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She dragged herself away from the TV. She had to put a stop to the binge-watching she has been doing for the past few days. She pouted while talking to her reflection on her phone screen.
‘Deji does not keep me company any more.’
Her phone’s LED blinked. One of her cousins, they were a pair of twins, had sent her a message on Whatsapp.
‘Aunty mi, so we heard you are on maternity leave.’
She heaved a tired sigh. She could feel the heaviness in her heart. Her cousins, Solange and Beyonce (the names made her cringe, she really did not know what her sister-in-law was thinking) were not bad company but she really wanted to spend time with her Deji and nobody else. She replied the chat.
‘Yeah. Gotta let the baby rest and all.’
Beyonce replied instantly.
‘You wouldn’t mind if we stopped by?’
What do they mean ‘stopped by’? It meant they would be there for at least a week!
‘Aunty, we just finished exams o. It would be nice to help you with the heavy lifting. *wink* *wink*’
She flung her phone to the sofa.
‘We have a two week-break.’
She picked up her phone again. She said it already, didn’t she?
She clenched her teeth as she typed.
‘You know you are welcome here anytime.’
She pulled herself up from the chair. Beyonce and Solange – the thought of their names alone could induce a miscarriage. Her ankles hurt badly. She paused to examine her feet. Right, except her belly wasn’t transparent. She sucked in her cheeks. It was time to take a walk. Continue reading “CAB 9”