Nadia Episode 17


Frank and mama, rushed off to the psychiatric clinic where Ruth was admitted. The doctor had told them that she was lost in her own mind, that the shock of losing her sister has thrown her into that state. Somehow Frank and mama felt that if she knew that Nadia was fine and safe, she would he fine. Frank hoped and prayed it would be so.

”Ruth, Ruth dear” Frank called out excitedly, “Nadia is safe, she is fine, can you hear me? Nadia is back, she has been found” but Ruth stared on into the thin air like she hears nothing, mama then suggested that they take her along with them to go and see Nadia, and that was what they did. They helped Ruth into the car and drove off , they’ve already told Stanley that they were on their way coming.

Ever since the news of her pregnancy, Nadia has been extremely quiet, Stanley didn’t know what to do to cheer her up and so when frank called and told him that they were coming, he was hopeful that maybe they could help cheer Nadia up. And he plans on discharging Nadia to his place today.

They soon arrived at the hospital, frank held Ruth to himself and helped her through the reception Hall and inside the ward where Nadia was. Stanley saw them and walked up to them, he has been told about Nadia’s sister and so when he saw her he needed no introduction. He led them straight to Nadia, when Nadia saw Ruth she was happy, she sat up and opened her hands wide for a her for a warm embrace but Ruth just stood there , staring into space. Mama ran to Nadia and gave her a tight hug.’

”my child, my beautiful child”, she said amidst tears, “what happened to you, oh! God be praised, my heart is at peace, you have returned home to us oh my child,” she cried even more checking every part of Nadia who was also sobbing by now.

”What happened to my sister? Why is she like this? Nadia asked.

“The shock of your disappearance made her be go into shock that affected part of her brains, she has been in the psychiatric hospital” when Nadia heard this, her heart melted and she held Ruth and she cried,

”my sister please come back, come back to me please, am here now, am okay, please I need you, come back to me please……she cried!”

”Nadia , Nadi, is that you?” They all turned in surprise, it was Ruth

” yes sis, its me”, Ruth turned and looked at her.

”Its really you Nadia, please forgive me Nadia, where did you go, where were you?

”Sssssshhhhh” Nadia hushed her, “its okay sis, its not your fault. I am so sorry for walking out that day without you, it was the biggest mistake of my life, please forgive me.” They both held each other and cried, mama was also crying and the twins couldn’t help but wipe small small tears from their eyes each of them pretending not to be seen by the other. They wondered the level of love this two girls shared among themselves.

After some time , Stanley told them all the doctor had said, including Nadia’s pregnancy. He took his time to explain all that has happened to Nadia, the kidnap, the rape, the snake bite and the escape. They all assured Nadia that whatever she decides to do with the pregnancy, they would stand by her, be it keeping the baby or aborting it.

Mama insisted that Nadia will go home with her, she wanted to take care of Nadia herself. Nadia was very happy and grateful to God for giving her an amazing family. The family she thought she had lost has been replaced by God. She also told them that she needed time to think of what to do with the pregnancy and they nod in agreement to her. it was not long before the doctor came and finally discharged them. They waved at him joyfully as they headed home together in franks car!