I got home and ran up the stairs, unlocked the door, locked the door after me, ran to my room, opened the door and stopped. Did I really want to read it? I closed the door slowly behind me and slowly made my way to the backpack. I opened it with shaking hands and got the letter.
“Here goes nothing.” I whispered to myself and opened it.
You don’t know me, but I know you.
For along time I was told it was better that way.
I know that you will properly be confused after this, but I have I little hope that something inside of you maybe wants to meet me, to meet your biological father.
I know that right now you most be think that it’s a lie, but it’s not and I can’t even start to imagine what you most feel, but I missed 15 years of your life, I don’t want to miss anymore.
And if you don’t believe me then there is also I photo in the convolute.
I will send you a text and you can answer if you want to.
Just please at least think about it.
From you father.
I took out the photo and saw a man holding a baby in front of my old house… It was me. I was the baby.
I didn’t cry, I didn’t hear, I didn’t see, I just stayed still, closing my eyes and dropping the photo on the floor. I felt… empty. Why now? I was just starting to be happy.
I hid the letter back in the backpack. I then crawled in bed and closed my eyes. But sleep wouldn’t take over, I kept thinking.
I gave up on sleeping and got my phone, I still hadn’t answered the text.
Yes, I have read the letter.
I pressed send and turned off my phone not knowing if I really wanted to read the answer. I put then phone down and closed my eyes again, but it seemed that sleep wouldn’t take over.
I don’t know how long I had been here but I stared to here footsteps telling me that Bells was back, then the door opened and I thin line of light came in my room, I didn’t move and Bells took that as I was sleeping.
“Good night.” She whispered and left again.
I lay in bed for a good 10 minutes more before realising that I wouldn’t be able to sleep tonight. So I gave up on sleeping and took out my computer, staring to watch movie.
The second movie just finished and I looked at the time two am. Okay I will check my phone. I turned it on and waited. One new text.
Thank you for answering, you most have a lot of questions, so if you are interested then I would like to meet up with you and answer any questions you may have. And my name is Jacob and the boy that gave you the letter (Jack) he is my son and your half brother. I’m in Sidney right now with work and I will return to London in two weeks, so please decide before that?
So now I have a brother too? And why would he keep him and not me? Why didn’t mother tell me? I felt wide-awake now and I need to tell Ashton. I got up and opened the door, but then I stopped. I don’t know what room he is in and could I really keep only coming to him when I was sad?
Can we meet right now?
I send the text and got dressed, I putting on my shoes and my jacket.
Okay meet me at the lobby in 5 minutes.
I got my keys and locked the door behind me, I walked down stairs and saw Jack right away.
“Hi.” I waved at him.
“Hi. So I guess you know?” He asked, walking toward me.
“Yeah, i’m meeting Jacob here in 5 minutes.” I said and Jack nodded.
“You look tired, did you sleep?” He asked looking worried, a bit weird because he doesn’t know me, but I didn’t really mind.
“It’s kind of hard to sleep after being told that you have a brother and a father you never knew about.” I said and he looked a bit sad, did I hurt him?
“We wanted to tell you, but your mother hid you from us.” He said and then it clicked.
“That was why I had to go to the school.” I whispered more to myself but Jack nodded in response.
“Blair?” A man asked, he looked like he had been running to get here.
“Yes, that’s me.” I said. It was weird. What do you tell a father you never knew you had?
“You look beautiful.” He said and went for a hug, but I moved away.
“Why now?” I asked and saw he face turn serious.
“If you sit down then I will explain every thing to you.” He said and I did.
“I loved your mother very much and when she got pregnant I was really happy, but she was promised to someone else and I had just got Jack a year before with a other woman. Your mother wasn’t happy about that. She only let me see you ones, that time from the photo. She hated me and because of that she hid you from me. But I found you now.” He said and looked at me.
“And know we can stay together. You, Jack and I. We can be a family.” He smiled at me and I looked at Jack, he was smiling too. What should I do?