Hua didn't know how long she paced across the corridor biting her
nails trying not to cry. She'd stop outside Abena's room door and
stare at the white blinds endlessly wondering what was happening
in there. She could imagine the doctors performing CPR on
Abena…Hua could hear their muffled voices…what if…Hua turned
away. No she couldn't think of that. No Abena wouldn't die. She
She ran her fingers through her hair and began tapping her floor
on the marble floor. Her chest felt tight…her throat constricted.
What if Abena died? What if she lost her fight? No no. It
couldn't happen. Abena had to fight. It was her war…her battle.
Hus felt helpless. There was nothing she could do….there was no
one to talk to. Her father was away on business…her mother…Hua
didn't have one. Her father's men didn't give a shit about
anything. They were cold and hard. They were statues….they felt
nothing. Their hearts were like concrete hard as
stone…unbreakable….untouchable and unmoved.
Abena didn't know anything. She didn't know if she was dead or
alive. She could hear voices…hushed and quiet…sometimes the
voices were loud and demanding. She was stuck…confused, alone and
frightened. She felt as if she was trapped in a glass box with no
way out. She felt lost. She felt doomed. Was this what death was?
An endless world of darkness; of black; of chaos. She thought
when she died, she'd go to a better place, not a world where her
She began to breathe. She began gasping for air. Her breath came
out short and fast. She was gasping now. What was going on? She
could panic. Now was not the time to panic.
The voices were growing louder and clearer. The darkness began
fading away. Abena's eyes burst open. She immediately jerked her
body upwards breathing hard, taking the air quickly trying to
fill her lings with much needed oxygen. An oxygen mask was put on
her face and she was then pushed back onto the bed. At first she
fought, she lashed out at them thinking she was going mad. But
then the adrenaline subsided and she calmed down. Abena realized
the people were doctors, not angels of death dressed in white.
"It's okay." One of them whispered stroking Abena's head softly.
Abena flinched. The last time someone stroked her head was when
she was stabbed repeatedly by Mr. Isa. Abena's eyes moved around
the room. He wasn't there. She sighed. The police would find him.
The police would get him for what he did to her.
Hua was sitting on one of the depressing white chairs. Dark
circles were under her bloodshot eyes. Her nose was puffy and her
black hair looked like a bird's nest. She hadn't eaten or slept
and was just about to get ready to doze off. The day had not only
been long, eventful and tedious. She looked at the time. It was
one o'clock in the morning. Hua groaned as she rubbed her eyes.
The doctor's had been in Abena's room for two hours and hadn't
come out. She had had emergency surgery and a blood transfusion
because she had lost a lot of blood. Hua didn't know how much she
could take. She had been pulled, twisted and stretched as far as
she could go. Her emotions had set her on a rollercoaster ride.
Hua soon gave up and slept off sitting on one of the hospital
chairs. She dreamed about her mother. She dreamed about Abena.
She thought about all the things she'd do with her if she made it
through. She'd take her to the most expense shops and make her
feel so precious. She would make her feel loved. Hua tried not to
let the tears run down her cheeks as she thought of her friend.
What if she didn't make it? What if she died? No Abena would
live. Hua knew it. She knew deep down her friend would survive.
Abena was a fighter. She was strong. Although she let people walk
over her, Hua knew Abena was a fighter. There was a strong heart
hidden underneath those layers of a stereotypical fairytale
princess who couldn't get her ass of her chair and save her
freaking life. Hua wanted to snort as she thought of it. Princess
had to wait for prince charming to climb up a tower or to cut
through vines to save their perfect lives…oh no the princesses
couldn't be bothered breaking a nail to get out of their stupid
lives. Oh stupid. How pathetic.
Someone tapped on her shoulder and Hua bolted up. "Yes?"
A doctor was sitting next to her. "She's asking for you." She
pointed to Abena's door. "She's awake."
Hua forgot to say thank you and just ran away from her and into
the room. The doctors had gone and Abena was lying on her bed
with her eyes wide open.
"Hey girl." Hua said grinning like a fool. She took Abena's hand
in hers and gently squeezed it.
"Hey." Abena's voice came out croaky.
"How are you?"
Abena nodded slightly "Fine."
Hua sat on a chair. "Are you in pain?"
Abena shook her head.
"You had an operation today…to fix your breast." She pointed to
"That must have been awkward having male doctors look at me
there." Abena rolled her eyes and Hua laughed, glad Abena hadn't
lost her sense of humor. Hua just wanted to gather her up in her
arms and hug her. She wanted to cuddle her and protect her…make
sure Abena was fine. AND NO SHE WASN'T GAY…JUST A NICE FRIEND.
"I need to go home Hua."
"What?!" Hua almost screamed out in shock. "Okay I think the
drugs they gave you were too strong. Are you freaking crazy? Are
you in your right mind? You've gotta…"
"Shut up Hua. I need to clean the house before my mother gets
home." Abena snapped. Hua stood there for a moment shocked. That
was the first time Abena really snapped at her. Hua raised her
eyebrows "The house is clean."
"Hahaha Hua. Very funny. I really need to go home."
"The house is fine… Really."
"How was the mess cleaned up?" Abena raised her eyebrows.
"Let's just say I have a rich and powerful dad who can just do
anything like that." Hua clicked her fingers. "The house is now
neat and tidy without a single trace of blood. We renovated your
house and made it look like new without changing anything."
"And you suppose me to believe that?"
"That you and whoever cleaned up my house." Abena said in a
Abena sighed not knowing if she believed Hua's story. "You better
not be lying to me or else once I get out of this bed, I'll turn
you into KFC. And I'm not joking."
Hua burst out laughing. "You're on gal." she hugged Abena.