"Hey Fang do you want to hang out later?" Iggy asks as we walk out of our last class of the day.
"I wish I could man but I have can't leave Kailey alone," I inform him. I have no doubt in my mind that mom will probably be out all night and I can't just neglect my eight year old little sister like that.
"Well she could come with?"
"I don't know man. I guess it just depends on what we do," I mutter unsure if that's a good idea don't get me wrong I love my sister but she is very sensitive and it can be a bit of a hassle taking her out sometimes.
Iggy doesn't reply as he slides into the passenger's seat in my beat up ford.
"Do you think she'll be fine with just going to the park or something?" he asks hopefully.
"We'll see. If so we'll meet you there at five."
We spend the rest of the way home simply bobbing our head along to the radio and letting our minds wander.
"Iight see you later Igs," I call over my shoulder as I head toward the front door to my house.
"See ya," he calls back heading home. Iggy lives about a block away from me so he usually tags a ride with me in the morning and afternoon.
I walk into the house to find broken lamps and shoes all over the place. Looks like mom and her boyfriend fought some more while I was at school. I drop all of my things in the corner and quickly get started on cleaning up this mess. What I don't understand is how mom can continue to make the same mistake. Every time. Every time she is completely convinced it is love and that this love with fill some kind of emptiness that she feels. When I was younger I used to believe the same thing as her. That the latest guy that she brought home this time could maybe be that fatherly figure that I needed. I wanted to feel love I needed to. When my mom had Kailey however I realized that it wasn't about me anymore. I couldn't think about how I was feeling or what I needed. I had to protect my little sister from the feelings that I had felt for the longest time. And I tried believe me I did-
"Fang?" a voice says snapping me out of my thoughts.
"Oh hey Kailey," I say without turning to face her but when I do my body instantly heats up. "Who did it this time?" I sneer my eyes zeroing in on her knotted hair and bruised arms.
"No one," she grumbled not looking me in the eyes.
"Kailey I have told you this so many times. Either you stand up to those jack asses or I will deal with them myself. You can't keep coming home all bruised up," I exclaim pissed at myself for letting this happen again.
"I know I just-"she starts but a sob racks through her body, "they scare me Fangy. They're just so mean and they say things about our family."
I pull her close to me hugging her, "What kind of things?"
"Bad things. Mean things," she stated.
"Like what Kailey?" I question trying to keep my cool.
"They-they said that Dad left because of me," she choked out. Damn how cruel can little kids be?
"Kai you know that isn't true. I've told you a thousand times why dad left."
"I know but-"
"No. Don't let what they are saying get to you."
She sniffles a few times before determination shines through her large green hazel eyes.
"Okay good now go and get cleaned up we are meeting Iggy at the park in a bit," I tell her ruffling her already messy hair.
"Kay," she chirps giving me a peck on the cheek before hopping up the stairs.
I sigh quietly as I take a seat on the couch turning on the television. I'm really the only person that Kailey has. Our father left a few months after she was born and my mother as you know isn't around much. It isn't that my mom is a bad mother it's just that she spends so much time looking for love that she doesn't realize that she is failing at giving Kailey any.
(I was going to stop here but people keep commenting on the length of the chapters so I'll try and write more)
"Finally!" Iggy bursts out hopping down from the spot in the tree that he was perched. "Can you guys be on time for anything?"
"Hello to you too Igs," I say sarcastically, rolling my eyes at his dramatics we said we were meeting at five o'clock and we got here at five fifteen.
"Well hello Fang and Kailey! How are you guys this fine evening?" he jokes with a mock bow.
"Hi," Kai mutters quietly, looking down at the ground.
This is what I meant by sensitive, my sister is very emotional and shy. You get used to it after a while but you have to watch what you say and not get surprised if she doesn't talk to anyone for a while.
"You can go play if you want," I tell her nodding my head towards the playground in front of us.
She nods her head quickly before skipping towards the monkey bars.
"So I talked to your latest interest today," Iggy states giving me a look that says he knows something that I don't.
"Max," he clarifies," I talked to Max today she's an interesting character," he muses.
"What do you mean?" I ask curious as to what he means.
"I mean that she is not the usual type of girl that you would play," he says matter of factly.
His words catch me off guard. Not the usual type of girl that you would play. Is that what I was trying to do, play her? I mean I know I haven't really talked much to her but were those my intentions?
"How so?" I wonder.
"Well for one she is scary."
Scary? Was she scary to him? I have seen Max at a moment where she was very vulnerable could that be why she doesn't intimidate me like she does other people?
"Plus I always thought you were into red heads," he adds lightly shoving my shoulder.
This comment causes me to roll my eyes and chuckle. He did have a point though most of the girls I got with were red heads.
"Eh I guess you have a point."
"Don't I always? I mean I am The Ig Master!" he exclaims flipping his imaginary long hair over his shoulder. I choose not to comment on his latest retort and just walk over to the bench which is near the area of the playground where Kailey is playing.
"Don't leave me my love!" Iggy gushes quickly following me.
"Would you shut up," I snap when a few parents nearby turn and give us weird looks.
"Shit," a familiar voice behind us says followed by a younger voice.
"I thought you told me not to say that word because it was bad! How come you can say it?"
*Gasp* Who could that possibly be? So I am proud of myself this chapter is longer than the rest! : ) In this chapter we got a look at a softer side of Fang. What are your thoughts on that? You also got a little interesting background info about Fangs family. Thoughts on that? Come on now don't be afraid to review I would really like some feedback on this chapter because I don't know if I am exactly satisfied with it. Okay so I'm moving it up a little bit 6 reviews for the next chapter, 8 for a longer chapter!