Tyler dropped me off at the house turning to look at me. “Will you need me to pick you up later?” He asked as I got out of the car.
“No I should be good. You want me to bring anything?” I asked AJ as I closed the door.
“Nope. Just show up. I was thinking a movie night.” She smiled as Tyler groaned loudly making me laugh.
“Not another chick flick night. I can’t handle another.” I patted Tyler’s hand.
“You’ll be alright.” He gave me a look making me tap his cheek. “Poor baby.” I pouted at him before turning around as AJ laughed.
“I’ll see you later.” AJ called through the window as I walked to the house.
“Annie!” Matty called running up to me hugging my legs.
“Hey Bud.” I walked through the door to see my Mother sitting at the dinner table reading the newspaper. She glared at me from over the paper as I took Matty’s hand.
“Will you put a movie on for me?” Matty asked looking up at me.
“Sure come on.” I took him into my room and sat him on the bed. “What do you want, Sweetheart?” He lay back on my comforter and looked at me pouting.
“Power Rangers!” He cried out crossing his arms over his chest.
“Alright let me get it.” I walked out of the room to get the movie when I was pushes against the wall.
“What do you think you’re doing?” My mother glared at me.
“I’m getting Matty his movie. There’s nothing bad about that.” She smacked me and grabbed both of my wrists tightly in hers. I looked down at them in fear. It’s not the first time I’ve been in this position. The last time though I came out with a broken wrist. She might look small and fragile but she isn’t. She’s evil and sadistic.
“Don’t you dare sass me you waste of space. I’m getting really sick of all this. You are going to stop all this bull shit.” She squeezed tighter making my knees shake as I fought to pull my wrists out of her iron grip.
“Let go.” I muttered as she moved my arms up to my neck.
“You are going to get just what you-” She glared at the door as we heard a key going in.
“I’m not done with you.” She shoved my hands into my face as Danny came into the house.
“Hey Baby.” He called staring at us as she let go of me to go shove her boobs into his face. I rubbed at my sore wrists as Danny stared at me hugging my mother. I shook my head and got Matty his movie before going back into my room. He was lying back on my pillows staring at the door clutching onto my blanket.
“Here you go sweetheart.” I said pressing play as the movie started to play. He stared at me. I ruffled his hair making him smile at me. “Enjoy. I’ll see you tomorrow.” I picked up my bag and shoved a pair of pajamas into my bag. I picked out an outfit for tomorrow and shoved it in as well. I grabbed my tooth brush from the bathroom and shoved it in my bag as well.
“Where you going sweetheart?” Danny asked leaning on the wall. I jumped not seeing him there.
“AJ invited me over for the night. I didn’t think anyone would mind. Matty is up watching TV in my room if you need him.” I smiled putting my bag on my back.
“That’s good, that’s good.” He smiled weakly at me. “You okay?” He asked looking at me up and down.
“I’m fine. I promise.” I kissed his cheek as I made my way to the door.
“Do you need the car? You can take mine.” He said going to grab the keys.
“No I think I’m going to walk. I need the fresh air.” I picked up my keys off the table. “I’ll call you later.” He nodded as I heard my mother call for him. “Night Danny.” I looked through my bag as I made my way to the Andrew’s street. I found my pack of cigarettes and pulled one out lighting up as I walked staring at the setting sun smoking my cigarette. I never really smoked cigarettes till not too long ago. I started a little after my mom’s fourth husband. I sucked in a lung full of the thick smoke before exhaling it. I put out my cigarette as I got to the house and knocked on the door.
“Hey Brat, come on in.” Tyler said as he opened the door.
“Thanks Tyler.” I smiled at him shaking my head. “Lovely to see you too.” He smirked at me as I walked in putting my bag down.
“Hello Ana.” Mrs. Andrew smiled at me wiping her hands on a towel.
“Hi Mrs. Andrews.” AJ came barreling out of her room.
“You came!” She squealed hugging me. “I get someone who isn’t a boy to talk to!”
“I’m right here you know.” Tyler said looking at the two of us. I winked at him as AJ giggled.
“Sorry Tyler, sometimes I just need a girl to talk to.” She hugged me tighter to her before picking up my bag. “Okay, so we’re going to have movies in pajamas. I bought popcorn and soda. This is going to be awesome.” She jumped up and down pulling me to the living room.
“Should I go change into my pajamas as well?” I said looking between Tyler and her.
“You should! Mom ordered pizza so it should be here soon. Go change!” She shoved my bag at me. “I’m so excited.” She giggled running into the kitchen like a five year old. I changed into my pajamas as Mr. Andrews came into the living room holding the box of pizza.
“Enjoy kids.” He smiled handing AJ the box. “We’re going out on our date now.” AJ nodded as her mother handed her the plates and kissed her head.
“Call us if you guys need anything. We’ll be home later.” I pulled the blanket around myself trying to ignore the looks I felt on my wrists that still were slightly throbbing.
“Thank you for having me over.” I smiled at them.
“No problem, Sweetheart. Have fun, you three.” Tyler watched as they left picking up a piece of pizza taking a bite.
“So what are we doing tonight? Plans?” He asked looking between the two of us. I took a piece from the box and looked at them.
“Whatever you two want.” I put my feet up on the out stretched couch and smiled as AJ gave me a thoughtful look.
“Pick a movie and we’ll watch it.” She gave me the look before jumping on Tyler. “Quick!” She yelled as I dived for the movies.
“Oh no you don’t! Not a chick flick!” I knew he wasn’t really trying to fight her. Just make it look dramatic. I grabbed a movie and put it in making Tyler sigh dramatically. I giggled at him as he pulled AJ to him cradling her making her squeal. I smiled at them as he tickled her with one hand while the other one held her close to him. You could see the love in both of their eyes. I know they’re both friends but still. They both are in love with each other. I moved the pizza to the coffee table as they stared into each other’s eyes. I watched the screen as the beginning of She’s the Man came on. Man I love this movie.
“Oh I love this movie.” AJ smiled moving in Tyler’s arms so she was curled up in his lap watching the movie. We laughed through the whole movie the pizza ignored on the table. Tyler just sat back and laughed at us as we yelled at the screen and laughed along with the movie.
“You two crack me up.” He laughed throwing a handful of popcorn into his mouth. Some half way through someone made popcorn. It is damn good too. I sipped my soda shaking my head as the other movie we we’re watching ended and we switched to watching cable. I yawned looking at AJ.
“Can you get me a glass of water?” She nodded getting up.
“I need to get ready for bed anyway.” I looked at Tyler as she walked out.
“So how long have you loved her?” He blinked at me. “I’m not going to beat around the bush. I’m too tired too.” He shrugged.
“I don’t. I just always have. How can you not? She’s amazing.” He smiled at me. I smiled back at him.
“You two look amazing together. You should talk to her.” He shook his head.
“What if she doesn’t like me, like that?” I shook my head.
“I might have just met you both but I know that you both love each other. Talk! What could happen?” He gave me a thoughtful look.
“When?” He asked shyly making me make an ‘aw’ face at him. He is just too cute.
“Now! I’ll go to sleep. You two talk.” AJ came back with a glass of water in her hand.
“So I was thinking about the sleeping arrangements. Ana and I could sleep in-” I elbowed Tyler.
“I was actually wondering Ave, if I could talk to you.” She nodded telling him to go on. “Alone.” He got an ‘O’ face in response. “We can talk in your room. Ana could sleep in Fin’s room. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind.” She nodded. We helped put away the food and everything before I was shown where I was sleeping.
“What do you think he’s going to say?” She asked me. I shrugged and patted her back.
“Night, Girly.” I winked crawling into the bed to fall into a cloud. I groan, man this bed is comfortable. I quickly fell into a peaceful sleep……
……I heard a thump and a curse making me jump in fear with a half gasp/half scream. I clutched my chest trying to control my heartbeat as I stared at the darkness in fear. I couldn’t speak I was too afaid….
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