One Day When I Was About Twelve I Come Home Frm School && Our Vikki Said That Dad Had Moved Out.. I Didnt Get What She Meant, Why Had He Moved Out?? No One Knew Except Me Mum && She Wouldnt Tell Us.. Vikki && Danielle Reckoned Theyd Had A Big Row && Dad Had Packed His Bags Bt No One Knew The Reason For The Row Or Even If It Was True.. I Kept Sayin He Will Be Back Cos Hes Got Nowhere Else To Go Bt He Never..
He Would Turn Up Now && Then && The First Christmas He Come Round On Christmas Day With Loads Of Pressies && Even Though He Wasnt At Home, We Had All Got Him Somethin Half Expectin To See Him.. He Stayed For A Couple Of Hours && Me Mum Stayed Out Of The Way While He Was At Ours.. Me Granddad Didnt Though && He Just Sat There Snarlin At Him.. I Guess He Knew The Reason Why He Had Moved Out.. Me Granddad Was Better In Those Days, He Didnt Hve That Brain Thing That Made Him Forget Everything.. I Was Only Twelve I Didnt Understand What Was Goin On && I Kept Askin Him When He Was Comin Home.. He Said That He Couldnt Come Back Home Cos Me Mum Wouldnt Let Him.. That Was It, I Blamed Me Mum Frm Then On && Called Her All Kinds && Asked Her Why She Wouldnt Let Me Dad Come Home To Where He Lives.. It Was His House Too..
A Few Years Later Me Dad Come Round One Day && Me Mum Was Up In Her Room, So I Guess She Knew He Was Coming.. He Got Us All Together && Told Us That The Reason He Moved Out Was That He Had Been Seein This Other Woman Behind Me Mums Back.. He Said He Was Sorry He Had Done It Bt There Was No Way Me Mum Would Ever Forgive Him Cos That Is The Way She Was Brought Up.. Were Catholics, So Even To This Day She Has Never Divorced Him.. We Are Not Very Religious Bt Me Granddad Was, So It Would Of Broken His Heart If Me Mum Had Got Divorced.. Now That Hes Not Here Anymore I Think She Just Cant Be Bothered Divorcing.. She Has Paul, Her Boyfriend, && Sometimes They See Each Other && Then Other Times They Go Months Without Him Comin Round.. Hes Been On Holiday With Us A Few Times && We All Get On With Him && Call Him Uncle Paul Bt They Hve Never Made Plans To Move In Together..
After Me Dad Had Gone, Me Mum Come Downstairs && Said To Us, “There, Now Ya All Know The Full Story..”
We All Had Hundreds Of Questions About Why She Could Never Forgive Him && Let Him Come Back Home Bt She Looked At Us All Lyk We Were Stupid For Not Understanding.. She Asked, “What About Her??” We All Thought She Meant The Other Woman && We Were Tellin Me Mum That They Were Not Together Anymore, Thinkin That Perhaps She Didnt Know.. She Looked At Us In Shock && Told Us That Me Dad Had Obviously Not Told Us The Full Story.. Him && This Other Woman Had A Baby Together..
I Was Gobsmacked.. I Had A Sister && I Never Even Knew She Existed.. I Was Angry At Me Mum && I Was Even More Angry At Me Dad.. Why The Hell Hadnt He Told Us When He Told Us About The Other Woman.. He Later Confessed That He Just Didnt Know How To Tell Us.. What Hurt More For Me Was That He Would Only Come && See Us On Birthdays && Christmases && Even Then He Would Often Forget Bt He Visited This Other Daughter Every Weekend.. I Told Me Mum That I Wanted To See Her && Me Other Sisters Were The Same.. We Wanted To See Our Other Sister Even If She Was Only A Half-Sister..
Me Mum Was Against It, She Didnt Want Us To See This Girl Bt She Did Say She Would Understand If We Wanted To Go && See Her.. Me Dad Was Okay About It, To Be Fair, Bt The Girls Mum Said That If We Ever Got To See Her Daughter, Then She Would Stop Me Dad Frm Ever Seein The Child Again.. Shes About Fourteen Now, So In A Few More Years It Will Be Up To Her If She Wants To Come && See Us && Me Dad Says That She Knows All About Us.. Her Mum Wont Hve A Say Then, Or At Least She Can Do What She Wants..
So Out There Somewhere, I Hve A Sister Who I Hve Never Met..
I Have Just Finished Writin This && Just Realised Tht I Dnt Even Know Her Name.. Breaks My Heart When I Think About It..
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