It finally happened, Brian's jaw dropped and his shoulders became deflated "Brain damaged? What do you mean brain damaged? How can a couple of seizures result to that?"
"Calm down Mr Nevel or do you want Amanda to hear you" Miracle leaned back and closed the door completely *CLICK*
"I'm saying that brain damage is a possible outcome but I'm not a hundred percent certain, this is uncharted territory after all. We could make a medical breakthrough tomorrow or in the next hour somewhere else in the world nobody knows" she said as she placed her hand on his shoulder "Are you calm now?"
"Sometimes miracles that go beyond the scope of science can happen. Amanda might just wake up in the morning without any trace of the intrusive set of brainwaves anymore and this will all turn into a bad memory to laugh about in years to come" She gave a reassuring smile
Miracle after seeing a slight crack in Brian's down-in-the-dumps countenance she dropped her hand off from his shoulder and proceeded to speak
"I have to thank you, because of little Amanda over there we might just be able to take one step forward in brain medicine and even if we are unable to help her we might be able to save another little girl or boy in the future"
Brian became teary eyed and wavy lipped. He rubbed his eyes clear with his wrist. *SNIFF*
"I know that you are trying to reassure me but that isn't what I want to hear right now"
"I know Brian, just have faith and things might work out in your favour" Doctor Miracle placed her hand on his shoulder once more then she walked off while Brian watched her
"I can't let her see me like this" He arranged himself and walked back inside the room
I turned my head and looked at him as he say back on the couch and then I noticed that something was different about him especially his eyes which looked like they were irritated due to him rubbing them off of tears
"Are you okay?" I asked
"Of course" He smiled and leaned back into the couch
I looked at him in silence for some seconds "Is that so, okay! So when am I getting discharged?" I said still feeling like he was hiding something
"Discharge? The doctor didn't really say anything about that but for me I think that it should be okay to go home in the morning" He said then thought 'I would have like to say and still have some tests run on you just in case but it can't be helped'
"Morning huhn?" I took my head and looked at the ceiling 'This may be my last chance of getting those Black box codes so I can't be lying down here when morning comes' I thought then looked back at him "What time is it?"
"The time? Lemme check, it should be... the time is a couple minutes after ten [10:13pm]" he checked his wristwatch
"There's still time, we should be able to leave an hour from now"
"An hour from now? You just woke up and aren't strong yet and there's a lot of time to get the rest you need so why the rush? Where is this coming from?" He smiled nervously
'This guy, do you always have to...' "Umm, I don't feel comfortable spending a night here and I feel like I would get more rest if I was on my own bed dad"
Brian's face relaxed and he considered what I said "You aren't comfortable? You want me to get Doctor Miracle to come check you again?" He leaned in forward and held my hand
I fake smiled "No, I'm feeling great..." then I moved my body to show that I had gained my lost energy then continued "I just want to spend the rest of our father and daughter work day in my own bed and not in an hospital, that's all" I kept smiling 'Now drop it'
Brian smiled as well "Look at me forgetting what today was, alright got you I'll go tell the doctor"
Later that night I was discharged and went home with Brian. The drive home was a quiet one with Brian trying to smile but the grief in his heart wouldn't let him.
At that moment I didn't know what was going on nor anything about the news he got from the doctor but I knew it had to be something bad because I could see the sadness in his eyes.
It really mattered to me because even if this wasn't my body I didn't want to be the one responsible for something happening to it and I knew that I couldn't stay for another full day because I didn't want to make things worst.
I had to get what I came for and jump back immediately before the migraine started again but if I finally couldn't come up with a plan by morning to get the program I would just leave before causing any more heartache
We got home by some minutes to 12, 11:49pm to be exact. There weren't really that many neighbors where Brian lived and the houses were very spaced from each other so no one noticed us pulling up the driveway by that time in the night
I got out and went to the door which already had the keys inserted in the lock as because of the panic Brian had forgotten to take out the keys. Even at the hospital, it was after I got out of the MRI machine and was placed in the vacant room that Brian went back to turn off his car engine.
Brian was walking slowly and as I made it to the door he bent over and picked up his briefcase on the ground and dusted it a little *DAB* *DAB*
I didn't want to open the door myself so I waited for him to came over and opened the door for us to enter into the house and maybe that would lighten his mood a bit but sadly it didn't.
"hmmm...Yes?" He held the door for me to pass through
"You've been acting strange ever since I woke up in the hospital and had that talk with Doctor Miracle, did something happen that i'm not aware of?" I spoke out of genuine curiosity and concern
He gave a fake smile "Don't worry about me, i just have a lot of things in my mind at the moment. You should take your bath and get some rest"
"I've been resting all day. I think I'm mature enough for you to tell me what's really happening, I mean you heard what the doctor said yourself" I tried persuading him until he gave in
"You're right. Sometimes I forget just how big you've gotten... Okay, here it goes. The truth is, remember earlier in the hospital I said that you collapsed and fainted from missing a step?"
"Well he truth is tha you actually went into a seizure and the doctor said that there is something in your head that's causing it and if they don't treat it you could get worse"
"Worse?" I walked through the door
"Yes, your brain could become badly damaged"
'Damn, i already knew that Amanda's consciousness has started to push back but i didn't expect this to happen. At this rate...' I thought to myself
"What about treatment, isn't there a drug that could stop it?"
"That's just it, there isn't one at the moment, but don't worry about it, that good doctor assured me that they will work their hardest to fix this so there's no need to be scared. All you need to do is live a normal life like none of this is happening but for my sake no more rough plays..." He walked inside and gestured a PLEASE with both palms pressed together "..You'll be able to do for me won't you?"
"Yeah, i'll be able to do that. Thanks dad for telling me this" I had gotten accustomed to calling Brian "dad" that it just rolled off my tongue
"No problem, now go on to your room" He gestured at the top of the stairs with only a movement of his head
"Oh, wait... You haven't eaten so I was wondering if you would like me to cook something for you to eat, I know that you've been the one doing the cooking since and are really good at it but I promise not to disappoint" He smiled
'Amanda does the cooking?' I smiled "Don't worry about it, the food we ate was enough for me, really"
"Alright then... Oh, oh, wait again, you want me to take you up and draw a bath for you" He asked as he took off his couplings
"What about acting like nothing is wrong and carrying on with my normal activities... Don't worry, I'll be fine on my own"
"It's just upstairs, it's not like there's a one eyed green monster in my closet or anything" I smiled
"Okay, I'll be down in my room if you need anything"
"Alright!" I went up the stairs when from the living room Brian said something as he walked to his room "Maybe it's under your bed"
I laughed making it to the top then turned right heading to one of the rooms there without knowing which was Amanda's
*TSK*"These are starting to get uncomfortable" Using the heel of one foot to press against the tip of the other foot I took off both shoes and felt the cold of the floor on the bottom of my feet which got me more relaxed as I moved my shoulders and rolled my head cracking my neck in the process *CRACK**CRACK*With one foot planted on the floor I raised the other with only the toes making contact with the floor then I moved the leg around causing my ankle to crack and free up until I was satisfied then I alternated and did the same for the other foot"Now that's better" I smiled*STEP*I picked up the shoes and walked a little further in the corridor before I came to the spot where I was having three room doors in front of me, two to my left and one to my right spaced in the the order that the first was by the left then the next by the right and finally the last by the left a
"You want to prove difficult huh? I guess that you must not know who you're dealing with but I'll let you know anyway, I'm motherfucking Samuels" I said under a breath then smiled and took out one of the two hair pins I had in my hair.There were three originally but something must have happened to one from all the things that happened today.I bent and arranged the pin in the right manner for the job then jammed it into the keyhole and started to jiggle in a particular pattern which was meant for lock-picking until I heard the *CLICK*A skill I learnt when I was a kid in the orphanage and used when we wanted to play with our presents the guardians hid from us until it was ChristmasThe moment the door was unlocked I got another rush of mixed emotions from Amanda but that wasn't going to stop me from my quest so I inhaled deeply and exhaled slowly to calm myself."You're not going
*GASP*The sight of the gun caused my heart to skip a beat and accompanying that experience was a mini heart attack as my sight became hazy and I gasped for air and started to pant.The cold and the hard texture of the gun in my hand against the skin of my palm caused my veins to firm up trying to force more blood to flow to my palm in order to warm it up."He actually wanted and tried to go this far" I dropped the gun on the floor beside me gently and laid down on my back and faced the ceiling with my hands netted and placed my my stamach.Too many emotions and questions ran through my head and they wouldn't let me think of the plan I needed the Black box codes or how to execute it..Thirty minutes passed and I was still lying down in deep thought. The time now was almost getting to 2am in the morning and I was so mentally and physically drained that I didn't realize whe
*KCHH*I gritted my teeth and groanedThe bullet flew right through my hand leaving a clean hole as it's entry and exit points and me in a lot of pain"F*CK!!" I shouted as I crunched over pressing my injured hand between my other hand and my abdomen bloodying my shirt then I took the towel and wrapped around my injured hand and wound firmly but in the process the pain was so unbearable that I almost dropped the gun and drop on my knees as well and all the while Brian was left speechless and in awe as he looked at me."W-What did you do?"*RING* *RING*The house telephone behind Brian rang out filling the entire room but it couldn't do anything to change the intense atmosphere.*PANT* *PANT*"D-Don't touch it... let it go to v-voicemail" I spoke out with a cracking voice after I successfully managed to stop the bleeding while constantly panting an
*STEP*Brian walked out of the house completely infuriated and confused wondering if what just happened moments earlier was even real or he was still in bed having an existential crisis type dream.He couldn't tell if it was really someone else controlling his baby girl or if it was the thing in her brain that was causing the change in personality but it was too erratic to be coincident.*Ahh*He exhaled as he rubbed his hand against his forehead in a circular pattern then he brought out the flashdrive from his trouser pocket and looked at it scrutiny wise observing each area of it "there's no way that my Amanda could have made a programmed execution-on-insertion flashdrive like this and those things I found in her backpack as well..."He fell his hand to his thigh in hopeless subjugation and raised his head to face the clouds as he sighed "please, not again!"His dreadf
Whenever he was with Gabriel Valestein Jerry Stringer usually goes from the role and persona of a security official to a dignified Butler and even the way he speaks changes to fit the role. This showed how much respect and revere he had for Valestein"Umm... sorry... it's nothing, I was just talking to this kid who said his stuff were seized...""...Where are my manners good morning Mr. Jerry" He continued to bow his head a bit and greet Jerry who was behind Valestein and he was also replied with a "Good morning Mr Nevel" and a small head bow as well"Do not get all stuffy Jerry, Brian must be going through a lot so we can at least things easier for him" Valestein smiled"If I am not mistaken I heard you say a property was seized? Why and by whom?" Valestein asked with a tone which you could tell that he was serious but it still came out playfully as he squated down to Brian's and Michael's level<
"Hmm!?" Brian widened his eyes and raised his eyebrows which made his forehead to wrinkle and fold as he pressed his lower and upper lips against each otherSeeing as his question was not taken in properly by the man standing next to him on first utterance Valestein repeated himself while taking a side step waving his hands and gesturing for Brian to take the lead in entering into the elevator first "What do you think the human limit is?"Still hesitant because of the situation he find himself in Brian looked at the smiling middle aged man in front of him and at the elevator in a suspicious manner then lackluster in entering with the way he flinched his bodyWith Valestein taking notice of this he sighed and took the initiative to get into the elevator first inorder to placate Brian of his suspicions then seeing how paranoid he had been he also followed behind then the both of them while inside turned around and faced the outs
Valestein went from looking at Brian and smiling to looking at the elevator lights and his smile lessened even more "Vision!" he uttered stretching the word"What?" Brian asked"I understand what you said completely and in actuality you are right but VISION that is what the human limit is" he looked back at Brian"..." Brian just stood in his spot blinking his eyes in confusion as he tried to wrap his head around what Valestein meant "how can vision—""A VISION tells you what is physically possible and what is physically not and how to make what seems impossible possible. It gives you the full scope laying out what leads to what and what might lead to what if you leave it be and make a slight change in specific areas based on the Information you get..."The explanation made Brian even more perplexed "Excuse my obtuseness Sir but a vision can and can't and—what?" he was getting more and more co