If she were honest, she would admit that she was bored!
Lost in thought, a plan started to form...
"Uh, yeah. I kind of noticed that when I was young, Mom!" Olivia laughed.
"When I was your age, my Mother changed me. I didn't have a choice. At first I was mad, but I came to love the feeling. If you're interested... I could do the same for you."
Olivia hardly heard her Mom as she daydreamed about what it would be like to be like her parents! She'd often wondered if it was hereditary & had eagerly watched her older brother, Quentin, to see if he changed. And now here was her chance!
"I'll do it!" she said, jumping up. "I'll do it! Right now!"
Olivia began to have a few doubts. "Will it hurt?" she asked weakly before she began feeling strangely detached.
Olivia started to rush towards a mirror to check herself out, but stopped abruptly. "I'm not going to be to able to see myself, am I?" she asked.
Camilla shook her head. "No, I'm sorry."
Olivia blew out a breathe. "Wow. Weird!" This would definitely take some getting used to!
As morning light began to stream into the room, Camilla & Gary quietly headed into their chamber.
"I have something," she said cryptically. "I've sensed a sadness in you."
Camilla grabbed his hands. "Tell me," she said urgently. "I need to know!"
Gary sighed. "It's not you. Not really... It's us! It's doing the same thing day in and day out & the thought of doing it forever makes me sick!"
"What if we didn't have to do it forever?"
Gary looked at her suspiciously. "What do you mean?"
Pulling two vials out of her pocket, she slowly held one out. "What if we could live during the day again?"
Gary was stunned. Did she mean... did she want to be human?
"Let's do it together! It will be another adventure!"
Camilla grinned and clinked vials with him.
Gary could only nod. "Do you think something's wrong?"
"I don't know!" she exclaimed.
Camilla gazed down at her hands. "I'm wrinkly! What's happening?"
Gary bit his lip. "It seems that we've become our true age!"
Camilla frowned. She hadn't thought about growing old. She'd just wanted to live in the light again! Her stomach growled, catching her off guard.
Gary wrapped his arm around his wife. "Come on, let's go raid the fridge!"
Camilla whisked by and Isabella stood by, shocked.
Gary noticed Isabella's fear & patted her arm. "It's okay. It's us. Come, have dinner with us & we'll explain."
Gary held Isabella's hand and led her out of the garage.
Sleepily, they fell asleep in each other's arms.
Gary turned to look at his wife. "Do you regret it?"
Reaching out she squeezed his hand. "Not in the least!" Turning her face up to the sun, she smiled. "In fact, I'm actually happy!"