OCT 6, 6:29am
I grab my duffle bag from my bed and look out the window. Rain trickled down it in light drops. A black limbo sat out in front of the house. I could see Mr. Robert talking to the man in the car. The man’s light orange hair was gelled back neatly. He nodded and smiled at him. Robert shook his hand parting off. I could hear the screen door open, and he called our names.
“Brandon! Riely!” he said.
My bedroom door flew open, and Riely walked in.
“Its time to go!” he said.
He grabbed me by the arm pulling me out. Robert stood at the bottom of the stairs, Melinda right behind him. She had a tissue underneath her eyes. Cleaning up her tear struck makeup. Riely hugged them goodbye while I stood there. They were so loving to him. I mean who wouldn’t? Riely was a good kid, known for his kindness, and behavior. Unlike me. I was known as the sad, orphaned boy. Robert smiled at me holding his hand out. I stared at for a while before I took it.
“Good day son,” he said.
Melinda cut in-between us smashing me into a hug.
“Oh, Brandon” she cried.
I patted her back gently not knowing what to say or do. Riley rolled his eyes from the side of me, then put his fake ass smile back on.
“We probably should get going,” he said grabbing her arm.
“It was nice staying with you!”
He said pulling her way. I brushed my shirt where there was a wet mark.
“Ya…,” I said.
Riely and I headed outside, bags in hand. The man had stepped out of the limbo waiting by the opened door. Riely walked toward it fastly pulling my arm. He jumped in after handing him the bags, I soon followed after. The guy got in the front seat and started pulling away.
“Common sleepy head! Wake up!”
I pried my glued eyes opened sighing.
“Cerina!” I said, “please…. Just ten more minutes?”
All that came was silence, I opened my eyes the rest of the way. Cerina was standing there hand on hips, her red tipped blonde hair in a messy braid. Too bad, I didn’t look as good as she does in the morning. My brown hair was usually a noted mess that won't be tamed. So when I go to school, I look like a lion. Cerina shoved her phone in my face.
“Its already 6:32 girl! We got the school to attend!”
I groaned getting the lazy self of my bed.
“There you go!” She says, “that’s a start!”
I glared at her, but she just smiled innocently. She pulled a brush from my side table and started toward me. I jumped away.
“Nope!” I said, “you ain't touching my hair wonder women!”
I said making fun of her PJ shirt.
“Jackie!” she said.
“Get back here.”
I grabbed a pillow from my bed throwing it at her as she tried to tackle me. We both started laughing happily.
“Now serosly lemme see your hair” she said.
“Fine” I roled my eyes.
I turned around as she put the brush to my hair.