…So are you ready to walk this path with me afresh?”
She nodded many times even as she continued saying yes with her mouth. This was one of her best moments ever. The two hugged themselves for long and they ended it with a deep kiss.
He picked the ring he had engaged her with from the table where she kept it and went on his knee to propose to her again. She accepted joyfully and they begun to kiss themselves again until they heard her ringtone. She went to her bag and brought out the phone only to see the caller; Matilda. She decided not to pick up since she thought Matilda called only to insult her and probably demand for her things which she had borrowed.
“You should pick up your call dear, it’s Matilda your friend” Ben said as he had seen the caller. “We are no longer friends. She’s calling to curse me and make a promise that I will go back begging.” She replied.
“You’re only assuming, you should pick up when she calls again, okay?” he asked.
“You don’t know Tilda, she’s up to something else. I don’t want her to spoil my happy mood” she said.
“Well, you can never tell, maybe she has repented. And since you are now a better person, you will pick up her calls” Ben said.
“Are you this stubborn? Okay…” She was saying when her phone began to ring. Ben nodded his head for her to pick and she did.
“What? How? Where are you guys now? Oh my God… I will be on my way now” she was literally shaking as she ended the call.
“My other friend, Joan has been rushed to the hospital. I need to go and see them immediately. I’m sorry for ruining this moment.” She explained as she gets her bag to leave.
“Wait, let me get my car keys. I will drive you there” Ben replied.
“Don’t worry dear, I don’t want to stress you. I will make sure I fill you in on the necessary details.” She said.
“Your friends are now my friends and I won’t leave you to go through any rough path without me.” He said and went upstairs to get his keys.
They hit the road almost immediately and they got to the hospital soon. They met Muzo and Matilda at the reception. Matilda ran to Becky and hugged her tightly. Becky and Ben were surprised while Muzo wasn’t even interested in what they were doing as all his thoughts are on his wife.
“I’m sorry Becky, I know I’ve been a bad Friend, but I’m ready to change. I’m sorry for the ways I
have treated you through out these years, I never knew I was going the wrong way until I had the best discussion with my parents yesterday which made me realize I’ve been a jerk all this while. I know you and Joan tried to help me but turned deaf ears. I can assure you that that is all past. I am ready to do anything to get your friendship back. I love you and miss you my BIG GIRLS” Matilda said and bursted out crying. Becky hugged and assured her that she has forgiven her. The two friends cried awhile on each shoulder before the doctor came out.
“Mr Musonda John, you should thank God that you arrived on time and also we were able to revive her before bringing her here. We observed her for sometimes while we ran some test on her. Also, she has a very high blood pressure and that’s why she has to be on a bed rest for at least 24 hours. ” The doctor explained.
“I hope she is okay now?” Muzo asked tired of the doctor’s long speech.
“Of course she is, but she needs bed rest for her sake and that of the baby or babies” the doctor replied.
They all looked at each other for some seconds and then the doctor continued ” she is five weeks gone and I will advice she starts her antenatal on time.” The doctor concluded.
Muzo went straight to Becky and hugged her.
“Thank you for bringing me good news, thank you so much if you had not come to my office for the peace of my marriage, I would have lost my wife and children out of my silent anger. Thank you so much Becky.” Muzo said after he had released Becky from the hug.
He then hugged Matilda and then appreciated her also for coming to his house on time to save his family. He promised he had let go of every resentment he had for them.
They went in later to the ward in which Joan was, after the doctor had asked them to but strictly with a warning not to disturb his patient.
On getting inside, Muzo went straight on his knees and asked for her forgiveness while rubbing her stomach.
She did forgive him and also asked for forgiveness.
Matilda apologized for all that she had said and done to her and Joan forgave her.
“It’s nice meeting you Mr Ben” Joan said after they all had forgiven each other.
Ben was surprised and looked at Becky who gave him the look of ‘ she knows all about us’. Becky later introduced Ben to them all as her fiance. They were all happy including Matilda who would have been envious of not that she had become a changed person.
“Joan” Matilda called with an unknown facial expression which made them feel scared.
“I want to be his godmother, please” she said with a smile.
They all laughed asking what made her think Joan’s going to have a baby boy.
“Cos I can see him already looking like his father” Joan said and the ward became a laughter