The sacred bride episode 39
The Sacred Bride
Written by Bunmi B. Gabriel
~ Alisdair ~
I held mother’s cold hand as I stared at her pale body, tears in my eyes as I remembered all she had done for me. She had suffered a lot, gone through a lot of pains and she indeed needed a rest. I just wished she could have waited a little bit longer, until I can give her what she really wanted; a grandchild. Even though she wasn’t my biological mother, she deserved it more than my late biological parents ever did. I sighed and ran my other hand into her hair, if only Argider would listen to me and try to heal her, he wouldn’t listen. Argider is determine to end our curse with us and not let it pass on to our children, just let it go. If not, I would have healed mother a long time ago.
I sniffed the air with a tight smile as Bloom wrapped her hands around my neck, leaning her head on her arm. ‘Alis,’ she called softly.
‘I’m sorry, for ruining your day. I had so much plans for tonight but everything…’
‘It’s neither your fault nor mine, don’t you dare blame yourself because I’m not blaming me, we wouldn’t have known something like this would come up.’
‘That doesn’t mean I shouldn’t blame myself,’ I sighed. ‘I should have checked on her but I was so busy planning your birthday party, so busy thinking about only you I temporarily forgot about her.’ She removed her hands from me and scoffed.
‘Are you indirectly blaming me? Trying to say that it was my fault?’ I swirled the chair around and looked at her apologetically, I didn’t mean it that way. ‘I didn’t ask you to do all these for me, I didn’t even ask you to marry me in the first place…’
‘Bloom, I didn’t mean it like that, I swear…’
‘You were heading towards that direction and with time, you will fully convince yourself that it was all my fault.’
‘I will never do that, just calm down…’
‘Well before you start blaming me for your mother’s death, I actually came to tell you that Leila figured there is a way to bring her back. Your mother might be dead but like other spirits, she will stay around and watch her bodt and love ones for days, sometimes hours, weeks and even until she is buried. Leila can pull back her spirit into her body and that’s where I come in, I can seal it back in. The only problem now is that I already used up a lot of light healing you earlier today so it might not work, but we still need to try. The other thing is that she will only last for five to seven years, do you want us to do it or not? I don’t even need to ask, I’m just gonna do it before I become the murderer of someone’s mother.’
‘Bloom please, I don’t need any nagging or drama right now, I’m not in the right state of mind for it.’
‘Well sorry,’ she scoffed. I looked at the wall her sister stepped out from with a haze. ‘Leila, can you do it now?’
‘What will happen to Bloom, will she get hurt?’
‘No, I’ll be fine. This is my first birthday party, I don’t want it to be my last.’ She muttered at the end, looking away from me.
‘But…’ She pushed me aside gently and walked around to the other side of the bed. Leila raised her hands over mother’s body and shut her eyes. Soft inaudible words left her mouth, each word increased the haze flowing out of her body and surrounding the room. I looked at Bloom who was looking back at me with a frown, did what I say really hurt her?
‘I love you,’ I mouthed. She rolled her eyes away. I walked over to her and took her hand. ‘I’m sorry, for what I said.’ I entwined my fingers with hers and offered her a small smile.
‘You terrified me, it hurt.’
‘I’m sorry, I should never have said that. I know it’s nobody’s fault, I’m just emotional and…’
‘I understand, I’m sorry for behaving like a nagging wife,’ she said wryly. I rest her head on my shoulder and looked at Leila, demon shadows crawled on the walls, laughing and squealing. The fog whirled around the bed, trapping us inside as the entire hospital building quaked. Lights and windows shattered, things fell and cars honked. Something jumped into mother’s body, like a blue light. ‘Excuse me…’ Bloom left her words hanging as she removed her hand and head. She placed her hands on mother’s chest and shut her eyes, her body slowing radiating of bright yellowish orange light.
The temperature of the room rapidly turned hot and the heat burnt into my skin painfully. I went under the bed to avoid the heat, the quaking was terrible. Everything came to an abrupt stop, only the ringing in my ears and pounding of my head was all I could feel. I came out from under the bed and stood up; Bloom was panting as she leaned on the bed, Leila was staring at her with concern.
‘Did it work?’ I asked expectedly. She shrugged. I closed my eyes and placed my hand on her heart, I could hear faint beating. I laughed and smiled, she’s going to be alright. ‘Bloom!’ I enfolded her into a hug. ‘Thank you so much, thank you…whoa!’ She slumped down weakly. ‘Don’t pass out, please.’
‘I’m just tired, call the doctor and let’s call it a miracle,’ she murmured weakly.
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