I walk away from my last class toward the exit ignoring everyone glancing my way. I can hear the names they throw at me and try to let them fall from my shoulders.
"Fuck off" I mumble to myself as I push open the door.
I groan as it starts to rain and I've still got a couple blocks to go. Amazing.
By the time I got home my clothes were soaked. I hurry upstairs to change and then I do my homework.
When I'm done I head downstairs and start dinner. Glancing at the clock I see it's almost 11:00. I take out my phone and see my moms text message.
Mom- Be home in twenty
I set my plate on the table then hers. Just as I sit down she comes through the door.
Her clothes were soaked like mine had been and her eyes were baggy mirroring her lack of sleep.
"Oh Hazel you made my favorite" She says smiling at me the best she could. Though she can't fool me. I know she's in pain. She reaches over the table pressing a kiss to my forehead.
"How was your day at work" I ask when things grow quiet. She works as a receptionist at this major cooperation.
"It was busy. A lot of new clients to show around" She says mumbling the last part knowing I wouldn't be happy about it.
"Mom the doctor said you shouldn't be walking around to much" I scowled her slightly.
She was diagnosed with cancer a couple years back. Though it has gotten worse in the last six months. If it gets any worse she will have to do kemo.
"I have to work Hazel its not like your father is here to help" She snaps and I look down feeling the tears gather in my eyes.
"Oh honey I'm sorry. I'm just so stressed I didn't mean to take it out on you" She says reaching a shaky hand across the table for mine.
I take her hand in mine giving it a gentle squeeze.
"I know" I say taking our plates to the sink. I turn around when I hear her groan.
I run over to her when I see her clutching her head in her hands.
"Mom are you okay" I ask her removing her hands from her face.
"Yes I'm just tired. Could you walk me up to bed honey?" She asks and I nod helping her up. I try not to look at the pictures of my dad on the wall as I walk her up the stairs.
He had died in a car accident a couple years ago. Leaving me and mom alone. I had missed him so much then and now with my mom so sick I miss him even more.
I led her to her room and laid her down into bed tucking her in and placing a kiss to her cheek.
"Thank you sweetie. I love you" She says and I smile at her.
"I love you too mom" I say heading out of her room.
"Love you so much. Always such a good girl" She mumbles as I close her door and she drifts to sleep.
Yeah I know. I've always been the good girl.