"Oh shit,” I mumbled looking at myself in the mirror.
The guy staring back at me looked nothing like the one I was used to.
He looked haggard, worn, he’d lost weight and his eyes showed a lot of sadness.
That was what stood out the most among all; unfortunately, there wasn’t much to do to change that fact.
I came out of the bathroom closing the door behind me, and got surprised when I ran into Mom and my sister in my office.
"Well,” my mother looked at me critically, "At least he removed his beard."
"He doesn't seem homeless anymore,” Alessia agreed nodding.
“What the hell do you want?” I went to my desk and sat in front of them "In case you don't notice, I'm working."
"You're always working,” Mom snapped crossing her arms, "Tell me, Alex, when was the last time you were in your apartment?"
"Yesterday,” I muttered looking away.
"Mom was referring to the last time you slept in your bed, Alex,” Al
Fucking hell. Yes, I was nervous. I watched behind the curtain the chapel where my sister would be married in a few minutes, the backs of the guests sitting on the church benches and... None of those backs was from Abigail. Was she coming? Had she change her mind at the last minute? Or was she hiding out looking for me, as I did for her? “You look like a teenager stalking the boy she likes.” "I just make sure everything is okay,” I told Pierre as I released the curtain and turned around as if nothing had happened. "Hmm,” he looked at me mockingly for a moment before continuing to speak. "It's time, Alessia is looking for you and you're blocking the way for Lena and her father." I looked behind Pierre, realizing what he was saying was true, noticing my sister-in-law with her father just as the wedding march started, making me run towards the room where my sister was with Mom. “Get out the away!” Maggie yelled, pulling me aside b
I looked at the unmoving bulge at my feet without being able to believe that this had really happened. “Is this for real?” I spoke without addressing anyone in particular, since the only person with me was passed out before me. I brought my right foot up to Alex's stomach and moved him gently to see if he would react, but that didn't work. "Alex, wake up now,” I said without getting any response. So, accepting it, I sat on the floor placing his head on my thighs and began to pat him gently on the cheeks. "We can't spend the whole night this way,” I explained, "My feet hurt and the dress already bothers me, did you have to pass out? You've been like this for several minutes now...” My free hand couldn't help but go to her hair and gently stroke it. "I really like your hair like this,” I whispered to him as if it were some secret, "But your facial hair needs to come back, just like the weight you've lost, prince, don't think I di
A year later somewhere in the Atlantic. “Do you have the rings?” I asked Mark. "For the umpteenth time, yes,” he replied exasperated. “Why it’s taking so long?” I said walking anxiously down the altar. "Dude, you’re wearing white, stop moving that much!” My godfather exclaimed looking at me annoyed. “So what?” “That I’m starting to see wet points in some areas...” I stopped immediately to turn to the guests, first seeing my son dressed the same as me in my mother's arms, playing with a gum teether. I couldn't believe that just 48 hours ago, I had just arrived home from a mission and Abbie had greeted me with beautiful news. *** New York, 48 hours ago. The soft sound of the elevator arriving at the apartment woke me up. God... I was tired. It was almost four in the morning and I needed to sleep at least five hours straight, but first I needed a sho