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Keeping up with Trisha episode 13 & 14

<Mission Impossible>
Author~ Remio Viola
It was early the next morning and still dark when I woke up to someone shaking me roughly. I groaned and mumbled to myself, half asleep.
“Davis!” I jerked fully awake at the sound of that familiar voice. Trisha.
“the storm is over” she said
“we’ll have to wait till the day breaks”
“no, I need to prepare for my contest and I also need to rest my cramped muscles”
“I can’t drive now, am still sleepy” I whined
“let me drive”
“no way”
“then drive” she yanked
“fine” I finally agreed then I started the engine as it roar into life and the engine began to ease itself forward. I glanced at Trisha and she was just staring at me and I saw the light of a street lamp reflecting in the dark pools of her eyes.
“why are you staring?” I asked and she looked away in embarrassment and I chuckled
“I already know am damn handsome” I boasted proudly
“whoever told you that” she hissed tilting her head
“you just did in the way you were staring”
“don’t be such a jerk I was just wondering why you got such large nose” she spat out and I unconsciously touched my nose then stretched to see my face in the rear-view mirror
“hey! Watch where you’re going” she hurled and slapped my arm
“aish!… I knew that staying with you would be a suicide mission”
We finally arrived home and she jumped out of the car before the car came to a stop.
“hey!” I yanked
“you can drive to hell” she hurled and walked inside. I parked my car and walked inside while using my phone. I sniffed the smell of fried ginger and it choked the hell out of me. I coughed and ran to my room then I dashed to the toilet and started throwing up in the basin.
I laughed uncontrollable as his turned red and hot tears rolled down his cheeks. I found out from Chase that he was allergic to the smell of fried ginger though he was hiding something from me. I watched him run upstairs then I put off the cooker and headed for my room. I could here him cough really hard as I brushed my teeth and I got really scared.
After brushing, I headed to his room, the door open so I walked in and followed the sound of his cough that led to the bathroom.
I was shocked and scared when I saw him coughing out blood.
“are you okay” I asked then mentally slapped myself at my question. How could I ask that when I was seeing that he wasn’t okay.
“the.. drawer…” he continued coughing out blood
“what happened to the drawer?” I asked nervously but he just kept on coughing. I ran to the drawer in his room and saw a small box then I took it out and opened it. There was a whole load of drugs.
I took the box to him and he took a tablet from a small container then I handed him the bottle water that was in the box.
He swallowed the tablet and the cough instantly seized.
“am sorry” I apologised but he just walked into the shower and drew the curtain close. I felt guilty.
What if I had killed him?
I walked dejectedly to his bedroom and kept the box in the drawer. I was still surprised at the quantity of drugs he took. It couldn’t be for just allergies. Something was wrong with his health.
I returned to my room and started preparing for school. The earlier event still filled my thinking and the feeling of guilt was too strong. I heard Davis’ room door open and close immediately then he walked out of the front door as I watched him through my window enter his car and drove off. This was the first time I was seeing him dejected and sad. He was always jovial and troublesome. Always laughing and cracking jokes. I soon started missing the other him than the cold fish. I finished preparing for school and left without having breakfast.
I arrived at the school just in time for the audition. I hadn’t prepared for it.
“hey! Trisha” Eva waved then ran up to me
“Goodmorning Eva”
“morning, how was your night?”
“it was okay”
“why is the school so quiet?” I asked observing the calmness of the school. Everyone walked downcasted and there were no gossip group.
“Davis came to school looking pale and it’s the first time he’s that way so everyone is worried” Eva explained. My heart skipped hundreds of beats and I got scared again.
“I’ve been talking but you seemed lost”
“am sorry”
“are you prepared for today’s audition?”
“am I?” I wondered
“c’mon you don’t sound like you or is the Davis thing also bothering you?”
“no I mean yes… What am I saying… no”
“sure?” Eva arched her brows not convinced
“am okay” I lied to myself
The emergency bell rang and everyone gathered at the school hall. There was murmurings everywhere as everyone wondered why the bell was rang.
“quiet everyone” McDonald spoke into the Mic, under the principal’s mask and everywhere went silent.
“I know you’re all wondering why the bell was rang but here’s the reason
Davis is sick and was rushed to the hospital and in his honor the school board has decided that they’ll be no school today”
What have I done?
<Mission Impossible>
Author~ Remio Viola
Everyone diverged from the school looking pale and with long face. I felt guilty for what happened and I knew Davis would never forgive me.
“let’s go visit Davis at the hospital” Eva suggested when we were at the school gate
We got in her car and drove to the hospital. I was quite all through the ride while Eva was talking endlessly though she was also sad. When we arrived at the hospital, we headed straight to the VIP ward and lucky enough, we saw Chase pacing about impatiently.
“Hey! Chase!” Eva waved then Chase turned to me furiously
“what have you done?”
I was quite as I gazed at my feet
“answer me Trisha”
“I didn’t know it would resolve to this am sorry ok” I hurled
“how could you be so heartless? I already told you he was allergic to the smell of fried ginger, you almost choked him to death”
“I just wanted to pull a prank on him, I never meant to hurt him” I half yelled as tears welled up in my eyes
“where’s my grandson?” Grandpa Hilson asked walking in
“he’s in the emergency room” Chase replied while I hastily wiped my tears
“what happened to him?” Grandpa Hilson asked the Chase stared at me for a while before reluctantly replying
“we have no idea”
“Trisha what happened? You leave with him”
“she wasn’t at home” Chase replied immediately
“I’ve always been scared of leaving Davis alone” Grandpa Hilson muttered then sat on the waiting chair.
Soon the doctor walked out and asked Grandpa to follow him. Chase sat at a distance with Eva while I stood on my own.
“what’s wrong with Davis?” I heard Eva asking him
“he has a hole in his heart” Chase replied and I was startled. I glanced at Chase who quickly looked away then tears started trickling down my cheeks.
“I’ll be leaving now it’s getting late already” Eva announced then left after bidding us goodbye.
“Trisha! Trisha!” I heard someone tapping me then I jerked awake
“let’s go” Chase said
“what about Davis?”
“he already left”
I nodded and followed Chase out of the hospital then we entered his car and drove to Davis’ house.
“will you be okay with him?” Chase asked when we arrived at Davis’ house
“yes” I nodded and gazed out through the window. It was already late in the night and the street lamps brightened the night.
“am sorry for being careless” I apologised
“I think you owe Davis that apology” Chase replied and I was dumbfounded
“I knew you wouldn’t” he added
“I’ll try” I put in then there was an awkward silence
“what caused Davis a hole?” I asked into the silence
“he developed the hole after his mum left when he was three, the doctor said he was too attached to her and her absence led to the hole” Chase explained
“his mum, does she come around?”
“she never showed up after she left and Davis never gave anyone a chance in his life again
not even his father”
“does it have anything to do with his mean personality?”
“yes, he’s scared of been left again that’s why he treats everyone badly so no one can get to his heart again”
I fought the urge to cry
“I’ll be going now”
“take care of Davis, he might be mean and a bully but he needs love, love is missing in his life and that vacuum his mum left has never been filled, Davis is just scared of been left again and after what his father did he hasn’t been able to move on” Chase said and I suddenly remembered my mission. I nodded and made to open the door
“I hope you’re not a spy” Chase prompted
“don’t make him trust you and break his heart again, Davis has never felt joy just heart breaks if you’re a spy please leave him now”
“am not” I faked a smile then alighted from the car
“goodnight then” Chase smiled the drove off.
I held my chest and heaved a deep sigh. I wish I could fill that hole but am just gonna make it bigger. I walked into the gate and then into the main building.
“you stayed out late” Grandpa Hilson seethed when I entered the house
“sorry Grandpa” I apologised with a bow
“youths of these days tend to be a lump in the throat” he sighed then got up
“here” he proffered me with a bag
“it’s Davis’ drugs, make sure he takes them the prescriptions are in there” he instructed
“don’t forget to give it to him tonight, the cook is already preparing dinner make sure he also takes the drugs in the box” Grandpa Hilson instructed and I nodded
“I’ll be leaving”
“Goodnight Grandpa”
“and one more thing” Grandpa Hilson prompted when he was at the door
“he’s scared of drugs”
“I’ll…” I was about speaking when he walked out. I inhaled deeply then walked into the kitchen. I greeted the cook and headed for Davis’ room. When I got to the door, I shut my eyes and said a silently prayer then knocked on the door but there was no reply. I knocked for a while the decided to go in. I opened the door and froze when I saw Davis coming out of the bathroom with a towel wrapped around his waist as he dried his hair.


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