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Strange saga – Season 1 [Episode 1 – 4]

My exams came and went, I got a distinction in
Anatomy, my father was so proud, Serena got
two and Rebecca had a resit in biochemistry.
Martins was by my side all through the three
week long exam though I hadn’t said yes to him.
Serena has been following me to fellowship most
Wednesdays and though her lifestyle still
continued I hoped someday she would be
completely devoted to God. My sister graduated
and was posted to Kaduna for NYSC, I wished it
wasn’t so far away because I missed her.
Rebecca and I were revising some past
questions in school for the resit exam in three
weeks, even though I went to the hospital for my
clinicals I still read with her to encourage
her..my cell rang as I was explaining Krebs cycle
, I picked it up
“Hello..” My face changed
“Who’s that?Rebecca asked with concern
My lips went dried “Serena..she had an
accident”.
We hurried to the hospital, the nurse had
decided to call the last number she dialed, we
were told she was in the theatre,her car had ran
into a tree and Serena was unconscious, I paced
outside the theatre as Rebecca calmed me
down, I decided to call Theodora who called her
brother, I didn’t know how to contact the
parents. I was scared, really scared, I looked up
to God” God please don’t let her die..she’s not
ready”
Rebecca had to go after we waited for hours and
more of her friends came but I sat alone after
filling them on the situation of things, they left to
buy food later and I was left alone waiting ..and
praying. I was wriggling my fingers and biting my
lips when he breezed in
“Where is she?” he asked, he hadn’t changed at
all, if you minus the stubble that made him look
older, it didn’t stop my stomach from recoiling at
how good looking he was..I couldn’t believe
myself, I stood up
“Took you long enough, she’s in the operating
room” I told him
“Why is she in there…its that serious?”
“The doctors haven’t said anything to me”
“Oh god” he roved his face in pain”how long has
she been in there”
“Maybe 5hours”
“That long..” He glared at the closed door then
started pacing again”
“Your pacing is making me anxious..I’m sure she
ll be fine”
“Who signed the consent for the operation?”
“Me..there was no family here”
“I was out of town..came immediately I heard” I
wondered what he was doing. The door opened
and we quit bickering and faced the doctor, he
was still scrubbed with a case note in his hand..
He looked at me
“who’s the young man?”
“Sean..her brother..please how is she?”he asked
“Had a ruptured spleen, we had to remove
it..transfuse her then repair her broken leg but
she ll live” we both heaved a sign of relieve.
“She ll be in ICU for a couple of days till she
wakes up..for now we wait”
“Thank you doctor..can we see her?”
“Just family for now, maybe you should inform
your parents”
“They not ..around… We family”he said, I looked
at him
” ok..you can see her after she’s been moved,
you need to get her clothes and other personal
items then make deposit at the revenue, we
attended to her because she’s a student here”
Sean nodded, “if you are Christians you can pray
“he added as an afterthought.
” Thank you doc”I said We watched him go, Sean
sat down and I sat beside him in a long silence
“I think you should inform your parents”
“Yea I would, when she’s stable, they ll worry”
Ok..I knew if something happened to me my
parents should be the first to know, something
seemed off but I didn’t ask
“She’s the only thing I got..she can’t die” he said
“She ll wake up, let’s just pray”
The friends finally returned and we filled them in,
after we saw her he offered to drop me off in the
hostel and I obliged, the ride was a silent one.
“Thanks” I said when we got to my hostel
“I should say thanks..if you hadn’t been there on
time nothing would have been done for her”
“She ll be fine. don’t worry too much” I got out
and he drove away.
When I went back there the next day Sean was
already there, he clearly hadn’t slept at all, he
had dark shadows under his eyes and his stubble
had increased, he was staring at Serena, they
were transfusing her again I saw plus the vital
monitor was beeping, he told me he had paid
deposit and paid for more blood
I sat down with him”you should quit worrying, you
have done your best”, but he stared at her still,
the nurse told us we had to leave and return
“When can we come back?” I asked
“4’oclock” she said, we went out of the ICU ward
outside, I couldn’t believe Serena was in there,
she wouldn’t believe it herself, she was so full of
life, just glad it wasn’t worse than that.
“You should go home, get a bath and something
to eat” I suggested
“You sound like my mother”he said, I was slightly
taken aback
” sorry I just..I just..”I had been rude to him
previously, I had no right to tell him what to do,
he looked away from me as two cars pulled up,
his friends came out, they came and embraced
him one by one.
I decided to go home, my cell rang and it was
Martin, I told him about Serena
“Wow is she alright?”
“Doc says she ll be fine but needs our prayers” I
told him, looking back at Sean I got in a taxi.

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