I shot up from my bed in a cold sweat. "What was that?" I ask myself while trying to catch my breath. I never had a dream that intense before. I looked out my window while trying to collect myself. Outside was not much to look at, it was a building that looked completely identical to the one I lived in. The window across from mine was shut, and the only eye catching thing was the pink curtains with clouds on it.
"I guess she's still asleep." I sighed. I threw my feet around the side of the bed while grabbing my glasses.I tried to pry my pajamas off my sticky skin with an annoying grunt. "Gross, I sweat this much?" I need a shower. Leaving my room I walked down the hallway to find the bathroom door locked.
"Occupied!" Called a deep voice from inside.
"Caleb I need a shower. Real bad." I added hoping he would understand how badly I needed it.
"You should have woken up earlier then. I'm about to jump in." He replied with a snort.
"Take a short one"
"No way sis, shower time is the only time I can sing without being booed."
"Weirdo" I retorted. Caleb is impossible to talk too, he never makes sense and finds it funny when I'm upset. "I just need five minutes. I'm all gross and sweaty." I pleaded.
The door creaked open, but before I could do anything a towel was flung out of the room hitting my right in the face.
"There, that should fix it." He laughed before he started the shower. I sighed in defeat and trudged back to my room. Caleb is my brother, only two years older than me. He likes to think he is funny when in reality, he is just a pain. Unlike the typical older brother he is far from responsible. He plays mean jokes on his siblings constantly. Pranks like telling us he was dying and could only be "cured" if he rested while we did his chores. My thoughts were interrupted by a tap on my shoulder, Startled, I squeaked and spun around to come face to face with my younger brother.
"Eren!" I breathed. "Don't sneak up on me!"
"I called you a few times but you didn't respond." My younger brother Eren responded. He was the same height as me, and yet I tend to overlook him. I don't do it, It is just he is very quiet.
"Oh, I'm really sorry. Did you need something?"
"Breakfast will be ready in five minutes." He answered.
"Oh, ok I'll be there, thanks." I tried saying, but Eren was down the hall and out of site before I could finish. My brothers are strange, but at least that makes them interesting. I can't say the same about me, there isn't much to me at all. I'm Celeste, and thats about it.
I go back to my room and wipe myself down with the towel. I plastor on almost a whole container of deodorant before throwing on my school uniform. Farlwood High's uniform a standard blazer style. The pleated skirt went right to my knees and matched the grass green blazer jacket. Underneath was a white blouse and a grey neck bow. I suppose my most redeeming feature would be my hair. It was pitch black and fell to my hips in waves. My bangs were somewhat choppy and covered a majority of my face, which was how I liked it. I quickly ran a brush through it and ran out of my room and into the kitchen.
"Is the older one still in the bathroom?" My mother asks while setting up my part of the table.
"Yeah. I' ll brush my teeth after I eat." I answer while taking my place at the table. Eren and my father are already seated at the table and halfway through their meals. My father has a serious looking face which could not be concealed by his glasses. Judging by his suit he was going to work today. My father is a common businessman who tends to go away on business trips while my mother stays home as a housewife.
I start on my eggs, making sure I keep my on the clock. At least I try too, until I am distracted by a whimpering at my feet. Storm, our corgi, was batting at my foot in hopes that that I would give him some of my meal. He's smart enough to know that I am not the only one who can't possibly say no to him. Looking around to check if anyone is watching me, I drop a small piece of sausage under the table to storms delight.
"You shouldn't spoil him like that." Eren scolds, not even bothering to look my way.
The only response I could come up with was a awkward laugh as I finished my meal. Caleb walks into the room shirtless in his uniform pants. He opened the fridge and grabs the milk carton, pouring it into a very large glass.
"Don't you have baseball practice this morning?" Dad asks looking over towards the clock.
"Yeah, but I'm sore from yesterdays practice. What's the harm in missing one day of practice?" Caleb answers before he chugged his milk in one sitting.
"Its fine to miss one or two." Starts my mom. "But this is the fifth time this season. Why join a sport if you are rarely going to attend the practices?"
"I don't need to practice, I'm naturally a pro athlete." He replied flexing his arm muscles. Cocky as always, I wonder why his team still puts up with him. After my last bite I run to the bathroom and quickly brushed my teeth. I run my fingers through my hair trying to style it, although I know that the second I step outside the wind will mess it up again. I head back to my room to get my socks and bag when I am pleasantly surprised by a familiar voice.
"Hey Cel! Can I borrow your history notes? I forgot there was a test today. If I fail again I will be imprisoned to my room for all eternity." Right across from my window was Effies. We met about six years ago when she first moved to the apartment across from mine. I left my window open while I was reading a book series I really liked, when she called out to me saying that she liked it too. Since then we have been great friends.
"You say the same thing every test. Maybe if you took your own notes you wouldn't have this problem." I teased tossing her my notebook through the window.
"But when else will I have time to not pay attention?" She retorted with a huge smile on her face. Effie has always been an interesting character, personality and appearance wise. Her hair was a cotton candy blue, but you can tell from her roots that her natural hair color was black like mine. It was styled into a large bun on the top of her head, being held together by a pin with a pink flower on it.
"Do you wanna head to the arcade before school? The UFO catchers stocked up on plushies!" She sang bouncing up and down excitedly on her bed.
"Don't you have an entire chapter to memorize?"
"That's what all the other classes are for, duh. I'll meet you outside in a few minutes!" She may seem like a slacker, and for the most part she is, but surprisingly she is in the top 20% of students in the school. It is a mystery how she does it.
Quickly I pull on my socks and grab my bag rushing out of the room. "Seeya later!" I yell as I jumped into my shoes and went out the door without waiting for a response. Instead of using the elevator, I run down the stairs which tends to be faster since I live only live on the third floor. When the front doors open I am hit hit with a gust of wind, blowing my hair all over the place.
"You know if you tied your hair up that wouldn't happen all the time." Effie sighed while helping me hold down my hair.
"I don't know, I look weird when my hair isn't like this." I shrugged while combing my hand through my hair.
"Yeah you wouldn't want to show anyone your pretty face would you? Come on! I have a hairstyle I thought would look good on you for a while now. Please!" She begs already pulling two hair ties out of her skirt pockets. I wanted to protest but I know from past experiences that it is impossible to argue with her. I nodded slowly with a defeated sigh as she made her way behind me.
There was an uncomfortable silence for a few minutes, at least it was for me until I hear "I'm done!" Spinning around I look into Effie's pocket mirror to see what she did. My hair was pulled into two braids in the back of my head with some shorter parts of my hair pointing out. My bangs were pulled to the side of my face but I shake my head to let them fall back into place.
"I don't hate this." Was the nicest response I could come up with in such short notice.
"You look great, stop being such a downer" She pouted grabbing my arm. " Now come on! I heard the new plushies looks like moogles!"
"I have no idea what those are, but ok." I nodded, adjusting myself so my arm could loop around hers. If I could have anything, it would definitely be Effies seemingly endless amount of energy. She finds entertainment in practically everything. She even finds it in someone like me.