Sunday, 24 October 2010
06:02:34 AM (GMT)
Chapter 13 Continued In Part 2:
Maggie really did have cancer, and she had never told me! She never once mentioned
it. But if I looked back now, there were signs. The real reason as to why she
didn’t want to be loved, the reason to why she ran away from guys that said they
liked her. It also explained her sudden stumbles that I hadn’t thought much of
But I knew what I had to do now, I loved Maggie, I was fully belonging to her now,
and there was no way I could go back. So all I could do was love her and hope for the
best, as well as be strong for her, be her support system. Like the way I had been
When I finally got to see Maggie again it was near midnight and the hospital was
slowing down with people coming in and out. When I entered the room Maggie was lying
on her side facing away from me with the blue blankets pulled up over her shoulder
and she was coughing, probably from the medicine she had to take.
I closed the door softly behind me and walked around until I could face her.
Maggie’s parents were out getting coffee and a bite to eat so I had Maggie all to
myself, for now.
I pulled the chair to the edge of her bed and grabbed her hand, I held it loosely, I
felt like if I squeezed it her hand would break.
“How you holding up?” I asked. Maggie didn’t smile at me.
“You already know now don’t you, that I’m Nathan Ricket’s sister, the girl
with cancer? So why are you still here?” Maggie whispered. I leaned in and kissed
her forehead, soothingly rubbing her hand with my thumb.
“No why would I leave you just because you have cancer, sure I’m a little scared
Maggie, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to leave you. I’m in love with you, so
I’m going to stay and be your support, your shoulder to cry on.” I whispered,
smiling at her. Maggie looked at me again and then smiled faintly.
“It’s back, I know it, but for some reason this time it isn’t as bad as last
time. Probably because I have you here for me.” Maggie whispered. I grabbed
Maggie’s right cheek then, Maggie got up a little bit and leaned down, I reached up
and kissed her, holding her close as I did so, and being extra careful not to remove
the tubes attached to her.
My arms had minds of their own and wrapped themselves around Maggie as we kissed and
her arms encircled my neck. And for a little while, everything felt right.
DRAMATIC IRONY, Well Not Really, It's Used In A Different Way Than What I Have Here,
You Could Call This, Foreshadowing? Nah.