You would think I have faced the worst. You would think it couldn’t possibly get worse. You would think life was done with me, but life had still yet to hit me with it’s best shot.
A few days later, it was Valentine’s day and Mitch was just recovering. He had asked me to marry him again the day before and I had said yes and today, he was going to give me a ring.
So I spent hours dressing and undressing till I was sure I looked perfect for him.
I wanted him to wait a little while longer, just to build his anticipation and I took a number of pictures before finally getting into the elevator.
It was a beautiful night in the hospital and almost every worker was present wearing their best dressesand looking very beautiful in them.
I grinned and giggled to myself and made my way to Mitch’s room and when I got there, the biggest surprise and incident of my life was waiting for me.
No, it wasn’t a diamond ring, it wasn’t even a ring at all or any sort of present. It wasn’t a surprise wedding shower, it was the worst of everything on the surface of the earth.
It was the body of Mitch.
The lifeless body of Mitch.
Yes, he was dead.
He had been recovering so well and this…., this was the most unexpected thing in the world.
Complications like that happens a lot, but I didn’t expect it to happen to Mitch.
I couldn’t even scream. I went to his bed and laid beside him.
At first, I didn’t cry. I was in shock. But soon, the tears came and I couldn’t stop.
I don’t know what happened next, all I remember is Parker trying to soothe me and when I wouldn’t stop crying or leave the body and he carried away. Petting me like a baby.
I remember finally getting to my feet, walking to the chief of surgery and confessing to him that it was I who cut the cord and tended my resignation.
I remember walking home in my dress and lying on the bathroom floor for days till my friends were finally able to get me up to change my dress, take a bath and eat something.
But that’s all I remember.
I didn’t even get to spend his last moments with him because I was too busy trying to make him wait.
He died alone.
He died alone. But he didn’t die in pain. His death was quick, so he didn’t feel any pain. But do you think that makes it any better.