"10 hours? Really? 10 hours by road?" I was literally yelling at my mom for no reason, pacing on the hallway.
"Yea, I will try to come all weekends," she said.
"No, you can't. You can't travel every week like that. You will get sick travelling that far by bus"
"I said I will try". She stressed on try.
I sighed and sat on the couch, trying so hard to keep it together. The only constant I have now in my life is her. And she's moving. My mother is a Nurse. She got the job after she gave birth to me.
" hey, you are gonna be okay, okay?" She put a hand on my knee and tried to calm me."
"So it's just me, dad and him?"
And this 'him' is my brother. Yes, I have an elder brother, Mike who is 2years elder to me. I don't think I am gonna make it with the both of them. Mike is a pain in the ass.
"You can handle it. Your brother will take care of you"
"Yeah, you tell him!"
"I just don't want you two to fight all the time. Your dad will kill you both" she laughed. But I didn't think that was funny, so I remained silent.
"When do you leave?"
"What!?" Yelled again.
"Shuh, yeah we have a week together. Besides you can come along when I join." She said. I was being calm until she added
"If this transfer came a week ago, you could have come along and joined some school there."
I bit the inside of my cheeks. Trying to keep it cool. Now I have to adjust with all these happening. I have to survive this without no happiness at home and at school. Life is greater than I ever imagined. How can I thank God!
We were having dinner at night when I realised another thing. Cooking. Omg, now I have to learn how to cook. I will have to cook for my dad and Mike. We finished our dinner and I went back to bed. I called Rose and told her about the same. She kinda supported me with all her dry jokes, which at times made me think I wanna puke everything I ate. And my good brother was yelling at some online random guys who he plays DOTA with.
"YOU HAVE TO KILL HIM YOU ASS****" he yelled on the other side.
"Shut up Mike, I want to sleep" I yelled back.
A week passed by with all the horrible things. Cabinet practice, the ignorance of my best friends, and the loneliness. My mom was packing everything when I came back home. She's leaving tomorrow. Mike and I are going with dad to drop her. 8 and a half hours in the car sucked. But the place was so beautiful. One way I was happy that my mom is going to work here. She doesn't have to travel a lot daily. She will have a calm and relaxed atmosphere to work, she doesn't have to bother about me and Mike. She will be alright. I will be too. There wasn't much drama when we said goodbyes. She will be coming next week home. We hugged and kissed. But, the feeling came rushing into my veins on the journey back. Another 8 and a half hours without her in the car. I slept most of the time.
The first day without mom wasn't that awful, but shocking. Mike made me coffee in the morning while I was getting ready for school.
"What you want?" I asked him.
"Screw you, dad asked me too. Don't flatter yourself!" He said loathing.
I pouted and said thank you.
"Yeah, whatever. Don't bother me with anything else, am going back to bed.
" yeah whatever". I said and took a sip. Mm, it's good.
"Madi's mother got a promotion transfer, did you know?"
Adam's mom was washing dishes in their kitchen when he came to drink water.
"How would I know?" Adam responded opening the fridge and taking the bottle out.
"She called me some time back."
"Who? Madi?" He asked taking a mouth full Water.
"No, her mother. She joined also."
"You two fighting again?"
Adam didn't respond to that, instead, he put the bottle back in the fridge and went back.
"Adam?" His mom called out, which he completely ignored.
Adam came back to his room and locked it behind. He fell back on his bed, took his phone and dialled Zane.
"Yep," Zane said on the other side.
"Madi's mom got transferred"
"So?" Adam laughed. Adam has this unique kind of laugh, which makes other people laugh along, even though the joke isn't that funny.
"What's wrong with you?" Zane asked, irritated.
"Nothing, just checking on you. Obviously, you loved her once. And obviously, we hate her now, I hate her now." Adam stressed on 'I'. He continued "so I should probably check if you have any soft spot for her."
"Look who's talking! Listen, I don't care about her anymore. Did u seriously call me to talk about Madi?"
"Nope, I called to check on you" a wicked grin on his face.
"Thank you for your concern. I am sleepy. Can I go?" Zane asked tiredly.
"Oh yeah sure. Goodnight brother!"
Zane put his phone down. A worried expression came on his face which he tried to hide. No, he wasn't hiding it. He was making himself believe that he didn't care. And then he went to bed.
The next day, the day of the Cabinet ceremony, when I came to school, everyone was asking me about my mom. What the hell? How come? At first, I thought it was Rose who played the BBC. But then I realised it was Adam. Rose isn't here. She's in CBSE. My mom called his mom yesterday. It has to be it. Damnit, Adam!
I was pissed at him for that. Everyone was looking at me with pity.
"Hey, Madi" a girl from our cabinet, whom Adam was totally crushing on the other day came beside me.
"Hey" I smiled.
"How are you feeling?"
"I am okay, why?"
"Heard about you mom"
"Uh, she's not dead, actually," I said putting an uncertain expression on my face.
"No, no I mean, I know what you go through with all the boys, not talking and all that. This would be terrible."
I didn't respond to her. Her presence started annoying me.
"Adam told me not to talk to you, but still you are on Cabinet and all, so I thought I will say hi"
"Oh, hi. And thanks for the hi." I walked away.
That just made me so mad. Adam, my best friend since childhood told some girl he barely knew not to talk to me!
Wth was he thinking?
I came into class. I looked at Adam, who didn't even look at me.
I got cranky and sat on my seat. Everyone was busy talking and laughing and writing notes. I just sat there. Took in everything. And thinking about the 2years I am gonna spend in this hell.