I woke up in the early morning so I can prepare myself to leave.
It was just around 5am. I didn't have any hangover and I planned on sleeping again when I arrive.
I was done with everything after an hour and getting into the kitchen I found Bogosi.
Me: "Shouldn't you be sleeping? "
I made myself some coffee.
Bogosi: "I was restless. Why are you leaving so early? "
Me: "I have a man who misses me"
Bogosi: "Ohh lucky you"
Me: "I thought you'd have started with breakfast "
Bogosi: "I have a lot on my mind. Is there something wrong with my sister? "
Me: "Not that I know of. I have to go"
Bogosi: "I know you're just leaving this early because you don't want to go to church "
Me: "Maybe I will when you open yours"
Bogosi: "You'll be the first one to know "
Me: "Send my goodbyes to Tsaone"
Bogosi: "Be careful. "
Me: "I always am"
I went out and to my car.
My phone surprisingly had no reception.
Anyway I just got into my car then drove.
I went to the garage where I filled up my tank and got coffee again with a muffin just to have something in my stomach.
I got into the car again then drove while listening to some music.
Yes I do listen to music.
All was going well I had just gotten into town and was at the robots when I couldn't brake.
Me: "Fuck no"
And just like that I watched my car get hit by another from the side. It was massive that from that I blacked out.
Me: "Husband "
I said hugging him from behind.
He was busy frying something.
Gosi: "I wanted to give you breakfast in bed"
He turned and pecked my lips.
Me: "Where's Jacky? She's usually up by this time "
Gosi: "She left"
Me: "Really? "
No lie I was disappointed. I thought she would spend more time with us
Gosi: "Said she has a man who misses her"
Me: "Yeah that sounds like her"
Gosi: "Wait you're not throwing up or anything? "
Me: "I had no morning sickness with this pregnancy babe "
Gosi: "That's good. "
Me: "Things are calm now"
Gosi: "Perhaps too calm "
Me: "What? "
Gosi: "Sit down. I'll finish up quickly "
Well I did as he said.
Gosi: "I think you should call her"
Me: "Call who? "
Bontle came and sat with us.
Breakfast was all ready now.
Bontle: "Morning "
We greeted back.
Me: "Is something wrong? "
Gosi: "That's what I want to find out"
I went to take my phone then called her.
It went straight to voicemail.
Me: "It goes straight to voicemail "
Bontle: "What's going on? "
Gosi: "The devil wants to turn Jacky back"
Me: "Turn her back? "
Gosi: "She was slowly opening her heart to God. Actually I need to go pray about this"
I was just confused. He wasn't making any sense to me.
Gosi: "Excuse me"
He stood up and left.
Bontle: "That was interesting "
Me: "How did you sleep? "
Bontle: "Slept well. Probably because I was drunk"
She said shrugging.
Me: "What's up? "
Bontle: "I'm just tired. I'm tired of moving from one guy to the next. Ever since Tshepo died I've never managed to pursue a serious relationship "
Me: "Maybe you should take a break figure out what you want "
Bontle: "It's the sex. I can't live without it"
Me: "I... Have you tried abstaining? "
Bontle: "Until I'm out then I see someone I like. I don't even know why I do that. "
Me: "Then try not going out. Maybe you should take a fast and ask God for some light "
Bontle: "I don't think I'm God's favourite person right now "
She said with a sigh.
Me: "God is always waiting for us to turn to him. When you take a step towards him he takes two steps towards you"
I cleared the table and she helped me with the dishes.
Vashti was surprisingly still sleeping.
I went to our room and found Bogosi undressing.
Gosi: "Let's go shower "
I took off my clothes as well and we showered together.
Me: "Are you joining me today? "
Gosi: "I can't go back there. I have to open my own church. I'm still waiting on God to tell me where"
Me: "Oh? And Jacky? "
Gosi: "She'll be fine"
I nodded and got dressed for church.
"We meet again "
His voice echoed in this room I was in.
It was dark so dark that I couldn't see even my own hands.
Me: "Leave me alone"
He laughed his voice echoing through out the room.
"You've become weak. "
Me: "Have I now? "
I was lifted up and thrown against the wall. I felt my bones break as I kissed the floor.
"You're mine! Mine only! "
I spit out what tasted like blood.
Me: "I'd rather die"
A confrontation with satan was one that didn't scare me.
He laughed again. His laughter was piercing through my ears.
"Then you'll rule hell with me. Unfortunately I cannot touch your soul "
Me: "You're not so powerful after all"
"Good luck remembering this year. I'm not ready to let go of you yet"
I heard beeping sounds. They started as faint but got louder.
My eyes felt heavy on me. I could hear someone speaking.
I couldn't recognise the voice.
"Baby please wake up. Do it for me and for Jamal. We can't lose you now"
That didn't sound like Chris. There was no way I could have cheated.
He was holding my hand so I tried with all of my strength to move my hand.
Me: "Come on Jacky. It's been two weeks now"
I had been coming here every day with hopes that she will wake up.
I didn't stop praying for her and I knew my prayers didn't fall on deaf ears.
She moved her hand. I swear I almost screamed.
Me: "Baby? "
Then her eyes moved. I think she was trying to open her eyes.
I kissed her hand a couple of times.
She was the only one who survived the gruesome accident.
Finally her eyes opened and I just engulfed her in a hug.
I then kissed her forehead and went out to call the doctor.
When I came back she looked lost.
I was very happy. She looked at me like she didn't know me.
I looked at the doctor.
He removed her oxygen mask.
She coughed a bit.
Jacky: "W... Water"
I beat the doctor to it and helped her drink.
Jacky: "Who the fuck are you? "
Her voice was a bit hoarse.
Dr: "Jacqueline. I must say you came back to us sooner than I thought "
He ran some light through her eyes.
Dr: "One more thing. "
He went to stand by her feet.
Dr: "Can you feel this? "
Jacky: "Yes I can. How the hell did I end up here? Who the hell is this man? Where's Chris? "
OK now I was confused.
Me: "Doc? "
Dr: "She did sustain some head injuries. That's why we cut her hair. I think she's still in shock. The amnesia might not be permanent "
Jacky: "Fuck I'm in so much pain "
Me: "You were involved in a car accident "
Jacky: "I have a car? "
OK this shit was starting to piss me off.
Dr: "I'll tell the nurse to bring your meds"
He went out.
Me: "You don't remember me? "
Jacky: "You're handsome and all but I wouldn't cheat on Chris. We live together have a son together even though that son of a bitch is a drunkard. I don't know you"
OK this was frustrating. Chris was dead.
Me: "Chris died"
Jacky: "I don't know what you're playing at. Get your black ass out "
Me: "Jacky "
Jacky: "Leave! He can't find you here"
I sighed and stood up.
I was going to find a way for her to remember me. There had to be a way.