V.H.I.A.

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

Adalia and Phinn are seeing the ghost of their mother.
Delia (with her boyfriend, JJ) uncovers secrets of her father's sordid past.
Rosemary is having visions of someone she has never met.
Nikki, Cinna, and Mikey are trying desperately to hold their broken family together.

One word connects them all to the past, present, and future:

V.H.I.A

Table of Contents

One

PHINN I woke in a cold sweat, my sheets twisted around me. I gulped in the chilly night air, letting my dream slip a... Read Chapter

Two

PHINN "Hey, can I ask you something?" "Not now, Phinn. I told Mikey I'd meet him in 15 minutes," my siste... Read Chapter

Three

ADALIA "You okay, babe? You look like you've seen a ghost or something," Mikey greeted me. I settled myself in ... Read Chapter

Four

DELIA "Jasik James Middleton. People are going to be here in 20 minutes and you're still in bed," Delia scolded from the do... Read Chapter

Five

ADALIA "Adalia!" Delia practically shouted in my face as she gathered me in a giant hug. "Hey, Dee," I ma... Read Chapter

Six

PHINN I was just about to settle in for a marathon of Bioshock when I heard the doorbell ring. I considered not answe... Read Chapter

Seven

ADALIA Eventually, everyone else arrived at Delia's. I was actually impressed with the turnout for an afternoon brunc... Read Chapter

Eight

PHINN "Okay, she's on her way," I said, hanging up the phone. "Um, do you want water or something?" I asked, not real... Read Chapter

Nine

ADALIA I pulled into the driveway, spotting a silver Buick on the curb. This was so weird. Uncle Vic was usually out ... Read Chapter

Ten

ADALIA "Hello? If it's Victor, I will--" Aphrodite rounded the corner and spotted me. "Oh. Adalia. Thank God." She sc... Read Chapter

Eleven

DELIA "Babe, I know you're mad but don't you want to talk about this?" JJ asked as Delia aggressively cleaned the kit... Read Chapter

Twelve

PHINN "So, how was your day, kids? You've hardly said a word all evening," Aphrodite commented cheerily, passing the ... Read Chapter

Thirteen

ADALIA Dinner was finished in silence and Aphrodite stuck Phinn with doing the dishes. I took advantage of my freedom... Read Chapter

Fourteen

PHINN I always get stuck with doing the dishes and I hate it. Especially since no one hardly ate because of the way t... Read Chapter

Fifteen

ADALIA JJ steered the car through the rain effortlessly. The mist hung heavy over the road in the encroaching darknes... Read Chapter

Sixteen

ROSEMARY The patter of the rain on my window was calming. Exactly what I needed with my cup of tea. I was lounging in... Read Chapter

Seventeen

ROSEMARY When Dallas and I pulled up, the party was a mess. Clusters of people smoking pot on the porch. A couple of ... Read Chapter

Eighteen

PHINN My eyes roved over the documents on the table. I picked up a photo. It was my mother. I recognized her from my ... Read Chapter

Nineteen

ADALIA "Hey!" I called after JJ and Delia. I slammed the door behind me, sloshing out into the driveway. I pulled Del... Read Chapter

Twenty

ADALIA Aphrodite passed me on the way to the stairs. "Hey," I greeted her awkwardly. "Hi," Sh... Read Chapter

Twenty-One

MIKEY I groaned as I exited the car, my legs straining with the effort. I still decided to go on the hike, despite Ad... Read Chapter

Twenty-Two

J.J. The quiet of the car was almost oppressive. The weight of the silence bored down on me, but Delia hardly seemed to not... Read Chapter

Twenty-Three

PHINN I thought Adalia might come to the basement after JJ and Delia left, but there was no sign of her yet. I flippe... Read Chapter

Twenty-Four

ADALIA Grandpa sat hunched over in his chair, staring blankly into the bottom of his glass. If I didn't say something... Read Chapter

Twenty-Five

DELIA JJ steered the car onto the curb in front of Sandra's dark bungalow. He put it in park and turned to me. ... Read Chapter

Twenty-Six

ROSEMARY Dallas and I managed to get Alex into the back door without waking up Dad. Which, to be honest, was some kind of fuckin... Read Chapter

Twenty-Seven

ADALIA Grandpa downed the last of the whiskey in his glass. He pushed himself out of his chair, wobbling dangerously. I stood an... Read Chapter

Twenty-Eight

J.J. Delia was frozen in panic and I prepared for a fight, tightening my grip on the hefty seal. I wasn’t sure how I would rea... Read Chapter

Twenty-Nine

MIKEY “Hey, puff and pass,” Malcolm said accusingly. I rolled my eyes and took a long drag on the joint before passing it to... Read Chapter

Thirty

ADALIA “What’s up?” Phinn asked as I reentered from the back door. His sudden appearance startled me and it took me a ... Read Chapter

Thirty-One

SETH Cinna walked me out to the curb where I picked up my bike. “I can drive you,” She offered, but I shook my head. “... Read Chapter

Thirty-Two

DELIA It was a quiet drive home. JJ didn’t say a word. His body was taut, but his mind, elsewhere. We entered the house in sil... Read Chapter

Thirty-Three

ROSEMARY “Should we go down there?” I asked between bursts of the car horn. “Nah. Dad’ll take care of it,” Alex sa... Read Chapter

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