Kissing him all over his face, I hold him tighter.
“Mom!” he giggle, but he doesn’t push me away.
“I’ve missed you so much! How are you here right now?” I ask him as I pull away a little though I don’t let
We were both on the floor, but I didn’t care. I was just so fucking happy to have him here with me.
“Dad, came for me. He said you needed me. It was supposed to be a surprise, that’s why I didn’t tell you when we talked yesterday”
It was only after he mentions his father that I realize Rowan was standing before him. Our eyes lock. I see
an emotion in his eyes, but I just can’t figure out what it is.”
“Hi” I say softly.
He has been by my house everyday just to check up on. He has been supportive and kind. Something that
still surprises me. He was so different from the Rowan I was used to that I didn’t know how to react to
this version of him.
True to his words, he got me a therapist who I began seeing three days ago. Every time he does
something nice, I’m left surprised by his action. It was so unlike him.
“Hey, Ava….how are you today?” he asks with a small smile.
“I’m good” I shrug. I was making steps to get better and that’s what matters.
Noah pulls at my sleeves and I look at him. “Is it true that you’re having a baby?”
I glare at Rowan who looks at me sheepishly while rubbing the back of his head.
“Yes” I tell him in fear.
He has never said anything about wanting a sibling, so I don’t know how he’ll to react.
I’m surprised when a huge smile takes over his face and he bumps his fist in the air.
“Oh man, this is so cool” he screams in happiness. “Can you make the baby be a girl? I always wanted a
His joy eases something in my heart. A bit of the panic I had settles down. If Noah is okay with me having
another baby, then everything will work out.
“It doesn’t work like that, baby” I gently explain it to him. “It’s a fifty fifty percent chance, so it might be a
“No! It’s a girl mommy. I’m going to get a baby sister because that’s what I want and I always get what I
want” his face is etched in determination,
Right now he looks so much like Rowan that it’s really uncanny.
“Noah…” I didn’t want him to be disappointed if in case the baby is boy.
“No” he goes to argue but Rowan cuts him off.
“Buddy, could you give me and your mom a chance to talk?” he looks between the two of us before nodding his head and going upstairs.
I had made a live video and given him a tour of the house, so he knows where his bedroom is.
“How did you know I needed him?” I ask him standing up.
He shrugs his shoulder. “Call it instincts, I can’t really explain it”
“I’m happy to see him, but isn’t it unsafe for him? The Reaper’s still remain a threat even if we haven’t
heard from them”
He sighs “Don’t worry about that, they won’t hurt Noah. I can’t promise about the rest, but Noah isn’t a
target and for me that’s all that matters”
I don’t feel particular anything when he mentions the rest. Like he said, Noah is my main concern. Apart
from Letty, the others could burn in hell.
“Thanks for bringing him back and for everything you done for me” I tell him genuinely. He has done a lot
for me these past few days, and I’ll always be grateful.
“Anything for you, Ava.”
I frown when he says that. It was so weird hearing him say that when he has never really cared about me.
I was tempted to check his forehead. Just to make sure that he doesn’t have a fever.
Before I can dwell on why he’s changed so much. Running footsteps echo
as they come down the stairs.
“Mom! My room is awesome…It looks better than in the video” he screeches.
I smile. It really doesn’t matter why Rowan has changed. It shouldn’t be my concern. Beside I’ve got so
many things to think about. Like how the hell I was going to face Ethan tomorrow.