She would never know why, but days even weeks, before he was due to show up, she always has this certain feeling in the pit of her stomach that told her he was coming. It was like she knew that something good was going to happen but she wasn't sure just what that good thing was. She's used not to have any news from him and, to be fair, the contrary would be quite scary. He never alerts her beforehand that he's coming (A trait that reminds her too much of Ed, which drives her crazy since she is constantly worrying over the idea of the two accidentally appearing at her doorstep at the same time.) nor does he have any particular pattern that alerts her when his visits are to be expected.

Maybe it's the fact that the air suddenly feels a little colder-which is great relief living in Rush Valley-or that the detail of the world around her became so much more predominant than before, but she could never pinpoint why she knew he was coming. In the end, all that she would ever end up knowing, was that he was there with her once again. And to some extent, she knew that was enough.