Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mixed Emotions

I smiled to myself; spring was actually starting to begin. The sun was shining, it was warmer outside, and there wasn’t a single cloud in the sky.

I breathed in the air and sighed.
“Sometimes life is just perfect.” I chuckled to myself.

”JULIA!” George ran up behind me and hugged me.
I laughed as he spun me around.
“Hey George.”  I beamed, and then I remembered when he kissed me on the cheek.
A small blush painted itself on my face.
He noticed. “Seashell Eyes, you alright?” He asked.
“Uh yeah.” My voice cracked.
“Julia.” He said sternly, looking me straight in the eyes.
“Well, we tell each other everything, right?” I asked.
He nodded.
“That’s pretty much what best friends do.” He added while nodding.
“This has been on my chest for a while now.” I sighed.
“Come on, Julia. It can’t be that bad.” He chuckled.
“I like you – a lot.” I looked him straight in the eye.

He stopped chuckling and just stopped walking altogether.
“What?” He asked, looking at me as if he had never met me before.
“Did I stutter?” I crossed my arms, still looking at him intently.
”You, Julia Albright, like me, George Standford, more than a friend?” He pointed from me to himself.
“I have for a whi-“ I rolled my eyes, but I couldn’t finish my sentence because George just flat out kissed me.


“JULIA!” Someone shouted, and the amazing-ness of it all was just a memory.
I pulled away and snapped my head to the direction of the voice.
“WHAT JULIE?” I yelled.

Sisters, can’t live with them, can’t kiss the guy you’ve liked for about a million years now with them either.

She ran to me with the biggest smile on her face.
“Okay, two things. One, HI GEORGE!” She waved to George.
George waved back at her and smiled. “Hello Julie.”
“And two..” She started. Then she screamed and hugged me.
“I KNEW IT! STANDBRIGHT EXISTS!” She screamed into my jacket.

I stood there awkwardly, wishing the ground would just swallow me up.
George, on the other hand, looked like he was enjoying this whole ordeal very much.

I mouthed the word ‘Help’ to him.
He mouthed the words ‘I need somebody’ back.

“This is the PERFECT time for Beatles songs.” George chuckled.

I rolled my eyes with a smile on my face and turned to my screaming-and-jumping sister.
“Julie.” I said.
“Calm. Down.” I said, very calmly.
“HOW CAN I CALM DOWN? MY SISTER JUST KISSED THE GUY OF HER DREAMS! WOO HOO!” Julie spun around and started dancing.

She was acting like the inner-Julia.

“Okay, Julie. I think I hear Elizabeth calling you.” I lied.
“Well, I d-“ Julie started, I grabbed her arm and pulled her close so my mouth was by her ear and I whispered.
“Go now and I will tell you all of the details later.” I whispered.
She pulled back and nodded, then ran off to find Elizabeth and Rebecca.

I turned back to George.
“Sorry about that.” I apologized.
“Don’t worry, she’s quite amusing.” He smiled.

After a few awkward seconds of silence, I spoke up again.
“So, I take it from that kiss that you like me too?” I asked, rubbing my arm nervously.
“Yes, Julia. I do.” He smiled.
“So are we boyfriend and girlfriend now?” I asked.
“Only if you want to be.” He smiled back.
“Just call me George Standford’s girlfriend.” I winked and then he walked me home.

After squealing like a little girl and telling every single one of my sisters about George, I went up to my room to get started on my History homework.

Just as I understood the homework, my phone rang.

“Hello?” I picked it up.
”Julia? Julia Suzanne Albright?” A woman asked.
“Who is this?” I asked, checking the caller ID. It wasn’t a number I recognized.
“Your mother.” She said.
“Okay, what kind of sick joke is this. Who paid you to call me?” I asked, annoyed.
“No one. Julia, this is me, your actual mother.” The woman said, reassuringly.
“Psh.” I didn’t buy it. “Prove it then.”
“My name is Sarah Albright, Your father’s name is John Albright. You have a twin sister named Julianne Shay Albright. You both have a birthmark on your shoulder.” She stated.
I lowered the phone from my ear and covered up the part where you talk into it and screamed.

MY MOM? DUDE? WHAT THE HECK?!?!??!??!?!?!???!?!?!?!??!?!

“M-Mom?” My voice was shaking.
“Hello, Julia.” She said.
“Why did you call?” I asked, I grabbed onto my desk for support.
“Well, I wanted to know if you would like to come back home and live with us. Your father, Julie, and me.” She stated.
“Julie?” I asked.
“Yes, she already agreed to it.” Mom said.
“She didn’t tell me.” I whispered.
“Please come home, your father and I need both of our little girls together again.” Mom pleaded.
“If you needed us, you wouldn’t have put us up for adoption. I’m with a great family now, and so is Julie. Better than you and Dad ever were. You didn’t even know about Julie’s asthma. I’m not going and I’m sure Julie will change her mind.”

And with that, I hung up.

I sat down and rubbed my forehead.

Mom’s back into my life.




  1. oooh Moms! That must be horrible.
    Well actually I wouldnt really know if it was horrible or not because I actually never knew my mom....But oh well! lol
    I sure hope that everything works out and that Julie stays with her family(:


  2. Ditto to Mikayla, hope it works out..:)

    But then again, this girl just kissed George, she can do anything now. XD