The Girl Next Door
Tony Jacobs~Sleeping The Day AwayI woke up to sun blaring in my face, streaming from my window. I pulled the covers off and just sat there in my plaid boxers, thinking. I looked around at all the baseball pictures and trophies and then my eyes wander to the framed picture of my girlfriend, Chastity Long. She looked flawless. Too bad half of her was plastic. I never really liked Chastity, it was really just for my image and I knew that was a selfish thing to do, but I would do anything to be one of the popular guys and as long I
Then it hit me. It’s the last day of summer. I shouldn’t be sitting here in my underwear like a bum. I should be hitting the clubs with my friends! What was I thinking? And I had already wasted most of the day, it was already one. I immediately jumped out of bed and walked down the hall, almost trampling my little sister, Abbie. “Ew, Tony! Put some clothes on!” she said shielding her eyes.
I stared at the little 10 year old girl with her brunette braids and Hollister labeled clothing. I laughed and said, “You know you like it!” pushing past her. She pretended to gag. I walked into the cold tiled kitchen and found my mom looking through a gardening magazine.
She looked up and saw me. “Gosh, Tony. You’ve slept the day away, I thought you were dead.”
“Yeah, yeah,” I said rolling my eyes a little. “I think I’m going to go the pool or something.”
“You’re going to bring your sister, too, right?” she looked at me, dead serious.
“Mom!” I whined. “Are you kidding me?” I said, giving her the most disgusted look I could come up with.
My mom had a good laugh and said, “Kidding, kidding. I’m taking Abbie last minute school shopping, don’t worry.”
“I hate you!” I said laughing at myself.
“Hey, did you see that big moving truck outside next door?”
“Huh? What?” I said, running over to the window to peek outside.
“Yeah, I guess we’ve got new neighbors.” she said.
I squinted out the window, trying to find any signs of the family. All I could see was men bringing boxes into the empty house. “Pretty cool,” I said.
“I’m thinking about taking Abbie over to greet them…I should probably bake something. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do?”
“Yeah, mom.” I said. “Well, I’m going to hit the pool, now.”