My mom and I have been inseparable since the time we were born. People say my father could hardly hold me in his arms. At times he would even buy my mom her new favorite piece of accessory. In return she would let him hold me and play with me after supper before going to bed!
And I grew up…..
Started going to school, made friends, did home works, enjoyed art and I was always the good student the teachers liked to use as an example.
Now I am a teenager…..
I go out with my friends and yes, I have the school’s cutest guy as my boyfriend. We spend a lot of time together. Amid all this, one thing never changed; my relationship with my mother.
It was my eighteenth birthday and I had to do something special for her. She deserved it. So I got a tattoo. It was perfect!
Elaine- that’s my name…..my father will tell you the rest of the story.
I held her blood stained and injured body and wailed like a wolf. All she wanted was to surprise her mother with a tattoo. She was not supposed to leave us on her birthday. The accident was an unfair turn of event in our lives.
Heidi, my wife became paranoid. At the funeral she did not let anyone else stay for her burial but me. Finally she shared my daughter with me. We buried her at the backyard as she wanted Elaine close to her even then. After that day everything changed…….
Very single night she would wait for me to fall asleep, only to go and sleep on our daughter’s bed. By the time the sun would almost rise she used to come and lie down beside me. Like a broken helpless, husband and father, I acted as if I did not know anything about it.
One year passed……it was Elaine’s birthday; the day we lost her.
Heidi did not come back to our bedroom. I walked inside Elaine’s room only to find myself in a juncture of impossibilities.
Elaine in her decomposed body lying beside her mom. She held her tight as Heidi slept on her arm with a faint smile.
It wasn’t a dream.
Soon after I called for an emergency, the para medics arrived only to declare that Heidi was dead. They too witnessed the unanswerable reality.
The house was immediately sealed and I left the town.