pleaded with the strange family crowded
She was losing much blood already.
They took her to the hospital, the journey to
the hospital was tedious- Jide’s father had to
strap her to his back cos she couldn’t walk.
At the hospital, she was taken to the intensive
“Where’s her husband?” the doctor asked the
“we don’t know o! We just saw her this
morning.” Baba Jide explained.
“She’ve lost much blood…it’s going to be hard
for her…” the doctor shook his head.
“please doctor help her.” Mama Jide pleaded.
“We’ll try our best, just pray.” the doctor
assured, before proceeding to the room where
“Nurseeeee….I don’t have strength again
oooo!” Lara screamed as she struggled.
“Please dearie….I understand, just a little
push…please.” the nurse attending to her
Lara wished a million times Tony was with her,
she craved so much for soothing words. Here
she was, struggling to give birth.
“Yes…we’re progressing, put in more effort….”
the nurse urged her on.
“she’s going to have twins…” the doctor
whispered to the nurse.
Lara heard them
“Twins? Haaaaa! noooo! God won’t be so
wicked to me!” she screamed in terror.
“The baby’s head is out.” the nurse
“Push harder!” the doctor ordered.
Successfully, she gave birth to twins, she soon
forgot her pains.
The nurse gave her a baby wrapped in some
“Its a girl!” the nurse told her.
“the other one?” Lara asked.
“It was a boy.” the nurse said sadly
“Was?” Lara queried.
“I’m sorry…he died few minutes after
delivery…” the nurse explained
“Take heart.” patted her back.
Lara smiled, she couldn’t cry, why would she?
She hugged her baby.
“I’m happy to have just her.” she whispered to
“Your family are here to see you.” the nurse
“Family?” Lara looked confused.
Just then the door opened…
“Congratulations.” they chorused
Lara smiled. Family? Yes they were her new
family! They brought her to the hospital, they
saved her life!
“Thank you sir, Madam.”
“o ga oo! This baby big gan!” Jide’s mother
peeped at the baby.
“We didn’t have enough time to introduce
ourselves earlier.” Jide’s Father smiled.
“My name is Shina, this is my wife Ronke, and
my son Jide.” he said quitely.
“we’re from this village, kokotoro” he
“My name is Omolara Popoola,” Lara began.
“I don’t know where I am, but I used to stay in
Lagos with my husband… Before…I was
kidnapped” Lara explained in a tired voice.
“Kidnaped? Haaa! When? how?” Ronke shrilled.
“Its a long story…” Lara shook her head.
Lara shut her eyes in pain, as her baby’s
mouth took hold of her nip-ple.
“Kpele.” Ronke said gently.
Lara nodded, they were indeed a family. The
family could be termed kindness itself. The
food she ate, her baby’s clothing had been
free, she enjoyed her stay with them for the
past two weeks.
“You don’t want to name your daughter ehn?
You’re just calling her baby.” Ronke
“uhn” Lara grunted, as she rocked her baby.
“That’s not how to do it.” Ronke collected the
child from her, and began rocking it till it
“Baba Jide and I, had a discussion this
morning…” Ronke shifted closer to Lara.
“We’ve decided to take you back to your
“I suppose, you still remember your address.”
“Thank you, but I don’t know my way out of
here.” Lara explained.
“Baba Jide’s friend has a car, we’ll take you
when ever you are ready.” Ronke said again.
“Thank you very much.” Lara was elated. The
thought of going back home was enticing.
“Thank you ma.” she hugged Ronke.
She imagined what it would be like to be with
#watch out for d concluding episode of OMOLARA’S FAITH