Lara: “Breakfast is ready…” Lara cooed as she helped Tony sit-up on his bed. He was watching her closely, she’s been supportive ever since he came back from the hospital. He had always imagined her paying him back his evils now that he’s defenseless, but she proved his imaginations wrong.
He wondered if she had forgiven him, cos he’s not even asked for her forgiveness yet.
Lara: “Hope you don’t mind me putting too much milk in your tea…the doctor said you should drink alot of milk o.” Lara smiled as she offered him a cup of tea in a saucer.
Tony: “Thank you.” he said almost in a whisper.
Lara: “Your toast is here, your boiled eggs, your potato chips, your fried plantains, your ….” Lara listed as she pushed a tray full of food towards him.
Tony: “for only me?” Tony’s eyes widened.
Lara: “Yes o! The doctor said you need a balanced diet!” Lara said
Tony laughed, he never knew she had a sense of humour.
Lara: “Eat up, while I get your bath water ready…” she quipped.
Tony: “Errrm..Lara?” he searched her eyes.
Lara: “yes?” she turned to look at him.
Tony: “I…errm…I…just…wanted to say I’m sorry..for..for..all I did to you…I’m…” he stammered.
Lara: “Oh please, don’t start! Stop those I’m sorry stuff!” Lara frowned.
Tony: “I don’t..know….Its..just that…just that…I feel I’m not worth your kindness….” he continued.
Lara: “Now, don’t talk like that, I hold no grudges against you..okay? Now eat up and take your bathe, you know your father would be here soon…remember you’re seeing the doctor today…huh?” she said sweetly.
Tony held her gaze for a while before she looked away. She walked gently towards his bathroom.
Lara: “Good morning sir!” Lara greeted her father in-law as she wheeled Tony towards the waiting car.
Tony’s Dad: “Hope you slept well?” Ifiora said as he helped Tony into the car.
Lara: “Fine sir.” Lara smiled.
Lara: “Errm…I’l be going to see my mother, she asked me to come over.” Lara told Tony.
Tony: “Okay, then, see ya later.” he waved at her.
She waved and watch them drive away. She suddenly wished Tony won’t ever get on his feet, atleast, so that he would continue to be nice.
Lara: “Mum you asked to see me.” Lara said with a frown, she was getting irritated by her mother’s silence.
Lara’s Mom: “Yes Lara, my daughter. Hmm.” funke said with a sigh.
Lara: “So?” Lara’s frown grew deeper.
Lara’s Mom: “hmm, Lara omo mi, you know I love you, you are my only child…” Funke began meditatively.
Lara laughed quitely, this woman didn’t call her over to tell her that.
Lara’s Mom: “Meanwhile, how’s Tony’s health?” Funke didn’t look happy.
Lara: “They just left for the hospital this morning, he’ll be better soon, he’l be flown to Cairo next three months.” Lara explained.
Lara’s Mom: “Shey you know, his spinal cord was affected during the accident?”
Funke said in a faint voice.
Lara: “yes I know, that’s why he’s on a wheel chair, and he’ll be better soon..” Lara said impatience creeping into her voice.
Lara’s Mom: “Let me talk Lara and stop trying to defend Tony’s illness!” her mother shot at her.
Lara fell silent, was she defending Tony..
Lara’s Mom: “Lara you have to end this marriage.” Funke said carelessly.
Lara: “Which marriage?” Lara’s eyebrow creased
Lara’s Mom: “Tony is not worth you! You shold file a divorce, you can’t hook yourself with a disabled for life…” Funke explained.
…. Stay tuned to Episode 11