"So..? I've been waiting since so many time. Just talk already!"Cody said in frustration as he pulled on his hair.
"Okay, okay. I'll talk"I took a deep breath"So you don't know why we went to the hospital today."
"No I don't"he shook his head.
"Well, it's because doctor Riven wan-"
"Oh you mean River cow!"he laughed.
"Why do you call him by that?"
"Because his name is like River and he is stupid as a cow" he shrugged his shoulders innocently.
"And how do you know cows are stupid?"I raised my eyebrows teasingly.
"The moment I laid my eyes on him, I just knew it"I laughed at his words. What a funny boy! I thought I was the only one who didn't like that doctor.
"Oh I remember! You shouldn't have talked with that lady in the hospital like that! You sounded so impolite"I scolded him.
"What! Didn't you hear what she said! She meant that you're a cabaret lady just like mom! And you're not like her" he argued.
"Hey! Lower your voice and don't talk to me like that. You really should start respecting older people"I scowled, trying to forget what he said. I knew that he would never forget what my mom's work was and I was right.
He sighed in surrender and said "Okay sorry for that."
"What I want to talk to you about is the reason for the test the doctor made"he nodded as I kept going"It's for you. We needed to know if you're sick or not"I said it with so much hesitation in my voice.
"But I don't have a high fever"he touched his forehead and shook his head again negatively.
"It's not about a high fever. You're not going to be in pain, it's not even a dangerous disease"I lied. I tried so hard to control my tears back while finding the simplest way to tell him about it. "I will just donate the bone marrow for y-you and you'll be f-fine"I stuttered.
"Does that mean I'm not fine now?"he asked as his eyebrows were furrowed. He showed me his muscles and pointed at them like he had strong and big ones.
I chuckled at his nonsense and forced a smile"No, it's not like that. You're such a strong little boy who can fight everything. This disease is so simple so that means you'll be okay"
He stood up and murmured something that left me in shock "Carmen, don't lie. Don't lie to me just like mom did"then he walked away.
I finally let out my tears fall down as Niagara Falls. I would do anything to protect him. Anything and at any cost.
I felt miserable. Why should everything bad in this awful life always happen to me? Am I destined to never live a happy day? God, please help us, please. Cure Cody and let him be healthy again. I can't take it anymore. This little boy shouldn't endure so many things in his life. It's too much for him!
"Car!"he ran up to me and wiped my tears away"Please don't cry. Today is Monday, meaning it's the interview day. It's from 3:30 pm to 6 and now it's only 11 am. You have to look good and make a good impression on them. I'm sure they'll accept you. Do you agree on going?"I looked into his eyes and took the old newspaper from his hands. I took a last look at it and decided.
"I will go tomorrow"I nodded my head at him as his two jewels sparkled in joy. How I wish to always see them like that.
Carmen stared at her reflection in the mirror as her little brother was standing proudly beside her. She took in a deep breath and tried to believe that she was looking at her own self. In fact, she looked gorgeous."Cody, I-I look..."she searched a lot for the right word when Cody spoke."Hot! Yes you look hot!"he said with his cute high tone innocently.His sister laughed at him "Pfft no! Not hot but I look pretty"she returned back to the mirror. Her white blouse with small flower on it brightened the color of her eyes. The elegant-somehow wide dark red pants made her legs look taller and the six black buttons on the upper part of the pants, three on the right and three on the left was the best part of the pants. Cody has picked his mom's black heels and gave him to her. She teared up a bit when she sa
Carmen stormed out of the room as she blew some strands of hair away from her face. She looked at the fake Barbie who had a smirk on her face. She suddenly felt like beating the hell out of her.She jogged towards her and proceeded to grab her from her hair. "You're a stupid fake b*tch!"she screamed at her. She was shocked she had cursed for the first time ever. What was happening to her?She yanked the girl backwards and threw her on the floor. She backed her leg behind her and pushed it forward harshly, making it hit the fake blondie’s back. All of the women including the secretary were shocked, the latter tried to hold fuming Carmen back but she just ended in being pushed away. The lady on the floor kept screaming for help as Carmen was throwing punches at her face.
Carmen watched in amazement as the waiters filled the table with food."All this food for only the two of us?"she pointed at the super long table and looked at every plate as her eyes were glowing."We can eat as much as we want"Adrian shrugged and dug his fork in the pancake on the plate in front of his."Then leave a lot of food to get thrown, wow how awesome"she said sarcastically with a hint of annoyance in her voice which didn't go unnoticed by Adrian. She's still the same I see he thought."Enough nagging, just eat. Do I need to tell the manager to change the 'no smoking' sign to 'no nagging'?"She was shocked to the fact that a stranger was literally making fun of her."
Carmen's povBoth of us, Travis and I, knocked on the door the maid had led us to. I was biting my lips nervously as I heard a quick 'Come in', like he was expecting me.I took a glance at Travis and turned the door's knob around. The door opened and my eyes searched for that jerk. As I saw him smirking at me, my blood boiled."You are such a jerk! You could've left that damn sac with the waiter, but no you had to take it. Give it to me right now or I swear I will beat the hell out of you"I screamed while pointing at him. He scowled at Tracy and l- Tracy? Ughhh I mean Travis."Who is this? Your backup?" He looked him up and down."He is the taxi driver who has been waiting with me patiently to take his money. And it's all bec
Carmen's povI was sitting on my sofa, repeating his nasty words in my head. Recalling what he said in his last text. I wanted to... beat him. Just like what I had done to that girl in Charles' company. Oh Charles! That just makes me more furious. He is too much to handle. I hope I won't have to deal with him too much.I looked at the clock and smiled. It was a perfect timing. 10 am. Cody is still at school now and I have nothing to do so I can just go and show Riven how to be a pervert with me.I walked to the bedroom, wore a simple jeans with a half sleeves grey t-shirt and walked out of the house.I walked to the hospital since it wasn't so far. I had a rush of adrenaline and lots of confidence, it was surprising.I walked
Ronald's povI was sitting beside my father and Adrian, waiting for a few of the last women to arrive. It only took a few minutes until they were here.I wished Carmen was here. I felt so attracted to her, it was like love at first sight. Pfft, I am silly. There's no love at first sight. Also, I would meet her again if there was a chance, which will never happen.Samantha, one of the ladies, stood up and was a little far away from us. It was her turn to perform."Father, how many times have I told you that I already chose the actress"Adrian said with an annoyed tone. He had a scowl on and was glaring at our dad."What do you mean you already picked her? They haven't even showed us how they act yet!"I whisper yelled.
Carmen thought silently as she wondered where were they going to? Her house? The driver didn't know the exact address and the Romans only knew the street she lives on.She wanted to ask but in the same time, her instincts told her to stay silent. She glanced secretly at the man sitting beside her. He looked like he was fuming with anger, Carmen was waiting for red fumes to get out of his ears and his face to go red as a tomato, but absolutely that was just in her mind.Her thoughts went back to her little brother, Cody. How was he doing now? Is he being bullied by one of his rich classmates? Or was he talking happily with his best friend, Jake. Carmen hoped for the latter.After a few minutes of hesitation, she finally asked. "Ronald, where are we going?"&nb
Adrian released a long breath and took Carmen into a warm hug.He was happy neither her or his father were hurt. He even realized that if it wasn't for her, he wouldn't have gotten out of the room and saved both his father and him. In these situations, people don't think straight."Thank you"he whispered in her ear as they broke the hug.Carmen felt confused as she looked at him with a raised eyebrow. She didn't know it was because of her helping him and he decided to keep it hidden."Why are you thanking me?" she giggled nervously while fidgeting with her butterfly necklace.