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A story written by Gaglo Blessing (blessinggaglo@yahoo.com)…

Ama and i were seated on the beach sand, the sound of the waves was like a melodious tune to my ears. It has been two weeks since i had the fight with king. I found myself missing them, somehow the trio had found a way to sneak into my heart. Pickings has been so slow that i was getting angry at everything and everyone. Ama was the only bright spot in my life, at night we would cling to each. Our passionate joining somehow made the world seems right for us again.

” Your friends are here”

” I saw them” 

They walked up to us and greeted Ama.

” Frere ( bro) i want to see you” King stood wearing shorts and a polo, his eyes were bloodshot. ” In private”

”  If you have something to say to me, spit it out now”

He nodded at Ama, indicating that he didn’t want her to hear whatever it was he had to say. I excused my self and followed him towards the waves. We stopped few feets from the water.

” Am sorry bro, i shouldn’t have made fun of you”

” Am sorry too” I forced myself to say.

” Good! We have missed you”

I laughed. ” What’s up”

” Nothing much bro, am getting testy. I want to leave this country ”

” Okay” i said.

” So have you taken care of the little problem?” He wanted to know.

” Which problem “? I asked stupidly.

” The popped champagne of course”

I glared at him and swallowed my pride ” I dont know what to do”

” Good ” King beamed at me. ” You will get rid of it fast so we can all hightail it out of this country.”

” Get rid of what? did you just tell me to kill my own baby?” I wanted to punch him again but I held myself back.

” Baby?” That thing is not a baby yet! its just blood clot”

” Am not killing my child” i said vehemently.

” What do you know about being a father? do you want to see your child on the streets like us? do you have the means to care for a child?”

” Am thinking of sending her back home” I hadn’t thought of that, it suddenly popped into my head. .
King laughed ” What will your precious baby and the mother feed on when you send them back?” He brought out a little envelop and threw it at my feet. ” I knew i would hear you spurt out these nonsense when i get here ”

I retrieved the envelop from the ground ” What is this?”

” Tablets! Give her one of each, today, when your so called baby drops out, give her two of the big yellow one.” He whistled and his pet dogs, lion and Tiger came running.

I watched them go holding the envelop. I mentally willed my legs to move but they stood rooted to the spot. Should i go ahead with it or throw the envelop into the water?

To Be Continued…

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