Quarantine Love – Episode 3
� Kayode Odusanya
At first it all first like a dream when he woke up, then he realized he was in an unfamiliar place. As his eyes slowly opened, he saw a girl with braids and narrow frame glasses looking down at him. She pushed her glasses up her nose bridge and a smile slowly appeared on her face as David�s eye opened up. He felt like Roger Moore in The Man with The Golden Gun after he woke up in a dojo with a Chinese girl looking down at him.
�Don�t stress yourself.� She said and slowly pushed him back on the couch as he tried to get up. Her hand sent chills down his spine as it touched his chest. �Relax for a while.� She said and took off her glasses; put it on the wooden center table she was sitting on, and focused on him again. She was light skinned and had the sexiest pink lips David had seen. Her black blouse was a low plunging one, and David had to stop himself from staring at her cleavage for too long. She noticed and smiled.
�Toluwani�where is she?�David finally said.
�Don�t worry, she�s with my sister.�
�Yea, my name is Caroline by the way.�
�My name is��
�David.� She said, cutting him off. She smiled again, and her beauty made David feel he really was dreaming. He had never talked to a girl this pretty before, let alone have her looking at him like he was prince charming. He wasn�t that bad looking, but he wasn�t no Idris Elba either. Maybe she is into fit guys, he thought to himself as he slowly sat up on the couch and looked around. The place was quite neat. The walls and ceiling were white painted, with a chandelier hanging from the expensive looking pop designed ceiling. Two brown couches to his left and right. There was a large sized rectangular painting on the wall to his left. The art looked like the painter just splashed all the colors he could come up on his canvass, but it came out beautifully.
�How long have I been out?� He asked.
�About two days.� She said and David�s eyes popped out. She laughed lightly before adding, �I�m just kidding. They Say that a lot in the movies, and I just thought it would be fun to say.�
�Oh. Okay.� David said with a smile.
�You�ve been out for just about thirty minutes.� She said and got off the table with an empty glass in her hand. �You want more juice?�
He looked at her puzzled for a while before saying, �how did you know��
�You kept murmuring that when Ahmed brought you in. I got you to take some down before you slipped out of consciousness.�
�Yea, and Toluwani told me that�s what you wanted to drink before leaving the house.� She said, raising her voice a little from the dining area where she had the refrigerator open, pouring David a glass of orange juice. He turned his head backwards and stole some quick glances at her. She had on a red flare mini skirt with the black blouse, and he admired her spotless long legs for a second before she started heading back to him.
She pulled up a small wooden stool in front of him, put the glass cup on it. She sat back on the table, and watched David in silence as he took his drink. When their eyes crossed, she smiled and said, �I�m sorry for staring. It�s just that�� She was saying and stopped to laugh lightly before going on to say, �You sister, Toluwani has been coming here for a while now, and she was always talking about her big and strong brother, that could beat up Ben 10.�
David had been taking a sip from the glass of orange juice and he nearly spit it out as he laughed at what she said.
�She is always going on and on about you, and I had never seen you before, so I thought she was just making things up.�
He put the glass cup on the table, smiled before saying, �Yea, I�I�ve not�I just came around recently.�
�Our parents are separated, and we do this swap thing twice a month, where us kids spend time with the other parent.�
�Okay. I understand.�
There was silence for a while before David looked at her and asked, �When I passed out, why didn�t you try to take me to the hospital or something?�
�Well, first of all, I�m a medical doctor.�
Yep. I�m currently doing my housemanship.� She said, and when it looked like David didn�t understand what she had said, she added, �like an intern.�
�Yep. And�back to what we were talking, the second reason why I didn�t take you to the hospital was because of what is going on right now.�
�Oh. Okay. I understand.�
�They would probably misdiagnose you, thinking you have the virus, but I think I have an idea what is wrong with you.� She said and he kept a gaze on her, wanting her to continue talking. She reached for her phone on the couch to her right, typed something on the screen, and then showed it to David. He squinted for a while at the screen, looked up at her and nodded. �So how long ago where you diagnosed?�
�I just found out three months ago. I don�t know how long I have been living with it.�
�Well, you know it is not a life sentence. As long as eat right and��She was saying and stopped when footsteps approached the living room. It was their sisters.
�David!� Toluwani shouted, and jumped on David on the couch. He held her in an embrace for a little while before they disentangled. Her friend, skinny little girl, with short braids and pretty face like her sister stood back and watched the siblings show of affection. �I thought you had died because of the Corona virus.� Toluwani said.
Caroline laughed a little before saying, �why does she call you David?�
David sighed before saying, �long story.� He took down the remaining content from his glass of orange juice and checked his watch. �I think we better get going now. My mom would be worried.�
�Okay. Are you sure you are okay though? I can drop you guys off.� Caroline suggested.
�No, don�t worry; I think I need the walk.�
Caroline led the way, followed by Toluwani and her friend, and then David. They talked about the lockdown in the country, and how no one knew when the whole pandemic would be over. When they stepped out of the house, they saw Ahmed, the gateman approaching. �Some people are looking for oga.� He said to Caroline, looking back at the gate as he did so. Caroline hastened her pace. When she opened the gate, there were three men standing there. It caught her off guard, and she fidgeted for a second before saying, �Hello, please how may I help you.� She was wondering if they were Power Holding officials. They were all dressed officials, with slacks and shirts tucked in, and the man directly in front of Caroline had his ID card hanging around his neck.
The man spoke with a baritone, �Are your parents around?�
�No.� Caroline answered with a little frown on her face, wondering why he didn�t think it proper to at least tell her who he and his friends were.
�Are you the eldest in the house right now?�
�Yes.� Caroline answered as she looked back. David and the little girls were behind her now. �Sorry, can you please move out of the way, my friends want to step out.�
�I�m sorry, young lady; no one is leaving this house today.� He said to a shocked look on Caroline�s face.
To be continued