''A girl's father is the first man in her life, and probably the most influential ''
When I was younger, my mother said that my father was not to able tolerate when he saw tears in my eyes. She used to say that he would cry along with me just so I would stop crying while wiping out his tears. I would always smile that.
On the year 2004, the third month and the second last day; a cry was heard at night in the hospital. A new mother unconscious on the bed, a new father pacing out side surgical room and sweating doctors who were conducuting the cesarean section.
Both the soon-to-be parents knew the consequences of the pregnancy yet Mila Hamilton wanted to take the risk of bearing this child. Why because it's hers.
They were warned yet Mila wanted her child to come to the world, see the world, see the wonders and beauty, face reality and she wanted her child to face and win her obstacles.
Victor Hamilton on the other hand was not so convinced about his wife's decision but he compiled to his persistent wife and her wishes. He was so concerned for both his wife and unborn child. She sat against the bed and leaning onto the headboard while holding and caressing her husband's hands
'' I have lived a happy twenty- four years of my life on this earth. I've met, made memories and learned from my mistakes ...I had great experience and great adventures and I had the most beautiful moments with you'' she sniffs
''aishh...now I am crying '' Victor couldn't control anymore hugging his wife with his dear life ''I-I know this is unfair for you, for both of us and we did promised eachother to stay together till death due us apart but perhaps God needed me more over there than for me to stay here'' she points out to the ceiling while he wails into chest.
''Victor dear, I want you to promise me please. Promise that you'll protect our hope and protect her'' She held his hands looking straight into his eyes filled with new unshed tears '' I want you to live for me and our hope...I want my child to live and after all only my body will turn into ash but not my soul...I will stay by your side and look down on both of you...protect her her! Promise me Victor that you'll protect her and love her in my place as well as yours''
''I promise ''
Mila smiled with assured heart but Vitor had a small smile which she didn't notice, she rubs her baby bump gently while whispering ''I can't wait for you to come out my baby.. Mama and papa are waiting for for our little princess to come''
Victor had new unshed tears welling at the corners of his eyes.
The cries echo through the operation room as Victor kneeled infront of the room clasping his hands.
The doors opened shorty with a nurse caring something small.
''Your Daughter '' she said showing the baby who's eyes were sapphire blue and wrapped in pink clothes.
''She's Gorgeous '' he had tears ''what about my wife miss'' the nurse's smile fades away ''brace yourself mr. Hamilton '' she sighs out, then a doctor came out removing his surgical mask. Victor rushes towards him holding his daughter closely.
The doctor had an unreadable expression which brought more fear to the man.
''mr. Hamilton...I did what I could do... this could be your last talk with mrs. Hamilton...I'm sorry '' the doctor said while patting Victor's shoulder ''you may talk to her ...we transfered her to another room..you may visit her...I warn you..she's weak but stable for now'' with that both the doctor and nurse leave the shattered man behind.
Victor's shoulders slumped as he takes slow but fast steps towards the ward where his wife was kept but once he entered the ward, he was completely devastated to see his wife connected to wires and tubes and the heart machine beeping in the centre. Even in all this machines, how could Mila managed to look so beautiful.
''Love..see our daughter...yes a girl..just like you wished...open your eyes please '' he wailed while showing the baby girl to his unconscious wife. The woman groaned as she slowly opened her eyes only to meet her husband crying with a small bundle.
''Is that our baby?'' She asked with difficulty and victor snaps towards her nodding slowly ''yes this our baby girl'' he said with a fond smile.
''Evelyn...Evelyn joy Hamilton '' the women whose lips blue and body pale whispered as she caressed the infant's forehead holding her close to her chest as she peppared the baby with kisses all over her face ''that will be her name'' she said with a smile but with so much difficulty looking at her husband who sat there silently beside her weak body.
''She's so gorgeous and so beautiful '' she whispered ''Victor dear remember your promise to me..I don't have much time left ...I am leaving our baby in your care...please look after her with love and affection '' she said taking out puffs of breath. And that was the last.
The heartbeat turned to a line and she stopped breathing, Victor with heavy heart took the baby out of his wife's weak arms and placed the baby in the crib before sifting his broken gaze towards his dead wife.
''I promise ''
But promises are meant to be broken.
Be ready with lots of tissues because your going to into a lot of surprises in this book.🤧
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