"Give me a hug before you go, you beautiful boy!"
"I’ll see you soon."
"I’ve gotta get going before Anna wakes up, tell her I said goodbye.”
"Are you sure you don’t want to say goodbye yourself?"
"No, I don’t think that’s a very good idea."
"Well, if you’re sure…"
"I’ll call when I get home."
"So, what do you want me to tell Aura?"
"Just tell her what you need to, we’ll do the rest. You know her better than we do, you’ll have a better idea of what to say."
"Well, I better get going then. This plane isn’t going to catch itself…"
"We’ll see you soon, hopefully we’ll make it in time for your wedding."
"Oh, before I go, Anna told me she’d pay for your flights back, but I don’t expect her to do that. Here, take this. Pay for the flights and leave whatever’s left, to cover any expenses…"
Just a quick note…
I have a few messages to reply to, but I’m about to head off to my clinical placement, so I’m not ignoring you, I’ll reply when I get home this evening :)
"I don’t know if it’s really my place to tell you. I think Aura would do a much better job of that. I was young, she got me through."
"She’s stubborn, you know. She didn’t want help from anyone. She always said ‘Mum told me to take good care of you, so I will.’"
"She had Mum’s old house, we lived there for a while, then some developers wanted the land, so she sold it and bought a smaller house on the main island, closer to school and work… She worked in childcare so that she could look after me before and after school. She worked hard, she sacrificed everything. I started working as soon as I could, kept my head down at school and earned a full scholarship to medical school, there’s no way we could have afforded it any other way, even with us both working.”
"I’m so sorry, if I had known…"
"There’s nothing you could have done and to be honest, I wouldn’t change anything about my childhood anyway. Aura owns her home and business now. I have a nice house in Isla, I earn a good wage. We just keep on keeping on. If our childhood had been different, we probably wouldn’t be the people we are now."
"What do you mean, Noah got it? My will left everything to you and your sister…"
"Well, your will went missing, everything went to your closest living relative that was over 18, which was Noah."
"When I get back, I’m going to skin him. I’m going to pull every scale from that tail of his…"
"He did it, you know that, right? He was in on the plane crash."
"I always had a hunch, but I never had any proof."
"I tried to get proof, I wanted him to pay for what he did. I wanted Aura to get what was rightfully hers, but there’s one important document missing. I’ve kept trying to find it, but I haven’t had any luck…"
"If Noah got everything, how did the two of you get by?"
"We wanted to contact you sooner, but we assumed that because we had been gone for so long you had all grieved and gotten on with your lives…"
"I see my business is still up and running, Aura must have her fathers business sense."
"She does have good business sense, but she isn’t running your business, she’s running her own."
"Oh, she outsourced a CEO for Digby and Associates?"
"You don’t know?"
"Aura didn’t inherit your business, Noah got it. Noah got everything."
"Where do you want us to start?"
"I don’t know, the beginning is usually a good place for it."
"Did Anna tell you what happened on the plane?"
"What she could remember of it. She was walking in the isles and her mother fell over and hit her head as the plane was jolting. You scooped Anna up, gave her to mum to hold and went back to pick up her mother. She said you clipped her mother back into her seat, sat back down next to her, then there was a blinding white light and the next thing she could remember was being in the rubble, you two were gone."
"I tried to use the last of my residual fairy energy to get us out of the plane, but it didn’t work as I hoped it would. Anna was left behind, but I guess the force field was enough to protect her from majority of the impact, and that’s why she survived. It worked for us, it zapped us out, but we were separated. It took us years to finally find each other. When we did, we had no belongings, no money, no way of getting back to you or your sister. We worked for farmers and saved enough to get us onto the next town, then did it all again."
"When we got to Egypt I went looking for my grandparents, but they had passed away, so they couldn’t help us get back either…"
"So you kept working and moving on? Until you made it back to France?"
"Yes, we only got here about 5 years ago. I was working for a local farmer, your mother did some house keeping in town. Anna spotted us at a market selling fruits and vegetables…"
"Is Anna here?"
"She got in late, she’s still in bed."
"Good, I need to talk to you."
"I changed my flight back to Isla to this afternoon, so I think we should clear some things up before I go."
"I also need to know what you want me to tell Aura."
"Maybe you should come and sit down…"
"I don’t want to be here for too long, can you condense the details?"
whoatemydamnsnickers said: Okay what do you want? My soul? My first born? A million dollars? I swear I'll give you anything you want if Echo and Anna at least have a love child.
Anything I want, you say…..?
Anonymous said: I feel creepy stalking your story. But I literally can't get enough. Amazing!
I’m going on clinical placement again tomorrow.
So I’m gonna try and queue enough stuff up to last that long, but there’s no guarantee. There may be some quite periods, but I’ll post as much as I can! At least once this is done, I have three months off before I start my new job, so yay, lots of posts! :D
The sun had barely risen when Echo clambered out of bed, quickly showering and pulling some clothes from his suitcase. He darted down the stairs and exited the hotel, turning to walk towards Anna’s house. When he arrived, he stood at the gate for a moment, the blinds were all pulled shut. He hoped that she would still be sleeping, and that one of his parents would answer the door. He had spent many hours the night before thinking, he knew what he wanted, he wanted her. He wanted to lock himself up in this little french cottage with her and never leave, but that wasn’t what he needed to do. He needed to get the facts from his parents, and go home to his fiancee, forgetting this mess ever happened. He knocked softly and closed his eyes, hoping that when it opened Anna wouldn’t be the one behind it, he knew if he saw her, it would make him second guess everything again. When the door finally opened, he was relieved to see his father standing there.
"Hey kid, what are you doing here so early?"
Echo tossed and turned for hours before finally falling asleep. His mind was racing at a million miles a minute and his heart was trying its hardest to keep up. He thought about Tiffany, he contemplated calling her again, but decided against it. He thought about Anna and how much of a jerk he had been to her, but she wasn’t totally innocent either. She was the reason he was in the mess, it was bad enough that she said no in the first place, but now, two weeks before he was due to marry someone else, she was telling him that she didn’t mean it and making him second guess his life. Then he thought about his parents, and Aura, and telling Aura about their parents. His mind was in overdrive, playing every possible outcome to every possible scenario over and over again, until he eventually exhausted himself.
Anonymous said: You are literally killing me right now! I just want them to be together!!!! AHHHH!!!!
"I thought being told that your parents were still alive, after 20 years of being missing, was something you should be told in person, clearly I was wrong…"
"Maybe you should have contacted Aura instead."
"I’m starting to think that would have been a much better idea!"
"Look, do they have travel documents, visas, passports?"
"I’ve helped them apply…"
"What about money, for tickets back to Isla?"
"They don’t have anything Echo. They’ll give you all the details when they get a chance, all I will say is that if they had the means to come back, they would have been back years ago."
"I’ll leave you some money for their tickets back to Isla then."
"Don’t be silly, I’ll pay for it."
"You’ve done enough for them, I’ll take the bat from here."
"How much have they cost you since you found them?"
"It doesn’t matter."
"I’ll pay you back."
"Consider it a wedding gift."
"Anyway, I should go."
"It’s late, you can stay. I’ll sleep on the couch."
"Honestly, I’d rather not spend any more time with you than immediately necessary. Goodnight Echo."