Note: This is something I wrote a few years ago for some friends, but never got up the courage to post. But, at the incouragement of someone I know, I've decided to post it now. I hope you guys enjoy it.
You could definitely say that the backseats of the 12 passenger van my friend Ally’s mom had rented was awkward, to say the least.
In it sat the 9 members of the graduating 8th grade class of 2017, myself included, from an extremely small school you’ve definitely never heard of. And we had only recently found out that we had a lot more in common than any of us had ever dreamed. For one, we’d all been lied to for our ENTIRE LIVES. About what, you may ask? Try the fact that we are all members of the most powerful family this earth has ever known, a family that, up until recently, we had believed to be fiction. So, yeah, we had DNA in common too. We were Cahills. It was a lot to process. Henry, the loud kid behind me, who was currently picking his nose and who had earlier stolen my bookmark and made me lose my page, was my cousin. Well, distant cousin. But still. And so was everyone else in the van.
Now we were all together heading from our hometown in Missouri to Attleboro, Massachusetts, home to the Cahills. It’s a 19-hour drive, and we were stretching over two days. We’d be spending the summer with the leaders of the Cahills, Amy, Dan, Ian, Hamilton, and, as a special treat, hip-hop sensation Jonah Wizard (On break from his most recent tour). Speaking of, that was another thing we’d been lied to about. No one in my class had been allowed to know Jonah existed, at least until a few months ago. Now, the girls in my class were obsessed with him and his albums were being played on repeat.
Between the long car ride, my insane class, the fact that I couldn’t read a book with Henry in the car, and Jonah Wizard playing nonstop, I could die. Although, with the Cahill involved, the likelihood of me surviving this summer was already drastically reduced.
You might be wondering how I ended up in this situation or what happens from here. Well, sit down, grab some popcorn, and get ready, because you’re in for quite a story.
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