"WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON KIDDO." Henry Hedaya asked his daughter. He had just came back from work.
" My presidential campaign. The campaign starts the first week of school and these posters ensure my upcoming victory." Aia said as she turned to her Dad.
" That's my girl. Your mom said to wash up. Dinners in five" The man turned around and shut her door.
Aia had been planning on running for president since the beginning of her freshman year. Her grades were impeccable and she never got a detention ever. Her family was the token Asian family, her dad a doctor and her mom a lawyer. The family owned the biggest house in Suburban California.
She packed her poster board and her markers up and made her way to the bathroom. The fluorescent lights blinded her eyes. It's not like she was high or anything. It's just that the fairy lights from her room had blocked all her senses.
She turned on the tap and quickly put her hands inside. The water was cold. Sending the blood vessels back into her fingers. She turned off the tap and quickly made her way downstairs.
" Mom what's for dinner? " Aia asked sitting down at her seat. Her seat was always to the left of her father, her sister, Aimi sat across from her while her Mom sat at the other end of the table.
"It's Indian tonight. Work ended early so there was no time for dinner. " Her mom replied, finishing pouring the containers inside a dish.
Her Mom sat down and wiped her palms." Dig in. "
Usually dinners at this house were quiet the only noise being the forks scraping against the plates, but it was the week before school started. The entire family were talking about their plans and their goals for the upcoming year.
" So, Aia what's going on with you this year," Her dad finished chewing on his butter chicken.
" I have class presidency in the bag. I'm also thinking about applying early for colleges. I heard Harvard and Brown takes admissions in January" Aia finished sipping on her water.
" Suck up," Her sister Amy muttered under her breath.
" Well Astrid, I think it's a lovely idea, but Harvard?" Her mom questioned.
" Harvard is a fallback, I've only got my eyes set on Brown. Like you and Dad, Hopefully I meet my soulmate there." Her parents shared a look and hesitated to smile.
" Aimi what about you? " They asked.
" I don't know," She stopped to think, " I'll decide when I have to."