“I just wanted to see some bare boobies but this is way much more! Can I be your boyfriend now?”
“Oh my stars Borage! What are you doing in here?! Get out! I’m naked!”
“I needed to pee but wow June! I like your body. Something strange is happening in my pants.”
“You little pervert! Get out!”
“Are those real?”
“Of course they are real! Now get out! I can’t believe you! Walking in here, peeking at me.”
“Your naked body made my body do something weird. I kinda like it but confused.”
“Congrats! You got your first hard on now get out!”
“Geeze, you’re no fun.”
I heard June fussing to my mama about me walking in as she was getting out of the shower. I didn’t tell August that I saw his mom naked but I was happy to finally see a live naked lady who was sexy. I’m not sure if I can keep this from August. He might get mad but it was an accident. I didn’t know she was in there. She forgot to lock the door anyway.
“Your pervert son came into the bathroom while I was getting out of the shower. He just stood there, looking at my naked wet body. You need to get control over your kid!”
“I know it was an accident. He’s a little boy.”
“That was no accident! That kid is a pervert! Go do something with him! He’s being a bad kid!”
“Don’t talk about my bubba like that! He didn’t mean to! May if your dumb ass would lock the door then maybe he wouldn’t walk in.”
“I watch how he looks at me. He planned this. I’m not comfortable knowing he might do it again!”
“It’s not like you have to live here and keep fucking my husband! You can just go! Get out, no one is stopping you!”
“I didn’t ask to be freed from the well. I was content staying in the well as a frog with my lover Keon. I miss him.. I can’t go back since Max freed him. I’m suppose to stay here anymore. Since Max freed me, then he must be my true love. I’m still in love with Keon.”
My mama had ever intention to only free Keon for the sake to get June to move out and stop fucking Max. Keon was drawn to my mama and quickly hopped out of the well when she called for him by name. Only a kiss from his true love will free him but since my mama is a love genie, her kiss would break it when she’s not his true love. However this was later a fatal mistake for Keon, my mama has deep regrets of it.
Keon failed to get my mama to love him and time run out since being freed. A curse was placed on him, he was turned into a zombie and one night he came across the wrong house. He frighten them, he didn’t mean any harm, they shot and killed him. But before that, he was drawn to my mama and ignored June. This was the last straw for June and she left with a broken heart. She took August and her twins with her and moved across town. Months later, my mama gave birth to Dodder and Erica. Keon wasn’t seen much since the birth.
Time when by, I got older and taller. I was a sexy 12 year old man now. I dressed a certain way, hoping it would impress the ladies. But Riverview was still full of hags.
I wish August was still here. It would be nice to have another boy around. My sisters still annoy me with their problems that I don’t give 2 fucks about. I had a little brother now but Dodder was just a baby and didn’t do much.
“Then she asked Ian out anyway! She knew that I liked Ian but the slut went behind my back and asked him out! Can you believe that?”
“I don’t care! Ugh! Go away! Ian is a jerk anyway.”
“I need your help.”
“Use your magic to banish her to hell!”
“You gotta! Daddy said it’s your job to look after us girls!”
“I’m not gonna banish your hag friend to hell cause she asked your crush out!”
“I’m telling daddy!”
“Yeah? What is he gonna do it? Ground me in an email? Go ahead!”
“How dare you! Ian isn’t lame! Ian is a lot better than your lame short boyfriend Dimitri!”
“Hey don’t you talk about my boo! He’ll grow some day! I told him to drink more water anyway. You’re such a loser, Ian wouldn’t want you anyway if Ashley didn’t ask him out.”
“That’s not true! You’re just a hater cause your boyfriend sucks!”
“At least I have one!”
“You forced him!”
This was a daily thing, my sisters arguing over boys at our school. It was annoying having to hear about every single day. I couldn’t get away from it or hearing about girl gossip about who started their period or who stuffs their bra. Sisters are so lame.
“Borage! Stop scaring me! I’m telling daddy!”
August would come over and he’ll bring over his younger brother September and sister October. Celsia never made October feel welcome whenever she came over. October never did shit to her but I think Celsia lashing at her over jealousy. Max plays with October, cause that’s his daughter. We just his step kids but we are step kids he doesn’t like cause he doesn’t like our dad. But I was tried of Cece of always picking on her, so I had to teach her a lesson.
“Hey Borage! Can I come up?”
“No! But you can cool down! Ha ha ha ha!”
“You look like a wet bird! Now go fly away! Ha ha ha ha!”
“I hate you!”
It took away before I came to terms that Tequila is the closest I’ll have to a brother close to my age. Out of all of my sisters, she annoys me the least. Tequila was more of a tomboy, she prefer race cars over dolls. She acted less of a girl around the others and they hated her. I have a better relationship with her than I do with the others.
“Yo B! Can I come up? I wanna prank my idiot mom!”
I always had a good laugh at Tequila’s pranks on Rosette. Cause she always fell for it.
“Mom! I found a love letter from dad!”
“Well give me that letter you dumb brat! How many other love letters you been hiding from me?!”
“I got a whole bucket full!”
“By the way, dad hates you!”
“HEY! Is there room for one more?”
“You know there’s always room for you up here! I can easily push one of my sister out this tree.”
This was the last summer that I got to see August. He delivered some news that I didn’t see coming.
“Were moving next month.”
“To a better house?”
“Yeah. Well I hope so.”
“I hope so then I’ll come over.”
“But you can’t…”
“What do you I can’t come over to your new house?”
“Cause we’re moving to Roland Heights.”
“But that’s far away from here..”
“I know, my mom got a job there so we gotta leave.”
We kept in touch as much as we could. Through email, IMs, Simbook and by phone. But after a while, we grew apart. I heard from him since we were teens. Max made trips to Roland Heights but refused to take me along. I wonder if he’s still there.
We remained in lame Riverview, living our lives until we were old enough to live on our own. Finn was doing well with his singing career here. He gained a gig at a local park but the promotion for the show was terrible. No one showed up. It was just us. We were forced to listen to Finn sing terribly.
Celsia and I got along better whenever we had to attend Finn’s gigs. We would crack jokes about his singing. Insulting Finn’s lack of talent was a bonding experience for us. But it didn’t change the fact that she annoys the hell out of me.
“When I was a young boy, growing up in the ghetto. Hanging out on corners. Singin’ with the fellas.”
“How did you did this gig? Your singing sucks! You never lived in the ghetto! Mom said you were a rich white boy living in the suburbs!”
“Ugh! Don’t start twerkin’! Didn’t you learn anything from Twerk City 3? Every time a white person twerks, they’ll get hit by a Newsea teddy bear with riding a wrecking ball! Just stop! You’re embarrassing!”