Solitude – Episode 27
The firm has a big case in court and Chanda and I came in early for work to put the facts together for one of our big clients. Working on the case with Chanda has brought out a side of her that I never knew existed and if you ask me, I think we make quite a good team.
‘The hearing is in an hour, you two better be on top things by now.’ Says chibesa walking in on us.
He is in a blue suit, white shirt, burgundy necktie with brown shoes and a matching watch.
‘You know you can actually make yourself useful here instead of just standing there like a model.’ says Chanda
‘I don’t need to because I know you are going to kick a*ss in that court room today.’
After we finish Chanda heads to the court room with a few members of staff and I stay back in the office to finish up some more work in my office which has been pending because all efforts were directed towards the Case.
For a moment I stop to take a breath and I am interrupted by August who comes in panicking and panting as if he had been running from something.
‘Have you heard?’ He says while trying to catch his breath
‘Heard what august? Calm down.’
‘Its Chanda, she had an accident on the way to the court room she is now being rushed to the hospital. Chibesa has put in a request for the judge to move up the hearing.’
‘Oh my God!!’ I exclaim in disbelief
‘Which hospital is she being taken to?’
I quickly pick my phone and purse and we head out to the hospital, August drives us there in a haste and on the way I start to tell him how hard she had worked on this case and it means a lot to her.
‘I’m glad you two are now getting along and working as a team, like this you will do so much more because clearly the enemy is not within the firm. My instincts tell me Mr.Nakamba has something to do with this because I know Chanda is a very careful driver this is so suspicious from what I am getting a black land cruiser just hit into her car along church road and it sped off leaving the accident scene.’
I am led to believe his words as a flash back of the words of Mrs. Nakamba lingers in my mind as I recall her telling me to consider her husband’s offer to avoid bloodshed.
In no time we arrive at the hospital and August asks the nurses which ward she has been admitted to
‘Ward 3.’ the Nurse responds
‘But I am sorry we can not allow you to see her right now because the doctor is running some tests on her.’
We wait for a while in the waiting lounge and the Doctor comes out after 30minutes and tells us she sustained some serious injuries on her right knee and her shoulder was dislocated but the good news is she will be able to walk again in a few weeks.
‘She is still unconscious at the moment because we gave some sedatives while stitching the cuts on her leg. She is very lucky because it could have been worse, the Brocken gla*ss did not touch her eye but just bruised her forehead.’
‘Thank you very much doctor, can we see her now ?’ I ask
‘Certainly.’ says the doctor leading us into the ward where she is laying on the bed with her head wrapped in band aid and her arm in a plaster of parries
I am not very good at handling pain, I feel my legs get numb as I look at the unconscious Chanda. I know the doctor said she is going to be okay but my mind is telling me something else. We have been working together just fine and the relationship we have been building is okay and Lord knows I am not ready to lose her.
‘The Doctor said she will be fine.’ August says touching my waist
I smile at him for the thought
‘Let me get some air.’ I respond walking out
I head to the cafeteria and get myself a bottle of water, I feel August’s presence even before I see him.
‘You are really worried hey?’
‘I wouldn’t want her to die just like that.’
‘August I am human.’
‘She caused you pain.’
‘That doesn’t mean that she has to take leave just yet.’
‘You mean she can’t die just yet?’
I sigh, I don’t want to use the word die.
‘Chanda is a very strong lady, she will make it out alive.’ He says
‘Are you ever going to get back?’
He looks at me
‘I don’t think so Nella, I was good for her. I did everything in my power to make sure that I was a good man but I guess people never really see when they have a good thing do they?’
‘Relationships are hard man.’
‘How come I have never heard about your man?’
‘Because I don’t have one.’
He looks at me shock written all over his face
‘What’s wrong with being single?’
‘You are young, smart and very beautiful.’
‘Isn’t there a man that wants to be with you?’
‘Many men want to be with me but I haven’t yet found the one that is deserving of my time and energy.’
‘Have you ever been in a relationship though?’
‘Well.’ I say scratching my head and he laughs
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‘I am good August.’ I say
I pick up my phone when I hear a message notification and it’s from a number that I don’t know.
‘August we need to go.’
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‘The firm August.’
‘What about the firm?’
‘August now.’ I say walking as fast as my legs can take me