I woke up to see the sun peeking through the blinds. I turned and unplugged my phone to see what time it was. 8:30 am. I walked downstairs and saw that my moms car wasn't there and forgot that she started a new job. She went to college and graduated but when Grayson was diagnosed she quit and stayed home all day. I grabbed a bowel and some cereal and started eating. When I was done I put it on the sink and walked back upstairs to get Grayson up. I knocked on his door and opened it. I didn't see Grayson anywhere. "Grayson are you in here?" I got no response, only silence. "Grayson this isn't funny. If you're in here just make a noise." I still got nothing. My heart started racing as I ran out of his room and went through the house. The worry in my voice was getting worse and worse as I keep saying, "Grayson are you in here?" I looked through multiple times and didn't find him. I ran upstairs and grabbed random clothes and made my way out to my car.
I drove to all of the places that I know Grayson would go to. The store, the small cafe, the restaurant. All of those places I went but couldn't find him. I climbed back into my car and called my mom. Before she could even begin asking what's wrong I hung up. I forgot to look one place. The cemetery. We took Grayson there a couple of times to see dad but I didn't think he would actually remember where it was. I started the car a drove out.
I pulled up to the small parking lot and parked my car. I ran to the front and looked down at all the tombstones. I looked all around but couldn't find any sign of Grayson. I started making my way through the rows but still no Grayson. I was about to give up and call my mom but saw a person walking in the top corner of the cemetery. I looked closer and noticed it was Grayson. I ran over and stopped him in his tracks and asked, "Why are you out here? Why did you leave the house?" The only response I got from him was, "Dad." He came here to see our dad. "You want to see dad," I asked him. He nodded as I grabbed him and made our way to his tombstone.
We sat and stared at the tombstone. I told Grayson that we could be here as long as he wanted to. But that was a dumb mistake saying that. We have been here for the past hour sitting and looking at his tombstone. I asked Grayson if he's ready to go but he always shakes his head no. I sighed as I pulled my knees up to my chest. "You really miss dad Grayson right?" He shook his head as I placed my hand on his back. I rubbed small circles and said, "Well we need to get home because mom will be worried. We can come see him tomorrow alright?" He just shook his head yes as I stood up and took his hand, but he pulled away. "You don't want mom to worry if she gets home and we're not there right?" He shook his head and said, "Mom worried." I said, "Yeah so we need to go." After a while he stood up and made our way to my car.
We pulled into the driveway and saw that my moms car was in the driveway. I walked inside and my mom had a worried expression on her face. "Where were you two?" I said, "Well I couldn't find Grayson so I went around town but still couldn't find him. I was going to call you but I hung up right when you answered and found him at the cemetery and that's where we've been." She looked at me but then looked at Grayson and walked over to him. "You can't leave the house without asking me or Ethan alright?" He didn't say anything as he continued with what he was doing. She just sighed as she gave a small smile towards him and kissed him. I knew that she was angry but I knew that she couldn't be angry at him because he doesn't understand.
* The next day *
I woke up feeling like absolute shit. I had a headache and my whole body ached. I knew that I couldn't take Grayson to the cemetery, but if I told him he would have a fit about not going because I said I would take him. I sighed as I stood up and walked past Graysons room, taking a small peek inside to see if he was still here and he was. I made my way down the stairs and sat at the table. I heard footsteps coming down the stairs and turned to see Grayson. "Good morning Gray," I said. He jut gave a small smile as he sat in the seat next to me. "Do you want cereal Grayson?" He gave a small nod as I grabbed two bowels and sat down.
Now was the time to tell Grayson that I wasn't going to take him today. I just wasn't in the mood and I might feel better tomorrow to take him. I walked into the living room and sat down next to him. "Dad," was all Grayson said as I sat down. I sighed and said, "Grayson, Ethan doesn't feel well and doesn't want to go today. What about if we go tomorrow?" I didn't get any response but all I got was Grayson standing up and walking towards the door. I quickly got up and grabbed him. "Grayson we're not going. I said I would take you tomorrow." The response I got from him was another way towards the door but I grabbed his arm harder which made him squeal and start to cry. "I'm sorry Grayson I didn't mean to squeeze your arm that hard," I said over his crying. He continued crying as I continued talking. "Grayson how about we go tomorrow?" All I got was him crying even harder. I can't take this anymore so I said, "Grayson we'll go alright? We are going to go." He still continued crying as I sat down next to him and waited for it to be over.
We sat down at the same place and looked at the same tombstone. All I could do was look over at Grayson but I couldn't see any emotion.
Chapter 20! Sorry I have been kind of slow on updating I'm kind of been busy recently and I haven't been able to update. Also thank you for 700+ views! Don't forget to vote!