She quickly stood up from her chair and ran towards me, the next thing I noticed was our lips cling together in intense deep kissing. Everything from that moment began to change. That was when I learnt the true definition of love.
I felt every movement of her tongue and lips when she kissed me. And for a while, I felt this will never end. She quickly pulled away all of a sudden. We began starring at each other trying to figure out what just happened.
But I was wondering if she did that out of love or something else. I needed to be sure of that. She needs to tell me what exactly she feels for me.
Well, the kiss was good and I really enjoyed it but that does not justify anything. I need to hear it from her. So I broke the ice
“Efua, do you love me as much as I do, I need to hear this from you. Please tell me” I asked her desperately.
“It’s not as easy as you think Obi” She said.
“What is making it difficult, you being honest to yourself and telling me what you feel or you completing this whole issue by keeping it to yourself” I said.
She looked at me and to my surprise tears began dripping from her eyes.
Is she such a baby, to even cry over this? I went towards her and wiped off her tears with my handkerchief. There it was, right there in her eyes. I saw that she was hiding something from me, this was far from what she actually felt from me. But there was something else. Something that kept her hurting within. She was not ready to open to me and tell me what actually she was hiding.
Now I was beginning to think that my sister Shela was really good at interrupting conversations. She just came in to the office and everything that had ignited between Efua and I disappeared.
It was obvious I had to leave with Shela, apparently that was why she came to the hospital that day. I didn’t say goodbye to her, likewise did she. But this was not over, I was going to be back to put things right. I love her and she knows that, whatever is holding her back is what I intend to find out.
Without even saying a word to Shela, we both walked and entered into her car and drove off. Just as at when I decided to ask her about Jojo and Paulina, there she came with an unexpected news that gave me the shock of my entire life.
“Obi there is something, I need to tell you” She said.
I nodded and then she continued.
“I’m pregnant for Jojo” She said.
It was like a bee sting. I watched her and realized that she needed more help than me. What I went through in life, even before I got to know her as my sister was just a tip of the ice burg compared to her’s.
I watched her closely and was totally speechless. She was actually two months pregnant for Jojo. Well, I told myself not to bother too much. If she loves him, she should pray that he becomes a better husband and a good father.
I didn’t talk until we got home, where I met my father. Well, that was actually the first I opened up to him. We spoke for a long time till he was called for a business meeting. Shela showed me my room after which I took a quick shower and threw myself on the bed lost in thought. Lost in the thoughts of the love of my life, Efua.
I needed to see her again. I need to be with her. For now, I feel fulfilled even as am thinking of her. Again, I was still worried about what she was keeping from me.
Later that evening, there came a call on my phone from this unknown number. I was so happy when I heard her voice, It was her, my efua. She sounded straight and precise.
“Hello Obi” She said.
“Hey Dear, I….” I said then she quickly interrupted.
“Meet me at Daizy’s restaurant in the next 15 mins. I’m waiting” She said and hanged up.
Daizy’s restaurant was just a few kilometers from my father’s place where I was. Without telling anyone I quickly left the house without anyone noticing too.
Soon I got to the venue, saw her seated at quite lonely place. I joined her and as soon as I sat that, I realized that she had been crying.
“Efua, what’s wrong with you? I asked.
“Obi, there is something you need to know about me” She said.
“I’m all ears dear, tell me, I will be there to support you if u need me to” I said but she shushed me. I was talking too much. She then continued.
“Obi, you asked me if I loved you, well, it’s not something I planned, I do love you Obi. But I hate that I do.My love for you won’t do you any good, it will rather hurt you and break you down” She said.
I didn’t understand what she was even saying , How can her love break me down. “Efua, love mends all things, just let me into your life and we can figure out this together.” I said.
“You don’t understand my dear, I am a doctor and my duty is to save lives yet ……” she stopped and begun crying again.
“Yet what, Efua, What are you not telling me?” I desperately asked.
“Obi, I’m sick, I have a heart condition and my time on earth is limited” She said.
It broke me down indeed, but hey we all have limited time on earth so I will just stand by her.
“Efua, that is life for you, we live, we die, we make babies. Come on, we can work this out, trust me” I said.
She shook her head and smiled at me
“You really don’t get it do you? My time on earth is limited Obi, just a month limited, 30 days to be precise and that is even on condition if I only don’t stress myself.” She said.
That was when I realize the reality of what she was saying and the condition she was in. Efua was sick and was dying slowly.
End of Season II.
Season III continues on Monday 23th May 2016.
To be continued.
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