Shades of Lives Around Us -- A Short Story
A true Story?
Melvin has been in Iraq and is coming home tonight. His wife was thinking, "he was going to return from his last tour on January of 2013. She just logged off from talking to him on Skype, her Husband of three years, who actually was chatting from his Base in Norfolk Virginia. Was he already in the States? Sweet surprise??
Is past twelve midnight and she decided to go out with the 'other man' for at least a few more nights. How could she do Melvin so wrong!
Melvin decided to drive a car rental until his 2006 is shipped back from Dusseldorf, Germany In a container with his Flat screen TV and all his furniture.
Surprising Jammie at 1 a.m. would be timely done like in the movies. At the same moment..around that time, entered Gilbert on scene, who picked her up as usual, parking in her backyard Garage.
She was reluctant to let go, because she was alone for so many nights and... at times she thought of taking her life. Gilbert was there for her and as he said, "If your hubby, God Forbids, never makes it home.... I'll be around you baby..!"
They drove out together and she didn't have time to buckle up her seat belt. By a twist of fate, Melvin passed them by, but on the other side of the road , heading home. Funny to hear him find this song on the radio, "I want to know what love it is," by Survivor.
This is so sad, because you never know when you have been so close to a loved one, and maybe for the last time...?
Gilbert showered her his charming embraces and eventually grabbing a dozen roses from her car's back seat smoothly said, "For you my sweet princess." Jammie kissed him right away with shaking words. "Oh my God! Gilbert!
Like a monster from hell they see a shadow on front of them. In less than a second they got hit, head on by this "North American" t53 footer trailer that was on the road for 14 hours -- Practically this damn driver fell asleep on that fatal curve.
Gilbert passed away instantaneously, and Jammie too.
AT THE DOORS OF HEAVEN
"Now you young lady, you know that you did 'wrong things' against your husband and you are not going to make it behind this Gate," says a voice, so deep and paternal.
"If you know my life... I was miserable and I wanted to live and be loved. I never told my husband to join the arm forces...besides my dad had money to help us to open up our own franchise," said Jammie defending her conduct.
"We know all that, but you were given the 'free willing' choice deep in your heart, and you got what you looked for..." The voice got interrupted by a mean voice that was crying of impotence. "Great!! Then screw me now, go ahead!"
2 HOURS LATER
Melvin is already home and has been looking all over their bedroom for his wife. He was getting desperate; the smell of a strong perfume and makeup over their bed, made him take assumptions. "Maybe she went out with Cindy and Patty." He lifted the mattress out of curiosity and found pics of Jammie and Gilbert walking down the Park where they grew up.
Her mother in law Jenny called Jammie's house, and he picked the phone. "Yeah mom! it's me Melvin. No mom! I wanted to surprise her...What? Where!! No way..are you kidding me mom!?"
She was telling him that the local precinct got hold of her, and gave her the bad news: Jammie was in comma and needed a blood transfusion to save her life. The only way to save her precious daughter was If Melvin would volunteer.
He was already in rage, and wanted to know more about these two loving birds. He grabbed the pics and put them inside his jacket. We could sense the smell coming from his guts: rage and a certain stench from that bilious fluid contaminating his breathing.
AT THE EMERGENCY ROOM
Melvin found out right away, that this deceased person, the one that got crushed to death, was actually the one that was with his wife. His heart beat harder and refused to cooperate in saving his wife's life.
He even went out to the streets and walked against the traffic. You could've seen his eyes turning dark. A feeling about life, that wasn't worth living it anymore...
"Now, what would you do in his shoes young lady!" exclaims the voice. "Of course I would've reacted the same way. Not only that, I would've wiped off our Joined bank Account.."
From the four corners of Heaven interceed, Jammie's grandma, Gilbert great grand daddy and his father's German Shepperd. Like a joint force they got behind Jammie and prayed! She just closed her eyes and in tears, and started to pray as well.
Like a miraculous decision, Melvin crushed the pictures of evidence and decided to save his wife.
AT HEAVEN'S GATE
"Time to go back young lady...and next time, would you please knock our door and announce yourself?"
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