Daddy's little girl

Topics: English-language films, Parent, Mother Pages: 2 (527 words) Published: March 7, 2014
She bit down on her bottom lip as her tears continued to cascade down her cheeks. She looked at the pale man lying on the hospital bed before her, grasping his hand as if at any moment he might slip away from her. It was her first week back at school when PC Dawson, a work colleague of her dads, collected her from her lesson. It was that day her whole world came crashing down. The day she found out her father had been shot and placed in a coma, one she was told he may never awake. Her heart rate increased as she’d waited for the bad news to come. PC Dawson took a deep breath and explained how they’d been called out on a job and shot in the middle of a drug bust. Covering her mouth, she started to whimper before her legs gave way beneath her and the darkness enveloped her. She prayed for hours every morning and night of everyday hoping that he would wake up to wipe away her tears and tell her everything was going to be okay. Just like he always did. Her parents always fought, even over the smallest of things and in the end it had resulted in her mother walking out on them both. She remembered waking up after hearing raised voices, it was something that frequently woke her up but this time it was different. Her big brown eyes peered through the small gap in the door as she watched her mother lugging a big suitcase down the stairs and her father following close behind. Her mother ranting about how she couldn’t do it anymore and how she needed to leave. The last thing she remembered were the hot tears streaming down her face as she ran out of her room, ready to follow her mother wherever she was going. ’’Be good for daddy sweetheart.’’ That was the last thing her mother had said before she walked out of both their lives. She was still only a child and could not fully understand; believing only that it was her fault. But of course her daddy had wiped away her tears and reminded her of how much both her parents loved her especially he, her father, and although she...
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