By Virginia Asenath
I knew it won’t be easy but I never thought he would hate me. I had buried my head in my hands when I heard Karen clear her throat. I looked up and she had Roy in her arms but his eyes were red and he looked pale. I think he has been crying. I tried to take him but he refused.
‘I’m sorry for leaving you. I won’t repeat that mistake again,’ I tried saying to him but he just stared at me.
‘Why did you leave us?’ he asked after a while.
‘I don’t have a tangible answer to that. I wasn’t in my right senses. I promise it won’t repeat itself,’ I just had to be honest with him. He is young but intelligent.
‘What make you think that from now you will always be in your right senses?’
I think someone just cut my tongue. What kind of answer am I supposed to give him?
I need someone to come and save me.
I was shocked at Roy’s question. I squeezed his hand and he looked at me.
‘What mum? It’s just a question and I need and answer. I need an explanation to give my classmates to stop embarrassing me of having a single best mum,’ he said with a stern face.
He goes to the best school in town and am going to deal with those students who embarrass him. ‘You didn’t tell me I would have dealt with them,’ I said and he just smiled but it was a sad one.
‘I’m back it won’t happen again,’ Martin said.
By Virginia Asenath
‘I’m going to pick up Roy,’ I told Cindy picking my car keys.
‘You are going with him somewhere?’
‘I have been called that Roy needs to shoot tomorrow,’ I said a d started walking out.
‘Take care,’ she shouted from behind but I didn’t answer.
I have the best wife on earth. She is so loving, kind and caring. I don’t have more to ask from God than her. If given another life, I will choose her again and again.
I got to Karen’s house and everywhere was silent. It’s only 7:30pm and they don’t sleep at this time. I got in and I didn’t need a prophet to tell me this man is his dad.
‘Uncle,’ Roy shouted running to me.
‘I hope I didn’t interfere with anything,’ I said picking him up.
‘He is my dad who left us,’ Roy said sounding irritated.
‘But he had his reasons and he is back, right?’
He just nodded.
‘We have a shooting tomorrow, are you going?’ I asked and he nodded almost immediately.
‘Let me leave,’ I suggested.
‘We were supposed to go for a movie tonight,’
‘Let’s do it tomorrow, but today you need to talk to your dad,’ I said putting him down.
I shook hand with Martin before walking out. I understand him and I hope Roy forgives him. That boy was raised differently and doesn’t change his mind easily unless his mother convinces him. He has his own principalities and attitudes.