A month passed since my baby girl and my son left. I didn’t want to impose myself by calling or visiting; I just let them be, Jaz needed his peace. He needed Alice and no one else.
But today, at some point, my desire to see them overwhelmed any reason for not doing it. Somehow I managed to find my luggage in my overly sized closet, put my favorite clothes in it, and be in a garage with car keys in my right hand in just five minutes.
My Cadillac CTS was too fast; I was in Oregon (our neighbor state) in just two hours. The house was placed 310 miles east from a town called Eugene, in Cascades. I used to hunt there very often, that’s how I found it.
Anyway, it took me three and a half hours to get there. Driving with limited speed was not something vampires liked to do, but we had to, in order not to be any suspicious. Alice was standing in front of the house (of course), lightly leaned on one pillar, with a big smile on her face. Somehow I was relieved, I was expecting her to be mad, but I forgot that this is Alice; she can’t be mad, at least when it comes to her family.
I stepped outside; Jasper was already getting my bags from the trunk. I hurried to my daughter and hugged her with all my strength. I’ve seen on her face that this time alone with Jaz made her nothing but good; to both of them. Jasper was waiting patiently next to Alice, slightly nervous to hug me too. I freed myself from Alice and gave him a big smile and even bigger hug. If he could blush, I’m certain that this would be the situation he would. I could see he didn’t expect so much understanding, support and devotion from all of us, and above all, love. I looked in his golden scotch eyes; pleasure, satisfaction, love, devotion was not all that I saw. Home was missing to both of them. But neither of them would return unless they were certain that everything is alright.
Esme: Oh, my babies. I missed you so much! How are you? Is everything alright? No problems with hunting or anything else?
Alice grabbed my hand and led the way into the house. It was really beautiful; it was like I was watching someone else’s work and not mine.
Alice: Relax mom, everything’s ok. Can here be any problems?
All three of us laughed to that thought. Jasper took my luggage to a guest room while Alice dragged me into the living room.
Alice: Ok, now it’s my turn to bomb you with questions! I can see actions but I can’t see moods. How is everyone? What was happening?
Expectation was in her eyes, she was truly worried for everyone, like we were for them. Jasper appeared, sitting next to Alice. He gently brushed her hand while he waited for my response. I was looking through a big window that enlightens the whole room.
Esme:You know that none of us was pleased with your decision. I’m sorry I invaded your privacy like that but I couldn’t withstand this situation any more. I didn’t come to persuade you to come home; this is only a visit from a worried mother.
I turned to them with a big smile. They were still waiting for news but Alice nodded to give me a sign that she understands.
Esme: Anyhow, Bella still doesn’t know; we all agreed that the best way to deal with it was to tell her you’ve decided to visit you’re old friends. Carlisle didn’t make much fuss about it, he was glad that Jasper admitted that it was too hard for him. You know my reactions…
A little smile stole from my lips. I could so overdo any situation, just like Alice could with shopping.
Esme: Rosalie didn’t mind it. As usual, she’s into herself as much as possible and you’re not there to steal her shine. Emmett… Emmett was not so good… Still isn’t but he accepted it. He’s getting on Rose’s nerves pretty much every second. Edward missies you both very much but is very grateful that you are doing this. You know… House is empty without two of you.
Although I promised that this wouldn’t be ‘that kind of’ visit, I couldn’t help myself not to give them a pleading look. They both burst into laugh and gave me ‘ah we knew it’ look back. And I laughed to myself.