The midday sun was shining high at the sky when Amelia drove into her street. Jimmy hadn’t 说 a word during the entire ride of fourteen hours. She parked the car on the driveway, swallowed and then turned to her long 迷失 husband.
“Claire doesn’t know” she 说 with heavy and tired voice. “It all happened so fast and she was chatting with friends. I didn’t want to upset her”
“You don’t have to apologize” Jimmy 评论 softly. “I know it must have been a shock to 你 when I called 你 last night, but I thought it would be better than to 显示 up on our doorstep”
Amelia nodded. “You got that right…Stay here, I’ll go prepare our daughter” She stepped out of the car and walked to the front porch. She wanted to insert her key into the lock, when the door swung open and Claire appeared in the doorway.
From where Jimmy was sitting he could see Claire waving with her arms, an angry frown on her face.
She had changed so much. His little Claire has changed into a beautiful young woman. Would she have a boyfriend? Of course she had a boyfriend. She was probably the most 流行的 girl in high school, but kindhearted and honest. He saw her looking his way and her anger faded and confusion came instead. She marched to him and he stepped out of the car. When she reached him she threw her arms around his neck.
“I missed 你 too, honey” Jimmy sobbed. Claire let go of him and linked her arm with his. They walked to the house and entered.
“You must be tired” Amelia said, while letting out a giant yawn.
“Look who’s talking” Claire fired back. “I think 你 both need to go upstairs and sleep a few hours. I’ll take care of myself”
“Don’t tell us what to do, 你 rat!” Jimmy hissed at his daughter, who gasped shocked. An instant later Jimmy gasped as well. “I’m so sorry. Claire, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to” He turned to Amelia for support. “It’s Castiel”
“The angel? I thought he was dead” Amelia exclaimed.
“No, he’s still in me and he’s attacking me from the inside” Jimmy appealed. “Please, 你 have to believe me”
For a short while Amelia didn’t react, but then she nodded.
“You can’t be serious. Do 你 believe him?” Claire exclaimed out of her mind.
“Shut up, 你 godless creature!” Jimmy yelled. He grabbed Claire’s hair and dragged her up the stairs, all the way to her room, while she was crying from the pain. He pushed her inside her room and locked the door.
“Jimmy, what on earth do 你 think you’re doing?” Amelia asked scared and mad at the same time. Jimmy frowned, then shook his head. “I’m tired. I’m going to have some rest. 你 should do the same” He walked past her as if nothing strange had happened.