fluttered open as I felt the heat of the sun on my eyelids. I
positioned my hand over them as I wearily got up and closed the
shades of my window. I went back to my bed and pushed my friend
Raquel off of my queen-sized mattress. She hit the floor with a
thud and was entangled in the covers. She quickly looked up with
her hair all over her face. I smiled.
you're up," I said. She sighed.
think I'd be used to it by now." I helped her
and jogged lightly downstairs where the twins stayed the
at the clock that was hung over the cabinet wall in the kitchen.
It was about to be ten thirty. My mom had left for her job at the
Miami International Airport a long time ago. I went to the stereo
system right next to the TV set in the living room and turned on
Power 96. I put up the volume to half way to full blast as I
realized what song they were putting.
what you want,
want a missionarie with your feet
on top of Cindy who was on the couch and told her to wake up and
listen to the song.
what song they're playing!" I cried.
her eyes and smiled.
looked over on to the floor where Tracy's makeshift mattress was;
she wasn't there. Instead, she was up and booty
I got up
and joined her as RJ came back from my room with one of my hats
and sweaters; she had the hood up and got a remote. We all
started rapping with the song as RJ used the remote as a
want it on the floor do you want it on the
want it over here do you want it over
We all got
louder with each word.
and fell to the floor.
ended and I got up to make breakfast.
there to eat?" Tracy asked.
cereal," I answered. "Oye mija la cosa ta mala." I
a poner se pa su numero," Cindy added.
make pancakes?" RJ begged.
they all asked in unison.
Fine…" I agreed. They cheered and made their way back onto the
couch to watch TV.
into the fridge and got the ingredients to make chocolate chip
pancakes from scratch. By the time I was pouring the batter on
the frying pan, they were telling me they were dying of
You're the one who wanted pancakes! Now, you have to wait," I
said. I heard them groan. I took my time to try and annoy them. I
made my special strawberry syrup with patience and slowly walked
to the table with four stacked plates in one hand, and four sets
of knives and forks in the other; leaving the food for last. But
before I could even make it to the dinner table, they were all
be any slower?" RJ asked as I set her plate and utensils and
moved on to Tracy.
I'm kinda hungry, too," I smiled.
carefully set Cindy's plate in front of her then went back to the
kitchen after setting my plate last. I returned with the food and
was half surprised they didn't tackle me to the floor. I set the
food in the middle of the table and took my seat. Before my butt
was even fully on the chair, they each had a stack of three on
their plates; leaving only two for me.
Tracy said through a mouthful.
yeah," I said grabbing the last two pancakes and drowning them
were done, I washed everything and then put them back in their
place. I joined everyone else, whom were in my room, and
collapsed onto the bed.
we going to do today?" I asked.
we go get Jojo?" Tracy asked.
know; the mall?" she suggested.
"Is that a
no?" RJ asked.
"Whatever," I reached over the bed and yanked my
phone from its charger. I flipped it open and pressed nine on my
speed dial. A couple of rings later, Yohena
hey. What're you doing today?" I
"Um…hanging out with Chris I guess.
"No I was
just hoping we could go to the mall."
who?" she asked.
Yohena? Raquel and the twins. Chris could go,
well, I'll tell him. Call you when I'm on my
shut my phone and told them the plan.
going?" Cindy asked.
answered as I stretched.
kid is sexy," Tracy said.
is Yohena's boyfriend."
should be happy that kid is so fine! It's not like I flirt with
him or anything. I just look at him. And check him out," Cindy
undress him with my eyes," RJ added.
gonna get dressed," I announced as I got up and went to my
out some skinny jeans, a tank top, and a sweater. I bent and
grabbed my Nike high-tops that matched my shirt and
I went to
the bathroom and brushed my teeth and washed my face before
changing. Once I was dressed, I tossed my pajamas into the hamper
and brushed my hair into a ponytail. I left the sweater open as I
pushed the sleeves up to my elbows. I walked out and back into my
room where Cindy and RJ were already dressed. Tracy headed to the
bathroom I was just in while Cindy went to the one downstairs. RJ
would go after Tracy. I picked up everyone's clothes from the
floor and walked pass Tracy in the bathroom to throw them in the
just text me, sayin' she wanna sex me
face lol smiley face"
back to my phone and opened the new text
on our way"
replied and closed my phone. I shoved it into my front pocket and
went downstairs. I checked in the bathroom and Cindy was doing
came down and sat down on the couch. I waited until RJ came down
to say: "They're on their way."
nodded and gave me "Okays"
taking a sip of some Coke when I heard keys jingling in the lock
of my front door. Soon enough, Yohena and Chris walked in my
gave me a kiss on the cheek and I high-fived
saying hi to everyone, Yohena put her purse on the counter and
sat down on one of the stools.
are we going to?" she asked.
guess," I answered as I rinsed the cup and set it in the
you invite Anthony?" Cindy suggested.
don't we invite Anthony," Tracy waggled her
and pulled out my phone.
the receiver to my ear when I dialed the
up my home diggity dog?" he answered.
ever do that again," I laughed.
okay. What's up?"
you know I have no life?"
"Oh yeah I
forgot that for a second there."
Where're you going?"
Yohena, the Twins, RJ, and Chris. We're gonna go to
I go to your house?" he asked.
I'll be there in like, fifteen
with that, I hung up.
coming?" Cindy's eyes lit up.
said that we we're too big of losers for him to hang out with and
that he never wanted to see us again. He hates us all," I
that a yes?" Tracy asked.
woot!" Cindy cheered. I laughed.
asks, I don't know you people."
gonna wanna ask you?" Yohena
Oooh!" I laughed.
over to the stereo system and plugged in her
round we go Ay!
round we go ay!
Yohena started to move their hips all the way to the floor. I
walked past them and knocked them down by their
god, I'm sorry. I slipped"
up and tackled me to the couch.
cheating!" I laughed.
me over his shoulder then dropped me on Tracy's makeshift
was uncalled for," I said as he helped me
you're a football player!" I said.
and looked at Yohena.
not the worst of it," he said. Yohena
"Ew! I got
a mental picture!" RJ shouted.
over, holding my sides from how hard I was laughing. The twins
started laughing, too.
please! You wish you could be there!"
where?! You know what, I don't want to know," I
that, Anthony walked in.
want to know," Tracy said.
figured," he chuckled. He gave the girls a kiss on the cheek and
gave Chris one of those guy
who's car are we going in?" Chris
cheered. Everyone looked at me.
like his car..."
laughed and we headed out the door.
her bag from the counter and slung it through her arm and over