Lena my poor little sister I've been watching her from up here she had always wanted to tell me her "secret" but I would never listen. Now I know but it's a little too late. I will tell you her story. You must promise me to never tell ever another living soul. Lena and I lived in a large plantation house on the island of Hawaii. With our parents, it was beautiful there and I loved it. Lena had beautiful blonde/brown hair she was fair skinned and was only 4 feet tall. Then again our parents were not tall at all. Me I'm her brother. I have jet black hair and I am the tallest person in my family 6 feet. When I was 12 and Lena was 11 I developed lung cancer . It was pretty serious
and after years of procedures I died on June 11 1990 my 8th grade graduation. Our moms were different. Yes Lena was adopted. Our growing up mom had jet black hair like me. Lena does not know her mom but neither do I so I can not tell you what she looks like. Our dad walked out on us when we were little. My mom remarried when Lena was 16 to a guy named Jimmal. He seems really nice. Lena is now 17 and of course like any other 17 year old she is interested in boys but right now she has herself tied down to one. His name is Anthony he has blonde hair and is about as tall as i was. Mom thinks he’s sweet but Jimmal does not. I hear him talking to Anthony all the time but i never bothered to listen to what he was saying.
After I died Lena printed 1,000 plus pictures of friends, Anthony, me, Her and Mom. She put them all up on a wall and goes into them everyday. Usually only the ones with me. Oh I forgot to tell you her secret. She (through some weird thing) can go through and into pictures she just stares at them and then shes gone.
One day at school she was walking down the hall holding a paper in her hand she saw Anthony and went over. Here is what i heard:
Hey!” she said
“ Oh hey !” anthony replied in a sour tone
“ I was in english class and Mrs. Swaks assigned us homework. We have to write a speech about something no one knows about us. “
“ Cool what are you gonna write about...” he trailed off already knowing what she was going to say
“ My secret” she whispered
“are you sure thats a good idea ?”
“ no “ she replied i watched as the smile drained from her face
“ Why do you even care its not your life or your secret “ she was getting louder
i i “ anthony stammered “ i don’t want you to ruin yours”
Lena smiled and hung her head “ I know but I really need to tell people. Ok?” she said she was tired and annoyed i could see it in her face
“ Ok i respect that “ Anthony said he was just about to hug her when she stood up and walked away
Later that day she sat down at the lunch table and Anthony came over. He sat down and slung his arm around her. I cringed. (Hey im her brother what did you expect) she was still mad and turned her head and glared at him. He got the message and lifted his hand. Then she look guilty and grabbed his hand and put it back across her shoulder. Later after lunch they both went to Math. Boring skip ahead. After school ( like always ) Anthony drove her home and they went inside. They came out the back and sat in the hammock. Then something happened ( no not what your thinking eww) Anthony reached into his pocket and pulled out a Tiffany box. He then slung his hand across her and put it on. She looked down and smiled / cried she hugged him
and laughed saying it was to much. He told her to open it and inside there was a picture of them then i heard Anthony say “ Lena Blonshy, will your go to junior prom with me ?” The color from Lenas face drained. Anthony was waiting and looking worried. Then Lena leaned in and whispered into his ear “ Yes im messing with you of course i want to go with you “ Then Anthony picked her up and twirled her around . When she got to her feet she stumbled and fell in the pool. She got to the top and laughed Anthony laughed to. Then Lena crawled out and pushed anthony in. After a bit of splashing around. Anthony said they had better get out and do homework. He pulled her out and they dried off and the rest is homework. At about 6:30 Anthony said he had to go and left.
The next day, Jimmal came into Lena's room, now Lena doesn't like Jimmal an she yelled at him she was angry because she was convinced that dad would come back. As you can emagine he didn't. Then she got mad she went a rampage for months she would punch thighs break thing and kick Jimmal she's almost over it, ever since she met Anthony she's been much better I know dad would have liked him. Dad would have hated to see Lena like this. Anyway Jimmal is my kinda guy he drives a Ferrari California 30GT in red with white interior. Beautiful. Lena came out of the door wearing something that made Jimmal mad she's always doing things like that. She was wearing short shorts and a croptop with strappy sandles and her backpack was slung over her shoulder. Jimmal frowned and told her to go back and change she replied mimicking him " who cares what I wear it all about personality. Right ?" Jimmal frowned and opened the door she sat in a slammed the door.
At school she said bye to Jimmal and walked to her locker. Anthony was waiting for her he looked her up and down then asked " Jimmal drop you ?" Lena nodded and Anthony replied " I have a football game after school, can you come?" Lena nodded again and handed him her bag he opened it and Lena pulled out a sundress and smiled. Then she walked down the hall and returned in her sundress carrying her other clothes. Anthony just rolled his eyes and tossed her her bag. She placed the clothes in and slung it over her shoulder and grabbed Anthony's hand running down the hall.
At the end of the day Anthony walked Lena back to her locker ( he's very protective of her that makes me like him even more) he asked if she was ok and she nodded. As she gathered all her books as red head short boy walked down the hall he whistle at her and unfortunately Anthony heard he stormed off after the kid Lena looked over and dropped everything and ran. She turned the corner just in time to see Anthony pull the kid off the ground with the collar of his shirt. Lena knew how to stop this. She started to sob and yell over and over. Here comes the second reason I like Anthony. He dropped the kid and look over at her, his face went as white as snow he hung his head and sat on the bench. Lena went over to help the kid up and he ran off. Then she sat down next to Anthony and place her hand on his back. Anthony looked up and Lena stood up offering her hand to him. They walked to Anthony's car and drove to the football game.
At the football game Anthony got hit hard. Over the microphones they called out " Anthony Michaels is down is any of his family out there ?!" Lena stood up and wove her way through the crowd and pushed the gate to the field open cautiously making her way past all the kneeling football players. She too knelt down next to Anthony and stroked his blonde hair. The coach and the athletic trainer walked over fallowed by the doctor. The coach asked if Lena was family and she retorted " NOOOO I'm a random girl " then she hung her head and apologized the coach said they had delt with much worse. Then Anthony lifted his hand to her cheek bone and stoked it he asked for Lena and she nodded afraid if she spoke she would break down right then and there. The coach called for a stretcher and they Anthony lifted him of the ground. Lena called Mr.and Mrs. Michaels but both didn't pick up. Then she ran over to the fence and asked a little girl to grab her backpack. She ran over to the ambulance and climbed in. Anthony had a tear running down his face. She wiped it away and put her head to his chest his heart was pounding rapidly. Then suddenly he said " I'm i I I'm s s so so r r y" this made Lena laugh and cry at the same time. She asked why and he said because this must make her really anxious.
At the hospital they did a x-Ray and found three broken ribs. Anthony had to be wrapped up and fixed. He would be in a cast for 16 weeks junior prom is 17 weeks away. As Lena stood there she asked for a minute alone with Anthony. As the nurse left , Lena pulled over the chair and slid her fingers between his, his hands were rough but she look like she didn't care. " hey " she started " how um .... How are you doing " she was much clearer now that she'd stopped crying. " fine , was it really that bad " he replied " no no one even noticed " Lena said laughing Anthony laughed but then stopped " can I talk to my parents " he said slowly " um.... Their not here " Lena said "oh when will they be hear " just then his mom burst in shouting my baby my baby and soon kissed Lena on her head and whispered into her hair " thank you " Lena with wide eyes left the room.
Anthony's mom left and Lena offered to drive him home Mrs.Michaels said "that would be lovely dear ". So Lena went in to the room and helped Anthony up with one of his arms across her shoulder and one of hers across his shoulder they slow made their way to the parking lot. As Lena placed Anthony in the car he groaned loudly. She hesitated until he told her it was fine and to go sit down she smiled and nodded. Anthony groaned on every corner. " thanks babe ..." Lena's eyes widened this was the first time he'd called her babe did she like it I couldn't tell. " sure thing.... Umm .... Sweetie ?!" " you don't have to ugh call me sweetie" Lena nodded and laughed. " I know what about Hun or maybe sweet heart...." " Anthy is fine " " ok ". They pulled up to Anthony's house, Anthony tried to get out but Lena told him to stop. They made their way back to the house as they had after the hospital. Once Lena got Anthony onto the couch, she told him she would not leave until his mom or dad got back, no matter how many times Anthony tried to tell here to go she refused. By 10:00 nether parent was back. Lena texted our mom and soon Anthony was asleep. Once Lena tried to get up to Anthony woke up and grabbed her arm. Then they watched a episode of " Game of Thrones " and Anthony's dad walked in. Mr. Michaels went down stairs and as Lena left she turned to see Anthony fall into a sleep.
When Lena got back Jimmal told her she was grounded for staying out past curfew and she just kept walking. Jimmal grabbed her and spun her around " HEY WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT IM ALSO A PERANT AROUND HEAR ..." but Lena didn't let him finish. She swung her fist to his nose and thrust her knee to his groin. He stumbled back an Lena shouted " HEY WEATHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT IM ANGRY AND I HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE : MY BROTHER DIED, YOUR HEAR, AND AND MY BOYFRIEND IS IN A CAST AND CANT MOVE !!!" She marched up stairs to her room and went into a picture of her and Anthony at last years fair.
The next morning Lena was sitting on her bed sketching in her drawing book when she heard a tapping on her window she set her book down and went over to open the window. She already knew it was April her best friend, since third grade they had gone into each other's houses through the windows. April climbed but almost stumbled off. Once she was in she hugged Lena and whispered " ugh every time I come over I fall in love ... With this room !" Lena laughed and looked around Lena's room was very vintage and had art easels every wear. Her bed was unmade and clothes were all over the floor. " haha thanks " Lena said " why are you hear ?" April looked at her wide eyed " oh you know just because my bffs boyfriend has three broken ribs and I wanted to make sure she wasn't dying inside because you know that happens to most people not ,..." But before she could finish Lena butted in " whoa whoa I'm fine slow down and breath. "
After April left mom came into Lena's room. She sat down on Lena's squeaky bed and waited for Lena to come out of the bathroom. Lena came out and sat next to mom. Then they had a long talk about how it's ok to cry and how she's not grounded blah blah blah. Lena went down stairs and headed out the door. Lena drives a Mini Cooper, she sat. In and drove to Anthony's house. Once she arrived she was told Anthony was in his room and she went down. The door was closed and she knocked she was about to head upstairs when the door opened. Anthony was on the other side in a wheel chair. She was so happy to see him she started to laugh. Anthony reached up for her hand and she placed it in his. His hands still looked rough but Lena never cared. They sat on the bed and Lena told him all about Jimmal.
After Anthony's house Lena drove back home and ate a big lunch she tended to eat when she was upset. After her meal she went outside to tend to the cherries she liked to do this to re connect to Dad. Jimmal was up in her room he was so infuriated it hurt to watch. He tore the pictures off her wall and took them to the trash. Lena came into her room and gasped. Soon after she dropped to the floor crying and swearing. After her melt down she walked over to the wall and placed her hand on it. To be honest I couldn't believe Jimmal would do that. She soon realized who'd done it and stormed down the stairs, I could see in her eyes she was infuriated. She turned corners into the office. Jimmal turned and Lena stood in the door way her face red with anger. Jimmal flashed a smirk at her and that sent the top off the bottle. She lunged forward and smacked her fist to his throat then his nose repeated until he was bleeding and gasping for the sweet thing of air. She had his neck in her hands grasping more tightly every minute.mshe wailed like a sick Wolfe. " WHY WHY I HATE YOU YOUR THE WORST I'D RATHER DIE THAN BE HERE YOU HEAR ME ID RATHER DIE YOUR SO SICK YOU COME IN HERE AND PRETEND LIKE YOUR MY DAD BUT GUESS WHAT YOUR NOT AND YOU WILL NEVER BE EVER I WILL NEVER LOVE YOU!!!" And with that she dropped his neck and slammed her heal to his chest. Jimmal cried out on pain.
The next day Jimmal came out of his room into the living room wearing a turtle neck to cover the neck bruises. Lena was in the kitchen on the phone to Anthony. She saw Jimmal and hung up. Jimmal glared and Lena laughed " oh I'm sorry does that hurt," she started " we'll not as much as your heart being ripped out ." As Jimmal looked down at her wrist he saw slashes deep slashes. Was she cutting herself? Lena left for Anthony's and arrived about 50 minutes later. Anthony too saw the slashes but Lena covered them up with makeup all too well for Antony to be sure.
16 weeks later
Anthony drove up in his beat up mini van to pick Lena up for prom. As they climbed in Jimmal stormed inside and left. They arrived and simply danced laughed the regular.
10 years later
Anthony and Lena are married with two children. This is wear our story stops my friends.