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I Can Almost See the Wizard Through the Curtains
The door opened and revealed an older woman with gray hair pulled back. The instant she saw who it
was she gasped and grabbed her.
Dina smiled as her aunt hugged her and practically squeezed the life out of her. ``Hi, aunt Emma.''
Emma opened her eyes as she hugged and noticed four boys on her porch. ``Uh, Dina, dear...who are
Dina laughed as Emma released her. ``They're the band I worked for.''
``Worked? You don't anymore?'' Emma asked.
Dina shook her head. ``No. I quit a few weeks ago. We've just been hanging out and while they're on
break I thought I'd show them my family home.''
``Oh...'' Emma looked them all over again. Maybe she didn't think this one through very well. She
hoped that Emma would like them.
``I hope you don't mind.''
Emma smiled warmly. ``Of course not! I haven't met any of your friends before and I'm happy to see
what was keeping you from visiting all this time.'' She ended with an eyebrow raised. The four
bandies looked at each other nervously.
Jojo decided this was a good time to just walk right on in, and did so as the humans talked.
``Eh, hehe, yeah. So, anyway, they can stay?'' Dina quickly asked.
``Of course. But I must ask...why did you want to show them our home ?''
Dina looked down and back up. ``Because...I wanted them to know where I'm gonna be living now.''
Emma paused and Dina smiled. ``I'm coming back to Kansas. Back home.''
Emma's eyebrows raised and a bright wide smile came to her lips, her eyes shining with unshed tears.
``Oh! Oh, honey, that's the best thing I've ever heard!'' She grabbed Dina and hugged her again,
Dina sighed happily as she breathed in her aunt's perfume once more and as Emma let her go again,
she turned to the guys. ``Okay, so this is my Aunt Emma, sorry about all the mushiness, and Emma
this is Joe, Pete, Patrick and Andy.'' She announced in order in which they were standing.
Emma put her hands on her hips. ``Mushiness?''
They all chuckled together. ``It's nice meeting you, Mrs. Gale.'' Pete said with a laugh.
``Please, call me Emma.'' She smiled and shook all their hands one by one. ``It's great that you're
here today, I was just going to cook some dinner. How does steak sound?''
``Oh, man, steak!'' Pete exclaimed.
``Heck, yeah!'' Joe added.
``Um, just a salad for me, please.'' Andy said shyly. ``I'm a vegetarian.''
They all nodded and Patrick spoke. ``And one for me too, please.''
Joe and Pete looked at him. ``Huh?'' Pete asked. ``Dude, since when do you pass up a steak?''
Patrick looked down and shuffled his feet. ``Since I decided that I would become a vegetarian
Joe and Pete's mouths went agape and Andy cheered. ``All right!'' He slapped Patrick on the back.
``Welcome to the good side of the force!''
``What? Why?'' Pete continued.
``Oh, come on. You know I'm trying to lose weight and I don't want that stuff in me anymore. It's
healthier.'' Patrick stated.
Joe and Pete looked at each other. They grabbed each other and wailed dramatically.
``WHY?!'' They cried together.
Patrick rolled his eyes.
``The agony!'' Joe weeped into Pete's shoulder.
Pete sniffed and sobbed. ``I thought we raised him better than this!''
Patrick sighed heavily.
Dina giggled and Emma chuckled. ``Well, I could make my vegetable soup.''
Joe and Pete stopped abruptly. ``Yeah, that sounds good.'' Pete smiled.
Joe nodded. ``I could go for that.''
Dina grinned. ``Oh, yes! My aunt makes the greatest vegetable soup ever!''
Patrick raised an eyebrow. ``Wait a minute. I've never seen you eat vegetables.''
Dina scoffed. ``That's because all I eat with you guys is fast food! I never eat vegetables on fast
food. They're always limp and nasty and gross. I only eat vegetables that are fresh and crisp, like
the ones that are home grown.'' She blushed and laughed as she caught them staring at her. ``So,
Emma sighed. ``I will have to change the recipe a bit though. No beef stock.''
Dina scowled. ``Then what?''
``Just plain water, I suppose.'' Emma answered.
Everyone grimaced and Patrick cleared his throat. ``Uh, beef stock is okay, I mean...it's a slow
process.'' Then they all looked at Andy.
He blinked. ``Oh, but...ugh. Okay. Just once won't kill me.'' He laughed.
``Just once?'' Pete chortled. ``Dude, you haven't always been a vegetarian.'' Andy shook his head.
``Soup it is!'' Emma continued. ``Come on in, everyone. And make yourselves at home.''
They all smiled and walked in, seeing Emma's husband playing with Jojo.
After a delicious dinner, Dina decided to go out to the porch to get some fresh air. She leaned
against the porch-rail and sighed heavily.
It had been so long since she had been here and it looked no different. It was almost scary how
nothing had changed. The trees, the grass, even the sky looked the same. All the sounds of the birds
and the wind, the scent of fresh cut grass and trees blooming. It was home. She didn't want to admit
it, but she missed this place terribly. That freaky dream taught her one thing; that she wanted to
go home and stay there.
Yes, she knew it was a dream. How even more foolish she felt when she checked her jean pocket before
she washed them, to see if that makeup compact was there. It wasn't, of course.
She heard footsteps and turned to see Patrick behind her. ``Hey.'' She smiled at him. ``Uh, if you
want to be alone, I can--''
``No, that's okay.'' She interrupted. ``You can stay with me.''
He came up next to her and leaned against the railing too. ``So...''
``Yeah...'' Awkward silence enveloped them. ``What do you think of Kansas?''
``Uh, I've been here before, ya know on tour? I've been on the Plaza, and to Gates barbecue, and
Arthur Bryant's. I liked it here. The people here are nice.'' He grinned and she nodded.
``That's what everyone says. They also say it's boring and nothing to do and--''
His laugh stopped her. ``I don't think so, do you?''
``No. Not anymore.'' She smiled wide.
``Why did you finally decide to come back?'' He asked.
``I just think it's better for me.'' He bit his lip and looked down. ``What?''
``Well...you're gonna live in Kansas now and...''
Dina blinked. ``And what?'' He wouldn't answer and she touched his arm. ``What?''
``Ah, nothing. It'll just be harder for us to keep in touch, ya know...long distance and all
She scoffed. ``Patrick, I have unlimited calling anywhere in America.''
``I do too but--''
``But what? What are you talking about?''
He stopped leaning on the railing and paced the porch. ``Forget it, okay? Just forget it.''
Dina put her hands on her hips. ``No, I will not. Tell me what's going on.''
She grabbed his arm and pulled him to face her. ``What is going on?'' She demanded.
He sighed heavily and relented. ``I don't wanna be long distance from you.''
``Why? It's not like we're...'' She trailed off and he blushed.
``We're not what?'' He urged her on. She looked away and he grabbed her chin and made her face him
once again. ``You wanna know why I don't wanna be long distance from you? Okay. This is why.'' He
leaned in and brushed his lips to hers.
She felt her whole body tingle as he pushed in further on her lips and she did the same, just
allowing the feeling to take over. Slowly his hands went up to her face, and hers went around his
waist, pulling them closer as they kissed.
A floorboard creaking made her look and she stopped, making him stop. They turned to see Pete
gawking at them.
``Finally.'' He breathed out. ``Well, now that you've finally made a move, our new video is coming
on Palladia. You gonna watch it or not?''
``Palladia? Aunt Emma, since when do you have cable?'' Dina yelled into the house.
``Since your uncle demanded it for football.'' Was the answer from the kitchen.
Everyone laughed and Dina rolled her eyes. ``Okay, then. I'd love to see your video. Ya wanna?'' She
Patrick nodded with a shy smile. ``Sure. I still can't figure out where you got the idea for it. I
mean, it's so weird.''
Dina blushed but hid it with a nonchalant shrug. ``Eh, I'm a genius.'' They went to walk in when
Dina saw color out of the corner of her eye. She glanced back and saw a huge rainbow in the sky. She
gasped and turned all the way to look at it. ``Oh, my God!''
``What?'' Patrick turned and gasped when he saw. ``Oh, cool! Hey, guys come look at this!'' Everyone
inside came to the porch to look.
``Oh, how nice! We rarely get those!'' Emma chimed.
``I thought they only came with rain?'' Andy asked.
``Nah, sometimes it's moisture in the air.'' Joe retorted.
``Thank you, professor.'' Pete said monotone. He pulled out his phone and snapped a picture.
``Ashlee'll like this one.'' He fumbled with his phone and they heard Dina's uncle call.
``Hey, fellas! I think your thing is on!'' Andy, Joe and Pete stumbled over each other to get back
in but Dina stayed out.
She just couldn't help but stare at this beautiful rainbow, that wasn't seeming to dissipate yet.
``Dina? You coming?'' Patrick asked as the faint first chords of America's Suitehearts were heard
from the living room.
Dina sighed and stuck her hands in her pockets. In her right pocket she felt something. It was hard
and plastic. That was when she remembered. These were the same jeans...no, it wasn't possible.
``Patrick! You're missing how dumb we look!'' Pete called.
She ignored him and pulled out the object. Her whole heart stopped when she looked at it.
'Flesh Colour. Makes everything look and feel like real flesh.'
Her eyes stung as she ran her thumb over the cover of the compact. She opened it and there was some
makeup crusted in the sides, just the way she last saw it. She closed it and smiled, holding it
close to her.
It...it WAS real after all. She turned and looked at the T.V. in the living room, seeing Patrick
dressed as Dr. Benzedrine and slowly walked in. Patrick had been standing in the doorway to watch
it, as well as her, and eyed her as she approached the set.
She sat down and watched the whole video, fully knowing that it was just the band dressed as them.
In fact, there were some differences in the costumes. But be that as it may, she was able to watch
it and still somehow feel it was really them. It was really Crab, Donnie, Sandman...and Ben.
The video was over and Dina looked out the window to see the rainbow was still there. She smiled and
walked back outside, a worried Patrick following her.
``Hey, are you okay?''
Dina chuckled. ``Yeah, I'm okay.'' Then she remembered what Sandman had told her when she hugged
him. She squeezed the compact and mouthed the word, 'Thanks.'
Patrick walked up to her and tilted his head. He looked at the small object in her hands. ``What's
that?'' Her grip loosened and he saw what it was. ``Oh, your makeup?''
She chucked warmly. ``Just something from over the rainbow.''
A/N: Lemme know what you think! This is more of an epilogue anyway.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your reviews! They mean so much and I'm glad I was able to
finish this idea! -hugs to all-
Now I'm off to continue Between The Lies. See ya! -speeds away like a maniac-
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