The gardener’s daughter Episode 7 & 8

The next morning was surprisingly dull for me.
Is it because it’s weekend and there will be no school? I thought.
No. I could feel something wasn’t right that morning as I tried coming down from be-d.
I was greatly surprised when I heard Rosetta’s voice happily calling me outside the door.
The door bur-sted open and she ran straight to me. I was surprised.
“Oh,Sarah! I can’t believe this!” She said happily to me, sitting next to me on the be-d!
I frowned. “I’m quite surprised,Rose. Are you talking to me?” I asked.
I heard her scoffed. ” Oh come on st©p that! The thing is that i heard dad and Mr McDonald discussing and guess what?” Rosetta asked.
Curiously,I asked,” What?”
” Mr McDonald told Dad to bring you to Williamsburg hospital for eye surgery!!” Rosetta screamed happily.
I g@sped and let my stick fall off my hand.
Is Rose pu-lling my legs? Is she ma-king mockery of me?
No… she sounded so serious and excited.
“Mr McDonald? You mean… I’m gonna see again??” I asked with a quivering voice.
” Of course. Let’s hurry. I will help you get dressed so dad will find you re-ady after work!” Rosetta said and I couldn’t st©p the tears from my eyes.
I searched out Rosetta’s hands with my hand and said hurriedly. “Where is Vick! plea-se, I nee-d to tell him right now! “I said smiling happily.
The thought of seeing his face was overwhelming!
“Huh…. Vicker? I haven’t seen him this morning.” Rosetta replied.
What? That’s wield. Maybe he’s still slee-ping. I thought.
I was really so excited when dad finally c@m£ into the room to take me to the hospital.
It was almost midday and still haven’t heard anything from Vicker even as we left for the hospital.
“You don’t know how excited I am Sarah. Seeing you regaining your sight is one of my biggest dream.” Dad said as the cab driver took us to thr hospital.
I smiled but iy disappeared almost immediately. “Dad? Is Vicker at home?” I asked softly.
Dad was so quiet for sometime before he finally answered.
“Hun….yeah. I think he has an headache and his mom has refused him coming out of the house.” Dad replied.
I was immediately worried. My heart was beating loud against my che-st as I wondered what to do once i set eyes on Vicker.
“Sarah, what is the first thing you wanna set your eyes on? “Dad asked me and I smiled.
” Vicker then you.” I replied.
Dad went dead silent and i wondered why.
” Dad?” I called.
“We are here!” Dad announced dodging my question.
He took my hand as I gently climbe-d off the car.
He led me throu-gh an entrance and Immediately, I could tell we were alre-ady inside the hospital.
Dad made me sat down on a chair and about five minutes later, someone called dad’s name.
“Come on. We nee-d to get you registered.” Dad said and left me throu-gh another entrance.
When I heard a man greeting dad,I immediately knew we were in the doctor’s office.
I sat quietly and listened as they talked. I couldn’t st©p thanking Mr McDonald in my heart,for his help.
What would I have done without him. Thinking of Mr McDonald made me remember Vicker.
For some reasons, I felt uneasy about the whole thing.
After sometime in the doctor’s office,I was finally taken to the operation room with my heart beating loud with excitement.
I arrived at Seoul four hours later after the plane bec@m£ airborne at the airport.
Dad had given me the address of my new school and the house which I was gonna stay in.
I stood at the park, my luggage beside me and took out my phone.
I switched it on and Sarah’s beautiful image appeared.
I took the picture without her knowing. She was standing beside the new growing flowers when I took the picture and she looked like someone from fairy tale land.
I checked out the addresses and was about leaving the park when a young man, probably Korean, walked up to me beaming.
” An–nyeong–ha–se–yo!” He waved and I smiled a bit.
What was that? And who is this? He must be the Mr Park dad told me was gonna put me throu-gh.
“You must be Xander,I s’pose?” He asked.
“Yeah and you are?”
” Mr Park. You dad told me you will be coming today.
Come on,I will take you to the house and show you your new school.” Mr Park said and helped me with my luggage while I followed behind.
“Seoul is a beautiful city,Xander and you are gonna find a lot of interesting things to do here while you study.
Trust me, our food delicacies are the best!” Mr Park chatted freely with me and I only nodded and smiled.
As we waited for a cab, I couldn’t st©p thinking about Sarah.
By now, if the surgery was successful, my dear Sarah would be able to see now.
How would she feel if she can’t find me?, Maybe I should have just told her about my dep@rture anyway.
Finally a cab st©pped in front of us and Mr Park and I hopped in.
Six hours later💞💞
I woke up with a start and t©uçhed the bandage around my face.
“She’s up!” It was dad’s voice.
“Dad? Why is my face being bandaged?” I asked.
Is the surgery over?
” Your eyes has been operated on,Sarah. Once the bandage is off,you are gonna see us.” Another man I presumed to be the doctor said.
My heart beat very fast as I smiled. “Really? plea-se tell me this is real!” I cried.
Dad hvgged me. “Are you re-ady to see the world?”
“Yes! Yes!! plea-se dad,yes!!” I cried happily but st©pped as soon as I remembered Vicker.
” Dad? Is Vicker here alre-ady?” I asked.
“He’s.. he’s still at home. I told you he had an headache.” Dad stammered. ” You are gonna see him when we go back home.” He added and I nodded.
I almost died of anticipation when a nurse started loosing up the bandage and when it c@m£ off,I slowly opened my eyes.
“Ahh!” I screamed out in pain and closed it back.
It hurts like hell as my eyes jammed together with something shining above my head.
Was that light?
The doctor laughed. “Sorry,Sarah. I think you should have some more sleep so the pain in your eyes will reduce.”
My eyes still closed,I shook my head. “No, plea-se. I wanna see my dad.” I pleaded and tried opening my eyes again.
This time,I fought back the pain and finally settled my eyes on the floor.
I lift my eyes and I could see clearly the faces surrounding me.
“Sarah? Sarah…can you see me?” Dad asked.
I cried and hvgged him instead.
I stared at everything around me, amazed.
It was like a dream to me.
“Congratulations,Sarah. I’m happy for you.” The doctor said and shook hands with me.
I smiled and nodded.
The nurse brou-ght a full length mirror to me and I stared in.
I t©uçhed my face and smiled brightly.
My hair was longer than I thought and so dark and curly.
I was proud of my look. Now I believe it when Vicker said I look beautiful.
The doctor left with the nurse minutes later.
I turned to look at dad happily as soon as the doctor left with the nurse.
“I wanna go home! I wanna see everyone…. My sisters and Vicker. ” I said to dad as we dis£ngaged.
Dad’s look wasn’t a bit disappointing. He looked younger than I thought with straight brown hair.
Dad sighed and slumped.
I was taken aback by his reaction. “Dad? Is everything alright?” I asked.
Dad placed a hand on my shoulder. “I’m sorry to say this Sarah but you won’t be able to see Vicker for some time.” Dad announced and I felt like I was stabbe-d in the che-st with a h0t Knife.
I swallowed ha-rd and looked at dad more intently. What’s he talking about?
“Vicker….didn’t tell me he’s going anywhere. What are you talking about? Why won’t I be able to see Vicker? Dad, what is happening!” I asked.
” Right now, Vicker is in South Korea.” Dad said gently.
I shook my head as tears gushed out. ” No….no! plea-se tell me it’s not true!” I g@sped.
” Sarah I know how much you want to see Vicker who was been there for you but right now you have to let go and start up a new life ” dad said and I glared at him frowning de-eply.
How could he do this to me? All he had said that night were nothing but lies?
I wiped my tears away angrily and glared ha-rd at dad. “Yes. A new life.”
The bitterness I felt in my heart was as heavy as a rock.
And this bitterness brou-ght me a new life…a new me…a new beginning…a new Sarah Miller.
My story as a Gardener’s daughter began right here at the hospital…….
I couldn’t st©p looking out the window as we drove back home.
I now had eyeglas-ses on recommended by the doctor.
Abs£ntmindedly I heard him giving me instructions not to go out into the sun without it.
Nothing interested me cos once I’m back home, I won’t find Vicker who I’ve always wanted to see.
How could he hurt me this much?
I’m never gonna forgive him for this.
“Sarah? You are crying.” Dad said and then I noticed I really had tears on my face.
I wiped it away furiously and looked away. I put on my glas-ses and looked away.
Dad stared at me silently but I did not spare him a glance.
“You look furious. Are you okay?” Dad asked and I suddenly bec@m£ t©uçhy.
“plea-se dad can you be silent till we get home? I don’t wanna talk!” I snapped.
Dad was a big startled but patted my hand and left me alone.
Soon we pu-ll-ed in front of a big white gate. I c@m£ down from the car and stared at the beautiful house.
Is there where I’ve lived for the past nine years?
“Is this Vicker’s house?” I asked Dad who smiled and payed off the cab man before answering me.
“Yes. This is where I work as a gardener for one of the most kindest person on Earth, Mr McDonald. ” Dad replied.
The smaller gate was opened and we walked into the compound.
I couldn’t st©p staring.
The front garden was amazing. It had a great sight but due to the fact that I had so much bitterness in me, I couldn’t feel as happy as I wanted.
“That’s where we stay.” Dad said, pointing to a smaller house beside the garden.
I looked at it and we started heading towards it when suddenly two girls rushed outside towards us.
“Wow,Sarah! Can you see now?”
I stared at them. Joana and Rosetta.
The two sisters that showed me hell even when I couldn’t see the hell.
I stood and folded my arms. “I can see your evil faces now. What do you want?” I threw harshly at them.
They took few steps back, surprised.
“Dad, is she alright?” Joana asked.
“Sarah is mad right now. Let her be.” Dad said softly and I walked past them.
I had show them the same hell they showed me.
Two weeks later 🧡🧡
It’s been two weeks since I’ve regained my sight.
Mr McDonald and his family had travelled out of the country since then so I haven’t gotten the chance to go into the big house to say thank you.
Although I knew going there will only frustrate me more cos of Vicker.
At school, my clas-smates were all amazed and most of the boys had started warming up to me.
One of these boys caught my interest. His name is Williamson and he’s as cute as ever.
He’s in the same clas-s with me. Though I would never love him like I had loved Vicker but I thought of him as a soothing friend.
We’ve gotten a bit closer and gradually Vicker seems not to exist to me anymore.
Tuesday afternoon,I c@m£ back home from school after Williamson saw me off.
Then I noticed there was another new big car in the compound.
Mr McDonald is back.
I thought and asked one of the maids who confirmed that he’s truly back.
I walked towards the main entrance and found myself inside the visitor’s room.
A maid told me to sit down and I did, looking around.
Even the visitor’s room only looked so big and beautiful.
“President says I should lead you upstairs.” The maid c@m£ back and told him.
I stood up and followed her up a long staircase.
We c@m£ out into another big open space and at the far end,I saw a man sitting.
He looked up and smiled when he saw me walk in. “Sarah. Congratulations.” He said and I moved closer to him.
I stood before him and bowed. “Thanks for everything sir. Someday,I’m gonna repay you for your kindness and love.” I said and looked at him.
” Repay me for my kindness by forgetting about my son and moving on with your life Sarah.” He said, starling me.
I looked seriously at him. Did he knew about Vicker and I ?
I looked downwards and nodded. Yes,I gat to move on.
In fact, I’ve moved on alre-ady. “I have to leave now. Thanks once again.” I said and got re-ady to leave.
I turned and saw a woman walking towards us.
I frowned. This must be Vicker’s mom.
The nagging witch that showed me hell all because of her disappointment of a son.
“So, finally you can see hun?” She asked.
I smiled evilly. ” Yes. Finally I can see your wicked evil face.” I whispered at her.
“What? ” She skrie-ked and raised her hand to sl@p me.
I only st©pped her with the look in my eyes. “If you try it, even your husband is gonna be sorry for you.” I said into her face quietly.
I turned and looked at Mr McDonald with a smile before cat walking away.
I heard her g@sp Behind me and smiled.
She must be stupid to think I’m still the quiet and shy blind girl she knew.
I got into our small ap@rtment and put my bag on the chair before going into the little kitchen for a bottle of cold drink.
I c@m£ back into the sitting room and saw Rosetta speaking to someone on phone.
“Oh,she’s right here now. Hold on!” I heard her say and watched her walk up to me.
She stretched out her phone towards me.
“Here. It’s Vicker on line. He said he’s been trying dad’s line like eternity but now it’s gotten throu-gh. Yeah… speak with him.” Rosetta said.
I looked at her and then the phone. Ignoring her I continued sipping my water.
“Sarah…Vicker is on the line. Waiting!” Rosetta whispered and that got me infuriated.
“What the hell is everyone’s problem? Why can’t you just get the hell out and leave me alone! Isn’t it obvious I don’t wanna take the phone?” I yelled at her.
Rosetta stood dumbfounded.
My cellphone which Williamson got for me three days back began to ring.
I looked at the caller and smiled when it turn out to be Williamson.
“Here. I’ve got a better call.” I threw at Rosetta and walked out on her, leaving her standing there with the phone still in her hand.