Belina - S02 E43 (Story Episode)

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Read Story: SEASON 2 EPISODE 43

d and tossed
on the uncomfortable
mattress in her one room
apartment. The mattress lay
on the floor without a bed
and the more she laid on it,
the more her discomfort.
She had rushed out of her
own house some months
ago and since then; her life
has been a living hell. She
had heard of the visit of the
officials sent to her house
to get her barely five
minutes after her departure
and she had thanked her
stars for leaving early
enough although her
leaving happened to be the
worst thing that had ever
happened to her. Her
account was frozen so
there was no way she could
withdraw any money. Her
house was seized and she
was left with only one
thing: her car.
She had to pawn her
expensive car for two
hundred thousand in order
to secure an apartment. Due
to the fact that she was on
the run, she left Lagostotally
and got an apartment in
Ogun state. She was only
able to secure a one room
apartment in order to buy
some foodstuff and clothes
cos she had only left her
house with the cloth she
had on.
Hunger raked her tummy
and she grimaced. All she
had left from the bag of rice
she bought months ago
would not last her a week.
All her foodstuff was on the
edge. Getting a job had
proved to be a futile effort
because she had to lie low
for fear of being arrested.
All these happened because
of Belina. That little witch.
Oyinade hissed, combing
her hair with her fingers.
She had watched Belina on
television barely a month
ago attending a red carpet
even with Richard, Tony
and Prisca. She almost used
her eyes to abort the
pregnancy through the
screen. She made a pledge
to have her revenge. She
definitely would do that,
even if it happened to be
the last thing she did, she
vowed.
Tears rolled out of my eyes,
going in the direction of my
ears. I lay on the hospital
bed, in labour. Sweat
covered my face in the air
conditioned room and a
nurse was mopping my
face, with words of comfort
floating out of her mouth. I
gasped as I took in enough
air, as directed by the
doctor.
“Push”, I heard the doctor
say. I gathered all my will
and groaned as I pushed
hard. I gasped, filling my
lungs. I had been pushing
and pushing but it seems
like the baby would never
come out. The pain was so
unbearable that I started
doubting my ability to go
through it all. I held on to
God, the only one that could
help me through it all. I
envisioned God standing
there with me and I got a
renewed strength. The echo
of ‘push’ rang in my head
and I gave it all I could. I
could only feel pain
coercing through me like a
thousand knives.
The cry of a baby pierced
the room and swallowed. A
weak smile was displayed
on my face as I weakly took
the baby from the doctor. I
laughed weakly in tears as I
stared at the tiny creature I
was holding. The love I felt
there and then is one which
I have never experienced
before. Even though I felt
weak and semi-conscious,I
knew that I would not leave
my baby for anything in the
world. The second I held
him in my arms, I knew I
would love him forever.
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Ronke grimaced as she
stared at her profile in the
mirror. She did not believe
she could be dressed so
moderately. Her usual bum
shorts pant and showy tops
were not the ones she had
on. Who would have
thought that change could
locate her? She had been
visited by the person
known as Christ and
everything about her had
changed. Even though she
had been spending stolen
money, she hadn’t been
able to get happiness. She
felt more miserable by the
day. She hadn’t even spent
quarter of the money.
One day she just stood up
and started walking on her
street in Abuja. What
prompted her, she could
not even pinpoint. She had
entered the church that
always caught her eyes.
Since that day, her life had
changed. She stopped
spending the money and
started a teaching job.
Returning the money was
foremost in her mind but
she was too scared to do it.
She hoped that she would
gather that courage after
meeting with the pastor.
She hoped that the people
waiting to see the pastor
would be few, being a mid-
week service. She grabbed
the small bible she
purchased some weeks
ago, put it in her bag and
marched out with a song
on her head.
Richard was becoming
more restless by the minute.
He could not understand
what could be taking them
so long. He swallowed hard
as he stared at the door
countless number of times.
If he hadn’t been so
worried, he would have
known that the time he had
spent, waiting was not
over-stretched.The time
only seems longer when
you are involved with the
patient personally.
His heart skipped several
beats as the door opened.
He rushed there, along with
everyone. Doctor Felix had a
smile on his face.
“Congratulations sir, you
have a bouncing baby boy”.
The once quiet room
became noisy with
jubilations.

“And Bell?”
Richard asked.
Doctor Kelvin smiled. He had
expected that.

“She is
resting now”
Richard unleashed his joy
as he yelled happily. He knelt
down there, giving all the
glory to God. He started
receiving hugs from
everyone. He even hugged
his mother without noticing
it. The last person he
hugged was Kelvin. Prisca
lifted Patricia in her arms,
turning round and round
until she became dizzy,
saying ‘now you have a
baby brother’. Patricia
giggled and giggled, like
she knew what had just
happened.
Kelvin felt genuinely happy
for Richard and Belina.
Belina definitely deserves
happiness and no other
person can give her apart
from Richard. He had felt a
sickening dread during the
waiting period and seeing
Richard that worried gave
him cause to panic. He had
kept his extreme worry
hidden even though his
restlessness often took over
him. He still loves Belina. He
has accepted that they
could be only friends but
that did not stop him from
feeling the way he did. He
was content though. It is
better to be her friend than
have her as an enemy.
Richard finished his display
of gratitude to God, and
headed towards Belina’s
room. All the workers in
BRH were full of rejoicing.
Not only is Richard the best
employer you can have, he
is also a friend. The most
humble man you can ever
come by. They had all
prayed for a day like this for
him. Belina was more of a
friend to them than a boss.
If there is anything like a
perfect match, the coming
together of Richard and
Belina would be their own
description of a perfect
match. Their childlessness
had affected everyone and
they never failed to pray for
them. Individually, they
started thinking of what to
wear to the naming
ceremony.
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