Emma woke up not feeling well. Her stomach was hurting.
Zaiden could tell that something was really wrong with his sister. He knew that taking her to the hospital meant they could be separated. He also knew that not taking her could be bad.
He knew he didn’t have a choice. He had to do what was best for Emma.
He took her to the hospital.
Zaiden looked at the paperwork they gave him to fill out. There were many questions that he did not know the answers to.
“Drug allergies? Previous hospital stays?”
Zaiden felt overwhelmed. He thought about calling his Uncle Collin or his Aunt Diana. He knew they would know what to do.
He looked through his phone contacts until he found the number he was looking for.
Callie handed the clipboard to the nurse then sat down beside Zaiden.
“She’s going to be alright, Zaiden. Doctors remove hundreds of appendixes every day.”
Zaiden nodded and sighed. “Thank you for coming. I didn’t know how else to call.”
Callie gave him a hug. “You can call me any time. Despite everything that happened, I still think of you as a son.”
Zaiden was happy to hear that. “You are still the only mother I have ever known.
“Callie squeezed his hand. “Are you and the girls okay? Is there anything you need?”
Zander had told her that Zaiden had quit school. She had gone to the apartment and found out they had moved out.
Zaiden wasn’t sure how much to tell her. “We are fine. We have a place to live and I have a job.”
Callie could see that she was no going to get any details out of him. “If you or the girls ever need anything, I am just a phone call away.”
Zaiden nodded and gave Callie a hug. “Thank you. It is great knowing someone is there.”