Hours later at the hospital, Nathan came out of the emergency room. He had called some people from the hospital to prepare the emergency room. Nora was bleeding badly. In his heart he prayed the knife didn’t go through any important organ. Immediately they reached the hospital with Rachael and Thabo, he had changed into his doctor uniform and went in to work on her.
Now as he came out he found Thabo seated by the benches waiting his head held in his hands. he noticed Rachael wasn’t there with her husband but he didn’t bother to ask where she had gone. deep down his heart he still wished all that was happening would be a lie.
Thabo saw Nathan walk towards him his face still down.. “how is she doing?” he asked before he could get closer. Nathan shook his head,” she lost a lot of blood but we have managed to stop the bleeding. she is still unconscious though” he added sadly..
” Oh my God” Thabo frowned, ” this is bad, so what next? is she gone be okey?”
” I hope so “Nathan responded sitting down next to him. “We just need blood, but the hospital bank doesn`t have a match for her. So i was hoping one of you could donate some blood for her if you would.”
“Yes i will give her my blood..” Rachael answered from behind as she joined them
“my husband has low blood pressure he cannot donate any blood” she added standing next to Thabo.
“Well then, ” Nathan answered without looking at her face.
“its even better since you are the cause of all this mess..you can as well ease your conscious by saving your dota`s life.”
” Please not now,” Thabo cut in.. “lets all focus on saving Nora`s life and this thing can be discussed later on.”
“yeah Whatever!” Nathan answered carelessly.
“Just go to that room the nurse will tell you what to do ” he told Rachael pointing at the room adjacent to the emergency room.
Joe who followed them to the hospital with his driver, arrived as Rachael was donating the blood. he walked to Nathan
s office immediately he was told thats where he had gone. Entering, he found Nathan facing the window his hands inside the coat. he cleared his throat to get his attention..
” hey son! ” he called him..
“hey,” Nathan answered looking at Joe and back to the window.
“you should have stayed home dad” he spoke up, “you are in a delicate state to stress yourself coming here.. ”
“I had to Nathan” , Joe answered
“you are my son and i know you, you are not doing well too and i needed to be here for both you and Nora. You know how i feel about her.”
“Yeah sure dad, ” Nathan responded still looking outside, ” its too late to stand for me. You could have thought of the consequences of your actions before it was this late. just to make things clear, am no longer interested in being close to you or anyone else from now on. am moving out of this town immediately Nora gets better. its clear there`s nothing for me here and i have to find time to heal and probably forget this episode of my life” he added, passing a hank on his face…
Joe knew that whatever he would say at that moment would not help the situation, he decided to just listen in and said nothing. when Nathan was done talking he sighed..
“sure son whatever decision you make no one will blame you. just tell me how Nora is doing?” he asked looking at his son who clearly wasn’t interested in his presence..
“she lost a lot of blood, thank God the knife didnt cut through any sensitive organ. the mother is giving her blood and any minute they should be done” he said coming to sit in his chair acting all professional like he was talking to someone he didnt really know.
Just then, his phone rang and as he pressed the receiver, the person on the other line spoke up on loud speaker… “Doctor, we are done but you need to come over, there`s a problem.. ”
“okey, ” Nathan answered calmly
” will be there. I have to go now,” he told his father…
“go on son i will just sit out side ” he added getting his clutches under his arms..
“Doctor,” the nurse explained to Nathan as he arrived to the room he was called.
“the blood sample of the patient`s mother didnt match”
“what? ” Nathan asked shocked, “what do you mean sister,”
” just that Doctor ” she continued.. “it means the donor cannot be her mother, she wasnt born from her.. ”
Nathan sighed and slowly looked at the records, “oh my.. what the hell is going on with this woman ?” he whispered..
“What did you say?” the nurse asked thinking he was talking to her…
” sorry i was just thinking aloud, sister let me see what i can do. call the lab and ask if we will have any more blood later today.” he added leaving the room with the papers..
He called Thabo, Rachael and Joe to his office. They all sat silently waiting for Nathan to say why he called them. Nathan took his time walking back and forth in the room as the 3 watched him anxiously. he was not sure whether to get excited by the news or feel sorry for Nora, who just like him would too turn out to have lived a lie. All thanks to his so called mother.
“What happened Nathan? ” Thabo finally broke the silence..” is everything okey?” he asked holding his wife`s hand.
Rachael was quite and praying her dota would get well. Oh she needed was that night mare to come to an end and the torment in her heart to stop.
just after they took Nora to the emergency room earlier on. She had walked to the hospital Chapel. she knelt down near the alter and prayed for her dota… “my God, i thank you that today no matter how painful it is, you have let this secret come out and the heavy burden might come to an end. I need you more than i ever did my God. Forgive my sins dear Lord and please heal my dota, shes innocent and doesnt deserve what is happening to her. help me my God to be strong enough to face my mistakes and if possible find a solution. touch the heart of my son and help him to heal and forgive me and his father. he needs you more than he needs us, please lord forgive them for being together, do not judge them on that sin, oh God please hear me.” She prayed whilst crying.
she had been there for hours and when she lay down to the floor she felt a hand touch her shoulder. she turned to look at the person behind her, and there stood a tall and dark man with a small mustache. In a long white robe, holding a black bible.
” it is well my child ” the man told her.
” Who are you sir?” Rachael asked looking at him..
“Am Father Danny, i visit the sick and work around this hospital. before i came here i had a vision. God told me i will find you and that i should tell you your sins are forgiven and that your enemy will soon be revealed and put to shame. ” Rachael looked at him and shook her head..
“what enemy Father?, i dont remember having enemies..”
” oh yes, you have” the priest added..
“There is a woman who has a hand in all the bad things you have gone through in your life. I dont really know who but in my vision i saw you and that woman. she has always wanted to destroy you, now dont worry the Lord has fought your war and he heard your prayers. it is well.. ”
Rachael couldn`t believe what the man was telling her but she thought it wise not to argue with him.. ” thank you ” she told him standing to go.
“another thing,” the man added.
“your son will be happy with the woman he has fallen in love with. she`s gonna be his forever.” Rachael nodded and walked out thinking the man was surely crazy.
so here she was now waiting for Nathan to explain why they were all called…
Nathan sighed ” Mr Thabo and your wife, care to explain who the mother to Nora is?” he asked without hesitation..
Rachael looked at Thabo then back at her son, “whats that? ” She asked her facial expression showing total surprise.
“Excuse me Nathan, i know you are hurt but for you to insult us in that manner is not fair. i was the one who carried Nora`s pregnancy for nine months and spent several hours in labor, how can you say i didnt give birth to her?” she added looking at Nathan with so much sadness.
she understood his pain, but she couldnt take it for him to talk about her dota as being someone else`s child when she carried the pregnancy herself.
Nathan got the test results from the lab and handed them over to her, ” well then tell me how the blood samples do not match.” he asked folding his arm and sitting back in the chair, ” that just came from the laboratory and they just confirmed you cannot donate to your dota because your blood and hers are not matching.”
Rachael`s hands shook as she confirmed what was written on the forms in her hands.
And all this while, Thabo was quite and his head turned to the floor. His thoughts ran back to the time Rachael went to give birth at the hospital 24 years back….
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