Here there Again! I forgot to mention this on my last chapter but, My Exams are over! Done, Finito! I'm extremely happy about that!
The Call – Regina Spektor
Long Time Coming – Oliver James
Top of the World – all American Rejects
Pray for you – Jaron and the Long road to love
So here's my newest Chapter 2… Long Time Coming
"Have a safe trip now, ya'll! Patty, hon, you have a visitor waiting outside for you." She said with a mischievous smile.
"Who's here, Ruth?" I questioned with wonder. I hadn't invited any of my colleagues over before, except for Charlene Madlee, so I had no idea who wanted to see me.
Then my stomach dropped. What if it was my parents coming to see me or what if it was someone who wanted to talk about what happen back in Jenkensville, with… with…
No, stop thinking about that Patty. You have your own life now, what's past is the past. You will never forget him, even though he is gone.
Ruth's voice shook me out of my inner thoughts and conflicts.
"Patty, I suggest that you step outside this here house, and go greet you guest." Ruth said with a stern yet gentle look.
"Alright Ruth, I'm going, but who,?" I was going to finish but I could tell by the look on her face that I needed to just do what I was told.
"Front or Back?' I asked quietly.
"Front, and Patty baby, I suggest you go quickly." She said with a new urgency in her eyes, as if something just dawn on her.
I quickly walked towards the front door, but now without seeing the look smile that Ruth was giving my Grandparents. This only encouraged me to get outside fast.
The moment I opened the door I could feel the heavy rain poring down on the cover over the porch. I saw a figure a little bit away. I could tell that it was a man, by his hair and the way her stood, but I could see who it was since his face was turned the other way.
Like the man was reading my thoughts, he turned around to face me. That's when I saw Him. Him as in the one that captured my heart all those years ago.
Fredrick Anton Reiker.
I could tell it was him, even after all these years.
At this point, I was ready for anything that life could through at me. This is the moment. The strange feelings I've had all week, the memories that I can't stop replaying in my head, his ring that I carry with me everywhere I go, all these things would come to a climax at this very moment. And believe me when I say, I had no idea that what was going to happen, would ever become a reality.
"Anton." I breathed out. I could see my breath in the cold, rainy air. I blinked multiple times to make sure that I wasn't just hallucinating.
"Hello, Patricia Bergen." He said with a huge smile on his face as he walked slowly up the drive way, as if not to scare me.
By this time, realization had set in, so I ran as fast as I could to get down the long drive way, straight to him.
As I reached him, I flung myself into his arms and started to sob silently into his shoulder. I hope that my tears would blend in with the rain so he wouldn't know that I was crying, but my hope was quickly brushed aside. Anton hugged my tightly and buried his face in my hair. I put my head above is heart so I could hear it beating, as reassurance that he actually was here.
Anton pulled back a little bit so now our foreheads were touching and we were looking into each others eyes.
Brown meeting greenish-gray. You know how they say the eyes are the windows to the soul? In this case they truly are.
All that I could see in Anton's eyes were love, concern, and hope. They held completely different emotions than they did eight years ago.
His hands went from my back, to cradle my face. I felt a small blush creeping up on my cheeks, but didn't care as I rested my cheek against the palm of his hand. His fingers brushed away what was left of my tears and lingered on my face, caressing my cheekbone softly.
"I thought that I would never be able to do this." Anton said with amazement in his voice as he dropped his hands slowly from my face, to my waist, just to pull me against him again. I shivered slightly, still not fully grasping the fact that Anton wasn't dead.
"I thought that I had lost you forever." I confessed quietly. He turned his head to look at me.
"You will never, ever lose me." He said and just as he was about to kiss me, we both heard Ruth's voice from the porch.
"You two better get in here, if ya'll don't want to catch a chill." She said hands on her hips with a smile on her face brighter than I seen in a long time.
"Were coming Ruth!" I yelled back, as I reluctantly pulled out of his embrace. We both turned and started walking up the driveway together. Then when I least expected it he grabbed hold of my hand. I looked down at the way our hands fit perfectly together.
"Is this," he said holding up our hands, "alright with you?" He asked this with an impish smile, because we both knew that it was more than alright for both of us.
When we reached the door he held it open for me, like the gentleman he was, and then we walked straight into my beaming grandparents.
"So this is Mr. Reiker." My grandfather said eyeing him with approval.
"Yes sir, I am Fredrick Anton Reiker. It's very nice to meet both of you." He said this in a flawless voice as he stuck out his right hand to shake.
My grandfather took his hand and smiled. While my Grandma with tears in her eyes came over and hugged him.
After everyone had been acquainted, my grandparents decided it was time to leave, if they didn't want to be late. All five of us walked them to the door.
"Patty, Anton, you two be good while were gone. Ruth will be just down the road if you need her, and if anything big happens, call Charlene." Grandma said and just as she was going out the door the phone rang.
I could only make out muffled voices, but I could tell that something was wrong. T the moment I really didn't care. Anton and I agreed to talk about what happened later and to just enjoy each others company for now.
"Patty, I have some news for you." Grandpa said as he came back into the room with a grim expression on his face.
"What is it? What's wrong? Who's the news from?" I asked getting worried.
"Your parents are dropping by unannounced, after they drop Shannon off at her new arts high school." He said with an apologetic expression lining his face. "If I would have known about this earlier then I would have stopped them from coming over, but their already on their way. I'm so sorry Patty."
Everything was a blur from the time the words that I have been dreading since I moved to Memphis, came out of his mouth.
Your parents are dropping by unannounced.
Just when I think that things are going great, the fall apart again. I truly hope that we live through this.