I felt the plane landed in the runway of Celeste International Airport, I had no regrets in returning, and my only wish is to come home. Father, Mother, I’m home. I wonder Father Do you still hate me even though you’re up there? I hope you not fighting with Mother, I want to know who killed you, if only you were here you could tell me but that’s impossible. Please take care of Elaine’s Parents for me; she suffered a great loss too. There is a purpose on why I forced myself to return, I didn’t protect her that day but that’s all gonna change.
Aunt Judy picked me up at the airport “James! Welcome home my nephew, look at you, such a handsome young man you are now”
“Thank you Aunt Judy, it’s nice to be back home, I hope everything is doing well with work? I hope your not overworking” Judy Ramirez, has been town’s mayor for over 25 years with her husband John Cleve Ramirez, founder of St. Michael Academy, the school I would be going to.
“Oh no, I’m perfectly fine, though it’s been busy for the past few weeks because where preparing for the town festival” The town festival usually happens during the first week of school, people from different parts of the world visit to have a good time, but that wasn’t their only reason, The Twin Gems is a big part of the festival, the unique story of The Twin Gems is known all over the world, I haven’t seen the gems before with my own eyes, but I heard they were beautiful.
Arriving at the old Ramirez Mansion was never new; it had the same old brick walls and doors everywhere, the place is really wide since this is where the usual town parties are held, it was expected. 10 years have passed since I left town; I wanted to run away from what I saw that day, it was a memory I never want to revive but something brought me back aside Elaine.
I went to school early in the morning, this feeling again I had, I felt heaviness in my shoulders and my emotions keep on messing with me, sudden feelings of doubt maybe? I passed by Elaine’s House but she was gone, I planned to surprise her but I guess it’ll have to wait at school. I stood by the entrance of the school leaning at a tree while people just consciously stare at me, do I look like some kind of attraction? I saw Elaine enter the gates with a girl that seems to be in high spirits, I rushed from behind and covered her eyes “Long time no see Ainee” as she twirl to look at me her long black hair brushed my fingertips, while her pure black eyes gleamed under the sun, her scar showed just below her left ear yet it wasn’t clearly visible. “James, Is that you?” her words stutter and the sound of her voice, shocked, I almost laughed “looks like you remember me” her smug face was always the same “Why wouldn’t I?” She gave me such a overjoyed face, I didn’t even know how to explain, but I see it was her, the Ainee I’ve always known. Seeing her with her friends brings back what we were before.
Elaine and I were invited at the Celeste Mansion for a little gathering, apparently because of my return, which brings back my childhood days, specifically here in this mansion. Passing by at the side of the house, we entered the garden where we used to play and swim at the pool, I remember Maria had a new dress that day and she fell to the pool while she was showing off her dress to Elaine, no one saved her not even her brother, we just laughed besides she knew how to swim anyway, while at the pool her face was all red of embarrassment, her face was peach looking that turned red like she was gonna burst, instead of getting angry; she cried which was a lot funnier when I could’ve seen it again. Damian and Maria entered the garden carrying a bunch of albums that were certainly familiar, they were albums of our childhood days, Damian always liked taking pictures and he back then took random pictures of us together, he even has a picture of Maria falling of the pool. “You still have those?” Elaine asks “Yes darling, I kept them because I liked your lovely face” Damian was always the charmer even back then.
We took the whole afternoon looking into the albums, the days really just passed by after everything. One big part of our childhood changed everything though, what has really happened?
~nanana new chapter next week XD