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2.17 Maria Gets the News

October 23, 2010


When Maria got the call, she felt her whole world screech to a stop.  Miss Emmy was dead.  Maria had known, somewhere in the deepest receses of her mind, that this day would come.  Miss Emmy hadn’t been the same since she’d helped Maria escape from Bella’s clutches.  Every time Maria saw Emmy after that day, she looked more and more frail.  All that energy, that bright spark of life, had been dimming until, it seemed, it finally went out.  Now, there would be no more late night chats, no more inspiring words of wisdom, no more of Miss Emmy’s comforting hugs.


As Maria walked to the house to tell Red, she remained in a state of shock. Her mother was gone, her sister was gone, and now, Miss Emmy.  With her father lost to her, trapped in Bella’s evil world, Maria had not one single connection left to her past.  No one around that remembered the silly things she’d done as a baby.  No one to tell the story of how she’d almost burnt the house down making Baked Alaska, or to talk of how close she and Mirabella had been, or of how she had so loved to play the guitar.  Everyone was gone.


“Hold me,” she said to Red.  Red did just that, embracing her in a deep hug.  She buried her head into his chest and began to weep.  “Miss Emmy’s dead,” she whispered finally.


“No,” said Red.  He let go of Maria and stepped back to look at her.

“Yes,” said Maria.  “She collapsed during Caprice’s birthday party.  The paramedics were called, but she was already gone.

“I just didn’t think she’d ever die,” he said, as he gazed out the patio window.  Maria took her fiance’s blank stare as an expression of grief.

“Neither did I, honey.  Neither did I,” she said, and pressed herself against him.  Red held Maria tight, and gently stroked her hair.

This, he thought, as he continued to stare out the window, could change everything.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lissabry permalink
    October 25, 2010 12:54 pm

    oh no! change everything? I hope Red isnt a plant from Bella 😮

  2. pieridae permalink*
    October 25, 2010 11:05 pm

    You will have to wait and see *rubs hands together evilly*


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