This diary entry is part 26 of 29 in Lily's diary dated 17 - November 2022

Hi! It’s me! Lily!

So I bet you’re all like “come on!  Tell me what she said!!!” Haha.  Maybe I won’t!  Maybe it’ll just be between me and her and…  awww.   You know I can’t stop talking.  I can keep secrets but this isn’t a secret.

So we went to church this morning, and stood up and sat down and all that.  It still makes no sense to me, but maybe it’s not supposed to right now.  It seems to mean a lot to Sabby and that’s important.  This afternoon, Sabby made a nice meal and Mrs. Doily came to visit.

And I know some stuff now, but not enough.

She could tell me what my parents’ names, were.  They were Daniel and Vanessa Rittenhouse, and they were research scientists at UT Austin.  They had an office at the JJ Pickle research lab over on Braker lane – looks like it’s a place where they teach things like nuclear engineering – even has a fully functional nuclear reactor.  Wow!  But apparently some of the stuff there is really hush-hush – Mrs. Doily said they never said what they did for a living.  They were very strict, not abusive or anything but always made sure I had the best education and wouldn’t take anything less than my best effort.  I guess that’s why I can play piano and do martial arts and stuff.  She described them as very “businesslike” when it came to me.

She also said I was a very quiet and reserved girl.  Can you believe it!  Me!  But I always did love chocolate, even then.  She always had a little bit of chocolate she used to reward me when I did a good job on the piano.

She said around the time when I was found, I just disappeared, and so did my “parents”.  No call, no nothing, just vanished.  She even asked a few people and no one knew what had happened – it was like we’d all been erased from existence, pretty much!  So she has no idea how I ended up on the side of the road.  Sigh.  I guess that will remain a mystery.

But if there was some kind of hush-hush project, I guess that explains my “benefactor”.  Well, benefactor, this is my life we’re talking about, and I’m going to find out what I can.  Wouldn’t you?

Well, at least I have names, I guess.  I still have no idea what happened.

She was very happy that I had found a good family, and she and Sabby got along pretty well, so that’s good.  I don’t know if we’ll keep in touch but I have no reason not to, I suppose.

I should tell Emiko.  She needs to know.

Love you all!!! ❤

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