A Gangster’s Sweetheart Episode 13

It’s currently my birthday. Yonas, Maya and I are in the mall doing some birthday shopping. It’s all Yonas’ idea anyway.
I’m already exhausted from trying on multiple clothes and shoes. As much as I try to deny it, I hate shopping.
I was in the Fendi section where Yonas was busy trying on jackets.
“Can we go home already?” I asked sounding like I was going to cry any minute.
“Just a minute, hope you’ve gotten everything you like?” He asked as he picked out the same jacket in different colors.
Thing is, Yonas spends recklessly on clothes like it’s nothing serious. He sometimes goes as far as customizing his own outfits.
He stood in front of the full size mirror as he put his shades on and picked up the jackets he had selected and we walked out of Fendi to the payment point.
“That was very funny” I laughed so hard as I walked into the living room dropping the shopping bags on the floor.
It’s 7 in the evening and we are just returning home from Po’s place where a few of the guys came around to drink a toast to me. Gangsters don’t cut cakes.
Maya relaxed on the couch as she was feeling some headache, back and waist pains. I’m guessing she’s just stressed out.
I helped her get comfortable as I took the bags inside.
I came back into the living room to find Maya laughing with someone. It wasn’t just anyone, it’s Trevor. My mood changed immediately!
“Look who we have here.” Maya sings as I walk into the room.
“What are you doing here Trevor?” I asked sternly with a frown on my face and my hands on my chest.
“I came to say happy birthday to you.” He says getting up from his seat and walking towards me.
He hands me a Chanel shopping bag which I hesitate in collecting.
I took the bag from him and examine it’s contents.
“Thanks but no thanks.” I reply and roll my eyes.
“I guess… I…uhm… I’ll see you around then.” He stutters scratching his head.
“Goodnight Trevor.” I inject icily and turn to walk out on him but he immediately grabs my arm and pulls me.
“I know I messed up and I…
“Argh!! My water!!” Maya yells cutting him off.
“Are you okay?” We both ask simultaneously as we rush to where she was now sitting up on the couch.
“No, I think the babies are coming!” Maya responds through gritted teeth huffing and puffing.
“But it’s not yet time!” I shrieked in fright.
“What? Did she just say babies?” Trevor asks panting in fright.
“Yes dummy, we’re expecting twins.” I fired back angrily as we helped her up.
“You’ve missed a lot Trevor” Maya manages to say in what sounded like an angry yell as we continued supporting her out of the house.
We managed to get her out of the house and into Trevor’s car. I got into the passenger side with Trevor behind the wheel. The engine roars to life as we pull out of the driveway and get on the road heading to the hospital.
We pulled up in the hospital parking lot and I rushed out of the car into the hospital to get the nurses.
I returned with the nurses who were pushing a stretcher to where Trevor had parked the car.
The nurses placed a loudly screaming Maya on the stretcher and pushed back inside with Trevor and I trailing behind.
According to the doctor, Maya’s cervix was not wide enough to get the babies out. She needs to be delivered through a C-section.
I’m really scared right now. I’ve never been so scared in my entire life before. I don’t want to lose her.
I’m currently dressed up in some funny hospital wear as I put my mask on, and follow the doctor and nurses into the surgical suite where Maya had been earlier taken to.
Trevor was pacing round in the long hallway. Our eyes met and I only nodded at him as I walked into the room with the doctor and nurses.
A minute into the surgery, I could no longer bear to watch them slice her up. I thought I was strong enough, but I wasn’t.
I ran out of the room to Trevor who was now sitting on one of the waiting chairs.
“I couldn’t do it.” I sniffed as I buried my face in Trevor’s shirt.
He held me in his arms as he stroked my back soothingly calming me down. I felt like falling asleep in his arms at that moment.
I wonder how Trevor manages to make me feel like all the problems in the world are just fantasies.
“It’s gonna be okay.” He says as he pulls out of the hug but still holding me close to himself.
He lifted my face up and cups my chin before caressing my face with his right thumb.
He brought his face closer to mine and I knew what was coming next.
I close my eyes and give in to the kiss. It feels like the first time we’re kissing, It feels real, like we’re really together. But we’re not together, we’ll probably never be.
As these thoughts roamed my mind, I pulled away from the kiss and looked away from him.
I was very stupid to let his sweetness fool me. I swore not to talk to him again but now, I’m kissing him in the hospital hallway of all places.
He tried to hold me again but I shrugged him off. I can’t even look him in the eye right now.
“I’m sorry for turning on you like I did. It was foolish of me I’ll admit it.” He pleads and holds my face turning it towards him.
“I should have let you explain but I was infatuated with Halle’s curves.”
“Everytime I looked in the mirror, all I saw was a fool who threw away the wheat and went after the stubble.” He adds with a wry laugh
“I love You Ivy.” He drops the bombshell causing my eyes to widen.
“It took me so long to get that off my chest.” He continues after an awkward silence before heaving a sigh of relief.
“What about Halle? Huh?” I asked instead.
“We broke up because I realized that you are the one. Others are twos and threes baby, you’re the one.” He replied and his voice collapsed into a whisper.
As soon as I heard that Halle was out of the picture, I felt like screaming for joy and jumping on his laps and kissing him with so much passion totally but we were in the hallway and I don’t want to cause a stir.
He held me close hugging me tight before proceeding to claim my lips for another kiss.
A few people passing by looked our way but we cared less.
We only regained a little bit of sanity when Trevor’s phone rang. It was Yonas calling.
“I told him earlier that we was at the spill with Maya.” He said and I nodded before he picked up the call.
“Yo, where you at dawg?”
“I’m outside the hospital. Hope I ain’t gonna run into any dead people?”
“Nah, ain’t no corpses on here brahh. It’s all clear.”
“Okay, I’m coming in.”
“Yo-yo and his fear of hospitals.” Trevor chuckles as he drops the call while I scoffed and shook my head.
In a matter of seconds, Yonas walked into the hallway where we were nervously with a bunch of flowers earning some laughs from us.
“Shut up!” He barks as he sits beside Trevor
“Where are they?” He asks as he hands me the flowers.
“Still in surgery.” I replied feeling pained.
“It’s gonna be okay.” He reassured me as we got talking.
About an hour or two later, the doctor walks out of the theater sweating profusely followed by a nurse. Oh God! I hope it all went well. I can’t lose her.
“Shhhh…” I heard Trevor whisper to me as he held me in his arms. I guess I must have said that out loud.

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