I’ll Be Around For You
Short, sad, and sweet. <333 (Wanna read more?)
PART FOURTEEN: The Other Side
Laurens had wondered if it would happen, and, selfishly, was relieved when it did.
“You didn’t tell me floating was this cool,” Philip said as he floated up next to John.
“I didn’t want to make you jealous,” John said with a small smile.
“Mom and Pops are in there, right?” Philip asked, sobering up quickly. He nodded his head toward the other room.
“Yes, but, Philip,” John said, reaching out to him. “You do not want to go in there.” He grabbed for Philip’s arm and was both heartbroken and elated when he was able to grasp it.
“Why?” he asked, clearly wanting to see his parents again.
“I can tell you first hand how painful it is to watch someone you love grieve over you and know you can’t do a thing to let them know you’re there, that you’re okay, that you’re thinking of them.”
Philip sighed, his head dropping a bit. “Yeah, I guess you would know a thing or two about that.”
“Come on,” John said, motioning upward.
“Where?” Philip asked, giving John a strange look.
“Do you want to meet your grandmother?”
Philip looked confused for a moment before his face lit up. “Pop’s mom?” he asked excitedly.
“Yeah,” John said with a smile.
“And Aunt Peggy!” Philip said, even more excitedly.
John smiled even wider. He’d sure missed Peggy.
“You go,” John said. “I just have one last thing I need to do.”
Philip looked like he wanted to protest, but he bit his lip and nodded. John watched him float higher and higher up, until he disappeared.
John took a deep breath. He needed to check on one last person: Angelica Hamilton.