The story so far:
I was standing in front of my bathroom’s mirror, staring at my self. First I took a deep look on my tattoo that I had on my left shoulder. Though I hadn’t stepped in gym since last week, my muscles were still hard and tight. Then I looked up to my face in mirror. I always wanted to have blue eyes but my light brown eyes were also good enough to dazzle any woman in town. I had black hair as my mother had, and blond skin color inherited from my father. I remember when Lara told me that she hates me for dazzling her. I smiled when I thought about her. I never used my charm to dazzle any woman in these three years after her death.
“Self praising is not a good thing bro.” I chuckled to my self.
I put on my casuall blue jeans and black V-necked shirt, though i belong to buisness class but i never liked to dress like other buisness freaks use to do. At least when i am not in my office or in a buisness gathering.
It was sharp nine in the morning by my watch when I reached their home. Leah was waiting for me in her balcony. “Uncle Rob” Leah screamed with joy when I parked my car in front of their house. And before I could ring the doorbell she opened the door for me.
“Uncle Rob, Leah missed you a lot.” she jumped in my arms.
How beautiful she was, she was looking better today as Jennifer told me last night on phone. But still weak. Her eyes were not gray exactly but closer to gray and she widened them with joy when she saw the chocolate box in my hand.
“Uncle Rob is it for me?” she asked me.
“No, it’s for your doll, it’s for Diana.” I chuckled.
“But Diana eats nothing, and she is a bad girl. Can I have it?” her eyes filled with innocence and she was looking even more beautiful when she made that puppy dog face.
“Ok. Give me a tighter hug then I’ll think about it.” I offered her.
“Ok.” She agreed and hugged me tighter than she could just like my daughter Kristen used to do. “Can I have it now?” she asked.
“It was not tight enough, but you can keep it any way.” I said awkwardly.
“Hey Robert.” Jennifer called from Living room.
I was still standing in the hallway with Leah in my arms. “Hi Jennifer.” I replied while walking in.
“Mama Uncle Rob gave me chocolates.” Leah informed her mother.
“Did you say thanks to him?” Jennifer asked her.
“No” she replied to her mother.
“That’s a very bad thing Leah. Say thanks to him.” Jennifer said.
“No I won’t mama. Because it’s not for free, I gave him a tight hug for these chocolates.” She replied. Jennifer and I, we both laughed out loudly on her innocence.
“Are you done with packing?” I asked Jennifer.
“Yes. Every thing is ready.” She picked up a small bag from the sofa to show me.
“It’s good. Ok, I think we should leave now.”
I took the bag from her hands and walked out of the house. Leah was still in my arms while Jennifer was following us to my car. On our way to hospital Leah didn’t left me for even a second she was sitting on my lap on driving seat cradling her doll in her little arms.
“Don’t worry Diana, hospital is not that scary. You will be fine there.” She said to her doll and I felt the nervousness in her voice.
“Is she scared?” I asked Leah.
“Yes.” She nodded.
“Diana is a coward. Look at My Leah, what a brave girl she is. She is not afraid of any thing at all.” I encouraged her.
“I am brave.” she agreed to me.
I looked at Jennifer’s face in the front mirror, her face was expression less and she was staring at Leah. It’s hard to say that if she was nervous or scared. But after a while I realized that she was continuously staring at her. I removed my focus from road to see what was wrong actually. Then Leah turned her face to mine and I was equally shocked as Jennifer was. Her eyes they were not gray any more, they were white. Her lips were almost navy blue.
“Oh Lord” I pushed the breaks. Leah was breathing so loudly and hardly. I could hear her heart, beating loud like a drum. I touched her face it was cold, ice cold. But just minutes before she was fine, she was talking to me. Then what happened?
“Leah, are you ok.” I choked. She nodded.
Then suddenly Jennifer pulled Leah into her arms. “Don’t stop, drive faster.” She said.
I flew the car to the hospital. As we reached the parking lot, I took Leah back in my arms and rushed to the third floor of the building. In my arms Leah’s heart was beating even harder and louder now.
“Uncle Rob” she smiled. Her voice, it was not her voice at all. Again a bunch of crazy witches was there in her throat.
“Yes Leah?” I asked in shock and fear.
“I want to see Joseph.” She giggled.
Now with fear my heart was beating out of my chest. I still don’t know how I controlled my fear, and how I managed to hold a little monster in my arms. A monster who was strong enough stop my heart beats with a single punch, a monster that you will push away if it was near to you. But there was a want, a desire to save the Little Leah that took over my fear. I ran as fast as I could Jennifer was right behind me.
I was close to Dr. Rose’s office when heard a crack. “Leah! No.” Jennifer shouted from behind. It took jus a second and Leah was not in my arms any more.
I felt an incredible pain in my right arm. She broke it. A five year old girl broke the arm of a thirty years old man with her single hand. I fell on the ground. But my eyes were still looking for Leah; she was running in a random direction, her mother after her.
But then she stopped in a corner to look at me. “Uncle Rob, Leah will be sorry if she’ll know.” She laughed from there in the same horrible voice.
And then a dark fell all around me and covered my eyes. I was struggling to open my eyes but it was impossible to do that. “Leah please stop.” I heard Jennifer begging to her. “I want Joseph” I heard the voice of the crazy bunch of witches. But then after a while all the sounds, all the voices dimmed slowly and now there were no sounds at all.
It was to dark to see any thing. I was feeling the cold floor of hospital under my cheek. I was still feeling the pain in my arm. I think I was shouting and screaming for help. I wanted someone, anyone to pull me out of that dark. But there was no one. All feelings dimmed slowly. The pain in my arm, the cold floor of hospital, now I was not feeling any thing at all.
It was just too dark…