Disclaimer: I do not own Taking 5
"Mom! OMG, they're coming! They're coming!" My 13 year old daughters, Faith and Selena, marched through the living room screaming in unison.
"I just vacuumed. You better be careful or your going to have to do it again." I warned them. They stopped where they were, took off their identical black boots, and then walked the rest of the way over to me. "Mom, they're coming here for a concert. They're making a comeback. Can we please go?"
"5 Leo Rise." Faith said it like it was obvious. I froze. It had been 14 years since we had kidnapped them. Danielle only kept contact with us for the first 2 years, and then she got a little busy. She and Scooter were married now and she had a little baby boy. It was kind of sad that I had to keep up with my sisters life using a magazine.
"Mom? Are you okay?" Faith asked worriedly. I looked up from the laundry I was folding. They looked so desperate.
"Fine, but I have to go to." Both of them squealed and hugged me.
"Thank you, mom! Thank you, thank you, thank you!" Both of them ran out the living room to their rooms.
Once the door to theirs rooms had closed I leaned against the dry-cleaner and closed my eyes. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to handle this. Why had I offered to go with them? Did I really want to go through that torture? I hadn't seen him in years. But I had to now; whether I was ready for it or not.
I was a parent. I had duties. I have to take care of my kids. And they want to go to this concert. I can't let them go alone. I guess I'll have to suck it up.
God I can't believe I'm going to go through with this. I sighed and got back up. That's when I noticed the squealing coming from upstairs. I laughed. That used to be me and Gaby. But now we were both mature, at least more mature then we were when we were sixteen. I smiled remembering all the good times Gab and I had had.
I left the laundry, walked to the kitchen, and picked up my cell phone. I flipped it open and dialed a very familiar number. After four rings a voice at the other end said "Hey Dev!"
"Gabs…" My voice trailed off. I knew that she knew something was wrong.
"What's wrong?" worry laced her words. I could imagine her stopping whatever she was doing and giving me her full attention.
"Gaby, they're coming."
"Who? Wait. Are you talking about who I think you're talking about?"
"5 Leo Rise," I whispered, "They're coming. They're making a comeback. And Fai and Sel want to go to their concert. I can't let them go alone and they really wanted to go so I promised to take them. I know I have to face them, Gabs. But I don't know if I can. I'll have to, I know that. And I will. I just don't know if I can handle it," I said in one breathe, "God, Gabs, what am I going to do?"
"Okay, deep breathes, Dev. I'll be right over." The line went dead. I sighed and set my phone aside.