John was so happy to be going home.
The pandemic had isolated him from his family since he was outside the country during the lockdown. It took such a long time for the flights to resume, and he caught the first one back to the US. The whole time the pandemic was at its worst, he spoke to his parents and siblings every day. He had to admit he was somewhat scared and just wanted to be with them. His mom reminded him to remain strong and take the necessary precautions to remain safe. After a few months, John managed to book a flight that was later canceled. That happened two other times until he finally got one to New York, then New York to Seattle. When he landed in Seattle, he had to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks before going home to his family. His mom was the first one out the door when his cab pulled up. All his siblings were there together with his dad. John was so happy to be home and kept appreciating that he was safe. After a day of catching up, he decided to go to town just to take a walk and see the city. It had been some time since he was in Seattle, and the place seemed so new. John had a favorite weed store which a good friend ran. That was his first stop, and his friend was so happy to see him. John’s friend had expanded the store and was doing great ever since marijuana became legal in the state.