"Sunnie Haze"

"Their's a trouble- maker in every family"


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“Sunnie Haze” (27)

Things were back to normal at our house. It was nearing the end of the summer.

Sunnie and Fred were making the best of it. Fred was getting ready to go off to college, in Texas.

Sunnie was enrolling soon,at the local Veterinarian School.

They both were excited about the changes. Sunnie said,they both promised each other to keep in touch with e-mails. But they both could date other people,and not get mad at each other.
Sunnie said,”If it was in the cards,and we both felt the same about each other after finishing college. Then maybe we would get married.

The second week of August,Fred left for college. Sunnie was very sad,but she knew this was coming. Fred promised he would keep in touch.

Fall was coming in,the days were cooler,the leaves were changing different colors.

Shades of a combination of yellow,orange and brown,just beautiful.

Sunnie was doing well in school,she always seems to adapt pretty well to educational changes.

Sunnie said that her and Fred communicated with e-mails,for about six months. Then they got less and less. He said that he didn’t have the time,to keep updating.. Fred was to busy with his studies.
When the time came for the breaks at holidays,Fred didn’t call,or even come and see Sunnie.
That is when she knew,their relationship was over. Since than,Sunnie has made many new friends. Also having the time of her life,and enjoying taking care of all the animals at work.
Amy and I are still best of friends. Sometimes,Amy and John,and Stan and I go out on the town together. But mostly we take turns,at each others house,and just play cards for fun.

The troublemaker has turn her life around. Mary has remarried,and is expecting twins in about three months. Amy said that Mary has giving up drinking. And regrets all the trouble that she has cause Stan and I. Maybe some day,I’ll be able to forgive her,but not today.

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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” (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” (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.”


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“Sunnie Haze” (17)

Mary drove to Freddie’s after work,to meet Stan. Of course this was there favorite place. Where they both drink and chat, for hours. Then on a few occasions,Stan would come home with her,and spend the week-end. On one of those week-ends,he reminded me he was married,and had a daughter.

“Doesn’t that bother you Mary?” Stan asked

“Why is it bothering you because your drunk?”

Mary didn’t like his different moods. But she said to her self, she’ll have to put up with it for a while.

Mary had it all planned… Her sister Amy was having a birthday party,for both of them. She said, ”This is the time to get even. She had a letter from Stan,letting her no,how he felt about her. Also a rare picture of her and Stan. One of her female friends,took a picture of Stan and her embracing. When they won a couple hundred of dollars on the lottery.
Mary was mad at Sharon,at the time. But she was glad now,that she had that picture. Because,she said, she plans to leave both in an envelope…. so Amy could find it.

Mary said,she had known doubt, that it would get back to Alise.

When Stan finally walked into Freddie’s, Mary said,he had a long face on him. He was cussing up a storm.He walked over to the bar where she was sitting,and sat next to her.

”My wife just threw me out! Some how she found out about us! All of my personal things are in my truck.”

Mary told him to have a drink,he’ll feel better.

Stan answered, “Your not listening to me Mary,I don’t have any place to stay. I sure as hell am not going to live out of my truck.

Maybe I can move in with you?”he asked.

“Like hell,Stan! I’m not going down that road again. I’ve been their and done that!”

“Your just being a bitch Mary. I’m allow to spend the week-end with you,when you want to go to bed with me. Your like all the other bitches…. Screw You!!

Stan than moves way down to the end of the bar,and orders another drink.

He yells out loud,”I’ll might as well get drunk tonight! Mary the bitch,won’t let me go home with her. So I’ll stay here and get drunk. I don’t have any place to go.”

The bartender Jab,ask Mary,what his problem was tonight.

Mary answered, ”His wife threw him out,and he thinks he moving in with me.”

Okay !!! muttered Jab

Mary told Jab,that she was getting outta here,and going home.

“Be careful Mary.” yelled Jab, as Mary slammed the front door behind her.


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“Sunnie Haze” (16)

Later that day,Sunnie came in from school.She went up to her room and finished her homework. Afterward,she got changed and went to the s.p.c.a. to help feed the animals. She thought out loud,while she was walking to the shelter. ”I better keep my mind busy,this is so surreal,about what’s going on in this family. I hope mom and dad, will make up. If dad comes to his senses,and mom forgives him.”

That day at work,was hard for Alise. She was ostensibly,to all her customer’s. But Alise held her head up high. She wasn’t gone to let Stan get the best of her.

I can’t blame Amy,she sighed,it’s her stupid sister’s doing. How can she hold a grudge on something that happened long ago? She thought,especially something stupid as an prom date.

After work,Amy and I walked home. I didn’t say too much to Amy at first.But Amy kept telling her,that, “she was sorry this happen. Also,she was sorrier,because it started, with her crazy sister.”

Amy I said,”My problem is out the door. I just don’t know how to tell Sunnie,I threw her father out.”

“Sunnie knows what is going on with her father. She is very intelligent,and old enough to understand.”

“I hope so!” I sure don’t want her to blame herself,for what happened.”

“She’ll understand, Alise.”

We both arrived near our house,and I told Amy,”That I would see her tomorrow at work.”
“If you need me,call,or just come over. I’ve got to bring this pass John tonight.”
When I unlocked my front door,and walked into the foyer.

I just cried my eyes out,immediately after I shut the door.

When I came to my senses ——— I thought, ”I better get myself together, it’s almost 6:30 p.m. Sunnie was due home soon.”