A/N: Sorry, I haven't posted in awhile. I will definitely be finishing The Fortuneteller this summer though.
Ch 26 The Client
"So, is this a new client?" I asked Selena.
"Yes. I haven't actually met the client yet, but I've spoken to her mother quite a few times. Could you get the cake Sweetie?"
I nodded and reached into the back seat of Selena's car to grab the pink frosted cake. We were at the client's house. It was small, but neat with a well manicured lawn and a bright red door that looked freshly painted.
"What are you supposed to do for this client again?" I had never really seen Selena in action.
"Well my client's mother thinks that her daughter might be like me, gifted."
Selena rang the doorbell and we waited.
The door opened very quickly and a woman in her mid-thirties smiled at us in relief.
"Annie," Selena said in greeting.
"Thank you for coming." She let us inside. "She's in the bedroom at the end of the hall."
"We brought cake," I said, holding out the container to her. She took it, while giving me a look of confusion. "Oh, I'm Lily."
"Oh yes, Selena's girlfriend." Selena must have told her about me.
"Is it okay that I brought her?" Selena asked apologetically.
"It's fine; just promise me you can reach her. She's been so withdrawn these days. I just have no idea what's going on with her."
Selena reached out and took the other woman's hand. "I will do my best. You have my word.
I followed Selena down the hall, leaving Annie to deal with the cake. I had no clue what Selena was going to do. It's not like she had magical powers or anything; well, none that I knew of, but her premonitions were pretty impressive. I wondered how she would handle this client.
The door to the room was open and when I peered in I could see a little girl playing with a plastic toy horse on the floor. She was adorable, with her pink dress and her blonde hair up in pigtails. Her room was very…pink.
Selena knocked on the door to catch the little girl's attention.
"Hi Katie. I'm Selena and this is Lily." Katie didn't look up.
She put down her horse down. "My mom said that you guys were lesbians."
Selena chuckled and crouched down beside the little girl. "That's true, but I'm not here to talk about that. Your mommy says that you've been upset lately. Do you want to talk about it?"
Katie shook her head no.
"That's okay. Do you mind if I talk then?"
Katie shrugged her shoulders.
"You know, I think we're a lot alike. When I was little I used to see things. Sometimes it felt like I was having a dream in the middle of the day and sometimes things would just suddenly pop into my head."
Katie looked at Selena. "It's the future?" The little girl whispered uncertainly.
Selena nodded. "You know my whole family is like that."
Katie nodded and went back to playing with her toy. I guess that's all the confirmation she needed.
Selena stood up and winked at me. "I have a surprise for you Katie." Katie perked up at this. "I baked you a cake and it has pink frosting."
"Pink is my favorite color!"
Selena smiled. "I know."
Katie stood up and took Selena's hand. Finally, I was going to get some cake. Yum.
Before we could reach the kitchen Katie turned to Selena and said, "Do lesbians eat cake?"
Later that night, we were snuggled together in my bed (I had early classes tomorrow and my roommates didn't mind Selena being there) and talking to each other in hushed tones.
"You're really good with kids," I told her.
She nuzzled my neck. "Mmm, I love them." She stopped for a moment and looked at me. "Do you like them?"
"I never really thought about it, but I guess I do like them. You want kids?"