Grace went into Becca's room where she was staying for the vacation. "I actually can't believe I didn't get grounded" she said
"No, neither can I" Becca replied
"Are you OK?" Grace asked, Becca didn't seem her usual self
"Promise you won't tell anyone?" Becca said as she sat up on her bed to face Grace
"Well it was Mike, I thought I was ready, I was going to sleep with him, but I couldn't do it, I mean I just don't feel ready yet, but I think he was annoyed at me"
"Who cares what he thinks, look if he really loves you, he won't care about waiting"
"It's OK, I mean, I haven't had sex yet, I know Zach has, but I'm not ready yet either"
"Its different for boys, they have sex and everyone calls them a stud, we do it and we are classed as sluts"
"I know, and especially when your parents are in the public image, I mean being the Governors kid is bad enough, I can't imagine how bad it is for you"
"I hate it, I mean really hate it, and Mum and Dad just don't understand, they won't send me to private school. They went to public school, so I have to"
"We got to Capstone, its private" Grace replied "I hated it when I first started, but after Dad went to jail we had to go to public for a while, I hated it worse than private"
"I just wish I could go to school with people like us, you know senators kids and governors kids, they would understand me better"
"You know maybe if something happened at school, they would send you to Private school"
"What like, I get into trouble"
"Not necessarily, but that would work too" Grace said as there was a knock on their door.
"Hay girls, time for lights out" Alicia said
"Good night Mum" Grace said
"Good Nigh Aunt Alicia" Rebecca replied, Alicia kissed them both gently on the forehead
"Grace, remember we need to talk about tonight, but it can wait till tomorrow" Alicia said before putting the light out and closing the door.
"I hate when the do that, they make you wait, if she wants to talk or rather lecture I'd rather she just did it now" Grace moaned quietly to Rebecca.
"I like how you try and protect your sister" Peter said to Zach, they were sitting in one of the sitting rooms in the Whitehouse residence.
"Well yeah, that's what I was doing; he was being a real jerk"
"I don't doubt that, but I don't want you using your fists"
"So you never ever done punched anyone"
"I'm not going to lie to you, but yes I have. And I shouldn't have. We all know that in some respects I am not the greatest role model, but I don't want you to make the same mistakes I did" Peter said
"So basically its do as I say, not as I do?" Zach asked
"That pretty much sums it up. I'm not trying to be hypocritical; I just want you to be better than me. That's what all parents really want, for their kids to be better and more successful than them."
"You guys make that pretty tough, more successful than Governor"
"That's not all I have done, I married your Mum, had you kids, and one day you will be more successful than me in life in general, and our job as your parents is to help you get there, and one day to help you get there is to make sure you have enough sleep, so you better get up to bed before your Mother gets down" he joked.
Zach hugged his father before going up to bed.