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- Authors: Tillie Cole
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Nine Years Ago
“Where are we going, Daddy?” I asked as he held my hand gently,
guiding me to the car. I glanced back at my school, wondering why I was
being taken out of class early. It was only lunch break. I wasn’t supposed to
My daddy didn’t say anything to me as we walked, he just squeezed my
hand. I searched along the school fence, a strange feeling pulling in my
stomach. I loved school, I loved to learn, and we had history next. It was my
absolute favorite subject. I didn’t want to miss it.
“Poppy!” Rune, my very best friend, was standing at the fence, watching
me go. His hands were holding real tight to the metal bars. “Where are you
going?” he shouted. I sat next to Rune in class. We were always together.
School was no fun when the other wasn’t there.
I turned my head toward my daddy’s face for answers, but he didn’t look
back at me. He stayed silent. Looking back at Rune, I shouted, “I don’t
Rune watched me all the way to our car. I climbed in the back and sat on
my booster seat, my daddy buckling me in.
I heard the whistle blow in the schoolyard, signaling the end of lunch. I
glanced out the window and watched all of the kids running back inside, but
not Rune. Rune stayed at the fence watching me. His long blond hair was
blowing in the wind as he mouthed, “Are you okay?”. But my daddy got in
the car and started driving away before I could answer.
Rune ran along the fence, following our car, until Mrs. Davis came and
made him go inside.
When the school was out of sight, my daddy said, “Poppy?”
“Yes, Daddy?” I replied.
“You know Mamaw has been living with us for a while now?”
I nodded my head. My mamaw had moved into the room opposite mine a
while back. My mama had said it was because she needed help. My pawpaw
had died when I was only a baby. My mamaw had lived on her own for years,
until she came to live with us.
“Do you remember what your mama and I told you about why? Why
Mamaw could no longer live by herself?”
I breathed in through my nose and whispered, “Yes. Because she needed
our help. Because she’s sick.” My stomach flipped over as I spoke. My
mamaw was my very best friend. Well, her and Rune were tied at the
absolute top. My mamaw said I was just like her.
Before she was sick we would go on lots of adventures. She read to me
every night about the great explorers of the world. She would tell me all
about history—about Alexander the Great, the Romans, and my favorite, the
samurai from Japan. They were Mamaw’s favorite too.
I knew my mamaw was sick, but she never acted sick. She always smiled,
she gave tight hugs and made me laugh. She always said she had moonbeams
in her heart and sunshine in her smile. Mamaw told me that meant she was
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