I looked at Cody's angelic face as he was sleeping peacefully. "Oh my poor brother, it's so heartbreaking to see you like that. I wish you are always this peaceful. Either awake or asleep"I muttered to myself.
"Miss"I heard someone say. I raised my head and smiled weakly at the doctor"I have something to tell you. Please come with me to my office"I nodded and glanced at Cody before leaving his hand hesitantly.
We walked to his office and I sat down in front of his desk.
"I'm not so sure about the results here but we have to make some tests"he looked at me seriously.
"Tests for what?"
"Parkinson. There is a high chance he might have it. A person has Parkinson when they have weakness in their blood. Patients of this disease need a surgery to be saved. The first symptom is getting dizzy which I think happened to your brother and that's why he fell and hit his head. If the donation surgery didn't happen in the right time, the patient may not survive and fight this disease. After some time, patients will faint, walk hardly to the point where they would never walk again, stutter while talking and have pink-red spots on their body. It's a dangerous disease"he informed.
"Oh my god. Does Cody have Parknison?"I asked worriedly.
"Parkinson"he corrected "We're not sure if he does, that's why we will do the tests. You have to come tomorrow so we would know"I nodded.
"Okay we will come. When can we go home?"I wiped my tears.
"You can now"I nodded again and was opening the door when his hand stopped me.
"Don't worry beautiful, he'll be okay"he whispered in my ear. Shivers went down my spine as I rushed outside. While walking, I heard a laugh. Was he laughing at me? What a jerk!
I opened the door of the room where Cody was in and smiled.
"Wakey Wakey little boy, it's time to wake up"I kissed his forehead as he opened his eyes tiredly.
"I don't wanna go to school" he pushed me away gently with his eyes closed. I laughed at him.
"No silly boy, it's not time to go to school."
"Carmen, did they find us?" He hiccuped as tears rolled down his cheeks.
"No! Never, don't worry I will always protect you. I'm here"I hugged him as he cried and probably ruined my shirt "We're safe"I rubbed his back soothingly and whispered calm words in his ear.
"Then what happened? Where are we?"he asked after he had calmed down.
"You just fainted and probably hit your head with something so some blood came out. I was just so worried but I promise, it's nothing"I forced a smile, trying to find a believable lie to tell my younger brother"Nothing other than that"I lied.
Back then, I didn't know if I would regret that I lied to him. That I promised him that it's nothing. But, could I really keep that promise?
Bright sunlight poured in through the window and washed over Carmen's face. The warmth of her skin slowly lured her from her deep sleep. Her eyelids parted only to slam shut, blocking her brilliant light. The 24 year old rose and propped herself up on one elbow. She slowly rubbed her eyes with her free hand. Squinting, she let her eyes get accustomed to the sunlight - the very bright sunlight.Too Bright!What time is it? She must have overslept. Cody must be late to school. Carmen swung her legs off the bed "Why didn't Cody wake me?"She asked herself as she stumbled out of the tangle of sheets. She rushed to the bathroom and washed her face and dried it before walking out.Carmen stopped and looked around her bedroom. Where was Cod
Carmen's pov"Cody relax!"I wiped his tears away as the nurse was holding his hands tightly."It doesn't hurt, sweetheart. Calm down"Riven, the doctor said. I smiled gratefully at him as I was hugging Cody. He was thrashing around and sobbing loudly. I've never seen him like that.Riven finally took a sample of Cody's blood after he had calmed down.Then, I asked the doctor privately"Is headache one of the symptoms?"He glanced at me for some moments before shaking his head "No, it's not. Unless I would've told you"I released a sigh of relief"Why do you ask?Has he been getting a lot of headaches lately?""No. He just had a headache this morning. I'm just so worried, that's why."
Episode 6:It Can't Be Carmen sat on the sofa, still waiting for a call from Riven. She jumped in her place as the clock struck midnight and made a quiet sound. She was so worried about her little brother that she was deciding on spending the night waiting for an answer from the doctor. Why hasn't he send me a text yet? Would the results be out by now? Would he call me if they are? I mean it's midnight so I don't think so she tried to think normally. She huffed and sat there for a couple more minutes. Her eyes weren't as wide anymore, they kept on blinking each second. Finally, her body unconsciously dropped on the couch and she fell into a dreamless sleep. **** Her body jerked up as she screamed "Little mouse, I'm going to catch you"she stood up as her senses came back to her again. Mouse? She was going to catch a mouse? What the hell was she possibly dreaming about?! She rubbed her eyes and dragged herself to her room. She entered the bathroom and did her d
"So..? I've been waiting since so many time. Just talk already!"Cody said in frustration as he pulled on his hair."Okay, okay. I'll talk"I took a deep breath"So you don't know why we went to the hospital today.""No I don't"he shook his head."Well, it's because doctor Riven wan-""Oh you mean River cow!"he laughed."Why do you call him by that?""Because his name is like River and he is stupid as a cow" he shrugged his shoulders innocently."And how do you know cows are stupid?"I raised my eyebrows teasingly."The moment I laid my eyes on him, I just knew it"
Carmen stared at her reflection in the mirror as her little brother was standing proudly beside her. She took in a deep breath and tried to believe that she was looking at her own self. In fact, she looked gorgeous."Cody, I-I look..."she searched a lot for the right word when Cody spoke."Hot! Yes you look hot!"he said with his cute high tone innocently.His sister laughed at him "Pfft no! Not hot but I look pretty"she returned back to the mirror. Her white blouse with small flower on it brightened the color of her eyes. The elegant-somehow wide dark red pants made her legs look taller and the six black buttons on the upper part of the pants, three on the right and three on the left was the best part of the pants. Cody has picked his mom's black heels and gave him to her. She teared up a bit when she sa
Carmen stormed out of the room as she blew some strands of hair away from her face. She looked at the fake Barbie who had a smirk on her face. She suddenly felt like beating the hell out of her.She jogged towards her and proceeded to grab her from her hair. "You're a stupid fake b*tch!"she screamed at her. She was shocked she had cursed for the first time ever. What was happening to her?She yanked the girl backwards and threw her on the floor. She backed her leg behind her and pushed it forward harshly, making it hit the fake blondie’s back. All of the women including the secretary were shocked, the latter tried to hold fuming Carmen back but she just ended in being pushed away. The lady on the floor kept screaming for help as Carmen was throwing punches at her face.
Carmen watched in amazement as the waiters filled the table with food."All this food for only the two of us?"she pointed at the super long table and looked at every plate as her eyes were glowing."We can eat as much as we want"Adrian shrugged and dug his fork in the pancake on the plate in front of his."Then leave a lot of food to get thrown, wow how awesome"she said sarcastically with a hint of annoyance in her voice which didn't go unnoticed by Adrian. She's still the same I see he thought."Enough nagging, just eat. Do I need to tell the manager to change the 'no smoking' sign to 'no nagging'?"She was shocked to the fact that a stranger was literally making fun of her."
Carmen's povBoth of us, Travis and I, knocked on the door the maid had led us to. I was biting my lips nervously as I heard a quick 'Come in', like he was expecting me.I took a glance at Travis and turned the door's knob around. The door opened and my eyes searched for that jerk. As I saw him smirking at me, my blood boiled."You are such a jerk! You could've left that damn sac with the waiter, but no you had to take it. Give it to me right now or I swear I will beat the hell out of you"I screamed while pointing at him. He scowled at Tracy and l- Tracy? Ughhh I mean Travis."Who is this? Your backup?" He looked him up and down."He is the taxi driver who has been waiting with me patiently to take his money. And it's all bec