As i have been told I should not post anew thread for each chapter I will continue it in this,and then add to it.I enjoy writuing these andf despitre criticism will continue to post soon after finishing each chapter,my fun is writing therm and sharing them.
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Having made good time he stopped near the motel and got a small pizza with extra sauce, and vanilla pudding cups at a drive through.
John pulled up right outside the motel office and went in, checked in and got the room key. Then drove along and parked outside their room.
Leaving Emily still asleep holding her doggy, he took some stuff into the room and unplugged the digital clock in the room before waking her.
“Wakey wakey sweetheart, we are there” and as she woke unstrapped her from her seat.
Emily looked up at him and said “ Where are we?”
“At the motel, you went to sleep an hour ago, let’s get you inside and then some dinner”
Emily and her daddy went into the room, it was not large nor fancy but nice, one room plus bathroom, a small kitchen area with fridge, microwave, a TV on a cabinet, there was one double bed and a kids bed in the corner.
Emily looked around the room and was drawn by the reflection of herself in the full length mirror on the wall What she saw was a very young girl, her hair in pig tails, wearing a childish outfit, holding her stuffed toy. Also her face was dirty, and her top had stains on it.
Her daddy just let her look, waiting to see what her reaction would be.
After a few seconds when she said nothing he said “Alright sweetie,I think first you probably need to go potty and wash your hands, then some dinner, bath and then you can watch some TV, but not too late”
In the bathroom which like the room was basic but nice, there was a step stool built into the sink, and a riser chair for toilet.
“Oh that’s a good idea isn’t it, you know how awkward it can be for you on some toilets, I must remember to leave it on, except when I use it”
Emily looked a bit red but said nothing as John continued “ Well you go potty and wash up and I will get your dinner”
He left the bathroom but left the door wide open then as Emily was in bathroom he quickly used the TV remote to block all but the kiddy channels then and cranked up the thermostat and went to diner area ,glancing towards the bathroom and smiling as he saw Emily on the toilet.
He took a special glass from his bag, and put on counter.
A few minutes later Emily came out the bathroom, her face a bit cleaner now.
“Did you wash your hands?’ John said but checking them as he said it and Emily nodded.
John lifted her up onto the booster seat on the chair so she was level with table top.
“ I got pizza and pudding, but I ate mine while you were asleep”
He put the pizza on a pink plastic plate from cupboard and placed it in front of her.
“What would you like to drink, juice, water, milk or there is chocolate milk?
As Emily took a slice of the messy pizza she said
Her daddy paused waiting,
“Apple juice please daddy” she finally said.
“Ok sweetie “ As he poured juice into the plastic glass he had prepared some days before by heating the base then pushing the bottom from the inside so as to make the bottom slightly convex.
He put the full glass of juice by her arm, to one side of her.
“There you go, sugar, and there’s pudding for after”
Less than a minute later as John was looking for a suitably small plastic spoon for the pudding, there was a crash as the glass of juice fell over, spilling it on Emily ,the table and floor.
“I’m sorry daddy, it just fell over” Emily cried
John started to wipe off the table then used a small white tea towel to dab the juice from her face and wet top tucking it under her chin and into the neck of her top “Its ok accidents happen, at least it was plastic, you are messy today”
He took a different cup from cupboard, and filled with juice, then clipped a top on it
“There you are sugar, now if it falls over it does not matter”
Emily seemingly happy her daddy was not mad just accepted it and said” Thank you daddy I will be careful”
She finished her pizza getting a little pizza sauce on the white bib and wiped her hands on it too, before John put the pudding cup and spoon before her, the spoon had a wide handle but small bowl, so it took her awhile to eat it, a little getting on the now not so white towel.
John sat watching, thinking how effective the Lamotrigine was at making her clumsy and less coordinated.
When she had finished John wiped her face and hands a little with the towel.
“Ok bath time “as he lifted her to the ground
“I thought there would be a shower, but there’s only a bath, so I may have to help you in and out”
He took her to the bathroom, and turned on the taps so the bath would fill, he added some strawberry scented bubble bath and a few bath toys.
He took the elastics from her hair as she undressed down to her panties, then she hesitated
“Do you need to go to the toilet again?” he asked
Emily paused and said “no,I just am not used to being seen like this”
“Don’t be silly angel…I have seen you before, so what’s different now?” he said smiling
She then pulled down her panties, and was nude. He quickly put her in the tub then helped her wash her hair using some of the bubble bath, then sweet smelling conditioner.
“Daddy did a bit of a hack job on your hair I’m afraid sugar, lots of uneven sections, but we will get that sorted soon, the colours are matching already” Blowing a handful of bubbles at her.
He noticed how her thumb was a little pink from her sucking in her sleep
“What’s wrong with your hand sweetie, did you get something on it?, I’ll put some cream on it later”
It was obvious she knew what it was ,but embarrassed to admit it.
Once she was clean he had her stand and he rubbed her hair dry, then put another towel around her, and carried her out and sat her on the bed.
He took a nightie and slippers from the case and put it over her head, and the slippers on her feet.
“I hope you like the princess nightie sweetie?”
She looked down and said “That’s not a Disney Princess, that is Snow White”
He laughed “I am a silly daddy, anyway I think Snow White and you are princesses anyway”
He took over and sat her on fluffy rug on the floor in front of the TV, gave her the remote and said
“You can watch TV, or there’s your books, and coloring books in your bag while daddy has a bath too”
Putting her bag beside her, then going and putting some chocolate milk and Temazepam in another identical but different coloured sippy cup, then putting it with a few vanilla wafers beside her.
She looked up at him and unexpectedly asked
“What time is it?”
Noncommittally John said “It’s late and we have to be up early in the morning”
Before she could inquire further he said
“Now you be good while daddy is busy”
Then he went into bathroom leaving the door ajar so he could see Emily flicking through the cartoon, and kiddy channels, hoping none told her it was only just after 7pm
He soaked in the bath reading for a while then got out, dried off, and got dressed.
After putting all the dirty laundry in a laundry bag he went and sat on chair with Emily at his feet, watching Powderpuff girls cartoon.
“When this ends its bedtime sweetie, we have a long drive tomorrow”
But he thought to himself, not that far if it works
While the cartoon was finishing he filled two sippy cups, one with juice the other with a mix of warm milk and a little formula powder.
Turning off the TV he led her over to the toddler bed and took her slips off her, put her on the bed and covered her with the comforter, gave her the milk cup, and said.
“Drink this ,it’s nice and will help you sleep, I will leave another drink by the bed, in case you are thirsty in the night”
John turned away slightly so she could not see him, key a button on his phone in his top pocket.
Once she had enough milk he said
“Now sweetie, before you go to sleep lets go over it, what is your name?”
“Emily Sinclair” she replied
“Who am I”
John Sinclair, my daddy” she said
How old are you?
“I am 8 years old” she answered
Who is your mummy?”
“My mummy is in heaven”
He then went through variants on these and a few others for several minutes.
“Very good my sweet daughter, I love you”
Emily after a pause said “I love you daddy”
“Well you go to sleep and have dreams of being a princess because you are”
He kissed her forehead and tucked her doggy beside her and turned off the light, and then all the lights in the room and sat in the chair reading his Ebook by its own illumination.
After about 20 minutes she was sound asleep, her thumb in her mouth, with no encouragement from John.
He got up and took from his bag a Bluetooth baby monitor and set the camera so it gave a good view of Emily sleeping, and would pick up any sound above her breathing and very faint sucking sound.
Putting the monitor in his pocket knowing that any sound or movement would cause it to beep and he could then see and hear on the monitor, he left the room locking it behind him and went along to the restaurant a few hundred yards away for some dinner, as it was only just after 8pm, and his 19 going on 8 year old daughter was already in bed like a child.
After he had a nice steak, a glass of wine and some apple pie whilst occasionally looking at the image on the monitor he made some phone calls.
One was to an old medical/pharmacy school colleague who had John had some leverage on, so was willing to help with something, plus the offer of $5000 sweetened the deal.
Once he was finished he quietly slipped back into the room, checked on Emily who was sound asleep, spent some time with his laptop and headphones cutting the recording of Emily’s voice repeating over and over ,
I am Emily Sinclair, I am Emily, I am 8 years old, john is my daddy,I love my daddy, I am his princess.my mummy is in heaven…. And a few other mantras in an endless loop.
Once he had finished he saved the file and got undressed for bed.
Before getting into bed John very carefully pulled down Emily’s lower lip, ready if he woke her, and dabbed her gums with a Q tip with some Zolmitriptan gel on it, He waited a minute or so, and when she did not stir he repeated it with the upper gums.
Once done he got in his bed and went to sleep hoping things worked out in the morning.