I opened my eyes and found myself lying on a bed. I looked around and discovered I was in a beautiful room. wait, it was Carl’s room..His pictures were all over on the walls.
Did he bring me here? How did I get here? I remember being at…Oh, God!
I busted into tears, recalling what he did to me.
That monster! I’m going to make him pay – him and Theo. They’re going to pay for what they did to me.
And Jeanne…I gave Theo her location. Where could she be? Is it possible he was able to get to her?.
I was about standing up from the bed when the door suddenly opened and Carl walked in with a tray of food. I sniffed and wiped off my tears.
“Hey, you’re awake. The doctor said you’ll be awake at any moment” he said as he came to the bed where i was and kept the tray in front of me.
I sighed and brushed my hair backwards.
“Did…Did you bring me here?” I asked, trying not to weep again.
“Yeah. I found you lying unconscious in front of your apartment” he replied and sat on the bed, facing me.
“How’re you feeling now?” He asked in an unfeigned perturbed voice and I sniffed.
“Where’s Jeanne and Alex? Theo…He forced me to give him their location. You need to check if they’re okay” I replied in a morose tune and he pulled a surprised face.
“Did Theo actually kidnap you?” He asked and I nodded.
‘And…He tortured you to tell him where Jeanne was?” He asked and all I could do was nod again.
“Wow!” He mouthed.
“Well, he took Jeanne away and shot Alex and Alex’s in the hospital right now. He’s undergone a surgery and the doctor said he’ll be fine” he replied and I shook my head.
Oh, my God! Theo actually shot Alex?
What an animal!
“But when I saw you, you were looking kind of…did he…?” He paused and looked at me and I bent my head.
“it was Mark” I replied and he gasped.
“What?” He shrieked.
“Mark…Mark actually forced himself on you?” He asked in disbelieve and I busted into tears immediately.
“Oh, Hetty” he called and pulled me to himself, embracing me.
I hate you, Theo; and I’m going to make you pay for what you did to me.
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I woke up on the hospital bed, feeling very weak. My head ached a lot; my stomach was hurting and I discovered it was the place where I had been shot and operated on.
My eyes were bleary and I discovered I had been placed on an oxygen mask.
“Alex!” I heard my name and that was when I noticed there were other people in the room – my mum, Daniel, Malcolm, my manager and a nurse.
My mum was the one who had called me.
“Oh, my God! Alex, are…are you okay? Can you hear me?” She asked, holding my hand which I couldn’t move. My head was feeling so hot.
I need to see her.
I swear… I’m going to kill Theo.
“Alex, are you okay? Do we need to call the doctor?” Daniel asked.
“Why are you just standing there? Do your work” my manager – Franco – said to the nurse in the room and she quickly came to me with a stethoscope. She placed it on my chest and looked at the anaesthetic machine.
“He’s fine, sir. Please, don’t worry anymore. He just needs a lot of rest” she replied and my mom wiped off the tear that rolled down her cheeks
“What happened to you, Alex? Who did this to you?” She asked with tears, but I couldn’t even look her.
Slowly, I took my hand to my face and pulled off the oxygen mask.
“What are you doing?”
They all called in surprise and Daniel tried holding me, but I didn’t let him.
I pushed his hand away and tried leaving the bed, but couldn’t cause of the pains.
“What’s wrong with you, Alex? You need to stay put” Malcolm said in surprise.
“Jeanne…I need to see Jeanne” I struggled to say and tried leaving the bed again, but Daniel held me back.
“Have you gone crazy, Alex? You can’t leave in this state. And where’s Jeanne?” Franco asked, but I didn’t reply. I just needed to get out of here.
I felt so weak, but Jeanne…I need to see her. She can’t stay with Theo. I’m going to kill him if he does anything to her or my baby.
I tried standing up from the bed again, but Daniel still held me back and since I was weak, I couldn’t fight him.
But, I still needed to get out of here
“Come on, nurse, do something” mum cried and I started feeling pains again. I know I shouldn’t be stressing myself out this way, but I need to get to Jeanne.
I kept struggling to leave the bed and soon, my breathing became tensed. The whole place started going round in circles and I felt like throwing up.
“Nurse!” I heard mum scream and immediately, the nurse came up to me and injected me with something and instantly, I passed out.
I woke up hours later and felt a little light-headed. I looked around and found my mum sitting on the bed with her head on the bed – rest. She was sleeping.
Then, I noticed there was someone else in the room as well. It was Oscar – the private investigator I had hired.
“Sir” he called with relief when he noticed I was awake. My mind still flashed to Jeanne. I was restless.
“I’m…I’m glad you’re okay, sir. I was worried” he said and I groaned and took in a deep breath.
My head was beginning to feel hot again.
“Um Sir” he called again and I slowly turned to look at him.
“Is there any news?” I managed to ask and he nodded and drew close. He glanced at my mum to make sure she was still sleeping. Then, he turned back to me.
“I’ve finally gotten the location of the secret agency where Pen Williams works for” he said and my eyes beamed.
What? Pen Williams! That’s the woman that made me abduct Olivia!
He finally knows where she is?