I just came back from Mexico; I spent a whole year there. The last time I went there was 7 years ago, for my mom's funeral. Everything changed there. My family changed, people too, they all grown up so much. When I came, my family said I've changed into a "beautiful young girl". Well, I guess I have to believe them because something called "puberty" arrived. There's nothing better than be back at home. I missed my team. I missed Mia, Dom, Vince, Jesse and the others; I missed the garage, the beach… I missed home so much.
I arrived this morning at 6:30. I didn't want to annoy them so I didn't call them to let them know that I was back today. I arrived at the Toretto's around 7:10, and nobody was awake. That was surprising because as long as I remember, Mia was always doing the breakfast at 7:00. Weird. I let my suitcases near the front door and I just sat on the couch, watching TV and waiting for them. I heard some footstep coming from upstairs.
"Who's there?" said a girl voice.
"Since when you don't say hello to your best friend?" I said yelling.
"What? NO-WAY." She ran through the stairs and stop in front of me.
"Geez, you're finally here, I can't believe it! Arggggh" she said screaming and hugging me. I smiled at her. She seemed so happy and so excited to see me.
"Hey Mia, we need to speak softly, or the guys are going to be pretty mad at us! " I said laughing.
Mia took me to the kitchen and I sat at the table. She took off all the food she saw, and put them on the table.
"GUYS, BREAKFAST! QUICK, WE HAVE A GUEST!" she shouted from the kitchen.
"Oh please Mia, don't do that, I'm not a guest! " I said smiling.
I heard Leon Jesse, Dom and Vince come down.
"What the fuck is going on here! Why are you screaming like that in the morning?" Said Vince angrily.
"Oh come on Mia, you can't be serious when you're doing something like that …" whispered Dom sitting on the couch.
The wall separating the living room from the kitchen was hiding me, so they couldn't see me. Jesse shook his head, sign of not understanding, and left to sit in the kitchen, right in front of me. He looked at me, then at Mia. Apparently, he had not realized that I was here. He suddenly looked at me insistently with a big smile on his face.
"Oh no, seriously? Wake me up guys, I'm dreaming! Oh geez, I can't believe it, baby girl! " He said with excitement. He ran toward me and hugged me.
"Hi Jess! How are you? "I said hugging him back.
"Let', I missed you so much, you have no idea."
"Letty's here? Imposs" Vince couldn't finish his sentence when he saw me.
"I'm happy to see you too Vince." I said smiling at him. He was petrified. He couldn't say anything so he came to me and hugged me.
"Stop hugging me so hard, can't breathe big bear!"
"Oh god sorry Let, but it's so good to see you again …" he said smiling at me.
Dom and Leon came to the kitchen to see me. They both hugged me. Leon was so excited; he only talked to me about cars. Their new ones, the new equipment at the garage, the race… And Dom, well, he didn't say a word.
"I don't deserve a –hello- from you or anything?" I asked him, smiling. He didn't say anything but kept staring at me.
"You guys could have told me that I was talking to a wall!" I laughed.
I could see from the corner of my eyes that Dom was staring at me, he was at my right, a little bit behind me.
"Stop staring at me like I was an alien or something" I said finishing eating my pancakes.
He didn't say anything and went to the living room. He lay down on the couch and watched TV. When everyone finished eating, and was prepared for leaving, it was 8:15. We all waited for each other in front of the house.
"So, what are we going to do today? I said smiling at them.
"I have school Let, I'm sorry" Mia said with a sad face
"Then skip it!" I said with a big smile looking at her.
"Ask him!" Mia answered looking at Dom
"I would've asked him but he hasn't said a word since I'm here, so I dunno, ask yourself!" I yelled. Dom looked at Mia, pointed the car and said with a mean voice
"School, NOW! The others, to the garage"
I nodded at him with my you-suck look and got into V's car. During the entire ride, he told me how much he missed me, and how everyone was. He told me a lot about the garage too. I love Vince so much; he's one of my closest friends. Actually he's not like a best friend to me, he's more like a brother; the brother that I've always dreamed of.
"V, I need to ask you something …"
"Yep, tell me! What is it about? " he answered.
"Why Dom's acting like that with me? Have I done something wrong?" I asked raising an eyebrow
"He's acting like a jerk since you've been gone. Remember? You didn't tell us that you were leaving, overnight you were gone" He kept looking at me with a sad face.
"I know and I'm sorry about that…" I said looking down.
"Why did you left? Your leaving affected all of us."
"I just fled…"
"I don't wanna talk about it now… Sorry V, maybe later" He nodded and throughout the end of the ride, I looked out the window thoughtfully
Should I tell them why I left? No, I don't think so, it's none of their business, and it's personal.