"I can't believe you're really going… who am I going to giggle at cute boys with?" cried my best friend Juliette, wiping away some of her tears quickly.
"We'll message, talk, text each other every night, okay, and there is no way I am going to lose you!" I replied trying not to get lost in the emotion of saying goodbye to the one person I'd been friends with since kindergarten.
"Come on sweetie, we really have to get going!" my Mom called from the car, which was parked on the side of the road. The back was full of stuff, as was the trunk, and well… the trailer we were towing behind us was jammed full as well. I wrapped my arms around Juliette as we sobbed goodbye, and then she handed me a small, wrapped parcel.
"It's for your birthday next month, you can open it whenever," she said when Mom beeped the horn. I smiled at Juliette for the last time and got in the car. She waved as we drove off, Mom turning up the radio as we entered the main road. My name is Delilah Williams and I'm fifteen. I have long dark brown wavy hair, brown eyes and am about 5'5'. I'm an only child and my Mom is divorced. I'm a very smart student and love playing the guitar as well as singing. My Mom has blonde hair and blue eyes and designs fashion clothing. She went on a holiday last month and met this 'amazing guy' who she is now engaged to. So, we're moving from Mississippi, all the way to Florida. That's a twelve and a half hour drive, plenty of time to contemplate my new life. And I'm about to gain two brothers. I think my life just got complicated.
I felt an arm on mine, shaking gently whilst my name was softly being said. I opened my eyes and saw what I guessed was my new home. Tan colored bricks, white windows and cream colored roof and gutters. There wasn't much of a front garden but it looked nice. Then out came three people. A man who looked the same age as my Mom, with brown short hair, denim jeans and a plaid button-up shirt. In front of him were two teenage boys – one who looked older and one who looked younger than me. The older one had dyed black emo-ish hair and hazel eyes, with an eyebrow piercing on his left eyebrow. He was wearing converse, skinny jeans and a tight black t-shirt. The younger one had light brown hair, hazel eyes too and was wearing denim jeans, a white shirt, grey jacket and black cap backwards.
"Time to go meet your new family," Mom said with a smile on her face. The boys stared at me and I was starting to get uncomfortable. Mom kissed her fiancé before turning to us.
"Boys, this is my daughter Delilah. Delilah, this is Demetri and Jace." Demetri was the older one. Jace, the younger.
"And this is Robert," she said, placing a hand on Robert's chest, smiling lovingly at him. I looked back at my step-brothers to see Jace smiling at me and Demetri still staring at me. My Mom and Robert went inside, leaving the three of us out here. I wish he would stop, it's kinda annoying… although it suits him, it makes him hotter. My eyes widened as I realised what I'd thought about Demetri. He gave me a weird look before Jace piped up, asking if I'd like a tour of the house. I nodded and followed him inside, Demetri pulling out his phone.
"So this is the kitchen, my favourite room besides the basement. This is where we eat and over there is the lounge room, yeah we have a huge TV…" He went up the stairs and showed me all the bedrooms before taking me back downstairs and showing me the backyard. There was a frame of a swing set, but no swing. And there was a small fortress in the tree.
"Whatcha think?" he asked, turning to me.
"It's better than what I was expecting… that's a good thing by the way!" I laughed as the look of horror swept over his face.
"I like your laugh, it's cute." I blushed. We went back inside and I asked him about the basement.
"Oh, come check it out." It wasn't what I was expecting. At all. It was spacious, filled with natural light and was a very expensive looking games room. There was the biggest TV mounted on the wall, several game consoles and a bookcase filled with games. There were two bean bags on the floor, a couch on the back wall and a small fridge in the corner. I was expressionless.
"Cool right?" Jace asked and I nodded.
"Well I'd better let you unpack, do you want a hand?" Not wanting him to see my personal things, I shook my head. Robert had carried all my boxes up to my room so I headed there straight away. I had a rather large room. The walls were light purple, the floor was wooden and there was a queen sized bed, window seat, desk, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Sweet! I unpacked half the boxes in two hours and decided to take a brief rest. My door was ajar and I could hear voices downstairs. I'm not a very good eavesdropper, but I liked to do it anyway.
"…Isn't she cute?"
"Do you reckon I have a chance with her?"
"No way in hell," Demetri said in a monotone voice.
"She's going to be our stepsister! Stepsisters are evil! I mean yeah she is gorgeous but you're 14, she's like 16… as if she'd go for you! That is wrong on SO many levels!" he said harshly. Wait… Demetri thinks I'm… GORGEOUS? Trying to stay calm, I opened the door and went down the stairs. Halfway down, Demetri ran up them, glancing at me whilst my heart beat irrationally. I continued to the kitchen and got out a glass of water. Jace came and sat on the bar stool across from me.
"Got a boyfriend?" he asked with a smug smirk, I looked at him and shook my head.
"No, I prefer to stay single, it's less drama. Plus I don't have time for one, with all my studying and music practice…"
"You study? HA! Nerd!" he laughed and I rolled my eyes.
"What type of music practice?" he asked seriously.
"Guitar… I also write songs but they aren't amazing."
"I have a feeling you're going to fit right in at school," he winked and went off towards the basement, leaving me slightly confused.