Caged By Lucifer-Chapter 36
Theme: He’s My Father’s Killer
By Racheal Dennis
“Ah!” I groan softly and open my eyes slowly. I’m met with white ceiling above my head….. I noticed I’m laying on something soft.
“Sweet Lord, mistress! You’re awake!” Valerie?
She rushed to my side and helped me sit up….. she looks at me strangely.
“W-what….” I trail off…. I couldn’t speak because my throat felt dry.
She seems to understand as she quickly poured water in a glass and hands it to me…. I gulped it down quickly.
“Mistress, how are you feeling now?”
I have the glass back to her burped quietly.
“I’m fine but…. Where am I?” I asked.
“You’re in the hospital”
“Hospital?!” I frown. “How did I end up in a hospital?”
She sighed and sat on the bed next to me.
“It’s my fault. Your fever got worse and you fainted…. Master brought you here!” She explained.
Then it all rushed back to me… how I was feeling dizzy…. my temperature and how I fainted….I looked out the window, it’s already morning.
“I’m sorry mistress… I didn’t take good care of you”
“Don’t blame yourself, I was too stubborn to listen to you”
“So, you’re not mad at me?”
She threw her arms around me and hugs me tightly to herself.
“Too… tight!” I wince.
She quickly released me and blink her eyes innocently…. I shake my head, Valerie is so cute.
“Wait… You said Khalid brought me here?”
“Then where’s he?”
“Oh! He went to get the doctor to run a few tests on you before we leave”
Right on cue, the door open and Khalid walks in with a middle aged woman behind him… From the stethoscope hanging around her neck I can tell she’s the doctor.
“Baby, you’re up!” Khalid said with a relieved smile.
He quickly comes to my side and tries to kiss me but I moved my lips away and he frown.
“My breath is bad!” I said.
He scoffed and held my hands… He crashes his lips on mine. His kiss was soft, warm and brief.
“I don’t give a fvck how bad your breath is” he winks at me and I blushed at his PDA.
Does this means he’s not angry at me no more? Or is he putting on a show?
“Mrs Madden, I see you are awake!” The doctor said.
I nod, she moved closer….a warm smile on her face.
“How are you feeling?” She asked.
“I’m good…I think my fever is gone”
She nods and opens her clipboard.. and start writing on it.
“Are you still feeling dizzy?”
“That’s good. Is your headache gone too?”
She nods, closed her clipboard and smiled at me.
“That’s very good….you are good to go, but make sure you don’t skip your meals…your health matters most now!”
I nod. “Thank you, doctor!”
She turned to Khalid and gave him a stern look.
“Take good care of her…. don’t let her stress herself, either emotionally or otherwise!”
Khalid clenched his jaw, he guess he doesn’t like the tone in wish the doctor spoke to him…but he released a tight smile anyway.
I frown, why does it seem like she’s scolding Khalid….and why do I feel like she’s implying something by telling me about my health?
Is something wrong with me?
“Yes, doctor” he grits out.
“Alright, I should go, I have other patients to attend to” she pass me another tender smile and left.
Khalid got up and carried me in his arms, bridal style.
“Let’s go home!” He said.
“Put me down, I can walk myself!”
“No, doctor said I should take good care of you…I’m practicing it now!”
“Shhhh….just let me carry you” he said in a soft tone.
I nod and stayed silent….he head towards the door.
The ride home wasn’t long….. currently I’m in the living room, Khalid is in the kitchen preparing my meal.
Just when I was dozing off, Khalid came back with a plate of omelette and drops it on the table.
“Thanks!” I told him.
He simply nods and starts feeding me.
“How is it?”
“Delicious!” I replied.
He smiled and continue feeding me…..then I remembered what the doctor told him about taking good care of me….I should ask him what the doctor meant by that.
How should I start…. maybe I should apologize for my behavior first.
He paused. “Sorry? For what?”
“My behavior…..I didn’t listen to you and almost land myself in trouble….I’m sorry”
He drops the omelette and shut his eyes, he inhale deeply….he opens his eyes and stared at me.
“It’s fine! Let’s not talk about that no more, ok?”
“Does that mean you forgive me?”
He hold my face in his hands and rub our noses against each other.
“Yes….but next time you must listen to me!”
I smiled and pecks his lip. “Thank you, Khalid!”
I opened my mouth to say something but choked on my spit….I cough a few times and Khalid quickly reached for a glass of water and hands it to me….he rubs my back gently.
I calmed down and drop the glass on the table.
“Right… Khalid is something wrong with me?”
He frown. “No”
“Then why was the doctor scolding you to take good care of me?”
He paused for a few minutes….I looked at him anxiously waiting for his reply, I mean, I don’t know if I have a problem.
He blinked a few times.
“Oh, right! About that…. you’re….. pregnant!”
What?! Are my ears deceiving me?!
I opened my mouth and I’m suddenly short of words….I’m pregnant…like I have a tiny human growing in my womb.
I have always love kids and I wish to have one of my own….in fact, I don’t mind having three now.
Oh my God! I’m so gonna spoil my baby rotten….I hope it’s gonna be a baby girl, I’ll braid her hair… we’ll wear twinning outfits.
“I’m pregnant?!” I turned to Khalid….I’m shocked, I can’t believe this day would come soon….this is amazing!
“Yeah, but it’s not a big deal….I mean, who wants a kid now!”
Khalid’s statement brought me back from my disney world.
“Khalid….what did you say?”
“I said we don’t need a kid now…..”
“What do you mean we don’t need a kid now?” I cut him off.
He sigh and takes my hands in his…he kissed my knuckles softly.
“Baby, take a look around… there’s danger everywhere, dangers all around us….this is no time to have a baby”
What is he talking about? I don’t seem to understand him?
“What are you implying by that?”
It better not be what I’m thinking!
“Baby, let’s abort it!”
I quickly snatched my hands away from him and glared at him.
“Khalid!! What are you talking about?! You want me to kill my child?!”
“Calm down, baby, putting it that way makes it seem like I’m a cruel person”
“Yes! You are cruel….which father kills their own child!” I said….I’m disappointed at him, how can he suggests such a thing.
“I didn’t say let’s kill it….I said we should abort it”
“What’s the difference, Khalid?!” I moved away from him, creating a big space between us and fold my arms across my chest. “I’m not gonna abort it!”
“You need to….Cathy, we can’t have a baby yet, I mean, we can’t even guarantee our own safety…our can we guarantee the child’s safety?”
“Khalid, this is just a child… it’s our child…our own flesh and blood….it symbolizes our love! You want me to throw it away just like that?!”
“Cathy, why can’t you see reasons with me?”
I wrap my arms around my stomach instinctively.
“There’s no reasons to see with you…..this baby is mine and I’m not gonna abort it!!”
He stared at me and I glared at him. “If you don’t want it, I can go away and I won’t bother you!”
I’m not gonna commit a grave sin by killing my child….if he doesn’t want us, I can go far away from him and raise my child alone.
“I don’t wanna listen! How can you be so cruel to your own child?!”
“We can have other babies after but for now we can’t keep this one”
I looked him straight in the eyes.
“I must keep this one!”
I glared at him… silently challenging him to say another word.
Just then, Chris and Valerie comes in…. Chris faced Khalid.
“Boss, I wanna discuss something with you”
Khalid stared at me for a few minutes before he got up and left with Chris.
Immediately they’re out the door, Valerie squealed loudly and gave me a brief hug.
“Mistress, I can’t believe it… you’re pregnant!” Age exclaimed.
I push her head gently. “It’s a bad habit to eavesdrop on other people’s conversation!”
“I know but I couldn’t help it….I wanted to know if you’re ok and I heard you and master talking about it”
I sighed sadly when she brought up Lucifer….my smile wipes off and I wore a sad look.
“But why does master wants you to abort it?”
“I don’t know…. children are good things, right?”
She nods…..having a child is a great blessing from God and now Khalid wants me to throw it away…. it’s not gonna happen.
“Now that master wants you to abort it, are you gonna do it?”
“Then what are you gonna do?”
“I don’t know”
Honestly, I don’t know what to do….I don’t know how to convince him that we should keep the baby but what I do know is….. I’m not gonna abort it.
“Don’t worry, I’ll have Chris try talking him out of it”
“Yeah” she nods.
“Thanks” just then an idea pop up in my mind.
If Chris can’t convince him….then I’ll use my plan B!!
It’ll definitely work!