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A Cry (Part 8)

July 5th 1999

Monday was slow paced as people tried to recover from the busy restful weekend. For Kevwe it was a week with a difference, as she swapped the number 14 for 13 on her pad.

‘Closer, closer, she muttered to herself.

‘Baby did you call?’ Bolaji asked.

‘No Temi, my d day is closer than before.’

Picking up the DIY pregnancy stick she had placed on the washing basin to stand in obedience to the instructions on the kit, she exclaimed, ‘yes!’ She saw the blue stripe on the stick, and sticking her head out the bathroom door, she threw it at Bolaji. ‘We are pregnant! Our little princess is on her wayyyy,’ she sang.

Bolaji smiled as he looked at his wife. ‘I like the way your eyes are smiling, chic you are getting back to your ever lively self with each day. I must say…’

Kevwe paused, looking somewhat perplexed. ‘Did you hear what I just said?’ she asked.

‘Uhn?’ Bolaji answered, mischief dancing in his eyes…

‘You this man,’ she said, as she tried to approach him quickly with her crutch in tow.

‘Daddie… we are getting late,’  Laolu shouted his feet thumping on the floor as he approached the room.

‘We’ll tell him when we get back, ok baby,’  he murmured as he placed a kiss on her forehead. ‘Young man, tell this pretty princess bye and lets be on our way,’ Bolaji instructed Laolu.

Dearest Secret Keeper,
Life is beautiful, I am carrying another life within. I surely do hope this is our princess, a lil sis for Laolu. My heart is bursting!

Love you

Walking into the living room, at the sound of the key at the door, Kevwe dropped the kitchen napkin she held just in time to catch Laolu as he flew at her.

‘I got an A in my test!’ he yelled,

‘Congrats! And Mummie and Daddie have a surprise for you too,’ she said looking at Bolaji over the top of Laolu’s head. ‘

‘Please tell me, I want to hear it,’

‘In a couple of months, we are having a baby, a sibling for you.’

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Oghale Otokunefor
Oghale Otokunefor
She is a Legal Practitioner by profession and She loves to write poetry, articles and short stories. She is a Nigerian. As a pastime she enjoys reading a lot, scribbling stuff, dancing, and listening to music. In addition, she enjoys learning about different cultures and languages.

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