Where did you go? Just come back home.
Her children birthday was coming, Polly dreamt about her daughter and her son multiples times. When she went to a gypsy to find out why was she having dreams about her daughter saying goodbye to her and about being dead, polly already knew what was the answer but she couldn’t handle that thought.
Her kids where taken away from her under false accusations, and since they were babies until know she hadn’t had any news about their whereabouts.
Polly when to talk with Tommy, he knew why she was feeling down and he already took measures on his own to give her the answers that she craved for so much.
Once she arrived to his office Tommy offered a drink and pulled the chair for her before saying what he had to say. Polly sat and looked at Tommy a little bit scared and cleaned her tears right away not wanting to show any weakness.
“ So polly, what I’m going to tell you is the answers to your questions, but you have to promise me that you won’t do anything and you will let me handle all of this, because you have my word that you will have back what is yours ok?”
Tommy leaned on the Secretary looking at Polly that didn’t said nothing and only nod with her head as a signal for him to continue, Tommy nod his head aswell and open the first file about Polly’s daughter, she inhaled with anticipation running on her veins trying to read the file.
“Pol, when you told me about your dream with your daughter I took the liberty to check for myself the facts, it took me a while but still, I have here all the information about your children. Your daughter is dead, she caught a disease when she was sent to Australia for running away from the foster homes that she was in, so your dream is true, I’m sorry about it.”
Tommy kepted a straight face looking at Polly whose reaction was crying in silent while the words about her daughter were sinking in slowly then she expected.
“ what about my son Michael? Is he dead too?” Polly asked already fearing the worse from Tommy’s.
“ No, it took me a while to get his files but I have them here, he is alive and lives in a village away from here, a long car drive only, he his under the name of Henry and it took him a while to settle in a foster home but now he his living there since he was a little boy, I’m going to visit him and you can’t be there, I don’t want you to stress about these situation and cause anymore trouble ok?”
“ Tommy is my son we are talking about! You are fucking nuts if you think I’m not going!” Polly rose for her chair pulling a gun towards Tommy head only making him drop his head exhausted.
“You are seeing how you are reacting now? This is the exact fucking reaction I want to avoid Pol, you know why they took your kids from you and I dont want to scare his foster family or him if you come with me screaming and ready to kick their asses”
Tommy reasoned with polly and she looked at him falling apart and dropping the gun crying now on her sit feeling more calmed since at least one of her children was alive and the chance of him and her reuniting was close, she didn’t want to destroy that, no.
“Please make sure that… I just want my son back” Polly pleaded to Tommy and he circled his desk and hold her making sure she knew that everything was going to be okay.
Tommy was already in front of Michael house according to the address that was on his file, it was a long drive and he wanted to see the kid he once played with before going to war. He waited outside of the house in the small village, he put a cigarette on his lips and light up while the woman that he assumed to be Michael’s forster mother was walking in his direction with a defensive poster on her.
“Who are you?” She asked going straight to the point.
“ My name is Thomas shelby mam and I’m looking for a young boy whose name is Michael gray, I’ve been told he lives here and I would like to have a talk with him if that it’s okay with the you.”
“ First I don’t know any Michael because my son name is Henry and no one it’s here but me, the boy has left to play with his friends and you came in behalf of who if I might ask?” -The woman looked at Tommy suspicious, and he gave a touch on his hat has a way of saying goodbye and left the woman behind her white fence with questions to be answered.-
Tommy hopped on his car and started his car going a bit further into the village before stopping the car to stretch his legs, to many hours in a car and he was already tired. He stopped by a small bakery to get something to eat, after he left, Tommy walked to his car and one young man immediately started a conversation with him. Tommy let him speak before he felt a hand touching his jacket and he quickly grabbed the wrist of the thief and turned to face the boy and smiled when saw Michael in front him.
Tommy recognised him from when Michael was a baby and dismissed the other boy with only a glance that scared him enough to not even come close ever again.
“ First that was rather clever, but don’t try to steal from me, what you tried to do I already did and I was better, now come with me”
Tommy entered his car and open his door to Michael who was afraid that was being taken to the police after Tommy didn’t said nothing else to him once their car drive started. Tommy kept focused on the road and avoided to answer to Michael’s questions until they arrived, when Michael and Tommy arrived at Birmingham, Tommy gave the file to Michael showing him the truth.
“ My name is Thomas shelby and your mother’s name is polly gray, you had a sister and was taken away from you mother under false accusations, im not bringing you to the police so you can’t stop asking that now, I’m giving you a chance to meet your real family, and once you do that it’s your choice if you stay or if you go back to the normal life in a small village were you live.”
Tommy took another cigarette and light it up taking a drag on the same offering to Michael that refused while trying to understand all that was happening so fast.
“ How did you even recognised me? I was taken away when I was a baby fork what the file says…”
Michael looked down reading everything that was in front of his eyes and Tommy looked at him in a sympathetic way.
“I’m good with faces what can I say. Your mother is waiting inside in case you want to come and see her, or have you changed your mind?”
“No. I want to be with her and get to know the truth about myself, if I go back I think I’ll go insane, that small village has nothing to offer Thomas and… and if I hear one more thing about the beautiful wishing well that is in the middle of the village I will destroy it with dynamite even if I burn my hands on the way.”
Tommy chuckled and looked at Michael analysing his face and words carefully.
“ well, you are really your mother’s son that is for sure, now let’s get out of the car they are expecting us”
Michael nodded his head and got out of the car followed by Tommy who lead him inside of Polly’s house, once they entered te house, Polly looked at Tommy and then jumped from her chair at the sight of her handsome son Michael.
He looked around while Tommy said his hellos to the family and everyone looked at Michael shocked with how much he has grown.
“ It’s- it’s my son tommy” Polly started to tearing up and Tommy nod looking at Michael who stepped closer to Polly.
“ Hello, my name is..well you must know who I am of course” Michael mumbled playing with his fingers a little bit uncomfortable and anxious with this whole situation.
“ yes I remember you kiddo. I used to pick you up and throw you out of the window so your cousin John would catch you, quite fun to be honest.” Arthur got up and hold his hand for Michael to shake.
“ My names is Arthur by the way, I’m your cousin too,and John is that ugly motherfucker behind me”
Michael laughed at his words and Polly was still admiring his son while Tommy rested his arm around her shoulder letting her know that he was there and this was real.
“ I don’t remember that so I’m sorry, but it’s nice to meet you, everyone of you.”
A couple of days have passed and it was almost Michael’s 18th birthday, he was now very close to everyone of them and polly finally could be the mother that she always wanted to be for her son.
They were gathered around in Tommy’s house having fun and some of them were talking about bussiness letting Michael know what they did for living when the police knocked at the door making Tommy stand up immediately followed by his brothers. Once they saw the police outside they thought it was because of their bussiness and warned for everyone to keep their mouth shut while Tommy handled the situation.
He open the door and let the cops come in not showing any signs of intimidation, since he never felt like that at all.
“ Can I help you officer?”
Tommy took a drag on his cigar and blow the smoke in the officer face before looking at him with an answer.
“ we are here looking for a Henry, we have some charges of kidnapping un underage boy and he hasn’t come home in some days and his mother is worried”
Tommy finish his cigar before turning to his family with a straight face.
“ Does anyone from this family knows about a Henry? ”
Tommy spoke in a sarcastic tone not breaking his poker face and the whole family couldn’t help but laughing out loud before Michael stood up and Polly tried to make him stop.
“ My adoptive name is Henry and I wasn’t kidnapped, I was brought to where I belong and my real name is Michael gray and this is my family, and I will turn 18th tomorrow so I don’t care about those complaints and I can do whatever I please since I’m an adult now.”
Tommy looked at Michael proud that he stood up to the cop and told him what it was to be told.
“ So go back to that fucking village and to that crazy woman and tell her I’m not coming back, the charges are ridiculous and if you don’t mind, please get the fuck out of my mother’s house we are having a family time”
“ Hey! This kiddo is for sure a fucking shelby! Here grab a drink with us!”
Arthur laughed at offered a drink to Michael who accepted politely before sitting down next to his mother once again.
“ Well officer… you heard him”
Tommy looked back at the officer and open the door so he could leave along with the others that were waiting outside of the house.
Tommy closed the door and went back to his family sitting in the chair, leaning back continuing his drink and lighting up another cigar, looking at how much Michael has changed since a couple of days from the day they met.
“ I have to confess Michael, you have some courage in you, welcome to the family son”
Tommy smiled at him before lifting his glass in a way for everyone to cheer.
The shelby clan was now complete and seeing his aunt polly happy with her son made Tommy feel accomplished and at ease with the rest of his life and family.
I’m sorry for this request, it’s not the best I have come up with but I will try to be better next time.
Still hope you enjoy ✌