Brittany stared off into space eating her cereal wondering if she could live with Aunt Mary instead of moving to the country.
“Brittany let’s go, eat up, we want to get on the road A.S.A.P”, her Mom called out as she was coming down the stairs. She walked into the kitchen, glanced at Brittany and snapped her fingers. “Brittany? Hello? Anyone home?”
“Well, Mom, I’m home for now but you’re making me leave the only home I’ve ever known.” Brittany rolled her eyes. Her parents were really happy to finally be leaving the city, moving to the country, but, Brittany had been miserable for the past couple of months.
“Oh Brittany, don’t be melodramatic.”
Her dad walked in looking frazzled. “Has anyone seen my cell phone? I can’t find it anywhere.”
Without missing a beat her mom walked to the living room, grabbed his phone, and held it out to him. “Honestly, Uther you’d forget your head if it wasn’t attached.” She gave him a sly grin and he slapped her butt.
“Daaaaad.” Brittany whined.
“Sorry sweetie pie, your Mom is just so beautiful. Elizabeth Radford, I would marry you all over again today and every day if I could.”
Brittany pointed her finger in her mouth, “Gag me.”
The next thing she knew, Brittany was in the back seat of the van with all of her belongings packed up in the moving truck behind them. As they pulled away she turned around to look at their home for one last time. The scowl on her face melted as tears started rolling down her face.
After an entire day of driving and stopping a couple times for a break, they finally saw the sign for Rogue’s Hallow. Uther turned off the main road onto a dirt road and they arrived at their new house. Grandma was standing on the porch waving. Brittany couldn’t help but smile.
To be continued…
Written by Amanda Drover-Hartwick