I was going to my room when Hannah’s door opened and I came across with her. She was wearing a white dress, her hair was covering her shoulders like a shawl and she couldn’t be more beautiful. I tried not to stare at her.
“Where are you going? Isn’t it a bit early to leave?” I asked her, being curious to find where she is going all dolled up.
“I am meeting with Carter first, then we are going to the Faire...” She said while closing her door.
“And you are wearing that?” The question was out of my mouth before I could even control myself. Seeing her looking like that and telling me that she was meeting Carter first made my blood boil.
“Yeah....Why? What’s wrong with it?” She asked sounding annoyed by my comment.
Of course the only problem here was that her outfit was perfect and she looked like an angel with the white dress and blond hair but I couldn’t say that to her. God damn it... you stupid asshat think something fast! “It’s a bit...” I began to say but she cut me midsentence, “Whatever... I have to go … Bye!”
Various scenarios were invading my mind all at once and I was too pissed to stay still. After a few minutes of walking back and forth in my room thinking that she was meeting with Carter and images of him holding her and kissing her and....
“GOD!” That was it! I couldn’t take it anymore! I left my room and went to my studio. Her face was everywhere.... All these months I have been taking photos of her and I have them in my studio. Yeah I admit it... I am a creep! The camera loves her, she is very photogenic.... I love her more and I couldn’t stop myself from taking photos of her beautiful face. I was so furious!
“Liam are you here?”
When I heard my father’s voice I knew that now I was royally fucked! I turned and looked at him standing by my studio’s door.
I didn’t say a word, I couldn’t, to be honest! What could I possibly say that excuses all the photos of Hannah pinned on my boards.
“Why do you have so many photos of Hannah here? What is this?”
Still no words could come out of my mouth. A few minutes passed and I only managed to say that It’s not what it looks like. He saw photos of her sleeping, while talking on the phone, sketching, swimming.... Yeah... I took photos of her any chance I got.
My dad looked at me dead in the eye, “Are you out of your mind?”
“Dad...” I said averting my eyes from him. He didn’t let me finish what I was about to say because probably he knew it was going to be bullshit.
“Don’t! How long has this been going on?” He asked in a serious tone.
“It’s not what you think!” I said feeling small.
“Look at me! How long Liam?!” My father asked. He sounded angry.
“From the moment I saw her... but dad she doesn’t know... I haven’t done anything!” I said apologetically.
“You’d better get your head straight! You hear me? This is damn wrong! She’s your sister...” My father yelled at me.
“She’s not my blood!“, I spat. “She’s not my sister and she’ll never be.” I said irritated bordering to angry.
“If you can’t change that attitude, I’ll have to take matters on my own hands.”
What is this now? Is he threatening me? I saw red! “Get out!“, I yelled back.
“Don’t speak to me like that!” My dad said furiously.
“I told you to GET OUT!!!“, I said fuming!
“What’s going on? Why are you fighting?” Betty asked looking at us. Great! Now I have Betty too getting in the mix?
“OUT!!! Both of you... Leave me alone!”
“Please calm down!” Betty said trying to defuse the situation.
“Don’t tell me to calm down... I am calm.” My dad told her irritated.
“Will someone tell me what’s going on?” She asked again looking from me to my father.
“This isn’t over!” He said and then I saw my father retreat and Betty follow him upstairs. Damn! How everything turned to shit so fast?
I came back from the store and I was putting away the groceries when I heard yelling. I couldn’t make exactly what it was about but I heard Peter and he sounded angry. That’s strange I thought to myself cause he isn’t usually like that. What made him this angry? Then I heard Liam yelling. Are they fighting? I stopped what I was doing and went to the basement to see what was all that yelling about.
When I went downstairs I saw Peter standing by Liam’s studio door and Liam was yelling.
“I told you to GET OUT!!!”
“What’s going on? Why are you fighting?” I asked calmly.
“OUT!!! Both of you... Leave me alone!”
“Please calm down!” I said trying to ease the tension.
“Don’t tell me to calm down.... I am calm!” Peter said irritated.
“Will someone please tell me what’s going on?” I asked again looking at Liam and then my husband.
“LEAVE! OUT!” Liam yelled again. To be honest Liam is the silent type so it was odd seeing him in that state.
“This isn’t over!” Peter said and then he turned to leave, so I followed him upstairs.
When we got upstairs he walked to the family room and went straight to the cabinet with the liquor. “I need a drink first.”
“Okay...” I said waiting for me to explain what was all that about.
He poured a glass of bourbon and said “Take this...”
“I don’t want a drink, just tell me why you guys fought” I said worriedly.
He turned around and to tell the truth I wasn’t expecting to hear the next few words that came out of his mouth. “Liam is in love with Hannah.”
“Huh? What? Our Hannah? My daughter Hannah?” I asked not believing exactly what I heard him say.
“Yes.” He said restlessly.
“Oh God! I’ll need that drink after all. How? When?”
I took the drink that he offered me and sat on the sofa.
“He told me that there’s nothing going on between then. Hannah has no idea about his feelings.”
I put two and two... ,” That’s why he is so moody lately...”
Peter looked at me quizzically. “Hannah is hanging out with a boy Carter. Oh boy! What are we going to do?”
“I don’t know yet.” Peter said looking worried.
We heard a smashing sound. “What was that sound? Is that coming from the basement?” My husband and me looked at each other. Before we could even realize what was happening we heard a bang at the front door and we were on our feet instantly.
(A/N: Ooops! Liam is in trouble. The parents now know the truth. What do you think it's going to happen? Do you think Hannah will find out? Looking forward to reading your comments.)