"Sunnie Haze"

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


Leave a comment

“Sunnie Haze” (25)

Three weeks passed by, Stan was back home recovering. Sunnie and I both noticed the change in Stan. It seemed like he was acting like his real-self,before the bad accident at work.

Sunnie was happy again… Her father and I were back talking to each other. We were all laughing and talking about the good times and the funny things we did together.

Stan said to Sunnie, “Your mother told me about the nice guy you met. While you were on vacation with your friends. When am I going to meet?”

“You and Mom can meet him next Saturday night. Fred is going to pick me up at the house,and he’s taking me out to dinner,and then maybe a movie. We haven’t decided yet.

Just as Sunnie finished answering her father’s question,her cell phone rang. She looked at her phone,and her eyes lite-up.

“It’s Fred!” “I’m going up stairs and talk to him. I’ll tell him,you both would like to meet him.”
She answered her phone,and ran upstairs laughing from what was said on the other line. “Your just too much Fred.”

I told Stan that I was taking Friday off. So that she could take Stan to his doctor. The doctor said that he was taking the cast off.

“I bet you can’t wait for that Stan?”

“Your right!” “I probably can go back to work sometime next week,or two.”

“You have to listen to your doctor Stan.”

“I know Alise,but I’m really bored. I’m so use to be working. Plus we’re behind on some of the bills. It’s not your fault,I’m the ass.”

“Let’s not even go their Stan,remember that’s in the pass. I forgave you,so let’s forget it,and get on with our lives.”
“Stan then gave me a kiss,and said,”I love you,and thanks for taking me back.”

“I love you too Stan.”

Friday morning came,and I took Stan to his doctor. He examined him,and gave him a good bill of health,after he removed the cast.

Later that day,Amy came over to see both of us. She invited us over for dinner tonight.

“This way you don’t have to cook”,she told me.
“Besides John would love to see Stan and catch up on things at work.”

“If it’s okay with Alise,I”m in.”

“It would be nice,for all of us to be around our friends again.”said Alise

“Alright it’s settled…… I’ll see you both at 7:00p.m. Don’t forget to leave Sunnie a note.”

“See you later Amy.” We both yelled

Sunnie came home from work early. She went upstairs to lay down. Before she went upstairs, I told her about the invite at Amy’s house.

“Not tonight mom,I’ll pass! Maybe the next time we’re invited. You both have a good time,don’t worry about me,I’ll be okay.”

“You father and I are leaving around 7:00,so if you change your mind,let’s us know.”

Sunnie went flying up the steps,turned, and hollered. “Okay”

Advertisements


Leave a comment

“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.


Leave a comment

“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.


Leave a comment

“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.


Leave a comment

“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.”


Leave a comment

“Sunnie Haze” (15)

The next day after Amy got her kids off to school. She walked over to my house to straighten things out. Before she arrived at my front door,she seen in front of her,Stan,putting his personal belonging,in his green pick-up.She said,he looked like he was taking enough, to stay for a while. I don’t think he seen me,so I stayed back,and waited for him to pull away.

Amy then knocked on the door,and she heard someone crying. She tried the door,and it was unlocked. Amy walked into my house,and seen me crying at the kitchen table.

“What’s the matter Alise? she said

“You dam right know what’s wrong! Sunnie came home and told me what she seen. She told me it was you and Stan,in a picture. With a love letter in an envelope.

When Stan came in from his all,out night again. I confronted him,about you and Stan.

He admitted it.

But he said, ”it’s not you,it’s Mary”.

I almost fell off my seat.

“Further more so what?” I’ll do what I want!” Stan yelled

“I cried out!” “Yes you can do what you want,after you leave with all your things.Now get the hell out of this house,and don’t come back.”

After he packed all his things,he said,”you’ll never make it on your own.”

“With tears,still in my eyes,” I yelled, “Just leave,and get the hell out of this house! Don’t even think of coming back!”

“What on earth are you going to do now,Alise?” Amy whispered

“I don’t know I muttered,but let’s get to work. I would like to stay home today, but I can’t.”

“You’ll probably feel better,being with other people.

I know I would,feel better.” Amy sighed

“Let’s go Amy!”


Leave a comment

“Sunnie Haze” (12)

I can’t believe my dad , what is he trying to prove ?

I don’t know what I’m going to do. I can’t tell my mom, it would only break her heart. I have to do something about what I seen. But I don’t know what, right now.

Sunnie put the image and letter back the way she found it. She knew, she wasn’t suppose to be in that room. This room is Amy’s and John’s private space. Mom taught me, that everyone has their own private space.

I’ve already been going for about five minutes. The two kids, probably think I fell in the toilet. I better do my business, and get back down stairs. Act like nothing happened.

When I went down stairs, both of the kids were doing their homework. I ask each of them, if they needed any help. Johnnie and Lucy said they were both finished. Both were just finishing up.
I waited until Amy came home from work. I told her what had happen upstairs. But I left out the part where I went into the room.
Just than, I heard a noise upstairs, when I was going to the bathroom. Looked in the master bedroom, where I thought the noise came from. Then I seen, the frame on the floor. “ I didn’t go into the room” said Sunnie.

But Amy be careful there is glass all over.”

After Amy paid me for babysitting,which she usually does. When it’s time for me to leave. I said good night to everyone and walked home, like I usually do.

While I was walking home, I had a lot of thinking to do.