Hi! Really sorry I didn't update sooner but hope you like it! Lots of changes going on in my life right now!
Chapter 47 "the flight"
Angelina sat with each of her sons by her side, it was the flight back home from Vietnam, they were so tired, it had been a pretty busy week, but Pax had bonded so much with both Maddox and herself, she wanted to get back home though, to sleep wrapped in Brad's arms and to cuddle her girls at bed time, she also wanted to see how Pax adapted to this new life and everything that came with it.
Maddox was doing an excellent job as a big brother, even though they couldn't actually comunicate with each other they had played for several hours yesterday and even Pax said some words in English.
Next to Pax a translator sat, waiting for Pax to say anything so he could comunicate with his mother, Angelina had bough some new clothes for Pax, actually it had been the boy who picked his clothes, a basic navy blue t-shirt and some red cargo shorts, new pair of shoes and socks.
Angelina saw Pax say something to the translator, really quick, she looked at her son anxiously wondering if there was something else the boy needed " is something wrong? Does he need anything?" The translator looked at Angie with sadden eyes " he is thanking you for the socks, that they are really warm and comfortable" her eyes filled with tears, she realized in that moment that the clothes he was wearing were probably the first thing that was actually his " you are welcome" Angie said as the translator spoke her words to her son, his only responde a big smile.
On a private room of the airport Brad waited anxiously for Angie and both of his sons to arrive, he walked back and forth in the small room. His daughters slept peacefully on their carriage. What if Pax didn't like him, what if he wasn't the father Pax deserved, a lot of unlikely escenarios went trhough his mind. Brad looked at his phone, still one hour left for them to arrive.
Angelina woke up to find both of her kids laying their heads on her laps, both dreaming happily, unaware of everything going on around them, she caressed Maddox's head first, he had gotten so big, she remembered the day he arrived home as if it was yesterday, how happy she was, how that day forever changed their lives, he had behaved so well on this trip, he completely understood that Pax needed mom more than him right now but that didn't mean that she loved him less.
Angie then combed her fingers through Pax's hair, the little boy had got attached to her so quickly, he was so selfless, so naive, he was learning so much about himself and about his new family. Angie kept combing his hair looking at him with so much love, it was incredible how easily kids could make you feel so important and needed, they were so defenseless and fragile. The voice of the pilot sounded around the plane, they were just about to land.
" Pax, Maddox... Wake up boys! We are about to land" Angie said while shaking the boys
Maddox just moaned " five minutes mommy" Pax just quickly opened his eyes and looked at Angie puzzled
she caressed his face and pointed out the window to the city of LA " this is home, buddy" Angie spoke slowly to the still sleepy boy
"Home?" Pax asked puzzled, like he was wondering what exactly that word meant
" yes, home, buddy" Angie ruffled his hair as the plane quickly approached the airport.
Brad looked at the window to see the plane landing, he looked over to his daughters, they were awake playing with some toys on the stroller " are you excited to see mommy again?" Zahara smiled really big, she was understanding and talking more and more every day, Shiloh in the other hand didn't really pay attention to Brad.
Twenty minutes later the door opened and Angie and both boys entered the room. Maddox launched himself towards Brad.
" Daddy!!!" The little boy ran as Brad knelt down and hugged him " how is my boy?" Brad asked
By Angelina's side Pax stood quietly, trying to get everything in, Angelina knelt down and spoke to him really slowly, so maybe Pax could understand it without the translator " this is daddy Pax, he loves you"
Brad approached to both of them with Maddox and the girls, he walked slowly trying to not scare the little boy " hi Pax!" He said as he slowly knelt by Angelina's side " I'm Brad, I'm your dad"
The little boy looked at the young man in the eyes, they seemed warm and loving so Pax just smiled really big and said what he supposed it was a greeting " hi!"