Last time we saw Nate and the Pastor speaking to each other about JoAnne when all of a sudden Nate fell down to the floor unable to speak and barely able to move. The Pastor called David to the hospital. While the Pastor was filling David in on what happened, David out of the corner of his eye saw Nicholas standing in the far corner of the room close to Nates room, when about a few seconds later over the hospital intercom they heard an emergency call for help to Nates room…
“David thats Nates room, that can’t be good.”
“Pastor lets head on down there, maybe they will tell us something.”
“Doctor whats wrong with our friend?”
“Are you his family?”
“No I’m his Pastor, whats happened is he okay?”
“I’ll let you know in a few moments if he has any family you might want to call them.”
“Jeff what did he say?”
“He said to contact his family.”
“It can’t be that bad, we have to keep the faith.”
“Thats what Nate would have said. When I was almost ruined emotionally and spiritually by JoAnne Nate was there for me told me to pray and pray in faith and thats what brought me back. We have to pray for Nate now, we have to bring him back.”
The doctor comes out of Nates room..
“Doctor how is he?”
“It was touch and go there for a few minutes, we lost him for a few moments but we brought him back, however his condition is still critical, your friend is quite a fighter.”
“David stay here, I’ve got to somewhere to go right now.”
A few moments later at JoAnnes house there are frantic knocks on the door. JoAnne answers the door.
“You, what have you done to Nate? He is in the hospital in critical condition I know you are some sort of demon. What have you done to him?”
“Jeff what are you talking about? I don’t know what you are talking about, I don’t know about anything happening to Nate.”
“I don’t believe you, ever since you have come to town terrible things began to happen, happen to me and my Church.”
“Jeff you are talking crazy.”
“I know you have some kind of supernatural powers, you made this happen. So far with all the tests the Doctors cannot find anything wrong.”
“Jeff I did not do anything but if you don’t leave here I don’t know what will happen to you.”
“So now you are looking to harm me?”
“No but if you don’t leave I will call the police and have you thrown out.”
The Pastor leaves and gets in his car heading back to the hospital. He is a little confused wondering why JoAnne did not do anything to him and wondering when she might. But we know it was not JoAnne that did it, it was Nicholas.
“Pastor where did you go?”
“I might have made a major mistake, I went to see JoAnne.”
“You did what? What did she say what did she do?”
“She did nothing. She acted like she did not know anything and I believe her. She seemed really surprised. Suspose there is someone else behind this?”
“And suspose Nate just had a stroke or something?”
“Did the Doctors say anything else while I was gone?”
“No nothings changed, he’s still the same.”
“This is crazy how is this all happening? Maybe you’re right maybe it’s something that can be explained what makes it seem suspect is why now is this all happening when we were starting to look into JoAnnes past?”
“Pastor I am tired, I’m going home we’ve been here all night. Nates family is on the way they called while you were away.”
“Oh they did. Well then I will leave too and come back in a few hours.”
Both the Pastor and David leave. A few moments later there is a knock on the Pastors door.
“Hi I heard you have something for me.”
“JoAnne its you, when did you get back?”
Next chaper 16 of The Deal.