Reprogramming the robot
''So how is everything going, now your cousins live here?'' I ask Tyler while we wait for the game to restart.
''It's fine ,I guess,'' Tyler mumbles. ''More yelling, crying and Disney. Look out, sniper coming!''
I grin and I take the shot. ''I thought Samantha was going to our school, but I never see her there.''
''That's because she is in that special programme, the one for brainiacs.''
''Impressive. Nice, next level!''
''She is a freaking robot, man! When we were finishing the room, my mom came in, because she needed some information to enrol Sam in our school. But guess what?''
''What?'' I ask and I groan when my sniper is taken out.
''She already did all of that. She registered herself and her sister. She and Emma were also already registered with an general practice and a pharmacy. My mom was already feeling bad and then she found out that she got Samantha's age wrong. She is seventeen, not sixteen. So that was one awkward situation.''
I chuckle and I stand up to get another soda. ''So she is organised, that doesn't make her a robot.''
''You don't get it, man. She runs every morning at five o'clock and I mean every morning, even in the weekends. She showers after running, wakes Emma up and help her get ready. She walks Emma to school and then she spends like eight hours in the library at our school. She gets home around five and prepares dinner. After that she spends time with Emma or she helps Mia with her homework. Emma is asleep at seven and then Sam goes for another run. Followed by a shower, some reading and making sure that everything is ready for the next day. So yes, she is a robot!''
I throw Tyler a soda and I smirk at him.
''What is it?'' Tyler snaps.
''Well, I just realise how lazy you are. She works out twice a day, she takes care of her sister, she helps Mia, she cooks and she is in that brainiacs programme. So how lazy are you?''
''Shut up, man! My grades are fine and I'm on the team. Sorry, that I like having a social life.''
''So how are things going with Lydia?'' I smoothly change the subject.
''Old news, thank god! Did you knew she needed like three hours to get ready and she never stopped bitching when we finally went out!''
Tyler shuts the PlayStation off and he looks at the clock. He grins and holds up his hand.
''In five, four, three, two...''
The front door opens and we hear footsteps running up the stairs.
''Told you, she is a robot.''
''Well you can programme a robot to do other things. Why don't we go to the movies tonight and invite her?''
''Fine, Samantha we are going to the movies tonight and you are coming!'' Tyler yells.
''Very subtle, idiot!''
Tyler shrugs his shoulders and I hear the bathroom door open.
''I was in the shower, so this better be important and not like last time!''
A very annoyed Samantha stands in the doorway and she's wrapped in only a towel.
''Last time was important, that spider was huge!'' Tyler shivers at the memory of that 'gigantic' spider. ''No, I said that we were going to the movies.''
''That's what you were yelling? Leave a note or text me next time, but the two of you have fun on your date!''
Samantha turns around and she dodges the pillow that Tyler throws at her, with a smirk on her face.
''Very funny, but you are coming with us.'' says Tyler.
''Have you ever heard of free will, Tyler? It means I can say no and you just have to deal with it.''
Tyler smirks and he gets up. ''You can say no, but you are still going. Do you want to know why?''
''Enlighten me,'' Samantha snarls.''
''Because if you don't, you can say goodbye to that hot shower you were looking forward to!''
I see Samantha bite her bottom lip as she looks angrily at Tyler, who looks very pleased with himself.
''Fine,'' Samantha says and she turns around.
''Fine, be ready in half a hour!'' Tyler yells back at her.
''Will that give you enough time to do your make-up, princess Tyler?''
''I will be right back,'' Tyler says quietly and I just nod.
I hear him go downstairs and I grab my phone to kill time, but then I hear the toilet downstairs flush.