We got seriously choked up at this part in The Fosters summer finale! REBLOG if you did, too!
Lena: Stephanie Marie Foster, you are a piece of work...but you're my piece of work. I accept you, every single thing that makes you who you are, from now until the end of time. I love you.
Stef: You're the person I've been waiting for my whole life, and I am so proud to be standing up here in front of our friends and family, to make sure they know just how lucky i feel to have found you, and just how much I love you..
So if you can’t get behind this wedding, and I mean really, really behind it, Dad. Then I don’t think you should come.
The enthusiasm in Stef’s voice, both, excited and worried Callie. Was she doing the right thing? It was a hard decision, but she wanted to know. She deserved to know. Their father had left them. Left her, especially at a time when Callie needed him the most. If he had been around, she never would have ended up with Liam, and what he did to her never would have happened. But Callie knew that was something else she had to deal with. She had told Brandon, but Stef and Lena needed to know before Liam finally got to Callie and shut her up for good. It was a dangerous situation, and Callie didn’t want to put anyone any in danger, but it wasn’t just her who was experiencing Liam’s cold and forceful touch, and it hurt the sixteen year old to know exactly what was going on.
Taking a quivering breath in, when Stef wrapped her arms around Callie, the small brunette flinched for a moment before finally giving in and holding onto Stef with her own arms. It had been so long since she had been hugged by anyone other than Jude, and it actually felt nice and made her feel safe. Pulling back, the teenager looked up to the woman in front of her, “Yeah. I guess.” She wanted to speak out about Liam, but something was telling her to hold her tongue. He had already bruised her arm at school a few days before, his massive hand gripping it tight enough that it felt like he was going to snap the bone, and Callie didn’t want to experience that again. But Sarah was still out there, and whether the girl wanted it or not, Callie was going to help her somehow.
Moving away from Stef again and turning her back to the older woman, she let out a sigh of frustration, “There’s something I need to tell you and Lena.” She refused to face the officer. And she had clammed up more so, then she had earlier when she was talking about her father.
Stef could tell that Callie wasn’t used to anyone hugging her but a smile broke on the blonde’s face when Callie finally relaxed into the embrace. It broke Stef’s heart that the teen wasn’t used to such affection but she was definitely going to change that! Slowly of course. She remembered how the twins used to be, especially Mariana. She had been such a small child when Stef and Lena had met her but she already had lost the trust of everyone around it. It took a long long time for her to open up to them, to even begin to trust her foster parents. The blonde could see the same look in Callie’s eyes now, and even if the Jacobs didn’t live here permanently, Stef hoped they would still begin to trust her and Lena as time went on.
Stef flashed the brunette an encouraging smile as the embrace ended and watched as the teen moved away. “You can tell us anything Callie, you can trust us.” Stef replied after a moment. What on earth did the girl have to tell them? She blonde tried to remain calm but she could sense Callie’s tension and it only increased her worry. She held her breathe waiting for Callie to elaborate. “Do you want me to get Lena?” The woman asked, deciding to finally break the long silence between them. Though she couldn’t see Callie’s face, she knew the brunette was facing an internal battle, deciding if she wanted to open up or not.