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"Charlie has mastered
the first two steps already!"
The doctor beamed at my mother,
who wrapped her arms around me.
"Of course, Charlie can handle
anything," she smiled warmly
at me.

"T-thank y-you y-you, mom."

Mother's eyes widened and
she held onto the side of the
chair as she sat down; her heart
took a step forward, launching
itself across the world.

"He said..."

"M-Mom?" I stood up abruptly and
looked inside her eyes, searching
for anything. Heart attack? God forbid.
Tears were only left in her
eyes as she brushed away
my hair from my eyes.

"I'm so proud of you, Charlie."

I smiled.

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