The Agony of A Lonely Heart 9

She went closer to James' door and pushed it opened. James was trying

to force a kiss on Juliet, but from the position where Mrs. Johnson

stood, it's Juliet's back facing her, it looked as if she was the one

going for the kiss. Because James had an advantage of seeing his

mother enter into his room, he quickly pushed Juliet away and started

passing comments.

"Stop forcing yourself on me, how could you do this?" James shouted at

Juliet.m All this while he was pretending he had not seen his mother

at the door. "what's going on here? Mrs. Johnson said. "Mother, its

good you are here, i don't know what has come over Juliet, she is all

over me" James lied. His mother was never opened minded, not only did

he trust James but he also doubled up as her favourite son.

"Oh so this is your plan to destroy this family right? Now tell me,

who does this belong to" Mrs. Johnson asked Juliet, showing her the

pregnancy test kit. Juliet got frightened with the look on Mrs.

Johnson's face. She was in dilemma, this wasn't the right moment to

tell her about the rape case. She will definitely not believe her,

taking into consideration what had happened. James was accusing her

that she was forcing herself on him and now the pregnancy test kit was

another issue she has to clear. This was going to be a difficult one

for her. She needed a helper, all she could think of was for God to

come to her aid.

She stood there as her words choked her up. Words became heavy for her

to even say. Silence was the only option. Mrs. Johnson got closer to

her and asked her again "who does this kit belong to? Julieth are you

pregnant? She asked. Juliet stood there still silent. Tears began

running down her cheeks. Before she knew it Mrs. Johnson was quick

with her hands, she gave her heavy slap that even got James

sympathizing with her. Mrs. Johnson then gave the kits to her to go

and check right away to see if she was pregnant or not. She wanted to

be sure of Juliet's status since she was not answering her.

Mrs Johnson followed her to the bathroom room, and stay behind the

door to ensure that she did the test. After some few minutes, Juliet

came out of the bathroom looking very sad. As soon as Mrs Johnson saw

her, she snatched the already used kit from her.

Two red lines indicated on the test kit. Juliet was confirmed

pregnant. "Juliet, you are pregnant!" Mrs Johnson said. "Mum, I can

explain, i… " Juliet said but was interrupted. "I am not your mother,

how many times do i have to tell you that. Look, you better tell me

who is responsible for that thing in your womb" Mrs. Johnson cautioned


Meanwhile James was also anxiously waiting for them at the living room

when all of a sudden, Nancy came in crying. "Hey what are you doing

here, don't you have the manners to call before coming" James asked.

"How could you James? you are the only guy I have ever known in my

entire life, how could you? Nancy who was in tears said.

James had no idea of what she was trying to say. "what are you talking

about Nancy?" James anxiously asked. Nancy handed a paper to him.

"what is this" James asked. "Can't you see for yourself James, that's

the result of a test i conducted at the hospital, James I am HIV

positive" She revealed. "What? What do you mean? Tell me this is a

joke" James asked. He couldn't believe his ears. "James, you are the

only guy i have ever known. If it's through sex that i got infected,

then its from you" Nancy said…..

Hmmm…could this be true? Is juliet really pregnant, and if yes how

would She explain this to Mrs. Johnson?

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