((Hehe, I can say dumb stuff in French like' He has an apple'...real useful if I get stranded somewhere eh?
Anyway we'll just say if they're speaking French before hand. Like put it this way "He has an apple" Rylee stated in French.))
Everyone piled back into the car. Zhaned had her stuff shoved in her bag and was hugging he rbag as they went back, staring at the floor. Ryee looked at her sister,
"When we get back I'll show you our room and the decoration in the garage." she told her.
"Sounds cool," said Kait, "Hey Zhane, you like your new stuff?"
((sure im alright with that))
ZHane nodded. She pulled her new crayon box out and opened it, showing Kat all the colors.
"Pretty colors." she explained. She carefully shut the box and put it away. Then she went back to hugging her bag. They got back to the house and Zhane got out, heading for her bedroom.
Mrs. Ellison glanced at Kait, giving her apointiant look to remind her she'd promise dto make sure Zhane ate.
"I'll go see if I can find teh decorations in the garage." RYlee volunteered.
"And I am going to go talk with Zhane for a few alright? I will meet you in the garage in a few," and Kait headed to Zhanes room.
"That's cool, it'll take me a while to get through all the stuff in the garage." Rylee said. She went into the garage and satrted to wading through boxes, bags, bins, tupperware containers and everyother container in the crowded junk filled garage.
Zhane was seated on her bed. She picked at the bright strings on her comforter and sheets. Zhane then starte dto put her beanie babies on her bed, lining them up neatly.
"So, Zhane, have you had anything to eat today?" Kait wasnt sure how to ask this question. She saw tha Zhane was arranging the beanie babies and wasnt sure if it was because she was nervous.
Zhane shook her head, still arranging her beanie babies in a creful, seeming random order. It was in order in her mind. She had Kisses the teddy bear sit on top of her pillow. and then looked at all her beanie babies, rearranging a few here and there to make sure it was just perfect.
"Don't like food. Makes people fat...don't get adopted if you fat." Zhane explained, using probably the most words she had all the time she'd been here. She picked up a beanie baby octopus and put it in the pocket of her overalls to take with her if sh eha dto leave her room
"Well Zhane, am I fat? Food is good for you and Mrs. Jayde has some really good food." Kait was in undiscovered territory here.
Zhane shook her head, still looking at her toys,
"Don't want to eat...get sent backif I eat.: she mumbled to herself. She loooked at Kait,
"You pretty...I'm not...have to be skinny or they'll sned me back." Zhane tried to explained.
Rylee came and stood next to Kait her hands shoved in her pockets, wodnering what exactly was going on.
'But ZHane, will you please eat one thing? I promise if they send you back I will go with you, ok? Will you pretty please eat one thing for me?" Kait was desperate, she would do anythingg.
"Rylee is there still some pizza left?"
Rylee nodded. Zhane still seemed unsure. She didn't want to eat but she didn't want to upset Kait.
"Zhane." Rylee said, "If you don't eat mom and dad could get in trouble. If Mom and dad get in trouble ALL of us could be sent away adn split up." Rylee explained.
That idea seeme dto frighten Zhane she slid off her bed and walked over, ready to go get something to eat.
"Alright, lets go to the kitchen and get you something to eat," and all three girls went to the kitchen.
Zhane sat at the kitchen counter, putting her Octopus on the counter next to her. RYlee went and pulled out the pizza, getting a small peice of cheese pizza for Zhane and heating it up before put it in front of her.
Zhane stared at it for a while but gingerly picke dit up and took a tiny bite, cheiwng slowly and swalllowing, she kept ging until the pizza was all done and Rylee handed her a glass of milk, which Zhane sipped. All in all it took her a full hou rto finish her one peice of pizza and milk. Thens he jumped down and ran off back to her room.
"Wanna see th edcorations I found?" Rylee asked as she cleaned up.
"Sure, are they good," Kait joked.
"depends what you want." Rylee siad,
"You only get a part of the room to decorate. The lower left half of the room to be exact. I get the upper left half, Aria the upper right and Gia the lower right." Rylee expalined as she led her siste rinto the garage,
"Our room looks sightly odd, we have two set of bunk beds, one on either wall." she explained.
The enetred teh garage and RYle had laid out an assortment of stuff, from skate boarder, to steam punk, to flower, to a bunch o a othe rtsuff. The tsuff had obviously been used before but was in good cindition.
"Take you pick." Rylee said.
"Um a little bit of whatever?" Kait didnt know exactly what to pick so she just looked at the stuff. "What about Avril Lavigne Posters? I can get some from the store after i get my job back." She didnt want to use their stuff.
"We have some of those. Xavier used to be really into her ebcuase he thought she was hot." Rylee expalined she went to the corner and pulle dout three long poster rolled boxes and came back,
"Here." Rylee siad dumping them at Kait's feet.
"You had a job?" Rylee asked a she put the ther junk away in the give away boxes again.
Kait looked at the posters, "Awesome!! Yeah I had a job at Hot Topic but I told them I had to miss a while due to home adjustments, and they said theyd save me job."
"Home adjustments? You mean coming here or being in juvie?" Rylee asked. Rylee had a sort of job, most of the kids did something to earn money. Rylee walked dogs and babysat. Kalman worked as a waiter, Xavier wa s clerk at Game Stop, Gia worked at the mall as a janitor(she hated it), Aria was a barrista in training at Starbucks, Mylo did yard work like mowing lawns and stuff. Aramis delivered paper, Sarai and Zac didn't do anything yet though they they were searching for something.
"A lot of the kids here have some type of work. For Mylo it's required fo rhis therpy I think." Rylee said,
"Let's go see your room." she added.