It had been a week since Lexie had told me the truth. I was still confused on what to do… I mean, Mason’s my brother! Can’t we all just live in peace? Lexie says I should kick him out…but I’m not doing that! Watcher, I should just talk to him. I can’t keep putting it off. Just the idea of finally getting some peace is enough to make me smile right now.
At least I’m not wearing that dress anymore. I was trying too hard to grow up too fast… but Watcher, that was way too…what? Business-y? Like something you would wear to work. That thing is sitting in my dresser, never to be worn again.
“What are you going to do?” Lexie asked for the millionth time. “Cause my opinion is get rid of him.”
“Lexie!” I exclaimed. “Watcher, no! He is still family. It’s not like we can’t get along.” I wanted to believe that… but I knew there was a decent chance it wasn’t true, there had already been fights over this!
“Yeah, right…” She sighed.
“I’m sorry! It just doesn’t feel right. He’s my brother! And yours too!”
“I don’t give a crap!” Lexie yelled. “He’s a damn loser homophobe and he needs to get the hell out!”
“There were times when you were the only person who cared about me and listened to me ranting about my sad life, and if anyone disrespects you, you’re damn right I’ll punch them!”
I stared at her. For the first time I realized why she seemed to care more than I did. Besides the fact that I just wanted to keep the peace. “Look, if it doesn’t affect our day-to-day life, there’s no reason to make a big deal out of it.”
Three days later….
I’d decided I wanted to go into the politician career. I was going to tell my sister and brother over dinner tonight. Everything had been going great these last few days and I was really starting to think we could all live together.
“So, guys, I’ve decided on a career as a politician! I really want to make the world a better place!” I said happily.
Lexie smiled. “That’s great!” She looked over at our brother. “Don’t you think so, Mason?”
He scoffed, and Lexie’s eyes immediately narrowed. He looked around. “I don’t think it’s a good idea.”
I could feel Lexie almost about to blow up at him, so I asked: “Why not?” He could very well have a valid point.
He cringed. “A lesbian politician, really?”
I was determined to handle this like a mature adult. “Well, what does that have to do with anything?”
“I wouldn’t vote for a gay politician because they have no idea what the rest of us need!
Lexie stared at him for 1 second before… “What the plum! She is just like us except for the fact that she’s a girl who likes girls! She isn’t like an alien! Watcher, I am not going to sit in this house for one more minute with the likes of you!” She snarled, enraged.
“Fine!” He yelled. “I don’t want to be in here either, with you two! I’ll be moving out the second I can! Once I’m done with high school, I’m outta here!”
I watched my sister and brother storm off to their rooms, positively furious. At least we made it out alive…