(A/N) Ok I have decided to dedicate a chapter to whoever comments on my story. I'm sorry it took me a long while until I was able to upload butI have been swamped in studying for my standard grade exams and I couldn't find anytime to work on it. I hope this chapter doesn't suck to read it's basically just a filler chapter. So here it is :)
Just as I’m about to press the raised circle in the middle of the square design, I heard hurried footsteps coming up the creaky spiral staircase and along the hall.
‘Emerson are you up here honey!? Can I have a talk with you, sweetie?’ I saw the door handle turn so I pick up a box and pretended to place things on the mantle.
‘I’m in here, mum,’ I yell as she opened the door
‘Oh so I see you’ve already snaffled this room to call your own,’ she said as she walked through the door scanning the work I’ve done to my new room.
‘That’s right I think I’m gonna like it here after all. I mean this room is bigger and brighter than my old one,’ I said looking at the French windows and the two on either side of my bed. I love the light so I love a room with a lot of windows which is what my old room was lacking. I also love the outdoors so there is nothing in the world that can cheer me up more - than a long walk outside in my bear feet. Call me weird, but it makes me feel at peace with myself and closer to Mother Nature.
‘So what did you want to talk to me about?’ I asked her as I put down the box and sat on one of the large chairs that were facing the fireplace.
‘Well the thing is,’ she took a seat on the small bench at the foot of my bed ‘you see the thing is that, I never said I’m sorry.’ She looked really sad and I don’t know what she was saying sorry for.
‘I don’t understand what you’re going on about, mum,’ I said crossing my legs.
‘Well I never really asked you if you wanted to move or if you were okay with moving. I just packed us up and moved us out here, no consideration of your feelings what so ever. It’s my fault that we’re here if only I hadn’t gotten myself fired. I’m just sorry that’s all, I made a mistake but now that I’ve seen you settle in nicely I won’t worry so much about whether you resent my decision. Remember what your grandma says “An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it”. ’
I could see where she was coming from, but I didn’t need to be apologised to I knew why she did it. Plus it’s beautiful here and I can start fresh, turn over a new leaf seeing as nobody would know me here.
‘It’s alright mum, really I don’t know how but I feel like I can breathe easy here, like I belong here so don’t worry,’ she almost blinded me while smiling with her shiny pearly white teeth.
I felt this pull to go over and hug my mum, so I got up and wandered over to her. She stood up and engulfed me in her arms I closed my eyes and held on. I felt so safe and comforted when my mum hugged me, actually now that I think about it it’s kinda the same feeling I got earlier when my grandma hugged me, Strange...
When I opened my eyes I was laying down on my bed, not knowing how I got there. I must have dozed off hugging her I always feel quite tired after giving my mum hugs. I guess it’s always been like that she said I was the best baby ever, when it came to going to sleep.
It was really dark outside and the moonlight was streaming through the French windows, which my mum must have closed. I felt in the mood to dance around my room and use up some of my extra energy so I got my docking station out and put on “Enjoy the Silence” by Anberlin. I turned up the music really loud so all that I could feel was the beat of the bass. I didn’t need to worry about waking up my mum or grandma because they said they were going out to meet some of my grandma’s friends which is what they always do every full moon. They say that it’s traditional and that someday I’ll keep it alive, it sounds like fun to me. They always come home smelling of smoke and different kinds of herbs which seem to linger until the next full moon. Shadow was gone as well probably for her midnight walk she does it every night and always seems to wake me up when she comes back in, which is really irritating but I’ve gotten used to it over the years.
|Eliza Doolittle||as Emerson|
|Callan McAuliffe||as Callan|
|Lisa Edelstein||as Karen|