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It took me a day to get to Besaid, but that’s only because I had to stay the night in Salt Lake City. I called Owen, and had him rent me a room for the night at a hotel, and car to get to the airport. Not much had changed about the rest of the area, but I really didn’t care, and I don’t ever plan on going back. I have no reason to.

Rosie is adorable though. Once we’d left the house, she seemed to calm down even more, and was soon asleep in my arms. I checked in at the hotel, and got funny looks from them. Yes people, I know what it looks like, and you’re all a bunch of judgmental assholes. But I got her cleaned up as best I could, and let her sleep the rest of the night, sneaking out long enough to get some food, a change of clothes, and diapers for her. She was rather happy when I fed her though. Poor thing gobbled it all up.

The next morning, we were on a private flight to Hawaii, and once we were there, took a smaller plane to Besaid, and then a boat to pick up David at Master Roshi’s. David was… less than happy with me, and I honestly don’t blame him. But he temporarily forgot all of that when he saw Rosie. I think her charm is contagious… Or it may just have something to do with her being our sibling… I dunno.

But, he spent time bonding with her, something I’m trying not to do, but it’s so hard not to. I just don’t want to get attached to her, and then be upset when I have to leave… I know David’s not going to be happy with me. Especially when I tell him that he can’t come. It’s not going to be easy to do, but I talked with Helena earlier, and after some negotiation, I got her to agree to let him stay here, on the grounds that he earned his keep. That shouldn’t be hard for him.

I’m allowed to stay here for a few weeks. I need a break… There’s been so much going on, and as much as I enjoyed the road trip to Boston, I still wasn’t relaxed. I felt like I constantly needed to look over my shoulder, like something was going to jump out of the shadows and get me… Get all of us.

Which reminds me… I’ve been having nightmares recently. I don’t remember a lot of what happens in them… Except for one thing. They all end the same way. I’m falling, and no matter what I do, I can’t catch myself. It’s dark all around me, but I can feel things clawing at me from the shadows. And I always wake up when I hit the ground, usually in a cold sweat, tangled in the blankets. This has been going on since Antonio’s party, when we found out they had David. I’ve done my best to make sure Alex doesn’t know… But he’s my twin. If he does, he’s hiding it just as well.

Maybe I’m just stressed. Maybe Venturas made me more paranoid than I was before. Who knows. I just want them to stop.

For now though, I’m going to enjoy my time with David and Rosie. And think up a way to tell David to stay here.