I can’t believe everyone is okay with us being together, but I wasn’t too sure if I wanted to be together if it really meant me moving away. To be honest, I’m scared to grow up and move away from home, to be alone.
I know it has to happen at some point, but I didn’t think it would be this soon, this early in my life. I’m almost 18, almost an adult. I should be getting ready to move but I would much rather go watch T.V.
I sat up on my bed, it had been a long night, planning out how far away I would live and how much money I would get each month for food. I loved Kayla and Jim, I’ve never had anyone care about me this much before. They are probably the best two people on this planet. I got out of bed and threw some clothes on, juts something simple; A pair of blue jeans and a black hoodie. I was really going to need some new clothes if I was going to get a job and live alone. I grabbed my laptop to check my bank account, I had a solid 300 dollars. Just enough to get clothes, and a new bed for my new place. Today Julia and I were going to go look at some places to rent, I thought maybe I could ask if Julia could come live with me, as she was getting older too and needed to leave the house soon anyways. It would give her a break from this family as well, she seemed as if she needed a little break anyways.
I went down stairs to start going some breakfast for everyone, I found Vic sitting at the table drinking a cup of coffee, I stopped and leaded against a chair near him and said
“did you get a good sleep?” I stretched my arms above my head to crack my back. He remained silent, I wondered what was him today. I walked over to Vic and tried to give me a quick peck on the cheek but he turned his face away. What could have I done? yes, I did tell him to take us back here, but look how it turned out. I rolled my eyes and sighed, I continued to the kitchen and gathered things out of the fridge, such as eggs, bread, milk. I started making eggs, I could hear some one coming down stairs, I swung my head around to see, Julia was standing in front of the table staring at Vic.
“What’s your deal?” she asked. Vic grunted loudly. “Whatever, grumpy pants.” She yawned and made her way to the kitchen. I was almost done the eggs, I put down a few pieces of bread in the toaster. “good morning.” She said in a cheerful tone.
“Good morning,” I paused to sip my coffee, “So, I was thinking. Maybe we could ask the parents if you could move in with me once I move?” I watched Julia’s face light up, I looked over at Vic to see his response, he was glaring at me. I rolled my eyes back and sighed once again. “ sounds like a plan?” I asked, Julia nodded in response. I turned back to the stove and shut off the burner, I grabbed a couple plates and set them down on the counter. I scrapped some eggs onto two plates and handed one to Julia, I made my way to the table and sat down across from Vic, I wasn’t going to just let him sit there and treat us like this.
“Vic, seriously what’s up?” I watched Julia make her way to the table and sit down at the end of the table.
“Why do I always have to tell you how I’m feeling or what I’m doing?” He snapped back at me.
“I was just wondering, geez.” I shot back at him.
“Can we talk in the other room please. Now.” he raised his voice. I slid out of my chair and went to the next room, he followed and closed the door.
“seriously Izzy.” He started pacing,
“What the hell did I do?” I crossed my arms.
“I have no choice Vic, if you want to be with me, then you need to let me move.” He sighed after I said that.
“Have you ever thought Izzy, that maybe I don’t want you to leave? That I just want you here to myself.” He looked down at the ground. I moved over to him and hugged him.
“Oh geez Vic, don’t be dramatic, you know you’ll be able to see me whenever you want if I move out.” He pushed me away.
“Don’t be dramatic? really?”
“Yes, you’re being dramatic about it, and to be honest, you’re being a bit of a dick this morning to Julia and I.”
"Whatever izzy." He huffed in anger then walked out of the room.
I didn't want a childish boyfriend . I needed someone stable. My life was beginning , I was soon to be an adult.
I met up with Kayla in the kitchen and asked if it was okay if Julia came and lived with me, she thought it was great idea. She thought Julia moving out and growing up would be good, and that is living together would grow out relationship stronger . I agreed.
"Julia are you ready to go?" I said standing at the bottom of the staircase.
"COMING." I hear her little feet running down the hallway to the stairs. We both got into the car and looked at each other.
"Are you ready?" I smiled . She nodded in reply. I started the car and headed to the first place to look at.
It wasn't too far away, just a couple miles. I liked the neighbourhood , close to shopping and a couple schools, I wasn't too sure of what I wanted to do once I was out of high school. Heck I didn't even know if I was going to stay with Vic or not, I have nothing figured out in my life right now. All I do know, is I'm so lucky to have such a great family, their so caring and accepting, something I haven't had in a while. Julia was pretty pumped to be moving out of the house, I wasn't too sure she was all too excited about moving in with me, I thought maybe she was still on the fence about me. She's began to except the fact that Vic and I are together, but I don't think she likes it .
"Here we are" I pull up to a nice little apartment complex, it was grey, tall and looked busy. I wanted to make sure I would next the nicest place possible, to show my parents that I can be responsible. Julia and I went inside to meet the landlord, they showed up two different places within the building, the lay out of both of them was pretty similar , two bed room, two bathrooms, etc. I quite enjoyed the second one , mostly because it was higher up, and I loved heights.
We shook hands with the landlord and got her card, I grabbed Julia's hand and pulled her outside of the building, I jumped with joy asking her "what did you think?" . I took a second to calm myself because returning to reality.
"I like them both, I'm just not too sure about the area, a bit far from the house don't you like?" I grabbed her arms and looked at her deeply in the eyes .
"That's the point, get away from the family, group up and party." I laughed at myself, I was trying to make today a good, happy day. She needed that, so did I. "Julia, if you haven't realized , we're both growing up, our lives are changing. We need to move out and be on our owns, it's called change. I know you may not like the fact of leaving your family, and believe me I don't like it either, but I know we need this. We need to move and grow our bond as sisters now. We need to be there for each other." I paused catching my breath "This will be a good change I promise , this is where our lives begin." She smiled in response.