He went to a job interview and saw a picture of his mother on the boss’s desk. Dan Fareed lived with his mother in a small town in Northern Hawaii. The guy never knew her father, but from her mother she knew that he he had abandoned them even before Dan was born.
Nancy Morris didn’t like to share her memories of the past with Donald. The man knew that his mother lived in Florida, where she met the man who stole her heart.
It’s hard to say what caused the breakup, but it was the reason behind Pamela’s return to her hometown. Most likely, it was this incident that broke the young woman from a provincial town, setting the course for the rest of her life, having given birth to a baby girl, became so unsociable housewife who gave up on her personal life raising her daughter. The woman was strict and never allowed Dan any liberties. Perhaps Mrs. Morris simply didn’t want her son to follow in her footsteps and repeat the same mistakes.
That is why Dan could never spend the night. Mrs. Moore was very worried about an issue. The woman wanted her son to always stay in her sight, under her tireless control. Moreover, Mrs.
Morris’close friends always pointed out that it was about time for Dan to get married. If it goes on like this, she’s going to be single until her hair turns Gray, said Olivia Harris over a cup of tea in the kitchen. I know, my friend, I know, but he is so stubborn. He keeps hoping to go to New York. It beckons her like nothing else, Mrs.
Morris complaining, recalling her own failure on a similar adventure. Maybe you should let him go and let him try. He’s an adult, after all, Olivia noted cautiously. No, he’s too naive. He’ll get fooled there, and women are very persuasive, Mrs.
Morris said with an emphasis on the last sentence. Unfortunately, the woman were too loud talking in the kitchen, and Dan, who had come home from the store, happen to accidentally listen in on the conversation. The man’s cheeks flushed and tears welled up in his eyes. Dan was very upset that his mother didn’t believe in him and considered him unfit for a life in a big city. The situation was aggravated by the fact that the woman met his friend Harry at the supermarket.
Smiling happily, he told Dan that his father had promised him to take him to New York. Can you imagine the big city and its endless possibilities? I’ve already signed up for a course to learn to do manicures. I’ll get a certificate and I’ll never be out of work. You can come with me if you want.
My parents will be happy about it, Harry suggested. Thank you. I’d be happy to come, but my mom is very strict. There’s no way she’s going to let me go, Dan answered, embarrassed, trying not to see the amused expression on his friend’s face. Look, it’s up to you.
After all, you only get one life if you change your mind. Just come by. We’re leaving tomorrow morning. Harry instead said of goodbye and went towards the exit. Of course, Dan understood that his friend’s parents were rich and could afford to move their son to New York.
But now, having heard her mother’s conversation with Mrs. Harris, the man realized he couldn’t continue living this way. Dan knew that his mother would never let him go to New York on her own free will. A couple of years ago, the man had already tried it, but Mrs. Morris immediately started complaining of chest pains and had to be taken to the hospital.
It is worth noting that her attending physician was at a complete loss since Nancy showed no abnormalities whatsoever, and this could only mean one thing. Dan’s mother pretended to be sick in order to force him to stay home. That time Mrs. Morris succeeded, but now the desperate man knew what he was up against and he wasn’t going to miss his chance again. That night, Dan secretly called his friend and agreed to go with him to New York.
Knowing Dan’s situation, Harry asked, and what about your mom? Hold on. Are you going to run away? That’s something. To be honest, I didn’t expect that from you.
Leaving Harry’s question unanswered, Dan hung up the phone and started packing. Fortunately, his mother was watching her favorite talk show and didn’t hear the sounds coming from his son’s room. Dan had enough money for the trip and to settle down in a new place. He worked on the farm all summer and saved a little from each salary. Having waited for his mother to go to bed, the woman took a piece of paper and a pen, then barely managed to hold back her tears.
Dan wrote a farewell letter to her mother, asking her not to be mad and not to go looking for him as he left his home. Dan felt that this decision would change his entire life. Only when he was already out on the street did the man let himself cry. She cried all the way to Laura’s house. Dan was saying goodbye to his past, trying not to think about the hated farm, Damon’s annoying looks and mocking remarks of his peers who all had long started their own families.
Harry warmly greeted his friend at the door of his house. His parents respected Dan and were glad that she would be traveling with their daughter since the trip was going to be a long one. The young woman, settled comfortably in the back seat and, lulled by the resales of the tires on the road, quickly fell asleep.
Dan woke up before his friend did and, looking at the fields and road signs flashing outside the window, quietly prayed that his mother would forgive her and would not despise his for his decision. With each smile that brought Dan closer to his dream, he felt incredible elation and lightness in his heart.
When the woman finally arrived in New York, they were overwhelmed by euphoria and joyful excitement. After the monotony of fields and farms, the lights of the metropolis beckon on them like a beacon showing way to lost sailors. Here it is, our new life.
There will not be any more talks of weddings and the sad whining of Sarah, who was always upset that her old Cadillac needed repair and was falling apart on the go. Arriving in New York, the provincial travelers rented an apartment and, without wasting any precious time, set out to find jobs.
Harry managed to get a job as a shop assistant in a small store, but it took Dan some time to find a job. He liked a position as a hotel administrator. Going in for an interview with the owner, Dan sat down on a chair. A Gray haired man, about 50 years old was sitting at the table. He patiently listened to the man and as a whole was satisfied with their candidate and said, could you start to work tomorrow?
You know, you remind me of my old friends, said the owner and slightly moved the photo in a dark frame. Standing on his table, Dan involuntarily looked at the picture and froze in surprise. Is something wrong? The owner asks cautiously. Where did you get this photo?
Dan asked, his voice trembling with excitement. This is my Nancy. Unfortunately, she’s been dead for a long time. We loved each other, but fate had its own plans for us. Why does this surprise you so much?
The owner asked, perking up. Because this is my mother, only he’s young here, Dan replied quietly, feeling his cheeks flush. No, that’s impossible. My Nancy died 25 years ago, the man said, making it clear that this conversation was over. You’re not listening.
This is definitely my mother, Nancy Morris. She lives on a farm in Florida now, and I am her son, Dan exclaimed. Hearing the man’s words, the owner turned pale and sank into his chair. He realized that it was highly unlikely that this strange man would come in and lie to him. His Nancy really was from Florida.
Feeling that she was about to burst into tears, Dan ran out of the office and hurried out into the street. The fresh morning air cooled his hot cheeks. For a moment, Dan was panting like a beached fish, gasping for air. At that moment, the owner of the hotel quietly approached him from behind and took him by the shoulder. But you really do look like Nancy.
You have the same eyes and your dimples, the man whispered. And then the man invited Dan to sit on a nearby bench with him and began to tell his story. I met your mother when we were both 25 years old or so. It was probably love at first sight. We really wanted to get married, but one day the bus that she took to visit her relatives in Florida got into an accident.
After that, Nancy’s mother told me that her daughter had died. I really wanted to visit the grave of the love of my life, but my failed motherinlaw was against it, blaming me for Nancy’s death. I was out of my mind with grief. She was expecting a baby. It’s hard to even think about how devastated I was back then.
But over time, I resigned myself to my fate and continued with my life, keeping the memory of Nancy in my heart, the man said, not having time to brush away the tears flowing down his face. But she’s alive, and I’m his son of Nancy, Which Morris means I’m your son, too.
Dan whispered and hugged his father, Whom he had never seen in his life. As it turned out, Nancy’s fiance was named as Philip Gonzalez. Having lost his bride, the man could never find another soulmate.
After two failed attempts at marriage and subsequent divorces, the man decided to live the rest of his life alone. And now, having learned that he had a son, Mr. Gonzalez was on cloud nine. Moreover, it meant that now he had an heir Whom he had dreamed of for so many years. And even though the love for Dancy Had cooled down over time, he still felt respect for her.