So heres chaper two
just a quick word to say i did post this stroy but i deleted them. I only wrote the first two chapters.
But now i have come back to the story a so i had to but the story back on so i can post the new chapter :)
I hope you like it
Lots of love
Dinner at Suze's was good apart from the times Brad kept muttering things about me under his breath. I left soon after dinner as I could. As I could tell Suze wanted some alone time with Jesse. I couldn't blame her if I had a boyfriend as hot and nice as Jesse I would want alone time with him. But as I didn't, I only had a boyfriend I wasn't even sure I was in love in.
"Hey Cee Cee do you want a Lift home?"
"I'm okay with walking thanks" I told him.
"Come on it's the least I can do after my brothers comments."
"Okay thanks" I said then we headed for the car once I had told him the directions. Jake was actually a really nice guy the whole way home. Despite what Suze says about him I liked him. Not in a fancy was but in a brotherly way.
"Going somewhere" Jake asked looking at the suitcases on my front lawn.
"Oh god not again. Please not again."
"What not again" Jake asked but I had gotten out the car to fast to answer.
"Oh Mom not again. Don't leave again pleas" I Begged.
"Oh honey stop babbling and clam down will you stop acting like a three year old child. Michael and I are going away on a cruise I don't know how long we will be. I have left some money on the side. I will phone you when I can" my mom said before getting into the car with David and driving off. David was my mom's latest before boyfriend. They had only been dating a month and she already thought it okay to run of with him and leave me on my own. It was not the first time she had left me on my own whilst she went gallivanting round America. No this was something my mother did a lot. In my house this was considered normal. Her little trips could go on for two weeks up to two months.
All of this I had to explain to Jake who demanded to know as he had seen the whole thing.
"Let me get this right you're mother has just left you here on your own."
"Got it in one. You can not tell anyone. Please Jake you cant breath a word of this not even to Suze."
"What are you going to do" he asked with a look of concern on his face/
"Survive like I always do. Now please can you just go."
"Cee Cee I can't just leave you here on your own let me help you."
"I don't want another parent Jake the other two were pretty crapy" I told him this was true I had a dad who left when I was a baby and I Mom who replaced me with any guy she saw who had cash.
"Don't think of me as a parent think of me as a brother. I always wanted a little sister" said Jake who was obviously trying to cheer me up.
"Jake you already have a sister" I pointed out.
"You can't have two many sisters. Well you can but two is a good number" Jake said making me smile.
"You want to come in for coffee" I asked him. Jake nodded so I led him into the house. Normally I don't like letting people see the inside of my house. Basically because it looks like what you would find if you looked inside my mom's head. But as he had already seen my mom at her best I guess showing him the mad house wouldn't hurt.
"Wow. This house well.. It's let's say it's one of a kind" If one of a kind meant small odd shaped house filled with my moms useless junk Jake was spot on.
For the next two weeks I lived on different pizza Jake bought and whatever tinned food we had. I used my money from my part time job to cover some of the many un paid bills my mum had left me for a good by present.
This was not the first time my mom had left me. She would usually meet a guy go out with him for a month and then they would go and travel the world together. Her little trips could last well they lasted until she got bored or broke up with her boyfriend. If the man had chucked her she would come home crying to me promising never to leave again. She would usually keep this promise until she got her next boyfriend. Not really funtional but I had gotten used to it.
As for Jake I think I saw more of him in two weeks than I did of my mom in two months. He was slowly was becoming a brother to me. A very nagging brother. He kept trying to get me to tell his parents about my 'situation'.
"Cee Cee you have got to tell someone" Jake told me whilst we were in his kitchen." I just did what I always did and ignored Jake which was easy as all I could hear was comment from Brad who was not so please at my regular presence at dinner.
"Why are they always together? Whenever she is over here she is always talking to him. And he is always dropping her home and taking things too her. Do you think there together he has gone a bit down hill hasn't he." When there was nothing else to look forward to in the world at least I had Brad's polite heart filled comments.
"Jake Cee dinner's ready" Andy called whilst putting down the last of the dinner on the table. Dinner at the Ackerman's had become quite common for me. I was thankful for this. As I hadn't quite got enough money to pay the bills and by decent food for three meals a day. Jake was giving me pizza some of the time but a girl can't survive on a bit of pizza now and then. I was also running out of tins. This something I hadn't shared with Jake. Though it did become apparent when ate three times as much as the boys. And let it slip that had been skipping meal.
"Eat much?" Suze asked as I finished my second helping.
"Sorry. I actually haven't had one thing to eat all day and I didn't eat much yesterday. So I'm starving" After I said it I realized that if I wanted to keep my money situation quite it probably was best that I that I didn't mention the meal thing in front of Jake. But I had. Big mistake.
"Cee Cee what do you mean you haven't eaten all day. I thought you were going food shopping" Jake said oblivious to the fact his family were looking at both of us in confusion.
"Well I had to pay the rent so I didn't have the money to go shopping. And I've been eating I just needed the money for the rent or I'll get kicked out" The rest of the Ackerman's were even more confused now.
"Jake can we talk about this somewhere else please." Jake and I left the table and the confused Ackerman's and entered the kitchen.
"What's wrong Cee Cee I thought you said you were okay for money" Jake looked at me sympathetic as if I was a helpless puppy. It didn't make me feel so good.
"My mom was meant to send some but she never did. So I rang her and she said…well she said" I couldn't form the words. I felt sick. "She said that she had spent all her money and was in debt. And leaving with David was her last chance for happiness."
And at that point I had completely lost it. I was not a person that normally cried in front of people but at that moment all I could do is cry. I always tried to be a fighter but felt so much like I had lost the fight that I wanted to stop and give it all up. However I thought what was the point of fighting in the first place if I was just going to give in. I knew I had to keep going with or without my Mom. After I had managed to pull myself together with a little help from Jake in the shape of a hug we both left the kitchen and headed back to the dinner table. This is where the rest of the Ackerman's where sitting, the rest of the Ackerman's who had heard mine and jakes entire convocation.
"Oh Cee Cee. Why didn't the two of you tell us?" Suze's mom asked us whilst the rest of the table sat in silence. And after long slightly awkward convocation it was decided that I would stay at the Ackerman's for as long as I wanted. The idea of living with Suze, Jake and David plus their parents sounded great like the family I never had. However the idea of living with Brad Ackerman was not one I had found so pleasing. All I could think was this is going to be interesting.