The Unexpected

I'm Talia Brookes. I'm 18 and I live a harsh life. My dad left me and my mom when I was young, then I watched my mom die right beside me, when I was 11. I live alone, in an apartment in New York City. I work at WEEKENDS, a restaurant on the other side of the city. I also work with Charlie, he's kind of like my dad. One day Charlie and I get two new employees, Aimee and Andrea. They're rich, so they must be snotty and stuck-up. The worst part is they always talk about some stupid boy band, One Direction. I hate One Direction, even though I haven't heard a single lyric from any of their songs. One day while the three of us are working, 8 guys walk in. 2 of them come in our direction and the other 6 head for a booth near the window. That's the moment when everything was unexpected and our lives changed forever.

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3. Chapter 3

Talia's P.O.V.

 

Beep' Beep' Beep'. I was once again, awoken by my stupid alarm clock. Why did I still have this stupid thing?! I got out of my comfy bed-that I wish I could still be laying in, and not getting up and ready to spend the day with Beavus and Butthead babbling on about how One Direction is so hot and their music is amazing.

 

I've never even heard ONE lyric from any of their songs, why are they so important? Did they do a back flip off the top of a skyscraper and land perfectly on the ground, or save Madonna from being attacked by a giant hungry panda? I didn't think so...

 

I got in the shower and felt so refreshed. I got out, picked out my outfit, and went downstairs to make breakfast. This time I tried not to go a little over-board with the outfit. If I show up in a pageant dress Aimee and Andrea will complain saying "Got a hot date chicka?" "Oooh who's the lucky guy this time? Grrr....

 

I poured some 'Reeses' into a bowl and poured skim milk into the cereal. Reese's, my favorite. Chocolate and peanut butter mixed, what more can I ask for? I turned on the tv and MTV was on. "One Direction stole the hearts of millions of girls with their new hit single, Live While Were Young, in stores now, if you haven't bought it yet you must. This is Kelly Bridgman and your watching MTV news." On the screen, was a small overly skinny person that looked like a human barbie doll. She had blonde bleach hair, and beautiful blue eyes. Next to her was a clip of 5 boys camping, and singing, I'm guessing this is the one and only One Direction..

 

I looked at the clock to see I still had 45 minutes before I had to show up at work. I ran up to my room and pulled out my box with the paisley design. I unhooked the clip and opened it up. I pulled out a photo of us at a house. It was mom, dad, and I and a few other family members. Mom had me in her arms, I could tell that I was still a newborn. She was smiling, same gleam and all. Dad had his arms around mom, I just don't get it. In every picture they looked so happy together, why did dad leave us?

 

I don't know if he knows that mom is dead, but hopefully he doesn't. I couldn't take it when mom died, I had to be sent to an orphanage and everything. No one adopted me, they took me in and then pushed me out. Charlie came by one day and adopted me. I told you he was pretty much like my dad. Charlie got me my own apartment and ect. I traced my mind back to the picture, why did dad leave? I thought.

 

This photo had no red ink, it was blank with a few stains here and there. I looked at the rest of the photos, one was of a lady who was in a wheelchair, and 2 boys who looked 13, and 17, and a girl who looked 16 or 17. I started crying when my head went back to my dad. I couldn't stop thinking about him,,, he was my everything. I know I should be talking about mom right now but,,, I mean my dad.

 

He may have left but my gut had a feeling, that made me KNOW I missed him more. Maybe it was because he left so soon, without a goodbye, or even a wave of a hand. Mom and I just woke up one day and he wasn't there. I don't remember this, mom told me when I was 10. Why did he have to leave? Did he not love us? If he didn't love us then why did he always smile in the pictures? Was he just faking? These were just some of the thoughts that raced through my head. Have one of your family members ever just,,, left? Without a goodbye? Did you sit in your room thinking, didn't he/she love me? Did I screw something up? Did I maybe let the cat play too much with the curtains? It's a horrible feeling. I wiped away the tears so I could look at the clock. It was 7:57. I put the picture neatly back into the paisley design box, stuck it under my bed, and ran out the door. I got to my job just in time to see Aimee and Andrea waiting for me.

 

"Good morning girls." I mumbled, walking past them. They followed me into WEEKENDS like lost puppies. I grabbed my belt, notepad, ect as Aimee and Andrea did the same. 

 

Charlie came late as usual, and we opened up WEEKENDS. Today were weren't really busy. A few elderly people came in, and some motorcycle jocks and their girlfriends would come occasionally. But yeah, we really weren't busy.

 

Aimee and Andrea were sitting on the counter talking while I was bringing an elder couple their orders. "Here you go ma'm." I said handing the woman her food. "Thank you honey." I smiled and walked away, noticing Aimee and Andrea talking-not working. Now I know why they always get fired everywhere they worked. 

 

I walked past the stools along the counter that some jocks were sitting at, throwing their appetizers all nilly-dilly, acting like 5 year olds that have no lives. As I was bringing a customer their coffee, one of the guys stuck their foot out, making me trip, spilling the coffee all over me. 

 

Aimee and Andrea noticed what just happened, and got up immediately to help me. "Are you okay love?!" Aimee asked. "Yeah. Thanks." I said grabbing a towel Andrea was handing me, and wiping myself off. They escorted me to the employee area and sat me on the counter as they cleaned off some left over coffee, that was not only burning my flesh, but burning strands of my hair. 

 

"Those jocks. I wanna shove my finger in their eye balls. That'll teach them a lesson. Are you sure your fine?" Aimee asked. I nodded and smiled at their kindness and sincere actions. "Since we'll be working together for a while, maybe we should get to know each other properly." Andrea suggested. I nodded and they sat next to me on the counter and Andrea began to speak.

 

"Well, I'm Andrea Kraweic I'm 18, but please call me Andy. I'm a real tom-boy, I love sports and I can pretty much play every single sport. I'm kind of shy around people but really, I'm crazy but only around my Aimee or my family. I have an older brother, Zachary, and a shitzu named Princess. My mom is the best plastic surgeon in New York City and my dad is a movie agent. I would give up anything to meet One Direction and Zayn is my favorite. Aimee and I have been best friends since we were babies when our brothers were best friends. I love to meet new people but I'm very unlucky at meeting new people because only certain people set my standards. I hate when people cuss and do gross stuff like fart, or burp. I love being athletic and I play soccer and lacrosse." She said. Wow, Andrea-I mean Andy sounds so cool. She reminds me a bit of one of my old friends, but she moved away and I had no one else. Then Aimee spoke.

 

"I'm Aimee Rawling, and I'm 17 years old. Let me start with my family. I have three older brothers, and a baby sister. Dakota, Ned, Micheal and my baby sister's name is Melohdi. My parents divorced when I was 9 but my mom re-married a rich guy so my family is pretty much rich. I have a cat named Darcy and I'm the caption for my cheer leading team. I hate mean people, who cuss, insult others, and brag. Nothing gets me madder than when people brag. I'm a fan of One Direction but not obsessed like a Directioner. My favorite color is royal blue and my favorite singer is Ed Sheeran. I eat a lot, but somehow, stay skinny. Like Niall in fact, and I love how we have that in common. There is nothing I love more than meeting new people cause' I'm a real lovable person. I'm wild at times, but when you want me to be serious and mature, I can be that. Let's see what am I missing....Oh yeah, and my favorite thing ever is tacos because they are a gift from God." I smiled, these girls sound really cool and funny. I hope they like me as much as I like them...

 

"Well, Aimee and Andy, I'm Talia Brookes and I'm from Florida. I live in a small apartment here, in the city. I live alone. I'm not shy, I'm really crazy. I can stay up all night just talking and acting crazy. I will admit, I judge people at first but when I get to know them, I will start to like them. My favorite color is red and green and carrots...nothing makes me happier then when I'm eating my carrots. My mom and dad and cousin would always call me Carrot Princess because of my love for carrots. To be honest, I'm not really a One Direction fan. Only because I've never heard one of their songs before. My dad left my mom and I when I was young and then later, my mom died when I was 11. So I live alone in my tiny apartment." I was tearing up now and I could see a tear roll down their cheeks too. 

 

"I'm so sorry love. When I was 11, my brother Dakota's girlfriend died in a terrible car accident and she was like my big sister that would always give me makeovers, and take me shopping. I miss her bunches, more than anything but her and your mom are looking down at us, smiling." Aimee said, hugging me. Maybe these girls aren't so bad after all...

 

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