.................... 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 cheek
“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 calling”
“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 he kitchen.
“Come here you”Aunt Marie hugged me “I want front row seats for the play”
“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 things over.
“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 work”
“She needs clothes and stuff and lunch”
“Chris I have a spare key to your house” She laughed “we went and got clothes”
“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 help”
“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 team”
“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 team going”
“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 cute girl”
“Open your eyes Xander… how about Miranda?” I suggested remembering her reaction when Xander had walked into the classroom earlier.
“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 last summer.
“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…………………………