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Welcome Home Sylvia

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Welcome Home Sylvia Sylvia couldn't sleep; no matter how much she tried she just couldn't do it. She was just lying on the hard hospital bed with the uncomfortable, smelly, brown covers right up to her bright red lips with her eyes tightly shut. She pulled the covers down and peered, quite predominantly at the clock on her old dusty bedside table with only a glass of stale water and her own analogue watch she was wearing at the time it had happened. She strained to read the display. She could just make it out as five minutes past two in the morning. She folded her covers back and reached out for the glass of water. She took a sip and slowly put it back down on the table and got back into bed gradually. "OH, Great!" "Yeah, that's perfect" "Is she ok" "Good" "Right then, thank you, bye." Jack slammed the receiver down and suddenly a rush of excitement hit him like a bullet. He felt like shouting "SHE'S COMIN' HOME!" at the top of his voice but on second thoughts decided against the idea as he would have hated to upset Mrs Lister, especially in the mood she was in. ...read more.


He thought. Mrs Lister entered the room and switched on the grey Toshiba television and started to watch her favourite game show, Blockbusters without saying a word to her son. He suddenly snapped out of thought and looked at the small gold clock and read its display. "Half-past-one". He staggered up the stairs just like a drunk man coming home. He reached the landing and walked quickly in his room and lay on the bed. He fell asleep instantly. It was two-forty five before he woke back up and after a long deep sleep he felt lethargic and weary. He looked across at the clock and realised the time. He suddenly seemed to have a burst of energy and quickly got changed into suitable clothing. He looked down on the road and saw the taxi waiting for him. He quickly put all the photos of him and Sylvia down so not to distress her in the slightest. He then rushed down stairs put on his work shoes, closed the door and locked it behind him. In a hurry he got in the taxi and instructed the driver to take him to the hospital. ...read more.


Sylvia took off her coat and looked around at the house. She saw Peter's toys all piled up in a corner; she saw up the stairs where the linen bin lay with a pile of dirty clothes piled up like a pyramid; she saw inside the kitchen where the floorboards showed and the carpet was in desperate need of repair; She saw the inside the living room where the brightly coloured sofa sat waiting to be sat on and she saw on the street where a driveway stood with no car for it to hold. She walked in the kitchen and sat down on the edge of her seat. She started at the floor ashamed to look up incase she saw her face. That minute the phone rang Jack rushed to it and saw it as a chance to leave Sylvia to collect her thoughts and think about what she was going to do. "Hello, Oh no, oh we will be coming right away, yeah, we'll be there in ten minutes, Bye" and Jack put the phone down slowly. He went into the kitchen. "Who was it?" whispered Sylvia. Jack replied in a depressed sombre tone "Its mum, something's happened to her." The End ?? ?? ?? ?? Chris Baker 10KH 10/05/07 ...read more.

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