Bounced By My Brother - S01 E33

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Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 33

Marvin’s Sickness And The Nurse

{ Sarah’s Narration }

When I got home Manilla was waiting for me. She looked worried.

“ Sister, where have you been?. I have been worried about you because nowadays you are always going out with that visitor of yours.”

I asked her, “do you have any problems with my visitor?” I asked Manilla. She was quiet for a few minutes. Then she said , I didn’t have time to look at him critically but the little glimpse I had Of him gave me the shivers. She resemble ____errrr someone I knew.”

“Who?” I asked curiously.

“Nothing ,sister. It’s okay. Maybe it’s just a figment Of my own imagination,”Manila said.

Manilla’s behavior made me feel she was hiding something from me. I said, “I have a picture of him, we took it together when he invited me out. See.”

Just then Jacqueline also came into my room. I showed Marvin’s picture to them. To my surprise, they both exclaimed, “MARTIN!!!”

Manilla was so mesmerized that no matter how she hide it, it was emblazoned on her face. Jacqueline didn’t hide her emotion either . She said, sister, that brother Martin. I thought he travel to USA. When did he come back.?”

The more my sisters talked about the picture the more I got confused. He told me his name is Marvin. Why are my sisters calling him Martin. He also told me he had never been to Africa before until the day we met but my siblings said he had travel to USA which suggested he was in Africa before traveling.

I asked Manilla, “who really is Martin to me?”

Manila said, “He was your …..friend.”

I knew she was hiding something away from me. Whenever she lied, she looked down and that was exactly what she was doing.

Before I could prop further ,Manilla and Jacqueline left.

That evening , I couldn’t sleep. I was deep in thought. What exactly was going on?

Unable to sleep, I decided to searching through some of my old stuffs to get a story book to read. I saw one. The Title was “ THE LOVE OF A BROTHER”. I flipped the pages and then a picture fell out of the story book. When I saw the photograph , my eyes widened up in shock. The young man in the photograph looked exactly like marvin. I didn’t remember taking any hard cover picture from Marvin so how come his Look-alike picture ended up in my book. I gazed at the picture again and compared it with the picture I took of Marvin with my cell phone.

I scrutinized the two pictures. I was amazed at the revelation. It was a near perfect match. The date the picture was taken was embossed on it. Considering the year we were in, that picture was taken about five years ago.I became curious and wanted to find the mystery behind the perfect resemblance of the two pictures.

It was that mystery that made me want to visit him the following day.

The next day, I received a message that Marvin was seriously sick and was taken to the hospital. I rushed to the hospital to see him. He was lying in bed. I lied to the doctor that he was my brother. He said he had been diagnosed of Xeroderma pigmentosum, a rare disease that caused extreme sensitivity to sunlight.

I was with Marvin at the hospital when a call came through on his phone. The caller was named “ Mavis”. My heart sank. Who is Mavis. Could she be Marvin’s girlfriend. No. It’s not possible. After ignoring the call for three times, I finally picked it.

“Hello, this is Mavis Agyeman, Marvin’s mother…..”

It was quite surprising. This was the woman who bought Marvin after he was stolen from his real mother. Such a wicked Art.

“…..Please can I speak to my son?”

When I heard her say “ son” I felt like insulting her but I comported myself and told her her “son” was in a hospital. She asked of the direction and I reluctantly gave it to her. She asked who I was but I simply said, “Sarah, Marvin’s friend.”


<Third Person’s Viewpoint>

Mavis wasted no time in boarding a plane and coming to Ghana. She soon found her way into the hospital.Upon Identifying herself , she was ushered into the ward to see Marvin.Marvin was not really happy to see her mother. Sarah left the two and went to the Out Patient Department.

“My son, relax, you will get well soon,” Mavis encouraged him.

Marvin was quiet, hardly looking her “mother’s” way. Then he said,”You are NOT my mother. You are a BABY THIEF.”

Mavis was shocked by Marvin’s utterances. She left the hospital after putting down her contact details in case of any emergency. She went to her Mansion in Tema. It was an executive Mansion she bought a few weeks in Ghana before leaving to the USA to stay with her husband in the U.S.A.The mansion was being taken care of by her younger sister Serwaa and brother Kwaku. Her real hometown Juaben, a small town in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipal District, a district in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Two weeks later, she was called by the hospital administrator that her son had recuperated. She entered the hospital with joy but she suddenly met the one person she would pay any amount to avoid in life- the nurse who sold Marvin to Her; Nurse DORA!!!

She was administering some drugs on Marvin. It was amazing how the world is just a small place. Sometimes we see how far places are from each other geographically and assumed we are really far from each other while in reality we are closer to each other than we thought. The same people, events or situations we encountered in our past life are most likely going to be similar to our future encounter.

Mavis never expect ever meeting Nurse Dora Dompeh ever again in her life but alas , there she was, standing right before her very eyes with the child she stole for her about two decades ago.

Nurse Dora was a short nurse with a very minuscule stature. She could be described as a shortie.Age wise, she was in her late forties. Mavis was flummoxed and let out a shout ,” DORA!!!”

At the mention of the name “Dora” Marvin became highly attentive. This was the nurse he had spent money looking for to no avail. The best he ever got was an endless list of unknown nurses. Dora suddenly turned round and gazed at Mavis. She recognised the face immediately and was frightened. Her heartbeat missed instantaneously. She was quite confused. She felt cornered and wished the ground gave way to extricate her from that quagmire of guilt which was about to sink him. She managed to gather herself and asked, ” What are you doing here?”

Inasmuch as the question sounded awkward, she answered,” I’m here to see the baby you stole and sold to me 27 years ago.”

The expression on the nurse’s showed the impact of Mavis’ words. It had increased her burden of guilt. Somehow ,Marvin who was in a shocked mode since the surprise encounter between nurse Dora and Mavis, a women who he believed to be his mum for the past 27 years,came to the nurse’s rescue. He said, She’s not more guilty than you. You are all the same.”

Mavis turned round and left. She knew the stakes were high. When she left, Marvin turned to Nurse Dora and said, “ I think you need to start confessing your sins now. You stole me from my mother and sold me like a cheap commodity to that deceptive woman I kept calling my mother for more than two decades. Now tell me exactly what happened.”

Nurse Dora looked at Marvin sorrowfully and tears trickled down her cheeks. When she finally opened her mouth she said ,” Hmmm, before I tell you what happened 27 years ago, I want to let you know I wished I can turn back the hands of time to the day you were stolen from your mother but time is irreversible and what we did in the past cannot be undone. Our past mistakes can only be lessons for us in the future.Marvin, I’m sorry for stealing you from your real mother and I promise I will help you locate your real mother. Sadly, I forgot her name. Now, this was what happened 27 years ago.______”


If you are interested in Nurse Dora’s Confession, don’t miss EPISODE 34👈🏻

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