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Facing Fears

Short story By: Muse Lover

Tags: Sad, Fears, Facing

A bit upsetting, but the first actual story I wrote & finished.
About a young girl and her fight...

Submitted:May 19, 2012    Reads: 14    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

Lucy was like any other 6 year old, bubbly, happy and loved fairies, princesses and everything else a girl her age likes. This was until she turned 8. Tragedy struck for her and her parents on the 9th of June, just 6 days after her 8th birthday. She'd been at home ill for a few days, and after a week at home, her mum decided to take her to the doctor. The doctor informed Lucy's mum that there were a few explanations for Lucy's symptoms but that they should wait for the test results before anyone jumped to a conclusion. So a few days later, Lucy's mum went back over to see the results of her daughters tests. When she arrived she saw the look on the doctors face and knew that something was wrong. She returned home with the results. Lucy had Leukemia. When Lucy's mum got home she told her husband, and together they worked out the best way to tell their daughter. Lucy had wanted since she was a little girl to go swimming with the dolphins in Florida, but was terrified of flying. One night she told her mum this...
"Mummy, if I'm going to die... Let me swim with the dolphins, please mummy?"
Her mother agreed and soon with the help of their friends and families help, they were off to Florida. Lucy was scared. She was scared that something bad would happen on the plane. She got on though, and was treated like a princess for the whole flight. She even forgot she was on a plane. She got a tiara, and a wand and fairy cakes with glitter and pink icing. She loved it.
When they reached Florida they got off the plane and went to their hotel for the night. The next day Lucy went swimming with the dolphin, it was the happiest that Lucy's parents had seen her in a long time.
But over the next few days, Lucy's health deteriorated. When they arrived home Lucy was admitted to hospital. The doctors informed Lucy's parents that Lucy didn't have long left.
Lucy died in hospital. She gracefully passed away in her sleep. Her parents were glad that Lucy hadn't suffered terribly that night. They missed her with all their hearts but remembered their trip to Florida forever....


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