Why is everything in life always so complicated?
It's not for most people-only for you…
Why doesn't he like me?
He has her…
Why won't my brother let me go too?
He's worried about you…
Why do I feel so bad?
It's your fault they argued…
Then why won't he pay attention to me, if she won't even speak to him?
You're just a stupid, little kid…
"AMY! AMY, WAKE UP!" I open my eyes to see Kim, my little sister bouncing on my bed.
"You promised you would help me make pancakes for mum and dad!" Kim squeals, "Today! You promised!"
"Fine." I groan as I sit up, "Let's go."
It's funny how fast kid will run if you promise them pancakes.
Kim's downstairs in a flash, and then I hear her groan.
"Kim?" I call, "You alright?"
"No!" she whines, "Ed's downstairs, so we can't have special big grown-up girl time!"
"Is it really that big of a deal?" I ask.
"Yes!" she protests, "Ed isn't a girl."
I laugh. "Well, somebody's smart today!"
She takes me seriously, grinning from ear to ear, "So will you make him go away?"
"I can't!" I remind her, "It's a free house, as mummy has told you many, many times"
Kim can be a bit bossy at times, and she's always trying to get people doing whatever she wants. Usually, it works. Sometimes, it doesn't.
Ed looks at his watch, which I doubt he ever takes off, except maybe in the shower, but I've never seen him without it on.
"I have to go," he tells us, "Don't burn the house down!"
"Where are you going?" I ask suspiciously.
If it's something for the Medusa Project, I want to go, and he knows it.
"Nothing much." He answers.
"Are you going to see Nico?" I demand, before I can stop it from slipping out of my mouth. I cover with, "or Dylan, or Ketty?"
He's no fool. He saw straight through that.
"Yes, I am going to see them, but you need to stay and make pancakes with Kim, like you promised." He says.
I sigh, knowing that he's right, because Kim would hate it if I let her down.
"Okay, then." He walks out.
"Let's make the pancakes before mum and dad wake up!" Kim begs, pulling me over to wear she laid all the ingredients out while I was talking to Ed.
I'm really good at making pancakes, and I really want to finish quickly, so that I can follow Ed to Mr Fox's house, which is where they always meet.
I have to take my time though, or else I'll muck up the pancakes and we'll have to do it all over again.
Soon, the batter is made, and I have to flip the pancakes for Kim, because she can't yet.
We put them onto some plates, wrap them up with lemon juice and sugar, and take them upstairs, along with a little pot of coffee, like we do every Sunday.
I leave Kim with mum and dad, and then quickly throw on some clothes.
I rush out of the door, and head for Mr Fox's house.
I arrive about 2 hours after Ed left and knock on the door.
I hear someone say, "I'll get it."
Dylan, Mr Fox's niece, opens the door.
"Oh, it's you." She looks me up and down, they calls back inside, "Ed, It's for you."
He comes to the door much quicker than Dylan did.
"Amy! What are you doing here?" he demands, "You're supposed to be with Kim!"
"We finished the pancakes." I tell him.
"Did mum and dad say you could come?" he asks.
"Yes." I lie, but he can see right through me, even without mindreading.
"Sure, Amy, I believe you." He sounds almost like Dylan, but sarcasm sounds right coming from her, not from my brother.
"Well, I might as well come in now I'm here!" I beg, until he finally agrees.
Ketty and Nico are sitting together on a couch, whispering, and Dylan is flicking through something on her phone.
It makes me feel out of place, especially Nico and Ketty. I think Nico is quite possibly the best thing that ever happened to the Earth.
A while back, but not to long ago, I was forced to use my Medusa gene, shape shifting, to transform into Ketty, to get Nico to do something. I was stupid, and didn't change back in time, and he kissed me.
Anyway, Ketty and Nico had an argument, but they're back together now.
"Oh, hi Amy." Nico looks up and smiles, a small smile, but still a smile.
"Hey, Nico." I reply, grinning like the Cheshire Cat.
Then, he turns back to Ketty, who, I notice, doesn't greet me at all.
"Guys!" Ed says, loudly, "The mission."
"Right, and why are we doing a mission, again, remind me?" Dylan drawls, making me realise that I don't actually really like her.
"Because, we don't want all these things to happen!" Ed reminds her.
"Speak for yourself, Chino boy." She scowls at him, "I don't care, and neither do Romeo and Juliet over there, as they're making quite clear, by not listening to a thing you're saying."
Romeo and Juliet? I decide there and then than I hate Dylan Fox, and want her to be damned to the deepest depths of hell. Oh, and Ketty should be there too. Then Nico and I could be together in heaven…
"Nico! Ketty!" Ed calls, "Are you guys listening?"
"What?" Nico says, taking out an earphone. One earphone. Ketty is wearing the other one.
"I'll take that as a no." Dylan smirks.
"Take what as a no?" Ketty's voice is so light and sweet, and I just hate her even more.
"Never mind." Ed sighs.
"Maybe, Romeo," Dylan starts, addressing Nico, "you should ride Juliet home on your dazzling white horse, and," Dylan turns to Ed, "you can take your kid sister home, and I'll get some peace for once. Sound good?" Without waiting for an answer she nods, "Go, then!"
Ed takes me home, and, when I call, "Bye, Nico!" he doesn't even hear.
He's too busy sharing earphones with Little Miss Perfection.