Friday, October 12, 2007

Security blankets

It was my first 15-min. break at the office last night when I checked my phone to see a missed call and a text message from my cousin, Angge. She texted that Andee was not feeling well.. di makahinga, masakit ulo and sumusuka. It was around 9pm. Called up the house. Andee was finally asleep. Yaya Wilma said it was because of a very bad cold and apparently, Andee vomited because of headaches and can't breathe because she was crying. This worried me a bit. She has been complaining of headaches. Not often though, but enough to make one feel uneasy.

Got home this morning at about 6am and went straight to their room. There she was with Diego. Both still asleep. What caught my eye is a red cloth that Andee was holding as she slept, aside from Miao-Miao (her older-than-her cat stuffed toy). Then I recognized the cloth. It was actually the red duster I was wearing last night before I changed and left for work. Suddenly my heart seemed to stop. Bumigat dibdib ko. Yaya said Andee took it from my room and held on to it while she tried to sleep. It was overwhelming. She finally found refuge. But here I am feeling guilty as ever. I wasn't there for her....

2 comments:

fortuitous faery said...

hi reia! i tagged you for the "38 questions" bit... :)

Reia said...

thanks! in process.. hehe :-)