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When I am gone, will my shadow stay.
Will you see me walking beside your shadow under the moon.
Will the scent from flowers I liked remind you of me.
Will a gentle breeze across your face feel like a kiss from me.
When you hold an item I gave you will it feel like a hug from me.
When holidays come will I be remembered.
When you dream will I be there, and if I am,
is it really a dream, or could I be visiting you.
Speak to me with love in your voice, hug me whenever you can.
Hold me in your heart, forget about your pride
because tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone and regret lasts a lifetime.
The DNA test was done, it would be a few days before the results were in. Sam and Janet went to a small resturant near Janets condo. They talked for a couple of hours. Ben was in Germany. He would explain everything on Tuesday. Sam couldn’t believe she might be having lunch with her mother. Her thoughts were all over the place. The actual case was over, Ben was alive and well. She told Janet she would stop charging her as of this day but she did want to get the test results and speak with Ben when he returned. Janet agreed and she would call Sam when Ben was safely home and after she had a chance to speak with him herself. Sam agreed and would wait for her call.
Ben and Peter landed in Newark International there was a helicopter waiting for them for the short flight to NOC headquarters in Stuartsville, N.J. for debriefing, and where they would be able to clean up and get a clean change of clothing. They would both be home by Tuesday. The three NOC agents that helped them stayed in Germany. They had other assingments. Ben and Peter thanked them, they all shook hands and went their separate ways.
Samanthas friend from the lab called her Monday and told her the test was positive 99.9% . Janet was her mother. The results were faxed to her office but she was going to wait until Tuesday to tell Janet. She met Ben and Janet the following evening at the condo. They talked for hours. Ben explained that he was retiring from the NOC. He also explained why he didn’t know about Sams parents. He didn’t read it in the newspaper as he was out of town at the time. He was happy that Janet and Sam found each other. Ben wanted them to be a family. Janet was crying tears of joy, she found her baby girl, Sam found her mother and now she had the family she always dreamed of.
Wensday Sam got to her office at 8:30am., as usual and there lay Connie dead on the office floor.
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The ringing of Sams telephone woke her up. She looked at the clock on the nightstand it was 7:00am., Mike opened his eyes as she started to sit up to answer the call. “Let it ring, they’ll call back later”.
“I have to answer Mike it might be a client”. He kissed her gently on the shoulder.
“OK I can wait”.
“Mmmmmm, I know you can”, she said with a smile.
“Hello, this is Sam Cole”.
“Sam, it’s me Janet. I am sorry for calling so early but I just got a call from Ben. He’s fine. He’s in Germany and will be home Tuesday morning. I asked him why he didn’t call me, he said he will explain it all on Tuesday. He’s fine Sam she said again”. Sam could tell she was crying but they were tears of joy.
“That’s all he said”?
“Yes, he told me he had to hang up because he had to catch a flight but he’s fine! Isn’t it great news”!
“Yes, of course it’s great news but I still want you to meet me today at my office and we can discuss this again when I see you”.
“Yes, yes of course. Oh, I’m so relieved Sam. I will meet you at eleven”.
“I want you to calm down Janet and drive carefully, understand”?
“Yes, I will, see you later, bye”. Sam hung up her phone and sat down on the edge of the bed.
“Are you alright Sam”? Mike asked.
“Yes, I’m fine. That was my client. Seems she got a call from her husband and he’s fine. I meeting her at my office at eleven o’clock today”.
“Eleven, good that means you have a few more hours”, he put his arms around her and kissed the nape of her neck. They laid down together and made love again. Afterward Sam was quiet. Mike sensed that something was bothering her. “What’s the matter Sam”?
“Are you sure? You seem like you’re a million miles away”.
“I can’t talk about it right now Mike but it has nothing to do with you. You are quite a wonderful man and I am afraid I have deeper feelings for you than I allow myself to have and it scares me”. Holding her close and kissing her gently on the cheek.
“Don’t be afraid Samantha my intentions are honorable, I would never hurt you. I know you’ll think this crazy but I have loved you for a long time. You are the girl of my dreams and you fill my heart with joy. I know you’ve been hurt in the past and I know this is a lot for you to process but I can wait as long as we have a chance or I should say, I have a chance I am willing to wait”. Sam snuggled closer to Mike. “You have a chance Mike, a good chance. Right now I hate to leave but I have an appointment with my client at eleven o’clock and I have to get ready to leave. Why don’t you go take a shower and I’ll make coffee and after you leave I’ll take my shower and dress”. Mike kissed her again, she gently pushed him away, giggled. Uh, uh.”. Mike smiled and headed toward the shower. Sam put her robe on and headed to the kitchen. Fed Bonkers and started the coffee. She looked at the clock it was 8:45am.. When the coffee was ready she heard Mike coming down the stairs and put two cups on the kitchen table. “Smells good”, she heard him say as he reached the kitchen. “Hi beautiful”.
“Yeah right, beautiful. Hair in a pony tail, no makeup dressed in an old bathrobe and no shower yet, I don’t think beautiful is the word your looking for”.
“It is to me, do you realize how gorgeous you look”? Sam blushed.
“No”. He walked over to her and put his arms around her and drew her close to him. She could feel her heart beating faster. Mike put his finger under her chin lifted her face up and made her look him in the eyes. “You are the girl of my dreams and I don’t want you to ever forget that”. She smiled and gave him a quick kiss. “Coffee’s ready and I really have to get moving”.
“Can I see you later, like maybe dinner”?
“I don’t know. It depends on what happens today. I’ll call you later alright”? Mike drank his coffee and headed out the door. “I’ll be waiting”. Wow Sam thought, what the hell just happened with me? I need time to sort this out and she headed up stairs to take a shower and get dressed. She was humming.
Sam got to the office at 10:30am., she wanted to copy all the documents before Janet arrived. At eleven Janet walked through the door looking beautiful and with a big smile on her face. “Oh Sam I am so happy. Ben is fine and coming home. I can’t wait until Tuesday”.
“Janet we need to talk. I want to know what is going on. I have many questions about the legal papers and in about a half hour I have a friend that works at a lab that specializes in DNA. She is doing us a favor and coming here today to take a swab for the test”
“OK, Sam that’s fine but I know you are my daughter, I can feel it in my gut”.
“Do you know who the father is”?
“Truthfully I don’t know his name, I sort of remember what he looked like but it was so long ago and my mother died a few years ago, at least that’s what I heard. If the test comes back positive can you research it and maybe get his name”?
“I don’t think so. We’ll just wait for the results and go from there alright”?
“I would like to get to know you Samantha and maybe we can become a family or at least friends, would that be alright with you”?
“Let’s just take it one step at a time”. In the meantime here are all the papers and documents. You can put them back in the safe deposit box on Monday and Sam will never know”.
“I want him to know, I not putting them back. Ben and I have a lot to discuss and if you are my daughter I want to know if he knew about the accident and you having to live in the system for so many years. I want you to be there too Sam. That is if you want to”.
“Yes, I would as a matter of fact, thanks. I have many questions myself for both you and him, if the test is positive”.
“Sam can I take you out to lunch today and maybe we can talk. I’d like to know the story of you. Even if the test isn’t positive I’d like to be your friend. Could you be a friend to me Sam”? Sam smiled and said; “Lets go have some lunch”. Janet hugged her and they headed out the door.
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