“You know, having you in my life has tamed me on a lot of things”

He softly whispered. I blushed my life away, looking down. 

“I don’t really know how loving someone feels like, but I like the feeling that I have towards you. You make me happy, and I want to cherish you forever”

He added. Bazukile was a changed man. I must say, I was not really confident in him and the relationship in general. 

“Baby, have you thought of baby names?”

Baby names? I never thought of baby names throughout my pregnancy, because I had a lot going on in my life at that point in time. I shook my head. 

“No, I haven’t thought of any baby names”

He looked at me.

“I’ve just been busy. Okay? I haven’t had the time yet”

He shook his head in disapproval. 

“You are going to have babies. You need names for these babies”

“I know, I will think of baby names, Bazukile”


I shrugged my shoulders.

“How about Sipho and Siphokazi?”

He suggested. I smiled politely.

“It’s the 21st century. I can’t use such names”

I joked and he laughed.

“Those names are not that ancient, come on”

“For new born babies, they are ancient”

“Okay, how about Mpho and Mphonyana”

I laughed hard.


He asked. 

“Those names remind me of a photo we had at home, a very long time ago. There were twins on the photo, and their names were written on the bottom of the photo”

I explained and he laughed too.

“I remember that photo. Was it Mphonyana or Mphonyane?”

We laughed.

“What does that even mean? I don’t remember much about that photo”

“How about…”

I cut him short.

“Baby, let me handle this. I know you are trying to help, but let me handle it”

“When are you going to handle it?”

“Tonight, I promise. A name is very important in a person’s life, so I can’t just name them for the sake of naming them”

He nodded.

“I understand. I just want us to be prepared hey”

We hung out for a while, having a very hearty conversation. Later, he drove me back home. 

“Are you sure you are okay? You scared me when you screamed earlier”

I nodded.

“I’m okay, I’m sure”

He parked his car at his usual spot and I jumped off the car, rushing away as fast as I could. Mommy’s car was parked outside. I cleared my throat, gathering my calm factor. Mommy was in the living room, enjoying a cup of her Green tea. I greeted and she greeted back. 

“Where have you been?”

She placed her cup on the coffee table.

“I just went for a walk, Mommy. I wanted to keep active”

She nodded.

“How was it? You look too relaxed for someone who has been walking”

I smiled.

“I wasn’t walking fast, because I didn’t want to get tired”

I lied through my teeth.

“I understand. Sit down”

She gracefully pointed at the couches. I went over to the single couch and sat down. I felt the sharp pain again and I groaned, softly massaging the left side of my tummy. 

“Are you okay?”

I tried smiling, but the pain got sharper, I screamed, with my eyes tightly closed. 

“Mandy, are you okay? Oh my God!”

Mommy started panicking. I felt like someone had stabbed me with a sharp knife- the pain was piercing. Mommy tried getting me to stand up, hanging my arm over her neck. 

“Mommy, this pain is killing me. Pease, do something!” 

I screamed as we walked towards the door. 

“Don’t worry, we’ll get to the hospital just now”

She assured me. Even setting my foot on the ground pained me terribly. We got to the car and she opened the back seat for me. I got in and lied on my right side, with my hand rubbing my left side. 

“Hang in there, we will get through this”

Mommy sped off. The swerving of the car as it sped off, nauseated me. I threw up on the car floor. My vomit smelt like all sorts of garbage. I was now suffocating from the smell of my vomit. I heard the screetching tyre and I knew we were parking. 

“We’re here”

She stepped out of the car and came to open for me. I stepped out of the car, with her help. We walked in. At casualty, there was a nurse, busy with a child who suffered from severe burns. What is wrong with this world? Why are children getting burnt? 

“Ma’am, make her sit over there”

The security guard suggested and we went to sit down. 

“What is wrong with her?”

The nurse shouted from her desk. Mommy got up, to go and present our case to her.

“Where are you going? I asked you a question. You didn’t have to come to me”

“I didn’t want to discuss our problem in front of everyone”

Mommy replied. 

“What are you hiding? Everyone can see that your daughter is pregnant”

I looked up. The nurse was so rude for her position. Mommy cleared her throat, trying so hard to keep calm. 

“Young lady, what’s going on?”

I was still in so much pain, so I didn’t reply. 

“She is in pain. I think she’s in labor”

“You think? Ma’am, we don’t work with thoughts around here. Is your daughter in labor? Yes or no?”


I screamed. The pain was getting too much, almost as if someone was pulling my insides out. 

“Nurse, the child is in pain. Do something!”

Mommy screamed too. 

“What is wrong with her?”

The nurse asked.

“You’re the nurse, you’re supposed to know”

Another patient replied. 

“Shut up, or you will sit on that chair the whole night”

She dismissed the patient and he remained silent. 

“Ma’am, if your child is in labor, we can’t help her.”

She calmly said. The room was spinning and I was so nauseous. 

“What do you mean you can’t help her? She is in pain!”

Mommy was on panic mode too. I bent over and threw up, on the floor. 


Mommy screamed.

“Ma’am, we don’t have any beds available here. Take her somewhere else. I’m done with these burns for now. Neeeext!”

Mommy rushed up to me and helped me up. As I got up, she screamed.

“Oh my God! Blood!!”

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