This story is book 3 in a series. If you have not read A Sister's Love, and A Family's Blessing, message me! You might want to read those first to understand what is happening. A Tribe's Miracle will pick up right where A Family's Blessing stopped. If you have any questions, just ask! I love my readers.
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A Tribe’s Miracle
It hit me yesterday that with everything that has happened, Alex and my 2nd anniversary has snuck up on me. We haven’t had a date night in forever. Two small kids will do that to you, but I’m about to change that. Alex has dropped hints that she wants this New Kids On the Block/ Backstreet Boys cd, but I think I can do better than that. They are performing in Seattle next weekend, and I think I can get tickets.
It hit me that Jessie is into that boy band stuff also. Collin might like to surprise Jessie with tickets also. If Jessie is there, Alex will have a girl to talk to, and I won’t have to hear about how hot some other dude is. I mean, she has me, what more does she need?
“Hey, Collin. If I can get tickets to that New Back Boys concert, or whatever they are called, do you want to take Jessie?” I called Collin.
“Yea. I figure I might have to drop a name or two, but I haven’t used the Cullen name for anything recently, so I might as well use it to make my wife happy. If you and Jessie are there, I won’t have to listen to Alex gush over these dudes. I’ll call and see what I can do. 4 Tickets and two hotel rooms shouldn’t be that hard to come by.” I said.
I called the ticket office, just to be informed that the show was sold out. I thought for a moment, and then called Alice.
“Pixie, I need your help. What’s the name of your entertainment coordinator for Seattle? I need tickets to a concert that’s this weekend.” I asked.
“For the trillionth time I AM NOT A PIXIE!!!” Alice screamed.
“Whatever just give me the number. There’s a concert that Alex will love, and love me for taking her to, but it’s sold out. I know your guy can get me tickets.” I said.
“Ugh, you procrastinate too much. His name is Craig, and his number is 578*7872. Make sure you tell him that I am your sister, or you will get nowhere. Oh… and you owe me something expensive from Seattle.” Alice said.
“Thanks, and I’ll buy you something glittery, Pixie.” I quickly hung up before she could yell at me again.
I dialed the number and waited for Craig to pick up. “Craig, my sister Alice Hale gave me your number and said you were the guy to help me out. Is there any way you can get me tickets to the New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys concert this weekend? I need 4 tickets. I know its sudden notice, but I want to surprise my wife for our anniversary.” I held my breath.
“Well, all I have left are the VIP ticket packages. They can be quite pricy, but since Mrs. Hale is your sister, I assume money is no object? Mr…you didn’t tell me your name, I’m afraid.” Craig said.
“It's Cullen, Emmett Cullen. Money is no problem. If it makes my wife happy, it’s worth it. What is a VIP package, and what type of money are we looking at?” I asked.
“Mr. Cullen, the VIP package includes backstage passes, autographed seats, and concert tickets. We are talking $250.” Craig explained.
“That’s it? That’s not expensive.” I said.
“Sir, I mean $250 per seat. I’m assuming you want them. I need a credit card number, and there will be a $25 currier fee. This is to deliver the tickets to your house or place of business tomorrow.” Craig said.
I gave him the information he wanted, then hung up. Next I had to make hotel reservations.
I called around and found two hotels side by side near the water front. I called and made reservations for Alex and I at Hotel 1000. Thankfully the Alexis Seattle was right next door, just as nice, but about half the price. Collin keeps saying he is going to pay me back, but if he knew that I just paid over $1000 for a hotel room for 2 nights, he would freak.
After I booked the hotels, I called Collin. “Hey, we have tickets for Friday night. I made reservations for Friday and Saturday nights at neighboring hotels. I thought we might want to keep the girls separate after the concert, so we can have some alone time with our wives. They can go shopping Saturday, while we go find something else to do. We will head home about noon Sunday.”
“Sounds good. Let me know how much I owe.” Collin said.
“We will take care of that later. Do you want to run to the mall later? I mean, I’m gonna finish this surprise out by choosing Alex a concert outfit.” I suggested.
We agreed to meet at the mall later, and do a one stop shopping spree. Hopefully my idea of what I want Alex to wear will mesh with what she is willing to wear.
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I'm glad I have a reader left! I promise another chapter will come this weekend! Its in my mind I just have to type it out.
A/n: I know its a little short, but this chapter took off and had a mind of its own. This was supposed to be just a short scene leading up to the major action... but once I started writing, this happened. Characters might be based off of real people, but thats just my imagination at work... Names of real people are only used with love. ;)
Lindley and I are in the library for English class, researching information for our book reports. We are supposed to work on this stupid project all week. It's just Monday. How long are we actually supposed to pretend to be interested in some old dead author. I’ve already told Mrs. Cornish I hated the assigned reading, now I have to research the stupid dude?!!?!
Well, we are supposed to be looking up things for class, but Lindley is checking her email on the computer next to me. She has two windows open and is switching back and forth when she hears Mrs. Cornish coming.
I hear her squeal with excitement then hurry up and cover her excitement.
“Mrs. Cornish, I logged into my google account to search for information about my author and it just notified me that I have a message from my dad. Can I please check my email? He is supposed to be sending me information about his upcoming leave from Libya.” I hear Lindley ask permission. She should be glad Mrs. Cornish doesn’t know enough about computers to know that you don’t have to log into Google to use it.
“YES!!!!! Dad will be home in 10 days. He says they are leaving Libya in 2 days, then 3 days in Germany, then the flight home. He will come to Forks when he gets back stateside! They gave him leave to come see me, instead of me having to go back to base for just a few days.” Lindley exclaims.
She quickly prints the email and sticks one in the front of her folder. “You need to talk to Mr. Craig and see if we can get excused from school while your dad is home.” I whisper.
“Good idea.” Lindley turns to a blank piece of paper and starts making out a to-do list.
The bell rings so we gather our things and head to the office. “Time to check off the first item on the Welcome Home checklist.” I giggle.
“Yea, this is one of the harder ones. I mean, planning Dad’s welcome home party will be fun. Getting out of school will be the harder part.” Lindley said.
“Mr. Craig is cool though. He will see how special this is, and that you need time with your dad. And I need time with my favorite uncle.” I grin.
“Dad is your favorite?” Lindley looks at me puzzled.
“He is right now, lol. Now let’s get this over with!” I pull her with me into Mr. Craig’s office.
“Yes, ladies, what can I do for you today?” Mr. Craig asked.
“I received a message from my father today, that he is coming home on leave. I wanted to check with you and see what the rules are. If I miss school to see him, will it be excused? Can the school hold it against me? He will be here next Wednesday, and has to report back Sunday so the only time I will have is during the school week.” Lindley handed him the email.
He turned and looked at his computer. “Okay. Neither of you have major absences yet this semester. What I can do is allow Lindley to be off all three days. Lindley, you need to speak with all your teachers today or tomorrow and ask for next week’s assignments. Lindley, this is your responsibility to ask for these. If you cannot do the assignments outside of class, I will let the teachers know they have to allow you to make it up or assign an alternative assignment. Now, Jenny….I really cannot say you can be out all three days. However, you can miss for a family emergency and it will be excused. If it’s an excused absence, you will be able to make up all assignments and tests you miss, like school policy states. Again, I cannot give you permission to miss three days of school for a visit from family friend. I know you are being raised as sisters or at least as cousins, but according to school board definitions, you are not legally related. For some reason, this northern school board doesn’t count the former brother in law of your former step dad as your family… even if said former step dad is the custodial parent of both of you at the moment. Just make the best choice on which day you want to be excused ahead of time, and remember if something comes up, family emergencies are excused.”
Mr. Craig smiled as he handed us both assignment forms for our teachers to fill out.
“Thank you! You are the best.” We both thank Mr. Craig and turn to walk out.
“Have fun girls. I just hope no major emergency comes up. Minor emergencies are always the most fun.” Mr. Craig said, winking at me.