I woke up in my hospital bed the next morning and my expectations of seeing nurse Tina sky rocketed. Thoughts of her text message on my phone which I had read a million times over filled my head. I tried to make up a thousand and one meanings to the text in my head. It was as though all the other nurses had disappeared. I couldn’t see no one but Tina. One other nurse came to take my readings the previous night and I couldn’t tell what she did or any of our conversations because all I could think of was my model nurse Tina. I logged into my admin panel on LTD18.com and started chatting with a few of my dedicated readers. Symone, Bugatti, Em and Kemmylicious to be specific. The chats went on until I dozed off that morning.
“Wakey! Wakey! Didn’t you sleep at night? Hope you’ve not been freaking with my colleagues while I was away?”, nurse Tina playfully asked with the most beautiful smile I’ve seen lately. I opened my eyes wide and yawned loudly while covering my mouth with the back of my left palm. I smiled back at her and responded, “will your colleagues even let me out of this bed?”. She took my readings that morning and scribbled a few things on the notepad she was carrying. “Everything seems to be okay and back to normal so Doc Molly will likely put you on observation till later this evening but you should be out of here by tomorrow at most. Freak with caution from now on, okay?”, she commented while tapping my right arm softly with her pen.
I watched her backside as she left as usual and waited anxiously for Molly to come around. I couldn’t wait to get out of the hospital bed. I walked around the ward a few times and chatted with other patients in an encouraging manner. They were in their beds for real health issues while mine was self inflicted I thought. Molly waked in abut half an hour later. He’s a habitual late comer except in cases of emergency but he can’t be questioned. Molly is the only child of his now aged parents who owned the hospital and since his dad stopped practicing, Molly is indirectly the CEO. He simply called the shots. “Guy! How far? Come to my office when you’re through”, Molly told me as he rushed into his office.
I entered his office moments later after my chats with the other patients and he performed some checks on me. “You’re okay now and free to go home. If you like, go and have a welcome back fuck party as soon as you get home. I will personally inject you with a lethal poison if you ever have to come back here for this same reason”, he said. I just looked back at him in the eye and asked him, “you don dey mad abi?” while pointing my index finger and tapping it on my skull repeatedly. We were there talking for a while until Molly opened his fridge and brought out a very cold bottle f red wine. I quickly grabbed two glasses from the table before he was done unscrewing the cork. We poured some and started drinking. I begged Molly to let me stay till the next day so I’ll be sure I’m fully recovered before going home and he agreed.
Evening came and Molly was ready to sign out again. I was also expecting Tina to follow suit but I didn’t see her until it started feeling like a heartbreak. I didn’t expect her to sign out and leave without even saying goodbye. I asked the other attendant who brought my dinner if she had seen nurse Tina but her response was negative so I reluctantly ate my dinner and was contemplating on giving her a call. I dialed her number. It was switched off so I tried calling Yetunde too n order to beg her but she was unreachable. I started feeling so terrible and was lost in my thoughts when nurse Tina suddenly came in without her uniform. She looked great seeing her for the first time in mufti. “I heard you’ve been looking for me”, she said as she walked closer to my bed. “Oh yes! I was wondering if you signed out without saying goodbye”, I responded.
Tina later told me she had to be home earlier and prepare for the night since she’ll be relieving her colleague who has to pick her fiance up at the airport that night. I instantly saw myself as the MVP of an NBA all stars game with that fourth quarter kind of trumpet sounds blowing in my head. I promised myself I must find a way to keep nurse Tina beside me all night.
To be continued…