Chapter 5.15

Lexie

Weeks passed and my uncle told me he needed to discuss something with me. I didn’t like the sound of that.

“So, Bernadette and I are pregnant,” Uncle Darius announced like he’d taken the pregnancy test himself.

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“I didn’t know guys could get preggers. Congrats, Uncle,” I joked, trying to laugh off the feeling like I’d just jumped out of our 18 story window. What the hell? Not more babies!

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Bernadette said, “Not be mean, sweetie, but we both feel it’s time you found a place of your own. We know how much you don’t like children. But you have time. I’m not due for seven months.”

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Shooting an acusatory look at my uncle, I said, “I thought you two weren’t going to have kids.”

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“It was a happy accident!” Bernadette cried.

“Yeah, we weren’t going to but things have changed. I’m pretty stoked about it actually,” Uncle Darius said with goofy parental stars in his eyes.

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Well, I knew living with them wouldn’t last forever. I’d been putting it off for too long. Time to grow up and get a place of my own. But where?

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That afternoon, I babysat my little brother. No way in hell was I going to live with my dad. And with Mom pregnant, too, I was stuck.

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That’s when Brooke had an amazing idea. The sisterhood needed a place to stay–Brooke was barely hanging on by a thread with the threat from her Bridgeport family, Domina was living with her grandmother (who was constantly on her about getting a boyfriend and settling down), Kate was living with her ex boyfriend and his girlfriend (very awkward, yeah, but when rent’s so high in the city, you deal), and Copper and Reese wanted to move in together.

So, Brooke said why don’t we all find a place together. There was this old haunted mansion at the edge of the city right beside an underpass. It was loud as hell due to the traffic above, but the rent was doable with all six of us chipping in. It had five bedrooms and a dark basement that we turned into our secret gaming/meeting room.

So fast forward a few weeks and we were all settled in like six plump ticks embedded in an armpit.

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Domina sat next to me with a smirk on her face. Uh oh. Something was up.

All six of us got a long so well, I couldn’t believe our luck. There was just one little yuck in  the middle of our cozy yum. That was my bff’s LARPing character, Elara Shadowalker. Normally, a game character would be no big deal, but Brooke loved not only to get into “character”, she was literally the embodiment of that character whenever she’d don the witch dress and elven boots.

And, um, Domina and Elara hated each other.

I braced myself. “Brooke is sweetly playing on her computer. No Elara in sight!”

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“Okay…but you do realize we have rent due this month. Has anyone answered your ad for a roommate?”

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Reese and Copper were leaving town for a semester while Copper went to a culinary school overseas. They couldn’t afford to double pay so I offered to find a replacement roomie while they were gone.

Me and my big mouth.

“What happened to that old lady I interviewed yesterday?” I asked.

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She lifted the side of her mouth. “She has a 31 year old grandson who lives with her.”

“You mean Zack wasn’t her dog? She told me she’d pay a pet deposit for him.”

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“Clever old bird, I’ll give her that. She was trying to skirt our ‘no men’ policy so she could sign a contract and hope we wouldn’t balk. I told her it was a nice try when I gave her the big kick in the ass out the door.”

I shook my head. The next time I got a bright idea, I was going to scotch tape my mouth shut.

*****

The following evening after work, Domina came bouncing in. “Good news, everyone! Ship Creese will make the payment after all. Copper’s class was rescheduled to spring. We can officially stop searching for a replacement roommate!”

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She stopped short when she noticed Reese and Copper sitting with us. “Oh, I guess you know already.”

Copper nodded. “Yeah, but there’s a problem, Domina. Someone answered the ad and is coming over.”

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“What? That sucks…um…Lex?” Domina winced. “You’re going to have to let her down. Sorry.”

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My stomach leaped. The one thing I hated worse than meeting strangers was dealing with confrontation. After what’d happened to me in high school with Emery Straud, I avoided it at all costs. “Why me?”

“Your idea, sweets,” Dom said, winking playfully.

Kate added, “I’ll have to agree with Dom on this one.”

That’s what I got by rooming with a bunch of introverts.

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Just then Brooke’s LARPing character, Elara, entered the room. Everyone froze. When the evil dominatrix showed up, we all turned into these sniveling minions, lapping at her feet at whatever ridiculous thought would come out of her mouth.

It was pathetic.

But I loved Brooke, so I put up with it.

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“How may I be of assistance?” Elara asked.

“Oh, good God, she’s going to help again,” Domina said, rolling her eyes. “Yeah, like that turned out so well last time. Our neighbors now greet us with their middle finger.”

“As I plainly stated when that unfortunate melee happened, it was not my fault. They put their garbage can on OUR side of the street. What was I supposed to do? Simply ignore that fact?”

“Yeah, well, throwing their garbage in their yard wasn’t exactly my first choice…”

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Before they started ripping each other’s hair out, I interjected, “Listen, I’ll deal with the lady, okay? No need to fight.”

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My phone gave a welcome chime notifying me that my favorite WooTuber had just posted. A welcome distraction from roommate problems.

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After I’d followed the Heartthrobs, I noticed James Sanderson (the lead singer) had a twin sister, Jenny, who liked to vlog about fashion and cosmetics. She was so hysterical, I was hooked from the first video.

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But before I could put my ear buds in to stream, Elara asked, “Aren’t you going to answer the door, Alexis?”

Damn. Have to see you later, Jenny, dear, I thought to myself, blowing a kiss at my phone.

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Steeling myself to let this poor lady down, I opened the door.

Then I choked on my heart.

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“Hello. I called about your room for rent earlier?”

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OMG!

Jenny FREAKING Sanderson!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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34 thoughts on “Chapter 5.15”

  1. I’M SO SORRY but I thought that Jenny was James in drag for more than a second. Now THAT would be a hilarious WooTube makeup channel.

    And with a surplus of roommates she can just kick Elara out. Arc over. 😛

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    1. James in drag??? That WOULD be hilarious. 😉

      LOL…there’s no kicking out Elara Shadowalker. She’s definitely a part of the drama and Lexie’s bff’s hobby. Lex loves Brooke, so she’ll put up with any antics. 😉

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  2. Yaaaas my girl Brooke (and Elara 😉 ) made me so happy! I’m already loving the group dynamics! 😂❤️ (Also, that pet deposit line lmao)

    What a cliffhanger to leave us on! Can’t wait to see how it unfolds from here 😉 Something tells me a reunion with Jenny’s brother isn’t too far off now 😉

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    1. BROOKE is in the house! (Or maybe it’s Elara…hee!)

      I’m so glad you liked seeing her! There will be more from her, too! (The pet deposit! LOL! That old lady just thought she could get away with it and live with these eccentric nerds.)

      Sorry to leave you on a cliffhanger. But you won’t have to wait long…I will be posting a Wednesday chapter! ❤

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  3. Awww, guess Lexie getting evicted was (probably) a good thing! Sorry Lex, people are starting families all around you. 😉 Loved the way you used Cement’s toddler pose, LOL.

    HA, I love how Domina has this rivalry with Brooke’s persona. Only Dom gets to be the baddest bitch in the house, apparently! It’s fun having all these girls together in one house–and way more fun than living with a new baby would be for Lexie, I’m sure.

    Damn, Lexie keeps running into all these celebs (or their sisters, at least…!). Guess she’ll end up meeting Jenny’s brother again at some point–and maybe the rest of the bunch too. 😈

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    1. Getting evicted from her uncle was a good thing. Time to grow up, Lex. You can’t live with your relatives forever! 😀

      (You noticed that pose! When I found it, I HAD to use it somehow!)

      Domina and Brooke…the funniest rivalry yet. But Domina is like her name–she’s basically the leader of the house. And she usually gets her way. Lex loves the stuffings out of her. More from her later! Baddest bitch? HELL YEAH! Lex wouldn’t have it any other way…

      These celebrities are flocking to her like flies on stink! What’s going on???? She “might” be meeting Jenny’s bro, OR maybe this will be a way to Charlie…hmm…

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  4. Lover WitcHazard: I’m sorry Lexie when it comes to using my creations Nooboos strong armed me into to making procreation and condition this includes offspring I’m sorry my hands are tied!😓

    Nooboos WitcHazard: Don’t underestimate the power of Nooboos hahahahahah Nooboos!😎

    Dark WitcHazard: Ha I’m mean come in honey what did you think was going to happen I’m pretty sure your uncle and his wife have a healthy sex life with no kids it only takes one night of going bareback or she misses a day or two on the pill and nooboos become a possibility! I wonder how crazy this house will get when all their cycles sync up!😈

    Shipper WitcHazard: I don’t believe in coincidences she’s a spy! Don’t let the enemy into your home relationships are suppose to be a matter of circumstance not premeditation!

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    1. Lover–lol! Lexie eventually will warm to the idea of nooboos. Just not right now. They’re inconvenient! 😉

      Nooboos–I’ll let Lexie know!

      Dark–Lexie was in denial and hoped she’d get to stay with him with free room and board forever! LOL! But yeah…the circle of life.

      Shipper–You think Jenny is a spy? Hmm…

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  5. This was great. I am loving these girls all together in one place. The Brooke/Elara split personality is hysterical.

    The tot trying to stick his fingers up Lexie’s nose is great! And so true to real life! But an absolutely perfect fit for the story. 😂😂😂

    Pet deposit…..bahahaha….. and this: six plump ticks embedded in an armpit. 😂😂😂

    Okay and then Jenny shows up….no way will Lexie turn her down….she’s a fan. How could she? Lmao…

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    1. I adore Brooke/Elara…so much fun to write! And great for situational comedy in this.

      Cement’s pose was AWESOME!

      Glad you liked those lines…hee! Lexie’s way with words is a bit…creative?

      Jenny! Will she get to room with everyone? We shall see!

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  6. OMG… James’s SISTER.
    Ahhh! I was wondering how those boys would materialize in her life again; I did NOT see that coming /dazzled
    How can she say no?? She can’t. Obvi. 😈

    Man, not sure how I’d feel about living with the equivalent of a method actor tho, lol!
    I love that there’s a clash already, between personalities, and that massive group poster on the wall is AWESOME.

    Poor Lexie, all these grown ups having babies and massively inconveniencing her (rofl), but I’d say it’s working out for the “best” 😈

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    1. Yes! James’s sister, Jenny, might help in Lexie getting a date with Charlie. At least that’s what Lex is thinking…

      I’m glad you were surprised on how the boys were going to enter Lexie’s life. 😉

      Living with a WooTube star? Might be interesting…

      Definitely a clash in personalities…but hopefully, they’ll work things out.

      Poor Lex…a girl’s gotta grow up sometime!

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  7. I loved the comment on Darius getting pregnant. LOL I seem to be understanding her personality more now. Took me a while but I got there. (Also…mini Beau…I can’t remember his name. Oops.)

    Solution. Lexie shares her room with Jenny. Simple. Then she discovers Jenny is secretly a slob and wants to evict her but she likes James so doesn’t do it. lol

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    1. Ooohhh…you just may have solved Lexie’s problem for her. And Jenny? A slob? I have a feeling she’ll be quite the opposite. 😛 So glad you’re connecting better with Lex! ❤️

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      1. It was either Lexie share with Jenny or Domina and Brooke/Elara share. (Or Lex could share with one of them but we’ll ignore that for the purpose of this point.) But, Lexie sharing a room with Jenny is the best solution. (I imagine it won’t be as great as Lexie would imagine and sharing a room with a messy person is the worst thing I could think of. Unless Jenny is really mean…but no indication of that so far.)

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      2. Yeah…the other girls will not be put out by this. They HATE boy bands and their ilk. They’re just okay with Lexie’s fangirl tendencies. None of them would ever step foot in her room…for reasons. 😝

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  8. Okay so, Jenny’s obviously rich, So what if instead of the ad being for her.. It’s for Charlie or James and perhaps they got cut off because they keep getting black out drunk and need to find a place.

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  9. That was amazing! Loving all of Lexie’s Ultimate BFFs. The Brook/Elara split personality had me laughing there. If I had to choose which of Lexie’s BFFs is my favorite, I’d definitely go for Brooke. She’s so amazing and pretty!

    WooTube? LOL!!!! Nice! Awesome to know that James has a twin sister who is Lexie’s favorite WooTuber!!!! I was so surprised that Jenny stopped by, asking Lexie to become one of her roomies! Lexie now: 🤩😱🤯

    With Jenny in the picture, things are bound to go wild! Of course, this opens the door for her to build her relationship with James! This is going to be a fun ride.

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