“Repeat that doctor !!” It was Sean who spoke
”I am saying that you are the father of the little girl in that room according to what the tests says here, 99.9 percent accurate, DNA identical, blood type similar, you are the biological father of Kikina Alexis-Grace. You did not know this?” The doctor is confused
”What the hell are you saying Doctor, that she is my daughter? HOW THE HELL IS THAT EVEN SOMETHING REMOTELY POSSIBLE?”
”That must be a mistake, I think your machine is sick and so are you, are you even sure it read it right?” Zachary pushes the doctor aside and peeks, not understanding anything “Okay I have not the darnedest idea what it is saying”
”Look?” the nurse points to Kiki’s blood and her genes and then she points at the other side of the screen showing them what they saw..
”I- I do not understand… she isn’t my child!! I mean, I only just met her mother recently, never being intimate and then how the hell do I have a child who is four year old? This is a mistake!!” Sean says disbelieving
”Don’t move, we are still taking blood!!” the nurse warns, Sean wants to get up
”I don’t get what you are saying” The doctor shakes his head
”Me neither !! So explain to us Doctor how this immaculate conception happened!!”
”I am sorry Sir but that is what the result says…I don’t know how to explain to you but it shows that kiki is your biological daughter by 95% possibility… that is no lie, that is a fact”
Sean is speechless, so is Zachary… in all this..Tonia has been quiet…suddenly she is moving towards the door, to escape… to get to Megan.. they see her.
”Tonia!! I do not see you telling the doctor that he is crazy… I do not see you saying so or unless we are missing something here why the hell do you not look surprised or shocked about this ridiculous outburst and you are running away because you want to hide something?” Sean says suddenly
”I swear I thought I was the only one who noticed her silence, something is fishy”‘
Tonia turns, slowly…”it isn’t my place to-“”
”WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT EVEN MEAN, WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!” Sean thunders.. ”this Doctor clearly confused is ranting something this ridiculous and I am flabbergasted and so is my friend but this doctor and his nurse apparently are convinced I have a child who is four years old who is lying on that bed and God knows I have never been with her mother before much less… to have a four year old kid with her and he says I am her father… and you… you stand here and say nothing, not help to refute that claim but you say it is not your place? NOT YOUR PLACE? What the hell does that mean and why are you leaving the room like a thief, like you know something we don’t know!!!” he shouts
”Take it easy sir!!” the doctor calms him down
“Don’t tell me to take it easy, take this away from my harm, you lying lousy doctors!!” Sean wants to remove the needle
”We need your blood for kiki Sean ” Tonia reminds him
He sighs loudly…he seats back down, ”Kiki? His daughter, what a lying doctor.” He laughs “Oh nice one though really nice..”‘
”It’s the truth Sean… Kiki is your daughter!!” Tonia states nodding her head
”What the fxxk!!! When did you go on and get that little monster and I didn’t know?” Zachary turns to him in disbelieve
”Shut up Zachary, she isn’t!”
”Believe it or not!! Kiki is yours and I think you need to talk to Megan, it really is not my place!!” with that she walks away
Zachary stares at Sean who stares at the doctor..
”This wouldn’t lie”‘ Doctor says walking away
”’Nurse, tell me that this isn’t accurate that this tests and all isn’t?” Sean wanted to know
”Except you want me to lie, that girl in there is yours!” she leaves them both after taking his blood
”What the hell just happened bro?”
Sean gets up heading out not answering him, Zachary chases after him.
”Megan, Megan!!” Tonia comes running out,
Megan was shouting at her father and her mother was trying to pull her away as she screams at him, this time, Charles is quiet as tears fall from his eyes.
He had come to talk to her while the others were inside, trying to talk to his wife who wouldn’t listen to him, he had gone to Megan.
”Forgive me, forgive me please”‘ he begs
”All these years I cried myself to sleep, praying for the day you will open the door to me and pull me in and tell me you love and you forgive me for my mistake, all this years I stayed away because I was too hurt very time you reject my calls, don’t reply my messages. I missed you both, prayed for you both and needed you both, yes I was young and careless and every day I tried to live right to pay for my carelessness. On my own I did okay without your help, on my own I did fine, with my baby girl… she is everything to me, my light in the dark… everything, she gave me hope and I didn’t care anymore that he didn’t know if she is his, I didn’t because with her… everything was enough.
I lived for her..on blue days and gloomy days when I think it’s too hard to go on.. I think of her of wanting a better life for her and V pick myself up ..and I lived for my baby. And I always prayed that one day you forgive me papa, I did..
Every time I went there, waiting outside the door I wanted you to hold me like you did, tell me I am your baby girl, your princess, your darlyne like you used to and tell me it’s okay, that I can come home but all I saw in your eyes was hatred and I prayed that it would go away….but it didn’t. Now I wish you had ever come, I wished I had never wanted your forgiveness, because if you hadn’t come, my baby girl wouldn’t be on that bed fighting to survive right now..you did all this and right now….my mistake is a dent….you almost pushed my daughter to her death and I can’t forgive you for this…so get away from me , from mum because I will not allow my mother to leave under the same roof with a man who chased his granddaughter to her accident.. it is because of you she is in there and I will never forgive you.
Now it is I who doesn’t want to see you, it is I who hates you and no matter how much you beg for forgiveness you will never get it”‘
”Megan please, forgive me, I realized my mistake, I was wrong, I swear I will make amends, I was wrong… my anger and pain and… forgive me… I love you!”
”Love me? Take your love and shove it papa!! From this moment you are dead to me, don’t touch me don’t you dare” she hits her father’s hands away as he tries to pull her to him, he is crying, he is begging, she is slapping him off, Ruth comes between her, her eyes red.
”I know he has done wrong Megan, but look at him, he is broken, this has opened his eyes, he has been the hardest man to live with I know but he is your father”‘
”He is no father of mine, isn’t that what you said papa… so here, you are no father of mine too”‘
”Megan please… oh Megan, forgive me..forgive me” he goes on his knees crying, holding her legs, begging..
God had spared him, God has saved the girl… he has to do right by his family and even if he has to come down from this high horse… he will.
He lost his girl once, he wouldn’t do it again..
”No, Megan” he holds her tight ”Please Megan, I am soo so sorry” he cries falling to the ground like a child.. no matter how much she wanted to resist, to inflict pain… to be hateful… she had to realize that she had never seen her father like this… never hear him go so low to apologize… never has she seen him cry and beg, not even her mother, not until today.. she sees her mother sobbing hugging herself… turning away.
A love a woman has for her husband shows even in her pain, so does the love a child has for a father even in his wrong and in her pain… she hurt him, he hurt her… where was the silver lining in all this.
Is that not what it was all about? Was it not all she wanted from the start, isn’t it what he wants now. Wasn’t it what we ask of God on the daily when we mess up on a daily? Doesn’t God forgive us… in our worst..?
Why shouldn’t she then do the same? But she was hurting, madly, her daughter was too… Kiki heard it all. It could affect her psychologically, Kiki was..smart and intuitive yet sensitive. How does she protect her daughter from it all…
Would she wake up to find out that her family was still dysfunctional from the start or would she get a certain peace around her when she finally gets to see her family is back together, and she also gets to meet her grandfather too..
Isn’t that all she wanted, her family back.. isn’t that it?.
He was still crying, her mother too. So she makes the decision even in her pain.. she goes to him, she kneels down, cleaning her eyes
”Dad?!” she chokes
Charles raises his head up, red eyes, tears, ”I am so sorry!!” he cries looking at her “Forgive me, forgive me”
“No papa, forgive me!”
She grabs him hugging him to herself as he does the same, Ruth cries from where she stands watching her family..
”Mum!!” ? Megan calls her, Ruth goes to them on their knees as they cry together.
Tonia watches them, not sure whether to disrupt the family reunion or not, she was thankful to God for this ..
But … Megan has to have a heads up
They turn breaking apart rushing to her “What’s wrong, what’s wrong with Kiki?”
”Not Kiki Megan, Sean knows , Sean knows !!!” she says
”Sean knows what??” Megan’s thoughts didn’t catch up
Just then Sean appears behind Tonia , Zachary with him
”He knows that Kiki is his daughter !!” Tonia finishes unaware that Sean was behind her
”Is that true Megan, that Kiki is my daughter?” Sean breathes, this isn’t making sense
They all turn.. everyone seemed confused except Megan and Tonia.
“Just tell him Megan, just tell the truth!!”‘ Tonia touches her arm
Charles and Ruth stare at Sean, then at Megan and at Tonia, then it dawns on them
”Is he kiki’s father, is he the one that got you pregnant four years ago and didn’t want to believe you when you told him you were pregnant and he left you on the street driving away.. is he Sean O’Conner?” her father asks
Megan closes her eyes and opens it..
Today, today she bares it all. ”Yes !! father, he is Sean O’Conner ” she answers her father, then looking at the shocked Sean “‘And you are Kiki’s father ”
Everything went blank after that as Sean hits the floor .