Caroline was eating her lunch quietly trying to avoid any contact with other people as much as possible. She was finally considering what Mother Superior had said. What if Anthony really wasn't coming back? 'She had told him to go away', she thought angrily. 'But why did he have to listen?'...she shrugged to herself. 'Maybe he had to...' she thought a little numbly. 'But he would come back for me wouldn't he? Of course he would! What am I thinking? He's coming...'
"Caroline, dear. Why don't you sit with all the other children? I'm sure they would love to talk to you." said Sister Bonnie.
Caroline, seeing the fact that there was no need to be rude, answered quietly,
"I don't to talk to them."
"Why not dear?" she asked in concern.
"Because, when Anthony comes for me I want to not miss anything when I'm gone, that way I'll want to stay here, even though if Anthony came and I did that, I would still go with him. See, I'm a real clingy person." she said thoughtfully.
"Oh, well, Caroline, you know that-"
"Don't say it. That's what everyone else wants me to hear. I don't want to hear it. I'm 8 years old now. Anthony celebrated with me. He took me out to dinner at a really fancy place. I still have the blue dress at Anthony's. I want to wear it again someday if you know what I mean." she said a little more icily then she meant.
"He'll come back I know he will."
" I don't know what to say to that." Sister Bonnie had said after a long pause.
And then there was a knock at the door.
For a minute Caroline and Sister Bonnie looked at the door, and then at each other, trying each other, then Caroline bolted to the door, Sister Bonnie following quickly. Of course Sister Bonnie being the older and more persistent one rushed past her in a heartbeat calling for Mother Superior, guarding the door from the frantic child.
"Mother Superior! Mother Superior!"
"Let me by! I want him! I know it's him! Move!" they both screamed in unison.
Mother Superior came downstairs to see the frenzy at the door.
"That is enough!" she said to get their attention.
Everything got quiet.
"Caroline, move out of the way. Sister Bonnie, answer the door." she said calmly.
They did as told.
Sister Bonnie opened the door just a crack to see what was outside as Caroline watched her facial expressions furiously. Sister Bonnie nodded her head to whoever was out there and shut the door slowly. She turned to Caroline and said.
"It was...It was a solicitor Caroline."
"No..." she said in disbelief. 'Wasn't he coming?' she thought.
"No...No! NO..." she screamed and ran off in the direction of the backdoor, but someone was already there. She fell to the floor with a thud and looked up quickly.
"Anthony." she breathed.
She ran to him and he embraced her. Oh, she had missed him.
'Feeling loved is good.' He thought to himself.
"Anthony so nice to see you and your..."she'd spotted Dylan. "Girlfriend?"
Oh she'd recognized that girl anywhere by now.
"Did you come for a visit Anthony?" she knew that wasn't the answer.
"I-I-c-c-ca-me fo-for h-h-her." he stuttered out miraculously.
Everyone in the room got dead quiet. He'd spoken. Mother Superior was about to drop dead at the sound of his voice, while Dylan was smiling softly to herself. She felt proud to know that she had helped the motivation.
"Anthony you said something. I love you." she said and embraced him again as he picked her up. She sighed contently and buried her head in his shoulder.
Mother Superior looked up and saw a picture. Anthony standing beside his wife and holding his daughter. It was beautiful.
"I'll-I'll get you some papers." she said.
She rushed into the main office while they all three held each other in a loving embrace.
"Well, Anthony you did it." she said softly.
Sister Bonnie walked in just as the phone rang. She picked it up while Mother Superior went to give the new family the adoption papers.
Mother Superior sank into the couch.
"I can't help but to think that I've lost something."
"You haven't Mother Superior. He's still here." she gestured towards her heart.
It had been a very long day.
"I still can't believe he's so grown up. I never thought that this would happen."
"Don't feel sad." said Sister Bonnie.
"But I do..."
Well, on a lighter note, the Hansons called today. They'll be expecting their first child come Spring."
They looked at each other and laughed. What a perfect ending to a day.
Well there you have it. I would like to thank all of my reviewers and everyone who read this. I'm sorry if you didn't like the ending. I wanted to end it in a simple kind of way. Detail but not over elaborate, you know? If you didn't like it, then why'd you read it? O.o...hmm? lol. Thank you for everything.
Thanx Gwen, you were cool and so were the reviews.
Thanx Anna-Salem and WSTM! You guys are awsome.
Hamsters for everyone! Let's party! There is reason to celebrate! I finally finished my story. Does a little jig
If you like scary movies then consider this. I'm planning on my first Freddy Krueger story and finishing my 13 ghosts story. Please read those too. I might make a new C.A. story, I don't know. Maybe...I'm not promising. Well I hope you liked this story. I know your thinking; that it wasn't very Thin Man/Dylan. I told you in the summary that it was about Anthony and the little girl. Wanted to try something different chaknow? Well, that's me. See ya guys. Also, puffums, ur awsome. Stay puffy. gives hamster