I did my jumping jacks as best as I could. I’d asked grandpa today if I could use the exercise machine. I got really confused cause he was saying something about it belonging to my great grandfather, but since he was dead I could probably use it…all in all he said I could use when I’m older.
And then he touched my arm muscles and said, “God knows you need some more muscle,” and then he told me there’s a channel on tv that tells you how to exercise.
No need to say, I find grandpa pretty weird. But this is fun.
It’s been practically a month since dad came out of his…how do I say it…dumb shell. After Sariel went in and hugged him he started coming out a lot more and spending time with us, but that won’t change anything. He’s as much to blame as Mary. I’d always seen my dad as someone really tough and cool, but when he came to save us he really wasn’t.
He was talking to the evil woman! And because of that she got impatient and killed mom. Dad could’ve have at least jumped on her to stop her or something, but no he stayed right there till the police came. Then he went to see mom, but it’s like he’d totally forgotten about us.
What kind of father is that?
“Fiou, I’m tired.” I turned the tv off. I feel like taking a walk with Mimi now.
She’s probably on my bed. Yeah, even though grandpa bought two dog beds she prefers mine.
I came in to the outrageous sight of that dumb kid, Mary, trying to pet my dog!
“Hey leave my dog alone! He’s mine!” I yelled at her. Hearing my angry voice, Mimi started barking at Mary.
Mary really looked like she was going to cry and that made me happy.
“You’re mean Max! I didn’t do anything to you!” She screamed, tears already streaming down her face. What a baby.
“You’ve got to be kidding. You are evil Mary, just like your mom! So don’t think of touching MY pet again. You shouldn’t have in the first place!” I told her.
The door opened and my twin came in.
“Max!” She said in a disapproving tone.
Why was she always taking HER side? She was MY twin sister, my FULL twin sister.
“Come on Mimi.” I said as I headed out the room. My life was unfair.
Mimi playfully followed me.
After a good twenty minutes of walking (well more me carrying Mimi because the snow was too thick and carrying a pair of skates grandma had shoved in my arms before I’d left) we stumbled onto a treasure!
“Look Mimi! It’s a frozen lake…and on frozen lakes you skate!”
“I could definitely get used to this. I wonder if grandma knew we’d find this lake. Maybe she had a premonition.”
“Arg! When Sariel and I were the only siblings we had a bunch of fun, but now Mary is ruining my life!” I stomped my foot harshly on the ice.
“Woah!” I’d completely disbalanced myself. I was lucky not to have fallen so far. I must have a natural talent for this.
A girl’s laugh surprised me. I looked up and saw a white-haired girl looking at me. I quickly looked right back at my feet in case I fell.
Now slightly embarrassed and curious, I slowly skated towards shore. I was tired of skating anyway.
I climbed the hill.
“Aren’t you cold?” I asked as I saw she was only in a summer dress. Where are her parents?
“Nope.” She said in a small sweet soft voice.
“I don’t feel cold.”
There was something oddly familiar about her.
“He doesn’t know what he’s saying.” I told Mary who’d wiped away her tears. I was once again trying to defend him while trying to comfort her. I really liked my siblings, I wish they’d stop opposing each other. Or more I wish Max could be nicer to her.
Mary didn’t look like she believed me.
“In the books I read, people always get better when they get older. So he’ll probably stop when he grows up!” I tried.
“Thanks, I’ll go read a book now.” I couldn’t tell if she was serious or sarcastic. I always had trouble reading her.
Mary climbed into her bed, muttering something about a nap.
Oh Max! Why can’t you be nicer?
I closed the light per her asking as I left the room.
Aunt Melody passed by.
“Auntie-d!” I called. That’s how we called her, it was too weird and too long say Auntie Melody.
“I’m feeling kind of down. Could you do a magic trick for me?” Auntie-d is really cool. She’s a witch and she plays music really well. She laughed and said sure.
“Ready? Alacazam!” She said.
And then she started to glow. I smiled. Grandpa AND dad won’t let Auntie-d cast any spells on me in case something goes wrong, which I find very unfair. I would like to glow!
“My favorite spell, I am now the sun.”
My smile faded a little.
“I find it really sad that some people don’t like supernaturals. I don’t understand why people wanted to kill supernaturals!” I said, remembering what I’d heard about grandpa and my grandpa’s aunt Clarice.
“I think people should live harmoniously together!” I said forcing the hard word out. I’d read it in a book recently.
“That would be nice.” Auntie-d agreed.
“If I were boss, people would be forced to get together!”
“Well then you should be boss.” Auntie-d said. I was a bit surprised. Yeah, I guess I would be the best candidate. Trusting someone else with such a big responsibility would be near impossible.
“You’re right. I should be the boss.” I said. Melody smiled, amused.
“Here you go.” Auntie-d said as she made an apple appear. “This’ll be useful to get to the top. It’ll knock people out in an instant.”
“But it looks like a normal apple…” I noticed. I knew it was a poisoned one and I knew naturals couldn’t see the subtle change in color.
“Poisoned apples never rot so you can use it whenever you want.” Auntie-d gave it to me.
“But I’m not going to use it to become boss! That’d be cheating!”
Auntie-d patted my head.
“You can use it for whatever you want, as long as it’s not on me.”
It’s not fair. I hate that my mom is in prison. I hate my mom. If she wasn’t my mom Max wouldn’t be so mean to me. I hate that I can’t stop crying when he yells at me. I hate that Sariel and Max have a dog and I don’t. I want a puppy too. I’m daddy’s child too. It’s not fair! I hate Max. I wish I had a different brother. No I wish I had real siblings, not just half. Sariel and Max have each other and I have no one! Even at school people ignore me. Because if people hang out with me Max gets all pissed and chases them away. He wants my life to be hell. I can’t just have my half-sister as my friend, that would be sad.
Sariel closed the light as she left the room.
I don’t like being cooped up in the house, but I don’t like going outside either. I feel trapped and it’s all Max’s fault.
I wonder what my life is going to end up in the future. Will I be forever stuck here Under Max’s tyranny?
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No sooner had the thought crossed my mind that an image flashed through my mind. It was dark and fuzzy, but I could barely discern what looked like a box, maybe a treasure chest…
A knock on door, the door opened and the light switched on.
“Hey Mary, how are you doing?” Dad asked.
“Okay.” I replied. Dad sat down in front of me.
I love my dad. I loved my dad even when he was in his room all the time and now that he’s come out I love him even more, because he spends a bunch of time with me.
I love my dad because I know he loves me. I know he loves me and he doesn’t blame for Sariel and Max’s mom’s death at all. He treats me like his daughter.
I like Sariel but it seems like we only ever hang out after she chases Max away. Dad comes to me whenever he wants to, and I come to see him whenever I want to. He helps me with my homework and he makes me laugh a lot.
“Oh dad! I think I just had a premonition!”
“Really? What’s it about?” He asked.
“Well I’m not too sure. I think I saw a box, but it was all fuzzy. Was it really a premonition?”
“I’m not too knowledged in premonitions. You could ask your grandma.”
Another thing I like about my dad, he doesn’t seem to notice stuff around him very well (haha, guess who did not inherit the perceptive trait from her father?). Especially in moments like these.
“Yeah, grandma.” I muttered. I get this weird vibe from grandma. I think she’s a bit scary.
“Come on, we’ll ask her about it together.” Dad said as he got up. Now going to see grandma didn’t seem so bad!
“Last time I checked she was in her room.” Dad said. I find it a bit weird how ALL the rooms are connected. Well okay not all the rooms, but from mine and the twins rooms we can access the corridor, dad’s room and my grandparents room.
“Hey grandma!” Dad said as we saw Grandma Angel looking at a painting of a unicorn on the wall.
“Hi Cain.” Her smile brightened as she saw dad. I was still a little bit scared and I hid behind dad.
“Mary had a premonition and she wanted some advice.” Dad explained.
I suddenly felt Grandma’s eyes drift towards me, I couldn’t bring myself to look at her. I averted my eyes.
Dad pushed me forwards anyways.
“Well um…I think I saw a treasure chest, but it was very fuzzy and I’m not-”
“You think?” She snapped. I flinched. She’d become really mean. “Clairvoyants know, you’re probably not a clairvoyant anyway. Don’t even try.”
“Oh well, we’ll find something else Mary.” Dad quickly interjected. I felt kind of sad and hurt. “Sorry, but I have to talk to your grandma, ok?” He said as he gently directed me to my room.
I know I’m not well-behaved, but I listened in on their conversation.
“Mom! What was that?” Dad asked.
“I don’t have any responsibilities to her.” Grandma coldly replied.
“She’s my daughter and your granddaughter.”
“She’s a murderer’s spawn.” Grandma snapped.
“Is that what this is about? Mary is an angel, she’s not anything like her mother!”
“It doesn’t matter now, but in the future she’ll become like her. Studies show that personalities can be transmitted genetically.”
“Of course she’ll end up like that if we treat her that way! Ignore the past and see Mary for the wonderful child she is now. Don’t act like a child.” Dad said, clearly hinting about Max. Grandma was silent.
I couldn’t help the smile that invaded my face. I have the bestest dad in the world.
Yay I got world adventures!