In The Heart Of A Lady 18+~Episode 9


Who got you pregnant?” Mum yelled,but i said nothing, I just stood mute.
“Who have you been having s-x with?” Mum continued ranting with rage.
“No one Ma” i denied,but before i knew it a hot slap came upon my face,while tears trickled down my cheeks as i bent my head facing the ground with quilt.
I just thank God my dad had travelled for a business appointment and wasn’t in the house that moment otherwise,i would have been a dead person.
“So you mean,you were walking along the street and fell on an erected di*ck??” Mum sadistically asked.
“Am sorry ma,it won’t happen again” i replied childishly, giving out myself to her little trick of getting me to start talking.
“My ordeal with Dave was nothing more than a girl in puberty satisfying her cravings for the urge of s-x, from her peers and friends, but it had ended me into a big problem, A problem that might leave an unimaginable scar on my life.” i thought to myself while still standing in front of Mum, muted.
“i want to know the name of the boy now!!” She yelled,forcefully grabbing my right hand as she led me to our moderately furnished sitting room pushing me violently on the floor”
“this wasn’t the mother i knew. My mum had turned into a tigress, full of rage, but i knew it was all my fault,all her actions that day reflected the pain she felt as she thought i had ruined my life, ruined their name,and wasted all the money they spent on me for my education.
“am sorry ma” were the words i could utter.
 “don’t sorry me!!” she yelled. “what is his name?,and if you know what is good for you, better start talking!!” She commanded.
“He’s name is,is,erm…”
” He’s name is what?,you better stop wasting my time and answer me now!!” Mum inquired anxiously.
“Dave!!” i finally revealed. While she resigned to the sofa beside her, bent her head and placed her hands on her head, and she started weeping like someone who had accepted defeat. Honestly,i haven’t seen my mother so emotional,like i saw that day, she began uttering words like
“Did i do anything to this life?,did i offend anyone?, why did you do it” she kept asking herself while i knelt besides her crying like a baby too. Thirty minutes later, she cleaned her face and i followed suit.
“We’re going to your school” She spoke out,and made to tie her scarf and get the car keys, while i stood there, motionless at what she just said, she was kidding, i thought,but she obviously wasn’t, as she gave me this “better rush inside and freshen up,or get ready to go like that” look. I obeyed quickly and in no time we were in my school. She headed for the principals office where she went in to speak with the principal for a lengthy period of time,but i was told to sit and wait for her at the reception. My friends came around asking me questions, but I couldn’t look at anybody’s face,as i was buried in my own grave of shame and quilt.
My mum and the principal came out hours later from his office,who was looking very disappointed, probably what my mum told him.
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He started by exposing out our affairs not leaving behind the part that i was pregnant, which made all the students exclaim in shock and utter disbelief.
Dave was given 24 strokes of cane and was later expelled from the school for the act. I was so humiliated that day,guilt and shame came upon me,since then. It was that day, i vowed never to have any sexual relationship with any man, whosoever..My dad rushed back home from his appointment the next day, immediately mum told him about what happened. But when he saw me, all he could do was give me a tight hug as a father, gave me a peck and spoke some words to me.My dad is the most understanding man on earth, up till this moment,and I’ll treasure him for that.
We arranged to visit Dave’s family house the next day,but on getting there, we were told by the gate man that they no longer leaved there. That they had parked to live overseas. That they couldn’t stand the disgrace their son put them in, so it was better to travel out of the country.
My mum was frustrated,my dad was perplexed,and i was depressed.
“If i was going to keep this child,it would be without a father”,i thought. Temi could hear me sniffle and cry in the room, but she didn’t try to ask me any question. I was still in thoughts.
“She can’t keep the child,she just can’t!!, our name?, our dignity?, our reputation?, what would other people think of us?,the shame?” Mum yelled on top of her voice from their bedroom in a rather hot arguement with Dad over my issue, while i listened with glee from the sitting room.
“look dear, what has happened has happened, no matter what she has done, i still love her as a father and won’t in any way see her kill an innocent child, people can say whatever they want to say, but i believe that everything would end up all good.” Dad said calmly and softly, in an effort to convince Mom,who was insisting i aborted the preqnacy.
I was filled with shame, guilt, chagrin and ignominy as i thought about the humiliation and embarrassment i let upon my parents. Their arguement went on for quite a long time that i slept off right there in the sitting room. Early the next morning, i got to know that they resolved on me keeping the child, but when i deliver the baby it would be taken to a family relative for upkeep since i would be schooling. They had also agreed on sending me away to live with my distant aunt, to avoid further humiliation on them and me.
9 months later while at my aunt’s residence i was rushed to Greenlife hospital where i painstakingly gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. My parents visited me, although they couldn’t hide their disappointment that i gave birth to a fatherless child, but at least they were happy i gave birth safely. He(baby) was later taken away from me, to another distant relative where he would be kept probably till i finished school. That’s a secret and part of my life i have never shared with anyone.
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“Stand up, crying head, it’s morning already,you virtually didn’t sleep at all last night” Temi said, drawing open her window curtains, while sun rays penetrated them shining brightly on my eyes, cutting me off my thoughts and bringing me back to reality,as i looked up, shrugged and dug my head back unto the pillow again as i didn’t want to be awoken. I lazily dragged my feet to the bathroom where i quickly had my shower, put on a simple dress, wore my make up and ate a light breakfast of tea and bread, as i prepared to leave to my faculty where a bus awaited we the medical students so as to be taken to the research institute where a 2-day workshop and training would be held.
“So you wanna talk about last night?” Temi asked while i paused and looked straight into her eyes.
“No,not really, let’s just forget about last night” i quietly replied her,while she just stared at me, uncertain of whether to keep on questioning me or not.
“Goodluck anyway, today on your trip” Temi finally muttered as we both left for school.
I made it to the department just on time, but as i boarded the bus, a call came in,it was from Kaycee.
“Hey Becky am sorry for what happened yesternight, am truly sorry,i promise it won’t happen again, please let that not ruin our friendship, please forgive me.” Kaycee said in quick succession almost immediately i picked his call.
“it’s okay,there’s nothing to be all stressed up about!” i replied him,but he was utterly surprised at my reply.
“it’s okay?,you mean it’s okay?” Kaycee muttered with uncertainty.
“yea it’s okay,i don’t hold any thing against you besides i know we are adults and we both wanted the s-x badly” i said.
“wow,thanks for being so understanding, honestly, i thought you were going to end our friendship like that, am even presently at your residence but your roommate told me you didn’t sleep in last night, but you know what?” Kaycee asked.
“I Love You Becky,i didn’t see you as cheap at what we both did last night,but instead,you stole my heart, you gave me reason to love you more, i don’t know what happened dear,but i feel totally different,i feel renewed,i feel free!”
Kaycee explained with joy.
“wow,that’s great” i commended.
” No, you don’t understand what i mean by that, Ada came into my apartment an hour you left, but i felt different,i felt free, i no longer felt her authority. And we even quarrelled last night, the first time i ever quarreled with her and i felt responsible for my actions.” Kaycee remarked as i listened keenfully to every word he spoke right inside the moving bus,but i was surprised when he said he quarrelled with Ada. 
Could it mean that the s-x we had broke him free from the claws of Ada?,i kept pondering about that as we spoke for a while as i told him i would be coming back home the next day before we finally hunged up. I had mixed feelings that day not that i wasn’t happy for him that he had probably began to come back to his senses but i was scared at the things Ada might do, especially now that Kaycee said they both quarelled.
I was beginning to live in fear,not knowing that my fears would soon be realised, as i received a call the next day that changed the lines of this story!!.
To be continued …….