14-year-old Ky Jefferson and 17-year-old Noah Jefferson have recently murdered discovered parents by an unknown being! They must avenge their deaths, and solve the mystery of their murdered parents! Will they be able to stop the Disintegration in time?
The rest of the day unfolded the way the lady at the reception desk said it would. We went to school, had lunch, went back to school, had dinner. And hung out until bedtime at 10:00. They sent us to our room and told all of us to go to sleep.
I couldn't seem to sleep, because I kept waking up time and time again that night. And it was getting pretty annoying to me because when I tried to go to sleep, I woke up an hour later. The night's progress seemed to happen slower than molasses dripping off of a spoon. My body felt tired, but my mind wasn't.
I decided to go to the roof again, hoping that it wouldn't rain again like it did last time.
I opened the window and climbed out. To make sure I wouldn't get lost again, I put a bright green jacket I found on the floor of our room on the ledge sticking out of the building above our window. I knew it wasn't our's because neither of us has a bright green jacket that we own.
I started climbing up, hoping it wouldn't rain again. Luckily it didn't, so I was able to get to the top safely. When I got up to the top and peeked my head over the edge of the roof, I saw Melanie was there, sitting down with her knees to her chest, looking towards the lights of the city.
I got the rest of my body on top of the roof and stood up. Now that I had a better view of her, I realized she was crying. Once she noticed I was there, she turned the side of her face in my direction.
"Go away", she said, sobbing.
I was now concerned because she seemed sad and mad about something. I wanted to know what it was, so I stuck around.
"What's wrong?", I asked.
She exhaled strongly. "I said go away!!", she yelled.
The echo of her voice rolled across the buildings of the orphanage.
I didn't leave though, because now I was really concerned.
"No, I'm not going to leave until you tell me what's wrong", I said in a firm voice.
She looked back at me for a few seconds, then rolled her eyes.
"You're such a stubborn child, you know that?", she stated.
She stood up and walked over to me. Her hands were clenched in a fist, which made me think she was gonna punch me, so I braced for it. But all she did was grab my arm and pull me over to where she was before.
"Sit down", she said as she let go of my arm and pushed down on the top of my head, to direct me to the ground.
I sat down, confused.
She sighed as she sat down and started talking.
"So the first thing I want to clear up right away is that Todd is just an immature little brat. And he just likes to get under other people's skin because I guess it makes him feel good about his sad, miserable life", she said.
I nodded my head.
We looked at each other for a few seconds. Then a question arose to me that I was going to ask in the first place.
"But why were you out here crying?", I asked.
She looked away from me and at the view of the city and sighed.
"Nothing, the answer to that is none of your business", she replied.
"Was it something he said?", I asked.
"Drop it!", she said with a slightly raised voice.
"No answer me, was it something Todd said?"
"I said shut up!", she was getting angry.
"Was it because you're parents abandoned you?!!", I shouted.
She paused and looked at me. We stared at each other for a few seconds.
Then she got up, walked away towards the roof and jumped off to another.
Then she looked back at me
"You think you know what's going on, but you really have little knowledge of anyone here, and what they've gone through. Be careful what you say, or you could create unwanted problems", she told me from the other roof.
Then she climbed down and went through her window, and closed it behind her. I climbed back down our building and located the jacket I put above our window to get back to my room.
I thought about what she said to me as I climbed down...what did she mean?