Chapter 8

Dave pulled in to St. Marie's hospital parking lot. He only had one thing on his mind. He wanted to see his son. He walked inside and saw a lady at the front desk.

"Excuse me, Miss. I'm looking for Alvin Seville and Brittany Miller," he said and looked up from her papers. She looked through the files on the computer.

"Alvin's is room 120 on the second floor, and Brittany Miller is in the same room." He rushed over to the elevator and pushed the button three times. Come on! Hurry! He was eager to see Alvin and hoped they were not hurt.

The elevator finally opened, and he stepped in and pushed the right floor button. Once he reached it he got out of the elevator. He literally ran down the hall. He passed the room number, Room 118, Room 119, Room 120! He made it. He slowly opened the door, careful not to scare anyone.

His heart skipped a beat when he saw his oldest son laying on the hospital bed. He had an oxygen tube on his nose and I.V. hooked to him. He looked so..so..helpless.

"Dave!" He was pulled from his thoughts with Brittany called him. He looked over and saw her looking at him happily.

"I'm sooo happy you're here! Where is Miss Miller?" she asked.

"Miss Miller is at home asleep. I didn't want to wake her, because I was in a rush to come here, and someone had to stay with you kids," he replied.

He walked over to her bed and sat on the edge.

"How are you feeling?" She didn't look as bad as Alvin . She had only one bruise on her right cheek that he could see. He asked her if there were any more, but she said there wasn't.

"What did they do to you?" he asked.

Her eyes started to water, and she began to cry. Tears streamed down her face.

"H-He r-r-raped me, Dave." He pulled her close and stroked her hair.

No one noticed Alvin had woken up. He looked around slowly. His vision was a little blurry, but it was coming back slowly. He looked over and saw Dave on Brittany's bed.

"D-Dave?" he said in a weak voice.

Dave looked up and saw Alvin was awake. A sense of joy went all through him.

"Alvin!" He let Brittany go and went to Alvin's bed and took a seat on the edge of the bed.

"Dave." His vision became blurry again, and his eyes began to hurt. Dave gave Alvin a gentle hug. Then the nurse came in.

"There were some people wanting to speak to you, Mister Seville," she said.

He stepped out into the hall where he saw two policeman. They began talking to him when Miss Miller came up to them.

"David! Is Brittany okay?What about Alvin? How are they..?" She was cut off by Dave speaking.

"Go see for yourself, Miss Miller," he said and pointed to the door next him. She walked in and saw Alvin and Brittany talking.

"Brittany, dear! How are you?'' she asked as she walked over to her bed.

Brittany looked down and told Miss Miller what she never expected to hear her daughter say. Why would someone be so cruel? How could they?Tears fell from her eyes as she looked to Alvin.

"What did they do to you?" She looked over to see Alvin crying? He has never cried in front of me.

She walked to his bed and stroked his head. He looked up at her. His eyes were red and puffy.

"He b-beat me and he..." Dave came in the room before he could finish.

"It's getting late, Miss Miller. The doctor says it's time for us to leave, but we can come back in the morning." She nodded and gave both kids a kiss on the cheek. Dave did the same and followed Miss Miller out.

"Alvin?" Brittany was curious. What did they do to Alvin when they took him. Does he know what happened to me?

"What?" he asked.

"When they took you to the bedroom...." Brittany hesitated. "What did they do to you?"

"Jerry beat m-me... and he t-touched me," Alvin said between sobs. He hated thinking of Jerry as his father, or Phil as his uncle. He hated being related to two men who were so mean and sadistic.

Brittany said nothing as she laid down and went to sleep. He tried to do the same, but he had no luck.

*The Next Day*

Dave heard a knock at the door. She's here! He opened the door and saw a young woman. She was dressed in an orange and white tee, a blue dress skirt, and white tennis shoes. She had dark brown hair that came just below her shoulders.

"You're here! Please... come in." he walked in and took a seat on the couch.

"I love your house," she said, complimenting the place as she looked around.

"Thanks," Dave said. "Nice to meet you again, Vinny.''

*With Alvin and Brittany*

The doctor walked in followed by a man with a note. He asked them questions about what he was told and he left.

Miss Miller walked in as if right on cue. She asked the nurse about Brittany.

"Do you think she could be pregnant?" She only hoped that didn't happen.

"It's too early to tell," the nurse replied and left the room.

Dave walked in and told Alvin and Brittany the good news. They were going home.

When they got home, they were greeted by a big surprise.

"Alvin!" Simon and Theodore yelled as they ran to their older brother and tackled him to the floor in a hug.

"Brittany!" Jeanette and Eleanor yelled as they ran to Brittany and hugged her tightly.

Alvin looked over and saw a woman dressed in orange. Who is she? he thought.

"Who are you?" He tried not to sound rude.

"Alvin, this is your mom, Vinny," Dave said, gesturing for her to stand. He ran to his mom and gave her a hug.

"Momma," he cried. A horrible thought crossed his mind. Why did she leave? Didn't she even love us? "Mom, why did you leave us?" he asked, looking her in the eye.

"I couldn't take care of all three of you. There was no way I could. If only I chose to leave you with Dave in the first place. I knew he'd have taken good care of you." She responded.

Alvin nodded and gave her another hug. He went to the couch and sat next to Brittany.

*One Month Later*

Brittany and Jeanette were the only ones that were went with Miss Miller to the store for groceries. Afterward, Jeanette went up to her room and opened her favorite book.

Brittany went into the bathroom. After a time she started crying hysterically. Why me?Why did this have to happen to me? she asked herself over and over.

She heard a knock on the door.

"What!" she half yelled, half cried.

"Brittany, are you okay? What's wrong?" It was Jeanette.

She jerked open the door and looked her sister in the eye.

"What's wrong!?Jeannie.. I'm pregnant!" she yelled.

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