''Do you want to see a movie?'' Alexander asks.
I just flip through a magazine and pretend that I didn't hear him.
''Samantha, do you want to see a movie or do you want to do something else?''
''I'm reading this magazine, so I'm good.''
I hear Alexander sigh, but I just keep flipping through the pages. Making it obvious that I was really not interested in the magazine.
''Samantha, can we talk?''
''Sure, about what?''
''You know about what!''
''I'm not a fortuneteller or a mind reader, Alexander.''
''Fine, if you want to play it that way. You are still furious with me and with the others, but you refuse to admit that.''
''I'm not playing, I'm just reading a magazine. Also I don't remember me asking you to come over and I definitely don't remember that I invited you into my room. So if you want to see a movie or do something else, go to Tyler.''
I hear the the door open and close. Finally some piece and quiet, but not for long. The door is thrown open with force and Tyler bursts in.
''Why are being such a bitch to everyone, Samantha?''
''Hello, Tyler. Please come in and make yourself comfortable.''
''No, not that shit again! Stop talking and acting like a robot!''
''Why is that bothering you so much, Ty? You used to compare me to a robot all the time.''
''Yes, but that was before!'' Tyler snaps. ''Before I got to know you and really started to think of you as family.''
''You consider me family?'' I ask softly.
''You know I do!'' Tyler says and I can hear the relieve in his voice.
I put my magazine down and I look at Tyler.
''So you considered me family when I told you that those guys were making me feel uncomfortable? You considered me family when you pretty much told me that I should take it as a compliment, because I looked descent?''
I groan when I try to push myself of the bed with my left hand. The cast was taken off, but it was still sore.
''You considered me family when I told you that guy was bothering me and Millie? What did you do? You stuck your tongue down some girls throat, because you only cared about getting laid.''
I see Tyler clenching his fists, but I don't stop. ''Do you consider Emma your family as well? Have you ever asked me why I signed her up for Judo? You didn't, but I will tell you. It's because I want her to learn to protect herself. Because one day she will also learn that she can only count on herself. Since your jokes will definitely not protect her or Mia.''
Aunt Laurel walks in and by the look on her face I know she heard everything.
''You have every right to be angry with us, but we are still family! You should at least give us a chance to makes things right.''
''Didn't I do that after the first time, aunt Laurel? I gave all of you a chance after you didn't take me serious. After some of you called me paranoid or thought it had to do with my troubled past with men. Yes, I heard you saying that to uncle Thomas.''
Aunt Laurel face turns white as a sheet.
''Even after that and after being assaulted, I forgave all of you like that. Because you are my family, but what for? To be called paranoid again or to be not taken serious again?''
''Samantha, I'm so sorry for...'' aunt Laurel begins.
''Safe it!'' I snap. ''You told me that I was supposed to be the teenager and not the parent. Well, perhaps you should take your own advice and act like a damn parent. Isn't it a parents job to keep their kids safe? That was supposed to be your job and not mine, right? My bad, I forgot that you are still my moms sister.''
My headache is getting worse and I'm starting to feel dizzy. I also can't stand for long and I don't have anything left to say. I sit down on my bed again and I grab the magazine. I don't care if they stay or go.
I don't care if I hurt their feelings. Perhaps now they would understand how I was feeling.