BELINA (Tender Beauty) SEASON 1
Richard drove so fast and he had to quickly get a hold of himself.
He mentally started doing his relaxation technique and he was happy when he started calming down a bit. He raced on top speed to the hospital hoping that
he would get there on time and do some things that would take his mind away from the past few minutes. He couldn’t believe that
his mother had d effrontery to come back after close to 22 years. To do what? Claim ownership after he had grown without contributing anything to his life? No, he thought, she must have underrated what she did.
He finally got to d hospital safe and sound and marched to his office in anger. The people in the hospital stared at him
surprised; because that was the first time they would see him that angry.
As he got close to his office, he met Tony and knowing his friend
very well, Tony knew something was wrong somewhere.
He followed him into his office without a word and gave him a minute to calm down before he
“What’s wrong Richard? Is dad ok?” he asked becoming worried
“That’s the problem. He is too ok”, Richard answered.
“What do you mean by that?” Tony asked, confused.
“If he hadn’t been too fine, he would not have
allowed my mum into the house”
“What? What are you talking about?” Tony asked shocked
“Exactly what I am saying, I got there after calling you worrying
my freaking self that something might be wrong with dad but on
getting there, I saw my own flesh and blood mum staring me in d face”
Tony stared at him open mouthed not able to say anything.
“What did you do about it?” Tony finally asked
“Nothing, I am not going to do anything about it”, he said and relaxed on his chair.
Switching on to more important things he asked, what of the psychologist?”
“Yeah, she is here already and is attending to Deji right now.
You just need to see her, she got me tied to her little finger immediately I set my eyes on her.
Believe me, she is a sight to behold”, he said already enjoying the change of topic
Richard looked unconcerned and said sternly, “that is none of my concern”.
Tony shook his head and said, “unless you are not the Richard I know, you would have the same opinion as me when you see her”, he said grinning Richard kept quiet and made a mental note to avoid the second
floor as much as possible till d end of the day
I looked at my first patient as he sat in his wheel chair in the very large hall-like place which was decorated to the brim. It looked
so heavenly, I adored the place myself. As I pushed him around I kept a light conversation going until he relaxed totally and I was glad. He
was extremely taken by the drawings and art works so I
decided to use this first time to familiarize myself with him and make him enjoy himself.
I noticed that he should be a little older than I am but I decided to treat
him as a friend. We explored the art works together laughing freely at every joke I made.
He looked so full of life and no one would have believed that he
didn’t know anything about himself. I noted his extreme
enjoyment and the little things he said unconsciously and planned on working on it.
I was very happy that just on d first day, we had achieved things that would have taken a week to achieve. I looked at my wrist
watch and was alarmed when I saw that the 2hrs session was almost up. He noticed this and made a funny remark and we both laughed. I pushed his wheel chair as we headed out.
He said something about wanting to walk by himself but I told him that he would not do that until the doctor permits. We got back to is room and he was a little bit reluctant to let me go, I had also enjoyed myself
extremely and was feeling a little
bit attached to him but smiled and told him that it would just be like d twinkle of an eye and the
next thing he would know is that we would be having another
session again the next day and that in no time, his memory would come flooding back. His
parents had thanked me profusely and I left the room for my office. I was about to climb the steps leading to the second floor when I stumbled on the most breath-taking sight I had ever placed my eyes on. I was
there like forever admiring the most beautiful craft I had ever seen when all of a sudden, it moved.
Tolu sat down comfortably in his
house looking very comfortable and no one would have been
able to think that he had a hand in the case that was being viewed in the television. He
watched as the TV brought to life
times without number the issue of Tunji’s murder and he hissed audibly. ‘If it had been a
commoner, the case would not be shown more than once o, but now that it has happened to
them, they are disturbing our eyes and ears with d story.
E o tii ri nkan kan”, he thought to himself. He was so confident that he could not be a suspect at all cos he made sure that he
never visited Tunji in his house so no one could connect him with d case. He switched off the TV and went out to get a good meal at the nearest eatery.
Now I have some cash, let me spend it, he thought as he stepped out of the house.
Click 3 below to read episode 20