Pietro: My Love

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Chapter 17 (v.1)

Submitted: May 22, 2013

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She looked visibly weaker this time. It ws so hard to see her like this. The doctor explained that during her slow deterioration, she might have forgotten me. I told him that I stil wished to see her. He let me.

"Grandma-ma?" I cooed as I gently sat myself on a chair by her bed.

She didn't turn her head though she was awake. It was quiet. I was afraid to speak.

"Am I dying?" She croaked, her head still turned away.

Her brittle hands were fisted in the bedsheets. I took a labored breath.

"Yes," I whispered.

I began to cry.

"Hush!" She reprimnaded me.

I quit crying.

"Sorry," I whimpered.

It was quiet again. My hands were shaking. The moonlit sky hung outside like a ready postcard. The bedside lamp was dim and depressing.

"Do you remember me?" I asked bluntly.

Her face hidden, I saw her head shake. I hung my head dejectadely.

"I remember.....him," She whispered.

Suddenly, she turned her head towards me. The light in her eyes was gone, and all that was left was a hard gem of dark blue. Her lips were dry and chapped. Her hair hung limply.

"Who?" I asked gently.

Her thin lips stretched into a smile.

"My love," She announced lightly.

I leaned forward. I'd never heard this before.

"I see him still. I see him. In his army uniform," She told me in a childlike voice.

"Grandpa?" I searched.

There was a bitter laugh.

"No! My love. My first love," She wistfully spoke.

I was shocked. I suddenly needed to tell her my secrets.

"Grandma-ma, I am to marry a boy whom I loved, but.....I can't!" I confessed in distress.

She laughed bitterly again.

"The only regret I have is letting my love go. My only regret," She said coldly before turning her head away again.

Depressed, I picked up my bag and left. My heart knew the answer, but my head was covering it.


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