I quickly withdrew my hands from Theo’s as Alex walked into the room.
He stood at a distance and stared at me and I didn’t know when I got on my feet.
“Alex” I called and went silent, not knowing what else to say. My heart was beating rapidly.
“What’s going on?” He asked after a pause and I looked at Theo, then back at him.
Before I knew what was happening, he bounced on Theo. Whaaat?
“Alex!” I called as he punched him.
I gasped and covered my mouth as fear gripped me.
Theo also gained his balance and retaliated with a punch and they got involved in a fist fight.
“No! Stop it!” I cried and ran to them.
Alex was able to push Theo to the floor but Theo kicked him and stood on his feet again.
“Alex! Theo! Please stop it’ I cried and forced myself to their middle. I held Alex back by the chest and prevented him from going to Theo and Theo from coming to him.
“Please, stop it! This is insane” I said and busted into tears.
“I’ve told you, Theo; you’re just wasting your time. Stay clear of her!” Alex barked angrily.
“You son of a b***h! You took her away from me in the first place and stupidly fell in love with her . And now, you want me to let her go? Never, Alex! She’s always been mine and I’m not letting her go” Theo said raucously and it brought more tears to my eyes.
“Please…just stop it. I beg of you” I whimpered, bending my head.
Immediately, Theo stormed out of the room.
Since I was standing close to Alex, I rested my head on his chest and wept.
Normally, he’d have wrapped his hands around me and comforted me, but this time around, he didn’t. Could he be mad at me?
He left me and walked some steps away, backing me.
“I know I wronged you in the past, Jeanne, but I hope you know it wasn’t intentional. I love you and I’m sure you know that. So, I don’t get why you’re trying to compromise everything now.”
He said and touched his forehead.
I looked at him from behind and he turned to look at me.
“I’m sorry, Jeanne. But the truth is, I really do love you” he spoke calmly this time around and came up to me, placing his hand on my tummy.
“And my baby” he added and walked out of the room.
I tried calling after him, but couldn’t. My lips couldn’t move.
I just fell back on the bed and busted into more tears. What am I even doing? What am I supposed to do? Why’s everything becoming so complicated?
I swear, I’m going to kill that animal. How dare he make advances at Jeanne? He has no right.
I know I’m at fault; we’re both at fault. But he has no right to act smart and try to win Jeanne away.
I sat angrily on the bed and thought about the whole thing. What could Jeanne be thinking? Would she really dump me and go for Theo? Is she capable of doing that?
No; I won’t be able to survive it if she leaves me. I love her and can’t bear to lose her. I really don’t want to lose her.
Immediately, my phone buzzed and I reluctantly checked to see a strange number calling.
I never thought a day like this would come when I’d have to do something like this. I can’t believe I’m doing this today.
I know it’s risky, but I can’t help it. It’s definitely going to reveal my identity and what I’ve
done, but I still need to do it. I just wish none of this ever happened. Well, I guess it’s too late to back out now.
“The doctor said you can be discharged tomorrow” mum said as she sat in the room with me, together with Kim.
I just laid quietly on the bed and couldn’t say a word. The incidence between Theo and Alex kept replaying in my head.
“Jeanne,” Kim called.
“Are you okay?”
I breathed out heavily and nod.
Mum held my hand gently.
“Don’t worry, dear. Everything will be over soon” she said and all I could do was stare.
Immediately, the door flung open with Mrs Tristan rushing in, looking like someone who was in trouble.
“is…Is Alex here?” She asked, breathing heavily.
I was forced to sit up.
“No” I replied perfunctorily, even if it was obvious he wasn’t in the room.
“Ma’am Tristan, is there something wrong?” Kim asked, curiously and she started crying.
“I can’t find Alex! He’s not in his ward. He’s not here in the hospital. I…I can’t reach him either on phone. I have no idea where he is!” She said tearfully and I sprang on my feet immediately.
“I…What re you talking about, ma’am Tristan? He…He was here not long ago” I stuttered, fearfully.
“Where’s Theo?” I asked.
“I have no idea either. I’ve tried looking for him, but he’s nowhere to be seen” she replied and I felt my heart splitting up.
God! No, no.
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