Tomorrow Is The Day

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Chapter 5 (v.1) - They Confront

Submitted: July 29, 2008

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A few days went by since the whole revelation. I apologized to Carmen for me being a total bitch. I didn’t say much about the abortion. I didn’t want to cause a conflict worst then the one we have. She said it was fine.

Jade and I tried to work out our ‘Differences’ I soon realized that was impossible. She was so adamant to keep this feud going. I didn’t want to waste my time anyway.

Another week went by and we still had the chores, and all the boring stuff to do. Jack, Julianna, and I still got along. Jack told me he was surprised how I had no problem expressing my opinion. I told him that I was just born that way. Jack looked at me funny but I just smiled back.

At the kitchen table we were eating breakfast one morning. Carmen had went outside because she said she heard someone out there. We were all told to stay put but she now had been out there for a good ten minutes. I got up to go see who it was.

"Tuscany you aren’t allowed to disturb my mom when people come," Jade said

"Doesn’t she usually let guest tin if it is for more then a minute," Jack asked

"I’ll go check," Julianna said and ran off. She went to the window.

"Who is it?" Jack asked

"It is some man," he said, "He looks like he got beat up," Julianna said

"What does he look like?" Jade asked

"He is sort of bald,"

"Let me see," Jade said. She went up to the window.

"He is pretty banged up and he and my mom are having a heated argument,"

"I bet it has something to do with that phone call mom got the morning,"
"Can I see?" Rachel asked going up to the window. She didn’t say anything instead; she bolted past Jade towards the door.

"Rachel wait," Jade cried but Rachel was already out the door. I got up and stormed passed to go after her. Carmen looked at Rachel. I saw Jade follow me outside.

"Dad," Rachel cried running for him.

"Rachel," he said lifting her up seeing me coming. "Sweetheart," he said hugging me too. He let Rachel down.

"Dad you don’t look so good," I said,

"I’m feel better now that I have my two sweethearts,"

"So how is mom doing?" I asked

"She isn’t doing well sweetheart," he said in a low voice.

"Can we go see her?" Rachel asked

"We will a soon as we get out of here," he said to us, "Rachel I got you something. Why don’t you go out to the truck and see what it is,

"Okay,"

"Tusk, go with her," he said, and I didn’t argue. As we were walking, Robert showed up.

"Where are you two going?" he asked us when he got out of his car.

"We are going home," I said, "My dad is here,"

Jade came running out of the house at this time.

"Finally you leave," she said

"I’m glad to get away from here and you,"

"I will never have to see the likes of you again either," Jade said

"Jade what are you doing out here?" Robert asked her. She looked at him not giving him an answer.

"Let’s go Rachel," I said pulling at her arm. We reached the truck and got in. Rachel saw the big box in the back. She opened it and she saw the nicest electric guitar. It was the one she wanted for the past couple months. It must have costed five hundred and I bet it will also count as some of her Christmas present this year.

"I want to try it out," Rachel said, "I need a plug in,"

"I think you are out of luck," Tuscany said,

"We still need to get your stuff," Rachel said

"When dad comes we will go get it,"

"Okay," she said looking at her guitar. Soon I saw my dad come towards us.

"Grab your stuff," he said, "We are leaving," He said. We went inside where I saw Julianna and Jack sitting on the floor playing cards. We passed them to the room where we grabbed our bags. We returned to the living room.

"Where are you going?" Julianna asked me when she saw me.

"I’m going home," I said

"You can’t leave Tusc," she cried, "I want you to stay,"

"I got to go," I said, "I will miss you Julianna,"

We walked out of the house. We saw my dad at the truck. I saw Julianna run outside behind me.

"Dad," she cried

"What is wrong sweetie?" Robert asked

"You can’t let her leave," she said

"They have to go," he said

"I want Tuscany to stay," she said

"She is leaving, so stop making a scene," Jade said

"Jade, go inside," Robert warned her. She stomped her foot and went inside. Carmen soon came to see Julianna.

"Julianna, stop crying," She said, "Come inside and we can have some ice cream,"

I looked at Julianna feeling bad, since I took a liking to her. She was very nice to me. I even got along with Jack. Surprising the only reason Rachel, liked Jade was because she had a guitar.

We were about to leave when I saw my grandparents car pull up. Kevin looked at them.

"This was the last person I wanted to see," Kevin whispered. "This won’t take long," he said to us. I just nodded.

Rachel and I were still in the truck. My dad was just standing there for reasons I couldn’t even figure out. All my dad had to do was get in and drive away. Rachel was too busy admiring her new guitar to even care. My dad got into the truck finally as they came to a stop and he closed the door. He looked at me.

"Do you know who they are?" he asked us

"Yes, I do," I whispered. "They don’t like me much,"

"When did you go meet them?" he asked

"I had no choice," I said, "The rest of them were going so I went to. Neither one of them liked me very much,"

"Well, its their loss for no liking you. There is nothing not to like," he said

"Are we going to go,"

"Nope," he said, "They know I’m here already. Plus, I have a little beef about exposing you to them,"

"Why is that?" I said

"Don’t worry about it,"

"I know that Aunt Carmen had an abortion. I figured that part out so don’t you think I have the right to know the rest of everything else,"

"Did she tell you that?"

"No, she kept on saying how mom ruined her life. I was just trying to think of the one thing that would cause mom to hate her that much,"

"Carmen did a horrible thing," he explained. "This will only take a second,"

"Okay," I said, when he got out. I rolled down the window when he got out. I just sat there. I probably would have argued with him to go out there with him if he wasn’t injured but he was so I needed to just not argue. He just sat there as his mother got out of the car.

"Kevin, is that you?" she asked

"Yes it is me," he said, towering his mother. He looked like a giant compared to her. She had a smile on her face but my dad kept a straight one. He didn’t look happy at all. He was ready to scream I’m sure. I just continued to stare as the situation became rather tense.

"So, I’m glad you are okay," she said after a couple minutes of awkwardness.

"I’m more worried about my family’s well being to even care about my own," he said

"You were talking about your kids right?" his dad interrupted

"I didn’t ask you," my dad snapped. My dad wasn’t even giving them a chance. Geoffrey looked over at me. "Don’t get any ideas about them,"

"That girl of yours is one disrespectful young girl. It is a pity really,"

"Excuse me," my dad said again, "Neither one of them are disrespectful. If she said or did anything some one must have provoked her,"

"So her making an idle threat is because she was provoked," he said, I looked on my heart skipping a beat. If my dad found out he would be yelling at me.

"What the hell are you talking about,"

"She threatened to take your sister to child services for abuse because she didn’t get her own way," he said. My dad just stood there, and then looked at me.

"Tuscany, why don’t you come here for a second," he said, and then he looked at me noticing I wasn’t moving, "Now, would be a good time" he said his voice was a lot higher this time. I obeyed him getting out of the truck. My whole body was shaking and I wanted to cry but I also felt like I had a right to get mad.

"Yes," I said in a low voice

"So did you threaten to lie about being abused," he asked me

"No," I said, "But I had a good reason those," I quickly added

"So are you going to do something about her?" Jade interrupted. Kevin went to look at Jade who came back out again. I went passed my dad and went up to Jade and gave her a shove.

"I had enough of you to last a lifetime," I said as she landing backwards on the ground and then she got up and went to charge against me. She managed to clip me in the side of the head. I grabbed her by the hair, pulling it then kicking her hard. My dad quickly went to stabilize the situation. He grabbed me by the arms. I tried to get loose but he had me tightly. Robert did the same with his daughter.

"She started it," Jade cried

"You actually started it by getting your nose in business that doesn’t pertain to you,"

"She threatened you and mom," Jade said again

"She did I know but you don’t need to worry about it," he said, "Go take Julianna inside for something to eat,"

Jade obeyed and they went inside. Julianna didn’t want to go but she did.

He finally let go of me, and I didn’t look at him. He then put his hand on my shoulder leading me back to the situation at hand.

"She has an anger problem too," Angela stated.

"At least I don’t murder things," I yelled. They all looked right me in peer shock, especially Carmen, "For all you don’t know this but I know Carmen has an abortion. I can’t say I blame my mom for hating her the way she does,"

"That is enough Tuscany," my dad snapped at me and I stopped for the time being.

"Now, Tuscany I want to know the reason why you threatened them," he asked

"They were saying bad things about mom, and I wanted to know why. They were treating me like a small child even after I overheard them talking. They told me to go outside and I wouldn’t. I said I wasn’t real pleasant when I got mad. Carmen said what can I possibly do when I was mad and that is when I said it," I said, "I didn’t mean it I was mad,"

"Next time control your anger," he said

"Can we go see mom now," I said

"Yes," he said looking at his parents, "I have nothing else to say to you,"

"Kevin," Carmen said

"What?" he asked

"Do you think they can come back and visit sometime? Julianna is really upset that Tuscany left,"

"Maybe," Kevin said, "Were leaving now Tusc," he said to me.

"I’m coming," I replied. I followed him back into the truck. Rachel was still sitting there looking at us all.

"Do they honestly think I’d let you come back here,"

"I’d would like to come back," Rachel whispered

"Why is that?" he asked as he pulled out of the driveway

"I actually had a fun time with Jade,"

"Is that the girl?"

"That is the one that made me mad," Tuscany said

"Why do you like her?" my dad asked

"She and I have something in common. We both played the guitar. She got better since she met me," Rachel said

"We’ll see," he told her, "So how do you like the guitar?"

"I love it," she said, "I can’t wait to try it out,"

"When we get home you can play all night if you want,"
"You say that now dad," she said

"Do you want to go home now or go see mom first?" he asked us

"I want to see mom first," I said, and Rachel agreed. We drove the hour-long drive back to the city. We didn’t say much until we reached the hospital. My dad was awfully quiet as we walked down the path.

We finally arrived at the hospital. We went to see our mom in the Intensive care unit. I looked at her and I nearly fainted. She looked horrible. Her face was all banged up, and her one side was swollen real badly. My dad went over to her grabbing her hand.

"Megan," he cried, "I’m sorry," he said.

"Why are you sorry?" Rachel asked, "It wasn’t your fault,"

"I was driving the car that night," he said, "If I didn’t want to go out that night that driver would have never hit us straight on,"

"You couldn’t have predicted that," I said, "It was an accident, a tragic accident," I whispered again. It is no ones fault except the drivers I told my self but my dad would be adamant on blaming himself.

"Megan," he said in a lower voice, "We are all here to see you,"

It was painful too see my dad in so much pain. I continued to look the shock subsiding. The air around me felt vague. The walls were a deep yellow and the hospital wasn’t a very pleasant place. I really didn’t like it here. Rachel was just sitting there shaking. My dad has his arm rapped round her. He could tell she was real upset for coming here. We stood here for a good while before he got up.

"It is time for us to go," he said,

"When will we come back?" Rachel asked

"Tomorrow," he said

We left the building outside the door. The long way home dragged on and on. I was glad that we would be home soon. I wanted so much to sleep in my own bed, and hang out with my friends. I was going to miss Julianna and Jack but things are never fair in life.


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