On Monday morning, I went to the hospital
with Tinuke. I had another test and I was
given the result. I went to her office, she had
the drug test result with her already. She
handed it over to me while I showed her the
pregnancy test result.
“You are 8weeks pregnant. Must you travel
for this while can’t you just talk to him over
the phone. It’s not even good for your
condition” she adviced.
“Have you forgotten he has explanation to
“Please take things with him when you get to
“I just want to see his face when he denied
that he has no hands in all this”
“Let me get one of the hospital drivers to take
you to the airport”
“Don’t worry I’ll take a cab”
I got to Abuja and called Prince’s PA
“I’m at the airport, where is Prince
presently?” I asked
“At the office” he replied
“Ok, please send a driver over to take me to
I got to the office and walked pass the
secretary, I just greeted her briefly.
“Ma… good morning ma, please he’s in a
“Do I look like a care, I’m going in and to try
to stop me”
She tried to block me. “You can’t go in ma,
it’s an important meeting”
“Ok, watch me” I brushed pass her and
opened the door.
He was having a meeting with some high
naval officers, but I care less.
I stood in front of him fuming with anger.
“If you’ll excuse me, we’ll continue this
meeting later” he said and they all left and of
course with some questioning look and like I
said I don’t give a damn.
The secretary came in. “I’m sorry sir, I tried
to stop her”
“Just leave” he snapped at her.
“And you! Why did you choose to behave like
a spoilt brat?”
“Since the day I discovered you change my
pills into Bco”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about”
“Cut the crap, no need to deny I have proof” I
throw the drug result on the table. He picks it
up and read
“Hold on” I threw another paper on his table.
He looked through it, his eyes widened and
“You are pregnant” he walked up to me
smiling but I gave him a 7stars slap.
“What was that for” he said holding his
“For fooling me and for fooling yourself, you
think I will keep this baby?”
“You never strike me has a self centered
“Prince I’d like it if you don’t refer to me as
been selfish and unreasonable and I’ll also
try as much as possible to refrain for calling
you a manipulator, controller and deceptive”
“I’m not keeping this pregnancy. I’m going to
abort it” I took my bag from where I dumped
“Anike wait, let me explain…”
I was already on my way out before he could
compete his sentence.
“Don’t touch that pregnancy, don’t do what
you’ll later regret” he said.
I opened the door and stormed out of his
I returned to Lagos that very day and put off
my phone and it will remained like that for a
days. Prince was really driving me crazy.
Tinuke came back from work and ask if I’ve
mend things with Prince.
“I’m not mending anything with him” I told
“So you’re still bent on terminating the
pregnancy? She asked
“Yes, can you please help me out”
“With what? She said pretending as if she
doesn’t knows what I’m talking about.
“The evacuation nau…
“God forbid! Never will I carry out the
procedure. That’s suppose to be my God child
for Christ sake”
“Hold your peace, God mother Theresa. I’ll
use another hospital”
The next day, I went to another hospital. The
doctor who attended to me said he has to run
some thirst before considering having the
evacuation. I went to the hospital lab and
they took my blood sample. The doctor told
me to come back the following day that the
result will be ready by then.
The next day, I was already sitting opposite
the doctor by 8am.
“Your results are out, but I need to enlighten
you on some things and give my professional
advice. Then you can decide what you want
on your own” said the doctor.
“Alright Doctor, go ahead”
“Firstly, we discovered some contraceptive
drug residue in your blood. For how long I’ve
you been on it?”
”For more than three years now” I replied.
“The pills had reduced your fertility.
Although this is a rare case, but it does
happen to some women when they take
contraceptive pills over a long period of time”
“Fertility in what sense?”
“What I’m trying to say is that your chances
of getting pregnant again is very slim,
like….20%. Terminating this pregnancy will
ruin your chances of ever becoming a
mother. Miss Anike you may not have
children of your own in the future” he
“I’m finished, what have I gotten myself into”
I started crying.
“Take it easy, I know it’s not good news but
all hope is not lost since you are with a child
“Doctor you won’t understand”
“It’s complicated” I said with tears flowing
running down my face.
“Except the father of the child doesn’t want it
and he doesn’t have to. From your look, I
don’t think money is an issue here. Have the
baby and take the responsibilities, the baby
can bear your father’s name.
“Doctor, the father wants the baby and also
want me to marry him. He tricked me doctor,
he changed my pills and got me pregnant
without my consent”
“You should be grateful that he changed the
drug, if you had continue the drug for
another six months, you would have ended
“He did you a great favor, but what I don’t
understand is why you don’t want to marry
“He’s old enough to be my father”
“But you were sleeping with him!”
“It’s a long story”
“Just pull yourself together and concentrate
on how to deliver this baby safely. That’s the
most Important thing to do for now”
“Thank you doctor, I really appreciate your
“I’m doing my job, you can come back and
register for ante natal”
“Ok, thank you doctor, God bless you” I
thanked him and left the office.
I entered my car and wept for my life. I just
pray I deliver this baby safely. Prince will
have three children and I’ll have just one.
The thought of having a child all through my
life made me cry the more.
I got back home and locked myself in my
room all day. Jedidiah tried to make me open
the door but I didn’t open up. I was in the
Tinuke came back from work and opened the
door with the spare key.
“Do you want to kill yourself, I was told
you’ve not eating anything since morning”
I didn’t answer her, I was just looking at her.
“How far with the hospital you went to, have
you succeeded with your plan?”
I started crying again I told her my new
“Jesus Christ! Thank God you met a
competent doctor, what if he had perform the
procedure without carrying out those tests”
“My life would have been ruined competely
“Anike, Prince did you a favor while you take
it for bad. Anike, I congratulate you, God
really loves you”
“He really loves me, if not I would have
remained barren for the rest of my life” I
“Now, let’s get you something to eat” she
She told Jedidiah to prepare something for me
to eat. He came in with a tray of Rice and
chicken stew an hour later. I couldn’t eat, I
lost my appetite, so he offered to feed him
and I agreed.
Jedidiah was the caring type I know his wife
will enjoy him and I wouldn’t mind to be his
wife but that dream of marrying a young
handsome man is no more.
Tinuke walked it on us and saw him feeding
“Why are you feeding her, he asked yanking
the spoon from him.
“I’m sorry, I felt she would eat better if she’s
been fed” he said with an apologetic face.
Tinuke, I couldn’t eat so I ask him to feed
him” I said trying to defend him.
“Why can’t you call me, I’m right next to
“You just came back from work Tinuke”
“Meet me outside, I’ll like to have a word
with you” she said facing Jedidiah. She left
the room and Jedidiah followed.
I stood up immediately they left the room to
eavesdrop on them.
“Jedidiah I see how you look at my friend. I
know you have feeling for her but have this
at the back of your mind that you can’t have
her. She may not be carrying a wedding
band, but she’s another man’s property. In
your best interest, I advice you stay away
from her. Did you get that?”
“Don’t make her fall in love with you.
“I advice you stay away from her”
“Doc, although she’s not aware of my feelings
but I really love her, I know she has
someone, but I just want to be by her side”
“Did you listen to yourself, you are in love
with a woman carrying another man’s child.
You’ll just get your heart broken, I mean
shattered into pieces, Anike will never love
you like he loves his man. I’m protecting the
both of you here”
“I’ve heard you doc”
“Let me repeat myself, Jedidiah stay away
“Yes doc” he replied and bow.
I quickly lie down on the bed when I saw her
coming. I realized why Jedidiah was so close
to me, he’s in love with me. It’s a pity I can’t
love him back.
The next morning, Tinuke came to my room
and told me I have a visitor.
“By this time. Who is it” I asked
“You’ll find out when you get to the sitting
room. I was still on my pjamas but I followed
“Prince!” I called out wondering how he
“Good morning Anike”
“What are you doing here, how do you know
“Don’t worry about that, you know I’ll always
find you” He faced Tinuke. “Thank you for
taking care of her, Tinuke,the medical doctor
“Yes sir, welcome sir”
“I’ve heard so much about you” Prince said.
“Same here sir, please make yourself
comfortable” she was going to leave the
sitting room but Prince ask her to stay back.
“She’s getting late for work” I said
Anike, I’ll stay” We all settled down to listen
to Prince who said he had something to tell
“First, I’ll like to apologize to Anike for what
I did” he said
“Apologize for trying to ruin me!” I said
“You know I won’t do such a thing, I have my
reasons for every step I took” He continued
“Some months ago, I got a call from my
personal doctor, Doctor Edward. He’s her
doctor as well” he said pointing to me.
Tinuke and I adjusted on our seats. I was
eager to hear what Prince had to say, same
with her. He continued
“We do go for medical check up monthly, so
the doctor gave me a call after the check up.
He told me he discover some residues in
Anike’s blood stream.
(Tinuke and I looked at each other)
He said the residues are from the
contraceptive pills she takes and if she didn’t
stop using them, she may end up infertile.
I was really scared when I got the news, in
fact I almost sued the doctor because he’s the
one who prescribed the drug in the first
place. But later I got to know cases like that
Days later when I was calm, I called him and
told him I couldn’t bring myself to look Anike
in the eye and tell her she had little chance of
getting pregnant because of the drug I made
Then I told the doctor to change the drug,
since you already told me you want to go
collect the drugs from Doctor Edward the
following week that you’ll soon run out of the
one you have.
So he change it to something that’s not
harmful to the body”
“Bcomplex” Tinuke and I chorused.
Anike, you can’t abort the pregnancy.
He continued. That was the reason why I told
Anike to move into the house so we could
have a higher chances of her getting
pregnant. When she refused to move in with
me, I devised another means. I told her I
wanted a baby. I was just trying to prepare
her mind that baby is coming” he explained.
“And you are just telling me now, what if I’ve
done the abortion?”
“How am I suppose to reach you, you
switched off your phones. Do you even know
what I went through to locate this place!”
“I almost had the abortion, it was the doctor
who told me about the fertility issue. That
was why I didn’t go through with it anymore.
“In just three days? did you hate me that
much that you wanted to have my baby out
of you. You came to Abuja 3days ago.
Anyways that’s not the issue now, thank God
you didn’t abort it”
“Prince Alawode, there’s something you don’t
know. Anike had already made up her mind
to marry you even before she found out she
was pregnant” said Tinuke
“She was actually coming to Abuja that very
Monday to give you the good news, but she
found out about the pregnancy on Sunday”
“Come my princess, I always knew you’ll
come back to me, I’m sorry for making your
life like this, but everything I did was out of
love” he said and hugged me”
I inhaled his perfumed and it triggered me to
vomit. And poo! Before I knew it, I threw up
on his body before I could refrain from the
“Welcome back to fatherhood” Tinuke said
“After twenty something years” he added and
smiled. Looking at the mess on his clothes.
“Prince I’m sorry”
“It’s OK just, show me the bathroom”
I took him to my room and he wash up in the
He came out and sat on the bed while I went
in to brush my teeth.
I came out and sat with him while he’s busy
staring at me.
“So what next?” I asked.
“Let’s have a small court wedding” he
“I’ll inform my mum and get back at you”
“Lets go back to Abuja together, move in with
him, then we can both nurture the pregnancy
“No I’m, fine here, I’ll move in after the
“If that’s what you want” He slipped his
hand into his pocket and brought out a small
box. He opened it, it’s an engagement ring.
“Marry me Anike Adams and become Anike
He made to kneel but I stopped him by
pulling him up.
“That sounds nice AAA”
“Yes, I’ll marry you” I repied and he kissed
“Congratulations” We heard
“Thank you” We both replied her.
I went to see my Mum. I told her about the
pregnancy and my decision to marry Prince.
The next week Prince came to Lagos and he
and my mum met one on one. They we
started making plans for the wedding.
Olamilekan came back from the state. They
held a welcome party for him but I did not
attend. We met later at Tinukes place. We
chatted briefly before he left. I don’t love him
anymore, but I don’t think I’ll be free with
him like before.
I decided to go back home to my family at
least let me enjoy the comfort of my own
home before moving to Abuja permanently.
Prince took me to his home town to see his
father, Oba Adepoju Alawode III. We were
given a warm reception in the palace. I
thought his Father would frown at my age.
But then he introduced his fathers last wife,
it’s either we are age mate or I’m older than
her. She’s fair and beautiful. I was like so
marrying young girls runs in the family.
Although I heard they give those young ladies
as gifts to Oba. This particular lady is the
high chief’s daughter. We spent two days at
He informed his children about the wedding
and they promise to come home. Before the
wedding Prince and I rededicated our lives to
To be continued