Chapter 4. Words are like swords...
Bandaged head, swollen eyes, and fingers, facial bruises, a broken leg were some of the things that greeted me as I looked at her. My always smiling, basketball-loving, the life of the party friend now looked like a dead person. It was only the sounds of the ICU machine and ventilator that convinced me that she was still alive. I wanted to hug her, to tell her everything was gonna be alright as I always do whenever she was sick or feeling down. But this time was different, it was left up to God himself to bring her back. Kyle sighed behind me and I turned to see the tears running down his face, it took everything in me to not holler and scream but I knew I had to be strong if not for myself but my friends.
We stood there in silence, staring at her until I remembered that I wanted the details or whatever it was that Kyle knew about the accident.
"Do you know what happened?" I asked in a low voice...
"Ummmm... the police said she had broken a red light and got hit by an oncoming vehicle that sent her into a wall on Ecklebird street."
"Oh my God!" I had to hold on to the bed for support as my knees suddenly became weak.
"She wasn't wearing any seatbelt either, s-s-so she was f-f-flung from the vehicle..." his voice was beginning to break. I turned and touched his hand as a signal for him to stop, the details were just too much for both of us right now.
"Did you call her mom?" I asked again.
"Yeah, she's flying in tomorrow morning."
I sighed, why was all of this happening to us? I had so many questions but the main one was what started all of this in the first place? Kyle always dodged my questions in the past and told me to go ask Kimone. Well, she was not able to answer me right now, and by the look of things maybe not ever. So he was gonna answer me today!.
"Kyle, what started the argument this morning, no ...umm..... why were you guys arguing all the time for the past year?" I asked.
He sighed and ran his hand through his hair and stared out of space for a while without responding.
"Kyle!" I shouted...
He then spun around with an angry and annoyed look on his face. His expressions meant nothing, I honestly did not care if he was angry or annoyed. I only knew that he was gonna tell me what the fuck was going on.
"What started all of this? I need an answer Goddam it!"
"I cheated on her,"
"Wait... what?" I replied in shock,
"Yeah... I cheated and she found out."
I was now at a loss for words. Was he for real right now?
"How could you Kyle.... how could you?" I asked whilst looking at him in disgust.
"I keep asking myself the same thing," he said with a sigh. "She found out Samantha had a baby, that's what started the argument this morning."
"Wait, Samantha? As in Samantha from your workplace?"
"You're a bastard you know that... a big nasty bastard," I told him without remorse.
"Hey.... is everything ok in here?"
My mother said while closing the door behind her, but neither of us answered instead we just stood there glaring at each other.
"I said is everything alright in here?"
My mother repeated with her voice filled with curiosity.
"Are you blind, does it look like everything's alright?" He shouted while walking towards my mother. It took a while for me to process what was happening and when I did, I almost lost my shit.
"Yow.... back the fuck up Kyle, remember that's my mother you're talking to!"
"I don't care who it is," he growled.
"Oh really like hell you don't, I ain't scared of your bitch ass, you know I'll stab the hell outta you!" I shouted while moving quickly to go between him and her. I was mad as hell and the fact he was a man or that he was 6"1 didn't scare me either. I was so angry that I began searching for something to hit him with, but luckily the door opened and a nurse came in.
"What in heavens name is going on in here?" She said with an angry look on her face.
My mother was quick to diffuse the situation,
"It's ok nurse, these kids were just having a little misunderstanding, it's nothing serious ." She replied quickly while smiling at the nurse.
But I was bat shit crazy and had to blow off steam.
"I'll tell you what's going on, this bitch ass nigga likes to cheat and pick on women!" I shouted while looking him dead in the eye and I heard the nurse gasped.
"Nicole, please stop," my mother begged.
"No no, clearly Miss Nicole here has something or somethings she'd like to say," he answered back...
"I do" I snapped.
"Well go on with it then" he seethed,
I was to just lounge on him and whoop is an ass but the pain I saw in my mother's eyes forbade me, so for her sake and her sake only; I will not choose violence today.
But I still wanted to hurt the bastard and if I couldn't do it with my actions, I'm gonna do it with my words.
"Fuck you, Kyle Matheson."
And Iq walked out slamming the door behind me.