After my date with Harry I continued to babysit Rosie a few times a week but I would stay later so that I could have some time with Harry. All was going well, he stole kisses whenever Rosie wasn't looking and he was such a gentleman even though I was his daughters babysitter. Thursday night came and gone and he assured me that once school finished I would have a full time job as an assistant planner. I was more than exited and overwhelmed by the opportunity. I never really thought about the possibility of pursuing a wedding planning career but I had just never thought about it, I loved weddings and planning was something I was good at so I started to rethink my career choices especially because of the opportunity I had.
"Candy when will daddy be home?"
"He will be home soon darling he is just running late."
"Would you like some calamari with chips?"
"It's seafood I wished to love it when I was a little girl and I saw your dad bought some."
She agreed to having seafood which I was thankful for because I just had to pop them in the oven for fifteen minutes and then the food was ready. I served each of us a plate and sat her at the table. I added some Mayo incase she wanted something to dip it in to make it taste better, it wasn't exactly children's food but I thought I would change it up.
"It smells yummy!"
"Well eat up!"
I smiled as she had a few chips first and I munched on my food across from her, she dipped a piece of calamari into the mayo and ate it with delight.
"I like it!"
"Well that's good I should make it more often then!"
She ate another piece and she started to cough. I quickly poured her a glass of water but by the time I got back she was hyper-ventilating. I turned her chair only to see her lips were swollen and her skin had started to blot.
"Breathe honey you'll be okay."
I yanked her out of her seat knocking the chair over my accident, there was food everywhere but I didn't have time for that. I locked the front door and rested her in the back of my car and buckled her in. I sped off like a crazy person and switched on my hazard lights.
"Stay with me Rosie!"
I tried to sound calm to not panic her but I was freaking out myself, I should have thought about it when she said she had never had seafood before. I didn't think for just one second and now I was on the way to the emergency room. When I got to the hospital I quickly cradled her in my arms.
"Help! Someone help!"
Paramedics ran towards me and immediately rushed Rosie to a room as they were asking me what the situation was and what happened, luckily all she needed was an injection and some medicine. I held her hand as the doctor jabbed a penicillin needle into her arm and she slowly started to gain her breathing back.
"Rosie your going to be okay."
I hadn't realised I had been crying until I picked up my phone to call Harry, my hands were shaking and I could barely punch in his number. I stood right next to Rosie keeping my hand in hers never letting her go as the doctor did a check up. The phone rang once and there was instantly a panicked Harry on the phone.
"Candice! Where are you? Where's Rosie?"
"W-we are at the hospital."
"Rosie - sh-she ... she's okay now."
"I'm coming just hold on!"
"I'm s-sorry Harry."
"Don't cry sugar I'll be right there."
The doctor told me that she was going to be fine but she would need to stay at the hospital for a few hours to make sure the medicine works and to get her an allergy kit. I thanked him as he left the room and an exhausted Rosie laid in her bed.
"Mummy will I be okay."
"You'll be just fine Rosie."
Harry immediately rushed to her side hold her hand and stroking her hair.
"You're going to be okay darling, I'm sorry daddy was there to help you I promise I'll be home more often."
Rosie yawned and we left her to sleep for a while considering the shock she just experienced. Me and Harry were standing at the end of her bed as I handed him a well needed coffee.
"I'm sorry Harry this is all my fault."
"Hey, hey it's not your fault. If you didn't feed her that squid I could've, it wasn't your fault you didn't know."
"But I should've thought about it."
"It's okay I'm just glad both of you are okay."
"Thank you Harry."
"I'm such an asshole of a father, you spend more time with her than I do. No wonder she calls you mummy."
"You are by far the least asshole father I have met, clearly you haven't met mine. That girl is what you live for and I barely have dinner with my father. She loves you no matter how much you get caught up in your work and I lov-"
I cut myself off in the middle of my speech as I realised what I was about to say, I simply wasn't ready for it and I don't think he was either. We stood in silence for a moment until he held me closer to his body as we watched Rosie sleep. At least she was going to be okay, that was all that mattered and I was glad Harry had come just in time. I didn't care if she called me mummy or Candy, granted it was a lot of pressure but I loved that little girl almost as much as Harry did I wants planning on leaving her side anytime soon.