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"So Adam is coming into town tomorrow." My mom informs me my brother is coming back into town while we're sitting on the couch watching a movie together. It was some action movie that I've never seen before. To say Adam and I get along would be an overstatement. I tolerate him, to say the least. He took my dad's side in the divorce between my mom and dad and I don't agree with him. My dad is a real douche bag and has verbally hurt both me and my mom more than once.

"Great." I tell her sarcastically, popping a few pieces of popcorn in my mouth. My mom sighs and pauses the movie. She turns to face me and rubs my arm.

"Can you please try and get along? We haven't seen him in a year and I'm excited about seeing him again."

"As long as he doesn't start a fight with me, we'll be fine. But he is the one who starts the fights." I remind her and she nods in agreement.

"He'll only be here for a week, I want him to have a good time."

"Can you just press play?" She doesn't say anything in response, she just presses play. My brother sided with my dad and that was the last straw. I couldn't handle him anymore after that. He defended my dad every time he did something wrong. When my dad called me names, screamed at me for nothing, didn't even reply when I told him he loved me, bought my brothers school supplies and clothes but not mine, and so much more, and Adam still defended him, I want to beat his ass. I just can't understand a person like that. My phone vibrating pulls me out of my deep thought. 

harry: guess who just checked out the book you recommended? :))

idk, would it be some guy named harry?

harry: idk maybe ;)

you know you use smiley and winky faces A LOT

harry: to get my point across, duh. what are you doing tomorrow?

my brother is coming into town so probably spending time with him and then i work :/

harry: rip clementine

you know it. why do you ask?

harry: i wanted to hang out. maybe i'll stop by and get some coffee or somethin' :)


harry: :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

i'm leaving u on read

harry: :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

I lock my phone, giggling a little bit. I realize I'm smiling a little but before I can wipe it off my face my mom is already staring at me.

"Why are you smiling and giggling over there?"

"Dana said something funny." She just raises her eyebrow at me like a 'I know you're lying' kind of raise but goes back to watching the movie. Usually, I tell her everything but every time I talk to a boy she thinks he has a crush on me and no boy, ever, has a crush on me.

"I'm probably going to go to bed early. I have to close tomorrow and then go to school Monday and it's just better for me if I just go to sleep early tonight." I stand to my feet and she tries to pull me back onto the couch. I laugh, keeping my stance. I tell her goodnight and I love her before going upstairs. I'm already in my pajamas so I just flop onto bed and go onto my phone. I scroll through Harry's Instagram a little, just to check him out, and then I fall asleep right after.

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