Saturday, July 7, 2012
Headed To and From Chicago (Photostory)
Mike and Adele have successfully found a place to live and they are headed back to Chicago to finalize things. Adele's sister, Linda is there with her two kids. Their father is arriving from Chicago today, to see them. It's been 7 months since the last time they laid eyes on each other.
Boarding Gate B-25
There's Kim. One of the college students. She has a part time job at the airport running the concession stand.
"We've been so busy, we didn't get a chance to talk about your house hunting." (Linda)
"Well, considering Mike was almost impossible, I'm just glad we were able to find a place." (Adele)
"She's exaggerating. I wasn't that bad." (Mike)
"Not bad? I thought Sunni was going to push you out of her car without slowing down." (Adele)
"We got what we wanted, didn't we?" (Mike)
"Ms. Sato, you are all set." (Attendant)
"Thank you." (Kyori)
"Good news. She can offer us a business class upgrade for $25 each." (Kyori's Stylist)
"That's great news! Will we get the upgrade all the way to L.A.?" (Kyori)
"Mommy, when will Daddy be here?" (Daughter)
"When they open up the doors, that means his flight has landed and he will be coming through the doors shortly after that." (Linda)
"Ok, now what are you fussing about? Maybe you are hungry." Adele)
"What can I get you ladies, today?" (Kim)
"Ummm, I think I will just have a bottle of Perrier." (Kyori)
"And for you Miss?" (Kim)
"I'll take a pretzel. All that salt is going to leave me bloated, but I can't resist." (Kyori's Stylist)
"Oooh look, Sydney. Mommy has graham crackers for you." (Adele)
"Watching the door is not going to make the plane come any faster." (Linda)
"I know, but this way I won't miss him when he comes." (Daughter)
"Honey, would you like a drink or something?" (Mike)
"No, I have water in my purse." (Adele)
Kyori and her stylist take a seat on the bench and chit chat for a bit.
"Flight 516 is now arriving from Chicago." (voice on the loudspeaker)
"Oh good. They've opened the doors. Shouldn't be long before we can board." (Kyori)
Suddenly people start coming through the doors. Linda's daughter is standing there looking for her daddy. She starts getting worried because it seems like everyone has come through the doors. Suddenly, he appears in the doorway.
Mark is happy to hear that familiar sound that he hasn't heard in awhile.
"Hi sweetheart. It's so good to see you." (Mark)
Linda stands and waits for Mark to come see his other daughter.
"Hello, Linda." (Mark)
Mark picks up his youngest daughter and takes a seat.
"Daddy, did you bring me something?" (Daughter)
"I brought you me. Is that enough?" (Mark)
"Yes, but did you bring me something else, too?" (Daughter)
Clearly the girls are excited to see him. Seven months is a long time apart. Adele and Mike are happy to see Mark, too. They remember the good times when this family was still together. I wonder what happened? I will have to ask both Linda and Mark. You know they each will have their version of the story.
"Well, it's time. I'm going to start preboarding for Flight 708." (Attendant)
"Attention: We will begin preboarding Flight 708, nonstop to Chicago, in just a few minutes. Please have your boarding pass and ID ready. Please board only when your row is called. Thank you." (voice over the loudspeaker)