Then she turned to my father to let him hold me. I really didn’t want that! But he was quick, taking me in his arms, holding me close for a moment, whispering a quick “Daddy loves you” in Russian, and then offering to hand me back to my Uncle. How did he know we’re supposed to be able to speak 3 languages? I forgot Baba is half Russian and half Chinese, because I am so scared of him holding me. Neither my brother or me want this giant of a man to touch us!
They were so into it that they didn’t even notice me watching them. When they finished, John made a move to go to the bathroom. He turned towards the door and that’s when he saw me. He looked like an electrocuted cat (I haven’t seen one, chill) and screamed like a lady. Brittany sat up in bed and saw me. She rolled to the side of the bed and tried to hide under and shouting “you b*tch!” the whole time LOL too bad she didn’t fit so she had to settle for the corner with the duvet covering her naked self.
John tried to sweet-talk me and give some lame excuse of what I just saw. I wasn’t having any of it. I stood from the chair, snapped a quick photo of them in the room, found the spare key I gave him, took my groceries and calmly went out of there. Both of them were working at an airbase in Japan. Brittany was married. I asked some of my friends who know Brittany and her husband and I managed to get her and her husband’s email. I emailed him of what happened, attached the photo I took and Cc’d both John and Brittany.
We moved into a small, quiet neighborhood very close to my widowed mother and the area I grew up in. At the time I was working for a custom home builder and I was the superintendent / lead carpenter on almost all our projects. Sometimes, I would have to fabricate things at home for a job as the projects were wrapping up and there was no place to work on-site. One Sunday afternoon I was planing down some material (approximately 2pm) to fabricate new cabinet doors (the painters had stained them the wrong color and these needed to be in place by Monday morning).
It took about an hour to finish the planing and clean up and now I was getting ready to start cutting the pieces to length and gluing up the panels when she came back over and said “I thought you were done!” I told I was not but that this tool was much quieter than the other one and that it will not take to long to complete. She stewed in her juices for a minute and stomped her way back home. For the next 6 years, while they were living there, she would call the HOA every other day for anything she thought violated the HOA rules (bikes out, garden hose not wrapped up – those types of things.
My mother hurried to scoop me up in her arms. She pressed me against her chest and rubbed her face against mine. Her perfume was very strong. “I love you so much baby girl.” She whispered in my ear. Then it’s the same as before with our mother holding out various toys and pieces of clothing. She even remembered to bring some warm winter tights for my brother and the toys look really cool. But we’re back to holding the hands of our guardians, staying close, and looking suspiciously.