Aided by an Angel
We pulled into the driveway of Is and Eric's
house. As a child, I was more than familiar with this property
and now it was foreign to me. Momma would always bring Lilli over
her to play with Mickey and I'd tag along. They always
included me, the little, annoying sister, in their games and that
made me feel important. I didn't have anyone my own age to
play with except Darcy, but whenever I could choose between
playing with her or my sister, I'd pick my sister.
"Come on inside, Miracle!" Mickey grabbed
me by my wrist and drug me into their home. I looked around and
mostly everything was the same. The living room was still painted
the same shade of blue it was ten or so years ago and the black
and white tiles of the kitchen floor sparkled like new still.
Addy and Kate were sat on the sofa, watching reruns on the
television until they spotted me.
"Miracle!" They hopped off and darted to
me to embrace me in their tiny arms. They've gotten so big!
The last time I saw them in person, they were just two years old.
Now they had long, golden hair and a developing maturity growing
in their faces. "Sam, Miracle's here!" Oh wow, now
come to think of it, I haven't even seen Sam all this
"Who?" He was still in his pajamas and
looked like he had just woken up. He was all grown up now and it
made me feel old for some reason. "Oh, Lilli's sister? I
remember you!" He came up and hugged me while his
sister's eyes burned him. They didn't like that he
mentioned Lilli, but what they didn't know was that I was
okay with Lilli being brought up. I liked it when she was brought
up. It meant she wasn't forgotten.
"Samuel Theodore Harper, did you just get out
of bed, young man?" Isabella came in and tossed her car keys
into a bowl by the front door and Eric followed behind her.
"You were supposed to be watching the girls this whole
time!" She started to run around the kitchen, gathering
things to make us all some food. Sam started to argue with his
mother about how he was out late with his friends last night and,
let me tell you, Is wasn't intending on letting him with that
Addy, Kate, and Mickey had led me over to the sofa
to rest a second, but I couldn't help but stare at Eric. Not
in that way, but I was taking note of how he looked at my Aunt
Is. He looked at her with love in his eyes and just smiled
bigger and bigger every time she opened her mouth. In my own
opinion, they have been the best love story I have ever known in
my life. I'd say Momma and Daddy were, but I was only an
infant when they split up.
"Here, let's sneak away," The four of
us crept into Mickey's room and took a seat on her bed. The
last time I was in here she had boy band posters plastered on her
light pink walls. Her room, now, was a dark shade of magenta with
black detailing and moldings around the room. Her comforter was
zebra printed and so was the large, areal rug spread across the
hard wood floor.
"Still got a thing for pink, I see?"
"A girl could never out grow the pink that
flows through her veins!" The only thing that hasn't
changed about this house was the personalitites of the people in
it. They never changed and, hopefully, never will. Mickey's
thumbs violently tapped on her cell phone and I asked her who she
was texting, "My boyfriend, Nate. I invited him over for
brunch so yous could meet!"
"Girls, come out here so we can all spend time
with Mir!" Eric called to us. One by one we filed out of the
room and took a seat at their kitchen table. Mickey was to my
right and Kate to my left. Isabella had served us all eggs and
bacon before starting to clean up the mess she had
made. When she leaned over to place the food on Eric's plate,
he gently grabbed her arm and pulled her in for a sweet kiss,
telling her how much he loved her. The adornation he had for her
was incredible. I wish Momma had a love like that. Maybe she did
before me, but I'd never know; she never talks about things
like that with me and I've always been afraid to ask.
"Yanno," Mickey started. "That's
the same spot Lilli would always sit in when she'd eat
here." I smiled and felt my cheeks blush a little. Was
that an indirect way of telling me I reminded her of Lilli? Cause
that's how I'm going to take it.
The rest afternoon went beautifully. Nate had showed
up soon after Is was done cleaning up her kitchen. He was tall,
dark, handsome; basically everything that Mickey was which made
me understand why they worked well together. They made a
beautiful couple and I was putting my money on them getting
married someday. Mickey leaned into Nate's shoulder just like
Is leaned into Eric's. Yeah, it was true love. I just knew
We lingered at the table for a good half hour after
we were all done eating. But when they started to clean up, Sam
had taken everyone's dishes and washed them in the sink for
his mother. "Thank you, Sam." She gave him a squeeze
and a kiss on the head, then returned to her house work. Eric had
left for work, but not without leaving Is with another kiss and
telling her how much she meant to him. When I saw how they loved
each other and how Nate loved Mickey, it reminded me of how
Parker and I had treated each other. I missed him.
As if on cue, my iPhone buzzed in my lap. I
rushed to answer it, thinking it was Parker saying good morning.
It wasn't though. I hadn't recognized the number, but he
let me know who he was. "Hey, I hear you're in
town? - Brad x"
Thanks for reading, Loves! Dun dun duuuuuuun! Brad?!?!? Do
y'all remember who Brad is? Well, if you don't,
he was Lilli's boyfriend. He was also the boy Lilli
was in the car accident with. Thank you all for reading my newest
story You & I & Her on my wattpad. It'd mean the
world to me if you read it, if you haven't already! I'll
leave a link below for it! Btw, last chapter I mis-numbered or
whatever. It should've been 22 instead of 21,
sorry!! Oh, and on a finaly, most important note: I LOVE
BOWTIEANDFEZZES AND SHE IS AN AMAZING FRIEND SO YOU SHOULD ALL
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