14 years ago
"please! Please don't leave me...stay with me and our unborn child!" a woman who lay in a hospital bed in the maternity wing cried as she desperately clasped her husband’s arm. She valued family a lot and couldn't stand the idea of letting her newly found family break apart.
" I can't, you know very well that I have to stop them, if they ever found out about you or our child, I don't know what they would do." He said solemnly with a furrow in his forehead. He leaned closer to her face. Looking around the small room, making sure there were no prying ears. Then spoke in a low tone, barely louder than a whisper,
"You have to understand, I’m dealing with dangerous people. My own brother is leading this operation. I have to put an end to this." the woman shook her head,
"Why do you have to do this then? Leave it to the police. What about our family?" He took her hand and pecked it. "
I know you always wanted to live as a family, but I can't ignore this threat. They took away my kids from my previous marriage." he said. There was a short period of silence that followed by until he said,
"Do me a favor, go back to your family when you give birth. Stay with them, I know they disowned you and have always mistreated you...but if it will get you away from Those vile people-"
"-no." she cut in, her voice rasp. She grabbed a hold of his hand.
"They never will allow it and neither will I!”
He knew her words were true but he didn't know what else to do, since he couldn't stay with her without getting her involved in all this. He shook his head in guilt.
Her grip was now firmer. He could see a pained look on her face, with her veins that became visible across her temples.
"If...if you have to go, then promise me you'll come back." She said. He could feel her grip get even tighter. He couldn’t make that promise, he wasn’t sure if he would ever come back. Then she began to yell in agony. A couple of doctors, who stood by the hallways, came rushing in, as her voice rent the air.
She was about to give birth. He knew if he stayed a while longer that he would ultimately change his mind and stay. He wanted nothing more than to see his soon-to-be-born kid at the moment, but he knew he couldn't.
Slipping his hands out of hers, He noticed her looking at him despite the labor pain, her eyes fogged with tears.
Everything was like a blur. All she could remember was the excruciating pain and then the doctors’ voice saying,
“Congratulation. It’s a girl.”