Chapter 72

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Okay, that was damn freaky. Once I entered the room my dad was talking to someone in his room and when his eyes shoot on me, he quickly hung up and placed his phone in his bed side table. What was that?

"Who were you talking to?" My dad asks.

"You know, just a friend of mine. How about you dad? Who were you on the phone with?" I lied and asked him this time. Couldn't it be Meridith, would it? Hope not.

"Oh, that was ummm..that was.." He was sweating a little.


"Business friend or worker. I know." I say it for him.

"how did you know I was going to say that?" Dad asked, playfully.

"Well, who else are you so busy with your phone with?"

"What if I was going to say I was on the phone with a bus driver to take you home?" He jokes.

"Ha ha," I playfully laugh. What? did he hit his head really hard that he had the gut to make jokes when he's having a problem with his business? He only makes jokes when he's happy. When my mom was still alive and kicking, he keeps making up cheesy jokes. And just now he made another one.

"Seriously honey, you should go home and rest. Besides, don't you have school today?" Dad gasps. like a girl.

"You didn't miss me do you? I skipped school to hang and take care of you." I smiled.

"That's really sweet honey but you know I want your first priority is to get out of high school and go to college and get a better future. And what will your teacher would say that you skipped school?" Here we go again.

"I already told my teachers that I'm going to visit you so that they will be aware of what happened." I explained. Dad sighed again.

"What? You don't like me being here?"

"No, No. It's just that-"

"Yeah, I know. You want me to focus on my studies. I get it. But can't you just let me take care of you just this time." I begged him. My dad sighs again. Seriously, is it sigh day?

"Come here for a second." dad motions me to come closer to him. Its my turn to sigh and walk closer to him. He suddenly. pressed a light kiss on my forehead.

"I am so proud of you." As soon as the words came out of his mouth, my heart just melted and couldn't find any words to say. It's the very first time he ever tells me that he's proud of me. Nothing can express how much joy I am feeling right now.

I don't even know what emotion that I'm feeling right now. Confusion and emotional. I could just broke down to tears in this very moment but instead a tear fell from my cheeks and I just gently threw my arms to my dad's neck and hugged him tightly.

I couldn't get more happier.

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