Seeker’s Story Challenge – Jack’s Dream

I chose this ending because of the persistent character of a father. See the previous story!

As Seeker closed his account, I'd like to review the previous story.

Father and son are in the debate on what the son will be in the future. The son want to be an artist and the father want him to be an engineer. The son enters the room and are cogitating over it......

Jack is standing in front of the shop, waiting his dad buying something for daily need. Then, his dad comes and walks away with him. After a while, there is a car suddenly has lost control. Jack’s father is crashed by the car. Jack screams loudly and shouts, “Daaaddyyyy…………..” His father is dead straightaway. Jack feels losing his most beloved one in his life. He’s still trying to speak with his dad, “Dad, don’t leave me. I want to be an engineer. I will do what you want. I want to make you happy, but please stay with me.” “Don’t leave me, Dad…”

His sound is echoing in his head and he realizes that he was only dreaming when he opens his eyes. :) Jack suddenly jumps out the bed, opens the door, looks for his father, and finds that his father is watching TV in the living room. He hugs his father sadly and said to his father: “Dad, don’t leave me…”. His Dad feels strange at his son’s attitude and asks: “What happened to you dear, Jack? Dad won't go anywhere”. “Dad?” says Jack. “Yes, my son”, his Dad answers. “I want to be an engineer”, Jack says as he has determined. His Dad surprisingly feels happy. “I never feel like this before, my son. You are my son. You will follow my dream, Dad feels so happy …………………………………………………………. (so much talking)”. Jack decides to follow his father’s will.

After that day, Jack does her best in school, he has been trying too much not to cheat. He takes courses to get a better mark in Science. His father always supports him and helps him if he has difficulties. Finally, Jack gets good mark and he has graduated from Elementary School with proud. Then, he continues to study in the best junior high school in his city.

10 years later….

Jack has graduated from one of the best institutes of his country as an architect. Because of his talent and good social, a company has booked him as an employee in high position. His father is very happy and proud of him.

1 years later…

Today, there is a different talking between Jack and his father when they are having dinner at home. “Dad, many thanks to you I have in this place right now”, says Jack. “No, my son” It’s your own efforts. You did it. I’m very proud of you. It’s our dream”, answers his father with joy. “Dad, this is all I can do for you, because I love you, Dad” Jack says with smile. “My son, Dad loves you too for sure”. Suddenly, Jack goes to his room in a hurry. He says that there is a call from his friend. Dad is curious to see his son in his room because he hasn’t come back yet for a bit long.

His father see there is a body lies down on the floor with the blood comes out of the mouth. He is Jack. Soon, he is brought to the hospital. The doctor said to his Dad, “We’re sorry to say but he has a liver cancer”. All the happiness of his dad has suddenly lost”

Jack’s Dad is thinking about his son, asking himself, how could he didn't know about his son’s health. Feeling so sad, he goes to home to take clothes and anything needed. He enters Jack’s room. He stops his walk by starring at a big cupboard that he has never seen or opened it. He opens the cupboard and finds something horrified. He finds painting tools and several paintings in it. He is surprised with all those stuffs thinking that his son still loves his dream for all this time. He sees all the paintings are well painted and there is date of paint of each painting. There is a date that makes him shocked. The first painting is painted when his son had graduated from elementary School. The Father’s smile in Jack’s painting. His Dad is getting more distressed, crying with full of regrets. Questions are in his head whether what his son has done is just for him until it brings a liver cancel. He might have restrained many things to make him happy.

Back to the hospital, Jack is being conscious now. Dad says “Jack, please forgive your father.” Jack says slowly and softly, “No, Dad….I do not blame you at all….You are my great father…. You always…encourage me even when….I couldn’t at all. You are…my father whom I love the most….I love you so…, Dad….”

A few hours later…

Jack says to his father, “Dad, I have a gift for you….You must keep it well…, while I’m gone”. “What do you say, my son. There will be nothing happen to you.” “Dad…, I have prepared the gift on your birthday tomorrow…, I put it behind the sofa in the living room…. I wish you like it…, Dad….” “My son, what are you talking about?, you’ll be okay, I’m sure” “Dad, thanks to be my father, I love you, Dad”. “You’re my little angel, my son, my happiness. I love you too, my son”, says his father while holding Jack’s hand. Jack is leaving the world. Dad is just about crying and regretting badly.

Days have gone by…

Dad forgot about the gift that Jack said to him. Today, he finds the gift. He opens it and tears fall down when seeing there is a painting of him and his son. He is so speechless and can’t restrain his sadness. Then, after a while, it comes out his idea to make a gallery for all his son’s paintings. He put the painting of him and his son at the main painting room. He names the gallery “Jack’s Dream”.

Life is not just to satisfy ourselves, it’s about making someone happy. Children should make their parents understand what they want, but first let themselves follow their parent’s will to make their life easier. The parents should know even if it’s too late.

“The process is more precious than the result. Let's take this as a LESSON"


It is totally my imagination, not real. Enjoy and do correction please..! :)

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Comment by Onee-chan on February 2, 2018 at 2:06

Comment by Roman on February 2, 2018 at 1:59


Comment by Onee-chan on February 2, 2018 at 1:46

Oporazita, thanks for liking. ^^

Roman, thanks for your reply. This blog was written 2 years ago, so reading it again,,,, I know that I made many mistakes which I've just corrected some. :D

Welcome. ^_^

Comment by Roman on February 2, 2018 at 1:40

Ok, Onee! :)

Now I understand it!

Thank you again! ^_^

Comment by Onee-chan on February 2, 2018 at 1:28

Dear Roman,

I'm so sorry to make you sad. I was probably inspired by movies I watched or also the fact in real life. Things don't always go on our way. I was always hurt to watch sad ending dramas, but somehow I think again, it could become a lesson for us.

Yes, I meant that. We (be a child or parent) shouldn't be selfish. However, good communication is needed here.

The Paintings Gallery in your story made me remember this. So many thanks for reading and commenting. ^^

Comment by Onee-chan on February 2, 2018 at 1:27

Ops, Seeker closed his account so his blog is not there anymore. Here I review the previous story as I still remember. I have edited it at the top of the blog. Please read. :)

Comment by Roman on February 1, 2018 at 14:20

And also there is something wrong with that link "previous story" It says "Sorry, page is not found"

Comment by Roman on February 1, 2018 at 14:13

Onee... It is a very sad story.

But I think, I understand it's meaning. We should love and support our relatives. And also we shouldn't be selfish.

Thank you for sharing!

Comment by Onee-chan on April 6, 2015 at 6:46

Seeker,, :D Maybe I just too much watched drama movie. But every time I finished watch a sad and touching movie, I always got something/lesson from that. So, it came to my writing.. :))

Thanks for the challenge, it gives me an idea. And thanks for "wow" :D

Comment by Onee-chan on April 6, 2015 at 5:46

Hi Afro, thanks for reading and your nice comment and I'm sorry for making you sad. :)

Thanks a lot for all who pressed "like", I'm glad knowing you read my blog, my friends. :)

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