By Virginia Asenath
‘But this baby is innocent, I can’t terminate it,’ I pleaded with her.
‘I will try to talk to him, if he doesn’t want the child, you remove,’ she said with an expressionless face.
She picked the car keys and left. I was left seated on the floor. I miss Cindy, even though I hated her she showed me love and right now I need someone who can hear me out, give me space to scream and let go of the pain am going through. All mom does is to get money from me, regardless of how I feel.
I fell asleep on the floor and mom’s voice woke me up.
‘Go and freshen up you are going to meet him and you will go to his house tomorrow. You need to look beautiful,’ she said more like a command.
‘Mum I just left Michael yesterday, I can’t get married that fast,’ I complained.
‘Who are you to tell me what to do yet you couldn’t keep Alex. After all the money I spent for you to have him. Andrew has promised a lot of money and half is already in my account. Now get up and spare me your drama,’ she said.
‘You only care about money,’ I thought.
I received a hot slap that made me realize I had said audibly.
I stood angrily and went to my room.
The drive to the hotel was silent as I stared through the window. The car halted in front of the hotel and I came down without being told.
‘Make sure you smile and don’t you dare embarrass me,’ she whispered with a smile.
If I only I new I will be coming to such a woman, I bet I wouldn’t come on this world.
By Virginia Asenath
Karen’s POV cont.
We were led by the receptionist to a private room upstairs and that Andrew was sifted there busy on his phone. He looked so ugly, with big red eyes and a very cold face.
‘She is here,’ mom said and he looked up.
‘She is beautiful,’ he said after interrogating me with his eyes.
‘How old is the pregnancy?’ He asked directing his gaze to me.
‘One and half months,’ mom said.
‘She can keep it, if she likes,’ he said and stood up.
I felt a little happy. I couldn’t imagine the guilt of killing my own child.
‘I have paid, so order anything you want. I will send someone to pick her up at 10:00 in the morning,’ he said and left.
Mom called the waiter and ordered almost everything, while I ordered a glass of passion juice. I wasn’t hungry. I have enough things to deal with and hunger will be my last.
‘This is the benefit of having money. You enjoy life. Don’t loose him to,’ she kept on talking and talking but I didn’t hear everything.
This is the second time am going through the proposal and I can say its quite impressive.
‘It’s perfect and am approving it,’ I said.
‘Thanks,’ she said smiling.
‘I didn’t know you could write something like this,’
‘I lost my memory not my brain,’ she said faking anger.
I know when she is genuinely angry and when she is faking it.
‘Am sorry,’ I said and she folded her arms on the chest.
I waited for her to reply but she didn’t.
‘Let me take you for lunch to apologize,’
‘Okay,’ she said with a smile.
‘We have a dinner meeting tomorrow to finalize a contract and you will come with me,’
‘No problem,’ she said and left.