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MARRIED TO A STRANGER 11: Health and Marriage

Dr. O.



continued from episode 10.

He barely managed to put his shirt on before the door swung open and sure enough it was Lara, she held the door open with one hand and while battling with the heavy luggage in the other; he rushed to meet her at the door before she entered, hoping to buy more time for Lola to get dressed and tidy up the living room.

“Wow! What a surprise” He said hugging her, “I wasn’t expecting you back till next week” he added, “I know” she said giving him a peck on the lips, I just wanted to surprise you. Happy Anniversary” she added with a smile, “being married to you has been a dream come true” she said, “oh! I totally forgot it was our anniversary today” he replied looking surprised, “happy anniversary” he said hugging her again, feeling even more guilty.

“Boy, you’re sweating so much” she said noticing how sweaty he was “and you’re wearing your t-shirt the wrong way round” she added pointing to his t-shirt which he had wrongly worn back to front in the process of hurrying to get dressed, ” oh!” He exclaimed turning red as he looked down at his t-shirt, “I had no idea that I did that” he stammered, “I was actually doing my work out when I heard the knock but it was the sound of the key turning in the hole that made me rush to put on my t-shirt because I wanted to find out who it was” he lied, “I panicked a little because I wasn’t expecting you home, I thought someone was breaking into our house” he continued, “hmm!

Wonders will never end” she laughed, “since when did you start working out?” She asked curiously, “since you left” he replied, “trying to get that sexy body for you” he replied with a wink, “oh! Yeah?” She asked giving him a playful punch, “common! Let’s go inside” she said motioning for them to go in, Jeff kept his fingers crossed hoping that the few minutes they’d spent outside had been enough time for Lola to tidy up; luckily for him, it was.


By the time they they entered, she had tidied up the couch and gone upstairs to her room. Lara didn’t suspect a thing. He heaved a sigh of relief under his breath, he wasn’t prepared for what might have happened if she actually found out.

Still very much in the anniversary mood, Lara requested that they all go out for dinner to mark the occasion, but Lola declined, “You have to come” Lara insisted, “you’re part of our little family too” she added, Lola didn’t want to come, she was already getting jealous seeing Lara dote on Jeff and wasn’t ready to go through more of the torture but since

Lara insisted she had no other choice than to fake a smile and tag along.

She tried not to look when Lara and Jeff shared a kiss during dinner because it hurt to see Jeff so happy to be with her, anyone could see that he truly loved her, she hated feeling like she was just a mere alternative.

She watched Lara as she happily ate the seafood she had ordered and secretly hoped, the lobster she was eating was gotten from Water harbouring bacteria that caused cholera or something similar.

Cholera is a bacterial disease that causes severe diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration, it is usually spread through contaminated water and can be life-threatening if left untreated. Although it can be treated with the use of antibiotics, it is always best to prevent its occurrence by practicing good hygiene, regular hand washing, drinking clean water and avoiding eating raw or half-done food.

Jeff noticed Lola was uncomfortable and began feeling guilty again, he loved Lara very much yet was very fond of Lola, he could understand how she felt watching them together.

“I need to go to the bathroom” she announced getting up from the table to leave, “it’s okay, don’t be long, dessert will be here soon” Lara replied as the waiter cleared the table.

About a minute after she left, Jeff knew it was his cue to follow her so he asked to be excused as well, leaving Lara with his phone, she had been trying to process a bank transaction for her company while they ate but had run out of data and had asked to use Jeff’s phone….


“Wow that was fast!” Lola exclaimed when Jeff showed up in front of the bathroom door, “I only sent the message about 2 seconds ago”

“what message are you talking about?” Jeff asked looking confused, “the one I sent to you just now, check your phone.” Lola replied, “Isn’t that why you came?” Lola asked , “no” Jeff answered, “I only came because I knew you were upset and that was why I followed you here” Jeff explained still confused, “so you didn’t get my message?” Lola asked, “no I didn’t” Jeff replied, “I’m not with my phone”, “where did you keep your phone?” Lola asked starting to panic, “I hope you didn’t leave it lying around on the table”,

“I didn’t leave it on the table….” Jeff began, “thank goodness” Lola said heaving a huge sigh before Jeff could complete his sentence, “….I left it with Lara. She’s using my phone” he announced, completing his sentence.
“Oh! My Gosh” Lola explained, “that means she must’ve seen my message by now.” She said almost bursting into tears.

“Oh God!not again” Jeff grumbled, “what are we going to do now?”…

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Dr.O is a graduate of the University of Szeged in Hungary who is on a mission to reduce the mortality rate in our society by creating awareness about preventable and non-preventable diseases and empowering people with the necessary knowledge and information they need to take charge of their health. was co-founded by her as a means to fulfilling this mission. She is an MDCN (Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria) and Hungarian Medical Chamber certified doctor. When she is not busy looking for ways to make a difference in her environment, you can find her trying out new recipes in the kitchen or touring the world.