.................... I walked up the drive to my Aunt's house as
the sun was setting. Uncle Tom was stood on the step smoking a
cigarette as he wasn't allowed to smoke in the house.
"First day and already putting in overtime" he chuckeld kissingmy
"Like you wouldn't believe I'm glad I managed to squeeze in home
work in study hall this afternoon and I'm so sorry for not
"Honey it's fine" he smiled "Jess I s tucked up in one of the
girls rooms asleep she had a busy dad"
"I'll take her home"
"Chris she can stay we miss having the girls around now they've
left for college and you know Xander always wanted a little
sister to look after" he flicked the cigarette butt into the
bucket he kept behind a wall. "Nopw inside and eat" he opened the
door the smell of potraost wafted over me making my stomach
growl. I walked in and kicked off my shoes and put my bag down.
"She made it call of the sercch dogs" Uncle Tom called out
"Sorenson on just let you go" Xander looked at me from the bookms
he had strtched out ver the dining room table.
"Yeah we I think sang far a while" I nodded looking over his
shoulder at the math he was doing "And you got that wrong" I
pointed to the last answer he'd written it's 99.8" I walked intot
"Come here you"Aunt Marie hugged me "I want front row seats for
"I'll see what I can do" I kissed her cheek and took the plate
she offered me
"Xander move over so your cousin can sit" Aunt Marie scooted his
"Was Jess okay"
"We had a blast she did her homework and then played in the pool
ate supper annoyed Xander for a while and crashed out on the
couch" She went backin the kitchen and came back with a bottle of
water for me "I'll take her to school in the morning on my way to
"She needs clothes and stuff and lunch"
"Chris I have a spare key to your house" She laughed "we went and
"I'm sorry" Xander kicked me under the table. "Ow dude"
"Stop saying sorry" he poked his tongue out at me "We're here to
"Exactly" Uncle Tom put his hand on his wifes shoulder "We like
having you guys a few blocks away that's what families for
looking out for each other"
"I know" I groaned kicking Xander back and moving my legs so he
couldn't get me back.
"Well we're going to go watch T.V." Aunt Marie got up "could you
help him with his homework so he doesn't get dropped from the
"Yes Ma'am" I nodded as they walked away. "Your grades that bad"
I asked finishing the food onmy plate.
"No just Math" he groaned "I pulled the others up but if I fail
this assignment" he tapped his pen on thew page "I'm on the bench
for the next 4 games"
"Tell you what" I got up from the table "Get your things and come
over to my house so I can at least shower and change before we
pull an all nighter"
"Deal" he nodded "you drive I'll walk home later" I nodded and
put my plate in the dishwasher the two of us got in my car and I
headed for home "So what is planned for the game?"
'Now if I told you apparently I'd have to kill youaccording to
your coach and Sorenson" I laughed as his phone rang.
"Hey D… No I can't… dumb math assignemtn could bench me… I know
it sucks… well Niko needs a hobby… Dude I tired it and got maimed
remember… You're a train and theres no pads involved it hurts
like a bitch… I'm not a pussy"
"You are" I giggled earning a dead leg from him
"No some annoying hag Mom's gto tutoring me" he gave me the
finger. "Okay D… 6am" he hung up the phone "Bitch"
"Yes" I nodded "So a friend asking if Xander was coming out to
play" I teased as we pulled into the garage at home.
"Yeah I have a couple of friends that are trying to get a rugby
"Oooo hot gus with muscles and no padding to hid behind" I licked
my lips "Sooooo Hott"
"Oh your sick girl" he pushed me
"And like your friend obviously said you're too much of a pussy
to play without pads"
"I'll tell everyone we're related if you carry on" he threatened
flopping down on the couch "No go make popcorn I can't study
without munchies" I flicked on the stereo as I walked past Pink's
Glitter in the air began to play. I hummed along and then started
to sing and dance in the kitchen while the microwave did it's job
on the popcorn. Xander leant on the door frame watching me.
"You could be good for our school" he sighed moving round me and
fetching the popcorn out and pouring it into a bowl. "The
separation between groups is stupid"
"I noticed" I turned down the music and took the bowl from him we
both went into the living room "It's really screwy"
"I know it gets tiring sometimes" he picked up a math book
"Do something about it stop hitting on the airheads and find a
"Open your eyes Xander… how about Miranda?" I suggested
remembering her reaction when Xander had walked into the
"Jackson sister?" I nodded "She's my best friend's sister that's
like wrong… but she does have a sweet ass and her rack is…" my
hand connected with the back of his head
"Hey get your brain out of your pants she's not one of those easy
lays you're used to" I poked his chest "she's someone you could
probably call your girlfriend not someone to fumble with round
the back of the gym" he blushed as he knew damn well his sister
had told me he'd been caught by her round the back of the gym
having a little too much fun with one of the girls in his class
"Are we going to get on with the math"
"Nice way to change the subject" I sighed taking the book from
him. he was weakening I could tell by the way he chewed the
inside of his cheek the way he and I both did when we were
weighing things up oh this was going to be fun…………………………