Chapter 4: In Over My Head.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

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In Over My Head.

It's been a week since that night I heard mom crying and the crying hasn't stopped since then. I  want to say something, I want to tell her that I know she's hurt. I want to comfort her but I'm afraid I'll do it wrong.  I wouldn't be able to say anything without calling him a bad word. She needs a shoulder though, and I am after all her only child. I think that maybe I should say something.

 "Mom," I say at the same time she says, "Selena,"

"Go ahead," I tell her hoping we are about to talk about the same thing. Maybe she thinks I don't understand, which would be true but still I feel like She could try to explain it to me. She was the one that took on explaining how She and David were getting a divorce .

"Uh, I don't know how to say this, but.. I think you should move in with David and Christine," she says. I look at her, afraid that my jaw dropped. I thought she loved me.

"Wait, what? I don't understand, Mom I thought you wanted me to live with you," I say Confused. that was definitely not what i thought she was going to say.

"I think it'd be best if you moved in with them," She says.

"What? Why?" I asked.

" Well, I'm going out of town," She says.

"Well, great I can come with,"

"It's more long term than short sweetie," She says reaching across the table to put her hand over mine.

"Excuse me?" I ask.

She sighs. "I'm going to London, I'm taking time off  there and I don't want to uproot you and move, Besides this is your junior year of highschool, you need to stay here in the states," She says. i look at her disbelieving.

 "I thought you wanted me to live with you," I say.

"I do, it's just I don't want you to have to leave everything behind, you love it here" She says.

"Mom, why are you leaving?" I asked.

" Honey, I need time. I loved your father and the wedding came sooner than I thought, I just...need time to be alone,"

 "Mom, I'll be quiet, I'll never make a peep, You don't have to go all the way to London," I say.

" I want to go to London,"

 I sigh near tears but keeping my composure." I think I understand, Do i really have to live with Christine and David?" I asked. She sighs.

"I don't know, I'll talk to him," she says. "Are you okay?"

"Not really. Um, I'm going to go," I say standing.

"Come on Selena, we can talk about it,"

 " I just need time alone. You understand right?" I asked. She looked hurt.

 "Yeah," she says softly. I get up going outside and walking toward the park. I need to think. I just can't believe the bomb  Mom just dropped on me.  I never would have expected my life to be moving so quikcly. Dad marry's his slut, Mom moving to London and I'm stuck in between


Submitted: August 18, 2009

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