Cory could sense Lea’s nerves so he brought her hand up to kiss it and to hopefully help settle her nerves. When he pulled up to the pickup spot he looked out for a young girl that might resemble Lea. Addie was supposed to be waiting with a staff member from the airport so she would get to the right place to meet him and Lea. Cory parked the car outside of the pickup spot for her flight and stepped out of the car. He helped Lea out and they stood beside their car, holding hands while they waited to spot Addie.
Lea stepped outside of the car, holding Cory’s hand with her own sweaty one. After standing there for a few minutes, Lea finally saw her, walking with an airport staff member with a little yellow suitcase following behind. Lea’s mouth widened in a smile as she waited for her daughter to come to her, almost rushing her into the car to avoid any paparazzi. When they got in the car, Lea greeted her daughter with a warm smile and turned to look into the backseat. “Sorry, Addie, we didn’t want the paparazzi to get involved. They bother us a lot.” she added, her smile not leaving her face.
Cory reached out for Lea’s hand and guided her to the car. He held her door open for her and pressed a kiss to her forehead. “I love you,” he said with a reassuring smile. He was probably just as nervous as she was, if not more. Addie wasn’t biologically his so she’d probably have lots of questions. He’d never met her before so he wasn’t sure what she was going to think of him. He wanted things to go well for Lea so he hoped he made a good impression on the girl. He was excited to meet her too though. He was still kind of shocked by all of it but, it was still exciting. He held Lea’s hand as he drove them to the airport.
The ride to the airport was nerve wracking. Lea felt bad because she was practically breaking Cory’s hand out of sheer anticipation. Being a part of a family was one thing, but being part of a family that you had never been a part of before as a pre-teen was another. Lea just wanted her to be comfortable, that was all. She hoped that the fame thing wouldn’t get in the way of anything. When they had gone to see Addie the first time, Addie was shocked to say the least. She had seen a few episodes of Glee and had seen them on magazines and TV. When Lea told her that she was her mom, Addie was really confused. Hell, so was Lea.
Cory checked the schedule for Addie’s plane to make sure it was on time and then closed his laptop, making his way into the kitchen where Lea was currently preparing dinner. Cory slowly wrapped his arms around her from behind and kissed her cheek, “We should leave in 15 minutes to go get her at the airport. Do you need help with anything so it can be done before we leave?” he asked, rubbing her sides. He figured she could make the salad now and then cook the mac & cheese once they were home with Addie. He knew it was important to Lea that these next few days go well so it was important to him too. He wanted everything to go smoothly so Lea would stop worrying.
"No I’m ready" Lea replied, throwing her apron off and putting the dish that she was preparing in the fridge so that she could finish it when they got home. Lea was shaking on the inside. This was her daughter. Her own flesh and blood that she gave birth to. She was glad that Cory was there to support her. Lea really hoped that Addie liked where they lived and would possibly think about moving with them. She knew that after meeting Addie, she fell in love with her. She reminded her a lot of herself. Looks, obviously, but also the way she seemed so independent.
We are bringing Addie to visit us tomorrow…I just hope she likes us.
Hmm sure sounds like something my handsome Canadian boyfriend would say (;