Soon after we got everything to my room, Gabi's mom came to pick her and Sarah up. They left after promising me that they would see me on Monday. So after they left it was just me, Patrick, Haley, and Konnor.
We were all staring at each other awkwardly, wondering what to do when Mom came in. "Patrick, sweetie, you should go home. Your mom just texted me to tell you that your grandparents are coming over."
Patrick groaned. "Okay, I'll see you guys later."
"See ya," We said.
Then after he left it was just us three and mom. I could tell that Mom loved Haley. "Haley, why don't you and Liz go down to your house and invite your parents out for dinner at Olive Garden. It will be our treat. A welcome to the neighborhood, sort of thing. If they're not busy we can go at 6:30."
Haley looked at me and Konnor. We nodded. She smiled. I could tell that she was still a little unsure about me having a whole new family. "Okay, thanks, Mrs. Mohr."
"Oh, Haley," Mom said. "You can call me Kristine."
Haley nodded. "Okay, let's go. My parents are dying to see you."
Me and her walked out the door. Konnor was not far behind.
"No, Konnor," Mom yelled. "Stay here!"
"That's okay, Mrs. Mo- Kristine," Haley caught herself. "He can come with. My parents won't mind."
Then we walked down the street. Haley lived two houses down from where Patrick lived, so she was close by. We walked down the sidewalk in silence. Then once we got there the front door was locked, but her parents were home, so we had to knock on the door.
The door opened and suddenly I was wrapped in Haley's moms arms. Did I mention she loves me? "LIZZY!"
I hugged her back. "Yeah, it's good to see you too."
She let go of me. "Wow, how you've grown! And who's this boy with you? Your boyfriend?"
"Actually, Kellie, no, he's not," I said. "He's here because I need to tell you something that has recently changed about my life."
"What's that?" She asked.
"Well, this is Konnor," I said. "My twin brother."
Kellie stared at me. "What?"
So I went on to explain what I told Haley, except a less detailed version. Haley and Konnor just stood behind me.
"So, you're telling me that all this time you have had a twin brother and two other brothers without knowing it? And your parents kicked you out?" She asked.
I nodded. "Pretty much."
Kellie was speechless. Which I'm pretty sure is a first for her. After a few moments she got over her shock and was back to her demanding self. "Well, when can I meet them?"
I smiled. "My mom wanted to know if you guys would like to come out for dinner with us tonight at Olive Garden."
Kellie didn't hesitate at all. "Of course! I'll tell James right away! Of course I'll tell him what you told me too!"
"Awesome!" I said. "My mom said that we'll leave around 6:30. Why don't you meet me in my driveway a few minutes before then?"
I looked at the closest clock. It was 4:30, which was good because I smelled pretty bad.
"Okay, so why don't you and Konnor go home and tell your parents. We'll be over before 6:30."
I nodded. "See you in a couple of hours then. Bye, Haley. Bye, Kellie."
"Bye," They said.
Then Konnor and I walked out the door and towards our (It still feels weird saying that) house. "So, brother of mine, what do you think of them?" I asked.
"They seem nice, a bit crazy at times, but nice," He answered.
"They are," I said. "I'm like their second daughter, except I'm not as clean as them."
"Yeah, that's where you fit in here," He teased. "We drive mom crazy because our stuff is laying everywhere."
I stuck my tongue out at him. "I'll race you home."
We ran home, which it was basically across the street. I'm proud to say I won. Of course, I tripped right as I got into the garage. Damn, those garage floors are slippery.
"Li, are you okay?" Konnor asked.
"Yeah, I'm fine," I said. "No blood. It just hurts."
I stood up, took a step and hissed. I twisted my ankle. Konnor grabbed my arm before I could fall. I'm glad he helped me, but he grabbed my bruise from where Steve grabbed my arm yesterday. I hissed again.
"Li, what's wrong now?"
I shook my head. "I'm fine, I just twisted my ankle. And why are you calling me Li?"
"It means 'Warrior' in Chinese. It's a girl name. Plus if you take off the z in Liz you get Li."
"And you're calling me this why?"
"Because your my baby sister. Your my little warrior."
"Aww, as much as I love sentimental moments, I'd really like to go inside. Then I can yell at you for calling me a baby while putting an ice pack on my ankle!"
Konnor grinned and helped me inside. We went into the kitchen and yelled at the same time, "Mom, we're home!" We looked at each other and laughed.
My mom came into the kitchen grumbling. "You know, you don't have to yell it at the same time, it just makes it doubly louder." Then she noticed me leaning on Konnor. "Oh, Liz, what did you do?"
"I'm fine," I said. "I just fell, by the way we weren't planning on yelling at the same time. It's a twin thing."
She rolled her eyes. "What did Haley's parents say?"
"They said that they'll meet us here at 6:30 because they don't know where the Olive Garden is," I answered. I hobbled to the freezer to get an icepack for my ankle.
"Careful, Li. Don't trip on something else."
"Shut your trap, Konnor."
I grabbed a towel from the counter, turned around, and threw it at him. He caught it easily. Much to my aggravation. I turned back around to get the icepack, but I grabbed a piece of ice also. Then I limped back to my twin, hiding the ice. Once I got close enough I pretended to trip again, and he caught me. Then me, being the evil mastermind I am, dropped the ice into the back of his shirt.
"Cold, cold, cold, cold." He ran around the kitchen trying to get it out of his shirt. Once he got it out of his shirt he faced me with an evil look on his face.
Then we heard the door open. "I'm home!" It was dad. Konnor then chased after me. I ran towards my dad.
"Daddy, save me!" I yelled. I hid behind my dad. He laughed when he saw Konnor race towards us. Then Konnor tried to grab me. I ran upstairs into Logan's room. He was in there laying on his bed.
"Liz, what's going on?" He asked.
"Hiding," I said as I got under his bed. Man, it really stinks under here. "Don't tell Konnor."
Right after I said that Konnor came into the room. "Have you seen Liz?"
Please don't tell. "No, sorry." Logan said. Yes!
"Yes, I'm sure. Now go away."
I saw Konnor's feet go out into the hallway. "I'm gonna get you, Li!" Then I heard him race downstairs.
I got out from under the bed. "Thanks, and clean under your bed. I think something died."
Logan laughed. "I haven't cleaned under their since Halloween." I grimaced. It was April. "Why did he call you Li?"
"Something about it meaning warrior in Chinese and I'm his little baby sister warrior. I was more focused on my twisted ankle."
"We decided to race home and I fell while running into the garage."
"Ouch, and why was he chasing you?"
"I may have put an ice cube down his shirt."
"Yeah, well, I'm gonna go take a shower. We're going out tonight."
"My friend Haley from Iowa moved here and we're taking her family out to eat."
"Yeah, well, I'm gonna go get ready."
"Don't hog the bathroom."
He stuck his tongue out at me. I rolled my eyes and walked out the door. Konnor was still downstairs doing who knows what.
I got my stuff and and some clothes to change into. I went into the bathroom, started the shower, undressed, and got in. Ahh, it felt good. I looked down at my arm. My hurt arm. There was a bruise and you could pretty much see the marks left from Steve's hand. I can't believe I used to call him dad. I hesitantly poked the bruise and automatically wished I hadn't. Even the littlest touch made it throb. I then ignored it and washed my hair. I got out, dried off, and got dressed.
My outfit was a pair of jean shorts that went to just above my knees, a blue tank top, and over that I put my 'I heart D.C.' shirt. Then once I was dressed I walked out of the bathroom and saw Konnor waiting outside.
"Hi," I said.
He grinned evilly. I groaned. "I have something of yours."
"Please tell me you just took my shoe."
"No, something better."
My eyes widened. I saw he had his hand hidden behind his back. Without any warning I jumped on him. "NO. ONE. TOUCHES. THAT."
I hit him, but he wouldn't relent. That bastard. Eventually, I got off his back, sank to the ground and pouted. After about five minutes of that he set blankie on my lap and walked downstairs. Once I knew he was downstairs I ran to my room and hid blankie so no one knew where it was.
….Yes, I know. I have a slight problem.
I walked downstairs and saw Konnor, Logan, my parents, and Braedon. My younger brother. I walked into the living room and sat down in between Konnor and Dad. Braedon was staring at me.
"Hi," I said.
"Your my brother."
"You cool with that?"
That was very easy. I love how the little people don't speak much. He doesn't seem upset so I'll take that as a good thing.
Mom cut into my thoughts. "So no one has any problems or anything?" All the kids shook their heads. "Good."
I looked at the clock. It was 5:30. We still had an hour before we were going out.
"Liz, can you come into the kitchen with me?" Dad asked. I nodded and followed him into the kitchen. He picked up a box from the counter that was already open. He took something out of the box. It was a cell phone. "This is your new phone. I heard that your other one got canceled and you can't keep using other people's phones."
I looked at it. It was red and black. It had a touch screen and a slide out full keyboard. "Thanks, Daddy."
He chuckled. "It's no big deal. Your number is 325-425-9087." I nodded. This was way better than my old phone.
I looked up at my dad. He was smiling down at me. His blue eyes sparkling with happiness. I set my phone down on the counter and hugged him. I felt his arms wrap around me back, squeezing just as tightly as I was squeezing him. "I'm so proud of you." He whispered. He leaned down and kissed my head. Then he let go of me and gently shoved me towards the living room. "Go be with your brothers. Get their phone numbers. Annoy them. Go be a sister."
I laughed. "Okay, Daddy."
I picked up my phone and walked into the living room. My mom had left the room and the boys were watching baseball. Of course.
"Who's winning?" I asked.
"The Yankee's," They all said at once. Then they looked at each other and laughed.
I was just standing there, giving them an odd look. Konnor saw it and laughed. "Aw, Li," He said while coming up to me, "Don't feel left out! Soon you'll be doing that too!" He grabbed my arm and pulled me toward the couch.
"Great," I said sarcastically. "I can't wait.".
My brothers laughed.
"You know you love us!" Logan said.
I rolled my eyes at them, but I didn't deny it.