The day seems to drag on, as Eva waits for 7:30 to come around.
Hey E! Sorry.....I forgot to tell you that I needed to go into Trenton today! I won't get home until later tonight. Austin will be home at 5. Hope you had fun at your audition thing. Love ya! - Aunt Jen
I smiled at her perfect print, and placed the letter back on the table. After throwing the empty coffee cup in the trash, I ran upstairs. My black curtains had kept the sun from greeting me, causing the room to be quite dark. I flipped on the switch and threw my cartigan and bag onto my bed. That's when I remembered that I still owed myself a shower. As I crossed the hall to the bathroom, I pulled the pony-tail holder out of my hair, letting it fall to a little beneath my shoulders. The bright bathroom lights stung my eyes. After my clothes were thrown in the hamper, I jumped into the shower and let the hot water soak my body. Squirting shampoo into my plam, I went over the mental list of things I needed to do. It all seemed easy enough. I just needed to be ready for 7:30. It was only 10. I still had plenty of time. The cool air stung me when I turned off the water. I wrapped myslef in a towel and ran back across the hall, water dripping everywhere. There was no sense in getting dressed already, so I pulled on my favorite pair of sweatpants and a tank top. When the opening scene of Friday The 13th flashed onto the screen, I slid into my bed, a sea of black pillows and blankets. This movie was one of my favorites. I tried to keep my eyes open as long as I could, but in the end, they won.
When I finally woke up for the second time today, it was 3. Four hours to go! Austin would be home soon, so I decided to make him some dinner. I didn't know how late I would be out tonight, so I figured it would be best to get on his good side. I stumbled down the stairs into the kitchen. There was only one thing I could really cook....breakfast. After digging through our food supply, the menu was set. Pancakes and eggs, my aunt and uncle's favorite. I started the batter from scratch and set the pans on the stove. Five eggs and eight pancakes later, dinner was complete. I wraped everything in foil and kept it warm in the oven until Austin got home. Scampering up the stairs, I decided to start getting ready.
I twisted a set of rollers into my hair, and set out to find something to wear. A skirt or jeans? Tank top or short sleeve? The only time I had ever been to band practice, was when I went to band camp in the 3rd grade. I settled for a pair of distressed jeans and a white tank top with a black hoodie. As I pulled on my lime green converse, the front door squeaked open. "Hey Hun! I'm home!" I skipped to the front door to meet my Uncle Austin.
"Sup Sugar Bud?" He said kissing me on the forehead.
"Nothing much. I just made you dinner. Eggs and pancakes okay?"
"The best!" He followed me into the kitchen and went to the fridge to pour himslef a glass of orange juice. I pulled his food out of the oven, leaving some for Aunt Jen. "Thanks!" He said after I slid the plate in front of him. "Aren't you gonna have anything?" I nodded and walked over to our pantry, pulling out a pop-tart. I tore the bag open and sat across from him.
"Did Jen tell you she was going into Trenton today?" I asked him.
"Yeah she did. Oh, and how was your band thing you had today?" I smiled, remembering meeting Shannon and the band for the first time.
"Fantastic! I made a new friend and we're going to be working with the same guys." He almost choked on his eggs.
"Guys?" He spattered.
"Yeah! They're really cool! In fact, I'm going to their band practice tonight at 7:30." He glared at me from across the table.
"Well....you better not be screwing around. Be back by 12." My smile grew even larger.
"Thanks!"I hopped from the table and kissed him on the head. He mumbled something in responce as I rushed up the stairs into the bathroom. I brushed my teeth and started yanking rollers from my head. Every curl was fixed and hairsprayed into place until it looked decent. After shoving a lime green clip into one side, I started on my face. Nothing extreme, just my usual dark eyes and a little color on my pale cheeks. Although it didn't feel that long, by the time I was done with my hair and makeup, it was 7. Finally! Before I went downstairs, I made one last stop in my room. I switched all of my stuff into a black bag, and turned off the tv. I was almost 7:30! The doorbell rang and sent shivers up my spine. I ran to the door to find Austin taking talking to Frankie.
"Yes Sir! 12 it is! She'll be safe with us." He sounded so innocent and sweet.
"Bye Austin! Tell Aunt Jen I said hi!" I gave him a hug before following Frank out the door. As soon as we were out of the house, Frank tackled me in a hug.
"We are gonna have so much fun!" He laughed as he opened the passenger side door for me.