“ THE SCIENTIST’S GOD” © Opeyemi O. Akintunde
Folabi watched Ella from the glass window. Ella had been kept isolated in one room. She was showing the full blown signs of the Islingbee Virus, but was still breathing. Unlike most of those who had the Islingbee Virus, she had lived longer than others, though in a comatose state…
“ Mr Folabi, the hospital will be shutting down soon. The fireflies seem not to be leaving us any soon and the government has advised everyone to stay indoors, including we health workers. Over 2 million people have been burnt to ashes in less than 48 hours of the fire flies invasion.”
“ So?” Folabi asked to be sure if his line of thought was exactly what the doctor meant
“ We … have to let go of your friend, Mrs Ella… I am sorry we have to pull the plug. Once everyone leaves the hospital, no one will be here to take care of her in her comatose state.” The doctor said as he patted Folabi on his way out.
“No… doctor” Folabi couldn’t bear that information. He ran after the doctor…
“ Doctor, are you saying without the Oxygen she will die?” “ Yes.. she will”
“ Ok… you don’t have to pull the plug, I will stay here with her till she wakes up..”
The doctor looked at Folabi like he just said the most stupid thing in the world..
“Suit yourself” the doctor said walking off.
Folabi looked around and saw that a lot of people were coming in to pick up their loved ones from the hospital despite some of them looking terribly sick…
Folabi picked up his phone and dialed Stone…
“We have a problem sir!” Folabi said to stone…
Stone dropped on the bed…There was no doubt the world was coming to an end and he may never get to see his wife and daughter ever again… The fireflies were burning people all around the world. One of his neighbors had been burnt to ashes a day prior to that.
“ What do you think?” Folabi asked
“ I don’t know… she is my wife but you are the one with her, I don’t know what is best for her. Out of selfishness I would have asked you to do everything to keep her alive, but will that be good for her? For years in our relationship, I never bothered about her own happiness, for me it was always all about her making me happy… Mr Folabi, do you think my wife would still want to be kept alive or would she want to go rest in the bosom of the Almighty?” Stone asked as tears flowed down. He knew he would never see his wife again to at least let her know how sorry he was for treating her the way he had been doing for years.
Wendy was terribly afraid. For the first time, she was begining to believe her
husband’s theories. She was scared about her adopted children and
Grandchildren’s welfare. She had called her children and pleaded they stayed
“ Can the world really end this way?” Wendy asked “ Yes, if God decides”Massai replied
“ Hmm… but I don’t think I am really a believer, if the world ends, I am sure going to Hell.” Wendy said
“Then it’s time to rededicate your life to God now, it will be terrible soon”
“ Pray with me…”
Ruth took only one of her female sexual partners and headed for the Airship. She took one more look at the Islingbee Virus large container. She knew the world had no need of it again, since the fire flies were doing worse.
She picked up the Antivirus syrup. She took it along Incase anyone developed the symptoms on the Airship.
Only about 200 pyramids members made it to the Airship, including Ruth. Ruth handed over the syrup to the Chef as he was the one to give it to everyone. About the time they were are to lock up the Airship, Marcus ran up to her,
“Glass asked me to give this to you today, if he never made it with us” Marcus said smiling.
Marcus was Glass’ Lab assistant. He had noticed the way Glass looked at Ruth, He had forced Glass into admitting that he was in love with Ruth. The day he was relocated to one of Ruth’s house, he had written a love note which he told Marcus to swear not to open but give to Ruth directly should he not make it to the Airship.
Marcus didn’t know Glass’ death was caused by Ruth, he also thought it was the embittered man who killed Glass.
“ What is this?” Ruth had asked
“ Glass asked me to give you, Incase he didn’t make it!”
“ And you waited this long to give me” Ruth said as she tore the envelope opened in a rush
“ He made me promise to give it to you today… “ Marcus said blushing…
Marcus was expecting a girly blush on Ruth’s face but what he saw was not what he expected…
To be continued
DEEP THOTS NOVELS
INSPIRED BY THE HOLY ONE
Written by Opeyemi O.Akintunde