It was raining.
I can’t remember the exact time it was, but I knew it was midnight.
I felt something on my face, and tried to pull it off, before realizing it was an oxygen tube. Lizzy held my hands to make sure I don’t make further movements.
“You will be fine.” she whispered.
Then I noticed that I wasn’t lying on my bed, the mattress was softer.
There were lots of people in the room, I tried to open my eyes forcefully.
“she is opening her eyes.”
A tiny loud voice said. My stomach dropped, and I could hear my heartbeat come to an abrupt halt on the monitor.
Then my eyes caught up with David, he was carrying Mfon in his arms, he had bandage tied around his neck.
I stared at him in complete utter and disbelief as my heart picked again.
Lizzy’s eyes were wet with anger and tears. I knew she wanted to tell me something, a lot of things.
“you will be fine bestie.” she said soothingly. I was surprise that Lizzy would refer to me as her bestie.
She pulls out the oxygen tube gently from my nose.
“can you breath?” she asked. I nodded my head slowly.
“you passed out.” She whispered.
David ran out of the room immediately he saw my mouth moving.
“he doesn’t know that you are pregnant. I told the doctors not to inform him.” she whispered again, this time very slow.
Not long, David walked in with doctors and nurses. A doctor whose name tag reads ‘Dr Alphonsus’ gave me an apologetic smile and placed the stethoscope on my chest.
“if she is now well, prepare her for cell tomorrow morning, I want her to be beaten up mercilessly by those police men, just like they did to my son!” Georgina yelled.
“Mom, you are so heartless, even in her pains you still hate her? what sort of a human being are you?” David asked looking amazed.
“What is it that you see in this barren woman!”
“She is not barren, but you are .” Lizzy retorted, her face changed to the real face of terror and anger. she continued.
“have you ever put to birth in your life? oh, you think I don’t know that it’s only you and my late mother who was your best friend that knows that you bought David from her just because she couldn’t afford paying her school fees at medical school, and my father who was your late husband’s driver could not also afford sending his young wife to her dream medical school….” Georgina’s face crumbles as she looked around blankly.
“What are you insinuating Lizzy?” David asked looking confused and terrified.
madness coated the air that night, secrets were unveiled, and the rain kept falling uncontrollably