I realized something during this whole expierience. Well actually, I noticed something during this expierience. I noticed that in a long time, I saw parents and they were getting along. And it was kind of nice to see that they weren't fighting. That's basically why Dad moved. Well, not exactly, Dad's job (as a doctor) moved his job to Forks. So when he moved, my parents decided to take some time off from eachother. They thought it would be the best thing. And in that case, my mom decided to stay here in Toronto instead of moving with him and since Dad would be at work all the time and Mom only worked part-time, as a dentist, they thought it would be better if Nick and I stayed in Toronto with Mom.
Dad went back home yesterday. He was going to come back to help me move when I was supposed to move. I missed him already. And now, the house felt empty again. Dad brought a little sunshine into the house, but with him gone, the house was depressed. Mom was too sad. And so was I.
A long time passed and I was getting anxious to see if Jacob had replied. 'What if he thinks I'm weird now?' I thought. I mean maybe it was to... Declassee...
Almost a week after I got a letter and opened it up, only to see it wasn't from Jacob. It was the same letter I had sent him previously. There must have been a problem in the system and they returned the letter to me. Good thing I always put on the return address!
So, the next day I went to the post office and re-sent the letter. And in no time, well... 7 days, I got a response from Jacob.
I started to open the letter, but stopped. I decided I would read it after dinner. I wanted to tempt myself. Hahahaaa! And at that moment my mom called for me.
"Jazz! Dinner's ready and I have a surprise for you!" she called.
A surprise? "I'll be right there!" I called back. I placed the letter on the top of my desk and walked to my dresser. I took my brush and put my hair up for dinner. Then, I started to make my way down my twisty, long stairs to the main floor.
I slowly walked into the dinning room and took a seat on the chair. "Okay," my mom said as she came out of the kitchen and it to the room where I was. She seemed surprisingly... Happy. Actually she was really happy, with the biggest smile in the whol world, it seemed. "Now, for the surprise!" she announced. "Close you eyes..." I did what she said. "Okay... OPEN!"
"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" I screamed! I didn't mean to be as loud as I was, but it was such a great surprise. There, in the flesh, standing in front of me, was... ANNIE! I ran over to where she was standing and she ran towards me! We met half way and I gave her a BIG hug! I was so happy!
"I missed you! Your Mom told my Mom about... and since we went to visit my Aunt and Uncle in Vancouver I came here instead of home. I'm here for a few days... My parents went home but I came here and-"
I interrupted her... Didn't mean to... But I did, "I missed you so much too! I have so much to tell you!"
We all sat down and had an excellent dinner. Annie told us about her new school on 'Reservation.' She brought so much joy! We laughed and laughed the whole time!
"So how long are you staying?" I asked.
"Two weeks," she replied.
"Awwwwwww! Stay longer! Move in with me! PLEEEEASE!" I exclaimed.
"I wish I could but I already missed so much school on our trip to Vancouver that my parents won't let me..."
Awwwwww!" I whined.
After dinner, I took Annie to my room so she could settle in. Then I thought, 'THE LETTER!' I couldn't tell Amy that I have been sending letters to her cousins. She'd think I'd gone mad!
I made a plan that I would get up once she had gone to sleep and read it then. Maybe even reply...
We stayed up until like 2 o'clock talking and by 3, she was sound asleep. I crept out of bed and leaped over Annie's mattress beside my floor. I walked to the desk and sat down in the chair. I grabed the letter and slipped out the letter. The lights were off and I couldnt see the words very well, but I could faintly make it out... I read:
Thank you for showing me something very important. Some I've been lacking since forever. You showed me the meaning of-
"Jazz, what are you doing?" Annie was sleepily talking.
"Nothing your... Dreaming... Go back to sleep," I said like she was actually dreaming.
"Oh... Okay," she said softly and went back to bed. I didn't want to risk that she actually woke up, so I put the letter back in the envelope and slipped in into my left drawer in my desk. Then, I crept back into bed and went to sleep. I guess the letter would have to wait.