Blind love

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
You had everything going for you, but then that light that flashes before your eyes hits you. What if the thing that you held close was taken away from you.

Submitted: December 20, 2009

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It happened that terrible day, we were in the car discussing what we were going to do for our wedding day. The sun was shining bright and we knew that we wanted to have our wedding in the winter. Although the bitter cold of the winter days would be there we knew that we wanted snow when we got married. We were just discussing the types of flowers we wanted. He knew that my favorite flower was the lotus, because it meant that although you had hard times you would come out of it. Suddenly lights flashed before our eyes, as the deafening shattering of glass was heard. I woke up in the hospital a few days later, to the sight of lotus'. I reached my hand out to touch them. I saw a nurse come into my room to check on me.
"Excuse me do you know where my fiancé is?" I asked her. She looked at me and gave me a sad smile
"Yes mam he is in the room across from you" With that I attempted to get out of bed, but the nurse stopped me before my feet hit the ground. When she realized that I was not going to stop until I was with him she called to one of the nurses outside for a wheel chair. With that she slowly wheeled me to the room cattycorner to mine. When she took me in their I gasped as I saw him. He looked frail, and had wires everywhere. He was even on a breathing machine.
"Mam trust me it's not as bad as it looks, really it isn't. He just is gonna have some trouble with his eyes is all."
"His sight what's wrong with his sight" I ask starting to panic.
"Well...I should leave that to the doctor" She said hesitating.
"No tell me, I want to know now!" I said, as I watched her contemplating it. Finally she relented and told me what she knew.
"Your husband's cornea doesn't have much time, soon he will go blind. It could be one day it could be one year we don't know when." With that she left me with him. I wheeled myself up to his bed , and took his hand. After a few minutes his eyes started to flutter open.
"Is that you Sarah, Sarah?" He said calling to me as if searching for me in the dark.
"I'm here I'm here don't worry." I said trying to console him the best I could. I took a deep breath before I told him all that I knew. When I had finished we sat there in silence, and soon he began to speak.
"Do you still want to marry me, knowing that I will soon be blind. After all we aren't married yet." He said with anguish in his voice.
"No, no I will still love you even if you can't see as well as you once could." I said almost smiling, how could I possibly leave him. Soon he was discharged and we continued with our regular life, since his sight seemed to be doing fine. Winter was quickly approaching and we decided that it was better to get married sooner than later. Just a few months before the wedding he started having trouble seeing. He would overlook things, and would have trouble seeing thing that were right in front of him. So we were relieved that by the day of our wedding that with the help of some highly magnified glasses he would be able to see the wedding. I was so excited that he would finally be able to see the wedding before he lost his sight. Suddenly I heard a scream from the waiting room. I rushed to see what was happening. When i opened the door, I saw him rubbing his hand on the floor. I looked around to see a waiter looking down on him in confusion.
"What happened to him" I asked the waiter.
"I accidentally bumped into him and he fell down, and then that," he said pointing. I pushed my dress out of the way, and knelt down to him.
"What's wrong," I said taking his chin so he was looking right at me. When I saw his glazed over eyes I already knew what was the matter.
"I can't see. I can't see anything," with that we got a doctor to tell us why he could no longer see. The doctor then told us that his last layer of the cornea that was allowing him to see came away when he fell. With that I knelt down to him
"What do you want to do?" I asked.
"Let's continue, except I want you to take me down the ail and act like this didn't just happen." With that he steadied himself, and put his hand down to help me up. I took his hand and lead him to the doors where we would be wedded.
"Are you sure you are okay with this?" I asked him as they opened the doors.
"As long as I have you there to guide me I could never go wrong." With my lotus' in had we made our way to the alter ready to be on a journey together for better or for worse.


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