I stared at the strange man in confusion.
He held the bead necklace and looked at it like his life depends on it.
“Can I have my necklace sir?” I asked as he sluggishly handed the necklace to me.
“How did you get this miss?” He asked keenly
I glanced at him in so much confusion.
💭 Why is he so concerned about the bead necklace? He is even wealthy judging from his attire… 💭 I thought as I rolled my eyes.
“Sir please I don’t understand… Why are you asking me where I got the necklace?” I asked anxiously.
“Who gave you this? It looks really familiar or should I say it’s the same as the one I have in mind” He said
Tears welled down my chubby cheeks as I remembered that am actually all alone in this wicked world.
Like my foster mother said, my mom is long dead and gone and my dad is therefore a mystery to me.
“It’s from my mom” I said in tears
“Your mom? What’s her name?” He asked again.
“I don’t know sir! I never met her…. I was told she jumped off a bridge and handed me to a stranger” I cried.
He shook his head in pity as he quickly brought out a bead necklace from his bag.
I gasped in shock.
They were the same kind of necklace.
We looked at each other again in astonishment.
We walked up and down restlessly as Nicole was rushed to the emergency room.
All I did was cry and wail.
I just hope nothing bad happens to my son…. He’s the only reason why Alexander married me.
Suddenly, my cell phone rang aloud.
It was my friend Sonia.
I excused myself to take the call.
I kept praying within myself.
Oh my dearest Nicole….
Just get better for daddy son….
Just then, the doctor came out of the emergency room and I rushed to him.
“Doctor how is my son?” I asked anxiously
“Well u see sir, he’s in a very critical condition…. He lost a lot of blood and a blood transfusion will be needed” The doctor said
“Blood transfusion? Am his father so I can donate blood for him” I said as the doctor nodded.
“Yes sir! But first we have to run some tests on you before you can donate blood for him” The doctor said as I followed him and we walked away together.
THIRTY MINUTES LATER… 🕒
“What are you waiting for doctor? Can’t I donate blood for my son or do you want him dead first?” I shouted at the doctor.
“Well Mr Smith! Am sorry to say this but your blood type doesn’t match his” The doctor said as my mouth parted in shock.
Many things were running through my mind.
I couldn’t think of anything.
“What do you mean doctor? How can my blood type not match with my son’s?” I scoffed in disbelief.
“Am sorry sir but I have to tell you the truth if your blood type doesn’t match his, it’s simply means that NICOLE SMITH IS NOT YOUR SON” The doctor said as tears flooded down my face.
“Nicole is not my son?” I thought in pain..
I walked into the ward and saw Alexander sitting quietly and backing me.
“How is our son doing?” I asked anxiously
“WHO IS NICOLE’S BIOLOGICAL FATHER?” He asked as he faced me with a teary look.
My jaw dropped….
Fear gripped me
“Did he find out the truth?” I asked myself.
“Uhmm… What… What are you talking… Talking about? Of course Nicole is your son” I stammered
He landed a resounding slap on my cheeks.
Hot tears dropped down my face.
The truth can never be hidden forever.
“He’s my son? Then why doesn’t his blood type match mine?” He asked in annoyance.
“am really sorry!” I said as I sat on the bed heavily.
“So you cheated on me?” He fired.
I shook my head in disagreement still crying.
“No I never cheated on you” I cried
“So what is the explanation of this?” He said angrily
“I was actually pregnant for you but then I lost the baby so I had to lie to you that Nicole is your son because I don’t want to lose you… Nicole is adopted! He’s not our real child” I cried on my knees.
“What?” Alexander asked stunned.
He stared at me with so much hatred.
“You are nothing but a bloody liar! Get your good for nothing self outta my life” He said as he kicked me aside.
“Am going straight to your parent’s house, you are leaving my house for good with your lies” He screamed as he walked out of the ward.
I fell on the hard floor weeping bitterly.
All my plans have been ruined…
I quickly rushed out with him.
The strange man drove me into his very beautiful mansion.
My jaw dropped as I saw stared around in astonishment.
“Sir please I don’t really want to stress you out with my problems” I said
“Don’t worry you are not a problem to me” He said as I gulped nervously.
We were about to enter the house when two cars drove into the compound.
I became very scared.
The car doors opened and to my greatest surprise, it was ALEXANDER and STEPHANIE.
I gasped in surprise.
“AMAYA” Both of them called in surprise as well.
The man became confused.
The world is really a small world full of surprises.
We sat at the sitting room in silence.
So he happens to be Mr Williams… The almighty Mr Williams and Stephanie’s dad.
I was shocked to the bone marrow.
“What is this about necklace daddy? Trash that shit! Let’s talk about important things” Stephanie said angrily
“And why the hell is that necklace so important to you?” Mrs Williams asked
Just then, the door throw open and a very beautiful woman walked in.
Mr and Mrs Williams jumped up in shock.
“Veronica!” They shouted in fear.
“Don’t worry am not dead and will never be” She smiled.
I could see myself in her.
we looked so alike.
I was still in confusion.
Everyone was actually.
“You want to know why the necklace is important to him? It’s because Amaya here is his daughter with me” The lady said and everyone.
And she began her story.
She happened to be Mr Williams girlfriend before his parents chose Mrs Williams for him because her parents were rich.
Before then, he gave the bead necklace to her as a symbol of their love.
He dumped Veronica when she was pregnant.
He was unaware of the pregnancy.
Veronica gave birth and due to the untold suffering, she decided to end her life by jumping off a bridge.
But was rescued by a fisherman.
“This is my story” I said in tears
“Mommy!….” Amaya called as I hugged her tightly.
“So you are my sister?” Stephanie asked in tears.
I nodded my head.
Stephanie embraced Amaya as the wept in each others arms.
So did Williams and Amaya.
Mrs Williams rushed out in annoyance, she came out with her luggage.
“Am leaving this godforsaken house” She screamed.
“Mommy are you leaving me here?” Stephanie cried
“Of what use are you to me? I adopted you so that William won’t leave me but he just did so you are useless now” She pushed Stephanie aside and walked away.
Tears welled down Stephanie’s eyes as Williams hugged her.
“How does it feel?” Alexander asked her.
“Awful…” Stephanie cried
She quickly picked up the divorce papers and signed them.
“You can now marry my sister.. Am sorry for all the pains I caused you guys” She pleaded
We group hugged….
Just then, Nicole rushed in and Stephanie hugged him.
Alexander knelt down in front of Amaya with a box of ring.
“Be my lady… 💍” He said as tears dropped down Amaya’s cheek.
She nodded her head in agreement.
“Yes Alexander!” She said as he slipped the ring through my fingers.
We clapped happily as they hugged each other…