Hospital tears 

Keri brandt had seemed to have it all. She had just completed her freshman year at colege. She was looking froward to summer. She was going to be working ata sumer camp most of the sumer. 

She had some time off before then.her parents and siblings and her were going to go on vacation first.  They were going to rent a cabin in another sate. She was looking froward to spending time with her family. She was not exactly home sick but was happy to see them. 

She knew that going off on her own was part of life.  It was part of growing up. She wanted to enter adult hood but she knew her relationship would her family was enrering a new phase. During this vavation she could reconect. Time could slow down at least for a short time. 

It was a couple weeks after she came home from colege that the family left for vacation.  No one knew that life would never be the same. 

While on the intersate a driver in a semi had a heart attack. He tried to pull over. The semi could not stop on a dime. Keri’s dad was driving the mini van. He tried to clear the van away from the semi. The van was hit. 

The van slid and hit a tree. The kids screamed. How could they not. Keri was knocked unconscious.

She woke up . she felt grogy. She had no idea where she was. For a split seccond she did not know who she was. She then Remember the crash. She saw the iv tubes. She wore a hospital gowan.she got agitated. Alarms went off.

“Kere your ok. Its me its your sister Melissa.  ” she said.A nurse came in. “Your ok keri. ” melisa said. Melissa hugged her sister. 

Melissa was four years older then keri. Melisa was maried and had a child. She was called and raced hear. Melissa calmed her down. 

“I remember a car crash.”keri said.”you have a gash on your head.we gave you a few sitches. You have some sitches on your knee. Your going to be fine. You will be sore for a while.  Like i said you will be fine. ” the nurse said. 

“How is everyone else?” keri asked.”tracy got some scrapes and bruses. She is ok.  Kevin has a broken arm but other wise he is fine. Victoria and Katherine have some scrapes and darin has a broken leg. ” the nurse said. 

“What about mom and dad?” keri asked. Neither the nurse nor Melissa wanted to tell her. Melisa and the nurse talked non verbally.  Finaly melisa felt like she had clearence to tell her the truth.  Keri knew something was up.  

“Kere mom and dad did not make it. They were killed almost instently. Im so sory. ” Melissa said. Keri tried to fight back the tears. It was a losing battle. She eventually gave up. Keri and melisa huged. 

“I am realy sory. If there is anything you. Need. Please tell me. We have a very good pastoral staf. I can get them if they you need them. ” the nurse said.  

Keri was kept for observation but was allowed to leave the next day. She changed from the hospital gowan to a black shirt ,gray skirt and flip flops. She was whealed to the front.  She met up with her siblings. 

They drove home. It took a few hours to get home. Melissa and keri took turns driving. ” look i will do whatever i can to help out. Don and the babby will come up once we work out the details for the funeral. We will have to be work out mom and dads esate. We will have to figure things out with the kids. ” Melissa said.

They went home. They all were tired.the youngest kids went to bed.darrin was 14 years old. Kathrine was eught,victoria six kevin was four and Tracy was two. 

After a while the door rang. She answered it. It was tim. Tim was a friend of keri at colege. “What are you doing hear?’keri asked. “I wanted to check up on you. I am so sorry.  ” tim said 

She gave him a hug. He held on to her. They were not boyfriend and girlfriend. They had never been. They were friends. He wanted it to be more. He never felt free to do that. 

He let cry for a bit. She leened into her soulder. They said almost nothing for twenty minutes or so.”i am so glad that you are hear. “She said. “Your not alone keri.”tim said. “Thanks”  he said. 

After the funeral, big decisions had to be made.  The house was willed to Melissa.  Melissa and don rented an apartment.  Don worked at a compony as a mid level manager. Don could transfer to the branch in the city where the house was.

It was decided that Melissa and the baby would go to the new house. Don would see them over the weekend until the transfer went though. 

Melisa and keri would raise the little kids . keri would transfer to a cominity colege near the house. She and tim kept in contact. Tim checked up on her as much as he could.  

Evenualy tim graduated from colege and moved closer to them.  They got together. They got maried and moved near the home.  They helped raise the kids. They had children of there own.

Tim helped her get though the greef she was going though.he did everything he could to help. It was not perfect but they made it work. 

The end.

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Sorrow upon sorrow addendum 

Terasha was a klingon.she was a scientist in a world of woriers.she could have become a warier but she did not. She chose to persue her dreams.it seamed disastrous.  

Then the mass crises came. The klingon empire needed sciencentists now.  She became an instant star. Now she was working as an civialian advisor to star fleet. Working on behath of all three governments of the alliance.  She played a vital role now.

She was a scientist and now a sateswomen. She was an imformal advisor to the klingon chancelor. She also had the ear of enterprise captain and key oficial in the federation.  

Not only that but she is also a husband and morther. She was maried to human star fleet commander aaron jeshup. They had a daughter. She kept buisy with all of her various hats.

 While feeding her child ,she was looking over sansor data. She tried to take notes and focus on her child. Her child fell alsleep while feeding.she put her back in her crib.she kissed her forehead. She qietly left the room. She went back to the terminal. 

“Bridge to dr. Jeshup! ” kolona said. Terasha went over to the com pannel. “This is doctor jessup. ” terasha said. “We just got new orders.we are heading to qonos. The captain wants me to send you an update on our misson. He wants you to attend the brefing conference.  “Kolona said. ” understood.  I will look it over. I will become an expert before the brefing. “She assured the com officer. The transmission ended. .

She got up.  She put her hair into a pony tail. She ordered a hot chocolate from the replicator. She took a sip of the beverage. She studied the data on the screen. She read it.

She saw that the current wife of the chancellor had given birth to twins.one boy and a girl. The boy died not long after he was born. 

Klingon do not have tear ducts.they did nor shed tears. Many have come to beleve that klingon are unfelling and heartless. The warrior cast liked there enemies and there alies to think that. 

Klingon do get sad. Klingons do react to loss. They do mourn. Terasha despite her cold exterior was soft on the interior. 

She was sad to hear of his death.she felt bad for the chancellor. She also was very sad for sanjeya. She could not imagine what she was going though. Terasha feared losing a child.  Terasha hoped that her daughter would be healthy.so far she was thriving and doing well.she always woried for her child. She believed that she would for the rest of her life. 

She was ready to go to the brefing. After the brefing she spent some time with the science lab. She had not seen her husbend aaron sence the enterprise headed for qonos.

He saw her.he was playing with there daughter.  She huged him. He held on to her. He often said he spoke fluently in terasha. She refused to show her true self to many.  She would to aaron. 

He patted her head and her back.he was so gentle. She was not afraid to reveal her true self to him. 

“I cant not think about his child without thinking about keri. Keri is only a little bit older then his child.it hits too close to home Aaron.  ” she said. “It does with me as well tery. ” he told her. 

“Just hold me for a while ok?”she pleaded. He so do. They sat down on the couch. The baby smiled at her parents.  

“Terasha’s log i cant believe that mukuret is even considering sacrificing hiw surviving child. Muluret has had qiute an historic but controversial tenure in the top post. He was a military officer. He was an outsider.  He got to the top post by acident really. He won a duel against his predecessor and took the post. He has been very popular,very uunpopular and everyrhing in between.how can he kill his child?”she asked.

“There is a view that klingon faethers dont love there daughrers.i know that my farther loved me. I never doubted that. I know my grandfather loved me. I never doubted that. This proves that steriotype. I reallt hope he changes his mind. ” 

Later.

“Terasha!”sanjeya said. “I heard your husband has changed his mind?”she asked. “Yes he has. I would not have let him harm her. Id dont know how but i would have. I may not have been a warrior but that would not have mattered.  “Sanjeya said. ” i have no doubt of that !”she said. 

” i miss my son. I wished more then anything that he was hear with me.i love my daughter as well. “She said. “She is special i can tell. ” terasha told her. “I think so too” she said.

Enterprise 

He hugged her. She held on to him.she felt the enterprise going to warp. This was a hard misson. One of the hardest mayby even more then the mas crises. She was thankful for what she had. She held close to her family..

End. 

 

The man who cant cry 

Dillon robinson has a normal life. He is 27 years old. He owns a smal business.  He is not a genus but is very inteligent in many ways. To see him you would never think anything was up with him. He has an unusual dificulty. He has never cried. 

He has a very rare condition. He was born without tear ducts. He is medically incapible of crying. 

When he was born he did not cry. He was moving. He was alive. He was healthy . he just could not cry.he still developed langrege skills. He developed normally. He lived a normal life. 

It was not something that really came up. A lot of guys are enotionally detached any ways. He was able to hude this deficentcy quite easily. 

As a kid he went though a lot of test. When he was a baby the doctors were alarmed at first. He was closely monitored especially in his younger years.  He had a normal life. There was a dificulties.

When the beloved fanily cat was run over by a car,his parrents and siblings were devisated. He was stoic.his brother and sister were mad at him fo. Not caring.  His parents tried to stic up for him. 

At school dillon was riduculed by fellow class mates for not being afected by the death of a beloved math teacher who died of a heart attack. He felt strange and ended ckasd early. He went to the bathroom and died. A student found him.

The entire school was shocked and alarmed.  There were a lot of tears.yet dillon apeared to be totally unphased by it. 

All his friends saw him as cold and uncaring. He became isolated. He decided to withdraw on his own.he did not understand this. His parrents assured him that he was not a friek. He was not so sure. 

He went to colege. He got graduated 8th in his class. He started his own bussiness. He then staeted companion bussiness as well. He was not rich but he had a stable income flow. He was content. 

He tried to date in high school.  He was handsome. Usualy the first date went realy good. Then something would happen he came off as detached .he did not have much emphithy.none of his romances went very far. He got a bad reputation.potential dates were warned not to date him.  He withdrew from that as well. 

Colege was about the same. He had a brand new start. Soon his dates learned about him. He again found himself isolated.  He again saught the path of least recistence. He withdrew. 

He was not stable and successful. He kinda wanted companionship.  He was not lonley persay. He did want someone.  Who would date him? 

His business partner frank wanted to bring in a young women named ari. He was reluctent to bring her in. He was always reluctent to hire new compony. He wanted to run his conpinies on shoe string budget. His moto is micoscopic is too big we need to go smaller. Another moto of his was smaller is better. That was hie he was.

After meeting with her he was quite inpressed. He did relent and brought her on. It was a good move.she brought new perspective to the compony. A lot if reason for the sucess of the compony was because of her. 

He eventualy promoted her in the compony. She baught in to the compony. She became a right gand man. Frank decided to go on his own and she took his place.

At first it was a bussines relationshio only. Manny around them were convinced that that would not last foever. A romance was inevitable. 

One day she asked him out. He liked her. She was prety,smart funy.she had breathed new life into his operation. He liked her. He had largly given up on romance. He beleved that he was just not marriage material. 

“Ari! I realy like you. I think the world of you. I am vety flawed.  I dont beleve i am a sutible boyfriend or eveb husband.  I have to decline. “He told her.

She kept trying. He did relent. The date went great. Subsequent dates also went well. He decided to tell him the truth about him.”ari i have to tell you a secret about me!”he said. “Ok! “She said.

“I am incapible of crying. “He said.”what?”she asked. “Its is an actual medical condition.it is rare. It has a long name but i can give you it if you want to look it up!”he said.

She was expected that he had a dark secret.maybe he had a criminal record or drug ir alchole addiction or was institutionalized but no he could not cry.

“Why were you afraid to tell me?”she asked. “It tends to scare people off. I come off as cold,uncaring and unfeeling. “He said. 

It did not scare her iff.she never founs him cold or incaring. He eventualy perposed. She said yes. They got maried. Then she became pregnant. He was afraid the child would have his defecentcy.the doctors had no idea.

The day there daughter wa born.she had a healthy set of lungs. She definenly cried and thensome. He could nit be happier.  Kid number two and three were also fine. It seams it was an anomaly.  A fluke of nature. 

The end. 

I an not a doctor.  I am not a science expert. This is fantasy.  Im sure that i that i got a lot of medical stuf wrong. I just wanted to tell a stort.