Grace rushed into the hospital crying and her lips were quivering. The hospital was crowded as bodies shoved against one another. She didn’t know who to talk to for the nurses were busy. Her eyes went to an inscription on the door of one of the wards, “Male Ward,” he rushed to a nurse who was walking in there, Grace was still sobbing,
Nurse: “Madam, what is it? I’m in a hurry please! Talk!” Grace still couldn’t find her voice, the nurse shrugged and left. She was in a hurry. Grace still sobbing placed her hands on the head crying,
Grace: “Father, keep my husband for me, please! Don’t let him die. For my sake for the sake of the children. Osaze I love you. Sorry for ever nagging!”
An elderly woman passed her, she wore glasses her uniform was skirt and blouse not the usual short gowns. Grace quickly greeted her, “Good morning, mummy,” when she looked at the tag she had on, “Matron” was written on it,
Matron: “Good morning, dear,” she could see tears in Grace’s eye, “why are you crying?” Grace starting sobbing again, “It’s alright, please come to my office!” the woman led her to her office on their way Grace finally spoke,
Grace: “Mine, I am looking for my husband,”the statement looking for my husband took the matron aback, Grace quickly added when she saw the weird look, “I was called this morning that he was rushed into last night he had an accident!”
Matron: “Oh you’re the wife of the young man?”
Grace: “Yes,Yes!! where is he please?”
Matron: “Emergency ward!”
Grace: “Ah, I want to see him please,mummy! Please!” she embraced her to her office,
Matron: “You can’t now. His condition is quite critical but the team of doctors are doing all they can to make him stable,”
Grace: “Oh,oh! Osi, Osaze!”she cried shaking her legs as she sat.
Matron: “Just relax! Take it easy! Have faith that he would be fine!” she held Grace’s hand, “Everlasting father, King of kings, you are the healer…”
Matron: “ I ask that you listen to the cry of your daughter and heal your son. Keep him for his family…”
Matron: “I trust and believe in you. You never failed me not even for once. Lord I know you can do this. You did for my husband I know you are going to do for her. You did for our only son. I truts you father with my everything….
Matron: “Thank you for this is the confidence we have in you that anytime we ask and pray in your name you’ll always answer. For In Jesus name we have prayed!”
She kept on saying amen crying all through the prayers.
Two weeks had passed. Osaze was recovering, he had broken his neck during the accident. Grace sat on a stool close to his bed. He could hardly do anything because of the cervical collar he had on. She fed him and helped him move around. Alex and Sandra had moved in with Sharon. She had just finished giving him Pap as she turned to go and wash the plate he held her,
Osaze: “I am sorry! I am sorry for maltreating you! I am sorry for ever cheating on you!”
Tears had gathered in her eyes, “I had a dream that you were going to leave me once I recover. I am not saying you shouldn’t but just look back and see all the moments we have had together. Look at our beautiful kids. I want you even more baby!”
She found herself sobbing. It was true, she was going to leave him once he recovered, that was her initial plan but with the plea her mind had softened a little,
“I am sorry. You mean the whole world to me. Please, stay with me!” tears stood aghast in his eyes. She didn’t say a word, she left to wash the dishes. The stress had made her lose a large amount of calories.
Osaze was giving his drugs and he dozed off.
Grace: “Hmmm, Osaze. You did hurt me real bad but I’ll never leave not now, not ever,” she kissed him but he was snoring-fast asleep.
She sat watching him until she slept off too. Sharon and the kids entered quietly.
Sharon: “Shhh! Don’t wake them!” Sharon emptied the basket of fruits and food she brought on a small table close to the refrigerator, Alex and Sandra sat on their Father’s bed. They crossed their legs and sat on it watching their parents sleep. They were smiling to each other.
Grace was startled to see them,
Grace: “Heyie,”she smiled with sleepy eyes. They jumped down and hugged, “easy, so you wouldn’t wake your dad!”
Alex: “I miss you,mum!”
Sandra: “Miss you more!”
Grace: “I miss you too my babies!”she hugged them tightly, Sharon sat in the opposite direction smiling at them, “welcome,sis!”
Sharon: “thank you dear,”she moved closer, Alex and Sandra went over to their dad who still asleep, “You have really lost weight. Try and eat more. I brought food for you. Oya try and eat you hear?”Grace nodded. Sharon quickly dished food for her,as Grace ate they chatted, “So, when are they discharging him?”
Grace: “The doctor said he is okay but he is being kept for observation. Hopefully in tow days times,”she rubbed her sore neck and twitched, “I feel pains all over!”
Sharon: “Sorry,”she smiled.
Grace: “Thank you,ma!”
Three months later, Osaze was discharged. Things had returned back to normal for his family. They had returned to a happy family once again. He had started moving around fully and had resumed work although he was still on medications. He had returned from work so tired, he had a busy day. He had been working on the pictures he took during the presidential visit to the state. He got the contract through one of his clients, a personal assistant to the governor on media. He was paid very well but the stress was much. He felt slight pains on the back of his neck. Alex and Sandra hugged him when he entered the house,
Sandra: “Welcome,daddy!” she jumped at him.
Alex: “Welcome,sir!”they did a hi-five!
Osaze: “That’s my boy!”he pecked Sandra, “That’s my girl!” he handed them apples and left for the room. Grace was inside folding clothes she had washed, he came from behind,placed his hands on her waist and kissed her neck,
Grace: “Awwww who do we have here?” she tilted her hand and kissed him.
Osaze: “how’s my baby doing?”
Grace smiling, she had regained her glow. She looked beautiful and plummy as ever.
Osaze: “always beautiful!”they kissed again, she broke away and asked,
Grace: “how’s work?”
Osaze: “Tiring!” he yawned,”I am so hungry! What are we having today?”
Grace: “Your daughter cooked Spag and I made stew!”
Grace: “Uh, huh!”
Osaze: “Nice,”he smiled and pulled off his shirt.
As he came out of the bathroom, his phone beeped. It was a number he doesn’t know. he hesitated before picking,
“Hi”it was a lady that spoke,
Osaze: “ who is this,please?” the voice sounded familiar but he couldn’t really place it.
“I am sorry but I need to see you to explain things to you!”the voice rang a bell. It was Zainab! His heart skipped, quickly he ended the call.
He was sweating, she called again but he didn’t pick and she sent a message:
Please, I need to see you. I am not interested in having an affair with you. I am a married woman now. I just want us to talk,please!
He sent her a reply:
Can’t it wait? It’s late besides I am tired!
tomorrow might be too late,please!”
He threw the phone away and sat down thinking.
Question: Should he go and see Zainab or he should just ignore?
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