I look at Alivia as her eyes go wide. "I'm not letting you in," Alivia screams to her mom through the door. "Please Alivia! I changed!" Alivia gets closer to me as she whispers, "Should I let her in?" I shrug my shoulders and whisper, "I don't you're the one who knows her." She turns around and unlocks the door letting a small crack. "How do I know I can trust you," Alivia asks. "Come on Alivia. Don't you trust your own mother?" Alivia opens the door a little more as her mom starts to come closer. But before I know it, Alivia slams the door shut and locks it again. "Let me in now Alivia," her moms screams as I can tell she is starting to get more angry. "No now get the hell away from here!" The scream from Alivia echoes the rough the apartment. I hear soft sobbing coming from in the other room and then remember Grayson hates screaming. "I'm going to help Grayson alright," I say as she is leaning on the door. "Shit. Sorry I forgot about him, but yeah that's fine I can deal with this." I just nod as I walk into the living room and see Grayson on the couch rocking and holding his hands over his ears. "Hey Grayson it's alright,"I say as I lay my hand on his back but he moves out of my touch and rocks harder. I continue to hear Alivia screaming through the door to her mother to get away. "Grayson just calm down please," I say close to him so he can hear me.
After a while, I see Alivia walk into the living room and sit down on the couch with a loud sigh after. "Did she leave," I say over the soft cry's of Grayson. She shake her head and says, "Yeah, but I'm not sure if she'll come back later or not." I asked, "Why didn't you let her in?" She looked at me and then back down at the ground. "She wasn't sober Ethan. I could tell she was drunk when she started to the door. She smelled like alcohol." I said, "I'm really sorry. I really thought she was sober." She kind of chuckled and said, "Yeah so did I. She both had us fooled with that act. You want to go out and get something to eat?" I said, "Yeah I'm down to get food."
We all walked down the street as the sun peaks through the clouds and a cool wind blows. "Ethan Dolan," someone says behind me. I turned around to find a girl I've never see before come up to me. "Oh my god it is you do you think we could have a picture," she asks with a wide smile on her face. "Uhh sure," I say. I look over at Alivia as she takes Grayson and moved a little ways away. The girl and I take the picture as she gives me a hug, "Thank you it was so nice meeting you!" I smile and say, "Yeah it was nice meeting you to."
"How about that fan Ethan," Alivia says with a grin on her face. "Yeah I know! I probably looked so awkward in that photo," I say laughing after. The waitress comes up and takes our order and then walks away. "Is your mom coming up soon," Alivia asks me. "Yeah she said that she was coming around 4 today." She said, "You never told me this before Ethan." I said, "Sorry, she literally texted me this morning that she was coming." Alivia shook her head and said, "Whatever Ethan."
I sit on the couch as I hear a knock on the door. I look at my phone and only see that it is on 1 o'clock. I'm confused as I stand up and walk over to the door. The only other person that could possibly be over her is Alivias mom and I really don't want to deal with her. I look out the peep hole and see the neighbor again. I know what's about to happen. I open the door and I can tell that she already isn't happy by the expression on her face. "Can I come in," she asks. "Yeah," I say as I step aside and she makes her way to the living room. "What are you doing here again," I say in an annoyed voice. "I'm here because I heard more noise over in this apartment again." I roll my eyes as she continues what she was talking about. "I tell you guys all the time that you are making to much noise but you guys don't want to listen. Im guessing that all of it is coming from your brother. What does he have again?" I said, "He has autism and I tell you that he doesn't mean to make all that noise." She said, "I don't care if he means it or not he needs to shut up." I see Grayson walk out and come down beside me. "Is this your brother," she asks as she stands up and comes closer to him. She grabs his arm as Grayson lets out a scream. "Don't touch him," I say as I take her hand off arm as she gives me a glare. "I can touch him if I want to," she says as she grabs Graysons arm harder Grayson begins to cry and rock as she starts talking. "Now you listen to me. I already complained about you making noise but you keep making it. If you don't stop you know wh-" I cut her off by shoving her and making her fall to the ground. "I told you not to touch my brother," I said. She stands up and sighs as she says, "You just fucked up. You'll be out of her in no time after what I do. Then I won't have to her any more noise." She walks out and slams the door behind her. I go to Grayson and pull him close to me. "I'm really sorry this happens to you Grayson. I don't understand why people treat you this way. You are your own unique, but people don't see you that way. They see you as weird and annoying. I don't see you that way Grayson." I don't know I'm crying until I feel the tear coming down my cheek and see it land in Graysons shirt.
Me and Grayson stay in the living room until I hear the door open and see Alivia walk in. "What are you doing just sitting in the living room," Alivia asks me. "The neighbor came over again." She said, "Well what happened this time." I sighed and said, "Well it started with the complaining about noise and then she saw Grayson come out. She came over to him and grabbed his arm so I stopped her. She came back and grabbed his arm harder as she started telling him something but I shoved her off. She said that we will be out of her in a week after what she does." She said, "What is she going to do?" I shrugged my shoulders and said, "I don't really know." I could tell Alivia was getting angry. "Come on Ethan. We're going over there. Bring Grayson." I just stand up and follow her out of the apartment and come up he door of the neighbors apartment. We knock on the door as we hear movement inside and see the lady open the door. She looks at me and says, "Oh are you back for more?" I was about to say something before Alivia cuts me of and says, "Hi yeah can we come in please? Thank you." She says as she shoves the door open and we all come inside. We all go into her living room as we sit on her couch. "So I heard you have been blaming all the noise on Grayson here," Alivia says pointing to Grayson. "Yeah because all he ever does is make noise. He doesn't ever shut up." Alivia says, "Well I understand that he makes noise but we are being serious. He can't control the noise that he makes." The lady says, "Like I said before, I don't care." Alivia says, "Well I understand where you're coming from but you are technically blaming everything on a boy with special needs. That make you feel like a better person?" The lady only says, "I don't care but you will be gone after what I do." Alivia says, "Alright. I'll believe that when I happens." She stands up as she waits for us to come. I turn around to see the lady just looking at us as we leave.
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