BY NISSI ADEOLA
Ronke dropped the phone with smiles all over her face.
It had been fun and interesting, using her semi-
tatafo voice to shake Belina’s trust in her
She was very convinced that things were falling in line. Luck even seemed to smile on them because Belina walked in on Richard and Oyin, making it look like a confirmation of what she had heard.
She knew that money would be at her beck and
call if Oyin becomes the apple of Richard’s eyes. She would be able to extort money from Oyinade as much as she liked, but what if Oyin tried to prove stubborn then? Blackmail
would come in handy then, she thought. Surely, she would not risk having their secrets out in the open.
Richard entered the room Belina was with tears
clouding his sight. He was almost never moved to tears but now, all he wanted to do was cry tears of joy. He knew the news came at the wrong time but uncontrollable joy was the
only thing he could feel.
His heart was filled with pride and love. The one you can only feel when you become a father. Even though he could not see a child
physically, he could feel the child’s presence. He could not believe he had skipped the fact that she might be pregnant. He could have
easily put one and one together and arrive at this same conclusion.
How could he even assume she was when they had believed God for the fruit of the womb for over two years?
He was sure that despite Belina’s anxiety, she never suspected the possibility of her being pregnant.
He sat by his sleeping, marveling at her increasing beauty. They had had a fight, a misunderstanding; but even her distrust could
not stop his heart from beating wildly when she was near. He bent over and kissed her forehead tenderly.
She had mentioned a girl, he remembered. Who was that? What did she say?
And why was it yesterday?
All these went through his mind within seconds but it was overtaken by his heart felt joy.
‘You are going to be a father’, this went through his mind again and he wanted to scream.
He placed his palm on Belina’s tommy, feeling his child inside and the tears he tried to hinder flowed down his face. He wanted to explode.
He had to tell someone. He left the room in a hurry to make a few calls.
Oyinade went about her duty with smiles of victory on her face. She had successfully created a discord in that house. Now, the only thing she had to do was seduce him while
putting fire in that house continuously. She spotted doctor Felix, being more lively and happy than usual.
She had heard people gossiping about Richard
and Belina with long worried faces but she had
assumed that it was due to the way and manner at which they both left her office.
She hadn’t noticed the whole drama where
Richard carried an unconscious Belina back to
“Doctor?” she called curiously
“Miss Oyin, hope your day is going on well” doctor Felix faced Oyin.
“Very well” she said, meaning each word.
“What is going on? You look very happy today”.
Apart from being an exceptional doctor, Doctor
Felix is not one to be trusted with a secret. Whenever he is happy about something,
he tells as many people as possible.
“Oh… I am very happy. Mrs Branson was
brought in by her husband after she practically fainted” he paused for emphasis.
This delighted her. The shock had definitely taken its toll on her. She knew though that Doctor Felix could not be smiling because of this, so she pressed on for the full gist.
“Oh my God…” she gasped feigning shock. “And?”
“After reviving her, I discovered the obvious. She is pregnant”
“What” she exclaimed, her blood draining from her face, leaving her as white as snow.
Richard got to his office to pick up his phone and call his dad, Tony, Prisca, everyone his mind could think of; but reason took over him. His wife had to know about her pregnancy
before any other person.
Besides, she is pregnant person. He terribly wanted to explode, so, he exploded to God by thanking him and thanking him until he was
sure God had acknowledged his appreciations.
He made for BRP Hospital to take everything Belina had brought to the office. He would surely not allow her lift a finger.
As soon as she awakens, his work for the
day would be over because he would take her home to take care of her properly even if she wrestled with him due to their earlier fight, he vowed.
Kelvin had been sitting in the mini reception room preceding Belina’s office in BRP Hospital for over thirty. minutes. He had been
waiting for Belina but luck was definitely against him today. Even though he hadn’t planned with Oyin and her accomplice to meet
with Belina today, he felt he had to rekindle the fire of the love they had once shared hastily before it was too late.
Seeing Belina had erupted emotions he had
tried hard to bury and he had vowed to claim her back.
He had used his own hands to destroy the
wonderful love they had and he intended on
creating it back.
“What the hell are you doing here?” Richard said through gritted teeth as he stared at the last person he wanted to see.
Kelvin rose up and faced his adversary.
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