"I love you too.. don’t be sorry. You did the right thing.." she said with a soft sigh. "Does your ankle still hurt?" she asked in a gentle murmur.
As Kaiden spoke again, Andreanna’s eyes searched his face, trying to piece together what he was about to say, but at his words her eyes lit up and she smiled a warm smile. “That’s a great idea,” she reassured him, nuzzling her nose against his.
At the mention his ankle throbbed as if in answer to her question.
"I think I only sprained it, still hurts a bit though" He frowned, noticing the rather large egg forming on the side of his foot. "Maybe bruised the bone" He muses aloud.
He raises an eyebrow, a smile on his face.
"You think?" He smiled crumpling his nose and laughing a bit.
"I’m glad you think so." He brushes his lips with her own, smiling gently.
noknow that when you read this, I’ll probably still be in the hospital. The serjurysurgery scares me. I think you felt pretty scared when you took me in. I could feel it, even though you tried to be brave for me.
You’re just like a dad should be. You were trying to make sure I wasn’t scared. I think
thetthat’s what makes you like a real dad to me, instead of just an adopted one.
I’m scared, but I think that they must know what to do. Haven’t people had new
hertshearts put in before? I’m not the first, I think. And lots of people still live through the surgery and evrething evuryeverything, so I think I will, too.
The thought of going to sleep scares me, though. I’m scared I might not wake up. And if I do wake up, I don’t like the idea that they might put me in a dark room when it’s over. Will you be there when I wake up?
I wanted to tell you though, that I love you and Ria very much. And I think that I would be very happy to be your daughter. And when I wake up, you should take me and Ria somewhere to see the Christmas
lits liteslights, okay? like a real family.
I love you.
Kaiden clutched the letter between his fingers. Silent but oh so very real tears fell down his cheeks. There’s an unmistakeable aching in his heart. He loved Ina so purely and the memory of leaving her in that hospital was so incredibly daunting to him. Kai had stayed as long as he could without passing out from sleep deprivation. The operation was not a short one, and neither was it an easy one. Sixteen hours Kai waited, with no word of news from the operating room. She could be lying, gone forever while the doctors swarmed around her body, trying all they could to save his daughter.
Kaiden broke out into a choked sob before pulling it back in. Having found the letter lying on her bed he couldn’t face Ria seeing him, red eyed and sobbing, He wiped at his eyes and took a few calming breaths before standing up, flattening his shirt before leaving the room, the letter crumpled and tear stained in his pocket.
"Ria!" He calls out, forcing his voice to remain steady.
"Lets go see Ina, okay?" He told her when his daughter finally appeared from around a corner.
Andreanna cocked her head slightly at his words, biting the inside of her cheek to stop herself from saying something rash. She should have been there to help him; to help both of them.
"If anything like this happens again, promise me you’ll take me with you?" she said firmly. "I’m not helpless. I can help.." she added in a soft murmur, her eyes flicking away.
Andreanna Cahill was far from helpless. She didn’t like to admit it, but there were a lot of things she could do that Kaiden didn’t know about.. things that she hoped he would never have to find out about.
Kaiden listens to her for a moment and seeing the sincerity and determination in her eyes Kaiden nodded.
"I promise." He tells her, leaning forward to rest his forehead on top of hers.
"I love you, I’m sorry" He says again, his eyes burning into her own. concentrating on any and all flicks of colour inside of her eyes, mesmerised by it.
"We can make sure nothing happens to us, whatsoever ever again." Kaiden said. After a moment he thinks of his family and he swallows hard before looking back up to Andreanna’s eyes after letting them fall.
"I asked Ina what she most wanted for christmas" He starts slowly, analysing her reaction.
"She said for me to be her father." He searches her face to watch for any reaction, any at all.
"I think I’m going to adopt her."
I am beyond excited for this!
AHHHHHHHHHH. SO EXCITED :D <3 <3
sometimes i wonder if i’m the only person who pays attention to anything on this website