"We'll see you soon, though," said her other father. "When you come back."
"Um," said Coraline.
"And then we'll all be together as one big, happy family," said her other mother. "For ever and always." (4.124-126)
But reflected in the mirror were her parents. They stood awkwardly in the reflection of the hall. They seemed sad and alone. As Coraline watched, they waved to her, slowly, with limp hands. (5.35)
"You don't frighten me," said Coraline, although they did frighten her, very much. "I want my parents back." (5.102)