Ch. 17 I'm burning that poster

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"Okay, let's eat. Jenna hates waiting." My dad says, ushering us out.

We stand up and I notice another  in the room. Instinctively I know he's an Alpha, so I don't address him and keep my eyes averted. Lennox pulls me to his side and we walk out of the room and see a very angry Jessica coming towards us.

"I knew it! Dad, you lied!" She accuses, stomping our way.

He laughs. "Leave her alone, Jess. She's not your doll."

"I know that. I'm trying to figure out our Halloween costumes." She huffs.

"Halloween is still over two months away." Dad states, exasperated.

"I don't know how long she'll be here and we need to figure it out before she leaves. Right, Jocelyn?"

"Um, yes?"

"Just decide and tell her." Dad responds.

"Fine." She mutters and we walk to the kitchen.

    The twins and two other guys, around Lennox's age turn, and watch us. I hate being the center of attention and the way I'm dressed right now isn't exactly making me feel comfortable.

"What are you wearing?" Jason, asks chuckling.

"Are you supposed to be the Sucker Punch girl?" Josh questions, laughing.

"Jokes on you, pervert. Don't you have that poster in your bedroom?" Jessica, asks smirking mischievously.

Josh gets a disgusted look on his face and Jason laughs. "Oh, gross!"

"I'm burning that poster." Josh say, holding his stomach.

"She does look a lot like that chick." One of the guys comments. "Good job, Jess."

"Thank you." She replies, beaming.

   I still have no idea who the girl in the movie is, so I don't add anything. I smell hamburgers and Italian sausages as the back door opens. Mom is carrying platters filled with the tasty meat.

She looks at me and raises an eyebrow. "Shouldn't that kind of outfit be saved for the bedroom?" She teases, knowing exactly what Jessica had planned for me earlier.

    I blush as everyone laughs and bury my head in my hands. Lennox leans down and whispers in my ear. "You're keeping that outfit."

"Well, everyone, sit and dig in." Mom says, putting the food on the table. Mom sits at the end of the table, I sit next to her and Lennox. I grab a hamburger, chips, and potato salad. Just as I start to eat, I notice my mom keeps glancing at me. "Josh, don't you have a poster in your room that looks-"

"No, we're not talking about it." He snaps.

"We're going to be the girls from Sucker Punch for Halloween." Jessica explains.

"She's not wearing that anywhere." Lennox states, shaking his head.

"Oh, come on!" Jessica complains.

"I'd rather my daughters wear clothing. I'm with Lennox on this, pick something less revealing." Dad ordered, pointedly looking at a disgruntled Jessica. I, however, am very grateful. I mouth 'thank you' to him and go back to eating.

"Jocelyn, have you met Alpha Andrew Briggs?" I shake my head looking down the table to the two guys from earlier. "No, sweetie, he's across from you."

Embarrassed, I look over at him. "Sorry, nice to meet you."

He doesn't reply, just looks at me curiously.

Mom points to the two at the other end of the table. "That's Damon and Steven, two of our best enforcers." I smile and wave at them. I don't see T, Brenda or Rachael.

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