The week leading up to my birthday was a disaster. Sunday when I came back from the hospital, because I had slept through the night and when I woke up it was Sunday morning, I was greeted by my brother. More like confronted.
"I told you not to go, but what do you do? You disobey me." He yells as soon as I walk through the door.
"Gee nice to see you to. And ok I get it you told me so now please I don't want to talk about it."I tried to make my way to the stairs but I was still a little dizzy. He grabbed my arm.
"No I told you don't go on that date."
"Why does it even matter? You hate my guts, you blame moms death on me, you even hurt me!"
"Your right I do blame moms death on you if we never adopted you she would still be alive!" He yelled. Then everything went silent, and it was like you could hear my heart shatter. He finally admired it.
"Andrea wait I'm-" I didn't let him finish and I went up the stairs.
"What the hell is wrong with you?" I asked Missael.
"I.. I didn't-"
"What you didn't mean it? Yeah sure. She's heartbroken right now she just found out that one of her best friends has lied to her for four years? She said she didn't want to talk about it. I don't get why you don't just reject her already in fact after her birthday I'm gonna tell her that we should move back." I was tired watching him break her heart at night when he would be having sex she would wake up crying saying her heart was hurting and no matter how much I held her she couldn't stop breaking down.
"No please I'm sorry." He said. I just scoffed and went up the stairs.
I woke up Monday and went down to the kitchen to see what I could eat. David walked it he looked tired. I know vampires need at least three to five hours of sleep but from the looks of it he didn't sleep at all last night and I knew it was because Andrea couldn't sleep. My wolf whimpered this was the first thing he was done since that fight I had gotten into with Andrea. I couldn't rejected because I loved her. I tried to ignore it I thought maybe it was just my wolf who was feeling it but every time I had sex with a girl I just couldn't do it because it wasn't her.
"How is she?" I asked, but all I got was a glare and that answered my question he took out some raw meat and ate it then got an orange and left but soon came back and put the orange back in its place. Great she's not eating, I really screwed things up this time.
I didn't have to take them to school because by the time I'd wake up they were already gone. Everyday they would come and she would go straight to her room. She seemed to be getting better because by Wednesday I finally got a hi from her but that was it. Friday morning I decided I was going to get her something nice for her birthday, but I didn't know what and I had little time because her birthday was tomorrow.
"Hey Yareli." I said nocking at her door. She slowly opened it.
"What do you want?" She asked with venom in her voice.
"I want to get something for Andrea for her birthday but I don't know what." I said and she shut the door. "Yareli please I know I screwed up big time but I want to make it up to her."
"Why?!" She shouted. "Because of you my best friend is leaving again!"
"Because I love her..." I said in a soft voice, she slowly opened the door and stared at me.
"If I find out your lie in I'll make sure you never have children." She said. "I will only tell you two things the rest you have to figure out. She says that she misses seeing the stars. And she also loves music." Then she closed the door and I was left there in the hallway.
I went to Andreas room and knocked David open the door.
"What do you want?" He asked.
"I want to talk to Andrea." I said he was about to close the door when she spoke.
"Its ok let him in." Her voice was small and I could hear the hurt. I walked in and saw that she still had everything there I figured she was already packing.
"I thought you'd be packing by now." I said.
"No I decided to stay because of Yareli. It's not fair she has to suffer because of you even though she can visit me but still she needs friends." She said. "So what do you want?" She asked.
"I just wanted to see if I could borrow one of your books."
"But they're in brail." She said.
"I know I just wanted to look at one" she shrugged and took one that was on her nightstand and tossed it in my direction I caught it and opened it. I saw the bumps it had and felt the roughness of it. I put it back on the nightstand.
"Ok thanks" I said as I headed to the door. "And I'm glad your not leaving" and I left.
"What was that?" Asked David I just shrugged
"I don't know. I'm hungry" I said.
"I'll get you some soup." He said.
That night I had a nightmare of when my mom died. I remember when the wolves showed up they were dirty and vicious. The circled us and they tried snapping at me, mom turned into her wolf, we were hiking because she said she found a new place where to see the stars. There were to many and they attacked her she tried to fight them off but it wasn't enough one of them bit her neck and blood shot out and I got covered, that's when dad and his warriors showed up, I woke up shaking, my body was sweating and I felt cold. David wasn't in the room I told him to go in different room to sleep because I was keeping him up and I know he needed his rest. I sighed and got up and slowly went down the stairs to the kitchen. I opened the fridge and felt around the fridge looking for the milk.
"To your right" said Missael out of no where, and I jumped then his scent hit me, but it was stronger then before.
I grabbed the carton, "thanks" I put the milk on the counter then I felt him take my hand and put a cup in it.
"Your welcome" he said. I put my finger in the cup and started to pour the milk when I felt the milk touch the tip of my finger I stopped and drank.
"I can't believe you still do this." He chuckled.
"I only do it when I have bad dreams" I said.
"What was your dream?"
"It was when mom died" I said in a small voice, "what about you what are you doing up?"
"I was working on something." He said.
"Its a surprise." He simply said. "Get some sleep Andrea you have a big day today"
I went back to bed and I slept I didn't have anymore bad dreams that night. I woke up and headed down the the kitchen I smelled chocolate.
"Chocolate chip pancakes your favorite and I made them with strawberries to." Said David.
"Oh what's the occasion?" I said with a smirk. I eat maybe 5 pancakes when I finally got full. I got ready to spend the day with dad but two hours after being together he had to go take care of something that was happening at the border.
"I'm so sorry honey but duty calls" he said.
"It's ok dad thanks for the bracelet" I said he got me a bracelet with a Peter Pan on it he was my favorite character from Disney. David and Yareli met up with me at my dad's house and we went shopping early we ate around noon and looked at a couple more stores then we headed back to the house I was going to open presents first then we would go outside to eat and spend time around the pool.
"Ok this present is from April" said David and he handed me a small box I opened it and felt what it was it was smooth and was in the form of someone dancing. "Oh it's a glass figure of a ballerina"
"Thanks Abril" I said as I put it back in the box.
"Ok this is from Jacob" he handed me a medium sized box I opened it and felt around it was soft and smooth I pulled it out. "It's a dress, it's ball gown style looks almost like"
I laughed "really Jacob a Cinderella dress?" I asked, when I was 13 my shoes would always slip off my feet and he would call me Cinderella because of it. "thanks Jacob"
"This one if from Yareli" the box was small I opened it and felt something soft and huggable. "It's a dragon plush"
"Aw thank you Yareli I love dragons."
"This is from me" he said. He handed me what felt like a gift basket. I smelled it and I could smell peaches and soft scents.
"No way where did you find this?" I asked.
"Heh now that is a secret" he said I smiled this was my favorite scented bubble bath.
"Ok last one" he said, "and this one is from... Missael?" He handed me something big and heavy it was round and covered in paper I tore the paper off and felt it. I felt lots of bumps but when I touched the out edges of the circle I could read the seasons, then where it said the months, and the days. I felt my eyes widened. I felt back in the inner part if the circle and felt the bumps I felt the three bumps that connect together then the thin lines that connect them to the other bumps. It was Orion I felt some more I found Scorpio, Virgo, Hercules, Big Dipper Little Dipper, it was a star chart he made me a star chart I felt tears come down I could see the stars again.
"Andrea?" Asked David. "What is it?"
I cleared my throat, "it's a star chart. Thank you Missael." I said.
"Your welcome." He said.
We went outside and Jacob started to grill the food. I was stirring on a bench when the smell of cinnamon came close and I felt Missael sit next to me.
"Hey" he said.
"Hi" I replied with a small smile. "So the star chart is that what you were working on last night?"
"Yeah took me awhile to get done but it's done I'm glad you liked it." He said, I stayed quiet. "What's wrong?"
"Why are you being nice to me?" I asked.
"Let's just say I finally realized I've been an ass and I really shouldn't have. I'm sorry I know I hurt you and I know it's not gonna be easy for you to forgive me but at least give me a shot." He told me. I sighed and got up.
"I'll think about it" I said and I stared to walk away, when I heard someone shouting me name.
"Andrea! Andrea!" The voice got closer and I could hear the people getting defensive because I'm guessing they were a stranger. The finally got close and I was pulled into their arms. "Oh thank the gods we got here on time" he said, that voice it sounded familiar.
"We who's we who are you?" I asked and I heard gasps I'm guessing the "we" started popping up around.
"Andrea I know this is going to be hard to wrap around your head. But I'm your real brother and I'm here to save you" said the mystery guy.