History Repeats 3 (part 4)

Summary: Chapter 13   Holly   The next morning, Artemis III stopped me in the hallway before he and Sam left […]

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Chapter 13




The next morning, Artemis III stopped me in the hallway before he and Sam left for school.

“So… I asked her,” he said, his voice low.

“And?” I prompted.

“She said yes, but I think only because I said that it didn’t have to be like…” He hesitated for a moment, but continued anyhow, “Like a date.”

I cocked my head. There was something missing from this story, I could feel it. “But she didn’t specify that it wasn’t a date?” I guessed.

He nodded. “Now… Well, I’m not exactly sure what I should do.”

“Artemis,” I sighed. “Let me ask you this; Do you have feelings for Samantha? As more than friends, I mean.”

“I don’t know,” he said. “That’s the problem. I can’t decide whether I actually want to try to make a move like that or not. If I did, and she rejects it, it could ruin everything. But if I don’t try; I’ll never know if she actually would have said yes or not.” He looked at me for help.

“You know what I would do?” I asked. He shook his head. “Follow your heart, Artemis. Do what feels right at the time. I’m not saying what feels right is always the right thing to do, but a good percentage of the time, it is. Look at your dad and I. We made bad decisions before, but we fixed them. We’re still alive and well today. Don’t be afraid to follow your heart for fear it might be the wrong decision, because even if things to wrong, the tide will turn back eventually.” I looked at him. “Okay?”

He nodded and stood up. “Okay.”

I stood up as well. “Have a good day at school, Artemis. Hope that helped.”

He nodded. “Yeah. Yeah, it did.” He reached over a gave me a quick hug. “That helped a lot. Thanks, Holly.”

“No problem, kiddo. Now get going. You don’t want to be late.” He nodded, and without another word, rushed out the door.

That talk was the most eventful thing that happened all day.

After taking the kids to school, I went grocery shopping, just for the purpose of killing time, but even that didn’t take as long as I would have liked. I was done within the hour, and still had time on my hands.

Bored, I went up to see Artemis, but he was still working on the cube, therefore I was stuck watching him. After a while I just couldn’t sit still any longer, so I left.

So, unsure where exactly where I was going, just knowing I had to get out, I slipped on a pair of shoes and walked out of the manor.

I walked until I reached the streets of downtown Dublin, where I proceeded to just wander aimlessly around town all afternoon, enjoying the sweet surface air and the warm rays of sunlight.

Finally, the time rolled around to pick the kids up from school. I picked them up and we drove back to the manor. They sat down and started doing their homework and I went straight to working on dinner.

I was just about to send Artemis up to get his dad when he walked in the room, grinning widely.

I looked up from making plates long enough to cast him a suspicious glance. “What did you do?”

He came up behind me and snaked an arm around my waist, pulling me into him. He whispered in my ear, “It’s done. I finished it.”

I swung around, knocking his arm away and making him flinch back from the spoon in my hand that had almost connected with his face. “Really? The cube? You finished it?”

He grinned. “Yep. All done. All I need to do is test it once to make sure it works correctly, and then contact Foaly with the results. Then the C Cube is officially back in business.”

“Artemis, that’s great!” I threw my arms around his neck (careful not to smack him with the spoon, of course) and he pulled me in tight to his chest. “Now,” I murmured into his ear, “No trying to pawn it off to crazy business men this time.”

“I won’t,” he said. “At least, not the same crazy business man…”


“Okay, okay!” he said, holding his hands up in surrender. “No trying to sell it to crazy business people this time. I promise. Though in my defense, I didn’t know he was crazy.”

“You knew that he had no problem working on the shady side of the law,” I accused. “And you knew he was a criminal. And-”

“Okay, I’m not arguing that. I’m just saying, I didn’t know he was crazy. I knew he was stupid, but there’s a difference between stupid and crazy. Or so I thought, though it appears with him there wasn’t.”

I rolled my eyes. “Yeah, yeah. Just shut up and give this to your son, Mud Boy.” I thrust a plate into his arms and turned around again.

“Of course,” he murmured, dropping a quick kiss on my head before doing as he was told. I rolled my eyes again, but said nothing. Kiss up.

I fixed my own and Artemis’s plate and joined them at the table. “I would have done that,” he said, turning around to look at me when I dropped the plate in front of him.

“Yeah, well, I beat you to it, so just sit down and eat,” I ordered.

“Yes, ma’am,” he muttered.

I smirked. That never got old.

“So you finished it?” Artemis asked.

“Yes,” his father replied. “It’s done.”

“Cool! Can we see it?” Sam asked.

“After dinner,” I told them. “Now eat.”

Everyone, including Artemis, dug in to their food with out another word.


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  1. SilverGoddess May 28th, 2013 at 4:27 am 1


    Proposing, not purposing.


    Man, I had to search the categories for this thing. I am really hating the spam. Are you posting this stuff on FF.net? I meant to follow you as an author on there, but I couldn’t find you. *facepalms* duh, I’ll search your username, because I’ve seen History Repeats on there and I know your name is the same. (I didn’t simply follow you then, because my phone wasn’t letting me log in.)

    It may be easier to keep up with your stories if I follow your FF account, because I get emails whenever a story/author I’m following updates.

  2. Yeah, I’m keeping updated on there too. The only things I have on here that I don’t have the are See You Again because its a songfic and Magic World because I just haven’t felt like posting it. I might do that tonight. And yes, my username is the same. Two reasons: its easier to remember that way, and its easier for people to find me if I’m under the same username.

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