A cousin ?

They stood inches appart from each other and yet it  was more than just space that separete them.They both came from broken homes ,deluded experiences and both had no parents alive and yet instead of the diferences uniting them, it only drove them more appart.

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David could not reason with himself of why he was so angry at her, he didn`t mean to hurt her , and yet now the words were out there he knew that was  how he really felt. He just wished he had been more kind about how he had expressed himself.

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Laura was still trying to come to terms with the fact she had just went   from being  Robert`s sister to becoming his cousin, and now this boy who had been in this family less than 3 days, who seemed to have the best interest of all at heart , knew them better than she,a blood relative !

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The Price were standing close to each other since David`s out burst, and since they were thinking about the same subject , he looked at her and nodded , yes.

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Sarah cleared her throat  and just said, very calmly:

" Take a seat , both of you. There is something you need to know, about Robert."

Richard stood behind her offering suport by putting his arms around her shoulder`s.

" I got a call this morning from his doctor , his results are back, they are not good, his white cells counts are too low to keep fighting by his own , even with the help of chemo, in fact chemo seems to have made him sicker, he needs to stay in hospital from now on, until a bone marrow is found." She stop talking then, allowing both to absorve the bad news, and in some way prepare Laura for what they were about to ask of her.

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So many things going thru her head at the same time, and one particular thought was, oh no !...Not Robert as well, please not him as well...

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David had a felling that his brother`s disesase had been serious and yet he didn`t really expect this, but all of the suden he realised were the parents were taking this conversation , and what had been that look of hope in Sarah`s eyes. Laura...

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It was Richard who spoke then.

" Laura , you are his cousin. You are Robert`s best choice at a match since we have no other children, i mean by blood ..." He sort of send an apologetic look at David, who reasured him with a shake to his head. And he waited for an answer...

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Since David had not return upstairs from his talk with Laura, Robert was getting concern, and know that he had come downstairs he had heard raised voices coming from the living room. When he got to the door he heard mum`s annoucement  about his blood results, shocked and barely paying attention to what was being said he almost missed the other shocking annoucement . Laura,was his cousin ?!!!

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Before she even had the chance to say anything , she felt a knudge on her leg coming from David, what,she asked by raising her eyebrows , in a silent message. And then she saw what he was trying to tell her , he was looking at the door.

Robert had just found out how sick he was...

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