Alessandra lifted the phone as she said, "He just texted me."
"Oh, well, this family always had impeccable timing," Maria said as Alessandra looked at Abuela.
"Family?" Alessandra said as Maria smiled.
"Why are we all lying to ourselves," Maria said with a sigh. "We all know you're going to give in the love of that man eventually. After all, he is your protector," Maria said as she smiled. "And the love of your life."
"I don't know why I acted like such a bitch to him. I mean, he probably hates me because I forgot about our childhood together."
"You been through so much in the short life you live," Maria said in empathy. "It happens when going experience as much trauma as you have," Maria said as she smiled as Alessandra looked at her picture of Jonathan and her on the lock screen of her phone.
"Thanks, Abuela, for being the mom I always wished I had," Alessandra said as she smiled at her Abuela.
"I'm lucky to have a daughter like you," Maria said in a whisper. "Now, get some rest."
"Abuela?" Alessandra said as Maria opened the door.
"Can you push play on that thing over there," Alessandra said as she pointed to the mounted iPod, she kept that was engraved with the words "Jonathan and Alessandra forever."
"Of course," Maria said as Edwin McCain's "I'll Be" began to play as Alessandra started to smile as she put her phone down and turned to rest.
Maria Romero whipped her finger as Jonathan hid behind the kitchen doorway. Jonathan quickly moved towards the living area as Maria Romero stormed into the room.
"That's our song!" Jonathan said as he began to get giddy.
"Keep your voice down!" Maria whispered. "You couldn't be patient!"
"I just wanted to go along with it was all a dream scenario," Jonathan whispered as she shook her head.
"This is the part that I hate," Maria Romero said in a whisper.
"I hate lying to my granddaughter."
"But she's not emotionally ready," Jonathan whispered in reassurance. "You heard her. She melted her douche bag boss's handoff. For all we know, she is a ticking time bomb."
"I was afraid of that," Maria Romero said as Jonathan looked into space as he began to recall the moment they danced to the song at prom.
"You know, that is the song that always keeps her calm," Maria Romero said as Jonathan looked at her as smiled. "See, I told you she still loves you."
"Everything will be okay, Abuela," Jonathan said as he hugged Maria, who began to hold tears back. "I promise!"
"Make sure you tell my son, Mike," Maria Romero said as she paused. "The information about her powers," Maria Romero said as a tear fell.
Jonathan felt the tear land on his hand as he said, "You miss him, don't you?"
"Of course, I miss him," Maria said as she wiped her tears. "Since his death, Alessandra seemed like she was never the same. Mike was her father for a short time."
"Yeah, I remember." As he began to recall the lecture, Jonathan said he gave Jonathan when he dropped them off at prom.
"Will I ever get to see my son again?" Maria said as she looked at Maria.
"I'm not sure, Abuela?" Jonathan said in empathy. "We can only hope," Jonathan said as he sighed.
"And what if we can't stop it," Maria said as she pulled away from Jonathan. "What if we can't stop the mass extinction from happening?"
Jonathan pulled her close as his tears began to fall. "Then we go down as a family," Jonathan said as he held Maria Romero, who started to cry as Jonathan closed his eyes as he had his Abuela. To the song that brought so much joy to them during much more innocent times.
Jonathan began to smile as the next song played, which made him chuckle about the happiness his driver brought to him in the wake of his heartbreak.
"Mike uses to love this song," Maria Romero said as she began to laugh.
"It was the portrayal of our love story, Alessandra would say," Jonathan said as he smiled as Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" began to play.
"There is something that Tio Mike promised me to assure before he was killed in the call of duty."
"I remember that night at prom," Jonathan said. "He knew that it was his time," Jonathan said as his eyes began to water as Maria Romero's eyes also began to water. "After you touch my girl, and I will kill you," Jonathan said as they both began to chuckle. "He said, promises me, son," Jonathan said as he cleared his cracking voice. "Make sure my girl and our family don't stop believing."