A/N: Three years after Malcolm in the Middle ended.
It was the last day of school before graduation. I was excited to hear that. I would no longer have to go to my old high school or live under the constant watch of my parents. Frances and Malcolm have already gotten out. Reese moved out but he lives around the corner with Craig so it doesn't help much. I'm the middle kid in my family. Frances and Reese are older; Jamie and Alex are the babies, which leaves me and Malcolm in the middle place. That can be good though because that allows me to fly under the radar. As I walked home from school I breathed in my last breath of air on this street. I'm never going to walk down the road again. I'll miss this life. We have lived here for as long as I can remember. My entire life we have lived in this house and I have walked to school this way. I sighed as I stopped in front of the house and looked at it. It seemed so quiet. I guess my mom wasn't at home. I walked up to the door and it was locked. I pulled out my key and unlocked the door. I walked in and wasn't sure what to do, finals were over, nobody was here. I walked over and checked the phone. The answering machine light was blinking so I clicked the button.
"Hey, it's Malcolm. I'm coming in for Dewey's graduation. I don't get many days off from school so I can't say long but I wanted to be there for Dewey. It's been three years since I saw him or Jamie. I'll be home later. Bye." Then I heard the click from where he had hung up the phone. I love my brother. Since we're closest in age we always go along better than any of my brothers. Just then I heard wailing. I turned around and saw my dad walk in with Jamie and Alex.
"What happened?" I asked. Dad bounced Alex on his hip.
"We're okay. We went to see your mother and Alex started crying. I had to bring him home so we could keep working." He replied. I looked at him with a funny look.
"Did you check his diaper?" I questioned and he looked at me.
"Of course I did." He replied. I took Alex from him and put his diaper bag on the table. I sat Alex down and checked his diaper. I could smell that he'd had an accident. I changed his diaper and he finally quit crying and actually smiled at me. I picked him up and handed him back to dad.
"Here dad." I walked into my bedroom and put my backpack down on the bed. I looked around the room. For years, I shared this room with my brothers Reese and Malcolm. For the last several years I have been in here by myself with Jamie. It's different; but soon I will be going to school and far away from my family. I don't know what I'll do then. It will be a change in life and that will be good. Maybe this change will be a wonderful thing; I will be getting a college degree like Malcolm. Now if I could only get through the graduation.