When I woke up, I think it was already night or midmorning tho the room with the lit bulbs in it says otherwise. Beside me was Gina sleeping peacefully, she looked exhausted.
” is this how we’ve been sleeping together since I’ve been here” I asked myself as I found my hand massaging through her hair. She was very beautiful as she slept soundly. One of the greatest rule of the mask is avoiding attachment, especially in the form of love.
” f–k love, that shit makes you vulnerable” that’s our usual saying which was instilled into our consciousness. I remembered about the dream I had when I was asleep, how we got married, living happily, even got a kid. I smirked as I remembered it, that was the last thing that could happen in my life, an agent of the mask ain’t destined for happy ending. It’s either we grow old in the work and get reinstated as an instructor or escape from the organization and keep watching over your back for the rest of your life and trust me, the rest of your life is already limited, no escaping from the mask.
” why am I thinking of escape” I said to myself with a smirk as I got up from the bed. I scanned through the large and beautiful room and was pleased with the atmosphere. I love neatness. My head ache a bit as I started roaming the room searching for nothing in particular. My eye suddenly caught glimpse of Gina’s phone on one of the glass cushion inside the room. I picked it and double tap the screen to wake it. It displayed revealing ” enter lock sets” I smirked as I unlock it with my personal master code which I can use to access any phone. A master code I generated myself. I dialed Snap secret safety digits.
” the number you’re trying is out of coverage” the network courier in feminine tone said to me and I smiled.
” guy come receive your call, na P1 they yan you” I said in pidgin language and the phone suddenly vibrated. I moved it away from my ear and placed it in front of my face. I knew he’s already hacked into the phone and wanted to be sure if it’s not a lie.
” P1, is that you” he screamed happily as I returned the phone back to my ear.
” yeah, where are you and what’s happening” I asked him checking on Gina to be sure if she’s still asleep.
” what am I” he asked not answering my questions. I knew he’s trying to play safe.
” you’re not a human” I replied with an indifference tone.
” wow,it’s really you P1, but I thought the doctor said you’re going to lose your memory, how did you remember the safety digit” he asked curiously.
” just leave your questions for now and answer mine” I whispered to him as Gina changed her sleeping posture.
” well, I’m in Florida now doing some research on Toy, and another agent who goes by Mask tag, Flea has been assigned for the front role for the President mission, and you’ve two ranks deducted from your levels for indulging in a personal mission when you’re currently on a mission ” Snap informed me.
” okay, get back into the country today and I’m not awake yet” I said dropping the call as Gina woke up.
” how are you sleepy head” I greeted her as I moved closer to her and sneaked her phone back to its former position.
” I’m fine” she replied. ” how are you feeling” she asked placing her hand on my head.
” I’m soundly healthy” I replied her smiling.
” but the doctor said you might be experiencing slight headache because you woke up before your head is completely healed” she said with a worried countenance.
” the doctor is wrong and he doesn’t know how strong I am, if he had known, he wouldn’t have said that” I said staring at her.
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” wow, strong guy” she said as she tried to hit my head but I swiftly held her hand midway, I stared into her eye as she did into mine. It was like it took a century as our head started moving closer to themselves, our breathing increased as I could hear her heart and mine beating fast, when our lips were just a few inches away from themselves, I suddenly stopped, swiftly tilted my head back ward.
” someone is coming” I said trying to steady my breathing.
” I don’t think so” she said looking disappointed, just then we started hearing beeps from the door side, followed by the robotic tone ordering whoever it was that was at the other side.
“Good morning Gina” Tabitha greeted as she came inside with a trolley with some stuffs covered on it with a white table cloth, while Gina shot me a surprised glare as she stood up from the bed.
” morning” Gina greeted Tabitha as she uncovered the contents inside the trolley.
” so it’s already six am” Gina asked staring at the contents as if trying to decipher if anything was missing in it.
” yeah” Tabitha replied.
” okay, thank you, I’m going to handle it from here ” Gina said taking control of the trolley as she wheeled it to my side and Tabitha exited the room but shot me the same kinda glare she shot me in the previous day.
” how did you do that or know that she’s coming” Gina asked as she sat down beside me.
“I heard her footsteps” I replied her.
” what” she exclaimed ” this room is soundproof, you can’t hear what’s happening inside it from outside and vice versa” she added staring into my eye like I was lying.
” I don’t know but I heard her footsteps” I retorted. She gave me an indifferent stare before she started battling with the contents inside the trolley. She handed me a glass of rich warm tea which she prepared and two slices of bread.
” I’m not hungry now” I protested not collecting it from her.
” the doctor prescribed some drugs and asked you to use it as early as six a.m but must not be taken in an empty stomach, tho he already said you’re not retaining your appetite soon but you’ve to force yourself” she explained with a caring tone as she pushed the cup into my hand, with the two slices of bread.
” my taste bud suck now and I think I’ve to brush my teeth first” I said dropping the bread and tea into the serving trolley. The truth was that seeing the bread and tea made me remembered my mom and dad,I felt the urge to cry at that moment, so I quickly discard the urge by returning the tea. She shook her head shotting me a blunt glare before she stood up.
” follow me” she said as she head to one of the shut door inside the room. She opened it revealing a large bathroom with Jacuzzi . She entered and I followed her in.
To be continued