Richard was right, as Nene later discovered. Before they parted ways, Richard had told Nene of the various DNA samples that could be used to determine paternity. Nene had been apprehensive at first, thinking that they would need to draw the child’s blood. But Richard had set her mind at ease.
To everyone who’s been following this series, reading, commenting, critiquing or just waka-passing, thank you. I appreciate you. :-) Here is Part 13. Enjoy! “Richard, I’m talking to you. Tell me it’s not true,” said Nene, tears filling her eyes. She had hoped and prayed that it was just a hoax, something she could … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 13
Nene went to bed very early that day, but sleep evaded her. At about 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, when the whole house was asleep, she went downstairs and searched for Monday’s paper. Her uncle usually kept the newspapers for the entire week in a magazine stand in the sitting room, and only threw them … Continue reading With Love From Asaba: Part 12
Mama Ikotun shivered as she lay on her bed. She had been suffering from a strange ailment for six months. The local doctor had initially diagnosed the illness as malaria. However, as time progressed, and the drugs he prescribed did nothing to ease the pain, he had changed his story. He was not sure what … Continue reading The First Kiss