Debbie and Selene kept on glaring at me, their eyes was so killing and I couldn’t help but look away. The environment was tensed and the perfectly working air conditioner was doing nothing from stopping the sweat in my body. Debbie was the first to start the rude conversation. “What do you want” She asked crudely
folding her hands and frowning. I opened my mouth to talk but Debbie quickly shunned me. “I hope you are not here for my brother (she chuckles rudely) wait don’t tell me you are here for my brother” She said. I waited for Selene to als say her mind before I replied but since she wasn’t saying anything. “I I came came here to to see Daxton” I stammered nervously gaining a mocking laugh from both of them. “I I came came here to see Daxton” Selene mimicked. “You know there’s something I don’t understand about you young woman, what exactly do you want from my bother, while he was poor you hurt him and now that he’s rich, you asked him to risk your life for one bastard child” She said. I was offended at her words but fighting wasn’t the next option. “Firstly Debbie, my daughter isn’t a bastardand secondly I didn’t ask your brother to risk his life, he did it because he loved his daughter” I said and turned to leave. Staying to argue with this girls was just a waste of time. I would come back forDaxton.
I turned to leave and felt them killing me with their eyes, I walked to the hall and met the guy talking to Jennifer and Isa. “Your phone” He said and handed me my phone. I smiled and thanked him. Somehow he looked familiar, like have met him before but can’t say where or when. “My son’s birthday is coming up, he’s going to be 5 next week, I was thinking Isa should come, probably make more friends” He said. I smiled and agreed but first Daxton was my priority for now after Isa. “Don’t worry he’s going to be okay” The man said when he noticed my sad face. “All you just have to do is stay by his side always, I know he needs you now, he kept on saying your name when he was brought in” He said and I felt my cheek heat up, Jennifer noticed it and winked at me. “We’ll see later Miss Skylar” He said and turned to leave. “I don’t even know your name sir” I said. “Oh my apologies, my name is Taylor Rader, but feel free to call me Taylor” He said. “Okay Taylor thanks a lot” I said and looked at him very well, he really looked familiar.
“Here honey, your favorite multi flavor milkshake and sandwich” I said serving my daughter. I was really happy my baby was back home. “Mummy I want to be kidnapped everyday” Isa said. Jennifer gasped while I looked at her shocked at the ridiculous statement. “But darling why” I asked. “Because mommy you don’t allow me drink this milkshake at all, but because I was kidnapped you are giving it to me” She said. Jennifer let out a laugh while I pretended to frown. “Okay from now on, you’ll be having this special milk shake every Tuesdays and Thursdays including sundays” I said and she threw her hands up excitedly. “Mummy is daddy going to be okay” Isa asked. I touched her cheeks then pat her hair. “Daddy is going to be okay, he’s strong, all he needs right now is for you to pray for him ok”I
said. She nodded and ran off. I looked at Jennifer then a message went to my phone. It’s from my mother, God I totally forgot about Dad.
I swiped the message down and read it.
HONEY I KNOW YOU ARE VERY ANGRY WITH YOUR DAD BUTPLEASE DON’T HATE HIM, HE’S BEEN DISCHARGED SINCE YESTERDAY AND HE WANTS TO SEE YOU, PLEASE COME HOME LET’S TALK. I MISSYOU
I sighed and dropped the phone on the shelf. “I’ll go check on Isa” Jennifer said and walked away. I took a glass of water and drank it, my thoughts went back to Daxton, I felt bad probably Debbie was right. I put a lot of pressure on him and made him risk his life.
I looked angrily at Kate, who was holding her cheek and looking at me shocked “Selene you slapped me, your elder sister” She said. “Yes and I’ll slap you again how dare you lie to me, you kidnapped Rayna’s child after making me believe that the hire killers died in an accident. Your stupid kidnap has put Daxton in a serious problem now, he’s fighting for his life now” I told her angrily. “What does it concern Daxton with Isa, isn’t she Rayna’s child” She said. “Yes, she’s Rayna’s child, Rayna’s child with Daxton” I yelled at her face and she opened her mouth in awe. “I thought she was Brian’s child” She said and I mimicked her. “But Selene what difference does it make, that Rayna doesn’t deserve to be happy, look she’s married to my Brian but she has your Daxton’s child, I was only doing this for us Selene. I never knew Daxton would be hurt” Kate said. I looked at her, she was actually saying the truth but I was really upset with her so I just rolled my eyes at her and walked out.
I woke up with a banging headache, I looked besides me and Isa was still sleeping soundly. I kissed her forehead and went to prepare breakfast but I felt Isa’s little hand hold me back. “Mummy where are you going” She asked. “Mummy wants to go make breakfast” I said and kissed her to go back to sleep. I went to the kitchen and made chicken pasta with meat balls, it’s Isa’s favorite breakfast. I thought of Daxton while I was making breakfast, I am going to see him today no matter what but I have to see Daddy today also. Isa is going to see her grandfather today.
“Breakfast is ready honey” I said smiling but my smile disappeared immediately when I didn’t see Isa on the bed. “Isa” I said looking around. “Isa come out” I said getting scared. “Baby come on, where are you” I said getting worried. “Isa” I cried out and ran to my phone. I turned back to see my little angel smiling mischievously with her arms on her waist. “Look Mummy you got scared” She said and laughed. It was funny but I still cried, I knelt besides her and hugged her deeply. “Don’t you ever joke with Mummy like that again” I said and withdrew from the hug. “Mummy are you crying, am sorry I won’t do that again okay, promise” She said clasping her hands together and then wiped my tears. “I love you Mummy” She said and I smiled. “I love you too” I said and stood up. “Yaayyy pasta” She said excitedly and ran to the dining table.
Everywhere seemed dark, I felt lost and invalid. Rayna stood there in the light stretching her hands towards me. I walked to her and took her hands then pulled her closer. “Don’t leave me please” I said. She smiled and turned but I pulled her closer sniffing her flowery skin. “I don’t want to lose you woman” I said and she touched my chest, it was exactly where I was shot but I felt no pain thereprobably because she was touching it. She smiled and shake her head then wrapped her hands around my neck. “Rayna” I said breathing rapidly and I saw myself back in the hospital, but no Rayna. I was dreaming of her but she isn’t here. How disappointing……
I parked at the garage and carried Isa down from the car, it’s been 3 years sinceI came here but nothing seems to change. “Isa your hand” I said and took her hands then walked inside the mansion. Dad and mom were having a discussion at the dining table. I cleared my throat to announce my present, mom turned her back to look at me and she became very happy. “Granny” Isa said excitedly and ran to mom’s widened arms. Dad stood up assisted by a walking stick then walked away expressionless.
“He wants to talk you Rayna, you know your father, his ego won’t let him say it” She said. I smiled and nodded then walked to the direction he walked away in.
LATER IN THE AFTERNOON
I smiled as I walked in the hospital, have finally settled things with my dad. Not mostly everything but at least he loves his grandchild so much, he doesn’t know about Daxton yet. I left Isa at Dad’s mansion to make their bond increase especially when Isa doesn’t know anything about him. Am also happy because I found a great
plan to see Daxton without Debbie and Selene knowing.”Hi nurse. Mary”One
of the nurses greeted me. “Who’s your patient for the day” She asked . “Ermm Ermm Daxton Caine” I said nervously. God I pray she doesn’t finds out. “Okay, here’s your file” She said and handed me a file. ‘Thanks” I said and watched her walk away. I entered Daxton ward and luckily none of them were there. I dropped the file on a desk and walked to Daxton’s bed, he was still unconscious. I pulled my mask down and held his hands. “Hey hero” I said and smiled. “Look you know what hospital doesn’t fits you at all, youlookugly. yes very ugly” I saidand
chuckled. “Thanks so much Daxton, and am very very sorry, I lied to you all Isaid those years ago was all a lie, I do love you Daxton and it hurts badly seeing you hate me, I can’t bare it at all, I love you so much Daxton, please wake up. I don’t want to lose you at all” I said crying with my eyes closed “Really??” I heard Daxton say. I opened my eyes and saw Daxton sitting downsmiling.”You. you
howdid you. you” Istammered.
“You said something few seconds ago, I want you to repeat it” He said. I frowned and looked away. “I didn’t say anything” I said and he starts groaning in pain. “Daxton what is it, where does it hurt” I said and he touched his lips.
“It hurts here Rayna, it hurts so badly I might die, please do something, probably you should suck it to ease the pain” He said. I squeezed my mouth and pretended to frown. “How can your lips hurt you when you were shot at the chest” I said and he groaned loudly.
“Daxton” I said and stood up. “You are a wicked nurse Rayna, am dieing here and you can’t do anything about it” He cried out. I was getting confused, “Daxton how can your lips be killing you, probably I should call the doctor” I said and turned to leave but he pulled me back and dragged me nearer then in one second, his lips was on mine. He tightened his grip on me and deepened the kiss. I widened my eyes in shock but closed it slowly and returned the kiss. We released seconds later and he smiled mischievously. “Now it doesn’t hurt anymore” He said and smiled. I nodded shyly and felt my cheek heated up. I chuckled and turned to leave but he pulled me back again thus time which more force. “Oh Daxton what is it again” I said and he frowned. “It’s hurting again, my lips is hurting badly, not only my lips but my my my ” He said using his eyes to point at his trousers then gave me an innocent but naughty look
“Oh God” I exasperated facepalming myself. I fell in love with the devil himself. TO BE CONTINUED