Funny, how Smed could hardly remember that kiss he gave Caitlin now. A part of him was mad that he hadn't remembered more clearly. He'd thought she'd be on his mind, night and day, but she wasn't. Megan took care of that. And it wasn't so much of her wanting him back in his old room, but going back to old places she should have seen before she ever left for college. Like her grandmother's.
"Unbelievable, honestly, you are." He informed her on their flight back. "We could have- you should have just moved in with her last summer." They'd spent Thanksgiving with her grandmother. Of course, they ate out since time was cut short. Naturally, she made all over Megan and showed him every baby picture she could find of her. Megan was exhausted from all the little tidbits she had to add to each picture and of course, that never ending line. "Don't look at that." But he did. It made him smile.
Her grandmother made her Dad call her. It was kind of funny because he knew what she was doing. The gray old lady had been so sneaky. She'd talked to her son on her cell in the bathroom, then she came out and told Smed it was top secret. Lena was a happy old woman who he could only hope Megan could be that happy one day.
Naturally, Megan came back with the fact that she didn't want to be a bother, about what he said on the plane trip back. "And besides we had some good times, now didn't we?" He supposed so. But it was good, she'd talked with her father. Who was suddenly going to send her some money.
It had been quite a whirlwind. But Megan did have it settled with her folks now. Even her mother was now living with one of her Aunts and was hoping to go back to college herself. Smed thought how dismal everything had been when they left here over the summer, and now it was like a new garden had been planted and everything wonderful was coming up. He'd be an uncle, and a young family with a little girl had moved into Megan's old house. They stopped by before a dark flurry of clouds rolled in. It was snowing when they left town. And now Smed was sure he didn't belong here anymore. Neither did Megan.