"If you're going to start acting weird, you can just go right back to work," she said firmly. "I miss my husband!"
Adam shook his head. "I'm okay now. I think I had some sort of adverse reaction to a potion I was working on.
Michelle still looked wary. "I want you to stop testing your trials personally."
Adam scratched his head. "But then how will I know if they work?"
"I don't care. Figure it out," Michelle said. "I thought you'd gone off the deep end! You were talking about becoming a criminal mastermind and cackling all the time. It was scary."
Michelle crossed her arms. "Apparently not! Now go see your daughter and wish her a belated birthday! She was really upset you missed it..."
Lilly laughed and hugged her Dad. "Are you normal again? Mom was really worried."
Adam shook his head again, "I'm fine. I'm sorry I missed your birthday!"
Lilly shrugged. "It's okay, I guess. Hey, Dad? Can I go out? There's this guy I like..."
Adam frowned. "No."
Adam crossed his arms. "No boys. Does your Mother know about this?"
Lilly laughed. "Of course she does!" she giggled as she skipped down the hall.
Adam frowned after her.
Adam frowned. How long did he spend in that fog?
"Right now!" Shannon laughed. "We're moving to the dorm tonight."
Michelle glanced over and patted his knee. "Of course they are, dear. That's the way it's supposed to be."
"I don't think I'm ready, though," he replied.
Michelle made a comforting noise, patted his knee again and went back to reading. "You'll be fine, sweetheart. You'll see."