|Past and Present
Author: foxayfan PM
17 year later the past comes back to haunt the present. Secrets are lingering around?Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,893 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 01-19-05 - id: 2226804
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LOS ANGELES, CA
Adie looked on at the small crowd of mourners dressed in black. Anything to keep her from looking at the coffin being lured into the grave. She tried hard to suppress the tears that were threatening to spill. Hard as she tried they still spilled down her cheeks. Almost immediately she felt a pair of hands intertwine with hers. Without looking up she knew it was her brother Morgan. They stood there in silence together, each lost in there separate thoughts.
"Its hard to believe she's gone." Morgan stated breaking the silence. Adie remained silent hoping that if she didn't say anything she wouldn't have to believe it. Morgan sensing that she wasn't going to say anything looked over to there older brother Michael coming over. He and there grandmother were linked hand in hand. Her eyes were red from crying. As soon as she reached over she pulled all of them into a hug. The four of them holding on to each other for dear life.
"I love you three and don't you guys ever forget it" Bobbie whispered to her three grandchildren. She held onto them like the precious jewels they were. They were all she had left of her daughter.
The all nodded in accord. " Alright then lets go" Michael said pulling out of the embrace. Adie looked at him before shaking her head.
"Not before I say goodbye" she said.
She walked over to the fresh grave site were her mother was buried. " Mom" She started in a shaky voice. " Its hard to believe your gone. I keep telling myself that this is a horrible dream and any minute I'm gonna wake up and be back in my room in our house with you me Michael and Morgan. I would give anything to make this a terrible nightmare. I wish you were here mom. I cant imagine growing up without you. I need you mom. Why? Why'd you leave? I keep thinking about the things that you and I will never be able to do. There's so much I wanted to know from you. I regret every moment that I took for granted with you. I regret that I took you for granted. Goodbye mommy" Adie said " And I will always love you" She put a rose on the grave and fingered the engraving on the tombstone. Caroline Leigh Corinthos 1973-2021. Loving mother and daughter. She let out a sigh and began to walk away.
As she headed toward the car she felt the cool drops of rain falling from the sky. It was almost as if the heavens were morning with her.
Both of her brothers looked at her and smiled as the car pulled out of the parking lot.
The ride back home was short and filled with silence. Adie stared out of the window. It was something she did when ever she needed to clear her mind. The rain started to come down heavier. She didn't even want to go home. She knew there would be a wake were people would just come and offer there condolences and tell her and her brothers how sorry the were and pity them. She didn't need there pity. They weren't charity cases. She chuckled at that thought. That was something her mother would say. The phrase rang true because she was her mothers daughter in every way that counted.
As for her father she didn't know him. All she knew was that she had his hair and skin and dimples and that he live in Port Charles. When they were younger she and Morgan would sneak into there mothers room at night when they couldn't sleep and there mother would always tell them stories about there father. Sometimes Michael would join them. He remembered there father.
" Alright sweetie were here" The voice of her grandmother startled her from her thoughts.
"Thanks Grandma" She said as they entered the house together. Adie saw the room full of people and immediately went to her room. She closed the door, sat on the windowsill and looked out the window at her backyard. Reminiscing on her childhood years and the happy times spent with her family. She continued to stare as the rain fell. A wave of uncontrollable tears escaped from her eyes. She clutched her favorite teddy bear in her hand as she cried. Her mother had given it to her when she was a toddler and she couldn't sleep without it
Slowly the door creaked open revealing the intruder. Adie quickly wiped away the tears and turned to face him.
"Hey Ad" Michael said using his nickname for her. " Just checking to make sure your okay."
" As okay as I can be" She said
"Its hard to believe just yesterday we were all at the beach hanging out together" He said chuckling. " There's no one that's ever gonna take her place" He said matter of factly.
Adie nodded in agreement.
" Hey Mikey what are we gonna do now?" She asked as she bit on her bottom lip.
"We're going to stay together and stand strong. Remember what Grandma said. We have that Spencer blood and us Spencer's stand together."
" Yeah but what about dad?" She asked.
Michael frowned. He knew this was going to happen sooner or later. " I don't know Adie. We'll figure it out."
" Grandma is leaving in a few days is it okay if I go to Port Charles with her?" asked her older brother. He was almost 10 years her senior and in ways was a fatherly figure to her. He always protected her and Morgan.
" Are you sure about this Adie?" He asked unsure.
" I've been thinking about this for a while now and I want to go see the place that you momma and Morgan once called home. And I want to meet my-our father. I feel that if I do then I can bury some demons and come to peace with myself. I want to know the rest of our family besides Grandma Bobbie and Uncle Lucas."
Michael looked at her and sighed. " Okay I guess. I have a few things to settle and I guess this place harbors a lot of memories. You talk to Grandma and you can go. Okay?"
"Okay Mike. Thanks. And I love you."
"I love you too Adie." He said pulling her into a hug.
" Is Morgan coming with me ?"
" I don't know. I think he's staying a bit to help me take care of stuff. Moms lawyer is supposed to be coming in a week or so to read us her will but since you'll probably be in Port Charles.
"Hey what's going on up here?" Morgan and Bobbie intruded.
" We're just having a heart to heart" Adie said.
"Grams I was thinking since your going back to Port Charles in a few days if I could go with you?" Adie asked.
Bobbie looked shocked. She looked from Michael to Morgan back to Adie again. Morgan looked confused while Michael nodded his head.
"Honey are you sure? I mean are you ready." Bobbie asked.
"I don't know but I figure if I have to much time to think about it I might chicken out but then there's no time like the present" Adie explained
Bobbie nodded and said a silent prayer. Port Charles was about to be shaken up.
Morgan looked at his sister in admiration. She was about to do something they had talked about when they were younger. He was young when they left. To young to remember anything about where he was born or the man that fathered him. His mother, brother and sister were all he knew but that was about to change.
"I want to come with you Lil' Bit" Morgan said using his nickname for her. " But I have some stuff to help Mikey with okay. Don't give the old man too much of a headache."
" Alright" She said though tear-stained eyes and motioned for them to hug. The three siblings stood there embracing each other and for a second it felt like time stood still. They were all they had.
"Oh before I forget" Micheal said breaking the group hug. " This is for you. Its something mom wanted you to have."
Adie stood there and eyed the locket. It was the one from her mothers jewelry box. Her mother had promised it to her when she was a little girl. A smile came to her face as she fingered the locket. It was gold and had her and her siblings and both her parents gemstones on it. She put it on and for the first time in the last few days felt closer to her mother.
" I love you all" She said.
" An we love you." They all said in unison.
"Well I guess should start getting all the guest cleared out okay." Bobbie said exiting the room. A smile played along her lips as she watched the siblings interact. " I think we'll get over this okay." She said to herself. She looked up and said " I know we will because your watching over us Caroline"