THE LITTLE SISTER
“Beau! Leave me alone!” I yelled. You would think he would have moved out since he was twenty but no! He was still living at home. Jai and Luke came into the room to see what was happening. Once they saw Beau messing with me, they did too. You might have guessed by now, The Brooks brothers from the Janoskians, are my brothers. I’m the youngest out of all us only being sixteen. Beau was twenty and Jai and Luke were both eighteen. “Mum!” I yelled.
“Violet! Stop yelling!” I heard her say to me. So I wasn’t the favorite kid. I was used to it. My brothers made more money than I ever will. They were just as popular than I am at school. Being their brother gets you known. Sometimes I wish I had gone to live with my dad when he left us, but I knew I wasn’t wanted there either. Of course my brothers cared about me, they would never let anything happen to me but my mom was a whole other story.
“Luke, Jai and Beau. I’m trying to get my homework done can you please leave me alone?” I asked them. They all stopped and went on their way. The doorbell rang a few minutes later and I got up to answer it. “Oh hey James.” I said as I stood to the side to let him in.
“Hey Violet.” He said. I was doing a project with a boy from school and he would be coming over soon to help me with it. I just hope the boys were gone by then.
“Bye Violet! Should be back by midnight.” I was used to my brothers coming home late at night. I hated that they left me home alone with my mothers but I guess its fine because I will be leaving in a few years for college. I just finished my math homework when the doorbell rang. I went to answer it.
“Hey Ry.” I said. Ryan went to my school. We were pretty good friends I would say. Our parents knew each other well.
“Hey Violet.” He said. I let him in the house were we went into my living room. “Are your brothers home?” He asked looking around.
“No. They left a few minutes before you got here.” I said. I pulled out the things we needed to do our project.
“How are we gonna set this up?” He asked me. To be honest I had no idea. We had to do a poster of our lives. For the first thing. Then as it went on we had to decide an age where we got pregnant and had a baby. Next week during class we would be getting fake babies to practice on for two months.
“Not sure.” I said. “Its gonna be hard taking care of a baby.” I added.
“I know. I think we will be fine though.” He said looking at me. We mostly finished the project. I rushed him out of the house when my mom stumbled down the stairs drunk. I called Jai and told him. Jai was the sweet sensitive one. He cared the most about me and we were closer. Luke was the player but he had a sweet side that anyone could fall for. Just like his girlfriend, Hayden. Hayden was the most beautiful person at our school. How she ended up with Luke? No idea. Beau is the very out going brother. He would do anything for anyone and when my mom gets drunk and I am home with her he gets very mad.
“Violet! Go buy me beer!” She yelled at me.
“Mom. I can’t. I’m not old enough yet.” I said as I packed my bag and cleaned off the table from what we were working on. She grabbed me. The boys came through the door just as she had me by the hair about to hit me.
“MOM!” Jai yelled at her. Luke got my hair out of the grip hold she had on me. I cried into his arms. I was scared. My mom had hit me before but she never gripped me by the hair and was gonna punch me. She had hit me a few times already in the face and I had a black eye.
“Its okay.” Jai said as he brought me to his car. “We are going out.” He said. I got in the front seat and he drove down to the ice cream shop he used to always take me to when I got upset. “I don’t know what we are gonna do about her.” He said.
“ Lets send her to one of those hospital things for drunks.” I said. I remember when I was little my mom sent my dad there. When he came back home, he packed his stuff and left. He didn’t say anything to me.
“Beau already signed her up.” He whispered to me. His phone began to ring a few minutes after that. “I’ll never let anyone hurt you. Ever again.” He said. He helped me stand up and walked with me to the car. “We bought an apartment. We are moving in there. You are coming with us.” I just nodded my head.
“Where is it?” I asked.
“I’ll show you.” He said. He drove past our house and went to an apartment building a few blocks away. He grabbed a key out of his pocket and handed it to me. “Apartment seven.” He said as he got out and held my door open for me. I got out and we walked up to the apartment. I opened the door and the living room was huge. The kitchen was just as big. I walked down the hall and saw four doors. One had my name painted on it in of course, violet. I opened the door. The room wasn’t too big and it wasn’t too small. “This one has its own bathroom and its the biggest.” He said. I smiled. There was nothing in the room yet so there wasn’t much to look at. We continued down the hall where there was a second bathroom and he told who’s room was who’s.
“Thank you, Jai.” I said as I hugged him.
“You’re welcome.” He said. We walked out and back to the car. We got back to the house. Beau and Luke made sure mom was no where near me.
I wasn’t sure why Luke wasn’t texting me back. He told me something was up with his sister and his mom but I wasn’t quite sure what was going on. I’ve been dating Luke for a little while now and to be honest, I don’t really know a lot about him. I know he’s kind of a player and a bad boy but I liked him that way. I knew he made videos on youtube. I knew he had a twin and older brother and a younger sister. I never met his parents before though. I decided to drive over to his house.
“Luke?” I asked as I walked into the house. I walked into the living room where I saw him and his brothers sitting on the couch with their sister. They were watching a movie. “Luke?” I asked. They all turned and looked at me besides their sister. Jai and Beau turned back to watch the movie after looking at Violet? I think its Violet.
“Shh, Violets sleeping.” He said. Yeah her name is Violet.
“Oh sorry.” I said. They all stayed where they were. I wasn’t sure what to do. “Luke? Can we uh, talk?” I asked. He carefully lifted Violets legs off of his lap.
“Whats up?” He asked kissing me as we walked out his back door.
“I wanna meet your parents.” I said.
“Oh fuck.” He said and ran his hand through his hair. “My mom is going to a hospital tomorrow and we haven’t seen my dad is years.” He said. I was shocked. By the house he lived it you would think his family would be perfect but they were the opposite.
“Oh.” I wasn’t really sure what to say.
“And I’m moving in the next couple of days.” He said to me.
“Are you gonna need help?” I asked.
“No. I think me Jai and Beau got it. Violet is having a rough time. We need to be there for her.” I nodded.
“I understand. If you need me to get her anything just text me.” I said.
“Thanks so much.” He said hugging and kissing me.
“No problem.” I smiled at him and walked back into the house. I said bye to everyone. Violet was awake and she seemed to be crying. “Tea.” I said. “Make her some tea.”
“We don’t know how!” Jai nearly yelled. I went into the kitchen and started the teapot. A few minutes later it went off and I stuck the hot water in a mug and put the tea bad, sugar and milk into the mug. I walked back into the living room and handed it to Violet.
“Thank you.” She said as she wiped a few tears away. Luke pulled me into him.
“Thank you, Babe.” He sighed and kissed my forehead. I wanted to make Luke know that he could come to me when some thing was wrong with his little sister. I knew how much they all cared about each other and I was not about to take him away from Violet.
“You’re welcome.” I said and kissed him. “Call me if you need me.” I said and grabbed my keys. “I have dinner with my parents tonight.” I said to him as he walked me to the door. I waved once I was driving away and saw him wave just before I went out of sight. I hope he could survive the night.
Violet was very scared about being in the house with our mother there. When we hospitalized our mother Violet knew it was for the best. My mother has hit her before. Bruised her badly. I knew when we bought the apartment it was the best thing. We also knew, our mother would end up in jail.
“I’m scared.” Violet said as she finished her tea.
“Thats it.” I said. I went to Violets room and I packed some of her clothes. “Lets go. Go pack your shit. We’re out.” I said. I went back to my room to pack my clothes. I wasn’t sure where we were gonna sleep but we needed to leave.
“Where are we going?” She asked as we got in my car.
“Somewhere to sleep.” I said as Jai and Beau got in the car with us.
“Auntie Jen will let us stay with her.” Violet said. She was right. I drove the short ride over to her house. She had just gotten married and didn’t have any kids. Her husband loved us kids though. He was a like a little kid himself.
“Hey Auntie Jen...” I said as she answered the door.
“Mom at it again?” She asked. We all nodded. She stood to the side to let us in. “Only have two rooms and the couch.” She said.
“Its fine. We can share. Jai and Beau in one room. Violet in the other and I’ll sleep on the couch.” I said.
“No. You can sleep with me. I’m scared.” Violet said.
“Okay.” I said. “We need to sleep.” I said We all went our separate ways hoping that we would be able to sleep.