"Road To Nowhere"
Chapter One: Beginning to Nowhere
Written By: StephandBrutusandIzzy:
I looked out the window of my room and I sighed, it was a typical June day here in Modesto, California and just like any typical day I'm stuck inside. I looked out across the street at my best guy friend's house his name is Nathan Schmidt, I always pick on him about his last name. No I'm not in love with my best friend, he's my best friend. Beside he is in a great relationship with one of my friends. I applied makeup to my face without even missing a beat, the eye liner made my icy blue eyes sparkle and I smiled at myself. I braided my butt length brown hair into a side ponytail and I smiled at my outfit. I was wearing my denim shorts with my school T-shirt on. My name is Annette Blevins, I live with my father Hunter Blevins, mother Penny Blevins, I am the oldest of five kids and I am seventeen years old, my birthday is December 7th. Lawrence my brother is 15 years old, Ian is twelve years old, Hayley is eight years old, Olivia is five years old, and my youngest sister is Gracie who is two and a half years old. My parents have been together for nineteen years and dating for twenty-two years.
"Kids can you come down for a moment please? Your father and I need to speak to you." My mother said and I slowly got off of my bed and walked out of my room. I picked up Gracie when I walked out and I placed her on my hip, it's never good when you get called to a family meeting in my house. Somebody has either failed their report card which means summer school or somebody died in our family. All six of us walked into the living room and took our spots, the girls sat on one couch and the boys on the other. I'm Gracie's favorite since I have taken care of her the most so she sat on my lap. My mother and father sat across from us. My mother tried hiding it but I could tell something was wrong, I could tell she was fighting back tears and my father seemed very distant.
"Your father and I are getting a separation. Your father will be moving out. You are welcome to go with him or stay with me." My mother said and Gracie looked at me, Olivia, Hayley, Ian, and Lawrence all looked at me. It was my turn to speak up. After all I was the oldest, I knew the boys would want to go with dad. And then of course us girls would stay with mom. I was speechless though, my parents are perfect for each other. I knew my dad had an affair, or it came to mind anyway. Why else would they be filing for separation?
"Why are you getting a separation?" I asked my mom and dad and my mom wouldn't look at my father and she wouldn't really look at me either.
"Hunter tell them. They deserve to know." My mom said and my dad cleared his throat and I knew the moment he opened his mouth my life would be changed forever.
"Most of you are too young to know." My dad said and I instantly knew that he had an affair.
"How could you have cheated on mom?" I asked and before my dad or mom could answer, I got up and I took off out the door. My mind was spinning, I didn't know where to go or what to do, but then,I knew the perfect place to go to: Schmidt's house and yes, I call him that when I'm down. Nathan was outside throwing the baseball with his little brother but he stopped as soon as he saw me coming up the driveway. I had tears running down my face, something I never do.
"Ann," Nathan said embracing me in his arms like a good friend does. I couldn't speak to him right now, I couldn't tell him what's going on. I couldn't piece the pieces together. I knew my parents would expect an answer when I got home. I know Lawrence and Ian will pick my dad, thinking the men must stay together and I know that we would stay together. But my family will be split up. Something that has never happened. Something I would never in a million years dream of. I'm supposed to be the strong, tough Annette now this weakling.
"My parents are getting a separation. My dad had an affair." I said and Nathan didn't have to say anything he just held me in his arms. I should have went to my best girl friend Carly but she lives two blocks away and Nathan was closer. He wiped away my tears and smiled at me.
"Things happens, Ann." Nathan said and I smiled at him. I gave him a quick hug and then I walked back to my house. My dad was in the hallway and I didn't even speak to him but I embraced him in a hug and he held me tighter than what he usually does. I knew he was sorry for what he did, and words wouldn't fix the damage that he has done. I just hope the girl he cheated on my mom with was worth it. After all he is tearing apart a family. I looked at my mom who was in the living room in the same spot still with Gracie in her lap.
"Is anybody going with your dad?" I asked and he looked at me and shook his head no. I was shocked I figured the boys would at least go with him.
"When will you come back?" I asked him
"I will see all of you this weekend." My dad said and I nodded, we all know that it will work for a few weeks maybe even months and then he will disappear and Gracie will never know her father. I watched as my dad walked out the door with his suitcase in his hand and then he got in his car and he drove off down the street. I just stared out the front door. Lawrence came up and he hugged me and then he left with a basketball in his hand, I watched him go over to Nate's. Ian soon followed. Hayley and Olivia were outside playing in the backyard.
"Annette shut the door please." My mom said and I slowly shut the door and I went into the living room and Gracie sat in my lap. My mother was staring at the wall, not saying a word. I knew this was hitting her hard but she wouldn't admit it to me. Even if I will be eighteen this year, this just isn't something she will discuss with me.
"I'm going out, Ann. Can you watch the kids?" My mom asked, she didn't sound like herself, but I nodded. I followed her to her room with Gracie on my hip. I watched as she found her jeans and a cute shirt and she brushed her long strawberry blonde hair and she applied makeup. She looked about ten years younger at least. She was beautiful.
"I'm going to hang out with some friends. You have my cell. Don't worry, Ann." My mom said and I smiled at her and she smiled back. Hopefully this won't affect her too bad. I took Gracie to my room and I placed her on my bed and smiled at her. She isn't much for talking, but she does talk. I can just communicate with her by eyes and she smiled at me. I got word from my dad that he made it to the hotel two cities away okay and I just ignored it. I wasn't in the mood for his crap or anybody's crap right now.
"It's going to be a long summer." I told Lawrence when he walked in that night. Lawrence only nodded, he didn't want to talk about it and neither did I. Once everybody came home including my mother she called for a family meeting.
"You guys are going to spend half of the summer with your Grandparents in L.A.. Your father and I need to figure and settle things out and it's best to not have you guys involved. You're leaving in two days." My mom said and we all stared at her. We were to leave home? For a month or so, just so they can figure things out? My mother went on more about the details and I kind of tuned her out.
This will be a very interesting summer for all of us, especially me. My last summer before my senior year and my life has been turned upside down. Who knows though, I might find it to be very interesting. I packed my bags and then I helped Gracie, Olivia, and Hayley with theirs. We had to make sure that they had their important toys that they will need. I know my mom loves us and she wants the best for us and she knows how it is to be involved in this family mess. We all loaded up the car and then we were on our way. I looked back at my house and I just took a deep sigh. Here we go.
A/N: I am sorry for the way the formatting looks, it is not StephandBrutusandIzzy's fault. It is Booksie's fault! Enjoy the Novel!