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Chapter is dedicated to xXdemolitionloverXx because she is completely awesome!
I scowled at my mom talking to Gray as if nothing's changed. Gray still didn't smile -of course- but she showed my mom respect, which was the only thing stopping me from throwing her out of this restaurant.
When I opened the door earlier today, I was to stunned to say anything to her. I was lucky my mom came out when she did or else I don't know what would have come out of my mouth.
We were currently sitting at a table in a restaurant that was in another language. My mom was sitting next to me on my right while my father sat across from her. Matt was on my left side with Holly across from him and of course, Gray was sitting across from me.
I wasn't the only one who was shocked when my mom told everyone Gray was joining us for dinner. Even Holly was shocked but at the same time she was ecstatic, she was so excited to see Gray that she was practically ignoring Matt and putting all her attention to Gray. Naturally, Matt was sulking while stirring around his spaghetti due to the lack of attention from his girlfriend. I would have been laughing at his face if it wasn't for Gray's presence.
I was glad that Gray decided wearing leather would be completely inappropriate for dinner. Instead she wore dark jeans and a light grey cotton sweater. She looked almost normal, if it wasn't for her make-up that was still plastered on her face. The only difference was that her lipstick wasn't red, instead a light pink. If I didn't hate her so much, I would have thought she looked nice.
My scowl deepened at my thoughts, I was practically glaring at me food. I was hoping we didn't leave anytime soon. Not only would my parents be gone, but I would have an hour drive back home, with Gray in my car. Matt brought Holly in his car, my parents took their car leaving me to give Gray a ride.
Why Matt couldn't give her a ride I still didn't understand.
"We'll miss you so much!" My mom exclaimed, throwing her arms around my neck and practically squeezing the life out of me.
I chuckled but hugged her back anyways, feeling the sadness crawl into my chest. I didn't want them to leave, especially for a month, but I knew I had to deal with it.
"Okay now, let me have some time with my son too Melissa." Dad teased.
Mom huffed, letting go of me reluctantly. I could see the fresh tears in her eyes that she was desperately holding back. I wanted to smile, to reassure her that I'd be okay, but I had a strange feeling that wasn't going to work.
"Ah." My dad sighed, hugging me and slapping my back affectionately. I knew he was sad about the business trip too but he had to stay strong for mom since she was the emotional one. "Be safe Jackson."
I nodded my head while hugging him back. "I will."
"I'm serious Jackson." Dad warned, pulling me back, his hands on my shoulders. "Don't let Grace being here think you can't follow the rules. You still need to follow them, I won't tolerate excuses."
I nodded in understanding. "Yeah, I know dad."
My dad stared at me face, looking for any hint of untruthfulness from me. When he was satisfied I was telling the truth he smiled, looking more relieved now than he did before. He hit my shoulder a couple times before stepping back and letting my mom tackle me again. I groaned which caused my dad to chuckle at my mom's painful affection.
"Now listen here Flynn, and listen good." My mom said, in her military tone, "I don't want any parties in my house. No junk food 24/7, no ordering pizza every day. You should all know how to cook to survive. I don't know if Grace can cook but she most likely can so don't eat unhealthy foods got it?"
Before I could answer she continued on. "We'll send you money through your account if you need to buy groceries. If you need more just call and ask, we'll send it as soon as we can. No late nights, go to school. Be nice to Grace." She said the last part while giving me a pointed look.
I mentally groaned but nodded my head grudgingly. Since Gray was living with us, I was to take her to school and back. I hated that part but since I didn't want another argument to come out of it I agreed.
I apologized to my parents right before we left for dinner. I didn't want things to be awkward and I felt guilty for my actions. They, of course, forgave me and forgot about it.