“Kiara. I need to talk to you.”
“What is it?”
“Look… you said you wanted to come here to grow up. Going out every night and coming back hungover isn’t growing up.”
She sighed, barely looking at me. “You don’t get it.”
“You’re right. I don’t.”
I heard Adelaide running over from the living room. “Mama, I found something.”
“Yes, Addie, what is it?”
“It’s a letter! It was in my book. It’s from… Nadia?”
“Oh.” I was speechless. A letter, from my mom? “Thanks, Addie. You can go read your book now.”
“Is that…” Kiara started.
“Yes, Nadia was your grandmother.”
I opened up the envelope, taking out the written letter inside.
Selena, my daughter,
I never meant for things to be like this. When I moved here, to Windenburg, I was a young 18 year old who wanted something of her own. Something to get on my own two feet. But as I grew up, and got smarter, admittedly, I realized this wasn’t really the best place. The best place to live, to raise kids. I don’t know if you have kids yet, or if you’ve learned this yourself already, and your children are grown, but the schools aren’t good. The environment isn’t good. It’s partying all day and night… that’s what you grew up in. You grew up in a place where teenagers drink juice and party. Where the teen pregnancy rate is 20%. I meant for you and your brother to have a perfect childhood, for generations to come to live here. What I’m trying to say, is… you have a house. But not here. Before I died (I’m dead, right?) I went to other places to find somewhere else for our family to live. I fell in love with a place, on almost the other side of the world, in Brindleton Bay. I talked to many people, in many places, but this was this best place. A young couple said the environment around was great, and the people were better. Everyone I talked to there said practically the same thing. They even have a vet clinic, if anyone in our family is ever an animal person. But more importantly, only 1 person, out of the many I talked to said they planned to leave. It’s also a beautiful town. So, I planned out, and build a house there. It’s yours, and I hope you’ll at least consider it. It’s the kind of place I wish you grew up in. It’s the kind of place I hope our descendants could live in. The deed to the land is enclosed in the envelope. However, I won’t push you. I want what’s best for you, and always have. I’d like for you to please go check out the house. There’s hopefully enough money in there to pay for the flight. I’ll be happy for you, as long as you’re happy, Selena. I love you. Maybe Windenburg has changed. If not… I hope you feel as I did and love what could be our house in Brindleton Bay.
Love, your mom, Nadia Lexi Clemonte.
“Selena?” Kiara asked.
“Can I read it?”
“Yeah, Kiara.” I couldn’t help thinking about the letter. Addie hadn’t started school yet, but the party thing was true. Was I really considering this? Kiara suddenly bolted from my side, leaving the letter to drop to the floor.
“Kiara! What…” Watcher, what was going on now?
A/N: Honestly I’ve been waiting so long for this chapter, which starts off a bunch more drama! Hope you guys enjoy! 🙂