CHAPTER 2 - Belinay
"Okay, let’s start with all we have to do," I said to the girls following me in through the big French doors. I was nervous. I wanted this sleepover to be perfect. It was a special occasion. Our freshman year in high school was going to start next Monday. And I wanted to have a nice memory of this night. And let's just say my past sleepovers were not wonderful. Like once when we were seven years old and were doing DIY crayons and all the melted mixture went to the floor. We passed all night scratching it from the floor so dad would not get angry. And let's not tell the time when mother broke the washing machine and all the kitchen went underwater.
But we HAD to have fun tonight.
"What do you want to do first? Decorate cookies? Or watch a movie?" I asked.
"Let's see a movie!" said Rae eagerly.
"Yes!" exclaimed Cassie and Lynn at the same time.
"A movie it will be!" said I pointing to the sitting room as Lewis and Clark might have pointed to the sea.
Everything was going smoothly, to my relief, while watching the movie. There haven’t been any soda or popcorn accidents. And exactly when the hero was going to be eaten by the alien...
"Hi!" shouted Celeste, my annoying big sister that loves making my life hard, jumping from the back of the couch.
We all screamed and all the popcorn and soda ended on mother’s new carpet.
"Was that really necessary Celeste?" I screamed at her seeing the horrible mess.
"C'mon you are such crybabies!" she retorted looking at our faces one by one.
"You have no right to call us names just because you are going to college this year!" said I, wishing she would go far away in place of going to college here.
But after cleaning up all the mess and going to my room to play Truth or Dare, it all went perfectly.
"Sorry, girls," I said jumping from my place on the carpeted floor.
"Sorry for what?" Lynn looked at me questioningly.
"First. For having such disastrous sleepovers. You came tonight to have fun not to be called crybabies by Celeste," I said looking at the floor.
"C'mon don't worry about that. We ARE having fun" said Cassie.
"Well it wasn't fun scratching crayons from the floor, but we have more good memories than bad ones!" said Rae
"Thanks for saying that," said I with a smile on my face. And replaced me on the floor to have my dare.
"Tomorrow we are going to the park to ride bikes and play with the fallen leaves," said I with my spirit renewed. Hoping tomorrow I'll have as much fun as today.