I was on the computer, writing the rest of my English report that was due the nest day, when I heard a knock on my door. "Lexi?" It was my mom. "Lexi, can I come in?" I saved my report and shut the computer. I told my mom I finished it last week. I put my laptop on the floor next to my bed and got under the covers.

"Come in," I yelled in a fake tired voice.

My mom slightly opened the door and looked around. Then she came in and sat on the edge of my bed. "Phoenix! Ashton! Jesse! Conner! Come here please!"

"Wait. Why are they all coming in my room? We couldn't go in the living room or something?" Just then, my older brother Ashton walked into my room.

"What's up?" He walked over to my bed and grabbed a pillow. He put it on my desk and then sat and put it head on it. "I had just fallen asleep. Thanks mom."

"Give it back! That's my good pillow!" Ashton just smiled and laughed. "You're such a jackhole!"

"Alexis Brianne Cole! Don't say words like that! Ashton give her the pillow back and go get your own!"

"You're such a drama queen!" Ashton got up and threw the pillow at me.

"Ashton Blake!"

"God Mom! Calm Down!"

"What's with all the yelling?" Phoenix, my little sister, walked into my room as Ashton was walking out. Ashton pushed the door open farther with his fist while Phoenix went under his arm and walked into the room. She brought her unicorn pillow-pet with her. She apparently heard the whole pillow problem. She climbed onto my bed and put her pillow on top of mine and climbed under the covers with me.

"Where's Jesse and Conner?" my mom asked Phoenix.

"I don't know," she answered in a very tired tone.

"Ashton! Get Jesse and Conner!"


"Okay. Will you just tell us so we can all go back to bed?" Jesse and Conner walked into my room with Ashton behind them.

My mom waited for all of us to sit down somewhere until she spoke. "I have some good news. We're moving. To Boston." She clapped her hands together while a big grin formed on her face. Ashton and I looked at each other, then at my mom.

"What?" we yelled in unison.

"We can't move! I just started high school! I won't know anyone! What about Lauren and Keana? What about Aaron? I can't leave them!" Phoenix covered her face with her hands. Jesse and Conner had fallen back asleep on my floor. Ashton looked as if he could strangle someone right then and there.

"What about Bree? I just asked her out yesterday! What am I suppose to tell her? And I just made the soccer team!" Ashton stormed out of my room slamming the door behind him. The sound woke up the boys.

"What happened?"

"Go back to bed," my mom told them. They looked at Phoenix, who was crying in her hands. They looked at each other, got up and left. My mom moved Phoenix's hands and hugged her. "It'll be okay, Phoenix. You'll make new friends."

"I don't want new friends!" She put her head on my shoulder and started crying even more.

I listened as my mom walked down the stairs and into her room, slamming her door behind her. I leaned up against the wall that separates Ashton's room with mine. I knocked twice and then fast three times. It was our secret code. After a minute, Ashton was in my room. "We have a very big problem," Ashton said.

"Really? I didn't know that," I said in my sarcastic voice.

"There is no time for jokes! What are we going to do?" Ashton came and sat on the edge of my bed. Phoenix looked up from her hands. Her faced was soaked with her tears. She went and sat in Ashton's lap and wrapped her arms around his neck.

"We can't leave, Ashton. You have to do something!" Just then, my dad walked in.

"How could you do this to us?" Phoenix yelled.

"I got a transfer. It's going to be okay. You will meet new people and make new friends. There's also a doctor near our new house that can tell us what's wrong with Jesse." My dad came and sat on my bed with us. Phoenix jumped into his lap.

"Fine. If we're moving, I get the x-box put in my room," Ashton said.

"I get the PS3." My dad looked at me like I was crazy.

"That goes in the living room or the den because it's a blu-ray player."

"Ugh. Then I get Wii."

"Then what do I get?" Phoenix said, finally looking up.

"Do you want the PS2? It has the most games."

"Okay," she said, a smile actually forming on her face.

"Now, everyone go to sleep. We have a lot of packing to do in the morning. Phoenix, are you sleeping in here?"

"Can I?" She looked at me with a frown on her face. A tear was about to roll down her cheek.

"I guess." She smiled and jumped off my dad. She got under the covers and tucked her self in. You could only see her head.

"Good night guys," my dad said as he walked out of my room, with Ashton following him.