Better than my life. Chapter 10


When I woke up it was still dark. I was in bed. The bed was comfortable but the room was very small, and there was only one small lamp in it. I could feel my body was OK. I couldn’t say the same about my mind.
I remembered everything that had happened to me. My mother, Peter… What was it? Was it…real? How real it was? And where was I? And where the hell was Andrew?
I had many questions, but no answers. Actually, I was afraid of answers. I wanted them, but I was afraid of them. What was stronger?
Then I went to sleep again, I remember that light which was always on, and periods of sleep.
After some time a woman started to come to me. She was dressed in white and looked like a doctor or a nurse. She gave me some food. I wasn’t hungry, but I ate to keep myself alive. I decided that I wanted answers more than I was afraid of them.
I asked the woman some simple questions, but she smiled and didn’t answer.
Then one day a man came to me. He looked at me and said, ’Hello, Peter! How are you feeling today?’
Peter!? What the hell is he talking about?
I thought I said it in my mind, but actually, I said it aloud.
‘Peter? What the hell are you talking about?’
‘Yes, Peter, I understand. You had a terrible shock.’ His eyes were sad, his voice kind. ‘ We’ll look after you here. This is a nice place for children like you’.
‘What do you mean – for children like me?’ I asked him, but I thought that I knew the answer.
His smile was kind but sad.
‘You are at the hospital, Peter. All children who have killed their best friends and the friend’s mothers come to us. We help them. They become good, very good, believe me.’
‘What is the name of the hospital?’ I asked. I felt very tired.
‘Ah! It’s a beautiful name!’ he said with enthusiasm. ‘You are welcome, Peter! Welcome to Mind Control Hospital’.