"You - you mean we're actually going to be in the same house? Together? By the same doctor that helped us?" asked Patrick, still not believing it.
"You have got to be kidding us," Sarah protested.
"No, I'm not. I really want to help you. If not for me, you can always be separated, with someone you don't trust or even like," Nick told them.
The brother and sister looked at each other.
"He did help us when Henry and Hannah were after us. He's the only one who bothered to help us ever," Sarah said to her brother.
He nodded as they looked back at the doctors.
"Alright, we like it. Of course we'll stay with you. We really appreciate it," Patrick said with a huge smile on his face.
He grew so happy that he put his arms around his sister and lifted her off the ground as she hugged him. He soon let her down and walked over to Nick and they both hugged him. He was slightly surprised. They were being mindful of his injuries for one thing and how they were thanking him for another.
"Thanks Doctor Kokoris," Sarah said.
Nick gave a small laugh.
"You don't need to call me that anymore," he told them.
"Alright Nick, if you don't mind us calling you that," Patrick said with a certain slyness in his voice.
"If you want to though it'll take some time for me to get used to," replied Nick.
Matt, Rae, Jules and Letty gave each other a secret smile as she watched them.
"I never expected Nicholas Kokoris to have kids, adopted or otherwise," Rae whispered to herself.
"Did you say something?" asked Letty.
Rae shook her head.
"No, nothing. Important," she replied.
Matt watched her as he shook his head.
Sarah was walking out of school when a friend ran up behind her.
"Hey Sarah, what's the matter with you?" she asked as they stopped.
"What do you mean Jessica? I'm perfectly fine," replied Sarah.
"That's the problem. Youwere neverfine. You were sad, now you're happy. First scared, now without a care in the world. What exactly happened during that absence of yours?" wondered Jessica.
"Hey Sarah, aren't you coming? We've got to get going or else I'll get yelled at for being late again," came a voice before Sarah could answer her friend.
The two looked to where the voice came from to see Nick waving at them as he leaned on his car. Sarah waved back at him.
"Sarah, who's that?" asked Jessica, obviously shocked as she pointed at him.
"That, my dear Jessica, is my new 'father'," Sarah said to her with a smile as she started off towards him.
Jessica watched her head towards the car and gave the man a hug, her mouth wide open before a smile appeared on her face.
"Sarah, so that's why your name was changed to Kokoris. You were adopted by someone. Should've known that. How dense can I get?" she whispered to herself.
Jessica shook her head before she turned around and headed for home.
Author's Note-Especially have to thank Deana for being the ever faithful reviewer. Can't forget ShastenRothe either. Thank you all. I'll be back sooner or later. (Will probably be sooner rather than later knowing me.)