1:21 – Adoption

Much like Ilari had mentioned, adoption took it’s time. They were being screaned for more things than either of them could ever imagine. Which of course meant that it took time.

“So.. you met her?”
“A couple off times, she remembers Ilari.”
“And you?”
“Nah, she never saw me. I took care of.. well almost everyone in her family though.”

Hayle just nodded, he was still curious to what this kid thing was.. or tiny humans as he had called them when he had seen them at home.

“I think she will like it here.. but should I well.. you know?”
“Nah, we plan on being honest with her from very early on, she deserves to know.”
“So no hiding the horns?”
“Nope.. but we’ll need a bit off time before you visit.”
“Of course.”

“Oh come on.. how can you keep winning every single time.”
“I’m just better than you both, that’s all.”
“I am so sure you are sneak practicing with my dad..”

Ilari just chuckled, he had some play sessions with her father, this was true. But mostly he just loved to game, and he was very good at it.

They had prepared the kids room for her first visit with them, while they were waiting for all the paperwork to finally go through, she was allowed to visit and stay with them if they want too.

“Yeah.. I like it here too.”

It was her secound weekend with her hopefully to be adoptive parents, and she was loving every minute off it. The orphanage was full of people, rush, hustle and bustle. The quiet of the apartment and the feeling of home was something she quickly came to love.

“Can I join you?”

“Can you play this one?”

She handed Nat a doll, as she sat down next to her to join her in her play. She had found her somewhat scary at first with her red eyes, but it only took her a couple of hours to realize that the eyes were nothing to be afraid off.

“But who is this?”

She had allready learned one thing about this kid. Her imagination was absolutely fantastic, and she could make up the grandest stories in minutes and have both her and Ilari just listen to her as she spun her tales.

“Do I have to go?”
“Yeah, but just for now, hopefully next time it’s forever.”
“I hope so.. I don’t like going back there.”

Her words made Nat almost want to go there and tell them she would just stay with them until the papers were done and then make it official. But she knew that wasn’t the way it worked.

“I know, I don’t want you to have too go back there, but to make sure you end up with us.. we are going to just have to do our best, right?”
“Come on then, best not let them wait.”

Just a week later, the papers were all in order, and Rae finally moved in with them for good this time. As soon as everything was in order, they also started talking to her about some off the things she would need to know.

“So.. when will I meet Uncle Chris and Uncle Hayle?”
“Soon, but there are a couple of things we need to talk about first.”

Rae looked over at Nat with a somewhat questioning look. Nat had been slightly against telling her everything at first, but Ilari had convinced her that it was better to be honest than let it become a big thing.

“Remember I told you we were a bit different than anyone else?”

“Wait.. is that why I saw you that day?”
“You saw me?”
“Yeah.. you were standing next to someone.”
“Hmh… “
“I wasn’t supposed to see you?”
“No, only the one about to die should see me.”

She was amazed at how easily Rae had taken to everything she had told her.

“Maybe.. I was supposed to die?”
“I honestly don’t know, but well, what do you think I mean, about everything?”
“I have the coolest new family ever!”

Nat just chuckled, she really hadn’t expected it to be this easy, and she knew some questions will come eventually, but she now felt like they would easily handle it when the question arrived.

As soon as Ilari stepped into the huse, he found himself confronted by Rae who had all kinds of questions for him that she had come to think off after Nat left for work.

“So.. my grandad is death.. as in the dude from the bible?”
“Yeah, is that scary?”
“No, it is soo cool!”
“Want to know a secret?”
“He is very good at playing games.”

It was hard not to smile seeing her happy face as she told him all the things he allready knew, but that she just had to tell him because she coud not wait to meet everyone. It did made him wonder what kinda family life she had before this though.

“You think.. I could call you two mom and dad?”
“If you want too.”

“Night little one.”
“Night dad.”

He smiled before turning off the lighs. It really made him want to check up on her previous parents when he got to work, she seemed to eager to replace them. But it could just as easily be avoidance off her past, and something he would need to know how to best handle.

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