Angels of Anaheim
Author's note: This was written by a dream I had. THIS IS REVISED!! It's not the same as the original, so... Show full author's note »
EpilogueWhen we got back home, I found myself on the roof of HQ. Adam was sitting next to me. “Did you fix your chain?” I asked. He pulled it out of his pocket. It was still broke. I reached into my pocket. I came prepared. I took a silver chain from one of my necklaces. I snatched it from him and threw the old one off the edge. I slid the rings onto the new one and clasped it shut.
“Thanks,” he said and put it on. It was quiet for a moment. “My mom would have liked you,” he said, “And my sister.”
“Why?” I asked.
“Because you look out for me. Willing to give yourself for someone else,” he said.
“Probably not everyone,” I said.
“Really?” he asked.
“Not for my mom,” I said, “I haven’t heard a thing about her since I got hit in the head.”
“She doesn’t deserve you,” he said.
“Whatever,” I said.
“I didn’t deserve my mom and sister,” he said, “It’s like giving angels to one of Satan’s disciples.”
“Then what’s my case?” I asked. He thought for a moment.
“Like giving a perfectly good kid to an addict,” he said, smirking.
“Ooo. Couldn’t have guessed that one,” I snapped.
“It’s who we are,” he said.
“So you’re a disciple of Satan?”
“No. I just was given two of a kind, and made a full house of cards that fell down,” he said.
“Going for a straight flush. Get one more card and you’ve got it. You get a bad one, then the next guy gets the flush and wins it. It’s life. Up and down. Thick and thin,” I said.
“Amen,” he said. More silence.
“Can I pretend you’re my angel?” I asked.
“I’m not an angel, Maddie,” he said.
“Then how are you not dead?” I asked.
“How are you not dead?” he asked.
“Because of you! My angel,” I said. We both laughed. He gave me that evil look that I love.
“Far from it, darling.”
Started May 4, 2011
Finished July 31, 2011
For my mommy, Laurel. You are my editor and put up with
me asking you to read endless paragraphs.
I would not still be alive without you.
You are the beacon in the storm.
I love you.