TITLE: Sad Girl
Kat's mom was 6 months pregnant, and the baby died.
My mother was sleeping, but the baby was dead.
I was in an unused patient room with two nurses. I might have been in shock, and they were hanging around to make sure that I wasn't going to freak out.
Then they started talking about my mom.
"Your mother is going to be very sad for a while. It might be a long time."
"Your mother will have a difficult recovery."
"Your mother will need a lot of support."
The two nurses surrounded me, talking at me. Words, just words. Didn't they know that our baby was dead? My new baby brother was dead, before he even had a chance. I didn't even get to see him, and they were talking to me about how I needed to be strong and to support my mother and Steve. Couldn't they see that I was a teenager? What could I do?
I couldn't wait to get them out of my face.
I nodded and agreed.
Finally they left me alone.
My baby brother was dead.
It must have been about dinner time.
The sun was weak. It was trying to shine in through the window, but its rays were weak. The sun was giving up. It couldn't figure out why it should keep on shining when babies died without even having a chance.
The room started closing in on me.
I had to find Danny.