Chapter 1: "Hi, my name is Dallas Himes,"

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic

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"Hi, my name is Dallas Himes,"

 

 

 

I still remember that day. My mother screaming, my father wincing as she gripped his rough hand like a ferocious bear. Everything was a bloody mess, but in the end, we had a glorious gift. A baby girl. She was wiggling in a pool of her mother's blood, crying, reaching out for me to grab her. I looked away. The doctor snatched her up like a wild goose, washed her up and bundled her up in a soft pink blanket. Mother took her from there. "Oh my baby.." mother cooed, rubbing her hand over the baby's face. The baby giggled.

"I want to name her," I insisted. Mother and father looked up from the girl's face. "What?" "I said...I want to name the baby," They both looked at each other, then at me, then back at each other again. "Okay, go ahead-" "Megan Louise," I said, cutting them off. They glared at me. "Now Dallas, you can't name your sister after your dead dog..." "Why not? It's not like I'm going to treat her like one..." "Fine," they sighed, "if that's what you want, we'll name her Megan Louise." I smiled, knowing I got my way. My father got up, turned, and talked with the doctor. Mother smiled widely.

"Do you want to hold her?" she asked. I nodded meakly and mother handed her over. As soon as she was in my arms, I fell in love. Her soft pink cheeks, her swirly brownish hair, her intense eyes, it felt like I was walking along a seashore. She made a slurpy noise and reached up to touch my nose. "Smart kid," I thought, but it seemed like she knew more than I took her granted for. She grabbed ahold of my nose, pinched it, and made a scuba diving sound. "Brrrrrrrrrr....." she spat. I laughed. "Mother, she knows more than I thought!" "She's a pretty smart baby Dallas. Takes after you..." I smiled. "Thanks."


Submitted: April 26, 2012

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