I park the car, open the door and hurl out the contents of my stomach. It must have been the tacos I had before the party. What did you guys think was happening? A crush? Oh please he's taken and so not my type. It was good ol' nausea.
"Are you alright?" Brandon asks
"Yeah, just had some bad lunch. Sorry about that."
I close the door and keep on driving. We get to the house not too long after and Jasmine opens the door. He carries Reia inside the house and looks confused as to where to put her.
Oops we didn't make any sleeping arrangements. There are only two bedrooms in the house and I ain't sharing my tiny bed with nobody.
"Jasmine and I will share the bigger bed in my room while you can sleep with Reia in Jacqueline's room."
I give my sister a bewildered look which she ignores as she directs them to my room. Ugh my room is going to smell like alcohol and boy. Great. I follow them upstairs to check on them, okay fine to actually make sure they don't like tarnish my room.
Brandon drops Reia on the bed, makes sure she is comfortable and then turns to us.
"Thank you guys for everything"
"No problem. It's our pleasure" Jasmine says
"Yeah, no probs." I say absentmindedly as I go grab my pajamas and toothbrush.
"Well, you guys have a good night" Jasmine says as we leave the room. We head to her room where we get ready for bed. Jasmine starts to settle for sleep but I am not through yet.
"How could you let two strangers into our beloved home and offer MY room to them? You know how protective I am of my room"
"Oh come on, they seem like nice people and we are meant to be helpful. And your room was the best choice because I am not sharing a small bed with you. The last time we shared such a bed, you pushed me to the floor so many times that I got a minor concussion. So unless you want to throw two kind strangers out on the street, I suggest you deal with it. Good night"
With that, she rests her head on the pillow by her side
"Hmph. Fine. But if we end up dead tomorrow, don't expect me not to blame you while we are in heaven"
Then I climb into bed as well
"Yeah yeah whatever. Gosh so superstitious."
"More like cautious"
She doesn't respond so I assume she's asleep. My mind keeps making images of Brandon searching through my room and finding all my little secrets like my candy stash, the first picture of I and Jasmine as babies, photo album of I and Jas through the years. Yes yes I know, sappy by yours truly.
... .... .....
Hours have passed and I am still awake playing Candy Crush to keep my mind of my thoughts. I hear some movements downstairs and start to panic. Is someone robbing us? I shake Jas and say
"Jas, wake up. There's a burglar in the house."
She yawns and says
"Really Jacqueline? Are we really gonna do this right now?"
"No I am serious. Listen"
We hear some sounds again and she finally decides to get up.
"It's probably just Brandon or Reia looking for something" she says
"Yeah, or a thief stealing your pies from the fridge."
"Really, a thief broke into our home to steal PIES? I am going back to sleep, Jack"
"Noooo, you can't" I say while shaking her again
"Girl, don't make me slap you."
"Yeah, you wish"
She sighs and decides to get up.
"Fine, I will go check it out. Wanna come?"
"I love you and all but just in case it is a thief, I would rather stay right up here in this cozy bed."
She grabs one of the golf clubs she has and goes downstairs.
........ ....... .......
5 minutes later
Jacqueline isn't back yet and I am getting worried. Would I be a horrible sister if I didn't try to help? Never mind, I know the answer already. I grab two golf clubs and head downstairs looking left and right constantly like a scared old woman.
As I reach the last step of the stairs, something jumps out from the shadows and scares the life out of me. I scream and I am about to go crazy with the golf clubs but someone grabs the clubs from me.
WAIT, TWO PIE THIEFS?
With no other option, I try to run out the door and abandon Brandon and Reia upstairs but someone's holding my arms. Feeling defenseless, tears fill my eyes and then the lights come on for me to see the joyous faces of Brandon, Reia and my LOVING twin sister.
"You've just been PRANKED" my sis shouts elatedly.
Brandon and Reia are laughing quietly by the sidelines while I just stare at all of them in shock.
"Oh no you didn't" I say surprisingly
"Oh yes I did. Actually we did." She says as they all high-five each other
Are they seriously rejoicing at my fear?
"I could have fainted, hit my head on the floor and died."
"Oh don't be so dramatic, sis"
"It was all in good fun" Brandon says
I give him a deadly glare and he shuts up. I am about to storm back upstairs but Jasmine drags me back with a hug
"Oh don't be mad. I will bake you your favorite pie tomorrow"
I think about it and say
"Not tomorrow. Now."
"Fine, deal" she says walking away.
As she's about to enter the kitchen, she says while laughing
"Let's just hope the pie thief doesn't get it".