A Second Chance Season 2
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‘Whats wrong with her?’ Tony asked immediately the doctor looked up at him.
Dr Tim smiled ‘its nothing serious. She just fainted’
‘thank God!’ Tony sighed as he went and held Maria’s left hand.
Dr Tim smiled and left the room.
‘my dear’ Tony said smiling.
Maria rolled her eyes as tears formed a pool in them ‘daddy, its….its not what you think’
‘what happened? Why did you suddenly faint?’
‘i….didnt plan for it to happen daddy, it wasnt my fault!’ and with that she burst into tears ‘i thought Abby was going to be around’
Tony looked at Alice and was like whats she talking about.
Ximena smiled inwardly, this was the confusion she hoped for.
They were all in Maria’s room, Dr Tims had come home for Maria’s treatment and had gone.
‘what are you talking about Maria?’ Tony asked.
‘Tony,’ Ximena called softly as she went to sit on the bed beside Maria ‘i think she needs to rest. She’s weak’
Maria’s cries filled the room as words of apology poured out from her mouth.
‘i dont understand Maria, why are you apologising?’
‘i didnt want to be raped. I didnt plan to be raped at all, i swear!’
Maria frowned in confusion and looked at Alice, then Ximena.
‘Maria, what do you mean you were raped?’ Ximena asked feigning confusion.
‘you told me you overheard Alice telling my dad that i was raped’ Maria said.
‘me?’ Ximena asked frowning ‘thats a pink lie’
‘what did i just hear?’ Alice asked coming closer ‘who said i told Tony that you were raped Maria?’
‘it was Ximena’ Maria said.
‘what in heaven’s name is going on here?’ Tony barked standing up furiously.
‘i’m as confused as hell’ Ximena said.
Tony looked at Alice ‘explain all of these’
‘not me!’ Alice retorted ‘i dont understand what is happening here. Maria is in a better position to explain this’
Tony paced up and down with both hands on his waist sweating profusely as the two women tried to defend themselves.
He was close to tears. He was angry. He was sad. He felt betrayed and sorry.
He was close to tears knowing all Maria had passed through all this while without him knowing. And he was angry knowing that Maria had suffered all of these and didnt deem it fit to let him know of it and also angry because he felt Gilbert wasnt suffering enough. He dared lay a finger on his daughter. His precious daughter. He couldn’t forgive himself. He felt that he was responsible for everything happening to Maria right now.
And he felt betrayed. Alice had known for a week and hadnt told him. No wonder she had been pressing for a counsellor earlier on.
Oh God! Everyone planned to shut him out of all of these. He had every right to know everything that had been happening, he looked at the frustrated looking Maria and felt pity for her. She had suffered and was suffering.
And he felt pained upon the realisation and his little girl wasnt a virgin anymore. She had been sexually assaulted!
He kicked the wall hard with his left leg and gave the wall a blow and a loud shout.
For a moment, there was silence in the room.
Alice went to him and hugged him ‘baby, i’m sorry for not telling you, Maria didnt want you to know’
Maria looked at Ximena ‘i thought you said you overheard Alice telling……’
‘enough of these rainbow lies that you are painting. When did i tell you that? Maria, you better stop your lies right now!’ Ximena said fuming said.
‘you are lying Ximena……’ Maria said.
‘shush!’ Ximena snapped ‘i wont let you sit there and lie against me never!’
Tony gently pushed Alice away ‘please stay away from me’
He said and walked out of the room.
TO BE CONTINUED