He ran…He ran as fast as he could. He no longer knew what was going on in his head exactly, all he wanted was to simply run away, forget all that mess at least for a few minutes. He wanted all of that to end, that nightmare was eating his poor little soul, ripping it apart, together with his young heart. It hurt, hurt so much…all those years waiting for his father to finally arrive and when he does all he did was hurt him and his mother. They lied to him, everyone…Dante, his mother, everyone!
"Why?", he uttered as he kept on running through the woods. He had no idea where he was, his small legs only took him to a random place, one that he had no idea he would ever go to. His life was not the same, his dreams were shattered, just like his future was. All these ideas were mixed up in his poor little brain.
Was the only thing that managed to wake him from his reverie. He fell inside a pond that lead to a small lake. Winter was starting, so the water was freezing cold. "Ouch!", small Alex said trying to get out the pond. He was lucky because he fell right into a shallow part of the little lake. He was soaking wet and shivering. It was beginning to get dark and he was having a real hard time getting out of that pond.
"Maybe someone will find me here and help me…No one from home I'm sure. It is sure getting cold though."
"Sweetie? Everything alright?"
He heard a sweet voice coming from somewhere near him.
"Do you need any help?"
"Mom? Is that you mommy?", he said full of hopes that his mother was with him.
"Yes sweetie I am here, give me your hand and I will help you out."
Alex then put one of his small arms up and felt a hand pull him outside of the cold water.
"Mom what are you doing here?"
"I heard you sweetie, now come with mommy and we will be warm and cozy."
The woman took the child's hands in hers and took him further into the forest.
"Don't worry sweetie, everything will be alright."
"What a long day eh momma!"
"Indeed sweetie, it was a long day!", said Juliet towards her mom, "Where is daddy mom?"
"I do not know sweetie, he is probably working still…It is 7p.m, he will not be long I bet."
The two girls came in after a long day. Little Juliet went to school and Kyrie spent the day out buying some home supplies such as groceries and cleaning products…after all the house was big and lots of people lived in it so a lot of supplies were necessary.
In order to pay all of that everyone shared the bills. It was good for everyone in the house.
Both girls went to the kitchen to have some supper.
"What do you say we start cooking something for the boys!"
"Yess! I will go upstairs ask if Alex wants to help as well!"
"Ok hun, just do not run!", she said as the girl flew off to the stairs.
She walked over the hall and knocked on Alex's door.
"Auntie Anne? Alex? You there? Can I come in?", she heard no reply so she decided to check.
She entered the room and only saw the messy beds.
"Oh I bet he is hiding in there!" , she thought to herself. She then decided to get Alex!
"Hi! I gotcha!", she screamed yanking the blankets in a single blow…well yanking as much as her small little hands could.
"MOM! Alex is not upstairs!"
"Baby he probably went out with his mom, he did not go to school today remember…or maybe he is at the washroom…"
"I will check!"
Kyrie was fast enough to hold her little arm.
"Sweetie, give him some rest, he will come out when he wants to, give him some time, these last few days have been tough on him ok, try to be understanding, I know you love to play with him, but right now Alex and auntie Anne need some time to sort their lives ok."
"What do you say we bake a cake for Alex, that way when he is ready you can give him?"
"You are awesome mommy!"
"I have so much ahead of me…ahead of us , I already knew he did not care for us, so why did I expect otherwise? It was being stupid from my part…I knew he did not give a damn…but I also knew he was not coming back, yet he did…he is here, right in my living room, technically more his living room than mine…but yet why do I care if he is back or not? It will not change who I am or who Alex is…well in his case it will change a lot…He loves that bastard, well loved, that is the best word for what he must be feeling right now, my poor sweetie. There is no use mourning now, what is done is done and nothing can change it now. Why did I run away? Because I can not stand that bastard near me? Why? because I still have feelings for him? Well nothing more than hatred…I left my son home, he needs me…This Is going to be the last time that I will be this weak…I need to stand strong, strong for my son…it does not matter how hurt I am, he needs me…now more than ever…Hope he will not be scarred for life…certainly hope he won't"
Maybe she was the one going to be scarred for life.