Seize the Day
"Thanks for saying that... you know, I’m really glad I came." I confided. "I mean meeting you has been pretty cool." I ran my hand through my hair nervously, taking a deep breath before continuing.
"You're beautiful, have I told you that?"
I waited to hear her response, I was sure I had missed it over my heart beating so damn loud.
"Bailey?" I said glancing to where I had laid her, I couldn't help but smile as I realized she had fallen asleep. I set an alarm for 2 hours from now, I knew since she had lost consciousness that someone had to check on her and wake her up.
You know, so she didn't die.
Honestly, I’m so surprised that she literally had a near death experience... well... not near death - but it could've been! either way, I mean she's fucking hurt.
And who's taking care of her?
Me. I mean, not that I care... I'm actually enjoying it to be honest. It just makes me sad that the stranger of the house is the one taking care of Bailey, if I wasn’t here she would be doing this on her own.
"Zackwee?" A little child asked from behind a stuffed animal.
"Lena? What are you doing awake?" I asked kneeling down to her height.
"I was scared." She sniffled rubbing at her eye.
"Where's Mommy and Daddy?" I asked.
"They're asleep. I tried to wake them- they didn't wake up."
"They're probably very tired I think everyone had a long day." I said lightly. "Want me to walk you back to bed?"
"No... I scared zeekee."
I couldn't help but laugh, every time she tried to say my name - she slaughtered it differently.
"Maybe if I read you a story..." I offered.
"Maybe we watch PowerPuff Girls?" She asked sleepily, reaching to grab my hand.
"Lena..." I started as I stood up, her hand still firmly in mine. I looked down at her as she looked up with me with those big beaming eyes. How could I ever say no?
"You - You carry me Zee?" She asked tugging on me.
"Honey we're only going to the living room." I said as we got to the stairs.
"But zeeeeeeeee." She whined.
"okay. You got a firm hold of Billy?" I asked before scooping her up. She giggled before laying her head against my shoulder, babbling on about something tiredly.
"It's dark..." She started to cry, hiding herself in my chest.
"Only for a moment. You know, if you can't see something - that means it can't see you. Shouldn't be afraid of the dark honey, it's just ... dark."
"Imma still be skurred." She whispered. “I seen a monster before!”
She shook her head vigorously and proudly. She was so cute and innocent, it was almost refreshing after dealing with adults all the time. She didn’t judge anyone or lie to anyone about anything other than stealing cookies.
She still saw light in the world.
I sat down on the couch turning the TV on to the show she had wanted to watch, I had expected her to sit on the couch by herself...
I was wrong.
"Thank you Zee." She smiled looking up at me. "You my heerow!"
Before I could even say anything she leaned up and kissed my nose before grabbing her princess blanket and snuggling into my arm.
I could kick myself- my name is Zacky fucking Vengeance. Yet I’m currently watching Power Puff Girls... Under a PowerPuff girl's blanket.... with a 4 year old... who is holding a stuffed animal named Billy.
What would my fans think?
I’ve went soft, that’s what they would think; Zacky Vengeance is not soft!
Filler. *Shrug* probably another update tomorrow.
I wrote this years ago, so updates are erratic due to me just wanting it posted. I am starting to proof-read and rewrite some of it, that's the only reason I haven't just completed it. didn't realize how many errors there were until I actually looked back at it. lmao. Happy Reading!