Hi guys, Sorry i had neglected this story for so long…. This episode is dedicated to Abbey
I left for Calabar that same day I talked with Mille. I waited
patiently for weekend to arrive. It was the most torturing
moment of my life. Rachel eventually noticed that something
was off with me. I refused to say a word of my predicament to
her. She was surely gonna say she told me so. On
Thursday,Mille called while I was crying myself to sleep..”Hello
“Hello pretty. How’re you?”
“I guess I’m fine.” I sniffed unconsciously. “Poo” I cursed under
“Kara are you crying?”
“Well of course not. I was just about sleeping when you…”
“Don’t give me that Kara. You were crying. I thought we went
through this already.”
“Mille,it’s really not easy. I can’t help crying.”
“I know Kara. I’ll be there with you tomorrow. Everything’s
gonna go just fine,OK?”
“Alright Mille,you’re the best.”
She chuckled “No,you’re the best.”
“Kara,I’m not his mother or his wife. You can’t keep asking me
about him as if we live under the same roof.”
“Sorry ma but how is he?”
“I don’t know.”
“What’s that supposed to mean Mille?”
“I’m serious Kara,I don’t know. I don’t know what I’ve done to
him. He said he was sorry on Monday but he went back to
doing the same thing. He’s not my fiance or anything,just my
best friend. Let him have his fun,I’m sick of him.”
“Take it easy Mille. Maybe he’s going through something.”
“Then why won’t he tell me? He knows all about me. When I’m
sad,he knows. He knows when I’m happy,sick,anxious,just
everything. I’m gonna let him be. It isn’t by force anyway.”
“Just take a chill pill sis. Okay?”
“Yeah,thanks Kara.” She hung up.
“I’m such an interesting big sister. Instead of being there fully
for Mille,she’s the one taking care of me.” I said to myself.
I gazed at the ceiling till day break. I began feeling sleepy by 7
“Kara,we got to get to school. Don’t you have lectures this
“You can go Rachel. I’ll meet you later.” I told her sleepily.
“Suit yourself then. Don’t say I didn’t wake you.”
“Just go.” I covered my head with my pillow.
I slept till it was few minutes to 12 pm. I dragged my tired
bones to the kitchen. Rachel left toast bread for me. I tried
eating it but I couldn’t. I wasn’t even hungry. I showered and
lay down to sleep again. Rachel woke me up when she got
back in the evening.
“Kara,what’s wrong with you?”
“I’m fine Rachel,why’re you asking?”
“You’ve been sleeping since I left?”
“No,I woke up to shower and I laid down again.”
“You didn’t touch the food I left for you.”
“Yeah, I didn’t and I’m sorry. I just don’t have the appetite.”
She felt my forehead with the back of her hand.
“I’m not sick Rachel. I just couldn’t be at school today. Pack up
so we can leave for Uyo while it’s still daytime.”
We left for the park and boarded an Uyo bound bus. I was
quiet all through. I didn’t even fiddle with my phone as usual.
When we got to Uyo,I called Mille and she told me she was
I was vibrating all over the closer we got home.
Mum must have decided to surprise us with dinner outside in
the sit out because we met her,dad and Mille all seated and
waiting for us to arrive.
Mille got up to hug me and Rachel while we greeted our
“Be strong Kara.” She whispered in my ears.
We sat down to dinner.
“Kara,would you bless this food for us?” Mum said.
“Mum,it’s not fair. I haven’t said a prayer for our food in
decades.” Jamille came to my rescue.
“Alright Mille,go ahead.” Dad said.
Jamille said a prayer but I didn’t hear a single word. My heart
was beating really loud till I was afraid the whole famiky would
The table was as lively as any of our dinners together. The only
factor that caused disequilibrium was me. I was silent all
through the meal.
“Kara,are you okay?” Dad asked with concern written all over
“I’m fine daddy.”
“You sure?” He asked.
I turned to Jamille and she gave me the go-ahead sign.
“Actually,there’s something I’d like to tell you and mum.”
“Okay baby,go ahead.”
“In private.” I added.
“Kara,it’s just your sisters and us. This is private.” Dad
“Okay dad. Truth is I don’t know how to tell you this.”
“Are you pregnant Kara?” Mum asked and a huge silence fell.
“Kara answer me.” Mum said when the silence became
“Gosh! Mum, how can you think of such?”
Jamille opened her eyes wide in shock.
“Uh I’m sorry. I don’t know what I was thinking Kara.” Mum
“Liz, I thought we talked about this.” Dad said.
“Talked about what mum?” Rachel spoke for the first time.
“Never mind. It’s between your mother and I.” He gave mum a
“I actually wanted to tell you something about my future.” I
To Be Continued