Belina - S02 E42 (Story Episode)

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Read Story: SEASON 2 EPISODE 42


The pain coercing through
me is so unbearable. It felt
like the end of the world
was just a breath away.
Everything I thought of,
everything I saw, everything
I felt was pain. My water
broke just as I played chess
with my step-mum. She had
been staying with us for
two weeks now. Richard’s
mum wanted to stay also
but Richard still could not
see eye to eye with his
mum. Through my efforts, he has been able to release
some of the hurt he felt but
he still could not handle
having his mum helping me
through the pregnancy
period. He lamented that
some of her promiscuous
nature could be transferred.
I felt he still held a level of
grudge against her. Months
flew by without me actually
noticing it. My belly rose and
rose and with each passing
day, my joy increased and
anticipation rose. Richard
stayed at home most times,
leaving the hospital in the
hands of doctor felix.
Something I never
anticipated happened: we
became friends with Kelvin.
The past was buried and
we became family friends.
Life is a lot better when we
forgive. I had always said
that most women always
exaggerate their labour
pains. Even when Prisca
was heavy and in labour,
something still told me that
it could not be that painful.
Experiencing it now was
giving me the first hand
idea of what it is all about.
Richard drove in like a mad
man, after the gateman had
opened the door for him.
He did not even kill the
engine or shut the door of
the car, instead, he rushed
to take over from my mum;
Prisca’s mum to be precise,
who rushed inside to take a
box filled with baby clothes.
The scan had confirmed
Prisca’s suspicion, I am
expecting a boy. I tried to
be brave, holding back the
pain but I let out
exclamations unconsciously
every now and then. He
murmured endearments,
slowly moving me to the
backseat. Mum ordered him
to hand her the keys and
seat with me at the back.
There was really no time to
argue, so he obeyed
immediately. She drove in a
sane manner, still on top
Richard’s face was carefully
guarded as he caressed my
hair, dropping kisses on my
forehead. He was visibly
worried. I looked at him
and smiled through the
pain. Even in pains, my head
still worked to capacity.
“Honey” I whispered and
gasped as another wave of
pain seared through me.
“Yes baby. You would be
fine. Just take in lots of air.”
Even as a doctor, he was I
nodded filling my lungs
with air.
“Would you make me a
Richard looked at me with
dread. We had watched so
many movies with this line
of action, they don’t always
end well.
“Don’t scare me Bell, please
don’t. You would be fine”
he murmured, his hands
shook as he held mine.
I smiled weakly.

“If our son
comes out and he happens
to be as handsome as you
are, especially possessing
your blue eyes, promise me
that you would forgive your
mother. Totally”
Richard heaved a sigh of
relief. “I promise, just
promise me you would be
fine. We are meant to grow
old together, remember?”
I smiled. “I love you”
Richard paced the waiting
room restlessly. He could
not even sit down for two
seconds. People who were
also nervous were trying to
calm him down but it did
not work. His parents, step
mother, tony, Prisca, Mr. and
Mrs. Jegas, and Kelvin were
also with him. All the BRH
workers were also in
anticipation and seeing
Richard so distressed made
them even more anxious.
Everyone had a prayer in
their mouth. Doctor Felix
was with Belina along with
four nurses. They had
refused to allow Richard in.
Richard had wanted to go
in, even if only to hold
Belina’s hand through it all
but doctor Felix had
Mr. Branson, Richard’s
father went and held
Richard in a tight hug. He
had watched his son move
restlessly and felt the deep
urge to reassure him.
“She would be fine. God is
in control. She needs your
faith, now more than ever”
he patted Richard’s back
while Richard nodded. He
has never been in this
situation before and now
that was, his heart has
changed location and is
now residing in his mouth
but that did not stop him
from praying.
“I remember feeling this
way when you were to be
born” Richard smiled when
he heard that.

“It is well”
Mr. Branson whispered.
Richard heaved a sigh and
said, “Amen”

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