Hidden Diamonds – Classicpluz
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Aunt came back upstairs later on. She was carrying a plate of food. She dropped it on the stool by my bed and tapped me gently.
I tried opening my eyes but it hurt a lot to try. “Aunt,I’m awake” I answered her, giving up on opening my eyes.
“Milly baby,I brought food. Sit up,let aunt feed you.”
I shook my head in the negative. “I don’t think I can. I’ll probably throw up.”
“It doesn’t hurt to try,does it? Besides,I’m always here to clean up if you eventually throw up.”
I shook my head again. Aunt always had her way with words. She coaxed me till I sat up. She opened the plate to reveal pepper soup ready to be consumed. I stretched my hand to carry the spoon but she was faster. “Let me do it” she said with a small smile.
She lifted the spoon to my lips and I granted it entrance. She fed me till the soup remained only a little in the plate.
“I’m okay aunt. I can’t take any more”. She nodded.
“Later on,I’ll bring something more solid for you to take. I’m happy you could at least take a little soup.” She planted a kiss on my forehead before packing up the plates and heading towards the door.
“Watch it!” She exclaims as Jason opened the door swiftly just as she’s about to turn the knob.
“Sorry aunt” he shifted from her path.
“Ah its no problem. I didn’t want to be soaked in pepper soup. Trust me,the smell is only good for the stomach and not on a dress.”
He smiled at her and she walked past him.
He took a seat on the bed beside me. We sat silent for five minutes.
“Aren’t you going to talk to your bros?”
“I guess it should be you doing the talking first and not me” I replied.
“OK, so how’re you?”
“To be honest, I don’t even know”
“And why is that?” He pressed on.
I stared at him like he just grew three new horns.
“Is there poop on my head?” He asked and laughed a little.
“Jason,how could you laugh at a time like this?” I asked in bewilderment.
“Laughter’s good for the soul,dear. I’ve been mourning for a week now. I’ll die if I don’t give myself a break.”
“A break indeed. You wouldn’t be saying that if you had a hand in your own mother’s death” I spat out through clenched teeth.
“Stop saying that, you had no hand in it. There’s nothing you could have done to stop her death.” He sighed before continuing.
“I knew you’d take it hard on yourself. Don’t mind dad’s outburst. He’s still grieving just as we are. I’m sure he didn’t mean all that.”
I stood up from the bed and started pacing.
“Jason,why? Why do you keep doing this to me,why?”
“I’m actually floating here Mille. What the heck are you talking about?”
“Daddy screamed his lungs out. Why don’t you do same? You’re killing me by acting all nice. Yell at me Jay,yell. I did something horrible. Yell so I can feel better. Scream Jay.”
Jason just looked at me sparking like a live wire.
“I want to die,Jay. I just want to die. Why don’t you just get mad at once so I’ll have enough reason to die.”
I was crying seriously. I lay down on the floor. I heard the door open and close. Jason had left the room. I hit my head on the ground repeatedly. It felt like it wasn’t enough. I got up and went to the dresser. I threw everything on it down. I punched the mirror and it broke,wounding me. I didn’t care about the pain.
It wasn’t up to the pain in my heart. I got tired and sat on the floor. The tears had stopped flowing. I heard the door open. I didn’t want to see anybody.
“Please leave. Whoever you are, I don’t want to see your face.”I breathed out without looking back.
To Be Continued