I’ve been having this feeling of nausea for a week now. I have considered telling Rosco but the idiot wouldn’t even be bothered. And why not? He can’t take care of himself let alone a child. Moreover, I’m just a mad woman; who believes what a mad woman says? The painful part is that with this thing inside of me, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy my Rosco’s sweet “kporon” – didn’t I tell you? I have a name for it. I wonder what I’d do when it starts showing. What I dread most is the look of pity, which would follow as soon as people start realising that I have something growing inside of me. Well, first things first. I need to get to that stupid aboki and order my normal meal of indomie and egg.
I got to the mai-shai’s (that is what they are called in the north) spot and he already was attending to some customer. I ordered the same thing I’d always ordered and sat at a corner waiting while he prepared it. Five minutes later, I shovelled the first spoon into my mouth but as soon as it got down my throat, it took the next danfo out and emptied on the chair on which I sat. I tried to stand but the ground seemed more inviting. I wasn’t so sure how but next thing I knew, I was lying face up in a hospital. There were nurses milling around and a doctor close around. He must have noticed that I was awake as he walked up to me. He was fair in complexion, tall and some hunk of a man. Quite handsome to say the least and was that a bulge I was seeing in his black trousers?
Looking up from the clipboard he was holding, he smiled at me and announced
“ madam, I have good news, you are pregnant”
The fool ! Good news? What is good about that news? I am here trying to remove the bastard I am carrying and this good for nothing doctor is telling he has good news for me. I needed him to discharge me so I’d get back to my Rosco and his wonderful “kporon” . What news would be better than telling me my Rosco’s waiting for me inside his danfo? Nothing I tell- absolutely nothing.
I turn towards the doctor and couldn’t help noticing that bulge again. It seemed to have grown bigger this past few minutes he stood beside my bed. Then a thought occurred to me.
“doctor…” I said, hoping my thought would correspond with reality.
“ yes madam, what’s the matter?” he replied
With my eyes barely leaving his crotch, I blurted out
“doctor, I wan fuck”.