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LASTING MEMORY. Episode 18
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After a long stay at the hospital Ken was later discharge, he was still unable to walk normal so he got a home physical therapist, who will be coming twice to his house every week to massage and constantly train him until he becomes stable with his two legs.
Olivia refused to see Kane or talk with him all through the period in the hospital.
She tried every possible means to avoid him until he was discharged
Kane’s house was back in order, everywhere cleaned up as if nothing happened.
His securities and house keepers were back to work.
Kane still felt empty without Olivia in his life.
With the help of his walking stick which he uses to support his right leg he stood up from his room and walk out to sit on the steps with his phone as he went on surfing the net.
He tries to occupy his mind with his browsing but he still drift off to Olivia.
Wilson visited him and they sat and talked about life and everything generally.
Wilson stayed until night falls before leaving.
Mark who seems to be spending so much time with Olivia came again that afternoon making it the fouth time he was checking on Olivia that day.
Olivia who has insisted on leaving the hospital soonest was taking a nap.
As Mark entered her hospital room, Olivia was asleep and her personal nurse was out to do her laundry.
Mark sat beside her on the bed and watch her sleep peacefully.
He looked at her and breathed deeply, he brushed his finger on her hand quietly.
he knows that he shouldn’t be doing that, touching a sleeping patient in that manner, it wasn’t professional, but when it comes to Olivia he can’t help himself, Olivia was more than a patient to him.
Mark gently raised Olivia’s hands to his warm palm before lifting it to his mouth.
He gently placed a kiss on the back of her hand and as he tries to lower back the hand Olivia woke up and Mark quickly sat up, straightened himself as if nothing happened.
Olivia stared at him with a frown.
Mark was quiet wondering if Olivia noticed that he just kissed her hand, but he remained quiet as he stared back at Olivia
Olivia spoke out
“Why are you looking so lost Mark…is there a problem…
“Just a little worried that you will soon be leaving us…you insisted on going home…I… just don’t know why it has to be so soon…I feel worried because complications may arise…why not stay for another extra week let’s watch and make sure you are stable…
“I have spent over a month in this hospital…I need to go home… I’m tired of this place… doctor Kate said I’m free to go but my personal nurse will go with me to make sure I’m well settled but I don’t need the nurse’s help, she have tried in caring for me all this while, she is a human being and also needs rest…I feel fine, I need to go back to my normal life… being in this hospital can be so tiring… stop worrying about me… I’m fine…I feel fine and if any complications arises I will definitely call you over but I’m not sure there will be any trouble with my health…
“What of Kane… will you consider him again… after all this…I mean do you still love him or you will give another person a chance into your life… there are people dying to have you in their life… will you ever give another person a chance or you still have Kane in mind…
“Mark… Love and relationship is not my trouble…I have other pressing needs but definitely not a Love life…I just want to get out of here and get my life working again… I’m not planning for any relationship… not now or later…I have gotten alot to chew already from life…once I’m out of here I’m focusing on myself and my daughter… that’s all.
Mark nodded sadly and later left as Olivia’s nurse returned back from the laundry.
The next day Kate came and talked with Olivia for a very long time.
Kate’s talk with Olivia was very interactive as Olivia responded so well.
She assured Kate she has made up mind to let all the grudges and stored up hate for Kane go despite how hard it is she just have to move on for the sake of her daughter Emerald her heart was so empty and she want to fill it up with other beautiful things aside man and Love.
Kate supported her, telling her to take her time, everyday at a time and she will heal from all the sadness and lost.
Olivia later left the hospital and went back home
She drew out a different Life plans for herself and her daughter inclusive.
Olivia employed a new housekeeper and cook and also a driver who will be driving her until she is able to drive on her own.
A day came and she asked her new driver to take her to the cemetery and he drove her down.
Olivia walked to her parents grave side with two fresh wrapped up flowers in hand, and stood in between the two grave side.
“Dad…I promised to return with details about how I will destroy the man that killed you and Mom… and raped me… who’s name happened to be Kaka…I promised to bring words back here…well i kept to the promise… the good news is that I did not only disappoint him at the wedding but I also shot him… and the bad news is that i almost died too…I felt like a murderer after shooting him and thinking that I killed him… I’m sorry…I couldn’t do it the way I have wanted…I wanted to kill him but I just couldn’t…I probably failed again or disappointed you but it was for the best…I know you and Mom Will not want me to trade on this revenge path… that is not who you are…you brought me up to be loving, contented and forgiven and that’s what I want to be… I’m gathering strength everyday to accept the fact that you and mother are no more and to forgive the man behind your deaths…I almost lost my life in the process of revenge but I’m glad to be alive…I have accepted my fate and sketched out a new plans to pursue…I need everyday strength to achieve all my purpose…this time around there’s no Kaka or Kane in this new plans…is Just me and Emerald for the time being… thank you for being a great parents to me. you and Mom will forever live in my heart. I love you Dad…I love you Mom… may your kind and loving souls continue to rest in peace…
Olivia dropped the two new flowers she brought on their graves side, she kissed her hand and placed it on her father and also her mother’s tomb before walking away.
That evening she stopped by at the exact address where Wilson lives.
Wilson was shocked and afraid when he saw Olivia. He just returned back from his daily business and was about to retire for the night when Olivia came, he never knew that Olivia knows where he stays.
Wilson was afraid as he stammered, he stood out with Olivia.
“Good…. Good…evening…I..I mean how are you doing… Olivia..I’m so…rry…so Sorry, I..nev…er thought that night will turn out the way it did on that day your parents died… Kane made a mistake and he hates himself more than ever…he feels God was punishing him for all the attrocities he committed and couldn’t face punishment like I did…I never wanted your family to be hurt… all we planned is to take shelter just for the police searching for us to pass by but it turned out far more than we bargained for… I plead for your forgiveness… from your recent fight with Kane which almost claimed your life and that of his…I came to understand the fact that you have known for a while but stored it all in… I’m deeply sorry…I can’t justify our wrongs and why we tried to cover up our terrible sins all this while…i plead for your mercy Olivia…
“Is okay Wilson, I’m not here to kill you for shooting my dad dead…or to throw Judgement at your feet…not at all… I came in peace…if I wanted to hurt you…I have many ways to do that…you did what was required of you by saving your partner in crime…I do not blame you for my parents death…I never have. I only channeled my hate on Kane because he caused it all… and I’m here to clear that fact…I know you shot my dad but I have decided to pretend and move on because is really hard to say I will forget…I won’t be able to forget but I will try and forgive… I’m doing what my father will want me to do…so Wilson i wish you nothing but the best in this life… have a good night rest.
Wilson stood there puzzled, not knowing how to respond as Olivia turned and drove off with her driver.
Few days later Olivia was on phone with Helen and she also spoke with Emerald who wanted to come back home to her. Helen wanted to travel down to visit Olivia who she has not seen for some months now
Olivia agreed to their coming as Helen planned on the day to travel back with Emerald.
Olivia was watching a movie in her room when she hard the door bell, she has told her house workers not to answer the door so that they will not open up for the wrong person
Olivia went to answer the door by herself and it was Mark
After he was invited in and sat in the parlour, a fruit drink was offered to him of which he drank gently, Olivia sat opposite him.
“I was around the neighbourhood so I decided to check you up…
“Aaah… Mark…I don’t believe you… when do you start having business in my neighbourhood… Tell me that you drove all the way down to check me up…I will totally understand….
“Hahahaha…you caught me in my own lying web, I admit…yes, I came to check up on you… just to make sure you are alright…I also miss you Olivia…but I can see you are doing so fine… those glows you usually have around you is returning back and your hair too is growing out…
“Yea, the hair is growing back and I wear wig whenever I’m going out but walk comfortably with my real self whenever I’m home… that’s the logic and is all cool…
They both talk and laugh before Olivia hard her phone ringing and she excused herself and went to her room to receive her call.
Kane, hard that Olivia was out of the hospital and back to her house decided to pay her a visit.
“Even if she doesn’t still want to see me I will remain there until she gives me audience…it will be difficult living without her, I don’t know if I will be able to do that… Olivia have to hear me out… she has to know that I love her so very much and also Emerald. my daughter is the reason I can’t give up…I will fight until I’m able to win Olivia back.
Kane drove down and parked outside Olivia’s gate before taking his walking stick and walk into Olivia’s gate as her security man who happens to be the same old person there for long opened the gate for him after greeting him warmly.
Kane gently walks to Olivia’s front door and rang the bell, he waited patiently and silently prayed Olivia will not kick him out.
Kane was surprised as the door fling open and doctor Mark stood with a frown looking at him
He was speechless as different thought crosses his mind but he managed to speak
“Good day doctor… good to see you again… I’m here to see Olivia… how is she…
“Good to see you too Mr Kane, Olivia is feeling tired, she needs her rest… I’m not sure she is ready to see you today… Olivia really do not want to be disturbed… she maybe needing a shoulder and back massage before going to bed so I’m here to do that for her which will soon be our normal routine…she feels safe having me around.. I’m sorry…maybe you can go and call her before you come next time…
Kane looked at doctor Mark, he bent his head for sometime as he looked down on his well designed walking stick.
Kane looked up again not knowing what to say or do as Mark stood like a body guard on Olivia’s door.
He quietly nooded and turned, Mark thought Kane was walking away but instead Kane found a place close to Olivia’s frontage and sat down.
Mark went to him again
“Mr Kane…I said Olivia won’t be able to see you today… she doesn’t need any thing that will rise her blood pressure…go back to your house and call her before coming…if she refused to answer your calls then send a text message to her but Olivia will not be able to see you today Mr Kane…
Kane sat properly before saying
“Doctor, I hard you the first time I’m not deaf…but I will rather sit here and wait for Olivia to come and tell me to leave by herself…but if not then I’m not moving an inch out of here… I’m not disturbing your massage or whatever…I will only sit outside here peacefully…. don’t be bothered or threatened with my presence…
“I’m not threatened Kane… I’m sure you will be wasting your time here because Olivia will not be able to see yo…
Olivia suddenly spoke behind them and made both of them to turn to her
“Mark, let him in… allow him to come inside…
Kane quickly stood with his walking stick and started going inside, he looked at Mark and smile while a disappointed frown settled on Mark’s face as he gently followed Kane behind and entered inside.

To be continued

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