The Wait- Creative Writing

The Wait- Creative Writing
She was finally there, that was it, after all that time, Sophia had
brought herself to go there. Glancing around it looked like such an
amazing place to live. Just perfect with the snow glistening in the
tree tops, with the huge Christmassy trees towering over her, the
branches like the gnarled arthritic fingers of an old lady welcoming
Sophia to the little cottage of Sunnybrook. It was a very quiet,
fairly small village. Everything with such exquisite detail. Even the
snow looked like it had been personally placed there by somebody, not
a single indent in it, just her own footsteps printed in the fluffy
pure white snow, walking into the tiny drive. All that could be heard
was the faint whistling of a robin chirping to his friend. She could
feel the breeze tingling her nose and the lobes of her ears which were
not covered by her warm pink hat. This was what she had been waiting
for her whole life and was exactly the way she had imagined it? just
like a fairy tale! She knew that this was going to change her life
forever. Nothing could stop her now. Sophia didn?t even give a thought
for Maria and John, they were just people that got in the way of her
future. Ten whole years they had stopped her from knowing the truth.
The real truth about what happened when she was born?
?Soph darling, come downstairs, Mummy and Daddy have something to tell you? Sophia didn?t think anything of these words, why should she? After all, her parents were always saying phrases like it, never anything of importance though. That day, this was all going to change. ?Honey, sit down, we need to talk? She did as she was told and listened to them both rambling on about something or the other, half concentrating she was more interested in ?The Rugrats? which had just appeared on the television screen. She could just about see the screen through the reflection of the kitchen mirror above the sink. ?? are not your real parents? she heard a familiar voice say. ?But I?ve seen this episode before, and there is no way Tommy?s parents aren?t his real parents, I even remember when she gave?? ?WHAT?? Sophia had finally realised that this wasn?t anything to do with the TV, this was reality. The words repeated over and over her head. ?we are not your real parents? ?we are not your real parents? Mum wasn?t her mum? No, surely she must of misheard it. She could feel herself trembling and raising from her seat, starting to back away Sophia felt her mother gently touch her arm. ?Get off me? she screamed and flung her arm into the air and ran upstairs. Jumping onto her bed, she sobbed into her pillow. ?why would my parents not want me?? ?what did I do wrong?? ?when did these monsters that call themselves parents take me away from my family?? there was an endless amount of questions Sophia was dying to know the answers to. ?Soph, Sophia wake up, you?ve been asleep for hours and we need to talk? She opened up her eyes to see Maria gently smiling. For a split second, it seemed normal, life seemed normal, but suddenly, that days events caught up with her. Sophia startled as she saw Maria?s eyes looking into hers. She was no longer her mum, she was just Maria, an evil creature who wasn?t worth looking at. ?I?m still you?re mother, not by blood, but who has been here for you these last 10 years? Who has looked after you when you?ve been ill? Who has kept you safe? Me, honey, me and your father John. We have done exactly as real parents would do. Just because we?re not blood related doesn?t mean we?re not family? ?please understand my pumpkin? Sophia heard a males voice interrupting. ?Ur pumpkin?? she cried. ?Don?t you ever dare to call me that again! I am many things to you but I am not your pumpkin!? From then on, the family fell apart. Life was never the same between them. They were such a good family before that day. Always spending time together, always having fun and laughing and playing and having exciting days out. Sophia had always been a studious, bright child. Teachers were always saying that she had a bright future ahead of her. She was determined to change the world for the better in some way or the other. She was looking forward to a life with her family and friends. Sophia changed her way of thinking from then on in. When news got out that she was adopted, she started to get bullied and called ?the kid without a family? and ?the one so ugly that her mummy didn?t even want her.? Life wasn?t worth living. What was a life knowing that your real parents didn?t love you? So Sophia started bunking off school, would never do any work set, would get home late and not tell Maria and John where she was going. They were never going to give up though. They hated to see their daughter so unhappy. They tried everything. They forgave her for all the wrong things she did, they gave her as much money as she wanted whenever she wanted it, they made up excuses to her school about why she was not doing her work. They blamed it on themselves. Sophia became so rebellious but Maria and John knew there must be something they could do to stop her being like it. ?We will do anything to make you happy!? they said to her. ?Let me find my parents then? ?that?s not a good idea, they didn?t have time for you when you were younger, why would they now, why do you think they?? ? I knew you would be like this! You said you would do anything for me, and I ask one thing and of course the answer is no!? Sophia cried. She ran out the front door, intending never to go back, never to see them ever again. ?I wonder how they are doing! The last time I saw them was about a year ago, argh why should I care? They lied to me my whole life, ok? lets go? Sophia?s thoughts were interrupted. After that last slam of the door, she went to stay at her friends house about half an hours walk from her own. She knew though that she couldn?t stay there forever so she went on to her new boyfriends flat. The only person she told was her best friend Rachel. She wanted a new start to her life, she didn?t need her ?family? anymore. Rachel was the only person Sophia could trust not to tell anybody else. She went a couple of months not thinking of Maria and John for the whole time. They didn?t matter anymore. The only people she spared a thought for were her real parents. She didn?t even know their names. What did they look like? What if she has other siblings who also don?t know them? How old are her parents? Are they still together? Or is that why they put Sophia up for adoption? She just wanted to know what a real family would be like, but knew that it would only ever be a thought. One morning though, there was a letter addressed to herself on the doormat. She recognised the writing. It was Maria?s. One side of Sophia wanted to throw it into the fire, the other was just so eager to know what she wanted and how she found out her address. She tore open the letter only to find a colourful photo fall to the floor. It was a picture of a couple with the hugest smiles on their faces. She didn?t recognise the faces at all though. She turned round the photo and in Maria?s hand-writing was an address. This could only mean one thing. She turned round the photo again and squinted her eyes at the couple. She held it up against herself in the mirror. She had her mothers eyes. Wow she was prettier than she thought, and her dad, he looked like such a family man. There was no way that they would have wanted to get rid of their baby! Just no way! Sophia was determined to get to the bottom of this. ?I bet those evil Maria and John made them get rid of me somehow? Sophia thought. Underneath the address was a telephone number. She picked up the telephone and dialled the digits, but as a ladies calm voice picked up the phone, Sophia dropped the receiver. She couldn?t bring herself to talk so she would make it a surprise! This Saturday she was to find this address and start a fresh with her family! ?This is it? Sophia thought. ?they are going to be so thrilled to see me, I can?t wait to see the look on their faces? Sophia beamed as she firmly pressed her finger down on the doorbell and a man, who looked exactly the same as on the photo but older opened the door. ?How can I help you young lady?? the man smiled. His face dropped as she told him that she was infact his daughter. He told her never to come back ever again, and shut the door in her face. Sophia just stood there not knowing what to do. She rung the doorbell again but there was no answer. That was it, her dream of a life, vanished. How could this be happening to her? She walked to a window and looked inside. Nobody was inside. It looked so cosy though. Just like a couples sitting-room should be. Table and chairs, two sofas, a television, candles, pictures. She tried squinting at the pictures to see if there were any of herself as a baby, but no, absolutely none. ?Who is that?? Sophia thought, ?and her?? surely not. They couldn?t possibly have other children together could they? Well why would they get rid of Sophia then? There were photographs of the two children and her parents everywhere! They were an actual family and she wasn?t part of it. ?Maria and John were right all along? Sophia whispered softly to herself. ?my parents didn?t want me and Maria and John saved me from a life of loneliness and I have done nothing to thank them? ?what did they do wrong? Absolutely nothing! I have been taking them for granted for all these years when they are actually my family. They are the ones who took me in and have loved me for my whole life? she sobbed. A sudden sense of overwhelm came over Sophia when she realised that she was the luckiest girl alive and had the nicest parents to return home to. She wanted to run back home, give them each a huge hug, thank them for everything they had ever done for her and start life again for the final time? that was exactly what Sophia did.

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