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Richie had just left the restaurant he went to buy his wife’s favourite, chicken pepper soup,.. As he was about entering his car, he sighted Tope alighting from a bike from the other side of the road,… He stood still to know where she was heading to…. She crossed the road and headed towards the restaurant… on sighting Richard,…. She turned her face to the other side,… He called out her name,…. She pretended not to have seen him,.. He then screamed her name,……
“Oooooh Richie it’s you,…. ”
” Yeah, it’s me, how’re you doing?”he asked her
“I’m fine,….. How’s your wife? “she asked him with guilt written all over her face
Ooooooh, she’s perfect,.. And do really care about how she’s faring ”
“Richard Please stop, whatever that happened was in the past, i’m so ashamed of myself,… I cant even face your wife”she said in a low tone
“Oooooh really?,…… Is this your new tactics?,…. Oh stop, it doesnt suit you”
“I’m sorry,…. I’ll apologize to your wife,… ”
He gave her a surprising look
“I’ll gladly be waiting for that day, because if you don’t tell her all your stupid acts, i’ll do that,… He said entering his car
She watched him drive out, she regretted all her actions, now she cant face her friend anymore.
Angela called her husband to inform him that she was tired of waiting for him at her mother’s new home, she needs to go home and prepare meal for grandma,….. He dropped her in the morning on his way to the office,…..her mother was adjusting to life Again, her inlaw has changed her life for good,.. He planned to open a grocery shop for her but that will be after 4 months of apprenticeship, to enable her know how to run the business effectively ,…. She has stopped being the lazy mother she was,…Angela’s siblings are still at home as they are awaiting their results for the entrance exam they wrote for admission into their new school…
On getting home,…. Angela noticed she was having slight sharp pains,…. She cooked the food fast with the help of the cook,…. After that, she warmed her food and ate before retiring to their room,…. Her husband noticed the way she was behaving,….. He asked her and she said she was ok,…….. She laid down later with the pains still coming and going …. When the pains couldn’t stop coming, she decided to call her mother since grandma had already slept,…. She called her mother four times but she wasn’t picking,….
Remember to always keep an eye on them,…. That baby is your last hope,…. Dont allow your husband to see the baby,….!!!!!!!!,…. Or else you’re doomed!!!!!!!” supreme supreme’s mother’s warning kept ringing a bell in mrs Johnson’s ears. She was restless throughout the night. She called her boys to be sure they’re doing their job well,….
“Hope you’re still following them”
“Yes ma,…. She visited her mother today and her husband picked her up in the evening,… “he informed her
“Good, so have you found out which hospital she attends her ante natal?”
“Yes ma,.. St Luke’s Hospital,….. And i know she’ll definitely put to bed there,… I’ve arranged with a friend of mine that works there,…. She promised to call me anytime she’s ready to deliver”
“This is good news, i’m so happy, when i’m done with my plans, i’ll surprise you and your boys “she said excitedly
She relaxed on her bed,…..
Mama who slept early woke up sweating profusely,… She had a bad dream,….
“Thank God i saved my grandchild,…… But who is person with a mask that was fighting for the baby with me,…. “she thought to herself
She carried her Bible and started praying
Richie was busy on the phone with his bestie, Desmond,.. They were talking about the women in their lives,… Angela who couldn’t bear the pains anymore,.. Went downstairs for a walk round the house,….. Her husband was engrossed in his discussion that he didn’t ask where she was heading to,……
“Richie,… Please after your wife’s delivery, you need to make plans for her to further her education,….. Don’t give her another belle yet oooo” He said jokingly
“We’ve discussed that already,… She’ll write jamb next year,…Eric will also write his too….”
“That’s good,…, Guy to plan wedding no be moi moi ooo”
“At least i’m learning from you,…. All i’m thinking about now is my baby,…. I cant wait to be a father,….. ”
“I’m happy for you bro,….. ”
They ended the call and he noticed his wife’s absence in the room,….
He called her severally but she didnt answer, he checked her in the toilet but she wasnt there, he went down to check on her,……
Grandma who heard footsteps in the sitting room came out and saw Angela sweating,…. She understood what was happening to her,… Richie came into the sitting room to see them,…..
“Richard we need to take her to the hospital, the baby is coming,…” grandma told him
He hurried upstairs to get the baby bag and his car key,..
“Mama let me change to something better,.. I cant wear this to the hospital” Angela told her
She tried to climb the stairs but her legs were so heavy,…. She tried again,.. Then her water broke,…. Her night wear was soaked,….
“OMG, Richie get her a simple gown to change to” Grandma screamed
They helped her change into a gown and took her to the car, she was already crying as she was driven to the hospital,………
She was quickly attended to,…the nurses took turns in massaging her back,.. Richie called Desmond,…. He then called his mother inlaw,… Grandma was busy praying without stopping as the dream she had kept on flashing before her,….
Mrs Johnson had slept off immediately after talking to her boy,… The sound of her phone woke her up,…… She picked it without checking her caller id,…..
“Madam rush to the hospital now,… She’s in Labour, be fast with your plans”.
On recognizing the voice, she rushed to the bathroom and washed her Face, she wore a black trouser and a black top with a face cap that was covering her face, she took her car key and left.