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I sat quietly on the bed as I watched t.v, waiting for
my mom to come and pick me up so we could go
home. I was so hungry I could eat a whole buffet at
this moment, I've been avoiding eating the hospital
food, it tasted pretty much awful. I just wanted to get
out of this hospital! The one thing I could compliment
the hospital on was the fine speciman that came to
check up on me every hour. I liked seeing Chris' face
and he just made the hospital stay worthwhile. He
would come and crack me up with his lame jokes or
encounters he had with other patients, especially
female patients. He was extremely nice and I had
learnt that it was his first year as an official doctor.
The problem was that he was 26 though. He was way
older than and out of my league. Here he was, a black
man who graduated with honours at the top of his
class and was now a doctor, and a good one at it; and
here I was., 19, and still trying to figure out what to
do with my life. Everytime I try to do something with
my life, it always gets hindered by this damn illness,
so that meant I stayed with my mom and was
"Are you ready Ara?" I looked towards the door to see
my mom standing by it smiling at me
"Yes mom. I've been ready for the past 2 hours." I
said now standing up and grabbing my things
"Sorry, the principal called an impromptu meeting for
all the teachers" she rolled her eyes, "I swear that
man has a zero fun life. I also cooked up a meal for
you..." she beamed and my eyes sparkled, no matter
what I loved my mom's cooking
"You did? Ahh thank you mom, you didn't have to" I
said as she stared me with that "yeah right" look and
I giggled at her actions.
"Uh huh. Well the food will get cold let's go"
The door opened and in entered the man I was
starting to really like.
"Good morning Mrs Powa" my mom gave him a
friendly nod and he turned and looked at me, "Ara"
"Hey" I said shyly as my mom grabbed my things
and headed towards the door.
"You're not going to tell us anything else right
Doctor?" my asked, clearly in a rush
"No ma'am. Everything I said to you on the hallway
was everything you needed to know" he answered
smiling at her, my insides melting at that smile
"Good! Thank you so much for everything doctor.
Ara, let's go sweety" my mom said
"Okay mom I'll be there shortly" I answered her and
she nodded and left Chris and I alone in the room
"Really thanks Chris for everything." I started and he
looked at me with passion in his eyes
"It was no problem at all. I was just doing my job" he
replied in a low voice
"So..." I shrugged and waited for him to complete my
"So...I guess I'll see you around" he completed it and
my heart slowly shuttered. Deep down I knew he
would say that, it's just that I didn't want him. I
wanted him to ask for my number and tell me he'll
call and we'll chat later, but that was all fantasy
"Goodbye Ara" he replied warmly as I walked away
from him heading towards the door. I looked at him
and smiled a little as I opened the door and went out
of the hospital. Once I was out I sighed
"Who was I kidding really? He's 26 and you're 19
Ara" I quietly said to myself as I walked away