"I'm sorry guys, But he has lung cancer." "W-what?" I asked. I was glad he wasn't dead, but was this any better at all? "He has lung cancer sweetie. Is your guy's mom here?" I froze. Mom. I was trying to forget. Uchi spoke up for me. "Our Mom has been missing for 3 years ,sir, but she is our legal guardian." He said pointing to Marigold's mom. "Ok." He said as he patted Uchi on the head, and walked over to her. "Well he really brightened the mood." Uchi said. "Come on Uchi, it's not like he volunteered to tell us. In fact he probably didn't even want to at all." I said in my protestant 10 year old girl voice. " Yeah, poor him. Probably lost an intense game of rock, paper, scissors to be here." Uchi mutters. I manage an awkward, shaky giggle. I'm so glad I have him. He makes me laugh when were both down in the ditches. We've had so much sadness and despair in our life, even when I when I was so young I didn't fully understand what was going on. But Uchi, He had to embrace the full effect, and he still tries to act like nothing bothers him. But even somethings can break Uchi as easy as you can snap a twig.
We went to visit Dad. He looked so weak and helpless. I started crying. I know crying doesn't make anything better but I couldn't help it. If you've ever seen you Dad, sick and sad and half-alive, you'd understand. The thought of him not being with me for the rest of my life was just so unbearable, that the tears came like a natural instinct. Aren't tears a natural instinct actually? Well, duh. Everybody cries. "Hitori?" My dad asks half-heartedly. "Y-yes Daddy?" "Is Uchi with you?" He asks. He shouldn't be talking so much, it's probably not good for him. He coughs. " I might not make it. And, if I don't, Uchi, take good care of Hitori for me. And I need both of you to be strong for me. It's not gonna be easy but I know you two can handle it." My Dad barely managed to say. " Dad, I can't afford to think like that!" said Uchi. This wasn't easy for either of us. But I still believed Dad would stay with us forever. Uchi was doubtful. He completely thought Dad was a goner. And there's nothing I could do about that. Dad started coughing uncontrollably.BEEP BEEP BEEP. Dad's blood pressure was rising The nurse escorted us out of the room. "I LOVE YOU DAD!!!!" I managed to yell out before the door closed. If those were my last words I wouldn't have been regretful.
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