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“It’s Ok daddy,
“Would you mind helping me to the loo squeezing my arm so tight, it hurts.
Liv, seems I’ve left my stick outside.” Suddenly his legs seem to give way
it’s Ok, you can let
He is wavering. I slip my arm through and he leans heavily onto me. I gasp
his. I can feel his heart beating fast. He under the weight. Oriana pulls at his
go now. I’m here.
shuffles quickly to the door. We are in shirt. “Come see the nail Ganpa!” Dad
the hallway now. I nudge the dog to get starts to convulse as the coughing puts
I love you. I’ve
up so we can pass by. There’s barely immeasurable strain on his enlarged
room for the two of us, side by side in heart. “Mother!” I yell. “ Come here!
always loved you.
the narrow hallway, but his urgency to Come quick!” Dad’s whole body is now
It’s OK.” And the
get to the bathroom overshadows any stretched and rigid in my arms and I’m
awkwardness now. buckling under the strain of holding him.
love made liquid is
He mumbles something under his Mother runs down the hall and gasps at
breath as he looks at the carpet. the scene from the tiny doorway, “Oh
pouring out of me
“Whadya say Dad?” I lean into him to my goodness! I’ll call the doctor. Come
hear his words, he coughs slightly and out of there Oriana.” Oriana bangs her
and I can’t stop it.
tries again a little louder, “I do love you head on the sink as mother pulls her.
Liv.” Words I have waited my whole life She cries out in pain and starts to wail
And I don’t want to.
to hear, and I’m opening the door to the loudly. “No mum. Don’t! It’s too late.
toilet. Again I want to run, but suddenly He’s going.” She puts her hand to her
his grip tightens on my arm. We move mouth in horror, and reaches helplessly
into the tiny room, just a toilet and a for her husband, as he flails for his last
sink and I feel Oriana pushing through gasps of air.
our legs. “Mama! The nail got out! The Dad’s head is pushed way back,
nail got out.” Dad is now coughing and exposing his white neck and protruding
avantoure | anthology of temptation
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