I kept running, until I found myself stopped at a very familiar house – my girlfriend’s.
Lucinda and I had made it ‘official’ not long after our third date. I briefly considered just to keep running, when a very clear picture of my siblings attacking each other came into my mind. I had to tell someone, and Lyric had left for a vacation in Granite Falls. Lucinda was my girlfriend! I should be able to tell her about everything, right? I just wished I had on different clothes now.
“Addie!” Lucinda exclaimed. “What are you doing here?”
“Come in! We can go to my room.”
I sighed. “Lucinda, can I just talk to you about something?”
“Yeah. You’re my girlfriend, and we’re adults now. You can tell me about anything.”
“My brother and sister got into a huge argument.”
“Yeah. I couldn’t believe it! Right in the kitchen, and I had no idea what to do. Thinking about it, just leaving them there to battle it out was probably a bad idea.”
“Addie…why couldn’t your mom handle it? They’re your siblings, and her children.”
Watcher. I’d forgotten to tell her that mama was gone….
“Luce, my mama died, and maybe the fight had something to do about that…”
“Oh, Watcher. I’m so sorry.”
I had been so worried about everything that happened after her death, I hadn’t had time to fully process it. “Lucinda…she’s really gone.”
She held me close, and whispered, “It’ll be ok, Adelaide. I promise.”
the next day…
I bolted out of bed and ran downstairs to the noise of what seemed like everything in the kitchen hitting the floor.
I felt it happen. I snapped, and felt like nothing would be the same after this moment. “STOP IT! PLUMMING STOP IT!” They stared at me, in total surprise. “I want to say a billion other things right now, none of them good, but you still have school today. So, what’s going to happen is you two will get dressed and walk down to the bus stop in fifteen minutes. Any questions?”
I stared at the two of them. Total silence. “Great.”
For that moment, I felt like I was in control and everything would be fine, but I knew that was far from true.
I glared plumming daggers at Mason as we walked out of our house…I couldn’t believe I had to live under the same roof as that piece of crap.
He was so damn —- ugh I don’t even have the words. I’m glad Addie stopped us when she did. I was seconds away from permanently disfiguring my stupid plumming brother… and I wouldn’t be sorry! If you can read minds, Mason, did you hear that? Watcher, why the plum did he have to be my brother? I want to tell Adelaide why I despise him so much, but I don’t know if I should. It would hurt her more that it hurt me! Once he graduates I swear I’ll kick him out, even though it’s really Adelaide’s place to do that. I made sure to sit as far away from him as damn possible on the bus, and I was greatful for one thing today – that I didn’t have any classes with him.
Back to Adelaide’s POV
Lexie walked in my room without even knocking. I was about to remind her about our unsaid rule to not enter each other’s rooms without knocking, but I stopped when I saw the look on her face.
“Addie… I have to tell you something.”
A/N: So, I tried out a different POV… mostly because I felt like you needed to see what was going on in Lexie’s mind about this fight. I hope it turned out ok! 🙂 Oh yes, and chapter 3.15 is up, I don’t know why it says it was posted before this one!