I don't know who my mother is. She died when I was only three years old but, all I know is that she was a good artist. I didn't really give much thought about not having a mother since I didn't really know who she was. Although I didn't give much thought, my dad was different. She was planning to remarry and I was against that idea. When my dad introduced her to me, I felt a chill down my spine like it was a signal that it would be a bad idea. I wanted to oppose my dad from marrying her but he was happy and I didn't want to break that happiness. One day, my dad called mt down to his room so I went. I guessed he wanted to tell me that he was going to remarry.

"Hey Lucy, I know that you didn't really get to experience of having a mother."He said.

"uh...um..." I didn't know what to say.

" I'm thinking of remarrying and I know that you will like her." He said with a smile across his face.

I wanted to tell him I didn't need a mother but he was so happy and I couldn't say no.

" I need sometime to process this, can you give me time?"

"Yeah, sure." he said and went back to work.

I was laying on my bed dazed and didn't know what to do. Was there a nice way of saying no to him about remarrying? I kept thinking of ways to say it nicely but the only way I could think of is to say no straight out. I decided not to tell him. I tried to look for things my mom left behind, but i couldn't find anything. I went to ask my dad if she left anything behind.

" Dad, does mom have anything that she left behind before she died?" I asked.

"... yea. It's a painting that she painted when you were born." He said with a frown for reminding him about mom.

"Can you show it to me?" I said getting all excited.

He paused for a minuet but took it out anyway. I looked at it and it was beautiful. The painting was her and a baby in her arms. That baby was me. I couldn't hold it in anymore.

" Dad, I know you're happy that you will remarry but I don't think it's a good idea." I said while shaking from nervousness.

" Lucy, I know how you feel but maybe you can try to get used to it." He said trying to be understanding.

"DAD. If you remarry you will forget all about mom." I said as tears roll down my eyes.


I could tell he was somewhat convinced.

" Maybe I'll postpone the marrying but I can't guarantee you that I won't remarry later on." He said

" Okay. Thanks dad." I said as I gave him a hug.