Written by Princess Juliet
Worrying about Nick, I had a sleepless night
I ran my fingers through my hair as I sat up on the bed
I was damn confused
I dragged myself up from the bed and walked into the bathroom to freshen up . I soon returned to the run when I done
I dressed hurriedly, pick up my phone and car keys on the table and headed for my dad room.
I knocked at his door but there was no response from him
Is he still sleeping? I wondered
I pushed the door opened and walked in.
he was seated on the bed and staring into space
Dad! I called while walking towards him
he jolted out from his thoughts and looked at me
Are you still thinking about Nick?
Why won’t I? Why won’t I think about him? I loved him for good twenty- three(23) years thinking he was my son , but it was all a waste
Please don’t say that Dad, Nick is your son and will always be .
It does not change the fact that he is not my blood
Does it really matter? I asked calmly
Of course it does
but dad it ……… I tried to say but he cut me off
Can we please talk about something else ? he pleaded
Fine! I muttered and he smiled lightly
Can I ask a
What is it? he stared at me
Candy’s dad need a Job, is there any vacancy at any of the Delgado’s corporate?
they are all yours now , so you can do as you please
I gave him a confused look
What do you mean?
you are my true son and it is only right for you to inherit all of my properties
What of Nick? What will happen to him?
I will sign one of my mansion to his name and that is all. he finalised
I stared at him in surprise
And moreover he is wealthy enough to take care of himself. he added
Are you really gonna divorce his mother? I probed
Of course . he nodded
And do you think that is the best thing to do?
What do you expect me to do Chase? she cheated on me , that bitch cheated on me. he yelled
Listen to her and try to know the reason she did it .i yelled back and he became calm
No but dad, don’t let your anger cloud your Judgement. I advised
If after listening to her and you still decide on divorcing her , I will give you my full support
Thanks son, he appreciated
it is nothing dad……
Sitting opposite my dad, I explained everything to him about the Job promise
he listened to me without uttering a word
So how do you see it? I asked after I was done explaining
You went too far Candy
What do you mean by that? I asked in surprise
Can’t you see?
gold digger. I completed and he nodded
Are you for real Dad? is that what you are worried about? …… for goodness sake! we are not asking for money, we are seeking for a job
Did you tell him about my qualifications?
Of course I did . I grinned
What did he say? he asked
he said he will get back to me ……
I just hope things go well
Of course it will dad………
I pondered on my dad’s decision as I drove over to the hospital
I couldn’t believe he was about to make me the sole owner of Delgado’s corporate
I was really worried about how Nick will feel and react
but who can he really blame , he should blame his mother for it
I soon got to hospital and I parked in the parking lot
I alighted from the car and walked into the hospital
Sir Chase! one of the nurses on seat called while running to me
how can I help you?
she smiled shyly
We are a huge fan of yours and we need an autograph
We? I muttered while staring at the second nurse on seat
She gave me a seductive smile
Can we do this later? I am here for my brother
oh! You mean the one with a bad voice . She retorted
What did you just say? I glared at her
Nothing. she replied
Better! So can I see him? I repeated
Of course you can , he is at the VIP 4 ward
How can I get there?
Come this way . She said and led me through a long passage
She stopped in front of the last room in the passage
This is it. she informed and I nodded
Can I go or do you still need me for anything? she licked her lips
Are you for real?
Yes sir, I can give anything.. I repeat anything you want . She said seductively
Leave . I grunted
I said Leave . I yelled and she scampered away
Crazy ! I cursed
I push the door to the ward opened and walked in
I stared blankly at Nick’s limp body on the bed , his mum was seated on a chair beside the bed
What are you doing here? She glared at me
I came to check on Nick . I replied calmly
Why? so you can taunt and jeer him for being a looser. she retorted
And why will I do that? I am not as evil as you
What! how dare you talk to me like that!She yelled
Save your voice because you will be needing it when Nick wakes up
Whaat do you meen. She stuttered
Why can’t you just tell who his father is? Why can’t you. I yelled
Do you think it is easy to tell a Child that the person he calls father is a fake . She screamed
Then why did you lie from the beginning?
It is none of your business. She retorted
Oh! I can see, you will …… I stopped when I heard a faint sound
I turned to the direction of the sound and was surprised to see Nick awake
When did he wake? I wondered
what are you both talking about?he asked faintly
Nick! Oh my gawd! You are awake. his mum beamed excitedly
Mother! What were you both talking about? he repeated
Seeing Nick awake, i was surprised to the core
When did he wake? Did he hear my conversation with his mother? I wondered
Chase! What were you both talking about? he repeated while staring at me
That question should be directed to your mother
What do you……he tried to say but I cut him off
I am glad you are awake brother, I will come check on you later.
I nodded at his mum and took my leave …….
I walked through the long passage to the reception .
I was surprised to see Kira seated at the reception room , her eyes was glued to her phone
I walked towards her and tapped her gently
She looked startled for a moment , and then quickly composed herself
Chase! She smiled
When did you get here? I asked
Not quite long, I was told only family members are allowed to visit Nick. she explained
So how is he? Is he better? She asked rushingly
Yes, he is awake now , I informed
Oh my gawd! She stood up and hugged me
I chuckled and released myself from the hug
Do you still want to see him?…. I mean I can talk to doctor
Never mind Chase, he is getting better and that is what really matters
Oh! I smiled
Are you free to chat? We can hang around somewhere. She asked with a smile
She stared at me without uttering any word
Are you alright? I asked
Good! I turned to go, but stopped when I remembered I had something to ask her
What was Mr Noah offence?
What do you mean? She asked confusedly
What did he do to you? I continued
Nothing. She shook her head
Then why did you threaten to fire him .I yelled
I waaas just jjokking. She stuttered
Joking?i never knew you to be a clown. I scoffed
Don’t be angry Chase , I can apologise to him if that is what you want . She pleaded
You don’t need to do that because he won’t be working with your family again. I informed
What do you mean by that? he is hopeless without my family . She boasted
Oh Kira! You are really so naive
Are you planning on…… she tried to say but I cut her off
Good bye Kira! I bade and walked out of the hospital………..
I stared blankly at Nick without knowing what to say
Mother! What does he mean by that? he asked weakly
Nothing. I lied trying not to meet his gaze
he tried to sit up and fell back to the bed
Arrrgh! he groaned while holding his head
Don’t stress your self baby. I said trying to hold him but he pushed my hands away
Baby! I called softly
What were you both talking about? he repeated
Can we please talk about it later? I pleaded as tears rolled down my eyes
Who is the child with a fake father? he asked and I froze
Who is the child? he repeated while staring at me
I will tell you when you are strong enough. I promised
No mom , I want to know now . he insisted
Fine! I sighed
I was pregnant of you before I got married to Neil
What! What are you trying to say? Are you trying to say I am a bastard? he exclaimed in shock
No baby,I shook my head
What exactly are you saying? You just told me that my dad is not my father. he yelled as tears rolled down his eyes
Baby! I called softly
Don’t call me that. he warned
But I am…… I tried to say but he cut me off
Who is my father?
I stared at him without saying anything
I said who is my father? he repeated
I don’t know Chase … erm I mean I don’t know where he is
What do you mean you don’t know? Do you go around sleeping with men
hell no! I screamed
Then who is he? Doesn’t he have a name ?
his name is Philip and we met when we were in college
Philip was a caring man, he loved and I guessed I loved him too
My parent never supported our relationship because he was from a poor family
They pleaded with me to leave him but I couldn’t because he was the only man that made me feel special
We continued with our relationship and I soon got pregnant with you .
he asked me to run away with him but I was scared of leaving my parent , I guess I never really loved him that much
My dad came home one day with a shocking news about an arranged marriage with his friend’s son
I cried and pleaded with him that I was no interested but he insisted I should know the boy first
I liked Neil the first time I saw him but he was just too proud
he told me bluntly that he is in love with someone else but I still choose to stay because of … the money
Yes, the money.he was so wealthy and I guess I was too greedy
The date of the marriage was fixed and when your father came looking for me , I lied to him that I lost the pregnancy
he begged me remain with him but my mind was already made up..
I chose money over love …
It was after the marriage that I found out the woman Neil loves was a maid, she was no other person than Chase mother
Damn! I heard Nick cursed
it turned out that his parent never supported his relationship with her because she was a dumb maid ………….
Nick! Please forgive your greedy mother. I pleaded
he stared on without saying anything
Baby! I called and he fumed
Don’t ever call me that! he warned staring at me , his gaze was deadly
But I am still your mother
Mother? You are nothing but a bitch
Nick! I called in surprise
Get out from my sight . he yelled
I watched my mother , no the bitch run out from the room
how can she be so selfish?
I ran my finger through my hair as I tried to think but couldn’t
Damn! I was getting crazy
What would happen to me now? Where would I start from?
My whole life is a mess and it is all because of that stupid concert , no it is all because of Chase……