“Sergio,” Uncle Juan said, “I wanted to ask you what you were doing with your house.”
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. I didn’t actually want to sell it. I didn’t want to part with it at all. This was the dream, but the best laid plans, right? “Well, I guess I’m gonna have to sell it.”
“Then what about later? You can’t play soccer forever. Will you stay in San Myshuno?”
“I don’t know. I don’t know what later will bring. Will I still be with San Myshuno? Will I be on another team? I really, truly don’t know these things. I do know I want to come back to Brindleton Bay. Hopefully before the boys get too old for me to enjoy it with them.”
“I have a suggestion, if you will. Why not let me take over the house. I will pay you rent every month and then Andrés and I will stay here. With your career, you never know when you’re going to have to move again, but you probably won’t play here again. So, you know the house is good and when you are ready to move back, there’s no looking for a house or anything.”
After giving it come thought, I figured that was the best idea. In a worst-case scenario, I could always move back here. And it keeps the house in the family. “Well, if you’re sure you want the house, then I can handle that.”
“Good,” he said. The deal was done and we hugged it out.
Having to report to San Myshuno came faster than expected, so I spent the last night in the house just hangin’ out with the boys. You know, I didn’t think I wanted to be a father when I found out Becky was pregnant, but I can’t imagine life without them.
And Nina has been really, really helpful with keeping them in line while I’m at work.
But the time came to finally move to San Myshuno. And when my agent said he had a deal on a place, he wasn’t lying. 1 Torendi. Oh. My. God. It’s amazing.
That’s it at the top of the building. Sure has a nice view of San Myshuno. And man, this city is huge.
But, no sooner did we get to San Myshuno….
…and Nina went into labor….
…and I was probably as helpful as I could have been….
…and I’d like to introduce you to my new little baby…
..Ana Maria Alvarez Caliente.
I have a little girl! I have no idea how the hell to raise a girl. I only know guy things. But, Nina told me not to worry. Who knows, maybe one day she’ll be President herself or an astronaut or a captain of industry. Who knows, right?
But, if you thought three kids was enough….
… there’s going to be a fourth Alvarez kid. It happened quickly, too! Nina says it’s because we like to fuck and I’m Catholic. I have no idea what she means. But, we’re going to have to make more room.