MEANT TO BE?
My throat is getting dry so i got up from the bed and walked out of my room with the novel in hand,i want to go get a glass cup of water from the kitchen,i was reading the novel while walking to the kitchen..
I wasn’t even aware there was a stool in front of me,i tripped falling loudly to the floor,i gripped my hand on the table to steady me but the table tumbled on top of me with a loud bang,the flower vase hitting my head..I screamed out in pain…
I pushed the table off me and i felt a sharp object piercing my ankle, i cried out as i saw my ankle bleeding with a deep cut and the worst part of everything..the novel is torn..
His favourite novel !!
I should have just kept it in the room but i was engrossed in it,it was the cause of my fall cause i was read-walking and didn’t even notice the stool in front of me and now his novel is torn.
He had warned me not to allow it get torn.
He’s so gonna be pissed at me..Arrrrgh.
I heard footsteps and quickly hid the novel in my back..The door opened and Mig rushed in.
My heart beat faster as he walked closer to me.
“OMG you are bleeding,what happened ?” He asked worriedly, crouching in front of me.
“I wanted to get a glass cup of water from the kitchen,i didn’t notice the stool in front of me so i tripped over it and fell..sorry for making you worried,you can go resume what you were doing,i’m okay” I said staring at his worried face.
‘Oh…God…His novel’ I thought in fear.
“No you aren’t okay,your bandage is soaked in blood and you also have a deep cut on your ankle..I have to call Fleur” He said worriedly,he stoop up walking towards the telephone placed on a shelf.
“No don’t call her,i’m okay..She might be busy” I said but he ignored me punching some numbers into the telephone.
If only he knew his novel is torn,he will kick me hard rather than calling Fleur to my aid.
“Hey Fleur” He said into the receiver..Elva is badly hurt ”
“Ok be quick,i will take her to her room” He said before dropping the call..He walked back to me .
“Sorry,i know the pain is probably unbearable” He said and stretched his hand to me wanting me to take it but i can’t cause i was still holding the torn novel tightly behind my back.
“Is your hand hurting also ?” He asked and i quickly nodded.
“Oh..Sorry let me see it” He said ..I shook my head,my fears increased..He may not take it lightly.
“Hm” He sighed..”Let me carry you to your room then” He said and my eyes widened…God !! He’s really getting close to carry me..He’s gonna see his torn novel and yell at me.
“No” I said afraid…Bringing up my hand to disagree,i didn’t realise that was the hand i was using to hold the novel, it spilled out and i felt my body vibrate,he took a long surprised look at it then buried his face in his palms,his hands pushing through his soft hair.
He’s pissed at me !!
“I’m sorry..I promise to get another copy for you,please i’m so sorry,it wasn’t intentional,it got torn when i tripped over the stool..Am so sorry” I said feeling bad,wishing he would just look up at me.
He did and it was with a smile.
He isn’t pissed at me!
He chuckled and said “Was that the reason you didn’t want me to take your hand”
“Yes” I said surprised at his cool tone…I mean i just tore his novel..He’s supposed to get mad!
” Ofcourse I’m not pissed at you,it wasn’t intentional,i can always get another copy from the bookstore,you don’t have to feel bad about it okay” He said and i nodded, glad he didn’t yell or get pissed at me.
“Thanks Mig” I said.
“So can you take my hand now?” He asked and i nodded,he stretched his hand forward and i took it.
He pulled me up..
I had sprained my ankle during the fall.
“Sorry Elva” He said and i nodded.
He crossed his arm round my shoulder using it to support my body,my hand was at my back.
Sharp pain tore though my ankle at every step i took and i kept panting.
Mig suddenly carried me in his arms and i almost gasped .
He carried me like i weigh nothing,he didn’t even show any discomfort but smiled instead.
“I thought it will be easier and faster this way” He said grinning and i smiled, i didnt know how i ended up resting my head comfortably on his chest and closing my eyes..
His broad chest is far more comfortable than a pillow,i felt warm and safe in his hands..All my pains gone.
I didn’t know he had gotten to my door until he used his leg to kick it open and walked inside towards my bed.
“Oh..noo i don’t want to be released from his arms,i want to stay there forever” I said inwardly..
I felt him lowered me into the bed and i opened my eyes,the warmth and comfort is gone..The pains have returned..He sat beside me and took my hand in his,i felt good but not as good as i felt when i was in his arms.
It’s better than nothing though..
The door opened and we saw fleur rushed in.
“What happened?” She asked worriedly dropping her shoulder bag on the bed.
“She tripped over the stool and fell” Mig said.
“Ohhh…Sorry Elva” Fleur said.
“Mig can you please get me the first Aid box in my room,i have to change this soaked bandage and also apply some antiseptic on her ankle injury” Fleur said and Mig stood up to go get it.
“Sorry for making you worried and interrupting your work” I said to Fleur.
“No it’s okay” She said.
Mig returned with the first aid box,fleur took it snapped it open and wore her gloves,then she loosened the bandage and placed it in a disposable nylon…She cleaned off the
bl©©d on my head and ankle with cotton wool before applying antiseptic,i winced at the stinging pain.
She rolled out clean bandage and wrapped it round my head severally before clipping it.
She cut out a new cotton wool,placed it on my ankle,and brought out a bandaid,she placed it on the wound.
“You won’t be able to walk fine for some days” She said..She dropped the blood stained things in a disposable nylon before removing her gloves.
She took a pack of medication from the first Aid box then poured some brightly coloured pills in a small saucer.
“Mig please a glass cup of water” Fleur said ..Mig walked out of the room to get it.
He returned with the water and Fleur handed the pills to me with water.
“It will make you sleep and relieve your pains before you wake up” Fleur said and i nodded..
I dropped the pills on my tongue and washed it down with water.
Fleur pumped the pillow behind my head making sure i’m comfortable.
“Thanks” I said.
And in few minutes,i was starting to feel sleepy,the medication works real fast.
“Mig let’s leave her to sleep,i have some things to discuss with you” That was the last thing i heard before falling into a deep slumber.
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