Mariana a beautiful 13 year old
Maria her mother in her mid 40s
Jose her father mid 50s
Marina: but mom are u really gonna leave me here?!
Maria: honey u have to stay we can't take on our trip you will be fine you have cousins and your aunt and it's not to long ok
Mariana: so I'm finishing school and spending the whole summer here ? And I haven't seen my cousins for so long huh what f they don't like me?!
Jose: baby girl you'll be fine I promise just stay outta trouble we'll call you and update you with everything
Marianas parents where leaving to Mexico for a business trip that they wouldn't explain to her but she knew something else was going on .Mariana was taught not to ask questions and to does what she was told when her father told her it would be ok she believed him and stayed quiet .... They drove for hours until they parked outside a big beautiful home
Maria: this is your aunt lettys house please behave
Mariana looked around she could see it was a ruff neighborhood she turned around she could see her cousin walking down the stairs with his mom Mariana got out the car and hugged her aunt she looked fragile she turned to her cousin a very tall mean looking guy his name was Armando he was full of tattoos and bald
Armando: so your not gonna say hi prima ? U don't remember me you where so little last time I saw you how old are you?
Mariana : I'm 13 now I'm not shy just get to know me haha
Maria: Armando watch over her please
Armando: Tia don't worry I will you can get going Ill show her room and take her school shopping if you want
Mariana: all I heard was shopping let's go
Maria pulled Mariana to the side
Maria: honey I love you please take care I'll call you as soon as we get there ok?
Mariana: mom I'm fine just go be safe
Maria: you're so grown up baby girl
Mariana walked up to her dad and hugged him tight .. She waved goodbye and turned around to Armando sitting on the steps talking on the phone
Mariana: so where am I sleeping
Armando got off the phone
Armando: well there's an extra room with just a mattress on it is good for now ?
Mariana: I need furniture you know that
Armando: I'm just kidding stupid it's set up for you just go up stairs to the left scream if your lost haha
Mariana: so u think I'm gonna walk up the stairs with all this luggage yea thanks for helping me
Armando got up and helped up to her room when they walked into the house it smelled like homemade Mexican food you could hear music coming from the backyard Mariana stayed quiet he opened the door for her and sat down on the bed
Armando: I got homies in the backyard of your hungry or are you gonna stay up here all night
Mariana: let me get settled and I'll go down there shit but quick question ?!
Armando: what? Haha
Mariana: where's the nearest school I need to sign up?
Armando: I'll take you Monday mourning relax bookworm now get changed and come down stairs threw the back door ok?
Armando got up and left Mariana felt safe and protected but she had questions about his tattoos and what they ment but for now she changed and walked down stairs she looked for her aunt but she fast asleep in her room
Mariana: shit should I do this?!!
She took a deep breath and walked into the backyard she could feel everybody staring at her
Armando: you hungry
Mariana: uhh sure but why is everybody staring at me ?
Armando: cause your a newbie baby girl
Mariana sat down at a table and ate by herself and looked at her phone until she felt somebody staring at her
Mariana: if you wanna ask a question just ask
Jose 15 years old but his friends called him lil one
Jose: Can I sit here with you?
Mariana: um sure haha sorry
Jose: you're cousin told me that you where moving in I'm Jose by the way
Mariana: I'm Mariana and yea I'm staying here for awhile
Armando walked behind Jose
Armando: so I see you met lil one don't get ideas fucker
Jose: naw she's chill so ur finishing school here?
Mariana: yup Iam
Jose: I'll see you around then I'm guessing
Jose got up and winked at her giving Mariana butterfly's she stared as he walked away
Armando: hello!! Don't get ideas you don't need the drama trust me
Mariana: yea so when you taking me shopping haw!
Armando: well let's chill out tonight and I'll take you tomorrow ok help yourself to anything ok
Mariana: thanks for taking me in mando
Mariana got up and hugged him and he hugged her back
Armando: your welcome and I'm always here for you ok I know how it's feels to be alone and not feel welcomed so I got you don't worry
Mariana walked away and sat in her room she could hear them laugh and talking she had fallen asleep until she was woken up by her phone ringing it was her mom Mariana got her phone and walked down stairs and sat on the front steps
Maria: baby girl we made it how's it going so far?
Mariana: I'm good just woke up the house is quiet I think I'm home alone but how was the flight ?
Maria: it was good just tired we have to drive a couple hours before we get to where we need to be I don't know if I'll have reception but if anything I'll call you by the weekend ok love?
Mariana: ok mom love you
Mariana heard the call end she sat there in the dark thinking about life .. When she would go for walks but she didn't think that was a smart idea .. As she sat there quietly she felt somebody walk behind her and sit down next down to her it was Jose.
Jose: what are u doing out here alone?
Mariana:just got off the phone with my mom im just thinking about life
Jose: i feel you well at least it's a beautiful night to sit outside not to hot or cold
Mariana: yea I wanted to go for walk but I don't know this neighborhood I don't wanna get stolen haha
Jose: well come on I'll show you around I'll protect you ok
Mariana: ok well let me get my jacket real fast wait for me here
Jose: naw take mine it's all good .....