Originally written in 2006 at the time 'Happy Feet' came out.
“How did you like the movie, Lizzie?” Elijah asks as they exit the theater.
“I loved it. Daddy, can we get a penguin, please?”
“Um, I’ll think about it,” Sean hedges, while Elijah suppresses a grin.
“Daddy,” Lizzie asks suddenly, “is that how you and Uncle Lij found each other?”
“What do you mean, sweetheart?”
“You know, by your heartsongs. Like the penguins in the movie.”
Sean and Elijah look at each other then, and are instantly swept back in time to a hotel lobby and two hearts meeting in wordless recognition.
“Yes, Lizzie,” Sean answers softly, “that’s exactly how.”