“You sure your parents don’t mind us staying a little late?” Adrian hummed, reclining further into the admittedly uncomfortable chairs.
“Yeah, they don’t mind. It’s never really quiet around here considering my cousins live with us,”
“Ouch, how’d that happen?” Adrian raised his eyebrows seemingly apologetically.
“As far as I know my Uncle’s girlfriend cheated on him; he took the kids and left her. They’re still on very bad terms, he’s looking for a new place though. It’s a whole situation, very messy,” They all collectively sighed sympathetically, including myself. Honestly I didn’t really know what was happening with Roy, I could only hope for the best.
“So; your parents, uncle, two cousins and your little sister?” Cameron furrowed his brow, clearly trying to piece together the situation.
“Yep, I’m the oldest kid and it drives me up the wall sometimes,” I laughed halfheartedly.
“I didn’t know you had a little sister! My brother should be her age, right?” Chloe perked up, meeting my eyes excitedly.
“Yeah! Her name is Lily, I think she knows your brother, Jackson right?” I wasn’t about to out Lily’s crush to her, I’m not that mean.
“Yeah yeah! I’ll let Jackson know about Lily, he needs some new friends.” She laughed; and in a way it was magical. She always maintained this stillness about her; seeing her be herself for once, even for a brief moment, was like nothing else.