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The Tears That Fall
By Rose M Rideout
Saturday, December 23, 2006

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A story of a young girl who had the world at her fingertips, finds her world has just turned upside down.
Hope you enjoy it.
I have changed the name from (The End of The Beginning) to "The tears That fall", the more I wrote the more it felt right.

Chapter 1
    It was indeed a hot sunny day in the town, everyone smiling from ear to ear. There was a feeling of enjoyment, contentment and love that just seemed to fill the air, espically for Rene, who was just about the happiest child anyone knew. She was pleasant all the time and made anyone in her company feel good even if they were down. Rene had a magical way with people. Rene, an only child, was loved far more then one could ever imagine. Her parents wanted more children but for reasons which they had no control, was only blessed with one. Rene was never left alone. Her parents both lawyers, were able to work from home so they could raise Rene and care for her themselves. The child was in want of nothing and asked for nothing. The only things she needed to survive was a kiss, a hug and an I Love You, which she got quite frequently from her loving parents. Rene had just turned thirteen years of age, and looking forward to her March break, as her folks took time off from their busy life to spend some special time with their little girl. There would be a lunchen with several of her friends, off to the movies and then a sleepover. For a child who had the world in her hands, she had no idea that there was about to be a drastic change that would turn her world around forever more. The bright skys were about to turn darker then she could imagine. As planned the girls giggled all through their lunch. Then an afternoon shopping for new spring clothes and making plans for their fun filled evening after the movie. They would do complete makeovers and model the new outfits that Rene had just purchased. They would see who could stay awake the longest. The weather was calling for a bad rain storm but that was alright, their plans were made for indoors. Morning came too fast and the girls still excited from the night before did not look forward to having to leave but the time soon came when they had to part. Due to the weather,Rene's parents called a friend to sit with Rene so they could drive her friends home and run some errands. After a period of time, Rene started feeling lost and lonely for her parents, it seemed they've been gone forever. Looking out the window for their car to pull up, she noticed a police car parking in the front of the house. Two Police Officers got out and walked towards the door, Rene started to pray,"please God , please don't tell me, please don't take them away, they're all I have, please". She opened the door and saw the look on their face and knew imediately, throwing her hands to her face she began to scream, but she couldn't change what they were about to tell her. The hurt and pain she felt was to severe and no one could make it better, no one. You have to come with us, there's been a terrible accident. The rain caused the truck to strike a tree and swirve into the traffic, it couldn't be helped, nothing could be done, They are at the hospital emergency in serious condition. They asked that we bring you imediately. Rene went with the officers along with the sitter, she wasn't prepared for what was to come next. The Nurse took Rene to her parents who lay side by side in a private hospital room. They knew they had little time left but needed to assure their little girl that she was loved and would grow up to be someone special. They asked that she be strong and continue to be happy and to share that happiness with those she surrounded. They wanted her to always love life and to always remember that they would be watching over her. Within in a few minutes their eyes closed and Rene knew this was the end. She held on to their hands pleadind with them not to leave her, but it was too late, they were gone. They took Rene to another room to try to calm her down, here she was a little girl feeling all alone in this big world that just came crashing in on her, what would she do, where would she live, who would care for her as her parents did. She cried painful uncontrolable tears, she begged God to return her Mom and Dad. She couldn't understand why this has happened to her, to them Rene's mom had no siblings but her dad had one sister, Aunt Viv and Uncle Charles. Soon the arrangements were made and Rene would go of to live with them, somewhere. Before she knew it she was packing up her few things, her doll who was her best friend right now it seemed and a few treasure of her parents. What happened to the rest she may never know. She knew her parents had a will and that money was alotted for her care, what she didn't know was that when she reached the age of eighteen their life insurrance would be handed over to her. They seemed very cold towards her and didn't take too long to let her know that they had no room in their lives for children, especially someone else's. Soon they reached what Rene would have to accept as her home for the next few years. The rules and regulations were laid out as she walked in through the door of this dirty, dingy little shack. There was no room for her only a dusty attic that she would have to clean and straighten up herself. No tv and no music, she was to have no friends in and she was to tend to her own meals and her clothes. They were not going to change their lifestyle because of her. Rene spent countless nights crying herself to sleep and praying to her parents to help her find the strength to carry through one day at a time. She did everything in her power to keep Aunt Viv and Uncle Charles happy. She would come home from school and cook and clean and go to her room so she would not disturb them in any way. What more could she do. How she longed for one of them to notice her, just once put their arms around her and tell her she was loved. How can anyone be so cruel to a child? How much more can she take? There has to be someone, anyone that could help her through this.   





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Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 4/26/2010
I'm eagerly looking forward to a sequel to this Rose. Very well written. I was glued to my chair from the first words to what I hope isn't the end.

Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 4/12/2009
Dear Rose, there are so many people like Aunt Viv and Uncle Charlese. How can anyone be so rude with Rene, after all she was only thirteen. (Please make the parents come back, don't kill them)the story will be nicer if they stay alive. Great story, Love Emile
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 1/15/2009
This just breaks my heart Rose ... first this poor child loses her loving parents and then to be forced to live where you are unloved and unwanted, just tears at the heart. Poor child. I do hope this story continues and there's a happy ending. Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 8/5/2007
This is a good story . It held my attention.. Hope u wrote more......M

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