Cold But Charming - Episode 32
Cold but Charming
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At dawn the shooting pains from too much of tears sent my form aching...
I mo-n and cry out ..
I realize I had fallen asleep on my mums laps through the night..
I sat up all trembling as she offered me cold table water.. The cool
flow of the drink soothed me, but the shocking memory of what had happened to Steve persisted in my head, Mo-ning softly I wrapped my arms around myself .
"Mum" I cry again this time she drew me into her arms
"Its okay darling, I believe Steve is a fighter, he will be fine "
In that instant i recalled a statement she had once made about helplessness, and those
people who fought it,
If only I had told them about Eric,
if only I'd shared everything with them maybe non of this would have happen..
Steve wouldn't have took those bullets for me.. . .. And no body would have gotten a share in this whole mess
But how was I to know... I was only eight and naive..
Eric threatened me, rather i kept it hidden from everyone...
"I did this, i caused it all.. mum"
"Its not your fault darling, Eric manipulated an eight year old mind its normal for you to get scared, sorry my dear, we were at fault not to realize"
I closed my eyes and rested my head against my mums Shoulder taking comfort in her nearness ..
feeling tired of everything and life itself.. i stood up seconds later after wiping off the tears in my eyes ..
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. My eye felt hurt and swollen.. But how could I not cry , life without Steve is meaningless...its as good as nothing, he brought happiness back to my life,, he saved me from my demonic uncle ... I just can't bare the feeling that he's laying in there in a critical condition because of me..
"Sam, calm down okay " she said softly
I glanced around the waiting room
I realized we weren't alone anymore...
I recognised the men at the far corner talking to a much smaller nurse to be my dads and Stevens .. Their face looks disappointed and baffled...
Guess there was still no news about Steve's well fare.. Leaning on a chair at the far end was a beautiful middle aged woman and a girl about sixteen , who has quite resemblance with Steve
I glanced up at them and sniffed..
pain and nausea devoid my Strength.
Both their face were pale despite the growing warmth of the day ..
Steve mum walked towards me..and gather me into her arms..
I accepted her embraces and cry hard into them
" am so sorry we met in this kind of situation ma'am "
"Its okay my dear, .. Steve will be fine okay,,, we just have to believe in God "
She released me from her hold and smile between tears ...
"He'd told me a lot about you, i admit you are much more prettier than the way he described you,"
I nodded and cry more
She sniffles while she cleared the tears in my face ..
"Its okay darling "
" here Kate come over here" a pretty girl whose brown eyes were more like Steve stepped forward .. Her face moist and dull ..
She was like a beauty from beyond, I was right about Steve family... Their good looks were more like an unspeakable charms that could lure the heart into nothing but love
"Kate, meet Sam ,,,,, your brothers......... "
Kate cut her mums word
With tears she walked right towards my half opened arms while i gather her close..
I could sense her nerve tangled as my own...
"Steve must have really loved you, big sis,,, can I call you that "
I nodded in her arms and cry more... Both my mom and Steve's patted us from behind...
"my pretty angel" Mr Gold voice was heard seconds later while I went ahead to sort comfort in his arms too
"Its okay dear, "
Mrs gold was surprised
"Have you guys met"
"Yes dear, they were together the day I saw Steve"
I move to embrace my dad who also gave his reassurance that Steve would be fine..
Later in the day..
My heart keeps diving and blood pressure kept in its wake ..
I struggled not to cry again from too much of tears already...
I keep getting reassurance from everyone yet no one is coming out yet to tell us about Steve..
The men kept up their pace through the morning until they left..
Gradually the day went by..
My mum, Mrs gold and Kate who'd eaten in a cafe near the hospital came in with food.. But guess I couldn't eat cause it would have been impossible to swallow with a limb that felt as solid as rock in my throat..
I only sat, hoped and prayed that Steve would fight to stay alive ...
Hours go by, yet my fear and pains increases by the minute... i sat there silently, staring, brooding at people who kept offering reassurances but not the result I so much needed to hear
We watch as the nurses left, the shift changed, new nurses came in on duty.
Their manners were more brisk and efficient but they kept telling us to wait patiently for the doctor .
More nurses arrived on the floor to make afternoon turns...
Slowly the waiting room began filling up with other patient family members who'd come for visiting hours...
My dad came back twenty minutes earlier before Steve dad.
I began growing impatient, the feeling that something bad had happened to Steve struck my mind..
Tears were falling all over again. I wipe them off and struggled hard to keep them from falling
trying to occupy my mind instead I glance around the room across the
far corner i catch the sight of a little boy running a truck toy back across the green and white tiles.. His pregnant mum sat patiently nearby.. The sight of the boy make me fantasied I was the pregnant woman sitting there while we patiently wait for Steve..
Few seconds our face lighted up, we jumped when a doctor who Introduced himself as Abraham.. appeared at the door way, a tall distinguished man was at his side
He shook hands with my dads and Steve's
We all stare at him eagerly while he speaks.. .
"he is really a lucky guy sirs.. cause the bullet went through a dispose tissue in the Side of his belly, underneath his triceps, the operation went successful well, he's alive but he's yet to regain consciousness, I just want you guys to stay patient till he does, maybe tomorrow he'll be awake by then .... But he won't be discharged until two to three weeks time,, so he can get proper care and treatment for his wound.. "
At the sound of that, my heart skipped in beats.. I watch as the men embraces the doctor, while both our mums gave thanksgiving to God.. I hugged on to Kate tightly and smile... A cooling relieve rushed through me, a relief that brought happiness bubbled from deep within... My Steve is alive,, oh thank you God
"Can we see him just for a minute doctor" I heard myself ask the doctor eagerly
The doctor smiled towards me.. He hesitated for a moment before he speak
"Okay I'll only allow one person but make it be brief "
i glance around meeting eye with both of our parent , , I smile at Kate also whose stare were also intent on Mine..
I clear the sob forming in my face and nodded a thanks
I moved with the doctor who led me to the ward he is in .., ,
I opened the door slowly and blink back tears.. He was in an hospital wear, looking as handsome as ever...
His skin was pale and plastered in the nose, forehead and jaw.. ..
his face Looks more younger more like a boy of fifteen.. His hands were lying on the sheet on either side of the bed.. I pull a lime green chair up the bed, sat down
and slowly took his strong right hand into mine ,
I kissed on them repeatedly and stare up at him..
Oh God how much I adore him !
I adored the way he coaxed me into a softness i hadn’t known i possessed. i adored the way he brought me out of myself. i adored the way he made me feel free and beautiful, . i loved his smile, his eyes,his body. i loved the warmth of him when he's near.. the strength of him when he
hugged me, the fire of him when he released my passion in answer to his. In his arms, i was unafraid.
I love him for staying alive for me, he has always been that bold type, so strong,, and someone more larger than life ,
its just felt so odd to see him like this ...
" I can't wait to see those perfect brown eye of yours again Steve, those beautiful eyes that tells me how much you love me.. The eyes that speaks of nothing but love whenever you look at me."
I felt the movement in his finger.. Eagerly
I glanced up at him but his eyes were closed ..
Few seconds later
A nurse opened the door..
And I knew right its time I leave, I stood up, stare down at him one last time, slowly I bent and place my lips softly to his...
"Thank you for saving my life Steve.. And thanks for staying alive for us all,, I love you"..
I glanced back and followed the nurse and right out to the door.
Soft sound drifted towards me, the distant click of the clock counting off the seconds, the padded foot steps against the tile floor .
the scent was that of the disinfectant and something else I couldn't name.
It cost me a surprising energy to lift my eye lid and glance around.. The first thing I saw was a round clock on the wall, then a television mounted in the corner, a railing like that of a shower looped around the bed..
I realize I was in the hospital... The last thing I remember was getting shot and awaking to see Sam beautiful teary face..
I said something to her before everything went blank...
I glanced up at the clock... Its 10pm..
A bandage was tied heavily around my stomach..
carefully I moan to sit myself up, stretching awkwardly I reach for the button and rang for a nurse .
A disembodied voice responded..
"Mr gold, you are awake, that's wonderful I'll be right in ... a guy is here waiting though "....
A nurse arrived seconds later.. Taking along some instrument
Her wide friendly smile was enough to put me at ease..
She thrust a thermometer forward and stare down at me...
"Mind, am to put this in your mouth"
while I watch her thrust the thermometer in my mouth
"You said my friend is here a female or a male" i asked the minutes she gauge out the temperature out of my mouth..
"In a minute sir " she smile gorgeously and reach her tiny hand to my wrist . She stood quiet,,, concentrating on my pulse for a moment before she continued .
"Your family just left about five hours back, we never expected you'll wake up so fast, but a guy name Andrew is here to see you, If the doctor permits him, I'll send him In"
I nodded and smile up at her
"Pls, I would prefer you let him in"
Few minutes after the nurse left...the doctor came in.. He introduces himself and ask few questions .. the calmness and smile on his face made me realise he was indeed glad for my speed recovery...
.. We exchanged conversation and after he left Andrew came right in with a sober smile on his face...
"Glad you are awake man" his deep voice crooned from the
i smile up at him while I stretch my neck to glance behind ..
He raised his brow and matched his heavy boot into the room..
"Man you checking for chicks right, huh, chicks "
I smile up at him
"guess I do"
"You do not possibly think I would bring a chick right to the hospital...man, am I that bad ... I never realize have gone so terribly worst through the years... Gosh "
My smile was slow and pretty sincere .
"Worst to the core Andrew... You are an obsessed fool when it comes to women "
"Man you are so mean, i wouldn't deny that but anyway I had to rush down here when a police gave me the news".. '
I nodded ...
"You took a pretty excellent part in calling the police Andrew, it really help in taking that psycho down really "
"Yes man really but that's a pretty brave stuff to do for a chick...... " he said rolling up his eye
I raised my brows up and frown
"Oh woman... I mean lady that's a slip of tongue man... Am sorry "
" Sam is not just anybody....I will make it clear.. She is my life and if I hear you address her like that again am gonna ring the nurse to get your ass kick out of here"
"Oh man you wouldn't want to do that,,
but talking of the truth that nurse gat this you know, she's damn hot"
he said moving towards the bed
I bit my lip and smile while i watch him reach for a seat..
" you've gone totally wide Andrew ... so how Ann and Caleb"
"Mmmmm Well Caleb's is in a pretty bad shape, but He's going good, Ann on the other hand .. she kept insisting her bed to be shifted into Caleb's ward... You know what.....
i think I suspect those two,, "
I smile ... i could feel his now serious gaze stared pensively at me
"But are you sure you're good man...
"Am good Andrew... ..."
.but I needed a favor from you man, not an immediate stuff though, "
"What's that man, "
"It should be a secret ok, no telling anybody "
The next day :
Eager to get the hospital ,6.0clock found my dress.. I hadn't had a blink of sleep after the doctor called last night about Steve recovery .
I can't believe he's woken up.. God...
Hurriedly I finished putting on a short armless pink gown with my ever pink baby shoe..
Read " The fugitive " by the same author ( Op. Amina )
. I tie up my braid
I could feel my pulse racing, but yet I was patient to apply some make up..
I just wanted to look more prettier for my man..
after one last glance at the mirror i raced upstairs to my parents room ...I gasped when I realize they were yet to take their bath .
"Mum, dad I can't believe this, we agreed on six yesterday "
"Sam its just twenty past six, calm down dear, " my mum replied..
I watch my dad walk tiredly into the bathroom...
"Oh Sam, your dad is getting old.... "
"dad!!!... its better you guys get freshened up fast, or am gonna leave you both behind"
" no one is taking Steve away from you Sam so chill " mum said playfully
but i was fast to race out and shut the door behind me ,
as impatiently I started pacing everywhere, i kept staring at the time repeatedly...
I manage to take the tea and bread the maids prepared ....
Yet my pulse wouldn't stop racing,
it took like forever before mum and dad would get prepared even if its not seven o clock yet...
They also had a little meal and at exactly five after seven we were all prepared to leave...
the hospital environment was still as quiet and non crowdy when we arrive,
i made my way hurriedly into steves ward leaving both mum and dad with the doctor..
I opened the door to his ward slowly and there he was.. Already up looking all attended to ... From the sound he glanced up from the novel in his hand..
Greedy for the sight of him, my gazed rover all over his form...
A smile curled up his lips as his gaze slid longingly to mine.. And the love I read there convinced me that, my Steve is really back
i voiced his name in a breathy sound, as tears of happiness slowly trickle down my cheeks.
"Come here Sam"
" Steve..... Oh god Steve"
I moved closer to him, gentle not to touch his wound... I directed my mouth to his, not giving him time to talk or respond while I roughly planted wet kisses over both his plastered and smooth face.. All that mattered now was holding him , kissing him and glorying in the truth that he lived...
i raised my eyes to meet his which were searching my face relentlessly.
“oh God Sam"
His smile faded as his gaze touched over my features.
He was staring at my form...
I anxiously investigated his injuries but he stopped me
"I'm fine babe "
"I know but"
"Hey am here talking to you aren't I, the wound would heal up in no time "
A long, tense silence filled the air
As he slid his hands down my waist and down , my eyes widened
"Mr Gold do you know what you are really doing anyone could come in "
He smile seductively
"You are just too beautiful to ignore Sam"
"If you keep that up,then" i kid thickly,
He laughed and wrapped my head to his chest...
"Then what, told you no death could take your man away from you... "
I nodded and smile
"thank you so much Steve... "
"Thank you For saving my life.. "
"Oh" he smile towards me softly
" no problem ma'am"
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