Disclaimer: I do not own Power Rangers in Space or BtVS
AN: I was laid off from my job been looking for a new job. Not really in the mood to write but here’s the next chapter. Just so, you know I wrote this chapter in piece when I was in the mood to write.
“We knew as soon as we moved in to the house we were renting that there was something wrong with that town, but we ignored it thinking that we wouldn’t be there for long. Looking back now, I wish that we had packed up and gone home things would have turned out so different. I hope what I am about to say does not make you think that we were crazy, but I have a feeling you know more about the subject then we do.” she continued with a knowing look on her face.
“Two months in Sunnydale your dad got the CEO who made that mess fired. He had been embezzling from the company.” She paused with a tired sigh and then resumed, “He came to our house one night screaming about how he had cursed us then went on to tell us the effects of the curse. The curse would start to suppress the memories of who we were and replace them with a drunken abusive couple he knew. He had tied the curse to his life and it would not be broken until the day he died.” The video of his mother reached up and wiped a tear off her cheek.
“We call the police told them there was a crazy man screaming on our front lawn how were we suppose to know that two days later we would be a drunken abusive married couple.” Using both of her hands, she wipes the tears off her face. The view on the screen moved as a hand offered her some tissue. After blowing her nose, she said “Thanks Anthony.” Guess that explained were his fathers was and who was behind the camcorder.
“Anyway he was killed walking through the park after dark a couple of days before your twenty-first birthday. The second he died the suppressed memories of our real life came rushing back. We have been trying to get in contact with you ever since.” She paused here wiping at her eyes. “After a month and a half being back in our hometown we could no longer deny that almost twenty years of abusive behavior would just go away. We started seeing a councilor and we have been doing much better. Has the time as gone by and we still couldn’t find you we decided that we should change our wills in the event that we passed away before finding you.”
His mother looked like she was struggling with something for a few minutes before she straitened her shoulders and looked right at the camcorder with determination in her eyes.
“There is something we knew we would have to tell you eventfully and we would have liked to do so in person but I guess being told by a recording is better then reading it from a piece of paper. Xander your dad and I tried for a year after we got married to have a child. Before we got up the nerve to go to a clinic, only to have our hopes crushed. What I am trying to say Xander is that we adopted you.”
AN: Sorry, that this chapter is so short but I thought that ya’ll deserve something to read after so long. Do not know when the next chapter will be up but I will try to make it longer.