I woke up at 8:00 Saturday morning. Lexi was still fast asleep next to me so I jumped out of bed and went to find some clothes. I settled on a pair of jean shorts and a yellow tank top. I threw my hair into a pony tail and headed down the stairs. I found Gaby and Kodee eating cereal in the kitchen. I grabbed a bowl and joined them.
"What's up girlys?" I asked as Lexi walked into the room and grabbed a glass of orange juice.
"We played princesses last night and even got to sleep in our dresses." Kodee said with a big smile.
"Ya I got to be Cinderella!" Gaby said excitedly.
"Hey do you guys want to go swimming after breakfast?" They both got excited and started eating fast. I finished my cereal and grabbed Lexi's hand. She was falling asleep at the table. I pulled her up the stairs and headed to my room.
"I don't have a swimsuit." Lexi said in her quiet voice.
"That's no problem I have tons of swim suits." I said and smiled back. I threw my blue poka dot bikini at her and grabbed my pink and yellow one and left the closet. I walked into the bathroom and changed into my swimsuit and threw my hair up into a bun on top of my head. I heard my cell phone ring and went and grabbed it.
"Hey Bree it's Brad and I an so bored I am thinking about building a Lego house please save me!" Brad is drop dead gorgeous but I could never go out with him. We have known each other since we were two and I think of him like a brother.
"Ya that is pretty sad." I said with a smile. "You should come over to my place Lexi and I are about to go swimming with the little girls. You should come chill with us."
"Lexi in a bikini I am so there!" Brad said and hung up the phone. He has had a huge crush on Lexi since she moved here in the forth grade but she has never noticed. I think she kind of likes him to but she is to scared to admit it. She doesn't like people to get to close.
"Hey Lexi Brad is coming over too." I said through the door. Brad and Lexi would look perfect together. She has long black wavy hair and bark brown eyes and supper tan skin. She is about 5 foot 5 and is not skinny but in no ways overweight. She works out a lot. She is half Native American and half Spanish.
Brad is about 6 feet tall with dirty blond short hair and bright green eyes. They look really good together too.
"Um… okay sounds good." She said as she stepped out of the closet. "How do I look?" She asked as she turned in a circle.
"Oh my god Lex where have you been hiding that body?" I smiled at her
"Wow Bree we may call you a nerd but you are not afraid to say what you are thinking." She half smiled back.
"Well its true have you looked in a mirror?" I asked standing next to her "I mean what size bra do you where? A C cause I am a B and you are defiantly bigger than me."
"Wow Bree just wow could this get anymore odd?" she asked as she put her hair up.
"Well yes it could… have I ever told you that you have a nice ass?" I said as I went to grab us and the little girls' towels. Lexi laughed and I smiled. I love it when it's just me and her hanging out. She laughs and smiled and talks unlike when she is with everyone else. I think its because she knows I'm not going to ask questions. I heard banging on my bedroom door followed by two little girls in swimming suites and a little boy with a little swimmers dipper on.
"Well it looks like some ones ready." I said as I grabbed Tristan and walked out of the room. Lexi grabbed the towels and we all walked down the stairs. We were swimming in the pool when Brad showed up. We all laughed and played around for a couple hours. When my aunt got home from work she took all the kids to McDonalds for lunch and Lexi, Brad and I went up to my room.
Lexi and I took turns changing in my bathroom and Brad threw on a Three Days Grace t-shirt. We went and ate lunch and hung out for the rest of the day. They both went home around 4 and I was home all alone.
My aunt and the kids went shopping so who knew when they were going to be home. I got bored so I went up in my room and tried to learn some new spells. My room was a mess so first off I went to clean that. I closed my eyes and pictured my room clean. Within seconds I could feel the air around me charging and the clothes and other things lying around return to their right places. I opened my eyes and smiled ass the things floated through the air. I grabbed the people magazine and sat on my bed. After I was done with my room I moved on to the rest of the house. I loved being a witch!
Monday morning I woke up at 5 to get ready for school. I went in my closet and graded a pair of white shorts a black sports bra and a tie die shirt that hung off one shoulder. I grabbed my little black backpack and was off to school.
I met everyone in the parking lot like usual before we headed off to class. I noticed a new bruise on the side of Lexi's face that she had tried desperately to cover but didn't do to well. Taylor was sitting by Jared on the hood of his truck and Jill was standing next to her.
"What happened to Troy?" I asked Jill as I walked over.
"I am so over mortals I think I am going to go for a witch next. Now I just need to find one… Where's Brad?" She asked and I saw Lexi's eyes get big.
"Brad is taken Jill. And anyways you wouldn't last a second before you two got in a huge fight and cause harm to each other or your surroundings." I said and looked at her like she was crazy.
"Well isn't their a new witch at this school? Where is he?" Now it was my turn for my eyes to get big.
"He has his eye on someone else." Lexi said just loud enough so that everyone could hear. I mouthed thank you to her and she gave me a little smile back.
"Well Lexi and I are heading off to our first hour." I said as I grabbed her hand and started to walk away. We made our way towards history and sat in our seats just as the bell rang. I got a bunch of homework in history and in math the class I have right after that. 3rd hour I had P.E. Luckily Taylor was in my class so I didn't have to suffer alone. As we walked out to the track the boys P.E. class joined in with ours. Trace walked over to us and smiled.
"Hey Breanne." He said as we got to the track.
"Hey Trace long time no see." I smiled up at him.
"Well at least we have a class together." He smiled back
"Oh, this is Taylor by the way." I said pointing to Tay. She smiled at him and started running. All through gym class Trace and I talked. I felt bad for ditching Tay but she ditches me all the time for Jared so I didn't feel too bad. We talked about a lot of random things like books and movies and so on.
After school I was walking to my truck and listening to my I pod. A song turned on that reminded me of my mom and I remembered what today was. I ignored my friends waving at me but I noticed that Trace was with them before I got in my truck. I drove myself to the cemetery and walked over to my moms grave. She had a very normal grave stone. It said beloved mother and sister.
I felt someone's eyes on my and turned around. Lexi was standing there with a confused expression on her face. I looked back at the grave stone and started talking.
"When I was nine years old my father left us. He picked up his stuff one day and with out any explanation he left us." I sighed and went to my knees and touched the dead flowers around the grave. "My mom lost something that day she never got back. All I remember is that she wouldn't get out of bed." Tears started to well up in my eyes. I took a deep breath.
"She wouldn't eat. She wouldn't talk. I didn't know what to do. I called my grandma and begged her to come and help me but she said she couldn't and sent my aunt Tiffany and my uncle Joe. My mom died two days after they arrived." The tears blinded me as the slid in a deluge down my cheeks.
"Brad held my hand through the funeral but I wouldn't believe it really happened." I felt Lexi's hand on my shoulder. "I ran to the cliffs and I jumped. With out even thinking about it I threw myself over the cliff. The only thing under me was rocks…" I took a deep breath.
"I should have died Lexi." I turned to face her. "All I remember is waking up at the bottom of the cliffs with out a scratch." She hugged me tight.
"I'm so sorry that happened to you Breanne." Lexi said in my ear as she pulled back.
"That's not even the worst of it. Everyone else pretended that it was my moms fault. My aunt all of them blamed it on her they said that she wasn't strong enough and was a whiny little bitch who couldn't even man up enough to take care of her own child."
"I just ignored them and threw myself into school work and studying and working on understanding being a witch. Then I met you and Taylor and Jill and everything got so much better." I sat down on the grass and Lexi sat next to me.
"Something no one knows is that when I turned 15 I got depressed again. I was home alone and I missed my mom so much I couldn't handle it. My aunt and I had just got in a fight and I was just done. I went down stairs grabbed a knife and slid it into my heart. I felt life its self leave my body. I died Lexi." She looked at the ground.
"But I'm still here Once again I woke up with no marks what-so-ever and I think it was then that I realized that there was a reason I was supposed to be here. On this earth. Alive." I looked at Lexi and realized that she was crying too.
"My mom and dad are alcoholics and my dad hits me." Lexi said and looked into my eyes. She looked so sad and so helpless that I pulled her into my arms as we both cried. "I know I could leave and they would never notice but I can' abandon Gaby like that. She is all I have left in this world that's still good other then you and the girls and Brad." She sobbed into my shoulder.
"And that's a whole other bunch of cookies… Brad. I really like him. But what if he just turns out to be like my dad in the end. I know that is highly unlikely but it scares me so much it makes me sick. I know he is a good guy but so was my father. He never wanted this to happen." I patted her back and let her cry.
"And I can't try to get help because they will just put us in foster care and I am not getting split up from my sister. And my dad never hurts her. It's just me." She lay back on the grass.
"What did I do to deserve this Bree? Did I hurt someone in a past life and now god has decided that its time to punish me?"
"It's not your fault Lexi. Alcohol can change the best of people. Your dad needs help but you are right if you go to the counselors at school they will just separate you." I said and lay next to her.
"So what do we do?" She asked as we watched the clouds in the sky. Neither of us talked as we thought of what to do. Minutes passed by and still nothing.
"I got it!" I said and sat up fast.
"What?" Lexi said and sat up too.
"Ok. I read about this spell one time that gives you horrible stomach pains. We disguise it a alcohol poisoning. We slip it to your dad and I am guessing that he will go to the hospital. When he gets their they will look at his liver and see that he has a drinking problem. From their they will make him become sober and maybe he will realized he has a problem. You are right he used to be a great guy. Hopefully he will go to rehab and you will still have your mother. I think if we sit down and talk to her we can get her to stop drinking." I smiled at her
"What do you think?" I asked her
"I think that you are crazy! But it also might just work."