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The Story of my life 15 and 16

 

I had no option that to take the bitter drugs. You can imagine my facial expression at this point. That was the moment my Doctor came in, looking more gorgeous and elegant than I had imagined.

As soon as she came, she spoke with the nurse and immediately the nurse left my ward. Now I was all alone with her. This was the time to put what I had rehearsed throughout the night to practice. So I began with my lines…

“Hey Amina, you are looking really elegant this morning.” I said.

She just looked at me and then without saying anything, she shook her head creating the impression that I was not being serious.

That was definitely not the answer I was expecting but I ignored and took it as appreciation. Then I followed with my second line.

“Amina, on a more serious note, I really miss you taking care of me and I want to say thank you for that.” I said confidently.

She looked at me in this weird way and gave me an answer I didn’t expect:

“I’m being paid to take care of my patients. So don’t think I treat you any different from the rest of the patients in this hospital. By the way, you are good to go home now. See me at my office for you

 

up then my readers, you can call me “John Boo- father of nashers”.

Talking of Kelvin, from what I gathered, he was arrested right before I was rushed to the hospital. I felt sorry for him though. But on a lighter note, I won’t have to pay the money I owe him if he remains in cells. The least I can do is buy him “Bread and Akara” every morning when I go visiting him at his cell. That is, if I will even go.

I slept late that night all in the name of mastering my lines for battle. Early the next morning, I noticed I was really responding to treatment and recovering quicker than usual.  You see what love can do?

I woke up, had a quick shower and laid back on my sick bed waiting for her patiently.  It was about 10am when the nurses begun coming in, checking on me and giving me bitter tablets which I hated. I normally placed the tablet under my tongue and threw them out on after the nurse had left.

 

everything even if it wasn’t in my favor.  I always looked out for her best interests.

“Ben, Did you just talk to me that way? Do you know the pain I am going through just because of Roland?” She asked.

“But I thought you said you didn’t have any feelings for him, so why this strong reaction now? It’s about time you started dealing with Roland himself,

 

I needed to devise new strategies and get my lines right for when she reported to duty the following morning.

So that night, I looked closely at the ceiling and began creating different scenarios.

First of all, She comes in the morning to do her regular checks up on me, I will first complement her looks, which I’m so sure she will appreciate by saying “Thank you”. Then I will drop my first line “I miss you taking care of me”. I planned to build on whatever response she gave me and eventually win her heart.

I kept rehearsing these lines over and over again in my head. Now I could feel that I was very ready to meet her the next day. If I’m not able to man

That morning was quite different. Usually the nurses that check up on me were young ladies but today everything was different. This particular nurse that came looked very old and matured. She wasn’t smiling. She brought me the medication and kept on looking right at my face, waiting for me to take them. It was as if she knew I had the intention of throwing the tablets out of my mouth.

rather than take your frustration out on these girls. It won’t help you Sheila, it won’t.” I said.

I couldn’t even believe I was saying all these things to Sheila. For the first time, Dr. Amina had indirectly brought out the man in me. I knew I was right, Sheila needed to deal with Roland instead of doing this childish stuff.

Right now, I was only interested in getting to know Dr. Amina more. I needed to figure out how to get closer to her but with Roland in the way, that was definitely going to be a problem.

 

Sheila left my side at the hospital very upset with me. That was the first time I had disagreed with her so you could sense the awkwardness between us. Well, I was a bit worried about her because I felt she needed more support from me this time around. However, I was more concerned about Dr. Amina.

 

The worse thing was she kept saying “Swallow” after every gulp of water I took. I had no option that to take the bitter drugs. You can imagine my facial expression at this point.

That was the moment my Doctor came in, looking more gorgeous and elegant than I had imagined.

r prescription and other receipts.“ She said.

All my words and ego vanished into thin air. One thing I didn’t check was the mood she was in when she came to my ward. Apparently, my step sister Sheila, had called after that night to stay away from her man Roland. So this was her taking her anger out on me.

 

On a more serious note though, Sheila was beginning to get on my nerves. She was really ruining all my chances of getting closer to Amina.

I quickly packed my stuff and set out from my ward. I could feel that my legs were heavy and I still had pains all over my shoulders. Perhaps, it was nothing to worry about, which was why I had been discharged.

“Oh I see. What a small world we are in. You know what, I have always wanted to meet you.” Sheila said looking very furious. I have never seen her in such angry state before.  Trust me, if Dr. Amina waits much longer, I won’t be surprise if Sheila ends up giving her some dirty slaps.

But from Sheila’s actions, I could tell she was interested in Roland. Made me wonder what exactly this Roland guy had that I didn’t have. He always had a way with the ladies, even though he always treated them bad.

“Same here though. Anyway I need to go now. Take good care of your brother. And Ben, I will see tomorrow.” She said and left without paying any particular attention to Sheila. I was impressed at the mature way she handled the issue. She managed to avoid further confrontation with Sheila.

That made me more desperate for her. I needed to figure out how to get Roland out of the way.

 

I went straight to Dr. Amina’s office to find her flipping through some patients file. Though she wore her glasses, I could see that she had been crying.  She offered me a seat and began writing on my file. I starred at her carefully and observed every movement she made.

Oh Damn! I felt completely sick again. Could it be that Dr. Amina had something intimate with Roland too??? My heart broke all over again. This was too much for me.

Ok, you have Sheila who I can’t be with because she is my sister. You also have Paula my crush, you got her pregnant, I can settle for that. But now, the Doctor too? Somehow, Roland just kept getting in my way. As long as Roland remained in the picture, I will never find my suitor.

I could see the hate in Sheila’s eyes when Dr. Amina revealed herself to her. It was as if old wounds had been opened. If Sheila was still bothered about who Roland dated then it meant she really loved him. The assumption that their whole relationship was built to honor my father might be a little off. Sheila was more confused than myself.

I just laid on the bed in my misery and watched as these two ladies discussed their mutual past.

 

“What was that all about Sheila?” I asked

“I will make arrangements early tomorrow for you to be transferred to a different hospital. I’m sorry but I can’t put up with her.” Sheila said.

“You must be crazy!” I thought to myself “Make arrangement for who? Did I tell her that I wanted to be moved from this hospital?”

Sheila must be very crazy. I am the one sick here not her. If I had my way, I would stay at this hospital for the rest of my life. Just because of your personal and selfish reasons you want me to be changed. That will be over my dead body! Not after I have met Dr. Amina. It’s not going to be possible. I will never allow that. Never!

“Oh I see. What a small world we are in. You know what, I have always wanted to meet you.” Sheila said looking very furious. I have never seen her in such angry state before.  Trust me, if Dr. Amina waits much longer, I won’t be surprise if Sheila ends up giving her some dirty slaps.

But from Sheila’s actions, I could tell she was interested in Roland. Made me wonder what exactly this Roland guy had that I didn’t have. He always had a way with the ladies, even though he always treated them bad.

“Same here though. Anyway I need to go now. Take good care of your brother. And Ben, I will see tomorrow.” She said and left without paying any particular attention to Sheila. I was impressed at the mature way she handled the issue. She managed to avoid further confrontation with Sheila.

That made me more desperate for her. I needed to figure out how to get Roland out of the way.

 

“Sheila, I am going to stay here until I’m healthy enough to be discharged, I’m not going anywhere Sheila. You can decide not pay me visits any longer but I am not going anywhere.” I said to her.

She was really surprised that for the first time I spoke to her in that manner.  She couldn’t believe her ears. I always agreed with her on

I don’t know what came over me, my ego and confidence level just got hyped. I got out of my seat quickly, went behind and placed my hands on her shoulders, giving her a gentle massage. Yes, you heard me, a gentle massage. I could tell that she liked it.

She softly parted my hand and said “Ben, what are you doing?”

“You may have paid you to take care of me, but I don’t need to be told that you also need to be taken care of. You can only pay me with your smile.” I said.

Trust me, I didn’t know where those particular lines came from. I never planned it or even rehearsed it. It worked like magic. She held my hand gently and took it off her back. I knew she loved the gesture but was just not comfortable with me doing it. I could tell from her eyes that she needed more of that.

When she held my hand, I could feel her soft warm palms in her fully air- conditioned office. She the got up and stood right in front of me. She was so close that I could smell her lovely body perfume.

I needed to control myself before I ended up giving her a kiss. I knew I would be slapped  before I made the attempt. Still holding my hand and looking right into my eyes she asked:

“Ben, what is this? This ain’t right” She said.

“What are you talking about Doc?” I asked

“Don’t pretend. Right from the very first day, there’s been this thing going on with you and I. It’s not the usual doctor – patient relationship. But something else.” She said.

“Hmm, now that you have mentioned it, do you like this thing you are talking about?” I asked.

“Ben, don’t put me on a spot, Please” She said.

That was when I knew that whatever I felt was mutual. That moment was the turning point in my entire life. That moment was the moment I noticed that all the feelings I had for Sheila and Paula and all my other crushes were just infatuation. This very moment was different. I felt something different. It was real. This was one time I could boldly say that I was in love. Yes, I was in love with Amina. And this love of mine went beyond the care she had shown and all that.

I was not even thinking of a sexual relationship, like I did with the other girls. I just wanted to make her happy. I love Amina.

“Tell me Amina, Do you like it?” I asked again.

She came even closer, close enough for me to feel her breath. I thought the next thing was going to be a kiss. But she turned at that moment, took my prescription sheet and told me to take it to the hospital dispensary.

“Amina, don’t deny what you feel. I ….” I said.

She didn’t let me finish talking, she said;

“Ben, please, you should be on your way.” She then looked away and took some files she had been working on. I had no option. I had to leave. I love her so I have to respect her decision. If we are truly meant to be, then destiny will find a way to bring us together.

I walked to the door and just as I stretched my hand to turn the knob, I heard her call me in that soft sweet voice of her. “Ben”.

She quickly stood up from her chair and ran towards me. The next thing I knew was our lips clinging together in this passionate kiss.

Now, this is where my love story begins.

 

 

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