The next morning around 10,Annie was all dressed up waiting in the sitting room for Tricia to come downstairs when she heard the doorbell rings, she called in the maid to check who was at the door, immediately she opened the door a young man entered ,it was Leo the boyfriend to Tricia
Annie : yes young man who are you?
Leo: Good morning ma’am
Annie: morning, how can we help you?
Leo : my name is Leo Williams
Annie : okay
Leo :Am a friend to Tricia
Immediately Tricia came downstairs
Tricia : oh my goodness, Leo
Annie :Tricia who is this? (looking confused)
Tricia: (stammering) mum he is Leo, my boyfriend and the father of my unborn baby
Annie : oh I see
Annie walked straight to Leo and gave him a slap on his face
Annie : you still had to face to come to my house after what you did?
Leo: am so sorry ma’am, am ready to accept Tricia as my wife, I love her so much and want to be with her
Annie : and how old are you
Leo: am 24yrs old ma
Annie: Tricia is only 20 yrs old and you are 24 both of you are just minors
Michael came downstairs and was confused on what happening
Michael : mom what’s going on here
Annie: (took a deep breath) he is Leo and your sister is pregnant for him
Michael : what was that ( shocked) tricia is that true?
Tricia: yes bro is true and we are ready to get married we 😍 ourselves
Annie : young man why did you come to my house this morning
Leo: (he knelt down) please ma’am tricia called me last night to tell me about it and she said you were going to take her to the hospital for an abortion
Michael : (shocked) abor what, mum is that true
Annie: well yes, why are you shouting at me what other option do I have, your father has been out for almost two weeks now, you want him to come back to such news so he can say am not performing my motherly duties by letting my own daughter get pregnant under my watch.
No I won’t let that happen, we have to go the hospital and do the right thing
Michael : and you think putting Tricia’s life in danger by going for an abortion is the right thing?
Annie : yes it is, what else will you have me do
Leo:( still on his knees) please ma’am I want to take her as my wife
Annie: then why didn’t you just do that instead of getting her pregnant
Leo: am so sorry ma’am please forgive us
Tricia: (kneeling down) please mum just give us your consent please
Annie : even though I give my consent, how would you take care of my daughter and a baby, you think marriage is a joke, it involves alot and I know you aren’t prepared yet
Leo: I have a good job and I know it can take care of me and my family
Annie : this is crazy, you little children don’t understand anything
Michael : mum, please just give them a chance
Annie: and what about your dad, what will he say?
Michael : I believe we can handle dad when he gets back
Annie: oh my goodness, I don’t know what you children want me to do
Tricia : please Mum give us your blessings first den we can worry about dad later
Annie : no we can’t worry about him later because he is the head of this house, and he has to be in this whole thing from the beginning
Michael : but first stand by them, you know once you are with them dad will have no choice but stand by your decision
Johnson : And what decision do I have to stand by
Everyone was shocked to see Mr Johnson walk through the door
To be continued