THE SMILE OF TERROR
The baby was admitted and the
whole night it was on a drip for blood.
The parents had very little
When the baby fell asleep and as
they were having their bought meal,
Alfred finally broke the silence “Jane instead of getting embarrassed
and wasting money on DNA, will you
just tell me the truth, am I the
father ? ”
Jane’s eyes became watery, her life
was somehow ruined, thats not how she had imagined her future, being
stuck with a man whom she had so
desperately fallen in love with but
who did not reciprocate the love.
“Alfred he is your son, he is your
biological son, my only boyfriend was stanely but we never had sex”
Alfred looked down.
He had doubted the boy since he
developed a recognisable face
“Alright” he said breathing out
heavily. The following day, the boy looked
much better and was put on
He suck some breast milk and they
Cathy kept calling to hear the progress, Jane had told her about the
blood test and that Alfred had acted
In the evening of being discharged,
Cathy asked to see Alfred who went
to meet her in one of the bars. “Am very tired and I was supposed to
be resting, why do you want to see
me” complained Alfred.
“Hey, dont be so rigid” she said
shyly poking him
‘This wonderful woman knows all the romancing skills, ‘ thought Alfred
“I heard from Jane about the blood
tests, how is it possible that you
have a different blood group from
your son? ” “I dont know, the doctor said its
possible but after checking Jane’s it
turned to be a mystery, Jane is very
sure am the father” he explained
“So what are you going to do? ”
“Well, I ll just leave things the way they are, I have become so attached
to the boy, I can’t manage to lose
him, the doctor suggested a DNA but
I dont think I will consider it”
Cathy looked at him with so much
shock “Are you serious? Are you crazy? ”
“What? ” he asked innocently
“How can you raise a child who you
are not sure is yours, Alfred you have
to carry out the DNA test so that you
can have peace of mind” In reality it had given him so much
stress, wondering whether or not he
was the father of the child.
The same week he went for DNA test
, he and the child were tested.
It came out that he wasnt the father. Alfred sat down drowsily, everything
was spinning, everything was
becoming dark, his energy was
quickly leaving his body.
He leant against the wall strongly
and kept telling himself he shouldnt pass out.
He raised himself up after some
minutes and went home.
Jane had gone to Cathy’s house from
She knew she was in deep trouble. She knocked on Cathy’s door and it
Cathy had hoped that it was Alfred.
She knew it was the day of the DNA
and that was it, thats what it was all
about. It had happened sooner than she had thought.
She was disappointed to open the
door and find Jane standing with the
child on her back, however it excited
her to see her looking so lost and
devastated Cathy managed to calm Jane who
was crying like a little girl who just
lost her parents.
“You need to be strong for the baby,
now tell me what the problem is”
Jane managed to tell her what had happened.
“But is he really the father? ” asked
“Are you doubting me? Cathy you
know I wasnt sleeping with Stanely
and I wasnt seeing any other man. ” she said disappointedly
“Dont get me wrong, Jane I trust you
I just wanted to be very sure so that
even when I face Alfred and talk to
him, I can confidently tell him to be
sensible. But how the hell did that happen? How could such a result
come about” asked Cathy rubbing her
“Thats what am also wondering, I
don’t know what to do”
Theyy spent the night together and Jane went to her husband ‘s house
the following morning.
Her clothes were well packed in her
“Alfred, what’s this? ”
He looked at her and looked away without a word
“Alfred don’t throw me out, he is your
child, I just don’t understand,,,, ”
“How I became the father, you have
made me a laughing stock Jane, just
go and never show your face to me again. I never loved you, your plan
has not worked. ” he said fiercely.
Jane got her bags and went to
She had to find a new house for rent .
Cathy was irritated by her frequent visits and putting up with her until
she found a new house would be
“We were not meant to be together, I
loved him but he didn’t love me” said
Jane “But ,,,,, ” started Cathy but quickly
thought against it.
How did they sleep together if there
was no love or did she seduce him?
Cathy thought to herself.
Jane was less emotional, she seemed to have had accepted the
Cathy finally had a chance to be
visiting Alfred anytime leaving Jane
After a week and some days, Jane found a house not far from Cathy’s
house and she moved there. There
was already furniture inside and
being on maternity leave, she took
more time to clean the house and
look after the baby. The following day she went to
Alfred’s house to get some of the
things that he had not packed in her
bags and only realised it after
unpacking her things.
Cathy and Alfred were having a good time and did not hear the knock.
Jane opened her purse and got the
spare key and opened the door.
Alfred ‘s phone was off and she knew
that it wouldn’t be considered theft to
enter her husband’s house in his absence.
She pushed open the door and went
to the bedroom where she was
supposed to have forgotten her
She was met with the most unbelieveable shock of her life. Alfred
and Cathy were in bed naked.
“What! ” she shouted, she put the
baby down and moved closer to the
“Alfred! Cathy! ” she exclaimed The two pulled the bedsheets to
cover their exposed bodies
To Be Continued