By O.D Oluwasegun
“what? this can’t be. The Doctor said with amazement. “Doctor, I’m feeling very well. It’s as if nothing had happened to me” Juliet said Ben jumped into her and hugged her so tight.
“Aww Ben, I miss you so much” Juliet said. “Juliet, please forgive me, forgive me please” Ben kept on saying.THE PAINS OF A LONELY HEART-Episode 21
“What are you saying Ben? What have you done that you need forgiveness” Juliet asked.

Mrs. Johnson just stood there. She was completely lost of words. It was like a dream to her. “Doctor, kindly run some test on her to be sure she’s really alright. Who knows? “Mrs. Johnson said.
“She looks fine to me but I will surely do that. Its amazing. Her spinal cord was totally damaged. This is really a miracle. Juliet kindly follow me, I need to run some test on
you” the doctor said and went into the ward with her.

Mrs. Johnson was left with Ben at the OPD. She was still speechless, completely speechless.
Ben noticed that his mum was not in a happy mood. ” Mum, you seem not be happy about Juliet’s condition? Ben asked her.

” Look, there are a lot of things on my mind now so don’t start. In fact, don’t!” Mrs. Johnson said.

“Oh yeah, I see that Mum. A lot of things on your mind that you even forgot to visit your own son when he was arrested”, Ben told her.

“How dare you talk to me like that? I thought I told you that I was getting ready to come there” Mrs. Johnson said angrily.

Meanwhile James was on his way to see Alice. He knew that if he didn’t do something about it, she will end up doing something worse that he may probably not be able to
handle. He got to her place, knocked the door severally until she opened.
She was very surprised to see him there.

“So you finally decided to show up” said Alice. “Can you please let me enter so we talk” James pleaded with her. “I see. I never knew you could be this sober. You may come
in” Alice said and left him behind the door. James followed up to her room and sat on the nearest sofa he could find. It was his plan to manipulate Alice into siding with him, then eventually he will pay her off.
” Yes, what brings you here? I don’t have much time on my side” Alice said.
James stood up from his chair and went straight to where she was sitting and knelt down before her.
Alice had never seen that side of James before. Somehow his actions touched him but she was determined to remain difficult.
Anytime she thinks of what James had done to her, she gets filled up with hatred and anger. “Alice, I’m really sorry about what ever is going on. I know what I have done to your health and life but give me the chance to take care of you” James begged her. ” Its amazing how James will beg for my forgiveness. I suppose you are doing this because of Juliet’s condition” Alice said.THE PAINS OF A LONELY HEART-Episode 21


“What has Juliet got to do with this? James asked. From the way Alice spoke, it was obvious that she had something to do with that food poisoning. James however didn’t know but knew that she was up to something.

“Oh so that girl still survived. How interesting? I see” Alice said. “Survived what? What are you talking about? James asked with anxiety. “Anyway, how then do you intend to care for me when you can’t erase that deadly sickness you have given me” Alice
said. “Just ask for anything and it will be granted. Just ask me. ” James proposed.

Meanwhile, back at the hospital, Ben was with his mother waiting on the doctor.
Mrs. Johnson had a phone call so excused herself from where Ben was sitting.
On Phone…..
Caller: “Mrs. Johnson, I have been waiting for you for so long and up till now, you are still not here.”

Mrs. Johnson: “I’m at the hospital. look, it seems Juliet is back on her feet. She was looking very healthy when I got here”

Caller: “Are you sure about this?”

Mrs. Johnson: ” You can come and see for yourself.”

Caller: “Mrs. Johnson, that does not change anything. You
still need to pay me for what I did.”

Mrs. Johnson: “Look girl, as far as I’m concerned, things
are not going as planned. You need to hold on with the


Caller: ” No no, that was not the agreement. I need my
money now or I will blow you out.”
Mrs. Johnson got very angry with the statement from the

Mrs. Johnson: ” Are you threatening me? You must be out
of your mind. Don’t forget your place.”

Caller: “Mrs. Johnson, I’m not joking. You can call it a threat
or whatever, I need my money within the next 48hours.”
The caller said and hanged up on Mrs. Johnson.

“I can’t believe it. Look at this one too, threatening me.” Mrs.
Johnson said and went back into the hospital. Fortunately, as soon as she got to the OPD, the doctor was coming back from the ward with Juliet. Juliet’s face was covered with smiles as she was coming back with the doctor.

“Mrs. Johnson, this is really a miracle. Nothing seems to be wrong with Juliet now apart from the miscarriage she had.
However, I can’t confirm as some of the result are not yet in” the doctor said.
“Doctor, so can I please go home now” Juliet asked. “No, you must stay till all the results are in” Mrs. Johnson said.

“Well honestly, I don’t think there will be a problem with that. I don’t know why I should keep her. She is fine and free to go home” the doctor declared and left them to his office.
Mrs. Johnson was so not happy about it.THE PAINS OF A LONELY HEART-Episode 21

“Where is Daniel? Juliet asked. “I’m looking for him as well. Ever since he came to the
police station to see to my bail, I have not set my eyes on him” Ben said.
” Are you saying Daniel was behind your release?” Mrs. Johnson asked.
“What’s going on here? Ben, were you arrested? Juliet asked.

“Don’t worry, there is a lot to talk about when we get home”
Ben said. “Alright, if you say so but I think I know where to find him. He gave me an address this morning. I think he might be there, you guys should take the lead, I will be back with him to the house” Juliet said


“Fair enough, Ben lets get going” Mrs. Johnson said and left with Ben to their house.
Juliet boarded a cab and gave the address to the cab driver since she didn’t really know the place. Soon she arrived at the place. It was a huge building made up of various offices. Juliet thought she was at the wrong place but the only way she could find out was to rectify if the address was indeed were she was currently.
She entered the building which seem to be a very busy place with all caliber of people walking up and down dressed in cooperate out fit.
She went straight to the front desk, gave the address to the the lady at the front desk. The lady looked at the card and made a phone call.

Receptionist: “Hello, someone is here to you see you”

Unknown person: “Who is that?

The receptionist asked of Juliet’s name and she answered

Receptionist: “she is Juliet ”

Unknown: “Let her come in.”

The receptionist hanged up and directed Juliet to the office. All along she taught she was going to meet Daniel. When she got to the office, she knocked and entered.

To her surprise, it was an elderly yet elegant worthy woman who was busily working on some documents.

“Good day madam” Juliet greeted.
“Yes, how may I help you? ” the woman asked. “My name is Juliet, I’m actually after Daniel. He gave me this address to come here,” Juliet said.
The woman immediately stopped what she was doing and looked at Juliet’s face carefully.
“Excuse me, what did you say your name is? she asked again “Juliet, Madam” Juliet answered. “…and Daniel gave you my address” she asked. “Yes Madam,” Juliet said.

The woman quickly stood up from her chair, went straight to Juliet and embraced her with tears in her eyes.
“Oh my God, you have finally brought my daughter to me,” The Woman said embracing Juliet so tight with tears in her eyes….THE PAINS OF A LONELY HEART-Episode 21

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