Short I know but still action packed. There is only about four more of these guys and then its done :( But don't worry! I am not done with the writing...yet. This one is inspired by Invincible by Hedley. Link to song and video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub9RSrVcBvs Personally I like the one without rap but I will find that later :p
I sat on the couch with Colleen, we were both relieved to be home and well. Carlisle and Riley had been babying us. Her mother lay in hospice care in St. Mikes, slowly leaving us. She was torn between her health and her mothers. I was trying to distract myself as I waited for my food to arrive. It was already 7:40. I was worried my first day back, would be my first late day in my life. I decided to get up, gimp, and see what was going on. I considered getting myself dressed too. “What is going on in here?” I asked. “A disaster.” Carlisle responded. A pan flew into our sink. “Let me help.” I suggested. I walked over to the sink to see the remains of a disintegrated egg. Well at least I won’t be eating those today, I thought. It was a Saturday and my father, in my mind was going to make an unexpected visit. It was the last thing I wanted but at the same time I wanted to see Carlisle and what he did in the presence of my true father. The garage door opened and Riley swooped my off my feet and placed me on the counter. “Who on the earth is here?” Colleen hollered. There was thumping, crashing and destruction going on in my basement. Yep, my father was here and by the sound of it was here to stay. Carlisle rushed down. There was an argument breaking out. Riley decided to go downstairs and I slowly followed. I clung to the wall so I wouldn’t be seen.
“Who do you think you are?” My father asked. “Someone who is here to care for your daughter and wife and ensure that they have the best of everything. I care for your daughter on a medical level and your wife mentally.” Carlisle was calm and composed, my father was not. “So basically she is having an affair with you. You little piece of…!” Carlisle put his hands up, not wanting a fight. “I am only here when they need me and lately they have needed me, my wife and sons and daughters are here too.” “Well someone has gotten a little busy.” “Dave.” Riley snapped. “Don’t you call me that.” “Stop acting like this, its only going to make it worse.” My fathers’ eyes turned to the stairwell. He saw me. I whimpered. I knew that my life was going to come to a swift, screaming end. “Come here kid and give your old man a hug.” I looked nervously at Carlisle. I didn’t want him to touch me but maybe, just maybe this would make it better. I slowly came into his full view and fearing his judgement. “Well what happened to you kid.” I smiled a little as Riley helped me down the stairs. “Stress fracture, injury after injury piling up and then it finally snapped. He hugged me but I felt a firm hand on my shoulder. My father let go of me. Carlisle pulled me back. Then the screaming between the two began. I tuned it out as Riley held me close. Carlisle, who never yelled was yelling. I had had enough. I jumped in between the two. “Dad you are never ever here.” I growled and pointed my finger. “He has enough in him to care and love us. You are accusing him of things that you shouldn’t and calling him things that are far from true. So you have no right to be talking to Carlisle like that. You earn respect Dad and don’t automatically gain it. You lost mine a long time ago.” There were tears welled in my eyes and I was still pointing my finger at him. “He earned my respect and treats me like I am a human being. Not just a possession that is there to do whatever you want. Don’t you ever treat me like that again, you hear me.” My father was angry and I didn’t care. I kept going.
“You have treated me like crap since February of last year. You’re an angry, miserable man who wants everyone to suffer with you. I refuse to. Because of you I suffer from depression, I can’t trust anyone and I am afraid to love people. You may say that you didn’t cause the depression but you sure as hell did. Carlisle pulled me out and Colleen too. Everyone I know has lost respect for you and Mom, she works her butt off and what do you do? You take her money away and claim it as your own. Its really hers so you should really stop doing that. She doesn’t appreciate it. You yell at her about grocery bills, you try going out once and a while and buy real food and then say that to her. You say plan your meals ahead, that’s impossible, things change. You just go into your little freezer and pick out what you want. So don’t you ever diss my mother.” I started to head up the stairs. I turned around. “And don’t you ever come back.” I ran up the stairs and into Colleen’s arms. “You did it sweetheart and that’s all that matters.” She stroked my hair. “I feel so bad but at the same time I don’t. I don’t regret it. I hope Carlisle gives him hell.” “I know.” She continued to stroke my hair and wince in pain. I removed my head from her lap and I was pushed into Riley’s arms. I started to cry. I felt invincible but scared. “Shhh, don’t worry love. He is gone now and Carlisle has insured he will never be coming back.”