A girl around the age of seventeen sits down on her house steps inside. She thinks about everything that just happened. The wedding, the date, just everything was going downhill. Was it her fault? Was she to blame? Her family, so close to being whole again, but has now broken apart forever. She pulls down her black sleeves pass her finger tips, and snuggles herself. “What will happen now?” was the question she asked herself. The girl’s father walks out of the master bedroom and carries two suitcases with him down the hall. The girl turns her head up and sees her father and his suitcases walking down the stairs. At the bottom, he places them at rest and walks closely to his beloved daughter. He hugs her, and tells her, “It’s only for the best dear. I know your mother will take care of you. Plus you get to know your brothers more. I shouldn’t take you away from that.”
The daughter grabs her father’s arm and clings on. She begins to cry as she said “Don’t go, daddy! I grew up with Tuck and Aiden. I don’t like Cole as my father! I want you!”
The man saw his daughter crying even pass her light brown, green highlighted streak hair. He hugs her tightly and tries not to cry as he tries to comfort his only daughter. Thoughts and words pass through his mind trying to spit out anything, anything that would comfort her, even if it wasn’t true.
“I’ll be back someday sweety. It just that Cole will be here until I come back.”
“Then why did he marry mom instead of you!?!”
She pushes him away and cries onto her sleeves. He sits down next to her and sighs.
“Baby, I had no chance. Your mother loves him more, I-I was just someone who got in-between…”
The girl stands up and over shadows her father, “And what am I dad? A mistake? I love mom just as much as you do! But I’m not the one leaving her!” She sniffs just a bit and continues, “You’ve been here for the 10 years Cole wasn’t! You’re practically a father to Aiden! How dad? How could you give this up?!”The girl walks away tearing and leaves her father in his disappointment on the stairs. He looks down in deep thought and sheds a tear.