Chapter 58 No happy ending insight.
The sound of the word NO echoed through my mind and I held on to the bed for support as I suddenly couldn't feel my legs. I didn't see when the nurse came back into the room as the only thing I knew she was the one putting me on the bed to sit down and Alando was gone.
I had no more strength to fight, I was tired and way too weak besides, this was definitely too much stress for the baby that was growing inside me.
The nurse dressed my wounds and I layed on the bed. She was about to leave when she asked if I needed anything.
"A chicken sandwich with juice and a bottled water would be nice" I told her.
"Okay, I'll be right back" she told me then she left.
I laid there and tried to block out today's events from my mind, I couldn't face the memories right now I just needed to relax, eat something and sleep the rest of the day away.
The nurse came back in record time and I was grateful. I told her thanks as I sat up and slowly ate my food. I was sure to chew properly and took small sips of liquid in between as I really wanted to keep this meal down.
After all that, I allowed it to digest a bit and attempted to sleep my emotional pains away.
I woke up the next morning to see Snr King along with a police man sitting on chairs, apparently they were waiting on me to wake up. I wondered briefly what they were doing in my room and just like that all the memories came through flooding my mind and I sighed in exasperation.
"Good morning Miss Lyons, Officer Michaels here would like to ask you a few questions but I wanna speak with you first if you don't mind" Snr King said to me.
"Sure" I told him
"I'll let you back in when I'm done" he told the officer as he opened the door for him to leave.
"Now, tell me what happened and please try not to leave anything out" he warned.
I didn't even get the chance to brush my teeth and I had to be reliving one of the worst days of my life with morning breath and all. I wasn't happy but I did it anyway.
I sat there and told him everything, in full details too with the exception of my visions ofcourse. He nodded at various intervals as he listened carefully while he taped my voice.
"Okay, and you're sure that's everything?" Snr King asked.
"Yes Sir" I replied
"Okay I'm going to let the officer back in now" he told me and I nodded.
The officer came back and he re introduced himself to me and I did the same and after the formalities he wasted no time in getting straight into what he came about. He asked me to tell him my version of the story and I did. Just as I did with Snr King I told him everything with the exception of my visions. His face was expressionless and he showed no bias as he listened and wrote down everything I said.
After that, Snr. King and the officer left so I got up to use the bathroom and came back to see Alando in the room. We stared at each other briefly but said nothing. I was about to sit on the bed when he stopped me and opened the hospital gown I wore to check the cuts on my back. When his fingers touched my skin the ever present electricity shocked through my body sending ripples all through me.
How was he still able to make me feel this way even after he decided destroy ny heart by calling an end to our relationship. My heart thudded and ached within my chest, his touch, his scent and knowing that he no longer wanted to be with me was just too much. I quickly moved away and went to sit on the other side of the bed.
I was so happy when the nurse came in, her presence made the tension in the room die down quickly.
"Oh, Good morning Dr. King, Miss Lyons. I'm just here to check on you to see how the cuts are healing" she said politely.
"I'd like you to check them for me" I said to her quietly.
"Okay" She said as she pulled my gown up and checked
"I'm gonna touch them gently and you tell me if you still feel splinters" she told me and I nodded.
She gently touched each of them and thankfully, there were no splinters.
"Well, everything seems to be alright here, they should heal up quite nicely. I'll check your vitals after breakfast and if everything's okay you should be able to go home" she told me and I sighed with relief.
"I'll be back with your breakfast" she told me and left again.
Alando was still standing in the room watching me but still he said nothing and I decided to do the same. I think it would be better this way, although I know we would have to speak to each other when the baby comes but until then, the silence is just fine.
I had my mom, bring me clothes and I visited Kimone who was doing very well. God, I was so happy to see her, I laid beside her in her bed and we just chatted and laughed like old times. I was thankful that I was able to laugh through my stress. I tried to hide it but being my best friend, she always knew when something was wrong.
She stared at me as I laid beside her but said nothing.
"He broke up with me" I whispered to her as I touched the ring on my finger.
"Honey, I refuse to believe that he meant it, he's just mad because you got hurt. Give him some time to calm down he'll be back" she says reassuringly.
"How do you know that?" I asked.
"That's easy, because he loves you, as I said just give him some time."
And I prayed that she was right.
I received an email from work that I was to come in asap. I was so caught up in the all the drama of my personal life that I had completely forgotten about my job.
Thank goodness my mom had brought proper clothes, so Jeans and a short sleeve shirt was suitable to wear to almost anywhere.
I took an uber to the car mart and hurriedly went into my office where I saw my assistant busy as hell going through some documents.
"Hey" I greeted her as I stepped in.
'Nicole " she squeaked, I could tell that she was genuinely happy to see me "I missed you so much" she said as she gave me tight hug.
"Thank you for holding things down for me while I go through my crazy life"
"You know I'll always have your back, although Mr Martin is mad as hell that you didn't call to say anything before you sent your resignation letter "
"Send my what?" I asked her as I was ghastly surprised and she looked even more shocked.
"You didn't send in a resignation letter?"
"No I didn't, why would I do that? I love my job" I replied
"Oh my God, well this is some weird shit"
"And that's exactly what my life has been lately, some weird shit"
Just then Mr Martin walked in, it was obvious that he was mad at me and I was grateful that my assistant had given me a heads up as to what was going on
"Mr Martin, uhhh, hi...."
"You didn't even have the decency to tell me in person" he snapped at me.
"Well, good morning or I should say good afternoon to you too Mr Martin"
"I'll be outside If you need me " my assistant said and she quickly went out sensing that all hell was about to break loose in here.
"I've been nothing but a good boss to you and you just....."
"First off, I did not send in a resignation letter"
"Oh really, but it came from your email address "
"I don't care where it came from I'm telling you that I did not send it"
"Too bad as the partners already saw the email and started seeking your replacement " he replied and I stood there in disbelief. "furthermore you seem to have waaayyyy too much going on in your personal life, you haven't been to work in days, you didn't call or anything"
"So you're just gonna fire me"
"Technically, we didn't fire you......"
"Its okay Mr Martin, I'll have my assistant clean out things" and I walked out without even saying goodbye to her.
I stood outside with the realization that things were bad and I had nowhere to go, I gave up my flat to live with Alando, I can't go back to the great house as we were no longer together plus I was now unemployed.
I was now officially exasperated, frustrated and miserable. What was my next move going to be? I needed time and space to think.
So I called an uber and directed him to the one place on earth where I would always be welcomed without any hesitation. As I drove up the street, as always everything I saw brought back happy times with my dad. The tears came rolling down my face and I didn't even bother to stop them, I just continued to let them fall just as how my life seemed to be falling apart.
As I cried I could just hear his voice telling me that everything was going to be okay and that this too shall pass but from where I sat, there was no happy ending insight.