Characters: Emma and Ruby and Marney JR
Setting: At the local jail
Rating: IDK PROBS NSFW
Content: Emma and Marney Jr go to pick up mommy from the parole office.
It had been a long five years, longer than any period of time that Emma had ever had to wait. It had been so long since she had really gotten to be
with Ruby. Sure, there had been the weekly to tri-weekly visits to the prison, but that was different. They couldn't curl up on the couch, smoke a bowl and spend hours cuddling and watching movies. They couldn't talk about whatever crossed their minds at three am while they lay in bed. They couldn't even share the first four years of their daughter's life, something that had turned into Emma's own personal struggle. She loved their daughter dearly, even though she wanted to kill the man responsible, she had loved every moment of the last four years. Raising a miniature Ruby had reminded her everyday of the time she was missing with the girl she loved.
"Momma? Momma, I wanna go now!"
Emma realized that she had been staring at the grey buildings that sat in front of them and gripping the steering wheel. Letting her white knuckled hands slide from the steering wheel, she smiled and turned to Marney. The little girl was squirming in her car seat impatiently, and looking at Emma with pleading eyes. "Alright, baby girl, let's go get her."
She unbuckled her own seat belt and got out of the car to set Marney free from her car seat. She knew that letting Marney Sr watch the little girl would result in truancy. As much as Emma was still a little rascal, even at 24, she didn't want her daughter to turn out as bad as her and Ruby. That was what had gotten them into this mess to begin with. Emma lifted the little girl out of the car and locked the door once she shut it. Grasping Marney's hand, she walked briskly across the parking lot, feeling nervous. She always felt her anxiety spike when she was around the prison, even after coming here for five years. Police always put her on edge, and this was the first time she had been stone sober for weeks. She had been scared if she had taken anything they might make her take a blood test, it was unlikely, but without Ruby to tell her she was being ridiculous, her imagination ran wild.
All of that was going to change now though, today was the day that she would get Ruby back, today was the day they could be a family. She lead Marney through the doors, and up to the counter where the guard sat. He was a kindly old man who always nodded her in when she came to visit, but today was different.
"Hello Miss Emma," he said, giving her a smile as she walked up. "I bet you're here to pick up Ruby, huh?" Emma nodded enthusiastically and the guard let out a soft laugh. "Go wait over there, I'll be right back."
Emma led Marney over to the chairs in the waiting room, pulling the little girl into her lap and handing her the gameboy as they waited.