|Liliana 'Lil' Kemp (littlekemp) wrote in nevermore_logs,|
@ 2013-03-30 20:30:00
|Entry tags:||lil kemp, thomas kemp|
WHO: Lil Kemp & Thomas
WHEN: Friday afternoon
WHERE: Thomas' place
WHAT: Test results
When Little got home from school, there was a letter waiting for her from the clinic and right away her mom was there, asking if they wanted to open it together, telling her she didn't have to open it today if she wasn't ready, telling her- telling her too much stuff Little didn't want to hear.
Eventually Little had just grabbed the letter and snapped, "leave me alone!" as she bolted towards her bedroom and slammed the door. She sat on the end of her bed and watched the letter, considering it. There was a test result in there and it was going to change her whole life. It was going to tell her if she was going to be healthy and everything was going to be okay... or that she was going to be just like her dad.
She didn't want to be her dad.
She also didn't want to open this letter, nor did she want her mom to do it and be all... mom about it. Eventually she pulled on her hoodie and stuffed the letter into the pocket. Then she opened her door and quietly as possible, closed it behind her again and creeped down the hall and out the back door. Then she was over the back fence into the walkway there and from there she was running.
Thomas didn't live far - four blocks from home, four blocks she'd walked and run more times than any other blocks. Thomas' house had always been her own, not so much for Thomas but for Jameson. Thomas was like an uncle, an adult she couldn't always rely on to understand her, but Jameson was only a few years older than she was. Their family connection was strange, but Jameson had always been more like a brother to her.
But it was Thomas she banged on the door for today, catching her breath on the front step, her hair a mess around her shoulders.