"Sunnie Haze"

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“Sunnie Haze” (24)

Twenty minutes later,a doctor walked in.He asked Stan how he was feeling today.

“Hello Doctor Vess!” “I’m feelling a little better,because my wife Alise is here.

“Hello Mrs. Hazes,nice to meet you. I’m your husband’s doctor,Dr. Vess. He is one lucky man,he was in very bad shape,when he first arrived.

He was bleeding internally,from an tore spleen. The spleen was repaired,and your husband,has to take antibiotics,for cautionary infection.He also has a fracture skull,and of course a broken leg. Mr. Hazes will be okay,with lots of rest.If his results comes back good,then he can go home maybe, in seven to tens days.

The nurse came in the room to give Stan his medications. The doctor than said, he had more patients to see,and left the room.
Stan started to doze off,after the nurse gave him his medications. I gave him a kiss,and told him I was leaving.I will be back some time tomorrow. Stan was sound asleep,before I even left the room.

When I got home,Sunnie wasn’t home yet. So I called Amy,and told her what the doctor said.
“If you need anything,call me anytime,or just come over to the house.”said Amy

About an half hour after I hung the phone-up. Sunnie came walking in the door from work.
“Your father is in the hospital,he was hit by an car.” I also told her about his injuries.

Sunnie was shaky, and had tears rolling down her face,”It’s all my fault,if I didn’t come home and tell you about dad,this wouldn’t of happen.”

I also had tears flowing down my face, I gently looked at Sunnie and said,”Honey it’s not your fault this happened. Your father was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

I then hugged Sunnie.

Sunnie lowly muttered,”I know Mom,I know!”

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“Sunnie Haze” (23)

On the way to the hospital,I was a nervous-wreck.I should have left Amy bring me. But she has enough to do.

I thought to myself, ”it’s my fault,I threw Stan out, without thinking. No! That dam Mary,she is the crazy bitch. It’s all her fault for taking advantage of Stan. Just to get even with me.” “She’s a bitch,bitch,bitch!”I cried.

I pulled over to the side of the road,until I straighten myself out.

Mary with her sick mind would probably love for me to get in an accident. Then she really could have Stan to herself.

After I calmed down,I drove the rest of the way to the hospital. When I got their,I took the elevator to the second floor.
I stopped at the nurses station,and asked to see Dr. Vess.

Another nurse walked over to me, she was short with long brown hair,that was pulled back with a barrette.

“Hello!” I’m Sheila,you must be Mrs. Hazes.”

“Yes,I am,how is my husband?”

“He was just brought back from more testing. Stan is a little more alert,since he was brought back to his room. I told him you were on your way. That brought on a smile,and his eyes lite up.”

“Stan and I have been separated for a while.”

“Oooh! Sheila muttered, “you better go in to see him,I’m sure he’s waiting.”

I didn’t really know how to react,as I walked in his room. Their were two beds in the room. An older man was in the first bed sound asleep,lowly snoring with his mouth open. As I slowly walked over to the next bed,that was next to the window. It was Stan,with a big bandage,wrapped around his head. His right leg was in a sling. He had his eyes closed. But as soon as I got closer to his bed,his eyes opened up.

Tears flowed down his face, his voice was all broken-up. Alise he cried,”I’m so sorry,I don’t know,what in earth happened to me.
After I had that bad fall at work,I felt so funny,I was saying things,that I didn’t mean. I treated you and Sunnie awful. You and Sunnie must hate me? Especially,you.. I don’t know why I was running with Mary. I’m so sorry Alise.”

I held his hand,and told him,just get better Stan. We’ll straighten this out later.


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“Sunnie Haze” (22)

Alise and Amy had one of their busy days at work. Before they knew it,it was time to go home.

Amy didn’t tell Alise,that Mary called this morning. She didn’t want to ruin Alise day,she seem to be in a better mood,then yesterday.

On the way home,Amy told me,that she is too tired to cook.

”I’ll probably call and order Chinese. The kids and John will love the change. If you want to, come over around 6:00 and join us. You told me,Sunnie has a dinner date with Fred.”

“I don’t know Amy, maybe I will.”

When I arrived at my house,I went upstairs and took a shower. After I got dressed,I made a cup of ice tea. Went in my backyard,and just chilled for a while.Their was a nice cool breeze blowing. The sky was bluer than blue,and the birds were just singing away,so relaxing.

Just as I was ready to come in the house,the phone rang. I thought, it probably is Amy reminding me about the Chinese food.

I picked-up the phone,and a woman said,”Hello”

“Yes,may I help you?”

“Is this Mrs. Hazes speaking?”

“Yes it is!”

“Hello my name is Sheila,and I’m a nurse at Halway hospital in Bizazz. We have a patient here. His name is Stanley Haze, he gave me his phone number,and he asked me to call his wife.”

“What in the world happen to him?”

“He said he was walking out of the park,and a car came by and hit him. We don’t know who was driving,or what kind of car. Because the person that hit him didn’t stop. Stanley doesn’t remember anything else. He was hit pretty hard,the impact must of been great. He was unconscious when he was brought in,that was several days ago. He didn’t have any I.D. on him. So we didn’t know who he was. Mr. Haze has a fracture skull,and a broken leg. He’s been coming in and out of it. But he’s calling your name. If you come in,maybe he’ll be more alert. He is in room 2055,that is all I can tell you. You can talk to his doctor when you come in,his name is Dr. Vess.”

“Thank you for calling,I’ll be right over.”

“Drive safe,because he is find here,the staff has been taking good care of him.”

“Thanks again,I said. After I hung up,I called Amy,and told her the news.

“Do you want me to go with you,Alise?”

“No thanks,I’ll be find. I’ll call later,I have to tell Sunnie.


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“Sunnie Haze” (21)

Amy said she woke up real early this morning. She said she just couldn’t sleep.It was about 6:00a.m. John was already up, he was down stairs in the kitchen.

“Good Morning Love,”John said to Amy “It’s unusual for you to be up already this early. I just made a pot of coffee.”

“I know John,you can smell the coffee brewing up stairs. “It really smells so good!”

“I didn’t sleep very good last night. I’m worried about Alise,she just doesn’t seem like herself lately. We went to the mall yesterday. All she talked about was Stan,and how she misses, the old Stan.”

“Stan has really changed,said John. He is completely different since he had that bad accident at work. I haven’t seen him,in a couple of weeks, since Alise threw him out.

I called the bar where he goes,yesterday. The bartender told me,he wasn’t there. I still can’t believe,he was seeing another woman. Who would believe it was Mary, they really are like night and day.”
John looked at the clock and said, “I better get to work,he gave Amy a kiss,and said to her,”Give the kids a kiss for me,I love you.” Then he was out the door.

Amy woke Lucy and Johnnie up for school,after she drank her coffee. They were both excited about going to school today. Because they only had a half of day. The teachers are having one of their meetings. It gives the kids,a little break.

“I’m sure glad I found another babysitter,on such an short notice. Sunnie was good with my two kids,and they miss her. But they both seem to get along with Mallory,which is good.”

By the time it was time for me to go to work. Which was earlier than usual,Mallory was outside with Lucy and Johnnie. I was getting dressed when the phone rang. I picked the phone up.

The voice on the other line said,”Hello Amy!” Are you still mad at me?”

“It all depends if you broke your relationship off with Stan.”

“You might as well say I did! After Alise threw Stan out,he wanted to move in with me. I told him . “No”! …he got pissed. I haven’t seen him since. Has he been around their?”

“Not that I know of!” “I think if he was, Alise would of told me.”

“I thought, I would call you and ask. Because no one has seen him in a couple of days.”

“Just let it be Mary!” “Maybe Stan will come to his senses,and they could have back, their once, happy family again.”

“That’s okay with me,I think I learned my lesson. Good Bye Sis.”

After Amy hung the phone up,she finished getting dressed for work.


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“Sunnie Haze” (20)

Several weeks pass,since Mary stopped at Freddie’s. She was afraid of going in there, because she didn’t want to get in an argument with Stan.

When Mary got up the nerve to go back in. She slowly walked in the door,and looked all around. Their wasn’t any Stan sitting in their. Relieved, she shut the front door,and walked over to the bar.

“Where have you been Mary?” said Jab

“I’ve been staying home,I didn’t want to get in another argument with Stan again. Has he been back in,since the night time I seen him?”

“Yes he has!” “He’s been in here every night,but I haven’t seen him for the last two days. Stan really looks bad,he hasn’t shaved,or changed his clothes. He smells bad,who knows when he had a bath last.
He can’t be working,because, he was in here early in the morning,till late evenings. I ask him,where he was staying,and he told me,it wasn’t any of my business.”

“I wonder where he could be staying Jab?”

“If you want my personal opinion, I think, he is living in his truck.”

“That’s not good,” sigh Mary

“No,it isn’t Mary. But he is a grown man,who are we to tell him what to do?”

“I almost forgot to tell you. Last week he had a phone call from a man named John. I yelled over at the corner table,where Stan’s been sitting. He told me to tell John,to go F..k himself. I just told John he wasn’t here.”

“John is my sister’s husband,they work together.”

“Well anyway,the last time he was in here,he stumbled out of here. I told him to be careful,and he just slammed the door behind him.”

“I’m starting to feel guilty Jab,I just used Stan,to get even with an old classmate of mine,which is Stan’s wife. I led him on,in a way. When his wife found out about us,she threw him out. I’m really ashamed of myself.” cried Mary

“Nevertheless,it takes two to tangle. You can’t take the whole blame.”sigh Jab

“I wish,I could agree with you,but I can’t. I’m going to go home. Good Night, Jab”

On her way home,she thought she might call Amy. Maybe John knows where he’s at. I hope Amy doesn’t hang up on me, because she was really mad at me the last time I was talking to her.


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“Sunnie Haze” (19)

A month later,school was finished for Sunnie. She graduated with her class. Stan went to the graduation ceremony, I hoped, he wasn’t drinking. He was sitting two rows over from where I was sitting.He didn’t even speak to me. But he waited until the ceremony was over,and went up front and hugged Sunnie,and handed her an envelope. When Sunnie came over to me,she had tears in her eyes.

“She hugged me and said,”Did you see dad? I was surprised to see him here.I really miss him.”

“I know Sunnie,I do also. But he made his own choice,now he has to live with it.”

Sunnie and her friends,Patty,Sue and Eddy went down the shore to celebrate. They were going for about two weeks. When she came home,she told me the great time they all had.

“I met this wonderful guy.

His name is Fred Stones,and he just graduated from high school. Just like I did,but he lives a couple of towns from us.

We both got along from the beginning we met. He took me out to the movies and dinner.

We walked the beach together,during the evening. A couple of times,we went to the dance,they were having down in Wildwood.
He is really a great dancer,especially when the music slowed down. Fred is so dreamy,where has he been all my life?”

Alise thought,my baby is growing up.

“Have you heard from dad yet?”

“No honey I haven’t.”

Just then the phone rang,”Hello” Alise said.

“Hi Alise,I just wondered what you were doing.I’m on my way to the mall,to pick up some yarn. So that I can finish this blanket for Sharon’s baby shower. I thought you might like to take a ride with me.”

“I have a few things to pick up myself,I’ll be over in a few minutes. Sunnie just came back from the shore.She was telling me all about her dreamboat that she met down their.”
“Wasn’t it just great to be young?

“Yes it was,I remember. By the way,I’m not old,” laughed Alise.

“Neither am I Alise”, Amy laughed.

“Come on over,so that we can leave. John is watching the kids.”

“See you in a minute.” Alise answered

“Sunnie I’m taking a ride to the mall with Amy. Do you want me to get you anything?”

“No thanks mom,I’m going upstairs and call Fred. I’ll see you when you get back.”


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“Sunnie Haze” (18)

“I hope your hungry Sunnie.” Alise said, as Sunnie walked in the front door.

“I am Mom!” “I want to go upstairs,and take a shower first. I went to the shelter after school,and helped out.”

“Okay Sunnie”

When Sunnie came back down,she filled her plate with the food on the table.

“Mom we haven’t had goulash for a long time,I just love it!”

“I know Sunnie,I thought that might be fast, and easy for dinner tonight.”

“Mom did you tell Dad about what I found?”

“Yes I did,he was surprised. But he admitted the cheating.

“How could your best friend Amy,do this to you?”

“She didn’t honey,it was her sister Mary. I didn’t tell you she had a twin,I didn’t think it was important. Because she never came around anyway.”

“So what are you and daddy going to do? I hope you both make-up.”

“I’m sorry Sunnie, it doesn’t work that way. I could never forgive him. I was so mad and hurt at him, I told your father to pack his stuff and get out of this house.

I know in my heart,if your father didn’t have that bad fall. We wouldn’t even be talking about this.Your father didn’t have it in him,to cheat on me. He was always a family man,thinking of his family.”

“Mom, I feel so bad, if I wasn’t there babysitting. I wouldn’t of found that envelope.”

“You can’t blame yourself Sunnie,I would of found out,sooner or later.”

“Mom,I decided,that I’m not going back to Amy’s,to babysit. I’m going to find another job. School is almost over,and I’m going to graduate. I have it figured out,I”ll work all summer at Arby’s. I forgot to tell you,that they are hiring,I already filled out my application. I went by their yesterday for my interview,and I was hired.”
“That’s great news,Sunnie. Did you tell Amy you won’t be babysitting anymore?”

“No!” “I’m to embarrass to go back their.”

“I’ll give her a call, so she can find someone.” sigh Alise

“Thanks mom, I love you” then she gave me a hug.

Sunnie then went upstairs,to do her school work.

Alise picked up the phone and call Amy. After Alise told Amy,Sunnie’s decision.

Amy said,”I don’t blame her,it’s okay.”

Alise yelled up the steps to Sunnie,”Amy said,she understands.”

“Thanks Mom,I appreciate you calling her.”

“I’m going to clean up the kitchen,finish your school work.”