Amidst Temptation Episode 11

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If somebody had told me this was going to happen to Serena I would have laughed out loud, I kept going to the hospital, sometimes with Rebecca, sometimes alone. Erica called me and I told her

“How’s she?”, she asked, she hadn’t woken up and it was the 6th day, I guess she hit her head pretty bad, and her car was very much damaged

” she’s fine I think ”

“You know most people go from there” she said

“Erica your not helping”

“Iv not met her but Im routing for her so she ll be fine”

“I hope..her brother is going nuts with worry”

“She has a brother?, is he hot?”

“No” I couldn’t believe her

”the fellowship is praying, she ll be fine”

“She has to or a lot of person would begin to doubt God, she was attending church right?”

“Yeah”

“She ll be fine” she said, we spoke on other things before she cut, We both stared at her

“Did you talk to Serena before the crash?” He glanced at me

”yeah..she wanted to travel to Lagos, I told her to book a flight but she wanted to drive, she hasn’t been stable lately”

“Why isn’t David here?” He was silent

” They broke up..he cheated on her”. I was shocked, who would cheat on Serena

” with who?”

“With her friend Trisha” I couldn’t believe it, was it possible Serena wanted to kill herself, not likely, she had a lot to live for, He suddenly stood up”I have to get something to drink” I watched him go

Serena woke up that night, we were so excited,She asked for water and I called the nurse, after the ET was removed, I held her hand

*you gave us a scare” She squeezed it

”you cant get ride of me easily” I laughed, she was moved into the ward so all her friends could come see her, she finally slept off again and the nurses shooed us away

“You should go..I ll stay till she wakes again” he said, where the hell were the parents

“No..we both should go..shes awake now, you need some sleep” he frowned”I’m not your mother but I insist ” I brought fruits for Serena the next day, Sean was already there

“I didn’t know if you could eat yet..so I didn’t bring food”

“I’m fine.. I could even go home now” she said then looked at her brother

“I didn’t tell mom and Dad” he said stroking her leg

“Thanks” she said, I wondered why but I didn’t ask, I decided to make fruit salad for her

“When did the doc say you ll be discharged?” he asked

” Are you tired of coming to visit me already.. I actually like it here, like all the attention am getting especially from you busy”she teased, he glared at her but she continued “I only know you love me when I’m hurt”

“That’s so not true, you know am busy”

“You work..where?” I decided to ask, they looked at me, I discovered I didn’t even know what he did for a living

“Renowned associates”

“You a lawyer? My father and brother are lawyers too”

“Really..I didn’t even know that” Serena said

“who’s your father?”he asked

” Reverend Paul Badmus”. He drove me to my hostel in silence

“I never knew you read law” I said

“I never knew your Dad’s a preacher..” he paused “explains a lot” he said as he turned into my street

“Yeah” There was silence again as he bit his lip, I discovered he did that when he was thinking, then he glanced at me “Emilia do you think..”

“No..Sean” The tension’s been building between us and I wasn’t surprised he brought it up “We can’t even be friends”I said

“Why..cos your a preacher’s daughter”

“Cos I love God, and you don’t”

“Is that gonna change anything?”he asked with a chuckle I paused

“it would”

“Meaning you not interested because I’m not Christian ”

“We shouldn’t talk about this” I couldn’t tell him I liked him back and he was giving me sleepless nights.. He was silent again then he said

”glad she’s awake ”

“Yeah..God answers prayers” He packed in front of my hostel

“I think you are judging me”he said, I looked at him surprised

“I’m not”

“You are..and its pathetic.. thought you were different”he said, I got out and shut the door, he drove off.

The rest of the time in the hospital, we hardly spoke to each other, if Serena noticed the tension she didnt say anything about it, she was recovering fast and soon started her physiotherapy, learning to walk on crutches was next and I was beside her all through it, she pecked me one day and said

” you’re my bestfriend, you know that right?” I smiled,she was strong and was soon used to the crutches, the doctors discharged her to go home to continue the physiotherapy and drugs.

As we left the hospital I was grateful to God she had lived because it weighed on my mind that she would have gone to hell, the burden laid on me now more than ever to lead her to Christ.

As for her brother I felt he was a lost cause, he didn’t even know he needed God, or that he was a sinner.

“Congratulations Serena on your first day out” her friends said as she was put in the car

“Thanks guys” Sean drove off, it was a week now since we last spoke.

Tbc

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