Roman NO ONE ELSE COMES CLOSE chapitre Chapitre 3

When Isabella went out of the hospital, she saw a bench on the other side of the road, opposite the hospital. She sat on the bench sadly while feeling sorry for herself. Her life had changed in a matter of days. She didn't even get to say goodbye to steve and she probably never will. Isabella did not realize when tears began dropping from her eyes.

An elderly lady who was passing by, saw Isabella crying and came to sit beside her on the bench. "Why are you crying my dear?" When Isabella looked at her, she realized she had been crying in a public place and quickly wiped her eyes. "Thank you very much for your concern" she replied, "but please don't worry about me."

"It's fine my dear, the woman said. Go ahead and share your grievances with me, I'm sure you will feel a lot better."

"No, I won't feel better" Isabella said. "I am very sad, I feel this tightness in my chest which I cannot explain and from here on, my life is only going to change for the worse. I feel like the weight of the world is on my shoulders."

The woman sighed and said, "I am so sorry about what you are going through. I may not understand how you're feeling right now but I want you to always remember this; everything happens for a reason and no matter how bad our situation may be, there's always a silver lining."

Isabella looked at the woman and said "thank you so much once again, I have troubled you unnecessarily."

"No my dear, it isn't a bother at all," the woman replied. Isabella then stood up and said, "I want to get food for my parents. Please excuse me." She walked away, went to a restaurant that was close by and bought three plates of food with water before going back to the hospital.

Isabella went back to the hospital and convinced her parents to eat while she did the same. She knew starvation was not going to solve any of their problems as they all needed food in order to function. Her father pleaded with her once more to go back to London and reject Angelo's proposal.

"My mind is already made up dad, so please stop trying to convince me otherwise, you will only be making things more difficult for me," Isabella said sternly to her father.

Since they didn't have any where else to go, Isabella and her family made use of the hospital's facilities. She had a few relatives in Panama but they refused to show their faces or lend a helping hand because they were afraid of becoming Angelo's targets.

Isabella didn't blame them, afterall, her parents wanted her to do the same thing. They all spent the night at the hospital, in Isabella's father's ward and she woke up very early the next day and sent a message to the number that was written in the folded paper Angelo had dropped before leaving.

"I accept your proposal," she said in the text message. "I will meet you at the marriage court, be sure to come prepared."



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