ESTRANGED: EPISODE 13

“I don’t understand what you are saying” she managed to say.

“Ana I don’t understand either… I don’t. I don’t understand the unusual things you do now. I try to understand, telling myself that probably it’s with the trauma you experienced… Honey… Talk to me…. Are you okay?”

Tears began to drip from her eyes and she quickly wiped it off with the back of her hand. 

“Ana….what is it? Talk to me! I really don’t feel your love anymore. You seem more fretful and guarded whenever I want to get close to you. I feel like our love as husband and wife is dying” Rick said sentimentally. 

“Your Ana is dead” Ana sharply spoke. She tried running away but Rick held her hand firmly and wouldn’t let her go.
 “Your Ana is no more Rick! I see all your lovely pictures with her here and I can’t seem to find her inside me!”

“Ana… What are you saying?”

“I can’t remember anything. I don’t know myself. I don’t know who I am anymore.” She gathered the courage to say. She saw the shock on Rick’s face. 

“What!” Exclaimed Rick. “Heey, Sweets I don’t understand!” 

“I don’t know you Rick, I don’t!”

“Wait. Ana what are you saying?” Rick was confused. 

“Exactly what I’m saying! I don’t remember anything of the past. I can’t recollect anything” she said sadly.

Rick let go of her hand out of shock. “What do you mean?  What are you saying?”

“I can’t remember anything!” Ana said tearfully. She knew that a time like this would come! She knew that she couldn’t hide forever. 

 “It… it can’t be true! It doesn’t make sense to me! No no Ana… That’s way too much of a joke! What? What do you mean? Wait, you’re kidding right?”

Ana just sat on the floor in tears. 

“Is that the reason for all the unusual behavior? Is…..is that why?  God! How come I didn’t know? How come the doctors didn’t say anything?”

“I was afraid…. I was afraid that I’d feel estranged especially from you… I asked the doctor not to tell anyone yet, including you!”

“Including me? Wait… Ana… Including me? Ana I’m your husband for crying out loud! ”

#Estranged

By Dorothy Budu-Arthur

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