"You should really feel bad about not being there for Elizabeth's wedding." my mom said going on and on. "She was so upset about it."
"We'll I'm sorry mom but how could have I made it on time back from Australia to see my sister get married to a guy she meet four months ago." I said defending myself.
I yanked my suitcase out the hood and dragged it on the concrete.
"She's deeply in love with him Mara. Something you would've known if you were here like you were supposed to."
"Mom!" I almost yelled "I wasn't and that's how it is okay. I can't change time, and yeah I'm sorry I missed it but I was with MY dad. Okay! Do you think I LIKE going back and forth? Do you think it's easy being stuck between you two?!"
She stared at me blankly, keys in her hand. Tossing her brown hair back, she walked passed me. I rolled my eyes. She was going to start crying. I ignored her puppy dog eyes and went straight up to my room. I locked the door and fell on to my large bed, yelling into my pink pillow.
I stayed that way till I eventually closed my eyes and fell asleep...........
"Mara?" someone called.
I groaned into my pillow, still tired.
"Come on little sis,"
I stood and saw Elizabeth sitting on the edge of my bed.
"Hey" I said yawning.
"How was your trip?" she asked casually.
"Good, alright, fine I guess." I said laying back down on my pillow.
She smiled "You hungry? Mom left, she had a date."
I rolled my eyes.
"You really shouldn't give her a hard time Mara. She's trying to have a better life."
"I know that Lizz, I just can't take it when she wants to make me feel guilty about something! I know what I'm doing. I'm not some freakin' kid anymore."
She laughed "That's just how she is.''
"I know. Uh."
With her hand she pulled me up towards the door "Come on, I gotta feed you. You're probably hungry."
I laughed "You have no idea" and beat her down the stairs to the kitchen.
Elizabeth made decent food, for a little girl. Twenty-four and still only knows how to cook eggs. I frowned and made remarks as she offered them.
"What?" she asked.
"I'ma make something else if you don't mind."
I went to the closet and pulled out a potato. She watched me work my magic.
"Would you mind doing one for Joel?" she asked.
"Whose that?" I asked.
A knock on the door made her perk up "That must be him!"
"Oh goody" I sighed.
She opened the door and I could hear their lips smacking. My sister making out with her man in the living room. Ew, gross.
"Mara" Elizabeth said "This is Joel."
I took my time to turn. Pretending to mess with the oven.
I laughed "Sorry."
Then I saw him. A complete god. No wonder she fell in love with him so soon. He was exactly the kind my sister always fell for, the baby faced ones. He smiled at me and I turned back away.
"Hello" I said stiffly.
"Hi" His voice was so strong.
"Excuse my sister, she's just a little cranky since she just arrived from Australia."
"Australia?" he asked amazed.
"Yup" I said, popping my lips on the P.
"Do you like it there?"
"Hmph." he sighed.
I got back to what I was doing. Leaving to my room when I was done, my plate in hand.
"Are you not gunna eat here?" Elizabeth asked.
She was sharing the baked potato with him.
"No thank you. I have some calls to make and I don't want anyone interrupting me."
"Of course not" she said smiling.
I walked off, placing the plate on my table and pulled out my phone. I went though the channels on my TV as I looked through my phone book. I found both things at the same time.
"Heller lazy butt" I said smiling.
"Hey! Are you here yet?" he asked anxiously.
"Yeah, have been since this morning. I just fell asleep and I just woke up."
"You cracker. I'm on my way."
I dialed another number. My bestie Rosa.
"Hola" I said my Spanish accent horrid.
"Get Alejandra and come over here."
I set my pink Blackberry Palm down on my bed and began to eat. My Super Sweet Sixteen was on MTV so it kept me quiet, besides the food in my mouth. A door opened and I knew they were here by the racket coming up the stairs. The door opened and they all rushed in, running towards me.
"Curse this big room!" Rosa said when she finally reached me.
I was pinned down on my bed until Alejandra and Rosa got off of me. Cameron just stared at me from the front of my bed.
"Hey boo." he said smiling.