Saturday, October 8, 2016

Girl Loses Her Love - A Life Shattered by Loss - Part Six

She looked over at her mom, who stood in her bedroom doorway. The expression on the woman’s face wasn’t good. It looked as if her mom might have been crying. Her gaze was haunted.

She watched her mom move into her bedroom, longing to send her away so that she wouldn’t have to hear any horrible news. She didn’t want to find out that something had happened to her dad or to her brother. She didn’t want to deal with a loss of any kind.

“Honey…” Her mom lowered herself onto the bed beside her. “Honey, there’s something that I have to tell you.”

“No.” She shook her head. “I don’t want to hear it.”

Her mom wrapped her arms around her. “I received a call…”

“No, Mom.”

“Honey, he’s… he’s gone.”

She knew right away just who her mom was talking about. She felt like she had been punched in the gut as she tried to process what her mom had said. Gone? What does that mean?

“I’m so sorry, honey. I know that you loved him…”

She wiped at her eyes, at the sudden tears making their way down her face. “No. He’s not gone. No.”

“I’m sorry.”

She leaned into her mom. “I just saw him. We were together earlier today.” She closed her eyes. She couldn’t tell her mom all that they had been doing earlier that day, but she could remember it. He couldn’t be gone. She couldn’t lose him.

“His mom’s distraught,” her mom whispered. “He was her only child. Not that it would be easy, anyway… suicide never is, but still…”

She pulled away from her mom and pushed to her feet. “Suicide?! What?!”

Her mom swallowed hard. “He… he took a bunch of pills. And drank… there were alcohol bottles with him…”

“No!” She shook her head vigorously, trying to erase what she had just heard. There was no way he would kill himself. There was no way he would cause his own death. He loved her. He wouldn’t do that to her.

“I’m sorry, honey. I really wish that you didn’t have to deal with this…”

She ignored her mom’s words and made her way over to her bedroom window. She stared off into the dark night. He wasn’t gone. He wouldn’t kill himself. He would never do that to her.

By Emily Acker

Part One can be found here!

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