Well, my Dad is back in Pandaria for a while. Seems he’s running his company and has been able to sidestep the orders from the Regent by doing so. I don’t know how that man does the things that he does but he does seem to have the gift for talking people into things that will be the way that he wants things to turn out. I wish I could learn how to do that, I seem to get all tangled up in my thoughts and then my mouth just gets stupid.
I did have a chance to talk with him a bit about my situation with Kae and he told me that he wasn’t exactly the expert nor the prime example to follow in how to deal with women. I will admit that he has a valid point there, however, he is a lot easier to talk too about some things than some complete stranger that I would have to explain every single thing too.
He told me that he understood where Kae was coming from with her hesitancy about leaving the Sentinels. Seems that my Mom went through the same thing when they were initially mated and were planning on heading to Shattrath. Of course, my Mom had another reason why she didn’t want to leave the Sentinels but she had too…me. I guess while she was trying to make up her mind as to how she was going to handle things with her relationship with my Father and the Sentinels, I was already underway. Yes, I guess a pregnancy can kind of make up your mind for you. I don’t think that is something that I would want to happen with Kae and I. I don’t think that either one of us is ready to have children just yet, I know that I’m not ready to be a Dad.
He told me that if my feelings were so mixed up that I was probably doing the right thing by not making a full commitment to anything because it could only lead to trouble further down the road. He said that he knew he loved my Mother with all of his heart long before they took their vows at the Moonwell. I really care about Kae and I don’t know how I could live without her after we’ve been together this long, however, I am really afraid to take that final step. What if she decides afterwards that she still doesn’t want to leave the Sentinels?
One of the things that he suggested is that I leave the Sentinels and go on about my business. That would mean that Kae would be partnered with someone else as her scout and she would have to learn how to adjust to that. I wasn’t too keen on that idea because what if she finds someone else that she has feelings for? Well, if that happened, all of this worrying about things would have been for no reason and I could still have my life back under my control even if it meant that I was alone again. He also pointed out that we were both still young and there were a lot more people in the world that we hadn’t even met yet. He has some good points there.
So, there my Dad and I sat under a big tree discusses all of these things when he excused himself and told me to wait for him. He returned shortly thereafter with a bottle of brandy, some glasses and his ever present cigarettes that he keeps around when Mom isn’t on the place. This was actually the first time that he and I have sat down like this and talked as equals instead of Father and Son. It was very pleasant and a very heady experience. I guess that he doesn’t’ consider me a little boy anymore.
I have no idea how long we sat there talking until the sky started getting that dawn glow and we decided to call it a night. This time together will be one thing that I will treasure for a long time. I never realized how much a friend my Dad could be until then.
He gave me a lot of things to think about and how I could deal with things differently. Instead of staying in the position that I am in with the Sentinels as a Scout, I could take control of my life at least and if Kae decides to follow suit, then, she can do that, if not…well, I’m sure that things will work out the way that Elune meant them to be.
It’s kind of nice knowing that parents can be friends too.