It had happened so unexpectedly and now he had to just carry on as normal. But how could he? Three hours ago he had been writing for work when Luka had stopped by. It wasn’t good news.
“Zaiden it’s mum and Dad they died in a car crash this morning.” Luka was in tears. “How do I tell the others? Today is .. birthday.”
“Wait what mum and dad are dead? How did you found out?” Zaiden thought Luka was telling him an awful joke.
“I was supposed to meet them and introduce them to Iris but they never showed. I rung their mobile and a doctor from Willow Creek General Hospital answered the phone. I can’t see them Zai, I went to the hospital and saw mum’s bag. I knew it was her. I came straight here. You…you always know what to do Zai.”
The next hour moved fast for Zaiden and as he and his brother left his shack. He went back to the hospital and identified his parents. It finally hit him. Mum and Dad were gone. At least he had made Luka feel a little better. How was he going to tell Esme. It was her birthday and her party today. Everyone would be expecting them to arrive with Luka. Luka had always let Zaiden deal with the difficult things but today for once he didn’t want to be the strong one.
When he arrived Esme looked so happy and so did everyone else. She was going to be an young adult and take over her father’s legacy. And he wouldn’t be here to ever watch.
Telling Esme and Caiden was the hardest thing he had to do. As soon as Caiden heard he walked away, he had been the closet to his father. Esme’s reaction surprised Zaiden she was clearly sad but insisted that they would have the party for Megan’s sake. His little sister was growing up right in front of him and if today wasn’t so sad he would have been so proud. Zaiden had to pull himself together for Megan his darling baby sister’s sake who won’t know until after the party.
When he saw Megan he couldn’t help but hold her tight. Zaiden and his siblings were not going to let her down.
Lawerence was the last to be told. When Luka had mentioned it to him he had turned away in show. Megan rushed up to Luka wondering what was wrong with his twin.
“Lawrence is just upset that the cake isn’t ready yet Megs.” The party was rather subdued as the adults found it hard to celebrate. At least Esme’s boyfriend was there to comfort her (he is the blond guy). Luka’s newest flame had also come to support him.
Zaiden slit himself away from the party and sat in the living room. He had a few moments piece to eat and think. It was at this moment he realised how truly alone he was. His adopted mother’s words came back to him ‘Zai you are always part of my heart.”
A rather sad update. I loved Eliza and Jamie so much and so did Zaiden. It broke my heart to see them go. Their lives were so busy and if it hadn’t of been for Eliza Zaiden would have not been the lovely mn he is.