The Storm chapter 5
Wow, it's been forever since I updated! I've got this massive music project due in soon so I'm using spare time to write! I think this fic is kinda falling to bits. Tell me if you think I should continue!
Amber sat uncomfortably on the sofa that night next to Colbie. Sally and McQueen wouldn't even be in the same room without arguing. The week seemed to drag by.
A few days later, Saturday had come. Sally and McQueen hadn't spoken to each other without trying to pull each other's hair out for days. Amy heard the argument but didn't understand what it was about. Was it because McQueen wanted to spend more time on the track? Cheating? Amy sighed. She looked up from her book to the wall clock. 11.03. An argument was brewing from downstairs. Amy crept downstairs. Earliest that she'd seen her parents fight. Sally threw her arms in the air while McQueen yelled at her.
"You want to throw me out?" McQueen screamed.
"YEAH! YOU NEVER LISTEN TO ME! YOU USED TO LOVE ME BUT NOW YOU SNEAK AWAY FROM US TO GET AWAY FROM US? WHY? YOU ARE MEANT TO BE THE FATHER OF MY KIDS! YOU ARE THEIR FATHER! YOU NEVER SPEND TIME WITH THEM. YOU ARE ALWAYS RACING RISKING YOUR LIFE! AND NOW YOU WANNA PUT MY ONLY SON IN DANGER! YOU ARE UNBELIIEVABLE!" Sally yelled.
"NO, I WANT TO GIVE HIM A HEAD START IN HIS CAREER!" McQueen yelled back.
"SO YOU ARE PUTTING MY SON IN DANGER! YOU ARE TRYING TO KILL HIM! I NEVER AGREED TO YOUR CAREER! I JUST...I just..." Sally began. Tears began to fall. Amber held her breath and sat on the stairs. She felt a cold hand reach for hers. She whirled around. Her younger sister Colbie. She was hearing the convosation and was crying. Amber hugged her and blocked Colbie's ears. Amber picked her up and carried her up to her room.
"Are Mommy and Daddy leaving each other?" Colbie asked; that innocent look in her eyes. Colbie gripped Amber's hand.
"Of course not, Colbie. Everyone argues. I argue with Nick all the time. It's what people do," Amber said, but she highly doubted herself. "Now wait here while I go and find Nick." Amber kissed her younger siblings cheek and walked out the room and watched the argument unfold.
"SALLY! LISTEN TO ME! I NEVER WANT YOU OR ANYONE TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO AND I CAN DO WHAT I WANT, WHEN I WANT AND HOW I WANT!" McQueen yelled.
"I KNOW, BUT NICK IS JUST AS MUCH AS MY SON AS YOUR'S. I KNOW YOU LOVE NICK AS MUCH AS I DO BUT I DON'T WANT HIM TO DIE! DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I WORRY WHEN I WATCH YOU RACE?" Sally yelled.
"AND WHAT IS AMBER GONNA DO WITH HER LIFE? RUN THE HOTELS? WHAT ABOUT COLBIE?" McQueen snapped back. Amber's ears perked up.
"THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT WITH THEIR LIVES! YOU'RE HARDLY A FATHER TO THEM! LOOK AT FLO AND RAMONE! THEY ARE MORE OF A FATHER TO OUR KIDS AS WELL AS THEIR OWN!" Sally reasoned.
"You take that back!" McQueen threatened.
"WHY SHOULD I? YOU DON'T SCARE ME. THE WORST YOU CAN DO IS TRY TO WALK OUT BUT you ALWAYS come back." Sally threw McQueen a "Come-on-then?-are-you-threatening-me?-what-You-gonna-do?" looks.
"Yeah well this is the last time. No more lies. No more worrying. I'll be out by tomorrow. And I'm taking Nick. And that way, you can't worry about me. I'm. Not. Coming. Back," McQueen said calmly. He walked away and headed for the stairs and saw a tear stained Amber staring at him. Her eyes were blood-shot and full of anger.
"Why Dad? Why do this to Mom?" Amber wept. She wanted to punch him and kick him and take all the things he said back and make him regret it. He loved Mom and he knew it. Amber ran up the stairs and broke down and ran into her room where Colbie was sitting on the bed. She cried into her pillow weeping. Colbie patted Amber's back.
"It's okay Amber. Erin will make it better," Colbie smiled. Amber looked up to ask who Erin was and then she remembered Erin was the little yellow stuffed monkey toy that Amber got for Colbie on her 3rd birthday. Colbie handed Amber the toy and smiled. Amber hugged the toy and pretended to be okay. The truth was, nothing was okay...