Rex and I’s relationship only evolved from there and thank god it did. Days after our first day, I got a call from one of my two jobs telling me I was fired. It blew a huge hole in my profits. Luckily we’d finished Mincia’s room by then.
If I didn’t have Rex I probably would’ve had an emotional breakdown. I saw him nearly every day, and every time he came it made me happy. As happy as I’d felt when I would come home exhausted and see Mincia’s little smile. Maybe even more.
Mincia sniffed the air.
This little thing had started acting a lot more like a werewolf. She was scratching up furniture and now she was hunting. Or more trying to.
She quickly bent down and started digging.
This werewolf thing was going to be a problem for Mincia and her mom didn’t even realise it. No, Sariel was always working and she had no idea how badly this town did NOT like supernaturals. Of course I’m completely neutral and so is Miriam and Rex too…I have to say, Mincia’s mom is really lucky to have the few people who don’t mind supernaturals as her friends.
If my mom knew I was babysitting a werewolf she’d go nuts and call the police.
I wonder if Mincia’ll go to school.
“Hey genius, if you’re done acting like a dog I bought a new mystery novel yesterday!” I said catching Mincia’s attention.
“Okay.” She said and walked over.
“Why do you read those to her?” Miriam asked from the bench.
I have no idea what is up with that woman. It’s like she has no life. She’s always here during the day, but the moment it starts getting dark she leaves. Almost sounds like the opposite of a vampire.
I pulled out the book.
“It’s a much better read than Billy Jean’s adventures.” I replied.
“For you maybe.”
“Either way she loves them, and she’s way too smart for baby books.” I was used to this sort of question. Just because she looks like a baby doesn’t necessarily mean she thinks like a baby.
Mincia grabbed the book and shook it.
“Read it!” She insisted. I chuckled.
If I could be granted a wish, I’d wish for Mincia to forever stay a toddler. This town’s not going to be nice to her.
“Dad?” I knew he’d said he’d come visit, but I at least expected a phone call to warn me. Dad looked sad. “What’s wrong?”
“Your grandfather died.”
“I’m sorry, I didn’t want my second visit to be a bearer of bad news, but I thought it’d be best to tell you face to face.”
I couldn’t find my words. “How-…He is okay? I mean of course he isn’t…” Images of my grandfather invaded my mind.
“It’s okay.” My father smiled. “He died in his sleep without any pain at all.”
I heard Rex get up from the couch.
“Oh, um dad, this is Rex.” I said grabbing Rex’s arm and pulling him into the conversation.
My dad’s eyes lit up in recognition. I had already talked about Rex to him.
“Rex eh?” Dad said looking him up and down. I’m realizing this is pretty much the meet-the-parents thing. Except my dad does a much more thorough investigation.
I glanced at Rex. I was surprised to see he didn’t look nervous at all.
“Yes.” Rex replied. He did look a little bit tense though.
“Sounds like T-Rex.” Dad said before making T-Rex gestures with his hands. I tried my best not to laugh. Guess that means dad approves.
“Yeah, I’ve been teased about it.” Rex replied with a smile. Another great thing about Rex, he has a good sense of humour.
Those two proceeded to exchange some nice jokes after that.
Dad turned to me.
“See, you should’ve picked this one first.” He said referring to Charles. I rolled my eyes and smiled back.
“Now if you don’t mind I’d like to take my granddaughter to the park.” Dad said. I nodded a yes and he left with Mincia.
Rex turned and stared into my eyes.
“Are you okay? I heard about your grandfather.”
“Yeah I think so. It’s hard to believe, but grandpa always seemed out of it once grandma died.” I said as Rex pulled me into his arms.
I let myself relax and I breathed in his familiar apple smell.
Looovvveee is in the air….
T-Rex! T-Rex! T-Rex! Haha lol XD. Rex is so not a T-Rex…
Seems Balthier died. (Actually he’s been dead since chapter 5.8. I brought him and Cain along for the ride in the new town cause they were my old heirs and I couldn’t separate myself from them, but Balthier ended up dying of old age pretty early…)
I must say, the last few chapters have been a little too happy for my taste…