This is more of a brother, sister bonding chapter. Enjoy
So Brady What have you been up to for the past how many years has it been? Nineteen years Tinkerbelle Aw you remembered. Of course how could I forget. Lets get you settled into your room.
They went up stairs and put Belles luggage in the guest bedroom that was ready for her. Sitting on the bed they talked and caught up on each others lives. So Belle hows Dad and Marlena doing?
Well youll be happy to know that currently they are separated. What!?! Yup, theyve been for about six months now and by the looks of things it seems that theyre headed towards a divorce.
And why do you think Id be happy about that? Its no secret that you never liked Marlena. So youre probably happy about it. Grabbing her hands he looked solemnly in here eyes.
Belle I know me and Marlena have had our differences over the years, but I truly believed that Dad and her loved each other it just comes as a shock. Did they say why? No they just told me that they grew apart and some song and dance about it. I didnt ask.
Come here. Brady enveloped her in a big bear hug that meant the world to her. Mumbling again his chest. At least I still have you Brady. You can count on that. She pulled out of his embrace and went to the door. Tink where are you going?
Well If Im here I might as well show you what a simple thing of cleaning up can do With a bright smile she left the room. Arghhh
Falling back on the bed Brady knew that this was not going to be pleasant. Hurry up Brady this stuff isnt going to pick it self up. Standing at the top of his stairs he looked down.
Arent you jet lagged or something sis? Nope Im wide awake now get your butt down here and help me. Alright alright.
Laying awake in his bed he looked over at the clock. It was now 2:15 in the afternoon. He couldnt get a wink of sleep since he came back. Why was she in his head. This was wrong.
She was Bradys sister he couldnt think about her like that. She doesnt even remember me. Yeah she doesnt even remember me. Great. Wait why and I mad about that.
No its the first time Ive seen her in a long time thats just it. He turned over to see if he couldnt at least get a couple of minutes sleep. If he didnt then he wouldnt be able to stay awake at work. Shutting his eyes tightly he saw her again.
Her small frame. Her goddess looking figure and that blonde hair. It looked so silky. Her clothes hugged her curves in all the right places. He jolted up. No dont think of her like that.
Just remember shes the pesky five year old who wouldnt leave me and Brady alone. Thats it. Just keep remembering how annoying she was and you wont think of her.
Laying back down he closed his eyes once more in another attempt to see if he could get at least 30 seconds of sleep. After what seemed like a lifetime he fell into a deep sleep.
2 hours later
Wow I have a floor! See told you cleaning wouldnt hurt, you even found things that you wouldnt have found in years.
Oh your just full of jokes arent you Ms. Belle. What can I say I should be a comedian. So what will you be doing while youre here? Hmm.. Lets see Ill be working with my big brother at Basic Black. Probably with over rule him in a couple of weeks you know since I have like way more talent than he does in business.
Do you think the jet is still at the airport? We could take you back you know. Shut up Brady. Sticking her tongue out she then asked. So what do you have to eat? Uh.. Nothing.
What! Then what do you eat? I usually go out Sighing she rolled her eyes. Well I guess another thing we have to do. Really whats that? Go grocery shopping. I dont think so. And why not?
Because I have never gone grocery shopping. Youre lucky you have a good paying job that lets you eat out every single day. Do you eat out for every meal? Pretty much. Wow, I have a lot to show you Mr. Black. I will learn from the master. With a few more laughs they went out to explore Salem.
Arent you tired yet? Nope, Ive just started. Cant believe for a small town they have fabulous shops. Youve got to be kidding me. I bet youve seen a million better shops than these with youre exploring and wild living. Very funny Brady.
He let out a grunt as she whacked him in the stomach. Okay thats my feet hurt Im hungry so were going to the Brady Pub. Grabbing her hand he led her in the other direction.
They came in and Brady led her to his usual booth. As they were talking an older woman came towards them. Hello, Brady. I didnt see you this morning. Does that mean you didnt eat breakfast young man?
Sorry Caroline I didnt have time, I had to pick up my sister from the airport. Youre sister? Yeah right here. Caroline Brady Id like you to meet -
Isabella Black. Its been a while my dear I havent seen you since you were knee high. Belle held out her hand, but Caroline ignored it and went straight for a hug.
She looked over at Brady giving him a whos this look. After the embrace Belle felt kind of guilty. Im sorry, but I dont remember who you are? Of course you dont. You were only a small little thing when you left. Im Caroline Brady. I own this place.
Belle this is Shawns grandmother. Youre name does sound familiar. Im glad to hear that. So Brady will you be having your usual? Yes maam. And Belle will just have the same. Coming right up. She went behind into the kitchen where she hurriedly went over to her husband.
Shawn, Shawn you wont believe who I just saw! And who would that be darling? Isabella Black. Shes back! Really? Thats great! Its better than great.
Darling dont go into your matchmaking mode now. Let him be. Shawn Brady you ruin the fun. After getting their orders done and giving them their food. Caroline placed a call to her daughter in-law.
After about half an hour on the phone and arguing from their husbands in the background they hung up. Caroline I hope you didnt do what I think you did. You and Hope are going to be the death of that boy.
Oh you just hush. Let him find love on his own. Promise me youll do that. After a brief pause she finally agreed. But if he doesnt do anything then Hope and I are going to take charge.
Rolling his eyes he left to go take orders from awaiting customers. They finished their lunch and headed back to Bradys apartment. As they were walking Belle put her head on Bradys shoulder. The jet lag getting to you sis? In between a yawn she said, Yeah, I think it is.
If you collapse on me you do know that Ill leave you on the floor right. I dont doubt that. You know what Brady? No, what? Im glad to be back.