“This is all my fault, you know.”
“Rosie, he seems fine. Let’s not jump to conclusions until we go to the doctor, okay?” Connor watched as Rae slunk down to the floor.
This was an awful way for her to be welcomed home. He’d hoped they could have a nice family dinner then maybe enjoy a quiet evening, just the two of them. Instead, Eva had to upset her mother with her college decisions, Caleb had to bring up Dre’s Change and Anthony…no, he was actually glad that Tony came to them rather than waiting any longer.
“No. It’s not okay. My son is turning into a ghost, and I did this to him.”
“No, you didn’t. It’s not your fault that he’s like this. How were you supposed to know this would happen? I need you to calm down sweetheart.” He sat down on the end of their linen chest and scrubbed his face. They would deal with this, like they dealt with Dre and Eva. So much for having at least one normal child. He looked up at Rae and sighed. Normal was overrated anyway.
Rae started to laugh and he raised an eyebrow in question.
“Sorry, I was just thinking how overrated being normal is. At least he doesn’t stand out anymore, right?” She smiled at him.
Grinning, he pulled her up from the floor until she was standing in front of him. “I was thinking the same thing.”
Hugging her around her waist, he felt the tension roll out of his shoulders. She was getting better at letting things go and accepting change. He was proud of her. When she brushed her hand through his hair, tugging lightly, he groaned and pressed his face into her abdomen, breathing in her scent. He’d missed his wife. “Rosie…”
“I know. A terrible way to come home, but maybe we can salvage the evening?” She leaned down and kissed him.
12 thoughts on “Welcome Home”
Poor Rae. I felt bad for her thinking that it was her fault her son is turning into a ghost. Even though…well…yeah. She kind of is responsible, since she herself used to be a ghost. What an interesting story line. I can’t wait to read more! 🙂
Exactly. Although, in her defense, she never chose to die and she definitely didn’t choose to come back. I’d say, if we’re blaming anyone it should Aaliyah and Brian.
I really want to get started on Anthony’s story, so I figured I’d share this while we wait on my computer.
Yes, that’s very true. She didn’t have a choice in dying or being brought back to life either. I wouldn’t blame her anyways, she wouldn’t know that could happen!
Yes! Love the chapter and direction it’s taking.
Thanks ciane! I really wanted to put something out this week. I’m happy to say my computer is fixed. New motherboard and screen. Yay!
Feels like I haven’t seen Connor and Rae in ages. They’re so sweet together. Have you kept them locked up in your computer? 😛
I forgive you because I’ve been pretty obsessed with Dre lately, then you threw Caleb in the mix. I still miss my man Matt, too. 😉 Apparently, I’m pretty needy, so you best get to work, just as soon as you get your computer fixed. LOL
It’s fixed, it’s fixed! I’m going to play and write all night if I have to, but Tony is going to have a chapter! And a character spotlight post.
I have indeed kept them locked up. They are that precious to me. They will be in this gen too, as you read in Dre’s last chapter.
You will also get to meet a couple other characters sometime this week. Franco and Riley. Get ready!!
Woot! Congrats on being up and running again! cracks whip Now get to work, missy! LOL. I’m excited to read what you haven’t even written yet. And two more men? Oh, my. 😀
…it’s actually not fixed. My system won’t recognize the battery, so I had to buy another one and someone has to come change it. It will still work if it’s plugged in, so I quickly went and took a screenshot of Tony as an adult to post a Character Spotlight. And then I started to fall asleep (that one glass of Prosecco just did me in). No chapter, but I got some good screenshots.
Heehee, that’s true that in this family, being normal makes you wierd. XD
Seriously. Can you imagine how relieved Tony is feeling right now? lol, I think Rae is realizing, “if you can’t beat them…”
Glad to see Rae learning to roll with the punches. 🙂