I remember vividly how it all began, it feels like yesterday. My period was 12 days late. I remember being so worried, and then finally, it came. Then, I was so excited. However the excitement wasnâ€™t for long. My period only lasted for a few hours.
Immediately, I knew something was wrong. I decided to text my friend and she immediately told me to do a pregnancy test. I bought the strip and asked for the instructions from the pharmacist.That night, I couldnâ€™t sleep. I tossed and turned through the night. Immediately, it was about 4am, I stood up and performed the test. Lo and behold, the strip showed two lines, this meant positive. I didnâ€™t even know what to do. I was confused. A lot ran through my mind: my schooling, my parents, how society would react. How was I going to face the world? What was going to happen to my education? I told myself to calm down and immediately daylight came, I called my boyfriend. I was sure he was going to have a solution.
Later that day, my boyfriend came over to see me. I told him everything, beginning with how my period had been late, then how it finally came for a few hours and then concluded with the tests results.
At this point, I broke down in tears, it was like my whole life was coming to an end. He was quiet, calmer than I thought he would be. I wanted him to scream, ask how this could happen. We had been careful after all. Minutes passed and he finally broke the silence, he said I should tell my mother. My reply was a vehement â€œNo!â€ I told him that wasnâ€™t even negotiable. I started thinking of how my belly was going to protrude and how my education was going to fare. Apparently, my boyfriend was more baffled because he couldnâ€™t understand how it was possible that I got pregnant. For some reason, he said when he woke up that day, he had a bad feeling that our meeting was going to end on a very sad note. I told him to find a solution as soon as possible…
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