It had been a week since mom told us that dad was killed. I hadn't cried yet. I was upset to say the least but I couldn't cry. I was shocked but not once had I cried. I held onto my brothers and sisters as they cried but I just couldn't. Zoe was beginning to fight more and more with me ever since I got back. We got along fine and we still did but when we would get into disputes they would get louder and louder and last longer. Seth and I hadn't really talked much about dad's death. He kind of distanced himself from us since then. Lulu was the same. She would be fine and so would Peter. But me…I don't know.
So mom says some Navy Seal guy is gonna be staying with us for a few days. Great whoop de do! Just what I wanted more GI's in my house! I was beginning to regret ever even singing up for the Army. I was 20 and the oldest kid. I had signed up for the military last year and just got back from my first tour in Afghanistan 2 weeks ago. I was gonna be home for dads arrival. Instead I was home for his funeral. Something happened to me in the military. Something happened over there and I just didn't want to talk about it. I was supposed to talk about with dad, he understood. But now, now there's no one I can talk to about it.
I woke up the next morning at 4 A.M. just like in the army. I did my morning routine push ups, sit ups, a run around the block and then finally a shower. When I got back from my run I noticed that there was someone at the front door.
"Hey," the man turned around and was to my surprise ripped,
"Can I help you?"
"You live here?"
"Yeah why?" He stuck his hand out,
"Lieutenant Shane Wolfe."
"Sam. Sam Plummer. So you must be the Navy Seal they sent to watch my family."
"Well come on inside and meet the rest of our psycho family." I opened the door and called for mom,
"Hello, you must be Lieutenant Wolfe."
"Hello Mrs. Plummer."
"Kids get down here! Well I see you already met Sam here."
"Mom do you need me for anything before you leave?"
"No dear I don't think so."
"Well Lieutenant if it's alright with you I'm going to go take a shower."
"Go right ahead." I passed Zoe on the way up,
"Great more GI's"
"Make me." I put her in a headlock and twisted her arm around her back. I put my lips right up to her ear and whispered,
"Don't try me. I could break your neck and you wouldn't even see it coming."
"Fine." I released her and she gave me a dirty look. I made my way upstairs to take my shower.
I watched in amazement as this young girl took her sister and put her into a headlock and twist her arm. She moved swiftly and quietly. Mrs. Plummer let out a sigh and looked at me,
"Forgive them. They fight more now then before she ever singed up." I gave her questioning look, "Sam singed up for the Army two years ago and just got back from Afghanistan two weeks ago. Zoe doesn't like it now because she's afraid of loosing another family member to war." So that explains how the girl moved so quickly.
I got out of the shower and wrapped a towel around me. I opened my door and headed to my room and changed into my army fatigues. I pulled my hair into a military issue bun and headed down the stairs. I made it just to see mom out the door,
"I love you mom." I hugged her and she gave me a kiss,
"Be good. Take care of your brothers and sisters. Listen to Shane."
"Yes mam." She smiled and waved goodbye to us.