2.15: Dedication

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It’s like I can’t breathe. I thought maybe writing would help me. I don’t know what to write though. Maybe I just have to say it. I haven’t actually said the words.

Dad is gone.

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Oh, God, writing it did not help. It just made it hurt more.

He was old. I shouldn’t be surprised. And it’s not like this life is easy. It shouldn’t be this hard or hurt so bad. He was old.

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He lived a good life, right? Admittedly, he could’ve been luckier in love, but I think he was happy. He had me and Quinn and Baz. Kayne, sort of. And Catalina. He really loved being a grandfather. I always was surprised that Kayne let Caty call him Grandpa.

4

They dedicated the hospital to him. They finished it just two months ago and brought us all out there to do some fancy ceremony. I could tell how proud Dad was – even Mom cracked a smile.

There is one thing…

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Last night, I went to the bathroom. Someone was in the main one, so I had to go down to the basement. And that’s when I heard something coming from Mom and Dad…Mom’s room.

Crying.

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At first, I thought I was crazy, but Mom was definitely crying. I don’t know what to think. I mean, I knew they had to get along some way, but I always figured it was mostly just physical between them. But if she was crying…They had to really care about each other.

I’ve never actually seen her shed a tear, though. Or even look that sad. So is she just that good at keeping a mask on? What else has Mom been hiding all these years?

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14 thoughts on “2.15: Dedication”

  1. Omg Jason!!!!! Why???!!!

    I’m sorry for being shallow but this is the first front view of Jason we’ve had since he became an elder and yes, he is without a doubt the most handsome elder I’ve ever seen. Hands down.

    And Awwww Shannyn crying. Yes M you cannot spend 30 years of your fight for survival with someone and have it not grow into more than just physical.

    I know Gio was her love but I hope Jason sparked something equa (albeit different) in her.

    Rest easy now Jason. You’re goodness will be missed.

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      1. No they can!!! *turns aging off*

        Haha. Well ok, someone had to go and per challenge rules you cannot move anyone out. The challenge couldn’t continue until someone made room. Apparently that someone was selfless Jason.

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    1. Shannyn is one of my favorite characters that I’ve read in a lot of SimLit. I really like how her character has grown and matured, and it’s sad events like this that bring out the depth of the writing.

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  2. See, your mom isn’t 100% awful. She’s just not very good at showing, or wanting to show, any side of her that might be seen as soft. Even if the apocalypse hadn’t happened, she was never a soft woman and it just made her harder.

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