I missed home so much. Everything seemed the same except for a new shelf in the corner of the study. When I went closer it filled with books based on politics. I knew just then that this was my dad’s shelf but why was it there?
Walking down stairs I was hit by the aroma of bacon and French toast. I couldn't resist and headed straight to the kitchen. I found my dad cooking. He looked so serious and focused as though he was solving a very complicated problem. I couldn't help but laugh.
"Good morning, baby girl" my dad said looking up from what he was doing.
"Good morning, paps" I replied with a smile.
"Breakfast is served. Grab a stool and enjoy" he said as he got a plate for himself. The meal was amazing I couldn't
Help but moan.
"What was that?" My dad glared. I chuckled
"This is so good dad. How come I never knew you could cook." I kept mumbling and making more sounds whilst my dad stared at me with amazement and concern. A smile played on his lips. I looked back at him and smiled then I noticed a tear slip down his cheek. A frown immediately formed on my lips. "Dad is something wrong?"
"No dear, nothing is wrong. Everything is perfectly fine" he quickly said wiping off the tears that had run free. "I'm sorry that I had been so busy and never had time for you. I'm the only one you have left and instead of me being there I occupied myself with work-"
"Hush dad!" I cut him off, " You're here now so let's make the best of it."
"You're right" he said with a smile
"I'm always right" I said with a smirk.
"Are you now?" He asked with a questioning gaze that earned him a punch in the shoulder.
"How dare you doubt me!" I said in putting my hand over my heart. Then the door bell rung.
"What do you want to watch?" I asked Andy as he walked in the room with the popcorn. He scrunched up his face in thought. He looked really cute when he did that.
"Anything. You choose" he said with a small smile. With that I looked at him with a mischievous grin. I was really hoping he'd say that. "What's with the face Ro? What are you up to?" He asked folding his arms.
"Come here" I patted on the space right next to me. When he sat the movie began. Halfway through the movie Andy and I both slept. He was leaning on my shoulder whilst I was leaning on his head. We both woke up to the smell coming from the kitchen.
We both rushed to the kitchen and helped ourselves the food that was prepared by my dad. He gave us both smiles before he continued to rinse the dishes. "How was the movie?" Dad asked
"Oh, uhm I slept" apologized Andy
"It was okay" I lied. I couldn't even remember what the movie was about. What was I thinking putting such a lame movie? I act dumb sometimes.
"So how did it end?" Andy asked with a smirk. I knew he asked deliberately. He could always tell when I'm lying after all.
"Uhm..." I started. "So, the guy... the main dude...he uhm saves the princess and they run away together."
"Really?" My dad questioned, "Weren't you watching an action movie?" He stopped what he was doing and turned faced me with furrowed eyebrows. I looked over at Andy and he mouthed 'busted'. Well there goes my trail of lies. I looked back at my dad with a guilty smile and we all broke out laughing.
It has been three weeks since I left the hospital. I feel as good as new.... well not exactly. I'm still not allowed to go to school and I have run out of things to do at home. I am so bored. I wanted to text Andy to come over but he's at school. I need something to do. Anything.
The door of my room slightly opened. "Ronnie, you in here?" I dad called out.
"Yup" I signed.
"Where - what are you doing on the floor?" he asked whilst letting himself in.
"I'm enjoying the view from down here" I replied in a bored tone.
"How good is the view?"
"Dad. I was being sarcastic. I'm bored okay." I answered with frustration.
"I know dear but this is for your own good. You need to stay where I can keep an eye on you." I know he was right but a little freedom wouldn't hurt right? I just got an idea.
"Why don't you take me with you? That way I can at least be outside and you can still keep an eye on me." I said.
"Hmm... But the doctor said- "
"C'mon dad it's just one day. Please" I made my cutest pouty face and kept saying please until he agreed. "Yes!" I shouted triumphantly. I got my coat and we were on our way.