She woke up.
Her lips twitched upward; she rolled over groggily, squinting at her window to see the sun, it was her birthday.
She climbed out of bed to go and get ready, she trudged into the marble bathroom, splashed water on her face, brushed her teeth and put on some youth potion.
She slipped on my clothes of the day, and since she suspected Kara and Eric had planned some sort of party at the lake that evening so she packed a swimsuit in her bag, and layed out a flowy blue dress.
The petite girl rushed down the stairs grinning,
“Claire ! Mom, Dad! I’m up,” she exclaimed.
“Morning honey, Happy Birthday!” her mother gushed. ” We made pancakes for breakfast!
“Hello darling, how are you feeling?” Aiden, their father said, looking up from his newspaper and removing his glasses.
“I think my head is going to explode from excitement” she said, turning to him “I mean, I’m actually getting my spirit guide today!” She exclaimed, lounging on the chair drinking apple juice.
“Yes yes, but do you have any idea how bad it would be to have your skin change colours !?” yawned Claire, still half-asleep
“Claire! You know very well your sister has other things to think about today than uncontrollable problems like that” chided Arabella, flipping some pancakes.
I chuckled and bit my pancake. Suddenly the letterbox chimed and Kara’s voice shrieked: Alice Brælyn Kingsley ! You get yourself to the café right now, or else!
Claire started laughing her face off: I think you better go to the café Alice, or I don’t know what she might do !
Alice almost started choking on her pancakes when Kara started shrieking.
“Merlin that girl is loud!” she gagged- “And impatient!”
She grabbed her bag and phone and flagged a cab.
Reaching the café, she suddenly felt two thin arms crushing her waist: “ALICE !! Happy birthday!” Kara yelled. ” I hope nobody told you about any of the surprises?” she said, loosening her grip a bit.
Slightly choked , I gasped ” I can’t breathe.”
“Oh sorry” she giggled, letting her friend go and backing up a bit .
She let out a huge breath, and arranged her slightly messy blonde hair
“Anyways, no, nobody told told me about anything.”
At that moment they heard Layla -the owner of the café, so Kara’s boss- bellowing: “Kara, will you come here please! We need you for table 12 and 22!”
“Oh Merlin, I need to complete my morning shift.” She quickly put her light blue apron back on tying a huge bow.
“You know, since I almost finished this month, if I work every two days during the summer holidays, I just might have enough money to buy a flotar!”
She grinned and tightened her pink ponytail; as she went back to finish up.
Alice watched her prance away and smiled.
Kara is one of the most kind and innocent people she knew ; her dream is to get enough money from her job at the café to buy a flotar (a floating car) and get her license to find her biological family.
Of course, she adored her foster parents, but she always wanted to meet her real family.
Rumors were spread so as her best friend, she had to ask about them, but since Kara was only 1 year old when it happened, so they didn’t know anything about them , or her real name and ancestors.
They had tried in vain to research her bloodlines but for now they had almost nothing except a possible birth place.