Ello. Domino speaking. Back from the hospital. And being closely monitored by a drunk dad. Hahaha. I failed once more. What is this, the 5th time? Fun.. Anyways, while I was in the hospital, I was given the ‘privilege’ of having looseleaf paper and a pencil to draw. But of course, I didn’t draw, I write. So I just slept until a dream stayed in my head, and it turned out to be one of my old memories. I feel bad for leaving you all like I did earlier, so I’m gunna type it right here for you all to know a little bit more about Domino Jays. Mind you, it’s like a book. The quotations are to be read and the non-quotes are what’s going on during the quotations above.
“Once upon a time, there was a little boy in a big castle. The little boy was a prince! He had a mom and a dad and an older sister. One day, the little prince decided to go out into the gardens of the castle and pick up rocks. He was going to use these rocks to make a mini-castle for his mother. He thought it was a great idea!”
A little boy in a poorly run apartment looked to the calendar on his fridge. He saw that it was 2 days until mothers day. He didn’t want to get her anything ‘typical’, and his mom used to have a garden she covered with rocks. So he decided to take some rocks from the once beautiful garden to make her a present. He thought it would be a great idea. It symbolized his love for his family and mother, despite the dump they lived in..
“The boy snuck the rocks into his room in the castle. He was determined to make sure nobody but him could find it. He hid it under his bed and thought proudly, ‘This is a great spot to hide it! I’ll get it done in no time for mom!’ And quickly he brought it back out and begun to work on his mini-castle for his mother.”
The little boy snuck out of his room during the night. His mother was taking crap from his father, but the boy was able to get past them without the two ‘lovebirds’ noticing. He went outside and to the garden, picking up a couple rocks and using his shirt as a sack for them. When he went inside, his parents had stopped fighting, and were alone in their room. The boy quickly went up to his room and hid the rocks, before quickly going to bed.
“The next day, the little prince returned to his room from his school day. HIs mother was working on a midday snack for her son, while his father watched the TV in the throne room. The little prince did not want to disturb his mother, so he immediately went upstairs. But his mother stopped him. ‘Dear,’ his mother began ,’Your sister said she would clean the house today, isn’t that swell? She’s done everything but the bathroom. Why don’t you help her?’ ”
The boy returned from school the day of Mothers Day. His mom was cleaning up the dishes, and her hair was a mess. His father was drunk watching basic cable shows. The boy began to go up to his room, but his mother grabbed his shoulder. “Wash the rest of the dishes, dear. I need a smoke.. Oh, and your sister cleaned your room. Decided to be nice for once.”
“No!.. The little prince thought. ‘No!’ He yelped. His mother looked to him with a worried look, and she leaned down to him. ‘My dear, what’s wrong?’ But the little prince did not answer his mother. Instead he trotted up to his room, to find it neat and tidy. He went to his bed, and looked under. The tears suddenly came and he sat on the ground crying. His sister was the first to come in. ‘Brother? Brother, are you alright?’ ”
“What?!” The boy yelled. This angered his mother, and she growled lightly, “Domino, do the rest of the dishes for mommy. Please.” “NO!” He dashed upÂ to his room, with an angry mother following. He dove into his room and looked under the bed. Nothing. All the little boy could do was sit on the ground. He let the tears flow silently. His mother eventually left the crying boy in his room. He was alone, until his sister shown up. “Hey, squirt.” He looks up and she held up the rock house. “Looking for this? You should know better. Now your real family’s in the house with you. Maybe you’ll finally feel better about being a worm.”Â The boy looked down, whimpering lightly. “Oh, shut it, Domino. You know Dad will smack you if he finds you crying.” She went to the window in his room. Opened it to the next door neighbor’s yard, and dumped the rocks into it. The little boy screamed and dove after the rocks. The house was 2 stories, but the boy landed in the covered pool next door. He broke the cover and tried toÂ reach for air. but he lost himself in the water.Â There, he blacked out…
And this is where I woke up. It’s a true story. I was young, really young.
I’m sorry it didn’t work out. Well, I’m not in a way, but in another I am. I guess you understand what I mean.
I don’t really know what to say.. The way you wrote it, it was beautiful. I’m sorry such meanness came from your sister when you were young. You have a beautiful soul. Wish there wasn’t so much pain tho.
The pain is what makes you beautiful. It’s the cracks that let the light shine through.