Lunar Skylar

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After having dinner, which was super awkward, until we started talking about Niko, for people who don’t know him, Niko Omilana. By the end, we all had to clean up the whole house which took a good half an hour or so, and then Xander had to go to my apartment and get all my stuff and came back with Noah and Mason.

After taking everything to my new room, I had to do the finishing touches and I practically ran out of breath at the end. I went into Xander’s room and collapsed onto his bed.

“That was the most exercise I’ve ever done...and oh my god I forgot about Miles. Miles and I. I need to train with him--”

“I thought you hated Miles--”

“No, the other Miles--”

“How many Miles are in--”

“I am sick and tired of hearing that. I need to call him. There’s no way, I’m waking up at four in the morning and meeting him in the park.”

“Four?!”

“Yes.”

“I can’t drive you at four!”

“I know. I’ll probably just get a bus or...” I reached for my phone and called him. “Miles, hi.”

“How are you--”

“I can’t come to exercise at four anymore.”

“Why? Is something wrong?”

“No...yes..I’ve moved house and I live five minutes away from the park--”

“Five minutes?!” Xander looked at me shocked.

“Shhh. I’m on a call.” I whispered.

“Sky it’s just five minutes.”

“But still a lot of exercise.”

“Are you joking?”

“No.”

“You sure you’re okay?”

Then Xander snatched the phone off him. “She’ll come everyday, don’t worry.” Then he cut the call.

“Xander!”

“You are absolutely lazy!”

“What! I’m not!”

“You are five minutes away.”

“I can’t walk in the cold--”

“You can ride my electric scooter so you don’t need to walk. No exceptions.”

“What if it breaks down?”

“Charge it every night and if not, use my bike or Alex’s. Both Alex’s. Or Calvin’s!”

“Okay. Fine.” I rolled my eyes. “Thanks for helping.”

“I still have paint on my hand. And you’ve got some still stuck on your hair.”

“Really?”

“Yeah.”

Then I walked over to his desk. “Let’s sort you out.”

“Okay.” He sat on his chair. I pulled his gaming chair and sat next to him. “Planner?”

“Here. I bought it but..yeah.” He said giving me an empty diary.

I took it and started telling him what he needs to do. “Upcoming test in two weeks, I’ve written everything you’ve missed today and got every single question spot on.”

He looked at the pages and smiled. “Thanks.”

“No problem.” I said already filling a box. I continues planning everything for a few minutes, talking him through everything. After a while, I’d finished planning and had given him the planner. “You have enough time to chill and do some revision and school work. From now on, I’m your assistant and I’ll be monitoring your zoom classes and at the same time doing my online school work.”

“Your computer is upstairs--”

“Laptop. Tablet.” I said. “Don’t worry. I’ll be helping you until you get used to being organized.”

“Thanks...you’re really selfless.”

“That’s what your teacher told me--”

“What?”

“Do you remember Linda?”

“Yeah, the kind lady who saved you from--”

“That lady, he once met her and she told him a story and all of a sudden he realised I was the girl in the story. We talked for a while and then I went to your next zoom lesson.”

“You are unbelievable.” He smiled. Then there was a knock on the door. And then an oddly familiar laugh. Giggling. “Lexi?” I jumped and opened the door. Then gave her the biggest hug. “I’ve missed you soooo much!”

“I thought you went on a journey to the fairy world. Xander said you met unicorns and talked to fairies.” She said her eyes shining.

“Yeah I did. Now I’m back.”

“Tell me everything you say. How was the fairy world?” She squealed sitting me down on Xander’s bed.

“Interesting question. Let’s see...erm...I met this lovely fairy named Yale. She has beautiful purple eyes and wears a really cute pink dress and has wings. And then I saw a mermaid, she had really big blue eyes and...” I kept waffling on about fairies and whatever. After a while, Xander left the room. I kept speaking to her and at the end Xander came into the room. “Sky, you are crazy.”

“Xander!”

“You are crazy. You’ve been feeding her adventures and stuff you’d apparently seen while you were away for one hour! One hour Sky!”

“That’s a lie.” I said. “Lexi loves my stories and I actually believe them.”

“Tell me about the golden Gem.” Lexi pleaded.

“The alien then came and snatched it off poor Timothy and--”

Xander grabbed me by the arm and pulled me into my bedroom and closed the door behind him. “You are crazy!”

“No.”

“You are a professional liar.” He said sitting next to me. “Do you think your lying is normal?”

“I have a creative mind. I can make anything up in a second.”

“That’s what scares me most. What if one day--”

“Don’t worry, my lies are spot on. I can remember them for ages. Try me.”

“What happened last year during the winter storm?”

“I fell off the boat and found penguins running around on the beach. I remember seeing orange juice and the sky was--”

“Okay, that’s scary.”

“I haven’t got a good memory but I can remember my lies perfectly.”

“Great. You’re a pathological liar.”

“No. Anyways, I need to do some work.” I said opening my laptop.

“Okay.” He said leaving the room.

I quickly took out my phone and started editing all the videos I took today. I made five parts. I posted one and after a while, I saw I’d gotten 3k. I waited a few more minutes, liking comments and replying back and soon I got 8k. That’s when I realised that I got 40 shares. I smiled. This is crazy. It’s only been twenty minutes or something. I waited for a few more minutes until I reached 10k. After that, I posted the second part. After ten minutes, I’d gotten 9k. Then posted the rest of the videos and closed my phone. I closed my eyes and suddenly fell asleep.

I woke up to my alarm. I looked around and realised I wasn’t in my apartment, just in my new room. I took my phone and saw it as 3:50am. I quickly went to the toilet, took a shower and fixed myself up. After, I applied some mascara and lip gloss as usual and fixed my brows. Then came back, prayed fajr and then put my football shoes on and leggings. I put a shirt on and a hoodie. I took my football and went into Xander’s room. He was still asleep. I quietly went downstairs and took a bottle of water and a chocolate bar. I went down the corridor and into the storage room and took Xander’s electric scooter, he’d charged it. Damn. He remembers everything. I opened the door and quietly shut it and within a few minutes, I’d reached the park. I got off Xander’s scooter and went over to Miles.

He looked at me surprised. “Hi.”

“Put your shirt on, it’s cold.”

“I’ve worked so hard, I can’t even feel the cold.” He said spinning on the bar.

“I’m just going to practice the 360 skill.” I said going over to the bar next to him. I held on firmly and spun around holding the bar. “I feel like a kid.” I complained.

“Hi Sky.” Evelyn said approaching us. “It’s freezing, Miles put a shirt on!”

“Ellie, shut up and bug off.” He muttered.

“Fine then. I will.” She said riding her bike across the playground. She went out and started riding on the field.

“She’s been so annoying lately.” He heaved sitting down on the floor. “You said you moved.”

“Yeah. Into Alex 1.1′s house.”

“Cool.” He said drinking his water. He was sweating so much. His hair was all wet.

“How long have you been training?”

“A couple minutes...”

“Minutes?”

“Maybe forty minutes.”

“That’s a lot.”

“I know. But I just enjoy it.”

I passed the football to him and he stood up. “Tackle me.” He said. I tried attacking him but he was too fast.

“How are you not captain?”

“Well, Noah’s way better than me when it comes to aim.”

“But you’re good--”

“I know. I know.” He said. “Let’s do some aiming actually.”

We walked to the field where Evelyn was. He kicked the ball to me and pointed to the rugby post. I hit it hard, hitting the cross bar. He raised his eyebrows, “That was pretty good.” He said kicking the same spot. We kept doing that for a few minutes and then started passing the ball to each other. After about fifty minutes, we sat down and started to talk.

“That was so hard.” I heaved. “Fifty minutes.”

“Yeah. We better get back home.” He said getting up. “Ellie come on.”

We walked back inside the play ground and I took Xander’s scooter while he took his bike.

“Let’s drop Ellie off first.” He said. Once we dropped her off at his parents house, he accompanied me to Alex’s front door.

“Thanks.” I said getting off the scooter.

“No problem. See you tomorrow. Same time, same place.”

I opened the front door and went inside. I closed the door and put Xander’s scooter back and took my shoes off. They looked really muddy so I went into the bathroom and washed them. After that, I went back to my room and collapsed on the bed. I fell asleep right away.

“Sky?” Calvin knocked on the door. “Have you been playing football?”

“Yeah. What’s up?”

“Just checking in on you.” He said closing the door. Then he came back in. “Your videos have blown up.”

“Seriously?!” I looked at my phone. I got so many notifications and checked my inbox. Then went to the videos I uploaded. 460k on part 1!”

“Yeah. Have you read the comments?”

“I haven’t why?”

“When are you going live?”

“Soon...”

“You don’t sound sure.”

“I will. I will.” I said trying to convince myself. He came in and laid next to me.

“Why aren’t you going live?”

“What do I say? What if I say something that will get your brother locked away or Mason. What if the wrong things slip out--”

“Calm down. I’m pretty sure you’re just supposed to explain the body roll.”

“Oh.” I said and got up. “If that’s the case, then I need Aiden.”

“Hi.”

“How are you--”

“We’re going live on tiktok and only explaining the gas leak, bomb attack and the escape and your evil mum and the drugging.”

“Okay. I’m coming.” Then he cut the call.

“He’s coming.” I said sitting on the bed. I took out my phone and started reading them. Some where a bit annoying and some were really kind. I was answering comments and liking and after an hour or so, I’d practically finished answering more than half of all 5 videos comments and lived most of them. “I’m done!” I exhaled.

Then Aiden walked in. “You look so stressed.”

“I’ve just been fucking answering and liking comments. Just look at all 5 video’s comment section. Look at how hard I tried.”

He went to tiktok and then raised his eyebrows. “That’s a lot of comments you’ve answered. That’s a lot.”

“Lock the door.” I said shuffling over. He locked the door and switched my led lights on. Then he dragged my ring led light over to me. I placed my phone down and to be honest, “It’s great lighting.”

“Yeah.”

I took my phone and started recording. “Only two people online.”

Wintersnow: I love your new haircut.

“I love it too.” I said.

Jill: The serial killers of the century!

I looked at Aiden. He looked really uncomfortable. “I need to go.” He said getting up. I pulled his arm. “Where are you going?” I hissed.

“I can’t do this. I’m not ready.”

“But they’ve been waiting ages to hear us. To understand the full story. If we just leave them like this, we won’t just get backlash in social media.”

“Sky I can’t okay. I’m not ready.” He said. I let go off his arm. “I’m sorry. You can tell them.”

“Aiden don’t do this. I need you here. I thought you wanted to do this.”

“No. I didn’t. You did.” He said opening the door.

“Aiden please. How am I supposed to cope if someone writes hate comments--”

“Then go off live or get Mason or Xander--”

“Aiden what is wrong with you!”

“I’m not ready.” He said pulling me down the corridor. “I’m not ready. I can’t do this.”

“But when will you be ready?!”

“I don’t know. I don’t.”

“I’ll turn the comment section off if you want.”

“I said I’m not ready.”

“Well you have to be. I need you.”

He hesitated. “I can’t. I’m sorry--”

“You’re coming with me.” I said dragging him when Xander opened his bedroom door. “Sky what are you doing?!”

“What?”

“Aiden why are you both arguing?”

“We’re live and I want him and I to explain to everyone.”

“But I don’t want to.”

“You have to--”

“Sky let go off him. He doesn’t want to, end off.”

“Everyone’s still there--”

“But I’m not ready what don’t you understand. I’ve said it a million times. I’m not ready.” Then he slid down the wall and hugged his knees putting his head in between. Ridiculous. Is he really acting like a baby?!

“Sky what is wrong with you?” Xander hissed.

“He’ll never be ready. People will keep doing assumptions and keep thinking the wrong things if we don’t say anything soon.” Then I shook my head. “Maybe it’s for the best.” I went back in the room and slammed the door shut.

“Sky, open the door. Listen, I know it’s hard but you just need to understand him. If he’s not ready, he’s not. He’s just getting used to the normal world.”

“But I can’t do this alone. I can’t. It’ll just be wrong. He needs to talk about his experience! Not me!”

“Sky stop shouting. You’re scaring him.” Xander whispered.

“Xander I’m tired of running. I need to stop this. I need this to go.”

“Are you still live?”

“Yeah.” I said opening the door.

“Aiden, why are you scared to go live?” Xander whispered sitting next to him.

“The comments will be mean and--”

“Don’t read the comments. Any mean comments, Sky will them kick them out.”

“But what if this all goes wrong? And I’m sure after this live, everyone will be banging on our doors asking for interviews.”

“You don’t have to go.”

“I don’t want to go do this stuff. I want to be normal. I don’t want to become famous. I just want to be normal for once in my life.” He mumbled. “Maybe we should’ve stayed home. Maybe--”

“Don’t say that. It’s not fair. You and your sisters deserved a life not trapped in a house.”

“I don’t belong here--”

“Yes you do. You just need to get used to it.”

“How exactly then? I can’t even face shouting. I panic when people shout--”

“That’s autism. And that’s common. Don’t you dare think you don’t belong here. You are human and deserve to have a life.”

“Really?” His eyes sparkled.

“Hold on...all this time did you think you didn’t deserve a life?”

“Yeah.”

“Come here.” Xander hugged him. “You belong here. Don’t you dare think other wise.” Then he paused. “Do you know how to do paint balling?”

“I read it’s painful.”

“Yeah. It is if you’re bad at it. You know what, we all need to teach you and your sisters...the real world.”

“I agree.” Alex 1.2 said. “Now get back in there and tell your story.”

Xander helped Aiden up and Aiden walked back in the room and sat on the bed, looking at the screen on my phone. I sat next to him and Xander and Alex went out the room.

“Hi guys, sorry to make you wait, there was a slight problem.” I said.

“Let’s start from...”

“The injection."

We told them everything, of course, about the injection.

“I’m going to answer questions. Aiden?”

He looked at me. His eyes kept darting to the door.

“Aiden, don’t worry. If anyone hates, I’ll just kick them out. Don’t worry. I’m here.”

He bit his lip and looked at the camera. I held onto his hand and he seemed to relax a bit. We started answering normal questions and soon the questions started getting...crazy.

Great123: What does it feel like to be trans?

“Great123, like I said, if you’d joined earlier since the beginning, you’d have seen exactly what I was talking about. I just have short hair. If you know anyone that has seen the whole live, you’d have understood.”

Frizbee: ”So you’re a bi?”

“Frizbee, I’m straight. Like I said, just...I’ll post my live story on my YouTube account.”

Dracofamily: “Aiden is she your girlfriend?”

“No. Just a friend.” He looked at me confused.

I whispered in his ear. “You can say it.”

“But your mum adopted my sisters only.” He blushed.

“Aiden are you embarrassed of me?” I asked hurt.

“No, no. I’m just saying. Your mum only adopted both my sisters.” He whispered.

“But she’ll probably adopt you soon.”

“But she hasn’t yet so we’re not related.”

“Aiden, you blushed. I know you’re embarrassed of me.”

“Sky you’re being silly. I swear I’m not embarrassed.”

“My mum’s watching this. You better tell me the truth. Would you mind me being your sister?”

“No.” He lied. I glared at him and snatched his phone. Then dialed my mum’s phone number. And also, obviously, put it on loud speaker.

“You didn’t tell me you were moving in."

Then the door opened and I saw Lexi burst out crying. “So you didn’t go to the fairy land?”

“Come here Lexi. Who said that?"

"Calvin."

"Don't worry, I did. I promise I did meet a girl called Gemma and she’s sooo obsessed with pink. After this I can tell you about the mermaid and what had happened after that. Believe me, you should’ve seen. I was shocked when I saw her. You know what, I think I have a recording of her but when I went there, they took my phone so it’s a secret. Okay?”

“Yay!” She squealed and hugged me. Then ran out the room. I looked at Aiden and then at the screen. “Damn. I really am a pathological..you know.”

“Why did you call me?”

“Would you ever think about...adopting Aiden? Be honest...”

“I wouldn’t mind. Ask him. If he wants, I can. After all he’s gone through. I think he needs someone caring.”

“Mum. Honest.”

“Do I look like I’m joking?”

“No but honestly.”

“Ask him. I’ve already adopted both his sisters. If he allows me to adopt him then no problem.”

“Aiden what do you think?”

He looked at me hesitantly. “Sky I haven’t even--”

“I’ll call you back." I cut the call. “So you’re embarrassed of me then.” I said clearing my throat.

“No. I just think, I’m extra. I have autism, how will she cope--”

“Trust me. She will. And you’ll be at college, you’ll only stay with her on the weekends. But I suggest you stay here. Never go home. Just for visits, unless you want to do chores and her constant--”

“Sky...”

“What is the problem?”

“I have autism.”

“I have epilepsy.”

“But I’ll be extra.”

“Like I said, you stay at college for the weekdays and on the weekends you can stay here or go home. I’m sure Xander won’t mind. And Alex 1.1 won’t trust me.”

Then the door opened. “Sky you did not ask my permission. Or any of the Alexe's and--”

“My permission too.” Calvin came in.

“Hold on, would you mind?”

“No but where will he sleep?”

“This house is massive.”

“But I mean where will he sleep?”

“I’m live. Let’s discuss that later. And discuss the adoption letter. Let’s just answer questions.” I said looking at the comments.

Drinklet: You are a right idiot.

“Okay drinklet, you’re definitely banned from here.” I said kicking him out.

Saphirelot: I love how much drama you have.

“Saphirelot, I wish I could tell you more, but to be honest I can’t.”

Saphirelot: It’s fine :)

“You are so kind. Guys make sure you follow her.”

Saphirelot: Thank you sm!!

“No problem. Next question...”

Quelzies: How do you know Noah and Mason?

“Quelzies, I know them since we were born. Next question...”

Jenxi: I have just joined

“Okay, if anyone’s just joined, everything I said, I’ll post it on YouTube.” I then looked at Aiden. “Answer some questions.”

Pell: How old are you guys?

“Sixteen.”

Yawn: What do you both want to be?

“Pediatricians.” He said. I nodded.

Terry8: I love the autistic video

“Terry8, are you talking about the first time I listened to music?”

Terry8: Yeah

“That was pretty cool. I haven’t listened to any yet.”

“Aiden? You haven’t?”

“I was waiting for you.”

“Oh. Okay. We can do it later.”

“Thanks.” Then he looked at the comments.

Optamous: How did you find your way out?

“When my mum drove here, the truck made marks so I followed them.”

Optamous: Are you smart in school?

“I have an eidetic memory.”

Then the comments started going crazy.

Unpel: That’s so cooool

“I think so too.”

Erin: Superpowers!!!!

“Erin, not superpowers.”

Then the door front opened.

“Guys, we need to cut the live. But any questions, write them in my latest YouTube video which was a month and something weeks ago. Due to my incident, coma. Anyways, write the questions and I’ll answer them in a Q&A video. Byee.” Then I cut the live and closed my eyes.

“That was crazy. We have 3 thousand views!”

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