A story written by BukkyDan ([email protected])…
“You should go home now.” Jide said slowly, his son’d been staring at Sasha’s motionless body for hours without a blink; if his eyes could heal-Sasha should be well.
“which home?” Kenny asked-eyes still fixed on Sasha.
“we should take a cab back to the hotel, you’ve been here since morning, and its close to 11pm now.” Jide replied patting his son- the boy was getting lean by the day, he hardly spoke or smile not to talk of laughing.
“Big daddy isn’t here yet.” Kenny noted,edging closer to Sasha;like she could stop his father from taking him away.
“He’d be here in a few seconds, Dr Krishna asked to speak with him.”
“Dr Krishna..” Kenny echoed. The name reminded him of an Indian movie he and Sasha had seen on cable.
“Lemme say something to her before we leave.”
Jide simply sighed, crossing his legs. Watching his son talking to Sasha wasn’t a very good sight; as it might force tears down your face.
“Sassy…I believe you can hear me; the ‘coma’ not withstanding” Kenny began.
“Dr Krishna said; your kidneys are good, but the problem now could be your brain…He said its ‘stressed’ out. I wish I could share my own brain with you. But still, I believe in God’s name, that you’ll be fine.” he caressed her arm.
“lest I forget, yesterday was my birthday; nobody wished me well…remember our plans? How you promised to buy me something ‘special’? Big mummy’s been crying, Kola stopped going to school, Big Daddy is so lean…we miss you Sassy. We hope you’ll talk to us soon.” he concluded steping back.
“she might hear you.” Williams said startling him. He had walked into the room to meet Kenny in his ‘state’.
“sure” Kenny replied.
“thanks alot…for your support.” Williams said to Jide who simply smiled.
“Yea…” Williams avoided their eyes.
“he’s just saying the chances are getting thinner by the day, he mention something about her nervous system. They might take her off ‘life support’ soon” Williams said sadly.
“But we aint asking them too.” Jide frowned.
“They can’t try such! We would hang on for as long as our faith stretches.”
“Dad? Did you see that?” Kenny nudged his father bewildered.
“what?” Williams and Jide chorused as Kenny kept pointing at Sasha.
“like… she just tapped her right fingers.” Kenny replied with a nod.
“Seriously?” Jided asked with unbelief.
Just then, her eye balls moved though with closed eyelids, she tapped both fingers again.
“Oh my God!” Kenny was gasping.
“Doctor!” the three of them sped to the door.
“Sister, you’ll have to wait o! This woman’s condition is getting worse o” an elderly nurse told Cassandra who was in a hurry to leave the hospital.
“hmm” Cassandra rolled her eyes, who cares?
“the labour is becoming a prolonged one, she’s very weak. We might consider ‘operation’ o” the nurse continued.
“Okay, thanks.” Cassandra made to leave.
“You’re living just like that?”
“Am I the one who impregnated her? Whats my own there? Ehn? See leave me alone, else I’ll unleash my frustration on you o!” Cassandra replied angrily.
“That witch is responsible for what happened to my sister, she…she…made…now my Sister is…” Cassandra sobbed.
Wiping her tears, she stormed out of the hospital. She fought back tears, -just when her family was coming back to its normal stable state…
“God please…” she muttered.
“send me taxi…” she scanned the tarred road.
“Taxi!” she finally flagged one down.
She got in without a word.
“Sisi, where are you going to?” the driver moved the taxi back on the hot-tarred road.
“my fathers house!” she snapped.
“Your father house no get address ?”
“whats your problem now? Don’t I know where i’m going? Move this can you call a car jor!” she retorted angrily.
“abeg o! No just put your own wahala for my head o,” the taxi driver replied.
“see I don’t wanna talk! Puuullease move this thing” she wiped a tear.
“your person no well abi?”
“what kind of raw trouble is this?” Cassandra hissed, she might be forced to strangle somebody.
The taxi driver miraculously kept quite, as he took directions from her.
To Be Continued….