I can't believe how nice it is outside. It had been raining the last few days and I couldn't believe happier when the rain broke. Being inside this crappy looking house, my father's house. I wanted to be out and away from my stupid new step family. Dad called two weeks ago, asking if I wanted to come and spend summer holidays with them. Of course, I wanted to decline but my mother on the other hand thought that it would be a great idea.
"Mom, I can't go." I pouted.
"Avery, you have to. You haven't seen your father in over a year. Don't punish him for being happy." Mom's sweet. angelic voice always made me mad. She never got mad or angry about anything dad did. It was like she let everything he did pass.
"Mom, I'm punishing him for leaving us." I stormed from the room and went up to my fave room. The attic.
That was two weeks ago and now, here I am walking in the woods behind my dad's summer lake home. That's right my dad has a summer home. It's a beautiful log home that was built twenty years ago but looks brand new. Dad took my step brother and a friend of his out on the boat to go fishing. Good for you! While Julie, the new one, took the spawn of the de.vil herself, Kanni. My three and half year old half sister. The brat.
Looking around the lake that curled a bend, I headed in that direction. It took you from town, which was fine by me. I'm not ready to meet anyone in town. Right now, I want to go and take some pictures before more rain comes again. The sky was clear but around here, the weather could change just like that and I wouldn't be able to get the pictures I wanted.
Stumbling over the roots that were sticking out, I was thankful that I wore my sneakers. Even in the path there was spots were I could see the lake. Houses lined up and down the shore cross from me. All designed for upper middle class families. They screamed "LOOK AT ME!" Something that this lake town was proud of. No one cared that half the banks owned them, they just like showing off how great their lives where.
The sun was slowly making it's way for noon as I followed the path into the woods away from water. Laughter could be heard from somewhere along the tree line. Trying to locate a source, I couldn't find one and continued on my way. Grabbing my camera, I started to take pictures, the way the sun came through the trees just as I rounded the bend.
Half way through and what feels like an hour on the trail, the path dip down. Carefully made my way down and sat on a path of grass. Sighing, I wrapped my hands around my knees and looked around the little creek of water. The sun beamed down but it wasn't warm it was just as if the sun was creating light for me. I figured that this would be a spot that I would hide from the brat and the jock, I could the brother. Reaching into my bag, I grabbed my cigarette pack and my cooler out. Ever since I started coming here, I decided to be a little b.itch so that dad would send my home.
"You know you shouldn't drink that?" A deep voice came from behind me, making me jump.
"So, it's not going to kill me." I mocked. I didn't look up at him. Why bother? I thought.
"That's true." I could heard branches and leaves being crunched on as he walked over to me. "I'm Liam." He thrust his hand in my face.
"Avery." I said, holding my hand out to shake, but he ended up pulling me up.
"Well, Avery it looks like you're in my spot." Liam smirked. I could see his eyes deepen in annoyance.
"Too bad, that I could here first."
"No, now you can leave." I noticed that Liam still had a hold of my hand.
"Well that's not going to happen. And I would like it if you could let go of my hand." Liam dropped it as soon as he saw it.
"You should leave. The guys are coming to go swimming." He crossed his arms.
"Gross, I'll leave." I surrendered. " Oh but I will be back."
"No you won't." Liam smirked. I looked up at him and saw that he looked like he was proud to know something I didn't.
"We'll see about that." I didn't bother waiting for a response.
I picked up my bag and headed up the little embankment. No looking back, I could feel Liam's eyes on me. Picking up my speed, I half sped walked through the trail so I could be a safe distance from him. But no matter how fair I walked, I felt his eyes still on me. Creep out I made it to back to the opening of the trail and walked to the back porch. I had ditched the bottle after finishing it just before the opening. There on the porch was the table, which my dad and his new family were sitting at.
"We thought you went into town." Julie said, in a snotty voice. She and I knew how much we couldn't stand each other.
"Well I didn't. But it's okay because I'm not hungry." I fixed my bag strap and walked past them.
"Avery, please. You haven't ate much since you been here." Dad said, he wanted peace but this wasn't how.
"Dad, maybe you should have waited." I turned to Julie and saw that she was staring at me with her nose up in the air. Dad looked like he was at the end of his rope. He wanted to make sure that I would fit in with his new family but I was just the daughter from his first unwed wife.
Not caring if anyone said anything I just went inside. I hated that woman with a passion and the feeling was mutual. Climbing the back stairs to my room, which was ironic because it was in the attic. Locking the door behind me, I went over to my laptop and flipped it open. Getting my camera attached to it, I opened my cigarette pack and fished out the joint.
My room was the whole top of the house. There was a bathroom to the left that had a crawl footed bath tub, which I went and turned on. I wanted to smoke and take a soak. But before I could turn the tub on, there was a knock on my door. Sighing, I stashed my joint in the drawer of the dresser next the bathroom and went to get the door. Opening it, I saw my step brother's friend, Callen.
"What do you want?" I asked, rudely.
"I wanted to make sure you're okay." Callen said, sounding a little nervous.
"Because you seemed upset that's why.”
“Well I'm fine. Thanks.” I shut the door and locked it.
I didn't care about what Callen thought of me. I just wanted to be alone. Walking back upstairs and over to the dresser. Getting out the joint and stepped over to my balcony that faced the east. Which has been a bit.ch because the sun has come up in my window. Sitting down in one of my chairs, I flicked my lighter out of my pocket and got myself ready.