I was awoken at seven and I put on my sundress and cowboy
boots and redid my curls and I applied makeup and walked
downstairs "You look beautiful. Like a true southern bell."
Grandma Mary said and I smiled at her. "Liam you ready dear?"
Grandma Mary asked "Yes ma'am." Liam said so we followed Grandma
Mary into the car and we pulled away when Ashton took Hoss out
and I smiled at Ashton as we pulled out of sight. We arrived at
my dad's brother's hour about twenty minutes later. Uncle Larry,
I faintly remembers him. "Larry, you remember Jeff's youngest
Caylee and Liam right?" Grandma Mary asked "Yes, it's been ten
years but yes. You two have grown. You're just as beautiful as
ever." Uncle Larry said and I smiled at him.Uncle Larry is
married to Aunt Lucy and they have three kids, Charlie is 16,
Brent is 13, and Nate is 10. After we spent time there we went to
Aunt Sandy's, she is married to Uncle Jim, she's four years old
than my dad, it's Uncle Larry who's now 42, Aunt Sandy who is 40,
my dad who would be 36, and Aunt Penny who is 34. Aunt Sandy has
four kids Hannah is 20, Katie is 17, Ricky is 15, and Sean is 13.
"Katie do you remember Caylee?" Aunt Sandy asked "kind of." Katie
admitted and I smiled, finally another girl in the family.
We spent more time at Aunt Sandy's and then we went to Aunt
Penny's, they have three kids: Jacob is 8, Bailey is 4, and Riley
is ten months old. "Can I hold Riley?" I asked "Sure." Aunt Penny
said handing me Riley and Riley giggled at me. "I can see your
dad in you Liam." Aunt Penny said, "Can we go play?" Jacob asked
"Yeah, go take Liam outside." Aunt Penny said and Liam nodded. "I
can see your daddy and your mom in you." Aunt Penny said and I
smiled "Do you still dance?" Aunt Penny asked "I am." I said
"You started when you were one, but you were put in class when
you were three." Aunt Penny said and I smiled at her "I want to
get into Julliard." I said "You have the grades and the moves."
Aunt Penny said and I smiled at her. This is really nice getting
to know everybody, we left around four and then went to my dad's
grave where we were all silent and I laid my rose down.
When we pulled up to the house Liam got out first "I'm
giving you my keys, my friend owns a dance studio down the block.
I want you to go." She said "Really?" I asked "Yes." Grandma Mary
said and I hugged I went into the room and put my dance clothes
in my little bag and went to the car after geting directions. I
pulled up and I was met at the door by the dance instructor "I'm
Abby, you can go change. We have an aduition for Julliard July
21st and I'm friends with your Grandma and I would love to have
you dance with us and audition as well." She said and I smiled "I
will go change right now." I said and she smiled at me. I quicly
changed and returned into the dance studio, there were about ten
other girls in this huge studio. "Welcome Caylee to our dance
studio, she's visiting from California." Abby said and everybody
clapped and I took the spot she told me too. We did warm ups and
then she moved right along to the ballet, which was a lyrical
routine and I went straight into it, then a jazz number, and for
the older ones a hip-hop. "For the competetion on Saturday I want
Allie, Aubrey, Casey, and Caylee to have a solo. Caylee, this way
we can if you do deserve a temporialy spot on our dance team."
Abby said I nodded, we were given our assignment, mine was a
comentemporary dance routine.
I changed back into my dress and cowboy boots and I walked
into the room, Allie, Aubrey, and Casey were still in the room
fixing their hair. "I can't believe Abby would just give her a
solo. It took us months to get our first solo." Casey said "I
know, but she's a Miss California girl." Aubrey said "She's a
good dancer." Allie said "Allie, she could replace you." Casey
said "I don't think so." Allie said getting up and when she
walked my way she stared at me "Hi I'm Allie." Allie said she was
my height, with baby blue eyes and blonde hair. "Caylee." I said
"How long are you here for?" Allie asked "until August." I said
"Do you want to grab something to eat with me?" Allie asked
"Sure." I said "Did you drive?" Allie asked "Yeah." I said "I did
too, so just follow me?" Allie asked "Sure." I said and I didn't
even look at the girls as I walked behind Allie. We pulled up to
a local diner and we walked in.
"Don't worry about Casey and Aubrey, they can be real
witches." Allie said "I won't." I said "You are a good dancer."
Allie said "Thanks so are you." I said "How long have you been
dancing?" I asked "Since I was three, I'm assuming the same for
you?" Allie asked and I nodded. "Your grandma is Mary right?"
Allie asked "Yes." I said "She teaches at the dance studio."
Allie said "I never knew that." I said "Yes, she's been dancing
since she was younger, she gave up dancing when she had kids but
when they got into school she opened this studio up with Abby."
Allie said and I smiled "How old are you?" I asked "I will be
eighteen in September, you?" Allie asked "I will be eighteen in
August." I said and Allie smiled at me "I think we can be good
friends." Allie said "good I would like that." I said "Do you
know Ashton?" I asked finally "Ashton Wakefield." Allie said "You
know him?" I asked "Every girl does. Football star, player,
cheater, you name it." Allie said "Oh, he's my neighbor for now."
I said and Allie looked at me "Be careful." Allie said "I will. I
need to head home." I said "me too." Allie said and I stared out
when I went home, Ashton is off my list.
I pullled up and Ashton was outside with Hoss, I wasn't ready
to face him. "Hey Caylee!" He said when I got out and I blew off
him "What happened? What did I do?" Ashton yelled out "Just stay
away. I don't need to get my heart broken. You're the typical
heartbreaker." I said and before Ashton could speak to me I just
turned around and walked into the house. "How was dance?" Grandma
Mary asked me "Dance was great. I made friends with Allie." I
said "Allie is a good-girl. Liam and Savannah are out tonight,
you can go out with Ashton if you would like." Grandma Mary said
"I think I will spend tonight with you." I said and Grandma Mary
looked at me trying to figure out what happened. "I can even cook
for you." I said "Uh-oh." Grandma Mary said "Don't worry, I'm an
excellent cook." I said and Grandma Mary smiled at me.