The Hiding Place – Episode 2

The door opened slowly, revealing a friendly face.

As Dr. Richard greeted her with a smile, she immediately remembered that she was in a hospital.

“Doctor, why am I still here?”

Dr. Richard offered her a few slices of sandwiches and some fruit juice, then he took

one of the seats at the table and invited her to join him. Reluctantly, she joined him at

the table. She slowly placed her notebook on the table and allowed her eyes to feast

on the meal that had been set before her. Realizing that the doctor hadn’t answered

her question, she protested.

“Why am I still here?”

“You said you would bring Eric and the kids to visit me”

“Eric?” the doctor enquired

“Yes, my husband and my kids, you said you would bring them to visit me”  Imelda became agitated.

 

Dr. Richard made a quick attempt to calm her down.

“Imelda that is why I am here. I want you to have something to eat so that you can freshen up and see them, or would you like them to see you looking shabby?”

She took a slow glance at herself then unhurriedly reached for a slice of sandwich.  The doctor reached for her notebook and then took a quick glance at the content looking up repeatedly to ensure that Imelda was okay with his prying. After a careful scrutiny of the content of the book, he asked,

“So, how did you meet Eric?”

She smiled diffidently, wiped her lips with the back of her hand then responded casually.

“We met at a friend’s birthday party.” She paused briefly, then sensing that the doctor

wanted more details, she continued

“I was in my third year in the university, studying for a degree in Architecture.”

“Architecture?” he confirmed

“Yes, I was studying for a degree in Architecture.  He was a final year student in the

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