"Okay again why can't your brother pick his own roommate up from
the airport" I asked as Patty jumped in the passenger seat and I
pulled back down her drive.
"He's on a
hot date according to him" She said shaking her head "And come on
you have to admit he has the hottest
"Well you do
have a point there" I nodded "But you know what Troy said not
hitting on them".
"Yeah like I
listen to my brother" She said raising her eyebrows. "And since
we all got back from Germany he's been a big over protective pain
in the ass"
having my family" I groaned as we pulled up to the gate I rolled
down my window "I can't even breathe without someone knowing
because the love you" She smiled as we drove off the
"I know" I
what I did like Patty and thousands of other Military kids day in
day out. We lived in almost constant fear when the people we
loved the most were deployed and away, we were used to
Christmases, birthdays and other special occasions going by and
not having people with us. We didn't know any other way. We were
Marine brats and proud of it.
were Marine through and through just like Patty's. My Dad is a
Marine like my Grandpa's and my great grandpa's I had Uncles and
cousins who were all Marines the only exception was one of my
cousins who wanted nothing to do with the Military and is some
Lawyer off base. When I was born I was 8 weeks early, My Mom
always laughs that I had a temper back then and I still have it
now. People say I looked like my Dad and my Grandpa, I had the
same dirty blond hair that both of them had but instead of the
sky blue ones that both my Uncles and Mom and Grandpa had I'd
gotten Dad's dark brown ones.
I pulled up
at the stop light laughing at Patty singing so badly as loud as
she could people were looking at us from other cars, er long
black hair falling in tight curls that she'd gotten from her Dad
Well I'd never seen his hair longer than a ¼ inch all over but
I've seen some pictures from when he was
your Mom and Dad get back from Parris Island" Patty asked as we
pulled up at the airport and walked to the
down there after L.J. gets done with school" I said rubbing my
hands from the cold as we looked at the arrivals board "It's
you're Grandpa he's cool" She nodded pointing to a flight that
flashed up landed.
"He's a mean
ass working but I suppose you don't get to be the base commander
of a Marine training base by playing nice" I smirked as I thought
about my Grandpa Logan, He'd been promoted through the ranks till
he'd got to be the base commander of Parris
"I wish I
was coming with you" Patty said as we headed to the
shrugged "you know they won't mind".
"I can't I
have so many assignments due for school I'm going to be locked in
my room all weekend"
"So what the
hell are we doing her picking up your Brothers roommate at 12.30
in the morning" I moaned nudging her.
forget what I said before He's hot very, very hot" She
you'll make a move you get so tongue tied when you set eyes on
him" I said sitting down and yawning pushing my hands in to the
pockets of my jacket.
"Oh sorry I
forgot Troy's birthday last month you said Hi to him and then
promptly burst in to giggles" I said shaking y
"Okay so I
wasn't prepared to see him then, I am now I've been rehearsing
this all afternoon" She said closing her eyes and taking a deep
"God you can
be dork sometimes" I said throwing my hat at
dork" A voice said from behind Patty making her jump and spin
round losing her balance and falling face down on the carpet at
need to ask Kaden" I groaned getting up from the chair as Kaden
offered a beet red Patty a hand to get up from the
Troy" He asked looking round.
"On a date"
I said as Patty dusted herself off "so we got roped in picking
your ass up".
for that begrudging welcome home" Kaden smirked "You ok" he asked
looking at Patty who nodded then burst out
dork" I said linking her arm as we headed to the
"So how was
the week in Wisconsin" Patty managed to ask when we were in the
darkness of the truck and Kaden couldn't see her
know have a little sister" he said a smile spreading across his
"I saw you
brother two days ago and he didn't say anything" I butted in
"Jeez I didn't even know your mom was pregnant"
"No who's a
dork" he teased "I was adopted, and I just found my birth Mom and
"Oh now it
makes sense" I nodded.
"So what are
they like" Patty gabbled.
"Well I only
really met my youngest sister Tiffany…" he paused and
'Not go to
well" I asked.
"Yes and No"
going to spill the beans or do we need to do 101 questions" Patty
said nudging him.
sounds like a bad plot form a soap opera but here