For first two months, Iona got excited about being pregnant. But this was the fifth month with no periods and she thought to consult a doctor. Sam would be home soon with her reports.
The moment Sam came home, Iona hugged him hard. “So?”, she enquired.
“So….”, Said Sam and made Iona sit beside him on the couch, holding her hand.
“Make it quick, Sam”, Iona’s heart was pounding with mixed feelings. She couldn’t wait to hear the happy news.
“A part of your brain went in shock when you met with the accident, causing your periods to stop”, blurted Sam. He knew there was point in dragging.
Iona had hated the crimson river each month. She felt it was a curse and prayed for it to end forever.
The accident finally answered her prayers.
She will never feel cursed again. Neither will she be blessed, with motherhood.
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