|Anthony's New Son
Author: premierexecutor PM
A boy abandoned and abused, left almost for dead is rescued by an officer of the law who takes him in as his own. little does the boy know who exactly adopted him. Note: (Chapters 15-20 are a collaboration between myself and a friend. Odd chapters done by him, even chapters done my me.)Rated: Fiction T - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 20 - Words: 32,542 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 2 - Published: 01-08-13 - Status: Complete - id: 3090465
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Anthony's New Son
Chapter 1: ABUSED AND UNWANTED
Kilantus Park, Orlando, Florida, 0800 hours | Mon., 01/02/2020
A scream can be heard as a boy falls to the ground. His purple orbs stare at the man who is supposed to be his father. Before he can utter a word, the man slaps him across the face again and grabs him by the neck.
"I've had enough of you!"
The man screams as he throws the boy into the nearby wall. The child lets out a scream as he reaches the wall. He gazes up at his father again and coughs as blood seeps down his cheeks. The man smiles.
"Weakling, just like your mother."
With that said the man strikes the boy again.
"Don't know why she named you Kilo, don't mean nothing now though."
Kilo looks up to his supposed father and collapses to the floor. The man chuckles and leaves the house. Fortunate enough for the boy, angels are watching over him, and someone calls the ambulance which rushes the boy to the hospital.
Meanwhile, the police have arrived at the home and have arrested the man who just abused the child that was sent to the hospital. A man the color of tree bark walks up to two officers. They salute and the man nods.
"Captain, this man was called in as the child abuser."
The captain stares at him in shock and disgust. This man that was the child abuser is one of his own officers, Lt. Richard Delany. The captain furrows his brow and turns to the other officers.
"Boys, get him out of my sight. I can't stand child abusers. I furthermore, can't stand those abusers that are part of my own force!"
The officers step back at the captain's outburst. The captain flashes his golden eyes at them and stands in their faces.
"GO! NOW! GET-HIM, OUT-OF-HERE!"
The officers nod and upon entering their car they speed the culprit away. The captain looks to the ground and closes his eyes. He prays for the child that was abused, he prays that the boy would be okay. Upon finishing his prayer, he hops into his car and speeds off into the city center.
Orlando Children's Hospital, Orlando, FL 1000, | Mon., 01/02/2020
Kilo groans as he opens his eyes. He looks around to find blue wallpaper with trains racing across it greeting him. Before the boy can say anything, a man the color of tree bark walks in, his red cloak sweeping the floor with his movements. Beside him is a doctor clad in white. The doctor turns to the man.
"This child suffered serious injuries, Mr. Centriany. His name's Kilo. You were the only relative we could contact."
Anthony nods and is shocked when the boy speaks.
"Kilo…. Is that my name?"
Anthony's eyes flash revealing sun at their center. He knew when a person asks for their own name that would be a bad sign. Kilo trains his eyes on the doctor and smiles.
"Is this nice man, my daddy, doctor?"
Anthony looks to the doctor. He had never had a son before, and was considering adoption. He just didn't expect one of his fellow officers to abuse his own son. He looks back to the boy and thinks,
"The child needs someone to care for him. Since his father decided to be a low-life child abuser, I'll step up to the plate." Anthony smiles at the boy and nods.
"Well, I am now. How old are you son?"
Kilo shrinks back when Anthony walks closer to him. He stops and kneels by the boy's bedside once he's close. Kilo smiles and looks to the doctor, then to Anthony.
Anthony smiles at the terrified boy.
"Don't worry, son, we'll get you in tip top shape."
"Okay, um….never mind."
Anthony turns to the doctor who smiles at him and speaks.
"Can I speak with you outside?"
Anthony nods and steps outside with the doctor. Once outside, the doctor closes the door and faces Anthony.
"Well, I have some things to tell you. You see… Kilo's body is in rather good condition. It is clear that God was watching over him…but as he hit the wall, he fell pretty hard on the backside of his head. The part in his brain that is responsible for the memory is currently…set out of place, and it isn't functioning. It was a blessing that it was not badly hit because that could have led to permanent damage. However, he seems to have lost his memory. Amnesia is what we call it. He did not even remember his name as you have seen! He seems fine, but I'll want to keep him overnight for observation, Captain Centriany."
The doctor says, noticing the insignia on his cloak.
Anthony nods and speaks up.
"Is there anything I can do?"
The doctor nods.
"If you mean drugs, Captain, no. Amnesia can't be cured by drugs. Considering the abuse the child has undergone, it would be best that you care for him. Other than the father that abused him, he has no family. Since you're that man's superior, I would suggest that you take the child in as your own. Considering the fact that his father is an abuser, and now in jail by your orders, the only two options for the child are state care or yours, since you seem attached to the child already. It is imperative for the child to be in the care of someone he trusts, and considering his age it's even more important, since he now has no one else to care for him."
Anthony nods and shakes the doctor's hand.
"I'll take care of the boy, I always wanted a son."
With that, the doctor leaves and Anthony reenters the room. Kilo looks over to Anthony as though he is expecting good news.
"So, you're going to be my Daddy, huh?"
"Yes, but I can't take you home just yet, the doc wants to keep you overnight for observation."
Kilo nods and yawns.
"Are you a cop?"
"Yep, I'm captain of the Orlando Police Department. I promise to protect you."
Kilo smiles as Anthony sits down on his bed. He chuckles at the boy when he yawns.
"Are you tired?"
"Maybe a bit."
"Do you want to sleep for awhile?"
He nods and wraps himself as a cocoon under the silk of his bed covers. Anthony smiles at the boy and turns to find Samson, one of his lieutenants, at the door. The man flashes his blue pools and walks in.
Samson salutes. Anthony smiles and returns the salute.
"At ease, thanks for coming, friend."
Samson lowers his hand to his side and nods.
"So, what are you going to do, Captain?"
"I'm going to watch over him and tomorrow, I'm taking him home as my new son."
"Understood, Captain. Permission to remain here with you."
"Permission granted, Samson."
Samson smiles and sits in a chair in front of the bed. Soon, he is asleep along with Anthony. About two hours later, Samson awakens to muffled singing. He looks over to find Anthony singing to a sleeping Kilo in his embrace. Anthony gazes over to Samson.
"He just started crying and thrashing. He had a nightmare, but I just hugged him until he fell back to sleep. I'm guessing the doctor was right, he does need me."
"Yes, sir, that doctor's correct. Permission to return to sleep."
"We're not in the army Samson,"
he yawns and continues to speak,
"but permission granted."
With that Samson falls asleep.
The next morning Kilo is released from the hospital. Lt. Samson offers to drive Anthony and his new son home, to which he accepts.
When they arrive home, Anthony gives Kilo a tour of his new home.
"This is the kitchen, complete with fridge, stove, sink, dishwasher, and a walk in cupboard. I swear you'll get lost if you aren't careful."
As they walk out the kitchen, Kilo yawns. Anthony smiles and kneels down to his son.
"I guess now is as good a time as any to show you to your room."
Anthony chuckles as they leave the kitchen to a hallway in front of the kitchen.
"Straight down this hall is my room. Your room is the first door to the left and the bathroom is the second door on the left from my room. From where we're standing, by the kitchen, your room is the second door on the left and the bathroom is the first. My room is still straight back."
Kilo nods as Anthony sets him on his new bed. Tears well in his eyes and Anthony hugs him straightaway. His tears cease the moment he is embraced by the man.
"What's wrong son?"
"I'm scared, will you stay in here with me, please?"
"Of course son, I will definitely do that."
Kilo smiles as his father lays down next to him. Kilo wraps his arms around his father and falls asleep. Anthony chuckles as he watches his son.
"This will prove to be a great task. May God give me strength in this endeavor."