Disclaimer: I don't own TMI, Cassandra Clare does
Eight years later
"Mom!" Eden shouted from upstairs. I let out a groan of irritation and placed my paintbrush back onto my desk. I slowly made my way up the stairs and walked into Eden's room. When I got there, I had to hold in my laughter and try my best to keep a straight face.
"Hey Eden, what's up with all the commotion?" I asked looking at my now 14-year-old son. Eden huffed out of annoyance and crossed his arms over his chest.
"The blonde haired devil drew all over my face while I was sleeping." He exclaimed pointing at the four-year-old girl.
A little over four years ago, I found out that I was pregnant again. When I first found out, I was afraid of telling Jace, but then I remembered that Jace wasn't Sebastian. That he wouldn't leave me if he found out that I was pregnant. When I finally did have the guts to tell Jace, he couldn't have been happier. June Sophia Lightwood was a cutie from the start. She looked a lot like Jace. She had his hair, nose, mouth, but her eyes were green like my own.
A year later, Jace asked me to marry him and of course I said yes. Our wedding was small and pleasant. We just invited the people who we were close to.
I snapped out of my little reminiscent dream, and looked down at the little rascal who still had the tube of lipstick in her hands.
"June, is this true? Did you draw on your brother's face?" I asked. Her lower lip twitched a bit and her eyes started to water.
"I sowwy." She sniffled out. My eyes softend and I pushed her hair behind her ears and took the tube of lipstick out of her hand.
"Don't tell me that. Tell your brother." I put her down and she waddled over to Eden.
"I sowwy Edy." Eden sighed and wrapped his arms around his little sister.
"It's okay June. I know you didn't mean it." Eden said with his arms still wrapped around his sister. A small smile made it's way across my lips. They were so cute together. Of course they did get on each other's nerves like all siblings do, but they do love each other.
"What's going on in here?" A voice behind me asked. I turned around and gave Jace a small smile.
"Daddy!" June squealed in excitement. Running out of her brother's embrace into her dad's arms.
"Hey June bug. Were you a good girl for your mommy today?" He asked while booping her nose. June giggled and nodded. Jace must've seen Eden's face because his eyebrows furrowed in confusion.
"Hey Eden, what's up with your face?" He asked with a smirk clear on his face. Eden groaned out in frustration and pointed at June.
"June thought it would be funny to draw on my face while I was sleeping." Eden said with a bit of annoyance. Jace placed June back onto the ground and walked over to Eden. Jace wrapped an arm around Eden and ruffled his hair.
"Come on bud, I'll help you clean up your face and then you and I can go and throw the ball around outside." Eden nodded in agreement and the two of them walked out of the room.
June squealed in excitement and started to run after Jace and Eden, but I grabbed her before she could walk out the door. She pouted her lip, but it soon became a smile when I started to tickle her stomach.
"Mommy, I don't have time for a tickle fight. I want to go and play with Daddy and Edy!" She whined. I stuck my tongue out at her and pinched her nose.
"Why don't you help me make dinner June bug?" I asked her. She jutted her lip out in a pout, but eventually nodded in agreement.
June and I were in the kitchen cooking dinner, when the front door opened.
"Hello? Clary? Jace? Is anyone home?" My dad called out. June dropped the wooden spoon she was using, and ran over to the front door to greet her grandpa.
A few moments later, my dad and June walked into the kitchen.
"Hey dad, what are you doing here?" I asked as I turned off the stove and placed the lid on pot. My dad gave me a small smile and sat down on one of the chairs in front of the countertop.
"Can't a father just stop by and see his favorite daughter?" He questioned. I knew that he was stalling. My dad had a tendency to babble when he was nervous.
"I'm your only daughter dad. What's the real reason why you stopped by?" I asked trying to get him to tell the truth. He let out a sigh and loosened the tie around his neck.
"Well, I wanted to tell you in person that I'm seeing someone." My dad said. My eyes widened. This totally caught me off guard. Don't get me wrong; all I've wanted for my dad was for him to find someone. He deserves to be happy and have someone special in his life.
"That's amazing dad. When do we get to meet this lucky woman?" I asked smiling at him.
"Why don't you guys come by this Saturday for dinner? Jon is coming as well." I nodded and agreed that would be a good idea.
"Well since you're already here, do you want to stay for dinner?" I questioned. My father shook his head.
"Not tonight sweetheart. I'm actually having dinner with the woman I'm seeing. I just stopped by to tell you the news." He said simply. I told him it was okay and we agreed to set up another time where he could hang out with us for a while.
I walked my dad to the front door and told him I would see him on Saturday to meet his new girlfriend. I continued to finish dinner up and asked June to set the table.
A few moments had passed when Jace and Eden walked back into the house and seated themselves at the dinning table. As I brought the food into the dinning room, I gave Jace a quick kiss on the lips and ruffled Eden's hair.
"Did I see your dad's car pull out of the driveway earlier?" Jace asked in between bites of his pasta.
"Yeah, he stopped by to tell me something." I said. At the mention of his grandpa, Eden's eye's lifted from his plate in excitement.
"Grandpa was here? Why didn't he come out back and hang with us for a while?" He asked. After Jace, Eden practically worshiped the ground that my dad walked on. It was cute to see how much he loved his grandpa.
"I'm pretty sure he would've loved to hang out with you, but your grandpa had a date tonight." I said honestly. Jace chocked a bit on his pasta and Eden's jaw dropped.
"Your dad has a date tonight?" Jace questioned. I nodded and brought my gaze back to Eden who still had his mouth wide open.
"Eden, close your mouth. You don't want to catch any bugs in there." I teased. Eden quickly shut his mouth and glared at me.
"Haha. I just can't believe that grandpa Val has more game than me!" He cried out. Jace let out a loud laugh, but stopped when I glared at him.
"You young man are way to young to be dating." I said seriously. Eden just rolled his eyes and put another piece of pasta into his mouth.
"I'm almost 15 mom. Besides I've had a date before." He mumbled. I looked up at him shocked and at a loss of words.
"What!" I shouted. I could see Jace wince from the corner of my eye, but I didn't care at the moment.
"Why is this the first time I'm hearing this? Do I know the girl at least?" I questioned.
"Will you just drop it mom!" Eden shouted with a frustration written all over his face. Eden used to be able to tell me anything. We would go on for hours about our days telling each other what had taken place, but as he got older, those conversations stopped. Sometimes I feel like he tells Jace more than he tells me. Don't get me wrong, I love that Eden has that father-son-bond with Jace. I just wish he would talk to me more.
I didn't mean for it to happen, but tears were starting to leak from my eyes. I had to try my best to keep them from falling, but I had no success. When Eden noticed that I was crying, he sighed and got out of his chair to walk over to where I was sitting.
"I'm sorry mom. I didn't mean to make you cry." He apologized while giving me a hug. I returned his hug and wiped the tears from my eyes.
"No, It's okay. I just need to accept the fact that you can't be my baby forever. That you won't need me pretty soon." I sniffled. Eden narrowed his eyes at my statement.
"Of course I'm going to need you. You're my mom. Even when I have my own kids, I'm still going to come to you for help and advice." Eden confessed. I couldn't help it. After he had said that, more tears just spewed out of my eyes.
"Thank you Bud." I said as I brought him into another hug. As Eden and I were hugging, I felt someone latch onto my waist. I looked down and noticed June hugging me as well. I released Eden and brought June into my lap.
"Aww June, did you want to give mommy some love too?" I asked as I tickled her tummy. She giggled and gave me a small nod. June turned towards Jace and opened her arms up.
"Daddy, come and join our family hug." She giggled. A smile appeared across Jace's features.
"Thanks for the invite sweetie." He cooed. Jace stood up and wrapped his arms around June and I. Eden stood a couple of feet away from us. I grabbed onto the hem of his shirt and pulled him into our family hug. He groaned, but he still joined our little love fest.
It was in this moment that I realized that I finally had everything I wanted in life. I had amazing children, a loving husband, and I was reunited with my dad and brother. It did take a while for me to find it, but at least I found it.
A/N: That's a wrap guys. I can't tell you how thankful I am for all of you who had supported me as I wrote this story. I'm really sorry that it takes such a long time for me to update. I was thinking about writing another story along with continuing my Facing your Fears Story. I have an idea, but I'm not sure if it's good. So I'm going to write a summary, and then you guys can tell me how you feel about it and if I should pursue that idea.
Clary was your average teenage girl. She had amazing friends, a gorgeous, loving boyfriend and an awesome mom who was practically her best friend. But everything came crashing down, when the police came knocking on her front door. Everything that she knew was a complete lie. How is she going to adjust to her new life after being told her mother, wasn't really her mom.
I'm not sure if this is a good idea, so I could really use some advice if I should write it or not. You guys could write some suggestions in the reviews or PM me. Again, thank you all so much for reading this story and my second one as well. It means a lot to me.