Desiree walked into the doctor’s office knowing it would be the last time they saw each other. She had known him for 10 years and now she was off to Washington D.C. She was going to head up the lobbying division of Conservative Push Coalition. Lobbying was something she had always dreamed off and now it was happening for her but it meant leaving him behind. This was going to be hard.
He walked into the room in his pristine white lab coat and a quivering smile. She was a patient, maybe a friend but nothing more. So why was this so hard? He had said goodbye to patients before. Many of them even died before, yet this was worse than any of that. While he was very proud of her, he didn’t want her to leave. Out of all his patients, she was the one who always put a smile on his face and now she was taking off.
“Hello Desiree,” he said as he took a gulp.
“Hello Dr. Kashani,” she said with her eyes lowered. She was afraid to look at him. She was worried if she looked into his eyes she would never be able to leave. She slowly raised her head and she looked at him.
Dr. Kashani walked over to her and gave her a warm embrace. As she wrapped her arms around him she knew this was the last time he would ever hug her. They got lost in the moment for a second and then they drew away.
“I am so proud of you Desiree. When I first met you, Your life was in jeopardy, things falling apart all around you. Now look at you. You are a part of a global news organization, about to take over running their lobbying division. I can’t believe it, I am just happy that I was able to see it all.” he uttered with affection.
He put her hair behind her ear and smiled widely. He gently lifted her head up and gave her a kiss on the forehead. He preceded to take a seat and she sat down the exam table. He scooted closer and took both of her hands. He softly rubbed them while she looked into his eyes.
“I am going to miss that. I am going to miss you. You have been my rock for 10 years now, I don’t know how I am going get along without you. But I guess I will learn.”
Dr. Kashani just chuckled, “You are moving, Desiree not dying. You always were a bit dramatic. Listen, I often have to fly out of town for conferences. Some of them are even in DC. When that happens I will look you up and we can grab dinner or something. Since you won’t be my patient, it won’t be inappropriate.”
“That sounds great.” Desiree replied gleefully.
A smile appeared across her face so big it almost hurt. Just then her phone rang. She was going to let go to voice mail because she didn’t want to disturb this moment. This priceless moment filled with utter joy. On the third ring, Dr. Kashani told her to pick it up because it might be important. She reluctantly released her grip on his hands.
“Hello.” she said abruptly, angry that someone had interrupted her moment.
“Desiree, its Ted here.” Ted Cruz had been elected and served out both terms. He was on the trail to help get Desiree’s brother elected to the Senate. “Lionel and I were walking back to the hotel. There was a shot, I think it was meant for me, but they got him instead. You need to get on the first plane out tonight. In fact, just go to the airport, I will send one.”
The phone just dropped, there was no response. Her heart started beating faster. She fell from the table.
“Desiree!!!!” Dr. Kashani screamed. “Noooooo!!!!”
THE END (OR IS IT?)
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