Happiness filled my heart as eyes rolled from my eyes…
My Ryan really made… it.
“Doctor can we see him…?”
“He is resting for a while….You can visit him after five hours…”
“okay….”,as I breathe..
I turned and the Jones family were just staring at me like a statue…
Mr Jones moved close to me, ” Thank you…”,he sobbed.
“I’m so sorry for all what we did to you…”
“I understand you.
You were trying to protect him”, I said sadly and they all nodded..
Mrs Jones moved close to me as removed a trail behind my ear…
“You are a good girl and you just made us proud of you. You took care of my son and we all thought he will surely regret his decision about marrying you but I now realized what he sees in you… You are just an eighteen years old girl but you are woman within…”,she framed my cheeks…
“Hmm… so you guys approve of our marriage…”
“Yes of course we do… ” i smiled, ” Thank you so much… you just don’t know how happy you’ve made me… “,I hugged Mrs Jones as she hugged me back.
“Erm… I have to go home and change …”
“Okay go ahead we will stay here….”
I rushed home as l took a hot shower.
I miss him already.
He used bath with me everyday and when I always try to stop him he would say it’s his responsibility to bath me.
Today I’m here alone bathing… with the room empty like a cemetery.
I moved to my bed as I wore my clothes… I see him everywhere and I know I miss you..
I moved trying to prepare something for myself but I bet I wasn’t hungry. I took a glass of wine and I saw a piece of paper on the counter…
I opened it, ” Please eat something for my sake and for our baby… I love you”
He knows me so well…
I stood up and starts preparing some meals…
I ate two or three mussle of food and returned back to the hospital.
The Jones family were just exhausted…
I tapped Mr Jones and he looked at me sleeply
“I’m back… why don’t you rest at the nearest hotel and come back tomorrow..”
“Okay….”,he said and slowly they left.
I moved the Ryan’s ward… his private ward.
He was pale and handsome. His hair was wild and his lips were parted a bit…
I moved closer as l framed his face..
His weak and helpless heart used to love me and now that heart is being replaced by another…
What if he gets up and act as if he doesn’t know me.
What if he gets up and will not love me anymore.
I should stop thinking about this mess.
I watched him for hours as his eyes were closed.
I was tired and sleepy so I decided to sleep beside him since the bed for was a little big for the two of us…
I heard a little cough and I woke up.
He is waking up… He open his eyes and stares at me.
I smiled at him, “Ryan …. Can you hear me.. Do you want me to call the doctor.?”, I moved close… our noses were only inches apart.
He raised his hands and touched my cheeks as he stares at me.
“I know you….”,he
whispers and I remained quiet…
” You were my happiness when I was weak….”, He continues…
Oh God this not happening… He is going to break up with me since he had the new heart.
“I miss you Amora and new heart beats for you the same way like the old heart. I love you Amora. I ….”
I cut off his tirade by crushing my lips on his…
He opened up slightly and I kiss him slowly..
“I love you too Ryan… and I miss you”
“God… it’s hurt to be weak. I can’t even touch you and do you how torturous it is to me….”
I giggled, “The moment we go home you can do anything with me…”
He chuckled, “Yea right”
🔹 Ryan 🔹
The next morning l woke up seeing the most beautiful girl in my bed…My wife. Her lips were swollen and more beautiful.
I kissed her forehead… She hummed and face me with a smile.
“Good morning…”,she whispered.
“Good morning…”,I smiled as she checked the time..
“Its 6:30am… You have to eat… something. Let me order for some soup for you..”
She stood up making calls and suddenly my parents,my sis Nina, Kelvin and Emily burst into my room…
“Surprise!”,my parents said and I smiled. Emily rushed to hug my friend while Kelvin shaked my hands..
I’m not ready to talk to my parents. They were against my marriage anyway… I hate that they are here…
My mom moved close and I frown.
“I know you are mad at me son but you were so young and we thought you don’t be able to take care of her…”
“Oh come on mom… I’m not a kid anymore.”
” We could see that… but you are still a kid to us…”
” No I’m not besides I’m going to be a father very soon”,I burst out before I realized what I said.
They were all wide eyes staring at us…
“What did you just say”,my mom and Nina said.
“My wife and I are going to have a baby soon…”
And they all hugged me including my dad.
I knew my dad couldn’t apologize but I can see how sorry he was…
“Congratulations…”,Kelvin exclaimed as he shaked me.
My parents hugged Amora and my heart felt with happiness.
Finally my parents have seen what I have seen in my wife and I’m glad they’ve accepted her to me…
Everyone was gone and I was with only Kelvin…
He was on the bed as he stares at me..
“How is it dude…”
“How is what?”, I asked.
“Its okay…. it’s just you are asleep and you don’t know what’s going on and when you wake up you realized something has been replaced in you… it’s cool dude. So.i suggest you.l go for the surgery. it’s for your own good”
“Okay… I will try. I just hate Ruby has been crying over me anything I get unconscious”
“Emily?”, I arched a brow.
“Yea Emily… Dude I’m madly in love with her…. she is my everything dude…”
“Wow…. then make her happy by going for the surgery…”
“I will and I promise…”
“Okay.. “,. I smiled
—– Nine months later ——
I wanna ask a question. Is it natural for a woman attitude to change all of a sudden when she is pregnant.
I guess not but my wife has really changed..
She has become so emotional and sentimental…
She doesn’t like to be scolded or rejected. When I do that she could cry for hours non stop.
My mom has been with us since last two months… she wants to take of my wife because she thinks I’m still a kid.
Kelvin and Emily have already graduated from high school and they are heading to New york to spend their holidays…
That couples, their days never end without arguing…. but they are adorable…
Oh shit the egg is burnt….
“Ryan… for Christ sake I’m really hungry…”
“I’m coming love…”
I’m now frying another egg…
“I said I’m coming….”
Suddenly I heard footsteps and I knew she was coming…
“Seriously…. you are now cooking”
“I’m sorry it got burnt…”
“it’s okay…”,she moved closer as she gave me a light kiss on my lips…
“I’m tired I have to go to bed…”,she says.
“Okay then… let take you to bed”,I said as I off the stove..
We went into the bedroom as we cuddled together.
“Oh my God… “,she gasp.
“My water broke….”
I went limp…
“My water just broke,” she repeats, like I didn’t hear her the first time. I f–k–g heard her.
My gut starts to churn. I thought I’d prepared myself for this moment. Wrong. I’m not even out of bed yet and I’m
already a bundle of nerves.
“I can do this,” I mumble to myself as I try to calm down. Jumping out of bed I make my way around to her side, extending my hand.
“Stop panicking, Ryan,” she says.
“I’m not panicking,” I lie.
I’m was panicking.
“It’s okay,” she says in a calm voice. How can she remain so composed? Helping her up, she wraps me in her arms.
“It’s going to be okay. Take a deep breath,” she says trying to reassure me. It’s not working. I’m a mess. Shit. We’ve practiced this a hundred times.
Why was I so cool and calm then? Get your shit together Ryan. Your wife needs you.
I should be supporting her, not the other way around. When she lets go of me and doubles over in pain, I almost lose it.
“Let’s go,” I say leading her towards the door.
“We need to get changed first. We can’t go in our pyjamas.” Shit.
She’s right. Okay. I can do this. Who am I kidding? I fist my hair in my hands.
“Look. Get yourself dressed. I can dress myself,” she says heading towards her drawers and rifling through them.
I do the same. I throw a T-shirt over my head and strip out of my pyjama bottoms and slip into a pair of sweats. See, I can do this. I look over at Amora as she struggles to slide on her pants. Who am I kidding? I can’t do this.
Moving towards her, I help her get dressed. When she doubles over again, I clutch my head in my hands. Running over towards the bedside table, I retrieve my phone. I search Nina’s number.
We’ve all been waiting for this day to come.
“It’s time,” is all I say. I don’t even give him a chance to talk.
“We need you to come. We’re leaving for the hospital now.”
“I’m on my way,”she replies. Thanks for that. I don’t even take into consideration he’s a two-hour drive away. I’m on my own. It’s up to me to get her to the hospital safely. Shit.
Finally, we make it down to the car. “My hospital bag,” Amora says once I have her seated in the passenger side. WTF !. I had the routine down pat. What the hell is wrong with me? This is the real deal, I guess. I need to pull myself together if I’m going to get either of them to the hospital in one piece.
I run back upstairs and grab it. Throwing it in the back of the car, I get seated.
“How are you feeling, love?” I ask as I turn the keys in the ignition.
“Apart from the contractions, surprisingly okay.”
Of course she is. I reach the end of the street and put my left indicator on. “The hospital’s that way,” she says laughing, pointing to the right. I’ve driven this route twenty times in the past few weeks, doing my practice runs and now I can’t even remember which way to go.
Following Amora’s instructions, I turn right.
“Are you still alright?” I ask, briefly turning my head in her direction. She has a huge smile on her face.
“I’m fairing a lot better than you by the looks of it.”
I’m glad she finds this amusing. “Take some deep breaths. Like they taught us in the birthing classes.” I look at her like she’s lost her mind. I remember thinking when we went over the breathing techniques in class, how ridiculous it was.
“Just do it,” she says rolling her eyes.
“It will help.”
I follow her lead as she starts panting and doing those stupid-arse breaths. I feel like a kid, but I copy her. Within minutes I start feeling myself relax. Surprisingly it does help. Who knew?