This illustration that I commissioned Melwish to do sets the scene for the story.
Shows me in my room studying math. Lost in my world of numbers and happy to be there. In the next room, is my father doing the only thing he can do anymore. Sit in front of the TV and drink beer.
His health has become so bad from years of chain smoking that needs supplemental oxygen. Which comes from the bottle next to my desk with a tube leading to him.