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Age Doesn't Matter Episode 18


Age Doesn't Matter Episode 18

Written By Ruthie Lee

 After leaving the Huggins residence, I left for the hospital. 

 When I got into the ward my mom mom was in, i met my dad half asleep on the cushion he was seated, 

I accidentally slammed the door waking my dad, but thankfully my mom was alseep and seemed very deep in her sleep. 

"Oh you're here!" My dad said. 

"Yeah!" I grinned. 

"How was work?" he asked. 



"How is mom?" I asked. 

"She's doing okay and when I say that I mean better than okay!" my dad said and I laughed happily. 

"Okay dad you can go home I'll take it from here!" I tell my Dad. 

"No it's okay!" He protested. 

"Dad, you're tired I walked in here to see you sleeping, go home, take a bath, and rest all you can, I'm here with mom, my job doesn't start until midday, so it doesn't matter if I pull an all nighter here in the hospital." I sighed. 

My dad smiled and stood up.

"Thanks dear, you're the best!" 

"I know right?" I teased and the both of us laughed. 


 Seconds later my dad left leaving my mom and I alone. And I breathed a sigh of relief, at least she's doing okay! 

   I was alone and thinking to myself about nothing when a call came into my phone. 


"HI.. Neil… Hello!" I breathed into the phone. 

"Hi there Elsa! How are you?" He asked. 

"I am fine!" I replied. 

"Okay so, don't be surprised, I'm in front of your house now, can you come out?" 

"My house? Uh.. 

"Yeah, your house, what's wrong?" he asked. 

"I am not at home right now actually, I'm at the hospital!" 

"The hospital!" his voice was suddenly loud.  "What happened to you, are you okay?" 

"Yeah, I am fine, it's my mom, she… She got into an accident but don't worry she's fine!" I sighed. 

"But still… What is the name of the hospital she got admitted?" Neil asked. 

"Look you don't have to come here Neil it's okay, and besides visiting hours are closed, only close family members can come, even cousins are not allowed!" I made it clear to him and he sighed. 

"Yeah but still just tell me the name of the hospital, I will show up tomorrow" He sighed. 

"Okay fine, I'll text you the address but you might not find me here when you come cause I might have left for work already!" I expound and heard his intense breathing. 

"Okay then, I'll be waiting for your text!" He said and I nodded with a "sure" before hanging up. 

 I texted the address immediately before I forgot and I started to think why I didn't tell him the name of the address through the call, it would have been so much easier that way. 


  I stayed with my mom all through the night and when it got to 3.am I was woken up by my mom's soft voice calling out my name. 

 I opened my eyes and my mom smiled. 

And with a flushed smile she whispered. "I have to pee!" 

 I smiled back and wiped out my sleepy eyes with my hands before helping my mom to the bathroom. 

  My mom and I talked through the night but she later found out i was still so sleepy and she begged me to sleep a little, I declined but later fell asleep without knowing. 


 The next morning when I woke up, I met my dad in the hospital already and I knew it was my cue to go home and rest well. 



 It was morning and I could hear the back of mind thinking about Elsa. 

Like what the hell. 

 I didn't know why but all I wanted to do today was not go to school. 

 I heard a knock on the door and yelled "come in". 

The door opened and Dessera walked in. 

 "Oh sera, it's you!" I said sitting on my bed. 

"It's Dessera!" she said. 

"Like I don't know that!" I rolled my eyes. "Instead of calling you Dessera, I had to make it short by calling you sera so it wouldn't waste time. Where the fuck did you live in a farm?" 

"Yes I actually grew farm with my grandparents! We used to have this big farm but then my grand pappy got… Scom.. Uhm… ScSca… scam.. Scammed yeah scammed and we lost every one… Ev.. Every thing" Dessera explained happily gesturing her hands. 

She doesn't get it. 

"You know what, there's no point explaining things to you, why are you here anyways!" I asked. 

"It's eight thirty and you're late for school your mother said I should come check on you!" Dessera slowly took her time to compose that. 

"Well I'm not going to school today!" I broke the news. 

"Why? Are you sick?" Dessera asked. 

I sighed. "It's none of your business sera and if mom asks, yes I am sick!" 

"But you look fine to me!" Dessera said. 

Okay I'm going to cry now. 

"Just go get me a cup of coffee that would be nice or no thank you I'll go get it myself and if I happen to run into mom, I'll tell her why I'm skipping school myself thank you for your time Dessera!" I said and walked out of my room. 


 I walked into the kitchen and saw my mom making coffee and I smiled. 

"Good morning mom!" I grinned. 

"Do not smile with me! It's past the time you leave for school! What the hell are you still doing at home!" my mom half yelled. 

"Well cause, I don't want to go.!" I stated. 

"Why?" she gave me an angry look. 

"Cause… I...i

"Cause what?" 

"I just don't want to be in school today okay! And please do not ask me why, cause I am confused and don't know why I want to stay home either!" I yelled and my mom sighed heavily. 

"Are you going through any breakup?" she looked at me suspiciously. 

"No, I'm dating I haven't even dated anyone!" I made it clear to her. 

"Then what is wrong with you, why are you so confused? Are you depressed or something? I hope you're not! Tell me Jason what is wrong with you?" my mom asked with care. 

 I sighed. "Honestly mom I don't know, I just want today to speed up so Elsa can come here Tutor me and then leave and bam today will be over and that's the end of today, I don't know!"


 My mom paused and looked at me. 

"So you want to run past time or you just want Elsa here?" 

"Huh?" I was confused by her words. "What are you implying?" I asked. 

 She crossed her hands and moved her hair back gently. 

"Do you like Elsa?" my mom asked. 

"What?" I laughed. 

"What kind of absurd question is that mom?" I crossed my arms. 

"Look at you acting all tough and manly in front of me like you have no clue of what I'm talking about just because you grew little muscle all up in there!" my mom said reffering to my bicep and punching them with her soft hands. 

"You like Elsa don't you, and don't say it's absurd! Cause it's not its a normal question and why do you even say it's absurd, isn't she worth liking, Elsa is very pretty if I'm to judge!" my mom stated rushing her words. 

"Well okay Elsa is pretty and worth to like but your question to me doesn't make any sense!" I huffed. 

"What?" she scoffed "You're the one not making any sense it's just a simple question Jason. Yes or no?". 

"No okay! I don't like Elsa!" I yelled angrily hating myself for lying about liking her. 

 My mom paused and adjusted her robe on her body. She suddenly received a text from her phone and I don't know who that was but she was angry when she replied the person, and then dropped her phone on the counter. 

"You're lying!" she narrowed her eyes at me. 

"Okay mom why don't you just kill me!" I huffed. 

"I would but I can't cause I love you, I gave birth to you and I want the best for you, so now just tell me, remember Jason, you can tell me anything okay? And I promise I won't judge!" She said sounding like really promising and I looked up at her stern and serious face. 

I can trust her. 

"You won't judge!" 

"I won't!" she assured me. 

I sighed "Okay… I think I like Elsa!" 

"You think or you do?" 

"I do!" I sighed. 

This woman,!! 

"See that's nothing to be ashamed of!" my mom smiled. 

"Really?" I asked. 

"Of course, people fall in love all the time and I haven't seen you fall for anyone before, I had no clue it would be Elsa!" my mom said focusing back on her coffee. 

"So now you know, what do you want me to do?" I shrugged. 

"Whatever you do, do not confess your feelings to Elsa!" my mom warned. 

"What? Why?" I asked. 

I wasn't planning to do so anyways. 

"she has a boyfriend!" 

"You mean that guy who came looking for her Neil?" I asked and my mom nodded talomh a sip out of her coffee. 

"Well Neil isn't her boyfriend they're just friends!" I explained. 

"That's what we all think, but they might start dating you may not know. And just look at the age difference Jason and she is your teacher!" my mom said making me feel worse about myself. 

"And what the fuck is wrong with that?" I was getting pissed. "Elsa is just twenty one" 

"And you just turned eighteen! Do you ever see the two of you together?" my mom asked. 

Always good with asking stupid questions. 

And now she's making me feel like shit. Why did I ever tell her about this 

"Mom remember you said you won't judge!" I stated. 

"Sorry but I have to! Look I Love you Jason, cause you came out of me and I really like Elsa cause, she's very sweet and because she gives you different tastes of your own medicine, but I don't see any good with you falling for her." my mom explained. 

"You know what mom, let's not talk about this anymore, I regret talking to you about this!" I said and stormed off to my room angrily. 

 Ugh she just have to ruin everything, now my hopes of Elsa has dried down and I don't think it will ever be coming back up. 

So what if she's twenty and I'm eighteen age doesn't fucking matter. 

I like her and don't care if she's older. 

Ugh my mom is such a… Ugh I don't even know what to call her. 

So what if she and Neil are friends. 

Feeling pissed, I kicked my study desk angrily and the light wooden table crashed to the floor and landed in peices. Yeah that's how mad I am. 




 I started getting ready for what and I put on my casual Jean and t-shirt before packing my hair up. 

 I had bread and jam for lunch, didn't have the time to cook, I ate lunch and carried my bag with books in it and was ready to leave when I got a call from Mrs Huggins. 

Huh why is she calling? 

"Mrs Huggins? Good day, what a surprise you called I am on my way to your h--

"Jason isn't feeling well today Elsa! And he's not home right now, but I want you to come over, I have something to talk to you about!" Mrs Huggins stated and I could hear the seriousness in her voice. 

"Is something wrong Mrs Huggins?" I aksed to be sure. 

And she suddenly laughed. "oh everything is fine dear, but it's about Jason, please just come over" Mrs Huggins added and I agreed before hanging up. 

 I left the house and hoped it is not anything bad.


T. B. C 

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