Saturday June 2nd. Graduation Day. Danny didn't sleep at all the night before, as he was flooded with joy. It was graduation day. Time to become an adult. Time to experience new things. College, life on his own. Time to get a job. And time to hang out with his friends before they all go their separate ways. Another reason Danny didn't sleep was severe discomfort. He laid on an old, deflating air mattress in what would soon me his old room. Everything was out of it, and put in his new apartment, closer to the city. Easier to experience new things that way. He looked around at the bare grey walls, slightly faded in most parts, with outlines of posters and shelves, and other things he had in his room. The bright orange sunlight crept its way into the room, soon lighting it up. Danny picked up his phone and checked the time. 7:02 a.m. Graduation wasn't for at least another 5 hours. But he just couldn't hold his excitement. He just wanted to dress up in his clean white shirt, and throw on his scarlet and black tie. He put his phone back down and pondered if his friends were awake or not, thinking the same thing.
Ah I'm sorry I didn't have time to pop on the rest of the weekend.)
Reid laid in bed sleeping, the sun streaming through the windows didn't stop her at all. Tiny foot steps pounded on the floor and slammed open the door to her room and started to pull on the blankets, "Reid, come on." The kid pleaded,
"Casey, go back to sleep." The boy whined and kept pulling on the blankets.
"He's here." Another said running up to the door. Reid sat up quickly and looked at the scared ten year old and then the little six year old boy. Reid nodded slightly.
"Get everyone up." Reid got up as the kids started running around getting the rest of the house up. She grabbed a hand full of pebbles from the bowl on the table and opened the glass door and started chucking them at the other door.
"What." The tired male growled opening the door.
"Someone was up late." She glanced behind her, "Incoming." The oldest, other than Reid ran flying past leaping up on the rail and pushed herself over to the other balcony, "Call 9-1-1 or get Scott here, keep em safe they are legally yours Klein." As some of the kids found their way over to the other house Reid pulled on a random t-shirt, not wanting to go out in a tank top and walked down stairs with her hands in her pocket. She walked out onto the porch with a bright smile on her face, "Now come on, I was sure you got the hint last time."
Cross yawned as he curled up on the couch, staring at shelf of games and silently debating if he should play one. He pulled out his phone to check the time, groaning when he saw he still had at least 5 4 hours to kill before he had to get ready. He got off the couch and walked over to the shelf, grabbing Destiny 2 before padding over to his ps4 and getting ready to play.
Sera tossed around in bed for a while, before deciding to just kill time by going for a jog. It wouldn't be for another three hours at the latest before she'd need to get up and get ready for graduation. Sera changed out of her pajamas and got into more suitable running outfit. She passed her brother's room and she passed her boxes, ready for Sera to move into her own place after tonight. She hoped her brother wouldn't be too lonely without her. Sera was caught up in a moment of yu yi, to visit her brother alone for the last time and say some things she never got to. Instead she plugged in her headphones and went outside, shutting the door behind her. Sera sighed, she needed to stop being so dramatic. It wasn't like she was gonna die by a random lightning bolt striking her down in a storm. She turned her playlist on shuffle and started to jog down the street. Maybe she could visit her friend Javier, he lived pretty close, he lived within jogging distance. Then again, they haven't talked for a while.
Javier woke up, his vision blurred slightly. His bones and muscles ached from the work out he did yesterday. He looked over at the alarm clock that was next to his bed and groaned. It was early. Way to early for him to be up at least. He knew it was graduation day, but even then his internal alarm clock made him wake up. He groaned even louder, like he was aggravated, then pulled his blankets over his head and closed his eyes. He stayed like this for a solid ten minutes before he started to get the sudden thoughts that he needed to move. He sat up and threw the covers away from him, realizing he slept in his work out clothes from yesterday. "Well, today should be great, shouldn't it?" he said, chuckling slightly and going to look for some clothes that he could wear.
After about 30 minutes, Danny sat up from the air mattress, and began deflating it more than it already was. He rolled it up, put it back in what would now be his old bedroom closet, and changed into some casual, comfortable clothing. He quietly slipped out of the house and began to make his was to Javier's, wanting to see if maybe he and Danny, Cross and Sera wanted breakfast. As he made his way out his door, he heard arguing coming from next door. He bent down and peaked through a hole in the white wooden fence. He saw Reid, his neighbor. Danny had known her for years, and they used to be best friends, but after 10th grade, they lost touch. They would still converse every once in a while, but nothing more than a few words to one another. When the guy, whoever he was, finally left, Danny slipped into Reid's yard before she made it back inside, quickly asking "Is everything alright? What was that about?"
Reid walked off the porch and the man walked right up to her and grabbed onto her hair hand bashed her into the post of the porch, "Listen kid, you're not going to stop me from seeing my own bloody kid. "
"She's not your kid." she said simply
"You're really not getting this so I'll make it easy. You can't be here, not legally. You take one step closer to this house, come near any of the kids that live here and I will personally show you your own rotting heart." he looked into her eyes and slowly walked away. Reid looked over at the voice calling her and smiled brightly, "Yeah everything's good, just someone who doesn't understand the phrases 'restraining order' and 'loss of parental rights'." she said with a shrug, six tiny people came back to the house from next door. Lena, the second oldest trudged back over shoving the sleeping child into her arms,
"I'm going back to sleep." she said and pounded back onto the house. Reid chuckled turning back to Danny, "You excited for today?" she asked guessing it was something he'd be excited about.
"Today? What's today? " her technical guardian asked walking across the lawn from the other house, her husband yells a quick 'Mar, don't get involved.' but he was ignored.
"Grad. " Reid answered wincing slightly,
"Why didn't you tell me something so important was today?" she huffed she grabbed the child from Reid's arms, "Danny, you're going out? Take Reid with you, you don't mind do you? Ah well you're friends. Reid go get dressed, now shoo." Mar said shooing her into the house. She quickly got dressed not wanting to tick off the guardian and then quickly made it back outside. Marleen smiled at her as she walked out side, "Good, go I'll look up when the thing is a be there. This isn't optional Reid, go." she said raising an eyebrow daring the teen to test her. Reid raised her hands in defeat and the girl walked into the house yelling 'who wants pancakes' her husband groaned and walked back onto their house.
Cross grinned as he got his game loaded and after some thought he made a new character, wanting to compleate the story again. Cross hummed softly as he quickly got his character made, grabbing his note pad off a shelf and writing a few things down before continuing the game