I grab her coat and ran out of the house, it was rainy and I was not with an umbrella, but I didn’t mind, I did not care, I was focused as I recall the call I had received a few minutes ago.
“Cindy, this is Louisa, I am giving you the permission to love Jeffery, he is not my son, he is not your half brother, so go find him and love him as much as you want.”
This was all like a dream to me, Jeffery was not my real brother, this means I can still love him, my heart had not stopped loving him and I have my parent’s permission to love him, this was just too good, all I had to do was find Jeffery and I know just where he would be if he also knows about this.
I arrived at the beach, it was pouring heavily and there Jeffery stood, under the rain, staring at the ocean, as I walked step by step closer, the words he had told me in the past echoed in my head.
“I love my father so much, he was my best friend, the only person I feel so close to, the one who remembers my birthday first after you, I don’t know if my mother is too busy to remember, she only does when she is reminded by my father or if she looks at the calendar by chance. I will confess that those fourteen years I spent in California she only sent a birthday present and wishes only three times in fourteen years.”