Lissie & Lilly: Family Ties (Photostory)
Lissie: Samantha, why do you always wear that ribbon?
Lilly: You’re right Lissie, I just noticed it, but you do always have that ribbon Samantha. Is there something special about it?
Lissie: Are you really a spy in disguise and that ribbon has a hidden camera? Or a secret communicator with your mother ship? Or maybe a super powerful laser detonator ultra mega weapon to fight off the zombie apocalypse?
Samantha: Hahahaha, it’s nothing near as exciting as that Lissie. Only… It’s just that… Well, promise me you won’t laugh.
Lilly: Of course we wouldn’t do that, Samantha!
Lissie: No guarantees on laughing, the only thing I can promise is I will still love you.
Samantha: I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to tell both of you. This ribbon is all I have left from before I came here.
Lilly: You mean, from before you joined our family?
Lissie: With the alien?
Samantha: I don’t really know. I can’t remember much except being in a dark box. I don’t know who my family is or was, or even if I had one. There were lots of other boxes. I kept thinking someone would surely come for me, but the box never opened.
Lilly: Oh Samantha!
Samantha: I guess I wasn’t really wanted or needed. But still… this ribbon is all I have left from that time. I thought, maybe, just maybe, someone really loved me once before and put it on me. And even though it’s silly, I can’t seem to let go of it. It’s all I have left that ties me to my family.
Lissie: It’s not silly at all!
Samantha: Thank you Lissie, Sawako Lilly. If you’ll excuse me, I am going up to the bedroom. I suppose I need to sort out my thoughts.
Lilly: Take as much time as you need Samantha! Lissie and I will be here for you!
Lissie: Lilly, do you think Samantha is happy with us?
Lilly: I don’t know Lissie. I guess I never really thought Samantha might still miss her old family, if she had one.
Lissie: We’re her family now! She has us!
Lilly: I know we feel that way Lissie, but do you think Samantha knows that? Maybe she still feels like an outsider or guest with us.
Lissie: I just had a world shattering, glacier melting, most awesome idea of the highest order! Come on Lilly!
Lilly: Lis –
Lissie: No time to explain! Time and dinner wait for no man!
Lilly: I have to admit, I’m impressed Lissie! This is a great idea!
Lissie: I like this one!
Lilly: Ooo, but this color would look so lovely on Samantha!
Lissie: Arrrrgggghhh! This one is perfect too!
Lilly: I don’t think I can decide Lissie!
Lissie: You know what that means Lilly.
Lilly: Oh no… Lissie… You do this every time we go shopping.
Lissie: LILLY! IT’S A CHICKEN!!!
Lissie: LET’S BUY IT!!! IT’S A LIVING CHICKEN!!!
Lilly: Lissie, what on earth would we do with a chicken?
Lissie: I would take it on walks! And teach it how to attack invaders! And every morning it’ll lay a golden egg! With chocolate inside! Or gold!
Lilly: Samantha, can we come in?
Samantha: Oh of course! I’m sorry that I was so down earlier.
Lilly: Lissie and I wanted to give you something.
Samantha: Oh Sawako Lilly! A pink ribbon! It’s so beautiful!
Lilly: I know we can’t take the place of your former family, and we’re not trying to replace them. Only, we wanted to let you know, we love you very much and you’re important to us.
Samantha: I-I don’t know what to say!
Lissie: Don’t say anything until you see everything.
Samantha: Oh my goodness! Did you buy the entire store?
Lilly: We couldn’t decide which one we liked the best for you, so we went bought them all.
Lissie: You have one for each day of the week now!
Lilly: Of course, if you don’t want to wear them, that’s fine too! I know your ribbon is very import –
Lilly: Samantha! Your ribbon! Where is it?
Samantha: Well, you see, I did some thinking while I was up here, and…
Lissie: What did you do???
Samantha: I cut my ribbon in half.
Lissie: But why??? Now how will you ward off the zombie hoards?
Samantha: I kept thinking, you two are my family. You’re more important to me that anyone. When the box finally opened, it was you two that helped me out. You are my family, and because this ribbon represents that, I wanted to give a part of it to each of you.
Lilly: Thank you Samantha! Lissie and I were worried you didn’t feel at home with us! We were so worried you wanted to go back.
Samantha: Never! I wouldn’t trade the two of you for anything! You are my family!
Lilly: Here, let’s put on our new ribbons! I’ll tie yours Samantha.
Samantha: Come here Lissie, and I’ll tie yours on too!
Lissie: Does this mean we’re really a family now? We’ll always help each other out and be there for each other?
Samantha: Absolutely Lissie!
Lilly: I don’t know… if the zombie army does attack because you brought that chicken home… I’m going to run the other way.
Samantha: You know, Sawako Lilly, I’ll probably be right next to you, running away. Good luck Lissie!
Lissie: Hey! What happened to family?
Samantha: All’s fair in love, war, and zombies!
I hope you enjoyed this episode of L&L! :D For once I don’t have an impending exam (not til Friday leastways). I was trying to keep the spirit of the story light hearted, but I also hope I properly conveyed the sincerity of my message. For those who are from adopted families or step families, or trying to get used to your new family, I hope you and yours will embrace each other. For anyone with a family, I know it can be hard at times, but at the end of the day, they will stand with you and be there for you. I don’t know where I would be without mine and as the holidays start approaching, I try to remind myself how lucky I am to have them.