“You smiled, but you’re broken inside.”
Ever since our parents died, my sister had been taking care of me. Our life was stable up until now, but then my sister caught serious illness. The money for her hospital bill wasn’t small, and I couldn’t just let her die. I dropped out of school, stopped making friends, everything I did was working for money.
One day, I received a call during work, it was from the hospital, informing about my sister’s sudden change in condition. I rushed quickly to the hospital, hoping that there would be a miracle. But life was cruel, she was already gone. That day was supposed to be the day she will be fully recovered, and we can return to our normal life. The flower bouquet I made for her release was left on the table, never to be touched again.
At my sister’s funeral, I smiled with teary eyes. She told me to always be strong and not to let grief take over myself. Even though I was lost and broke down inside, I still smiled. Is that what it meant to be strong?
“They have life, I have you.”
A young noble girl bought an expensive teddy bear. The toy was nothing but a normal looking bear, but its eyes shined with an ominous colour and its fur was as red as blood. The bear resembled an evil demon. But the little girl’s taste was different, so she grew fond of the bear and always kept it by her side.
One year later, the girl’s parents’ business went bankrupt, they were in a heavy debt. Not only that, the poor parents caught a serious illness. Unable to move on, they died, leaving the young girl all alone with the heavy debt. Nobody wanted to taker her in, and nicknamed her “a spoiled brat who can’t do any housework and is in a heavy debt.”
However, a married couple took in the young girl despite of her terrible debt. They lived as a happy family, and paid all the money. But the same thing happened to them a year later. People started blaming on her stuffed toy, calling it a curse. To the girl, her teddy bear was the only one she had left, she didn’t care about life anymore.
“Tomorrow we’ll try, but not today.”
It had been days ever since my little sister’s pet cat went missing. My sister love the cat, so she always went looking for it until mid-night. I personally didn’t care about that cat, it was nothing but a trouble maker. Whenever my sister asked me to come looking for it with her, I said, “Tomorrow we’ll try, but not today.”
One day, my sister didn’t return. I thought she was looking for the cat somewhere far away and stayed overnight in a hotel. Weeks passed and she never returned. I contacted my parents, informed the police, did everything I could to get my sister back. But they said the same thing,“Tomorrow we’ll try, but not today.”