Telephone: Chapter Six

Once Michelle and Aaliyah got off the phone, Michelle got dressed up to go see her grandmother, Grace. Grace was always supportive in making sure Michelle followed her dream. She hadn’t her father for drinking and not caring for his daughter like he was suppose to, but Grace knew that Michelle was a strong girl just like her. Never afraid to stand for themselves and never step down from a challenge. Grace’s eyes became brighter and delightful when she saw Michelle. She lived in a nursing home where the nurses treated her like shit and the food was never good well. Michelle would always bring a home-cooked meal when she saw her grandmother. They had fell so closer with each other that when Michelle and her ex-boyfriend broke up, she didn’t go to her mom but she went to her grandmother. Her mom would always say, “It’s okay, honey…. You’ll be fine.” But she wasn’t fine. She spent months crying over him and wishing he came back. This same situation happen when Joshua left for military school. At the time, he was with Chrissy but Michelle and Joshua were friends, but not as close.

Michelle day always brightens up when she sees her grandmother. She never is in a bad mood, she is always nice to everyone, and she can turn that frown upside down. As Grace ate the lovely meal that her granddaughter made her, Michelle was going to tell her grandmother she got accepted into college.

She told her… No response? Grace stopped while still chewing and look at Michelle like she was crazy. Then the biggest grin came upon Grace’s face. Grace was happy but sad that her grown granddaughter was finally going to college. The college wasn’t too far away from the nursing home, so Michelle could go see her whenever she wanted. Her father will probably die without her, but Michelle didn’t really care. She had Josh back and her grandmother and thats all she really needed.

As Michelle and Grace begin to talk about old times…an old memory came back in Michelle’s mind. When her mother and father got along, when the whole family, including in grandmother would go to the beach and spend the whole day there until sunset rose. It was a family tradition they did whenever it was really hot in the summer time. Michelle missed those good times and she wish it never ended, but as begins to grow up she starts to realize that it is never too late to make new memories. She, one day would be able to take her kids to the beach and watch them grow into wonderful children. She wasn’t going to end up like her dad and mom did. Only reason they stayed married was because Michelle begged them to stay together or she was going to run away and live with her grandmother. After her mom got cancer, everything changed..everyone changed.


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