Attitude meets Arrogance - Episode 84

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Jordan's POV
I pressed my hands against the incubator glass trembling...The pain had unpleasant warmth to it..The wait of holding my son in my arms was giving me a burning pain ..

Tears spilled down my face as I looked at him....It was a profound deep love never to be replaced...This is the greatest love one could ever feel...

He had a chest lead on his chest, a pulse oximetry on his finger, an IV on his hand and an oxygen hood placed over his head...Not for a moment did he cry, it seems he was strong as his mother...

"Son, I can't wait to hold you in my arms...Your mother loves you so much too..Be strong for us my baby...We love you..."

Ciara's POV
One week later
Ethan you are my sun, moon and all of my stars...Holding a baby in your arms is one of life's greatest pleasure...

I wanted to drink that moment...The moment with my son, Ethan Marcias....His looks were so perfect and his smile divine...

I can't believe I carried him in my arms for nine months and he came out looking like his father...He was the Minnie him...

His face glowed from a light within and his fingers curled around my pinky finger holding it tight...His smile was so sweet and filled me with sunshine that I never knew existed in the world...

He smiled as if he knew I needed joy in the midst of my pain...I held him so tight in my chest never wanting to let go ..

"I love you my son....Always and forever..." I bursted into tears of joy.....
"He is handsome and adorable...I didn't know being a father is the best feeling ever..." Jordan turns his glossy eyes to me in a voice that's almost broken...

"Darling you should now feed baby Ethan and then have some rest..." My mother in-law requested and I smiled as I slipped my breast out and into his mouth...

Finally after one week, I could finally feed him...All I did was pump milk for him but now I could feed him as I admire the masterpiece in my arms....

It felt amazing him feeding from me...A sense of strength and love washes over you...As he fed, we looked into each other's eyes and in that gaze I saw purity, love given and love received....

"How is my grandson doing????" My mother asked the moment she got into the ward...She has really given me support...For the past one week she held my hand when I thought I couldn't do it and was always there when I need her...

Alice surprisingly always came to visit after her shifts and it seems our relationship is getting better and better...

Well my dad has called me twice since I got admitted and that's a milestone in our relationship...

"She is fine Mama..." I beamed as I stroked his tiny hair...
"I am glad he is finally out of NICU....He looks like his father...So handsome..." My mother commented and we all just laughed...

After I was done breastfeeding him, my mother and mother in-law took him in their arms and begun singing praise songs....

"How are you feeling my queen???" Jordan took my hand in his...
"He is so handsome...I just want to hold him forever..." Tears streamed down my cheeks..

"He is so tiny...I am scared that he might slip from my hands...Your love is my weakness and also my strength...Thanks for not leaving me..." I could see he was fighting his tears...

Here is another one...My love,my life and my addiction...Without him, I don't know if I could have survived this...I love you Jordan Marcias...

"Where would I have gone without you????I will always be by your side..." I stuttered....

"Thank you..." He kissed me on the forehead and sat beside me as we watched the two women dance and sing in joy...

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"Ciara, hand me the baby...I will put him to sleep...You need to rest..." Jordan insisted but I wanted Ethan in my arms forever...

"I am not tired Jordan....I wanna spend quality time with my son...." I stuttered,"He is so adorable, I want to stare at him all day..."

"Ciara, he is not going anywhere..." He tried to take him from my arms but I held him tightly to my chest...

"Hello, Jordan's family..." Jaxon beamed, him with the baby in his arms and Ariana entered the room...

"Ariana, thanks God you are here...Can you tell Ciara she needs to rest???" Jordan seemed angry by now...

"Ciara, I will personally put Ethan to sleep...Please rest so as your husband here can have some peace of mind..." Ariana outstretched her arms...

"But I don't want to..." I cried...
"Do you want to be restitched????" She raised her eyebrows and I flinched...

I don't think I want to grow through that torture again....

"Promise me when he cries you will bring him immediately...."
"I promise...."

Jordan helped me get into bed and pulled the duvet up to me shoulders...
"Finally I can be at ease..." Jordan sighed...

"We will all go to the living room and let you rest...." I nodded and tried to put myself to sleep as the beautiful face of my son stuck in my mind...How adorable???Motherhood is beautiful...

Jordan's POV
As we headed downstairs, Jaxon begun talking to the two baby boys...

"Troy and Ethan Marcias promise never to fight over a girl or love the  same girl...Okay???"

"Like seriously????" I chuckled...

"You remembered what happened with Ciara, I don't  want our sons to ever have to go through that...Just warning them..."He shrugged...

"They will have their mothers to soothe  them...Because in that love triangle madness,Ciara was the one who got hurt the most..." Ariana commented...

I didn't like talking about the love triangle, it was  like a torture to my ears...

"What about me???I had to live with the fact she married me and loved Jaxon..." I could anger bubbling inside me...

"You brought it upon yourself...If only you didn't force her to marry you..." Jaxon unburied the memories I have long wished to forget...

"Guys, that's enough...It's all in the past now..." Ariana ordered....

When we got into the living room, a familiar  man was laughing and chatting with my mother...

As we moved closer, I realised it was Ciara's dad...Mr Kimani....

Her mother had been here for a week ensuring she is well fed and I was grateful but seeing her dad was shocking....

"Hey Mr Kimani???" I outstretched my hand the moment I approached him...

He stared at my hand for a while before shaking it...It seems he is still furious with me...
"Where is my grandson???"

My grandson??? I thought you disowned my wife...But how can I blame you being a father is the greatest love...
"Here he is..." Ariana handed him the baby and there was this glow in his face....

"Hello grandson???? It's grandpa...." His eyes were glossy with tears....
"He is so tiny, I am afraid he might slip..." For the first time I have seen this man smiling...So he actually knows how to smile...

"Look, he smiled at me...." He showed us excitedly acting like a boy with his favourite toy...
"Everything your grandpa has belongs to you. I don't have a son so you will be my son..." He retorted...

So it's decided, he has become his favourite grandson but he is the only grandchild so far...

"So how is Kims??? I hope you are feeding her well..." He raised his eyebrows at his wife...
"Yes Wa Kimani....Right now she is resting..."
"Okay..."

There was light at the end of the tunnel...At least he was worried about her...

"Here..." He hands me the baby....I took him into my arms and nuzzled his sweet smelling head...

He had this gaze that showed the need to be loved forever...

"Mr Kimani can we talk in my office for a while????" I asked and he threw me this daggering stare...
"Okay..."

I begun walking and he was right behind me...

When we walked into the office there was this tension in the air...I don't know if I was scared or tensed...

"What do you want???" He raised his voice...
"Here is a token of my apology..." I handed him a brown envelope with confidence...

"What is this???"
"Open it...." I shoved my hands in my pockets...

The moment he read it, I saw a glow in his face and something that looked like a smile....

"I know you have always wished to own the land beside yours.There is the title deed, the land is now yours.  it's a token of apology for marrying your daughter in the worst possible way..." I tried to sound as apologetic as I could...

"It doesn't change anything until you perform the rites of a tradition wedding and pay her dowry...Till then in my eyes she is not your wife..." He cussed out but at least he seemed a little bit happy...

"So do you accept it???"
"At least my daughter didn't marry a fool...You are a smart man and we can try and be civil but till you pay her dowry, I am not your father in-law..."
"Thank you..." I smiled but he then had a straight face on,"I will go see my daughter..."

The nerve of this man...He slammed the door on his way out...

Ciara's POV
Alice was feeding me porridge when my dad walked in...The excitement I felt deep inside my soul is unexplainable....

I cried as he walked to me and apparently the tears were soothing...it felt like they washed this immense loneliness and longing away...

"How is your sister Alice????" He asked my sister, avoiding my eyes...
"You can ask her dad, she is just here..." Alice shook her head....

Tension was written all over his face...It was like he didn't know how to start a conversation with me...

"Papa, are you still mad at me???? It has been an year now....I am sorry..." I stammered and he looked down...

"I promise to do the rites of the traditional wedding and dowry payment the moment I feel better...Jordan has been raised abroad, he is a mixed race who doesn't know any of our traditions...We are sorry...." I continued, "Ethan needs the love of his grandpa....He needs to know how to graze, fetch water in the river, farming, rolling down the hills and only his grandpa can make this possible..." I tried to reach for his hand but couldn't...

"I hope you two are getting along Alice...Tell your sister I forgive her but until she does the rites, she is still not my daughter..." He responded, "And also tell her to take care of herself and my grandson...I will go now..."

He turned around and walked out of the room...It wasn't what I expected but at least there was hope in this father/daughter relationship...

"Don't worry sister, he will come around..." Alice placed her hand on mine and I just nodded...
"Now go to sleep before your husband loses it....And don't stress about Ethan, we will all take care of him..."

A/N Two more chapter and the book comes to an end...I don't know why I am getting emotional....I will miss Jordan and Ciara so much...*I crawl at the darkest corner and cry...*

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Read " Bloody Fog " by the same author ( Fideh Mwangi )

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  • Loveth Dennis picture
    Loveth Dennis
    Oh we av wedding to prepare!! Welcome on board baby ethan
  • Chineye ukara picture
    Chineye ukara
    Wow,am so emotional now,can someone pls hand me a tissue, crying here Am so happy that at last the birth of Ethan is Turing around everyone for their good. Thumbs up dear
  • Fideh Mwangi picture
    Fideh Mwangi
    @Chineye I am also crying too
  • Nwabunike Uche picture
    Nwabunike Uche
    Let me iron my dress for de wedding ?
  • Ohemah picture
    Ohemah
    Thank you Fideh the long wait is worth it.
  • Stephanie picture
    Stephanie
    Hmmm.... Thanks Fideh can't wait to see how the wedding went.
  • Fiyinfolu Obisakin picture
    Fiyinfolu Obisakin
    Finally.....good stuff dear. I enjoyed this one
  • Wamathwe Muthuma picture
    Wamathwe Muthuma
    Thanks gal, totally proud of you. Can't wait for the two chapters to come though I will miss the two guys...
  • Adwoa Naomi picture
    Adwoa Naomi
    Wow lemme go get my asobi ready for the wedding. Lol. Thanks Fideh
  • Busola Bolaji picture
    Busola Bolaji
    Thanks fideh let start to prepare how d aso ebi is going to be,I love this story
  • Fideh Mwangi picture
    Fideh Mwangi
    @wamathwe me too girlfriend
  • Fideh Mwangi picture
    Fideh Mwangi
    @Adwoa @Busola bring gifts too
  • Eunice Ache picture
    Eunice Ache
    Thanks fideh
  • Oke Olabisi picture
    Oke Olabisi
    thanks Fideh
  • Adeyemi Victoria picture
    Adeyemi Victoria
    Weldome fideh
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    Ayomide Huntress
    Huh!!! Joy of parenthood, children always brings peace n harmony. Weldone Fideh
  • ChiomaNkem picture
    ChiomaNkem
    Mr. Kimani, a real African man... Thank God for Ciara's life...?
  • Fideh Mwangi picture
    Fideh Mwangi
    @Chioma he reminds me of my father...
  • Pamela cube picture
    Pamela cube
    Typical African man....at least he's now acknowledging her!
  • Fideh Mwangi picture
    Fideh Mwangi
    @Pamela yeah
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    belladiva54@gmail.com
    Oh fideh!!u just made me cry
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    Michael winful
    That was a tense part of the story and I'm so h that there's light at end of the tunnel Thanks Fideh.×××××kiss kiss.
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    Magzilyn
    Next
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