Forgetting You - Episode 35
**** THERESA'S POV
After successfully depositing the man at the police station and filling a complaint, I get into the van and drive off towards the cottage.
My phone rings and I check the caller ID.
A smile involuntarily creeps up my face as I realise it's Alex.. Before I could answer,the call cuts.
Why would an honorable man like Alexander Connor flash me? I grin at my stupidity and call him back.
Unreachable? So soon? . Maybe it's network.
I dial his number again and it's still unreachable.
What's happening?.. How can his phone be out of service just a few seconds after he calls me?.
I step on the gas and increase my speed towards the cottage.
"Sh*t!" I hiss as the pain in my shoulder spreads through my entire body.
F*ck, it hurt!
"Hailey!!! Give me the knife"
I groan and slouch slightly.
She licks her lips, a determined look in her eyes.
"Give it!!! Now!! Else I will go over there and do to Olivia the same thing you just did to me with that knife"
I growl and her eyes widen as a flicker of fear flashes in her eyes.
She takes a step back.
"Give it!! Now!!!"
I growl louder and she immediately throws the knife onto the floor.
"Now get your butt in there and take a very cold and long shower. Got it?!"
She nods quickly and scurries out disappearing into the bedroom.
I sigh and collapse into the couch holding my wounded shoulder.
I hiss in pain.
I close my eyes, applying more pressure to my wound.
I feel drained.
"Oh my God Alex!"
The yelling causes me to open my eyes again and I feel the space beside me dip.
I turn to see Theresa seated beside me staring at my wound, her eyes glistening.
"Hey there now
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. You don't have to cry. I'm okay. It's just a small cut"
I assure and she immediately throws herself at me, wrapping her arms around me.
I stiffen at her sudden display of affection but then when the sweet mint smell in her hair reaches my nose, I relax instantly and hug her back with one hand.
I rub her back and kiss her hair.
She smells so good.
Few minutes later, she pulls back and stares at my wound.
"I'll get some cotton and disinfectant"
she says and rushes into one of the small rooms.
She appears later with a first aid kit.
She tears off the cloth from around my shoulders and begins to dub the wet cotton across my cut.
"S..sorry. I'm sorry"
I tell her and she goes back to work.
After dressing my wounds,she looks at me with those beautiful eyes and I wish I could kiss her just like before.. But things have changed now and I don't know if she still feels the same way.
"Your shirt is soaked in blood. Allow me"
she proceeds to take off my shirt and I let her.
As soon as she takes it off she gasps and let's her eyes roam my bare chest shamelessly.
Suddenly, I hiss when I feel her well manicured fingers on my abs tracing each line and contour ever so softly,seductively, lovingly.
"If you keep up with that, I'll be forced to tear off your clothes and take you right here on this couch"
I whisper and Theresa's head snaps up to stare at me, her eyes wide as my words sink in.
she pulls away and bites her lips trying to stop the blush from creeping up her cheeks but it does anyway.. Without looking at me, she rushes back inside with the speed of lightening. Soon, I hear ringing of a phone and minutes later Theresa walks back into the living room looking unsure.
"My mother. She keeps calling endlessly and I couldn't keep up lying so i told her Jason fell sick. I didn't give her details"
she tells me and I nod.
"That's fine. Go to bed now. I'll be fine here. I don't want Olivia to be alone with Hailey right now. How's she by the way?"
"She's just seated on the bed and staring into space. What happened to her?"
"I'll tell you tomorrow. For now go get some rest yeah?"
I answer and she blushes before disappearing.
The middle aged man smiles cynically as he stares at his cell phone.
A lady enters just then and he grins up at her.
"What a lovely evening Madeleine"
"What's with the smile father?"
She asks taking a seat.
"I was just on the phone with Gregory Michaels and while we were talking,I got to know his son is currently ill and hospitalised"
"Oh my God! What happened dad. Is he okay? What happened to him?"
She questions with genuine concern.
"Don't know. Don't care. What I do know is that you are going to go to ridge hospital early tomorrow and pay Jason a visit. Make him feel like you care. Got it?"
"Good. Now go to bed now. I want you looking fresh and beautiful tomorrow morning. The early bird catches the worm. Go now"
"Okay. Goodnight father"
Madeleine gets up and exits.
The man grins.
THE NEXT MORNING HAILEY'S POV
"Why are we at a hospital?"
I ask Alex and he ignores me for the thousandth time.
"I'm sorry about last night Alex. I'm truly sorry. I wasn't in my right senses"
I apologise and he just snorts as he drives.
"Yea you weren't"
"I'm sorry. I really am. Forgive me"
"Don't apologise to me! Apologise to the man who's currently on a sick bed fighting for his life just so you could have a normal life!"
He snaps at me and I flinch..
"J..Jason? On a sick bed? How's he Alex?"
"You would have known if you hadn't overdosed last night!"
He snaps again and I hiccup.
"Can't you see? Are you so blind that you can't see how my friend keeps putting his life at risk for you? Couldn't you at least hold in your urges? But no,the moment you were left alone you go straight to take in drugs!"
"It's not easy Alex. I've been battling with addiction since I was fourteen. I'm twenty four now. It's not simple Alex. it's not"
I sob and he sighs.
"I'm sorry for snapping at you. Wanna see Jason?"
He asks as he brings the car to a halt. We are in front of a hospital. "Yes please" I nod and alight.
"Theresa and Olivia are already here"
he tells me as we walk inside and I just nod.
I follow him till we reach one of the many doors and he stops to speak to one of the nurses.
"He's in that ward. Go first"
he points to the next door and I bite my lip.
he urges and I slowly open the door and step in.
There on the bed lay my Jason.
Several tubes attached to his chest and a breathing mask over his face. I swallow a sob as I take a seat near him and take his hand..
He doesn't even stir.. He's in this state because of me.
His face looks bruised and his eyes are swollen.
I brush a lock of hair away from his face and kiss his cheeks.
"Wake up Jason. I promise to stay away from drugs from now on. I'll go to a rehabilitation center if that's what it takes. I'll go on a thousand dates with you but please. Please open your eyes. Wake up. For me"
I squeeze his hand as I cry and I feel his fingers move slightly but he doesn't wake up. He can hear me. I know it.
I say and his fingers move again.
I smile through my tears and kiss his cheeks.
Suddenly the door bursts open
"Jason Darling.. Who the f*ck are you?!!"
I turn to find a Lady in the room,giving me murderous glares.
Our eyes meet.
It's her. It's her again.
"Well hello to you too.
You've been hiding here while boss' men have been searching for you huh?" She smirks.. I don't respond.. Suddenly the door bursts open and Theresa walks in with Olivia chewing on a chocolate bar.
She grins as soon as she sees me and wiggles out of Tess's grip and runs to me.
I bend as she runs into my arms.
I kiss her. My hands are shaking.. Regrettably I turn to face Madeleine who's staring at Olivia and me,like she's guessing the connection between us.
I step away,clutching Olivia tightly to me.
"Oh? So she's the one huh? I think I'm gonna get a huge reward after the boss finds out your daughter was never dead after all"
she smirks evilly and my breath hitches, fear grips me,crippling me instantly.
Of the boss finds out,he'll take away my baby and train her and turn her into the same monster he turned me into..
"I'm so happy to find out this little secret of yours"
she grins gesturing to Olivia.
I see her take out her phone and I instantly know she's calling the boss. No!!
Sorry for the late upload. Had writer's block. What are your thoughts on this chapter? I'd love to hear them. I love you..
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