(( I can try, Im not as good as I used to be haha))
Mrs. Ellison wwalked up to the girls home, nervous and jittery, she didn't know why. She'd been here before. Numerous times. She took a deep breathe and walked through the doors. She stopped at the receptionists desk.
"Hello, my name is Jayde Ellison, I have been looking at recently adopting a young girl around the age of 11 named Zhane. Where do I need to go to meet her?"
She is directed to the 2nd floor, 5th door on the left. As she walked into the room, she noticed a fragile looking girl, who was scared, and lonesome. She knew at once that this would be the perfect adoption. But the young girl didnt look convinced, so How would she convince her that she was only there to help her? She introduced herself and ast to chat with the girl, handing her a piece of candy. Maybe this little gesture was a step in the right direction.
"Rylee?" Kaitlynn was shocked.
She figured she would never see Rylee again. Now, face-to-face, she didnt know what to say. Didn't know how to put her thoughts into words. How to apologize for everything she had done to ruin her life. Would Rylee even forgive her? So instead she did the only thin she could think of, wrapped Rylee in a great big hug, unsure what her reaction would be. "I'm so sorry Rylee, thing got out of hand and I miss you and I'm sorry. I love you." And kaitlynn didnt let go, not for a while, and honestly wasn't sure if she ever would.
Zhane looke dup when soemone entered her room. She saw a woman, middle aged rather pretty enter. The woman handed her candy which Zhane carefully inspected before opening, reinspecting and then popping in to her mouth. She hoped the candy wasn't drugged, Zhane had been drugged before, the memory made her shudder.
The woman was talking to her, something about being her new family. Zhane just watched and sucked on the candy in her mouth, she didn't say anything yet, afraid to interupt.
"I ain't mad, Kaity, I missed you!" Rylee said huging her sister back,
"I was scared when we were split up you know...cause I was afraid of what would happen without you ther eto protect me." she said quietly into her sister's shirt.
Gary stood up,
"Let's go girls." he siad motioning towards the car.
((Oh yeah Rylee's 11, Zhane is 14, she just may look in the 9-11 range because of her size and lack of nutrition.))
"Well Zhane," Said Jayde, "would you be willing to come stay with my family for a while? If you dont like it, you dont have to stay, but it is an option. If you do like it, remember there is adoption if you would like. You would have your own room, your own clothes, allowance, everything a 14 year old girl would need. What do ya think?" Zhane still looked rather afraid, and Jayde hoped she wasn't making that worse byt talking about the future. "Zhane, I just want you to know, youaren't alone. If something is wrong, or you are afraid, let me know." Jayde didn't know why but she felt obligated to say that.
"Alright Rylee, lets go with Mr. Ellison, I don't need to get in trouble right now. I really missed you and I promise I will try and be good. I love you." Kaitlynn got up and walked out with Rylee and Mr. Ellison, worried about how her life would be with this changing moment. If Rylee seemed happy with Mr. Ellison, maybe she was, but all Kaity knew, she had her sister back. At least for now.
Zhane just listened sucking on the candy and rolling it around in he rmouth, She thought for a few moments and then reached a shakey hand down and picke dup her bag. She'd never been iven a choice to stay or go, but this family seemed nice so sheguessed she'd try them. It;d probably turn bad soon.
Zhane ws about to get up when she glanced at Jayde's feet. Imiietly panic rose in her stomach, the wman was wearing high heels. Zhane was afraid of high heels for a reason she didn't tell people.
Zhane was freaking out now, she sunk back on ehr bed and ocvered her ears, rocking and half moaning half shrieking, her eyes squeezed shut. Immiedetly an attendant came in and took Jayde out of teh room, shutting and locking it behind them so Zhane was locked in, alone to stop panicking. They hears louder shrieks coming form the room as Zhane went deeeper into her memories and panic.
Ryle climbed into teh car, making sur eto sit next to her sister,
"Dad's got a son from a previous marriage, he's with his other mother now. I think he should be back on Monday when school satrts up again." Rylee siad, she went on to tell of the other adopted children in the house.
"Mom's going to pick up anothe rgirl to foster, we ha dto clear out a room for her all on her own cause she can't share on according to her social worker. You will share a room with me and two of my sisters, one's adopts the others still just fostered." Rylee expalined.
Jayde didn't know why, but she noticed Zhanes eye shift towards
her feet right before she freaked. Did she have a bad memory,or did she think Jayde was a stuck up type because of her heels? She didn't know, but Jayde felt horrible. She decided to wait at the childrens home until she could speak to Zhane again. She had to try. As she sat down gary called her. "Hey Hun, I am going to stay here, Zhane had an episode, and I want to be here when she is stable. Did you get Rylee her surprise yet?" He said yeah. Jayde said she would be home as soon as possible, but to order in if Kaitlynn wanted and that she was sorry for not being there.
Kaitlynn was worried, she was tired, and wanted to sleep, but they where in the car and she didnt want to sleep pwith a stranger. She was hungry. But who knows what his reaction would be. She has had bad reactions over this before. SO she kept her mouth shut
An attendant came to Jayde and handed her a set of beat up converse that looked about her size. The orphanage took clothe sby donation for the kids so everything was hand-me down. They heard Zhane shrieks turn to sob and then silence. The atendant glanced at the clock and waited for five more minutes before unlocking the door and going in to make sure Zhane was OK. Zhane was sweaty, panic attacks exhuasted the poor child and she'd pulled out some of her already straggly hair. She was calmish again though, she was hugging her knees and rocking, the peice of candy she'd had the good snese to spit in to the garabge before her panic atack was full on so she didn't choke.
Zhane guessed the family wouldn't want her now, her bag had fallen onto the ground and broken open, beads, clothes, crayons, small notebooks, and strangely enough beanie babies were scattered on her floor, she didn't move to pick anything up just rocked and hummed softly to herself, her face was shiney with tears.
"You hungry girls?" Gary called back,
"I'm stopping by Pizza hut on our way back to pick up a bunch of pizzas for home. Jayde is having trouble with Zhane, the girl had a panic epsiode wheil eshe was there." GAry expaliend turning into the pizza hut lot.
Rylee you and Kait go in na dorder, you know what to roder Rys, and I'll be in in a moment, I'm going to call Xavier." he siad. Rylee nodded and got out of tehc ar,
"Xaviers the oldest ofster child, he's almost 18." she explained to Kait as they went in.
Jayde walked into the room, and asked the attendee to speak to Zhane alone. After she left the room, Jayde looked down at zhyne, then knelt on the floor next to the bed. "Zhane," Jayde started, "Aare you ok? You don't have to talk to me about that if you dont want to, but if youdo, I'm here. Even if you don't, Im still here. Now the important question, do You still want to come home with me? We still want you, if you want to, but I am not forcing you to do anything you dont wanna do." She waited.
"Coolioz," said Kaitlynn, secretly she wondered if she would get along with him. If she would get along with any of them. She had never been this scared before.
Standing there in line, Kaitlynn had a flashback when rylee was 5 and she was almost 10, standing in line at pizza hut, her parents arguing, sneaking Rylee outside, away from her parents, for fear of being taken away. Suddenly, she gripped Ryless hand tighter, trying to convince herself that these memories are the past, trying to surface back to reality, and faintly hearing Rylee saying her name. She didn't know anymore.
Zhane nodded, she wanted to go, she looked back at Jayde's feet, the woman didn't have the high heels on anymore, she was wearing converses. Zhane slid off her bed and gathered her spilled stuff up, putting it in her bag. She put the backpack on her back tightening the straps. The bag was too big for her narrow bony shoulders, she gripped the straps with her thin fingers and stood waiting to know where to go.
Rylee felt Kait grippe dher hand and looked up, her sister didn't look to goo. Rylee was now first in line, she ordered, two Hawiian, one cheese, two meat, and one veggie pizzas.
Jayde could tell the bag was too big for Zhane, so she grabbed the bag and led Zhane to the care, letting Zhane sit in the front seat, and said Zhane could pick the music station.
Kait started too slowly resurface, noting that Rylee was watching her with concern. Kait was concerned too, she didnt want rylee to worry. Gary walked in right then, and the cashier gave them the total amount they needed to pay.
Gary paid and the sat down to wait for the puzzas to be cooke dand read,
"So Kait tell me about yourself, what do you like to do? and stuff?" Gary asked. He was playing with a Rubicks cube as he listedn for Kait's response.
Zhane was nervous, she always been mad eto rid ein the back, some people sia dit was becuase she was too small and teha irbag would injure her if they got into a cash, most people siad she didn't deserve to sit in the front and if they could they'd make her ride in the trunk,s ome people had ofrced Zhane to ride in the trunk.
Zhane reached frpward and fiddled withe music dial trying to find the right station, her hand was shaking becuase she was really scared, what if she pcked the wrong sattion? Would Jayde get mad at her?
Jayde could tell Zhane was nervous.
"zhane, hun, it's alright. Pick whatever you want. I listen to everything too so its ok. I promise."
Kait thought about this question for a while.
I read and write. I like to hang with people, and I like to be able to say i have a family. I like being in plays."
She never shared this much before, and figured she would regret it later, but with her sister by her side, she didnt care.
Zhane turned the music off, she oculdn't find anything she liked. Zhane was in a different town than Jayde's home, they were about an hour and a half away from the house. Zhane reached into he rbag,w hich ha dbeen place dat her feet and pulle dout a blakc crayon and red cray and a pink crayon and satrte dto draw, she hunched over her drawings so no one coudl see them.
Zhane still hand't siad a word,s he wans't one to talk,s he love dto draw though. She never showed anyone her artwork ebcuase it was usaully about he rpast and she didn't want people to be mena to her. Zhane wans't a good artist, she still held teh crayon in her fist like a small child and still used stick figures, but drawing was one o fteh thinsg that calme dher down.
"I can't act to save my life..." Rylee piped up, "I do write sometimes though." she said,
"Yeah when t's reuired for school." teased Gary,
"I write othe rtimes..." Rylee siad defensively. Gary laughed,
"Yeah I know...haven't seen much of your wirting Rys. What do you wirte, Kait?" he aksed turning back to the older sister.
"So, Zhane, What are you drawing?" Jayde figured this was an easy small talk question, she didnt want to push, and make Zhane uncomfortable.
"Plays, bookes, poems, songs, anything really, I kinda wanna make a career out of it." Kait said
Zhane didn't respond, she slumped over her drawing, her tongue pressed between her lips as she concentrated on drawing. She finally sat back, the drawing complete.
The drawing was of a very tiny stick figure, a little girl it looked like lying on the ground. She was lying in a bunch of red scribbles and around her was what looked like shards of something, maybe glass. Another stick figure a much taller one was standing abvoe the little bloodyone, this one was also a girl, the big stick figure was wearing pink high heels and looked like she about to smash a cup down on the floor near the little stick figure.
The little stick figure had a frowny face and poorly drawn tears in her eyes, the bigger one had an angry face.
Zhane quickly turned the page of her not book and leaned over to get more crayons from her bag.