Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chapter 120-Full Circle

George and I spoke very little on the plane and even less in the car ride to the house. I should have warned Mom, I know it, but to say what?  When the car pulled up outside, I couldn’t make myself get out. Marisol was intent on hurting me and everyone around me in this quest. My mother had been through enough and now she was about to suffer more.


I stepped out of the car and headed up the stone walkway to Mom’s new house. I’d not been here since she moved. After the divorce was finalized, she’d stayed in my childhood home for a few months, but then decided it was time for a change. Dad had managed to taint the good memories she had of that place since she now felt like their entire life had been a lie.

The new one was very quaint. The vibrant rose bushes that lined the front of the small house gave it a lot of character. Stack-stone pillars flanked either side of the covered front porch area. The house was smaller than the one I grew up in, but it was the perfect size for just her. It sat on a quiet, tree lined street in one of those planned communities. Mom’s house was cute, and inviting. A stark contrast to the place George now lived. We’d stopped by there so he could drop off his luggage first. I think he was really stalling, trying to buy time before having to face Mom. They’d not spoken to each other since the sale of the house. Like me, Mom didn’t want to hear his apologies. I wondered how Marisol would leave the message since Mom didn’t mention getting any visitors recently.

There were two cars parked in her drive way. Mom’s small compact, and a bright red Mercedes. After ringing the bell, we both waited. Through the glass-pane front door, I couldn’t see Mom but then she appeared coming out of a room. She was securing the sash of her robe and smoothing down her hair.

“Amari? What a surprise.” She sounded nervous and glanced back over her shoulder towards the door. “Why…why didn’t you call?” Her eyes then settled on George. Whatever she was about to say was halted by the sound of a deep masculine voice calling out her name.

“Kathy, baby, who is it?” Seconds later he appeared in the doorway, shirtless and still in the act of fixing the belt buckle of his tan slacks.

My eyes went to him then back to my mother who was wearing a robe at one in the afternoon and her hair was disheveled. My mother was having afternoon sex. My mother was having afternoon sex with a hot younger guy and we’d interrupted. Mom stepped to the side to let us in. She shot daggers at George and the man walked up and put his arm around her waist.

“Adrian this is Amari. And that is the ex.”

“A pleasure to meet you finally,” he said extending his hand out to me. “Kitty has told me so much about you and the grandkids, I feel like I know you already.” Adrian smiled at me flashing a beautiful set of perfectly white teeth.

Mom looked up at him adoringly. She’d mentioned she was seeing someone, but I never imagined this would be who. I was happy for her, Dad hadn’t taken the best years of her life after all.

“It’s nice to meet you too. Sorry for the…interruption,” I replied trying to keep the smile off my face.

Adrian’s smile got bigger as color flooded Mom’s face. “I have to get back to the office anyway.”

He cut his eyes over at George who hadn’t said a word. The men sized each other up. Adrian gave Mom a quick kiss on the cheek before heading back to the room he’d come from.

“Have a seat, and let me get decent,” Mom said before disappearing.

George looked pissed as he kept his eyes focused on the now closed bedroom door. I glanced around Mom’s new place. The main living area was one large room consisting of the living room and kitchen area but had enough separation that they felt like two distinct spaces. The color choices she’d made all complimented each other. Her home was stylish decorated, different from the practical, homey d├ęcor our old place had. The place boasted the bold new her.
She’d lost weight, and looked to be in great shape because of it. The shorter hair style gave her a youthful appearance. I wasn’t sure the age difference between Adrian and Mom, but they seemed happy with each other. She deserved that. 

A few minutes later the door opened, Mom stepped out first but Adrian pulled her back into his arms kissing her. I had a feeling that was for George’s benefit. He then whispered something in Mom’s ear and she giggled. Giggled like a school girl. He said his goodbyes to me and was gone.

“Amari dear would you like something to drink?” she asked walking into the kitchen. She pulled out a pitcher of lemonade and carried it over to the table.

“Thanks,” I said reaching for a glass. “Sorry for not calling…”

“You look good Kathy,” George said interrupting me.

She briefly looked at him before turning back to me. “I admit seeing you was a surprise, especially since we just talked yesterday. And…” she got up and went into a different room, coming back with an envelope. “This came for you this morning. I was going to call you later, odd you getting mail here.”

I took the item from her. I hadn’t told her about Ceula when we talked, I didn’t want to worry her, but I knew she was going to want answers.

“Are you just going to pretend I’m not here?” George asked angrily. “We were married for nearly thirty years, and I can’t get a hello?”

“You have a lot of nerve George Vinson thinking you deserve anything!” she snapped. “I don’t owe you a damn thing, you should be happy I allowed you into my home and not push for more. For my daughter…”

“Our daughter,” he corrected.

“MY daughter, to show up here, unannounced and with you in tow can’t mean anything good, but whatever it is will be told to me from her. You sit and stay quiet so I can pretend you aren’t here!”

George pressed his lips together in a tight line. He would never change. He totally blew apart our lives for his own selfish gains yet he wanted to somehow play the victim.
“Now, Amari, I know you didn’t fly here because you had an urge to see me. What’s going on?”

I glanced over at George. “Marisol…she, she’s taken Ceula.”

Mom gasped, covering her mouth with her hand. “Taken? What? When?”

“Shortly after I returned home. Since I can’t have more children, she took her. Marisol is set on revenge that goes past George at this point. She’s playing some sort of game. Leaving me riddles, clues and I have no choice but to play along if I want to find Cece.”

Mom whipped her head over to look at George. “Was it worth it?!” she yelled. “Your selfish ways have had an unbelievable ripple effect. First my children, now my grandchildren have to suffer! Get…out!”

“Kathy! I didn’t plan on this. Marisol, she’s gone off the deep end. I can’t be blamed for that!”

“Like hell you can’t.” I said. “You send her into my life. Everything that has happened since is a direct effect of that choice!”

George got up and walked out, slamming the door behind him. Both Mom and I took deep breaths.

“Why doesn’t he just take responsibility for what he did?”

“Because he’s always been a proud man, even if that pride is misplaced. He will refuse to admit he failed, not matter how much his failure is staring him in the face.”
Mom pulled me into a hug and we sat comforting each other quietly for a while.
“So, riddles?”

I nodded. “Marisol has been dredging up every painful memory she could think of.”

“And one of those brought you to me?”

I shook my head. “This one was directed at George really. He, um showed up…quite out of the blue…” I thought on that for a moment.

I’d not spoken to him, so how did he know he was needed? It was too much of a coincidence. So did she send him? If so, why would she help me? But then again being faced with George was not a pleasant experience.

“Of course he factors in. So, that,” she said indicating towards the envelope on the table, “would be another clue?”

I leaned down to pick it up. “Most likely.” I tore open the piece of mail. A small piece of paper was inside. I read it, then crumbled it up, throwing it angrily across the room.

Mom got up to retrieve it. “Mirror, mirror on the wall. It’s her face you still see after-all. Her face?” I nodded.  “She means?”


The look on Mom’s face let me know her feelings. It was the same devastating feeling I had when Marisol brought the twins into her sick game. Nothing was off limits for her. Her hatred, as misplaced as it was, knew no bounds.

“Mom, I’m sorry…”

“Nonsense, this is not your doing. The one to blame has run away like the coward he is.”
Since George left, Mom had to be the one to take me to the cemetery.

It had been an emotional day. The message at Amella’s grave wasn’t a riddle, it simply said see you soon. Mom wanted me to stay the night with her, but I wanted to be alone. To do something I’d not done in a very long time, drown my sorrows at the bottom of a bottle. I wanted my child back. I wanted Marisol dead. I wanted this nightmare to be over. But my hands were tied. Without another clue, I was forced to wait on Marisol to make contact. I called Marcus to let him know I’d be home in the morning and I was about to settled down for the night when there was a knock at my door.

“Hello, Love.”


  1. Mama's got a man! A young one too! Haha interrupting their nooner. Tsk, Amari, tsk! AND BOOYA! Right in George's face. I hope he feels that pain for the rest of his miserable life. He did all that back handed BS to secure a life with Kathy and she don't want his nasty ass anymore. UGH! I hate him so much. Pride. I'd have castrated his disrespectful cowardice ass. Such a pathetic excuse for a human being. I was cheering my ass off when Kathy started yelling at him! Tell him Mama! He don't deserve a damn thing! For real?

    The riddles just have no end :( Poor Amari and then to make Kathy relive losing her daughter too. George seriously needs to MAN THE FUCK UP!

    And then...there was Mulo! I hope he brought some super powered poison for Marisol. That bitch needs to be eradicated, ASAP!

    1. hahaha yep Kathy has moved on to bigger and better things. How was Amari to know her mom would be getting lunch time nookie??? George sure as hell was surprised. He was still acting under a delusion that he and Kathy could work things out. Not. Gonna. Happen.

      Yep, George is very prideful in the fact he is blinded by his wrong doings. Even when faced with all he's done, he still has barely said he's sorry for the pain he's caused. He just wants forgiveness. Sorta a what's done is done, let's move on kinda thing. He's finding that his ex-wife and child are not so forgiving and with good reason. LOL Kathy laid into his ass and he deserved it.

      Yep, Marisol wanted to have one last dig at the family, bringing the hurt to Kathy's door. Amari was glad Kathy didn't ask what the clue was. knew he couldn't stay out of it for long.

      thanks for reading

  2. I had a feeling Mama had a guy in the bedroom didn't expect it to be young hottie. Good for you Kathy after the hell George put her through she deserve to have some happiness and to be able to tell George off. I loved each and every minute of that.

    Amari is not the only one that wants Marisol dead, that needs to happen ASAP but after they find out where Ceula is first.

    "Hello Love" I know who is back. Well if Marisol said see you soon, its probably better that he is there.

    1. hahahaha yep, we'll go with 10-15 years younger. She is enjoying her life now that she's put it back together. George really caused some damage there and he needs to face that.

      LOL people have wanted Marisol dead for a long time. Her time is coming I promise. Hopefully I can do justice to it.

      Yep, only one person gives her that greeting. Mulo can't ever stay away for long, especially when she needs him.

      thanks for reading

  3. Can I have mommy's man..? If I got a man like that when I grow older I won't mind... hehe.. Nice epi as usual... ;)
    Can I guess who is at the door?

    1. hahahahahaha....Kathy proved she still has it even after all these years.

      Yep cuz only one person calls her Love. :)

      thanks for reading

  4. I feel like, George is going to die. Like, by sacrificing himself in order to redeem himself or by suicide because he can't redeem himself. Whatever. At least there are no more riddles. Anyways, I'm excited because MULO! At least I hope its Mulo. Can't wait for the next chapter so we can see who we've all been waiting for!

    1. I haven't decided George's fate yet. He does need to redeem himself if that's possible.

      Nope the riddles have ended, but that's not necessarily a good thing. Amari still has no clue where Marisol is which means she doesn't know where to find CeCe. :(

      Yes it's Mulo. No one calls her Love but him. :)

      thanks for reading

  5. Lol, grandma's got her groove back! I'm glad she's moved on grom George and found happiness with some one new. That is quite an age gap though. But whatever floats their boat I guess.

    It's great to see Amari and her mom after such a long time apart. I think Amari needed to feel like a little girl and have mommy take care of her for a bit.

    I guess Mulo's back...

    1. yeah she did! She has snagged herself quite the cutie. With this being a baby challenge age is glossed over because...well it has to be LOL but we can say that Kathy's frozen age would be somewhere in the 60s and I'll put Adrian 10-15 years her Jr. :) His hair style made it hard to see his gray, but he's not Amari young.

      I don't talk about it often, but off camera I imagine Amari and Kathy talk. I'm sure she came out to help Marcus with the quads for a bit, that sort of thing.

      yes he is, but he's needed

      thanks for reading

  6. Way to go, Mama!! Love that she has a young boy toy!! It has to be Mulo at the door! Ohhhh, can't wait to see what happens!

    1. hahahaha...yep she sure does. :)

      guess I should get to writing that next update then. :P

      thanks for reading

  7. George lost so much more than he ever could have lost by not going through that horrible agreement. Kathy is having some fun though, but I can't help thinking how much she cared for George. Oh well, He messed it up bad. Marisol is sick. Mulo is at the door? hmmm

    1. He has lost a lot and I think only now is he really starting to realize that fact. Kathy has picked up the pieces and is moving on. She did love George but it's hard to learn that your husband has lied to you about everything and hurt your children in the process.

      Marisol is a sick, evil woman. Yes, that's Mulo :)

      thanks for reading

  8. Mama got herself a real man. Well, I am not made at her. Go Mom. Need me to find what she has in her life now. Yummy. lol Anyway Mulo is back! Yeah...I missed him. Marcus was kind of getting on my nerves sort of with his attitude. I know he doesn't like Mulo but sometimes a man has to set aside his pride and do what is best for the child, especially one in danger. Not certain how this will end but hopefully everyone finds happiness and contentment. :) Oh and I did read the chapter before this when they sort of made up, but I am weary. I think if Marcus sees Mulo progress will be lost. Then again I am team Mulo. lol

    1. LOL yeah she did. He is a hunk and she was showing age has not slowed her down at all getting some mid day nookie. LOL

      Yep, Mulo, he never stays away for long. Marcus is angry and it's been hard for him to let go of that anger. He told Amari he was sorry in the last chapter and is going to try and put aside his issues with Mulo and her feeling for Mulo so they can focus on getting Cece back. What happens after that is still up in the air. :( He loves Amari and has really gotten a raw deal in all of this because he loves her. Mulo has cost him a lot and Marcus is not inclined to lose anything else to that man, but his attitude hasn't helped.

      I don't know how it will all work out, it would be nice if everyone got a happy ending, but in situations like this, someone always gets left out.

      thanks for reading

  9. Lol! I am so happy Amari's mom has moved on AND rubbed it in George's face. The douchebag had the nerve to demand a hello? He is just ugh..I hope they all dance on his grave when he croaks. Marisol and her riddles are really evil. How much lower is she going to go with this?

    1. LOL yeah she has. Got herself a hot younger man. Momma's got her groove back! George can't stand it either. He refuses to admit he majorly fucked up. Marisol's riddles are evil. They were designed to bring Amari pain.

      thanks for reading

  10. Damn, her Momma has done well for herself!! :O I would never have taken her for a sugar mama! :O

    Now, I know this is going to be controversial, but I feel sorry for George. What he's done and the effect of his actions are horrific, but he obviously regrets it immensely. I really hope he is, anyway, it seems that way to me. He must be hurting massively for the mistakes he's made, but he has to suffer through it alone. All that pain, all that anguish he has caused himself, and there's no one there to tell him they forgive him. Because it's unforgivable, obviously, but I still feel for him being alone with his pain.

    Anyway, back to rationality. I hope they find her soon and that HE gets the hell out.

    1. LOL momma is doing okay for herself. Adrian isn't that much younger, 10 years or so maybe.

      George, nope he gets no love. He is only recently showing things close to possible remorse, but since he's still acting the ass at times, it's hard to feel sorry for him. He screwed up majorly by being so selfish. It cost the life of one daughter while the other's was ruined for a while. :(

      hopefully CeCe will be found soon and safely.

      thanks for reason