I walked up the stairs that caused me to fall upward (If that makes sense). I walked upstairs out of my bedroom and no one was there saying “Where have you been?” The feeling was great but at the same time, awkward.
“Mom? Dad?” I whispered
“Mom? Dad?” my voice grew louder. Maybe they’re asleep… It is like 10 pm… I’ll go check I thought. I walked down the long hall that lead to mom and dad’s bedroom. This is creepy, it’s been over a year, they’re not in here. Maybe something went wrong with the flight? No… it couldn’t be, a flight can’t be delayed for 5 and a half months… i smell fish… I thought as I walked into my mom and dad’s bedroom (“I smell fish” is my way of saying “Something’s fishy”). When I walked in I had a cold chill up my spine and I lay on my parents bed. I turned on the VCR in my mom and dad’s room, suddenly Mom’s face pops up on the screen.
“Zara, If you’re watching this, you’re either A. destroying the house, B. You’re wondering where we are, or C. You’re dying of boredom and stumbled upon this recording while trying to watch a movie.” I paused the clip…
“B and C.” I continued playing the clip.
“If A applies, we raised you better and you shouldn’t be doing what you’re doing. If B applies...DAN SHOULD I TELL HER?...” I hear dad’s voice
“I don’t give a flying fuck.” I giggled.
“Zara, you’re our baby girl…” I paused the footage. Alright, what’s she soft soaping for? What does she want? I thought as I resumed the clip.
“But you’re not what we wanted. Since the day you were conceived, I kept on begging your dad to get an abortion or place you up for adoption. He of course, being the father he is, said we are to keep this child. Truth is, Zara, we left to get rid of YOU!” I fell on my knees and began to sob. How could she say that? How could she do this to me? I thought
“We’ve started a new life in China now, and we aren’t coming back. Any questions, press the enter key on the remote to have a live video chat, but after that I never EVER want to speak to you or see your face again. Do you hear me Zara Marie?”
I hit the enter key right after those words came out of her mouth. My face was as red as a cherry and felt like it had just been placed in a thousand degree oven. The video chat loaded.
“I see after 5 and a half months, you’ve decided to look in our room.”
“Yeah, I stayed at Michelle’s.” Which wasn’t true at all.
“What questions do you have?”
“I don’t have questions, I have comments. Since you’re not my mom anymore, you sniveling whore!” I still sobbed, it just wasn’t so much anymore.
“I am still your MOTHER.”
“You didn’t want me so therefore, NO YOU AREN’T! And by the way, I’m going to burn EVERYTHING until every memory of you is gone. And bt double dubs, I’M MARRIED!”
“It’s hard for me to believe anyone would care for YOU, you’re a pain in the ass!”
“That’s what you think!” The chat was cut off. I fell onto my parents bed in tears. I ran downstairs and went back to Hetalia. I might actually be wanted there. I thought. I fell into the portal and ran toward Lyllianne’s house, somewhere close bumping into Chelle.
“Hey! What the chizz, Zar?”
“My parents are a piece of shit!”
“Wait- What? What am I missing?”
“My parents said they didn’t want me…” I said breaking down on her shoulder.
“What?!? Those sacks of shit!! How could they not? Did you go home and talk to them?!” She said, patting my back. I hugged her hard, and she tensed a bit. I forgot she had surgery!
“It’s not important right now. Now, did you go home and talk to them?!”
“What do you mean not necessarily?”
“My mom made a recording… Then we chatted via video… Let’s head to my house so you can see everything… that is if you want…” We walked down the road to my house. Julie was sitting on the couch.
“Hey Julez, movie time, scoot over.” Michelle said
“What’s wrong with Za-- Oh… shit…” I went over and grabbed the collar of her shirt.
“WHAT DID YOU KNOW?!?!” I yelled
“I don’t know.” She said playing it off.
“DON’T JUST PLAY IT OFF! TELL ME!”
“Zara?! What the hell, I don't know what you mean!”
“Oh forget it… You’re not going to tell me anyway.” I put in the tape of my mother and they watched it in complete shock. I was still crying about the video when Ivan walked in.
“What’s the matter, Zara?”
“What the chizz dude, do you know how to knock?”
“Yeah, what if Michelle was kissing Alfred and you just walked in on them.” Ivan gave Julie a look that said ‘I know what I’m doing.’ I was still hugging Michelle as I mumbled into Michelle’s shoulder.
“My parents hate me.”
“How did you know how to come here?” Julie said
“My scarf… I implanted a vocal system in my scarf she has on and a tracking unit.” Ivan smiled.
“That’s not creepy at all.” Michelle said
“Don’t say that!” I piped up. “He’s just trying to make sure I’m okay.” I continued to hug Michelle. I finally stopped crying, turned around and looked at Ivan. Of course him being like six feet tall, I looked upward. I didn’t know what to say, I didn’t know how to explain everything to Ivan. I stood completely still. Completely silent. So quiet I swear I could hear my heartbeat.