Chapter Six

My new brother...

My alarm rang telling me to get my lazy butt out of bed and get ready for school but I ignored it. I looked over and pressed the snooze button. Twenty minutes later my human alarm clock Vicky came to my room telling me to get up.

"Jazmaine get up. Mrs. Waters is driving us to school."

Oh that's right. I forgot we slept at Gabby's house that night. I looked around and realized I wasn't in my bed or my house. I laid my head back down and closed my eyes.

"Did you hear me?"

"I'm not going to school today."

"Yes you are. Mom is still at her conference and won't be home until six tonight. Mrs. Waters has to go to work also so stop wasting her time and come on," yelled Vicky.

"Oh so while you guys go on with your merry lives you expect me to jump on the speeding happy train and ignore the fact that my boyfriend is in the hospital and that when he gets discharged tomorrow nobody will be there to get him? He'll be turned over to foster care Vicky!" I started crying. I've been really emotional ever since I met Derwin. I don't mind though.

I pulled myself together and sat up. I was still wearing what I wore to school yesterday. Gross. Vicky came and sat on the edge of the bed.

"Look I know your life is getting crazy but so is mine. I almost got killed by a rapist, I have to deal with a sister that seems to be on her period twenty four seven, and I have to deal with the fact that mom is never home and she basically ignores us." She smiled a little but then it disappeared when I didn't smile back.

"I am not that emotional," I said.

"You kind-of are," said Vicky.

"Okay I am but I have a good reason. I guess I shouldn't miss school though."

"That's my girl," said Vicky smiling. "Oh and since we had this little talk you now have ten minutes to get your ass downstairs." She laughed and walked out of

the guest room.

"I love you," I said.

I got up and went into the guest bathroom. I quickly threw my clothes off and took a shower in record time. Three minutes and forty

seconds. I had to do something to keep my mind off of Derwin. I got dressed in my new skinny jeans and a violet tank top. I put on a pair of black converse

Gabby let me borrow and ran down the stairs. Mrs. Waters dropped us off at school and said she'd be back to pick us up when school ended. She wanted to

make sure we were safe.

"Wanna meet at the entrance like we always do?" asked Vicky.

"Yeah sure."

"If you feel like you can't stay past third period go to the nurse and pretend to be sick. I know for a fact she won't come near you if you're coughing. Call

Aisha's mom to come get you. She isn't working today," said Vicky.


"Later chica," said Vicky

"Adios muchacha," I said cracking a smile.

I met Aisha at the usual spot in front of Mr. F's class and explained everything to her before the bell cut me off. We walked to class in

silence. English went by as usual. Romeo & Juliet but I didn't listen. I didn't listen in any of my classes. So much for keeping my mind off Derwin. His seat

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