Love and Loss

Flirting with Death

I walk into the hospital in search for my father. I walk up to the front desk and am met with a short and small brunet morio. She looks up and I'm met with stormy blue eyes. "Hello, how may I help you?" She asks in a quiet voice.

"Hello, could you point you point me in the direction of Abe Muziers room?" She looks slightly shocked but gives me the directions to his room none the less. I walk down in the deadly silent hallway with the smell of cleaner burning my noise. I walked up to a closed door that read 13B I knocked and let myself in.

Inside the plain room lays my father on a bed, his face drained of color, purple tinged lips and bags under his eyes. Wires connecting to him from all different angles. "Oh baba." I cry. I sit down beside him and put my hand over his. His eyes flutter open and he looks over at me. The faintest of smiles forming on his purple lips.

"Rose, darling?"

"Yeah baba, I'm here. Kiran is at my room right now. I'll call him down." He smiles.

"I would love to see Kiran." I take my phone away and slip it into pocket pulling my phone. I might be mad at Kiran but I would never let that get in the way of our family matters. I diel the number I knowing it like the back of my hand and he picks up on the third ring.



"Are you okay."

"Yeah, I'm fine but I'm here with Baba. Can you come down to the hospital? He wants to talk to you."

"Yeah, uh sure I'll be there in five."

Sure enough my brother walks through the doors after a five minute wait.

"Baba." He breaths. "Oh god are you okay? Oh baba you have no idea how much I wish this had never happened to you." Kiran looks over at me.


"Yeah?" I ask.

"We need to come up with a plan."

"That we do need to do, yes."

"No." My father growls. I look over at him in confusion.

"Why not? Don't you want to live?"

"Rose, Kiran, there is nothing left to do. I don't want you two to have all this hope of saving me. I'm sorry to be so blunt with the two of you but there is no hope left. I'm going to die in-" He stops whatever he is saying as he starts to cough. The more he does though he starts to spit up blood as well. I sit down on the edge of his bed the soft fabric scrounging beneath my hand.

"Baba, calm down. It's okay just take deep breaths." I turn to look at Kiran. "Kiran go get the doctor." He nodded his head and rushes out immediately. I look back down at Abe with tears in my eyes. I see that he is almost done his coughing fit and is now just trying to get his breathing back in order.

"Old man, I don't care what you say, I am going to do everything in my power to keep you alive and well. No matter what."

"Oh kizm. I love you so much you know that? I am sorry you have to see your old man like this."

"It's okay, It's okay." I hear a door open and shut and turn around to see that Kiran has walked in with the doctor. Before the doctor even looks at Abe he turns to us.

"I need the two of you to leave. You can come back when I am done." I look over at Abe for confirmation and he nodes his head. Kiran and I walk out and we began to think of a plan right of the bat.

"Onu kurtarmak zorunda ." (Kiran we have to save him.)

"Biliyorum, biliyorum Rose." (I know Rose, I know.)

"II sadece... Tanrım... Ben bu baba için asla diliyorum." (I-I just…. God… I wish this never happened to baba.)

"Biliyorum, yapmak . Ama biz elimizden geleni yapacağız . Biz başarılı veya başarısız olsun biz elimizden geleni denedim ve o bilerek iyi uyuyabilir." (I know, I do to. But we will try our best. Whether we succeed or we fail we tried our best and he can sleep well knowing that.)

"Biliyorum, ben sadece en iyi yeterli umut." (I know, I just hope our best is enough.) I feel Kirans arms wrap around me and I lean on him.

"Bu yüzden küçük kardeşim , ben de yapabilirim." (So do I little sis, so do I.)

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