It was monday morning. I woke up to the sound of birds chirrping out of my open window.
"Mom? Dad?" I yelled slightly as I walked out of my room onto the cold hardwood flooring of the hallway. No response. I realized it was a work day and gave out a little sigh. I was alone. Again. I walked into the kitchen, made myself some scrambled eggs and gulped them down. Somewhere inbetween all of the preparing and eating, I decided I would go kayaking in the private lake we had in the backyard. My grandparents were filthy rich and when they passed away, they left most of their fortune to my mother. I mean don't get me wrong, my parents aren't like Bill Gates, but we definatly have more money than we need. I got my bikini on and a light blue dress that went down to my mid-thigh. I pulled my hair up into a messy bun, put some shades over my eyes, grabbed a book, my phone and some chips and put them in a huge tote that I had. I ran out of the door and went to my backyard. The water sparkled in the sunlight as the occassional pale white cloud passed in the bright sky.
I set the kayak in the water, letting it float as I put my tote inside. I grabbed the paddle and sat down. I moved slowly but surely into the middle of the lake, eventually stopping and letting the water take me wherever as I grabbed my book and comfortably read.
I was totally enveloped into 'To Kill a Mockingbird' as my phone beeped and buzzed loudly. I checked the text. "Where are you?" the text read. It was from Prince. "At home. Why?" I sent back.
"Elle!" Jaafar literally sang as he walked around the house into view.
"Jaafar?" I asked loudly as I put my book down and started to paddle back.
"She's back here guys!" He yelled looking back. Prince, Paris, Blanket and Jermajesty ran over.
"Sweet! You have a lake behind your house?!" Jermajesty asked looking around.
"Yeah. Why are you guys here?" I asked pulling the kayak out of the water.
"Just surprising you." Paris said coming over and hugging me.
"We missed you too much!" Blanket tackled me.
Prince still didn't say a word, but his deep stare and long kiss said it all.
"Ok guys. I know you missed each other, but wait until were at least not looking." Jaafar said pulling us apart.
"Hows Jessica, Jay?" I asked teasing him.
"Well, I don't know. Maybe you guys noticed but she's really not that interesting. She's an air head." He replied.
"No really?" I sarcastically said, sitting down on the freshly mowed grass.
"What have you been doing all this time?" Paris asked sitting down next to me grabbing the chips out of my bag.
"Just reading in the lake."
"Nerd." Jaafar snickered as he reached for some chips. Paris smacked his hand before he got anything more then some crumbs.
We all just layed there, staring at the clouds, talking, laughing, snacking, and sipping on our lemonades.
"Elle?" My mother's voice called from the house.
"Out here!" I yelled.
"Oh, hello!" She said walking out onto the huge porch. She kept on eyeing Prince and I strangely, smiling with a huge grin. "You kids hungry?" She asked.
"Yes!!" Blanket yelled.
"Alright! Does spaghetti sound good?"
"Perfect." Prince said smiling back at my mom who couldn't help but smile back.
"Let's go swimming!" I said jumping up as soon as the idea came to me. I ran to the dock and took my shoes off. Everyone followed me, excpet for Prince.
"But we don't have swimsuits." He said.
"And your point is?" I replyed.
"Our clothes will get wet." He said in an it's-obvious tone.
"Well no shit sherlock! You can't let all these small things get in the way of having fun!" I said jokingly, kissing him on the cheek to make sure he knew I wasn't actually telling him off.
"But-" I ran and jumped in the lake before he could finish the sentance.
"Oh what the hell." He said as he jumped in after me.
Soon enough everyone was in the water, splashing and having fun until my mom informed us dinner was ready. She made us eat outside to not track any mud in the house, even though we really didn't mind. We all ate the spaghetti watching the sunset.
"Hello?" Paris answered a call. "Yeah. Can I? Really? Thanks! Yeah. Alright. Ok. Yes we did. Mhm. Ok. Love you! Bye!" Paris hung up. "A car is coming to pick you guys up, and Elle? is it alright if we have a sleepover here?" She asked.
"Yeah sure!" I said taking everyones plates and bringing them inside of the house to get rinsed off. The boys got picked up while Paris and I gladly got ready for the rest of the night.