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Expecting the Unexpected

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Expecting the Unexpected This is true. I had just arrived home. I went upstairs to the fourth floor of my apartment door. I rang the bell. No one answered. I then remembered an extra key I secretly kept under the doormat: I took the first step inside. Something odd. An emptiness. It was then when I realised that my mom was the life of the house. Normally I would enter the house only to find her talking on the phone, watching televisions, eating, or even arguing with dad. Not today. Then I phoned. No one answering. Then my father's voice, short and abrupt. "Is mom there?" "No!" "Please!" But it was no good. I left the house and made my way down to my cousins. My aunt greeted me with tears in her eyes. "Are you crying?" "No dear." But I knew she was. I went inside and sat with my cousin. She was the same age with the same interest. ...read more.


She will always be the Teta that used to hold me close and care for me, my godmother, my guardian, my life. I was old enough to understand that she would never get better: I had to make the best of the state she was in. My daydream was interrupted: "Aghghgh," soft, tender screams She was in pain. I left the room instantly. I could not bear to watch her in that state. Nurses rushed in and for a moment I could not hold in my tears. I stood outside the room listening. Suddenly, her screams stopped. So did my heartbeat. I opened the door and peaked inside the room and saw the nurses giving her general anaesthetic that made her sleep. There she was, an old angel, sleeping, breathing heavily. Her head was tilted to a side on the pillow, and her body was resting motionless. She was wearing a white nightgown. It was that image that Teta left me to remember her by. ...read more.


I am sorry" But that was not all. In came my sister after her. She was screaming with agony, I felt sorry, yet I froze in astonishment. I knew yet I was surprised. I did not cry though yet. I just panicked. My mother then walked went to her room and I followed her. "Its okay to cry my son!" But I did not I did not want to in front of her she was already too weak and feeble. She needed us the most and I sat next to her and held her close to me. I wanted her to feel that I was there for her no matter what happened. I could not hold my self any longer. I cried. So did she. "Will you remember her?" She gently asked "Of course I will. I swear I will." I then stumbled down to my room slammed the door and asked god: "Why god? Why her?" I knew though that it was better off for her, she was in pain and suffering but It was not better for me I will miss her. I must not be selfish though. Mahmoud El Hazek English Coursework 06-03-03 1 ...read more.

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