I wake up the next morning to the smell of pancakes. I sit up looking around my room confused. My mom hasn't made breakfast in months. When I reach the bottom of the stares I see my mom sitting at the kitchen table with a pile of pancakes waiting for me. Yeah she is definitely up to something.
"Good Morning Honey" My mom says smiling at me as I sit down at the table.
"Okay Mom what's going on?"
"What do you mean?"
"I mean I can tell when your trying to butter me up for something" I say motioning to the pancakes that are sitting in front me. She let's out a sigh but her smile doesn't falter.
"Okay you got me. There is something I want to run by you and I hope you will be on board"
"Okay I'm listening"
"I was thinking...... I was thinking of maybe asking Harry to move in with us. I mean this is a four bedroom, two bathroom house, so we have enough room for him and Felicity. Harry has been working so hard lately to keep a roof over their heads and I want him to not have to stress so much. This way he can have more time to spend with Felicity and we can have a chance to get to know you brother better. And I don't know how much time I have left and this way you won't be alone when-"
"Your not going anywhere mom" I say cutting her off. I don't want her thinking that way. Though mostly I say it for myself. I don't know if I can take losing her too. Her smile starts to slip away and I start to panic not wanting to see her sad again.
"So that's a no?" She asks fear in her voice. I smile and take her hand giving it a comforting squeeze and forcing the smile back onto her face.
"It's a stop talking like that it upsets me but yes of course I would love for my brother to live here with us" I say and my mother cheers happily pulling me to her in a hug.
"This is great. I'll ask him later on today when you get home from school"
"I have a better idea. How about we take a family trip today? We can all drive together to the lake. I haven't been since dad....Well since dad passed and this would be the perfect way to get myself to go back. Please mom we can go right now if you want to I'll call in sick, my grades are all really good right now. Please mom let's ask him at the lake" I beg and I can already see her starting to give in.
"I have missed that lake........fine go text your brother and ask him to come over with Felicity and tell him to bring their swimsuits. He has the day off today so it shouldn't be a problem to head over now. I'll call the school and tell them your sick and won't be in today but only because you are doing so well in your classes" She says and I hurry out of my seat forgetting all about my pancakes and hug her before running upstairs.
"Okay I'm calling him now" I yell to her and pull out my cell phone. It rings a couple times before he answers.
"Hazel?" He says sounding confused as to why I'm calling so early.
"Hey Harry do you think you can come over?"
"Why are you calling so early? Is something wrong with our mom? He asks worried.
"No my worry some brother. Just taking a sick day and we are all going on an important family outing so bring your and felicity's swimsuit with you"
"How is going swimming an important family trip?" Harry says laughing.
"Please Harry this is the lake that I used to go to with dad before he passed away. I haven't been back since and if I'm ever going to get myself to go again I'm going to need my brother with me" I say and I hear him sigh and know he has already given in to me.
"We'll be over in 30" He says before hanging up and I head downstairs to tell mom the good news.