His soft fingertips grazed the back of Arielle’s neck, gently soothing the sensitive skin there as he held her tightly. Elliot could only imagine things like this happening in his dreams and he had to continuously look down at the girl in his arms to remind himself that none of this was a dream.
It was reality.
“Are you sure you’re going to be alright by yourself? I really can go buy food some other time.” Her mother went on ranting as she paced by the door. Arielle smirked and walked towards the door to open it for her mother. “I’m fine. I’ve been out what, two weeks? I’ll be fine for an hour,” she replied. Her mother took a second look towards the door before walking towards it. “Remember to call if anything, I mean anything, happens. I love you,” she said before walking out and closing the door.
Arielle stretched her body out against the banister and smiled. It had been a while since she was by herself. Almost too long. She was starting to feel suffocated because she wasn’t used to anyone waiting on her hand and foot.
Arielle woke up in a white room. Monitors and machines surrounded her. Where was she? She tried to sit up a bit but a hand grabbed at her hip. “Don’t,” a stern voice said. Arielle bit her lip. Who was that?
For once, Arielle was scared. She had no snarky attitude to hide behind. She was terrified to speak. Or even look at the hand resting at her hip. She slowly looked down at the hand resting at her hip and noted the diamond bracelet sparkling against the wrist.
Arielle shifted in her seat at she sat at the dinner table. Her mother was very family oriented so she insisted the whole family eat dinner together. Every single night. Though she was going on 18 and Stephanie and her brother were going on 17, her mother didn’t think of eating dinner as being inappropriate for young adults. “It’s no fun if your dad and Alec aren’t here.” Her mother sighed as she looked at the two empty seats. Arielle looked over at her sister engrossed in texting. Big difference that makes.
“Mom I’m sorry I’m late!” Alec said as he rushed into the kitchen. A young man followed in behind him. Her mother eyed the boy and smiled. “Who do we have here?” she asked.
Lunch came fairly slowly to Arielle. Since the morning she hadn’t seen her sister and she was glad. She didn’t want to see her. As she walked into the lunch room she immediately saw the decorations on her table. The words “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY” were plastered on a balloon and swayed due to the air condition in the room. Julia’s petite figure was stood next to it. If anyone was more annoying then Elliot, it had to be his girlfriend Julia.
My submission to the Rainbow Challenge took a part of this short story. I have finally decided to post this short story. I’m posting it in parts because it’s really long. I’ll probably do three or four parts. Enjoy ^.^
“You know,” Stephanie started as she kept one hand on the steering wheel and the other hand digging through her Coach purse, “you should really stop making mom cry in the morning. It really ruins her day.” Arielle grabbed her sister’s phone and threw it in her lap. “Your going to kill us before we make it to school if you don’t pay attention to the road. What do you need your phone for anyway?” she asked, completely ignoring Stephanie’s comment.