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"Here we are," my mom sighs with a smile plastered across her face. I look up from my phone for the first time in what felt like hours to see a beautiful 3 story home.
It was white with light grey roofing and looked to be at least a four bedroom home. I could hate being in Australia all I wanted, but our tiny loft in LA had absolutely nothing on this. It was the most beautiful thing I had seen in a while, and the only thing I've liked in Australia so far.
"How did you-"
"My company payed for it, and this was the only house available that was close enough to my work and a high school."
I let my mouth hang open for a couple of minutes, thinking it over. Since we moved here because of her promotion, her company payed for our home. Although the house was way to big for only two peop-
"Tess, go on, Babe. Pick your room." She smiles and kisses my forehead before softly shoving me towards the house.
(A/N: You can skip ahead to the * if you don't want to hear details of the house.)
I grin and run up the stairs, opening the wide wooden doors slowly. Inside was a large open area with friendly wooden stairs peeking out from the far right. On the left was the kitchen, leading into the dining room which overlooked the backyard, the beach. I watched as the sun rose and the crystal clear water crashed upon the white sand.
I walk back to the entrance and look around another open room, which I assume is the living room. This room also overlooks the beach, and has a small patio that sits just above a bigger one. On one wall is a fireplace and mantel, and on the opposite wall is a cozy window seat.
I decide that was enough of the second floor and skipped on up the stairs to the third. The first door in the wide hall lead to a simple bathroom, and the next few doors to the left were medium sized rooms that didn't really stand out to me like I wanted them to.
The door at the end was the master bedroom along with the master bath. More basic and simple rooms, and at the end of the hall on the other side was a large and comfy room. It held more personality with mint green walls and a big window seat with matching cushions. It also had a small fireplace and mantel, looking similar to the homey living room.
It consisted of a walk in closet and personal bathroom. It was exactly like the master, but more fitted to my personality, where the master was more my mom's taste.
After touring the rest of the house, I ran back out to first floor, where our new car had been parked and all of our shipped boxes were scattered. I grab some boxes and take the stairs from the garage to the mud room.
With a big house came many stairs, which is something I definitely struggle with. I stumble up and down with heavy boxes, and after 3 hours, we have all of them in the rooms they need to be in.
I help my mom out with the kitchen, which took 2 hours, and then the living room, which was another 3.
By the time we're done, it's almost lunchtime, so we take a break and decide to go out and eat.
"What'cha hungry for, Babe?" I look out the window and watch as all the big and expensive houses fly by.
"Hmmm... Do they have In-N-Out in Australia?" Mom giggles, "No, silly, but I wish they did too."
I frown and begin thinking again.
"Maybe we could go to a small bar and grill. I think I saw one when we were driving to the house."
I nod and turn on the radio as my mom rolls down the windows.
When we reach the restaurant, we hop out and a waitress immediately takes us a to a requested table outside.
Our food arrives minutes later, and as we eat we talk.
"So how far is the school from the house?" I munch on some celery before beginning on my burger.
"Only a 5 minute walk."
She giggles, "Why?"
"Living close to school is torture. What if I see my teachers or something?"
She laughs again, "If it makes you feel any better, I was chatting with the neighbors and one actually has a son your age."
I nod and continue eating, not really wanting to think about going to a new school in only 2 days.
"You guys could walk to and from school together. I think that might be safer than you by yourself."
I nod, smile, and start eating my burger.
After a good meal and a little bit of shopping, mom and I head back to the house and resume unpacking. We decorate the halls by setting up a table, chair and stack of books to make it look more homey.
We set up our beds, and by the time we're done, we're exhausted and decide to head to bed.
"Good night, Mom. I love you," I kiss her cheek and give a quick hug.
"I love you too. And thank you for having such a positive mood. I know it's hard for you."
I smile and run upstairs, turning off my light and jumping into bed.
More updates coming soon.<3