“Doctor what happened to him “? Mike asked immediately feeling his body temperature rising to abnormal.
“Calm down boy” Doctor Willie said to Mike who didn’t seems to listen to him all that was running through his mind that moment was to set his eyes on Desmond to see and know how he’s fairing.
Patricia wasn’t left out too as she also wanted to set her eyes on Desmond. After explaining everything to the two teenagers who seems eager to hear the doctor out, hearing the word that Desmond is in coma for the past two days without opening his eyes nor any sign that he’s still alive. Mike didn’t wait to hear anything again he ran out of the doctor’s office heading to Desmond’s ward without knowing where it’s located. He ran around the premises like a mad dog, Doctor Willie and Sir Louis ran out also looking for him, they understand how he felt that instant but he shouldn’t take it that way. Mike was still running when he bumped into the nurses that was wheeling a dead body to the mortuary section, seeing that Mike stopped and unveil the person so as to be sure that it’s not Desmond’s body.
“Mike “! Patricia shouted seeing how he was behaving, he stopped and looked back to see the three of them staring at him like a dog who lost direction.
“Mike calm down, everything will be okay soon ” Doctor Willie assured him
“Just take me to him please, I just want to see Desmond ” he pleaded and without time wastage Doctor Willie took the both of them to the ward Desmond body was taken care of. Series of machines connected to his body were beeping and making noise some were showing red light Desmond body was lying there without moving nor shaking, his mouth was covered with oxygen to enable him survive even when hope is not there.
“Desmond !!! He shouted running to the bed where Desmond laid be shook him but his body wasn’t moving.
“No Desmond talk to me na, this is not our promised we made to each other that we will stand with each other in times of temptations.why do you want for give up now, please talk to me ” he kept talking and words were flowing out or his mouth unstoppable, Patricia already she couldn’t move or say anything but the tears already were ready to drop, she felt the pains of Mike. Doctor Willie and Mr Louis pity the poor boy.
“Doctor please tell me that Desmond is going to be fine anytime soon ” Mike said again looking at the direction, Doctor Willie looked down knowing fully well the question is not supposed to be answered now especially now that Mike is really in a bad condition about Desmond’s case. He shook his head negatively.
“I’m sorry but we are trying our best, he has only 5% of survival but we don’t know yet. The major thing is that he needs blood because he has lost much blood” Doctor Willie said bringing down his voice
“Doctor I’m ready to be the donor please do something, he’s the only one I got ” Mike said with his eyes wet
“We need to carry out some test to see whether the blood will match or not. We need to go to the lab and carry out test before anything else ” Doctor Willie said as Mike stood up immediately
“Where’s the lab doctor let’s go I’m ready ” he said leading the way out of the ward without knowing the lab. Doctor Willie was shocked seeing how was grown up man behaved like that because of his friend that means they are more than a friend to each other as he followed him from behind.
“Mom, he hates me. He he’s not ready to forgive me ” Tessy said crying on her mom’s shoulder
“Tessy Jerold don’t hate you, I know him he’s just recovering from the heart break and pain you have him. He will get over it and come back ” Mrs Jerald assured her daughter cleaning her tears
“Are you sure mom “? She asked
“Of course he will come back I know Jerold ” Mrs Jerald said pulling her into a hug as she rested in her moms shoulder
“thanks mom you are the best I love you ” Tessy voiced out
“I love you more baby ” she replied kissing her on the forehead
Jerold didn’t know what else to do as the thought of calling Tessy came across his mind , he picked his phone trying to call Tessy but he dropped the phone back leaning on the wall. His head kept spinning remembering the hurtful words Tessy said to him but that’s the past he need to let the past go and focus on the present and what the future holds.
“Tessy I’ve forgiven you a long time ago but I can’t tell you. I want you to feel my own pains too ” he said to himself as he opened his fridge bringing out a chill bottle of vodka and opened it then pour the content down his throat as the cold feelings kept him going to the land of the unknown.
Since the day Desmond was knocked down, Raymond nor arrow was not seen and the cops too were not tired of doing their jobs as they kept searching everywhere for them. Raymond and Co were living in s forest waiting for the right day to come and out and travel out of the country. They wanted everyone to forget about that issue before they even think of coming out exception of that they will face lif3 imprisonment because the cops will make sure they face it especially Raymond cause his father wanted him arrested too.
After the test was conducted and carried out on the hospital laboratory, Mike blood didn’t match with that of Desmond.
“Here is the result Mr Mike ” Doctor Willie said giving the result to him looking at the contents Mike was disappointed
“Doctor just used it whether it match or not it will work ” he said wearing an assuring face
“You can’t come and tell me what to do in my work, I do what I know is right ” doctor Willie said
“What are you trying to tell me now? That you will allow my best friend to die because of one certain fucking shit rules!!!? He said holding him on the collar
“Better do something and save my friend’s life or this hospital will not contain us ” he said leaving him
“Calm down Mike please ” Patricia begged
“Don’t tell me to calm down, see my friend there lying helplessly and hopelessly without the hope of surviving and he is busy wasting our time with some shit” Mike said angrily glaring at Doctor Willie
Seeing that the thing was getting out of hand, Mr Louis decided to say something into the case
“Mike I understand how you are feeling now, but calm down and allow the doctor to do is work. This is his field so allow him to concentrate ” Mr Louis said patting him on the shoulder. Mike was just overworried without asking what really happened to Desmond that he is admitted in the hospital just then his memory came back and the question just flew into his head
“Sorry Doctor Who brought him here and what did the person say ?was he shot or knocked down by a car “? He asked and Mr Louis knew where he was now heading to so he adjusted his eye glasses looking at Mike.
“Well he was brought here by a man who happens to knocked him down with his car when he carelessly crossed the road without looking back ” Willie explained to him
“Who was this careless driver that just hit him without caring to know how he’s fairing whether he’s alive or not ” he asks feeling his blood boiling in anger
“Here I am Mike, am the careless driver that knocked your friend down ” Mr Louis said as Mike attention drifted to him and slowly his anger died down but by bit
“I was in a hurry to go to the police custody because of the case of my son called Raymond. I hope you are aware of it ” he asked and Mike nodded his head in a yes gesture and he began
“I was so angry for Raymond to drag my name in the mud alongside with his fellow gang members, so before I knew what was happening I saw an image trying to cross the road with blood all over his mouth and he was being pursued by another man with a gun, before I knew what happened he crosses the road immediately without looking back and I tried applying my break but it was too late for that ” Mr Louis explained looking at the poor boy lying hopelessly . Mike too didn’t know what else to say nor to do he kept looking up and down and the silence in the room was just too much.
“Check my blood whether it will match his own ” Patricia said breaking the silence as everyone stared at her
“Why the look now? Did I say anything bad or did I just committed a crime “? She asked
“Let’s proceed to the lab ” Doctor Willie said as he lead the way and Patricia followed.
To be continued.
Will Patricia blood match that of Desmond??