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"And just who is he when he's around?" I asked her and watched as her cheeks went a pretty shade of pink. "This Robbie person?"
"He's Jarrod and Donna's son. I know he's a bit older than me, but he's so.. umm. He's so.. umm. Damn it, all I can think about is how scrumptious he is. Really, Jenny. All I can think about is him." Julianne was whispering to me with this look in her eye thinking about this man.
Then we all got distracted as everyone was being greeted.
"Why, I do declare. Is that you Miss Lilah. What a lovely surprise seeing you again." I heard Mum say to Miss Lilah who was standing next to her sister.
"I think I should have known who you were since you had the last name." Mum was saying to her after giving her a hug.
"How have you been?" Mum asked her with a smile.
"I haven't been too bad. In fact I'm feeling a lot better since finding my baby sister again." Miss Lilah then said with a smile.
"I never thought that you two were sisters since there is such an age difference. Had I known, I would have put two and two together a long time ago. It's lovely to have you join us." Mum was saying as I watched how all the kids were greeting the others.
Daniel was over at the patio talking with his father, John. Ma wasn't too far away either. When she wasn't coddling her grandchildren that is. And those kids lapped it up too getting that attention. But I still had Julianne standing close to me so I got the feeling she wanted to tell me a bit more of what has been happening here since they arrived.
"All right everyone, it's breakfast time, so washed hands and faces then line up and we'll feed you." Nan called out over the top of everyone's conversations. So the kids all went and got their hands and faces washed in the bathroom, the bigger kids helping the younger ones.
I thought it was a bit hilarious that my children had to help their aunts and uncles wash their little hands and faces and then got conned into helping them get dressed since they were still wearing their pyjama's since we did arrive very early.
"I might go with Rhys and look for some accommodation for the next few days before we head off home. So I'll be a little while if that's okay with you." Daniel's voice spoke over my shoulder causing me to turn around to smile up at him.
"No worries. Just let us know how you got on and don't forget the ladies too." I said to him before he left after leaving me with a quick kiss as I watched them both go.
"How are things with you both?" A quiet voice asked me when no one was around me for a moment.
"I think we'll be okay." I said as I turned to Pa with a smile and reaching out with my arms to give him a hug. One he quickly accepted.
"If you have any problems.." He started to say but soon stopped speaking when I gave hima genuine smile.
"We are working on it. We've been talking this time about everything that has bothered us." I was quietly saying to him.
"I noticed that you've had some surgery done to remove some of those scars. Did you do that for him or you?" Pa asked me with a concerned look.
"I could say it was because of my insecurities or I could say that I wanted to make sure I was more prettier for Daniel, but I guess I needed to have it done for me I think. So .. how do I look?" I asked him with a flirtatious look as I fluttered my eyelashes at him which caused him to belt out a laugh as he grabbed me to him for a hug.
"Well now, that is certainly a different woman who has returned. I hope everything is going well with you both now?" I heard Ma's voice speaking to me as I leaned against Pa's chest with my eyes closed for a moment or two.
God, I was so tired. I think I might have to chase up with a doctor the reason why since I've been feeling this way for a while now.
"What's wrong?" Ma asked me quietly with a concerned voice.
"Just very tired. So much has happened over the past twelve months and I'm zonked. I was just thinking I might go to the doctor and chase it up. I'll do that when we get home." I was saying to them both.
"Nonsense, we'll go down to the medical clinic this morning and have it checked out while we're all here. Leave it to me, I'll call for an appointment." Ma then said in her usual take charge tone that she uses for unpredictable patients.
Watching her walk off inside was either going to be a relief that she has stopped asking me questions or that she's planning more adventures that involve me like the last one we went on. Thinking about that one brought a pang to my heart. That was when we went off to the doctors and found out I was pregnant and that it was twins.
Two beautiful little tiny girls who never got a chance to live.
"Hey, don't worry. I'm sure it's nothing." Pa said to me as he drew me close for another hug, but instead of letting me go straight away, he held me close and just rocked me for a moment or two. I do so love it when he does this. I really do.
I wonder how he will feel when he finds out that his oldest daughter has already got her sights on a man she wants to claim for her own? I reckon it will be exciting around their house when he does find out, if not before hand, that is.
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