Mama would pretend to be fascinated by her sewing and Papa would tweak his swooping mustache and vibrate his tangled eyebrows, pretending reluctance. “Welllll …” he’d begin, “it was a long time ago
She drove up to the school. There was a horse statue standing right in front of the school, a group of girls were there hanging out. I moaned, already people I had to face.
She then looked at Mary and Nancy; both, were lying on their stomachs with their faces propped on their elbows, anxiously awaiting a story. She smiled and began telling her story.
Then went over and helped mom up. I was nearly the same height as her and looked a lot like her with the same sky blue eyes, but I had my dad’s broad shoulders. “What did he say?”
When I woke up again, my mother had already run the bath for me. I went and washed then put on the skirt and blouse that my mother had picked out for me which had once been Katniss’s first reaping outfit. “You look lovely” she said as she braided my hair.
Trudy and I made sure that all of the boys took a bath, did their homework, and brushed their teeth. After they were squeaky clean, they all went down in the basement, and we didn’t hear another peep out of them. While Trudy talked on the phone with that good for nothing Edwin; I did my homework and took a shower. I also gathered my clothes to wear to school tomorrow. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get to call Levi tonight or not. Trudy had been on the phone with Edwin for almost two hours, and it didn’t look like he was going to get off anytime soon.
Her red eyes were kind, her tan face held a light smile, and her blue hair was pulled back in a braid to show her pointed ears. "Hello," she said. I sighed in relief;
In the corner, a lamp light illuminated the tiny living room. The light reflected off the wooden planks, producing a glare. I felt the coolness of the floor under my feet as I stood near the entrance. At the other end of the room, my mother and aunt, Annie, sat across from each other on sofas. As they conversed, each with a cup of tea in hand, unintelligible mumbles filled the room.
As dusk settled, we dared not light a candle for fear someone would discover us, but with our bellies full, it didn 't matter as we snuggled under the rough wool blankets and relaxed on the beds. On the last night, we heard a noise.
I opened my eyes and saw this cute doll that had a china face, porcelain skin, rosy cheeks, heart-shaped lips, and big brown round eyes just like mine. I smiled and gave mama a bear hug this time.