Fear, control or love
CHAPTER 5: Aiden gets a new Family
was merely 12, but his mind worked like an adult. His suggestion was good, and the more he thought he felt it was the right thing to do.
”What will we do if that boy does not listen to us? ” asks Mrs. Hunt.
”Trust me, Mom. I can handle him. ”
Mrs. Hunt didn seem convinced as she could not digest the idea of adopting a boy of such a terrible background. Even if the boy is innocent, she just felt disgusted by having such low-class people around her.
Mr. Hunt supports Dylan and tries to persuade his wife, ”I like Dylans idea. It will be a good strategy for my Election campaign. ”
Dylan holds his Moms hands and gives her a pleading look. ”Please give me a chance, Mom; if we are unable to control the guy, then you can send him back to the Orphanage. ” Dylan was her weakness, and she could never refuse her son when he looks at her like that.
Finally, even Mrs. Hunt agrees, and Dylan gives her a tight hug thanking her.
Later on, Madam Cecilia gets a call from Mr. Hunt that he was willing to adopt Aiden, and they will come in two days for the adoption process.
She meets up with the student counselor and asks her to meet Aiden and knock some sense in him.
Aiden just couldn believe his luck. He was finally getting adopted and will soon have a new family. He was so excited.
When he met the student counselor, she basically repeated the same things he heard from the past two years; to be good and stop his so-called bad habits and behavior. The session was of no use to him because not their false assumptions, but his past experiences had already taught him what to do to avoid getting into trouble.
The following day, Aiden was fully packed and ready to meet his new guardians. He was nervous as well as excited. The Hunts arrived at the Orphanage, and Aiden was called to Mrs. Cecilias office.
Aiden first saw the boy who was sitting with two adults, probably his Mom and Dad. They looked pretty intimidating. The boy smiled at Aiden, and he smiled back.
Madam Cecilia looked at Aiden and smiled cheerfully. He was initially surprised as he only got disgusting and angry looks from her most of the time, but then he realized they were in the presence of guests.
She introduced Aiden to the guests and said, ”This is Mr. and Mrs. Hunt and their son Dylan. ”
Madam Cecilia gave him a warning look. He smiled at the guests and stuttered a hardly audible greeting. Dylan smirked at his parents as if saying, I told you so.
Madam Cecilia bent down on her knees and held Aidens hands lovingly. ”From now on, they will be your new family. She will be your Mom, hes your Dad, and he is your big brother, ” she said, pointing towards them.
Mrs. Hunt sneered when she heard Mrs. Cecilia addressing her as Aidens Mom, but Mr. Hunt squeezed her hand to remind her to keep up with the act of being loving parents.
Mr. Hunt smiled at Aiden and said, ”I am Joseph Hunt; this is my wife Diana and son Dylan. Welcome to our family, Aiden. ”
Aiden was too overwhelmed as he was not used to such politeness. He had never wished for much; just some care and a bit of love from someone were sufficient for him. He was happy and thanked God for everything. He was even grateful for this family adopting him but was too shy to say or do anything more than a smile.
After all the formalities and the signing of documents, they all get ready to leave. Before leaving, Mrs. Cecilia hugs Aiden and whispers in Aidens ears, ”Behave yourself, remember what I taught you, and no complaints. ”
The Hunts family and Aiden go towards the car. The others sit in the car, whereas Aiden takes a last look at the Orphanage, which was his home for the previous two years, and then sits in the car.
The car was so spacious and flashy. He had never seen such a luxurious car let alone sit in one. The vehicle sped off towards a new destination indicating the start of a new journey for Aiden.