"Yeah I was mostly at the alternative school cause I wasn't dealing my anger and stuff right and I was having problems with concentration." Rylee explained to her sister.
The van stopped and everyone piled out, Zhane immiedetly grabbed Kait's hands as they headed into the store. Jayde gave Kait a look saying she'd have to talk to her later.
Kait was proud of her sister, and she just grabbed her hand too. Kait barely caught the look Jayde gave her, afraid she was going to be in trouble. Still, she was glad Zhane trusted her so far, with the immediancy she grabbed her hand, so Kait gently squeezed her hand.
"So who are we shopping for first," said Mrs. Jayde.
Zhane kept her head ducked,
"The stuff that would fit Kaity is right here." Rylee pointed out, Mrs. Ellison nodded,
"OK, here's where we'll shop first." she said,
"Kait what type of stuff do you like?" she asked, searching through the t-shirts, pants and skirts stacked sloppily on the shelves.
"I guess whatever fits? I like to look cute, but I like to look kep alone. I have a very everywhere style sometimes, i love neons and black," Kait wasn't sure if this was the thing to say right now, but she did and couldnt take that back.
"Oh, the cheapest things are what i like," kait changed it, but it was true.
"Sweetheart this is a secondhand store, everythings' cheap. How do you think we clothe everyone?" she asked,
"Anyway we should need to too much, Gia and Arianna have some things that they grew out of that might fit you." Mrs. Ellison said. She found some black jeans and held them up Kait,
"Those look lik ethey should fit right?" she asked, collecting a couple other sets of jeans she went to the tops section and pulled out some cute, neon colored graphic t-shirts.
"This good?" Jayde asked holding he clothes out to Kait. Zhane just kept her hand in Kait's, afraid to let go. Rylee was searching the clothes for Kait and Sarai was just browsing with her brother.
"Sure, Im good with that. I really doesnt matter, it jjust has to fit," Kait chuckled, realizing hte immedicany of Zhanes hand holding, not exactly sure what it meant.
"Cool I love not picky dressers." Jayde said, "Gia is really picky about whats he wears." she explained,
""Now it's Zane's turn." Jayde said she went over to a section of smaller clothes. Fitting Zhane would be harder than Kait because she was so thin and small. Jayde hoped to get Zhane to fill out a bit, but she didn't want her to look bad,
"Zhane sweetheart go in there and try these on, please." Mrs. Ellison said holding out two sets of small jeans, one blouse and a set of smaller overalls to her.
Zhane looke dup at Kait as if asking for permission to go and making sure Kait wouldn't leave if she did go into the changing room to change.
Kait understood the look and nodded to ZHane,
"I will be right here when you get back, alright? I promise."
Zhane nodded and went into the changing room. She started to change. Zhane didn't look at the mirror, she hated her body she thought her less than pretty looks were the reason she was never adopted or fostered for long. She'd been trying to look prettier, lose weight, do her hair differently, anything but nothing had been working.
Jayde had Kait sit next to her on some chair as they waited for Zhane to come out,
"Kait I need you do some things for me, OK? I know you want to get to know RYlee better and you can but I nee dto help look out for Zhane too, she trusts you mor ethen the rest of us and has a very hard time in foster care." Jayde explained,
"She's had some unspeakable things done to her...I'm sure you understand. Um because of these things he has some issues especially with body image, please make sure she eats when she gets home, she won't want to, but she needs to. I want to avoid force feeding her." Jayde explained. She took a deep breath and made Sure Zhane wasn't coming out,
"Also I'm going to give you a choice, I'm going to send Zhane to the alternative school, it's a good school most of my kids were there for at least a month when they first came here and they know how to deal with people like Zhane.
You can go with her to the alternative school or you can go to the ordinary school." she explained,
"Not to be rude, but I've seen your school records, I think you'd do well to go to the alternative school,, you'd be in most of the same classes as Zhane." she added, "And the teaching is more hands on and personal." she finished. Jayde waited for Kait to respond.
Kait listened respectfully, also making sure the others werent listening. She knew about Zhane. She had been in zhanes position several times. Her body image, the way she was treated, trusting one person.. Shed been there, she knew it well. She knew about her school record and figured it would be smart. "I will do whatever works best and is easiest. I will try to help Zhane as best I can, and I am going to be here for Rylee too. I know you probably dont think so, but I am not a bad person. I have a bad record, juvy, school, you name it, but I am here and Im not causing a problem. I just got Rylee back and Im not letting go, so whatever works best." Kait knew she was ranting... But she had to let it out.
((Im about to leave))
"You're not a bad person, Kait, I know that. You've had a hard life, had bad influences and maybe made some bad choices but everyone screws up somtimes. I'm not perfect nor is Gary...and you should've seen Mylo when he first came here...he threw a chair through his window when he got mad oce. If we cand eal with hsi issues you're a wlak in the park." jayde sia dhalf teasingly.
Rylee came and sat next to her sister, she had the clothes for Kait in her arms, Ryle wante dto talk to Kait but alone, probably when they got home.
Zhane steppe dout of the canging room. The blouse wasdefinently too baggy and the jeans were a bit baggy but fit better.
((Sorry Ive been writing poems, I have about 30ish minutes))
Kait put her arm around her sister, almost wth out thinking. Jayde saw this gesture and realized to the extent of their relationship, how long they where together, how long they where apart. She knew the girls would need some alone time, but wasnt sure what to do with zhane.
"Well Zhane, the clothes are a bit big so we will just have to find some smaller clothes, but i think thos pants should work, what do you think Zhane?" Said Jayde.
Zhane nodded. After she changed back Mrs. Elison led her away leaving Kait and Rylee alone. Zhane started to shrink back into herself, staring at the floor and not really rsponding.
"So...how's it been sinc ethey split us up?" Rylee asked Kaity.
Kaity cuckled, nonfunnily, "Well Im alive, and you are too, so I guess better than it could have been? Im so sorry ylee, if I had known how everything woulda worked out back then then I woulda raised you myself, but it looks like you have a family who cares," said Kai, still holding her sister.
"They're noce." Ryle said,s he looked at her hands,
"I was really depressed after they split us up you know..." she said pausing, "I thought you were running with the bad crowd becuase you didn't want me to be with you anymore...you know cuase I so litle adn stuff." Rylee explained. She pulled up sleeves and showed Kaity the scars on her wrists,
"I almost went to a psych ward because I was angry and destructive toards myself." Rylee admitted, pulling her sleeves down again.
((What is Rylee and Kait's last name? I mean Rylee was adopted so her last name is Ellison now but what is Kait's and Rylee original last name? Want me to coem up with it or you?
On the same note what's Kait's full name?))
((Henderson? I dont know whatever you want))
"No, why would you think that? I just got in with the wrong people, I missed you too, bad stuff happenned...
Bad people happened. It had nothing to with you. I quit drinking and cutting becuase i thought they would let me hve you back, but they dsidnt so I was destructive towards myself too," Kait admitted. But she kept her sleeves down, afraid to show the only sanity she had left.
"Im leaving bye"
((OK, seeya. What about Erdos? Their father could be of Hungaian hertiage(hence the last name) and their mother of French or Spanish Heritage...and maybe their mother taught them to speak french or spanish so they can talk to each other in a different language...
(Like Sarai and Kalman can talk to each other in Hebrew or German and the Twins plus Mylo can talk to each other in Italian)))
"I Thought it cause I young when you and I were split up and I didn't understand, I wanted you back and nobody would let me see you or explain why." Rylee explained.
Mrs. Ellison came over with the rest of the children, she'd bought Zhane and Kait's new clothes and had bought a large box of crayons that had 120 different colors plus another one that had 8 large crayons and some new drawing pads,
"Is there anything else you need Kait? Jewelry? Room decorations?" Mrs. Ellison asked.
"We have some stuff in the garage at home you can check out to decorate your room with if you want to look at that stuff first." Rylee added.
((Sure but the only language i speak is english O.o))
"No, thats not what it was Rylee, and sure," Kait added,"I will look at the stuff in your garage later first."