The doctors came, sent his nervous wife out and worked tirelessly to revive him. A lot of scanning and diagnosis were carried out on him and it was discovered that he had some complications that required another surgery to be corrected. By this time, his father was already recuperating and so Stacey wondered why her husband’s case was different.
Few days later, Declan was rushed to the theatre for the second surgery which lasted for more than 3 hours. He came out weaker than he had being before the surgery and his wife wondered if he would ever recover.
The strain of taking care of her invalid husband was telling on her and she was looking pale and famished.
Exactly three months after the transplant, Mr Ogar was discharged but he refused to return to Nigeria without his son. After some days, his wife began to rant.
Mrs Ogar: “I don’t know why we are still staying in this place after we have been discharged. I am tired of staying in India o, my business is suffering back there in Nigerian, tor” she said to her husband who had refused to be discharged from the hospital.
Mr Ogar: “why are you this inconsiderate? You and I know that your business is in good hands in Nigeria and as such there is nothing to worry about” he replied her.
Mrs Ogar: “what do you mean by I am inconsiderate? Have you not been discharged? What are we still doing here for God’s sake?”
Mr Ogar: “we are here because my son whom we came here with is still here. It will be the height of wickedness to leave him here”
Mrs Ogar: “I don’t understand you, my husband. In fact, since you started having this kidney issue, I don’t understand the way you think. Is your son not in good hands here? I am not a doctor and neither are you, so how does our presence here change anything?” she asked.
“that boy is on that bed because of me. He gave me life and now his own life is being taken away from him and you say I should abandon him and go back to Nigeria? What am I going to do in Nigeria when my son is here? What is it that I am going to look for in Nigeria? I will only leave here with my son” he asserted.
Mrs Ogar: “but his wife is here, is she not good enough to take care of her own husband? Didn’t I take care of you while you were sick?” she asked him.
Mr Ogar: “can’t you see that she is just a small girl who is struggling with the stress of early pregnancy? She needs our support, we cannot leave her alone” he said.
“then I will have to return to Nigeria without you” she said.
Mr Ogar: “fine, see you in Nigeria” he said to her and went into his friend’s room.
Stacey was sitting close to her husband on his bed when her father in law came in.
Mr Ogar: “how are you doing my wife?” he asked Stacey.
Stacey: “I am fine, daddy” she replied offering him the chair she was supposed to sit on.
Mr Ogar: “and how is my most beloved son doing today?” he said patting his son who was struggling to sit up.
Declan: “I feel much better, dad” he said.
Mr Ogar: “that is great” he said, taking his sit.
Stacey: “where is mum?” she asked her father in law.
Mr Ogar: “she is there saying something about going back to Nigeria” he said casually.
Stacey: “Nigeria? Aren’t we all going together?”
Mr Ogar: “don’t mind her, my dear. You know how you women can be at times” he said.
Declan: “I hope you two are not having issues again, dad?”
Mr Ogar: “it never ends, my dear. You know she can be troublesome”
Suddenly, they noticed that Stacey who had stood up was struggling to stand and just as she was trying to steady herself, she fell back and fainted.
Declan tried to get up but the machines attached to him would not allow him.
Declan: “daddy, help my wife, help me call the doctor. Please don’t allow anything happen to her. I love her so much” he said, fidgeting.
Mr Ogar walked out as quickly as his legs could carry him and went and called the nurses who rushed in and carried Stacey away. In their confusion, father and son had forgotten that there was an intel in the room that could be used to call the doctors and nurses.
After they stabilized her condition, it was discovered that she had lost the pregnancy as a result of stress.
The doctors informed her about it but she begged them not to inform her husband because of his condition since she didn’t want anything that would slow down his healing.
Mrs Ogar returned to Nigeria the next day irrespective of her husband’s plea to stay around and help take care of his son especially with the fact that his wife was also sick. The woman refused and told him to get a maid for his son if his own wife could no longer take care of him.
Liz and Frank’s relationship continued to wax strong after she broke up with her friend. The two lover were seen everywhere on campus and Frank’s friend never ceased to tease him about how he had been trapped by Liz after he raped her.
After their graduation, they continued their love affairs to the admiration of everyone who didn’t know what the two of them had passed through.
After NYSC, they both secured good jobs and Frank disclosed to his friends that he wanted to marry her.
Frank: “Sas, can you help me plan a little party during Liz’ next birthday?” he asked his friend whose uncle had helped him to secure a job. Sas had visited Frank in his house and since Liz had gone to the market, he saw it as the perfect time to discuss the surprise birthday party with his friend.
Sas: “that will not be a problem but the you that I know is not one for parties so what has changed? Why do you want to throw a party for Liz now?” he asked.
Frank: “I want to propose to Liz but I want to take her by surprise” he said.
Sas: “wait o, which Liz? The same girl you raped is the same person you want to marry?” he asked sipping his drink.
Just then Liz who was coming in from the market opened the door and entered.
The two friends looked at each other, too shocked for words.
Question: Is it right for Frank to want to marry her after raping her? Did Liz eavesdrop on their conversation? Will she still agree to marry him?
To be continued.