Sorry this took forever... But here's the next chapter :)
I was left to unpack.. The room was huge. But it was cold... Dead. Chilly white and oddly sterile in comparison to the rest of the house.
I started to unpack in discomfort... I couldn't get Hugo out of my head. I'm not going to lie, he was freaking cute. But I knew coming here was a bad idea... Out of the seven billion people in the world, why did I have to like my step-brother?
I jumped at the almost annoying, perky voice. I cautiously glared behind my shoulder to find a giggling Lacey.
"Sorry. Scared you?"
"I was zoned out" I mumbled. She walked over and sat on what was supposed to be my bed.
"I'm glad that there's another girl in the house."
I frowned in confusion.
"What about Clodagh?" Wasn't she classified as a girl?
"She's only thirteen" Lacey grimaced. "Annoyingly immature. It's better to have someone my age."
"You're fifteen too?" I quietly asked. She raised her eyebrows a little.
"No, Hugo and I are sixteen."
"Hugo's the same age..?" I trailed off.
"He's my twin" she said, as if she wished that wasn't true.
"Oh!" I replied, probably too shocked.
The sourness left her face and she laughed.
"Yeah, you wouldn't know. He's tanned and I'm as pale as a snowflake."
"Wouldn't have known."
I felt quite awkward. I've never really had a normal conversation with someone my age without some form of conflict.
It was strange.
"Want some help to unpack?" she offered, peering at my stuff.
"No" I cringed. "It's grand."
But she was stuck in already. I shook my head in annoyance, but kept going with it.
I randomly dropped some books by accident with a loud thud. As I bent down to pick them up, the picture of my dad fluttered out of my pocket. Lacey picked it up.
"He's cute!" she squealed. "Is he your boyfriend?!"
My eyes widened and my face twisted in disgust.
"No! That's my dad!"
"Oh, God... I'm sorry..." She knew she'd unintentionally crossed the line. "I'm gonna go... Holler if you need anything."
And that's exactly what I didn't intend to do.
Again, sorry about the wait... I have a long weekend, so hopefully I'll upload a lot more :D