Chapter 34

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I woke up the next morning and checked my watch 5:40. Great another early morning. I looked in the crib and saw Neil sleeping. I got up and walked to the living room. No one else was up and I was hungry and I needed to be at work at 7. I grabbed a towel and some soap and went to take a shower. I got out about 15 minutes later and threw on black jeans and a white sweatshirt and my beat up Nike's. I brushed my hair and threw it in a ponytail. I checked my watch 6:00. I went to check on Neil and the girls but they were all sleeping. I put my gun in my holster and put my sweatshirt over it. I walked out quietly and headed to the dining hall. There was only three or four people in the room and I walked up to the front and had some eggs, greens, and flatbread. I walked to a table and sat alone and ate. When I got up to put my plate in the kitchen one of the cooks bumped into me.

"Oh my god I'm so sorry!" She exclaimed.

"It's fine." I said with a smile and went to walk away.

"I'm Alex by the way." She said.

"Skylar but everyone calls me Sky." I said. "I gotta go today's my first day and I don't want to be late. So see you." I said and started to leave.

"Okay see you." She said and I left. I looked at my watch 6:30. I had time to go check Mia and see when I could take her back home. I got to the nurse station and there was a different nurse there.

"Hey I'm here to see when I can take Mia back to the cabin." I said. Her face fell. "What happened?"

"She stopped breathing last night." She said and I felt the anger pulse through my veins as my eyes swelled with tears.

"AND NO ONE THOUGHT TO TELL ME THAT MY FUCKING CHILD WAS DEAD?!" I screamed. She looked down in shame. "I KNEW THAT IT COULD HAPPEN BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE GREAT MATERIALS AND THERES A CHANCE I COULD GET AN INFECTION, BUT NO ONE THOUGHT TO TELL ME THAT MY CHILD, MY CHILD IS DEAD?!" I screamed as tears rolled down my cheeks.

"I'm so sorry."

"You can shove your apology up your ass. I need to go tell MY baby's FATHER that our babygirl is dead." I said storming out as the tears continued to fall. I bumped into someone in the hall and they stopped me. I looked up and saw that it was Tom.

"Sky. What's wrong. I heard you screaming at the nurse."

"Sh-She didn't tell me M-M-Mia was dead." I stuttered. "I need to go to Blake. Can you talk to Andrew?" He nodded and gave me a hug and I walked quickly back to the house. I walked into the living area and Liv and Ava were sitting on the couch. They saw me and noticed I was crying.

"Sky. What's going on?" Ava asked as she came over to give me a hug.

"It's Mia." I said through a sob.

"What happened?" Liv asked joining the hug.

"She." I paused "She stopped breathing last night and nobody thought to tell me she died." I said as I started sobbing uncontrollably. I moved slowly to the couch and curled up in a ball. Liv must have gone to wake up the others and Ava sat next to me. A minute later Blake had come over and wrapped me in a really tight hug while we both cried. Ava told Luke and Landon what had happened and Liv told Blake first thing. We spent the day like this. I don't remember much so I must have fallen asleep at some points but I know I didn't leave the couch all day. I remember Andrew had brought some food for us since we didn't leave and some tea. I know I went to bed that night around 11 and that was because Blake carried me because I hadn't wanted to move. The girls had crawled into bed with us and Luke and Landon had went to their room. Neil was fine as Landon had taken care of him today. After Blake put me in bed and the girls climbed in with us I laid there awake and thinking. Thinking about the nurse who didn't think to tell me, about how I couldn't save Nova. I tossed and turned for most of the night before I finally fell asleep around 4 A.M.

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