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[story] meant to be episode 54

54

After receiving Richie’s call, Desmond quickly

changed his clothes and drove straight to the

hospital,…… The road was quiet with few cars

driving by,…

He entered the hospital to meet his friend pacing

up and down,…. He was surprised to see

grandma with them in the hospital,….. He greeted

her and exchanged handshakes with Richie,.. He

noticed how tensed and restless his friend was,

……

“Guy calm down, it’s just normal labour pains..

Before you know it, she ‘ll put to bed,…. “ he said

trying to calm his friend’s nerves.

Richard gave him a stern look,… He then sighed

”You’ re talking as if you’ve witnessed child

delivery,…. You need to hear her scream,… She’s

really in pains,… ”

”Haba,.. Do you want to help her push the baby

out,…. Oya come let’s go in and help her,. I’ll also

love to help her too” Desmond said trying to ease

the tension.

Richie laughed out unknowingly.

“Ooh, thank God you laughed at last,.. Guy just

chill, all she needs from us right now is prayers,..

Take a look at grandma, she’s not as tensed as

you are,… She has had the experience of child

birth,…. Don’t worry you’ll soon hear the cry of

your baby,…….. ”

Richie pitied his grandma,….

She was supposed to be in bed sleeping,…. And

here she is holding onto her bible and praying

silently,…. He walked to where she was sitting,

…..

”Mama, dont you think you need to rest,….

Desmond can take you home while i take care of

Angela,… ”

”My son, i wont go home until my daughter Puts

to bed,.. And moreover, is it not too late for him

to drive? ”

”Aaah,. Mama no time is too late in Asaba

ooooo,…anytime we hit the club, we dont return

home early until around 3am in the morning,…. “

Desmond cut in…….

Richie pinched him,.. Reminding him that he

wasnt supposed to be talking to his grandma

about their life escapades,.. His grandma looked

at the two friends in surprise,….. She gave them

a scornful look…

”Mama, dont mind Desmond , he was joking”.

Mama continued with her prayers while they sat

down and joined her in praying.

One of the nurses came out from Angela’s room

and asked for the husband,….

”Pls sir, your wife wants to see you,… “ she

informed Richie,…. He stiffened.

”Oooh, not again,….. “ he muttered hitting his

feet on the floor.

”why that look on your face,.. I thought you’ve

always wanted to help her out,…. She needs you

now, so go to her… “ Desmond mocked him.

”you wouldn’t want to experience what i passed

through in that room, the last time i entered

there, she nearly hit me to death, complaining i

wasn’t smooching her well enough round her

waist,….. “ he complained.

”That’s the joy of fatherhood,… If she doesn’t hit

you, who else will she hit? “ he said jokingly.

Richie lazily walked into the room, Desmond

followed him,…… He saw his wife screaming at

the nurse,……. He sat down beside her and meant

to touch her,…..

”Oooooohmmm, Richard stand up na,…. Must you

sit down to smooch my waist,….!!!!!!! “ she

shouted at her husband.

”Sorry dear,…. “ he apologized standing up

abruptly.

Desmond used his palms to cover his mouth,

withholding himself from laughing out loud,….

Richie eyed him,…. Angela stood up and danced

round the room again, and her husband was

following her,….the pain comes and goes,…. The

doctor have been coming in to check on her,….

She had finished taking her drip and the pain has

increased immensely.

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Desmomd had left the room almost immediately,

her wrapper keeps on falling off from her chest

and her husband have been the one helping her to

tie them back,……

Suddenly she screamed at her husband that she

wants to urinate,….. He was about taking her into

the toilet when a midwife walked into the room,

“Where’re you taking her to?,…. “ she asked him

”She wants to urinate, ”

”Pls i’ll take care of her,.. “ two nurses entered

the room and helped put Angela in a wheel chair

and strolled her into the labour room,….

Richie came out sweating ,…..he sat down

restlessnessly and waited for the nurse to come

out in order to ask after his wife,…..

Few minutes later,….. A nurse ran out of the

labour room and informed them that his wife has

given birth to a bouncing baby girl,……. She gave

birth at exactly 4.15am……

Richie was overwhelmed with joy,….. Grandma

danced round the hospital,….. She was so

excited, she called her friend and gave her the

good news,… Richie took turns in calling

everyone,…..Vanessa couldnt wait to see her

niece,….. He went in immediately to see his wife,

… He had forgotten all the beatings he received

from her when She was in pains,….. He met the

nurses still cleaning her up,… She was looking

exhausted,.. He kissed her on the lips and

thanked her for making him a father,…… The

nurses dressed the baby up and carried her and

the mother into their private room where

Desmond and grandma were waiting for them,….

Immediately they handed the baby to grandma ..

She was perplexed,… She took a closer look at

the baby,…. And exclaimed,……

“Oooooh my God, my daughter in law is back,…..

Look at her,… Welcome my daughter, i know you

must surely return to us,……. your husband will be

happy to see you…..”. She pecked the baby on

the forehead and wiped away the tears that were

flooding in her eyes.

Richie and his friend stood still watching her,….

Angela was helped on to her bed, and she la!d

down resting,…… He saw how emotional his

grandma was,……

“What do you mean by your daughter in law is

back” he asked in a confused tone.

“My son,…. That baby there is your mother,…. I

have never believed in re_incarnation, but this

one is too much for me,……” she explained to

him.

“Now come closer,…. Look at your baby’s

forehead,.. That mark on her forehead was the

mark she got the day she fell down the stairs,… “

As she meant to keep the baby in her cot,… She

saw a mark on her abdomen,….

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Posted by on February 14, 2019.

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