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“What is he doing here?!” I shrieked in shock. Never in all my days had I ever expected to see him, of all people, at my doorstep.
Because I absolutely hated him.
“Yes,” I assured her. “But – I – I didn’t expect that the new foster kid would be…” I trailed my eyes up to meet Connor’s. “…him.”
“We felt led in our hearts that Connor was the one we should foster next. We wanted to keep it a surprise for both you and Lexi until y’all finally got to meet him.”
I fought the urge to roll my eyes at my foster mom’s words. Surely God wouldn’t make me face Connor again! Especially not before the first day of school, September 1st, which was tomorrow.
“Pleasure to see you again, Issa.” Connor nodded politely to me. I turned my head to glare at him every so slightly in a way that Jackson and Amy couldn’t tell. What an actor.
“Connor and I go a long ways back,” I snapped quickly before Connor could open his mouth. “We know each other from the FCA.” Then I plastered on a fake smile while giving him eyes of death. “Of course, you must be hungry, Connor. Supper is ready.”
“Thank you, sir,” Connor replied.
As we all followed Jackson and Amy to the kitchen, I desperately racked my brain for possible ways to get Connor sent back. But I knew it was hopeless. I was stuck with my rival for who knew how long!
Jackson and Amy, my foster parents and Lexi’s adoptive ones, had wanted to surprise us, I suppose. Boy, was I surprised alright! Once I was sure that they wouldn’t send me back to the FCA like all the other foster parents, I had never expected to look into Connor’s taunting eyes again.
“How is your arm doing, Issa?” Amy asked, interrupting my ill-will wishes.
“Good,” I replied. “Ever since the cast was removed, it’s been feeling fine.”
“Yeah, same with me,” Lexi agreed. “My ankle is still regaining its strength, but for the most part it feels great.”
After dinner, I rose to grab the dirty dishes, for it was my turn. As the others cleared out of the room, I wondered helplessly, What am I going to do? Thankful for an excuse to get away from Connor, I took an extra long time washing them.
But I had to walk back to my room sometime, and that sometime was approaching.
I passed Connor’s open door hurriedly, pointedly ignoring him.
I began to speed-walk toward the room Lexi and I now shared when I heard footsteps behind me, but it was no use.
At first my blood turned cold. When Connor talked revenge, he was serious about getting it. But then my blood began to boil as the old contempt for my old rival returned.
MWAHAHAHA!! *coughs* Sorry, sorry. I had to let that out. I had so much maliciously evil fun writing this! >:D I had a craving to write a really good cliffhanger. ;D Well, I think it’s good, anyways. You have to honestly let me know what you think.
And I hope at least one person is looking forward to part 2. 😉
If you’re that person, let me know in the comments below! I’d really appreciate your feedback. Are you interested as to what happened between Conner and Issa? Does season 2 of HOTH sound pretty cool or pretty lame?
P.S. Just a little side note… I literally have NO boy clothes for my dolls. At all! LOL! So you might see some repetitive costumes during this season… ;P
And Molly and Emelie had to play boys, yes, much to their chagrin. But as I learned in theater, whenever a girl has to play a boy’s part, she just pulls her hair back into a low ponytail. So I applied that concept to my photo stories. I have to keep Molly’s fragile hair braided, so it’s just in kind of a weird braided bun, but the actual characters of Connor and Jackson do not have really long hair (though Connor’s is shaggy, like the front of Molly’s bangs). 😛 And just pretend that Molly’s empty ear piercings aren’t there, LOL. 😛