Hello Seattle Chapter 6
I woke up the next morning, and smiled. Saturdays are my favorite. I thought about going back to sleep, but I was starving. I didn't have an actual dinner yesterday. Crap. I'm sure my mother noticed too.
Tiptoeing down the steps, I was trying to make as little noise as possible, when I saw Griff eating cereal on the couch, watching cartoons. Of course he would. He saw me, and an evil little grin spread across his face.
"What's so funny, troll?"
"Do you know how pissed mom is that you snuck out? You're in so much trouble."
"Since when is it your call how much trouble I'm in?" My mom walked into the room.
"Not his. Mine. Griff, finish that in your room."
"Yes, ma'am." He left with a smirk. Mom watched him leave, then looked at me, furious. Here it comes…
"Aeytru, when I tell you you're grounded for the weekend, what do you think that means?"
"That I'm grounded for the weekend."
"Right. So what the bloody 'ell were you thinking when you snuck out?"
Oh boy. She lets her British side out a lot more when she's livid. "For all I know, you got kidnapped, or killed, or both, or…or…what were you doing anyway?"
"I went out." She narrowed her eyes.
"No crap. Out where?" "To a café with some friends." Her expression softened, and started to turn into amusement. "What kind of friends, love?" I knew what she was thinking.
"Girls, mom! Sheesh! And maybe one guy…"
"So it was a date?"
"No! We've been here for two days, how could I have gone on a date?"
"I don't know. You are related to me, the vixen." We both laughed. "Next time you go out, just tell me, alright?"
"So I'm not in trouble?"
"Will you make dinner and do dishes?" I groaned.
"Then no." She kissed me on the forehead.
And with that, I was off the hook. After I she went up the stairs, I did a little dance. Mom was way cooler than I thought. I ate, and played my guitar for the first time since we moved. It felt better than I remember, maybe because it was one of the things that hasn't changed. I had practiced for I don't know how long, when my phone rang. It was Allora.
"I hear music! Playin' your guitar?"
"Yeah, how'd you guess?" I looked out my window. She waved at me from across our yards. I waved back, laughing. We were neighbors! This could NOT get any better. Asher squeezed in the window next to her to wave. Never mind.
"Can we come over?"
"Yeah, probably. I have to make dinner though so-"
"Awesome! We get food too!" I laughed again. "Well then, I guess you can invite yourself over."
I saw her say something to Asher, then wave, and leave the window. I went downstairs, and the door bell rang a few minutes later. "Hey guys!" I said, opening the door.
"Aey! Why didn't you tell me you were the ones that moved next door?"
"You didn't ask!" We went to the living room, and sat on the couch.
"Did your mom find out about your…escape yesterday?" Asher asked.
"Yeah, but she was cool about it. I have to make dinner and do dishes though." He frowned.
"Sorry. My fault." "It's fine. Better than being grounded again, for sure."
"How about some help?" Allora said, standing up.
"Sure, if you want to. I mean you don't-""Let's go!"
She went in the kitchen. "We're making mac and cheese!"
Smiling, I followed her in. I enjoy her enthusiasm. It didn't take that long to finish, and we went up to my room. Allora flopped on my bed, quickly making herself comfortable.
"So the reason Ash was over was because we were talking about the band thing some more." "You guys are serious about this?" I asked. Asher nodded, and Allora jumped up."Heck yeah, we're serious! We have instruments, we have talent, and we live in freaking Seattle! How hard can having a band be?"
So if you haven't looked at my page, you should know that I'm kind of out of ideas for this story. I'm working on some other ones that were much better organized in my mind than this. That's pretty much it, thanks for the kind reviews, and maybe I'll finish this at some point... :)