Boug pulled John to the side.
"So what's the deal brother?"
John responded, "you need to keep this a secret."
Boug became focus, "got it, bro."
"I am dating them both."
"Woah! You're a dog!"
"Nah, chill, it isn't like that."
"Wow, you have changed haven't you."
"No serious, Boug, it's a little different from that."
Carol and Lisa walked up beside them.
"Hey son, have you talked to your girlfriend today?" Carol smiled as Lisa hugged him.
Boug whispered "which one?"
John pushed Boug as he called Nikki. He put her on speaker phone.
Nikki picked up the phone: hey babe.
John: hey Nik, I'm with my family.
Carol: hello beautiful diva
Nikki: (chuckled) hey Mrs. Beamer
Lisa: hey Nikki, I'm John's little cousin Lisa.
Nikki: hey everyone, nice to meet you. I'm glad that you arrived safely.
John: sorry about that, I've been here for a few hours now.
Nikki: I figured, send your dad my love.
John: I will.
A few doctors and nurses ran into his father's room as they continued the conversation. A nurse walked over to the foursome and escorted them to the waiting room.
John hung up the phone and try to calm his mom down.
Carol cried as her anxiety level shot up, "he can't leave me!? He can't die!? He can't!"
John and Boug responded, "mom, please sit down and relax. Everything will be fine."
His mom was tightly hugged by John, his phone went off. John looked down to see a text from Denise. He smiled. He opened the text: Denise (8:10pm): I know this is tough, but your dad is strong. Keep your faith up and pray. Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and do not lean onto your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5. I love you.
John spoke out loud, lets start a family prayer for dad.
"Lord, we come to you in the name of Jesus..."