“What…do you mean?” I asked, looking at Sylvia like she was crazy.
“It’s…you know what, it’s nothing. I’m pretty sure I have the wrong person.” My sister tried to cover up.
She was a terrible liar, and right now, if she was trying to hide something about David, the person I would be living under the same roof with, it was something I had a right to know about.
“Tell me, sis.” I demanded, staring down at her. She was a good few inches shorter than me, so it was an easy feat.
Normally, I wasn’t one to pry or get annoyed at my older sister, but with all this hush-hush stuff about David, I was kind of annoyed.
“Cat. It’s nothing.” She replied dismissively, suddenly losing her shaken demeanor and plastering on the emotionless expression she used when she was working at the hospital.
I saw her whip her phone out and dial a number before she silently exited the house through the backdoor.
Frowning, I exited the kitchen and walked through the narrow hallway back to the living room where I saw Aaron and David having a hushed conversation.
I stopped, hidden by the shadow cast by the strange position of the sun, and attempted to listen in. If my sister wasn’t going to tell me anything, I’d find out this way.
“…what do you mean it wasn’t an accident? Why didn’t you tell anyone you were here?” I heard Aaron say, his voice rising in volume like it usually did when he got worked up.
Something juicy was about to be revealed, I could feel it.
In anticipation, I stepped forward slightly to hear better when I heard my sister call out from behind me.
“Cat? Where’d you go?”
I saw David’s eyes flick in my direction, with a hint of…anger?
Surprised, I turned around and headed back to the kitchen. Mmm David couldn’t have possibly seen me, right?
In the kitchen, my sister was waiting for me with a sheet of paper in her hand.
“What’s that?” I asked her, strangely not fazed by her keeping secrets from me, and her disturbing the great reveal I was sure to have witnessed in just seconds.
“Pizza menu. I’ve been craving pineapple pizza for a few days now.” She said while rubbing her stomach to emphasize her hunger.
“Pineapple? You hate pineapples.” I pointed out, raising an eyebrow at her.
“I don’t know, I’ve been getting weird cravings lately…”
“Are you pregnant?” I asked her in surprise.
“What?! No! I’ve been too busy with work to do…you know, with Aaron. Sorry, you’re too young for this conversation.”
“Sylvia, I’m turning 18 in a few months. Jeez, what’s with everyone thinking I’m 12 or something?” I replied, peeved.
“Aw, sorry Catalina, you just have an adorable baby face.” Sylvia replied, pinching my cheek. Really hard.
Squealing softly, I swatted her hand away. “Enough! Order your pizza!”
Sylvia laughed and shoved the paper into my hands. “Go ask the guys what they want, and call the pizza place, please.”
“Why can’t you do it?”
“Because I’m paying.”
“Oh, right…” I said before I made my way back to the living room.
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I Lost The Battle of Love to My MotherTeen Fiction
When Catalina's mother brings home a young, attractive man to be her new step-father, her life goes through rapid changes. While her life at school is that of any average high school senior, it becomes impossible for her to ignore what is happening...