A lovely couple laughed heartily from a corner of the eatery. Suddenly, a woman walked to their table and demanded an explanation. The lady arched her brows and waited. “Honey, this is Callista, she’s my colleague at work.” They left while the content of two glasses ran down his face.
Siandi’s mother died while giving birth to her and in his desperation to have a male child who would retain his family name, Siandi’s father, Mr Hendul Noku arranged for a man, who defiled her. She got pregnant at seventeen. But while giving birth to a female child, she died.
“Janey got sick, and with my boss’s permision, I took the day off to take the poor cat to the clinic. Next day, at the office, a stranger sat put in my position.”
“He said I had a cat”
“That’s a terrible pet-hate”
“I wish he was predictable.”
They feed me and carry me about as if I’m crippled. I can neither see nor touch my great-great-great-grand-children. My bones quake within me. My strength is gone. Why, life, do you persist? Why, oh death, do you flee? Come to me now! Snatch me away! Take me to rest.
She welcomed him warmly, but he paced-around angrily, “Two more months, if nothing happens, I’ll get myself, a fruitful wife.” She sorrowed but boldly said, “The doctors say there’s nothing wrong with me. If you’ll only check yourself… Nine months later, Junior arrived but the reason why became Senior’s top-secret.