Behind the Smile: Chapter Six - Their Past

Their past. Alice, Beth and Alec.
Chapter 6: Their past

"A-L-E-C?" The small Beth tried to call out Alec's name.

Alec turned around and patted her small head.

"Good old Beth. You can pronounce my name!" He grinned as he continued patting her tiny head.

"Yeay!! I dit' it! Eahhcy!! Beth grinned at him widely.

She suddenly grabbed Alec's hand and brought it to her cheek.

"Not fair! Alice want to!" Alice grabbed Alec's hand and grinned at him.

"Nosy Alice," Beth grumbled. Alec chuckled.

"Dun't leaf Bewth. A... lec, Bewth and Allice togetwer!!" She said while looking at Alec.

Alec can only smile at her. How can he say anything? This house that they live in is not a happy place to be. It is not a safe place for children like them. They were being raised up and being thrown in this place for purpose. By tomorrow, Alec would not see Beth or Alice forever because he is being sold to someone. Someone he did not know and do not want to know.

"Little Beth, please do not forget my name. Alec."

He suddenly held Beth's hand and brought it to his right scarred eyebrow that was hidden behind his hair.

"And please do not forget the scar at my eyebrow, so that you will able to recognize me when I will not able to recognize you... Promise me!"

"Bewth and Alec and Allice togetwer always! Beth going to remembwe!!"

With that, they headed back.

On that night too, Alec disappeared from Beth's and Alice's life altogether.
Published: 7/6/2012
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