The Forgotten - Part One
Published Oct 24, 2010

Written By



Page 1 / 28

Other men said they have seen angels,
But I have seen thee
And thou art enough.
~ by G. Moore ~

Other men said they have seen angels,
But I have seen thee
And thou art enough.
~ by G. Moore ~
I awoke from a peaceful sleep. I watched the dust float around in front of my eyes, blissfully unaware of anything. But then the memories came. I remembered that me and Dad had moved from the city to the countryside,to a town called Twinbrook, leaving my friends behind. I remembered that Mum wasn't here any more. I remembered that today was her birthday. I wiped sleep from my eyes and sat up in bed. I paused and looked at my new room, it was small and pokey, the only furniture was a hard single bed, a wobbly bedside table and a pathetic excuse for a wardrobe. The only evidence that this was even my room was the pile of clothes in the corner and my scarcely used make-up palette.
We'd moved because, when Mum died, Dad couldn't keep up with the mortgage and we had to sell the house and apparently this was all we could afford.
I changed into my most comfortable jeans, they were Mum's old ones. They were slightly worn and slightly too big but they reminded me of her. I collected my clothes in a wash-bag, Mum always used to use them because she didn't like touching dirty clothes. I guess I picked up the habit. I took them to the washing machine and set the temperature: 180 degrees. I always did the washing, Dad didn't have the time, he was always working. I sprinkled detergent into the machine, it rose up in clouds and made me sneeze. I waved at the air, hitting the powder and setting it off in opposite directions. I padded into the kitchen and looked in the fridge. I looked at what we had and decided to make Dad waffles, they were his favourite and he must be missing Mum so much. As I was mixing the ingredients, I felt a presence behind me.
'What are we having?" Dad asked, his voice thick. He'd been crying.
"Waffles," I said brightly,
"Hmm," He said and left the room.
I took the waffles into the living room where Dad was. He was sat right next to Mum's picture. My heart tighten, I didn't know he'd put it up. I passed the waffles to Dad,
"Thanks," He said without looking up.
I went back into the kitchen, I didn't feel much like eating. I took some cereal from out of the fridge. "I'm going out," Dad said behind me, "Don't know when I'll be back,"
"Uhh..." I said, looking up, but he was gone.
I went back into the living room, Dad's waffles sat on the coffee table - he hadn't touched them. I sighed and sat down on an arm chair. The cushion was over-stuffed and lumpy. I ate the cereal even though it tasted like rabbit food, I stared at the waffles on the coffee table. Why didn't Dad eat them? He loved waffles... I took the waffles and my cereal bowl and went to the bathroom to wash up, we didn't even have a sink in the kitchen! As I was washing up I remembered my guitar which I had left in the car, how could I forget about that? I went out, in hope that Dad hadn't taken the car. To my relief he hadn't, I loved my guitar. Dad took me to lessons when I was eight and I fell in love with the instrument, even though it wasn't that expensive, it is still my most prized possession. I looked through the car window, and there it was, sprawled onto the brown leather seats. I smiled happily at the familiar object and opened the car door and picked it up. I held the guitar and shut the door. I locked the car and headed back inside. I opened the door and looking inside, something wasn't right. I looked around, but I couldn't see anything wrong. Shrugging it off, I went back to my room and started playing. The comforting music filled my ears and sent me away to another place, deep within the confines of my mind. The sun had just gone down and Dad still wasn't back. But, I didn't let myself worry too much, he's an adult. He'll be fine. I went to the computer stationed in the living room and started surfing the internet. After a while, I heard the front door open and close. I sighed with relief,
"Hi Dad," I said,
"Hi Rosa," Dad said, he gestured for me to stand. I stood.
"I know I've acted irrational today, I'm really sorry. I shouldn't have acted the way I did, it's just I've been missing Julia so much..." His voice broke on the word 'much'.
"that's okay, Dad," I said, "I understand,"
I gave him a hug,
"Thankyou," He said, I felt his arms tighten, "There's someone in the window," He let go of me.
"What?" I said turning round, there was no one there.
"Strange," Dad said, "I swear I saw someone,"
"There's no one there," I said, "Maybe you're tired," "Yeah, its been a long day," He said, "Good night," He kissed me on the forehead.
"Night Dad,"
As he was leaving, I checked the window again. Still no one there. I sighed and walked to my room. Maybe Dad misses Mum too much.

Other Stories

Add a Comment

Please report any offensive comments so we can remove them. Use of bad language, unsuitable links or flaming may result in deletion of your account.

Add Smilie
Please log in to post comments

16 Comment(s) so far

Load more Comments New Comments are displayed at the bottom.

#7martoeleOct 25, 2010

That's what I thought! But perhaps in Fahrenheit it's not so hot? A very young looking father and a nice, easy going start to a probably intriguing story? Congratulations on the feature \:cool\:

#8MangioOct 26, 2010

Such a beautiful start \:wub\: Congrats on having it featured, well deserved \:rah\: Whose the stranger in the window? Her dad must be having a really hard time... Off to read the next part \;\)

#9muiseOct 26, 2010

good start

#10mogan44Oct 27, 2010

Awesome start!  I wonder what's up with the creep in the window though....

#11Glitter123451Oct 28, 2010

great start! already lovin' it!
congrats on having it featured!\:D I wonder who that was in the window? ooo, creepy...
okay, i'm off to read part 2!

#12ohgodcaitlynOct 29, 2010

Oo im excited for more :]

#13missecticNov 2, 2010

woot! this is so interesting...

#14FlatterNov 4, 2010

what a sad family. Off to read the second part \:\)

#15misscutiepieFeb 6, 2011


#16JennC32Apr 3, 2013

wow, great start! I have to say, I'm curious about the guy in the window too, keep up the great work...gonna check out the rest now. \:\)

Ad-blocker plugin detected

We have detected that you are using an Ad-blocker plugin. This means our main source of income to cover bandwidth costs is blocked when you are using our free service. We would ask that you whitelist us and allow ads to show.

Anyone using an Ad-blocker plugin will be forced to wait 180 seconds instead of 10 on the "please wait" page.

VIP Membership

For as little as $4.00 per month you can become a VIP member. This lets you use our service free of all ads and unlocks access to our popular Download Basket and Quick Download features.

Become a VIP member now
Proceed to download

Log in to TSR

Sign in with Facebook

Not a Member yet?

Click here to Register now

Download blocked

Please turn off your ad-blocker to download.
If ads are a problem you can become a VIP member and enjoy an ad-free site.

Getting this message with no ad-blocker active?
Go here for help.
Please wait - loading...