Saturday, April 23, 2022

My Caregiver Part 1


When Joseph had asked Alice if he would be willing to let him be young for a day, she couldn’t help but feel sorry for him. It was such an odd request that she didn’t take him seriously at first. “Nobody takes him seriously,” she whispered to herself before she walked into his room. She felt bad for the old man who everybody seemed to avoid.

But she decided to play along with his request. It probably wasn’t the real deal, and if she could make him a little happy, then she figured that a day in his body would’ve meant the world to him.

He held up a beautiful golden necklace and asked her to put it on. She had just arrived at the nursing home, so she didn’t have time to change into her usual scrubs.

“It’s okay,” he assured her. “I don’t mind what you’re wearing. I just want a chance to not be in pain anymore.”

She took the necklace and placed it around her neck. Smiling warmly, she nodded her head. “That’s fine. I’ll try it for a day.”

“You don’t know how much this means to me,” he said weakly.

Suddenly, a rush of warmth ran to her head. She began to shiver as she tried to move. The last thing she could see through her eyes was the faint smirk on the old man’s face.

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