In tears, me and Uchi walked back into the hospital waiting room, where Marigold and her mom were waiting for us, with worried looks on their faces. "He has lung cancer." Uchi said without making eye contact with anyone. Then, out of no where, I just lost it. I burst out crying. "I think we should probably go and eat." said Marigold's mom. She seemed so worried. "We've been here for the past 6 hours. Aren't you guys hungry?" "I am." Marigold said quietly. She knew how serious this was, as did everyone with us. This wasn't something you could just blow off. This was major. Dad was just hanging on for life, by a string. That may have been the last time I saw him. The tears kept streaming. " C'mon guys let's go to the house." Marigolds mom said. I didn't ever want to leave, but Marigold's family had given up so much for us, I figured I better go with them. And I guess Uchi was thinking the same thing as me, because we both trudged to the door behind them. As we were walking out of the hospital, Marigold and her mom started talking about their dog, and silly stuff he's done. It made me happy but I still kept looking down. THWWUMP! I hit my head on a street lamp. And don't get me wrong it hurt, but I couldn't help laughing. We all had to stop walking we were laughing so hard. It was nice to make everyone laugh. Especially Uchi. Then we kept walking and there was still the occasional giggle as we we're talking about the dog.
Back to reality. Now. 7 years later. I have no idea how he did it, but dad is somehow STILL in the hospital hanging on for life. But we don't live with Marigold anymore. Once Uchi turned 18 he started house hunting, and bought a house for us with all his college savings. He told me not to feel bad because he could save up again and go later on in life. But 3 years later and he still hasn't saved up enough. Poor guy, gives up everything for everyone else, then he realizes he has nothing and has to work for it again. Uchi's the best.