For a moment, all the pain and fear that Tassi had experienced the past year, seemed to melt away. The loving warm hug and the seemingly endless kisses caused the young Liafador-Pettis to finally calm down. Hearing that her mommy loves Tassi too, it seemed to make everything better… if even for a moment. Her little hands were clutched around her mommy, not wanting to let go. She missed mommy’s hugs, mommy’s kisses, mommy’s voice, mommy’s singing, mommy’s perfume, even mommy’s look whenever Tassi would track mud in the home. She missed mommy so much.
But the hug was broken as Tassi sat on her mommy’s lap as she began asking questions about her life on the island. She couldn’t help but give a big smile as she talked about Tassi getting bigger and pretty. She always wanted to be pretty and strong like mommy… nice like daddy, smart like Yaya, powerful like Leo and brave like Selene, that's what she still wanted to be when she grew up.
“It big.” Tassi opened her arms wide, as if trying to show mommy just how big the island was. “It fun, Tassi like Jacob, he nice, he let Tassi play wit Ace!” She turned and pointed to the white dog with a red cape, almost like the one she had on, but Aces cape fit him. “And Blair let Tassi play wit Zacky.” She pointed at the other dog as well, the three (along with Star) kept their distance to give Ziccarra and Tassi time, but were close enough to engage if something were to happen. “Noah and Troy nice too, Cat let Tassi play with Troy, and there a girl wit fire, but she sad and go like this a lot.” Tassi began squinting her eyes, trying to mimic Zoe’s glaring. “And Izzy no talk lot but he nice, OH and man who smell like fishies.” Tassi began giggling, covering her nose. “And girl wit white air, like Star! But… she… different… but Tassi like her! And boy wit sword, he no talk like Izzy, but sword pretty.” She explained every member of We Are Legend the best way she could, wanting to tell mommy everything that was going on and everyone she had met so far. “But… Cat no let Tassi play outside. But… Tassi know Cat is scared something happen to Tassi.” The young hybrid Goddess began explaining her life with her eldest sister. Tassi knew that Cat was doing her best to take care of her, she knew it But she could see it in her eyes, that it was hard for her. “Cat take care of Tassi. Cat good big sister. Cat love Tassi and Tassi love Cat this much! Even when she use shadow” She opened her arms wide again, trying to show mommy exactly how much she loved Cat. “But…” The Darling Pettis paused for a moment, lowering her arms, a small frown appearing on her face. “Cat not mommy.”
“Is… is Tassi and Star go live wit mommy now?” Her eyes lit up for a moment. She loved Cat, she loved Cat a lot and was so happy to live with her and the puppies and Noah and Troy and everyone else. But Mommy was here, mommy was better, couldn’t Tassi live with mommy now?