Rachael rolled from one end of the bed to the other. Her head and left hand was bandaged, she had a big cut on her lips, her entire face was swollen and she wriggled in pains as she gradually opened her eyes slowly.
She let out a loud scream that got the doctors and nurses running to her room. When they got there she had already passed out. The doctor was surprised as he couldn’t understand why she fainted. He sent for his stethoscope and the nurses hurried away to get it. He checked on Rachael and her vitals. Then he asked a nurse to stay with her in the room.
It was about thirty minutes later that Rachael reopened her eyes, and she sat up in fear.
*Nurse:* Madam, please calm down before you hurt yourself.
*Rachael:* Where is he? Where is he? (She asked in fear)
*Nurse:* Madam calm down. Where is who? You are in the hospital and we are taking good care of you.
*Rachael:* Hospital? (Slowly she remembered the chase of Alfred and his family, and then she remembered the accident, she remembered being carried by Alfred and his wife and one other man, and then she remembered her pregnancy. She looked at her stomach and it was gone. She screamed so loud that the doctor and other nurses came running in again)
*Rachael:* My baby, my baby, where is my baby? What happened to my baby? Where is my baby?
*Nurse:* Madam, please calm down before you end up hurting yourself.
*Rachael:* Don’t tell me to calm down. Where is my baby, I want to see my baby right now.
*Doctor:* (to the nurse) it’s alright Nurse, let me take it from here.
Erm madam, my name is Doctor Clement, you were involved in an accident and you were brought to our clinic.
*Rachael:* Yes I know this, but I was pregnant before the accident and now I am not seeing my baby neither am I pregnant. What is going on? What happened? Where is my baby? What happened to my baby?
*Doctor:* Madam please calm down. You were critically injured during the accident and you are lucky to have survived it. However there was severe damage on your baby, we had to do everything possible to save him. That was why we quickly had a CS done on you.
*Doctor:* Unfortunately your baby was too weak when he was brought out, and despite all we did to save him, we still lost him. We are so sorry madam but we tried our best.
*Rachael:* What nonsense are you speaking from your mouth. Lost who? (Laughs sarcastically)
I believe you are telling a huge joke doctor, please kindly go out there and bring my baby for me please.
*Doctor:* I am so sorry madam, But God gives and He takes. We are only messengers that try. He does the saving and the healing.
*Rachael:* (screaming) What nonsense is this? (Crying) What rubbish are you talking about? Where is my baby, go and get me my baby right now.
The door opens and he walks in. When Rachael saw him she almost fainted again. She raised her hand and started screaming…
*Rachael:* Ghost! Ghost!! Ghost!!!
Reverend Leo was leaning onto the walking stick. He was looking healthy and strong even though he was still limping and leaning on a walking stick after so many months. He was looking handsome and smart in his white Polo shirt and blue Jean trousers.
He walked to Rachael’s bed and sat by the edge. A terrified and scared Rachael was screaming at the top of her voice and using her hand to cover her battered face.
*Rachael:* No, no, no, don’t come near me, you are dead, you are a ghost, stay away from me. Jesus! Jesus! Blood of Jesus! I cover myself with the Blood of Jesus, someone help me, someone take this dead man from here.
*Doctor:* Madam can you please calm down, you are hurting yourself and your blood pressure can go up if you continue like this.
*Rachael:* Doctor get this man out of here please. He is a ghost. He is dead and has been buried already please please get him away from me.
A smiling Leo, raised his head and looked at her, he shakes his head in pity and then spoke for the first time since he entered the room.
*Leo:* Rachael, can you just have pity on yourself and calm down?
*Rachael:* The ghost talks, the ghost talks o.
Rachael jumps from the bed and straight out of the hospital room. The nurses tried to hold her down but just like a flash of light she dashed passed them to the waiting room and them into the streets.
Reverend Leo, the nurses and doctors ran after her trying to hold her and calm her down, but she was way ahead of them. She ran into the street screaming “the ghost talks, he is talking, the ghost is talking.”
All efforts to catch her proved abortive. The doctors and nurses finally gave up on their pursuit as they all returned to the clinic one after the other leaving Reverend Leo to chase after his wife.
Rachael kept on running and screaming in the streets, turning to look back at intervals, and once she sees Leo coming she increases her speed and shouts the more, falling and trampling on goods and people.
She was running and not looking and so she didn’t see the car that was coming her way. Before Reverend Leo could shout and draw her attention to the vehicle coming at high speed, Rachael already ran into it. The car hit her hard and she fell to the ground.
Leo got to where she was and lifted her up and took her back to the hospital where she just ran away from.