Few days later, Louis and Bella were both called by their parents to see to the issue.
Mad.Akorkor made the introduction and both father and son hugged sobbing….
Their conversation when they met.
Mr. Kim: Let me begin from Louis, how did you meet Bella?
Louis narrated exactly what he told his mum.
Mr. Kim: So you both have a child we all don’t know about? Where is the child?
Bella : He is in the boarding house, but for the lockdown he stays with my friend. She is barren.
Mr. Kim: This whole issue is complicated.
Bella begins crying uncontrollably.
They all tried to verify why she was crying.
Bella: (In tears) I am pregnant for him again and I’m not ready to cause an abortion.
Mr. Kim and Mad. Akorkor both screamed in shock.
They both bow their heads, the whole place became silent for a while.
Mr.Kim then asked Bella why she never made mention of it till she got married.
Bella: Dad, I didn’t marry Bill because I loved him it’s because he is caring and not quick tempered. I married him because for the past two years I wasn’t hearing from the man I loved and I was aging. When I was in Australia for my masters, I undertook a surgery so my body didn’t look as though I had a child. It was because of the pregnancy I didn’t come home after my national Service and proceeded to Australia to do my masters.
I still can’t believe Louis is my brother. I’m so ashamed of myself.
Mr. Kim: This whole issue has exceeded my imagination. I don’t believe my family is in this mess. You both need total cleansing and the innocent child needs to undergo the ritual as well else he won’t find it easy in life. This is one of the worst things that have ever happened to my clan and I’m shocked it is coming from my home. This is a bad history for my grand children to talk about tomorrow. Henceforth I want this to remain among the four of us. No one in the family should hear about this. I mean about the child and the one yet to be born.
For the affair you had, we can’t hide it because the ritual will expose you.
Mad. Akorkor: How are we going to inform their spouses? How is my in-law going to feel? She believed my son and I so much. That lady loves my son down to earth.
Mr. Kim: As I said, this should remain among us. Talking about your spouses, since you both are my children I will handle that, I know when and how to talk to them. I just hope none of them have informed their families yet, because it’s a disgrace another family should not know about.
Bella and Louis both said they can’t tell whether their spouses have informed their families or not.
The meeting ended. Both parties went back to their homes.
To Bella’s surprise, Bill was informed of everything about Louis and how he is related to Bella. Who told him? No one knows.
Bill was then concerned about the pregnancy and who was responsible for it.
Bella never spoke a word each time Bill asked.
Mina and Louis were still finding ways to organize their home but Louis was in total confusion. Should he tell Mina the truth about the child he has outside the marriage and the unborn one as well? Or he should assume there’s nothing like that and wait for what will happen? He didn’t know what to do?
Bill at this stage had no option than to inform his Dad about what has happened. His Dad told him to calm down and arrange a meeting with his wife including the father himself which he did.
Interesting enough the only thing Bill wasn’t aware of was the first child she had for Louis.
After the meeting with Bill’s Dad, he left the final decision in the hands of Bill to take.
Bill loves Bella so much and he is supposed to choose between love and the situation at hand.
Louis kept mute about whatever he had in mind awaiting what will come from his father’s camp.
To be continued.