The waiting room is where I sat for hours .
It was now about 5 pm and it was starting to get dark . Layla was asleep in a chair and Travis sat directly across from us .
All of our family live out of town , and they don’t even know my mama in the hospital because I haven’t told them .
Most likely some of them know tho .
He hasn’t left , neither has I . He just sat here worried , looking at me .
Maria left back to Travis house . She needed to get back there .
The waiting room door opened and Deja and her mama rushed to me
Deja - Bestfriend she said pulling me to her which made me want to brake down into tears again but I didn’t .
Deja - it’s ok baby she said rubbing my back as she pulled me closer to her chest .
Her titties almost suffocated me .
Deja got some fat ass titties .
Deja - We came as soon as we heard Aaliyah she said just as heart broken as me
Deja mom - you hear anything yet ?
I shook my head no
Deja mom - I know your scared Aaliyah , but everything’s gonna be alright she assured me grabbing my hand . She looked around and saw Travis
Deja mom - Heyy Travis
Deja - Heyy white boy
Travis - hi he greeted back
I just been sitting here looking at Aaliyah . She haven’t / won’t speak one word to me .
All she’s been doing is crying and she won’t even let me comfort her . I hate seeing her like this .
I noticed her playing with something on her wrist . As I looked closer I seen it was a hospital band which really left me confused as fuck .
Why was she at the hospital lastnight ?
That’s must where she was at when I was calling her .
Deja and her mom took a seat next to Liyah and it became silent once again as we just waited .
Deja - Why were you at the hospital ?
Liyah - huh ?
Deja mom - why do you have on a hospital band ? She asked and I looked at Liyah .
She made eye contact with me before quickly glancing away
Liyah - no reason , just a cold I could tell she was lying .
She ripped it off and threw it in the garbage can .
About an hour later a doctor walked in
Doctor - Alicia Carter he said and Liyah hopped up along with me , Deja and her mom .
Liyah - is my mama alright ? She asked shaking as she bit her lip
He gave her a sorry look
Doctor - unfortunately her cancer is at its worst stage . She’s been in treatment for years , it’s not effective anymore . I’m so sorry , we’ve did everything we can . All we can do now is pray .
I looked at Aaliyah as her heart shattered .
Deja mom looked at her and tried hugging her but she shook her head no
Aaliyah - p-p-please don’t touch me she mumbled looking down
Doctor - on the bright side , she’s woke . Shes really weak and she’s asking for her two daughter’s and Travis . We ask that no one else besides them go to see her until tomorrow because she needs to rest .
Deja mom nodded
Deja mom - alright her and Deja kissed Liyah cheek and left .
Doctor - I’ll show you guys her room .
Aaliyah sniffled and I went to pick up Layla .
Aaliyah - no Travis she cried trying to stop me
Me - chill baby , I got her I said looking her in her eyes . She slowly put her hands down and I picked Layla up and we followed the doctor to momma’s room .
He showed us her room and left .
Aaliyah just stood there
I stood outside my mothers room .
I don’t want to go in .
Travis - you ok ? Come on
I shook my head no
Me - no I said lowly .
Travis - Aaliyah ba -
Me - no . I don’t want to see my mom in that hospital bed I said sniffling .
Travis - momma wants to see you
I shook my head and walked back to the waiting room . I don’t have enough courage to go into that room .
Liyah walked off and I sighed .
I opened the door and walked in with Layla head on my shoulder .
The room was dark and the only lights you seen were the ones coming from the machines she was hooked up too .
As soon as the door closed her eyes opened . I closed my eyes and blinked away the tears .
I slowly walked on the side on the bed
Me - hey momma I said
Momma - hey Travis she said trying to force a smile where’s Liyah ? Her voice was low and hoarse
Me - she didn’t want to come in , she’s really sad I said and her face fell into a frown
Momma - I know she said rubbing Layla’s back as the room became silent
Momma - thank you she said breaking the silence
Me - no problem momma I replied I already knew she was talking about me calling the ambulance .
Momma - I really want to see her Travis she trailed off shutting her eyes tightly in pain
Me - imma go try again I said laying Layla down in the recliner chair I seen
She nodded and I walked out the dark room into the light .
I went back to the waiting room where I seen Layla sitting in the chair with no emotion
I sat next to her and wrapped my arms around her
Me - Liyah I said softly
Liyah - don’t fucking touch me said yanking from me but I wrapped my arms around her again .
Me - she really wants to see you
Liyah - I don’t want to see her like that she said as her eyes watered
Me - I know baby but she really want you I said she was just silent
Me - come on I said standing up and grabbing her hand . We walked back to the room and I opened the door .
She took a deep breathe before walking in .
I took a deep breathe and wiped my tears before I walked in and stood by the door silent .
I seen all of the machines that was hooked up to my mom and I fought the urge to cry in front of her .
I don’t want her more sad , seeing me cry .
Mom - Aaliyah she said as I looked down at the floor .
I don’t want to see her .
Mom - Aaliyah she called out louder . She could barely speak
Me - yea ma ? I asked as quiet as I could to keep my voice from crackling
Mom - come here , look at me she instructed I shook my head no
Mom - come here Aaliyah please
I walked to the side of her bed and stood there .
I felt her hand grab onto mines and looked seeing she had a lot of tubes in her arm
Mom - Aaliyah baby I’m still here . I’m still here right now , I’m not going anywhere ok ?
I nodded as she rubbed her thumb back and fourth across my hand . I tried to hold it in , I really did try holding my tears in but one accidentally feel onto her hand and I started crying .
Mom - Aaliyah she said as I used my other hand to wipe my eyes
Me - mama your gonna leave me I cried
Mom - everything gonna be fine was all she said over and over
Me - it’s not momma
Mom - it’s is chile , gimme kiss
I leaned down and kissed her .
I pulled up a chair on the side of her and sat there holding her hand
Not so long after she started to get really sleepy
Mom - I want you guys to go home . Y’all got school tomorrow -
Me - I’m staying here
Mom - no your not Aaliyah she said with her eyes closed . It’s getting late and y’all got school tomorrow .
Me - ma -
Mom - Aaliyah I’m fine . I’ll see y’all tomorrow ok ? I nodded
Mom - take care of my babies Travis She said completely unaware of me and him not talking
Travis - yes ma’am he said and I got up . I kissed her again and she kissed Liyah before I said I love her and walked out the room .
Not so long after Travis came out
Travis - come on he said grabbing his keys and trying to grab Layla
Me - we’re straight I said looking at him sideways .
I’m not going with him
Travis - come on , she wants me to take you guys
I shook my head no
Travis - Aaliyah
Me - fine , come on .