Black Marriage – episode 27

Black Marriage episode 27

Andy had never been more grateful to God that he had listened to his father and hired some b©dyguards. He only used them at work because having b©dyguards seemed more of a burden to him and made him look older than he actually was, but as he stormed the hospital, he was so grateful for their help.
Journalists were all over the hospital, trying to get what was going on. The three b©dyguards warded them off, allowing him to have easy pas-sage into the hospital. It was during times like this that he wished that he wasn’t as famous as he was; the fame always drew unnecessary attention.
Andy only dwelt on this for what seemed like a second and then his thoughts were switched back to Jessica, ma-king him quic-ken his steps. He was inside the hospital after what seemed like an eternity to him, whereas, it was only seconds and immediately he entered the hospital, the nurses seemed to stand at attention. They looked uncomfortable and shy as they took in his imposing and exceptionally intriguing b©dy but Andy did not even notice. He towered over them, his eyes pene-trating their s-en-ses.
“Where is my wife?” He growled; his intense fear showing vividly despite his attempt to cover it and be br@ve.
“Calm down Andy” Tunji admonished, placing a hand on Andy’s shoulder but Andy was not re-ady to be in a calm mood and Tunji knew that Andy would not be until Jessica was certified hale and hearty.

The nurses did not nee-d to ask who his wife was; they had identified him immediately he entered. “She is in the A and E dep@rtment sir, some doctors are attending to her” One of the nurses replied shakily.
“I want to see her now” Andy was glaring now, looking like he would not mind tearing the nurse ap@rt if she denied him. The nurse squirmed. A much older nurse, seeing what was going on quic-kly went to salvage the situation.
“I am sorry sir, you can’t see her now. Her condition is critical and she is being attended to by our best specialists. Interfering and disturbing the doctors can put your wife at more risk. plea-se, I advise you to be calm sir, if you could wait in the waiting room over there” she pointed in a direction, “The doctor would see you immediately he gets out.”
Andy clenched his jaw painfully and folded his palms into fists until his knuckles were as white as his sp©tless teeth.
The thought of putting Jessica in danger by his actions was more than enough to make him back down. His arrogance oozed off a bit, ma-king his fear more evident. He marched to the waiting room and Tunji followed closely behind murmuring something that Andy could not hear. His mind was far away. His mind was in the emergency room with Jessica. Andy roamed the waiting room aimlessly, unable to settle down. Tunji’s desperate attempts to make him calm down bec@m£ futile and Tunji also bec@m£ almost as agitated as Andy.

Back at the hospital’s reception, one nurse that joined at the middle of the scene stared at the closed door of the waiting room and fanned herself with her f!ngers. “Jeez, that guy is smoking h0t. Who is he?”
The other nurses stared at her like she was an alien from another planet. “You don’t know Andy Williams?”
Her eyes wi-de-ned. “That is the Andy? The owner of… Oh My God! He is as h0t as they say he is, with a good looking bank account too, I bet; in fact, an overflowing account to be precise”
The older nurse turned irritated eyes at the lady. “I bet you also heard that he is married” she hissed. “Put your cards together and st©p eyeing another woman’s husband”
The younger nurse frowned and turned away, chastised.

The door of the waiting room bur-st open and Lizzy and Paulina bounced in with teary faces. “Where is Jessie? Oh my God!” Paulina g@sped out and seeing Andy, looking like a shadow of himself, made her know that the accident was real. Lizzy was just standing motionless at the entrance of the waiting room, staring into space as tears fell freely.
Seeing the women in tears made Andy much more frightened.
It was like Jessica was alre-ady… alre-ady… ‘NO’. He refused to think about it. ‘My Jessica would not leave me’ he told himself repeatedly. He ran his hands throu-gh his hair and decided it best to comfort the women; that would at least get his mind off this waiting.
Tunji moved forward and held Paulina in his arms and she cried the more. Andy saw Lizzy standing stupefied at the entrance and instantly knew what she was thinking about.

He hurriedly went to her. He t©uçhed her hand and she seemed to suddenly realize where she was. She raised teary eyes to Andy and Andy felt like his world had shattered.
There was something about women’s tears which always seemed to make situations much worse. Seeing the very strong Lizzy crying scared him more than anything. Seeing Jessica cry during the disastrous p@rty that led to her disappearance had been more than he could bear. He had felt stabbe-d, devastated and shaken but seeing Lizzy’s tears felt totally different. In that instant, he was transported back in time to the time he lost his fiancée. Lizzy’s face reminded him of the faces of the people he saw, crying after his fiancée died. Cold dre-ad seeped up Andy’s spine and he wanted to flee the waiting room. Everything around him was pointing at a frightening end and he could not bear it.
At the same time, he could not leave; not without knowing if his Jessica was alright.
“I called her Andy” Lizzy g@sped. “She could have stayed at home”
“No Lizzy, don’t talk like that. This is not your fault. She would be fine. She has to be” He said sharply, both to himself and to Lizzy.

She nodded, trying to accept what Andy said. She leaned against him and he held her but he was detached from his environment. ‘I should have insisted that she use the driver’ he told himself for the umpteenth time. ‘I should have’. He gritted his teeth as tears threatened strongly and he f0rç£d them back f0rç£fully. He has to be strong. Be strong for Jessica. The waiting room door opened and Andy turned, re-leasing Lizzy but his eyes collided with the dark intense gaze of his father.
Sonia sat in the bus, feeling all sorts of emotions: self-loath, anger, agitation but fear was the most evident of all.

She could not believe that her life had turned into a nightmare within the space of three weeks. She sat in the bus with dark spe-cks covering her eyes. She mopped tears as they seeped out from un-der the glas-ses.
Listening to her mother had become the worst thing she had ever done. Ever since Jessica had gotten married to Andy, her mother hadn’t st©pped poisoning her mind. Her mother had complained endlessly on why Sonia had been contented with being the bride’s maid of honour instead of being the bride.
“You sat down behind your friend, fanning her and mopping her face; why were you not the bride? As far as I am concerned, you are much more good looking. You are just too dull. If you had been smarter, you would be married to that money-bag and we would be swimming in money by now” Sonia’s mother had said.

Sonia shook her head. She should not have listened to her mother’s continuous talks. She hadn’t at first but then, her mother never st©pped. She continuously poisoned her mind until she found herself becoming Jealous of Jessica. They say blood is thicker than water but now, she preferred water to blood………..


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