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The sun was warm as it dances across her pale face her lips slightly parted, they slowly came together to form a smile as the sun felt nice against her skin. However her brain had decided it really wasn’t ready to join the world yet.
So she lazily draped her hands to cover her face turning face down into her pillow with the goal of shutting out the sun. Five more minutes won’t hurt she thought.
Abruptly her bedroom door sprang open, accompanied by an adorable care free giggle that brought about a stillness just for a few moments that made her wide awake. A small delicate hand gently grabbed her arm shaking it as they tried to pull her unwillingly from the bed.
“Haley time to get up” whispered the little voice, Haley held back a giggle amused as her little sister huffed climbing in beside her, her gorgeous blue eyes sparkling. Completely awake Haley lifted her head and smiled at Shadow, only four and yet she comes out with the wised of things.
With one last yarn Haley replied “okay I’ll be down once I’ve had a shower” pulling her sister into a big hug before unwillingly rolling off the bed and heading to the bathroom. Haley could hear Shadow as she left the room and run down the stairs making a loud racket, confused she wandered how did she not hear her come up the stairs?
The water was cold against her skin, normally she would have complained but today it actually seemed to help clear her slightly foggy head, she had had both the strangest and best dreams last night but the fragments of that dream where running away like the water slipping through her fingers.
Climbing out the shower Haley scrambled quickly to change into the first things she could find that turned out to be a long sleeved stripy black and white top along with a pair of denim shorts along with white flats.
Without pause she grabbed her bag and hair brush bee-lining out the door then down the stairs pulling her hair into the neatest pony tail she could muster up, half way down the smell of food hit her. Mum’s cooking? Entering the kitchen cautiously she discovered that sitting up the table colouring was Shadow and Landon, her favourite little twins.
Sitting silently beside Landon she placed a kiss on his forehead “Landon why is mum cooking?” she whispered eyeing her mum, unsure Landon just shrugged. As her mum walked over she whipped her head towards the table, only to look up when a plate of pancakes with strawberries was placed in front of her.
Haley noted the unfamiliar glow her mum seemed to be emitting. Her mum didn't cook, she can cook but she hates it with a furry anyone who has seen the kitchen would see, and yet she appears, content.
Eating her pancakes Haley turned her attention to Shadow, she was drawing some kind of animal, “Shadow what you drawing?” She asked cheerily, Shadow was always so proud of her drawings ever since she could lift a pencil.
Swallowing her mouthful of pancake she frantically told Haley that it was a special wolf. For a moment Haley tried to think of where Shadow could have seen a wolf, on the TV perhaps. She couldn’t have seen a real one before.
Their mum strolled over still glowing, a cup of coffee in hand as she sat in front of Haley flicking through the newspaper casually, “a new family just moved in the house across the road” she informed getting Haley's attention, “apparently they already lived around here but needed a bigger place, they seem nice" she added.
Haley was about to ask when they moved in when outside the loud beep of a car sounded, Matt was here. “Bye guys, be good for mum I’ll see you later” she told them as she grabbed her school bag then her hoodie stuffing it inside her bag as she closed the door, then half ran down the path.
Matt was waiting in his car fiddling with the radio, “hey Matt” she greeted warmly hoping into the car, before she would have tried to sneak up on him but he always seemed to hear her coming. She and Matt had been friends ever since his family moved here a couple of years ago, he was always there for her when she need him to be.
“Hey” he replied back starting the car, music instantly flowing as they made our way. The drive didn’t take very long, the last song coming too an end as they turned into the parking lot. He quickly parked in the usual spot, “come on let’s go” she mumbled getting out the car before walking over to his side near the hood of the car, he was staring mouth wide open at something behind her. Looking round she saw a dark haired girl she’d never met before strutting towards the school confidently.
Haley could see why the girl caught matt’s attention she was really pretty, with her dark skin, perfect hair and long legs what was strange was she felt as if she knew her somehow but she couldn't be sure how.
Noticing that Mike was still gawping she elbowed him in the side he snapped out of his trance like state looking slightly embarrassed but there was mostly anger, “come on” he muttered red in the face hastily pulling her along. She couldn't help laughing under her breath as he glared at whoever looked his way.
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