Friday, November 20, 2015


Ann, my cousin Tina and I organised a hook up in one of the coffee joints in town. I had not seen Tina for the past five months as she had traveled to Australia for a conference and holiday combo. She really looked good in her white skinny jeans, black vest and a black water fall sweater. Her nude heals made me wanna run to the shops and buy them.

Ann arrived as we had already settled with Tina and ordered our drinks. As she walked to table, I could not resist looking at her. She was dressed in a pink midi skirt, white peplum top and black flat ballet shoes. She had a black sling bag. Just as Fred had said, she had really gained weight, or was it her clothes?

She gave us all a hug and sat down directly opposite my chair.

"Girl, I haven't seen you in ages!" I started.

"I miss you too dear. How have you all been?" Ann asked while taking the menu.

"We have been good." Tina answered in between her sip of white coffee.

"How is the family Tina? Australia?"

"It was wonderful. I do not think you have the time to listen to all the details." she added.

"We are here, you better start with the details!" Ann insisted.

We laughed.

She started giving us all the juicy parts of the story. She really looked happy telling the story. She clearly had fun. I was so happy for her. Just a few months back, she had experienced the most horrifying part of her life when her husband turned evil and beat her so bad that she was admitted to the hospital. Seeing her smiling made my heart happy for her.

"What about you?" Ann asked interrupting my thoughts.

"What?" I asked.

"How is Chloe?" Tina asked.

"She is doing well. Almost one in a few months."

"Wow, now I feel bad. Time has run out and yet I haven't even come to see her." Tina said while holding her face.

"You should come over. Fred and Chloe will be thrilled." I said. 

Ann order of vanilla milkshake was brought to the table. It looked yummy.

"Ann, I can see big developments." I started.

"Which ones?" She asked.

"You decided to gain again? I thought you hit the gym for the same reason?"

"Kate, that's mean!" Tina shouted.

"No its not."

I turned and looked at Ann who was looking at us smiling. She shook her head, sipped more shake then said, "Yes I have. Eight pounds to be exact."

"Huh?!" I gasped.

"I'm pregnant." She added.

I was stunned. I really didn't expect that. Her first born is only a year and a half!

"I was surprised as all of you but what can I do? I have to except the circumstances even though its not favorable." Ann said. "I wish it was another period of my life but it isn't."

"How far are you?" Tina asked.

"Two months."

"Two months? And I have only known this today?" I asked felling left out.

"It was not the most exciting news to share to anyone leave alone myself."

"I understand Ann." I assured her. "Congratulations nevertheless."

"Thank you."

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