Jessica and James arrived home soon enough, something that Sam was grateful for. He loved the kids but the house was small and Loxley and Faye could not be in close quarters without arguing, which meant they argued constantly.
“They’re quite a handful,” he sighed, hearing his daughter come into the kitchen again.
“I know,” she sighed. “We keep trying to tell Faye to stop letting him tease her. He only does it to get a rise.”
“I’m sure it’s a normal thing.”
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Weird how time seemed to be moving so fast, and yet whenever James thought of university, or even moving into this house, it felt so long ago.
“I bet I can go higher than you, grandpa!” Loxley smirked, flinging his legs forward and leaning back on the swing. His granddad chuckled.
“I’m sure you can, Lox. Your young back is probably much more suited to swinging than mine.”
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Faye’s sweet voice pulled him from the spiraling cycle of his thoughts. He blinked down to see her looking up with her wide eyes. She tugged at his trouser legs.
“I want to play on the horsie!”
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Paris. A hub of people and culture and lovers. A city the size of which James had never seen. A language that was familiar to him; accents that were not.
As much as he hated to leave his girls, he could easily see Paris become his home away from home.
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If you had told James a year ago that he’d be giving marketing presentations to big bosses in their weird-and-kind-of-creepy over the top houses, he would not have believed you, but here he was.
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After some hours of reading, the man slips out of his seat and wanders over to the large windows. He stares out of them, unseeing; his gaze is blank, his mind miles away. He keeps his back to the letters and the opened box, to his files upon files from work, to the experimental plasma orange juice from the science department (his friend had given it to him with a smirk, and said that it was going to be called Blood Orange if it passed all the tests). He keeps his back to what his life is like now, and remembers what his life was like then.
He hears her approach – of course he does. She’s not exactly subtle.
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“I don’t want you to go,” Jessica groaned, opening her eyes as James placed his hands on her cheeks and leaned over her. “Stay in Scotland for the summer.”
James chuckled and she felt his breath brush over her lips. “Why don’t you come down to England?”
“England sucks,” she said cheekily.
“Technically, you are English.”
“Shh, don’t tell. You’ll ruin my street rep.”
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