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"Adrian, let's start with you," my mom said, "How was your day?" We were sitting on the dinner table, eating the spaghetti and meatballs my mom had made for dinner

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"Adrian, let's start with you," my mom said, "How was your day?" We were sitting on the dinner table, eating the spaghetti and meatballs my mom had made for dinner. We meaning me, my mom, my dad, and my two sisters, both younger than me.

I swallowed the bite I was eating and shrugged. "It was okay, I guess."

She raised an eyebrow at me, "Are you sure? I got a call during my lunch break that you were marked absent in 5th and 6th period."

"Come on, mom, I haven't ditched in a long time."

"I know," she said, sighing, "Who was with you?"

"The whole group."

Mom nodded, "Where did you go?

I smiled, "Ice Parlor."

My dad slowed his chewing, "That's the ice cream shop Hayden's family owns, right?"

"Nope," I answered, "It's Logan's family."

Dad rolled his eyes, "Logan, Hayden, Isaiah, same thing."

Mom shook her head in amusement. "So how was that history test you were studying for?"

"I was actually pretty easy," I took a bite of my food, "I think I passed."

"Good, good."

Dad turned to my sister Alyssa. "How was your day, princess?" Alyssa's the second oldest sibling in our family. She's twelve and in the seventh grade.

Alyssa scowled, "My English teacher sucks"

Dad and Mom exchanged concerned glances, "What did he do, sweetheart?" Mom asked her, voice calm. Alyssa had been having problems with her teacher recently.

Tears brimmed my sister's eyes, "He made me read a paragraph out loud and I read it too slow so he yelled at me."

Mom sighed, "This had been going on for some time, now. Are you sure you don't want me to talk to the principal?"

"Yeah mom," Alyssa muttered, "It's fine."

"Oh, oh!" My youngest sister cut through, bouncing in her seat, "Momma, pick me next!"

My mom chuckled, "Arianna, how what your day?"

"It was good!" Ari exclaimed, slowing her bouncing.

Dad blinked, "That's it?"

Arianna nodded frantically. "I just wanted to tell you my day was good!"

Mom laughed, and since she was sitting next to Ari, started tickling her. Arianna was the bubbliest child I'd ever known in my life, and she more energy in her then I'd ever have, even after drinking eight coffees. And trust me, I'd tried it. It didn't end so well.

Mom and dad got into a conversation about their works soon after and Arianna and Alyssa were talking about something I couldn't really understand so I got up, finishing off my plate. I went to the kitchen area, rinsed off my plate and put it in the dishwasher. 

Going upstairs, I made my way to my bedroom and closed the door.

Flopping on the bed, I opened my laptop. I had a shit ton of homework to get done, and I'd already procrastinated for days. After a few minutes of working, or at least trying to, I sighed and closed my device. There was no way I could get any work done. I grabbed my phone and texted the group chat.

You

anyone wanna meet @ the park in 5?

There was an immediate response.

Maya

yeah, i'll meet you there in 7 min

You

kay

I quickly put on my shoes and went downstairs. My parents and sisters were still at the dining table, so I peeked my head through the arch doorway. "I'm going to the park with Kenna, I'll be back in thirty minutes to an hour."

Dad nodded, "Sure. Stay safe, kiddo." He turned back to my mom and they resumed their conversation.

I hissed slightly as the cool air hit my body. I was wearing a t-shirt and basketball shorts, but I'd forgotten that it was still early spring weather and it was still pretty chilly outside.

My phone buzzed in my hand and I checked it.

Hayden

i'll come too

Alexia

i'm grounded but lemme check if I can.

Hayden

you got grounded? when did that happen?

Alexia

my dad was mad that I got detention and then ditched on the same day

Maya

lmao

Alexia

yeah, I can come. I'll be there in 10 minutes.

You

i'll be there in 4

Maya

wow lucky he said yeah when ur grounded?

Alexia

we meet at the park literally every single day so he says it doesn't really count. plus he loves you guys.

I smiled at my phone and locked it. Putting it in my pocket, I started walking towards our community park. My phone kept on buzzing, but I ignored it. I had no intention of getting run over by a car while walking.

A/N: Look at my baby Adrian with good safety skills. Don't text and walk or text and drive, people. I want y'all alive to read my book ;) Jk, jk, I actually care about you guys :)  

I'm currently listening to Bird Set Free by Sia. What're you listening to? I'm literally pooped right now, I've literally been writing for six hours straight. My head hurts. My brain hurts. My ears hurt. My back hurts. My eyes hurt. My social life hurts. And worst of all, I ran out of chocolate at home so I've been chocolate deprived for a few days now :(

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Love you all! <3

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