So the story is beginning and review please b/c I'm not sure really where im going and how it will turn out. There should be some flashbacks too!
Chapter 9: What Was The Happy Ending?
I've had Addison back for about an hour and she hasn't talked much and I'm not quite sure why. Maybe some home made cookies would get her talking.
"You want a chocolate chip cookie or sugar cookie?" I ask putting the plate on the kitchen table next to her. She just looks at them and then down.
"What's wrong, sweetie? You haven't said much, usually by now you'd be telling me all about your week." She still wouldn't look up at me. I was getting worried.
"Talk to me, Addison." She looks up to me and frowns. "You said there was a happy ending." I give her a confused look. "What are you talking about, sweetie?" She glares a little.
"The story! You said there was a happy ending! You and dad are divorced and you're single! You lied, there wasn't a happy ending." I see a tear go down her cheek and I take a seat right next to her.
"I didn't lie, there was a happy ending." I smile and she looks at me. "What was it?" She asks and I put an arm around her. "You, honey, you were the happy ending." She smiles and gives me a big hug.
"You were the best thing that happened to me, Addison. A daughter that I love so much." We let go and she gets up and stands in front of me.
"Mom, I get that you love me. You love Finn, and in a way you still love dad. You love Blaine and Kurt. You love Quinn, you love a lot of people and they love you back but I know deep down you're not really happy. You're missing someone." My 8 year old daughter looked so serious right now.
"What are you talking about, Addison?" She gives me this stern look maybe me chuckle a little. "Mom! This is serious! After that reunion thing I was talking to dad about how much fun I had and how all of them were really cool. Then I asked dad why that guy with the mohawk wasn't there and it hit me." What was she getting at.
"What about Puck?" I ask confused but at the same time, for some reason, my heart was racing. "I put it together, that the guy Puck who's real name is Noah Puckerman, he's the same one from the story. You went to high school with him too!" To be honest, I can't believe she figured that out, she is way to smart.
"How come you changed all the names except his?" She asks. "What do you mean?" I say back knowing she was getting annoyed, my kid was way to driven to just stop now.
"In the story, you named dad Zac, and dad told me that that Ronnie guy's name is Jared Cooke and he's now a famous author." Yes, he was. He wrote a best selling novel about a girl who was in love with a guy, and another guy, and another one. In the end of his book, the girl ended up dying, but that's another story.
"You didn't change Noah's name, why?" She asks looking extremely curious. "I kind of did, in high school we called him Puck." I say to my defense. But it seems I can't beat an 8 year olds point.
"But dad told me that everyone stopped calling him Puck once college started." Did Sam really think I wanted our daughter to know everything?
I sigh. The fact was, I just couldn't change his name, I couldn't tell the story if he had a different name.
"Why are you so concerned about this anyways? You found out which one your dad was." I say and she lets out a huge dramatic sigh.
"Because I want you to be happy. Dad has a girl friend and I can tell he's really happy with her." SHe says in such an innocent way. I've met Sam's girlfriend about two months ago, she's pretty and nice but she doesn't seem like the marrying type, if I'm being honest. "You know, I'm happy." I say smiling and she frowns. "Trust me mom, you're not happy." That broke my heart when she said that.
She runs into the other room real quick and comes back with an envelope in her hands. "Open it." She says smiling now and I do so.
When I open it I see two one-way tickets to New York. I look up and give Addison a confused look. "Finn came over last night and I told him along with dad about how I figured out Noah from the story is Noah from your glee club. It was my idea but Finn payed for the tickets." She says smiling.
After a couple of minutes processing everything and the fact that the time of our flight was an a hour, I made a quick move.
"Grab your coat." I say getting up and she smiles and runs up to her room.
We were in a taxi now going over the Brooklyn bridge. I could feel my nerves getting the better of me, this was stupid, why did I decide to do this?
I look down at Addison and I smile. "I still can't believe that my little 8 year old put this together, you know that story, it was really complicated. This is all really complicated, I just want you to know that and not get your hopes up." I say and Addy sort of frowns.
Eventhough Addison is doing this all for me, I know her curiosity of that story took over her and she really wants to meet that boy who had the mohawk in glee and the boy who I never got over.
"You're right, it is complicated, isn't it?" She says smiling. "I mean, you're in love with Noah who use to be in love with every girl and then fell in love with you, but you were in love with Zac but he thought you were confused and now you're in love with Noah, who you were probably always in love with you, but is probably still in love with every girl which means that nobody's in love with you. That's complicated."
I sigh. Addison was dead on right, it's like she can read behind the lines or something. I never even said that I was in love with Noah but she just knows.
"Yep." It was all I could say.
After a couple more quiet seconds, Addison speaks up right as we were getting of the Brooklyn Bridge. "Did you know that 35 people try to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge each year? Most because of broken hearts?" I don't know why she knew that but I could feel an ache in my chest.
"I'll keep that in mind." I say softly.
We finally get to his building, which was a new one, a nicer one. You couldn't even get in unless they buzzed you in, I guess that whole owning a club thing was a good decision for him. Quinn tells me how he performs there too, apparently his own music.
I hesitantly press the intercom for his room. After a second someone picks it up. "Hello?" I freeze at hearing his voice, it sent chills down my back.
Addy nudges me a little so I clear my throat. "Noah, it's Kaitlin." I say feeling my hand shaking as it was holding the intercom button.
"Kaitlin? What are you doing here?" He says. "Let us in so we can talk." Addison says and I glare a little at her. "Kaitlin? Who was that?" He asks sounding confused.
"That was my daughter. Can you let us in?" I ask but no answer. I sigh. I was about ready to turn around and leave but Addy stops me. "Mom, you can't give up. We can't leave." She says with her puppy dog eyes in action.
"Fine. Will count to 30. If he doesn't let us in by then, then we're going to leave." She just nods. I hope he was still at the intercom listening.
We start to count. As each number passes I feel my heart beat faster. "15, 16, mom, if he does let us in, you have to tell him the story." She says and I nod.
"If he does. But if not, then we're never going to talk about this again. 19, 20, 21." Please, please open the door.
"29." Addison says sounding really sad. "29 and one fourth." I say shrugging at her. SHe smiles. "29 and a half." She says my heart was going crazy right now.
"29 and three fourths." I say looking down at Addison. "What comes after that?" SHe asks looking worried. "30. COme one kid, let's go." I say putting an arm around her and we start walking down the street.
My heart wasn't racing anymore, I couldn't even feel anything, I felt sort of numb.
"I don't get it. I really thought he would of heard us counting through the intercom and let us in." Addison says looking really sad. I pull her in closer to me.
"Or maybe run down the stairs to us saying..." She gets cut off. "What story?" We turn around quickly and see Noah looking confused. He looked the same from the last time I saw him. Broad shoulders, nice arms, well fitting jeans and his favorite plain brown shirt on. His hair still short and even in this dark lighting, his hazel eyes glowing.
"What story?" He says getting closer. I had told the story that he was asking about to Addison on the flight here, that's why she was so driven to meet him.
"In the story she changed everyone's name but yours." Addison says getting a little closer to him. He looks up at me.
"I kept the guitar." I say like I did seven years ago. "Yeah?" He was looking into my eyes. "It really was the last thing I had left of you." I say feeling the heart racing again.
He smiles a little and looks at Addison. "You must be Addison." He says and I see Addy smile at him. "You must be Noah." He nods and she gets closer to him.
He looks at the both of us. "So what happens next?" He asks Addy. He smile brightens. "You invite us inside and we tell you the whole story." Addison says taking his hand. I smile as we start walking back to his apartment building.
He lets go of Addison's hand and she starts walking up the stairs. He ushers for me to go next and I start to walk up them but quickly turn back around and jump into his arms, crashing my lips on his.
The fireworks were there, I don't think they would ever leave either. We go a part and smile at each other. I get off him and we walk inside. This was my happy ending, just delayed by a couple of years.
I'm extremely happy with this chapter! There's a possibility I might do one more as like an Epilogue but who knows! I hope you enjoyed it!