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May 6 11 9:29 AM
Back in New Jersey my father was sleeping when he heard the phone ringing. My father got up and answered. "Hello" he said. "Did I wake you?". "Criss why the late night ring?" my father asked sitting down. "I had to tell you something and I know Antonia may kill me but I think you need to know" Criss replied sitting in his office. "Criss you're giving me the chills what's wrong with my little girl?"he asked. "Antonia has be diagnosed with stage two Leukemia". My father nearly dropped the phone. "Dennis you there?". "Yea are they sure?". "They looked over the results twice she's got cancer"Criss remarked. "My god thanks for the heads up I'll let her grandmother know" and hung up. That morning my father had a meeting with my aunts, uncle, and my grandmother. "What's with the family meeting Dennis?"my Aunt Rosa inquired. "What I'm about to tell you is to remain between us nobody else needs to know" he stated. "Don't tell me Criss and Antonia are divorcing"My grandmother said reading to bite her nails. "No I got a call from Criss late last night about Antonia she's be diagnosed as having stage two Leukemia". "Oh my god are they sure?" my uncle inquired."Criss said they ran the test twice. Antonia didn't want us to know so no phone calls to her all right". "Is she going to need a bone marrow transplant?" my grandmother inquired. "Don't know so untill I get information keep this to yourself all right". Everyone agreed and went to work. In Vegas Criss was work but mentally he couldn't stop thinking of his father and what he went through and wondered if I was heading that way too. "Criss" a voice called out bringing Criss back to reality. "Sorry what's up Costa". "What's up with you. You're here physcally but mentally you're like in another world what's up you and Antonia having problems with the twins?" he asked. "No nothing's wrong excuse me" and Criss left.
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The next day at The Luxor my father came down to see Criss with Zoey. "Good morning Dennis"he said. "Good morning and let me apologize for last night I guess I've got a lot of animosity towards Natilee that just let lose". "Next time go outside" Criss suggested swinging Zoey back and forth. "I see you've become a personal swinger for Zoey". "For some reason the girls loves this and it's a good work-put for my arms" as my father smiled. Costa came out. "Criss Verida is stinking up the place". "Well change her I'm a little busy I stop and this kid's going to be screaming her lungs out"Criss replied. "I'm your brother not your nanny"Costa stated. "Just do it all right" and Costa slammed the door waking up Zoey. Thanks Costa Criss uttered. "You seem a bit stressed out"my father remarked. "Yea with Antonia being sick, the reactment of WWII, and Zoey having Colic it's getting to a point where I'm ready to tear my hair out". My father picked up Zoey rocked her and whispered something in her ear than she fell asleep.Criss looks shocked as he put her down softly. "How did you do that?". "Antonia had Colic too so I use to rock her and whisper in her ear than she fell asleep"he stated. "What did you whisper?". "Old Italian secret Criss" Dennis said. The crew came out of the office and left as JD came out with Veridia screaming. "Criss I'm sorry but you have to take the kids home or we're going to get nothing done"JD stated. "I can't Antonia's at Chemo, Natilee is in jail-". "Wait a minute Natilee's in jail"Dennis stated shocked. "Yea she had an outstanding warrent on her"Criss replied. "You figure it out Criss"JD replied as my father picked up Verida. "Come on let's take them home" and they left
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When Criss finally got to the hospital he wonder if I was on my way out. Criss asked what floor I was on but they told him to wait because the doctor wanted to talk to him. Criss felt like he was about to get the news that I was either dying or dead. Please dad don't take Antonia away I need her as much as I needed you growing up Criss prayed. "Mr. Sarantakos". Criss looked up and saw the doctor. "How's my wife?" Criss asked. "Why don't we talk somewhere privately" the doctor replied. Back at the house JD and Costa came over to hear if there was any word. "Nothing yet but no news is good news"Dimitra remarked. "I'm just hoping Antonia isn't dying or worse dead" JD stated. "We all hope so JD"my father replied biting his nails. As night began to fall my father looked outside at the stars. "What are you looking at Dennis?" Dimitra asked. "Just the stars Antonia loved wishing on stars I think she got that from me. When I was a kid I loved wishing on stars" he replied. "I remember when Antonia was missing after Nathan was born Criss was looking outside holding Nathan wishing for Antonia to come back and his wish came true”Dimitra replied.
“Now I’m just wishing my only child gets to live to see her children grow up” my father stated as tears fell down his face. Dimitra gave my father a hug as tears fell down both their faces. At the hospital Criss just walked around before leaving. They told Criss that the cancer might of metastasizes into my bones but they wouldn’t know until tomorrow. Criss walked in and saw me just laying there. Tears just fell down his face as memories of his father played his mind and the heartbreak of losing him to a disease which may now take me. Criss walked over to me and took off his wedding ring than put it on top of mine. “Σ' αγαπώ Antonia” (I love you Antonia) Criss whispered in my ear. Before Criss knew it he was at the children’s ward. He could hear Pinocchio playing and the song When You Wish Upon A Star
Fate is kind She brings to those to love The sweet fulfillment of Their secret longing
As Criss listened to the song memories of when we first met at the airport so long ago the way I smiled at him or how just talking to eachother made us happy.
When you wish upon a star Makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires Will come to you
Criss wiped the tears away and decided to go home. When he got outside Criss looked up at the sky and saw a star outshining all of them in the sky Criss took a breath and stared at that one bright star and said:
STAR LIGHT STAR BRIGHT THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE SKY TONIGHT PLEASE LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY. PLEASE SAVE MY WIFE FROM THIS DISEASE I DON’T WANT HER TO LOSE HER AGAIN. I LOVE HER WITH ALL MY HEART AND I’D GIVE UP EVERYTHING EVEN MY LIFE TO KEEP HER WITH ME SO PLEASE TAKE THE CANCER AWAY FROM MY WIFE.
Jun 28 11 4:41 PM
When Criss got back the house was quiet. “Criss” a voice called out softly. Criss turned around and saw me going outside. Criss got up and followed me outside but his backyard was a graveyard. “Christopher”. Criss saw me in a white dress and followed me until he almost fell into an open grave. When Criss got his balance he turned and saw the gravestone that said:
A WIFE AND MOTHER WHO
WILL BE MISSED
Criss looked at the grave and saw me floating above the grave. “No Antonia don’t leave me”. “Goodbye Christopher” I stated. “No Antonia stay here I need you”Criss cried as rain started to fall. I disappeared and the open grave became a covered grave with our wedding rings sitting ontop of the grave stone. “NOOOOOOO!!!” Criss exclaimed. “Christopher wake up”. Criss woke up and saw he was on the ground outside. Criss looked around and saw his mother standing on the other side of the hammock. “You all right I heard you screaming”she replied as Criss got up. “Yea just had a really bad dream,” spitting the grass out of his mouth. “What time is it anyway?”he asked. “Eight what time did you get home last night” she asked. “I don’t know” as he sat in a chair by the pool . “Christopher I know you’re scared about Antonia and her cancer” his mother replied sitting next to him. “Scared I’m terrified. The doctor suggested that Antonia be giving the last rites and make sure all of her affairs are in order” as tears fell down his check. Dimitra saw her son was in pain and wised she could take some of that pain away. Inside my father was listening to them wondering if I was going to see my grandfather up at the pearly gates. My father took his keys and left. When Criss got back to the hospital he kept walking to my room as thoughts of the dream played in his head. NO ANTONIA DON’T LEAVE ME. When he got to my room he heard my father talking. “I remember you in your little first communion dress. You looked so cute in that dress I just wanted to put on top of a wedding cake” he said
Jul 2 11 8:27 PM
Criss cleared his throat. “Oh Criss hi” he said wiping away the tears. “I’m not disturbing you”Criss remarked. “No so have you heard anything yet”. “Nothing yet” as Criss came in. “I like what you did with your wedding rings giving her yours” he stated. “Just my way of saying I’m here for you when I can’t be” Criss replied. “I heard you talking with your mother and how scared you are about losing my daughter and I’m right there behind you. I don’t want to lose my only child” trying not to cry. The doctor walked in and saw them standing there. “Christopher how nice to see you and this must be Antonia’s father”. “Yes how is Antonia anyway have her labs come back”Criss asked. “Well the good news is her cancer hasn’t metastasized to her bones”. Criss breathed a sigh of relief and so did my father. “Also it seems her body is fighting the cancer” “That’s great news”my father replied. After the doctor left Criss sat down. “I’m going to call the family” and my father left. “Christopher”A weak voice said. Criss turned and saw I was awake. “Antonia it’s good to hear your voice” Criss replied. I looked and saw Criss didn’t have his ring on. “Criss where’s your wedding ring?”. “Look at yours”,he replied. I turned my head and saw it. “I wanted to be near you even when I wasn’t”. I smiled and gave Criss a kiss than a hug. Out in the hall my father just watched and smiled. “Thank you dad for keeping my little neonata (baby girl in Italian) alive” my father whispered.
Jul 10 11 8:06 PM
A few days passed and I got to come home. The doctor told us that I was getting better which made me happy. At the house Dimitra was cleaning up as Nathan was outside with JD and little Dimi cleaning up. "That's good Nathan now put it in the bag" which he did. In the front Costa was picking up his butts when a taxi pulled up and my uncle and my father got out. "Hey Johnny Dennis nice to see you again I'm surprise you didn't bring your mother with you"Costa remarked. "She's on a cruise but we did send her a message about Antonia's turn around so when is Criss and Antonia be back". "Soon we're all cleaning up the house and the back yard". The door opened and Dimitra came out with Verida. "Costa can you go upstairs and get Zoey for me?". "Sure" and Costa went in. "Let me see my granddaughter Dimitra" taking her from Dimitra. They all came in as Nathan came running in. “Nathan oh my god he’s gotten so big the last time I saw him”Johnny stated. Nathan started to sign something to Johnny. “What is he say Dimi?”my father asked. “Uncle he’s calling Johnny Uncle”she replied as my uncle smiled.“Mom I can’t find the diapers and I need one now”Costa called out. “I’ll be right back” and Dimitra went upstairs. “Why does Costa remind me so much of your wife sometimes”Dennis said. “Why don’t you sit down Dimi why don’t you take Nathan outside to play for a while”JD suggested. “Come on Nathan let’s play” and they went outside as my father put Verida in the playpen. “It’s so good to hear that the cancer is pulling about face and running away”Johnny stated. “Everyone is including my mother I think the people at Holy Trinity were about ready to ask my mother for rent money because every minute she had she was down there praying for Antonia”JD replied. “Everyone in our family was the same every chance they got they were at St. Marks praying we may have to give them money to replace the kneelers there”my uncle joked.
Jul 10 11 8:19 PM
I'm such in a good mood I'm going to double post*BTW this is a home remedy for posion Ivy*
“Well it seems everyone’s prays were answered”Dimitra remarked coming down with Zoey. The door opened and Criss and I walked in. My father walked over to me and gave me a hug. “it’s so good to hold my daughter”he whispered. “Thanks dad”. “First things first why don’t we get Antonia situated in the bedroom first and than we can say our hellos”Criss suggested. Dimitra helped me upstairs and into my bed. “Thank you”I remarked. “It’s no problem Antonia” as my uncle came in. My uncle gave me a hug that felt like vice grip but I didn’t care I was just happy to see him. Downstairs Criss was putting away my bag as Nathan came in and dugged on Criss’s pant leg. “What Nathan?”. He started to act like he was itching. What itches Criss signed and he pointed to his legs. Criss picked him up and put him on the island in the kitchen. He rolled up his pant legs. “JD can you come here for a minute?”Criss called out. “Coming” and JD went into the kitchen. “Is this what I think it is?”Criss asked showing JD the rash. “If you’re thinking Posion Ivy you are correct sir”JD replied. Itches Nathan signed. “What’s going on in here?”my dad asked. “Nathan got Posion Ivy on his legs" Criss replied. “Well first we need to take off his clothes before the sap gets to anywhere else on his skin or worse his eyes” my father remarked. “I’ll get a towel”. “After that *we’ll run a hot bath and put the oatmeal in it than a half a cup of baking soda. We’ll let him sit in that as long as he wants*”. Criss took off his clothes and put them on the floor and JD got the towel to wrap Nathan in. “Now you have to wash those clothes in hot water no other clothings with it also wash your hands so you don’t infect yourself”. “Good idea I could see Criss trying to doing Believe while trying to fight the urge to scratch”JD joked as they washed their hands. Come on buddy time for a bath Criss signed. Then Nathan made a quack sound. Yes ducky can come too Criss signed. “Come on let’s go upstairs” as my father grabbed the soda and the oatmeal.
Jul 13 11 4:59 AM
After everyone had left Criss walked into the bedroom ready for bed. "How's Nathan I heard he got posion ivy on his legs"I inquired. "He's good the bath helped and my mom remembered an old remedy that she used to stop the itching so he can get some sleep"he replied. "That's good do you think you know where he got it?"I asked. "Bets me but I called the gardener and asked him just to come over and see if we have any posion ivy or sumack bushes hiding". I started to snicker. "What's so funny?"he asked. "Nothing I was just imagining you trying to do Believe with head to toe Posion Ivy". The imagine came into Criss's head and he started to laugh as well. Around two as we slept I got woken up by Hammie's meowing. "Hey Hammie Nathan needs us". I got up and followed Hammie to the twin's nursery. I saw Verida was up. "Hey sweetie can't sleep" as I rubbed her legs. Then she started to cry a little so I picked her up and sat down in a rocking chair. In the bedroom Criss woke up and saw I wasn't there. There we go you just wanted to see me, Criss could hear over the baby montioner. I missed you too and your big brother and sister. Criss just listened as I talked. After a few minutes Verdia fell asleep and I put her back in the crib. The next day I woke up and saw Criss wasn't there so I got up and went downstairs to see Dimitra and my uncle talking while they were feeding the twins. "This is cute"I stated coming down. "Antonia what are you doing up so early?"he asked. "Just felt like getting up where's Criss and Nathan". "Criss took Nathan to the doctor his posion Ivy was swelling his legs". My poor baby I thought. "How are the twins?"I inquired sitting down. "Good Verdia is cool as a cuke but Zoey is fussy at times just like you were"my uncle replied. "Was Criss a cool baby?". "No he was extrememly fussy it seems JD was the calm baby". "I guess Zoey takes after her father and her mother"my uncle replied as we laughed.
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I wanted to let you guys now I'm going on vaction and I'll update when I get back.
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