I was 6 months gone, my stomach was like the size of a water melon. My body literally felt heavy every single day. My appetite had increased rapidly, my feet got swollen from time to time, everything felt uncomfortable but amongst all, the feeling that a baby was growing inside me was so strong. Stronger than ever.
I had called my mom a couple of times, knowing she was fine and so were my siblings, I was happy.
Kelvin and I hadnt spoken since he left. I tried to call but it never went through, I had to fight myself not to go visit him. I missed him so much but time had made it seem somewhat easy not to cry every minute when i thought of him.
Leornard hadn't visited or called me after that night. Maybe he didn't even care much about the baby after all. It annoyed the hell out of me, but who was I to complain, I was just a worker. I didn't bother calling or going to visit because the last thing I wanted was to be a part of his life.
Clara had been my one and only companion, she had become my best friend in the past few months. We went everywhere together, the mall, restuarants, cinema, the beach and all. She even made me do a photo shoot of my protruded belly. I didn't want to at first but I loved all the pictures at the end.
Speaking of Clara, She knocked on my door and got inside my room.
"Morning" her wide smile was enough to brighten my day.
"Morning" I smiled back, slowly lifting my heavy body up on the bed.
"I have your schedule for today, so listen up" she held her note pad in her hand
"You have doctors appointment by 9, then lunch by 12 at your new favorite restaurant down town. I think that's all, that's short" she frowned which only made me chuckle.
"How about we bake a cake after lunch, I think am craving" I said
"I think I like that" she agreed and jotted it down. "Now get up, you have only one hour to get ready and have breakfast before your doctors appointment"
"And you just telling me now, jeez, you know I spend thirty minutes in the bathroom" I joked
"Make it twenty"
"I'll go prepare breakfast" she told me and then left. I just smiled and got up from my bed.
I had my bath, put on a brown long sleeved dress that hugged my body from my chest to my knees, it made my stomach more protruding and round. I tied my hair into a pony tail and did a little make up because my face looked a tad bit swollen. I stepped into a pair of white sandals and went downstairs all ready only to be met by Leornard. Dressed gracefully in his red suit, he stood there like he had no care in the world.
What the hell was he doing here. Clara gave me a worried look that also looked abit apologetic.
He just stared at me from head to toe and back to my face. I was speechless.
"Miss Eva" his voice irritated me instantly. I took a deep breath and walked towards the dinning table, I was starving and I wasn't in the mood for anything else.
"I will be accompanying you to the doctor today" my brain did a spin and I turned around immediately.
"No you will not" I said firmly. The audasity he has.
"Miss Eva.. " he started but I cut him off at once
"You don't get to disappear for months and then show up and try to be the decent father" I said through anger.
"I had things to do"
"Things" I echoed utterly shocked "things that are more important than your child?" He was silent.
"Thanks but Clara will accompany me, like always" I stressed on it so it could get into his brain cells.
"You signed a contract Miss Eva"
"Damn you and your contract!" My voice went up, my hands flew to my head to rub slowly, because it felt like it was about to burst open.
"I will not tolerate you talking to me like that" he took a step forward. To anyone, it would have been intimidating, but not to an angry pregnant woman.
"What will you do about it?" My voice was low, mimicking his intimidating one. His eyes went wide a bit before he regained himself, and studied me carefully. The next words that came out of his mouth got me profoundly shocked.
"You know I can sue you if you don't come to terms with my demands. This is my child and I have all the right" my jaw dropped open, "so meet me in the car" he simply said like it was nothing, and walked out of the door. He was unbelievable, I wanted to pull my hair and scream.
"Please just go with him" Clara was in front of me the next second.
"I'm not scared of him, Infact i dare him to sue me" I was pissed, beyond mad.
"I know Eva, but just go with him please. We still will have lunch okay, I'll be waiting here for you" she rubbed my shoulder in a soothing way. I sucked in a deep breath and decided to listen to Clara.
"Here" she handed me a red apple and I took it and clutched my handbag before walking out the door. I took angry steps towards the black car and opened the back door, got in and slammed the door hard. Oh he was gonna get it.
He said nothing then started the car and drove away. The journey to the hospital was quiet and I liked it, I prefered to eat my apple in silence than choke on it while talking to a jerk!
Once we arrived at the hospital, I got out of the car as quickly as possible and strode into the building without him even though I heard his heavy footsteps behind me, probably trying to catch up with me.
After a series of normal routine check ups, we were directed to a room with pregnant women for antenatal class. A few with their husbands, and a few alone.
We found a seat and sat next to eachother, ofcourse we couldn't sit apart. I was already hating this.
After a few minutes, a young woman dressed in a matron uniform came in, greeted and started lecturing. Almost all the things she taught were things I already knew but I listened either ways. I did a little peak at everyone seating, I saw a couple who were holding hands staring at the woman with dreamy eyes. They only reminded me of kelvin. I looked away fast to avoid slumping deep into thoughts of him.
From the corner of my eyes, I could see Leornard staring at me, which was making me conscious and uncomfortable.
I tried to focus on the woman lecturing just to block everything out. She talked about simple daily exercises, diets, stages of pregnancy and so on.
When I turned to him, he was looking at me, a small smirk playing on his lips. That left me both surprised and terrified for unknown reasons.
After everything, he drove me back home and stayed in the drive way. I was about to open the door when he stopped me.
"Eva" he called my name, and I waited for the apology which I thought was coming but it never came, "I want to tell you things but I can't bring myself to do that, because.. " he paused. I closed my eyes disappointed. I wasn't even surprised anymore
"Yeah, because am just your worker, I get it" I completed and wanted to open the door again, but I felt his hand on mine, stopping me. Shocked, I look down at his hand on my wrist just before he quickly withdrew it.
"I needed to stay away from you" I frowned. What? He sighed and ran his hand through his hair, his signature frustrated gesture.
"That's all I can say, I just needed to stay away from you" he said. I couldnt make sense out of what he said and plus I expected an apology not that, so I opened the door once more, without him stopping me and walked into my house.