|Subject: Chapter 6
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Date Posted: Saturday, July 22, 08:43:32pm
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Walter would not have come back here for anyone else in the world. But Nikita was special, had always been special. He walked into the office of Simon Johansson and found the man looking as haggard as he had the day before. Walter felt sympathy for the man, he had an almost impossible task before him.
“Hey Simon. How’s it hangin’ today?”
The doctor sighed and wiped his face with a tired hand, “Same as yesterday Walter. I don’t see any change at all.”
“There will be. I personally don’t think it’s you or me that will be able to make that difference though.”
“I suppose you are talking about this infamous Michael.”
“Yup. According to intel he arrives soon. Then you will see a change.”
“So I’ve been told. But no one is listening to me about the very danger of bringing him in here. She is in an incredibly fragile mental state, we don’t know what will happen by placing her in an emotionally charged situation. I have read the files on them. I know how things were, what they went through, and how he left her.”
Walter just smiled, “Simon you are going to have to trust an old man on this one. He would never hurt her. And he will know the right thing to do. I watched them for five years. I have never seen two people love on the level that they did. They are truly unique.”
“I just don’t think she can take it.”
“Sugar? She’s a lot stronger than she looks right now. She’s has been through some battles and she always comes out swinging on the other side. She will this time too.”
“For her sake, and the lives of my family, I hope you’re right.”
Walter walked into the room and smiled as if she could see him, “Hey Sugar. How’s it shakin’?”
She just sat and stared, no reaction, no nothing. Just like the other days since he had arrived.
“Still giving me the silent treatment huh? Well that’s ok. I’m a good talker. But you already knew that.”
“You have a special visitor that will be here soon. I won’t spoil the surprise for you though. So, are they treating you ok? You know, if anyone gives you any trouble you just give me shout and I’ll take care of that for you.”
Walter paused for a moment and just watched her. It broke his heart to see her this way. She sat right in front of him, but it was like she wasn’t really there at all. His mind would play tricks on him sometimes over the last days and he would almost think that she had reacted to something he said, but unfortunately that was not the case. He had to try to calm her mind, try to bring her back to them.
He moved closer and sat next to her on the sofa where they had put her. He took her hand in his old one. “Nikita, please listen to me. The incident in Lisbon was not your fault. You have to hear that. No one blames you for it, not Oversight now Center. If you had known that all those families were in there you never would have ordered the incineration and we all know that. It was bad intel.. You know this, I know you do.”
He held her hand tighter and hoped that somehow she could feel his presence and hear his words, “You have such a big heart, and I know that this is just tearing you apart. But I also know that you are a fighter. You have to fight now. You have to battle your way back to us now. We are all waiting for you.”
“Do you think anyone else on the planet could have gotten me away from the lovely ladies that I was enjoying in Ocho Rios. You should have seen me, on the beach, drink in hand and a beautiful woman on each side. It was heaven.”
“But as soon as I heard that you needed my help, I was on the first plane that Section could get to me. I drove Brianna and Jason crazy with my phone calls checking on you before I could get here. That Brianna is quite a little spitfire. You have taught her well and she is doing a good job so far. But she isn’t you. She can’t run this place like you can. I know it was hard at first, but look at everything you have done. This place needs you back Sugar. I need you back too.”
Walter got the signal from Simon that his time was about up. “I’m going to have to go now Sugar. I’ll be back in a couple hours after you rest for my next little visit. And next time I expect that you’ll be doing some of the talking too. I’m getting old after all.”
He patted her hand, stood, and placed a light kiss on her forehead. “You just rest and think about what I said.”
He turned back at door to look at her, but there was no change.
He sighed and walked out.
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