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Don't Be Selfish by yuumei Don't Be Selfish by yuumei
I was recently informed that my dad may not have much longer to live due to heart conditions, but of all the things to do before his death, seeing me is not one of them because his wife wonít allow it and he canít be bothered to care. Itís weird to find out that while my dad is still alive, the last time I saw him 3 years ago is the last time I will ever see him again.

Itís hard to fight back the memories of how much things have changed since my youth, so I will just embrace it instead.

Itís funny how they used to say that they did everything for my sake. Iím sure they actually believed it themselves back then, but time has a way of changing people. I canít help but find it ironic that the things they did to help the family ultimately torn it apart. Never coming home to make money, going abroad to study; distance makes the heart grow cold, and time weathers down all promises.

I had always been very understanding of their divorce. Hey, it happens. But as they built new lives, it became evident that I was not included. It doesnít matter now, but at the time, I was still a minor and had to depend on them. Itís just like a slap in the face when your own mother tells you that you have nothing because your father didnít pay for it. Adding to the list of things I donít have is the right to see my dad before his death. The leftover child of that failed marriage is no longer a concern.

I feel so bitter right now itís fucking disgusting.
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voyflane Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  New member
but...   but how do you wake up if you're ten years old?
Zarffyn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
That is one of the saddest things I've read. My family's situation is pretty much the exact opposite of yours. Still together loving parents and all. I think it made me realize how much luck I have.

This comic is two years old, so no idea if it's still valid or not. But if you want to see your dad. Go for it. Don't listen to this new wife or anybody else.

Keep well, and thanks for sharing.
DawnroseofRedwall Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess whatever we say doesn't really matter, but still, I'm sorry. I hope...I hope you will make your life better, and.... be alright. Remember, there are people who respect and admire you. I think it helps when you feel down. :)
Vasynda Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I can't really relate to this. My parents died when I was seven. Seen all manners of Hell, still seeing it. But keep in mind, even if your father's wife wouldn't allow it, sometimes you just got to push right on through and grab that last final moment. Even if you get shit for it afterwords, you'll be glad you did it.
DeathPantherz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg... I actually shed a tear... Holy shit... *hug*
Book-Box Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
me too. This is really sad
nakamura-ch4n Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
*hugs* Don't you ever feel that way! 

yuumei I know this was posted long ago but I must say that you must not think of yourself as bitter or disgusting... I am sorry for your father's passing but even then it was cold of him to not fight his new wife for the right to see you, as for your mother well she wasn't nice herself (reminds me of my mother). But do not fret yuumei, you are awesome!!! 

Your art is AMAZING and not to mention you made those cat ear headphones a reality!! You have my support and not to mention my contribution to your cat ear headphones campaign! :3 

tempestofazure Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I first saw the title of this comic and the thumbnail I was expecting something ironic or funny, and even as I read the first few panels I thought it might not become as sad as it ended up being. It took me by surprise that it ended up this upsetting, and even more so that it wasn't based in fiction. There are no words that I can think to say to offer comfort, and I'm sorry I can't relate to your situation and I won't pretend to understand it. All I can think to say is you seem like a kind and thoughtful person, and I hope things have gotten better for you and continue to do so.
animegirlMLP Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I'm ready to wake up.
horseluv1223 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think we all need to wake up
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