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Member No.: 570
Joined: 3-March 06
| Author's Name: Cristina (LacedNBlue)
Writen: October 3, 2004
Genre: um......I wouldn't say romance but I wouldn't say drama either......it's sort of a weird mix.....
Main Character(s): Kally, Kalvin, and Mr. B
Disclaimer: A few months ago my mother asked me to write something for her on purpose....I wasn't sure how to write it so I wrote it in a form of a story and this is what I gave her. It's short and sad, but I hope you all enjoy it none-the-less. I had this shortie over at EWFN but I decided it would do justice over here as well. This is not a fanfiction shortie and I own everyone and everything in it so please don't take any of it. Enjoy:
I watched my daughter walk towards the ocean and smiled. The sun was setting, casting beautiful red rays on the quiet ocean. My daughter put her feet in the water and stood there looking at the sunset. I sat down at the kitchen table and stared at my daughter.
“Why does this have to happen to her dear God, why?” I thought to myself.
I never got my answers, but I wish I would. Maybe God answered me in my dreams and I could just never remember. Maybe He didn’t have a good answer to give me. A tear slipped down my face as I watched my daughter walk away from the water and sit on the sand.
“Mr. B, are you okay?” Kalvin asked me.
I turned around and smiled at my daughter’s best friend.
“Kally is outside. Here, take this because you know how she’ll get.” I answered him, handing him a blanket.
He smiled sadly and walked out the door. My gaze followed this fine young man as he draped the blanket around my daughter. She looked up at him and smiled her radiant smile. Her mother always swore she was an angel sent down from Heaven and I always agreed. I went to my office and looked through the papers that were sitting on my desk.
“Kally Marie Beulaphant has AIDS.”
That was all I could bring myself to read. I broke down in tears and threw the papers on the floor. After a few minutes I managed to calm down and look at the picture on my desk. I smiled and picked it up. It was Kally and her mother sitting on the sand in the Caribbean Islands two summers ago. I ran my fingers over my wife’s face and then over my daughter’s.
“Mr. B?!” I heard Kalvin yell.
I got up in a flash and ran over to the foyer where he was getting ready to go upstairs.
“What is it Kal? Where’s Kally?” I asked urgently.
“She’s in the backyard. We need to call 911.” he said.
I looked at his face. The young man sitting in front of me was very handsome but at the moment his features were distorted with fright. I ran back into my office and called 911 as Kalvin ran back outside and carried a limp Kally into the house. I ran over to where she was with the phone connected to my ear.
“I don’t know what happened.” I said into the phone.
I handed the phone over to Kalvin and he told the 911 operator what happened.
“He says to get some warm towels and put it on her forehead. Says she might be a little too cold.” he said looking at me.
I ran over to the kitchen and grabbed some clean kitchen towels and ran hot water on them. I ran back to my daughter and placed them on her forehead and around her chest. I placed my ear by her parted lips and sighed.
“She’s still breathing, but it’s shallow.” I told Kalvin.
A minute later there was a knock on the door and I ran to open it for the paramedics. I looked as they attended to my daughter and then proceeded to take her away. Kalvin and I decided to follow the ambulance in his car so that we would have a way of getting home if we wanted to later on. Once there a nurse ushered us to a waiting room. I sat down and put my head in my hands.
“Mr. B, can I ask you a question?” Kalvin asked sitting in front of me on the floor.
I looked up at him and nodded.
“What exactly happened to Mrs. B and Kal?” he asked me.
I sighed and continued to explain.
“Daddy please! Let us go!” Kally laughed.
Her mother and she wanted to go to a local concert but something just wasn’t sitting well with me.
“Oh come on honey! It isn’t like it’s a school night or anything!” My wife joked. “Why don’t you come with us?”
“I just don’t have a good feeling about it. I have to work late.” I answered.
“Come on daddy! PLEASE! Make it my 18th birthday present!” Kally begged.
I sighed and nodded.
“YES! Sweet mom! We did it!” Kally laughed hugging me and giving her mother a high five.
“Kalvin is going with you guys, right?” I said.
“He can’t go. His grandfather died. That’s why he gave me his tickets. He told me to take someone that would appreciate them as much as I would. I know you like the music so I was going to ask you to come along.” she said letting her smile falter.
“I’m sorry honey, but I can’t. So why don’t you and your mom just go and bring me back a CD, alright?” I said caressing her face.
She smiled and nodded. A few hours later I got in bed next to my wife and kissed her goodnight.
She turned off the light and wrapped her arm around my body.
“Honey, why do you have a bad feeling about us going to this concert?” she asked me.
“I don’t know.” I answered her.
“Then why did you say yes when Kalvin asked you for permission to take her a few months ago?”
I turned around and looked at my wife’s blue eyes.
“Because he’s a guy and he can protect our daughter. I’m not saying that you can’t, it’s just that, he can fight. I guess I just felt safer with him taking her. I don’t know.” I said getting frustrated.
“Don’t get frustrated. If you still feel the same by morning we can talk to Kally and see if there is something else that we can do to make it up to her and we just won’t go.”
“No, that would break her heart.”
“But we going would break yours.”
I didn’t reply to this and just nodded. She kissed me goodnight and went to sleep. The night came and went and I felt like I didn’t sleep at all. The next morning my wife asked me of our conversation and I told her I felt fine even though I didn’t. She smiled and I watched as she left for work. My daughter walked into the kitchen and smiled at me.
“Happy birthday sweetheart; did your mother wake you up?” I said kissing her forehead.
She nodded and ate her cereal.
“Your mother had to go to work but she told me I could give you your birthday present without her here.” I said handing her a small box.
She smiled and unwrapped it quickly. She looked at me before opening the box and I smiled.
“Go on!” I urged her.
She pulled the top off and screamed.
“No way, you got me a key?! It’s a car?!” She shrieked giving me a hug.
“You haven’t even seen the car.” I laughed at her.
She ran outside and screamed again. Her mother was standing next to the blue Volts Wagon Beetle. She ran up to her mom and hugged her.
“It’s the one we saw! On my Gosh! Thank you guys!” she said climbing in the car.
That is all I could stand myself to remember. I looked over at Kalvin and finished the story.
“After they both left I was worried. They were going to meet back here and then go to dinner and the concert. It was two in the morning and they still weren’t home. I finally called the police and explained to them what was going on. That was when I was told that there was an accident outside of the arena where they were and that I would have to go to the hospital to identify the bodies. Some guys had seen Kally and Molly get out of Kally’s car before the concert and waited until they came back out to steal the car. They were one of the last people left around the area of where the car was parked, so no one really noticed that they were being attacked. They fought the men off but one of them pulled out a gun and pointed it at Kally. They told Molly that if she moved one more step they would kill her. They ushered them into an ally where they rapped Kally in front of Molly and then they took her key away and that’s when Molly moved to help her daughter and try to get the key back. They shot Molly and she died right away. The guys left them there and about five minutes later a guard from the arena that had heard the shot came by and called 911. They told me that Kally wouldn’t talk so they were hoping that she would either snap out of it or that someone would call asking about any accidents. Four days after we buried Molly we found out that Kally had AIDS.”
Kalvin just looked at me and nodded.
“It’s not your fault son. You had to go to your grandfather’s funeral, so don’t you for one second think it is your fault. I should have told my wife that I still felt uneasy about the entire thing, but I know that it wasn’t my fault either. There is a purpose in life for everything and everyone.” I reassured him.
“Mr. Beulaphant?” someone said.
Kalvin and I stood up and stared at the doctor.
“I’m Dr. Helms. Kally suffered four heart attacks from the first one that Kalvin here saw to the time we got to her here. I’m afraid she isn’t going to hold much longer, so if you would both like to go in there and talk to her.” Dr. Helms said sadly.
We nodded and walked in together. Kally looked at us and smiled weakly. Tears were streaming down her face.
“Daddy,” she whispered.
I ran up to her bed and held her in my arms.
“Yes honey?” I said looking into her blue eyes.
“Why did this have to happen to me and mom?”
“Its mom and me, honey.” I joked.
She smiled and just looked at me.
“I was telling Kalvin a few minutes ago that God has a purpose for everyone here.” I turned around and ushered Kalvin to come closer. “Your mother’s purpose was to bring you into this world and your purpose was to teach me that I can love someone more than I ever thought I could. When I met your mother I was a very angry person. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life and your mother was the first correct choice I ever made. We got married and then a few months later she told me she was pregnant with you. I was so scared. I didn’t think I would be able to handle having to raise a child, but when you came into this world I realized that as long as I had you and your mother I could overcome anything in life.”
“You showed me to appreciate the more subtle things in life. My mother was so happy when I told her that I had a new best friend. She was so scared I was going to grow up and be more like my brother. He’s doing a lot better now actually, but she was relieved more and more everyday I came home after school and she saw you because she knew that you were going to help me stay out of trouble.” Kalvin said to her.
She looked over at him and smiled.
“Come here.” She said to him.
He reached over to her and hugged her tight.
“I love you,” He said into her ear.
“And I you,” She smiled.
“Are you afraid?” Kalvin asked her.
“Yeah, actually I am, but I realized something.”
“What is that?” I asked her.
“I get to see mom again and I get to be that angel she was always telling you about. I was always scared of what would happen to you too, but after hearing how mom and I made these impacts on your lives I guess I’m not that worried anymore.”
“Why’s that?” Kalvin asked her.
“Because now I know that I can leave my two favorite men in the world alone without me and they will watch over each other. I know that you two will take care of each other. Who knows Kal, maybe it was a good thing that you couldn’t go to the concert.”
“Imagine what would’ve happened if it was you, my mom, and me all being robbed. I can’t think of what you would’ve done if you saw them do what they did to me and then to my mom. They could’ve killed you too.”
“They killed your mother though,” He said.
“I know and I’ve forgiven them for that, but I honestly don’t know what I would’ve done without you. After mom died you were there for me everyday even when you thought I was alright I was grateful that I had a friend like you. If you and mom would’ve died I don’t know what I would’ve done to myself. I rather lose one person that I love than two.”
He nodded and looked over at me and then once again at Kally.
“Well, I’m going to step outside so that your dad can talk to you.” He said giving her a hug.
“Don’t forget me.” She said.
“I won’t. I’ll miss you Kal,” He said hugging her tightly.
She kissed his cheek and looked over at me as he walked out the door. I saw her wince and knew that she might be having another heart attack.
“Did the doctors tell you how long the heart attacks were apart from each other?” I asked her.
“No, but I think I’m going to have another one. They said that my heart is giving up and that if the next one is strong enough...” She let the words die.
I hugged her and cried.
“I love you so much! I don’t know what I’m going to do without you.”
“Yes you do. You’re going to continue your life and keep in touch with Kalvin and his family. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet someone.” She joked. “Just remember what mom and I taught you alright.”
I laughed and nodded.
“I will never forget you or your mother. You tell her that when you see her. Tell her that I love her.”
“I love you too dad.” She cried.
Suddenly the room became cold and I turned around. Standing behind me was the most extraordinary figure I had ever seen. It was like the Heavens had opened and out stepped an angel. I looked over at Kally and saw her eyes twinkle.
“Mom,” She whispered.
I looked over at the angel and realized at once what was going on. My wife was coming to take our daughter with her. I looked over at Kally and touched her face and her hair. I gave her a kiss and hugged her tight.
“Good bye daddy. Don’t forget me.” She whispered.
“I will never forget you. Goodbye,”
“Tell Kal that I will miss him and that I love him okay?” she whispered, her voice barely audible.
“I will,” I said hugging her tighter.
I looked into her eyes and saw her smile. She looked just like she did on her eighteenth birthday when she first saw the car. Like she wasn’t going to die but continue to another adventure with her mother. She looked at me and gave me a kiss.
“I love you,” She mouthed.
I watched on as my daughter took her last breath. Kalvin ran into the room at once and let a little scream leave his mouth. I turned around and saw my daughter standing next to her mother. They both waved goodbye and disappeared. I stood up and hugged Kalvin. Dr. Helms was in the room a minute later.
“Don’t try to bring her back.” I said to him.
He just looked at me and nodded.
He looked over at the nurse that was standing next to him and said: “Time of death: 4:44pm, Date: Monday, August 23, 2004.”
The nurse recorded it down and proceeded to write. I walked out of the room holding Kalvin. We stood in the hallway crying for what seemed like ages. Dr. Helms took us into a room and asked me questions about the funeral and so on. Four days later we were at the burial site. The Priest had just finished saying his words and asked Kalvin to go up to give his little speech about Kally.
“Kally has been there for me for eleven years. I will never forget how we met and everything we did together. I know she never told you Mr. Beulaphant but I was her first kiss and she was mine. We always said we’d go to Prom together and get married and I can say that we were pretty close to getting married.” he laughed. “She was a wonderful girl, beautiful in every way. Every time we sat and stared at the setting sun I always told her how her eyes reminded me of the sky and ocean. Her eyes were my favorite feature by far because they captivated me. If she was ever mad her eyes would get a hint of red like the setting sun and when she was happy they looked like the beautiful blue ocean that she saw at the Caribbean. She also taught me that everyone in life has a meaning, a purpose, if you will. God wanted me to find her so that she could teach me that there is more to life than good looks and wealth. Her soul radiated with life and she taught me how to love people for who they are. She told me once not to judge people by what they did and how they looked but by how they fixed their mistakes and how they made the effort to do so. She taught me to love my brother like I would never see him the next day. She taught me that I was here to help her out through her tough time and now I’m here to help Mr. B through his emotional time. Mr. B, we’re here for each other because as long as I’m living I will always be with you. I love your wife and daughter very much and I love you as much as I love them. You guys are my second family and I will never forget everything that you have done for me.”
He stopped and looked up at the setting sky.
“Kally, I got to see you and your mom leave this world on Monday afternoon and I just want you to know that I have loved you since the first time I saw you. You asked me once if I believed in love at first sight and I just want you to know that you are love at first sight. I have yet to meet someone that didn’t like you and I hope I never will. I love you and I miss you.” He turned his head and looked straight into my eyes. “You’re wife was right Mr. B, Kally is indeed an Angel sent from Heaven.”
He walked up to me and his mother and hugged us both.
“That was beautiful Kalvin.” I said.
“Thanks Mr. B.” He cried.
“What are you going to write on the gravestone?” Kacy, Kavlin’s mother asked.
“I was thinking about writing: Kal, you are the purpose I live everyday. I will never forget you, my Angel. Love dad and Ka.l.” I answered looking over at Kalvin.
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