A story written by BukkyDan ([email protected])…
“chacha!” Kola bounced into the living room, excitement written all over his face. He just learnt from the gateman that his ‘darling’ sister’s back, they all missed her- gone were the days when they hate having her around.
“Sassy lockie…” he called out again dumping his school back on the centre table.
“Sasha?” his voice turned low as he saw her bag on the floor. He dashed to her room- the door was locked, he ran to cassandra’s room,then to his mother’s, no sign of Sasha. Was she playing hide and seek? No way! Sasha won’t do that.
He walked back to the living room, his eyes scanned the room- the curtains to the dining section wasn’t in place
“gotcha!” he said excitedly rushing to the dining section, he looked around;then tiptoed to the kitchen.
“Sash…” he froze at the door eyes popping out.
The sight before him made him scream.
“Sasha…” he whispered covering his mouth.
“what happened to you?” he knelt beside her.
He screamed again at the sight of blood trickling out her mouth.
“What did you do to yourself?” he whispered, shaking her.
“Mummy! Mum…Sasha has killed her self o!” he wailed hugging his unconcious sister.
He turned sharply when he heard something beeped.
He grabbed Sasha’s phone
“Hello?” he whispered.
“Hey Sassy…called to tell you I’m com…” Kenny started to say
“it aint Sasha, its Kola.”
“Awww…k-boy, what’s up where’s sassy?”
“Kenny, I’m in trouble, we’re in trouble, Sasha is unconcious…If not yet dead.” Kola sobbed.
“What?” Kenny screamed from the other end.
The line went dead.
“Sasha, please hold on….” Kola rocked her body, while going through her contacts.
“Hello…Dada mi? Am i dreaming? You’re calling my number?” Williams teased.
“Daddy…its Kola, dad…come home..now…i said now! Sasha is…is…”
“Kola? Whats wrong over there?” williams asked.
“Daddy please come now.” Kola continued to sob letting the phone drop.
He lifted her face, wiping off the blood from her mouth- he pressed his face against hers, maybe he could resuscitate her.
” so Doctor? Is she okay?” Kenny sprang to his feet as a White doctor emerged from the room;where they took Sasha’s body to,earlier in a stretcher.
“Ermm…Mr Williams?” Doctor Andrea searched their faces.
“Yes?” Williams rose to his feet.
“I gather she’s your daughter?”
“Yes she is! Could you go on please?” Ashley snapped, pushing Kola’s sleeping head off her chest, lifting herself from the waiting chair.
“Can I have a word with you- Mr Williams in private please” the doctor ignored her.
“Just say on doctor, we’re one family.” Williams urged in a weak voice.
“For how long has she been ill?” Andrea asked.
“She didn’t show any sign of illness…” Williams replied, glancing at Kenny who nodded.
“Not any atall?”
“just some mild cough and sweaty palms.” Kenny replied.
“Okay,” the doctor sighed.
“I hate to tell you this…but…the whole thing is complicated, the chances are slim…very slim.” Andrea shook his head
“She has what we call…”
“Save the wretched name and tell us what to be done for her to be okay.” Kenny stamped his foot, the man was taking all the whole day to talk.
“she’s on life support now, if you so will, we’d put her on a ‘life flight’ to India tomorrow morning.” Andrea replied, walking away briskly with kenny Williams following him closely- so they could finish up the discussion.
“and I wonder where the mother disappeared to?” Ashley Complained, punching her phone.
“where on earth are you?” Ashley spoke into her phone angrily.
“at the hospital, Joyce is in labour” barbra replied calmly from the other end.
And your own child is dying-Ashley almost snapped.
“would you come over the general hospital now? There’s a serious issue here.”
“But I can’t leave Joyce like that…”
“Maybe you’d leave her when you hear Sasha’s in a coma.” Ashley stated wiping away tears.
“which Sasha?” Barbra asked.
“How many Sasha did you give birth to?” Ashley hissed ending the call. Her sister was as irritating as whatsit.
“Is Sasha awake now?” Kola asked rubbing his sleepy eyes.
Ashley simply shook her head.
“But she’s going to wake up right?”
“I don’t know! Kola leave me!” Ashley snapped walking into the room where her neice lay.
“Sorry…” she whispered to the nurses in the room.
Seeing the tubes and wires going in and out her neice, made her sob uncontrollably. She ran out of the room, into the waiting arms of Williams, she wailed in a loud voice.
“She’ll be fine.” Williams assured her- atleast after donating one of his kidneys.
To Be Continued….