So difficult child was supposed to land very late today. She even called me (!!!) earlier to let me know to pick her up, and that she might be a little delayed (!!!!!). She sounded really grumpy which threw me off, and slightly slurred, but that was hopefully just from being tired. But at least she let me know. Well: my cousin, a friend, and later my uncle (whose wife works at the airport) came with to wait with me. I'd bought a huge chocolate aptly named "Sis" - it's hard to translate, but roughly a cute name for sister, and some other small stuff just to have her feel welcome and to know I love her, which I do. So we wait. The flight is 15 minutes delayed, but that's standard for this country. We got there really early, 40 minutes before her flight should have landed. 10 minutes in we see a dead-ringer for difficult child in the distance, kissing a guy, but we figure that's impossible since her flight isn't even in yet. And she'd call me if there was a change, right? If she was already at the airport? I wanted to run over just to check, but my cousin and friend laughed at me being that silly. So we wait. And there's nothing. No call. I'm about to call difficult child when uncle's wife comes over to tell me she's checked all the incoming passengers from the flight she'd told us (there are very few flights to this airport - there were only 3 current ones at this time including hers). Hadn't seen her there. I give it another fifteen minutes in case she'd just been held up or was in the bathroom. Just when I'm about to call her I get a message - still delayed, she couldn't call me, there's zero coverage where she is (wait a minute, a small voice at the back of my head goes, then how did you send this message? But maybe she has internet access. Maybe she was at a different place when she called me before?). So we wait. And wait. Uncles' wife comes by again - she'd checked the passenger lists for the flight she was supposed to be on, and the two last ones coming in after it - SHE WAS NEVER BOOKED on any of those planes to begin with. Her name might have gotten dropped if the connecting flight was late? I really don't know. I try calling her. Her phone works just fine, and she sounds a little less grumpy, NOW telling me she's already in the connecting flight country and the flight was super-late and she'll be at a hotel. I asked her if she wanted the number of our aunt that lives in that country, but she didn't. Told me she'd come late next day instead. Uuuuuh. I've no idea what to think. I know what I don't WANT to think, which is that she actually landed on an earlier flight, watched me wait for her, then took off with the boyfriend she came for in the first place. But she wouldn't do something that weirdly petty. Would she? I guess I'll find out tomorrow. I wish I wasn't this paranoid and suspicious of her. I wish she'd called me at least, I was worried out of my mind - it would be precisely like her to forget a passport, ignore customs rules, get into an altercation with the guards (she can't deal with authority figures). Literally a 1000 things went through my mind. Bleh. Sorry, just needed to vent. I've been cleaning all day and bought her all these nice fresh foods and was almost getting excited about seeing her again. Oh well.