Rest

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

It's November, 1922. A young lad has pneumonia. Finally, the pain comes to an end.

Genre:
Drama / Other
Author:
OrphanBlack
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
1
Rating:
4.0 3 reviews
Age Rating:
13+

The Other Kind of Rest

It was a cold November morning. My mother rubbed my little toes. She smiled.

'How's my little soldier?' she asked.

'Fine,' I said, stifling a cough with my blanket. 'Better than the night before.'

'You're getting away from the pneumonia unscathed,' she stroked the hair from my eyes. 'You really are a little soldier.'

I smiled at her. I shivered. The fever was returning.
Sweat ran down my face. I shook in the bed. The world around me became blurry.

'Mom?'

'Yes, love?'

'Am I going to die?' I'd heard it on the radio, a lot people are dying of pneumonia everywhere around the world.

'No,' she said. My mother took my hand into her's. I could see the tears coming.

I hated seeing her so sad.

'It's okay,' I said, stroking her fingers.

'What?' she asked.

'If I die. I won't really mind.'

'You're not going to die.'

'Mom, I heard the doctors say it.'

'Don't listen to them, they don't know what they are talking about. Listen to me, mother knows best.'

'Mom, it really is okay,' my breath became ragged. The world turned white. I could barely make out the hospital room. 'Mom?'

'Yes?'

'Hold me.'

She took my scrawny, pale body into her arms. She smelled of lemons.

'Do you love me?' I whispered into her ear.

'Yes,' her voice shook as she spoke. 'More than there are grains of sand in the world.'

'I love you too mommy,' I said, softly. I closed my eyes. A cold, stillness came to me.

The pain...the pain...left.

I could still feel the single tear run down my cheek.

My mother shook.She screamed. My hair became matted with her tears.

'No! No!' she yelled. 'Not him!'
These were the last words I heard before falling asleep.

I felt bad about leaving her.

Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

gloomiii: my feelings were all messed up when I was reading this. I felt so much pain when he expressed his love for her

Cortney: Love this story u can changes a guy for love

karla: The novel is good. But has some grammer issues. Overall it is good and very enjoyable. Can not wait for more.

AlexLuckyRed : I loved it so much I almost cried when I finished it within less than a day.

Kara: Amazing! The plot and characters will keep you at the edge of your seat. 10/10 recommend.

EscapedThroughReading...: I feel like never stop reading

Borhan: quinn really good women and dante also nice guy. hope they Both become a future couple.

ItsRain: I really liked it and thought it was really descriptive! I hope you can make another book about their kids maybe!

More Recommendations

Chitra Kala: everything in the story i like

Emma Selander: Very Good story

Doreen Joy M. Filomeno: Very good story to read, exciting, one that I can't put down...

apotts4: It was an excellent book to read. It was really cute and sweet. Of course, I love the dramatic scenes. Can't wait for it to be finished.

Remie: I read the whole story in Galatea. The story was beautifully written, with lots of action, drama and sexy scenes. It kept me engaged up to the last chapter. Looking forward to reading your other stories.

Ladybug: I like the story a lot so far. I think the author has a lot of talent and a future writing should they pursue it. The plot is good and unique despite having a sort of typical good girl meets bad boy storyline when you start it. I think it has a nice spin on that storyline seeing as Sophie is try...

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.