<AUTHOR'S NOTE: Since the MC Akin Samuels was unconscious for most parts of this and the next chapter it was decided that the chapters should tell the story through Brian's Point Of View to show how what happens affects him until our MC wakes>
"Don't worry Amanda, everything will be just fine"
I had Amanda's hand fully wrapped in mine as I tried to reassure her not knowing if she could hear me or not but from the contact our hands were making I could feel her tremors stop and she became calm.
With her hand still wrapped in mine I extended both of them and placed the back of mine on her neck then forehead and checked the temperature
'You are burning up' I said in my mind with the intension of reducing any fear she might be feeling if she was indeed awake and could hear my every word
"Don't worry, everything is going to be just fine" I said and dropped both our hands
Few minutes later we managed to get to the hospital and in the midst of all that was happening I parked as well as I could manage at the moment then I rushed out forgetting to turn off the engine.
*WIII* *WOO* *WIII* *WOO*
The sound of the siren to an ambulance truck parked at the opposite end of the parking lot just few meters away from my car but the blue and red alternating spinning lights at the top didn't care about the distance as they managed to find a way to reflect off of both me and the back of my car
'I hope that there is someone inside that can be of help to me?' I ran to the front of the ambulance truck which already had it's doors slightly open but on reaching I opened the passenger seat door even more.
"HELP! Somebody help me, my daughter needs your hel—" I screamed but unfortunately there was nobody present in both the passenger's seat and the driver's seat as well to hear me.
Out of frustration I slammed the door shut and ran to the back which was also left open but still there was no one present and not even a stretcher I could take. I was flooded with anger and confusion as to why they would leave the truck running when theu clearly weren't there to be of assistance.
Just as I was about to run back to the car from the far distance and by the entrance of the hospital the front door was opened
Two paramedics came walking out as they rolled a stretcher through the door and in the process were having a friendly discussion and also sharing a couple laughs.
The paramedic to the left from my perspective who had his uniform sleeves rolled up to his elbow with his shirt unbuttoned from the collar to two buttons down exposing his white singlet and chest hair and by his left chest just above his uniform pocket was a name tag with the name Mark Favour written on it.
He was the one who opened the door while his partner pushed the stretcher out
The man to the right with his shirt sleeved uniform properly buttoned but had minor blood stains on certain areas and even on his chin and the frame of his glasses.
As written boldly on his tag George Joseph along with Mark Favour were both staffs of the Blue Gardens private teaching hospital and to show it their uniforms were a sky blue colour.
"I never expected that my last shift of the day would end with such a ridiculous and hilarious case" said Mark as he held the door in place for George to pass through
"Haha... I know right" George replied with a laugh then continued "I mean this guy tries to commit suicide by slitting his wrist then he sees the blood and gets squeamish, becomes woozy then passes out on his kitchen floor" He spoke mockingly
"Luckily for him his Dot Log chip recorded everything and alerted the police and then they us or he would have been a goner" said Mark as he let go of the door then they slowly closed on their own
"Yeah what a lucky and unlucky bastard... Well I guess that if that had happened then he would have gotten his wish so maybe us saving his life was actually a disservi— Hey look at that, what's going on over there?" George said pointing to the ambulance truck with his chin the minute Mark caught up to him from behind
"Who is that?" George said
"What's that dude guy trying to do? Hey... Hey dude, what the hell you think you are doing with our truck!?" Mark shouted and they both started moving towards the me and the truck at a jogging pace.
I saw the both of them approaching and I got a bit relieved
"Thank God" I sighed
I rushed to the back seat of my car and carried Amanda out then with her in both hands I jogged and met up with the paramedics placing her onto their stretcher
"Wait up dude, there's blood on that" George interjected
I didn't really care about what they were saying to me at the moment and they could see it in how I acted
"Please hurry, take my daughter in!" I begged
We started pushing the stretcher back into the hospital with George pushing from behind and Mark pulling from the front while I ran ahead and opened the door for them *CLICK*
"Huh?" One of the nurses who was close to the door when I opened it had taken notice of the force I used to do it so she stood in a daze
"Coming through!" Mark shouted and she snapped out of it
I waited for the stretcher to completely pass the door before I left it and ran inside
Mark and George took the stretcher to the counter and started to talk with the nurse there trying to get help for Amanda while I ran to the middle of the room in a panic
"Doctor! Doctor! I need a doctor!" I yelled out at the top of my lungs which caught the attention of everyone inside.
My display of panic was too abrasive that one of the nurses who didn't know that I was with Mark and George and needed immediate help walked up to me "Sorry sir but can you keep it down...This is a hospital after all"
The nurse's words caused me to vibrate with anger as I stared her deep in the eyes looking down due to the difference in height "keep it down? Keep it down?! My daughter needs help and you are telling to keep it down?" I screamed at her
I continued yelling until I finally caught the attention of one of the doctors who was doing a lecture with some medical students and unknown to me Mark and George were already and we're almost done making arrangements with one of the nurses at the counter to have Amanda checked.
The doctor left the students and walked over to me then the students followed behind her keeping enough distance that they wouldn't cause an interference but they could still be able hear what was happening and take notes.
"What's the matter here nurse?" The doctor asked the nurse who I had previously scolded
"Well doctor this man—" The nurse said but I interrupted her before she could finish her sentence
"Doctor please I need help. My daughter was having a seizure until some minutes ago on the drive here and she still hasn't regained consciousness"
The reason the moment I brought Amanda through the door and she wasn't immediately taken to a room for medical check and the rest was because the Blue Gardens was a private teaching hospital and they did things through a systemic process to make sure that while presenting a patient with the attention needed they don't disrupt the flow of work which was already in place and at the moment George and Mark were handling the process and once finish a thirty seconds after we entered Amanda would have gotten the attention she needed but since I had a panic outburst I disrupted that process and it was still within fifteen seconds since we entered the hospital that the doctor approached me
"Okay" the doctor took out her hand from her lab coat and used it to open Amanda's eyes then out of her other pocket she brought out a small flash light and shone it in her eyes and the pupils dilated.
Next she took her stethoscope from around her neck and checked Amanda's heart beat and after looking at her wrist watch to measure the beating rate she dropped everything back to their original place and stuffed her hands back into her coat
"Mr...?" The doctor asked me
"Nevel, Brian Nevel doctor" I responded
"Okay Mr Nevel, tell me exactly what happened"
"The truth is I don't even know doctor—"
"Miracle. My name Doctor Bright Miracle so you can call me Doctor Miracle or Miracle Doctor if you are into something like that" she interrupted then smiled to calm me
"Okay Doctor Miracle. As I was saying I don't really know what happened, we had just gotten home after eating out when she suddenly dropped to the floor and started having an uncontrollable spasm" I said and immediately got flashes of the dreadful sight of Amanda jecking on the ground which filled me with sadness
"Yes doctor, I don't know what could have caused it but earlier after work she said that she fell and wasn't feeling fine after that" I again flashed back to how I saw Amanda with all the scrapes and bruises
After I thought about it I figured that it was clear that Amanda was trying to hide how injured she was from me and when I met up with her by the car she had her handkerchief wrapped around her hand like she was trying to hide something but during the recreational activities we did at the restaurant I was able to catch a glimpse of what looked like cuts under it but I wasn't sure because of the colour of the kerchief and the light from the room we were in so I decided to check it when we got home
"She fell? From what distance" Doctor Miracle inquired and gestured at the nurse beside us to get something"Just from my office desk to the floor which isn't that far but after lunch she was feeling fine....We even played games and all so i don't know what happened"I was filled with saddened emotions and confusion but most of all I was disappointed at my carelessness for not knowing that something was wrong until it got to this point"From your office table to the floor, is that were she got all these cuts and bruises, from the fall? I kind of find that hard to believe but I'll take your word for it""!!" I said nothing in return"Since you guys were together it couldn't have been food poisoning and I'm assuming that you took a taste of her food right?""Yes doctor, I did" I nodded"Okay, nurse Charity!" She called the nurse who was standing next to us with her pen and paper
*BLINK*I opened my eyes gently, taking my time before the shape of open eyes were fully realized and the first thing I saw were strange and unfamiliar ceiling patterns."Where am I?" I spoke out softly without any strength in my wordsThe room was considerably in low lighting so that my eyes wouldn't hurt because of light adjustment when I open themStill having no idea what my current location was or why I was there lying on my back I thought of the best option which was to think logically.I couldn't really move my body the way I wanted but with the few minute motions I could make I decided to go with them and what I could move with the strength I had was just my fingers and maybe my hand a bit with my eyes and headBecause of how high I assumed I was and the warmth and texture of what I was laying on and the way it felt on my skin and fingers I concluded that I was on a be
It finally happened, Brian's jaw dropped and his shoulders became deflated "Brain damaged? What do you mean brain damaged? How can a couple of seizures result to that?""Calm down Mr Nevel or do you want Amanda to hear you" Miracle leaned back and closed the door completely *CLICK*"I'm saying that brain damage is a possible outcome but I'm not a hundred percent certain, this is uncharted territory after all. We could make a medical breakthrough tomorrow or in the next hour somewhere else in the world nobody knows" she said as she placed her hand on his shoulder "Are you calm now?""...""Sometimes miracles that go beyond the scope of science can happen. Amanda might just wake up in the morning without any trace of the intrusive set of brainwaves anymore and this will all turn into a bad memory to laugh about in years to come" She gave a reassuring smile"!!"Miracle after see
*TSK*"These are starting to get uncomfortable" Using the heel of one foot to press against the tip of the other foot I took off both shoes and felt the cold of the floor on the bottom of my feet which got me more relaxed as I moved my shoulders and rolled my head cracking my neck in the process *CRACK**CRACK*With one foot planted on the floor I raised the other with only the toes making contact with the floor then I moved the leg around causing my ankle to crack and free up until I was satisfied then I alternated and did the same for the other foot"Now that's better" I smiled*STEP*I picked up the shoes and walked a little further in the corridor before I came to the spot where I was having three room doors in front of me, two to my left and one to my right spaced in the the order that the first was by the left then the next by the right and finally the last by the left a
"You want to prove difficult huh? I guess that you must not know who you're dealing with but I'll let you know anyway, I'm motherfucking Samuels" I said under a breath then smiled and took out one of the two hair pins I had in my hair.There were three originally but something must have happened to one from all the things that happened today.I bent and arranged the pin in the right manner for the job then jammed it into the keyhole and started to jiggle in a particular pattern which was meant for lock-picking until I heard the *CLICK*A skill I learnt when I was a kid in the orphanage and used when we wanted to play with our presents the guardians hid from us until it was ChristmasThe moment the door was unlocked I got another rush of mixed emotions from Amanda but that wasn't going to stop me from my quest so I inhaled deeply and exhaled slowly to calm myself."You're not going
*GASP*The sight of the gun caused my heart to skip a beat and accompanying that experience was a mini heart attack as my sight became hazy and I gasped for air and started to pant.The cold and the hard texture of the gun in my hand against the skin of my palm caused my veins to firm up trying to force more blood to flow to my palm in order to warm it up."He actually wanted and tried to go this far" I dropped the gun on the floor beside me gently and laid down on my back and faced the ceiling with my hands netted and placed my my stamach.Too many emotions and questions ran through my head and they wouldn't let me think of the plan I needed the Black box codes or how to execute it..Thirty minutes passed and I was still lying down in deep thought. The time now was almost getting to 2am in the morning and I was so mentally and physically drained that I didn't realize whe
*KCHH*I gritted my teeth and groanedThe bullet flew right through my hand leaving a clean hole as it's entry and exit points and me in a lot of pain"F*CK!!" I shouted as I crunched over pressing my injured hand between my other hand and my abdomen bloodying my shirt then I took the towel and wrapped around my injured hand and wound firmly but in the process the pain was so unbearable that I almost dropped the gun and drop on my knees as well and all the while Brian was left speechless and in awe as he looked at me."W-What did you do?"*RING* *RING*The house telephone behind Brian rang out filling the entire room but it couldn't do anything to change the intense atmosphere.*PANT* *PANT*"D-Don't touch it... let it go to v-voicemail" I spoke out with a cracking voice after I successfully managed to stop the bleeding while constantly panting an
*STEP*Brian walked out of the house completely infuriated and confused wondering if what just happened moments earlier was even real or he was still in bed having an existential crisis type dream.He couldn't tell if it was really someone else controlling his baby girl or if it was the thing in her brain that was causing the change in personality but it was too erratic to be coincident.*Ahh*He exhaled as he rubbed his hand against his forehead in a circular pattern then he brought out the flashdrive from his trouser pocket and looked at it scrutiny wise observing each area of it "there's no way that my Amanda could have made a programmed execution-on-insertion flashdrive like this and those things I found in her backpack as well..."He fell his hand to his thigh in hopeless subjugation and raised his head to face the clouds as he sighed "please, not again!"His dreadf