Mama and papa had left the house for quite a while now.
I don’t know where they went, but I had been told by my guardian; Otis, that they are with the angles, and the angles are taking great care of them.
But my class fellows at school say that I am never going to meet mama and papa again, they make me sad.
There are some blocks of concrete In front of the cathedral which the elders call ‘tombstones’. They are standing upright and they have mama and papa’s names on them, so whenever I miss mama and papa, Otis takes me there and tells me to say anything I want to tell mama and papa here because they can hear me from there, maybe there is a phone in the concrete tombstones. I must say, technology has advanced quite a lot.
Today, it’s been a year that mama and papa are not home, and Otis made me wear a black coat over a white shirt with a red bow tie and a black pant with shiny black shoes.
He was taking me to the cathedral and as we neared, the sound of the choir became louder and louder.
As we were about to enter, the iron bar windows of the cathedral were entangled by ivy climbing up the walls and I thought, what if the windows die by the strangling, but Otis said that iron is very strong unlike humans and cannot be strangled by such weak plants.
Otis made me stand on a cross on the ground and told me that I have become a big boy now and that I should know the truth now.
I couldn’t wait what Otis had to tell me, the excitement made adrenaline rush through my veins.
“I am really sorry for your loss Owen and I am really sorry that I have to tell you this, but you have to know or else it could cause problems later on. Mama and papa died in a car crash last year….” Said Otis in an emotional and heartbreaking voice.
All the adrenaline had vanished, my sight became blurry, I fell down by this shock and my eyes were flooded by tears. I had realised that I am a big boy now.