought when the nurse who was incharge of our test result walked in. She quickly apologized for the delay before she settled in her sit and handed over an envelope to kelvin.
“The result in there is real and anything contrary is fake. We have the best machine in town and we carryout the best test over a short period of time.
Mrs. Smith I’m happy to inform you that you are four weeks gone (pregnant). Congratulations to the both of you”
The nurse said with a smile and i could not believe my ears. The excitement feeling of having a child growing inside of me was out of this world.
Kelvin held my face and kissed me right in front of the nurses. He could not hide his excitement as he hugged all the nurses with a bright smile on his face. I never knew carrying his baby could bring him so much happiness but all in all i was happy to give my man a reason to be happy.
The nurse cleared her throat and said “To the happy daddy to be, can i have a minute please”
Kelvin settled beside me and she continued.
“Mr and Mrs. Smith please make sure you register your anti-natal care with us and settle your bill at the reception. We wish you a safe delivery and a healthy baby”
We left the room happily after taking the necessary advice from the nurse.
We went back to khole’s ward after settling our bill and registering Anti-natal care at the reception. It took a long lecture before kelvin agreed to hide his excitement and until dinner before we would break the happy news to his family.
Loretta, mother inlaw and khole were bussy gisting when we got back, while Josh was bussy with his phone. We also joined in the conversation and i made sure khole had lunch before we all left. Though khole was moody, i had to leave after a fruitless effort of comforting her.
Kelvin took me out for lunch after leaving the hospital, according to him, we had to celebrate.I was overwhelmed at the care and affection kelvin showered on me.He watched my every step and every movement, he even went to the extent of feeding me throughout lunch.We went back home after kelvin got a cake, for celebration.
At exactly 7:00pm,dinner was set.The president returned some hours before dinner and he was also on the table with us.
Due to the lunch i had with kelvin,my stomach was still filled and this made me play with my meal instead of eating.
“Nancy you are toying with your food.Do you prefer another meal”
The president asked, unknown to me that he was watching me.I told the president i was fine and i smiled at kelvin.
Kelvin went into our room and brought the huge cake, he placed it on the table and said
“Dad,Mom,Loretta,am happy to announce to you that my wife here is carrying my baby,your grandchild and our hero”
Laughter and joy the air as we all exchanged hugs and peck.
We gathered round the cake and was ready to cut when the president held my hands and said
“You make me the happiest man on earth by carrying my grand child Nancy.This is a huge favour and i will like to express my gratitude.Name anything in this world and it will be at your disposal”
(A week later)
A week after my pregnancy result, Khole was discharged. I had managed to hide my pregnancy news from her in order not to hurt her feelings but i knew she would find out, this made me decide to share the news with her immediately she was out of the hospital but i never got the chance to.
I had lost people dear to me in the past, but i had never lost a pregnancy and this made me respect khole.
Khole drastically changed after losing her pregnancy. She became sad and moody. The once lively khole became absent minded and quiet. Even though i was going through a rough early pregnancy stage, i made time to visit khole daily and i tried to make her share her problems with me but she never did. After a week of khole keeping to herself, i decided to cut the chase and inform my foster parent of khole’s present predicament. Since i could not talk to her, i believed her parent would be in the right position to talk her through.
I knew Mi mom could break down if i inform her, so i decided to call Mi dad instead. I took my time to inform mi dad of khole’s accident and i also expressed my suspicions to him. Though Mi dad was also sad at the news, he took it like a man. He decided that I should arrange for khole to go back to ilorin, because he believed nobody could take care of her like her parent.
I agreed with Mi dad’s decision and i also promised to come back with khole. I said nothing about my pregnancy since i felt sharing it on the phone was not good enough.
I informed kelvin of my conclusion with Mi dad during the night. At first, he was against my decision to travel because of my condition but he ended up giving in after much plea. Kelvin agreed on the condition that he would be travelling with me and i wouldn’t sleep over at my foster parent’s house. Instead we would stay together at his apartment. I agreed since there was no other choice left.
I went to khole’s house during lunch, the next day. I let myself in after ringing the bell consecutively without a response.
I met khole in bed,holding a teddy bear to her chest.I touched her and said “Hey sis,been ringing the bell for minutes now”
She turned to me and smiled before saying “Sorry about that. I did’nt hear”
I noticed the tears in her voice and how messy her room was.I moved close to her and said “Are you okay khole?”
Khole let out a fake smile and told me she was fine.I held her hands and said
” Khole,i do know you are going through alot but i need you to share your problem for you to get solutions and this has made me inform Mi dad Bottom line,we are going home during weekend, It’s dad’s instruction”
Khole’s eyes widened after breaking the news to her,she walked away from me and said “How could you Nancy? I wanted to inform them myself and Josh will not allow me to go,he will….”
“So this is all about Josh?” I said interrupting Khole.
“Khole we are sisters,it breaks my heart to see you like this yet you keep shutting me out. I want you to know that am doing this for you and i just need you to come with me. Don’t worry about Josh, i will talk to him. All i want is for you to return to the girl i use to know” I said,almost in tears.
I hugged khole and let her cry in my arms. After consoling her, i decided not to bother her about opening up to me, instead i made her forget what was troubling her.I made lunch with khole and we ate before i left.
I was able to get Josh’s permission to travel with khole through kelvin and at exactly 12:00pm on Saturday afternoon,we were on our way to Ilorin from Abuja.The flight was smooth and safe.
We went to my foster parent house directly from the airport.It was good to be home and to be with my family.
I knew mi dad must have informed Mi mom of khole’s accident and this made her try best to make us happy.
We had a full table for lunch and a family chat after lunch.
I talked privately with Mi mom after the family hour, she took in my advice and promised to bring khole back. At exactly 6:00pm,myself and kelvin left for our home.
“Home sweet Home” Kelvin said immediately we entered his apartment.I chuckled and repeated the statement.
“How’s my cutiee doing?” Kelvin asked as he drew closer.
I smiled and rubbed my tommy slowly.
“Let me do that for you”
Kelvin said and he replace my hand with his on my tommy.
“I think we should do this on the bed” Kelvin said with a seductive smile and I noded.
He was about sweeping me off my feet when my phone started to ring.kelvin grumbled as i went for my bag.Though the caller I.D was unknown,i accepted the call and said “Hello”
“Is this Mrs.Nancy Smith?” The caller said from the other end and i answered yes.
The caller breathe a sign of relive and said
“I am Mrs. Berry and I’m the late Mrs.William’s private attorney.Am sorry to disturbe you but i have some news have been keeping for years. It’s from your late mom”
To be continued..