“I meant to ask you guys before.” Bailey said to me as her and I sat on the swinging love seat in the living room. “How did you guys meet?” Suddenly everyone’s attention was on me and Katy.
“Well.” I began.
“This is a fun story..” Katy said and smiled at me. “It all began when this little cutie was 5 years old.”
We got into the story, talking about my climbing obsession, and how she thought I was the cutest thing she had ever seen and instantly felt different about me than any other kid she had ever met. I told them that I never wanted to let her leave and I was sad when she did. I also told them that when I was growing up and would watch her interviews that I felt more connected with her than I’ve ever felt with anyone. I also told them that I had to take a week off school in 2011 because I was having mental breakdowns and nobody could figure out why until my mom realized it all happened when Katy was getting a divorce with Russel. My doctor said she had no explanation or diagnosis for it. I felt kind of pathetic telling them that part but they all said it was very sweet and that we were sister soul mates. Katy finished telling the story to them while I stood up and went to where Hayden was standing.
“We have a bit of a problem.” He said.
“The stand broke for the bean bag toss and it is too late for the dance off.” He told me and I just shrugged.
“Aweh, I am sorry. I know you put a lot of effort into this. But honestly I think we all just want to talk and eat candy anyways. I could get all of us to divvy up all of our candy for the night.” I told him and he smiled nodding. He helped me get mine and Katy’s candy from my room.
“I could set up a fort building contest for you guys if you want?” Hayden told me as him and I were putting all the candy into one huge pile in the living room while the girls were still all huddled around Katy “Aweing” and “oohing” occasionally.
“That sounds awesome.” I counted us, “there is eight of us so 2 groups of 4?”
“Sounds good.” He said and we decided that both groups would build in opposite ends of the living room and he would be the judge. To be fair he had to stay in my brother’s room the entire time we were building, so he didn’t know whose was whose.
They all gathered around me when Katy finished the story and all asked for a hug. After we all went through the candy; taking turns taking 3 things from the pile at a time. Hayden had left three of our like 9 pillow cases full of candy in my room for just me and Katy and we all ended up with about two-ish pillow cases each.
After that was done Hayden explained to them about the teams and made Madison and Jessica team captains. The teams went Madison, Katy, Me, and Emma. And the other team was Jessica, Bailey, Jill, and Sarah. I had never really talked to Emma so I guess now was a good time to get to know her.
“Hi.” I said to her.
“Hi Brooke.” She smiled as we walked into the closet in my bedroom that was filled with blankets and pillows. Cole had one in his closet too that the other girls were using. We all grabbed armfuls and went back into the living room to start. Emma came up with the brilliant idea to hook one corner of a big sheet on the top of the couch and have the other in the patio door but still make sure the door can close. We held the other end of the sheet up on the top of the swing. We hung up all different colored sheets on our half of the living room and it turned into a huge tent thing. The inside was so open so we laid down for different areas for each of us inside, with pillows and blankets. We made armoire chairs out of the couch pillows and turned it into a little lounge.
I looked over at their fort and it was really cool too. It was made of blankets with a pillow entrance. The floor was all pillows on the inside with piles of candy.
“We are done.” I said to Hayden who was playing COD Ghosts in my brothers room and he shut it off, coming out to admire our architecture. We all stood against the wall by the kitchen as he went in and around each fort keeping a straight face the whole time. Katy wrapped her arm around my waist and I leaned into her. She made the perfect older sister and she made me feel safe. If everyone on earth didn’t already know our relationship status they would think we were lesbians. She’s my wife, my mom, and my sister. And to be honest if the whole ‘I kissed a girl’ stuff came up and we were at a party or club or whatever and someone asked me to kiss her I probably would. She’s already admitted that she would too. It wouldn’t be weird because we are both 100% straight and we love each other.
“Very nice girl.” Hayden told us. “But there can only be one winner and the winners get to pick what we do next. And after some careful inspection I have decided that the best fort is. This one!” He said pointing to My teams fort.
“Yay!” We all said and us four group hugged. The other girls booed and through candy us.
“Great now we are candy whores.” I said and they all laughed and everyone through candy at me while I ran into the fort.