Ransom’s story about his past made me think of my past. I was good with everything. I was happy. There was only one loose end I wanted to tie up.
Sebastian Vanderburg. My almost husband. I called him, after getting his phone number from PI Ransom knows. He was shocked to hear from me, but agreed to fly to Dragon Valley to meet with me.
I picked a day when I knew everyone would be gone. Raven to school. Roland to work. Bae and Arlene took Ransom out to lunch.
We sat down to talk. I asked him about his life. I had always wondered how things turned out for him. I had been thinking about the last time I saw him, at our almost wedding. I still felt kind of bad for how I handled things. I didn’t regret how things turned out in my life. I have Ransom. My kids. I’m happy. I just wanted to know if he ended up happy.
I listened to him for a bit, he filled me in on his business. How he lives on the family estate in Hidden Springs.
“Did you get married?” I asked him.
“Yes I did. Her name was Ella.” He said, before smiling sadly “We lost her a few years ago. It was just her time. We have a son though. Edward. And he’s going to get married soon.”
“I’m sorry you lost your wife, Sebastian. That’s great about Edward…maybe you’ll have some grand-babies in your future soon?” I suggested.
“I hope so.” Sebastian said, nodding. “You know, I was hurt by what happened between us. But after a while, I knew it wouldn’t have been right if we had gotten married. Ella was the one for me. Just like your husband is the one for you. It all worked out like it was supposed to. Don’t feel bad about it. I’ve had a happy life.”
That’s what I needed to know. We talked a little more before hugging each other goodbye. I felt I had finally gotten true closure on everything.
A few nights later, after a parent and teacher conference. I had an idea. While there I found out one of Raven’s teachers, Mr. Michaels, excels in Alchemy.
I invited him over to the house for dinner, telling him I wanted to talk to him about the subject. Once he got there I flat-out hired him to tutor Raven in Alchemy. I wasn’t sure why, but there was something about him. No, I was not wanting to jump his bones. Though he is attractive. Hey, I can look. No. That was not it. I just couldn’t put my finger on it.
Raven was excited about having a tutor in Alchemy. Once she found out, she started talking to Mr. Michaels about all that stuff right away. I guess there’s an actual career for it. Maybe that’s what she’d do after high school?
Fall came and you know what that means?!
Pumpkin carving time!! And Bae and Arlene even stuck around to join in on it. Though Bae was wearing the butt ugliest shirt…ew.
I loved having them around though. I hadn’t gotten to spend that much time with my little brother in a long time. He even invited Ransom and I to go with him and Arlene on a tour of Europe! We hadn’t really traveled in years, just for the fun of it. We agreed. Roland was old enough to keep an eye on Raven for us. We asked him first, of course. I was excited for the trip!
Maybe I was getting old and sentilmental, but I wanted to give Raven something special. I remembered the necklace my parents gave me before I went off to college. I rarely take it off. I talked to Ransom about the idea and we picked out something for her, together.
“Mom…it’s not my birthday, what’s this?” Raven asked, excitedly.
“Just a little something to say I love you. From your Dad and I.” I explained.
“Oh Mom I love it!!” Raven exclaimed, before hugging me. I then helped her put on the necklace. It had a pink stone it. Well, my necklace is green. Mom and Dad’s favorite color. Pink is mine. I wanted to do blue, since it’s Ransom’s favorite color and Raven’s, but he said we should go with pink. So she can remember her Mom when she looks at it. My husband is a sweet man.
Soon, it was time to leave for our trip.
I think Bae and Arlene planned to use it as a second honeymoon or something.
“Ahem, we’re trying to leave!” I shouted at them. Like two teenagers, I swear.
They untangled themselves long enough to hug Raven goodbye. Roland got a fist bump from not only his Uncle, but his Aunt.
I swear, no one peed on the floor. Annabelle loves to go swimming and leaves puddles all over the house.
Ransom hugged Raven goodbye and the two teenagers went back to groping each other, while I talked to Roland about what needs done while we’re gone.
The others headed upstairs, after Roland and Ransom hugged. Then it was my turn. I was going to miss my kids while I was on our trip. But I’d see them again.
While we had Bae and Arlene load up the car to the trip to the airport, Ransom asked me to sit down in the grass with him and watch the clouds. It made me feel like we were young and in love again. The last part is still true.
“Gosh I love you.” I told him with a smile.
“I love you too.” He told me, staring at me like he does. It makes me feel like I’m the only person in the world.
We leaned back and watched the clouds together. I thought about our life together. My life. I had no regrets. Things hadn’t always been easy, but everything was worth it. We ended up happy. And that’s all you can really ask for in life. To be happy. And to be with the people you love.
Note from Q – That is the end of Generation 3. I’ve really loved playing Bess and loved Ress. Hopefully I’ll be starting Generation 4 soon. I had a heck of a time picking out the right ghost for it. I had two different ones before I found the last one. Then they were stubborn about popping up. I almost gave up on them. LOL. Also Generation 4 & 5 will be on a different wordpress blog. I thought about going with blogger, but this might be a little bit easier. I’ll post the link on this one each time I post a new chapter. Thanks to those who have stuck with me during everything. There’s been a lot of changes to my life while playing Generation 3. So my posting has become really sporadic. Thanks again!