Haunted by my Past Mistake….Episode 67
Haunted by my Past Mistake….
“Ah, papa,” Victoria excitedly called her father, “he’s awake. He has opened his eyes,” Victoria tugged her father’s shirt and ran over to the bed. She smiled widely, as his eyes ran over her.
Victoria’s father frowned and yawned. He was very tired. His daughter had made him spend the night in the hospital all because her fiance had an accident. The same fiance who had failed to honour his invitation. He wasn’t impressed.
“That’s great,” he responded getting up from the chair he was sitting on, “I should get going.”
“Say hello to him first,” Victoria said to her dad.
“James darling, I’ve missed you so much. I was so worried about you when I heard what happened. I’ve been here since last night. How do you do?” She grinned.
James just lay speechless, staring at the pretty woman who was full of smiles. She was gorgeous and attractive, but her face was different. She wasn’t the one he had dreamt of, he didn’t want to see her. He had no feelings for her. He just wanted his Abigail.
“James,” Victoria’s dad called, dragging James out of his reverie, “My soon-to-be son-in-law. It’s nice meeting you.” He smiled faintly.
James only gazed at him with wide eyes. Soon-to-be son-in-law? That really shocked him. “What did you say?” James managed to ask.
Victoria’s dad was taken aback by that statement. “You are my daughter’s fiance, right?”
James shook his head, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Before the scene got ugly, Victoria had to do something. Her father was bad-tempered when it had anything to do with her. She could feel his anger rising as he stared with James with blazing and confusing eyes. What was going to save James was the fact that he was lying in a hospital bed. She was going to help out too.
“Papa, it’s not like that. I heard from the doctor that he has temporary amnesia, so he’s not able to remember me as his fiancée,” Victoria smiled reassuringly as her father, giving him a signal to calm down, then she smiled at James.
“By the time he’s okay, he’ll definitely remember me, not so honey?”
James only scoffed and threw his face away from hers. Someone else occupied his heart and mind. Someone else was his fiancée. Someone else he needed. That person, he wanted to be by his side, lying close to him and clinging to him. That was his ‘pretty witch’, as he had earlier called her, but now she was his princess and not the lying devil smiling devilishly at him.
His daughter’s soothing words managed to drain away the anger he felt towards James. He unclenched his fists and breathed. His only daughter, his favourite child meant the whole world to him. nothing was going to hurt her while he was still alive and no one was going to make her cry. This James better be serious with his daughter or he’d regret it.
He glanced at his wrist watch. It was fifteen minutes past eight. “I have to get going. Please, James recover your memory quickly and don’t break my daughter’s heart. Bye, my love.”
“I love you too, dad.” Victoria replied.
That was all he needed to hear and he walked out of the room with an air of confidence. His daughter better be taken care of.
“Does your head still hurt?” Victoria inquired, trying to sound concerned.
James did not make a sound. Abigail clouded his brain and nothing seemed to be real, he couldn’t even hear what was being said. All he wanted was to be with Abigail and not lying on a hospital bed. If she wasn’t coming to him, he had to make the first move, he was the man after all.
“You don’t want to talk to me?” Victoria cooed. “Alright, I get it. You are too tired to talk. I’m sorry for coming unannounced and bothering you, it’s just that,” she played with his fingers and had an innocent look on her face, “I couldn’t sleep after I heard you were brought here. I was not really happy. I felt all your pains, I was worried and had to come see you. I spent the night here, but not in your ward. They wouldn’t allow me. You see how much I love you?”
Playing with James fingers was what she really missed. It was what she always did over the years when they dated. Playing with them always seemed to do a trick for her, luring him into getting what she always wanted. Recently, James had forbidden her from even seeing his face, now that she had the opportunity, she had to make wise use of it. She smiled to herself in satisfaction. She still wasn’t sure if he’d fall for it, but she had to think positively. Her hopes were up.
James felt it was time for him to pay attention to the devil who had been bugging him. He had to make her leave, she had been distracting him and what he needed was privacy and a time to think.
“You’ve seen me, I’m okay now. Don’t you think you should leave?”
The smile on Victoria’s face disappeared and was soon replaced with a frown. That wasn’t the reply she was expecting.
To Be Continued….