Written by Adelaide Asaf Clara (Daisy Cartel).
(Next Day=For Life Hospital).
It was exactly 6am and Kelvin was still walking around the hospital compound, he had brought a toothbrush and brushed his teeth, his mum had to bring the clothes he requested so that he could take his bath in the hospital bathroom and feel fresh again.
But his mother was not the reason why he was standing at the hospital’s compound, he was waiting for his order. He quickly made a call again, but no one answered from the flower shop and he was annoyed and devastated, even though Angelina already had a family, he wanted to be the first person to give Angelina this first special gift. Even though her birthday had passed,it felt current to him and he wanted to share it with her,so he wasn’t going to spare that flower shop at all if they delayed and spoilt his surprise.
He kept checking his wrist watch and it was already getting to 7am when had asked them ti deliver at exactly 6am. He was thinking that Mr Brandon and the family must have being on their way to the hospital with their surprises, he was so angry.
And the hospitals opened gate only showed people passing by,no sign of Amy car or a motorbike to assure him of them. One of the nurses immediately rushed from the building to him.
” What is going on? ”.
” Sir…the patient you operated on yesterday has opened her eyes. She is awake ”.
” Angelina? Okay….you go inside. Am coming ”.
The nurse left and Kelvin turned to walk inside when a private car quickly arrived and parked in front if the entrance. He turned with a frown and folded hands together on his chest. A man got out from the car with a very big pack of flowers with wishing cards and medium parceled box in the middle.
Kelvin walks to him in annoyance and looked at him from head toe and shook his head. He put his hand in his pocket and removed his purse, still frowning.
” I swear to you man,if it wasn’t that we were in the hospital, I would break your face ”
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” I understand sir,we are really sorry for the delay, but the flowers you requested was very hard to find…because it was one of the most expensive ones,and we were short of it ”.
” So what….did you get some of it or now? ”.
” We did sir,all of it are packaged in it ”.
Kelvin counted the money and gave the price the man had requested and took the flowers. The man sat in the car and drive away. Kelvin turned to the entrance of the building and took a deep breath. He held it tightly and walked into the hospital and went straight into Angelina’s ward.
She layed there with her eyes closed and he closed the door behind him and placed the flowers right beside Angelina’s left side,since that was the place her head was facing and the door too. He poked his head out of the gate and made a sign to almost five nurses who were passing by with trays containing surgical equipments to quickly enter. They entered with worried faces because they had to go and perform surgery on one of the patients.
” Wait a little while ”. Kelvin whispered to them. ” Yesterday was her birthday and she didn’t get time or strength to celebrate it…so I will like we all to sing a birthday song for her as soon as she opens her eyes,is that clear? ”.
” Sir please, one of the patients is in a very critical condition right now…and we need to perform surgery as soon as possible ”. One nurse said in sweat.
” What…you think I care about some other patient? Just shut up and o as I say,that patient would be alright ”. Kelvin replied, looking at Angelina.
” Sir please….. ”.
Just by that moment, Angelina opened her eyes and saw the big bunch of flowers which smelt so good. But her vision was blur and couldn’t see anything clearly. Then Kelvin with the nurse,together raised their voices and began to sing to her. She heard it clearly and her vision was clear now and she smiled widely even though she wa in a lot of pain by that moment.
She watched them singing and she couldn’t control showing her teeth in a gleeful smile. After they were done,Kelvin escorted them out and went back into the ward then closed the door behind him. He folded his arms at the door smiling at her,and Angelina’s smile disappeared. And tears run down her cheeks. Kelvin took a handkerchief out of his pocket and wiped her tears away.
” Can you please help me sit up? I hate lying down like this ”.
” Oh sure I can. Wait a minute ”. He said and went out,and came back with three pillows and slowly pulled Angelina’s back from the bed and placed the three pillows there. ” Careful Angelina… we performed surgery on you,slowly lift yourself up by help ”.
” Cool ”. I lifted myself and Kelvin adjusted the pillows behind me,making me lean on it.
” Good ”.
” Thank you. I am in a lot of pain. Please, can I get some pain killers? ”
” I am sorry…no. I heard you’ve not eaten. You have to et first before I can inject you with pain killers ”.
” I can’t believe Mr Brandon and everyone’s else is not here. I mean…. ”.
” Don’t worry. They were here yesterday.. But I made them leave because it was late…they must be on their way by now. Mr Brandon, your brother ad some other woman ”.
” And Nickel?! ”. I asked on impulse.
” Who is Nickel? ”. Kelvin asked looking confused.
” No..no he’s nobody. I remember, a year ago..my parents were still alive,and they made my birthday the not special… but everything has changed now as am an orphan and completely Aline in the world ”.
” I am sorry about that ”. But you are not Aline…I brought you this ”. Kelvin said an carried the flowers from the table with the parceled box in it. ” This is for you Angelina… happy birthday ”.
” Wow..really? ”. I took it from him and placed it on my laps. I was in hospital clothes so no worries. I took the box out of it and tore the parcel. To my surprise, it w a beautiful golden bracelet and a box of chocolates. I was so excited, it had being a long time since I ate something sweet. But Kelvin was the first person who had brought sweetness back to me. I removed the chocolate wrapper and took some of it and opened my mouth….
” No no no…you can’t et that now ”. He said with laughter. ” You have to et something first so relax ”.
Kelvin said and I placed the chocolate back into the box. He pulled a metal chair and st besides my bed looking into my eyes with a smile. I was totally confused as in why he looked at me that way. But he was damn handsome. Even though Nickel was more handsome then him,but he had sense than Nickel.
At least he was wise enough to make my birthday that special. Not that stupid Nickel whom I saved and is nowhere to be found now.
(Outside the hospital).
An exclusive car arrived and an exclusive man,Nickel Brandon got out of the car with a very big box which wa parceled and behind him,was a very big track which were filled with thousand men. The men were dressed in suit and tie with trumpets and guitars and other musical instruments and they wore hat on their heads.
Nickel was looking all fresh and gentle and he wa with his best friend Bill. Nickel looked into his car mirror to check whether he was looking great and he gave himself a thumb up.
” You look great man ”.
” Bill,do you think it’s really good Ife that am doing, I really don’t feel right ”.
” You are such an idiot, you brought this idea up and now…you want to back out? ”.
” Not really, but Angelina hates me right now with everything I did to her ”.
” It wasn’t your fault Nicky! Keep that in your head,and if Angelina is wise,she will know that. Just take your chances and let’s do this. She will forgive you ”. Bill said and turned to the musicians. ” Boys! You ready? ”.
” Yes sir! ”. They replied in chorus.
” Okay…on your !ark,get set..let’s go!!! ”.
The musicians began to sing ” If love is a crime ” by 2face. It was so touching at that moment as Nickel remembered the little sweet time he had spent with Angelina nd it break his heart to think the fact that they couldn’t be together due to queen Marina’s plans.
His hands were shaking as he held the special parceled box for Angelina. He was having doubts whether he should enter the hospital or not. The thousands of people passing by and standing by,and the traders were all looking surprised as someone was making such noise in the hospital. Some nurses got out and stood there looking surprised at the gentlemen and couldn’t say anything but to enjoy the moment too.
I sat there and heard a song outside and it was so loud and disturbing, but I did enjoyed the song. But who had the authority to disturb patients in the hospital. I was still nodding my head head to the song but Kelvin was worked up and annoyed. He got on his feet and s he WS abi to walk out,one of the nurses arrived in a haste.
” What the hell is going on out there? ”.
” Sir…please ooo,two young men has invaded the hospital with musicians and instruments and are singing the song ”.
” Who the hell do they think they are anyway? I will teach someone a lesson ”. He said and was about getting out.
” Sir… ”.
” What?! Look after Angelina and let me go and check who the hell that is ”.
” Sir…one of them is Nickel Brandon ”.
” What?! ”. I shouted.
” What?! ”. Kelvin also aid.
” Yes sir. Nickel Brandon. He is pastor Brandon’s son ”.
Kelvin turned to look at my shocked face and everything was confusing to him. I was wondering what was going on out there in confusion too. But deep inside me,I knew this chaos had something to do with me. Then suddenly, the music changed to ” Soledad ” by Westlife.
(On the Sahara road to the For Life Hospital).
Mr Brandon drove his car with Diana besides him and Danny at the backseat who couldn’t wait to see his sister. Mr Brandon who wa driving was at the same time,trying Nickel’s line but it wasn’t going through and it had him worried. By that same moment, Lady Shanty who was ready to take over had put aside the queen’s warnings of taking her powers along to earth and quickly appeared on the road.
” I don’t know why Nickel is also adding more fuel to the fire,why is he not even picking up my calls? ”.
” I guess he knows he has loosed Angelina and so he wants attention now ”.
” Like seriously, Danny? By this time of our lives…are you still blaming Nickel for Angelina’s situation? Then you are actually going to kill yourself when they are married ”. Diana mocked.
” Get married,oh we’ll see about that okay? I think Angelina is wiser than that ”. He said whiles browsing on his phone.
” I have to deliver doctor Graham and Angelina immediately… I have a feeling that something very explosive is about to go down ”.
” Something like what pastor? ”.
Just when Mr Brandon loosed concentration, Lady Shanty raised her hands up and pointed it at the car from a corner and arrows flew from her hand and blasted Mr Brandon’s car tyres and he loosed control and hit somebody on the road with blood splashing all over the road.
The queen appeared and gave Lady Shanty a dirty slap. They both disappeared quickly. Almost everyone around the road side rushed to the scene. Some of them started making call. Mr Brandon an the rest got out of the car in shock. The woman he hit was a woman who was carrying fresh oranges for sale.
She was lying on the floor with her face on the ground. Mr Brandon bent down with Danny in fight and Diana started dialing the hospital’s number. Mr Brandon slowly turned the woman’s face up and Danny was shocked.
” Nooo! ”.
” What now? ”.
” That is my mother pastor…mum! ”. Danny screamed…..
To be continued……..