“Tell me its a lie Isabelle.” Debbie said in disbelief.
She replied. “I wish i could Debbie. I just hope Gabby changes her mind. I really don’t blame her, everything is just so unexpected and i just hope she makes the right decision.” Isabelle said.
“If only my brother hadn’t been an ass hole to her.” Debbie grumbled in annoyance which earned a chuckle from Isabelle.
“Perhaps, you should talk to Terrence. If he will be able to convince Gabby to keep the baby. That’s if he’s sure the baby is his.” Isabelle suggested.
“Yeah, i will try to talk to him.” Debbie replied sadly after which they both went back to work.
“Hi Sis.” Terrence said as he adjusted his suit before he took a seat opposite his sister. Debbie had called him earlier on, requesting to see him at the coffee shop opposite his office by 3pm.
“So, what’s up with this sudden meeting?” He asked.
“What’s really going on with You and Gabby? I really don’t understand Terry.” Debbie said and Terrence sighed. “Here we go again.” he muttered.
“Nothing Debbie. It’s just that we have not been on good terms since the whole incident happened at my house.” he replied.
“Did you guys do anything that night.” Debbie asked with a low voice as she raised her brows and Terrence nodded.
They were both silent for a while before Debbie blurted out. “She’s pregnant Terrence.” She said and Terrence looked at her with his shocked face.
“How did you know?” He asked absolutely surprised.
“I bumped into her this morning at the hospital. Luckily, she came to see Isabelle who happens to be my best friend. You remember Isabelle right?” Debbie asked and Terrence nodded.
“So i was able to get all the information from Isabelle. Her blood test says she’s six weeks pregnant so i did the calculation back to the time i saw her at your place and presumed the pregnancy is actually yours. But now that you have confirmed that something did happen between you two, No doubt you are the Father of the child she’s carrying.” She said and he nodded.
“But the issue here is that Gabby opted for an abortion.” Debbie said and she swears to her life that she had never seen the kind of angry look her brother is currently having on his face.
“What the Hell!” Terrence freaked out.
“Just relax Terry. Look, its normal for Gabby to feel that way. She found out she was pregnant just this morning. It was very unexpected for her and with the whole misunderstanding going on between you two, I guess she thought its the best thing to do.” Debbie reasoned.
“Isabelle said she hopes Gabby changes her mind about it and i hope for the same also. which is why I’ve come to talk to you. You need to talk to her Terrence. Make her see reason why she needs to keep this baby. Besides, its high time. The two of you should grow up and settle your differences. I know you still love her very much and i believe she feels the same way about you. I really see this baby as a miracle. A bundle of joy that has come to re unite the both of you. Do you even know how Sophie will react when she hears that she’ll be having a younger sibling?” Debbie said and Terrence smiled at her last sentence. ‘No doubt Sophie will be so happy.’
“Just talk to her Terrence. And i trust you to act very mature on this. Don’t make matters worse. I already know Gabby is stubborn but try not to loose your temper also.” Debbie warned as she glared at her brother.
“I will Debbie, thank you so much for everything sis.” He replied as he pulled his sister into a really tight hug.
“Anything for you baby brother. And besides congratulations by the way.” Debbie said as she grinned at him.
“Thanks.” Terrence mumbled as he scratched the back of his head which earned a chuckle from Debbie.
“I think you should start getting used to that hon. Being a father of two.” Debbie teased.
“Come in.” Gabby said as she replied to the knock on her office door and Terrence entered.
“Heyy!” He said, getting her attention.
“Hi.” Gabby replied as she stopped typing on her laptop and gave him her full concentration.
Terrence ran his right hand through his hair. He was clearly nervous as he had no idea how to put down the issue.
“I know about it Gabriela.” Terrence said softly as he took a seat opposite her.
“About what?” She asked confused.
“About the baby.” He emphasised.
“H-how d--di--d y....” She shuttered as Terrence cut her off.
“Debbie told me. She said she saw you this morning at the hospital. She works there and Isabelle happens to be her best friend.” He said and Gabby nodded as the processed the information.
“Its mine isn’t it?” He asked her giving her that ‘Be sincere with me look.’ And she nodded positively with her eyes looking everywhere else except him.
“So what next now?” Terrence asked patiently as he was ready to listen to whatever she had to say.
She replied. “I’m still thinking. But there’s a probability i won’t be keeping it so you have nothing to worry about.”
“I won’t let you opt for an abortion Gabby. Not whiles i’m still alive.” Terrence said firmly.
“And why not?” She challenged.
“Gabby you have a life in you already. You are carrying my child. Our baby! He or she deserves to be brought into this world. You have no right to just terminate its life.” Terrence whisper yelled.
“The last time i checked Terrence, the baby is growing inside me. Its my body and i believe i can do whatever i want to do.” Gabby reminded him.
“Have you also forgotten that it takes two to make a child? I’m the father and i believe i have a say in this.” He stated.
“Terrence i’m really not in the mood for this. There’s no need for us arguing any further about this. My mind is made up.” She said firmly.
“You wouldn’t dare Gabriel.” Terrence replied angrily as Gabby continued to look at him with her face displaying no emotion.
“Please just don’t do anything stupid. I promise to be with you in every step of the way. I promise to take very good care of you and the baby. Anything you want. Just name it. i will do it. Just please Gabby. Don’t harm our child. I don’t know how i will live with my self if you do so. Please reconsider your decision. I’m ready to do anything.” Terrence pleaded as he held back tears.
“I’ll think about it.” Gabby whispered as she stood up from her chair and walked towards her window. Looking at the street of London. Trying to hold back tears. Honestly, she had already decided that she won’t be keeping this baby. She even planned on not telling Terrence. She was ready to even go back to Isabelle the following day for her to recommend someone for the abortion. But now that Terrence had spoken to her, she’s really having doubts. To be honest, Gabriela is just scared. scared that she wouldn’t be able to be a good mother. And even the process of child birth scared the hell out of her. Besides she doesn’t think she’s ready to start her motherhood journey.
After minutes of silence between the two. Terrence broke the silence and said. “I hope you change your mind Gabby. Just please don’t do anything stupid.” Terrence said as he walked out of her office.
After Terrence left Gabriela’s office, she tried going back to work but she found it very hard to concentrate. Her mind was divided and she was as confused as ever. Everything went by a blur and her closing hour came so quickly. She decided she needed space and some time to think before going home so she drove to the park which was not that far from her house.
Gabby took a seat on one of the empty bench as she watched the kids play with their guardians watching them from afar. It actually looked as if she was watching them but her mind was far away until someone brought her back from her dream land.
“Hi. Would you mind if we seat by you.” The voice said and Gabby looked up to see a very beautiful lady in causal clothes as she carried a baby on her right hand and a diaper bag on her left hand. She looks very young so Gabby assumed she should be in her late 20′s.
“Sure!” Gabby replied as lady took a seat beside her and Gabby could not help but admire the little girl that is seating on the lady’s lap.
“I’m Nikki.” The lady said as she extended her hand to Gabby.
“I’m Gabriela. But you can call me Gabby.” She replied with a smile, returning the handshake.
“You have an adorable daughter.” Gabby couldn’t help but say as she played with the baby’s chubby cheeks which made the baby smile showing off her two lower teeth.
“I think she likes you.” Nikki cooed.
“May i?” Gabby said. Asking for permission to carry her baby.
“Sure.” Nikki said as she passed on her baby to Gabby.
“She’s Amber and she will be 7 month in few days time.” Nikki said and Gabby nodded as she continued to play with Amber.
“So did you bring someone here or you came alone?” Nikki asked.
“No. I came alone. i drove here straight away from work.” Gabby replied.
Nikki saw how Gabby was so engrossed playing with Amber and how Amber was so comfortable with her. Amber was not a person that got so acquainted with strangers easily but Gabby seems to win over the little girls heart and Nikki could not bring herself but ask.“You seem so natural with children. Do you have one already?” She asked.
Gabby smiled and nodded negatively. “Not yet.” she said.
“Well then. no doubt you’ll be a great mother when you decide to have yours.” Nikki said.
“Maybe.” Gabby mumbled as she looked at Nikki with a sad smile. And that was when Nikki presumed that something maybe wrong.
“Is there anything you want to share.” Nikki said and Gabby looked away. Gabby was not a type of person that was so much involved with friends. The best friend she had betrayed her with her ex. so since then, She had actually being everybody’s friend. No close or best friend in particular. Basically she had always been on her own lane.
“You can trust me Gabby.” Nikki assured her as Gabby told her everything. ’From the beginning of her crush for her Boss to the night they had together, coupled with today’s experience. She told Nikki everything.” And Nikki gave her a sad smile as she advised Gabby.
“The both of you sound so much in love but you guys are just confused as to where to start from. Don’t see abortion as an option Gabby. I was once in your shoes because i remember not being ready to become a mother when i got pregnant with amber. But when i wake up every morning and look at my pretty girl. I do thank my stars that i made the right decision. Think well about it, The trauma that comes with abortion is something you will forever blame yourself for as long as you live.” Nikki said and Gabby nodded slowly.
“Try not to be scared. I’m sure he will be with you in each and every step of the way as he had promised. I won’t lie, the child bearing process might be painful but as soon as you hold your little one in your arms you wouldn’t mind going through the process a hundred times.” Nikki said as Gabby gave her a sad smile.
“Thanks Nikki. I really needed this.” Gabby said and Nikki replied “You’re welcome. I also believe this baby will not only bring you two closer but also bring both of you back to your senses to realise that you guys have to give each other a chance.” She said as they burst into laughter.
Nikki and Gabby talked more about different stuffs. They exchanged numbers and followed each other on their social media platforms. Gabby was feeding Amber her milk when Nikki began to show her some pictures on her phone.
“Here’s my husband.” Nikki grinned.
“OMG! You are married to Ian?” Gabby asked surprised and Nikki nodded before the realisation hit her “How do you know him?” Nikki asked surprised.
“Umm Ian and I work in the same company.” Gabby replied.
“Everything makes proper sense now. You are actually the Gabriela that Terrence have been crazy for.” Nikki said as Gabby blushed.
Since Ian was Terrence’s best friend and Nikki happens to be Ian’s Wife. No doubt Ian would have told Nikki a little about Terrence love life.
Nikki asked Gabby “So what do you think about Sophie?”
“She’s adorable. I like her.” She replied.
“Has Terrence told you about Sophie’s mom?” Nikki asked and Gabby replied “No.”
“I believe he would very soon.” Nikki said.
The two new friends talked a little more before they decided to take their leave. Gabby felt so much better as she really needed to someone to talk to.
As soon as Gabriela got home, She had dinner with her parents after which she headed to her room to take a shower. After taking a shower, she put on a comfy clothe sat on her bed and decided to go through the magazine Isabelle had given her earlier on. Halfway through the magazine, she decided to text Nikki.
“Thanks so much for today. I really needed someone to talk to.” Gabby.
And soon enough, Nikki replied her. “Thank you too. Amber and I really had fun spending our evening with you.” Nikki.
Gabby smiled and replied. “I miss her already. Give her a kiss for me. Ttyl. Goodnight.” Gabby.
“I’ll and make sure you make the right decision so Amber will have a playmate in few months time. Goodnight.” Nikki.
Gabriela smiled as she read Nikki’s reply. Before she went to bed, Gabby prayed to God for not only the grace to make the right decision but also for the strength to do the right thing.