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LASTING MEMORY. Episode 17
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Mark examined Kane as he lay awake on his bed, Mark touched his wounded leg which was on a cast and supported with a pillow. Kane spoke
“How bad is it Doctor…I can tell from the constant check ups and treatment that it’s not looking so good…tell me exactly how it is…do not minced word for me…I’m not a kid
“the bullet penetrated into your knee cap, we have operated it and the bullet has being removed but you will be needing an orthopedic surgeon for a physical therapy…it will help you to get your balance back…a slim chance of using your right leg effectively for now…you will be needing a supporting system until after the physical therapy is over…
“long talk…just tell me is not looking good and I will be using a crutches or a walking stick for now to support my balance….i will understand that English faster and better… is being two weeks already…I have not seen Olivia…How is she…I have asked you many times to tell me how she is doing and you have not said a reasonable word rather than she is recuperating…tell me something reasonable doctor….how is she…I ask again…
“are you more worried about her or yourself…Miss Olivia will be fine…she is under Doctor Kate’s watch and many other doctor’s attending to her…I’m focusing on you right now…you shouldn’t worry about her…Olivia is alive and well…
“What do you mean by I shouldn’t worry about her…she is my wif…I mean my…hmmm…I messed it up. I’m sorry…I think I’m over reacting…I just never thought things will get out of hands…one of us could have being dead or maybe two of us…what I fear most caught me unaware…I’m sorry doctor…I’m trying not to take my frustration on anyone…I caused this…but I really want to see Olivia…I want to know everything concerning her health…she was not in good shape at the scene…she couldn’t even shoot me as she has intended to do…her full guts failed her but if she is given another chance to play that same scene…she may end up killing me…I saw the fire in her eyes…it was a stored up anger and bitterness for the man she thinks I am…I could have being dead but she couldn’t do it…I don’t know if I would be able to live without her…I hate myself fro even hurting her…it wasn’t intentional…i…uhmmm…I just messed up big time…how is she please…tell me…don’t hide anything from me…
“Olivia…just came out of coma few days ago and we have to remove the life support, it was a hard period of being totally off…due to the blood clothing on the left side of her brain, and the left side which is called hemisphere of the brain controls the right side, is higher in active tissue than the right side, so Olivia was affected in that way and she had a scalp laceration which she sustained from the deep cut, but she is a strong woman, she fell hard on something which caused the blood clothing and we have to shave off her hair to be able to run the thread proper, is called suture, using a surgical thread to sew up a wound…well, ever since she woke up she just lay still on the bed unable to move her whole body…the brain has to both be active otherwise she will have a seizure but is just for now until we loosened up the stitches. That was why I said she was recuperating because you may not understand all the medical terms and all that is at stake.…I do not want you to panic…Olivia will be fine…and you can’t see her for now…I’m not sure she even want to see anybody…you are the last person she really want to see right now…we are doing everything possible to steady her healing and she is corporating so well…
Kane was quiet as Mark finished up with him and left.
He wish he can see Olivia, but doctor Mark was right he will be the last person Olivia will want to see right now, the only thing he understand from doctor Mark explanation on Olivia’s health was that she was in a coma and on life support because of blood clothing in her left side of the brain, and was awake now and need to remain steady for her not to have a seizure. he new right when he kicked her hard and she fell on the television set and most of the decoration objects cut through, Kane new a big damage has being done, even with the way she was bleeding she needed a quick medication attention then.
He does not blame her for anything but blames himself for everything, he silently prayed that Olivia will come out of this.
Days later Olivia lay awake on her hospital bed and staring at the ceiling, she knows already that Kane was alive, she doesn’t know whether to be happy or sad.
Doctor Kate walked in with a smile
“You are awake already, you did not sleep for long this time….how are you feeling today…
“I don’t know how I’m feeling…maybe worst…not any physical pain though…i guess you guys keep giving me pain relieve injection to kill the pains…I just spoke with Helen over the phone and she wanted to come down but I told her to stay because of Emerald…she will be devastated if she see’s me like this…is better she remains with Helen for now…looking at the calendar this will be the third weeks I’m here…that is so long to just be in bed…I hate hospitals and drugs…i think I just have no choice right here than to corporate with everything… even with my new skin hair cut….
“You could have died Olivia, how…how on earth do you muster such gut to handle a gun…I told you to let it go but you were consumed with hate…I’m not judging you but I’m blaming you for this…I dish out your own portion of blame accordingly. Is not about killing Kane but what if you have died in the process what will you tell your creator…Olivia, as much as I marvel at your strength and the way you are responding to treatment I also hate you for trying to kill Kane and hurting yourself instead…I have watched you this long years and I thought my constant teaching was taking root but it worked for Helen but I’m not sure it totally did for you…i love you and a whole lot of other people cares about you Olivia…why do such a stupid thing…you could have consider Emerald first, the innocent girl would have become motherless if you died…your wound was life threatening…you almost died…
“It was that heartless man called Kane that did it to me, he threw me so hard and I almost loosed consciousness immediately…
“it wasn’t Kane, stop blaming him…you did this to yourself…you wanted to kill him and he only tried to save himself from you…what do you expect…for him to remain still why you shoot him?…now after all your actions did your late parents came out of the grave to clap for you…hailing and shouting “Olivia…our strong darling daughter well-done” did you receive any applause…I’m sure they will be disappointed, you are suppose to live for them and make them proud even though they are no more…whenever they look down at you they will have a warm smile on their faces but you wanted the opposite…you wanted to join them…at the end what will be your gain…Kane is the father of your child…and the man you have loved so dearly, you saw no spot in him and you drift away the second you found out about his past, he becomes a devil to you and all you wanted is to destroy him for all his past wrongs, he is sorry, he is heart broken, he regret everything that happened, he wish he can undo his wrongs…I spoke with him sometimes and he really do love you and I know you don’t want to hear that…but he do and he is deeply sorry Olivia…please don’t do this again…do not scare me this way next time..i thought I almost lost you…I wouldn’t have forgiven you if you have died…I’m sure many of us includes Emerald and also your dead parents will blame you for your own death and a little blame on Kane…being a lawyer doesn’t give you the right to take laws into your own hand…you suppose to be smarter than that…I know it was hate that drives you but is time to let it go…unforgiveness is deadly and it kills faster than you can imagine…anger labels you a fool Olivia, it makes you a prisoner of your own mind….but if you can’t forgive your offender then is better to let them stay far from you, move out and move on, stay far from him and whatever that reminds you of him…with time you will grow past your hate…because I know forgiveness does not come so easy for some…it comes with a high curse for many…while others just freely let it go…if you can’t forgive then move on with your life and keep a clear distance from the person…that is what you could have done than getting on this dangerous journey…the police investigated the case, they retrieved the gun and sealed up Kane’s compound for now. I know you are a lawyer you will always pull through but I am more happy you are alive Olivia, don’t ever scare me like that again…please…you scared me but I’m glad you are here… Olivia…we love you so dearly…I love you and I don’t want you to hurt yourself or anyone ever again…
Kate bent over and gently hugged Olivia and they were that way before Mark came in and Kate later left them
Mark sat beside Olivia
“Hey…you scared all of us…me especially…I’m glad to have you back…all those days you were in coma…I wasn’t myself…until you finally awaken…you embarked on a dangerous journey but you made it alive with all your hairs gone…but you look so pretty. with or without the hair you remain beautiful Olivia…
Olivia tried to smile at the funny joke of losing all the hair on her head, the hair wasn’t much important because she knows it will grow back all that matters to her was that she was alive and she can’t wait to bounce back on her feet.
Kane later started his physical therapy class with a specialist doctor, he couldn’t walk with his right leg without a supporting system, the bullet went through the cord that connect his kneecap to his shine bone and in the process damaging most part of his bone.
He was still in the same hospital where Olivia was also recovering, he tried to see her severally but Mark told him it wasn’t a good idea because it may make Olivia feel bitter and endanger her quick recovery.
Kane stayed away and focus on recovering and silently pray that Olivia will not have any side effect in the future from all the trauma she went through on her head which may endanger her brain cell according to Doctor Mark.
Olivia told her personal nurse, who was place to watch her continuously that she feel better and wanted to get out of bed and feel the sun on her face, she was tired of being inside the room, watching television and reading books, she needed to stretch her legs a little.
The nurse helped her and she got dressed, she gently covered her head with a hood to avoid any tingeing sensation that may come from the sewed up wound on her bare head.
As Olivia walked around the hospital she saw Kane and his physical therapist practicing how to walk without any help, Olivia wanted to turn back but instead went closer to watch Kane.
she stood with a frown watching him and doesn’t even know how she feel while looking at him, she still hate him for everything he caused her and tried to loosen up from all the hate by breathing in just as Kate has told her to do anytime she feels bad, she should take a deep breath and relax.
As she breathed in Mark came to stand beside her after dismissing her personal nurse.
He touched Olivia gently with a smile, she looked at him but did not smile back before looking back at Kane
“you still love him…don’t you…you love him, remembering the way you felt so concerned on that very day…you were so worried thinking maybe he was dead…you weren’t even concerned about yourself…you went on crying that you have killed him even after I assured you that he was alive…it was after then you passed out…you loved him despite everything…
“I don’t know what I feel right now Mark, love, hate…more hate or just neutral…but it doesn’t matter…I can’t remember panicking and asking you if he was dead or alive because I really don’t care…I can’t remember saying that I killed him…maybe you hard it from someone else but not really from me…I don’t care about Kane…he almost killed me…Kane almost killed me…he threw me into those TV set after sweeping me off from the ground and I fell face down with a broken nose…he then decided to threw me with force and I could have died from there…he is very wicked…he wanted to kill me and I hate him for that…
“hahahaha…Olivia you are so funny…no…no I’m not laughing at you but at the tune in your voice…you both almost killed yourselves…you almost killed him too remember….he is also recovering from the after effect…the injury which will leave a scar on him. and you are recovering from the same thing that could have killed you…we try to make sure you don’t have a brain damage in the future…that can be harmful…and your body will have scars which you will sure remember in the years to come…I’m not supporting him but I’m not bias… I was so angry with him when I saw all that he did to you…I was bitter as I administer different drugs that night to keep you steady, I’m a doctor and I shouldn’t hate on my patient but Kane can see his wound physically but yours is more of internal wounds and it could be so dangerous…we were already planning on how to bring in international surgeon for your sake while you were in coma…and you surprised us all by coming out of coma so fast than expected…some people doesn’t survive this…they go from there while other have to use a life support for the period of six months that they will remain in coma…but here you are….i know he almost got you killed but I’m glad you are fully alive and recovering…
“I don’t understand all this long talk all I know is that Kane is a wicked human being, he almost killed me after saying that he loves me….how can you hurt somebody that you claims to love…what if I was dead now…he will start feeling sorry…rubbish…
Kane turned his back with the help of his doctor and saw Doctor Mark first standing at a distance close to his therapist class, Kane looked twice before recognising the other lady on a long hood covering her head, he muttered silently “Olivia” Kane saw that Mark was standing very close to her, smiling and saying something but she wasn’t smiling.
Kane swallowed hard and asked his doctor to give him his crutches after taking hold of it he started leaping towards Olivia who after she noticed him coming towards her gently turned and started walking away as Mark led her back to her room.

To be continued

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