Love and life 7

After work Henry called me and arranged to meet at a restaurant not too far from his house. I took a cab straight there and smiled when I saw him wave at me sitting by himself in a corner. He was smiling from ear to ear. He hugged me when I got there. It was so unexpected I almost fell over. “I’ve found it.” He said almost giggling. I smiled too. I couldn’t help it. His smile was just too infectious. “I reached out to a doctor in Denmark who has been studying orgosis for 19 years. He has finally got a medicine for it.” He started. I pulled my chair closer. “wow is it a cure?” I asked. Henry shook his head. “He’s not there yet

but he has a drug that, well in layman terms it sort of jump starts ur organs when they enter the failing stage. The drug testing worked on 8 out of 10 patients. The 2 it didn’t work on both had diabetes. The drug sort of feeds a lot on insulin. Thank God I don’t have diabetes right?” He continued. I smiled.

I asked if the drug was on the market yet and he explained how the diabetics issue according to Danish medical rules is not prevents it from being used so he had to find a way to work around it. He told me how he had reached out to the doctor in charge of the experimental drug and he said he could come and be tested in exchange to helping him launch the drug. We had dinner at the restaurant and Henry went on and on about doctor Graham and his research. It was like life had been poured into him, new life. This drug was his life.

Henry flew to Denmark for his treatment the next week. We skyped every night and he told me all about his experience. Everything was going as he planned it. We communicated so much it felt like we were Dean and Adel. I was glad he was getting another chance. I seemed to be the only one he really kept in the loop because Adel called me regularly to ask about him. I encouraged Henry to talk to his family more but I sort of understood them.

One Sunday afternoon, I heard a knock at my door and walked to it. When I opened it I saw Henry standing there with the most attractive smile in the world. “Henry! I thought you were arriving on Tuesday!” I screamed and hugged him. I couldn’t control my excitement. He told me he just wanted to surprise me. We went inside and he showed all the cute Danish souvenirs he bought me. They were really pretty and I was glad he was back. “There’s one more thing.” Henry said. I looked at all the presents on the table and looked back at him. “Really, after all these?” I asked. He nodded and leaned in closer. Just as my heart started racing he kissed me. I always wondered how it would feel to kiss him from the very first day we met and I was right. His soft lips were amazing. “I’ve always wanted to do that.” He said and we both giggled. I wanted to scream ‘me too’ but I played it cool. “I know my treatment isn’t permanent and I’m in a weird condition and all but will you go out with me? If you don’t want to I completely understand. So what do you say Miss Doris?” He asked smiling. How on this big beautiful earth could I say no?

Henry felt like a totally different person when we started dating. He wasn’t cold and rude like he used to be. He was more positive and cheerful. His treatment had brought him new hope. One afternoon at work my boss asked me to go for a meeting at Brock Pharmaceuticals. I smiled when he boss told me and did some quick makeup before I left. Dean teased me when he noticed. The meeting was with Lester Brock himself. Honestly I though it would be Henry but I was wrong. I smiled when I saw Lester Brock. He smiled back and signalled for me to sit down. I took out my note book and pen but he signalled for me to put them away. “No, you won’t need those. This isn’t that kind of meeting.” He said. I sat up more attentively. He asked how I was doing and I instantly knew the meeting was about his son.

Lester Brock stared at me for a while and said “has anybody told you that you look very much like my daughter Adelaide?” I smiled and nodded. He leaned back into his chair and smiled. “She has told me a lot about you actually. You two have similar strengths too if you ask me and the only ones that can get through to my son.” He added and giggled. I smiled at him even though I was getting a little tired of being compared to Adel. He leaned back in his chair. “How is Henry’s Danish treatment going?” He asked. I could see the concern in his eyes. “Doctor Olsen is actually doing a good job according to Henry. He said heart burns are less intensive these days.” I said. Mr. Brock nodded, staring straight at me.

This is episode 7 of 8, so stay tunned for the next weeks monday for the final episode

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