Celeste walked home as thoughts races through her mind. “How would Alex feel about all of this? Will he be angry and more important she saw her son? She had some of Maeve’s memories so she didn’t see him but she knew. Celeste knew he was coming back. He was coming home.
She opened the door and called out to Alex. Justin had been following Celeste. He was afraid to leave her alone. If she was weak or hurt from it all he wanted to be there to help. He stood behind her as she entered the house.
No one was home. “I can stay.” He didn’t want to leave his grandmother.
Celeste would have protested this, but she didn’t want to be left alone. “Thank you.”
Alexander came in right behind them. He had so much on his mind. How to save his mom and how to keep Celeste safe. He assume it was another illusion.
He sighed. “I promise, I will figure this out and save you.”
Celeste looks confused as she came into the house, “Aren’t you happy to see me?”
He reached for her face. “If only you were here.”
“But I am.” She took his hand as he reached for her cheek and places it on her face.
As he touched her face he gasped. “Cel!”
She smiles”Yes, I’m real.”
Alexander never cried. However if someone was standing in front of him as Celeste was they could see tears coming to his eyes. He didn’t notice Justin was standing there. He pulled Celeste close and kissed her. As he kissed her he whispered, “I’m so sorry.”
She put her hands on either side of his face, “You have nothing to be sorry for.”
“Oh but I do. After Matthew, I shut down. I shut down on everyone and I know I hurt you most of all.”
“We were both hurting. There is enough blame to go around. He’s coming back!” She said with excitement. “And now we have more things to take care of.” She hugged him. “I love you. Don’t worry or fret.”