Good morning! Did everyone have a good weekend? I hope you are ready for another story.
So I actually wrote this one for the link party on Grammy’s Grid but I wasn’t sure if I was going to post it. But I decided to post it anyway and share this story for all of you to read. If you don’t remember what the prompt is, it goes as follows:
She closed the book she was reading and turned out the…
This story is categorized as Adventure, so have fun while reading! Enjoy!
My Sister’s Keeper
She closed the book she was reading and turned out the lamp in the room. Avery had been up late reading a wonderful new mystery book and she had wanted to finish it before going to bed. She quickly walked across the living room and made her way to the small bedroom she shared with her sister. Her hand gently grasped the doorknob and quietly turned it until it opened. She slowly stepped inside the room and leaned against the door until it clicked closed.
Her eyes took a few seconds to adjust before she saw the room was empty. Her bed was still made, but Abigail’s bed was unmade and empty. Avery shook her head. Abigail liked to sneak out and go to parties that their parent’s disapproved of but she still went. Avery was more content staying home and reading a good book.
Avery changed into pajamas and crawled into bed. She tried to relax as much as she could but there was a nagging thought in her head that Abigail was in trouble. But she didn’t want to ruin Abigail’s night, she might as well just worry.
She managed to fall asleep for a while before the buzzing of her phone ringing woke her up. Avery groggily picked up her cell phone and swiped up to answer. “Mh…hello?”
“Avery…you have to help me.”
Avery’s eyes widened and she sat up in bed. “Abigail? What happened? What’s wrong?”
“I…uh…I got myself into a slight situation and I need you to help me. But you can’t tell mom and dad.”
Avery started to panic. “You know mom and dad will be suspicious if we are both gone. What’s going on?”
She heard Abigail swallow on the other end of the phone. “Uh…so…I was at this party and the police were called and everyone got arrested. So I’m at the jail and I need to be picked up.”
“YOU GOT ARRESTED!” Avery was almost shouting at this point. How stupid was Avery? “Are you stupid? I can’t bail you out!”
“Avery listen. I didn’t get arrested arrested. I just…I just…okay I got arrested…kinda. It’s more like I got arrested for breaking curfew. So I need someone to come pick me up.”
“Oh…and you think that I would be able to pick you up? We are both 16. If I come to pick you up, I would be breaking curfew and I am not about to get in trouble for your sorry butt.” Avery could feel the anger and disappointment in her twin sister boiling up inside of her. She couldn’t believe what was actually happening.
Abigail cleared her throat. “Look. I already talked to the officers to see if you would get in trouble and they said no. Could you just come get me…please?”
Avery stared at the ceiling. Should she risk getting in trouble to get her sister? Or should her sister learn a lesson and stay in jail? She let out a sigh. “Okay. I’m on my way.”
The was a small squeal on the other end of the phone. “Thank you thank you thank you. You have no idea how much I appreciate this.”
Avery swung her legs off the bed. “I know…I’ll be there soon. Bye.” She hung up the phone and grabbed the sweatshirt that was nearest to her. She slipped on some shoes and grabbed her purse to go save her sister.
She quietly slipped out of her bedroom and tiptoed down the hallway. Her hand reached out for the front door handle so she could get Abigail.
“Where do you think you’re going at this hour?”
Avery spun around to see their dad sitting on the couch in the darkness. She didn’t know how long he had been sitting there, but his booming voice scared her. Her body straightened. “I…uh…couldn’t sleep. So I thought I would go outside for a while and relax.”
“Does that involve going and getting your sister from jail?”
Her face dropped. “How…how did you know?”
He chuckled. “The police aren’t dumb sweetheart. They called me immediately and told me to come get her. But, as I was walking down the hallway I heard you exclaim you were arrested. I could only think that Abigail called you instead of calling us out of embarrassment.”
Avery nodded. “Yeah…I’m sorry. I didn’t want to, but she is my sister so I felt like I needed to get her.”
Her father stepped out of the living room and stood in front of her. “I know sweetheart, you are your sister’s keeper. But let’s keep this a little secret between you and me. Don’t tell Abigail that I know what happened. Let her think your mother and I don’t know what she’s been up to.”
Avery smiled. “Okay. I won’t tell her.” She giggled. “Thanks dad.” She gave him a quick hug and walked out the door to her car.
The drive to the county jail wasn’t long, but it was pretty boring for Avery. There wasn’t much enjoyment in going and picking up her twin who was arrested. But she was glad that her dad was understanding and let her go get Abigail.
She arrived at the jail and walked into the lobby. She smiled at the receptionist who looked at her. “Oh…you must be here for Abigail. You look exactly like her.” Avery nodded. “Okay. Let me go get her.”
Avery waited for a few moments while the receptionist went back and got Abigail. They walked through the door and Abigail ran over to hug Avery. “Thank you for coming and getting me.”
“Yeah…that’s what sisters are for right?”
They walked out the door and got in the car to go home. After a minute of silence, Abigail spoke. “So…this stays between us right? No need to tell mom and dad what happened tonight…right?”
Avery nodded. “Yeah…this stays between you and me. Your secret is safe with me.”