I can’t stand this. I’ve read this same copy of this book 5 times already just because my mom refuses to let us have a tv anywhere else but the living room, and, I'd rather get eaten alive by leeches then to go watch some fucking soap opera with my mom. This book isn't even good, I'm questioning why I even have this, It's some like I just need something to do that's all. To my surprise, my door slams open with Rue strutting in like she really owns the place.
“What!?” Is it sad that kind of scared me? “Rue...I’m kind of busy here, reading.” I lied, I'm not busy, if anything I need something TO DO, but this isn't exactly what I meant..
“Mom says you need to make a blanket fort with me...in your room”
Seriously mom.."Nah I don't feel like it, go make one yourself."
"MOM SAID TO, SO DO IT!"
“Woah woah!" The "demon Rue" has made an appearance. "Why’s it gotta always be my room huh?”
“Yours is bigger duh!” She's right, I have the biggest room in the house but it isn't enormous.To be fair my room is just the attic. My parents didn't want to have the attic because of the risk of spiders and bugs (cough cough my stepdad is a pussy) but since the exterminator came over, I've only seen like one so far. So hah their loss. Sucks to suck I guess.
"So you gonna help me big bro?" She gives me the "I'm so pitiful, please do this for this sad, gloomy little girl" eyes. It works on mom but not me. I see right past it, I know what damage that little gremlin can do..trust me, I know.
But y'know blanket forts are always fun during the moment. But once you’re done you gotta do the most dreaded part of blanket forts, clean-up. The clean-up is always the worst especially when making a fort with Rue, let’s just say she has a lot more fun than me.
“Fine Rue..but it can’t be huge, I still want a room after this.” I swear I didn't fall for her look, I'm just bored that's all.
I can tell she’s gleaming with happiness right now. Grinning, I turn around to my desk to pull out the years old blankets from underneath. Rue pulls out my lacrosse sticks to use them as pillars. I stand up with the blankets in hand but notice something. Something strange is out my window. The window is a little too tall for me to see clearly though.
“Hey Rue come over here so I can lift you up.”
“Why? Aren’t we making a blanket fort! You silly!”
“Just look out the window real quick and tell me what you see alright?” She nods and dodges her little obstacle she has created whilst trying to make the fort. I pick her up as she presses her nose against the window.
“So..What do you see?”
“I see..the lake! and uhh..trees..and uhh gras-”
“NO like anything that wasn’t there” I let out a huge sigh. I’m beginning to think I should’ve just looked myself.
“Oh okay..I see…..some weird trucks? Ooh yeah those weren't there right?... And lots of boxes! Woah that’s a lot of people and boxes.” My eyes widen. So I was right! I slowly put her down and check for myself.
"So did I win, Leo?"
"Uhh..Sure Rue. You won the extra special blanket!" It wasn't special but she looked happy. I carefully pull myself up onto my half stable desk hoping to god I don’t fall. I examine the outside whilst trying to balance at the same time. But hold on a minute, the other old lake house is being flooded with people unloading stuff out from the backs of trucks?? What are other people doing down the hill? Usually nobody comes down from Hilltown besides my friends.
“Rue!” I yell (very loudly). “We gotta go tell mom right now!” I rush off the desk almost tripping and run right through the setup Rue had created, crushing all of her hard work but let's be honest it wasn't that stable anyways.
"Hey mom!" She says yeah but I know she's too invested in her show to listen. "Mom, people are outside moving boxes and stuff. You need to go look"
"Mhm...I'm busy." Still watching her damn show. I really wished she would listen to me sometimes. I'm frusturated and pissed off now because this is important!
"MOM! I'm serious go look outside!" Her eyes looked shocked. I don't think she thought I had the balls to yell at her (niether did I). She gives me the death stare which I'm not very fond of if I'm gonna be honest. I try to look innocent to lessen the blow. Maybe try the Rue look?
My mom slowly gets up, pauses her show, give me another look and walks over to the front door. She peers out the front door window.
"Hah, see I told ya. Don't you see like, people moving in?"
"Oh that? Me and your dad got a notice 2 weeks ago." So she knew this whole time? And didn't tell me at all? Wtf mom. I hate when she calls my stepdad my dad. It gives me the chills. The fact she can forget my dad even existed angers me.
"So you knew?"
"Yes of course I knew Leo. Apparently a family of four is coming to be our neighboor isn't that nice?" No it wasn't. Not after I just humilated myself.
To add to it, a fucking doll hits me right in the head coming from the stairs balcony. Where did that even come from?
"What the actual hell?"
I slowly look up to see my sister Rue, glaring malicously straight down at me. Then it hits me, I destroyed her fort. Great...This is just great.