Chapter One…Graduation Night
It's hard to believe that just four short years ago I enrolled into Defriese, met Eli, Ester, Leah and Maggie. I also had the best summer of my life. But today, it isn't about my best summer ever. Today I graduated. I majored in Business, even though, my dad and mom hated that. They still came to my graduation, along with Heidi and Isby, Hollis, Ester and Leah, Adam and Eli and his entire family, including Jake. My mom, hate's that I decided to move to Colby, but, my dad and Heidi love it. Eli, Maggie, Adam, and I all have rented a house together in Colby.
"We did it!" Maggie screamed after the ceremony.
"Yeah, we did, didn't we?" I saw Eli, Jake and Adam making their way through the crowd.
"Now, all we have to do is get jobs that doesn't involve Heidi's store," she laughed.
"What's wrong with my store?" Heidi said when she walked up, Isby in hand.
"Nothing, it's just, Auden and I can't work there forever," Maggie smiled.
"I know," Heidi laughed.
"Auden! Maggie!" Adam called out.
"Dude, they can see us coming," Jake said.
Eli rolled his eyes and saw me looking at him and he smiled at me.
"I know, he's your boyfriends brother, but really, why did he have to come?" Maggie still didn't like Jake, and I don't blame her.
"I don't know, I mean, it's not like I can say he couldn't come," I smiled when Eli and them finally got to us.
"Congrats!" he kissed me.
"Auden where are all those hot girls that were here when we came for Christmas?" Jake looked around.
"I don't know, Jake," I rolled my eyes.
"Congratulations Magz!" Adam kissed her on her forehead, they started going out over Christmas break of our Freshmen year of College.
"Thank you!" she hugged him.
"Did ya'll see my mom and Hollis?" I looked around the Gym.
"Yeah, Your mom Hollis and dad, went out side said and I quote 'this is not a suitable place to be for a graduation' well your mom and dad did, Hollis just went because he saw a blond girl outside," Heidi laughed.
"Oh, well I better go find them," I started to make my way through the crowd. I made my way out to where they were sitting.
"You would think that from all that money we payed them they would at least have AC in that place!" my mom complained.
"Hey Auden!" Hollis jumped up to give me a hug, "You know, I flew back to America just so I didn't miss my baby sister's College graduation!"
"Yeah, thanks'," I smiled and looked at my mom and dad talking.
"They have been complaining all day! Heidi got tired of it so she played off like she had to take Thisbe to the bath room or something." He laughed and rolled his eyes.
"God, they couldn't just be happy that I graduated today can they?" Typical them.
"Don't worry, we only have an hour of them then what a 3 hour plane ride? Then the only time you have to see any of them is when they visit you at your house and stuff, oh and is it still ok for me to stay with you for a couple of days?"
"Of Course, we have an extra bedroom, and you know you are always welcome to come over." Hollis always knew when to change the subject.
"Auden, we are so proud of you!" my mom faked a smile.
I could tell when she did that, she did that a lot when Eli was around. She didn't think he was good enough for me, because he went to the local tech school to become a mechanic. She said that I needed to be with someone "more like Jason," but why would I want to be with him, he stood me up twice for prom.
"Yeah, well I'm ready to go home," I said when she hugged me. I looked past her and saw the black glasses guy, I had to admit, he was in year four with my mom, and still didn't commit suicide.
"We are too, where's Heidi and Thisbe?" my dad looked around.
"Inside with Eli and Maggie," I saw them making their way to the exit.
"Oh, he came?" my mom didn't like using Eli's name.
"Yes mom, Eli came," I rolled my eyes.
"Oh, well I figured with the job he has he just couldn't afford it," she said smugly.
"He wouldn't have missed this, his whole family came," I smiled.
"Oh, well, isn't that nice, I would love to meet his mother," my mom lied.
"Well here's your chance she's right there," Hollis pointed.
"Oh," my mom forced another smile.
"When are they coming back?" my dad asked.
"Today, they are on the same plane as us," my dad frowned when I said this.
"Really, well, are they riding first class as well?" he asked.
"Mrs. Shock is, but everyone else isn't," I said.
"Oh, well I guess the two hours away from him will do you good kid," he said.
"What do you mean, my seat is next to his," I looked at him.
"Oh, well I thought your mom and I told you to get a first class ticket," he looked at me.
"Well there isn't much of a difference, and besides it was $300 more, and I just don't have that money," I looked at him.
"Oh, well, we would have paid for it," my mom butted in.
"No, it's ok," I said when Heidi and the rest came out of the door.
"Really Auden, it would've been ok," my mom smiled.
"No, look, you've already gave me $1000 for my graduation present and dad gave me $1000 too, so I just don't want ya'll to go out of your way," I finished before Eli got to us.
"Ok, kid," My dad said and the subject was dropped.
"Hello Eli," my mom said.
"Hi Mrs. West, how are you today?" Eli asked.
"Good, and you?" she tried to sound like she cared.
"Great," Elis smiled.
"Well what are you going to buy with your graduation money?" my mom asked.
"well, since we do have that new house, but only have bed's and no furniture, Maggie and I are going to decorate it, Heidi said she would help us," I said.
"Oh, well isn't that nice of her," another reason for my mom not to like Heidi.
"Yeah, well it's the least I can do, I mean, she's work for me every summer for the last four years and all," Heidi smiled.
"We need to get going to the air port," Hollis smiled.
The taxi ride to the airport was quiet, not even Isby talked. When we got to the Airport Eli was waiting outside of it for me. He opened my door when the Taxi stopped.
"Hey," he smiled when I got out.
"Hey," I smiled; he was perfect, for me.
"Everyone else is already on the plane, and the bag's have already been run through and so now all ya'll need to do is show your tickets and metal check," he said to Hollis and Heidi, the only two that really like him.
"Ok, well thank you!" Heidi got out and hugged him.
"No problem Heidi," he smiled and looked at Isby, "Hey Thisbe! How are you today?" he squatted down to her leave.
"Amazing! Auden's smart, she graduated today!" Thisbe jumped up and down.
"Yeah, she also got to make a speech today, because she was the valedictorian!" Heidi smiled, "Congrat's the speech was amazing!" she hugged me.
"Think you, really, you don't know how much that means to me," I smiled.
"I don't know, Auden, you should've let me check over it before, that quote didn't really sound all that great at the beginning," my mom frowned.
"I thought it was good," Heidi stood up for me.
"Yeah, well no body ca—," my mom started to say.
"Mom, it's Auden's graduation day, don't start anything!" Hollis said. He looked over at me.
I mouthed thank you to him.
"No problem," he mouthed back.
"Tickets," the lady said when we got to the terminal.
We showed her our tickets and she pointed Eli and I in a different direction from my family. We got seated around all of our friends, because we just so happened to accidently book our flights one the same day.
"I'm sorry about my parents' they just don't know how to shut up," I frowned.
"It's all good, I'm kind of use to it by now," he smiled.
"Jake, they are playing John Tucker Must Die up in first class if you want to go, I'm going to stay back here," Heidi walked back there.
"Thanks, get's me away from here," Jake got up and left, Heidi took his seat.
"I'm so sorry about my mom," I turned around to look at her.
"It's ok, she's just pissed because today wasn't all about her," Heidi rolled her eyes.
"Hey, your Maggie's mom right?" Hollis came back here.
"Yeah, why?" She looked up.
"Well, I figured, you didn't want to sit back here in the lumpy seat's, and so you can have my seat up in the first class, they have back massagers," Hollis smiled.
"Oh, my, I can't believe your brother," Maggie whispered.
"Well Thank you," Maggie's mom smiled and went up to first class.
"Any time," Hollis sat down.
"What are you doing?" Heidi looked at Hollis.
"Well you left me up there with mom and dad, and Thisbe , is with Mrs. Shock, and I didn't want to be by myself with my parents," Hollis smiled.
"Oh, c'mon, you had Jake," Adam laughed.
"Yeah, like I want to sit by him, he has already ordered three shot's of liquor, and was about to pass out before I came back here," Hollis laughed.
"That's just sad, he's only 22 and is breaking his mothers heart," Heidi shook her head.
"What?" Eli turned around.
"Yeah, your mother and I were talking the other day, and she said that all Jake does is drink, and sleep, she said she didn't know what to do anymore," Heidi frowned, "She says that she thought she did something wrong with him or something."
"Awww…she should know that it's not her fought he's just a jerk," Maggie frowned.
"Yeah, you know Thisbe call's her Grandma." Heidi smiled.
"Really?" I smiled.
"Yeah, Thisbe is absolutely in love with her," She looked at Eli.
"I know, I remember going to Eli's for kick ball and her making those pizza's, I still to this day, can't find a better pizza!" Leah laughed.
"Heidi! What are you doing?" My dad came out from the front.
"Oh, well you and Victoria was kind of boring me, talking about books, so I decided to come back here with Auden," She smiled.
"Oh, well, ok," he left.
"So what are you planning on doing tonight?" Heidi smiled.
"Hot dog party?" Adam asked.
"Hot dog party," Maggie said.
"Hot dog party," Leah and everyone else said.
"Ok, what is so great about a hot dog party?" Hollis asked.
"Just how we start the summer," I smiled.
"Whose house?" Wallace asked.
"Ours," Adam and Eli said at the same time.
"Bring condiments," Maggie smiled.
"Wow, Ya'll already have it planned out, and you decided what two minutes ago." Heidi asked.
"You can come if you want, I mean, there will be beer there," I smiled.
"Oh, no, I don't have anyone to babysit, and your dad is writing his book, and needs his 'nine hours' of sleep," she rolled her eyes.
"Oh," I frowned, "Well if you want me to I'll babysit for you tomorrow night and you can go out with Caroline and Isabel," I offered.
"Really? Thank you!" she smiled.
"the plane will be landing in 20 minutes, please be seated and buckled up." The flight attendant came on the intercom.
"Well I better go back up there," she frowned and went back and Jake appeared a few minutes later.
"So what have ya'll decided to do tonight?" Jake asked.
"Hotdogs bring your own condiments," Eli said.
"Ok," he said as he looked out the window.
After the plane landed I said bye to my mom, dad, Heidi, and Isby, and went home.
"Come on, it's this way," Eli and Adam lead me and Maggie.
We got to a house called summer lovin' and it looked really nice. "Wow, and you two picked this out?" Maggie was shocked.
"Yeah," we walked into the house, which was freshly painted. It was all shades of blue. There was furniture in the living room, a black leather sofa and love seat with a black coffee table.
"How?" I looked at Eli.
"Heidi, this is what she has been doing for the past month, bossing me and Adam around while Thisbe picked out color's she liked," he laughed.
"Wow," Maggie said, "So is everything decorated?" Maggie asked.
"Yup!" Adam smiled.
"Where's our room?" I looked at Eli.
"C'mon, I'll show you," he took my hand and pulled me up the stairs. Our room was the second door on the left. When he opened the door I saw a light yellow room with white furniture. There were pictures of us everywhere, but blown up, and hanging above our bed was my favorite on. Taken four years ago, at a hotdog party, with beans dripping down my hair, and Eli wet with beer and bean's in his head, it never really captured what I felt, but it was so close. So very close. "So?" he asked.
"I love it!" I smiled.
"Good!" he said as he took my bag's and sat them on our bed.
"I'm kind of disappointed," I said as I sat on the bed.
"Really, why?" he asked.
"Well, there isn't any pink," I had gotten use to the pink.
"Yeah, I know, but Heidi said that pink wasn't really your color, she said you were more calm, more yellow." He laughed.
"Hey are you going to get the dogs and stuff or should I?" Adam opened the door.
"I'll go," Eli got up and started toward the door. "Auden?"
"Oh, well I'm going to stay here, get Adam to go with you." I smiled, "It doesn't feel right going before three in the morning." He laughed when I said this.
"Ok, well you and Maggie have fun." He kissed me and left.
"Auden have you seen our bathroom?" Maggie came into the room.
"Huh?" I looked at her.
"Adam and Eli are sharing one, and me and you are!" she smiled.
"Oh no, please tell me it's pink!" I laughed as we went to see the bathroom.
It was pink with a note from Heidi:
Auden and Maggie!
I really hope you two love your house.
The boy's worked so hard to make it look like this.
With a little constructive criticism from me!
But Auden, I'm sorry, I couldn't resist it, this color was calling my name.
And pink is my signature color, so I figured I would put it somewhere!
And Eli and Adam wouldn't let me do it in the living room.
Well enjoy the house!
Love you always
Heidi, and Thisbe
P.S. your dad love's you too…
P.S.S. can't wait to have ya'll back at work!
[[Editors note: ok well thinks for reading this, and if I just get one Review, I'll do the next chapter, because as long as I have one person reading this, I'll finish this thing, because I hate how people ask for like 20 Reviews and then only get 15 and they don't finish it and those 15 people never find out what happens. It bugs the crap out of me! so i'm not goint to do that!]]