I walked as fast as my legs could take me , looking at my worn out watch for the time.
Oh goodness Mr Billiemo would be so mad
I walked into the restaurant i am waitressing at and saw Mr Billiemo pacing around angrily
"I'm really sorry sir, my younger sister fell ill and i had to run to the store to get drugs for her" i said while shivering
"Save it for someone that care's Aubrey you're fired" he turns and left
I stood there for what seemed like eternity i am fired, my only hope of living and i just got fired
I looked over searching for Mr Billiemo and i saw him, i ran over to him
"Please sir,I'm really sorry please don't fire me i beg of you" i pleaded with him with tears running down my cheeks
He looks at me with disgust " see Aubrey i was only using you till i got a better waitress and now that i have one you can't work here anymore "
I knelt down pleading and begging him but he walks away.
I stood up with my head hung low and walked out of the restaurant.
The cold breeze hits my face and i start crying what am i going to do
I walked back home slowly, my father died over ten years ago and my mom got remarried leaving my little sister June with me since about five years ago, now i stay in a one bedroom apartment in one of the most dangerous neighborhood with my little sister. I worked as a waitress in Mr Billiemo's restaurant to pay our rent and feed us but now all of that was gone.
I sighed heavily and walked towards my apartment, i got home and saw a letter addressed to me reminding me of my rent,failure to pay would result to eviction, i sat on the floor and cried my eyes out the money i had saved up i used in buying June's drugs this morning, wiping my tears I opened the door
"June,June!!" I called out with no response, i saw her laying on the bed and walked towards her "June!! June!!" She still wasn't responding, i started to panic
Shakily i dialed 911 and an ambulance came and took her.
At the hospital I wasn't allowed into the room, minutes seemed like hours I draped my head over my hands with tears running down my face
"Family of June Shawl please " immediately stood up looking at the doctor "I'm her sister"
He looks at me with sympathy "Miss, June's condition is critical and she needs a kidney transplant"
My world crumbled as soon as i heard that "k-ki-kidney transplant b-but h-how, she was a little sick and we thought it was a cold, how can she" i kept rambling
The doctor places his hand on my shoulder bringing me out of my shock, i look at him with my blooshot eyes
"S-she can use my kidney, please make June better" i cried hysterically
"I promise to do everything in my power miss" he smiles pitifully at me
I walked into the room and saw June laying fragile and frail, my heart broke into a million pieces on seeing my younger sister with an oxygen mask o her face depending on some wires to live. I placed my hand on my mouth silencing the loud sobs coming from me, i walked over to her shakily
"June" i held her frail hands in mine, using my other free hand to wipe my tears
"I know you are a fighter, please you have to get through this babygirl, you can't leave me alone" tears falling down my cheeks freely
"I'll be right back" i cleaned my tears and walked out of the room, i saw a cleaner at the hallway
"Please where is the office of the doctor in charge of my sister" i ask her and she points towards a door
"Thank you " i walked to the office and knocked lightly, i waited till i heard a come in
"Welcome miss, please sit down" the doctor gestures towards a sit and i sat down
"I'm sorry for disturbing you doctor, i need to know what i can do for my sister " i tell him
"Yes of course miss, we will conduct a test to see if your kidney is in good condition tomorrow " he says and i nod
"How about the payment " i ask him
"You would need to see the cashier for that" he says and i nod
"Thank you doctor " i stood up and went out of the room
How am I supposed to pay for this, where would i get the money?
Sweat pores started to form on my head, using my head to wipe it. I walk towards the cashier and i learnt that the amount for the surgery would be 400,000$
I walked out of the hospital, walking aimlessly on the street
Where am I supposed to get 400,000$
Even if i work 5 jobs I won't be able to raise such an amount
I sat down on a chair silently, I wondered if my dad was alive maybe I would've gone to college and maybe I won't have so many responsibilities, just maybe
I don't know how long i sat there gazing at the sky
My life has never been normal, a normal family consisting of the father, mother and children. Instead mine is just June and I. I sighed as tears fell unto my cheeks, my shoulders shaking vehemently
How would i raise such an amount in such a short period, I've never been able to raise 10,000$, now I'm required to raise 400,000$
I stood up from the chair and walked back home
Well it's my home until i get kicked out
Would my mom be willing to help if she knew about June's condition
I wondered as my legs went towards the direction
I got home and opened the door, silently dropping my used rubber-banded phone on the bed, i fell on the bed
I need to stop crying, i need to raise this money whichever way
The next day i had my bath and changed my clothes, I couldn't hide my puffy eyes or even the eye-bags i woke up with, but all that didn't matter, i wore the best clothes *it shouldn't even be considered as someone's clothing * but it's the only thing i have to wear. I packed my hair into a ponytail and took my phone .I didn't have money for a cab or bus so i just walked down to the hospital*We
I walked into my room I dropped my phone on the bed and sat down i was worried about raising money for my sister and i also have to worry about a kidney that matches with her isn't this life unfairI stood up and tried to see if there was anything i could eat but there was none, i sighed and checked my purse but there was nothing there. I had no money to even eat, I went to my tiny kitchen and drank water to fill my stomach, i walked back to the bed. I picked my phone and tried to call that number again but it was unreachable .I dropped my phone and tried to sleep, but sleep wasn't coming through how would sleep come through, i have so many things on my mind and I can't do anything about it, only money can solve itI stayed up all night without sleeping and the next morning i woke up more determined to get a job and at least save my sister's life.I got up and wore an old dress that my mom had bought for me before she left, packed my hair into a po
I Looked at him as though he was sick, i started to laugh while he remained i expressionless,"wait you're joking right, you do know what surrogacy is right?" I asked him and he still remained expressionless"I know very well what surrogacy means and i want you to be my surrogate"I want a child and i want you to carry it for me, for whatever amount you want" he says as though we were talking about a toy, i look at him in the eye and saw that he was serious"Why did you choose me?,you have to be joking right" i say and he pulls out a card from his suit"Here take this, when you are ready for serious business you can call me" he says and handed me the cardI collected it from him and saw as he pulls out wad of cash from his wallet and placed it on my bed"Take this, i could hear your stomach rumbling from miles away so i know you haven't eaten in days, get something to eat" he attempted to le
I got back home and looked for the card i was given by Doctor White and i saw it, shakily I dialed the number, i heard his thick voice over the phone "Hello" i took a deep breathe"Hello Doctor White, this is Aubrey" i say and i could feel him smile over the phone"Are you ready" he asks me and i replied him"Yes i am" i tell him"Alright, meet me at Culla's Cafe" he says and hung upI looked at me phone and sighed well it's now or neverI walked out of my house and took a cab to the cafe, i got there and tried to locate him but when I didn't see him i took a sit and waited for himA waiter comes to meet me and asked if i wanted something but i said no, Ten minutes had passed and he hasn't gotten here yetMaybe he has changed his mind i sighed and looked down at the table. I heard a tap on the table and i looked up to see who it was and it was the almighty Doctor White, he sits opposite me and looks at me.
A few moments passed and my sister was wheeled out from the room into the hallway, They stopped at my front and i kissed her forehead "i love you Ju" I whispered and watched as they left, tears clouded my vision as i watched my sister being wheeled into the surgery theatre. I sat at the hallway praying and hoping everything turns out perfectlyI don't know how long i sat there for, being anxious and hopeful. My palms began to sweat so much, i had no control over it *This couple of days i have come to realize that whenever i was anxious or nervous my palms tend to sweat a lot. I sighed and walked towards the restroom, i washed my hands and went back to sit at the hallway, i wiped the sweat that was beginning to form on my forehead and i brough
"Good evening Doctor " i greeted him and sat down"Good evening Aubrey" he says and smiles at me "your sister is still under observation, but there is absolutely no need to worry, we would continue to observe her reactions throughout the night alright " he tells me"Thank you very much Doctor, I'll be on my way now" i say and stand up to leave, i walked out of the hospital. I went back to my favorite park and sat down, the last time i came here i had no means of paying my sister's surgery and now that i am here, i signed a contract to be someone's surrogate and my sister's surgery has been paid, the surgery was successful. I wiped the tears that had began to fall down my cheeksThis was actually tears of joy, these past few days has been horrible, I didn't even know how to get out of the loads of problems i was facing but here i am. I sighed and watched as the parents began to take their kids home as it was getting dark, I don't know how long i sat down th
I walked into June's room and saw exactly why it was a private room, it was so much bigger than the other rooms, very very nice.I walked over to June's bed side and held my hand still smiling *funny right* it's not as though she's awake, so why am i smiling? I don't know myself. I gently stroked her hair"JuJu it's Bre, I'm sorry I haven't been able to come here to see you till now, the doctor said I couldn't see you till today but just so you know. I kept my promise and i was waiting outside all through your surgery, the doctor says the surgery was successful and all that's needed is for you to wake up, so Ju please wake up. I want to hear your voice and also see you smile and i know that you want to see me too so i will be here patiently waiting for you"I kissed her forehead and took a sit on the chair beside her bed*would Mr obnoxious allow June to stay in his home as well, well he would he knows she is your sister and would obvi
I smiled internally and got into the car, he gets in beside me and starts driving "do i have to remind you to use your seatbelt?" He asked,still looking ahead and drivingI rolled my eyes at his annoying attitude and used my seatbelt"I saw that, and maybe you shouldn't do that again you won't like what would happen if you do" he says in a deep threatening voice and i shrunk in my sit*i told you this man had eyes behind his ear*He parked at the same block and looked at me, i rolled my eyes internally and unbuckled the seat belt, groaning internally i got out of the car and watched as he sped off*stupid Mr Obnoxious *I started to walk towards the hospital, i got to the hospital and walked straight to June's room, I opened the door and saw her awake and watching a television show"Hey Sweetie " i say and she turns to look at me"Bre Bre, i missed you" she says and i smile at her"I missed you to sweetie" i